Owen Co., KY Will Book D 1847-1858 (SLFHL 0272764)
p37. A.W. Osburn Guardian Report 5/15/1848 rec. 5//1848;
Brother L.B. Osburn is the husband of the mother of wards Joseph Weaver
+ Benjamin Weaver.
p255. Inv. + Appr. of the estate of Richard Osburn, dec'd
11/1/1851 rec. 11/1/1851; David Clifton adm.
p264. Sale bill for Richard Osborn. Buyers: Lewis Osborn,
W.S. Osborn, G.W. Hammon, John Hammon, David Clifton, Ben Osborn, Joab
Osborn, Andy Osborn, Sarah Osborn.
Owen Co., KY Will Book G (SLFHL 1843364)
p1. Made 5/20/1893, prb. 6/26/1893; Will of Jeptha Osburn; Wife Sally
Ann; Chn of James L. Sebree, viz. Sarah Bell, Jeptha, Tommie, Richard,
Revill, and Loulie; Mary Ollie Sebree, wife of James L. Sebree, rel. to
Jeptha Osburn not stated; brothers and sisters W.R. Osborn, David L.
Osburn, Thos. J. Osburn, Sally Bennett, Almira Sebastaine, Nancy Jane
Obanion, and Brunette Elizabeth Garrard; Exr: brother Thos. J. Osborn;
Signed Jeptha Osborn; Wit: James Wash + L.M. Rowlett.
Owen Co., KY Will Book J (Copied at the Owen Co., KY courthouse)
p115. 1/4/1947 prb. 1/23/1954; Last Will + Testament of James Osborne;
Wife Sallie; Wit: Earl H. Jackson, E.T. Reed; James Osborne died
Owen Co., KY Court Order Book A-B 1819-1829 (SLFHL 0272766)
22 12/13/1819 The court this day received the Jail of this county from
Richard Osborn the undertaker thereof the same being finished
according to contract and the said Osburn is hereby discharged
from his obligations entered into for the completion of said
123 9/8/1823 Elias Osburn exempted from the payment of the levy for the
322 10/6/1829 Doctor Franklin Osburn has $1.50 claim against county.
Owen Co., KY Court Order Book C 1830-1838 (SLFHL 0272766)
85 6/4/1832 Ordered that the sum of $20 be allowed Fanny Osburn Wife of
Bartholomew Osburn for the support of herself and children
and that William Cobb be appointed a committee to disburse
the same and that he draw on James OHara the County Attorney
for the said sum.
85 6/4/1832 Same for Sally Osburn Wife of Richardson Osburn.
116 10/1/1832 A list of persons who have obtained License to stand covering
horses and Jacks ... together with names of horses or Jacks
and the rates at which they stand:
Doctor F. Osburn horse $2.00
144 1/7/1833 Ordered that William Cobb the Committee of the Mrs. Osburns
pay over no further money to them under order of this court
until further orders and the order of continuance herein be
395 10/3/1836 On motion of Jesse Robinson ordered that James Perkins,
Washington OBanion, Daniel Cobb, + Doctor F. Osburn be and
they are appointed reviewers of a road proposed to be opened
from the abutment of the bridge on the west side of Eagle
Creek at Cobbs Mill to the top of the hill near the fence
of R.N. Roland.
507 6/4/1838 Ordered that Richard Osburn + Abram Kightly be and they are
released from the payment of any county Levy forever
Owen Co., KY Court Order Book D 1839-1845 (SLFHL 0272766)
154 9/6/1841 Ordered that the clerk of this Court bind out to any person
who will take them the following children towit: Aaron, Joab,
Bennett, America, Doctor F. Osburn children of Bartholomew
Osburn according to law now in force in relation to the poor.
264 6/19/1843 Patsy Scott infant daughter of William Scott, decd came
into court she being over 14 years of age and made choice of
William Walker as her guardian. Thereupon said Walker
entered into bond with John L. Haydon his securities in the
penalty of $500 conditioned according to law.
[Note: Some of the guardianship and apprenticeship cases
could be for the children of William Scott and Mary Ann
Osburn, married April 1835 in Owen Co., KY. More
information on their children is desired.]
