Biography of Rice P. Scobee

Rice P. Scobee, a native of Clark County, KY., was born June 23, 1847, and is a son of Robert and Lucy (Pendleton) Scobee. Robert Scobee, also a native of Clark County, was a farmer by occupation, a popular citizen in the community in which he lived, and died in April 1882, a son of Robert Scobee, who was a farmer, distiller and miller. Mrs. Lucy Scobee was born in Clark County and was a daughter of Rice Pendleton. Rice P. Scobee was reared on his father’s farm and educated at the common schools. In 1862 he enlisted in the confederate army, in the company commanded by Capt. Bedford, under Col. Clay, but during the latter part of the war he was under Gen. Morgan. He received a gunshot wound at Cynthiana, KY., was taken prisoner and confined at Camp Douglas for nine months. At the close of the war, he returned to Clark County and resumed farming, in which occupation he is still engaged, and of late has been devoting considerable attention to breeding and raising Shorthorn cattle. March 13, 1868, he married Miss Martha Chorn, of Clark County, daughter of Josiah and M. (Thompson) Chorn. Five children have been born to this union, viz: James C., Rezin, Columbus, Robert and Nannie Lu. Mr. and Mrs. Scobee are strict members of the Primitive Baptist church, and Mr. Scobee owns 385 acres of fine farming land. Politically, he is a Democrat.


Perrin, W.H., Battle, J.H., & Kniffin, G.C. Kentucky: A History of the State. Eighth Edition. Originally produced in 1888 by F.A. Battey and Company in Louisville, Ky. and Chicago, Ill. Reproduced from the original edition with new copyright material in 1979 and reprinted in 1991 by The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.

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