Biographical Sketch of John Osburn

Sturgis Osburn was probably descended from the Oshorns of Fairfield county, Connecticut. He lived in Dutchess county. New York, and died in the West.

(II) John, son of Sturgis Osburn, was born in Dutchess county, New York, in 1807, died February 4, 1885. When a small boy he came with his parents to Farmington, Ontario county. New York. He started in life on a small farm at Farmington and by industry and close application to business became one of the most prosperous and successful farmers of the town. From time to time he added to his farm until he bad at the time of his death three hundred and eight acres. In politics he was a Republican and took an active interest in public affairs, but for business reasons declined public office.

He married Hannah Tracy Smith, who was born at Farmington. September 18. 1812, died May i8, 1864, daughter of Levi and Lucy (Hayward) Smith. Her father was born December 17, 1770, died February 5. 1857; her mother was born December 5, 1788, died September 6, 1847. Children of John Osborn. 1. Charles C., born September 24, 1832, died in 1907; married Maria Nelson and had four children. 2. Lucy M., June 16, 1835: married William Hayward. 3. Stephen H., January 20, 1837; lost his life in the civil war in front of Petersburg. 4. Levi S., December 24, 1839; married Harriet Jones and had one child. 5. Mary 1~., September 25, 1841, died in 1889; married and had one child, now (1910) deceased. 6. Henry C., mentioned elsewhere. 7. Frances A., October 13, 1846, married Silas Howe. 8. John Byron (twin), May 30, 1852. 9. James Myron (twin), May 30, 1852, died November 29, 1852.



Ontario County NY,

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911.

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