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Dear Scarborough researches:

First I wanted to just tell you ahead of time, it did take

me quite awhile to put this together. I typed word for word

what is "Southern kith and kin". I hope that you enjoy it and

find what you are looking for. More than likely if you're

family names are in this book we're related. The index will

be off slightly since the font originally used doesn't exit any

more so please be patient with that. Also, I've changed this

document into an Adobe Acrobat file for one main reason, and

that is because not everyone has Microsoft word and Adobe

Acrobat reader is free online. I've also added a link to my

personal rendering of the Scarborough coat of arms. I hope

that you enjoy this book as much as I did.


Stephen T. Stephan

Grandson of Mildred Christine Scarboro(ugh).

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Southern Kith



By Jewell Davis Scarborough

Copyright 1957

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Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Thomas Stephan/transcriber

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EDMUND SCARBOROUGH, of North Walsham, County Norfolk,

England, born circa 1584; of Accomac, Virginia; died circa 1634

ARMS: Or, a chevron between three towers gules.

CREST: From a Mural Crown gules a demi-lion or supporting a spear erect,

on the point a Saracen's head, all proper, the head wreathed silver and azure.

Description of Armorial terms:

Or means gold; gules, red, all proper means in natural colors.

A chevron symbolizes protection of the defenseless.

Castles are symbols of grandeur and solidity; often granted to those who

have captured or held them for the King;

The lion is emblematic of service to one's country, and deathless courage;

The spear is an emblem of knightly service, typifying devotion to honor;

The mural crown was first used by the Romans, and granted to those who

first mounted the niche in the walls of a besieged town or fortress. The word

comes from the Latin MURUS meaning wall. In a Coat of Arms or a Crest

it signifies "defender of a fortress or a token of civic honor.

The colors in a Coat of Arms represent the personal characteristics of the

original bearer, and are granted only on merit. The meaning of the various

colors is as follows.

Gold signifies generosity and elevation of mind;

Red means courage and magnanimity;

The Saracens head refers to deeds of prowess in the Crusades.

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Edmund Scarborough of Accomac County, Virginia came to America circa

1636. His wife was Hannah Butler, and from this family most of the

Southern Scarboroughs are descended.

Line of Descent of





Edgecombe County, North Carolina


1. William Scarborough, Emigrant, of Bacon's Rebellion, d. March 6, 1676-

77, Surry county, Viriginia.

2. Edward Scarborough, of Surry county, Virginia, d. 1716.

3. William Scarborough, Isle of Wight county, Virginia, d. September 20,


4. David Scarborough, Edgecombe county, North Carolina, d. 1774.

5. Major James Scarborough, Edgecombe county, North Carolina, d. March

1, 1836.

6. Lawrence Scarborough, b. Edgecombe county, North Carolina, d. in

Union Parish, Louisiana, October 1, 1846.

7. Isaac Polk Scarborough, August 17, 1919.

8. Dallas Scarborough.

9. Davis and Charles Lawrence (Larry) Scarborough.

10. Frank and Charles Scarborough.

Lovingly Dedicated


My Grandchildren

Frank Dallas Scarborough

And Charles Davis Scarborough


Many people have assisted in selecting these records of my children's

ancestors, and to each of them their descendants owe a debt of gratitude.

My research has carried me into all of the Southern states to musty court

records, to abandoned cemeteries, and to the various State Archives. Most

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of the Court officials have been courteous and helpful, though others have

failed in simple courtesy, and seemed to resent having anyone ask to see the

old records. It was much less trouble for them to say that "the records were

destroyed during the War Between the States" than to find them for me on

their dust covered shelves, neglected and almost destroyed. I found them

myself piled in the basement, or learned that they were locked in the safe,

and never shown to researchers, unless they knew of their existence and

asked specifically for them.

My especial thanks are due to Mrs. Guy L. Paxton, Laredo, Texas, and to

Mrs. F. L. Cooper, Robeline, Louisiana, for help with the Allen

Scarborough descendants; to Mrs. Benjamin F. Eagles of Crisp, North

Carolina for much data and cooperation in collecting the North Carolina

records; to Mts. Beulah Rawlings of Marfa, Texas; to Mrs. Horace L.

McSwain of Macon, Georgia, who did a great deal of research for me on the

Georgia records; to my loyal friend, Mrs. J. B. Jordan, who accompanied me

on many of my research trips, and faithfully helped in deciphering the faded

script; and last, but not least, to Mr. Hugh B. Johnson, Jr., historian and

genealogist of Wilson, North Carolina, without whose valuable help I might

have given up the task.


Abilene, Texas, March 14, 1957

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Chapter I. The Scarborough of Eastern Shore.

Chapter II. William Scarborough, of Bacon Rebellion.

Chapter III. David and Sarah Scarborough, of Edgecombe County, North


Chapter IV. Major James Scarborough.

Chapter V. Isaac Scarborough, son of Major James Scarborough and

Penelope Eason.

Chapter VI. Descendants of Major James Scarborough and Penelope Eason.

Chapter VII. Major James Scarborough and Martha Tart Eason Scarborough.

Chapter VIII.

Major James Scarborough, Revolutionary Soldier.

Chapter IX. Lawrence Scarborough and His Descendants.

Chapter X. Isaac Polk Scarborough and His Descendants.

Chapter XI. Allen Scarborough and His Descendants.

Chapter XII. David and Nanna Scarborough and Their Descendants.

Chapter XIII.

Early Land Grants to Scarborough in Texas.

Chapter XIV.

Some Stringer and Clarke Notes.

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This third edition of SOUTHERN KITH AND KIN is going to the

printer with a feeling of reluctance and disappointment, for there are so

many clues that have not been established but Time, "that old Gypsy man" will not stay, and will not put up his caravan "just for one day", and even these incomplete records may be lost unless put into print.

In doing the research for this book, I am impressed anew with the fact

that history teachers, the world over, seem to have neglected to arouse the

interest of students in the PEOPLE behind the great movements in our

history, and the importance to our free world of not only the Declaration of Independence, and the War of the Revolution, but of the early struggles, in various parts of our country, that motivated the final united effort that resulted in our freedom and independence. The struggles in North Carolina, culminating in the Battle of Alamance, and followed by the great trek over the mountains to Transylvania, the Wautauga Settlement and Kentucky, was probably the most important, and far reaching of these movements. These same men who struggled in the wilderness, because they were determined to be free, were the heroes of King's Mountain, and Cowpens, and followed through with General Jackson in the Indian Wars, in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, and on to New Orleans in the War of 1812. Their children and kinsmen were the leaders who came to Texas to fight for independence there, suffered martyrdom and death at Goliad and at the Alamo, and rejoiced in the final victory at the Battle of San Jacinto. They remembered their own pioneering days in the wilderness of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, and though many of them were not even residents of Texas, they were eager to assist their fellow Americans in a war against an unjust tyrant.

The early churches of our country played an important part in our struggle

for liberty, and in the conquest of the wilderness, and though many of their preachers had little education, they were devout, and their patriotic fervor was.... Reading in one of the greatest surprises of my research, for I found them invariably filled with patriotism, and eloquent in their partisanship. They kept the fires of independence aflame, for they realized that there could be no freedom of religion, without political freedom, and that the two must go hand in hand. While working on the records of the various families in this book, I found so many fascinating by-ways of history connected with their stories,

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that it has been very difficult to complete the work, because of the

temptation to delve further into the past. I wanted to know more about the

early colleges and academies, the courts of that particular period, of the

social life the people enjoyed, their economic status, their political

convictions, and their religious life. In fact, the subjects were endless, and I longed for another lifetime to pursue these interesting subjects. If one does much research, many mistaken ideas have to be corrected about the early immigrants. The date of a land grant is not necessarily the date of the emigrant's arrival in this country, for in many cases the person involved had been living on the land for many years before his patent was

recorded; that being brought over to this country by another person does not necessarily mean that the person brought over was a servant, even if listed as such, for in many instances they were members of the family, or kinsmen, but listed as convicts were political refugees, and from as fine families as some of the more affluent emigrants, but were sent from England, as indentured servants, because of political opinions not popular in England at the moment, or because they had been thrown into the Debtors Prison, and saw no hope for freedom in England. Because of the law of entail in England, younger sons turned to the New World as a haven, and were apprenticed in a trade and many of them can be found as blacksmiths, tanners, etc. So, if your ancestor was found among this group, be proud of his ambition, his integrity, and his patriotism, as those who came bringing their Coat Armor. Only those who have done similar work can appreciate the magnitude of the undertaking in writing a family history, and only those who love the work will ever undertake it, for it is often a thankless task, where those who have given the least help are the most violent critics of the finished product. Though numerous letters have gone unanswered, if the compiler omits one name, or makes a mistake in one date, there is a violent outcry. So, with the hope that the reader will search these records, with understanding and appreciation of both the pioneer and the cavalier, and will be stimulated to further research concerning the families discussed, this volume is submitted for your charitable consideration.


Abilene, Texas

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Data secured from Hayden's Virginia Genealogies; Nottingham's Virginia

Wills; J. C. Wises's Col. John Wise of England and Virginia, supplemented by special research in the Virginia Land Grants and official Court Records.


The Scarborough name has been spelled in various ways-

Scarborough, Scarbrough, Scarburgh, Scarborgh, Scarboro, Scarborh, to

mention on a few, but a careful study of the family in America seems to

indicate that all of them were from a common ancestor. The spelling,

Scarborough, will be used in this record since the earliest records of the

family in Virginia, wills list the name as Scarburgh, with one exception,

which is pronounced as is Edinburgh in Scotland, would still be


Much has been written about the Scarborough family, in various

historical and genealogical publications, but to my knowledge, no complete genealogical record has been published. After beginning my research I can well understand the reason. There were so many wives and children, many bearing the same given name, and filling the same public and Church offices, that the genealogist flounders constantly in a sea of uncertainty. During the early 17th Century the family seemed to be content to remain on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland, though one group settled in New England, but after the Revolutionary War there was a great migration to North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, with the most venturesome ones going to Mississippi Territory, and to Louisiana, after it was acquired from the French.


This record is concerned primarily with the ancestors and descendants

of Major James Scarborough, of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, whose family was undoubtedly connected with the Scarboroughs of the Eastern Shore of Virginia - Accomac and Northampton counties - but official proof of this connection has not been found. Mr. Jennings Cropper Wise, in his Ye Kingdome of Accawmacke, or the...the only... in speaking of Bacon's Rebellion, that William Scarborough who was an active participant and lost his life and... as a result, was a cousin of Col. Charles Scarborough, son of Col. Edmond Scarborough, of the Eastern Shore, Virginia.

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No effort will be made to present a complete record of the

Scarboroughs of the Eastern Shore, which would require a large volume, but the most important data concerning the early members of the family can not be omitted in any record of the Scarborough family.


The Scarboroughs of the Eastern Shore:


The Scarborough of the Eastern Shore of Viriginia were descended

from Henry Skarborowgh of North Walsham, County, Norfolk, England,

who was baptized there September 21, 1565 died August 24, 1617, in North Walsham, where there is a monument to him in the local church, married Mary Humberstone, daughter of John Humberstone of Loddon, County Norfolk, England. His will, (Norwich) was proved in 1617. We have record of four sons were: Edmond, who married Hannah Butler and migrated to Virginia; Henry, who was baptized at North Walsham, July 21, 1590, admitted to Caius College October 9, 1606, died in College, and buried April 11, 1609; Samuel, who was baptized at North Walsham, November 4, 1593, admitted to Caius College November 3, 1610, receiving a B. A. degree in 1614, admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1614, and died April 20, 1655, (monument to him in the church at North Walsham); and John, who was baptized at North Walsham May 7, 1598, admitted to Caius College in 1614 received a B/ A/ there in 1617, admitted to Gray's Inn in 1616. He married a daughter of William King of Hempstead, Norfolk County. There may have been other children though we have no record of them. The only one of the above four sons who came to Virginia was Edmond Scarborough, the eldest son of Henry and Mary Humberstone Scarborough, who was known in Virginia records as "Captain Edmond Scarborough"" and was progenitor of the group of the Eastern Shore. Though we know that William Scarborough, of Bacon's Rebellion, was of this family, we have been unable to identify his father. He may have been descended from one of the other three sons of Henry Scarborough listed above.


Captain Edmond Scarborough, founder of the family in Virginia was baptized on Christmas day, 1584, in North Walsham... in 1634 or 1635,

married Hannah Butler, daughter of Robert Butler, in England, and lived

there in St Martin's in the field Parish, London, England. As stated before,

he was the eldest son of Henry Scarburgh (Scarborough), Gentleman, born

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in 1565 in North Walsham , where he died August 24, 1617, and his wife

Harry Humberstone, daughter of John Humberstone of Loddon, County

Norfolk, England. This Captain Edmond Scarborough was prominent in the affairs of Ye Kingdome of Accawmacke from the time of his arrival, circa 1620, in Virginia, serving as the first Justice of Accomac county in 1631, abd as Burgess in 1629, 1631, and 1632. It is evident that his wife Hannah, did not come to Virginia with him, but remained in England until he was settled and had prepared a place for her. She is listed in Greer's

Early Virginia Immigrants as arriving in 1635, and brought over by her husband, Captain Edmond Scarborough, Accomac county. Captain Edmond must have died soon after the arrival of his wife, for on November 28, 1635, his son, Edmond Scarborough, afterwards known as Col. Edmond Scarborough, applied for a patent for land in Accomac county, on Maggitye Bay, "50 acres in right of and for the personal adventure of my mother, Mrs. Hannah Scarborough; 50 acres for my own personal adventure; and 50 acres for the transportation of a servant, Robert Button (Britton or Butler)."


Some historians have said that Hannah's maiden name was Butler, and

I have accepted that assumption, though no official proof of the record has been listed. If is possible that Robert Butler, listed as a servant, for whom Col. Edmond Scarborough claimed 50 acres of land, was the father, brother or kinsman of Hannah. Many of the people listed as servants in the early records of Virginia were not servants at all, though their passage was paid by an interested party in order to get the 50 acres of land to which they were entitled by the existing laws. The arms used by the Viriginia Scarboroughs are those of the Scarboroughs of County Norfolk, England as follows: Arms: Or a chevron between three towers triple towered gules. Crest: Out of a mural coronet gules a demi-lion, holding upon the point of a lance of the first a Saracen's head proper, wreathed azure.


The known children of Captain Edmond and Hannah Butler

Scarborough were: Sir Charles ; Col. Edmond; Henry, who remained in ...; Hannah, who married Col. John Wise, of Clifton Accomac County, Virginia; and Catherine (or Katherine) who, according to Mr. T. T. Upshur, in the Virginia Historical magazine (Vol 23, Nos. 2 and 3), married Randall Revel... Somerset County, Maryland. There may have been other children

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who remained in England, among them the father of William Scarborough, of Bacon's Rebellion, who Mr. J. C. Wise says was a cousin of Col. Charles Scarborough, son of Col. Edmond and Mary Littleton-Scarborough, of the Eastern Shore. It is this William Scarborough, of Bacon's Rebellion, from whom Major James Scarborough, of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, is descended.


Issue of Captain Edmond and Hannah Butler Scarborough:

1. Sir Charles Scarborough, of London, England, born circa 1616, remained in England when his parents came to America, and held many positions of honor under the Crown; A.M. of Caius College in 1639, where he became a Fellow; Doctor of Physics at Merton College, Oxford, in 1646; Court Physician to Charles II, James II, and William III; Member of Parliament, and knighted August 11, 1669. Samuel Pepys mentioned

him many times in his chatty diary. He married Mary, daughter of

Thomas Daniel, of Newberry, County Bedford. Sir Charles died

February 26, 1694, and is buried at Cranford, Middlesex. His portrait

hangs in Barber Surgeons Hall, in London. His only known children

were: Charles Scarborough, Esquire, who was in the service of Prince

George of Denmark, and was Envoy from him to his brother, the King of

Denmark, on his accession to the Crown; and Rev. Edmond Scarborough,

who was born 1656, and died in 1705.

2. Col. Edmond Scarborough, 1 the second son of Captain Edmond and

Hannah Butler Scarborough, came to America with his father. He

married Mary Littleton, 2 daughter of Col. Nathaniel Littleton, in

England, and patented vast tracts of land in Virginia. (Mary Scarborough

did not come over with her husband, but arrived in 1640, brought over by

her husband, Edmond Scarborough, of Accomac, according to Greer.)

He held the highest offices within the gift of the people, and the Crown,

and was the most distinguished member of the family, as well as the most

spectacular. There are many traditions concerning him and his high

handed actions in Colonial Virginia, some of which were called

unscrupulous. He was called "Conjurer" by the Indians, who hated and

feared him, and was anathema to the Puritans and Quakers whom he

considered his special enemies.

The Scarboroughs were the largest land owners on the Eastern Shore, and

with their powerful connections, exercised almost feudal powers in the

Colony. Though there were many clashes with Colonial authorities, and

sometimes with the mother country, Col. Edmond Scarborough was able

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to avoid serious punishment because of the influence of his brother, Sir

Charles Scarborough, Court Physician at the Court of St. James. When

under fire in Virginia he conveniently removed temporarily to Maryland,

where he had large holdings, or to New England, where his ships were

constantly in port. (Some historians say that he owned the famous

Mayflower. He certainly owned a ship by the name of Mayflower, but

whether it was the identical ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth,

Massachusetts, in 1620 is uncertain.) As Surveyor-General, Col.

Scarborough fixed boundary lines that suited his convenience, and was

able to extend the southern boundary of Accomac County in order to

include his home, which normally would lie in Northampton County, if

the two counties were equally divided. He still owned land in

Northampton after the division of the two counties, and was the King's

Collector of Quit Rents, among his other official duties under the Crown.

When Col. Edmond Scarborough surveyed and marked the boundary

between Maryland and Virginia, Governor Calvert, of Maryland, was

vigorous in his protest. A new survey was finally made, called the

Calvert-Scarborough Line, ratified by Legislatures of the two states, and

recognized in 1688 as the boundary line.

Col. Edmond Scarborough was indeed a versatile man. He not only

managed his large plantations, with his many slaves and servants, and

had heavy official duties with his various Colonial offices, but he was

interested in many of the colony's early manufacturing ventures. He had

the exclusive right to make salt, had one of the earliest shoe factories and

malt plants, and carried on an extensive shipping business. He was also

an able lawyer, and a power in the Courts. Though an ardent Royalist, it

has been said that he would undoubtedly have joined Bacon in his

Rebellion, as his son, Col. Charles Scarborough did, had he lived a few

years longer, for he was an avowed enemy of Governor Berkeley, with

whom he had many clashes. Col. Charles Scarborough was joined in his

allegiance to Bacon by his cousin, William Scarborough, though his

brother, Captain Edmond Scarborough , remained loyal to Governor

Berkeley. After the death of Bacon, and the collapse of the rebellion,

Col. Charles Scarborough escaped with only a fine, while his cousin,

William Scarborough, was sentenced to death and his property

confiscated, March 16, 1677. The defection of Col. Charles Scarborough

was evidently forgiven, for in 1692 he was the Naval Officer and

Collector for the Eastern Shore, under Governor Andros, and served until

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1698. His father, Col. Edmond Scarborough had held this office during

his lifetime, and the son of Col Charles, Henry Scarborough succeeded

his father in 1699.

This fiery Col. Edmond Scarborough, with all of his fault, was a

remarkable man of his day, for in spite of his unbridled violence, and

will, his loyalty to Virginia and her Institutions could not be questioned.

Among his many offices were the following: Member of the House of

Burgesses, 1642-1671; Speaker of the house of Burgesses,, 1645; Justice

of Northampton County; Sheriff in 1666; Surveyor General for Virginia,

1665-1671, and numerous offices in the Church. He died circa 1673, and

is probably buried on his estate on Occahannock Creek, where his home,

called Hedrick Cottage, was still standing a few years ago. The neck of

land between Craddock's Creek, and Occahannock Creek was called

Scarborough's Neck. His children, according to existing wills and deeds

were: Col. Or Capt. Charles Scarborough b. in Virginia circa 1625, d.

1702; Edmond Scarborough, Jr.; Littleton Scarborough; Henry

Scarborough, d.1676, apparently without issue; Matilda Scarborough, b.

1644, who married her first cousin, Major John West, son of John and

Matilda West; and Tabitha Scarborough, who married 1) circa 1653, John

Smart of Lancaster; 2) Devereaux Brown, of Accomac, circa 1672; 3)

Major General John Custis, circa 1681, of Arlington, as his third wife;

and 4) Col. Edmond (or Edward) Hill, in 1696, of Shirley, Charles City



Issue of Col. Edmond and Mary Littleton Scarborough:

2-1. Captain, sometimes called Col. Charles Scarborough, b. in

Virginia circa 1625, d. circa 1702-03, married Elizabeth Bennett,

daughter of Richard Bennett, of Somerset county, Maryland, who died

in 1719. (Accomac Willis by Stratton Nottingham). He patented vast

tracts of land in Northampton county in 1647, and held the following

important offices in the Colony: Burgess in 1688; Member of the

Council in 1691 and 1696. In 1692 he was Councillor; Naval Officer;

Collector of the Western Shore; Commander-in-Chief of Accomac,

and Presiding Justice. As a member of the Council of the Colony of

Virginia, he held the highest office ever held by a native Virginian in

Colonial times. All Colonial Governors came from England, but

occasionally the President of the Council acted as Governor. As

mentioned before, he was an active participant in Bacon's Rebellion.

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The list of his children was secured from reports on the administration

of his estate; from the Land Patent Books, and from Accomac Wills

by Stratton Nottingham. They were as follows: Bennett Scarborough;

Charles Scarborough, Jr.; John Scarborough Henry Scarborough; Ann

Scarborough, who married Major George Parker of Onancock; Mary

Scarborough, who married Thomas Leatherbury; Sarah Scarborough,

who married William Black before November 2, 1726; Tabitha

Scarborough, who married John Bagwell before July 6, 1733; and

evidently a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Capt. Richard



Issue of Captain Charles and Elizabeth Bennett Scarborough:

2-1-1. Bennett Scarborough, d. circa 1734, m.


Only one child known: Bennett Scarborough, Jr.

On October 2, 1721, Bennett Scarborough and his wife,

Temperance, and various heirs of Capt. Charles and Elizabeth Bennett

Scarborough, transfer "Bennett's Adventure" to George Dashiell of

Somerset County, Maryland. (Somerset Deeds.) The heirs listed

were: Bennett and Henry Scarborough; Mary Leatherbury, widow of

Thmas; Tabitha Bagwell, wife of John Bagwell; Sarah Black, wife of



3. Accomac Wills, 77; Will of Bennett Scarborough, written February 24,

1733, probated May 7, 1734.