Owen Co., KY Court Order Book E 1846-1853 (SLFHL 0272767)
54 8/17/1846 Ordered that Joab Osburn, Lewis Osburn + others be added to
D.F. Osburn's boundary of road.
56 8/17/1846 Jno. C. Scott ordered summons against Elias Osburn regarding
custody of Bennett Osburn infant orphan of Bartholemew
60 9/21/1846 Elias Osburn, defendant, appeared before the court opposing
the binding out of Bennet Osburn(son of Bartholomew Osburn)
claiming the right to said Bennet under contract with his
(Bennet's) father. The court cancelled the contract and
Bennet released from further obligations to Elias Osburn.
Clerk of the court ordered to enter into indentures with
John C. Scott for the binding out of Bennet Osburn to learn
the trade of miller.
81 11/17/1846 Sheriff returned to court the following individuals with
their lists of properties which are not returned for the year
1846: Doctor F. Osburn 30 acres land on the waters of
98 2/12/1847 George W. Hammons appointed constable.
197 4/18/1848 A.W. Osburn, guardian of Joseph M. + Benjamin C. Weaver,
summoned to court regarding why he has not made a report on
his ward's estate.
200 5/15/1848 A.W. Osburn removed as guardian.
240 11/20/1848 Ordered that Hiram Osburn, orphan of Bartholomew Osburn aged
6 yrs. on 2/12/1849 be bound as apprentice to George W.
Hammons to learn the trade of farmer. His mother was present
251 1/15/1849 Doctor Franklin Osburn, an infant Orphan of the county aged
14 yrs. on the (blank) day of September last, apprenticed to
Smith Taylor to learn the trade of farmer.
376 10/20/1851 David Clifton appointed adm. of estate of Richard Osburn
476 7/19/1852 Sarah Scott infant orphan of Wm. Scott decd being over 14
years of age came into court and selected David Clifton as
her Guardian. Thereupon said Clifton together with Geo. W.
Hammons his surety entered into and acknowledge bond in the
penalty of payable and conditioned according to law.
... Joseph Scott ... who is now 12 years of age ... to take
said Joseph Scott to the trade and business of a wool
carder. It is ordered that the said Joseph Scott be bound
as an apprentice to the said Andrew Brown ...
... John Scott an infant orphan of this county who is 6
<overwriting -- could b 5 or another number> years old last
May hath no estate and Lindsey Briscoe having signified to
the court his willingness to take said John Scott to the
trade and business of a saddler ...
502 12/20/1852 Indenture of apprenticeship of Jno Scott to Lindsey Briscoe
set aside; Jno Scott bound to Geo. W. Foster to learn the
trade of cabinet maker.
530 6/20/1853 John W. Scott a minor of this county over 14 years of age
came into court and selected Obadiah Sheets as his Guardian.
Owen Co., KY Court Order Book F 1854-1860 (SLFHL 0272767)
95 6/18/1855 Indenture between George W. Foster and orphan John Scott
cancelled and set aside.
Owen Co., KY Court Order Book G 1860-1867 (SLFHL 0272767)
9 8/20/1860 G.W. Hammon, guardian of W.B. Hammon, made report on ward's
33 11/19/1860 John Hammon appointed adm. of estate of Hiram Hammon, the
widow[not named] giving up the right to do so.
329 8/29/1865 Statement made to court that Jeptha Osburn is the son of
Jesse Osburn of Grant Co. and half brother of John A. Osburn
+ that said John A. Osburn moved from Grant Co. KY to
Calafornia <sic> about 1850 or 1851 + afterwards moved to
Nevada Territory. Said John A. Osburn is now reported to be
374 3/19/1866 A.C. Osburn appointed adm. of estate of S.S. Osburn, dec'd.
Owen Co., KY Court Order Book H (Personally recorded in Owen Co.)
353 1/22/1870 French Taylor + A.P. Taylor minor orphans over age of 14
choose Jeptha Osborne as guardians.
Owen Co., KY Court Order Book O (Personally recorded in Owen Co.)
435 4/25/1898 W.R. Cook apptd admr of estate of Bessie Osborne.
587 3/10/1899 Polly Ann Osburn apptd admx of estate of dec'd husband
Owen Co., KY Circuit Court Index
Transcribed at the Owen Co., KY Court House
Owen Co., KY Circuit Court General Index 1819-1864
1844 A-61 Osburne, ---- vs. James Scruggs
1836 A-36 Osburn, Richd ads. Jas. F. Robinson
1838 A-44 Osburn, A.W. ads. Wingate Shipp + Co.
1839 A-48 Osburn, A. + @ ads. J.B. Abbatt + @
1845 A-61 Osburne, Adley + @ ads. James B. Abbott + @
1846 A-71 Osborne, L.B. + @ ads. R.W. Orr adms
1846 A-71 same ads. Jo. Yates
1847 A-77 Osburne, L.B. ads. Morgan Chinn + @
1848 A-81 same ads. Lindsay Briscoe
1848 A-81 same ads. Wm. G. Briscoe?
1849 A-84 Osburne, L.B. ads. Willis Roberts
1852 A-99 Osburne, R. ads. J.H. Rush
1853 A-101 Osburne, Lee B. + @ ads. W. + J.T. Roberts
x 1854 A-106 Osburn, Theressa ads. David Clifton
1856 A-115 Osburn, A.W. ads. J.H. Poindexter
1858 A-128 Osburn, Jeptha ads. Wm. Teal
1858 A-129 Osburn, A.J. ads. Geo. W. Brumback + @
1860 A-138 Osborn, W.S. ads. W.E. Kale
1861 A-140 Osburn, Will S. vs. E.H. Taylor
1862 A-145 Osburn, Jeptha ads. J.F. Crouch
1862 A-146 Osburn, Strother vs. A.D. Blanchet + @
Owen Co., KY Circuit Court General Index 1864-1893
x 5//1877 T/95 Osburn, Nancy R. vs. Johnson Osburn
5//1879 /124 Osburn, Jeptha vs. James Reed
x 11//1887 28/221 Osborne, Sarah A. vs. Jno. T. Osborne
5//1888 29/230 Osborne, E.R. Guard. vs. C.H. Ward + @
2//1893 32/290 Osburn, J.W. + @ vs. Joshua Stamper heirs + @
x 4//1866 M/56 Osburn, Sarah E. vs. A.C. Osborn, admr of S.H. Osburn
M/56 Osburn, S.H. admr vs. Wm. Brissey
x 4//1868 N/12 Osborn, Louisa vs. Richd Osborn
x 7//1870 O/18 Osburn, Richd vs. Sarah C. Osburn
x 9//1870 O/18 Osburn, Sarah C. vs. Richd Osburn
x 11//1870 P/20 Osborn, A.J. ads. Jesse Holbrook
5//1878 /109(149?) Osburn, Thos. ads. W.C. Hamber
5//1878 T/112 Osburn, T.J. + @ ads. A.P. Grover
11/1878 W/114 Osburn, Mary J. Admx ads. J.J. Adkins
11//1878 W/119 Osburn, Alphred ads. A.D. Jones Admr
" " " " "
x 12//1880 /162 Osburne, Sallie + @ ads. John M. Hearn
/67 Osborn, Jeptha vs. Wilburn Holbrook + @
/67 " vs. N.W. Lee
/69 " vs. B. Martin + @
Owen Co., KY Circuit Court General Index 1893-1903
10//1893 33/297 Osburn, W.R. + @ vs. T.J. Osburn, Exr + @
(mentions will of Jeptha Osburn)
x 10//1893 33/299 Osburn, Sylphia vs. John Osburn
6//1896 35/329 Osburn, A.C. vs. Chas. Clifton + @
x 10//1900 39/392 Osburn, Susie E. vs. Geo. W. Osburn
x 1901 39/408 Osburn, Ivy vs. Wm. Osburn
10//1903 41/436 Osbourne, Annie vs. Frank Osbourne
2//189? 36/335 Osburn, Sallie A. ads. D.E. Smith
1904 /442 Orsborn, R.W. ads. W.N. Th--- Com.
