Soloman Osborn

Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life of Soloman

When Soloman Osborn was born in 1832, in Scott, Virginia, United States, his father, James D. Osborn Jr., was 32 and his mother, Nancy Ashman, was 26. He married Margaret Cox on 1 December 1853, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pulaski, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Clay Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Soloman Osborn
Margaret Cox
Marriage: 1 December 1853
James P Osborn
Sarah E. Osborn
Nancy Jane Osborn
Rachel Osborn
William Allen Osborn

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Cox


1 December 1853
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States


    James P Osborn


    Sarah E. Osborn


    Nancy Jane Osborn


    Rachel Osborn



Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 12

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Osborne .

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

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Story Highlight

Nancy Osborn, widow of James Osborn - Pulaski County, Kentucky Deeds

Source: Pulaski County, Kentucky Deeds Repository: Family History Library; Salt Lake City, Utah Call No. FHL804601 and FHL804607 Pulaski County Kentucky Deed Book 13 p. 463 Deed date and recording da …

Sources (3)

  • Solomon Osborn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Soloman Osborn in household of Nancy Osborn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Solomon Osbourn, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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