-liam Black; Scarborough Drummond, son of Elizabeth Drummond,

deceased, wife of Capt. Richard Drummond; and George Parker, Jr.,

son of Ann Parker, deceased, wife of Major George Parker.

Bennett Scarborough names as heirs his kinsmen; Henry

Scarborough, son of his brother Col. Henry Scarborough, and Charles

Parker, presumably the son of his sister, Ann, who married Major

George Parker on Onancock.

2-1-2 Charles Scarborough, Jr., second child of Captain Charles and

Elizabeth Bennett Scarborough, died suddenly late in 1724, or early in

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He left one son, Charles, who was named in his grandmother's will.

2-1-3 John Scarborough, third child of Captain Charles and Elizabeth

Bennett Scarborough died in 1743, leaving a will in Accomac written

July 12, 1743, leaving a will in Accomac written July 12, 1743, and

probated November 29, 1743. He married Tabitha -------------, and

had the following children: Charles, who was under age at the death

of his father; Bradhurst, who married William Drummond circa 1749-

1752; Elizabeth, Tabitha, and Sarah, who married James Henry before

February 24, 1761. Tabitha married Edward Bayly after her husband's

death December 26, 1749. (Accomac deed, Vol. 2, p. 236.)

2-1-4 Henry Scarborough, fourth child of Captain Charles and Elizabeth

Bennett Scarborough, d. 1735. His will was written August 31, 1735,

and probated November 4, 1735. He married Winefried (sic)----------,

who died in 1756, leaving a will, written August 17, 1756, and

probated September 28, 1756. Henry Scarborough held the rank of

Colonel; was Burgess for Accomac in 1726; Justice of the Accomac

County Court, and County Lieutenant. His children were: Henry,

William, Comfort (daughter), Ann, Sarah, who probably married ------

---- Watts; and Henrietta, who married George (?) Dashiel. Winefried

Scarborough, in her will, names a granddaughter, Sarah Watts; a

daughter, Elizabeth Watts, and a sister, Sarah Watts. The daughter

mentioned as Elizabeth Watts must have been a granddaughter,

though she could have had two daughters who married Watts, though

Elizabeth is not named in the will of Henry Scarborough.


Accomac Wills 59: Declared will verbally December 22, 1724.

Issue of Henry and Winifried Scarborough:


Henry Scarborough, d. 1744-45, leaving a will written October

4, 1744; probated March 26, 1745. He married Margaret ----------,

probably a Custis, as Henry names Henry Custis as his brother-in-law

in his will. Their children were: Henry, Charles, Bennett, Margaret,

who married John Watts; Ann, and a child unborn at the time of the

writing of Henry's will in 1744, probably Tabitha. Henry

Scarborough was active in the affairs of the Colony, and was Burgess

for Accomac in 1736, 1738, and 1740.

Issue of Henry and Margaret Scarborough:

2-1-4-1-1. Henry Scarborough, d. 1770, leaving the following children:

Henry, Bennett, George and Sarah.

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2-1-4-1-1-1. Henry Scarborough.

2-1-4-1-1-2. Bennett Scarborough, d. 1799, without issue. Will dated May

14, 1799, probated October 28, 1799.

2-1-4-1-1-3. George Scarborough.

2-1-4-1-1-4. Sarah Scarborough, probably married either a Rodgers or a

Parker, as one of the heirs named in the will of Bennett

Scarborough was a niece, Elizabeth Parker Rodgers.

2-1-4-1-2. Charles Scarborough, second child of Henry and Margaret

Scarborough, d. circa 1762, and married Mary Ann ----------.

Records show only one child, Henry Scarborough.

2-1-4-1-3. Bennett Scarborough, third child of Henry and Margaret

Scarborough, d. in 1767, evidently without children. His will,

written October 2, 1764, probated May 26, 1767, names sister

Tabitha Scarborough; kinsman, Henry Watts, son of John

Watts; brother, John Watts (evidently brother-in-law); brother,

Henry Scarborough, heir-at-law.

2-1-4-1-4. Margaret Scarborough, m. John Watts. No record of Ann and

Tabitha Scarborough, the other two children of Henry and

Margaret Scarborough.

2-1-4-2. William Scarborough, second child of Henry and Winefried

Scarborough, d. 1756, Will probated September 28, 1756, m.

Alice ----------, who married after her husband's death Dunten

E. Scarborough written May 18, 1767, and probated April 26,

1768, names her mother as Alice Dunton; brother William

Scarborough, and Executor her father-in-law (step-father), Isaac

Dunton. The children of William and Alice Scarborough were

Edmond, William, and Eliza.

2-1-4-2-1. Edmond Scarborough, d. 1799. His will was dated September

14, 1777; partly proved December 31, 1799, and proved

January 27, 1800. He mentions Peggy Coward, though he does

not specifically say that she was a daughter. His children were:

Edward K.; William Mered; K. Scarborough; Alice; Peggy

Scarborough, who probably married ---------- Coward.

2-2 Edmond Scarborough, Jr., second child of Col. Edmond and Mary

Littleton Scarborough, d. circa 1711 or 1712. His will was dated May

21, 1711, and probated February 5, 1711-12. He married Elizabeth ---

-------, and held the ranks of Captain and Colonel. His children were:

Edmond, b. circa 1680


; Edmond, Mitchell, Ursley, Elizabeth, Mary,

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who married ---------- Bayly. The fact that Col. Edmond

Scarborough, Jr., named his eldest and his "second son" both Edmond

is somewhat confusing. One of these Edmonds died circa 1714,

declaring, October 1, 1713, that he wished what he received from his

father to go to his brothers Scarborough and Mitchell. The

Declaration was proved July 6, 1714. He was probably the first


It is not unusual in Colonial times to name two children with the same

name, and it is evident that Col. Edmond Scarborough, Jr., was

determined to carry on the family name of Edmond. One of these

children, probably the second Edmond, was Burgess from Accomac in

1723, 1726, 1738, and 1740. He was also a Justice of the Accomac




Mrs. Mary Scarborough in her will in 1691, names her grandson,

Edmond Scarborough, son of Edmond Scarborough, Jr., and says that

he is under 12 years of age.


Virginia Historical Magazine April ... Virginia in 1726.

Issue of Col. Edmond Scarborough, Jr., and Mary Scarborough:

2-2-1. Edmond Scarborough, b. circa 1680, probably died in 1714.

2-2-2. Edmond Scarborough, Burgess for Accomac in 1723, 1726, 1738, and

1740; m. Mary ----------. He died circa 1764-; his will was written

February 4, 1764, and probated April 24, 1764. He had the following

children: John and Americus.

Issue of Edmond and Mary Scarborough:

2-2-2-1. John Scarborough


Americus Scarborough. Will dated July 10, 1773, probated

March 29, 1774. His children were: Americus, John Edmond, and


Issue of Americus Scarborough:

2-2-2-2-1. Americus Scarborough.

2-2-2-2-2. John Scarborough.

2-2-2-2-3. Edmond Scarborough.

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2-2-2-2-4. Charles Scarborough, m. Bridget and died in 1776. In his will,

dated November 25, 1796, and probated December 26, 1796, he

names his wife, Bridget, and his brother Edmond, and says that

his mother is still living.

2-2-3. *Mitchell Scarborough b. August 13, 1695, third child of Col.

Edmond Scarborough, Jr., and his wife, Elizabeth, d. 1763, and his

will was written September 27, 1762, and probated June 28, 1763. He

was County Surveyor for Accomac in 1726. He married November

24, 1715, Dorothy Wainhouse, b. August 4, 1695, who died in 1775.

Her will was dated July 20, 1775, and probated August 29, 1775.

Their children were: Edmond, Mitchell, who died in 1764; Americus,

Margaret, who married ---------- Thorowgood; Matilda, who married

Benjamin Stewart; Dorothy Wainhouse Scarborough; Sarah, who

married ---------- Jamison.

Issue of Mitchell and Dorothy Scarborough:

2-2-3-1. Edmond Scarborough


*Mitchell Scarborough, Jr., d. in 1764, (March 12-16) evidently

without issue. "He was drowned over to Wicocomico". His will was

written February 19, 1764, and probated March 27, 1764, in which he

names his sister, Sarah Scarborough; cousin, Mitchell Thorowgood;

cousin, Scarborough Stewart; cousin, Sarah Scarborough, and brother

Americus Scarborough.


Americus Scarborough.


Margaret Scarborough, m. Thorowgood.

Issue of Margaret Scarborough Thorowgood:

2-2-3-4-1. Thomas Scarborough Thorowgood.

2-2-3-4-2. Mitchell Thorowgood.

2-2-3-4-3. Pennebruck Thorowgood, daughter.

2-2-3-4-4. Sarah Scarborough Thorowgood.

2-2-3-5. Matilda Scarborough, m. Benjamin Stewart.


2-2-3-5-1. Andrew Stewart.

2-2-3-5-2. Eliza Stewart.

2-2-3-5-3. Scarborough Stewart.

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2-2-3-6. Dorothy Wainhouse Scarborough, m. 1) Edmond Bayly; m. 2)

John Custis.

Issue of Dorothy Wainhouse Scarborough (daughter by which husband


2-2-3-6-1. Dorothy Wainhouse, m. ---------- Walker.

2-2-3-6-2. Henry Custis.

2-2-3-7. Sarah Scarborough, who m. ---------- Jamison.

(The lines of the other children of Edmond Scarborough, Jr., and wife,

Elizabeth, have not been followed.)

2-3. Littleton Scarborough, was the third child of Col. Edmond

Scarborough (d. 1671), and his wife, Mary Littleton, d. 1691. No


2-4. Henry Scarborough, fourth child of Col. Edmond and Mary Littleton

Scarborough, d. apparently without issue in 1676. In his will he

names his nephews, "sons of Major John West."


*William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7 bible Records of Degge...

2-5. Tabitha Scarborough, fifth child of Col. Edmond and Mary

Scarborough; m. 1) in 1653, John Smart


; m. 2) Devereux Brown,

circa 1672; m. 3) circa 1681, Major Ceneral John Custis, as his third

wife; and m. 4) circa 1696, Col. Edmond (or Edward) Hill. This

Tabitha Smart-Brown-Custis-Hill died in 1717, and her will was

probated January 7, 1717, Accomac County. She appears to have had

only two children; a daughter, Tabitha, by John Smart, who married

William Whittington; and a son, Edmond, by Devereux Brown, who

died in Turkey in 1678. Tabitha administered on the estate of

Devereux Brown in 1673. Most of the early records refer to Tabitha

as "Madame Hill". When Mrs. Mary Scarborough, mother of Tabitha,

died in 1691, she names her daughter as Mrs. Tabitha Custis and

mentions a granddaughter, Tabitha Custis.

2-6. Matilda Scarborough, b. circa 1644, sixth child of Col. Edmond and

Mary Scarborough, m. Major John West, her first cousin, son of John

and Matilda West.


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2-6-1. Anthony West, who had a daughter, Matilda.

2-6-2. Mary West.

3. Hannah Scarborough, daughter of Captain Edmond and Hannah

Butler Scarborough, third known child of this couple, married Col.

John Wise, of Devonshire England, b. 1617, and died 1695, who

settled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Accomac County, in 1635.

They were the progenitors of the numerous Wise families of Accomac

and the Eastern Shore. No effort has been made to follow this line,

but it is believed that they were married in England before coming to


4. Katherine Scarborough, fourth known child of Captain Edmond and

Hannah Butler Scarborough, married Randall Revell of Somerset County,

Maryland, according to Mr. T. T. Upshur, but this line has not been

studied by the author. According to Mr. Upshur, Randall Revell, who

left a will in Somerset County, Maryland, May 5, 1685, settled first in

Northampton County, Virginia, and was a Burgess from that county,

March, 1657-58. He later moved to Maryland.



Mr. Thomas T. Upshur in Virginia.....

New England Scarboroughs:

There were at least two other Scarborough families in Colonial

America though I have been unable to connect them with those of the

Eastern Shore of Virginia. One group Settled in New England, and another

in Pennsylvania, and WERE QUAKERS, the religious sect so abhorred by

Col. Edmond Scarborough of the Eastern Shore.

American Ancestry

, Vol. 111, p. 218 says: "The ancestors of the

Scarborough family came from Yorkshire, England, to Massachusetts about

1650." One of this family settled in Roxbury and "in July of 1686, Samuel

Scarborough was of the party sent to colonize the northern part of

Connecticut, (now Windham county), where descenants still also refers to

John Scarborough of Roxbury in 1639.

Colonial Fanukues of the U. S.,

(Vol. V, p. 162), also mentions John Scarborough, of Roxbury.

The Quaker Scarboroughs of Pennsylvania:

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Ex-President Herbert Hoover is supposed to be descended, through his

father's maternal line, from the Quaker Scarboroughs, of Pennsylvania,

Bucks County, and the first of the family there, John Scarborough, of

London, England, who received a deed to 250 acres of land in Pennsylvania,

July 4, 1682, from William Penn. (Hobbies Magazine, November 1949.)

The Scarboroughs of Iowa:

One branch of the North Carolina Scarboroughs migrated to Iowa,

John (Lewis?) Scarborough, b. 1804-1810, and died in Salem, Iowa,

September 20, 1867. Dr. William John Scarborough, President of West

Virginia Wesleyan College, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, is a descendant.

There may be mistakes in this Scarborough record, but I hope that it

may furnish clues to family historians for further research.


Patents of Colonel Edmund Scarborough:

November 28, 1635, Col. Edmond Scarborough, 200 acres in

Accomac County, Westerly on Maggitye Bay, fifty acres in right of his late

father, Capt. Edmond Scarborough, 50 acres for the personal adventure of

his mother, Hannah Scarborough, 50 acres for his own personal adventure,

and 50 acres for the transportation of his servant, Robert Butler (or Butter).

November 28, 1635, 200 acres on Dunn Creek, Accomack County, for

transporting four persons.

May 18, 1637, 200 acres on Maggitye Bay, Accomack County,

renewal at first.

February 20, 1638, 400 acres on seashore and Penenoec Creek,

Accomack County, for transporting eight persons, assigned to Thomas


August 3, 1640, 600 acres, 300 acres Seaboard side at Cedar Island;

300 acres, Bayside, adjoining inhabited lands of said Edmund Scarborough;

100 acres for personal adventure of self and wife, Mary; and 500 acres for

transporting ten persons.

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October 6, 1646, 100 acres adjoining ancient grant of 200 acres to said

Scarborough in Northampton County, on main bay, for transporting two


April 10, 1649, 1050 acres, 300 acres on bay, adjoining inhabited land

of said Edmund Scarborough; 50 acres on bay adjoining Ed. Scarborough;

400 acres seaboard side; 250 acres seaboard side, Crattuck's Creek, all in

Northampton County. 600 acres renewal of patent of August 3, 1640, and

450 acres for transporting nine persons.

---------- 26, 1662, 600 acres, Great Nuseqattoke River, Northampton

County, for transporting twelve persons.

March 26, 1662, 2100 acres, Great Matomkin, Northampton County,

for transporting fifty-two persons.

September 29, 1663, 1450 acres, Neck of land between Gurgaphe and

Arcadia Creeks, Accomack County, for transporting twenty-nine persons.

June 21, 1664, 1000 acres, Middle branch of Muddy Creek,

Accomack County for transporting twenty persons.

April 20, 1664, 1000 acres, Timber Creek and Bay, Accomack

County, for transporting twenty persons.

August 17, 1664, 150 acres, Boulman's Branch, Accomack County,

for transporting three persons.

June 22, 1664, 3000 acres, Gingotege Creek and sea, Accomack

County, for transporting sixty persons.

September 10, 1664, 2000 acres, Crooked Creek and bay, Accomack

County, for transporting forty persons.

October 20, 1663, 2400 acres, Middle Creek and sea, between great and

little Matomkin Creeks, Accomac County, for transporting forty-eight


June 20, 1664, 1400 acres, Stekeley's and Arathusa Creeks, Accomack

County, for transporting twenty-eight persons.

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November 12, 1664, 1000 acres, Little Metomkin Creek and sea,

Accomack County, for transporting twenty persons.

October 9, 1667, 3000 acres, Sea, between Great and Little Metomkin

Creeks, Accomack County, for transporting sixty persons.

May 13, 1673, 2350 acres in Northampton County; 2000 acres due by

former patent, 8-12-1649; 350 acres for transporting seven persons

(including Edmund Scarborough --- 3 times).

Patents of Charles Scarborough, son of Col. Edmund Scarborough:

November 23, 1647, 550 acres on Matchipungo Creek, Northampton

County, for transporting eleven persons.

October 12, 1652, 400 acres, on Purgotogue Creek, Northampton

County, for transporting eight persons.

May 20, 1652, 3050 acres, on Pungotogue Creek, Northampton

County, for transporting sixty-one persons (assigned by father Edmund


April 3, 1655, 3050 acres, on Pungotogue Creek, Northampton

County, on Pungotogue Creek, Northampton County, renewal of above.

November 12, 1664, 3050 acres, Accomack County, formerly

Northampton County, renewal of above grants.

----------, 1678, 2100 acres, Great Matomkin Creek and sea, formerly

granted Col. Edm. Scarburgh, father of Charles Scarburgh, by him deserted;

granted Charles by General Court.

October 21, 1687, 30 acres, "Scarburgh's Winter Island" in Marsh

River, for transporting one person.

Patents of Littleton Scarborough, son of Col. Edmund Scarborough:

May 10, 1652, 1000 acres on Maine bay, Curratuck and ......

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November 12, 1664, 1000 acres in Accomack County, formerly

Northampton County; first granted in 1651 and now renewed.

Patent of Edmund Scarborough, Jr., and Little Scarborough:

March 31, 1655, 800 acres, Chyconnosock Creek, Northampton

County, for transporting sixteen persons.

August 12, 1649, 2000 acres, Occahannocke and Cradock Creeks,

Northampton County, for transporting. Forty persons.

Patents of Matilda Scarborough, daughter of Col. Edmund Scarborough:

March 31, 1655, 500 acres, on Pungotogue Creek, Northampton County, for

transporting ten persons.

Patents of Tabitha Smart, daughter of Col. Edmund Scarborough:

July 10, 1664, 1000 acres, Accomack County, at Deep Creek,

bounded by one-half of a dividend of 3000 acres granted to Matilda and

Tabitha Scarborough.

Patent of Matilda and Tabitha Scarborough, daughters of Col. Em.


March 27, 1656, 3500 acres, Deep Creek, for transporting seventy


Patent of Tabitha Smart, daughter of Col. Edmund, and sister of Littleton

Scarborough, and Littleton Scarborough and John Alexander:

March 24, 1659, 1500 acres on Little Matomkin Creek, Northampton


Patent of Capt. John West (husband of Matilda Scarborough), Mr. Charles

Scarborough, and Mr. Devereux Browne (husband of Tabitha Scarborough):

September 26, 1671, 1400 acres, Land granted Col. Edm.

Scarborough 6-20-1664, by him deserted and now granted to above three. A

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note on the margin says that West, Scarborough, and Browne "let fall" this

land and it was granted to Daniel Jenifer...

Patent of Capt. John West, Mr. Charles Scarborough, Mr. Devereux Browne,

and Mr. Edmund Scarborough:

September 26, 1671, 3000 acres, Land granted Col. Edm.

Scarborough 6-1664, by him deserted.

Patent of Captain John West, Charles Scarborough and Devereux Browne:

March 23, 1671-2, 4500 acres, Muddy and Hunting Creeks,

Northampton County, for transporting ninety persons.

Patent of Captain John West and Mr. Charles Scarborough:

October 3, 1672, 2500 acres on Crooked Creek and Pocomonk River,

Northampton County, for transporting fifty persons.

September 20, 1674, 8000 acres to Capt. John West, Mr. Charles

Scarborough, Capt. Edmund Scarborough, Jr., and Mrs. Tabitha Browne

(sister of Charles and Edmund); 3000 acres granted Col. Edmund

Scarborough 11-9-1667; re-granted to Captain John West and Charles

Scarborough 9-30-1672; 5000 acres for transporting 100 persons.

John West, 250 acres Northampton County, adjoining land of Charles

Scarborough. Part of patent for 500 acres granted to Matilda Scarborough,

March 31, 1655, and due said West "as marrying with the said

Scarborough". (No date given.)

Patents of Elizabeth Scarborough, widow (of Charles), and Mr. Anthony

West, son of Major John and Matilda Scarborough West, and nephew of

Charles Scarborough:

May 2, 1713, 900 acres, all of Tangier Island, Accomack County; 400

acres granted Capt. Charles Scarborough, deceased, and Major John West,

deceased, 4-4-1678; 500 acres importation of ten persons.

May 2, 1713, 170 acres, Sandy Beach Island, Accomack County, for

transporting four persons.

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Miscellaneous Scarborough Records:

From: Ancestral Records and Portraits, from Archives of Chapter 1 of the

Colonial Dames of America. Published by The Grafton Press, New York,

N. Y., in 1910, in 2 Volumes.

Vol. 1, p. 289:

Lieut. Col. John West (1638-1705), son of Anthony West, the

emigrant, m. Matilda Scarborough, daughter of Col. Edmond and Mary

Charlton Scarborough, who was the daughter of Stephen Charlton. (There is

a difference of opinion concerning the name of the wife of Col. Edmond

Scarborough, as most authorities claim that Mary was the daughter of

Nathaniel Littleton.)

Vol. II, p. 511:

Their son, Major John West, m. Frances Yeardley, and daughter

Sarah, m. Isaac Smith 1.

Vol. 1, p. 290:

Edmond Custis, son of Thomas Custis of Baltimore, Maryland,

married Tabitha, daughter of Col. William and Tabitha Smart Whittington.

(Tabitha Smart Whittington was the daughter of Tabitha Scarborough.)

pp. 340-342:

Scarborough Arms described, and brief history of the family. Col.

Edmond gave 1000 acres of land to Hungars Church (Va. Carolorum, pp.

186-198), in Northampton County, Virginia. This church was built in 1680.

Among his children were: Matilda, who married John West 1, and



who married several times: William Smart, Deveraux Brown, and John

Custis II, and Edward or Edmond Hill.

P. 346:

Major Gen. John Custis II (1630-1696), of "Arlington", Northampton

County, Virginia, is buried near Cape Charles, Northampton County.

Tabitha Scarborough Smart, widow of William Smart, was his second wife.

