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OSBORNE


by Jane A. Leavell


(1) According to Robert Barnes, Baltimore County Families 1659-1759 (1989), the head of this family was WILLIAM OSBORNE, born ca. 1627, as he gave his age as 76 in 1703. He came to Maryland ca. 1664. In 1664 survey he had 100 acres in Clemment's Den. In 1688 with John Lee surv. 100 acres Mate's Angle; in June 1667 surv. Mate's Neck, and in that same month surv. 450 acres Covent Garden; in July 1684 surv. 500 acres Osborne's Lot; in September of 1666 he sold 350 acres Sprye's Marsh to John Lee. In February 1666/7 he conveyed 100 acres Clement's Den to John Bradford. On 4 March 1667/8 John Lee and William Osborne conveyed 100 acres Crab Hill to Oliver Spry, and the same day the two bought 175 acres Sprye's Marsh from Sprye. On 10 March 1672/3 Lee conveyed his half of Sprye's Marsh to Osborne. On 2 June 1673 Lee and Osborne conveyed 100 acres of Mate's Angle to Anthony Brispo. In Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, page 280, a William Osborne is test. in will of Wm. Bisse, Back River, Baltimore Co. 4 April 1675; on page 93, a William Osburn is executor of Thomas Troute's will in Baltimore County 4 May 1680. William had at least one son, William Jr.

(11) WILLIAM OSBORNE (William) was of age in 8 November 1688 when he appointed James Phillips, innholder, his attorney to act in all things concerning him. By June of 1688 he was married to Margaret ________, who joined him in selling certain lands on the river adjacent the court house to James Phillips. According to Walter Preston's History of Harford Co. Maryland (1901), he and Margaret turned land over to Baltimore Co. commissioners upon which they built the courthouse; he kept a ferry and built the first house in Baltimore, and his oldest son was stolen by Susquehannock Indians. Though they were pursued across the bay, they escaped, but an old Indian later assured William his son was made a chief, who allegedly signed the treaty between Penn and the Indians in 1682. William may have married as his second wife Rebecca Hill, daughter of John, whose will dated 17 March 1691 named a daughter Rebecca Osborne and has as a test. William Osborne. As his third wife, some time in 1693, William married Margaret, executrix of John Wallston. William died leaving a will, 1 January 1704-7 March 1704/5, naming children James, William, Benjamin, Thomas, and Rebecca, with Margaret as executrix. The estate was inv. 7 May 1705 and valued at 30 pounds 19 shilling ten pence. The estate was administered on 8 March 1705/6 by Margaret, now wife of William Wise. Raymond Clark's Index to Baltimore Co. MY Wills 1660-1770 has Wm. Osborn, Bush River, l. 3, f. 433, 1704/5.

THIRD GENERATION

(111) James Osborne (William, William) was buried 11 leaving his estate to William Osborne and wife in Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. II, p. 242; him?

(112) Rebecca Osborne (William, William)

(113) William Osborne (William, William) was born around 1685 (in 1733 he gave his age as 48) and married to Avarilla Hollis, daughter of William, 24 January 1710 Baltimore Co. MD 56-248. March 9, 1720, in a list of the neglectors in the recording of the births, burials, and marriages in St. George's Parish, a Wm. Osbourne is cited for "The death of Wm. Cottam; the death of Thos. Osbourn 2." Avarilla died 26 March 1724 in that county. He married second Catherine Rhoades 1 March 1727/8 Baltimore Co. MD 5G-245. On 5 November 1724 William Hollis, brother of Avarilla, conv. 150 acres Hollis' Desire to William's son William. In deposition in 1728/9 a William Ozburn mentions he was fishing on Bush River about 28 years ago (Henry C. Peden Jr., More Maryland Deponents 1716-1799). On 7 November 1734 Henry Rhodes, son and heir of the late Henry Rhodes, conv. 200 acres Birr to his sister Catherine, now wife of William. In 1750 he owned 50 acres Covent Garden, 71 acres Birr, 97 acres Osborne's Addition, 50 acres part of St. Martin's Ludgate, 50 acres Scotchman's Generosity, and other lands. He died before 1770, since the bond was posted 14 April 1750 by Catherine and estate was administered 15 July 1750. Children by Wm. and Avarilla: James, Mary, Mary, William

(114) Benjamin Osborne (William, William) was born 17 June 1695 Swan Creek, Baltimore Co. MD. He married Sarah _____. He was still alive in 1739. He owned 40 acres part Padden, 50 acres Robin Hood's Forest, and 55 acres Drisdale's Habitation in 1750 and in the Debt Book for 1754. In 1737, Benjamin Ozbourn and William Ozbourn/2 appear in the Baltimore Tax List for Spesutia Hundred. In 1737 Benjamin Osborne appears in Baltimore Co. Levy Papers for Squirrel's Head. In 1739, Benjamin and William Orsbrown are listed for Levy Court Allowances.

