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SCOBEY, ROBERT (?–?). Robert Scobey, member of the Old Three Hundred and early Wharton County settler, was in Texas as early as April 1824, when he voted in the election that chose the Baron de Bastrop delegate to the Coahuila and Texas convention. On August 3, 1824, Scobey received title to a sitio of land that later became part of Wharton County. The census of March 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser, aged between sixteen and twenty-five, with a wife and two young sons. In January 1832 Scobey opened a tavern between San Felipe and Harrisburg. He was probably living in Houston in 1846, when he was administrator for the Elisha M. Adcock estate. Scobey was not listed in the 1850 census.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). Texas Gazette, January 10, 1832. Telegraph and Texas Register, July 8, 1846. William Barret Travis, Diary, ed. Robert E. Davis (Waco: Texian, 1966).
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