Col. John Custis III, son of the above, of "Wilsonia", (1653-1713),

married twice: 1) to Margaret, daughter of John and Elizabeth

Thoroughgood Michael; and 2) to Sarah Littleton. A daughter of the first

marriage, Elizabeth Custis, married her cousin Thomas Custis, son of

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Edmond and Tabitha Whittington Custis, who was the daughter of Taitha

Smart Whittington and William Whittington. *Tabitha Smart Whittington

was the daughter of Tabitha Scarborough and her first husband, William


The two marriages of Col. John Custis of Wilsonia, were evidently

not happy, for "at the positive order" of Col. John Custis himself as recorded

on his tomb, he recites that though he was 71 years old, he really lived but

seven years, the years he "kept Bachelor's House at Arlington, on the Eastern

Shore of Virginia".

Vol. II.

p. 483:

Matilda Scarborough

, daughter of Col. Edmond Scarborough,

married, 1679, Lieut. Col. John West, Gentleman (1638-1703), son of

Anthony West, who died circa 1652. Their son, Anthony West II, died circa

1716, and his daughter, Mary Scarburg West, married Nathaniel Bell, son of

Robert Bell, of Accomac County, Virginia.

p. 484:

Randall Revell, member of the House of Burgesses in 1660, married

Katherine Scarborough. Their only son, Edward Revell, died in 1687. He

married twice: 1) to Frances ----------; and 2) to Rachel, whose son, John,

died in 1727, leaving a daughter Rachel (1702-1749), who married Abel

Upshur (1702-1753). Their daughter, Elizabeth Upshur, married Thomas

Teackle III. (Hening's State Papers.)

From: Colonial Families of the U. S. of America, by Nelson Osgood

Rhodes, Waverly Press, Baltimore, Md., 1920, Col. VII.

p. 67:

Thomas Bell, b. 1618, and came to Jamestown, Virginia, from

London, England, June 16, 1635; d. December, 1678; m. Mary Neal,

daughter of Capt. John Neal, merchant and pioneer, who was a Burgess for

Accomac County, Virginia, 1639-1741, d. after 1644.

*Lieut. Col. William Whittington, who married Tabitha Smart, daughter of

Tabitha Scarborough and William Smart, was the second son of Capt.

William Whittington, of Northampton County, Virginia, and his wife,

Elizabeth Weston.

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Robert Bell, third son of above Thomas, d. April, 1709, m. Tabitha


Thomas Bell, Jr., eldest son of above Thomas Bell (1618), lived in

Accomac County, Virginia, and married Barbara Robins Wise, daughter of

John and

Hannah Scarborough Wise

. John Wise came to Virginia in 1625,

d. November, 1695.

p. 71:

(This record below does not coincide with records I have concerning

the wife of Col. Edmond Scarborough and his children J. D. S.)

Col. Edmond Scarborough, d. 1671, m. Mary Charlton (?), daughter

of Stephen and Elizabeth Charlton.

Col. Charles Scarborough d. 1703, m. Katherine West, daughter of

Anthony West, who was in Virginia before 1622, and died in Northampton

County, Virginia, in 1652.

p. 476:

Katherine Scarborough

, died before May 5, 1688, daughter of Capt.

Edmond Scarborough, m. Randall Revel of England, who came to Virginia

from England circa 1632. Randall Revel was a Burgess from Northampton

County, Virginia, and Somerset County, Maryland. Left will in Somerset

County 1685-1686.

Data from William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1, January, 1928:

Eastern Shore: Scarborough.

Col. Edmond Scarborough, 4


of the name in Virginia, died in 1753,

and left a will in York County. He was a Burgess from Accomac, and son of

Edmund Scarborough, third, and Elizabeth Edwards. He was married twice.

First wife: Priscilla.


Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1714, d. Nov. 14, 1777, m. 1734, Col. Thomas



Margaret, Anna Maria, Jane, and Elizabeth.

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Second wife: Anna Maria Jones, daughter of Rev. Rowland Jones,

Rector of Bruton Parish and great grandfather of Martha Dandridge. Anna

Maria Jones was married four times, but had no Scarborough children.

(Above data is from Family Bible of Mrs. S. P. Ward of Belle Haven,

Virginia. The Bible was printed in England in 1725.)

From Vol. 8, No. 3, July, 1928; Warren Notes from Archives of Virginia

State Library.

p. 194: Marriages performed by John Alderson. Book prepared by Henry

W. Scarborough, 1200 Lincoln Bldg., Philadelphia, PA.

p. 196: July 5, 1780: Sarah Scarborough and James Christie.

P. 199: May 3, 1786: David Scarborough and Elizabeth Anderson.

p. 201: Rachel Scarborough and James Kennaday.

Vol. 8, No. 4, October, 1928:

p. 228: Executive Council of Colonial Virginia, meeting at the college.

Vol. 2, p. 142:

May 8, 1701: Charles Scarborough, member of the Council.


Virginia Census Records burned during War of 1812, hence we must

rely on tax records.


Howell: One poll 11 slaves, Southampton County.

Isaac: One poll, Bedford County.

Mary: One poll, Southampton County.

John: One poll, 4 slaves, Brunswick County.

Lewis: One poll, 5 slaves, Brunswick County.

William: One poll, Brunswick County.

Americus: Two polls, 11 slaves, Accomac County.

Bennett: Accomac County.

Edmund: Four polls, 16 slaves, Accomac County.

Edmund, Jr.: One poll, 8 slaves, Accomac County.

Henry: Three polls, 9 slaves, Accomac County.

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William: Two polls, 8 slaves, Accomac County.

David, Isaac, James, Robert and William: Greenbrier County, 1785-

86: in West Virginia since 1863.


From: Southampton County Marriages, 1750-1800, by Chapman and Knorr:

August 8, 1782: Brittain Scarborough and Molly Carr, bonded by Benjamin

Stewart, and witnessed by John Mitchell.

June 14, 1794: John Scarborough, son of Mary Scarborough, and Phoebe

Stuart, bonded by Samuel Kello and witnessed by Jesse Rollins, of

Southampton County.

December, 1785: Samuel Scarborough and Lydia Hines (Harris written on

back of bond), bonded by Brittain Scarborough.

September 5, 1789: Susannah Scarborough and Edwin Pope, bonded by

William Pope, and witnessed by Nathan Pope and Elisha Williams.

March 24, 1796: Patsey Scarborough and Edwin Pope, bonded by William

Pope, and witnessed by Nathan Pope and Elisha Williams.

From Sussex County Marriages by Knorr, 1754-1810:

January 21, 1808: Collin Scarborough and Susan Dunn, bonded by Henry

Tudor, Jr., Rev. Robert Murrell, of Southampton County, Minister.

From Marriages of Brunswick County, 1750-1810, by Knorr:

February 23, 1784: Ann Scarborough, daughter of the late Edward

Scarborough, and William Ragsdale, bonded by Lewis Scarborough.

October 16, 1787: Lucy Scarborough, daughter of William Scarborough, and

William Lloyd, bonded by Moses Pritchett. Rev. Thomas Lundy, St.

Andrew's Prish, Minister.

December 14, 1785: Rebecca Scarborough, daughter of John Scarborough,

and William Turbyfill, bonded by Henry Andrews, and married by Rev.

Thomas Lundy, St. Andrew's Parish.

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February 8, 1791: Sally Scarborough and Allen Jackson, bonded by Jordan

Jackson, and witnessed by Joseph Price and Daniel Dugger, Rev. Aaron

Brown, Methodist Minister.

October 24, 1798: Enos Scarborough and Nancy Neal, age 21, daughter of

John and Susannah Neal. Rev. Aaron Brown., Methodist Minister.

February, 1787: James Scarborough and Sally Saunders, married by Rev.

Thomas Lundle, in St Andrew's Parish.

September 19, 1800: Sterling Scarborough and Mary Reese, daughter of

Isham Reese, bonded by Joseph Reese, and married by Rev. John Neblett.

January 13, 1798: William Scarborough and Elizabeth Samford, bonded by

Robert Blackwell, and witnessed by Sterling Scarborough. Married by Rev.

John Neblett.

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From the record that we have, it seems that William Scarborough, first

of the family, in Surry County, Virginia, formed from James City in 1652,

was the ancestor of Major James Scarborough. He was probably a younger

son of the same family as those of the Eastern Shore, had to learn a trade,

and came to America to seek his fortune. The trades were high in repute in

England at that time, for it was necessary for the younger members of a

family who did not inherit their father's lands, to acquire some method of

making a living. The younger sons, therefore, resorted to the cities, and

became tailors, grocers, coopers, weavers, etc., according to an article in

William and Marry College Quarterly, of July, 1895. Jennings Cropper

Wise, in his

Ye Kingdome of Accawmacke, etc.,

says that the above William

Scarborough, who was an active participant in Bacon's Rebellion, was a

cousin of Col. Charles Scarborough, which would place him definitely as a

member of the family of Scarboroughs of the Eastern Shore.

On December 29, 1656, William Scarborough of Surry County, made

a deposition to the effect that he had been at Mr. Robert Stanton's house, and

had talked to Roger Potter, who was under accusation of plotting to run

away to remote parts of the bay. Scarborough stated that Potter tried to

persuade him to accompany him on the flight, but that he had refused,

"because of his engagements".


On September 2, 1663, it was recorded in

the County Court, held at Southwarke: "William Scarborough, bond to the

King's Majesty: for five thousand pounds of tobacco and caske, for good

behaviour. Securities: Jordon and Ro: Spenser.


William Scarborough had become a fairly responsible citizen by June

18, 1675, when the Court mentioned: "Commission of Administration

granted William Scarborough on the estate of Ann Holdsworth, sign at

James City by the Governor".


(The Holdsworth, name was spelled in

several different ways in the old records.)


1. Surry Deeds, etc., No. 1 (1652-1672), p. 124.

2. Ibidem, p. 216.

3. 3....


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William Scarborough married Amy Holdsworth, widow of Walter

Holdsworth, and mother of the above Ann, of Martin's Brandon, and on

March 6, 1673-74, the above Ann Holdsworth, step-daughter of William,

made a will in Surry County, in which she mentions her brother Walter

Houlsworth, and sister, Mary Hooulsworth, and requested burial "at the

discretion of my father (step-father_, William Scarbro", witnessed by John

Rutherford, and William Simons.


William Scarborough, with his cousin, Col. Charles Scarborough

became an active participant in Bacon's Rebellion, and white Col. Charles

escaped with only a fine, William was sentenced to death by the Governor,

Sir William Berkeley, March 6, 1676-77, and his estate confiscated.


Shortly after William's execution, his widow, Amy Scarborough, married

Thomas Tyus, and on August 6, 1679, Thomas Tyus petitioned the County

Court for administration on the estate of William Scarborough, "whose

widow he had married."


The appraisal of the estate was made by William

Simmons and Henry Francis on September 15, 1679, and Amy Tyus, now

the wife of Thomas Tyus, swore to its accuracy in Court on January 6,



On November 6, 1683, the Court reviewed the indebtedness of

the Scarborough estate to the Holdsworth heirs.


William and Amy Houldsworth Scarborough had several children and

we have identified the following:

1. Edward Scarborough, who was on the list of tithables in Surry County in

1688, on the Rent Rolls, and owned 150 acres of land in Surry in 1702.

His wife was Ann ---------.

2. William Scarborough, Jr., whose wife was also named Ann, and who was

a tithable in Surry County in 1688.


On September 18, 1717, Ann

Scarbrow came into Southwarke Parish Court and stated that her lately

deceased husband, William Scarborough, left no will. She was granted

the administration of his estate.


As Ann Scarborough she attested "An

Inventory and Appraisement of


4. Ibidem, p. 81.

5. Boddie:

Colonial Surry

, pp. 127, 138, 139.

6. Surry Deeds, etc., No. 2, (1671-1684), p. 3; and Surry Co. Order Book, p.


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7. Ibidem, p. 247.

8. Ibidem, p. 339.

9. John Bennett Boddie, Colonial Surry County (Richmond, 1948, p. 196).

10. Order Book. 1713-1718, p. 122.


the estate of William Scarborough, deceased", by John Andrews, John

Grantham, Christopher Morring, and John Avary, on October 9, 1717,


which was recorded on December 18, 1717.


From the articles listed in the

Inventory, it appears that William Scarborough, Jr., was a shoemaker by


3. John Scarborough, the other son of William and Amy Houlsworth

Scarborough, probably died in 1696. Mary Scarborough, widow, was

listed in the Surry records in 1782, with two white polls, and may have

been his wife.

1. Edward Scarborough, listed above, evidently continued to live in

Southwarke Parish in Surry County, until his death in 1716-17, and we

have the following records of his activities:

On September 4, 1694, he failed to appear in Court to be sworn as a

Grand Juror for the ensuing year, and the Sheriff was instructed to bring

him to the next Court to show cause for his absense,


and on November

6, 1694, he appeared, and was discharged, "after paying his fees."


On July 22, 1697, Edward Scarborough and Mary Rawlings witnessed

the will of Anna Jordan;


the Rent Rolls of Surry County for 1704,

credited him with 150 acres of land,


and on October 13, 1710, he and

John Tyus witnessed the will of Richard Hide.


On November 25,

1711, he and Tyus appraised the estate of Noah Barefoot.


On March

20, 1716-17, Daniel Duggard, Nicholas Cocke, Richard Lewis, and

Nicholas Davis appraised the estate of Edward Scarborough,


and on

March 18, 1718-19, the account of his estate showed payments to

Nicholas Cocke, John Simmons, Ann Scarborough, (probably the wife of

William), and Grace Lucas.


We only have the record of two children

for this Edward and Ann Scarborough: Edward , about whom we know

very little, and William Scarborough, who was the ancestor of Major

James Scarborough, and whose name was mistakenly spelled


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11. Wills and Deeds, 1715-1730, p. 86.

12. Order Book, 1713-1718, p. 125.

13. Order Book, 1691-1713, p. 112.

14. Ibidem, p. 117.

15. Surry County Record Book 5, p. 147.

16. John Bennett Boddie, Colonial Surry County, p. 215.

17. Surry County Record Book 6, p. 40.

18. Ibidem, p. 83.

19. Record Book 7, p. 52.

20. Ibidem, p. 253.


Issue of Edward and Ann Scarborough:

1-1. Edward Scarborough, son of the above Edward and Ann Scarborough,

was at least sixteen years of age when he appeared in the Surry County

Court, on March 20, 1716-17, and chose Richard Lewis as his legal



He probably died in 1742, for on January 19, 1742-43, the

County Court "Ordered that the Church Wardens of Southwarke Parish bind

out the children of Edward Scarborough ----- according to law".



February 17, 1742-43, the Sheriff was directed to sell the estate of Edward

Scarborough, deceased, at public auction, and to report to the next court.


On August 17, 1742-43, the "Account of Edward Scarborough, deceased,

Estate, sold in obedience to an order of the Court", was recorded by the

Sheriff Robert Wynne.


This Edward Scarborough was listed with one

poll in 1741 and 215 acres of land in 1742.

1-2. William Scarborough, son of Edward and Ann Scarborough probably

patented land in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, though the deed records do

not show where he got it, and the Land Grant Books in the Virginia State

Library have not been searched for this record. He died in 1736, and his will

was written by someone who used the remarkable spelling of SCABOTH, as

some of the early Scarborough records were spelled, and miscopied by a

Clerk, when the record was transcribed in the Will Book. The will was

dated November 9, 1735, and probated on September 28, 1736.


William Scarborough, in his will filed in Isle of Wight County, VA.,

names his wife, Sarah, as Executrix, and his son, William, as Executor. It

was witnessed by Robert Ricks, William Wood, Richard Bryant, and John

Wood, and presented in Court, Isle of Wight County, by Sarah and William

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Scarborough, the Executors, September 20, 1736, and approved. Eight

children are named as follows:

1-2-1. William Scarborough, Executor, who may have been the father of the

other David Scarborough, who left a


21. Order Book, (1713-1718), p. 110.

22. Order Book, (1741-1744), p. 86.

23. Ibidem, p. 100.

24. Ibidem, p. 152; and Wills, etc. (1738-1754) vol. 3, p. 450.

25. Isle of Wight Will Book 4. P. 140.

will in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and whose wife was Nanna or


1-2-2. John Scarborough. Probably the John Scarborough of Southampton

County, Virginia, who left a will there, signed in 1778, and proved in 1782.

1-2-3. Thomas Scarborough

1-2-4. Edward Scarborough.

1-2-5. David Scarborough. Father of Major James Scarborough.

1-2-6. Samuel Scarborough. Revolutioonary soldier of Southampton, who

received a pension in Wake County, North Carolina.

1-2-7. Jane Scarborough.

1-2-8. Sarah Scarborough.

Issue of William and Sarah Scarborough, of Isle of Wight, Virginia:

1-2-1. William Scarborough, who was named one of the Executors in his

father's will, was given the home plantation, near his brother John.

On October 21, 1741, the will of John Cannon, (wife, Joanna), of

Surry County, named daughter, Joannah Justice, apparently the wife of the

Executor of the will, John Justice, and Justice's grandchildren, John, Jean,

Mary, Elizabeth and Lydia, among the legatees; granddaughter Joannah

Scarborough, and William Scarborough, to have the use of a slave until

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Mary Justice should come of age. The will was witnessed by John

Nicholson and John Collier.


Joannah Scarborough was probably the

eldest granddaughter, as she was heir to 370 acres of land. It is probable that

it was this William Scarborough who brought suit in Surry County on

October 19, 1743, against Thomas Williams for two pounds current money,,

"said to be due on account."


1-2-2. John Scarborough, in his father's will, was given the "land where he is

now living", and his inheritance fell into Southampton County at the

time of the division of the county in 1749. On March 21, 1745-46,

William Scarborough of Isle of Wight County, sold John Scarborough

of Isle of Wight County, 125 acres of land


26. Surry County Will Book 9, p. 338.

27. Order Book (1711-1714) ... p.172


east of Village Pocosin, "being a Patent granted to William Scarborough",

witnessed by Henry H. Clark, William Kelley, and Isaac Mason.



August 8, 1771, John Scarborough was succeeded as Highway Surveyor in

his area of Southampton County, by Thomas Ricks.


John Scarborough

made his will in Southampton County on January 10, 1778, and it was

probated on February 14, 1782.


In this will he names his wife, Mary

Scarborough, as Executrix, with the use of the home plantation, a slave girl,

and certain personal property "in order to raise her children with". Ten

children were named: Benjamin, Robert, Ann Hines (wife of John Hines),

Lydia Stewart (wife of Benjamin Stewart), Brittain and five children called

"my younger children", where John, who was to have the home plantation

after his mother's death; Sukey, Patty, Betsy, Sarah. The witnesses were:

Lewis Joiner, Drury Cotton, and Richard Tatem.

Issue of John and Mary Scarborough:

1-2-2-1. Benjamin Scarborough. No record.

1-2-2-2. Robert Scarborough

Robert Scarborough was dead when his father made his will, but he

left legacies to Robert's children. On January 12, 1769, John and Elizabeth

Mason of Sussex County, sold Robert Scarborough, of Southampton

County, 275 acres of land, north of the Nottoway River, on the former Isaac

Mason line


for six pounds current Virginia money. On May 15, 1772,

Robert and Howell Scarbury were witnesses in Benjamin Stewart's suit

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against Eliza Nash.


(Benjamin Stewart was the husband of Robert's sister,


1-2-2-3.Ann Scarborough, wife of John Hines. No further record.

1-2-2-4. Lydia Scarborough, wife of Benjamin Stewart.

1-2-2-5. Brittain Scarborough.

On August 8, 1782, there was a marriage recorded in Southampton

County for Brittain Scarborough and Molly ----------


28. Isle of Wight County Deed Book 7, p. 283.

29. Southampton County Order Book 9, 1768-1772, p. 436.

30. Southampton County Will Book 3, p. 304.

31. Deed Book 4, p. 129.

32. Order Book 5, (1768-1772, p. 540.


Carr, bonded by Benjamin Stewart (husband of Brittain's sister, Lydia), and

witnessed by John Mitchell.


There was a Brittain Scarborough who made his will in Southampton

County October 5, 1825, probated November 21, 1825, (Will Book 9, p.

289) but it appears from the records that he was a son of Howell

Scarborough, who died in 1824.

1-2-2-6. John Scarborough was called "one of the younger children" in

his father's will, and was given the home plantation, after the death of

his mother.

On January 16, 1804, John Scarborough bought a tract of land,

adjoining Adam Wolfram from Jesse and Susan Rawlings, for twenty

pounds Virginia money, witnessed by B. Cobb and Samuel Kello.


He left

a will in Southampton County, signed December 19, 1843, and probated

February 19, 1844,


listing the following grandchildren:

Robert, Julia, and Caroline, children of his son James. In a codicil in

his will, John recites that his son James had still another child James, who

died shortly before the will was written:

Martha Scarborough, granddaughter, parents unnamed; children of

Patsey Bassett, not named, but presumably grandchildren:

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William Scarborough, grandson, son of his son, John. Children

mentioned: James, listed above, who was presumably deceased; John

Scarborough, Julia Scarborough, Nancy Scarborough, and Elly Scarborough.

The unmarried daughters were to have the use of the houses and 30

acres of land until they married or died, and then the property was to revert

to John Scarborough. Witnesses were: Samuel Kello, James F. Peck, and

David Kitchen.

1-2-2-7. Sukey Scarborough, seventh child of John and Mary Scarborough.

1-2-2-8. Patty Scarborough.

On March 24, 1796, there was a marriage recorded in Southampton

County for Patsy Scarborough and Edwin Pope, bonded by William Pope

and witnessed by Nathan


33. Southampton Marriages by Chapman and Knorr.

34. Deed Book 10, p. 237.

35. Will Book 13, p. 191.

Pope and Elisha Williams, but whether it was the daughter of John and Mary

we do not know.


1-2-2-9. Betsy Scarborough. No record.

1-2-2-10. Sarah Scarborough. No record.

1-2-3. Thomas Scarborough, third child listed in the will of William

SCABOTH (Scarborough), and whom we have no record.

1-2-4. Edward Scarborough. No record.

1-2-5. David Scarborough, father of Major James Scarborough, whose

record is covered in a separate chapter.

1-2-6. Samuel Scarborough.

1-2-7. Jane Scarborough.

1-2-8. Sarah Scarborough.

The above Samuel, Jane, and Sarah Scarborough have been merely named,

as we have done no research concerning their descendants.

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1-2-5. David Scarborough, fifth child of William and Sarah Scarborough.

David and Sarah Scarborough and their Descendants:

Major James Scarborough, in his application for pension as a

Revolutionary soldier, stated that he was born in Southampton County,

Virginia, in 1748, and came with his parents to Edgecombe County, North

Carolina, when he was ten years old, which would place the arrival of David

and Sarah Scarborough in the county circa 1758.

