C. R. SCARBOROUGH, present chairman of the county court at Chester County, and a prominent citizen of Mifflin, is the son of Edmund and W. (Tarbutton) SCARBOROUGH, both natives of North Carolina, the father born in 1800 and the mother in 1802. They were married in 1820 and three years later came to Henderson County, and afterward immigrated from there to Madison County where they were classed among the early settlers. The father has been magistrate of Madison County for a number of years, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal. Church, and is still living. The mother was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and died in 1884.

Our, subject was born in Henderson County in 1823, and received his education in the common schools. He spent a portion of his early life in teaching, and February,1840, married Mary J. HODGES, a native of Tennessee, born in 1824, and the daughter of Josiah and Mary HODGES, of Henderson County. Nine children were born to this union, six of whom are living: Lorenzo, W. L., William H. of Arkansas, Samuel A., Mary E. (Mrs. J. H. Wheeler), Jessie F. and Fannie L. Mr. SCARBOROUGH has been a resident of his present farm since 1857, and is the owner at nearly 400 acres of land. He began life with little or nothing, and has succeeded beyond his most sanguine expectations. In 1870 he was elected to the office of magistrate and has been three times re-elected to the same office holding that position at the present time. He has for four years been chairman of the county court, the first year in Henderson County, and since then in Chester County. In 1868 he was appointed postmaster of Mifflin, which position he continues to hold to the general satisfaction of all concerned, lie is a Democrat in politics and east his first presidential vote for Gen. CASS. Mr. SCARBOROUGH is a Mason and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South together with nearly all their living children.


Transcribed by David Donahue

Source: History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present ; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Henderson, Chester, McNairy, Decatur, and Hardin Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville, TN: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.