CALIFORNIA'S COUTS COUSINS VOLUME 8 May June July NUMBER 3 2003 A Quarterly Newsletter for the Descendants of the Couts Family #28 EMAILS- Subject: Genealogical Contacts From: Larry Harris Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hey Barb, how are you? Thanks for sending me the Couts Letter. It is interesting to see how organized it is and the response you get. I can't remember if I told you or not, but Paul Dafft, Farris Ballard, and I bought a stone for Rosanna Collins Harris. She was Wm. and Sarah Collins daughter and my g-g-grandmother. My son, Jacob and I set the stone last Sept. It is located in Republican Cemetery just east of Higginsville, Mo. I think you know Paul. Farris and I share g-grandfathers. Wheeler and Rosanna's son Albert Harris, was our g-grandfather. He lives in Little Rock, Ark. My wife Diane and I went there and met Farris and his wife, Linda, last summer. Great folks! There is a fairly strong resemblance between him and I. He is just grayer, somewhat smaller, and about 15 years older. What was really cool, was that he still has a living uncle! He's 87. Albert was his grand father. The old gentleman's mother and my grandfather were brother and sister. Now for the really cool part. My dad was named Woodrow Riley Harris. He didn't seem to know where the Riley came from. When I found that Farris' grandfather's last name was Riley, I wondered. Imagine my surprise when I found that his living uncle's name is Woodrow Riley! He is 7 years younger than my dad would have been, so evidently, dad was named the Riley for his uncle (by marriage), and their son was named for my dad! I thought that was really something. Dad never mentioned any of them, so he probably hadn't seen any of them since he was a child. Well, I've rambled enough. Take care and stay in touch. I'll be talking to you, Larry Subject: Mid-Continent Public Library Web site: Genealogy From: email@example.comEveryone, This is our Local Library web site: www.mcpl.lib.mo.us From the Library's Home Page, you can access: THE LIBRARY CATALOG Search the catalog as a guest; or, log in with your library card and you can place holds on items and check your account. ONLINE REFERENCE Search or browse our collection of quality web sites; search 'the web; log on to remote database services with your library card, like Info Trac Search Bank. YOU WILL ALSO FIND: Genealogy and Local History System-wide program schedules- genealogy classes etc.. Branch directions and hours Information on using the Library the main branch is in Independence, Mo and is in the top 10 Genealogy Libraries in the United States of America !!! Enjoy the site and search the catalog!! Micahel Middleton Subject: hello From: Cam5746@aol.com My sister sent me this email, I'm Arthur Wayne Couts originally from Philadelphia, Pa currently living in Ft Lauderdale, F L my father is Arthur William Couts and I'm named after my grandfather. I'll try to get some info from my father and when I told him about this he did mention something about Tennessee so maybe theirs a connection. If you could tell me anything I would appreciate it. Thanks Subject: We may have family ties From: EvaWebb@aol.com Greetings from sunny Florida. My name is Eva Webb, I am married to Walter Webb who is the son of Freda Kautz-Webb who was the daughter of John Kautz from Russia-Germany. Grandpa Kautz was a Russian immigrant who came to the United States when he was 16 or 17 years old. This was in 1917 I believe. He had several brothers who traveled with him from Russia via South America. Some of his brothers stayed in South America and some migrated up to the United States. They were separated in South America when Grandpa got off the boat to purchase food for the hungry immigrants on the ship. He was robbed and left for dead. When he woke the ship was gone. He waited around and because he could not speak the language he waited for another ship. He was able to get on the next ship and completed his journey to America. Little did he know that his brothers got worried when he did not return to the ship when it was time to leave. They got off the ship to search for him when he and his companion did not return. They stayed in South America looking for him. He never heard from them until years later when one of his brothers was able to contact him. The young man who went with 1 him to get food was killed when they were robbed. Grandpa traveled all over the United States as a migrant worker and married Grandma who was 16 also from Russia of German decent and a immigrant as well. He lost track of his family and from my knowledge never heard from anyone in his family again. Would enjoy hearing from you to see if there is some type of family tie Eva Webb Loxahatchee, FL 33470 Subject: Chancey Family From: "Janice Chancey"
Do you have any information on the Chancey Family? All I seem to do is run into a brick wall. Any help would be appreciated. Janice Chancey Subject: questions From: Mattydubb@aol.com I'm trying to locate James Song Couts, he was a friend of mine from the navy. I know he was adopted and his parents live in Chula Vista. If you have an e-mail address I can contact them at, please send it to me, thank you! -Matt Williams Subject: Re: Byrd/Bird gathering? From: Launa Kitros Email: genealau Back from my trip. Five weeks in TN /NC and one a Jen's in UT. My friend decided to move to Hendersonville, (Henderson Co.) NC--about 17 miles from Asheville, (Buncombe Co.) NC. Good Bird hunting area! Made it to the Knoxville, East TN Library (again) and also one in Hendersonville, NC. Had hoped to get to Greene Co, TN. Next trip there. Maybe next Spring. You gotta RETIRE. Launa Subject: Re: Byrd/Bird gathering? From: Launa Kitros Email: genealau A Holeman md a Bird in / Sumner / Robertson Co., TN http://genforum.com/holeman/messages/192.html ! DEATH: LDS film #1396419 ! BURIAL: HOLEMAN NEWSLETTER; vI,i6,p2, by Merry Ann Malcolm, R.R. 3, Box 185-A, Kewanee, IL., 61443.!BURIAL was on his farm. !CENSUS: 1790 NC, Iredell Co., Salisbury Dist., p157, San Bruno Archives, roll M498 #2. Isaac Holeman >16 <16 all males 1 2females 4 !1800 NC census, Rowan Co., written p452. Isaac Holeman, male45+=1, female 45+=1 BIOGRAPHY: Letter from Diane Lynch (Excerp from book) "Ancestral Study of Four Families" by Emily Griffith Roberts 1948 v.II) In relation to our particular line of Holman, it seems certain that the first immigrants to America were six brothers, Englishmen, who first settled in Virginia, and whose names were: Isaac, Thomas, James, William, Henry, and Richard. Of these brothers Isaac was the eldest, his birth date being about 1725, and his death occurring 1808. He was married to Mary, whose surname is unknown. Isaac Holman, as a young man, with two of his brothers, William and James, removed to North Carolina, where they established a Holman settlement. Each received land grants in Rowan County. Isaac lived in that part of Rowan which was cut off 1835-36 for Davie County, and some of his brothers located in the part later known as Surry and Wilkes Counties. Thomas and Henry finally removed to Kentucky. There is still in Davies County a place known as "Holman's Cross Roads", where many of the Holmans lived. They probably are buried nearby, but many of the old graves were not permanently marked. Holman Arms Shield: Vert, chevron or, between three pheons argent. Crest: A greyhounds head couped. ! BIOGRAPHY: "McCubin Collection", reel 19862, frames 73,74,97 Isaac Holeman = tory 1778 !Deed of sale from Earl Granville to Isaac Holeman for 572 acres Dec 21 1761 proved by John Frohock. !May 3 1808: the will of Isaac Holman is proven by John Cook. Letter issued to Jacob and David Holman who qualified. Isaac Holeman (Book g page 93) made Aug 15 1807 probated May 1808. Sons =Daniel, William, Isaac, Reuben, James, Thomas, John, Absalom, Jacob, and David. Daughters = Elizabeth Johnson, Patience Dean, and Mary Neely. Grandchildren =Patience Holeman, and Isaac (son of William Holeman). Ex = sons Jacob and David Holeman. Test = R. Powell, Benjamin Boone and John Coots. !A large tract which Earl Granville let Isaac Holeman have Dec. 21 1761. Book 4 pg 918: On Oct 21 1762, Isaac Holeman, a planter & wife Mary, let Edward Dicas (all of Rowan Co., NC) have said 286 acres on both sides Reedy Branch on east side Yadkin River next said Holeman on river bank, for 30 pounds, witnessed by Jas. Carter & John McElroy & acknowledged in Oct 1762. Part of a larger tract which Earl Granville let Isaac Holeman have Dec. 21 1761. Book 6 page 301: Oct 15 1766 Isaac Holeman & wife let John Wood (both men planters of Rowan Co., NC.) have 286 acres on east side bank of Yadkin River next --- McCulloh, for 100 pounds, witnessed by Israel Cox & James Smith & recorded in Oct 1766. (This is part of a larger tract, which Earl Granville let said Holeman have on Dec 21 1761). !Isaac Holman makes entry #2942 for 200 acres on south fork of Dutchman's Creek next his own; #2943 for 1?? acres in same locality next Elias Dougherty. BURI PLAC On his farm-Rowan Co., North Carolina WILL DATE 15 AUG 1807 Rowan Co., North Carolina In the name of God Amen! I Isaac Holemann of Rowan County & State of Christian like manner, at the discretion of friends who survive me, Item I give & bequeath unto my son Holeman five pounds Currency to him Item I give unto my son Reuben Holeman ten shillings currency to him & Item I give & bequeath unto my son James Holeman ten shillings Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Patience Dean ten shillings Item I give & bequeath unto my son Thomas Holeman ten shillings to him Item I give & bequeath to my son John Holeman ten shillings, to him & Item I give & bequeath unto my son Absolom Holeman ten shillings to Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Neely ten shillings Item I give & bequeath unto my son Jacob Holeman two pounds currency, Item I give & bequeath unto my granddaughter Patience Holeman one Item I give & bequeath unto my grandson Isaac Holeman son of William My earnest will is that my Negro man Charles for his many meritorious Lastly I nominate & appoint my two sons Jacob Holemand & David Holeman Signed, sealed & acknowledged in presence of: his R. Pawell Isaac x Holeman Benjamin Boone, mark John Cook Have conflicting dates of death: abt May 03, 1808, and August 15, 1807. The above was found on www.geneanet.com After typing in HOLEMAN on this site then going to page 5 you will see posting(s) of my ged j collins. He cites where he got his info.. There is a lot of interesting info. on this site. It reminds me somewhat of www.familysearch.org. I found posted on the Berks County, Pennsylvania GenWeb Site the following information excerpted from the, "225th Anniversary of Exeter and the 250th Anniversary of Cumru Townships". EXETER: Exeter Township was settled around 1718. It had been part of Oley, Philadelphia County. In 1741, seventeen signers petitioned the court for the erection of a new township to be called Exeter. The signers were: James Boone, Benjamin Boone, John Boone, Thomas Hughes, William Hughes, Thomas Yarnall, Deter Yarnall, Michael Waren, *ttna Huig*t, Peter Higo, David ?, Ezekiel Mathias, ***Roger Rogers***, Joseph Brown, Jacob ?, Elias Hughs, Squire Boone Subject: Family Pen Pal Program From: "Janice Fleenor Smith" Hello and Happy Easter! As administrator of our family website, and president of the family association, I've been racking my brain to come up with a way to get the younger generations, and young at heart, of our family involved with one another in a way that would be fun for them, and encourage connections within our far-flung family members. After all, once those of who involved in searching our family history lose contact with one another, our extended families lose the opportunity to get to know our respective family groups. We've made contacts and friends from all over the country through our hobby, and I'd like to explore ways of keeping our family line from losing track of one another. I think I've found one way that might be fun for those involved and promote friendships among the next generations of our family: a Pen Pal Program. You remember that from your own school days, I'm sure. Here's how it would work. Submit the name, address (and email if available), age, and grade level (if still in school) of the children -- or adults -- or grandchildren in your family who might be interested in corresponding with another family member. If the child or adult has a preference to correspond with a boy or a girl, let me know that as well. I'll make the initial pairings so that everyone will be matched up for the first exchange. If there is sufficient interest in the program, I'll create some projects on our family website that those interested can do. You could post news of their results for them on the website and encourage them to view the site with you to see what other participants have reported -- and plant a see of interest in their family history at the same time. Though it would be preferable for the pen pals to actually WRITE to one another so that they could have the chance to experience the fun of getting a letter from someone out of their own area, given the interest in computers among the younger set and us senior citizens, email correspondence would be possible if they prefer. Please poll the children and grandchildren in your family, and other young at heart family members, no matter how young or old, and find out if they'd like to participate. If so, submit their names to me by email or post it on the website in response to my NEWS message entitled "Pen Pal Station?" and we'll see if this is a useful idea. Thanks for all your support to our family history project. For the not so young participants who just might enjoy the opportunity to make a new friend through their letters, it could prove just as enjoyable. Please contact me if you have someone who would like to participate. Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend. Janice Fleenor Smith Ocala, FL Janice Subject: book/COUTTS/and Miss Rittie From: Mary Barton First item/COUTTS: I found the book about Lady Aberdeen and the COUTTS Bank history. The book title is A BONNIE FECHTER, by Marjorie Pentland, pub.by B. T. BATSFORD LTD., 4 Fitzhardinge St., Portman Square, London, W.1 in 1958. The author is the daughter of Ishbel Marjoribanks and DUDLEY COUTTS MARJORIBANKS (pronounced "Marchbanks). Ishbel's grandfather, Edward Marjoribanks was cousin, and godson of the COUTTS BANK owner, THOMAS COUTTS, who with a brother had transferred the bank from Edinburgh to London. Her grandfather, Edward Marjoribanks , became the senior partner of the firm. She, Ishbel, was born 14 March 1857 at 29 Upper Brook Street in London. At that time her father, Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks was a Liberal M.P. for Berwick-on Tweed, Scotland. Ishbel married The Earl of Aberdeen on 7 November 1877 at St. George's, Hanover Square, London. She was a Christian leader who helped many poor people of Ireland when her husband was Governor. This she had done also in Scotland and in Canada where the Earl was Governor there, later. This is a lovely book that I wish I could share with some emailers who have wondered about the Scot COUTTS family. Next item: I am trying to find your ref to the graves in the COUTS Cemetery in Robertson County, TN. I KNOW(!) that I had noticed a burial that seemed to fit Miss Rittie Barnett of Warren Co., KY. Memory serves that the name may have been Henrietta Couts on that list. Could you email that to me? And has anyone found her on the 1850 census in Warren Co., KY? 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When you submit your genetic sample to our private & confidential testing service we: -- Notify you via email if we find "Genetic Cousins ™" in our growing database The Y-Chromosome of Couts/Kouts/Kautz/Koutz/ and other spellings are passed to his son to his son to his son, Couts/Kouts/Kautz/Koutz/ and other spellings to Couts to Couts. Y-Chromosome is what gives a Male his sex organs and is the only Chromosome passed to a son that is 100% from his father and 0% from his mother. No female has a Y-Chromosome. No female inherits the Y-Chromosome from her father. If Couts/Kouts/Kautz/Koutz/and other spellings' DNA is interrupted with a female lineage...i.e.. a daughter Couts/Kouts/Kautz/Koutz/ and other spellings, then the Y DNA is not passed to the female Couts/Kouts/Kautz/Koutz/ and other spellings (no females have a Y-Chromosome) and therefore there is no Y-Chromosome from Couts/Kouts/Kautz/Koutz/and other spellings passed from the daughter to any of her sons. 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When you receive your test kit, it will have instructions on how to take a scraping from the inside of your mouth and return it to the laboratory with payment. If you want the invoice to go to an address that is different from where the kit is sent, just let me know. Some people send the kits to their oldest male ancestor and have the invoice sent to the younger relatives who are paying for the test. That's all there is to it. If you have any questions, please let me know and I will try to answer them. Any results you receive, can be listed on our web page for comparisons….Most of the Indiana and Tennessee Couts know from which branch they came, we do not know however, how we fit into the Kautz, Koontz, Koutz, etc… Barb Couts Evans GUESTBOOK Name: Jody Rodriguez E-Mail: DDOTARK@webtv.net Referred By: Just Surfed In Location: suburb' of Chicago Comments: Hello to all Kautz's. My family is from the Chicago branch via Baden Germany. In the early 1900's we were in Humboldt Park. Louis Kautz b. 1845.Germ. Louise Kautz Lavin b. 1871 Clara & Louis Kautz built 3 homes in Humb. PK, Louise Kautz Lavin ran the corner store. Many related families on the block. Friedrich & Louise Kautz, Clara & Louis Kautz, Louise Kautz Lavin & Bernard Lavin., Louis Lavin all.b. at Waldheim cemetery. Many others from the Chicago Clan. Looking for all Kin-Kautz of Chicago branch. Kautz Hochenauer Schiller Schweim Landendorf Bennett McAuley Remer and any folks from Francisco st. Good luck in your search Jody R CEMETERIES IN MORGAN COUNTY, MO http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/ ~pattiejo/morgancem/morgan_buffalo.html Below you will find the cemetery is in Buffalo Township, Morgan County and the Surnames of persons buried there. Buffalo Township Couts Cemetery Also known as the Adkins Cemetery - Couts COUTS FAMILY GENEALOGY FORUM http://community.webtv.net/junefromtx/ ShaneFamilyHistory2 Shane History http://community.webtv.net/junefromtx/SHANESURNAMEINDEX http://community.webtv.net/junefromtx/ShaneFamilyHistory3 COUTS/KOUTS/KAUTZ IN THE CIVIL WAR Submitted By Jack Childers, AKA INJack InJack1@aol.com Thanks, Jack! Great Job… more installments to follow… Jack Childers is a dear friend, who researches in our other family line, the Childers Family. His specialty is Civil War re-enactment, research, history, and his missing Childers. Very innocently, I asked if there were any Couts/Kouts/Kautz who fought in the Civil War. Well, Jack gave us enough information for several newsletters! This article is the second installment. #1 A.S. Couts Regiment Name 28 Mississippi Cavalry Company F Private Film Number M232 roll 9 * *national archives #2 Couts, Aaron Co K 10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry pvt. Film Number M390 roll 10* *national archives 3rd Regiment State Militia Cavalry (New) Reorganized from 10th Regiment State Militia Cavalry February 2, 1863. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865. SERVICE.--Moved from Pilot Knob to Patterson, Mo., March 16, 1863. Operations against Marmaduke April 20-May 1, 1863. Patterson April 20. Fredericktown April 22. Castor River, near Bloomfield, April 29. Bloomfield April 29-30. Chalk Bluff, St. Francis River, April 30-May 1. Near Doniphan June 1 (Detachment). Expedition from Cape Girardeau and Pilot Knob to Pocahontas, Ark., August 17-26. Oregon County October 23. Scout from Cape Girardeau to Doniphan and Pocahontas, Ark., October 26-November 12 (Detachment). Scout from Pilot Knob to Doniphan, Ark., October 29-November 5 (Detachment). Reeve's attack on Centreville December 23. Pursuit of Reeves December 23-25. Puliam's December 25. Bolinger County January 14, 1864. Scout from Patterson to Cherokee Bay. Ark., January 20-27 (Detachment). Poplar Bluff February 27. Scout from Pilot Knob to Arkansas line, and skirmishes March 16-25 (Detachment). Oregon County March 19. Wayne County April 26. Scout from Patterson May 6-11 (Co. "A"). Randolph County May 8. Cherokee Bay, Ark., May 8 (Co. "A"). Near St. James June 10. Scout from Patterson to Buffalo July 8-12 (Detachment). Operations in Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas July 18-August 6. Scatterville. Ark., July 28 (Detachment). Osceola August 2. Elkchute August 4. Near Rocheport September 3 (Detachment). Caledonia September 12 (Detachment). Scout in Randolph, Howard and Boone Counties September 15-19 (Detachment). Columbia September 16 (Detachment). Doniphan September 19. Ponder's Mill, Little Black River, September 20. Near Rocheport September 23 (Detachment). Ironton September 26. Shutin Gap and Arcadia Valley September 26. Fort Davidson, Pilot Knob, September 26-27. Arcadia Valley September 27 (Detachment). Caledonia September 28 (Co. "C"). Leesburg October 1. Ponder's Mills October 3. Moreau Bottom, Jefferson City, October 7. Independence October 22 and 26. Pilot Knob October 26. Leesburg October 28. Duty at Weston, St. Joe, Liberty, Parksville, Pleasant Hill and Lone Jack, operating against guerrillas January to July, 1865. Mustered out July 13, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 57 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 102 Enlisted men by disease. Total 164. further ref=== USAMHI Ref Branch laf & ca Aug 95 10th Missouri Cavalry Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. Ref. See pp. 1309-10 (2 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service. Missouri. AGO. Annual Report...for 1864. Jefferson City, MO: W.A. Curry, 1865. UA43M82.1864. See pp. 180-82 (2 photocopied pages) for a roster of officers. . Annual Report... for 1865. Jefferson City, MO: Emory S. Foster, 1866. UA43M82.1865. See pp. 362-70 (5 photocopied pages) for a brief regimental history and roster of officers. Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit. Subject: Re: try this From: I NJACK1@aol.com I can't say for sure but it appears Jacob Couts from Ohio might have been a bounty jumper. Meaning=== During the Civil War the federal gov, and state gov., sometimes local too would give cash bonuses to any man that enlisted, some men would then enlist cash in and desert at the first chance they got. This is just a guess on my part given the over all number of Couts, just seems to be too many Jacobs Couts in Ohio. A LEGACY OF MYSTERY George W. Osborne alias George Andrew Cloud Subject: Re: The murder of William Mc Alister Submitted by Chuck Cloud Osborne and Bookout Families From: ccloudjr Chuck also sent us enough information for several newsletters! Thanks, Chuck. This article is the continuing story of the Osborne's. Descendants of James Osborne Generation No. 1 1. JAMES1 OSBORNE was born 1671 in Warwick Co., England. He married MARY ANN JANE CARTER Bef. 1697 in England. Children of JAMES OSBORNE and MARY CARTER are: 2. i. JONATHAN2 OSBORNE, b. March 27, 1697, Warwickshire, England. ii. FRANCES OSBORNE, b. Abt. 1694. iii. WILLIAM OSBORNE, b. Abt. 1695. iv. EPHRIAM OSBORNE, b. Abt. 1696. Generation No. 2 2. JONATHAN2 OSBORNE (JAMES1) was born March 27, 1697 in Warwickshire, England. He married GRETTA HOLLMAN. Children of JONATHAN OSBORNE and GRETTA HOLLMAN are: 3. i. EPHRAIM3 OSBORNE, SR, b. August 21, 1723, Williamsburg, James City, VA; d. 1796, Grayson Co. VA. ii. CALEB OSBORNE, m. HANNAH. Generation No. 3 3. EPHRAIM3 OSBORNE, SR (JONATHAN2, JAMES1) was born August 21, 1723 in Williamsburg, James City, VA, and died 1796 in Grayson Co. VA. He married ELIZABETH WELLS HOWARD. Notes for EPHRAIM OSBORNE, SR: Ephriam Osborne was a fur trader in the Yadkin Valley. The Yadkin Valley is located in the beautiful Piedmont section of North Carolina, just east on the Blue Ridge Mountains, and just south of the Saurtown Mountains. Settlers, including Daniel Boone, settled in that area that was then a part of Anson County, North Carolina, about 1748. Soon, Rowan County, was formed, and about 1770 Surry Count, then Yadkin in 1850. More About EPHRAIM OSBORNE, SR: Occupation: Fur Trader in Yadkin Valley Religion: Baptist or Quaker Children of EPHRAIM OSBORNE and ELIZABETH HOWARD are: 4. i. EPHRAIM4 OSBORNE, JR., b. September 14, 1754, VA; d. October 10, 1866, Harlan Co., North Carolina. 5. ii. ROBERT OSBORNE, b. Abt. 1744, Grayson Co. VA. iii. ENOCH OSBORNE, b. 1745. iv. STEPHEN OSBORNE, b. Abt. 1746. v. ELLEDER/ELEANOR OSBORNE, b. 1751. vi. JONATHAN OSBORN E, b. February 13, 1753. vii. NANCY OSBORNE. viii. JEREMIAH OSBORNE. ix. SOLOMON OSBORNE, b. Abt. 1760. x. JOHN OSBORNE, b. Abt. 1761. xi. CORNELIUS OSBORNE, b. Abt. 1765. xii. CHLOE OSBORNE, b. Abt. 1765. Generation No. 4 4. EPHRAIM4 OSBORNE, JR. (EPHRAIM3, JONATHAN2, JAMES1) was born September 14, 1754 in VA, and died October 10, 1866 in Harlan Co., North Carolina. He married MARY "POLLY" BROCK. Notes for EPHRAIM OSBORNE, JR.: Fought in the Revolutionary War under Captain Enoch Osborne. Revolutionary War Pension record R 7822 Virginia. Was on the Harlan County, Kentucky Census Records 1820 & 1830. Occupation: farmer. This story was found on the internet at http:www. familytreemaker.com/users/m/o/r/Sue-A-Morrow/GENE10-0009.html 5 Wars Experienced By Harlan Pioneer Living to Be 112 Perhaps one of the oldest Harlan County citizens living through five wars was Ephriam Ozborn Jr., who died at the age of 112. He was born in Virginia 14 September 1754 and died in Harlan County 10 October 1866. He is buried in a Layman Cemetery on the hill. When Ozborn entered the Revolutionary War, he was a young man living in Virginia. The five conflicts, which terminated in the end of his life, were the French and Indian, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, and the Civil War. During the Revolutionary War he volunteered at "Ozborn Fort" and served six months in Captain Enoch Ozborn's company in the expedition against the Cherokee Indians. Many times he was sent on "scouting parties after the Tories." The many months he spent serving under Captain Abram Bletcher, Colonel Christy, and Captain Frederick Edwards, should have been sufficient to allow pension benefits. When he was 80 years of age, he felt that he was due a few benefits. On 8 September 1834 he applied but the records in Montgomery County, Virginia, were not available and therefore he was turned down for compensation. His life history as a Revolutionary War soldier has been preserved through records and accounts by members of his family and handed down from one to another. During the war and oath of allegiance was made by Captain Ozborn's company. The "muster roll" which was signed by James McCorkle, 5 December 1777, has also been preserved. The allegiance in part reads: " We whose names are hereunto subscribe do swear or affirm that we renounce and refuse all allegiance to George Third King of Great Britain, his heirs and successors, and I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the commonwealth of Virginia as a free and independent state and I will not at ant time do our cause to be done any matter or thing that will be prejudicial or injurious to the freedom and independence thereof and also that I will discover and make known to some one Justice of the Peace for the said all treasons which I now or hereafter know to be formed against this or any of the United States of America." A list of persons who have sworn allegiance to the State 1777 in Captain Ozborn's company were Ezekjial Young, Frances Stegil, Jeremiah Ozborn, William Landreeth, Robert Baker, John Medly, Isaac Weaver, William Hash, Stephen Ozborn Jr., Joshus Pennington, James Ward, Ephriam Ozborn Jr., Timothy Roark, George Ewing Jr., Henry Long, Josiah Ramsey, and Samuel Newberry. A few names from Coxe's Company refused to sign. Next to one of the refusers name was written "an old inoffensive ignorant man". Could be that our expression of "Coxe's Army" could have originated here. A LEGACY OF MYSTERY George W. Osborne alias George Andrew Cloud The first 25-30 years of his life, he was George W. OSBORNE, son of Hiram and Nancy Osborne, born in Greenville, Green County, Tennessee, 22 June l839-42, living in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. For the last 64 years of his life, he was George ANDREW CLOUD, Pope County farmer, Methodist preacher, husband and father of ten or possibly eleven children. His many descendants are left with a legacy of admiration, respect and a MYSTERY. Why did he change his name and at times the year of his birth? He received mail under both names, his alias was no secret and both names are on his death certificate. The mystery remains, WHY? The following information was obtained from letters to George from his brother Thomas, his sister Mary, a friend, military records, federal census, county and personal records George's parents were Hiram Osborne, b. 5 Jan. 1805 in Virginia, d. 29 Oct 1877 Holly Springs Mississippi. George's mother was Nancy Gipson b. 10 April 1810 in Tennessee and d. 19 May 1891. She is buried in Osborne Cemetery, Littleton, Alabama. They were married in Green County, Tennessee on 26 January 1830. The 1840 census of Green County Tennessee lists Hiram and a female and four boys under ten years old. In l650 Hiram and Nancy were living in Walker County, Georgia. Their children were James 19, Alexander 16, John 14, William T. 9, GEORGE W. 7, Thomas D. 6, Mary E. 4, and Nancy Jane 3 1/2 months old. In 1860 Hiram and Nancy were living in Franklin County, Alabama. The four older boys were no longer living with their parents. Baby Nancy Jane is not listed and is presumed dead. The family now includes Samuel age 6 born in Georgia. When the Civil War began George was a healthy farmer, 5ft. 9in. tall, light complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair. Following his convictions, he chose to fight in the Union Army and enlisted in Company G, 3rd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry on the 20 of January 1862 at Tuscumbia, Alabama. He was discharged at Baton Rouge, Louisiana on 2 June 1865. Very little is known about his life during the next few years. He stated on his Declaration for Pension that his places of residence after leaving the service were Memphis 1866-67, Marshal Texas 1868, Jonesboro, Arkansas till 1871, Pope County, Arkansas 1871 and thereafter. He worked for the Western Union Telegraph Company and received a letter dated 4 May 1868 addressed to George OSBORNE, Tuscumbia, Alabama, informing him that the Arcadia office would be closed and they were compelled to break the repairing arrangement with him. Evidently he was still using the Osborne name at this time, but when he came to Pope County in 1871 he had changed his name to George Andrew Cloud. WHY?? One of his nieces, Easter Mayfield, daughter of his oldest brother James, said that he got into some trouble, but the nature of the trouble is unknown. A letter from an old friend, John P. Teas, dated 15 April 1927, seems to imply that the "trouble" was in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Mr. Teas wrote, "I am sure there is no one living in Tuscumbia that was there at the time you left here. Say, why not come out here and pay us a visit?". Sarah Frances McAlister first met George Cloud one day when she and her sister were walking on a road, north of Dover, Arkansas, between the Booger Hollow Cemetery and HWY 7. George and his brother Thomas D. Osborne were clearing brush on an adjacent field, probably on John Henry Howard's place. After a short conversation the girls went on their way and Sarah confided to her sister "I sure hope he comes 'a callin' on me!" and evidently he did……. they were married on July 14, 1872. Sarah was 15 years old and George was 30. On 26 January 1874 Sarah's father William McAlister, was murdered and her mother, Mary, was shot in the arm, by James McCoy, Ben Bookout and Samuel Osborne. Samuel was George's brother. See Pope County Historical Quarterlies, year 2000 for details. George and Sarah's children were. Gilbert P. b. 12 May 1874-d. 20 March 1876; Nancy Jane b. 15 February1876-d. 20 December 1963; Mary B. (Mollie) b. 12 Jan 1878-d. 1982; Delida Delanie (Lannie) b. 28 December 1879-d. 7 October 1901; Little Boy b. 5 October 1881-d. 7 October 1881; Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) b. 8 September 1882-d. Dan J. b. 18 January 1885-d. 6 March 1960; George M. b. 19 May 1890-d. 19 August 1926; Alva Thomas b. 20 October 1893-d. 5 George's parents were Hiram Osborne, b. 5 Jan. 1805 in Virginia, d. 29 Oct 1877 Holly Springs Mississippi. George's mother was Nancy Gipson b. 10 April 1810 in Tennessee and d. 19 May 1891. She is buried in Osborne Cemetery, Littleton, Alabama. They were married in Green County, Tennessee on 26 January 1830. The 1840 census of Green County Tennessee lists Hiram and a female and four boys under ten years old. In l650 Hiram and Nancy were living in Walker County, Georgia. Their children were James 19, Alexander 16, John 14, William T. 9, GEORGE W. 7, Thomas D. 6, Mary E. 4, and Nancy Jane 3 1/2 months old. In 1860 Hiram and Nancy were living in Franklin County, Alabama. The four older boys were no longer living with their parents. Baby Nancy Jane is not listed and is presumed dead. The family now includes Samuel age 6 born in Georgia. When the Civil War began George was a healthy farmer, 5ft. 9in. tall, light complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair. Following his convictions, he chose to fight in the Union Army and enlisted in Company G, 3rd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry on the 20 of January 1862 at Tuscumbia, Alabama. He was discharged at Baton Rouge, Louisiana on 2 June 1865. Very little is known about his life during the next few years. He stated on his Declaration for Pension that his places of residence after leaving the service were Memphis 1866-67, Marshal Texas 1868, Jonesboro, Arkansas till 1871, Pope County, Arkansas 1871 and thereafter. He worked for the Western Union Telegraph Company and received a letter dated 4 May 1868 addressed to George OSBORNE, Tuscumbia, Alabama, informing him that the Arcadia office would be closed and they were compelled to break the repairing arrangement with him. Evidently he was still using the Osborne name at this time, but when he came to Pope County in 1871 he had changed his name to George Andrew Cloud. WHY?? One of his nieces, Easter Mayfield, daughter of his oldest brother James, said that he got into some trouble, but the nature of the trouble is unknown. A letter from an old friend, John P. Teas, dated 15 April 1927, seems to imply that the "trouble" was in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Mr. Teas wrote, "I am sure there is no one living in Tuscumbia that was there at the time you left here. Say, why not come out here and pay us a visit?". Sarah Frances McAlister first met George Cloud one day when she and her sister were walking on a road, north of Dover, Arkansas, between the Booger Hollow Cemetery and HWY 7. George and his brother Thomas D. Osborne were clearing brush on an adjacent field, probably on John Henry Howard's place. After a short conversation the girls went on their way and Sarah confided to her sister "I sure hope he comes 'a callin' on me!" and evidently he did…….they were married on July 14, 1872. Sarah was 15 years old and George was 30. On 26 January 1874 Sarah's father William McAlister, was murdered and her mother, Mary, was shot in the arm, by James McCoy, Ben Bookout and Samuel Osborne. Samuel was George's brother. See Pope County Historical Quarterlies, year 2000 for details. George and Sarah's children were. Gilbert P. b. 12 May 1874-d. 20 March 1876; Nancy Jane b. 15 February1876-d. 20 December 1963; Mary B. (Mollie) b. 12 Jan 1878-d. 1982; Delida Delanie (Lannie) b. 28 December 1879- d. 7 October 1901; Little Boy b. 5 October 1881-d. 7 October 1881; Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) b. 8 September 1882-d. Dan J. b. 18 January 1885-d. 6 March 1960; George M. b. 19 May 1890-d. 19 August 1926; Alva Thomas b. 20 Octo May 1955; Larla b. 20 January 1901-d. 1901. Only four of these children outlived George and Sarah. In 1879 George professed religion and in 1883, became a Methodist preacher on the Bell Grove circuit. The saddle bags, used during his years as a "circuit rider" have survived and are treasured by family members. In his later years he was a member of the Pine Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church On 15 January 1894 George A Cloud, his wife and 7 children took up residence on 157.09 ac in Sec 18 TWN 9N R 19W, Scottsville, Arkansas, which consisted of a dwelling house, smoke house, barn, yard, orchard and 35 acres cleared and fenced with a value of $300.00. On 14 February 1894 he filed a homestead claim on this property, which was patented on 7 September 1900. This land is still called Cloud Mountain. The Courier Democrat, Russellville, AR, in 1929, ran a story on George and Sarah, captioned "Clouds and McAllister's Pope County Pioneers" In which George s said " I will say that my wife and I are enjoying good health and that our children are doing well. Our neighbors are kind and respectful, Uncle Sam brings mail to our door every day, we have always been able to make an ample living from our farm, and there is abundance of firewood growing at our door yard. Now, who are richer than we?". George died 8 December 1935, his obituary states that he was a good man and loved by all who new him. Sarah died on 6 March 1938. She was counted as one of the "best mid-wives around these parts" and delivered many, many children. Written by J oyce Cloud Walters, g-granddaughter, 24 Aug 2000. double click for e-mail. double click to go back to the main page.