Family of Robert B. & Eliza M. (Osborn) Wright ca 1864-1890++
Interested in any info on the family of Eliza M. OSBORN, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Rogers) Osborn, b. ca. 1845 in Clay Co., IN, m. 3 Oct 1861 in Clay Co., IN: Robert B. WRIGHT. The family relocated to Stratton Township in Edgar Co., IL by 1864 based on their son Clide’s birth state, where Robert B. had a farm and is reported to have been a blacksmith.
In the 1880 census, next door is the family of a brother(?) James WRIGHT, his spouse, Ebbertence(?), ages 34 and 33, and their children: Bertie, 4; William T., 3; and Charles R, age 1.
Eliza apparently died by around 1895 since Robert appears with a new wife in the 1900 census, plus 2 children, the youngest born in July of 1896, though the wedding is recorded as 27 Mar 1896. The new wife, Ester (SHIRLEY) FUNKHOUSER, is from Virginia and brought with her at least the three children, ages 17 through 10, who appear as step-children in the household. There is some chance this is a different Robert B, despite the match on age, since his parents show as born in Tennessee and Indiana.
Children of Eliza and Robert, then, seem to be:
1531. Clide T., a son, b. ca 1864 in Illinois.
1532. Ida B., a daughter, b. ca 1862 in Illinois, m. 4 Nov 1882 in Edgar Co., IL: Willard ROSS.
1533. William O., a son, b. ca 1866 in Illinois who wed Mary Ann TIFFIN 7 Feb 1894 and farmed near his father. They appear in the 1900 census, four families before the parents (and next door to 30-year-old Ezra G. Van Houtin’s family)[e.d. 75, Pps 10-11. 225.227]
1534. Robert G., a son, b. ca 1871 in Illinois.
1535. Burt, a son, b. ca 1878 in Illinois.