Osborne Reference Literature

This section lists books containing significant references to Osborne Family histories. If you are aware of additional resources, please let me know so that they may be added to this list.

Genealogy of Edward & Sarah (Burchett) Osborn of Floyd County Kentucky by Donald Lewis Osborn 322 Willow Way, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063. Describes the life of Edward Osborn and his descendants in Virginia and Kentucky 1760s to 1940s.

The Osbornes and Related Families Jones, Worsham, Fowlkes, Robertson & Gayle by Elizabeth J. "Betty" Harrell Gerlack (gerlack@home.com). "An account of Thomas Osborne, who arrived in Virginia in 1619, and his descendants, who for five generations lived in Henrico (now Chesterfield) County, Virginia, then moved first to Amelia (now Prince Edward) County, Virginia, then to Charlotte County, Virginia, and later to middle Tennessee."

The World Book of Osbornes by Halbert's Family Heritage. Much of the data contained within the book is generic family history research, one Osborne coat-of-arms, some selected books referencing Osborne data and multiple pages listing Osbornes from selected areas around the world (probably from listed telephone numbers in directories).

Osborne Family Volumes I-II by Ronald L. Gilliland 4670 Rosedale Ave. Tipp City, OH 45371 (gillronn@erinet.com). The journals are not actually titled, however, using this description when contacting the author should help. Information in these volumes includes the descendants of the Warwick, England Osbornes. Information covering the line in Lee Co., VA, parts of TN, KY, and TX are provided in detail.

Early Osbornes and Alleys by Rita (Kennedy) Sutton, published by the Historical Society of Southwest Virginia, Spring 1973. (Reference contributed by Donald L. Osborn)

An Osburn Family, 1750-1970 by Josie (Walker) Blakely, publisher by the author in Little Falls, Minnesota, May 1972. (Reference contributed by Donald L. Osborn)

Wiley Winton Osborne - His Ancestors and Descendants by Carol Osborne Hackett and Myrtle Greer Johnson, Bel Air, Maryland, June 1961. (Reference contributed by Donald L. Osborn)

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