From the deed records and Court Records which we have previously

discussed, we believe that we have proved beyond the shadow of doubt that

Major James Scarborough was the son of David and Sarah Scarborough, son

of William Scaboth (Scarborough), and a grandson of William Scarborough,

of Bacon's Rebellion. The family had remained in Virginia for three

generations before coming to North Carolina-in Surry, in Isle of Wight, and

then in Southampton.

We do not know the maiden name of Sarah, wife of David

Scarborough, and there has been some confusion in the minds of some

family historians, because of the fact that there were two David

Scarboroughs who left wills at about the same time in Edgecombe County,

North Carolina. Some of the researchers have said that Sarah was Sarah

DUNN., but we know this not to be correct, for it was the other David,

whose wife was Nanna or Nanney, who made provision in his will for John

and Easter Dunn, and this same John Dunn, Sr., in a deed refers to his

"grand-son-in-law David "Scarborough", which would make Nanna

Scarborough his grand-daughter.

On April 17, 1762, Robert Wright sold David Scarborough 100 acres

on Town Creek, in Edgecombe County, for ten pounds proclamation



, and on February 12, 1771, David Scarborough bought 150 acres

south of Beaver Dam Swamp, Edgecombe County, from Dunnagan, for 45

pounds proclamation money, with Nathaniel Perminter, and Solo-


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1. Edgecombe County Deed Book 1, p. 310.


mon Forehand as witnesses


. David and Sarah sold the 100 acres on Town

Creek on April 18, 1774, to Lazarus Drake, with Samuel Scarborough and

Richard Tomlinson, as witnesses


, so it is evident that their home place at

the time of their death was the 150 acres South of Beaver Dam Swamp.

David Scarborough made his will on November 20, 1773, and it was

probated in the July Court of Edgecombe County in 1774


. At that time

Sarah was still living, but unfortunately we have no further record of her.

The will provided that wife, Sarah, should have use of all houses, chattels,

etc., left after debts are paid, during her life or widowhood, unless she

wastes it. IF she is wasteful, and of the sons will have the right to take

charge of the property, and give her a living. After the death of Sarah, the

home plantation was to be divided between the two youngest sons, Joel and

Labe-Joel to have the plantation part, and Labe to have the woodland part.

The rest of the property, real and personal was to be divided equally between

the other children: James who was named executor; Tabithey, Samuel,

Addison, Shadrach, Obed,, and Sally. On January 19, 1775, James

Scarborough, as Executor, presented the Inventory of the Estate to the

Edgecombe County Court.


Samuel Scarborough evidently acquired more land near his parents for

on November 28, 1786, he sold to

Jesse Rasberry

, of Dobbs County, North

Carolina, for 106 pounds, 176 acres in the fork of Dunnagan's Spring

Branch, Marshey Branch, Beaver Dam Swamp, on Sarah and James

Scarborough's line.


Witnesses were: William Wallis and James


On December 7, 1786, Samuel Scarborough appointed his friend,

Henry Holland, his attorney in Edgecombe county to get his share of 132

acres on Dunnagan's Spring Branch, Johnston's Mill Swamp, "where mother,

Sarah Scarborough, now lives, and by father's will, at her death to Joel



Witnesses: Hezekiah Cartwright, Amos Johnston, and John

Wilson. On this same day, Samuel Scarborough deeded Henry Holland 131

acres of the above described land, for forty pounds, "except one acres



2. Ibidem, Deed Book, D, p. 316.

3. Ibidem, Deed Book 3, p. 181.

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4. Will Book A, p. 223.

5. Will Book B, p. 60.

6. Deed Book 4, p. 519.

7. Deed Book 4, p. 488.


James Scarborough's mill, on said Dunnagan's Spring Branch, which is

hereby reserved to the only use and benefit and behoove of said mill", being

land left by father, David Scarborough, and given to brother, Joel

Scarborough, deceased.


Witnesses: Amos Johnston, Hezekiah Cartwright,

and John Wilson.

David Scarborough's will had provided that Joel was to receive this

property, after the death of his mother, but from the deed, it appears that

Sarah was still living, as Samuel describes the property as the place where

mother, Sarah, still lives. This may have been done with Sarah's consent.

From the above deed, we know that Joel was dead by 1786, and we also

know that he was under age when David made his will, so he apparently

died before reaching his majority, and without issue. Labe was probably

dead also by this time, as we have no further record of him.

Samuel Scarborough was a Revolutionary soldier, and is listed many

times in the North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, from 1781-1784.

His official record shows that he enlisted in 1781 for twelve months service

in Captain Ephraim Brevard's Company, Col. Abraham Shepard's 10



Infantry Regiment, Continental Line.


There was a Samuel Scarborough from North Carolina who received a

pension in 1831, from Wake County, NC, at which time he was 74 years old,


who recited in his application that he was from Southampton County,

Virginia, but I am sure that he was a different man, though perhaps a

kinsman. There seems to have been two men by the name of Samuel

Scarborough, from North Carolina, who served in Revolution, as one of

them is listed as Samuel Scarborough, Sr., and the other is listed merely as

Samuel Scarborough.


8. Deed Book 4, p. 487.

9. N.C. D.A.R. Roster of Rev. Soldiers, pp. 19, 164, 181.

10. Ibidem, pp. 464, 585.


From: North Carolina revolutionary Army Accounts:

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II, p. 10, f.l. "August 26


, allowed Samuel Scarborough, Soldier,

including Ints., to the first day of Aug., 1783 (3 mo. & 8 days not Settled"

25-9-7, by the Commissioners oat Halifax, July 25, 1783.

III, p. 8, f. 2, No. 7, Samuel Scarborough $(63) .63) paid $57.30

actually due.

N.C. Cont. Line in U.S. Army, passed on by Com. Of Army Accounts.

North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts:

IX, page 89, f. No. 13, (Samuel) Scarborough, 3-8-0, paid by

Hillsborough Treasurer's Office to Etheldred Phillips, Sheriff of Edgecombe


Book of Settlements No. 30, p. 66, No. 447. Samuel Scarborough, 6-7-4 in

cash, 19-2-3 in Certificates-total 25-9-7 receipted by Spencer Thomas;

settled by Commissioners, at Halifax in 1783 & 1784. (Halifax Military


Revolutionary Army Accounts:

Book K, p. 62, No. 70, Samuel Scarborough 6 lbs. Of Salt Pork worth

0-4-9 paid to Joseph Boon, commissioner of Wayne County, in 1781, by

Comptroller's Office at Kinston, May, 1783.

The only other child of David and Sarah Scarborough, of whom we

have any record is Shadrack Scarborough, who was also a Revolutionary

soldier, enlisting in December, 1779, as an Ensign. His officers, according

to the Revolutionary Pension Claim of Micajah Pettaway (No. S. 3668)

were: First Lieutenant John Batts, Captain Frederick Bell, Lt. Col. John

Lowrey, and Col. John Shepard. He apparently later joined the same

Company, April 12, 1781, to which his brother Samuel, belonged, the

Company of Col. Abraham Shepard's 10


Regiment, under Captain William

Hall; and was honorably discharged on April 12, 1782.


(N. C. D. A. R.

Roster, p. 164.) Various Claims for pay for his services are listed in the

North Carolina Army Accounts, through 1784.




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Revolutionary Army Accounts, Book K, p. 101, No. 538, Shadrach

Scarborough, Claim of 2-6-0 paid by Green Hill, Treas. Of Halifax Military

District, Comptroller's Office at Kingston, May, 1783.

North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts:

II, p. 5, f. 4. "Allowed Shadrach Scarborough for his pay as Soldier

including Interest to the first of August, 1783, 2 months & 8 days unsettled

for, "25-9-7 pounds, by the Commissioners at Halifax, July 25, 1783.

Book of Settlements No. 30, p. 63, No. 70, Shadrach Scarborough, 6-

7-4 in cash, 19-2-2 in Certificates, 25-9-7 total, receipted by Thos. Talton;

settled by the Commissioners at Halifax in 1783, and 1784. (North Carolina

State Archives, at Raleigh. All except D. A. R. Roster are manuscripts


Settlement of Accounts, No. 19, p. 286, Shadrach Scarborough

soldier, was paid $62.62 3-4 by the State of North Carolina.

North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts:

III, p. 2 f. 1, No. 70. Shadrach Scarborough, $63.63 paid by State;

$57.30 actually due. N.C. Continental Line in U. S. Army, passed on by

Comr. Of Army Accounts.

North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts:

VII, p. 66, f. 1, No. 538: Shadrach Scarborough, 2-6-0 in specie Certificates,

paid by Green Hill, Esq., Treasurer for Halifax Military District.

Shadrach Scarborough, on August 5, 1778, purchased 133 1/2 acres

South of Town Creek, from Thomas Davis, of Edgecombe County for 108

pounds proclamation money,


but he did not remain in North Carolina after

the Revolution, but migrated to Burke County, Georgia, with others of his

kinsmen. On December 19, 1807, Shadrack Scarborough, of BURKE

COUNTY, GEORGIA, sold the above described land to Jonathan Gardner,

Jr., of Edgecombe County, for $200.00 silver dollars, the deed being

recorded in the North Carolina State Archives, in Raleigh, in Manuscript

Volume 20, p. 63. Shadrack Scarborough had left North Carolina by March

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3, 1798, when Solomon Forehand in his will bequeathed land "on the road

where Shadrack Scarborough did live".


12. Edgecombe County, NC Deed Book...


Issue of David and Sarah Scarborough:

1-2-5-1. Major James Scarborough, Revolutionary soldier, Executor of

father's will.

1-2-5-2. Tabitha Scarborough.

1-2-5-3. Samuel Scarborough, Revolutionary soldier, who removed to


1-2-5-4. Addison Scarborough, who removed to Burke County, Georgia.

1-2-5-5. Shadrack Scarborough, Revolutionary soldier, who removed to

Burke County, Georgia.

1-2-5-6. Obed Scarborough, of whom we have no record.

1-2-5-7. Sally Scarborough. No record.

1-2-5-8. Joel Scarborough. Deceased by December 7, 1786.

1-2-5-9. Labe Scarborough. No record.

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1-2-5-1. Major James Scarborough, first child listed in the will of David

Scarborough, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, was born in

Southampton County, Virginia, November 29, 1748, according to his

declaration in his application for a pension as a Revolutionary

soldier, and moved with his parents, when he was ten years old, to

Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He died in Edgecombe County,

North Carolina, March 1, 1836.

The Scarborough lineage is very hard to unravel for there were so

many wives and so many children, most of whom seemed to have had the

urge to move west. From the records that we have found, it seems that only

three of Major James' children remained in North Carolina-Isaac and his two

sisters, Polly (Martha) Parmer (or Palmer) Scarborough, and Zillah, usually

called Zilly, who never married.

According to Joab Lane Scarborough, son of John Rasberry

Scarborough, and grandson of Major James, in a letter writter to Isaac Polk

Scarborough, of Abilene, Texas, from Koskiusco, Mississippi, in 1913,

when he was ninety-one years old, Major James Scarborough was married

five times, and had twenty five children. He names Lawrence Scarborough,

to whom his father wrote many times and recalled that he was living in

Louisiana; Allen Scarborough, who migrated to Georgia; William

Scarborough, who moved to Tennessee; and Isaac, who was the only Uncle

that he ever saw. He also verified the fact that Lawrence Scarborough was a

preacher and had written a book on his religious faith, which his father

possessed at one time. He related that the Scarborough Family Bible, which

his father owned, was destroyed by Indians, when he first moved to

Alabama Territory.

After careful and painstaking research we have only been able to

locate four wives of Major James Scarborough, and only six children, with

certainty, though we feel sure there were others. Joab Lane Scarborough

was an old man in 1913, but he would hardly have stretched the list of

children from six to twenty-five, without some reasonable evidence.

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We do not know the name of Major James Scarborough's first wife

who he... rather suspected that she was a Lawrence, as the Lawrence name

has persisted in the descendants of Lawrence Scarborough, and in the family

of his brother, Allen Scarborough. However, I have not found any data

which would confirm this "hunch", though I did discover Lawrence in Isle of

Wight County and even a few in upper Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

Judging from the records we have, Major James Scarborough's wives

were as follows:

1. Name of wife unknown, but probably married in 1766, as his first child

was born in Edgecombe County, N.C., October 22, 1767.

Issue of Major James Scarborough and first wife:

1-1. Lawrence Scarborough, b. in Edgecombe County, NC, October 22,

1767, d. Union Parish, Louisiana, October 1, 1846.

1-2. Allen Scarborough, migrated to Georgia, and received a Land Grant in

Burke County, Georgia, in 1790. He moved later to Pulaski County,

Georgia, where he left a will, probated September 6, 1819, naming his

wife, Nancy, and providing for his children, unnamed, except for

Arcadia Scarborough. From the Minutes of Ordinary Court, Pulaski

County, Ga., (1818-1841), p. 101, the Commissioners appointed to

divide the estate of Allen Scarborough were ordered to assign to

Mathew Cannon (who had married Arcadia Scarborough, August 23,

1820), and to Irwin Scarborough (who had married Frances Cannon,

March 14, 1821), their share of the estate of Allen Scarborough "in

compliance with the will of said Allen Scarborough, deceased."

1-3. Noah Scarborough. By inference, as no definite proof has been found,

and it has been impossible to separate the several men in Georgia by

the name of Noah.

The following records are from Mrs. Water Adams, of Seattle,

Washington, descendant of Noah Scarborough, whom she believes was a

son of Major James Scarborough, though I have not been able to identify

him from the records I have.

Noah Scarborough, b. 1805, d. 1890, at Morrow, Louisiana, St.

Landry Parish,; m. Nancy Stringer in 1825. (It would be very unusual for

two brothers to marry a girl with the same name and we know that Allen

Scarborough married a Nancy.

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Issue of above Noah Scarborough and Nancy Stringer:

1-3-1. Allen Scarborough, b. 5-4-1833, Lawrence County, MS.

1-3-2. Frances E. Scarborough, b. 8-11-1834, Lawrence County, Mississippi.

1-3-3. Celiann Scarborough, b. 12-10-1835, Lawrence County, Mississippi.

1-3-4. Evalina Scarborough, b. 1-1-1838.

1-3-5. Rachel Scarborough, b. 11-3-1842.

1-3-6. Richard Scarborough, b. 8-20-1845.

1-3-7. Margaret Scarborough, b. 8-26-1846.

Mrs. Adams is descended from the above Celiann Scarborough, who

married C.W. Mulkey, 2-15-1853, at New Roads, Louisiana, where she died,

12-11-1859. Her mother was Nancy Elizabeth Mulkey, reared by her

grandparents, who married 3-4-1880, Alfred Martin Merritt, in New Roads,

Louisiana. Mrs. Adams, who was Coralie Augusta Merritt, b. 11-10-1883,

Morrow, Louisiana; m. 1) 5-21-1905, D. J. Osborne, and m. 2) 9-2-1911,

William Adams.

Perhaps a future family historian will be able to identify definitely the

above Noah Scarborough.

Mrs. Adams also lists the following Stringers who were listed in the

Family Bible of Noah Scarborough, but does not give the name of the father

and mother of these children:

Abel Stringer, b. 4-23-1788.

Abea (?) Stringer, b. 11-5-1789.

Feribea Stringer, b. 5-7-1791.

Daniel Stringer, b. 9-1-1798.

Elizabeth Stringer, b. 1-10-1804.

John Stringer, b. 1-10-1804.

Noah Stringer, b. 10-12-1807.

Nancy Stringer, b. 11-6-1809.

Evaline Hogan, b. 9-11-1810.

1-4. Jonathan Scarborough. By inference.

Jonathan Scarborough, wife Mourning, is believed to have been the

son of Major James, and brother of Lawrence, though we have no

official proof. He was living in Bulloch County, Georgia, at the same

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time that Lawrence was a resident there. On November 1, 1807, in

Bulloch County, Georgia, he gave Power-of-Attorney to his "trusty

friend", Samuel Scarborough, to sell his land in Baldwin County,



and in 1809 he received a Passport from the Governor of

Georgia to go to Mississippi Territory. By 1810 he was settled with

his family in Jefferson County, Mississippi-the same county where

Lawrence resided. He was listed immediately after Lawrence in the

Census of 1810 for Jefferson County, Mississippi, with two males

over 21, and five under 21, two females over twenty-one, and one

female under twenty-one. He was one of the signers of a "Petition to

Congress by the Inhabitants of Mississippi Territory, Oct. 10, 1814,

regarding settlement of land claims derived from the British



in 1811 he was listed in Jefferson County, Mississippi

Tax Rolls, with one white poll.


1-5. David Scarborough. By inference.

David Scarborough was also living in Bulloch County, Georgia, in

1807, and received a Passport from the Governor of Georgia, to go to

Mississippi Territory in 1809, and was settled in Jefferson County,

Mississippi, by 1811, being listed with one white Poll in 1811.

1-6. Simeon Scarborough. By inference.

Simeon Scarborough. We have no very definite record of Simeon

Scarborough, but some descendants interviewed in Union Parish, Louisiana,

in 1955, insisted was a brother of Noah and of Lawrence, and son of Major

James Scarborough.

1-7. William Scarborough, mentioned by Joab Lane Scarborough, as

migrating to Tennessee, but we have found no record of him.


1. Book AA, pp. 188-189, Bulloch County, Georgia, Deed Records.

2. Territorial Papers of the U.S., Miss Territory, by Cater, pp. 449-456.

3. ...


1-8. Lemuel Scarborough. Burke County, Georgia. By inference.

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The only reason that we have to believe that Lemuel Scarborough was

one of Major James Scarborough's sons is the fact that he was born in

Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and settled in Burke County, Georgia,

with the other Scarboroughs. In 1803, his orphans drew in the Land Lottery

from Burke County, Georgia. He son, Lemuel Scarborough, b. 1801, moved

to Benton County, Alabama, married and had twelve children. He died in

1850, near White Plains, Calhoun County, Alabama, and in 1867 the family

moved to Texas.

There may have been other children, including daughters, but we have

for no records.

We are sure of Allen Scarborough as the brother of Lawrence, from

records and letters of various members of the family. These two men and

their descendants moved to Mississippi Territory and to Louisiana, at about

the same time, and many of them came to Texas where they have known

each other intimately throughout the years.

Issue of Major James Scarborough and Grace King (?):

2. The second wife of Major James Scarborough, of whom we have any

record, was Grace, and identified by some of the kinsmen as Grace King,

(wife Frances), in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, on October 15,

1784, and proved in the County Court in 1785.


Witnesses were John

Stringer and John Proctor. Whether this is the right identification we do

not know, for James Scarborough was not named as son-in-law in any

will in Edgecombe County that we have found, and we have found no

official record of any of his marriages. Since we do not know the date of

this marriage, nor the date of death of Grace, we can not be sure which of

Major James'' children were of this marriage. We feel sure, however, that

Isaac, born in 1780,


was a son of this marriage for Joab Lane

Scarborough, in a letter of 1913, to Isaac Polk Scarborough, said that his

father, John Rasberry Scarborough, was the only son of Penelope, the

third wife, and James Scarborough. We know that Isaac was a son of

Major James from a deed executed by him to Isaac on September 19,

1806, in which he calls him son, and deeds him, for love,


3. Will Book C, pp. 8 and 9.

4. Census of 1850.


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100 acres North Beaver Dam Swamp adjoining Miry Meadow Branch

Dempsey Skinner, James King, Henry Skinner, on Little Pocosin with

Samuel Ruffin and Nathan Eason as witness.


Strange to say, he is not

listed in the Scarborough Bible, yet he was the only son who continued to

live in Edgecombe County, not too far away from his father's home.

It is also probable that Zillah Scarborough was a daughter of Grace

King Scarborough, as she was born in 1776, and could not have been a

daughter of Penelope, whose first husband, Obed Eason, did not die until

1785. She was unmarried and is listed in the Scarborough Bible as dying in

her 80


year, February 20, 1856, which would place her birth in 1776.

From the above facts we have the following children from Major

James and Grace King Scarborough:

2-1. Probably Zillah, or Zilly Scarborough, b. in 1776, d. February 20,

1856 in 80


year of her age, according to the Scarborough Bible.


2-2. Isaac, b. in 1780, in Wilson County, North Carolina, cut off from

Edgecombe County in 1855.

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2-3. Isaac Scarborough, son of Major James Scarborough and wife, Grace

Clark (/) of Edgecombe County, was born in 1780. During the War of

1812 he was a private in the Edgecombe County Company (detached

from the First Edgecombe County Regiment), Second North Carolina

Regiment of Detached Militia, organized in August, 1814, and called

into service of the United States Army by orders issue on September

17, 1814.


He campaigned around Norfolk, Virginia, and was

honorably discharged.

On September 13, 1848, he married Nancy Tyson, bonded by Lewis

(X) Dildy.


In the Edgecombe County Census taken on June 1, 1850, he

was a farmer worth $4500.00 with wife, Nancy, born in 1812, and daughter

Victoria born in February of 1850.


In the Wilson County Census taken on

July 19, 1860, Saratoga District, Nancy Scarborough was worth $11, 070.00

in personal property; Victoria was worth $834.00 in real property, and

$11,533.00 in personal. Susan (born in 1853) was worth the same, and

Lawrence (born in 1857, after the death of his father), was worth the same.


On July 30, 1804, Andrew (X) Phillips of Sumner County, Tennessee

sold Isaac Scarborough of Edgecombe County for $60 silver dollars 87 1/3

acres north of Beaver Dam Swamp, witnessed by James King and Nathan



On March 2, 1821, Kinchen Cherry sold him for $300 a tract of

100 acres west of Miry Marsh adjoining Scarborough and Miry Meadow

Branch, witnessed by Samuel Ruffin and B. Wheeler.


On December 19,

1822, Isaac Scarborough sold Turner Bynum for $250 a tract of 87 1/3 acres

north of Beaver Dam Swamp adjoining James Pitt, witnessed by



Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812, etc., Raleigh, 1873,

pp. 89, 146-147. No. 24, First Edgecombe County Regiment.


Edgecombe County Marriage Bonds, in the N. C. State Archives at



Original Mss. Volume in the National Archives, No. 853, 848.


Edgecombe County Deed book 11...


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James Pender (father of Major General William Dorsey Pender, C. S. A.),

and Benjamin Sharpe.


On March 28, 1828, Dempsey S. Eason sold Isaac Scarborough a

mortgage against Gardner Skinner, son of the late Dempsey Skinner and of

Lydia Skinner who held life estate in the property, 300 acres north of Little

Swamp adjoining Dempsey Skinner, Enos Harrel, and James Scarborough,

witnessed by Isaac Eason and John Dunford.


