Ephraim Brevard & Nancy (Smith) Osborne
of Navarro County, Texas


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Ephraim Brevard Osborne, was the seventh child born to Adlai Osborne (June 4, 1744 in NJ - Dec 16, 1814) and Margaret Lloyd (June 23, 1754 - Sept 23, 1830) on June 25, 1818 in Madison Co., AL  He was a medical doctor in the war of 1812 and was one of the only survivors of the Ft. Mimms Massacre.  His brother, Spruce Osborne was killed there.  Ephraim served at the Battle of New Orleans and later married Nancy Smith on June 25, 1818 in Madison Co., AL.  Nancy was born on Oct 15, 1801 in Westmoreland, Amherst Co., VA to John Smith of Westmoreland County Virginia. They had twelve children listed below.  Ephraim died on May 23, 1875 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX.  Nancy died on July 8, 1895 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX.  They are buried at the Salem Cemetery at Irene, in Hill County TX, just across the county line, west of Emmett, Navarro Co., TX.

Note on Ephriam by his son.
"My father was a physician.  I think he studied medicine in Charleston, SC.  I has often heard him speak of the home at "Belmont" (the old red house near Davison. He was in the Indian War in Alabama and was in Fort Mimms in the Massacre, and was mentioned in the account of that terrible catastrophe as Lieutenant Osborne, and was one of the very few to escape. My father was also in the US Army at the Battle of New Orleans.  I have heard him tell of the breast-works of cotton bales and of the dense fog that enveloped the whole face of the earth. My father married my mother in the year of 1818 in Alabama.  In 1847 my father started with his family for Western Texas, but for some reason, he landed at Pine Bluffs, AR. n 1855, when he again started for Texas.  He then settled in Hill County, Texas where he remained until his death in the year of 1876, on the 23rd day of May.  He was buried in Salem Church Yard, Hill Co., Texas.  He was a Presbyterian.  His death was a gentle falling asleep, without pain, and in the hope of salvation.  A plain marble slab marks his resting place on the west side of White Rock Creek, in Hill Co. Texas, near Salem Church."  .... Edwin Augustus Young Osborne.

 


Marker Photo by Edward L. Williams

Marker Photo by Edward L. Williams

Ephram & Nancy Osborne are buried at the
Salem Cemetery, Hill Co., TX

 

Note that Ephraim Brevard Osborne also had a grandson, thru son Rev. James Campbell Osborne, named Ephraim Brevard Osborne who married Nancy Elizabeth Smith (daughter of George Washington & Martha Ann (Butler) Smith).  It is easy to confuse the two !

Family of Ephraim Brevard Osborne, MD

1 Ephraim Brevard Osborne, MD b: 21 February 1786 in Rowan, NC d: 23 May 1875 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Salem Cemetery, Irene, Hill Co., TX

.. +Nancy Smith b: 15 October 1801 in Westmoreland, Amherst Co., VA d: 8 July 1895 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX m: 25 June 1818 in Madison, AL; Burial: July 1895 Salem Cemetery, Irene, Hill Co., TX

........ 2 John Adali Osborne b: 2 October 1819 in Madison Co., AL d: 5 November 1819 in Madison Co., AL

........ 2 Spruce Pickens Osborne b: 9 July 1821 in Madison Co., AL d: 18 October 1823 in Madison Co., AL

........ 2 Franklin Washington Osborne b: 19 February 1823 d: 5 September 1846 in AR

........ 2 Mary Lloyd Osborne b: 27 June 1826 d: 7 July 1842

........ 2 James Campbell Osborne b: 16 December 1829 in near Moulton, Madison Co., AL d: 28 September 1922 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX; Burial: 1922 Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

............ +Sandy Epsie "Sarah" Coats b: 12 October 1832 in TN d: 3 November 1924 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX m: 11 April 1850 in Bradley Co, AR; Burial: November 1924 Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 William Hogan St. Pierre Osborne b: 16 November 1831 in Madison Co., AL d: September 1911 in Greenville, Hunt Co., TX; Burial: Greenville, Hunt Co., TX

............ +Ala Watters

........ 2 Permelia Ware Osborne b: 16 November 1832 in Madison Co., AL d: 10 September 1905 in Spring Hill, Navarro Co., TX Burial; Spring Hill, Navarro Co., TX; or Old Dublin Cemetery

............ +Elias Birchfield "Richard" Smith b: 30 July 1823 in Shelby Co, AL d: 6 April 1868 in Hill or Navarro Co., TX m: 20 February 1849 in Talladega Township, Jefferson Co, AR; Burial: Probably in Navarro County

........ 2 Ephriam Lee Davidson Osborne b: 4 December 1834 in Madison, AL d: 30 June 1858 in Bradley Co, AR

........ 2 Edwin Augustus Young Osborne b: 4 December 1837 in Madison Co., AL d: 12 October 1926 in Charlotte, NC

............ +Frances Swan Moore m: 15 March 1865 in NC

........ 2 Thomas Alexander "Sandy" Osborne b: 4 December 1839 in Lawrence Co., AL d: 22 February 1862 in Dumfries, Prince William Co., VA (Civil War); Burial: Dumfries, Prince William Co.,VA

........ 2 Patrick Henry Osborne b: 4 September 1843 in Pickens Co., AL d: in TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX (unmarked)

............ +Elizabeth Womack m: in Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Elbert Knox Polk Osborne b: 3 August 1845 in Fayetteville,, AR d: 23 May 1896 in Birmingham, AL; Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC

............ +Martha Jane Bryant

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