|Dr. J. B. Scarborough, physician, Spring Garden,
was born in Ewing township, Franklin Co., il, March 12, 1842, and is
a son of Dr. Bennet and Allie (Bennett) Scarborough. The father was
a native of Wilson County, Tenn., and came to this State in 1832.
The mother is a native of Posey County, Ind. Subject was the third
of five children, and was permitted to attend the schools of his county
until about twenty, and then the Doctor commenced reading medicine with
his father. Remained with him until twenty-four, reading and assisting
the elder Scarborough in his practice. Then our subject took up his
chosen practice for himself at the town of Macedonia, Franklin Co.
In that locality he only remained about six months, when he again betook
himself to his native county, and there took up the practice of his father,
the latter having become too old to attend to it (his death subsequently
occurred in 1879), and in that locality our subject remained until 1873.
In that year he removed to Ham's Grove, Pendleton Township, this county,
and there practiced until Oct, 1879, when he came to his present location
at Spring garden. In this locality he now has a practice that extends
over territory which lies for miles north and east of Spring Garden, and
where he has confidence of the people of that locality, in Pendleton Township
Subject was married, September 20, 1865, to Miss Ada Yates , a native of
Providence, R.I., and the daughter of john I. and Hannah (Stewart) Yates,
natives of Maine, but settling in Ohio where the father died, and the mother
married Bennett Woodworth, and subsequently the twain came to this county
(in 1853), and settled in Moore's Prairie Township, where they have subsequently
resided. The result of this union has been three children, two of
whom are now living, Lizzie (wife of Edgar Bernard), born July 22, 1870.
Alice was born December 17, 1868, and died July 24, 1869. Mr. and
Mrs. Scarborough and daughter Lizzie are members of Methodist Episcopal
Church, and he is a member of Ham's grove lodge, No 405, I.O.O.F. In politics
he is a republican.
SOURCE: "History of Jefferson County, Illinois"
Wm. Henry Perrin 1883
SUBMITTED BY: Misty Flannigan Dec 1997