On January 10, 1829,

Dempsey Skinner sold him for $653.00, 168 1/2 acres on Johnston's Mill

Pond, Long Branch, and the lines of Forbes, Johnston, Hobbs, and Skinner,

witnessed by John Skinner and Enose Harrell.


On January 1, 1834, Isaac Scarborough sold Stephen Edwards for $650.00,

193 1/2 acres adjoining William Tyson, Spring Branch, and Ruffin,

witnessed by John A. Vines and Amos Wooten.


On April 29, 1837,

James Pitt sold him for $1,000.00, 330 acres north of Beaver Dam Swamp,

adjoining Henry Skinner, Miry Meadow Branch, Hardy Phillips, Raccoon

Branch, Dempsey Eure Scarborough, and Saddler's Meadow, witnessed by

David Williams and A. P. Sessums.


On November 24, 1841, James J.

Phillips and Joab Horn sold him for $2,800.00, 1219 acres south of White

Oak Swamp adjoining Richard Hocutt, Elisha Felton, John Mason, Lewis

Dildy, Cabin Branch, Little Branch, and William Barnes, witnessed by

William Tunnell and Wldon Hunter.


On December 1, 1841, Isaac Scarborough sold Joab Horne for $154.00, 154

1/4 acres south of White Oak Swamp adjoining Richard Hocutt, witnessed

by William Ellis and Coffield Ellis.


On January 20, 1847, Lewis (X)

Dildy sold Isaac Scarborough for $450.00, 200 acres adjoining White Oak

Swamp, John Mason, deceased, Cabin Branch, and Scarborough witnessed

by William Ellis and Louisa O. Ellis.


On December 13, 1847, David P.

Shallington sold him for $2,000.00, 417 acres on White Oak Swamp "at the

bridge", adjoining Hickman Ellis, Scarborough, William


7. Deed Book 18, p. 49.

8. Deed Book 19, p. 152.

9. Deed Book 19, p. 375.

10. Deed Book 21, p. 79.

11. Deed Book 22, p. 23.

12. Deed Book 23, p. 715.

13. Deed Book 23, p. 156.

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14. Deed Book 24, p. 245.


Barnes and Tosnot Swamp, witnessed by Bassett Sikes and William



On December 15, 1847, Isaac Scarborough sold Amos W. Cobb for $700.00,

148 1/2 acres at the mouth of a small branch on Johnston's Mill Pond, Long

Branch, Forbes, Johnston, Hobbs, and Skinner, witnessed by William Forbes

and Nathan R. Eason.


On December 7, 1850, he sold Willis Flemming for

$300.00, 100 acres west of Miry Marsh on Miry Marsh Branch, witnessed

by R. T. Eagles and William L. Weaver.


On December 9, 1851, Isaac Scarborough sold William L. Weaver for

$800.00, 300 acres north of Beaver Dam Swamp adjoining Willis Flemming,

Miry Meadow Branch, Hardy Phillips, Raccoon Branch, the former

Dempsey Eure, Turner Bynum, and Sadler's Meadow, witnessed by William

Forbes and J. T. Weaver.


He Made his will in Wilson County, North Carolina, on October 1,

1853, and it was probated in April Court, 1857:


(1) wife Nancy

Scarborough, lifetime use of the home plantation purchased of Joab Horne

adjoining the Lewis Dilda tract: gift of 7 slaves; use of 3 slaves, household

and kitchen furniture, 2 brandy stills, apple mill, and cider casks; gift of

hogs, horses, cattle, sheep, poultry, crops, and farming tools and equipment,

(2) eldest daughter Queen Victoria Scarborough, the Shallington tract on

White Oak Swamp, reversional half-interest in the three slaves, gift of half-

interest in any other slaves, reversional half-interest in other personal

property, and gift of $1,000.00, (3) youngest daughter Isaac Susan

Scarborough, reversion of mother's land, reversional half-interest in three

slaves, gift of half-interest in


15. Deed Book 24, p. 439.

16. Deed Book 24, p. 486.

17. Deed Book 25, p. 387 and 478.

18. Deed Book 25, p. 615.

19. Wilson County, Will Book 1, pp. 37-38.


any other slaves reversional half-interest in other personal property ...

Coffield Ellis, and (5) witnesses William... Benjamin Bynum.

Children of Isaac Scarborough and wife, Nancy Tyson:

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2-2-1. Queen Victoria Scarborough was born in February, 1850. On October

13, 1870, in Wilson County, she married Thomas Felton (born in

1840), son of John and Tanzy Felton. He was a Corporal in Company

E, 19


North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States Army.

2-2-2. Isaac Susan Scarborough was born in 1853.

2-2-3. Lawrence Scarborough was born 1857.

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Issue of Major James Scarborough and Penelope Rasberry (?) Eason:


The third wife of Major James Scarborough, of whom we have

any record, was Penelope Eason, widow of Obed Eason, who died 7-29-

1785. The Scarborough Bible birth as March 26, 1749, and her death as

occurring October 16, 1822, "age 72 years, and about seven months". Joab

Lane Scarborough, grandson, said that Penelope's maiden name was

Rasberry, and we assume that this is true, as her only son was named John

Rasberry Scarborough, and the name has been continued in this branch of

the Scarborough family. On November 28, 1793, James and Penelope,

lately the wife of Obed Eason", petitioned the Edgecombe County Court for

her dower on the lands of said Eason,


and on February 28, 1798, James and

Penelope Scarborough were appointed guardians of the orphans of Richard

and Elizabeth Lyon and William and Penelope Phillips, and of Nathan Eason

on the following day.

From the above records we know that James and Penelope Eason

Scarborough were married between 1785, the date of the death of Obed

Eason, and 1793, when the petition was presented to the Court for

Penelope's dower from her late husband, Obed Eason. There is a marriage

record on file in Bertie County, North Carolina, for a Penelope Eason and

William Gardner, December 25, 1797, with Joel Cook as security, but

whether there is any connection with Penelope Eason of Edgecombe County,

we do not know.

The only issue, so far as we know of James and Penelope Eason

Scarborough, was Polly Parmer (Palmer) Scarborough, who married Joshua

B. Eason, and John Rasberry Scarborough, who married Nancy Elizabeth

Watkins, and removed to Alabama circa 1832.

Issue of Major James Scarborough and Penelope Eason Scarborough:

1. John Rasberry Scarborough, b. 1785, m. in 1812, Nancy Elizabeth

Watkins, of Nash County, North Carolina, b.


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1. Court Minutes, March 26, 1749 - October 19, 1822.


1787, and was his father's only son of this marriage. He was baptized into

the Baptist Church by Elder Joshua Barnes, on November 8, 1811, according

to the records in the Scarborough Bible. John Rasberry Scarborough moved

to Alabama in 1832, and to Mississippi in 1838. *(He may have moved by

1826, as a child was born there on that date.)

Joab Lane Scarborough, son of the above John Rasberry Scarborough

from Koskiusho, Mississippi, in a letter to Isaac Polk Scarborough in 1913,

at which time he was ninety-one years old, said that his father had twenty-

one children, but the Bible only lists twelve. However, we have the names

of two more children who were born after the removal to Alabama, who

were listed with John Rasberry Scarborough in the 1850 Census of Clarke

County, Alabama: Peter, age 24 at that date, making his birth date 1826, and

Sarah, age 22, born in 1828.

From the records in the Scarborough Bible, and from Census Records

in Clarke and Sumter Counties in Alabama, and tombstone records in

cemeteries in Sumter County, Alabama, and Attala County, Mississippi,

(Koskiusko), we have the following:

Issue of John Rasberry and Nancy Watkins Scarborough:

1-1. James Richardson Scarborough, b. February 5, 1814.

1-2. Rev. Abner R. Scarborough, b. January 31, 1815, d. 1888, buried

Bluffport Cemetery, Sumter County, Alabama; left will in Sumter

County, Alabama, dated August 27, 1887, probated May 8, 1889, and

recorded in Will Book No. 3, p. 187. He names the following

children: James T. Scarborough, b. 1850; Alice G. Hawkins; Ann C.

Hawkins, b. 1845; John > Scarborough, b. 1847; William H.

Scarborough; Mary E. Hoit, b. 1849; Abner P. (Porter) Scarborough,

Andrew G. Scarborough, and Maranda A. Gibbins.

Abner Rasberry Scarborough married September 19, 1842, Sumter

County, Alabama, Ruth Greer Talbot, b. 1822, in Tennessee. They were

married by M. W. Christian, Minister of the Gospel, and bonded by William

P. Gould who swore that A. R. Scarborough was over twenty-one. (Sumter

County, Alabama, First Marriage Book, p. 231).


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*Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Miss., Vol. 2, p. 723.


1-3. Isaac Watkins Scarborough, b. May 22, 1817, in north Carolina,* d.

June 7, 1901, buried in Koskiusko, Mississippi, m. Lucy Garrett, b.

June 5, 1826, in Virginia, d. April 8, 1886.

Issue of Isaac Watkins and Lucy Garnett Scarborough: (From Census

and Cemetery records, so there may have been others):

1-3-1. Otis Woodbury Scarborough, b. 1848.

1-3-2. Male infant, b. 1850, probably Othello C. Scarborough; m. Samantha,

in Attala County, Mississippi, in 1880 Census.

In the Scarborough cemetery plot in Koskiusko, Mississippi,

surrounded by a black iron fence, with the names of I. W. and L. G.

Scarborough on the iron gate, we found the following tombs, and data, with

all buried in vaults:

1-3-3. Ida Comora Scarborough, daughter of Isaac Watkins Scarborough,

and Lucy Garnett Scarborough, 1852-1853.

1-3-4. Oreano (?) Harrison Scarborough, March 14, 1854-June 26, 1855.

1-3-5. Overton Davis Scarborough, Dec. 22, 1855-June 26, 1856.

1-3-6. Fenton Garnett Scarborough, wife of J. Wade Fletcher, b. April 7,

1857, d. March 4, 1923.

1-3-7. Isaac Watkins Scarborough, b. Dec. 13, 1858, d. Nov. 22, 1892.

1-3-8. Newton John Scarborough, b. Nov. 10, 1860, d. Aug. 27, 1861.

1-3-9. Soule Simmes Scarborough, b. July 29, 1862, d. May 22, 1884.


Dolla Pink Scarborough, b. Dec. 6, 1864, d. Oct. 9, 1865.


Willie Precious Scarborough, b. Nov. 1, 1866, d. June 26, 1867.


Lucy Lee Scarborough Chestnut, 1869-1953.


*The tomb in the cemetery lists the birth of Isaac Watkins as April 17,

1816, but I have used the date given in the Scarborough Bible.


1-4. Lawrence ... b. May 22, 1817, in North Carolina, m..., b. 1818.

Issue of Lawrence and Caroline Scarborough:

1-4-1. Ann (N...) Scarborough, b. 1836, in Koskiusko Mississippi.

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1-4-2. Sarah E. Scarborough, b. 1837, in Mississippi.

1-4-3. Mary E. Scarborough, b. 1842.

1-4-4. Alice L. Scarborough, b. 1845.

1-4-5. Willie Scarborough (male), b. 1849.

1-5. Susan Parker Scarborough, b. December 3, 1818.

1-6. John Rasberry Scarborough, Jr., b. February 28, 1820.

The above John Rasberry Scarborough has not been identified in the

records of Koskiusko, Mississippi, but a Dr. John W. Scarborough, with

wife, Martha E., was located there in 1850, 1860, and 1870, whose birth is

the same as that John Rasberry Scarborough, and the records may have been

confused. He apparently had no issue.

1-7. Martha Andrews Scarborough, b. April 3, 1821.

1-8. (Rev.) Joab Lane Scarborough, b. July 16, 1822.

Rev. Joab Lane Scarborough corresponded for some time with Isaac

Polk Scarborough of Abilene, Texas, in 1913, when he was ninety-one years

old, but did not list his children, nor mention the name of his wife. The

Census records give only initials, hence there are hard to identify.

Joab Lane Scarborough from the Census Records of 1850, 1860, and

1870, with wife listed as F. E. A. Scarborough, b. 1835, apparently had the

following children:

1-8-1. A. L. Scarborough, male, b. 1856.

1-8-2. E. J. Scarborough, female, b. 1862.

1-8-3. E. W. Scarborough, male, b. 1864.

1-8-4. F. W. Scarborough, male, b. 1867.

The Census of 1880 lists three children still at home with the father:

A. L., E. W., and F. W. We have been unable to learn just when Joab Lane

Scarborough died, but his wife must have died between 1860-1870, for she

is not listed in the 1870 and 1880 Census records.

1-9. Nancy Margaret Scarborough, b. September 25, 1823.

1-10. William Jesse Scarborough, b. October 24, 1824.

1-11. Zillah Scarborough, b. February 24, 1827.

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Records of John Rasberry Scarborough, son of Major James Scarborough:

Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Deed Book 18, page 27,

December 28, 1820, John R. Scarborough, son of James, executor of will of

Elizabeth M. Andrews, deed to Peter Evans, 300 acres of her land adjoining

Simon Edwards, road, Scarborough. Richard Hines, witness.

Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Deed Book 17, page 279, April

2, 1821, Edwin Norvell to John R. Scarborough (for $500.00), agent of

Samuel Ruffin, 120 S. Otter's Creek, adjoining Sarah Norvell, Cornfield

Branch, Stephen Wooten. Witnesses: Elvin (E) Joyner and W. W. Ruffin.

Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Deed Book 17, page 284, May 3,

1821, John R. Scarborough, Executor of Eliz M. Andrews, deceased, deed to

Esther Johnson (widow of Colonel Jonas Johnston) land South of Beaver

Dam Swamp, adjoining Peter Evans. J. B. Eason and Peter Moore,


Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 17, page 479, James (I B) Burris to

John R. Scarborough, trustee for John R. Eason, November 9, 1821, for

$325.00, 200 acres on Otter's Creek. Samuel Ruffin and Hardy F. (HB)


Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 17, page 530, February 7,

1823. Sarah (X) Norvell to John R. Scarborough for $126.21, agent for

Levina Norvell. Dower right in deceased husband's land, stock, etc.

Benjamin Moore and William Moore, witnesses.

Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 20, page 360, November 23,

1832, John R. Scarborough of Edgecombe, to Isaac Scarborough of

Edgecombe, for $500.00 in hard money, adjoining William Tyson, Spring

Branch, Ruffin 196 1/2 acres. Turner Bynum and Wiley Belcher, witnesses.

This land was probably sold in preparation for his move to Alabama.

2. The second child of Major James Scarborough and Penelope Eason

Scarborough, was Polly Palmer (Parmer) Scarborough, whose family

continued to live in North Carolina. She was born in 1794, and married

Joshua Barnes Eason, son of Coburn Eason and his wife, Elizabeth

Barnes, daughter of Reverend Joshua Barnes of Pitt County, North

Carolina. She was named, along with her children in the will of Major

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James Scarborough. Her children, listed in the Scarborough Bible, were

as follows-

2-1. Penelope Scarborough Eason, b. Edgecombe County, North Carolina,

March 8, 1813, d. March 16, 1869, m. January 12, 1832, Richard

Tilghman Eagles, son of Levi and Tabitha Eagles, who was born

November 13, 1799, d. July 26, 1864, and buried on the old John

Eason farm. They were listed in the Edgecombe County, North

Carolina, Census of 1850, with the following children.

2-1-1. Mary Eagles, b. 1834.

2-1-2. Lorenzo Dow Eagles, b. 1837, Confederate soldier, who died of

wounds, May 24, 1864.

2-1-3. Thomas B. Eagles, b. 1841.

2-1-4. Zilpha Ann Eagles, b. 1844.

2-1-5. Benjamin Franklin Eagles, b. May 28, 1846, Confederate soldier, d.

190.; m. February 10, 1870, Sidney Elizabeth Bradley (1845-1910).


2-1-5-1. Benjamin Franklin Eagles, Jr. (1877-1950) was married three


Issue by first wife:

2-1-5-1-1. Rebekah Eagles Moss.

2-1-5-1-2. Margaret Eagles Overman.

2-1-5-1-3. Benjamin Franklin Eagles.

2-1-5-1-4. Joseph Elliott Eagles.

Issue by second Wife:

2-1-5-1-5. Robert Bradley Eagles.

Issue by third wife, Elizabeth Butler, m. 1935:

2-1-5-1-6. Francis Rogan Eagles, b. 1938.

2-1-6. Sarah Louise Eagles, b. December 15, 1849, d. December 22, 1913,

m. July 28, 1870, Almon Leonidas Fountain 1842-1907)


Lula Fountain, b. Nov. 10, 1893, m. October 18, 1922, William

Leggett Goodwyn b. May 3, 1889.

2-1-7. Dr. Columber W. Eagles, b. Oct. 15, 1852, d. July 14, 1886, and

buried at Crisp, near Mac Clesfield, Edgecombe County, North


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2-2. Bynum Eason, b. July 2, 1814.

2-3. Zoroann Eason, b. March 21, 1816.

2-4. Millicent Eason, b. January 28, 1818.

2-5. Eliza Lane Eason, b. June 28, 1819.

2-6. Martha Ann Eason, b. March 9, 1821.

2-7. James Scarborough Eason, b. April 28, 1823.

The Bible of Major James Scarborough:

Through the courtesy of Mrs. Benjamin F. Eagles of Crisp,

Edgecombe County, North Carolina, I have photostats of pages from an old

Scarborough Bible, with many early records of some of the members of the

family. Mrs. Eagles' husband was the great great grandson of Major James

Scarborough, through his daughter, Polly Parmer Scarborough. This

Scarborough Bible was the possession of Penelope Eason Eagles, wife of

Richard Tilghman Eagles, who was a grand-daughter of Major James

Scarborough, and has been kept by the Eagles family. The old Eagles' home

was located at Crisp, and the Scarborough home was near Saratoga, just

about ten miles away. The Bible was printed in Edinburgh Scotland, in

1795, and recites that it is the Bible of James Scarborough, but it has no

records in it of any members of the family except those of John Rasberry

Scarborough and Polly P. Eason. By 1795, when this Bible was printed,

James Scarborough's first two wives had been dead for many years, and the

children of those marriages had moved to widely scattered states. Zilly

Scarborough's death is recorded, but neither Isaac Scarborough nor Martha

Scarborough, the last wife of Major James, are mentioned.

Some of the writing is very hard to read, and time and the weather

have completely obliterated some of the entries. There are no marriage

records listed, and it seems that some of the pages have been lost.

Though no date of birth or death was given for John Rasberry, son of

Major James and Penelope,

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an entry listed in the date of his baptism. The entry was as follows: "John

R. Scarborough was baptized on November 8, 1811, by Elder Joshua Barnes,

pastor of the church at Old Town Creek, departed this life August 1, 1816".

Joab Lane Scarborough, in a letter to Isaac Polk Scarborough in 1913,

at which time he was ninety-one years old, said that his father, John

Rasberry Scarborough, had twenty-one children, but the Bible only lists

twelve. John R. Scarborough moved to Alabama in 1832,


and to

Mississippi in 1838, and it may be that he had other children after he

removed from North Carolina.

Second only in interest to this Scarborough Bible is the old home of

Major James Scarborough, which is still standing, and owned by

descendants of Isaac Scarborough, son of Major James. It is located in

present Wilson County, North Carolina, about one mile north of Saratoga,

on the old road from Stantonsburg to Tarboro, in the part that was cut off in

1855 from Edgecombe County, when Wilson county was formed. The

present owners, Mr. And Mrs. Donohue White Bryant, are descendants of

Isaac Scarborough, and the line of descent is as follows: Donohue White

Bryant is the son of Albert Sydney Bryant and Addie Owen, grandson of

James Bryant and Susan Scarborough, who was the daughter of Isaac

Scarborough, son of Major James Scarborough. Major James, in his will,

left this home to his wife, Martha, and his unmarried daughter, Zilly, during

their lifetime. Isaac was the only one of the sons who remained in North

Carolina, so it is probable that he purchased the property from other heirs.

On an old chimney of the house is the date, June 26, 1830, but

members of the family believe that the house was built much earlier. There

is an old cemetery across the way from the house, but a few wooden markers

with all names and dates obliterated, are all that remain to indeicate that any

graves were ever there. If there were ever any stone monuments there, they

have been removed by vandals long ago.




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Major James Scarborough and Marth Tartt Eason:

4. The fourth wife of Major James Scarborough, according to our

records, was Martha Tartt Eason, widow of Abner Eason, who was a brother

of Obed Eason, first husband of Penelope Rasberry Eason Scarborough.

Martha Tartt was the daughter of Jonathan Tart and his wife, Catherine, and

is named in her father's will, proved in Edgecombe County Court in 1789.

(Book 3, p. 87).

On November 18, 1823, James Scarborough and Martha Eason

entered into a marriage agreement in which James transfers to his son, John

R. Scarborough, with Martha's consent, all property, real and personal, and

relinquishes any dower rights on her estate. Witness: John Dunford.


It is

presumed that James Scarborough and Martha were married shortly after

that time, though the marriage may not have taken place until 1826, for on

November 26, 1826, James Scarborough transfers to his son, John R.

Scarborough, for love, "The plantation where he and I now live", south of

Johnston's Mill Swamp, also Pearney plantation on the north side of the

swamp, and five slaves, reserving life estate in same. Witness: Richard



Just a few days earlier, November 18, 1826, James and Martha

Scarborough, deed Abner Eason, land from Martha's late husband, Abner

Eason, located south of Baggett's branch, and six slaves for love and

$300.00., reserving Martha's life estate in the land and one slave


. On

February 26, 1827, John Dunford appeared in Court and proved the marriage

contract between James Scarborough and Martha Eason. There was no issue

of this marriage.

On February 23, 1837, Abner Eason, W. D. Petway, Martha

Scarborough (wife of James), sold to Bassett Sykes, 640 acres north of

Contentnea Creek, adjoining Baggett Branch, "the thoroughfare", Bennett

Eason (formerly Coburn Eason line), for $1850.00. Bryan Barnes, witness.


Major James Scarborough had died on March 1, 1836.

The first record found in Edgecombe County of purchase of land by

James Scarborough was on May 13, 1769, when

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1. Deed Book 18, p. 540.

2. Deed Book 18, p. 512.

3. Deed Book 18, p. 514

4. Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 22, p. 158.


Robert Wright son him 100 acres South of Town Creek, adjoining Jacob

Dunn and Solomon Forehand, the purchase price being seven pounds

Proclamation Money, (State Script, and not hard money or "specie".)



appears to have sold this land on September 21, 1770, to Solomon Forehand,

for 19 pounds Proclamation Money.


