Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wednesday’s child: Osborn brothers

No intricate carvings. No symbolic lambs or doves. No epitaphs. Just plain, tablet gravestones with attractive script mark the graves of Lorenzo G.S.M. Osborn (b. 1842, d. 1846) and his brother Isaac D. Osborn (b. 1846, d. 1846).

The young brothers died within days of each other.

Lorenzo G.S.M.
Son of Leonard
& Sarah
Died May
21, 1846 Æ.
2 Y’s 7 M
18 d’s

Isaac D. Son
of Leonard
& Sarah
Osborn Died
May 26, 1846
Æ 2M. 29.

Census records for 1850 and 1860 show Leonard, Sarah, and their remaining family continuing to live in the area after the deaths of the young boys in 1846. By 1870, however, Leonard and Sarah had left Ohio and were living in Holland, New York.

Lorenzo and Isaac are the only Osborns buried at Williamsville.

Williamsville Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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