History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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SCARBOROUGH FAMILY.   William SCARBOROUGH, eldest son of John and Mary SCARBOROUGH, and grandson of John SCARBOROUGH, of St. Sepulchre parish, London, England, was born in Middletown, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, December 30, 1691, and removed with his parents to Solebury township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, when a lad of ten years.  He was a “turner” by trade, which probably implied a cabinet maker and all grades of local wood working, as well as that of a wheelwright, which latter trade he is known to have followed.  On arriving at manhood he married and settled on a tract of sixty acres conveyed to him by his father in 1724 part of a tract of 520 acres taken up by the latter in 1701.  He died a few months after his father, sometime between the date of his will, April 27, 1727, and the date of its proof, September 24 of the same year.  His wife’s name is unknown, and as she is not mentioned in his will, and a minor son is directed to reside with his uncle John during minority, it is presumed that she died shortly before her husband.  His children were: William, who died without issue in 1783: Euclides, Lydia, Martha, and Sarah.  The latter married a STRADLING, and another daughter married a SMITH

            Euclides SCARBOROUGH, second son of William, was born in Solebury, and was a minor at the death of his father.  By the will of the latter he was directed to be apprenticed to John HEED “to learn the art of making German Wheels.” Whether the parental direction was followed does not appear.  He did learn the trade of a blacksmith, and followed it for many years in Solebury in connection with farming.  He inherited from his father the homestead of sixty acres of land, but in 1746 sold it and purchased two tracts of over one hundred acres of his brother William.  In 1762 he repurchased the sixty acre homestead, and probably resided thereon until 1770, although he later purchased one hundred and sixty acres in the present limits of New Hope borough, of John CORYELL, which he sold at different periods in tracts of forty-nine to seventy acres.  In 1770 he closed out all his real estate and removed with his wife Mary and all of his children, except Isaac, the eldest, to Maryland, where he died in 1808.  The children of Euclides and Mary SCARBOROUGH, were as follows, all of whom were born in Solebury: Isaac, born in 1745: Euclides, died unmarried; James, who was twice married, and removed with his family to Ohio; William, Samuel, John, Joseph, Thomas, all of whom married and lived and died in Maryland; Mary, who married Reuben JONES; Sarah, who married Joseph ROGERS; and Hannah, who married John RICHARDS, all of Maryland.

            Isaac SCARBOROUGH, eldest son of Euclides and Mary SCARBOROUUGH, was born on the old homestead where his grandfather, William SCARBOROUGH had lived and died, in the year 1745.  Like his father he was a blacksmith, and followed that occupation through life in Solebury and Upper Makefield townships, dying is Solebury in 1825.  He married Susan DEAN, and they were the parents of five children, viz: Enos Dean; Joseph; Elizabeth, married Joseph HARTLEY; Sarah, married Thomas SANDS; Mary married Abraham GRAY.  Susan, the mother, dying. Isaac married (second) Rachel LEWIS and had three children.—Thomas, Isaac, and Rachel.  Joseph, the second son, was twice married, first to a SUTTON and second to Sarah DUDBRIDGE; he had three children.—Sutton, who removed to Maryland: Mary, who married Samuel ROSE; and Eveline, who married Dr. George TWINING.

            Enos D. SCARBOROUGH, eldest son of Isaac and Susan (DEAN) SCARBOROUGH, was born in Upper Makefield township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, in 1771. Like his father, grandfather, and great-great-grandfather he was a blacksmith, and a very expert mechanic.  He received a good common school education and was a proficient penman.  He lived most of his life in New Hope, where he followed his trade.  He was at one time deputy sheriff of the county, and during that period resided in Doylestown.  He married in 1798, Meribah JACKSON, of Buckingham, whose ancestors were among the earliest English settlers in Bucks county.  Enos D., and Meribah (JACKSON) SCARBOROUGH, were the parents of nine children, as follows: 1. Isaac, born 1799, died in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, 1849; married Eliza HOWELL.  2. Joseph, born 1801, died at Milford, New Jersey, in 1877, married (first) Sarah SHAMP, and (second) Ann --------. 3. William, born 1894, married (first Elizabeth SHAMP, and (second) Elrania POTTS: died in Lambertville, New Jersey, in December, 1884.  4. Hiram, born January 19, 1806; see forward.  5. Hannah, born 1808, died 1864, married Jacob DONALDSON of Philadelphia.  6. John, born 1810, died in infancy.  7. Susan, born July, 1812, died unmarried at Centre Bridge, Bucks county, September 5, 1875.  8. Mary W., born December 12, 1815, married Samuel HALL, of Doylestown and died in Doylestown, February 18, 1879.  9. John, born 1818, removed to Indiana; was twice married and had a family.  Meribah (JACKSON) SCARBOROUGH died in 1821 at the age of forty-three years, and Enos D. Married (second) ------- LOGAN, by whom he had three sons: George W., and Andrew J., of Lambertville, New Jersey: and Enos D. Jr., who removed to Indiana.