Other records found among the Deeds

of Edgecombe County are as follows:

Patent Book 31, p. 22, James Scarborough No. 22, File No. 1816,

entered June 4, 1778, issued December 10, 1778, 365 1/4 acres South of

Jacob Johnston's Mill Swamp, adjoining James Johnston, James

Scarborough, and Edward Sumrell.

Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 3, p. 491, December 10, 1778,

Governor Richard Caswell, to James Scarborough, for fifty shillings per

hundred, 365 1/4 acres South of Jacob Johnston's Mill Swamp, adjoining

self, Jonas Johnston, Edward Sumrell. (Patent Book 31, p. 22, above.)

Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 4, p. 67, October 9, 1780,

James Scarborough, Planter of Edgecombe, to Samuel Scarborough, for 40

pounds current N. C. money, 40 acres, adjoining Sarah Scarborough,

Dunagan's Mill Branch. Witnesses: John Perry, Phillip Perry, and Peter


Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 9, p. 481, Land Grant, to

James Scarborough, No. 623, at 51 shillings per hundred acres, Governor

Richard Dobbs Speight grant of 36 acres South of Town Creek, adjoining

Solomon Phillips, William Stokes, Dempsey Stokes, entered June 10, 1782,

and granted December 5, 1794. (See also Patent Book 86, p. 130.)

Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 4, p. 489, December 1, 1786,

Peter Hines, John Ellis, Hezekiah Cartwright, Owen Cravey, Henry Holland,

Henry Hines, chosen by James and Samuel Scarborough to settle a dispute

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over their brother Joel's part of their father's estate, decree that Samuel sell

the land in dispute, and divide the proceeds among all surviving brothers.

Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 8, page 126, Land Grant No.

607, for 10 pounds per hundred acres, Gov. Alexander Martin grant for 100

acres to James Scarborough, at head of Autrey's Creek (sometimes spelled

Otter's Creek), adjoining Beauty Spot Pocoson, Abraham Brinkley, entered

February 11, 1789, and granted on November 27, 1792. (See also Patent

Book 78, p. 506).

Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 8, p. 464, November 19, 1793,

Amos Johnston to James Scarborough for


5. Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book D, p. 169.

6. Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book D, p. 290.


$150.00 silver dollars, 140 acres North of Beaver Dam Swamp, adjoining

Dempsey Skinner, Miry Meadow Branch, John Perminter. Witness: Amos

Quinn and John Colwell.

Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 8, p. 896, December 26, 1797,

James Scarborough to William Phillips for 50 pounds, 100 acres at the head

of Autrey's Creek on Beauty Spot Pocosin adjoining Abraham Brinkley. J.

Colwell and Wright Perminter, witnesses.

Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 9, p. 187, April 20, 1799, James

Scarborough to Amos Johnston (brother to the late Colonel Jonas Johnston),

for $36.00 silver dollars, 36 acres south of Town Creek, on Little Swamp,

adjoining Solomon Phillips (now Wm. Phillips'), William Stokes, Amos

Johnston, Dempsey Stokes, (Scarborough's Patent of December 5, 1794.)

Witnesses: Henry Hines and Shadrack Owens.

Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 21, p. 39, November 30, 1833.

Elizabeth and John Dunford to James Scarborough, for $50.00, 30 acres

west of Cow Branch, adjoining Thomas Dunford, Amos Wooten, Amos

Johnston, John R. Scarborough, and the road. Witnesses: Richard T. Eagles

and Joshua B. Eason.

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Edgecombe County, N. C., Deed Book 14, p. 285. On August 22,

1810, David Pitt (brother of Keziah Pitt Johnston) of Lower Town Creek,

sold James Scarborough, of Edgecombe County, for $300.00 silver dollars,

one certain Negro girl named Treecy, aged about twelve years, with all her

increase forever hereafter, witnessed by John R. Scarborough. The Bill of

Sale was proved in the August Court, 1812, by the oath of John R.

Scarborough. The record is from the original deed, with the actual signature

of James Scarborough.

In the 1790 Census of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Halifax

District, James Scarborough was listed with two males over sixteen,

including head of the family, five males under sixteen, and six females, and

six slaves. It is probable that some of these children were step-children, as

all of the children of the first marriage, of whom we have any record, had

moved away from North Carolina at this time, and so far as we know, Isaac,

Polly Palmer Scarborough, John Rasberry, and Zillah, were the only children

left in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

The record of James Scarborough's participation in the Revolutionary

War was secured from his Pension Application and from the North Carolina

Revolutionary Army.

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Major James Scarborough was born November 29, 1748, in

Southampton County, Virginia, and came with his parents, David and Sarah

Scarborough, to Edgecombe County, North Carolina, when he was ten years

old. About the time of the Scotch defeat at the Battle of Moore's Creek

Bridge, February 17, 1776, he enlisted for thirty days as a Sergeant in the

Company of Captain Jonas Johnston, and Col. Henry Irwin, of Edgecombe



Captain Johnston was fatally wounded at the Battle of Stone Ferry

on June 20, 1779, having already attained the rank of Col. Of the North

Carolina Militia.


Col. Henry Erwin had been commissioned Lieutenant

Colonel on September 9, 1775, and was killed at the Battle of Germantown

on October 4, 1777.


James Scarborough volunteered as Captain of a Company of

Edgecombe County Militia, as did Henry Irwin Toole, and marched under

Col. Henry Hart to Virginia to assist in expelling Lord Dunmore, when he

"laid to waste the country and caused Norfolk to be burnt", January 1, 1776.

They arrived too late to take part in the affair at Great Bridge, on December



, and returned subsequently to North Carolina to complete this tour of

three months. Captain Toole was commissioned in the Second North

Carolina Regiment on September 1, 1775, and resigned in April of 1776.


The Revolutionary Pension Claim of Micajoh Pettaway says that he

volunteered on August 1, 1780, under Ensign Randolph Hancock, 1


Lieutenant Jesse Howard, Captain James Scarborough, Lt. Col. Branch, and

Col. Henry Hart. Their Regiment was organized near Wake Court House on

September 1


, and marched under Gen. Allen Jones to Hillsborough and

Charlotte, where they spent a month in irregular movements in South

Carolina, and around a place called New Providence, serving there under

General William Smallwood.


James Scarborough's original deposition

concerning this is also in the Pettaway file.


1. Rev. Pension Claim No. S, 7467.

2. Heitman, p. 322.

3. N. C. D. A. R. Roster, p. 502.

4. Heitman, p. 545.

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In 1780 according to James Scarborough's own account, he

volunteered again as Captain of a Company of Militia, under Lieutenant Col.

Branch, Col. Henry Hart, of Edgecombe, and Gen. Allen Johns, of

Northampton. His commission signed by Governor Richard Caswell, was

dated March 4


1780. They did some marching in North Carolina before

joining the Continental Army at New Providence, on the border of South

Carolina, commanded by Brigadier General William Smallwood, of

Maryland. Scarborough was in the detachment that Gen. Smallwood sent,

under Col. William Richardson Davie, commissioned on Sept. 5, 1780, to

assist Col. James Williams of the South Carolina State Cavalry. They

arrived too late for the Battle of King's Mountain, fought on October 7,

1780, but had a nice little skirmish on the way. They returned to

Smallwood's headquarters and after a few days were sent to get some corn in

the possession of the Tories, near a fort on Crance Creek, in South Carolina.

Captain Scarborough brought back such accurate information about the

weakness of the enemy that Smallwood and Col. William Washington, of

Virginia, were enabled to capture them all. Since he was the oldest Captain

in the North Carolina Regiment, he was temporarily given the commission

of Major and served until about the middle of January, or perhaps five

months later, and returned to his home.

The Revolutionary Pension Claim of Joel Cahoon says that he was

mustered for three months in June 1781, at Tarborough, under Ensign

William Fort, Lieutenant Hall, Captain James Wilson,

Major James


, and Col. Henry Hart, for the purpose of pursuing the Tories in

the neighboring counties, and that Col. Hart discharged him at Tarborough at

the end of the tour.


After participating for about a month in an informal expedition against

the Tories of Eastern North Carolina, continued Scarborough's account, he

volunteered again with the rank of Captain of a Militia Company, under

Major Gen. Richard Caswell (died on November 20, 1789), to meet the

British threat against Wilmington. At Kingston, they united with Col.

Abraham Shepard's (of Dobbs County), Regiment, before marching into

Onslow County. He was in service about three months and resigned on the

last of November 1781. However, he continued to be active in the military

affairs of Edgecombe County and on December 20, 1787, the General

Assembly of North Carolina appointed him Second

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5. Pension Claim No. W. 8576.


Major of Edgecombe County Regiment of Militia, and First Major in 1795.


On February 25, 1833, James Scarborough applied for a Federal

Pension for his Revolutionary services. It was issued on July 31, 1833, but

was retroactive to March 4, 1833, at the rate of $225.00 per year. He died

on March 1, 1836, and the last payment was made at the Fayetteville office

on June 29, 1836, to James Hart, attorney for the widow, Martha



James Scarborough made his will in the Saratoga neighborhood of

Edgecombe, now Wilson County, on May 12, 1835, and it was probated in

May Court, 1836.


It provided that, (1) his wife Martha and daughter Zilly

should have the use of the home plantation north of the swamp; (2)

grandchildren, Millicent Eason, Elizabeth Eason, Martha Eason, and James

S. Eason, equal shares of the slaves and their increase; (3) daughter Polly P.

Eason, wife of Joshua B. Eason, use of the plantation where she was living,

and then to her daughter, Penelope Eason Eagles; (4) son, John R.

Scarborough and daughter, Polly P. Eason, equal shares of notes, bonds and

money coming from sale of stock; (5) son, John R. Scarborough, 196 acres

and seven slaves; (6) Executors, Stephen Wooten and Richard T. Eagles; and

(7) witnesses, Stephen Edwards and Rial Edwards.

An Inventory and Account of Sales was filed in the Edgecombe

County Court on March 1, 1836, September 20, 1836, and on December 6,

1836, giving an interesting account of the personal property sold at auction,

the amount paid for each item, and the names of the persons who made the



There was another James Scarborough who was a Revolutionary

soldier from North Carolina, who received a pension for his services, but we

have for no records connecting him with the family of Major James

Scarborough, of Edgecombe County, North Carolina. His record is included

in this history, so that there will be no confusion concerning the two men.


7. N. C. State Records XX, pp. 273 and 461; N. C. Archives Dept., G. D.

147, p. 67. Pension Claim No. S, 7467.

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8. Will Book F, pp. 189-190.

9. Inventory and Accounts, 1816-1842. Edgecombe County, pp. .....


Rev. War Pension of James Scarborough, W. 17783

Declaration: November 3, 1818, Caswell County, N. C., by James

Scarborough, age 68, of Rockingham County, North Carolina, swears that he

enlisted in Loudon County, Virginia, for 18 months, in May 1779, "or

thereabouts", as a private in Capt. Benjamin Lawson's Co. Va. Line, on

Continental establishment. He was under the command of Col. John John

Green (formerly of Culpepper Co., Va.), and Lt. Col. Benjamin Haws or

Haus, formerly of Fredericksburg, Va.

He served until March 15, 1781; in January 1781, he was in the battle

of Guilford where he received a severe gun shot wound in the ankle and foot

which made it necessary to be left behind. He stayed at the house of Capt.

Peter O'Neal in Guilford County, now Rockingham county, until his

Regiment was discharged, after the making of peace. He remained in

Rockingham county, a great distance from where he enlisted.

David Little, Esq., testified knowing James Scarborough, and seeing

him disabled in 1781, etc. He also was in the battle of Cowpens. James

Scarborough made Declaration Nov. 3, 1820, and lists his property as: 5

hogs valued at $10.00, necessary bedding and clothing excepted. He was a

stone mason, and well digger but unable to work to support himself and

wife, age 65, and a young woman about 14, an orphan, who he had raised.

Declaration of John Scarborough, of Rockingham County, N. C., age 64,

May 25, 1846:

John Scarborough of above county, swears that he is the only heir at

law of Sarah Scarborough; that James Scarborough died April 13, 1839,

leaving the declarant the only heir. He believes to the best of his knowledge,

that his parents were married in 1781. His Bible records have been

misplaced. The marriage records had not been found, but John Walker, age

78, swears that he was present at the wedding of James Scarborough and

Sarah Martin, who were married by William Clark, Esq., at his (John

Walker's) father's house in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

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William Conner, of Rockingham Co., N. C., makes affidavit

supporting the claim of John Scarborough. Similar affidavits were made by

Samuel H. Walker, and John B. Young, Bayliss Lynn, and John Taylor of

Rocking ham County, North Carolina.

James Scarborough received $8.00 per month under Act of 1818;

Sarah Scarborough received $60.00 per annum under Act of 1838.

Will of Major James Scarborough, Edgecombe County, North


May the Twelfth day in the Year of one thousand eight hundred and

thirty five, I, James Scarborough of the County of Edgecombe and State of

North Carolina being in a low state of health but in reasonable sense and

knowing the certainty of death, wishing to dispose of my worldly goods in

manner and form following, that is to say:

I. I lend unto my loving wife Martha and daughter Zilly Scarborough

jointly together the plantation whereon I now live, also the plantation on the

North side of the swamp adjoining to the same with all my crop both in dore

and out dore with all my household and kitchen goods and furniture, and

brandy still and cider implements. I also lend to them a parcel of Negroes

that is to say, Nan, Aggy, Simon, Silvy, Lemon, Washington, Sumpter, and

young Aggy, and Haywood, these eight Negroes and their increase I lend

them jointly together to my wife and daughter Zilly but by no means to be

hired out but to remain on the plantation to labor for them during their

natural lives. After their deaths I give the aforesaid Negroes by name tand

their increase to my grand daughters and my grandson Millicent Eason,

Elizabeth Eason and James S. Eason, daughters and son of Joshua B. Eason

to be equally divided between the above named grand children at the death

of my wife and daughter Zilly, to their use and benefit forever. If either or

any of the above named children dies the surviving one has it all. I also lend

my stock of horses, cattle, hogs, and sheep with all of my living stock of

every kind jointly to my wife and daughter Zilly during their natural life and

at their death my will is it should be sold on a twelve months credit by

giving bond with approved security to the Executors, and the money arising

from the same is to be equally divided between John R. Scarborough and

Polly P. Eason, wife of Joshua B. Eason, to their use and benefit forever,

also all my judgments, notes, and accounts to be collected, and after paying

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my lawful debts out of the same the balance to be equally divided between

the same John R. Scarborough and Polly P. Eason and all my ready money,

if any, I want equally divided between my wife and daughter Zilly to their

use and benefit. My will is that the plantation whereon Joshua B. Eason

now lives I leave it with my daughter Polly P. Eason during her life without

interruption and after her death I give it to my grand daughter Penelope

Eason, now Eagles, to her and her heirs lawfully begotten of her body.

I have given to my son John R. Scarborough the land whereon he did

live, one hundred and ninety six acres; I also have given him three likely

Negroes when he went away, and now I give him four more after my death,

their names being as follows: Luke, Gilford, Orange, and Willis. The above

Negroes are not to be carried away without a lawful authority either by

himself or his heirs of Executors. I now desire this to be my last will and

testament and do appoint my friends Stephen Wooten and Richard T. Eagles

Executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have set

my hand and fix my seal the day and date above written.

James Scarborough (seal)


Stephen Edwards

Real Edwards.



Montgomery County, Salisbury District:

James and John, Both slaves.

Edgecombe County, Halifax District:

Major James Scarborough: 2 males over 16; 5 males under 16, and 6

females. 5 slaves.

Capt. Samuel Scarborough, 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16; and 5

females. 2 slaves.

Rockingham County, Salisbury District:

James Scarborough, Revolutionary Soldier. Not identified with the

Scarboroughs of Edgecombe County.

Sampson County, Fayette District:

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*John Scarborough, Benjamin and Michael.


*In August 1783, the Auditors of Wilmington District allowed John

Scarborow Certificate No. 1153 for 8-4-0 from Oct. 16, 1781.


Wake County, Hillsborough District:

John Scarborough; Samuel Scarborough and Samuel, Jr., both

Revolutionary Soldiers.

Currituck County, Edenton District:

Edward; Ignatius; George; George, Jr.; Austin; William; Mary, and


Perquimans County, Edenton District:

Benjamin Scarborough.

Camden County, Edenton District:

Christopher Sharborough.

Pasquotank County, Edenton District:

Luke, Joseph and Jehu.

Montgomery County, Salisbury District:

John and James Scarber.

Beauford County, New Bern District:

Benjamin Scarborough.

Dobbs County, New Bern District:

(Upper part of Dobbs County became Glasgow in 1791, and Greene in

1799; Lower part of the county became Lenoir in 1791.)

Nathan, Martha, Jesse, and Benjamin.

Nathan Scarborough. In 1782 he enlisted for 18 months as a private

in Captain Joseph Thodes' Company, Colonel Abraham's 10


N. C. Infantry

Regiment, The Continental Line. (Nor. Car. D. A. R. Roster, Durham, 1932,

p.167.) In September, 1791, Nathan Scarborough, Certificate No. 2,

received 1-0-0 plus 0-8-0 interest from Comptroller John Haywood, Public

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Treasurer. (N. C. Rev. Army Accounts, VII, 28, f. 4, in the State Archives.)

(There was a Nathaniel Scarborough in Craven County in 1790 with only


Martha Scarborough. Perhaps she was the widow of Nathan

Scarborough. On December 10, 1788, there was delivered to Simon Totvine

of Dobbs County for the heirs of Nathan Scarborough, Grant No. 3683 for

640 acres for 84 months of military service (State Archives, Military I and...

Jesse Scarborough received through Mr. Barnhill a certificate for 1-0-

0 plus 0-9-8 interest, total 1-9-8, passed by the Treasurer's Office in

December, 1789 (N. C. Revolutionary Army Accounts, IX, p. 13, f. 4). In

July of 1790, the Treasurer paid the Comptroller, who delivered it to

Benjamin Caswell, Sheriff of Dobbs County, Certificate No. 1093, for 9-0-0,

plus interest of 3-4-6 (N> C. Rev. Army Accounts, VII, p. 92, f. 1).

Benjamin Scarborough. In 1781, Comptroller's Office at Kinston,

Militia of N. C. allowed by the Auditors of New Bern Military District,

Benjamin Scarborough of Dobbs County received voucher No. 298, 10 1-

13-8 specie for clothing (State Archives, Accounts of Comptroller's Office,

Book D, 1777-1783, p. 143.)

(All the early records of Dobbs and Greene Counties have been

destroyed down to about 1876).

Craven County, New Bern District:


Carteret County, New Bern District:

Thomas and William.

New Hanover County, Wilmington District:

Thomas Scarborough.

Franklin County, Halifax District:

Edward and Peter.

Anson County, Fayette District:

Rebecca Scarborough.

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Scarborough South Carolina Census Records of 1790:

Charleston District, St. Philip and St. Michael's Parish:

William Scarborough.

Orange District, South part:

William Scarborough.

Claremont County, Cambden District: p. 18:

Anderson Scarborough

Addison Scarborough

(Anderson and Addison may have been the same man.)

Lancaster County, Cambden District:

Benjamin and John Scarborough.

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1-2-5-1. Lawrence Scarborough, eldest child of Major James

Scarborough, of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and his

first wife, whose name we do not know, was born in

Edgecombe County, North Carolina October 22, 1767, and died

in Union Parish, Louisiana, October 1, 1846. Though the

Family Bible, with names and dates of Lawrence's parents and

his brothers (and sister, if there were any), was lost in the

remarkable meanderings of Lawrence through the Western

Country, we do have family records of Lawrence' children,

giving the date of birth of Lawrence and his father, and letters

and reports from various members of the family certifying to

the fact that Lawrence was the son of Major James

Scarborough. Among these old letters was one from Margaret

Scarborough (Rogers) in 1879, daughter of Lawrence, who was

born in 1833, and another was from Joab Lane Scarborough, in

1913, son of John Rasberry Scarborough, written in his ninety-

first year. In this letter he says that Major James Scarborough

was married five times and had twenty-five children, though his

fifth wife had no children, and that his father, John Rasberry

Scarborough, was the only son of the fourth wife. He

remembered that his father, John Rasberry Scarborough,

corresponded with "Uncle Lawrence" while he was living in

Louisiana. There is a tradition in the family that Lawrence

Scarborough witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis at

Yorktown, where he had gone to take some clothes to his

father, Major James Scarborough. He was a boy of fourteen at

that date, and he related this story to his children many times.

Major James Scarborough left a will in Edgecombe County,

North Carolina, in 1836, but as he only names his last wife, Martha,

and three children, to-wit, Zilly, a daughter; John R., and a daughter,

Polly P. Eason, wife of Joshua B. Eason, it does not help us in

untangling the family records. Children of his other marriages had

married and moved away many years before his death, so it is not

surprising that he does not mention them in his will. Though Joab

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Lane Scarborough says that Major James was married five times, we

can only find evidence of four marriages. Besides the mother of

Lawrence these were: Grace Clark... whom he married in 1793, and

Martha Eason, whom he married in 1827. The fact that Major James

was about thirty-seven years of age at the time he was married to

Grace Clark is further evidence that there was another marriage before

this time, as men of that day rarely waited that long to marry, and in

the 1790 Census he was listed with eleven children.

Family tradition says that Lawrence Scarborough was married

four times and had thirty-two children, be we have only found three

wives and twenty-two children. His first wife, according to the

records that we have was Agnes Stringer, probably the daughter of

Daniel Stringer of North Carolina, by whom he had ten children. His

second wife was a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Given, by whom he had

three children; and his third wife, whom he married in 1824, after

moving to Louisiana, was Sarah Conn, by whom he had nine children.

From a Deed in Trust to Ashel and Bryan Gardner, his son-in-law, in

Jefferson County, Mississippi, July 24, 1820,* in which he makes

provision for his children and step-children, and the report of Sarah

Conn Scarborough, in Union Parish, Louisiana, in 1846, as

Administrator of the Lawrence Scarborough Estate, we have compiled

the following list of the children of Lawrence Scarborough and his

three known wives:

Children of Lawrence Scarborough and Agnes Stringer:

1. Asa Scarborough, m. Hannah Gardner, in Jefferson County,

Mississippi, January 17, 1822. (Marriage Book "A", p. 174.)

2. Silas Scarborough, m. 1) in Jefferson County, Mississippi, Harriett

Connell, April 22, 1824. (Marriage Book "A", p. 209); 2) in Bienville

Parish, Louisiana, May 12, 1832, Rachel Russell, daughter of Samuel

Russell and Elizabeth Doughty.

