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Subject: [SCOBEE-L] Scoby Scribe Volume 2 issue 1 dated Feb. 1984
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 21:52:42 -0500
Clara Miller 2710 3rd Street, Downey, CA 90241 wants info on THOMAS
ELLISON/ALLISON b 1779 m. 11-5-1808 BETSEY SCOBY, orange Co., NC. His
brother, JAMES ELLISON/ALLISON b 1790 m 12-17-1808 JENNY SCOBY. Who were
SUSAN INGALLS, S. 1013 Warren Rd., Veradale, WA 99037 seeks info on
ELSIE, daughter of JAMES and CATHERINE BROWN SCOBY, m JOHN CUMBACK when
SCOBY'S OF ORANGE COUNTY, N.C.
In the abstract of Wills, 1752-1800 by Ruth Herndon Shields we find the
will A-273 Mathew Scoby, dated 17 Oct., 1782 proved Nov. 1782, in which
he names wife Jenit, eldest son David Scoby, son Robert Scoby, eldest
daughter Margaret Tait. He speaks of "the girls". Guardians: Robert
Burnsides and Jno Patton. Executors: wife Jenit and David Scoby.
Witness: Robert Burnsides, Jr.
B-63 Robert Scoby and Ruth Christmas witness the will of Eli
McDannel/McDaniel dated 20 Apr., 1789
C-83 Bill of sale from Robert Scoby to Robert Tinnen, both of Orange
County for one negro boy, dated 13 Nov., 1795, proved Aug 1796. Witness:
Jo Moore and William Fitch.
Orange County Marriage Records:
In addition to Margaret Scoby who married before 17 Oct. 1782 to ?
David Scoby to Esther Kenneday 25 Sept., 1783, bondsman Robert Burnsides
Robert Scoby to Lucy Debow 24 Jan., 1786, bondsman Joseph Clendening
Mary Scoby to James Baker 2 Jan., 1792 bondsman John Scoby
John Scoby to Polley Rice 23 Jan., 1792, bondsman, James Christmas
Jane Scoby to John Baker, 20 Aug., 1794, bondsman James McCauley
Betsey H. Scoby to Thomas Ellison, 5 Nov., 1808, bondsmen Joseph Ellison
and A. Borland
Jenny Scoby to James Ellison, 17 Dec., 1808, bondsman Thomas Ellison
Anne Scoby to John Strayhorn, 24 Oct., 1816, bondsman Gilbert Strayhorn
One may assume, with the possible exception of John, all ofthe Scoby's
who married in Orange Co., NC were children of Mathew and Jenit. If the
original will were read, John may be listed. Mathew is the only Scoby
named in Orange Co. will. Abstracts from 1752-1850
According to the will books, Robert Scoby was in Orange County 20 April,
1789 and 12 November, 1795, but in 1790 census of Orange County, no
Scoby was listed, but Zacheus, James, Joseph, and Robert Tate are
listed, one of whom probably married Margaret Scoby.
A review of the Minutes of Court of Pleas and Quarters, 1752-1766 of
Orange County, the name SScoby was not found, but George, James, Joseph
and Robert Tate are mentioned several times.
Thomas, James, and Joseph ellison/Allison named above are the sons of
Joseph and Jane (Donaldson) Allison. Jane b. 1754 d 11 Nov. 1807, was
daughter of Robert and Hannah Donaldson. Joseph Sr. m (2) Elizabeth
(Betsy) Madden in NC and moved to White Co., TN about 1817. Joseph d in
Smith Co., TN 1826. Joseph and Jane had (in addition to Thomas, James
and Joseph,), John, William, Hannah, Margaret, Catherine, Jenny (Jane).
Joseph and second wife, Elizabeth, had Robert Donaldson Allison, Daniel
Morgan Allison and Martha Allison. Levina Allison was a daughter of
Joseph, Sr., before he married Jane Donaldson.
Several of Joseph's children accompanied him to Tennessee. Some settled
in Jackson, White, and Smith counties, parts of which became Putnam
County in 1842. It is believed Thomas (and Betsey) and James (and Jenny)
accompanied their father to Tennessee, but neither have been located in
the 1850 census of Tennessee. Several named Allison/Ellison born in NC
may be their sons.
Other Scoby Data:
Page 98 of Twenty-Four Hundred Tennessee Pensioners by Zella Armstrong
lists John Scoby 1840 census age 66, drew a pension in Dyer County
Page 874, Goodspeed's History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin,
and Williamson Counties, Illinois shows: Martha J. Scobey b 1829 TN d
1863 Williamson Co., m Daniel S. Davis b VA 1824.
page 442: David Scoby, Early Land Entries, town 9S, R4E, 1836,
Williamson Co., IL
Page 467: John Scoby served as County Judge 1877-1883 Williamson Co., IL
Page 950: Elijah Turner m 1882 Henrietta Scoby b 1855 Williamson Co.,
daughter of Charles and Mary E. Turner. They had one child, the wife
having had two by her former husband. (My notes:...is that a misprint?
