Osborne Origins -- Queries
(Current - 24 Apr 1998)


Looking for information about the OSBORNE's in Halifax Co. VA. Information about the family of Scarum (also spelled as Skearme, Skerme, Scannon, Shannon, Skeron). His wife was Agnes and his children were William Branch OSBORNE, Wyatt S., Samuel H., Matilda F., Eliza J., Mary, and John S. William, Samuel, and John OSBORNE all served in the Confederate army.

Wyatt S. (m. Elizabeth GUTHRIE) had a son named Paul Claudis OSBORNE who is my great great grandfather. He moved to Ballard County KY sometime after 1888. Greatly appreciate any info. Please email
J Osborne: email: JLOsbo@aol.com (1 August 1998)


Searching for ancestors or descendants of Skeron OSBORNE who married Lucy FLEMING 1797 in Prince Edward Co., VA. In 1820 he was in Charlotte Co., VA. He died in Halifax Co., VA. Children were Burwell (married Mary HENDERSON); Mary 'Polly' (married Edward OSBORNE); Parca (George THOMAS); Johannah (Robert JONES) and Frances (Allen PRESTON).
Ginny Bumgarner: email: Meeka23384@aol.com (30 July 1998)


I am looking for info on Mary OSBORN who married James McCLAIN in Ross County, Ohio on 9-4-1805. They later moved to Wyandot County, Ohio and had at least 4 children, one of which was Abraham. Thanks.
Craig Clinger: email: clinger@richnet.net (23 July 1998)


Seeking information on parents and siblings of Jonathan (F or H) OSBORN(E). He was born Mecklenburg County NC 16 Oct 1825, or the portion of Mecklenburg that became Union Co in 1842. Married 15 Sept 1848 in Charlotte NC to Sarah M Sharpe. Their children: William, John, Lizzie, James , Mary and Harris(Doc). Several land transactions in early 1850ís, CW service Co. F, 47th NC Reg. NC Troops. Can place by census in Mecklenburg County NC, 1850 - 1880; 1900 in Fort Mill SC living with son James. He died in Fort Mill, SC 22 Oct 1907 and is buried Flint Hill Baptist Church, Fort Mill, SC with wf Sarah( b 2 Aug 1821, d 9 Feb 1890).
Joe W. Osborne: email: josborne@infoave.net (22 July 1998)


Greetings. My name is Calude E. Wells. Several other descendants of Zachariah WELLS and I are on a quest to find info on our ancestor. I am trying to find some one in the OSBORNE family who may have some documented evidence of Zachariah WELLS's marriage to either Abigail or Elizabeth OSBORNE. What is known is the marriage occured abt. 1770 in either Orange County or Grayson region of VA or NC. Some research has him married to Elizabeth and others have Abigail. The confusion continues with her parents, some say her father was a Jonathan OSBORN(E), a few are saying her parents were James OSBORN(E)/Mary WHITTAKER, and others have her parents as Caleb OOSBORN(E) and Hannah HOWARD. Some of these match ups can be eliminated because of dates. I believe James and Mary OSBORNE were married at abt the same time or after Zachariah and his bride Osborne. Jonathan OSBORNE's will mentions Elizabeth but not as a WELLS like he does his other daughters married names. Caleb OSBORNE/Hannah HOWARD are the most likely, but would need evidence of some kind. Zachariah and and his lovely Abigail/Elizabeth OSBORNE lived for a time (at least around 1787 when he bought land) in the Wilkes County, NC region of the New River Valley. They then relocated to the Powell Valley region of VA and settled near what is now Big Stone Gap, Wise County, VA. Any assistance would be appreciated All previous research has been placed in limbo because of these questions about facts that were previously accepted as being true. If we can identify his spouse that would be one less problem in solving the mystery of Zachariah WELLS and his bride Abigail/Elizabeth OSBORNE. You can email me on cwells4944@aol.com.
Claude E. Wells: email: cwells4944@aol.com (15 July 1998)


Aloha All. Looking for information on the OSBORNE line of Hardin OSBORNE b 1897 KY m Pricilla TICHNER 7 Aug 1831 Hendricks Co,IN. I believe his father was a Nicholas and he had a son named Nicholas. Mahalo.
Ray Ferguson: email: RAFEGOOD@PRODIGY.NET (7 July 1998)


Looking for Rebecca Jane OSBORN/OSBORNE who married James Joseph POINTER on 16 Sep 1850 in Muscogee Co., Georgia and her father Patrick OSBORN who was a member of Fannin's forces and killed at Goliad during the Texas fight for freedom from Mexico. Rebecca Jane is my GrGr Grandmother on my mother's side. Will share what little information I have. Thank you.
Eva Odom: email: emo@gorillanet.gorilla.net (5 July 1998)


