He was only 9 when his father died and was probably sent to Scott Co, IL to live with relatives, perhaps older siblings.
In the 1850 Manchester Twp, Scott Co, IL census, he was a 15 year old farmer living with the Eli Williams family.
1855 Pike Co, IL.
1880 Marion, Bourbon Co, KS, was the family's residence at census time. The household included:
Wilburn C. SCOBY Self M Male W 46 IN Farmer NY KY
Amanda M. SCOBY Wife M Female W 45 TN Keeping House TN TN
Louis SCOBY Son S Male W 16 IL Helps On Farm IN TN
Rhoda SCOBY Dau S Female W 14 IL At Home IN TN
Mary SCOBY Dau S Female W 12 IL At Home IN TN
John SCOBY Son S Male W 10 IL IN TN
Margaret SCOBY Dau S Female W 8 IL IN TN
Thomas SCOBY Son S Male W 6 KS IN TN
Archibald SCOBY Son S Male W 4 KS IN TN
Cora SCOBY Dau S Female W 2 KS IN TN
Son Charles, 20, was counted next door with the Peak family as a farm laborer.
The following list of children is from LDS records:
Rhoda Rebecca SCOBEY b: 24 MAY 1866 in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois
Charles SCOBEY b: 1858 in Pike County, Illinois
Cora SCOBEY b: 1878 in Kansas
Franklin SCOBEY b: 1865
James Ciscero SCOBEY b: 24 JAN 1856 in Pike County, Illinois
Jaret SCOBEY b: 1869 in Illinois
John SCOBEY b: 1870 in Illinois
Louis SCOBEY b: 1864 in Illinois
Margaret SCOBEY b: 1872 in Illinois
Mary SCOBEY b: 1868 in Illinois
Thomas SCOBEY b: 1874 in Bourbon County, Kansas
Archibald SCOBEY b: 1876 in Kansas
1881 Crawford Co, KS
The cause of his death was Bright's disease along with dropsy. The newspaper carried the following item:
"This morning, W.C. Scobey, aged 83, died at the home of his son-in-law, W.E. Masters. He had formerly lived with his son, T.B.Scobey, at Sapulpa and the body will be shipped there for interment."