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Family Group 12

 

Joseph William, James Harrison, and Harold James Osborne

 

 

Caution, Warning, Disclaimer:  The ancestral lines shown below are the ancestors that each project member, highlighted in yellow, BELIEVES to be their ancestors.  Standards of proof or evidence used by each member may vary, and documentation for each ancestor may vary. These listings alone should not be taken as proof of ancestry; they are shown here to facilitate the finding of a common ancestor by project members or by others who may wish to test to see if their ancestral lines connect to one of the members.  For more information, please contact the individual members at the email addresses listed below.

 

 

At the present time, Joseph, James and Harold are the only people in this family group.  The genetic distances are 2 or greater to the nearest other members of the surname project, indicating that they are probably not related to anyone else in the project at the present time.  Lynn Simons and Milton Osborn are the closest with a genetic distance of 2. 

 

 

Below are Joseph’s ancestors as far back as he has been able to trace them. 

Ancestors of Joseph William Osborne

 

 1   Jonathan H Osborne b: 1825 in Mecklenburg Co., NC  d: 1907 in York Co., SC

.  +Sarah M Sharpe b: 1821 in Mecklenburg Co., NC m: 1848 in Mecklenburg Co., NC d: 1890

..... 2   William Osborne b: 1849 in Mecklenburg Co., NC  d: 1920

.........  +Easter E Blackwelder b: 1858 in Mecklenburg Co., NC  d: 1911 in Mecklenburg Co., NC

............ 3   Price Franklin Osborne b: 1886 in Mecklenburg Co., NC  d: 1973 in York Co., SC

................  +Alice Mae McManus b: 1884 in NC m: 1910 d: 1964 in York Co., SC

................... 4   Sam Osborne

.......................  +Sarah  

.......................... 5   Joseph William Osborne  

 

Migration:  This family first appears in Mecklenburg Co., NC and stays there for three generations, then apparently migrates to York Co., SC, since the third generation dies there.

 

Contact.  To exchange information or inquire about Joseph’s ancestors please email Joseph at < sosborne@comporium.net  >

 

 

Below are James Harrisons ancestors as far back as he has been able to trace them. 

 

Ancestors of James Harrison Osborne

 

 1   William Osborne b: Abt. 1750  d: Aft. 1820 in Mecklenburg Co. NC (pres Union Co.)

..  +Martha Black b: 1753 m: Abt. 1768 d: 1840 in Mecklenburg Co. NC (pres Union Co.)

..... 2   John (Diary) Osborne b: Abt. 1773 in Mecklenburg Co. NC (pres Union Co.)  d: Aft. 1860 in Lanes Creek Twp ,Union Co, NC,

.........  +Sarah Stansill b: Abt. 1785 in Mecklenburg Co. NC (pres Union Co.)  d: Aft. 1850 in Lanes Creek Twp, Union Co. NC,

............. 3   William Stancil Osborne b: Abt. 1810 in Mecklenburg Co. NC (pres Union Co.)  d: Aft. 1880 in Lanes Creek Twp, Union Co., NC

.................  +Elvina Elliott b: Abt. 1810 in Mecklenburg Co. NC (pres Union Co.) m: in NC d: Aft. 1880 in Lanes Creek Twp, Union, NC

.................... 4   Harrison Osborne b: Abt. 1839 in Lanes Creek Twp, Union Co., NC,  d: Jan 1, 1863 in Richmond, VA

........................  +Elizabeth Phillips b: Jul 19, 1842 in Union Co., NC m: Abt. 1861 in Union Co., NC,   d: Nov 9, 1917 in Reidsville, Tattnall Co, GA

............................ 5   James Harrison Osborne b: May 6, 1861 in Monroe, Union, NC  d: Aug 28, 1939 in Reidsville, Tattnall Co, GA

................................  +Martha Jane Smith b: Aug 13, 1863 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co, SC m: Sep 20, 1884 in GA d: May 4, 1909 in Reidsville, Tattnall Co., GA

................................... 6   Luther Osborne b: Oct 5, 1887 in Monroe, Union Co., NC  d: Sep 22, 1970 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co., SC

.......................................  +Ruth Hammock b: Oct 1898 in GA  d: 1931 in Miami, Dade Co., FL

........................................... 7   James Harrison Osborne Sr

...............................................  +Mary

.................................................. 8   James Harrison Osborne Jr

 

Migration:  This family also first appears in Mecklenburg Co., NC and stays there for several generations, then apparently migrates to GA and FL.