(115) Mary Osborn (William, William) was born 13 August 1698 Swan Creek, Baltimore Co. MD

(116) Thomas Osborne (William, William) was born 13 August 1698 Swan Creek, Baltimore Co. MD, Mary's twin.

FOURTH GENERATION

(1131) James Osborn (Wm., Wm., Wm.) was born 6 January 1711 and baptized 5 April 1712 Baltimore Co. MD, St. George's P. E. Church. He married Jane Hughes 17 September 1743. In 1750 he owned 150 acres Covent Garden and 176 acres Parker's Lot. In 1754 a James Osborn age 42, gave a deposition mentioning an unnamed father. (Henry C. Peden Jr.'s Maryland Deponents 1634-1799). Children: Josias, James, William, Cyrus, Mary, Benjamin, Martha

(1132) Mary Osborn (Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 6 October 1713 Baltimore Co. MD and died October 1715.

(1133) Avarilla Osborn (Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 6 October 1718 Harford Co. MD, married Thomas Little there 28 February 1737.

(1134) Mary Clark Osborn (Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 13 August 1721 Harford Co. MD and died in August of 1723 there.

(1135) William Osborn (Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 26 March 1724 Baltimore Co. MD. Is he the William who married Margaret Lyall 18 June 1745 Harford Co. MD? Or is he the Wm. Sr., age 53, living with five blacks in the 1776 Harford Lower Hundred, Harford Co. MD?

(1136) Benjamin Osborn (Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 13 June 1729 Baltimore Co. MD. Maryland Calendar of Wills, vol. vii, p. 64, has a Joseph Pritchard, 25 January 1733, leaving 60 acres lying on Bush River to godson Benjamin (a minor) and heirs, son of William Osburn and Catherine his wife.

(1137) Francis Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 10 December 1731 Baltimore Co. MD

(1138) Mary Ann Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 9 February 1733 Baltimore Co. MD

(1139) Martha Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 11 July 1737 Baltimore Co. MD; she married first John Everett and second Amos Hollis.

(113.10) Avarilla Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 8 February 1741 Baltimore Co. MD. She married Joseph Brown there 3 June 1761.

(1141) Susanna Osborne (William, William, Benjamin) was born 6 June 1716 Baltimore Co. MD. She married John West there on 26 January 1735.

(1142) Margaret Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj) was born 10 March 1717 in Baltimore Co. MD, where she died 15 October 1719.

(1143) William Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj) was born 17 July 1719 Baltimore Co. MD

(1144) Hannah Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj) was born 14 October 1721 Baltimore Co. MD, where she married Thomas Mitchell on 24 December 1742.

(1145) Benjamin Osborne (William, William, Benjamin) was born 10 June 1726 Baltimore Co. MD. Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Osborne, was married 3 March 1761 Harford Co. MD to John Tredway, and a Benjamin Osborne's will is in liber 30, folio 823, date 1760 Baltimore Co. MD. Is this him?

(1146) Margaret Osborn (Wm., Wm., Benjamin) was born 15 March 1727 Baltimore Co. MD, where she married Joseph Bailey on 27 December 1748.

(1147) James Osborne (Wm., Wm., Benjamin) was born 25 March 1730 Baltimore Co. MD. A James Osborn died before 26 Nov. 1804 in Scott Co. KY; was this him?

