\osborne\contrib\cgreenman.txt  Updated: 8/8/2008

Information on the Family of John Osburn-14533

   (Contributed by Cynthia Greenman)

John Osburn-14553's Obituary

  Obituary, Putnam County Sentinel Jan 6, 1881

    "Died at his residence near Kieferville, Ohio, on the 26th of December,
  1880, Rev. John Osburn, aged 79 years, 7 months and 14 days.
    Father Osburn was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, May 12th, 1801.  He
  immigrated to Northern Pennsylvania in 1822, and was married to Miss
  Elizabeth Smith in 1825, and they lived happily together fifty-five years.
  In 1835 he immigrated with his family to Holmes county, Ohio; from Holmes
  county he moved to Hancock county, where he lived a few years.  In the
  spring of 1860 he moved to Palmer, township, Putnam county , and settled
  near the place of his late residence.  He was the father of thirteen
  children, nine of whom are living to mourn their loss.  He was converted
  and joined the Methodist Protestant Church in 1845, and received license to
  preach the Gospel some time after.  He was a bold defender of the doctrine
  and principles of the church.  Not finding any members of his church when
  he came to Kieferville, he united with the United Brethren Church and
  continued to preach and exhort the people as long as his bodily strength
  lasted.  He was a deep thinker and an able reasoner in the Scriptures; his
  influence was good, and his neighbors all say that a good man has gone from
  among us.  His last sickness was quite protracted; he had been gradually
  failing for more than a year, but he bore his suffering without murmuring,
  looking to that rest that remains for the people of God.
    The funeral services were held at the house and quite a large number of
  friends followed him to his last resting place.      .....John L. Kitchen"

John Osburn-14553's Death Register Entry

  Putnam Co., OH Probate Death Records, Vol. 2, page 185

  Osborn, John  male, died 1880 Dec 26, married, age 80 years, died Palmer Tp, born N.J.
                occup: farmer; father: Osborn, John; mother's maiden name: Dail<?>;
                  white, cause old age, residence Palmer Tp

John Osburn-14553's Gravestone

Headstone in Kieferville Cemetery, Putnam County, Ohio:
  John Osburn
  Dec 26 1880
  79y 7m 14d

Inscription on base of the headstone:
  "Although he sleeps his memory lives
  And cheering comforts to his mourners
  He followed virtue as his truest guide
  Lived as a Christian as a Christian died"

John Osburn-14553 Family Record

  Provenance: A small metal lock box was given to me by my Aunt Ruth
    Badman (1914-1995), who received it from her mother (my grandmother) Ione
    Osburn Badman (1873-1947), who In turn received it from her mother, Lois
    Huber Osburn (1849-1932).  One of the items in the box was an old paper
    with old handwriting listing the births and deaths in the John Osburn
    family. The paper is folded with writing on the front and the inside.
    Transcribed by Cynthia Greenman, 4 August 2008.

  John Osburn was Born May 12, 1801
  Elisabeth Osburn was Born January 8, 1808
  Abigail Osburn was Born August 28, 1826
  Ruth Osburn was Born July 8, 1828
  Belinda Osburn was Born October 9, 1830
  Mary Elizabeth Osburn was Born October 25, 1832
  William Wallas Osburn was Born March 18, 1835
  Sarah Jane Osburn was Born May 13, 1837
  Charity Osburn was Born April 25, 1839
  John Osburn was Born September 1, 1841
  Joseph Osburn was Born July 4, 1844
  Joel Osburn was Born July 4, 1844
  Peter Smith Osburn was Born September 24, 1846
  Burzelia Osburn was Born December 10, 1848
  Homer Osburn was Born August 27, 1850
  Abigall Osburn died January 1830
  Ruth Osburn Died February 1831
  William Wallas Osburn Died February 1849
  Burzelia Osburn  Died February 24, 1849
  John Osburn Died December 26, 1879
  Belinda Osburn Sims Died January 22, 1903

John Osburn-14553 Family Group Record

   by Cynthia Greenman

  John Osburn  b 12 May 1801 in Sussex, NJ, d 16 Dec 1880 in Putnam Co OH,
    married Elizabeth Smith b 8 Jan 1808 in PA, d. 1896 in Putnam Co., Ohio.
    Their children:

