William Ballard Osborn

1804–1865 (Age 61)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William Ballard

When William Ballard Osborn was born in 1804, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, Jonathan Osborne, was 32 and his mother, Mattie Martha Grey Gray, was 19. He married Dorcas Wheatley on 29 August 1849, in Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Scott, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Wise, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died in 1865, in Wise, Wise, Virginia, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

William Ballard Osborn
Dorcas Wheatley
Marriage: 29 August 1849
Alexander Osborne
William Osborn
Mary Polly Osborne
Paul Osborne
Nancy B. Osborn
James Osborn
Elizabeth Osborne
Jemina Osborne
Isaac Ike Wheatley Osborn
Lucinda Osborn
Stephen Osborne
Sarah Osborne

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 August 1849Scott, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 8
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 17
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Osborne .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Lively Character

    p 176 of Scott Co Court Records (as copied by Phyllis Peterson in her Marriage Book I): C1.36 40 Be it ?remembered? that on this 7th day of August 1830, William Osborn son of John was convicted bef …

    Sources (19)

    • Wm. Orborn in entry for Isaac Orsborn, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • William Osborn, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm Orborn in entry for Isaac Orsborn, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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