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Joshua Osborn

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Southington, Trumbull, Ohio, USA
Place of Burial: Trumbull County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Amos Osborn and Elizabeth Osborn
Husband of Diana Osborn
Father of Stephen Osborn; Dorcus Osborn; Leonard Osborn; Chloe White; Mansfield Osborn and 8 others
Brother of Thaddeus Osborn; Amy Osborn; Asahel Osborn and Samuel Osborn
Half brother of Amos Osborn; Lucy Osborn; Sarah Osborn; Elijah Osborn; Reuben Osborn and 2 others

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About Joshua Osborn

enlisted for service in the Revolution


Husband of Diana Warner. Son of Amos Osborn and Elizabeth Hotchkiss. Revolutionary War Patriot.

Joshua Osborn first enlisted in the spring of 1776, at the age of 17, for service in the American Revolution, and was a private for 8 months under Capt. John Lewis and Col. Douglass. In the spring of 1777 he again enlisted and that time served for three years under Capt. Theophilus Munson and Cols. Chandler and Isaac Sherman. He was one of the soldiers who wintered in Valley Forge in 1777-8. In the winter of 1778-9 he was quartered in Conn. Village on the Hudson. He enlisted in 1780 and 1781, each time serving 8 months. He participated in the Battles of Long Island, Harlem Heights, White Plains, Germantown, and Monmouth.

In January of 1808 he bought for $2 an acre a large farm of 647 acres in Trumbull Co, OH, about a mile north-east of the center of Southington. Joshua and his family moved to Ohio in 1809, taking 40 days by ox team to make the journey. He settled in Southington township, Trumbull Co, and was among the early settlers of the township. Like the early pioneers, he began in the woods and made himself a good farm and lived upon this until his death. Joshua held several township offices and was a member of the Methodist Church. He died in 1837 leaving a family of 13 children.

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Joshua Osborn's Timeline

1759
February 18, 1759
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1782
March 14, 1782
Age 23
Salem, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1784
June 13, 1784
Age 25
Connecticut, USA
1786
March 23, 1786
Age 27
Connecticut, USA
1788
May 3, 1788
Age 29
Connecticut
1790
February 28, 1790
Age 31
Salem, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1792
March 30, 1792
Age 33
Salem, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1794
January 20, 1794
Age 34
Connecticut, USA
1796
February 21, 1796
Age 37
Connecticut, USA