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James Edward Scobey Sr.

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James Edward Scobey Sr.

Birth
Wilson County, Tennessee, USA
Death
6 Jul 1923 (aged 89)
Tennessee, USA
Burial
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 13, Lot 261
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At the age of 18 James E. Scobey entered Franklin College. The president of Franklin College was Tolbot Fanning. Scobey graduated from Franklin July 4, 1855 and began to teach school.

In February, 1867, he opened a school on the turnpike between Lebanon and Nashville, Tennessee. The school was named "Oakland School" and Mr. Scobey continued to teach there until 1872.

In 1872 Mr. Scobey went to Murfreesboro, Tennessee and became president of the Franklin Female Institute. He remained at the Institute until 1884. In 1884 he was called to become president of South Kentucky College at Hopkinsville. He remained there six years and resigned in 1890.

When Mr. Scobey left South Kentucky College he moved to Franklin, Tennessee, arriving there in 1891. He began taking an active part in education in Williamson County. Soon after he moved to the county he was elected County Superintendent.
At the age of 18 James E. Scobey entered Franklin College. The president of Franklin College was Tolbot Fanning. Scobey graduated from Franklin July 4, 1855 and began to teach school.

In February, 1867, he opened a school on the turnpike between Lebanon and Nashville, Tennessee. The school was named "Oakland School" and Mr. Scobey continued to teach there until 1872.

In 1872 Mr. Scobey went to Murfreesboro, Tennessee and became president of the Franklin Female Institute. He remained at the Institute until 1884. In 1884 he was called to become president of South Kentucky College at Hopkinsville. He remained there six years and resigned in 1890.

When Mr. Scobey left South Kentucky College he moved to Franklin, Tennessee, arriving there in 1891. He began taking an active part in education in Williamson County. Soon after he moved to the county he was elected County Superintendent.


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