Owen Co., KY Circuit Court General Index 1904
43/454 Orsborne, D. Frank ads. Annie Orsborne
Owen Co., KY Circuit Court Records
Abstracted at the Owen Co., KY Court House
vs. Filed April 19, 1852
Theressa Osburn + Doctor F. Osburn[#4]
The plaintiff David Clifton states that he is the owner and entitled
to the possession of a tract of land in Owen Co. containing 124 acres
1 rood and 25 poles and bounded as follows ... [This is the same tract
that David Clifton purchased from Richard Osburn, Sr. and Sarah Osburn
in 1850 -- Deed Book K p219.] ... The defendants Therresa Osburn and
Doctor F. Osburn now hold possession of the land without right and for
two years past have unlawfully kept the plaintiff out of possession.
Note by sheriff on summons dated 19th April 1852: Come to hand April
20th 1852 and executed April 22d Theresa Osburn by delivering to her
a true copy of the within summons. D.F. Osburn not found.
Sarah E. Osborn[#199] by her next friend Wm. Brissey
vs. Petition, filed April 19, 1866
A.C. Osborn, adr of S.H. Osborn, decd + W.J. Riley
The pltf Sarah E. Osborn by her next friend Wm. Brissy states that
she is the widow of S.H. Osborn, decd, who died domiciled in Owen
Co., KY on the [blank] day of June 1865.
vs. Petition in Equity, 4//1868
Louisa Osborn states that she was married to Richard Osborn in Owen Co., KY
in Nov. 1864 and moved to Grant Co., KY immediately after the marriage
where she and the defendant lived until 6/1/1867. Afterwards she lived
with her grandfather, both her parents being dead, and she now has an
actual residence in Owen Co., KY. Deposition by Mary V. Brissy: Louisa
Osborn living at her grandfather Wm. Brissy's near Owenton in Owen Co.
At the time of their separation they were living at the house of the mother
of Richard Osborn. David Morrison a brother-in-law of Louisa Osborn.
No grant of divorce found.
vs. Petition, filed 7/9/1870
Sarah C. Osborn
Richard Osborn states that he married Sarah C. Jump on 7/31/1867 in Owen
Co., KY. He then states that 5 months later Sarah C. Osborn gave birth
to a full grown infant. He says that the defendant was pregnant by
another man. He left the defendant just after the child was born.
Sarah C. Osborn
vs. Petition, filed 9/15/1870
Sarah C. Osborn states that she and Richard Osborn were married 7/31/1867
in Owen Co., KY. They lived together for about 4 months when defendant
abandoned her. Plff says that she is a resident of Owen Co., KY and has
been all her life and that she is now about 22 years of age. They lived
with John Jump most of the time they were married. Divorce granted.
vs. Filed Nov. 17, 1870
Case for settlement of debt by A.J. Osborn to Jesse Holbrook.
The plaintiff has a mortgage lien on seven undivided twelfths of the
tract of 51 1/4 acres of land described in the mortgage. Said
seven twelfths ordered to be sold.
Nancy R. Osborne
vs. Petition in Equity, filed April 23, 1877
The pltf Nancy R. Osborne says that she intermarried with the deft
Johnson Osborne in the month of January 1875 in Owen Co., KY.
Petition for divorce dismissed.
John Hearne + @
vs. Petition for Divison of Land, filed 12/4/1880
Sally Osborn[#181] + @
John Hearne, Mary Hearne, Porter Holbert, Sally Holbert, R.T. Hearne,
+ Richard Osborn Jr. vs. Sally Osborn, Allen Osborn, John Keith,
Zarilda Keith, Irvin Keith, Esther Keith, Moses L. Osborn, + Samuel
Osborn. The plffs state that Richard Osborn Sr.[#180] died in Owen Co.,
KY intestate and at the time of his death left as his only heirs at law
the following named persons (viz) Sally Osborn his widow, Allen Osborn,
Zarilda wife of Irvin Keith, Moses L. Osborn, Samuel Osborn, Mary Hearne
wife of John Hearne, Sally Holbert wife of Porter Holbert, + Richard
Osborn. That since his death Samuel Osborn died leaving a son whose
name is Samuel Osborn, an infant now about 16 years old
Sarah A. Osborne
vs. Petition in Equity, filed April 13, 1886
John T. Osborne[#599]
The plff Sarah A. Osborne states that she and the Deft John T. Osborne
were legally married in Owen Co., KY on the 23rd day of November 1882.