(1148) Thomas Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj) was born 10 April 1732 Baltimore Co. MD. He married Elizabeth Simpson on 3 August 1751 there. Barnes' Baltimore Families lists children as: William, Sarah, Mary, Benjamin, Francis, Bennett. We believe the family further included Thomas, Riller, and Betsy. Perhaps the latter three were not born in Baltimore Co. MD? Our Thomas left MD for North Carolina before the oldest daughter was married in September of 1773; in 1784 they moved to Abbeville District of SC, where in 1802 Thomas is listed as a member of the Hogskin (later Little River) Meeting House. In the Lincoln Co. NC Deed Book 3, p. 160, 10-9-1786, Thomas Osborn of Abbeville Co. to Mary Hill, Lincoln Co. NC; 10 pounds for 25 acres where said Mary Hill now liveth, part of a tract granted to Thomas Osborn for 100 acres according to the dimensions of a pattern granted to Thomas Osborn in our said office, signed Thomas (T) Osborn. In the Lincoln Co. NC Deed Book 17, p. 17, 9-17-1793, Thomas Osborn, Pendleton Co. SC to John Bullinger, Lincoln Co. NC; 50 pounds for 75 acres being the larger part of a tract of 100 acres, 25 acres upon the south east end is excepted which he the said Thomas Osborn sold to Mary Hill lying and being in Lincoln Co. on the North fork of Mountain Creek; Signed Thomas (T) Osborn. Pendleton District SC, p. 281/2, dated 8 September 1795 has Thomas Osbern Sr. to Daniel Putnam for 10 shillings stg. for 505 acres on Big Gnerostee, granted to Osbern by Thomas Pinckney, 1788, except 150 acres now laid out for Robert Skelton, on fork of Big Branch, bd. on E. by William Lesley, on W. by John Green, on S. by Skelton. Sighed: Thos. (T) Orsbern, Sr. Recorded 22 September 1796. They left South Carolina ca. 1804 for Scott Co. KY, where he died near Georgetown. Could this be the Thomas Osburn Sr. who died 1803 Scott Co. KY? His brother James administered the estate, and this Tom does have a brother James. A John Osburn and Bennet Osburn receive payment from what seems to be James Osburn's estate, and the John could be Tom's and James' brother, below. Richard Tiner is also mentioned, and Thomas's daughter Betsy married Richard Tiner/Tyner. Many family trees list Elizabeth Simpson as marrying Jesse Davis Oldham in Kentucky on Oct 21, 1757 in Kentucky and having 11 children, but is this a different Elizabeth Simpson? She would have to have divorced Thomas Osborn and reverted to her maiden name, and the last 7 Osborn children wouldn't have been hers, but we have no record of a divorce or second marriage for him. It's tempting to keep the Oldham woman because she has a lengthy ancestral history; if she's not this man's wife, we have no parents for her.

(1149) Sarah Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj) was born 1 August 1734 in Baltimore Co. MD, where she married William Mitchell on 11 June 1751

(114.10) Jacob Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj) was born 3 September 1736 in Baltimore Co. MD, where a Jacob Osborne married Sarah Fowler on 24 February 1758. Was this him?

(114.11) John Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj) was born 15 July 1739 Baltimore Co. MD. Could this be the John Orsburn, 36, who is listed in the Harford Co. Susquehanna Hundred Census of 1776? With him are wife Ann, 37; Sarah, 15; Elizabeth, 12; Amous, 10; Bennet, 6; Aquillah, 4; and Josias, 1, per Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh's Maryland Records, Vol. II, first published in 1928.

FIFTH GENERATION

(11311) Josias Osborne (Wm., Wm., Wm., James) was born 17 September 1743 Baltimore Co. MD

(11312) James Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, James) was born 16 November 1744 Baltimore Co. MD. The 1776 Harford Lower Hundred, Harford Co. MD census lists a James Jr., age 31; him?

(11313) William Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, James) was born 15 July 1746 Baltimore Co. MD

(11314) Cyrus Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, James) was born 17 July 1750 Baltimore Co. MD. A Cyrus Osborne married Susannah Robinson 10 October 1775 Baltimore Co. MD; was this him? The 1776 Susquehannah Hundred, Harford, MD lists Osborn, Cyrus, 26; Sussana, 18; Ann, 1/2; and three blacks. Per Walter Preston's History of Harford Co. Maryland, a Cyrus Osborn was an Ensign in Captain Greenberry Dorsey's Co. #8, enrolled 31 October 1775. In March of 1778, Cyrus Osborn takes oath in Harford Co. before Saml. G. Osborne.

