DESCENDANTS OF JOSIAH OSBORNE

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                              Don Norman

 

1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

    Josiah Osborne was probably born about 1740.  He married a

Cherokee girl in NC.

 

Children of Josiah Osborne.

 

  2.  (1). Elias                   b.c.     1763

         m.Sally Ann Sizemore

 

 

2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

    Elias Osborne, a son of Josiah Osborne, was born in NC about

1763.  He married Sally Ann Sizemore.  Sally was a daughter of

Edward "Ned" and Aruna (Hart) Sizemore.

      Ron Blevins and Frank Sizemore believe that the first Indian

in the Sizemore family was Aruna Hart, the wife of Edward “Ned” Sizemore.

 

Children of Elias and Sally Ann (Sizemore) Osborne.

 

  3.  (1). Ephriam

 

  4.  (2). Jefferson

 

  5.  (3). Loring

 

  6.  (4). James

 

  7.  (5). Henry

 

  8.  (6). Jesse

 

  9.  (7). Mansfield

 

 10.  (8). Solomon                 b.       1803   d.       1880

         m.Seaberry Arms

         m.Susan Moore

 

 

10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

    Solomon Osborne, a son of Elias and Sally Ann (Sizemore) Osborne, was born in NC in 1803 and died in Clay County WV in 1880.  He married Seaberry Arms in NC.  Solomon and Seaberry left NC sometime before 1845 and were married in Tazewell County VA. Since Seaberry was a Cherokee and Solomon was three quarters

Indian, they may have been married in Indian rites in NC.

    In 1838, U.S. troops were pushing the Cherokees from their ancestral lands in the hills of western North Carolina. They were to be relocated to Oklahoma to make room for white settlers. By then, Solomon and Seaberry, were fleeing north, choosing the northern Cherokee hunting ground over the dusty West. (In all, about 1,000 Cherokees escaped the Trail of Tears. Today, their descendants are known as the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which is headquartered in Cherokee, N.C.)

       Solomon and Seaberry, who took the white name Martha Arms, first settled in Tazewell, Va., where their cabin still stands and is on the National Historic Register. But the constant fear of being found out by the government and its anti-Indian policies kept them on the move. They next settled in what is now Wyoming County WV, then Nicholas County WV, where Seaberry died in 1866.

       Solomon and Seaberry (listed as Martha) appear in the 1860 Nicholas County VA (WV) census. Solomon is listed as a widower in the 1870 Nicholas County WV census.

       Solomon married Susan Moore about 1870. Susan was born in VA about 1842. The family is listed in the 1880 Clay County WV census. Solomon died in Clay County in 1880.

       All Solomon’s children were given English sounding names as the family  continued to try to conceal its past.  After all, Solomon could remember the days when anyone who was half Indian was not allowed to own property or vote.

 

Children of Solomon and Seaberry (Arms) Osborne.

 

 11.  (1). Ephriam                  b.c.     1834

 

 12.  (2). Wilburn                  b. Jul   1837

         m. Amelia Dunford

         m. Isabel -----

 

 13.  (3). Thomas Jefferson         b.c.     1840

         m. Mary E. ------

 

 14.  (4). Franklin                 b.c.     1844

 

 15.  (5). John Henry               b.       1845   d.May  9 1912

         m.Luanna Keith May 4 1872

 

 16.  (6). James                    b.c.     1846

         m. Nancy E. -----

 

 17.  (7). Sarah Ann "Sally"        b.c.     1848

 

 18.  (8). Lotty

 

 19.  (9). Noah

 

 20. (10). Jane                     b.c.     1858

 

Children of Solomon and Susan (Moore) Osborne.

 

 21.  (1). Charity                  b.c.        1870

 

 22.  (2). Cordelia                 b.c.        1871 

 

 23.  (3). Amelia                   b.c.        1872

 

 24.  (4). Mary Alice               b.c.        1874

 

 25.  (5). Lucy                     b.c.        1877

 

 26.  (6). Lotty

 

 27.  (7). Charlotte                b.c.        1877

 

 28.  (8). Solomon II               b.c.        1879

 

 29.  (9). George W.                b. Dec      1880

 

 

12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE

1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

    Wilburn Osborne, a son of Solomon and Seaberry (Arms) Osborne, was born in Tazewell County Va about 1849.  He married Amelia Dunford. Amelia died in Clay County WV between 1875 and 1880. Wilburn is listed as a widower in the 1880 Clay County WV census.