            Hiram SCARBOROUGH, fourth son of Enos D., and Meribah (JACKSON) SCARBOROUGH, was born in New Hope, January 19, 1806, and resided there most of his life.  He learned the blacksmith trade with his father and followed that occupation until 1851, when he lost his right arm by the accidental discharge of a gun.  He then became collector of tolls at the Delaware Bridge, and filled that position for thirty-five years.  He was the confidential agent of the owners and had charge of the repairs and entire control of the bridge.  He was also the proprietor of the shad fisheries at New Hope.  In politics he was a Democrat, and took an active part in the councils of his party.  He served in the state legislature for the term of 1876-8.  He was a man of good business ability and kindly disposition, and was widely and favorably known.  He was a member of Lenni Lenape Lodge of Masons of Lambertville, New Jersey, and had taken most of the official degrees, and one of the oldest Odd Fellows in the state at his death.  He was   rectors warden in St. Andrews Episcopal church of Lambertville, New Jersey.  He died in New Hope, March 12, 1888.  His wife was Ann JONES, daughter of Joab and Elizabeth (FISHER) JONES, the former a cooper in Solebury township, and descendant of an old Bucks county family, and the latter a native of New Jersey.  Ann SCARBOROUGH died in New Hoppe, April 5, 1904, at the age of eighty years.  The children of Hiram and Ann (JONES) SCARBOROUGH are: Rutlege T., residing in Lambertville, New Jersey: Isaac, Catharine, wife of Robert J. MORRIS, of New York; Fletcher D., of Trenton, New Jersey.

            Isaac Scarborough, of New Hope, is the second son of Hiram and Ann (JONES) SCARBOROUGH, and was born in New Hope, May 19, 1848, and acquired his education at the common schools there and at Trenton Business College.  Almost from boyhood he has had charge of one of the fisheries formerly owned and operated by his father, and is still engaged in the fishery business.  In politics he is a Democrat, and has always taken an active part in local and county politics, filling many local offices and serving as delegate to district, county and state conventions.  He is now serving his second term of five years as justice of the peace.  He is a member of Castle No. 136, Knights of the Golden Eagle.  Mr. SCARBOROUGH married in 1871, Mary O’Brien of Lambertville, and they have been the parents of seven children, five of whom survive; Frank, of Lambertville, New Jersey; Hiram, of Philadelphia, Anna, at home; Andrew, telegraph operator for the P. & R. R. R. at New Hope; and Albert, a farmer in Solebury.

            Mrs. Robert James MORRIS, of New Hope, Bucks county, formerly Miss Catherine SCARBOROUGH, is the only daughter of Hon. Hiram and Ann (JONES) SCARBOROUGH, an account of whose ancestry and life is briefly sketched in the preceding pages.  She was born and reared in New Hope.  In 1875 she married Albert Wills TAYLOR, an eminent journalist, who for several years prior to his death, held a responsible position on the staff of the Philadelphia Times.  He died March 4, 1894.  Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR were the parents of two children; H. Ross TAYLOR residing with his mother in New Hope; and Albert Wills TAYLOR, Jr., who was a member of Battery O, First U. S. Artillery, in the Spanish-American war.  Mrs. TAYLOR married (second) November 17, 1898.  Robert James MORRIS, also a journalist by profession, who is employed in Philadelphia. 



Text taken from page 178-180 of: 


Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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