3. Zilla Ann Scarborough, m. before 1820, to Bryan Gardner.

4. Polly (Mary) Scarborough, m. before 1820, Thomas Lacy of

Louisiana. (Jefferson County records also list a marriage of a Mary

Scarborough to John I. Lester, June 21, 1826, though this may not be

the same person.)

5. Alice Scarborough, m. before 1820, to Aaron Cox of Louisiana.

6. Allen Scarborough. Residence unknown.

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7. Nancy (Ann) Scarborough, m. before 1820, John Weatherlee, of


8. Lawrence Scarborough, Jr.

9. John Scarborough, Residence, Arkansas.

10. Elizabeth Scarborough, m. February 22, 1821, Jefferson County,

Mississippi, to David Cook (Book A, p. 163). She was not mentioned

by Sarah Conn Scarborough in 1846, so she may have died intestate

before that date.

Children of Lawrence Scarborough and Mrs. Elizabeth Given:

11. Jackson M. Scarborough, of Louisiana.

12. Martha (Patsy) Scarborough, m. John Driskill. Residence, Arkansas.

13. Lydia Agnes Scarborough, under fifteen in 1820.

Children of Lawrence Scarborough and Sarah Conn Scarborough:

14. Philiip De Kalb Scarborough, b. 1829.

15. Laura Scarborough, b. 1831, and died circa 1860.

16. Maude Scarborough, b. 1833, and died circa 1862.

17. Rebecca Scarborough, b. 1834, in Arkansas.

18. Margaret A. Scarborough, b. 1837.

19. Lafayette D. Scarborough, b. 1839, in Louisiana.

20. Sarah M. Scarborough, b. 1841, in Louisiana.

21. William Tyler Scarborough, b. 1843, in Louisiana.

22. Isaac Polk Scarborough, b. 1846, in Louisiana.

In addition to these twenty-two children, Lawrence Scarborough also

names six step-children in his Deed of Trust in Jefferson County,

Mississippi, in 1820, children of his second wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Given, by

her first husband: Ruth, Pamela, Catherine, Elizabeth, Martin, and Lucinda


Lawrence Scarborough undoubtedly settled first in Burke County,

Georgia, when he moved from North Carolina, and though we found no

Land Grants for him there, an interesting document, listing his name in

Burke County, was found among some loose papers in an old record book in

the office of the Clerk of the Court, in RICHMOND COUNTY, GEORGIA,

of all places. Just WHY this record was on file in Richmond County I do

not know. The list was copied by Mrs. John F. Humphrey, native of Burke

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County, who has done considerable research in old Georgia records. The

document was listed as follows:

"General List of Land Lots, Buildings and Wharves, owned,

possessed and occupied on the first day of October, 1790, within the Second

Assessment Division, in the county of Burke, State of Georgia, excepting

only such Dwellings, Houses, Outhouses, with their appurtenances and the

lots on which they are erected, not exceeding two acres in any case, or above

the value of one hundred dollars." The following Scarboroughs were listed:

Lawrence, Shadrack, Samuel, Miles, Aaron, Allen, and Rachel, and Josiah,

Noah, Charles and John


. In the Lottery of 1803, Allen, Aaron,

Samuel, and Shadrack Scarborough drew from Burke County, in addition to

Addison, Daniel, Hardy, Ichabod, and Jonathan. All of these men were

married and had two draws, except Addison and Jonathan. Lawrence

Scarborough had evidently left Burke County by this time, as he was not

listed in the Lottery of that year in Burke, and we know that in 1807, he was

in Bulloch County, Georgia.

On May 22, 1807, "Reverend Lawrence Scarborough" was granted a

tract of 500 acres on Ashes Swamp, in Bulloch County, Georgia, (Play Book

A, p. 356 of Bulloch County), and on October 15, 1807, he was granted a

Passport by the Governor of Georgia, through the Creek and Cherokee

Indian Nations, to the Western Country. He was recommended by Charles

McCall, Judge of the Inferior Court, George McCall, and William Parker, of

Bulloch County. The recommendation recited that "Reverend Lawrence

Scarborough has lived in this state for the term of fifteen years, as a good

citizen, well disposed amongst his neighbors, and has used industry for the

interest of his family".

Unfortunately the early records of Burke County have been destroyed,

and it has been impossible to locate records there, though the Georgia State

Archives contain some meager records. From those records I learned that

one of the early churches of the county was the Bark Camp Baptist Church,

and among members listed there in 1805 were: Miles Scarborough, Pastor,

who also paid taxes in Montgomery County, Georgia, in that year; Rachel

Scarborough, Samuel Scarborough, Jonathan Scarborough, and Elizabeth

Scarborough. Lemuel Scarborough's orphans drew in the Lottery of 1820

from Burke County, as well as Mary, Samuel, and William Scarborough..

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Listed in the Militia Records in the Georgia State Archives from

Burke County, Georgia, were the following:

Ichabod Scarborough, Lieut. Burke County Militia, September 5, 1803;

Joel Scarborough, Capt. 75


District, Burke Co. Militia, August 4, 1807;

Moses Scarborough, Capt. Light Infantry Co., 17


Bat., Burke Co. Militia,

July 30, 1804;

Shadrack Scarborough, Lieut. Vol. Infantry Co., Burke Co. Militia, January

23, 1799-May 20, 1801, and Capt. 1801-1804.

Lawrence Scarborough, with his family, probably left Bulloch

County, Georgia, for the Mississippi Territory, soon after receiving his

Passport in 1807, and settled in Jefferson County, Mississippi. He must of

disposed of his 500 acres on Ashes Swamp in Bulloch County, Georgia,

though no record has been found of any transfer.

On December 22, 1809, Jonathan and David Scarborough, of Bulloch

County, Georgia, received Passports from the Governor of Georgia, to travel

through the Creek Nation of Indians with their families, and in 1810 we find

them located in Jefferson County, Mississippi, and listed on the Tax Rolls

and Census Records of Mississippi Territory. They were evidently brothers

of Lawrence and had followed him to Mississippi. On November 1, 1807,

(Deed Book AA, pp. 188 and 189, Bulloch County, Georgia), Jonathan

Scarborough gave Power-of-Attorney to Samuel Scarborough to sell his land

in Baldwin County, Georgia, no doubt in preparation for his removal to

Mississippi, where his kinsmen had migrated. This Samuel Scarborough

had received a Land Grant of 100 acres "on the waters of Ogeechee River",

on August 3, 1798, (Plat Book A, p. 209, Bulloch County, Georgia), and we

believe that he too may have been a brother of Lawrence Scarborough.


Leavell and Bailey, published in 1904, and from

Minutes of the Baptist


printed in 1849, we learn that Rev. Lawrence Scarborough was

living in Jefferson County, Mississippi, in 1809 and active in the Baptist

Church. He was present at the meeting at Salem Church, in Jefferson county

in 1809, as a Messenger from Morgan's Fork Church, and was appointed to a

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committee to attempt to adjust some difficulties at New Hope Church. At


17, 1812, at the Zion Church in Amite County, Miss., he preached the

Association Sermon, and was appointed one of the members to ordain

"Brother Willis in Opelousas", and to constitute a church where he lived.

On October 18, 1817, the Association met with Bogue Chitto Church

in Pike County, and Lawrence Scarborough was appointed on a committee

to: 1. Submit a plan for raising funds for the education of ministers;

2. Solicit funds for same.

3. Draft a Constitution and By-Laws for the Association to be

submitted at the next meeting;

4. Urge the churches to contribute yearly to the education fund;

5. Require that reports be submitted for the circular letter, and printed

in the Minutes.

On October 14, 1820, the Association met with the Zion Hill Church

in Amite County, on Cole's Creek, and Lawrence Scarborough was

mentioned among the visiting preachers, and delivered the Association

sermon. The Union Association had been organized in September of 1820,

and Lawrence Scarborough was evidently transferred to the new

Association, which was composed of churches in Jefferson, Claiborne,

Adams, and Franklin counties. The records described him as "one of the

strong men of the Union Association from 1820-1825". In 1822, he

represented the Union Association at the meetings of the Mississippi and

Pearl River Associations, and was described by the Historian of the

Association as: "Plain in person, manners, and style of preaching. He was

given to the Heavenly tune in his delivery of sermons, but was an

exceedingly useful man for many years."

On July 28, 1820, Lawrence Scarborough executed a Deed in Trust in

Jefferson County, Mississippi, for the benefit of his children, and named

Bryan Gardner, husband of his daughter, Zillah Ann Scarborough, and Ashel

Gardner, Bryan's father, as Trustees, for Carrying out the provisions of the

Trust. He specified that is the two men named should die before the

provisions of the Trust were executed, that John Burch should take their

place. The document was signed by Lawrence, Ashel, Bryan Gardner, and

John Burch. It is probable that Lawrence's second wife, Mrs.


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*Deed Book A p. 131.


Elizabeth Given, died about that time, and he decided to move to parts

unknown, after providing for his children and step-children. In making the

disposition of his property, real and personal, he says: "I intend to depart

from this state and travel in other states, for a long time, and perhaps forever,

and wish to make preparation for my children and step-children". The

distribution included various sections of land, with their improvements, all

stock of horses, sheep, cattle and hogs, and all household and kitchen

furniture, reserving only one riding horse for his own use. The distribution

was as follows:

1. To son, Jackson Scarborough, one roan mare and the quarter section

of land n which Lawrence Scarborough lived, on the middle fork of

Homochitto Creek, in Jefferson County, specifying that title to said

property would not vest in Jackson until all of Lawrence's minor

children should come of age. Until that time, the plantation must be

cultivated for the use of said minors.

2. To son, Silas Scarborough, one-half of the quarter section adjoining

the home plantation, and one sorrel horse.

3. To Lawrence Scarborough, Jr., the other half of the above quarter

section, and one bay horse.

4. To son John Scarborough, the half quarter section to be conveyed by

Annanias Pate, and one sorrel mare.

5. To son, Asa Scarborough, a horse and $100.00, to be paid out of the

crop growing on the plantation.

6. To three minor daughters: Elizabeth, Patsy (Martha), and Lydia

Agnes Scarborough, all of the residue stock of every kind-horses,

cattle, etc., when they shall arrive at the age of fifteen years.

7. To the following step-children: Ruth, Pamela, Catherine, Elizabeth,

Martin, and Lucinda GIVEN, a cow and calf each when they shall

become fifteen years of age. He did not mention his daughter, Zillah

Ann Gardner, as he had probably provided for her at the time of her


We do not know the exact date of Lawrence Scarborough's removal

from Jefferson County, but ny 1824, he had married Sarah Conn, probably in

Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, though no official record of this marriage has

been found there. The date of this marriage was secured from Sarah Conn

Scarborough's affidavit in Union Parish, Louisiana, when she qualified as

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administrator of Lawrence's estate in 1846. We know that Lawrence

Scarborough was residing in Claiborne Parish in 1829, for on October 15,

1829, he deeded a slave and some personal and real property to his wife,

Sarah. It is probable that he was preparing to go on another journey and

wished to make provision for Sarah and her children, for by 1830, Lawrence

Scarborough was residing in Arkansas Territory.

The first Census of Union County, Arkansas, that of 1830, listed

Lawrence and John Scarborough as residing at Scarborough's Landing, on

the Ouachita River, the name being changed at a later date to Champagnolle,

and became the first settlement and Post Office in present day Union

County, Arkansas. In 1830, William Young passed through Scarborough's

Landing with 900 Cherokee Indians from Alabama, which he was escorting

to the Indian Territory, and which he delivered to Federal authorities at Red

River. According to Isaac Polk Scarborough, his father bought his land in

Arkansas directly from the Indians, and the purchase price for five miles

square, about twenty-five sections of land, was: a rifle, a gun, and two beef


A series of articles in El Dorado, Arkansas, News, in 1954, based on

the history thesis, written by Juanita Whitaker Green, in 1936, relates the

early history of Union County, and describes the early settlers as people of

refinement and education, who came west because of cheap land and good

climate. Education and religion were stressed, and schools and academies

were erected in various parts of the county. The county was organized by an

Act of the Territorial Legislature, November 7, 1829.

The first county seat of Union County, Arkansas, was Ecore Fabre,

later renamed Camden, but as the population increased, and Ecore Fabre was

no longer in the center of the county, an election was called and

Scarborough's Landing was selected as the new county seat, July 30, 1838,

at which time the name was changed to Champagnolle. Champagnolle

became a place of much importance immediately, as it was the shipping

point for immense territory and a Government Land Office was established

there. However, by the changing of the county lines, it was not long until

Champagnolle, too, became an inconvenient county seat, as it was located in

the extreme Northeastern frontier, so in 1840, El Dorado was selected.

It was not until September 21, 1839, that Lawrence Scarborough filed

with the County Clerk of Union County, Arkansas, his authority as a

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"Minister of the Reformed Baptist Church of Christ". The record was filed

from Pine Hills Church, of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and recited: "Elder

Lawrence Scarborough, of the Pine Hills Church, whose creed is the New

Testament, entered into our fellowship by letter and acknowledgment

January 4, 1827". John Scarborough also served as a Baptist Minister if this

denomination in Union County, where his name is listed on many marriage


Another Scarborough who was active in the Union Association of the

Baptist Church in Mississippi, was J. A. Scarborough, whom I have not beed

able to identify. He was mentioned in the Pearl River Association in 1878.

In 1881 he was listed in the Union Association as a Missionary, and in 1885,

was active in the Pearl River Association where, "He thundered forth, 'Every

Christian should hold it as a duty to God, a duty to his family, and a duty to

the world at large, to use all fair and honest means to procure a prohibition

law'." By 1895 he was still mentioned among the prominent pastors of

churches in the Mississippi Association.

The only records that we have of the children of Lawrence

Scarborough and Agnes Stringer are for Silas Scarborough and his sister,

Zillah Ann, who married Bryan Gardner, and lived in Jefferson County,

Mississippi; and of John Scarborough of Union County, Arkansas, whom we

believe was a son, and a few records of the children of Elizabeth Given


Records of Lawrence Scarborough's children by his last wife, Sarah

Conn, are incomplete, with the exception of those who moved to Texas :

Margaret, who married Dr. George Rogers, and lived in Bell County,

Texas, and had no issue.

Lafayette called "Fate", who lived in Jasper, Texas.

Sarah M., who married George Halbert, and lived in Temple, Texas.

William Tyler Scarborough, of Abilene, Texas.

Isaac Polk, the youngest child, and meager records of Rebecca.

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Of the older children of Lawrence and Sarah Conn Scarborough,

Phillip D. lived in Union County, Arkansas, as did Rebecca, with whom

Isaac Polk lived after the death of his parents, and Laura and Maude died

during the War between the States, whether married we do not know...

Since we do not know the exact birth dates of most of Lawrence's

children, we have listed them in the order in which they appeared in the

Deed of Trust executed by Lawrence in Jefferson County, Mississippi, in


Believing that incidents in the daily lives of our ancestors are

important in helping us to appreciate them and to form a vital link to the

past, the descendants of Lawrence Scarborough may be interested in an

account of an Independence Day celebration that was held on July 4, 1841,

at Lawrence's plantation in Union Parish, Louisiana. The celebration was

described by Margaret Scarborough, called "Magg " by her family in a letter

to her brother, "Ike". It was dated July 24, 1879, from Oenaville, Bell

County, Texas, and was as follows: "Since I an engaged in telling old

stories, I will give you a brief account of the first celebration of

Independence that I ever witnessed. It was given by Pa (Lawrence), on the

fourth of July, 18414. The ground chosen for the occasion was beneath

those large spreading oaks which stood in front of the old homestead. They

furnished ample shade for speaker, audience, pits, and table. The

Declaration of Independence was read by brother P. D., then about twelve

years old, which was printed on a large linen handkerchief, which was a

present to Pa when he was a young man. It was treasured and kept by him

as a trophy, and he had placed it in a frame for this occasion. After the

reading, Pa delivered a short, but pathetic address, judging from his

appearance, which my memory retains vividly, and from the large tear drops

that I saw chasing each other down the furrowed cheeks of the more aged

ones in the assembly.

I said that Pa gave the dinner, which is strictly true, with two

exceptions. Some kind friends had offered their services in dressing and

barbecuing the meats, and had loaned some old pewter basins. The meats

were: beef, pork, mutton, venison, wild turkey, and buffalo fish, all nicely

dressed and well cooked. Memory does not serve me so well in regard to

breads, cakes and pies, and I can not give a list of them, but the quantity was

ample, and of various kinds, and just as Ma was capable of preparing. Table

room was commodious, and the table was built in half square, constructed in

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such a manner in order to have the advantage of shade. The plates were

made by Pa of cypress, of usual size, round and very thin and smoothe. The

knives and forks were made of well polished canes.

While the crowd was appeasing their appetites, Pa moved around with

quick but steady steps for one of his age bearing a small cane basket full of

roasted peas, telling the astonished listeners that was what he lived on, as a

boy, during the Revolutionary War."

Issue of Lawrence Scarborough and Agnes Stringer:

1. Asa Scarborough, m. Hannah Gardner in Jefferson County,

Mississippi, January 17, 1822. (Marriage Book A, p. 174.)

2. Silas Scarborough b. 1805, d. 1857, m. 1) in Jefferson County,

Mississippi, Harriet Connell, April 22, 1824. (Marriage Book A, p.

209) m. 2) in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, May 12, 1832, Rachel

Russell, b. May 5, 1812, d. August 29, 1890, in Ranger, Texas.

Rachel was the daughter of Samuel Russell and Elizabeth Doughty.

In the 1850 Census of Bienville Parish, we found, among the children

of Silas Scarborough, the name of Sarah Scarborough, age 21, which would

place her birth at 1829, so she was evidently a daughter of the first marriage,

though we have no record of any other children.

Issue of Silas Scarborough and Rachel Russell:

2-1. John Lawrence Scarborough, b. 1832, d. 1905.

2-2. Urzillah (Zillah) Scarborough, b. 1834, d. 1863, m. 1859.

2-3. Silas Scarborough, Jr., b. 1835, d. 1905.

2-4. Mary Scarborough, b. 1838, d. 1902.

2-5. Christopher Columbus Scarborough, b. 1844, d. January 13, 1908.

2-6. Rachel Frances Scarborough, b. 1846, d. 1870.

2-7. Emma Agnes Elizabeth Scarborough, b. 1850.

2-8. Oliver Cromwell Scarborough, b. circa 1851, d. 1922.

The above dates do not correspond with dates given in the Census

Record of 1850 for Bienville Parish, Louisiana, but were furnished by one of

the descendants, so we assume that they are correct. The Census Records

give the following differences: Urzillah, b. 1834; John Lawrence, b. 1837;

Silas, Jr., b. 1839, and Mary, b. 1841.

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2-1. John Lawrence Scarborough, b. December 5, 1832, in Arcadia,

Bienville Parish, Louisiana, d. Jan. 30, 1900, m. in 1850, Augusta A.

Waldrip, b. May 4, 1835, d. August 5, 1909. The family moved from

Louisiana to Texas, circa 1855, and settled in Anderson County, some

of them living at Old Fosterville, Frankston, and Palestine at different

times... a short period in 1872, but returned to Anderson County,

where John Lawrence died and is buried. There were ten children of

this marriage, eight of whom lived to be g...

2-1-1. Richard Scarborough.

2-1-2. Theodosia Scarborough.

2-1-3. Lenora Scarborough.

2-1-4. John Lawrence Scarborough, Jr., b. 9-4-1864. d. 8-5-1953.

2-1-5. Luther Dixon Scarborough, twin, b. 7-4-1866, d. 1939.

2-1-6. Dr. Ezem Hebron Scarborough, b. 3-4-1869, d. 1-5-1948.

2-1-7. Walter William Scarborough, b. 6-25-1872, d/ 10-18-1939.

2-1-8. Richard Scarborough, lived in Anderson County, Texas, died circa

1919, and is buried in the Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, on Brushy

Creek, in Anderson County. He Married Matilda Gore, and had the

following children:



Luther Scarborough, died in young manhood.


Green Scarborough, who lived in Port Arthur, Texas.


Pearl Scarborough, m. Gordon Boyd.


Charity Scarborough, m. Archie Brown, one time



Anderson County.


Oran Scarborough.


Henry Scarborough


Claude Scarborough


Clarence Scarborough


Lou Scarborough.

2-1-2. Theodosia Scarborough, m. Frank Dean, and had ten children, five of

whom lived to be grown, but her marriage was not a happy one, and

she finally divorced her husband. She lived to be 93 years old, and

was quite a favorite of her kinsmen.

Issue of Theodosia Scarborough and Frank Dean:


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Una Dean.


Theodosia Dean.


Warner Dean.


Lawrence Dean.


Mary Dean, m. Joe Alexander, and lived in Tyler, Texas.

2-1-3. Lenora Scarborough, b. 8-21-1862, d. 1-14-1929; both buried in

Hopewell Cemetery, in Anderson County, Texas.

Issue of Lenora Scarborough and Oran L. Wylie:


Queen Wylie, m. Graves Williams.


Arthur L. Wylie.


Floyd Wylie, b. 9-22-1891, d. 8-21-1940.


Green Lawrence Wylie.


Lenora Wylie, b. 6-23-1905, d. 8-3-1915.

There were other children, but they died in childhood.

2-1-4. John Lawrence Scarborough, Jr., b. November 7, 1859, d. November

2, 1918, at Poyner, Texas.

Issue of John Lawrence Scarborough and Anna Blanche Hanson:


Augusta Lenora Scarborough, b. July 25, 1882.


John Lawrence Scarborough, III, b. June 23, 1884, d. March 12,



Richard Carlton Scarborough, b. January 1, 1886, d. December

20, 1928.


Mary Anna Scarborough, b. June 16, 1888, d. May 24, 1947.


James Walter Scarborough, b. June 5, 1890, d. January 5, 1930.


Howard Hanson Scarborough, b. Aug. 29, 1895, d. July 5,



Eddie Hebron Scarborough, b. January 10, 1898.


Ike L. Scarborough, b. February 7, 1900.


Ole Clyde Scarborough,b. Aug. 19, 1902, d. April 11, 1919.

2-1-4-10. Mildred Thelma Scarborough, b. August 20, 1904.

Issue of John Lawrence Scarborough, Jr., and Anna Blanche Hanson:


Augusta Lenora Scarborough, b. July 25, 1882, m. 4-30-1905,

Joel Baker Milner.