 

John Osborne’s Diary:  James’ 5th Grandfather, John Osborne, kept a daily diary for over 20 years.  Two volumes of the diary, covering the years 1800 to 1802, and 1819 to 1821, have been found and transcribed and placed on the web at:  http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~helmsnc/osborndiary/

The diary really gives one a sense of what life was like back then, which is hard to imagine now.  His phrasiology... "I sot off for to get..." is very interesting.  Also, he did a lot of visiting, and apparently when it happened to be meal time, he ate with them, and when it was nightime he spent the night.  He couldn't call ahead because there were no phones, so he just dropped in on people.  He probably made semi-regular rounds selling the whiskey he made.  Sounds like they drank a lot too.  Also he had some problem with his father about landownership which bothered him.  You will find this fascinating reading.

 

Contact.  To exchange information or inquire about James’ ancestors please email Jim at < jim@osborne.net  >

 

 

 

Betty Ann Osborne has been researching her ancestors for over 25 years and has recently joined the DNA Surname Project using her brother, Harold James, as her surrogate DNA donor.  Below are their ancestors as far back as she has been able to trace them.

 

The dna results show that Joseph and Harold should share a common ancestor back about 7 to 9 generations (See the 25 and 37 marker FTDNATip probabilities to estimate the 50% maximum likelyhood distance)  Since Betty Ann has traced her immigrant ancestor back to Donegal, Ireland, it is likely that Josephs distant ancestors also originated in Ireland.

 

Ancestors of Harold James Osborne

 

 1   Moses Osborn b: 1794 in County  Donegal, Ireland  d: 1874 in Osborne Corner, Hillsborough Par., Albert Co. New Brunswick, Canada

..  +Sarah (Martha) Kinne b: Aug 3, 1805 in New Brunswick, Canada m:  Bet 1823-1827 d: Mar 18, 1867 in Osborne Corner, Hillsborough Par., Albert Co. New Brunswick, Canada

..... 2   John Osborne b: 1835  d: Jul 17, 1895 in Osborne Corner, Hillsborough Par., Albert Co. New Brunswick, Canada

.........  +Elizabeth (Bettie) Steeves b: Jul 23, 1841 in Dawson Setlement, Albert Co. New Brunswick, Canada m: Mar 11, 1860 in Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., New Brunswick, Canada d: Apr 18, 1921 in Dawson Setlement, Albert Co. New Brunswick, Canada

............. 3   Harding Edwin Osborne b: Aug 13, 1879 in Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., New Brunswick, Canada  d: Jan 19, 1951 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

.................  +Mina Mildred Graves b: May 5, 1890 in Bouctouch, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada m: Dec 11, 1906 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada d: Aug 6, 1956 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

.................... 4   John Everett Osborne

........................  +Rachel Pearl Lavina

............................ 5   Harold James Osborne

............................ 5   Betty Ann Osborne

 

Migration:  These are Betty Ann’s comments on the family migration:

 

“The nine children of Moses/Sarah Osborne all lived out their entire lives in New Brunswick. By the start of the 1900s, many of their children and their descendants migrated down into the eastern states.  A few chose to remain in Canada, but migrated to the western provinces.

 

There are several Osborne surname families still living in New Brunswick/Nova Scotia today but it appears that their ancestors came from England.  Although there are still several lineage descendants with other surnames living in the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia area today, as at 1999, none with the Osborne surname were found to be descendants of Moses Osborne.

 

Contact.  To exchange information or inquire about Harold and Betty Ann’s ancestors please email Betty Ann at < bamedhat@telus.net  >

 

 

 

 

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