Rev. Mathias Scarborough

Rev. Mathias Scarborough

Birth
Death 5 Feb 1884 (aged 61)
Burial Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Row 17
Memorial ID 33111908 · View Source
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Matthias was a son of Irvin Scarborough and his wife Frances Cannon. He was born 15 December 1822 in Lawrence County, Mississippi. He married his first wife, Jemima Fountain while in Mississippi. He moved with his family to Louisiana, settling in Jackson Parish by 1850. He appears on the 1850 census of Jackson Parish, LA with his wife Jemima and three children. He was educated at Mt. Lebanon College in Bienville Parish and ordained a minister in 1854. He lived for a short time in Beaumont, Texas where he was pastor of one of the Baptist churches but returned to Louisiana in 1857, settling at Fort Jesup in Sabine Parish. He moved to Spanish Lake in 1859 and established an academy at Bethel which flourished until the War Between the States, when most of the students enlisted in the Confederate Army. The Academy was later burned. His first wife Jemima died during this time and she was buried in the Old Bethel Cemetery in Natchitoches Parish, LA. Matthias' brother Josiah Scarborough and their mother Frances Cannon Scarborough were also buried in Old Bethel Cemetery.

On 31 January 1861, Matthias married his second wife, Frances Elizabeth Sibley in Sabine Parish, LA.



Inscription

Safely anchored in the / harbor of eternal rest

Gravesite Details Single, upright, white obelisk

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  • Created by: Robert A. Edwards
  • Added: 21 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33111908
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev. Mathias Scarborough (15 Dec 1822–5 Feb 1884), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33111908, citing Central Cemetery, Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Robert A. Edwards (contributor 46957515) .