In researching Washington Dallas Scarborough of GA & FL, I came across Washington Scarborough in the 1870 and 1880 Columbia Co FL census. The problem is that a fellow researcher believes the one in the 1870 census is NOT the same person as in the 1880 census. Both Washington Scarboroughs claim birth in Georgia. There is a slight difference in what would be the birth year -- not unusual for the census. So far I've not found evidence to indicate what happened to the 1870 family if it is a different Washington Scarbrorough or where they might have moved, or if catastrophic illness befell them and he simply remarried and began an entirely new family. Available death and marriage records have not been enlightening. Below are the 2 census records from 1870 and 1880 Florida. Does anyone recognize the 1870 family? I would very much like to clarify,eliminate or place in context the 1870 family as they do or do not relate to the 1880 family.
1870 Federal Census: Lake City P.O., Columbia Co., FL, p.156, hh #1211, l.26, Scarborough, Washington, 31, farm laborer, b.GA; Scarborough, Sarah L., 25, b.FL; Scarborough, Emma, 6, b.FL; Scarborough, Julius, 3, b.FL; Scarborough, James, 1,b.FL.
1880 Federal Census: 4th District, Columbia Co., SC, ED 20, p.33/372A notes in the hh: Scarborough, Wash, 35, farmer, b.GA, p:GA/GA; Scarborough, Milley, 32 b.SC, p: SC/SC; Scarborough, Mellvin, 11, b.FL; Scarborough, Wesley, 9, b.FL; Scarborough, Renny, 8, b.FL; Scarborough, Emma, 5, b.FL; Scarborough, Marvin, 2, b.FL; King, Ellen, niece, 18, b.SC, p: SC/SC.