Looking for information about Alexander OSBORN family origination in Carrish County, Armagh Northern Ireland. Son William OSBORN born 30 Apr 1827, immigrated to Coventry Rhode Island and married Ann BUNELL on 7 Sep 1845. Children were Jane, born 25 May 1847 John born 20 Jul 1849 died 1912; twins Margaret Ann & Charles born 19 Feb 1853, Grover Born 22Jun 1855, William H. born 7 Sep 1857, Joseph W. born 3 Aug 1859 died 20 Jan 1909. Any information regarding family history.
JULIE BROGHAMER: email: jnjlove@bellsouth.net (27 June 1998)


My g-g-g grandfather Joseph OSBORN was the chain carrier for the survey of land for Robert OSBORNE in Ashe Co NC soon after Ashe Co was formed from Wilkes Co in 1799. What was the relationship of Joseph and Robert? Who did Joseph marry? Believe he was married twice, first time here in Ashe Co and the 2nd time after he migrated to Barren Co KY. Thank you.
Eva J Hall: email: ejshall@email.msn.com (25 June 1998)


Rachel OSBORNE b. 1834 Floyd Co., Ky, m. John SMITH on 29 May 1856 in Morgan Co., Ky. After marrying they lived in Morgan Co., Ky until about 1861, then moved to George's Creek, Lawrence Co., Ky. Need to know who her parents were.
Lesa Hamilton: email: CGamble646@aol.com (12 June 1998)


Seeking information on my wife's family. Christopher O. OSBORN born N.Y. married a Belinda. Child William Wallace OSBORN born 20 Feb 1850, died 13 June 1915, married Martha Lenora BROWN. Their children were Aden, Edgar, Elizabeth, Lura, Lenora, Lewis & Charles. In Otter Lake, Otisville, Columbiaville Michigan area. Thanks
Gene Dobbs: email: odobbs0106@aol.com (8 June 1998)


Seeking info on William S. OSBORNE born 20 Sep 1820 and died 30 Mar 1897. Married to Mary A. DINGEE and Caroline HATHAWAY. The 4 children of Mary and William were born between 1841 and 1846. They were Harriet, MaryAnn,William,Jr. and Jacob Alyea. I have no places for any of these except Jacob who died in Orange, NJ so I would think probably East Coast.Thanks Betsy
Betsy: email: BEHARU@AOL.COM (7 June 1998)


I am seeking information about my ggrandfather, Elsberry OSBORNE. He was born in Garrard Co., KY abt 1858 and was married to Lizzie GRIMES of Jessamine Co. KY. I have heard that Elsberry and Lizzie lived in both Stone and Buena Vista in their lifetime. My grandfather, Coleman OSBORNE, was born 12 Aug 1898 in Stone, Garrard Co. KY. He married my grandmother Flora WEBB and they were the parents of Coleman OSBORNE, Jr. (my father) and Hazel OSBORNE. My grandfather, Coleman, Sr. and my uncle, Herman OSBORNE, moved their families to Richmond, IN in the 1940s and lost touch with many of their relatives. I know very little about my ancestors and would appreciate ANY AND ALL information concerning them. Thank you.
Laura Osborne Brenner: email: roscoe@Iquest.net (7 June 1998)


John B. OSBORNE, Merchant in Portland Maine married Mary Ann DEANE b. Jan. 7, 1800. They had a daughter Elizabeth and she married a BUMSTEAD. Portland Directory listing John B. Osborne in 1827 - Lottery Office, Home - Free St. IN 1830 - Commission Merchant, Home - Plumb S. In 1837 Home - Cumberland & Elm. In 1841 - Shaw & Co. Auctioneer & Commission Merchant, Home - Cumberland & Elm. In 1844 same as 1841.

Mary Ann Deane is the daughter of Jonathan DEANE & Elizabeth BUMSTEAD Deane of Portland Maine. Did John & Mary Ann have any other children? Need more info on John B. Osborne, have the Deane line complete.
Bill Deane: email: wdeane@snet.net (21 May 1998)


I am looking for information on my gggrandfather, Levi OSBORNE. He was living in Tonawanda, NY in 1883, at the age of 60. He married Mary Emma MOFFAT and had the following children: Agusta, George S., Emma Lena, and Julia Margaret(?). Emma Lena then married William BOOTH from Ireland. I know that they lived in Batavia, NY at some point. I would love any information on any members of Levi's immediate family. Please write to me at csloppy@fallschurch.esys.com.
Also, does anyone know the Mr. OSBORNE who built the first mill in Tonawanda, NY in 1811? Or have any information on Stephen or Alanson OSBORNE living in Buffalo, NY in 1832? Thanks so much.
Catherine Booth Sloppy: email: csloppy@fallschurch.esys.com (13 May 1998)