 

Children of Wilburn and Amelia (Dunford) Osborne.

 

 30.  (1). John William            b.c.     1858

         m.Ann Martha Williams

 

 31.  (2). Honor A.                b.c.     1860

 

 32.  (3). James H.                b.c.     1865

         m. Martha A. -----

 

 33.  (4). Arminta Malinda Jane    b.Dec 16 1866   d.May 21 1935

         m.Elisha W. Hamrick Apr 19 1883

 

 34.  (5). Sarah A.                b.c.     1869

 

 35.  (6). Thomas S.               b.c.     1871

         m. Elizabeth J. -----

 

 36.  (7). Calaway                 b.c.     1873

 

 37.  (8). Osceola                 b.c.     1875

 

 

13.THOMAS JEFFERSON OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

       Thomas Jefferson Osborne, a son of Solomon and Seaberry (Arms) Osborne, was born in NC about 1840. He married Mary E. -----. Mary was born in Nicholas County VA about 1840.

 

Children of Thomas Jefferson and Mary E. Osborne.

 

 38.  (1). Felicity                 b.c.    1860

 

 39.  (2). David A.                 b. Mar  1865

         m. Julia A. -----

 

 40.  (3). Annie                    b.c.    1868

 

 41.  (4). John                     b.c.    1870

 

 42.  (5). Corabelle                b.c.    1873

 

 43.  (6). Jerome                   b.c.    1876

 

 44.  (7). Mamie                    b.c.    1879

 

 

15.JOHN HENRY OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE  

  1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

    John Henry Osborne, a son of Solomon and Seaberry (Arms) Osborne, was born in Tazewell County VA in 1845 and died in Clay  County WV May 9, 1912.  He married Luanna Keith in Clay County  May 4, 1872.  Luanna was born May 14, 1849 and died August 17, 1901.

 

 

Children of John Henry and Luanna (Keith) Osborne.

 

 45.  (1). Emory Jerry             b.Jul  7 1873   d.Mar 28 1952

         m.Glendora neal  Jul 28 1901

 

 46.  (2). Wilburn                 b.       1875   d.       1955

         m.Martha Legg

         m.Rosie Hamrick

 

 47.  (3). John Thomas             b.Apr  9 1878   d.May 30 1968

         m.Elizabeth Moore

 

 48.  (4). Melissa Adeline         b.Aug 31 1880   d.Jun  8 1957

         m.Anthony Brown  Nov 16 1902

 

 49.  (5). James Henry             b.       1883   d.       1961

         m.Kate Legg

 

 50.  (6). Bertha Cebery           b.Sep 16 1886   d.Aug 15 1978

         m.George William Legg

 

 51.  (7). Gordon                  b.May 28 1889

         m. Maggie -----

 

 52.  (8). Gus                     b.May 28 1889

 

 53.  (9). Mary Isabelle           b.Sep  2 1892   d.Feb  8 1922

         m.Alfred Taylor  Mar 14 1909

 

 

30.JOHN WILLIAM OSBORNE     12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON

OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

    John William Osborne was a son of Wilburn and Amelia

(Dunford) Osborne.  He married Ann Martha Williams.

 

Children of John William and Ann Martha (Williams) Osborne.

 

 54.  (1). Randolph Bibb           b.c.        1891

         m.Marilda Neal

 

 55.  (2). Belva

 

 56.  (3). Vernon

 

 57.  (4). Mack                     b.c.       1900

         m. Rebecca -----

 

 58.  (5). Pearl

 

 59.  (6). Grover

 

 60.  (7). Raymond                  b.c.      1897

 

 61.  (8). Lanty                    b.c.      1912

         m. Dona Gray

 

 62.  (9). Homer                    b.c.      1916

 

 

32.JAMES H. OSBORNE   12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE   1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

      James H. Osborne, a son of Wilburn and Amelia (Dunford) Osborne, was born in Clay County WV in January 1865. He married Martha A. ----. She was born in WV in July 1867.