Or am I reading it wrong? Does this say that Henrietta Scoby's parents
were Turners? or was Mary E. a Turner and Charles a Scoby???)
More research is needed to prove if the Williamson County, Illinois
Scoby's are descendants of those of Orange Co., NC.
(Information was submitted by Clara H. Miller, 7910 3rd Street, Downey,
SCOBEY, DANIELS COUNTY, MONTANA
Located 14 miles south of the Canadian border, and just 60 miles from
In 1901 Mansfield Daniels traveled from the town of Poplar, Montana,
where he was living, and about 50 miles north, located a spot on the
banks of the Poplar River he knew would be ideal for ranching and
farming. The site was on the trail Sitting Bull had used to move
warriers back and forth across the Canadian border during the final days
of resistance to the white man. The next year Daniels and a partner
started a large ranch here. As settlers and travelers came through this
land, the partners established a store to supply them. A friend of
Daniels', one Major Charles Robert Anderson Scobey, helped the partners
obtain a post office for the small settlement, and in return for the
favor, the settlement was given the name of Scobey. Despite the fact
that the area had not been surveyed, it was opened for homesteading in
1910, and the community, the only one for 50 miles around, became a
thriving town, supporting a livery, a blacksmith shop, garage, hardware
store, implement shop, warehouse, general merchandise store, bakery,
post office, real estate office, boarding home, lawyer, saloon, and oan
In 1912 Daniels build a $20,000, 20 room mansion in Scobey, only to
learn a few months later, that the Great Northern railroad would not
come to Scobey, but would stop across the Poplar River, about 1.5 miles
east. If the railroad wouldn't come to Scobey, then Scobey would go to
the railroad, and in the summer of 1913 it did just that. When the first
train arrived in the fall, there was a town waiting at the end of the
line. The "new" Scobey was incorporated in 1914, and in 1920 when
Daniels County was formed from Valley and Sheridan Counties, Scobey was
voted the county seat. an empty house of pleasure, once known as
"One-Eye'd Molly's", became the courthouse.
As a farming and ranching town, Scobey continued to grow until the dust
bowl and depression. After the 1963 celebration marking the 50th
anniversary of the coming of the railroad, came the idea of an authentic
Pioneer Town, containing almost everything early-day frontier towns had,
including a completely stocked general store and an authentic homestead
shack. The population decrease trend was reversed in the 1960's, and the
1970 census showed 1186 persons living in town. The 1980 census counted
1382 persons, demonstrating a growth rate of almost 17% in the ten year
CHARLES ROBERT ANDERSON SCOBEY
Charles Robert Anderson Scobey was born July 14 (12th?) 1856 in Woodbury
township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, son of the Reverend Zephaniah
Drake and Eleanor Elizabeth Anderson Scobey. He was named after an uncle
who refused to surrender Fort Sumpter at the start of the Civil War. As
a boy, Charles moved with his family to Iowa, where he later attended
Upper Iowa University, wrote several articles for Harper's magazine, and
graduated in 1876.
After graduation he was a railroad clerk, then he moved to Ridgelawn,
Montana about 1880, where he worked on the range until his leg was badly
injured. about 1883 he settled just north of Glendive on the west side
of the Yellowstone River. Here he engaged in cattle business, shipping
beeves to the Chicago market. He became prominent in civic affairs and
the Masonic Lodge, also serving as the superintendent of the Dawson
County Schools. He was a member of the House, representing Dawson County
in the 15th Montana Territorial Legislature which met in Helena January
to March, 1887, and again in August to Sept. of the same year.
On December 21, 1887, Charles married Elizabeth Jane Strachan at Fort
Buford, Dakota Territory. Elizabeth had been born April 25, 1870, the
first white child born at Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory. Her parents
were Sergeant John and Ann Rae Strachan, of Scotland. They were
transferred from Fort Sill in 1871 to Fort Buford, coming up the river
by steamboat. (John and Ann had four children: Elizabeth Jane Strachan
Scobey; Helen Nell Strachan Rhoades, born near Bismark; Ann Strachan
Jones, born at Fort Buford; and John Scott Strachan, born at Fort
Charles and Elizabeth Scobey had five children born in Montana: Eleanor
Elizabeth Scobey (living in Morris, Minnesota in 1957); Anna Luella
Scobey Bruers (died in Graceville, Minnesota before 1957); Carrie Rose
Atkinson Scobey (died as an infant); Zephaniah Drake Scobey (died at age
14); and Charles Robert Anderson Scobey Jr. (living in Bremerton,
Washington in 1957).
