Monday, May 18, 2009

Andrew Osborn

{found these notes while looking for missing 4-H paperwork....}

born April 1825 died Aug 12 1901
married Martha Davidson Oct 7 1849 in Macoupin Illinois
she died March 3 1861
their children were John Osborn born Aug 20 1850 & Mary Osborn

Andrew served March 29 1862-discharged Aug 1 1863 Union Army, Civil War
he was a private under Capt. Charles McAffe, E. Company 3 Missouri S.M. Cavalry

Andrew & Martha traveled by covered wagon from Springfield Illinois 1861 with their children. Martha died during this trip and is buried by the side of the road.
After her death Andrew continued to Missouri & settled in Mercer Couny. He met a widow Lavinia Hart & they married. While Andrew served in the Army his kids were with Lavinia. They were married forty years & had eight children.

Andrew was 5'8", dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes.
In the Battle of Newtonia about 15 Sept 1862 he recieved 2 gunshot wounds: right side of face & temple and left shoulder.
He was a Prisoner of War and left for dead.
town of Pilot Knob Missouri
Volunteer enlist. Andrew J. Osborn
born Franklin Co, Illinois age 18 occupation farmer
31 Aug 1864
pvt. Co L 13 Reg't MO Cav.

{ I am confused...2 Andrews? didn't put any sources on this information...sigh}

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