 

Known children of James H. and Martha A. Osborne.

 

 63.  (1). Homer                    b. Jan      1890

 

 64.  (2). Walter                   b. Nov      1891

         m. Myrtle -----

 

 65.  (3). Louring                  b. Oct      1895

 

 66.  (4). Owen                     b. Mar      1898

         m. Sarah -----\

 

 67.  (5). Calaway                  b. Mar      1900 

 

 

33.ARMINTA MALINDA JANE OSBORNE   12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE   1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

       Arminta Malinda Jane Osbore, a daughter of Wilburn and Amelia (Dunford)

Osborne, was born December 16, 1866 and died May 21, 1935. She married Elisha W. Hamrick April 19, 1883. Elisha, a son of Josiah and Sarah (Badget) Hamrick, was

born in Nicholas County WV September 7, 1854 and died in Clay County

WV March 17, 1937. 

    All their Children were born in Clay County WV.

 

Children of Elisha W. and Arminta Jane (Osborne) Hamrick.

 

 68.  (1). L.B.                    b.Jan 31 1884   d.Jun 20 1884

 

 69.  (2). Ola                     b.Jan 31 1884   d.Feb 14 1886

 

 70.  (3). Thomas Winston          b.Jan    1886

         m.Bessie Rose Wood Apr 11 1918

 

 71.  (4). Child                   b.Jun 11 1887

 

 72.  (5). L.Gordon                b.Apr 28 1889

 

 73.  (6). H.H.                    b.Jun 15 1891   d.Dec 15 1891

 

 74.  (7). Hattie                  b.May    1894

 

 75.  (8). Cloa                    b.       1895   d.Jan 22 1896

 

35.THOMAS S. OSBORNE   13.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE    1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

       Thomas S. Osborne, a son of Wilburn and Amelia (Dunford) Osborne, was born in Clay County WV in February 1872. He married Elizabeth J. ----. She was born in WV in November 1878.

 

Known children of Thomas S. and Elizabeth J. Osborne.

 

 76.  (1). Frederick G.             b. Feb      1898

 

 77.  (2). Farley E.                b. Dec      1899

 

47.JOHN THOMAS OSBORNE     15.JOHN HENRY OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON

OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

    John Thomas Osborne, a son of John Henry and Luanna (Keith)

Osborne, was born in Clay County WV April 9, 1878 and died there

May 30, 1968.  He married Elizabeth Moore January 8, 1908.

Elizabeth, a daughter of Melvin and Betty (Kincaid) Moore, was

born May 2, 1892 and died July 2, 1978.

 

Children of John Thomas and Elizabeth (Moore) Osborne.

 

 78.  (1). Sarah                   b.       1908   d.       1909

 

 79.  (2). Lee                     b.Feb 23 1910

 

 80.  (3). Ronnie                  b.       1912   d.       1913

 

 81.  (4). Abbie                   b.Aug 18 1914   d.Dec  1 1956

 

 82.  (5). Gus                     b.Feb  8 1917   d.Dec 18 1920

 

 83.  (6). Hoy Orton               b.Mar 25 1919   d.Mar 30 1978

         m.Mary Pauline Droddy  Feb 10 1940

 

 84.  (7). Grace                   b.Mar 22 1921

 

 85.  (8). Blanche                 b.Feb 17 1923

         m.Leonard Jeffers

         m.Hermis Riggs  Apar 14 1967

 

 86.  (9). Ruby                    b.May 28 1925

 

 87. (10). Ray                     b.Feb 23 1928   d.Nov 26 1929

 

 88. (11). Lennis                  b.Jun 25 1931

 

 89. (12). Carolyn                 b.May  5 1934   d. Jan 17 2014

          m. Lowell Gray

 

51.GORDON OSBORNE   15.JOHN HENRY OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS

OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

      Gordon Osborne, a son of John Henry and Luanna (Keith) Osborne, was born May 28, 1889. He married Maggie ----. She was born in WV about 1907.

 

Known children of Gordon and Maggie Osborne.

