Charles and Mary Osborn
Charles and Mary Osborn were first cousins, sharing a great-grandfather
(William Osborn). They married on February 28, 1867 and had 15
children, ten daughters and five sons. Nine of the children never
married. There were only nine grandchildren
and only six of these lived to maturity, none with the OSBORN
name. The children of Charles and Mary were very long-lived, many
living well into their eighties and nineties. My grandmother,
Pauline Osborn Baily,
the third-born, lived to ninety-five.
When I first visited Ohio, in the late summer of 1954, eleven
of my great-aunts and uncles were still alive. I got a taste of
farm life that summer, and would have liked more, but Ohio is
a long way from Colorado where we lived. My father, however, enjoyed
many a hot summer day on the Osborn farm in Clinton County after
he and my grandmother left Silverton, Colorado. This photo of
my father, Jess Baily, was taken around
1916, about two years after the death of my grandfather, Jesse
S. Baily, D.D.S.
The oldest photograph of the Osborn family I have was taken
on the front porch of the Osborn farm house. In this image, taken
around 1900, twelve of the fifteen children are present,
with my grandmother and great-Aunt Leona absent. Uncle Eli died
in infancy, in 1873.
Charles & Mary R. Osborn with 12 of their 14 children, plus
Robert Osborn, a cousin, at their home on Rt. 730 near Cowan Ck.
(Leona and Pauline absent).
Top row--Katherine, Laura, mother, father, and Nellie.
Middle row--Marie, Lucy, Mildred, Mabel and Alice
(Click for great photo of great-aunt Alice in Silverton, Colorado)
Front row--Cliff, Bob Osborn, Fred, Alfred, and Adam.
About 1914 or 1915 at Osborn home on Rt. 730 in Beech Grove Community.
From left: Youths in front--(Maybe Richard Jay), Jesse S. Baily,
Charles Hughes and ????
Seated--Joe Smith, (probably his wife Mary Smith), (probably Adda
Crouse), Elwood and Effie Osborn, (probably Thomas and Miranda
Osborn), Mary R. & Charles Osborn.
1st row standing--Frankie Osborn, Olive Osborn, Mabel Osborn,
Audra Osborn, Ella Hoover Osborn, Mildred Osborn Hughes, Ruth
Ann Smith, Nellie Osborn and Leona Osborn Jay.
Back row standing--Cliff Osborn, Marie McNemar, Alfred and Fred
Osborn, Arthur McNemar, Harley Hughes, Minnie
Osborn and Adam Osborn.
August, 1917 at Golden Wedding Anniversary of Charles and Mary
R. Osborn at their home near Lake Cowan on Rt. 730 in Beech Grove
Seated--Joe and Mary Smith, Adda Crouse, Charles and Mary R. Osborn,
Mattie Gibson, Alfred Osborn and George Carson.
Standing--Effie and Elwood Osborn, Miranda and Thomas Osborn,
Jim and Ruth Ann Smith, May and Frank Howard, Ella Nordyke Smith
and Minnie Carson.
Minnie Carson is half sister of Mary R. Osborn. Alfred Osborn,
Mattie Gibson and May Howard are brother and sisters of Mary R.
Elwood and Thomas Osborn and Ruth Ann Smith are brothers and sister
of Charles Osborn; Mary Smith and Adda (Adeline) Crouse are half-sisters
of Charles Osborn.
December 25, 1944
On floor--Kathryn McNemar holding son Donald, Marion Hughes, ??
Droothy Hughes and Mildred O. Hughes.
Seated--Chas., Evelyn & Gladys Hughes, George & Minnie
Nellie O. Zimmerman, Lucy and Laura Osborn.
Standing--Layton Zimmerman, Frankie Osborn, Marie O. McNemar,
Alfred "Pete" Osborn, Mabel and Merlin Davis, Chas.
Reeve, Sallie Taylor, Katherine Osborn Reeve,
Pauline O. Baily,
and Adam Osborn
June 10, 1945
Party for James Huges at Charles Hughes' house
From left: Children in front--Donald McNemar, Beverly Hughes and
Standing--Layton (Late) Zimmerman, Fred Osborn, Merlin Davis,
Alfred Osborn, Dorothy Hughes, Mabel Davis, Kathryn McNemar,
Lucy Osborn (partly hidden), Evelyn Hughes, Frankie Osborn (seated),
Mildred Hughes, Charles Hughes, Pauline
Baily and Marie NcNemar.
On steps--Sally Taylor, Laura Osborn, Nellie Zimmerman, and Ella
In back--Adam Osborn and James Hughes.
December 25, 1947
Osborn family Christmas dinner at Laura and Adam Osborn's farm
From left: Seated--Mildred and Gladys Hughes; Ann, Kathryn, Donald,
James McNemar on lap of Alfred Osborn and Frankie Osborn.
Standing--Charles Reeve, Marie McNemar, Nellie Zimmerman, Laura
Osborn, Katherine Reeve, Lucy Osborn, Minnie Carson; Marion, Evelyn
& Charles Hughes; Cliff and Olive Osborn, George Carson, A.L.
Zimmerman and Adam Osborn.
August 23, 1954
Osborn family at McNemars in Wilmington, Ohio.
From left: Children in front--Donald, James and Ann McNemar; Nathan
2nd Row--Pauline O. Baily
and Marie O. McNemar.
3rd row--Cliff Osborn, Mabel O. Davis, Mildred O. Hughes and Nellie
4th Row--Jess Baily, Frankie Osborn, Laura
Back Row--Charles Hughes, Adam Osborn, Fred and Ella Osborn.
4 at right--Kathryn McNemar, Sara Baily,
Evelyn and Gladys Hughes.
Frvr,nrt 25. 1956
Osborn Christmas dinner at home of Laura and Adam Osborn.
From left: 1st row--Pauline
O. Baily, Mabel Davis, Nellie Zimmerman, Mildred Hughes, James
McNemar, Marie McNemar, Sue McNemar, Laura Osborn,
Katherine Osborn Reeve, and Lucy Osborn.
Back row--Nita and Jess Baily, Jr. (Nathan's half-brother); Ann,
Kathryn and Donald McNemar and Adam Osborn.
December 25, 1963
From left: Front Row--Laura Osborn, Nellie O. Zimmerman,
Mabel O. Davis, Lucy E. Osborn and Pauline
Middle Row--Kathryn H. McNemar, Sue McNemar,
Marie O. McNemar, Mary Hughes, Frankie Osborn, and Ann McNemar
Last Row--Charles Hughes, Jim and Don McNemar.
(Above) Grave Markers of Charles and Mary Osborn
Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio
(Below) Marker of Elizabeth and Adam Osborn,
parents of Minnie Osborn,
Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio
Photos courtesy of Robert
MATHEW OZBUN I
WILL OF MATHEW OZBUN
MATHEW OZBUN II
WILL OF WILLIAM
Jesse Sydenham Baily, M.D.
& Lydia Townsend (gg grandparents)
Joseph Sydenham Baily, M.D. & Phebe
Winder Hoge (g grandparents)
Jesse Sydenham Baily, D.D.S. & Pauline
Jane Osborn (grandfather)
Jesse Sydenham Baily (father)
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