(11315) Mary Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, James) was born 12 November 1752 Baltimore Co. MD

(11316) Benjamin Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, James) was born 10 August 1755 Baltimore Co. MD. In the 1776 Harford Lower Hundred, Harford Co. MD is a Benj. Osborne, age 20; Semelia, age 20; Susannah, 6 mon.; Aquila Cord, 12; and 12 blacks. Could this be him? Was Semelia born 10 Feb. 1756?

(11317) Martha Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, James) was born 10 August 1758 Baltimore Co. MD

(11351) Hannah Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 13 October 1746

(11352) Ann Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 24 November 1748 Baltimore Co. MD

(11353) Sarah Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 2 February 1750 Baltimore Co. MD

(11354) John Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 27 December 1755 Baltimore Co. MD

(11355) James Osborne (Wm, Wm, Wm, Wm) was born 4 April 1758 Baltimore Co. MD

(11451) Benjamin Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Benj) died leaving a will, 1759-10 January 1760 in Baltimore Co. MD, mentioning a tract in Robin Hood's Forest and his son John.

(11452) Jacob Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Benj) married Sarah Fowler on 24 February 1758 and had a daughter Mary

(11481) William Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benjamin, Thomas) was born 3 September 1751 Baltimore Co. MD. The problem here is that William, the son of Thomas, according to "our" line, was born in 1747 and married Patience Hawkins, born 1752.

(11482) Sarah Osborne, called "Sally" or "Sary" (Wm, Wm, Benj., Thos.) was born 11 November 1752 Baltimore Co. MD. She married Abraham Robinson and moved from South Carolina to Kentucky.

(11483) MARY OSBORNE (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos) was born 29 June 1755 Baltimore Co. MD. She married Johann Jacob Hackleman (which see), son of Michael Hackleman and Elizabeth Sailors, 20 September 1773. He was born 16 July 1752 PA and died 16 January 1829 Rush Co. IN She died 8 June 1824 in Rush Co. Indiana. Both were buried in a family plot on Jacob's farm.

(11484) Benjamin Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos) was born 15 March 1757 in Baltimore Co. MD. He was a captain who raised a volunteer corp in Burke Co. North Carolina under Col. Brevard's regiment, attached to General Rutherford's Brigade, in the Revolutionary War. A Benjamin Osburn is in Burke Co. land records, p. 104, #1122, p. 369, with 200 acres joining James Clark on north and south side of Catawba River on both sides of a small creek including the old Baptist meeting house for complement. Entered 7 December 1778. Warrant ordered and issued.

(11485) FRANCES OSBORNE, called "Fanny," (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos) was born 2 February 1759 Baltimore Co. MD. She married John SAILORS (which see in the Sailors history on this site), born ca. 1756 as son of Abram Sahlers, in South Carolina and had three children there. He moved to Kentucky, then to Indiana, where he died in Rush Co. IN 3 April 1833. Fanny preceded him, dying ca. 1784 in Abbeville District, SC, the mother of five children. About a year later, he married a Miss Grubbs. They moved to Scott Co. KY ca. 1804/5; to Franklin Co. IN in 1810; to Fayette Co. IN a few years later; to Rush Co. IN in 1822. Miss Grubs died 3 Jan. 1826.

(11486) Bennett Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thomas) was born 6 February 1761 in Baltimore Co. MD. He married first Letitia Redding, daughter of Joseph Redding; second Rebecca Bohannon, widow of Elliot Kirtley, whom she married 1798. Rebecca was born ca. 1776 VA, per the 1860 census. This marriage took place 11-2-1813 Woodford Co. KY. Bennett was a Revolutionary War vet from Burke Co. NC. On 12-12-1778 he entered the militia service under his brother Benjamin, a captain who raised a volunteer corp under Col. Brevard's regiment, attached to General Rutherford's Brigade. They marched to the Savannah River, 25 miles above Savannah, and joined General Lincoln in 1779. Discharged 5-8-1788 after five months' service. In 1779, he served three months under Captain George Johnson, returning home in 1780, where he joined a light horse company under William Adams, serving three months and ten days. In October of 1782 he joined a regiment of 500 mounted men to fight the hostile Creeks, under Captain Willson, and served six weeks as lieutenant. 15 Dec. 1785 Bennet Osborn of Ninety Six District, SC, sold for 400 pounds to James Litton of Lincoln Co. NC land on the south side of Catawba on a small creek that falls in below Sherills ford, adj. to James Clark, James Litten, granted to sd. Osborn 28 October 1782. Witnessed by Elisha Sherrill. Nov. 27, 1804, Bennet was paid for five days service patrolling in Scott Co. KY. Scott Co. Deed Book I, p. 391, has Bennett and Rebecca as grantors, Robert Moon as grantee, to 94 acres on North Elkhorn for $1,530. In the 1840 Scott Co. KY census, he is 50-80, with one boy 5-10, one 15-20, one female 30-40, and one female 60-70. He died 6 December 1841 Scott Co. KY. Scott Co. KY Order Book G, p. 176 has "Satisfactory evidence was this day produced in open court that Bennett Osborn who was a revolutionary pensioner of the United States died in Scott Co. Kentucky on the 6th day of December 1841 bearing a widow named Rebecca Osborn who is still living in said county and state and is still a widow." A Rebecca Osborne (1773-1869) is buried in Georgetown Cemetery.

