Thomas Jefferson Osborn

20 February 1829–9 June 1861 (Age 32)
Grant Township, Greene, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Osborn was born on 20 February 1829, in Grant Township, Greene, Indiana, United States, his father, David Osborn, was 21 and his mother, Cynthia Butler, was 17. He married Ellen Standley on 14 September 1851, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 9 June 1861, in Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Non Cemetery, Non, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson Osborn
Ellen Standley
Marriage: 14 September 1851
Rebecca Osborn
Cynthia Philinda Osborn
Martha Ellen Osborn
Mary Elizabeth Osborn
Lydia Osborn
Sarah Osborn
Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1851Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (6)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
    Age 7
    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
    Age 12
    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Osborne .

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

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    Story Highlight

    My History by Nancy Margaret Osborn Nielsen

    I have heard my father explain when I was 3 and 1/2 years old to his children and friends so much about the trials that they passed through. We lived five miles from Nauvoo and we used to go to …

    Sources (20)

    • Thomas Osborn in entry for Lydia O Hall, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thos J Osborn, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jefferson Osborne in entry for Harriet Ester Mikesell, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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