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


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Ephraim Brevard was born on 27 January 1859 in Bradley Co, AR. He was the son of James Campbell & Sandy Epsie "Sarah" (Coats) Osborne, Grandson of Ephraim Brevard MD & Nancy (Smith) Osborne.  On July 18, 1877 at Springhill, Navarro Co., TX, he married Nancy Elizabeth Smith, the daughter of George Washington Smith, Sr. & Martha Ann (Butler) Smith.  Nancy was born on 5 November 1859 in Hempstead Co., AR.  They had seven children, listed below. Ephraim died on 30 November 1932 at Emmett, Navarro Co., TX and Nancy died on 15 March 1936 at Emmett, Navarro Co., TX.  They are both buried at the Prairie Grove Cemetery at Emmett.

 


Photo Courtesy of  Bobby Jones & Anita Adler

Ephraim Brevard Osborne and Nancy Smith

 

Pearl and Maude Osborne, daughters of
Ephraim Brevard & Nancy Elizabeth (Smith) Osborne.

 

Sons of of
Ephraim Brevard & Nancy Elizabeth (Smith) Osborne
Grover Clint, Melvin F., Albert Lee, Perry G..
Photo says "4 Osborne Brothers"

 

 

Corsicana Daily Sun
Jan 31, 1929

 

 

 

Family Ephraim Brevard & Nancy Elizabeth (Smith) Osborne

1 Ephraim Brevard Osborne b: 27 January 1859 in Bradley Co, AR d: 30 November 1932 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: November 1932 Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

.. +Nancy Elizabeth Smith b: 5 November 1859 in Hempstead Co., AR d: 15 March 1936 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX m: 18 July 1877 in Springhill, Navarro Co., TX Burial: March 1936 Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Albert Lee Osborne b: 10 May 1877 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 13 July 1966 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Burial: 14 July 1966 Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

............ +Georgia Arlena Virginia Wells b: 4 January 1880 in Johnson Co., TX d: 9 July 1944 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX m: 26 December 1896 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: 11 July 1944 Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX (Death Certificate)

........ 2 Maud Osborne b: 6 March 1880 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 7 February 1943 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

............ +William Henry Bowen b: 1872 d: 25 December 1958 in McLennan Co., TX m: 7 November 1897 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Lillie Pearl Osborne b: 23 December 1881 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 15 November 1970 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

............ +George David P. Ballew b: 28 October 1872 in Benton, Polk Co., TN d: 18 December 1940 in Navarro Co., TX m: 27 December 1900 Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Grover Clint Osborne b: 14 February 1885 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 10 October 1927 in prob in Navarro Co., TX m. 7 February 1904 in Navarro Co., TX Melania Frances Northern; Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX (Biography)

............ +Melania Frances Northern b: 16 September 1885 in TX d: 6 May 1979 in probably in Navarro Co., TX m: 7 February 1904 in Navarro Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

........ 2 Melvin Franklin Osborne b: 16 January 1887 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 27 January 1972 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Burial: 29 January 1972 Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX (Funeral Memento)

............ +Maude Elizabeth Brown b: 9 November 1895 in Avalon, Ellis Co., TX d: 29 April 1967 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Burial: 1 May 1967 Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX (Funeral Memento) (Death Certificate)

........ 2 Perry George Osborne b: 16 February 1888 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 26 July 1979 in Coolidge, Limestone Co., TX Burial: Coolidge, Limestone, TX

............ +Eula Littlejohn b: Jan 22, 1891 d: Mar 29, 1963; Burial Coolidge, Limestone Co., TX m: 5 January 1917

........ 2 Mittie Osborne b: 20 March 1893 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 24 March 1893 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

 


Prairie Grove Cemetery
Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

OBITUARIES

AGED RESIDENT OF EMMETT COMMUNITY BURIED WEDNESDAY
EMMETT, Dec 2. (Spl) - Ephriam B. Osborne, aged 73 years, 10 months and 3 days, died at his home in the Emmett community in west Navarro county at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov 30.
He was born in Bradley county, Arkansas on Jan. 27, 1859, and came to Texas with his parents in 1868, settling at that time in Hill county. In 1869 he moved to Navarro county where he had lived prior to his death.
He was married to Miss Nancy Smith on July 17, 1877, and to this union were born seven children, Two having preceded him in death.
He was converted and joined the Prairie Grove Baptist church in the year '79 and was a deacon of that church at the time of his death.
The high esteem by which Uncle Eph, as he was better known, was held was manifested by  the great throng of mourners attending the funeral. Burial was made in the Emmett cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.
Those who survive him other than his wife are: three sons, A. L. Osborne, Cleburne; Melvin Osborne, Corsicana; P. G. Osborne, Coolidge; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Bowen and Mrs. George Ballew, both of Emmett; one brother, Frank Osborne, Emmett; three sisters, Mrs. John Bruton, Mrs. Mildred Bruton, Malone, and Mrs. Martin Lindsey, Mexia.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, E. B., H. C. and Lee Ballew, Clyde Osborne, Charlie Bowen and Mark Osborne.
W. W. Wolfe, Dawson undertaker, directed the funeral.

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Ephriam B. Osborne was born June 27, 1859 in Bradley Co., Ark.  He died Nov 30, 1932.  Came to Texas in 1868 settling in Hill Co.  In 1869 he moved to Navarro Co. where he lived prior to his death.  He was married to Miss Nancy E. Smith July 18, 1877 and to this union was born seven children, Two having preceeded him in death.

He ws converted and joined the Prairie Grove Baptist Church at Emmett in 1879 and was a deacon of that church more than 50 years.

Those who servive him are his wife, three sons, A. L. Osborne, Cleburn, Te3xas, Melvin Osborne, Corsicana, Texas; P. G. Osborne Coaledge, Texas, Two daughters, Mrs. W> H. Bowen and Mrs. G. D. Ballew of Emmett.  Three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Bruton, Malone, Texas, Mrs. Martin Lindsey, Mexia, Texas, Mrs. John Bruton Eldarado, Texas, one brother, Frank Osborne, Emmett, 22 grand children 13, great grand children.  Pallbears were six grandsons, Lee Ballew, E. B. Ballew, Harvey Ballew, Charlie Bowen, Clyde and Mark Osborne.

Therefore be ti resloved that the wife and children have lost a kind and affectionate husband and father and that the church has lost a faithful member and useful deacon.

Therefore be it resolved that a copy of this be spread on church records, a copy be sent ot teh Baptist Progress and a copy be sent to the bereaved wife.   ..... committee.

* From the Prairie Grove Church Minutes

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MRS. NANCY OSBORNE DIED EARLY MONDAY AT EMMETT HOME
Mrs. Nancy Osborne, aged 76 years, wife of the late E. B. Osborne, pioneer resident of Emmett community, died at the family home at Emmett Monday
morning at 2:15 o'clock. The funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Emmett cemetery.
Mrs. Osborne had resided in the Emmett community for more than 50 years. She had been a member of the Baptist church practically all of her life.
Surviving arc three sons, Albert Osborne, Cleburne; P. G. Osborne. Coolidge, and M. F. Osborne, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. George Ballew and Mrs.
Will Bowen, both of Emmett; a sister, Mrs. Ida Boydston, Electra; a brother, Jess Smith, West, Texas; and a number of grand-children and other relatives.

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  • Census
    1880 Navarro Co., TX ED 135-4 line 35 (442c.tiff)
    1900 Navarro Co., TX ED 106 28A SD9 Line 15
    1920 Navarro Co., TX ED 162 10B SD6 Line 66


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