I am researching my young niece's father's line. It is slow going since the family knows almost nothing about their past.
This is what I do have: (from census research)
Descendants of Manuel Osborn, Jr.
Generation No. 1
1. MANUEL1 OSBORN, JR. was born May 1869 in Louisiana. He married LOUISA DAVIS 1890. She was born December 1873 in Louisiana.
Notes for MANUEL OSBORN, JR.:
Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925
Name: Louisa Davis
Spouse: Emanuel Osborn
Marriage date: 19 Nov 1890
Marriage place: Jackson
1900 Census for Police Jury Ward, Jackson, Louisiana
1910 Census for Police Jury Ward, Jackson, Louisiana
Children of MANUEL OSBORN and LOUISA DAVIS are:
i.JOSEPH2 OSBORN, b. October 1891.
ii.ANNA OSBORN, b. October 1892.
iii.CHARLES OSBORN, b. December 1893.
iv.JAMES OSBORN, b. January 1896, Louisiana.
v.LOUELLA OSBORN, b. September 1898.
vi.CLARA OSBORN, b. Abt. 1901.
vii.MINNIE OSBORN, b. Abt. 1905.
viii.MASHEL OSBORN, b. Abt. 1906.
Generation No. 2
2. LOUELLA2 OSBORN (MANUEL1) was born September 1898. She married WILL KELLEY. He was born Abt. 1899.
Notes for WILL KELLEY:
1920 Census for Police Jury Ward 4, Jackson Co, Louisiana:
Will Kelley age 20, b. Louisiana, both parents b. Louisiana - listed as a farmer
Luella Kelley (wife), age 19, b. Louisiana, both parents b. Louisiana
Lou Kelley (daughter), age 2, b. Louisiana
Frances Kelley (daughter), age 7/12, b. Louisiana
Children of LOUELLA OSBORN and WILL KELLEY are:
3.i.DILLARD3 KELLEY, SR.
ii.LOU KELLEY, b. Abt. 1918, Louisiana.
4.iii.FRANCES KELLEY, b. September 13, 1919, Louisiana; d. January 14, 1999, Sparkman, AR.
Generation No. 3
3. DILLARD3 KELLEY, SR (LOUELLA2 OSBORN, MANUEL1) He met (1) Living, daughter of ROBERT LUNDIN and EDITH HOCKING.
Child of DILLARD KELLEY and Living is:
Child of DILLARD KELLEY, SR is:
6.ii.Living KELLEY, JR., b. April 29, 1961.
4. FRANCES3 KELLEY (LOUELLA2 OSBORN, MANUEL1) was born September 13, 1919 in Louisiana, and died January 14, 1999 in Sparkman, AR. She married EARL WILLIAMS, SR.
Children of FRANCES KELLEY and EARL WILLIAMS are:
i.EARL4 WILLIAMS, JR.
ii.MAE HELLEN WILLIAMS.
Generation No. 4
5. ROBERT4 KELLEY (DILLARD3, LOUELLA2 OSBORN, MANUEL1) was born February 23, 1972. He met Living HUTCHINSON.
Child of Robert KELLEY and Living HUTCHINSON is:
i.(my niece) KELLEY.
Louella's son, Dillard, tells how when he was a child, most of the family moved from Louisiana to Sparkman, Arkansas. Through a family contact, an elderly lady was supposed to be sending me some information, but its been a year and it hasn't happened yet.
I know Louella's maiden name was Osborn (or Osborne or Osbourn) - spelling wasn't such a big thing back then.
In the censuses there are many Osborns living near Louella and Emanuel's family.
Louella's father is listed as Manuel or Emanuel, depending on the census taker.
Any help or hints anyone could give would be so very welcome. This is a truly difficult one.
Thank you :)