 

 90.  (1). Eugene                   b.c.    1924

 

 91.  (2). Dennis                   b.c.    1929

 

 

54.RANDOLPH BIBB OSBORNE     12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON

OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

    Randolph Bibb Osborne, a son of Wilburn and Amelia

(Dunford) Osborne, was born in Clay County WV about 1891.  He married Marilda Neal.

 

Children of Randolph Bibb and Marilda (Neal) Osborne.

 

 92.  (1). Forrest                 b. May 23 1923     d. Aug 31 2014

         m. Margaret Givens

 

 93.  (2). Homer                   b.Jun 18 1927

         m.Ressa Schoonover May 14 1949

 

 94.  (3). Nina Ruth               b. Feb 19 1930     d. Oct 8 2014

         m. John F. Woofter

 

 95.  (4). Clem                    b. Jun 7 1932      d. Oct 16 2015

         m. June Cottrell

 

 96.  (5). John D.

         m.Gwinn Holcomb

 

 97.  (6). Myrna Ann                b. May 22 1937    d. Jul 21 2016

         m.Charles W. Osborne

 

98.  (7). Mary Ilena

         m.Joseph Jones

 

 

57.MACK OSBORNE   30.JOHN WILLIAM OSBORNE     12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON

OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

       Mack Osborne, a son of John William and Ann Martha (Williams) Osborne, was born in Clay County WV about 1900. He married Rebecca ----. Rebecca was born in WV about 1905.

 

Children of mack and Rebecca Osborne.

 

 99.  (1). Merl                     b.c.       1927

 

100.  (2). Mack Jr.                 b.c.       1928

 

101.  (3). Pearl                    b.         1930

 

 

64.WALTER OSBORNE    32.JAMES H. OSBORNE   12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE   1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

      Walter Osborne, a son of James H. and Martha A. Osborne, was born in Clay County WV in November 1891. He married Myrtle -----. Myrtle was born n Clay County about 1904.

 

Known children of Walter and Myrtle Osborne.

 

102.  (1). Maxine                   b.c.      1922

 

103.  (2). Seybert W.               b.c.      1923

 

104.  (3). Warren G.                b.c.      1926

 

105.  (4). Hortense                 b.c.      1928

 

106.  (5). Jack D.                  b.        1930

 

 

66.OWEN OSBORNE   32.JAMES H. OSBORNE   12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE   1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

       Owen Osborne, a son of James H. and Martha A. Osborne, was born in Clay County WV in March 1898. He married Sarah ----. Shew was born about 1902

 

Known children of Owen and Sarah Osborne.

 

107.  (1). C. Hersel                b.c.     1919

 

108.  (2). Bama B.                  b.c.     1921

 

109.  (3). Wanetia                  b.c.     1925

 

67.FORREST OSBORNE     54.RANDOLPH BIBB OSBORNE     12.WILBURN

OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH

OSBORNE

 

    Forrest Osborne, a son of Randolph Bibb and Marilda (Neal)

Osborne, married Margaret Givens.

 

Children of Forrest and Margaret (Givens) Osborne.

 

110.  (1). Ricky Forrest

 

111.  (2). Rocky Lane

         m.Rachel Shearer

 

 

68.HOMER OSBOURNE     54.RANDOLPH BIBB OSBORNE     12.WILBURN

OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH

OSBORNE

 

    Homer Osbourne, a son of Randolph Bibb and Marilda (Neal)

Osborne, was born June 18, 1927.  He married Ressa Schoonover May

14 1949.  Ressa, a daughter of James Russell and Blanche (Ramsey)

Schoonover, was born May 10, 1929.

 

Children of Homer and Ressa (Schoonover) Osborne.

 

112.  (1). Frankie Jo              b.Jun 21 1950

 

113.  (2). Vickie Dail             b.Jun  1 1952

 

114.  (3). Billie Shane            b.Sep  1 1954

 

115.  (4). James Blackwell         b.Oct 22 1956

 

83.HOY ORTON OSBORNE     47.JOHN THOMAS OSBORNE     15.JOHN HENRY

OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH

OSBORNE

 

    Hoy Orton Osborne, a son of John Thomas and Elizabeth (Moore)

Osborne, was born March 25, 1919 and died March 30, 1978.  He

married Mary Pauline Droddy February 10, 1940.