(11487) Thomas Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos.), "Tom" died in Kentucky. Could this be the Thomas, husband of Rachel, who died in Scott Co. 1805 and left minor children Clementina, Bennet, Hannah, and Larkin?

(11488) Riller Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos) married John Simpson and moved from Carolina to Georgia, near Atlanta.

(11489) Betsy Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos) was born 14 August 1769 in South Carolina. She married Richard TYNER (which see), son of Harris and Nancy (ADAIR) Tyner, born ca. 1770 Abbeville District, SC, and Betsy died in Shelby Co. IN on 14 October 1846, buried one mile north of Morristown. Richard died 1 January 1836 Shelby Co. IN, both buried in cemetery one mile north of Morristown, Shelby Co. IN. Children are given in Max Tyner's history of that family.

(1148.10) female Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos) married Luke Blades? Could she be the Catherine Blades dismissed from the Turkey Creek Baptist Church in SC to help set up Hogskin Meeting House in August, 1791?

(114.10.1) Mary Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Jacob) born 18 December 1758 Harford Co. MD

SIXTH GENERATION

(114511) John Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Benj, Benj) was born in Baltimore Co. MD

(114521) Mary Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Benj, Jacob)

(114811) William Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm)

(114812) Polly Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm) married Mr. Morgan

(114813) Sally Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm)

(114814) Susan Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm) married Ben Berry. She was called "Sukey."

(114815) Benjamin Osborne (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm) was born ca. 1786 and became a trader near Georgetown, Scott Co. KY. According to B. O. Gaines History of Scott Co. KY, Vol. 1, pp. 112/3, he was wealthy, a prominent farmer and stock breeder. Ann Bevins' History of Scott Co. says he came to Kentucky shortly after the Revolutionary War and married Catherine, widow of Rev. War veteran Mr. Applegate who was killed by Indians while standing at the door of his cabin, and became a trader in horses, ponies, and mules, being sometimes gone a year or two driving the herds about. About 1840 he left on a trading expedition and his wife added a two-room brick addition; he is said to have exploded when he saw it on his return in 1842! After her death, he was 63 when he married Agatha Cartinour, having four children by her. She was born ca. 1824. She married second Ben Miller Osborn. She died 1895. The Scott Co. KY 1820 census has on page 50 Benjamin Osburn, with one male 5-10, 1 male 20-30, one male 50-60, one female 15-20, and one female 60-70. In 1850 they appear in the Scott Co. KY census: Benjamin is a farmer, 64, born South Carolina, worth $83,000; she is Gatha, 35, born KY; with them is Mary J., 2, born KY. Benjamin died 12 March 1866; his massive estate of 36000 acres from the north bank of North Elkhorn to beyond the Dry Run Baptist Church, and east from the Frankfort Pike to the Old Turkeyfoot and Oxford Pikes, was divided 13 July 1866. Georgetown Cemetery in Scott Co. has his tombstone, marked 12 March 1866; Agatha is marked 1824-1895; with them is infant son born and died same day 1850. Nearby is Tennessee, daughter of B & G Osburn, born 1 Nov. 1849. Ben raised his orphaned nephew Ben Miller Osburn, who was born in 1816 and orphaned early.

(114816) John Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm) was born 7 September 1788 Abbeville District SC. He married Nancy Miller, who was born 1794 PA and died 27 October 1878 Scott Co. KY. They came to Scott Co. ca. 1812. John died 11-7-1822.