Am looking for descendants of Enoch Burton OSBORNE b 1826 Grayson County, Va, d 1883 Grayson County, VA. Married 1845 to Irena Jane COX b 1828 Grayson County, Va, d 1912 Madison Co., Ne. They had 14 children: Troy C, Isom Burton, Jincy Ann, Mary Jane, Allen Reid, Mahala, Drucilla, Joseph C, Codella, Rosamond Rosie, Rush Floyd, Robert Lonnie, Fielden Hoyt, Charles Doughton OSBORN/E. Anybody with information on this family please contact me.
Donna Collier Dietrich: email: dietricd@fyi.net (17 May 1998)



Am seeking information on James OSBORN, born 11 May 1802, NC, died 21 Feb 1879, Alcorn Co., MS, married 15 Oct. 1821, Mecklenburg Co., NC, to Margaret McKEE HOUSTON, born 22 Oct. 1804, NC. She died 23 Aug.1885, Alcorn Co., MS. They had the following children:
1. Benjamin Franklin OSBORN, b. 1 Sept 1822, NC, died 10 July 1862, MS. Married 10 Dec 1843, Lawrence Co., TN to Rheuamer DELOSIER
2. Nancy M "Ann" OSBORN, born 30 Sept. 1824, NC, died 10 Jan 1870, AR. Married 12 Oct. 1845, Tishmingo Co., MS to John KILBURN
3. Rebecca Mirah OSBORN, born 23 Nov. 1826, NC, died 3 Nov 1901, Alcorn Co., MS, married 26 Sep 1857, Tishmingo Co., MS to Benjamin TROTT
4. Aaron Houston OSBORN, born 26 Mar 1829, NC, died 4 Oct 1877, Prentiss Co., MS. Married 1st on 31 Dec. 1850, MS, to Mary Magdalene BAKER
5. Annabelle Mccombs OSBORN, born 28 May 1831, TN, died 5 Mar 1911. Married 11 Dec 1855, Tishmingo Co., MS, to James Alexander HUTCHESON.
6. James Monroe OSBORN, born 24 Jan 1833, TN, died 29 May 1885, Clark Co., AR. Married 19 Oct. 1857 to Cyrena Ellen "Serena" HOOKER
7. John Columbus OSBORN, born 24 Apr 1836, TN, died 1868 8. William A. OSBORN, born 18 Feb. 1838, died 3 Jul 1863, PA BR> 9. Louisa Jane OSBORN, born 14 Oct. 1840, Lawrence Co., TN, died 21 June 1915, Clark Co. AR. Married 8 Nov. 1860, Tishmingo Co., MS to William Madison BLAKELY
10. Margaret Adeline OSBORN, born 1 May 1843, TN, died 15 April 1911, Grayson Co., TX. Married 27 Nov 1867, Tishmingo Co., MS, to James Michael McDONOUGH
11. Francis Marion OSBORN, born 9 Mar 1845, Lawrence Co., TN died 22 Feb 1904, Clark Co., AR. Married 1st on 24 Jan. 1866, Alcorn Co., MS to Mary India Anna PEACH
12. George Washington OSBORN, born 12 Aug. 1847 and died 17 Oct 1847, Alcorn Co., MS. Thank you!
Susan Coleman: email: scoleman@WTMAIL.WTAMU.EDU (6 May 1998)



Looking for information on Jefferson OSBORN and wife Mary, both born in North Carolina, probably around 1810. Two of their daughters were Mary Ann OSBORN, born 20 Sept 1845 in Tazewell Co., VA, and Mazy Jeston OSBORN, born in 1836 in VA. Mary Ann married Allen Cleveland THOMPSON and Mazy Jeston married Adam SMITH. I would appreciate any help finding these ancestors, and would be glad to share the info I have on their descendants. Thank you.
Sherrie Hall: email: sghall@goldrush.com (6 May 1998)



Ida Regina ORSBOURNE/OSBOURNE/OSBORNE was born in abt 1873 in NC or AL. Brought to TX by her father. Her mother was said to be Cherokee. Have no idea what happened to her mother. Ida married William JENKINS from AR. They had three children. Really need info on her parents, etc. She's my ggrandmother on my mother's mother's side. Thanks.
Lynn Fields: email: voodoo@ipa.net (11 May 1998)


Joel Avery OSBORN b.ca.1811 in Ga. Married Mary MASENGALE June 24,1830 in Troup Co.Ga. Had the following children: Mary Jane b.1831 Troup Co.Ga. Nancy b.1835 Troup Co.,Ga. Martha b.1837 in Troup Co.Ga. Then they moved to Lamar Co.,Al. and had : Julius b. 1839 Moved to Itawamba Co.,Ms. and had : Elvira b. 1841 George b.1843 Rhoda b.1845 Caroline b.1847 William b.1848