 

Children of Hoy Orton and Mary Pauline (Droddy) Osborne.

 

116.  (1). Hoy Kellis              Jun 17 1942

         m.Linda Kay Adkins  Jun 25 1966

 

117.  (2). Ramonda

         m.Kelly Stannard

 

 

85.BLANCHE OSBORNE     47.JOHN THOMAS OSBORNE     15.JOHN HENRY

OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH

OSBORNE

 

    Blanche Osborne, a daughter of John Thomas and Elizabeth

(Moore) Osborne, was born in Clay County WV February 17, 1923.

She married Leonard Jeffers.  Leonard was born July 23, 1921 and

was drowned at Bridgeport, WV January 3, 1953, while attempting

to rescue children from a lake.

    Blanche married Hermis Riggs April 14, 1967.

 

Children of Leonard and Blanche (Osborne) Jeffers.

 

118.  (1). Frances                 b.Dec  1 1942

         m.------ Bozorgmehr

 

119.  (2). Deana                   b.Jan  7 1947

         m.------ Wills

 

120.  (3). Donald                  b.Aug 15 1948

 

 

92.FORREST OSBORNE    54.RANDOLPH BIBB OSBORNE     12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

      Forrest Osborne, a son of Randolph Bibb and Marilda (Neal) Osborne, was bornin Claty County WV MaY 23, 1923 and died in Kanawha County WV August 3, 2014. He married Margaret Givens, who survives.

      Forrest was a US Army veteran of World War II.

 

Children of Forrest and Marageret (Givens) Osborne.

 

121.  (1). Rocky

         m. Rachel -----

 

122.  (2). Lucinda

         m. ---- Toon

 

 

94.NINA RUTH OSBORNE   54.RANDOLPH BIBB OSBORNE     12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

      Nina Ruth Osborne, a daughter of Randolph Bibb and Marilda (Neal) Osborne, was born in Clay County WV February 19, 1930 and died October 8, 2014. She married John F. Woofter, who survives. John, a son of Lewis E. and M. Irene Woofter, was born in Clay County about 1928.

 

123.  (3). Nina Ruth               b. Feb 19 1930     d. Oct 8 2014

         m. John F. Woofter

 

 

95.CLEM OSBORN   54.RANDOLPH BIBB OSBORNE     12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON

OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

      Clem Osborn, a son of Randolph Bibb and Marilda (Neal) Osborne, was born in Clay County WV June 7, 1932 and died there October 16 2015. He married June Cottrill, who survives.

      Clem was a US Navy veteran of World War II.

 

Children of Clem and June ( Cottrill) Osborne.

 

124.  (1). Vivian

          m. Mack Parsons

 

125.  (2). Robin

          m. Kyle Legg

 

 

97.MYRNA ANN OSBORNE   54.RANDOLPH BIBB OSBORNE     12.WILBURN OSBORNE     10.SOLOMON OSBORNE     2.ELIAS OSBORNE     1.JOSIAH OSBORNE

 

      Myrna Ann Osborne, a daughter  of Randolph Bibb and Marilda (Neal) Osborne, was born in Clay County WV Jay 22 1937 and died July 21, 2016. She married Charles W. Osborne.

 

Children of Charles W. and Myrna Ann (Osborne) Osborne.

 

126.  (1). John Randolph

         m. Tracy ---

 

127.  (2). Gregory Todd

         m. Amy ----

 

128.  (3). Dwana

         m. ---- Murphy

 

129.  (4). Stacy

         m. Jamie King

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Byers, Robert J., ”Osbornes Secret”, The Clay County WV Free Press

Hibbs, V. Kay, "Clay County Family Cemeteries" Volume 1, p.20

"History of Clay County WV 1989" pp.279-282

Karabogias, Pauline, and Don Norman, “Descendants of Patrick Hamrick”

Norman, Don, “Descendants of Edward Sizemore”

1860, 1870 Nicholas County VA (WV) census

1880, 1900, 1930, Clay County WV census

“Claywestrvirginia.com” Jan 19 2014, Sep 2 2014, Oct 11 2014, Oct 18 2015, Jul 23 2016

 

 

Revised Nov 28 2016