Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1870, Harford County, Maryland, United States. Elias Scarboro, age 47, farmer, born MD, real estate 3000, property 800, living with Mary (45, keeping house), William (22, farm labor), Milton (18, farm labor), Mary (16, farm labor), Sarah (14), and Maggie (8). All are born MD. (Harford Co, District 5, page 67 or 250, line 32)
• Census, 1880, Harford County, Maryland, United States. Elias Scarborough, age 58, carpenter, born MD, parents born MD, with wife Mary A (54, keeping house, born MD, parents born MD), son William M (37, farmer), son Milton G (27, carpenter), daughter Mary M (25, at home), daughter K Lizzie (23, "scool" teacher), daughter Maggie A (17, scool girl, attending school). Also living with them is George R Whamm (7, scool boy, attending school). All children are born MD. (Harford Co, District 5, ED 44, sheet 22, line 23)
• Occupation: Farmer, Carpenter.
Elias married Mary A. UNKNOWN. (Mary A. UNKNOWN was born about 1825 in Maryland, United States.)