Do you have documentation that James N. b. 1848 is a son of George Washington Scarborough?
I'm concerned because I have 6 James Scarboroughs from 1844-1850 born in SC, AL and GA.All are born to different parents.
The 1880 Census says that the James Scarborough who married Easter Arrington and had Reuben and Lenore Scarborough was born in GA while his parents were born in SC:
1880 Barbour Co., AL
NameRelation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace James N. SCARBROUGHSelfMMaleW28GAFarmerSCSC Esther SCARBROUGHWifeMFemaleW25ALKeeping House------ Ruben SCARBROUGHSonSMaleW3ALGAAL Lenora SCARBROUGHDauSFemaleW1ALGAAL
Source Information: Census Place Cotton Hill, Barbour, Alabama Family History Library Film1254003 NA Film NumberT9-0003 Page Number347B LDS
On the other hand, the census records for George Washington Scarborough consistantly say that George and his wife, Susannah, were both born in GA (Census 1850, 1860, and 1880).While George and Susannah had a son, James, the 1850 census says he was born in 1844.Although he was only 16, he is not in the 1860 census with George and Susannah.He either died or left home.He is not, however, in Houston Co., GA in 1860 (or he was missed).
Do you have later census records or other documentation referring to the states that James' parents were born in or that his parents are George and Susannah?