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2-1-4-1-1. Carl Baker Milner, b. 9-29-1908 m. 8-27-1933, Maydelle


2-1-4-1-2. Earl Hanson Milner, b. 9-29-1915, m. 7-25-1941, Sybil Gay.


2-1-4-1-2-1. Carroll Ann Milner, b. 11-1-1944.

2-1-4-1-2-2. Earl Hanson Milner, Jr., b. 1949.

2-1-4-1-3. Eva Joe Milner, b. 11-2-1917, m. 7-25-1941, C. G. Woody.

2-1-4-2. John Lawrence Scarborough, III, b. 6-23-1884, d. 3-12-1946,

m. 4-11-1903, Etta Mae Murphy.


2-1-4-2-1. Elmer Lee Scarborough, b. 1-30-1905, m. 7-23-1948, Anna

Faye Holmes.

2-1-4-2-2. Verna Blanche Scarborough, b. 1-25-1913, m. 1-14-1934,

Lyndon McKamy Turnage.


2-1-4-2-2-1. James Larry Turnage, b. 12-3-1934, m. 5-12-1954, Patsy

Gwendolyn May.



James Barry Turnage, b. 10-20-1955.

2-1-4-2-2-2. Ronald Leland Turnage, b. 11-18-1937.

2-1-4-2-2-3. Carole Janene Turnage, b. 11-19-1939.


Richard Carlton Scarborough, b. 1-1-1886, d. 12-20-1928, m.

10-23-1913, Annie McMillan.


Mary Anna Scarborough, b. 6-16-1888, d. 5-24-1947, m. 10-6-

1915, Bowen Welborn.


2-1-4-4-1. Maggie Fern Welborn, b. 3-16-1917.

2-1-4-4-2. Edith Bowen Welborn, 5-16-1919.

2-1-4-4-3. Mary Louise Welborn, b. 10-8-1922.

2-1-4-5. James Walter Scarborough, b. 7-5-1890, d. 1-5-1930, m. 6-29-

1916, Adeline Lee.


Howard Hanson Scarborough, b. 8-29-1895, d. 7-5-1939, m. 8-

9-1917, Elma Padgett.


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2-1-4-6-1. Carl Hanson Scarborough, b. 8-11-1918, d. 11-5-1918.

2-1-4-6-2. Mildred Joyce Scarborough, b. 8-13-1919, m. 9-19-1939,

John T. Banks.


Eddie Hebron Scarborough, b. 1-10-1898, m. 12-3-1938, Mary

Corrinne Burkhaulter.


2-1-4-7-1. Jane Anna Scarborough, b. 12-12-1940.


Ike L. Scarborough, b. 2-7-1900, m. 1) 6-25-1920, Grace

Bouchellon, divorced in 1934.


2-1-4-8-1. Gweneth Adrine Scarborough, b. 5-30-1922.

2-1-4-8-2. Betty Vernice Scarborough, b. 7-16-1928

Ike L. Scarborough, m. 2) 8-12-1945, Mary Catherine Myers, two

children by adoption.

2-1-4-9. Ole Clyde Scarborough, b. 8-19-1902, d. 4-11-1919.

2-1-4-10. Mildred Thelma Scarborough, b. 1-30-1905, m. 8-20-1926,

James Patterson Parker, Jr.


2-1-4-10-1. James Patterson Parker, III, b. 1-26-1929, m. 7-7-1950,

Velma Leota Cook.



James Patteroson Parker, IV, b. 7-9-1951.


Betty Lou Parker, b. 12-12-1953.

2-1-4-10-2. Eddie Ray Parker, b. 4-15-1932.

Gary Gale Parker, by adoption.

2-1-5. James Rufus Scarborough, b. 9-4-1864, at Hamlet, Anderson County,

Texas d, at Athens, Texas 8-5-1953, m. 3-14-1888, Bradford, Texas,

Martha Charity (Dolly) Welborn, b. 4-19-1871, Ellisville, Mississippi,

daughter of Edward Calhoun Wellborn and Margaret Kay.

James Rufus Scarborough was married twice, but the name of the first

wife is unknown.

Issue of James Rufus Scarborough and Martha Charity Wilborn:

There were ten children born to this union: Charlie Rufus, Hebron, Oscar,

Ora, Linna, Clark, Ruby, Isaac, Myrtle and Herman.

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Charlie Rufus Scarborough, b. 6-10-1889, m. 4-22-1915, Annie

Laurie Miller, d. 12-14-1944.


2-1-5-1-1. Sidney James Scarborough, b. 1-8-1916, m. Ann Monroe.


2-1-5-1-1-1. James Rufus Scarborough, b. 12-6-1943.

2-1-5-1-1-2. Charlie Rufus Scarborough, Jr., b. 2-10-1918, d. on

Luzon in World War Two.

2-1-5-1-2. Hebron Scarborough, b. 2-14-1892, d. 9-21-1894.

2-1-5-1-3. Oscar Scarborough, b. 3-13-1894, d. 9-21-1895.

2-1-5-1-4. Ora Scarborough, b. 3-13-1896, m. 4-16-1935, Dan Marion

Dickerson, d. 9-12-1945.

2-1-5-1-5. Linna Scarborough, b. 1-26-1899, d. 10-2-1902.

2-1-5-1-6. Clark Scarborough, b. 7-28-1901, d. 9-10-1902.

2-1-5-1-7. Ruby Scarborough, b. 7-26-1903, m. 10-18-1925, Albert


2-1-5-1-8. Isaac Reba Scarborough, b. 8-8-1905, d. 3-20-1943, m. 12-26-

1924, Lois Newman.


2-1-5-1-8-1. Isaac Newman Scarborough, b. 2-7-1929.

2-1-5-1-9. Myrtle Scarborough, b. 10-16-1910, m. 3-21-1942, Emmie Lou



2-1-5-1-9-1. Carole Lee Cartlidge, b. 1-11-1941.

2-1-5-1-10. Herman Scarborough, b. 10-16-1910, m. 3-21-1942, Emmie

Lou James.



Steven Scarborough, b. 11-2-1944.


John Keltner Scarborough, b. 10-24-1949.

2-1-6. Luther Dixon Scarborough, a twin, b. July 4, 1866, d. 1939, and is

buried in Old Liberty Cemetery, near Palestine, Texas; m. 1) 1888,

Mary Pickle, daughter of William and Georgia Pickle, d. March 20,

1910; m. 2) 1912, Laura Emerson, a teacher, daughter of Judge J. M.

and Elizabeth Murphey, Frankston, Texas. They lived in Frankston

for a time, and in 1942 they moved to Fort Worth, Texas. He lived for

a while in Kaufman, where he was District Clerk. His twin brother,

Benjamin Franklin, died in infancy. Luther Dixon Scarborough and

his wife, Mary Pickle, had eight children: Leona, Elmore Dixon, Ala,

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who died in infancy, John William, Mary Llee, Luther Taylor, and


Issue of Luther Dixon Scarborough and Mary Pickle:


Leona Scarborough, b. 3-15-1890, m. 1) Gaston Wigginton in

1909; m. 2) 12-18-1940, George F. Perry.


2-1-6-1-1. Luther Edward Wigginton, b. 4-27-1910, d. 6-25-1910.

2-1-6-1-2. Dorothy Wigginton, b. 12-14-1911, d. 1913.

2-1-6-1-3. Mary Alma Wigginton, b. 2-18-1914, m. James Moore.


2-1-6-1-3-1. Grace Moore.

2-1-6-1-3-2. James Maurice Moore.

2-1-6-1-4. Gaston Wigginton, b. 6-21-1916, m Evelyn Edmondson.


2-1-6-1-4-1. Cora Sue Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-4-2. David Lee Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-4-3. Leonard Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-4-4. Pete Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-4-5. Carol Joy Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-5. Alfred Maurice Wigginton, b. 2-20-1917, m. Joy Hull.


2-1-6-1-5-1. Fred David Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-6. Jack H. Wigginton, b. 11-6-1918, m. Virginia Bacon.


2-1-6-1-6-1. Jackie Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-6-2. Linda Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-6-3. Donald Glynn Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-6-4. Jeffery Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-7. Ruby Wigginton, b. 7-7-1922, m. Orin Shaid.


2-1-6-1-7-1. Annette Shaid.

2-1-6-1-7-2. Orrin Shaid, Jr.

2-1-6-1-8. Bill Wigginton, b. 7-26-1826, m. Betty Thems.


2-1-6-1-8-1. Richard Wigginton.

2-1-6-1-9. Donald B. Wigginton, b. 2-1-1929, m. Ann Snowden.


2-1-6-1-9-1. Carol Ann Wigginton.

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Elmore Dixon Scarborough, b. 11-11-1892, in Anderson

County, Texas, d. 4-27-1951; m. 1) Ruby Anna Milner of

Poyner, Texas, d.12-6-1921; m. 2) Mrs. Leola Bates Buie, and

was divorced; m. 3) Minnie Angelo, d. 1-6-1945; m. 4) Mrs.

Tincy Raymer.

Elmore Dixon Scarborough worked for the railroad most of his aduly

life, and in 1925, invented a safety signal for railroad crossings. He is buried

in Hollywood Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Issue of Elmore Dixon Scarborough and Ruby Anna Milner:

2-1-6-2-1. Ruby Adeline Scarborough, b. 1-7-1913, m. 11-11-1932,

Raymond Marshall Love.

2-1-6-2-1-1. Ruby Marie Love, graduate of Southern Methodist

University, b. 9-30-1933, m. 6-18-1955, Lt. Neely E.

Keyser, graduate of Texas A. & M. College.

Issue: 2-1-6-2-1-1-1. Neely Edward Keyser, Jr., b. 8-15-1956.

2-1-6-2-1-2. Raymond Marshall Love, Jr., b. 1-5-1947.

2-1-6-2-2. Luther Dixon Scarborough, Jr., b. 1-18-1915, Chief Warrant

Officer in the Navy, m. 8-11-1940. Elizabeth Nixon Crain.



Janice Chaney.


Paul Dixon Chaney.


Steven Chaney.


Alva Scarborough, died in infancy.


John William Scarborough, b. Nov. 16, 1897, m. 11-24-1917,

Gladys Shaw of Kaufman, Texas.


2-1-6-4-1. John William Scarborough, Jr., b. 7-15-1919, m. 8-20-

1939, Jean Runnels of Kaufman, Texas.


2-1-6-4-1-1. Susan Scarborough, b. 8-28-1940.

2-1-6-4-1-2. Don D. Scarborough, b. 2-1-1948.

2-1-6-4-2. Martha Janes Scarborough, b. 11-11-1920, m. 8-15-1941,

Thomas R. Seely.


2-1-6-4-2-1. Tommy Seely, b. 9-12-1943.

2-1-6-4-2-2. Billy Truman Seely, b. 11-24-1946.

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2-1-6-4-3. Mary Lee Scarborough, b. 8-13-1922, m. 12-3-1944,

Robert G. Pyle.


2-1-6-4-3-1. Robert Hamilton Pyle, b. 7-28-1948.

2-1-6-4-3-2. Clara Pyle, b. 2-29-1952.


Mary Lee Scarborough, died in 1913.


Adeline Scarborough, m. 1924, Raymond McNab, and died in



Luther Taylor Scarborough, b. 7-26-1906, in Kaufman, Texas,

m. 1928, Anna Belle Johnson, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. W. M.

Johnson, who died March 16, 1952. Luther Taylor

Scarborough graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort

Worth, Texas, in 1927, where he was an outstanding football

player and is now Principal of Handley High School of Fort

Worth. He is active in the Christian Church, serving as

President of the Tarrant County Joint Board of Christian



2-1-6-7-1. Luther Taylor Scarborough, Jr., b. 2-28-1930, m.

Betty Brittain, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Ray

Brittain, of Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the

University of Texas, and like his father, was an

outstanding athlete.


2-1-6-7-1-1. Brittain Taylor Scarborough, b. 8-26-1954.

2-1-6-7-2. Margaret Marian Scarborough, b. 7-31-1931, m.

1954, William Raymond Massey, son of Mr. And

Mrs. Arthur Massey.


2-1-6-7-2-1. Annabelle Massey, b. 9-5-1954.

2-1-6-7-2-2. Elizabeth Massey, b. 10-18-1955, d. 10-19-


2-1-6-7-3. James Allen Scarborough, b. 10-10-1933, m. 6-2-

1954, Quita Crow, Lieeutenant in the Air Corps.

He received his education at Texas Christian

University in Fort Worth.

2-1-6-7-4. Jon David Scarborough, b. 6-30-1943.

Issue of Luther Dixon Scarborough and second wife, Laura


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Augusta Elizabeth Scarborough, b. 5-29-1915, m. 3-31-1936,

Fred E. Bell.


2-1-6-8-1. James Preston Bell, b. 1950.

2-1-7. Dr. Ezem Henbron Scarborough, b. 3-4-1869, d. 1-5-1948, and buried

in Hopewell Cemetery in Anderson County, Texas, 12-19-1896, to

Margaret Elizabeth Welborn.



Hebron Hartzel Scarborough, b. 3-29-1899, in Anderson

County, Texas; m. 8-4-1936, Essie Ozelle, b. 11-16-



2-1-7-1-1. Beulah Elizabeth Scarborough, b. 6-4-1937.

2-1-7-1-2. Bettie Lou Scarborough, b. 8-7-1940.

2-1-7-1-3. Hebron Earl Scarborough, b. 3-11-1943.

2-1-7-1-4. Margaret Ozelle Scarborough, b. 3-11-1952.


Ezem Gillian Scarborough, b. 4-18-1907, m. 12-9-1933,

Genever Holcomb, b. 10-7-1915.


2-1-7-2-1. Ezem Gillian Scarborough, Jr., b. 4-18-1936.

2-1-7-2-2. John Buck Scarborough, b. 12-19-1938.

2-1-8. Walter William Scarborough, b. 6-25-1872, in Bell County, Texas, d.

10-18-1939, in Houston, Texas; m. Brushy Creek, Anderson County,

Texas, 8-15-1896, Abbie Lou Elrod, b. 8-30-1872, d. 9-13-1953, in

Houston, Texas, and buried in Frankston, Anderson County, Texas.

She was the daughter of John Calhoun Ellrod and Sarah Welborn.

Walter William Scarborough taught school in Anderson County,

Texas, for nine years; became a successful farmer and rancher, and

following World War I, he entered the construction business and built many

of the first hard-serfaced, and concrete highways in Texas, retiring in 1925.

He sponsored the Possum Festival at Frankston, Texas, for many years,

which was held on his property, and was ...

Issue of Walter William Scarborough and Abbie Lou Elrod:


Lochie Mae Scarborough, b. 1897.


G. Cameron Scarborough, b. 1905.


Walter Welborn Scarborough, b. 1908.


Abbie Joe Scarborough, b. 1911.

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Nearly all of the descendants of Walter William Scarborough have

followed the teaching profession.

2-1-8-1. Lochie Mae Scarborough, eldest daughter of Walter William

Scarborough, b. 7-14-1897, at Fosterville, Anderson County,

Texas, m. 5-8-1919, Joe F. Williams.


2-1-8-1-1. Jozie Mae Williams, b. 3-20-1920, m. 1-6-1945, Harry

Mock. Jozie Mae was educated at the East Texas State

Teachers College and the University of Houston, and is a

teacher in the McReynolds Jr. High School in Houston.


G. Cameron Scarborough, b. 8-1-1905, m. 6-4-1933, Mary

Elizabeth McClendon, who received her B. A. at the University

of Texas, in 1925, and teaches history in the John H. Reagan

High School in Houston, Texas.

G. Cameron Scarborough was educated in the law, and received his

law degree in 1933, but he has followed in the teaching profession. He did

his undergraduate work at North Texas State Teachers College and received

his M. A. Degree in 1942 from the University of Houston. He has served as

a teacher and principal in the Houston schools for thirty years. In spite of a

busy life, he belongs to many civic and professional organizations, and has

received many honors, as a teacher, an administrator, and a civic leader.

Issue of G. Cameron Scarborough and Mary Elizabeth McClendon:

2-1-8-2-1. John Cameron Scarborough, b. Houston, Texas, 2-6-

1938, is a graduate of Lamar High School in Houston,

and presently a student of engineering in Texas

Technological College in Lubock.

2-1-8-2-2. Mary Jean Scarborough, b. Houston, Texas, 3-9-1942.


The third child of Walter William Scarborough was Walter

Wellborn Scarborough b. Anderson County, Texas...

Walter Wellborn Scarborough was also a teacher in the Houston

public Schools, receiving his education at the University of Houston, where

his wife also graduated. After his death his wife became the principal of the

Coop Elementary School, a position held by her husband at the time of his

death. In appreciation for his services as a teacher , one of the newer

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elementary schools in Houston, has been named the Walter W. Scarborough

Elementary School in his honor.


2-1-8-3-1. Walter William Scarborough, b. 4-21-1936, student of

Architecture in the Univ. Of Houston.

2-1-8-3-2. Thomas Lloyd Scarborough, b. 6-27-1946.

2-1-8-4. Abbie Joe Scarborough, fourth child of Walter William

Scarborough, b. 9-20-1911, m. 12-21-1940, George Truett

Dorrill. She received her education at the University of

Houston, and teaches at the Burbank Junior High School in


2-2. Urzillah (Zillah) Scarborough, second child of Silas Scarborough, Sr.,

and Rachel Scarborough, was born in Lousiana in 1834, in Bienville

Parish, Arcadia Township, d. circa 1892; m. 1) Reubin Vaughan, and

after his death, m. 2) John Allison. No further records.

2-3. Silas Scarborough, Jr., third child of Silas Scarborough, Sr., and

second son, was born in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, in 1835, d.. in

1905. Our records are incomplete, but we know that he married 1)

Josephine McCullough, circa 1853, and had three children, Junetta,

Cornelia, and Silas, III. After the death of Josephine in 1863, Silas

married 2) Cynthia ----------.

The three children of Josephine, who died when her son, Silas, III,

was born, were reared by their grandmother, Rachel Scarborough, second

wife of Silas Scarborough, Sr.

After his second marriage, Silas Scarborough, Jr., moved to

Oklahoma, where he died in 1905.

Issue: Incomplete. By first wife:

2-3-1. Junetta Scarborough, b. 1860, m. Allvin Reeder.

2-3-2. Cornelia Branch Scarborough, b. 12-3-1861, in Bienville

Parish, Louisiana, m. 10-22-1879, in Merriman, Eastland

County, Texas, Robert Crawford Stuard. Cornelia Scarborough

Stuard died in 1944, but her husband lived to be 108 years old,

dying in Ranger, Texas, in 1955.

Robert Crawford Stuard was a very colorful West Texas Pioneer. He

was born in Raleigh, Smith County, Mississippi, October 8, 1847, son of

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Benjamin and Nancy Stuard, and was the tenth child in a family of twelve.

In 1861 he moved to Texas with his parents and settled in Milam County.

His father and his brothers were Confederate soldiers, but since he was too

young to serve, he remained at home too help his mother. The Scarboroughs

and the Stuards were living in Milam county in 18700, and it was there that

Robert knew Cornelia, and when her family moved to Eastland County he

journeyed there to marry her. Though he took his bride back to Milaam

County, they returned to Eastland County at the end of one year, and lived

there the rest of their lives. Living first on a farm at Merriman, they moved

to Ranger in 1883, where Robert built and operated the first cotton gin in the

county. There were six children of this marriage, but we only have the

names of four: Clarence Stuard, of Breckenridge, Texas; Ross R. Stuard, of

Fallas; Truman T. Stuard, and Mrs. Amy Brown, of Ranger, Texas, with

whom Robert made his home in his old age.

Issue by second wife:

2-3-3. Silas Scarborough, III, b. 1863, m. Minerva Stuard, though we

do not know whether she was a relative.

2-3-4. Sarah Scarborough, fourth child of Silas Scarborough, Jr., who

was married twice, first to ---------- Bass, and second to Frank


2-3-5. Selita Scarborough, fifth child of Silas Scarborough, Jr., was

also married twice first Reubin Vaughn, and second to John


There may have been other children.

2-4. Mary Scarborough, fourth child of Silas Scarborough, Sr., b. 1838-

1841, Census Records , d. 1902, married 1858, Ab. Guillatt. No

further records.

2-5. Christopher Columbus Scarborough, b. 1844, d. 1-13-1908, in Big

Spring, Texas, m. Rebecca Dubose. No further records.

2-6. Rachel Frances Scarborough, b. 10-15-1846, Bienville Parish,

Louisiana, d. 3-28-1928, Eastland, Texas, m. 10-18-1871, George

Ross Whittington, b. 1-24-1841, Copiah County, Mississippi, d.

Eastland, Texas, 11-10-1911.

Issue of Rachel Frances Scarborough and George Ross Whittington:

2-6-1. Arthur George Wittington, b. 8-14-1872, Milam County, Texas, d. 12-

23-1935, in Houston, Texas; m. 11-5-1894, Lula Cantrell, b. 12-14--


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Issue of Arthur George Whittington and Lula Cantrell:


Marcus K. Whittington, b. 11-15-1895, Mart, Texas, d. 3-27-

1955, Houston, Texas, m. 1917, Ollie Dean.

Issue of Marcus K. and Ollie Dean Whittington:

2-6-1-1-1. June Whittington, b. 1918, m. 1948, J. Q. Baldridge.


Arthur George Whittington, Jr., b. 6-10-1896, Erath County, d.

Austin, Texas, 4-15-1915.


Harmon Whittington, b. 10-4-1900, Baird, Texas, m. 1925,

Corrine Garrison.

2-6-2. Emma Gretchen Whittington, b. 12-14-1874, Milam County, Texas,

m. 6-24-1890, Matthew Hilsman Hagaman, b. 10-11-1861, Johnson

County, Tennessee, d. 9-8-1940, Ranger, Texas.

Issue of Emma Gretchen Whittington and Mathew Hilsman Hagaman:


Leslie H. Hagaman, b. 1-9-1896, Ranger, Texas, m. 2-6-1929,

Helen Howdeshall.

2-6-2-1-1. Frances Ruth Hagaman, b. 2-12-1930, m. 5-17-1952,

William McGrath.

2-6-2-1-2. Elizabeth Louise Hagaman, b. 12-23-1934.

2-6-2-1-3. John Leslie Hagaman, b. 11-23-1938.


Ruth Hagaman, b. 3-29-1902, m. 6-24-1925, Edward F.


Issue of Ruth and Edward F. Horrigan:

2-6-2-2-1. Patrick Hilsman Horrigan, b. 10-14-1932.


Fred W. Hagaman, b. 8-8-1904, m. 4-27-1937, Kathleen W.


Issue of Fred W. and Kathleen Long Hagaman: