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Genealogy / Osbornes of Kentucky and Indiana
« Last post by nikkios321 on October 29, 2017, 03:48:58 PM »
I have hit a brick wall in my Osborne ancestry. My line comes from Leroy C. Osborn born Feb. 5,1922 in Toledo, Ohio. His parents were Robert R. Osborne and Hazel M. Arthur. Robert was born Dec 3, 1892 in Indiana and died Mar 6, 1953 in Gary, Indiana. His parents were Moses Osborne and Margaret Aders. Moses was born Jan 1863 in Kentucky or Indiana( parents moved a few times back and forth). He died July 23, 1935 in Vincennes, Indiana. His parents are were I have trouble. They were Mathew Osborne and Catherine Osburn. They married in 1848 in Owen co., Kentucky. An Elias Osburn signed the marriage bond. Im not sure if or how he is related. It looks like there were a few Osborne/Osburn families in the area at the time. They moved to White co., Indiana then on to Fountain co., Indiana where Catherine is but not Mathew. They had 7 children. John W. born Nov 6, 1848, Sarah Elizabeth( married Willian B McKinney) born Jan 22, 1852, Elliot born c 1857, Christopher Columbus born Oct 10, 1860, James M born c 1866, George A born Nov 1869, and Moses. After 1870 there is no record of Mathew, Catherine, Elliot, James, or George. If there is, I havent found it yet. Im looking for Mathew's and Catherine's parents and when they both passed and where. I have been looking for a few years now and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Genealogy / Re: John Q. [Quincy] Osborn
« Last post by Brian on August 22, 2016, 10:18:50 AM »
Good luck!

I hope this helps you find your next piece of the ancestor puzzle.
Genealogy / Re: John Q. [Quincy] Osborn
« Last post by tboyer on August 18, 2016, 08:26:50 PM »
 Thanks; The WA state death cert I saw & rejected was  for a John Osborn [with gvn name John] not just initials. One more item to think we have the right person.
Genealogy / Re: John Q. [Quincy] Osborn
« Last post by Brian on August 18, 2016, 07:52:00 PM »
The May (Mary?) would have still been alive.
Genealogy / Re: John Q. [Quincy] Osborn
« Last post by tboyer on August 18, 2016, 05:19:33 PM »
Thank you ; I think you have found him;  Before I had rec'vd  info from the Spokane Library, I had no specific death date.  I had WA archives  send a Death cert for a John G/ Q/ ?? Osborn in the 1920 census at Espanola prct Eastern State Hosp Medicine lake Spokane age 69 Widower b. 1851.  I saw the cert & I rejected it as not ours.  Since he had a long illness he may have been there in 1920 but the census said widower.  Obit says he died at home but your info says medicine lake.  I think in spite of the conflicting data, the chance of 2,  John Osborns dying on the exact  same date 24 June 1921  is pretty slim. I think your digital archives  of dod  24 June  1921 is he.   I assume the WA Archives you sent  on J. I with wife Mary / May would NOT be a deceased wife???
Genealogy / Re: John Q. [Quincy] Osborn
« Last post by Brian on August 18, 2016, 11:10:29 AM »
Taking that one a step further for the Ohio connection, there is a John Osborn, son of Charles and Elvira Osborn, listed in the 1850 census as 2 years old.  He was in Oxford, Ohio.  That death record in WA lists Chas. and Alvira as parents.

Name:   John Osborn
Event Type:   Census
Event Year:   1850
Event Place:   Oxford, Erie, Ohio, United States
Gender:   Male
Age:   2
Race:   White
Race (Original):   
Birth Year (Estimated):   1848
Birthplace:   Ohio
Household ID:   179
House Number:   178
Line Number:   21
Affiliate Name:   The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number:   M432
Affiliate Film Number:   676
GS Film Number:   1298915
Digital Folder Number:   004206500
Image Number:   00051

Household   Role   Gender   Age   Birthplace
Charles Osborn      M   40   Tennessee
Elvira Osborn      F   28   New York
Wm H Osborn      M   10   Iowa
Albert Osborn      M   8   Iowa
Elizabeth Osborn      F   4   Wisconsin
John Osborn      M   2   Ohio
Wm Brown      M   16   Ireland

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), John Osborn in household of Charles Osborn, Oxford, Erie, Ohio, United States; citing family 179, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Genealogy / Re: John Q. [Quincy] Osborn
« Last post by Brian on August 18, 2016, 10:56:23 AM »
Welcome to the board.

Have you looked into this one?

It shows a J. I. Osborne who died in Spokane on June 24, 1921.  Spouse name is listed as Mary.  I've found over the years a lot of bad handwriting on forms ends up as even worse when they get typed/keyed in to systems.  Mary could very easily have been mistyped from May.  And J. I. could have been wrongly entered from J. Q.

Just throwing out a possible lead.  You may have already checked this one.  I'll keep an eye out for further data.

Genealogy / John Q. [Quincy] Osborn
« Last post by tboyer on August 17, 2016, 05:26:28 PM »
I need help to ID John Q. [ Quincy] Osborn's parents.  A more complete bio can be found on Find a Grave ID # 142777682. We are almost certain from known data , he was born in OH.  I have had 3 WA State death cert searches & a Spokane Regional Health Dist. search & neither has a death record altho he lived in Spokane 41 yrs, died in his home there in 1921.  His obit is spelled Osborne but his gravestone is Osborn. DOB on stone is 1849; Other sources give July 1847 & July 1851.  My only hope now is thru Osborn Family Genealogy records.
Genealogy / Re: John Henry Osborn
« Last post by Brian on July 13, 2016, 12:04:25 PM »
One thing I've found is that the Osborne name gets spelled a lot of different ways depending on the census takers at the time.  I've seen Osborn, Osborne, Asburn, Osbourn, and a few others.

I have a John Henry in my line, but he was born in 1845 in VA and died in 1912 in Clay County, WV.  I'll keep an eye out for others that may show up.

Welcome to the forum.  It's pretty quiet in here, but I keep it open in case people want to use it.

Genealogy / John Henry Osborn
« Last post by WIZ47 on June 25, 2016, 06:48:15 PM »
John Henry Osborne - born in Maryland 1828 - died Petersburg, Va., 1865. All the Osborn's I can find started out in the Baltimore area, then moved many places, and changed the spelling at whim.

I have hit a wall going back further than his Mother [no Father]  and thought there was a possibility the Osborn line came out of N Carolina?

All input appreciated.
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