The Scobey family lived in Poplar, Montana after Charles was appointed
Indian Agent for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in 1889 by President
Benjamin Harrison. He was reappointed in 1898 by President William
McKinley, and in 1902 he went to Washington D.C. to be personally
re-commissioned by a close friend he met in Montana, President Theodore
Roosevelt. Charles served as an Indian Agent until 1907.
The family moved to Morris, Minnesota where Charles farmed, worked in
the summer resort business, and later worked for the postal service.
There, two more children were born: Dorothy Grace Scobey Barker (living
in Seattle in 1957); and Jeanne Lois Scobey Fosso (living in California
in 1957). Charles retired less than a year before his death on September
2, 1923 in Morris, where he was buried. His wife, Elizabeth died in
October, 1961 in California.
(SOURCES: DIARY OF ZEPHANIAH DRAKE SCOBEY AS PUBLISHED BY DAR MAGAZINE
IN 1968; INFORMATION PROVIDED BY DANIELS COUNTY LIBRARY, SCOBEY,
MONTANA; DECEMBER 19, 1957 ARTICLE WRITTEN BY CHARLES ROBERT ANDERSON
SCOBEY, JR., AND ELEANOR ELIZABETH (ELLEN) SCOBEY, PUBLISHED IN THE
GLASGOW, MONTANA NEWSPAPER; HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MONTANA VOL 11, 1896;
GLENDIVE INDEPENDENT, OCTOBER 2, 1886 AND JANUARY 8, 1887; INFORMATION
PROVIDED BY JAMES SCOBEY, EPHRATA, WASHINGTON IN 1983).
WAR OF 1812 BOUNTY LANDS IN ILLINOIS 1840
Jonathan Scoby, Private in Symmes 1st Infantry, had delivered to him
3-2-1818 in New Brunswick NJ warrant #7446. Patented 3-9-1818.
ANNALS OF KANSAS 1886-1925 VOLUME 2
Otis C. Scoby, a native of Kansas, "of St. Francis", earned the
Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in World War I,
ALEXANDER G. SCOBIE
Special to the New York Times Yonkers, New York August 15
Alexander G. Scobie of 17 Euclid Avenue, a former quoits player and at
one time well-known in swimming competitions, died last night in St.
John's Riverside Hospital. His age was 76.
(from the New York Times, August 16, 1949, page 23, column 4)
JAMES MACKAY SCOBEY
(we regret that we do not have a brief biography of Mr. Scobey.)
JAMES MACKAY SCOBEY b 10-5-1926 New Rockford, ND; m 7-3-1947 Bremerton,
WA to HAZEL ELAINE VINING.
James' father was CHARLES ROBERT ANDERSON SCOBEY, b 1-21-1899 Poplar,
MT; m 7-3-1925 to MARGERY SARAH HARVEY of ND; d 10-15-1970 Tacoma, WA.
James' grandfather was CHARLES ROBERT ANDERSON SCOBEY (Major, U.S.
Army), b. 7-12-1856 Woodbury township, Middlesex Co., NJ m. 12-21-1887
at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory, to ELIZABETH JANE STRACHAN; d 9-2-1924
James' great grandfather was the REV. ZEPHANIAH DRAKE SCOBEY b 12-5-1817
Chester, Morris Co., NJ; m ELEANOR ELIZABETH ANDERSON (1) 5-10-1848
Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY; d 4-15-1897 Chicago, IL
James' great great grandfather was DAVID SCOBY b 4-11-1789 Morris Co.,
NJ; married CONTENT WILKINSON; died 7-26-1827 Chester, NJ
James' great great great grandfather was JAMES SCOBY born about 1749 NJ;
m about 1769 to CATHERINE BROWN; d about 1818 in NY or NJ
Anyone wishing to contact james MacKay Scobey should write 29F Street NE
Ephrata, WA 98823
Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee
1-21-1806 JOHN SCOBEY, ANN SPEARS
9-10-1814 WILLIAM REESE, LIVENA SCOBEY
9-11-1816 WILLIAM REESE, LEVINA SCOBY (SIC)
11-25-1819 JAMES THOMAS, MATILDA H. SCOBY
3-23-1821 DAVID SCOBY, ELIZA HEFLIN
10-3 (no year) JOHN SCHOBY surety for PEARSON GARRISON and ELLENDER
10-15-1836 THOMAS P. HAWKINS, ELIZA K. SCOBY
7-29-1826 HARDIN GOODALL, POLLY SCOBY
1-15-1817 JOSEPH CASKY, CATY SCOBY
(TENNESSEE RECORDS, BIBLE RECORDS AND MARRIAGEBONES, COMPILED BY
JEANNETTE ACKLEN, PUBLISHED BY CULLOM & GIERTNER CO., NASHVILLE,