Plff says that as a result of said marriage there was on the [blank]
day of August 1883 born to them a son whose name is Wm. Perry Osborne
and that on the 5th day of Jany 1885 there was born to them another
son whose name is Ralph Reed Osborne. Both of said children are now
living + with this Plff. Divorce granted.
vs. Petition in Equity, filed Jan. 30, 1893
The plff Sylphia Osburn states that she and the deft John Osburn are
husband and wife: that they were legally married in [blank] Co., KY
on [date blank]. Three children, all living -- the oldest one Walker
is now 6 years old. Lindsay is now 5 years old + Foster is now 2 years
old. Divorce granted.
Susie E. Osburn
vs. Petition in Equity, filed June 9, 1900
George W. Osburn[#99]
Susie E. Osburn states that she and the defendant George W. Osburn
were duly and lawfully married on the 22nd day of June 1877 in Veva,
IN -- that her maiden name was Hammonds, that she is a resident of
Owen C., KY and has so resided continuously for the last 10 years --
... separated Sept. 1896 ... defendant now resides in Carroll Co.,
KY. Two children now living, the oldest Robert T. is now 21 years
old and Johny F. is now 17 years old and both live with plaintiff
in Monterey, KY. Divorce granted.
vs. Petition in Equity, filed Sept. 25,1900
The plaintiff Iva Osborn, states that she and the defendant Wm.
Osborn were lawfully married in the State of Kentucky, on the first
day of April 1900, and they each now reside and have continuously
resided in Owen Co., KY. J.H. Jump grandfather of William Osborne.
Divorce was never granted.
Annie Osburn vs. Frank Osburn, Petition in Equity
Filed 6 Oct 1903, Owen Co., KY Circuit Court case files, photocopied
at the KY State Archives.
Owen Circuit Court
Annie Osburn Plff
vs} Petition in Equity
Frank Osburn[#52] Deft
The plff states that she and deft were married in Owen Co., KY (the county
wherein both she and deft reside and have always resided and are now husband
and wife. The plff states that she was and is the mother of two children by a
former husband, a fact known to deft, and that by ante nuptial contract made
and entered into between herself and deft, the deft promised and agreed to
receive into his home and care for as if his own the said children of this
plff, if this plff ____d marry the deft which she did on the <blank> day of
July, 1903. The plff says the deft did take into his home the two children
aforesaid, infants of very tender years, but that in a few weeks after said
marriage, the deft in violation of his undertaking refused to care for plff's
children and did ______ compel plff and her said children to abandon, forsake
and vacate deft's habitation and that plff and her said children are now
houseless and penniless -- The plff says her married life has been marred and
blurred and her peace and happiness destroyed by deft's cruel and inhuman
The plff states that the deft owns 15 acres of land in Owen Co., KY, one grey
mare about 12 years old, one bay filly two years old next spring, 1 milch cow,
one sow and nine pigs, one buggy, the 2/3 of about 12 <42?> acres of corn and
1 1/2 acres of sugar cane and one farm wagon and that she has a lien thereon
to secure the payment of such maintenance and alimony as my be adjudged her in
this action, that the deft is about to remove himself and his propery, or a
material part thereof out of the state and that she has reason to suspect and
does suspect that deft will fraudulentlly sell, convey or conceal his property
unless prevented by the court.
Wherefore plff prays for maintenance ___ _____ ___ for divorce ____________
for $500.00 alimony, for $100.00 atty fee, for a specific attachment against
defts property as herein described for costs and all necessary and proper
Atty for Plff
The plff Annie Osburn says the statements contained in foregoing petition are
true as she verily believes.
Subscribed and sworn to before me by Annie Osburn Oct 6 1903.
Ex Owen Co., KY