Martha Johnston

Female10 September 1779–6 April 1866

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Johnston was born on 10 September 1779, her father, Edward J. Johnston Sr, was 38 and her mother, Mary, was 34. She married James Osborn on 11 January 1797, in Mason, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Urbana Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States in 1830. She died on 6 April 1866, in Champaign, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Urbana Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Osborn
Martha Johnston
Marriage: 11 January 1797
Mary Osborn
John Osborn
Nancy Osborn
James Osborn
about 1809–1862
Edward Osborn
Deborah Osborn
David Osborn
Levi Osborn
Noble Osborn
Abraham Osborn

Sources (5)

  • Martha Osborn, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Findagrave Information for Martha Johnson (1779-1866)
  • Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996;

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 January 1797Mason, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 2

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 4

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.


    Age 24

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.

    English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.

    History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

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

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    James & Patsy Osborn of Fleming Co., Kentucky - Greenbrier County, Virginia Deeds

    1807-June 23: James Osburn and Patty his wife of Greenbrier County Virginia to David Osbourn of county and state aforesaid for five shillings: 4 acres on Mill Creek, a branch of Muddy Creek in Greenbr …

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