Flourished: 1837 Vermilion County, Illinois
Scarborough purchased public land in Danville, Illinois, in 1834. He also owned public land in Champaign and Dewitt counties. Vermilion County voters elected Scarborough to the Illinois House of Representatives for one term, 1836 to 1838.
John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 206; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Champaign County, 236:139, 140, 144; DeWitt County, 236:142; Vermilion County, 817:117, 118, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.