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George Adolphus Scarborough
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1859
Natchitoches Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1900
Luna County
New Mexico, USA

George Scarborough was a cowboy, sheriff of Jones County in Texas, deputy U.S. Marshal in El Paso and a detective in Deming, New Mexico for a cattleman's association. While in El Paso, his dealings with John Selman lead to a gunfight. The two fired and John Selman was dead.

As a cattle detective later in his life, George roamed New Mexico looking for rustlers. During one fateful pursuit, Scarborough was shot in the leg by who is believed to have been Kid Curry. Kid Curry had been a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. George's leg was amputated, but he died four days later.

George Scarborough's life was filled with controversy. As a lawman, he walked the line between law and lawnesses often using methods and motives to match the people he was pursuing. His courage and effectiveness were never questioned however  
Family links: 
  Mary Frances McMahon Scarborough (1860 - 1949)*
  George Edgar "Ed" Scarborough (1879 - 1945)*
  Martha Ann Scarborough (1881 - ____)*
  Georgia Mae Scarborough (1884 - 1962)*
  Lottie Ethel Scarborough (1887 - 1972)*
  Mary Ada Elizabeth Scarborough (1889 - 1949)*
  Eva Hollis Scarborough (1891 - ____)*
  Ray Francis Scarborough (1894 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Luna County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: KRW
Record added: Jan 03, 2006
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George Adolphus Scarborough
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George Adolphus Scarborough
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George Adolphus Scarborough
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- GoneToTexas
 Added: Jun. 9, 2014
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- bw
 Added: Jan. 20, 2014

- Larry & Connie Schultz Scarborough
 Added: Jan. 1, 2012
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