In the 1880 census of Lamar Co.Al Beat#6, We find Joel Avery Osborn and wife Mary in the house with Rhoda, their daughter who is now 35 years old. We also find in that same census that Elvira who married James GIlMORE in 1866, now has 5 children and is back home living with her parents Joel and Mary. Trying to find out anything on this family. Does anyone know where Joel Avery Osborn and Mary are buried? I suspect George W. OSBORN is Joel's father. Does anyone have any information on George who was living in Troup Co. Ga. around 1830? Thank you.
DorothyBumbaugh: email: bardor@sonet.net (26 April 1998)


Seaching for information on the following family: Richard OSBORN, b. abt 1885 d. WA; m. Etta ?. Had daughter Virginia OSBORN, b. 4 Apr 1907 Cedro Wooley, Washington, d. WA; m. William Henry PETTIGROVE, SR., b. 22 Nov. 1902 registered in Mt. Vernon, WA. They were married before 5 Oct 1926. He was the son of George PETTIGROVE and Catherine "Kathy" PEDERSON. Daughter of William Henry and Virginia was Elaine Catherine PETTIGROVE, b. 26 Mar 1928 in Port Angles, WA; d. Jan 1994 North Bend, WA.; m. Robert BJORKLUND b. 3 Apr 1920 Bergen, Norway, d. Oct 1991 Portland, Oregon. They were married before 13 Nov 1952. Any information at all on this family will be greatly appreciated.
Linda Spivey Bjorklund: email: lbjorklund@triax.com (29 April 1998)


I am searching for family members of LEVI Ray OSBORN. My grandfather was born in Ohio 19 April 1894. He married Dollie Marie EUBANK in Indiana around 1917. I think it was in New Huntington Indiana. If anyone can help please email me.
SERKMR@aol.com: email:SERKMR@aol.com (30 April 1998)


Am looking for info on the parents of John Richmond OSBORN born in Ky 1809 and died in 1846 probably in Missouri. He was married to Mira DOYLE (1810-1890). Would also like info on his grandparents.
N0301@aol.com: email: N0301@aol.com (21 Apr 1998)


Believe my ancestor was one Osborn JEFFRIES, who first appears in Madison Co., KY on 1808 tax list & apparently died that year or moved away. Believe it or not, I have documented at least ten different Osborne Jeffries! The earliest of these was a very wealthy individual,born ca 1715 in James City Co., VA(?), son of Simon JEFFRIES and Elizabeth(unknown). He had no nephews but three continuous generations after him used the given name Osborne.

Reportedly, the colonial governor of Virginia, Herbert JEFFRIES/JEFFREYS in the 17th century had wife Susannah OSBORNE. This has been called into question, but obviously there must be some kind of Osborne and Jeffries connection out there that predates 1715, when the oldest OJ was born. He died in 1793 Franklin Co., NC.

Does anyone have any Osborne information that shows any relationship whatsoever to any Jeffries in the 17th & 18th centuries?
Todd: email: MoberlyTD@madison.k12.ky.us (23 Apr 1998)


Looking for ancestors of John OSBORNE and Jane CLAYPOOL. They had daughter Elinor (Nellie) Osborne b. 8 May 1798 d. 5 Aug 1858. Elinor marr. Nathan M. DRAKE on 14 Feb 1823. Nathan was b. 8 May 1798 and d. 25 Oct 1876.

Elinor and Nathan had nine children:

John Osborne DRAKE b. 28 Oct 1823 d. 25 Dec 1890 Henderson Co. NC
Oliver Perry DRAKE b. 23 Jun 1825 d. 24 Jun 1886 Henderson Co. NC
Hezekiah Leander DRAKE b. 5 Dec 1826 d. 13 Nov 1857 Henderson Co. NC
Jane Claypool DRAKE b. 22 Aug 1828 d. 26 Nov 1907 Henderson Co. NC
Winnie Massey DRAKE b. 7 May 1830 d. 4 Oct 1858 Henderson Co., NC
Nicholas Adolphus DRAKE b. 9 Apr 1832 d. 14 Sep 1864 Henderson Co.NC
Margaret Rebecca DRAKE b. 31 Mar 1834 d. 14 Nov 1914 Henderson Co. NC
Mary Serepta DRAKE b. 1 Nov 1837 d. 16 Nov 1914 Henderson Co. NC
Nathan Newman DRAKE b. 24 Dec 1840 d. 6 Oct 1858 Henderson Co. NC

Can anyone connect to Elinor Osborne, daughter of John? Or go back further than John and Jane Claypool?
Carolyn Lowe: email: eclowe@gte.net (24 Apr 1998)


Back to the Osborne Origins main page
Osborne Origins -- Queries / email: KarenRai@aol.com