    1.  Abigail Osburn b 28 Aug 1826, d Jan 1830
    2.  Ruth Osburn b 8 July 1828, d Feb 1831
    3.  Belinda Osburn b 9 Oct 1830, d 22 Jan 1903, m 23 Oct 1862 in Putnam
          Co., Ohio to Joseph Sims, d. 4 Nov 1863.  Joseph was in K 124 Oh Inf
    4.  Mary Elizabeth Osburn b 25 Oct 1832 in PA, d. 22 Mar 1900 in IA,
          married  16 Mar 1850 to  Joseph B. Pixler b. 14 Apr 1829,
          d. 20 Feb 1899 in IA
    5.  William Wallas Osburn b 18 Mar 1835, d. Feb 1849
    6.  Sarah Jane "Sade" Osburn b. 13 May 1837 in Oh
    7.  Charity Osburn b. 25 Apr 1839 in OH, d 21 Sep 1934 in Butte, MT,
          married 1 Mar 1866 in Putnam Co, OH  to John Berryhill b.1842,
          d. 1891 MT.  He was Private Co. B 68th OVI
    8.  John Osburn Jr. b 1 Sep 1841 in Coshocton, OH, d 22 Jan 1905, buried
          in Putnam Co. Married 24 July 1868 to Lois Elizabeth Huber
          b. 7 July 1849, d. 25 Oct 1931.  John was Corporal, Co K, 65th
          Reg Ohio Volunteer Infantry Veteran (OVIV)
    9.  Joseph Osburn b 4 July 1844 (twin to Joel), d 22 Oct 1934 in Carson
          City, MI.  Married 25 May 1878 to Sarah Jenkins b 15 June 1857
          in PA, d 5 Dec 1942 in Carson City, MI.  Joseph was in  Co. H 118th
          Ohio Infantry
    10. Joel Osburn b 4 July 1844 (twin to Joseph), married 11 Apr 1869 in
          Putnam to Alvira C. Ernest b. 1849, d. 23 Nov 1883. Joel was in
          Co H 118th Ohio Inf and applied for a pension as invalid
          9 Aug 1877.  Died 4 Sep 1885.  Miranda (Ernst) Bradford Osborn was
          appointed  guardian of children in Sandusky County, Ohio.
    11. Peter Smith Osburn b 24 Sep 1846, d. 4 Feb 1885, Clyde, OH, married
          10 May 1881 in Putnam  to Miranda (Ernest) Bradford, widow of
          Oviatt S. Bradford of A 21st OH Inf. [See Note.]  Peter was in
          Co. K 182 Ohio Inf
    12. Burzelia Osburn b 19 Dec 1848, d 24 Feb 1849
    13. Homer Osburn b 27 Aug 1850 in Holmes Co, OH, d abt 1928.  Married
          9 Dec 1881 in Putnam Co OH  to Adora E. Badman b 1857, d 1921.

    [Note: Miranda raised the children of Joel Osburn and Alvira C. (Ernst)
     Osburn.  Joel was the brother of Peter, Miranda's second husband, and
     Alvira was Miranda's sister.  Miranda filed for guardianship in
     Sandusky, Ohio (Probate case #3425).  The Guardian's Bond was approved
     and filed March 19, 1888.  She was appointed guardian of "Nellie C.
     Osburn, age 16 years, November 23, 1887, and Albin L. Osburn, age 9
     years, November 1, 1887, children of Joel Osburn, late of Clyde, said
     county, deceased."  The bond was also signed by Moses D. Bradford and
     Warren J. Bradford (father and brother of Miranda's first husband,
     Oviatt Bradford).

     Joel and Alvira had an older child, Irene "Rene" Osburn, born 1870, not
     listed in the guardianship application.  She would not have been a

     She's an interesting lady and eventually marries again and is listed in
     Joel's pension packet with a new surname (Guisinger).  I have a picture
     of her with Joel's son Lee.]

  Sources include 1830, 1850-1930 US census, pension files from NARA, wills,
  death records, headstones, guardianship court case, land records,
  C. G.,  Aug. 2008