(114817) Nancy Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm) married Douglas Burton

(114818) Thomas Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm)

(114819) Betsy Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm) married William Sebastian

(11481.10) Fanny Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm) married Mr. Bryant

(11481.11) Eli Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm) (Is this the Eli who was drafted 9-6-1814 at Falmouth, Pendleton Co. KY? He served as musician in the company commanded by Capt. James Ellis, in the 16th Reg. of KY Infantry commanded by Col. Andrew Porter; was discharged 3-10-1815 in Canada; married Matilda Hawkins (widow) 1-18-1848; 11-4-1850 was a resident of Fountain Co. IN, age 58 years; 3-23-1855 was a resident of Fountain Co. aged 62; died March 1857 in White Co. IN at the age of 63 years. John Hawkins and Malinda Romans sign affidavit for widow's pension claim.)

(114821) Riller Robinson (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Sarah) married Jacob Hackleman

(114822) Thomas Robinson (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Sarah)

(114823) Fanny Robinson (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Sarah) never married

(1148.10.1) John Blades (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thomas, ?) John Blades married Mary Stuckey. Or was he the Baptist preacher who married his cousin Fanny Osborn?

(114861) Elizabeth Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett) was born ca. 1790 and married James Branham

(114862) Thomas Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett) was born ca. 1791 SC. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. He married Susan E. Branham (born ca. 1794 KY) on 3 July 1815 Scott Co. KY, at Georgetown. He enlisted at Georgetown as a private 13 August 1812 as a volunteer under Captain Joseph Redding, commanded by Maj. Richard Gane and Col. Scott, and was discharged as a sergeant at Black Swamp, Ohio, on 4 March 1813. Thomas, a trader, died ca. 1872. In Scott Co. Deed Book L, page 332, is a land deed with Grantors Thomas Osburn & Susan his wife, Ephraim Osbourn (farmer of Lexington), Lee Osbourn, E.R. Osbourne, Adley Osbourne and Cordelia his wife, Moses Mothershead and Celia his wife, and nancy Osbourn; grantee Stephen Lucas; recorded 25 May 1833. !49 acres at $10.00 per acre, propertly known commonly as Reddings well tract, now occupied by Stephen Lucas. Clerk of Fayette Co. KY court certified deed produced and acknowledged by E.K. Osburn 11 March 1833. In 1850 census for Scott Co. KY he is a trader, 58, born South Carolina, worth $800; she is 55, born KY; with them are Henry M., 31, a trader born in KY; Charles, 25, carpenter, born KY; Catherine, 22, born KY; John, 18, born KY; Ephraim, 12, born KY. 12-26-1859 he was a resident of Grass Valley, Nevada Co. California, age 68 years. 6-3-1871 he was a resident of Grass Valley, age 80 years. Bounty Land Warrant 92,432-160-55

(114863) Martha Ann Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett) married John Gray

(114864) Lee Byrd Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett) was born ca. 1805. He married Emeline West on 6 May 1834, and second married Ann Elvira Weaver. In Order Book F 1845-1850 of Scott Co. KY, p. 217 "On motion of Lee B. Osborn he is appointed guardian of his infant children under the age of 14 years and he thereupon in open court with Clinton West and Lewis West his securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $900 conditional according to law. May Court 1848."

(114865) Adley W. Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett) was born ca. 1812 and married first Cordelia ________; second, in 1843 Carroll Co. KY to Cassandra Lindsay (born 5 December 1823 and died 27 September 1852). He had one child by his first wife and two by the second.

(114866) Celia Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett) married Moses B. Mothershead and died 1851.

(114867) Nancy Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett) married Thomas M. Scruggs

(114868) Joseph Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett) may be the Joseph Osborn who on 17 Sept. 1854 was married in Scott Co. KY to Angeline Offutt at the home of James Pullen in Georgetown. John A. Gano was the minister; William and James Pullen were witnesses.

(114869) Ephraim R. Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett) moved to Giles Co. Tennessee

(11486.10) A Harriet Osborn married William Acre in Scott Co. KY; the license date was 2 March 1844, the marriage date was 3 March 1844, minister P. H. Whitton, witness was Lewis Sebastian, and father Bennett Osborn consented. William Acre and Humphrey Offut 2 March 1844 put up bond.

