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Posted by: Kathleen Wass (ID *****8975) Date: October 19, 2009 at 16:59:08
In Reply to: Re: JEREMIAH STANSBURY & NANCY LARGENT EARLY 1800 by Vesta Smith of 944

Hi Vesta,

This is a reply that I sent to another researcher on

I do not know if I am a Stansberry descendant. I have never known the maiden name of my 5th great-grandmother Rachel (?), wife of Ebenezer Osborn. She was born 1760-1770 in VA/WV, remarried John Charles in 1813 in Clermont County, OH, and died there circa 1833.

Ebenezer Osborn left quite a trail, but his parentage has never been proved. We think that he and his first wife (Mary?) came from New Jersey, and migrated with a group of people who established the Baptist Church in these locations:
1761 - Mill Creek, Frederick/Berkeley County, VA/WV
1767 - New Jersey (daughter Catherine born)
1774- Simpson's Creek, Monongalia/Harrison County, VA/WV
1777 - Fort Jackson, Upper Ten Mile Creek, Washington/Greene County, PA
Ohio County, VA/WV, Jefferson/Nelson County, KY
1778 - Grave Creek, Ohio/Marshall County, VA/WV
1781 - North Branch of Ten Mile Creek
1782 - Kincheloe's Station, Jefferson/Nelson Co., KY
1783 - Roger's Station, Jefferson/Nelson Co., KY
1785 - Simpson's Creek, Bloomfield, Nelson County, KY
1786 - Fort Lindley, Washington Co., PA
1787 - Nelson County, KY
1793 - Stonelick Baptist Church, Mason County, KY
1796 - Clermont County, OH

In 1804, daughter Lydia Osborn disappeared, presumed taken by Indians. In 1811, Rachel Osborn bought her own Town Lot in Williamsburgh. At this same time, I believe that Ebenezer went to Butler County, OH with Rev. Moses Frazee to establish another Baptist Church. On 2 Feb 1813, Ebenezer sold all of his Clermont County holdings from Butler County. During the March Term 1813 of the Clermont County Grand Jury, Rachel Osborn and John Charles were called as co-defendants. After a night's deliberation, the Grand Jury found them innocent of an undisclosed charge. I am assuming that they were cohabiting, because they married the next month, and shortly after had a child named Elizabeth/Eliza.

Ebenezer and Ebenezer Osborn, Jr., helped establish the Second Stonelick Baptist Church in Clermont County, OH in 1819. Ebenezer was living in Brown County, OH on 2 Aug 1827, when he signed a deposition for the Revolutionary War Pension Application of Joseph Line, stating that he was acquainted with Joseph, but had served longer with Joseph's brother, John Line.

I have found no record of marriage or divorce for Ebenezer and Rachel Osborn (Clermont County did not begin keeping records until 1822; Ohio has no record.) I am assuming that they wed circa 1787, probably in Kentucky.

I cite all of this because the Osborn, Line, Stanbury and Frazee families were mentioned in early New Jersey records, and followed the same migratory route from Long Island, NY, to Ohio. The entry I will paste below shows that a Jeremiah Stanberry was granted land in Nelson County, KY in 1779. I do not know if this was the same man who sold land in Mason County, KY (perhaps his father?). I do know that 'Josiah' was a Stanbury family name, and Rachel's first son, born circa 1788, was named Josiah.

This Jeremiah Stanberry connection is the best clue that I have found. He and Ebenezer Osborn sold jointly-owned land in Mason County, KY to William Glenn; later, Simeon Osborn, a son of Ebenezer and Rachel, named a son Stanbury/Stansberry (according to various census spellings). Perhaps Ebenezer Osborn sold Rachel's portion of land inherited by her and Jeremiah Stanberry. I can't yet know.

1.) Preemption Warrant #: 169
Name: Levan, Richard & Stanberry, Jeremiah County: Yohogania
Type #1: Settlement Acreage #1: 400
Type #2: Preemption Acreage #2: 1000
Location/WaterCourse: west side of Monongalia River Assignee #1: Crist, Nicholas
Issue Date: 11/3/1779 Authorized: VA 0339.0*
Preemption Warrant issued by Commissioners of Monongalia, Yohogania & Ohio was used in Kentucky District. Survey was located on Plumb Run of Simpson's Creek in Kentucky Co. [This became part of Nelson County, KY in 1791.]

I will be glad to work together. I saw that Daniel and a sister died before the 1880 census. Was the other sister able to give the birthplaces of her parents in 1880?

Kathleen McIntyre

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