- Osborn, Robert
Rita Sutton supplies the following time line for Robert:
1) Married to Ann
2) 1763 - Living in Shenandoah Co., VA
3) 1765 - Living in Rowan (now Forsythe) Co., NC; a son Ephraim b. 1-15-1765 baptized in the Moravian Church at Salem.
4) 3 May 1774 - defendant in a suit brought by William Herbert; the following month defendant in a suit brought by William Scott. Both suits were later abated.
5) 1777 - in Enoch Osborne's militia company. Robert refused to take the oath of fidelity to the Whig side in the Revolution in 1777, but did take the oath later. 1781 - on the militia muster marked "not fit".
6) In 1782 he turned in a list of supplies he had furnished for the Whig cause (Montgomery Court Order Records, page 332).
7) 1789 - living on the north side of New River on Fox Creek or Grassy Creek
8) 1797 - living in Wilkes (now Ashe) Co., NC in Capt. Weaver's district with sons John and Robert.
9) 1800 - Ashe Co., NC census, Robert and wife born before 1755 with 3 sons 16-26 and 2 daughters under 16. John, Bartholomew and Jeremiah were living nearby (26-45).
10) 1805 - his son John had moved to Barren Co., KY. Robert and his wife had moved there by 1810 (census).
11) 1820 - Some of Robert's children have removed to Crawford Co., IN.
12) His son John, born 16 April 1763 in Shenandoah Co., VA and who died in Linn Co., Iowa applied for a Revolutionary War pension November 1832 in Fountain Co., IN. He states he entered the service May 1, 1780 in Enoch Osborne's company and marched to Whitton Station now in TN. In 1781 he served a second time in Osborne's company and went to Blackmore Station and Bean Station to defend the frontier against Indian attack. He volunteered a third time to serve under William Campbell and went to North Carolina scouting for Tories. In his 4th tour he served under Capt. Gambrell, of the Light Dragoons, under Benjamin Cleveland in quest of Tories in Ashe Co., NC. He says that Enoch Osborne is his uncle.
Children of Robert Osborne: John Osborne (1763-1854 Iowa) m. Sarah Stewart (daughter of John Stewart [killed by Indians while on a hunting trip with Daniel Boone in Kentucky in 1770] and Hannah Boone, b. Berks Co., PA. Hannah is the sister of Daniel Boone the famous frontiersman and the daughter of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan, who migrated from PA where they were Quakers to the forks of the Yadkin in NC in 1751 where they wer Baptists); Ephraim (baptized 1765 in the Moravian church), in Ashe Co., NC in 1820 with a wife and grandchildren; Robert m. Elizabeth Lapan, he died in Barren Co., KY about 1810; Other children have been proposed for Robert and Ann, but documentation is lacking: Bartholomew, Elias, Anne and Jeremiah. Solomon m. Mary Stewart, another daughter of John Stewart and Hannah Boone -- is by oral tradition a cousin not a son of Robert Osborne, but he migrates with the rest of Robert's family very consistently.
SRC: James Quinn http://genforum.genealogy.com/osborne/messages/4091.html
I agree with most of your info. I do not agree with theAlley/Hackett theory that Robert and Ann came from Va. In 1765 Robert and Ann had 2 children Ephraim 2 years and John 3 months baptised in the moravian church at Bethania whichis west of Salem. This is from a ledger in the Moravian Archives and it was written in German. There were a lot of English people in the area west of the Yadkin and some on the east side. Later an English Moravian Church was formed west of salem and named Hope Moravian which is still there today near Clemmons NC. I also belive that Ann very likely was a Howard. On a map in the Rowan Co NC Library the Howards and Osbornes lived near each other in the Forks of the Yadkin where Ephraim Sr was a Fur Trader. Jonathans Rev war pension states he was born in the forks of the yadkin and moved to the Hollow when he was young. The Hollow is now Mt Airt NC. The Moravians and the Methodist had Ministers who traveled through the area to serve the people. Bishop Ausbury states in his ledger that he visited the Osbornes at Osbornes Fort Grayson Co Va. Robert came across to the south side of New River and had land in what is now Alleghany Co NC. Elias which is my line also had land near him in 1798. I have not been able to prove that Elias was his son but every thing point to that theory. Also Elias and Robert were at the sale of Capt. Enochs Estate sale. There is a lot of info in Rowan on the Osbornes and Daniel Boone family which lived near by. I think the Osbornes did come from New Jersey as they were called the Jersey Settlers by locals in the Moravian community. Some of this is just a theory.
SRC: William Horton email@example.com http://genforum.genealogy.com/osborne/messages/4114.html