SEVENTH GENERATION

(1148141) Rebecca Berry (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm, Sukey) married Ezekial Stevens, s/o Burrell and Nancy (Adair) Stevens

(1148142) Nancy Berry (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm, Sukey) married Ezekial Stevens, son of Burrell and Nancy ADAIR Stevens

(1148151) Mary Jane Osburn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm, Benj) was born ca. 1848. She married John B. Graves on 1 August 1864 Scott Co. KY by Dr. D.R. Campbell of the Baptist Church; witnesses were George Cook and Henry Barton

(1148152) Benjamin Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm, Benj) was born ca. 1851 and died in 1925, per his tombstone in Georgetown Cemetery, Scott Co. KY. He caused considerable excitement in a post-Civil War gunfight with a former slave, resulting in his having to flee the county for some time. His wife Louise was born 1847 and died 1926. With them is a Tennie Osborn, born 1892, died 1904.

(1148153) Tennessee Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm, Benj) was born ca. 1853 and married Warren Graves (1840-1932); she died in 1911, per her tombstone in Georgetown Cemetery, Scott Co. KY, and Warren G. Graves was born 1840, died 1932.

(1148154) John William Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm, Benj) was born ca. 1858 and married Betty Barkley

(1148161) Ben Miller Osburn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm, John) born ca. 1816, adopted by his uncle Benjamin Osborn, married to his uncle Ben's widow Agatha Cartinouer Osborn 1868 Scott Co. KY, died 1897, per tombstone in Georgetown Cemetery, Scott Co. KY. Scott Co. KY Order Book H 1856-1861 has B.M. Miller surveying roads pages 39, 46, 169. W.H. Perrin's History of Scott Co. (1882) has:

B.M. OSBORN, farmer; P.O. Georgetown; is a native of Scott County, and the son of John and Nancy (Miller) Osborn; he was born near his present residence, 1816; his father was a native of Abbeville District, South Carolina, born Sept. 7, 1788; he emigrated to Scott County in about 1812; during his life was a farmer; he died Nov. 7, 1822; his wife, mother of our subject, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1794, and died in Scott County, Oct. 27, 1878; she was the mother of three children, two daughters and one son, B.M. Osborn, being the oldest child; his early education was limited to such as the neighborhood schools of Scott County afford; at the death of his parents he lived with his Uncle Benjamin Osborn, and assisted him in all of his business operations until he arrived at the age of twenty-seven years; when he made several trading expeditions in the South with stock; in 1846 he bought a small farm in his native county and began farming and stock raising, at which he still continues, and now being one of the largest land owners of Scott County, having 1,500 acres of land, which is somewhat hilly, and particularly adapted to the raising of sheep, upon which he now has nearly 1,000 of choice breeds. Mr. Osborn is a man of great force of character, sociable in disposition, and agreeable in manner, is a very temperate man, having never tasted intoxicating liquor in over forty-five years; he has always been a hard-working man, and now in the later years of his life is surrounded with those comforts, and enjoying those pleasures that are ever the result of honesty, industry and economy; he was married in Scott County, in 1868, to Mrs. Agatha Osborn, a native of Scott County; he is a Republican." According Ann B. Bevins History of Scott County As Told By Selected Buildings (1981), "He was an uncompromising prohibitionist as to the use of intoxicants and tobacco as well. He would never permit tobacco to be grown on his land and wouldn't have sold an ear of corn to a distillery for any consideration. He was liberal to his tenants and did many deeds of charity."
(1148162) female Osburn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm, John)

(1148163) female Osburn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Wm, John)

(1148621) Henry M. Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thomas, Bennett, Thomas) was born ca. 1819 KY, a trader.

(1148622) Charles Osburn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett, Thos) was born ca. 1825 KY, a carpenter

(1148623) Catharine Osburn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett, Thos) was born ca. 1828 KY

(1148624) John Osburn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett, Thos) was born ca. 1832 KY

(1148625) Ephraim Osburn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett, Thos) was born ca. 1838 KY

(1148651) William T. Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett, Adley) was born ca. 1834

(1148652) Cordelia Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett, Adley) was born ca. 1845

(1148653) Richmond Osborn (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Bennett, Adley) was born ca. 1849

(1148.10.11) Isaac Blades (Wm, Wm, Benj, Thos, Sarah, John) married Patsey Lines (which see); she was born ca. 1802 to Greenbury Lines and Mary Hackleman (which see). She died ca. 1880.


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