Re: Charles Osborn, Quaker minister
".....[further back in time]
p10 at monthly meeting held 17d 4m 1749
Mathew Ozbun produced a certificate to this meeting from duck creek monthly meeting for himself and wife bearing date the 18th of the 5th month 1748 recommending them under care as such we receive them...."
Lee, I have several volumes of records from the various MM in Pennsylvania, Delaware,Virginia,NC, Ohio, Indiana, etc.The item above is one I haven't seen ( probably among many). I have seen family historys where Matthew and Isabel's children were born in York Co. Pa. I try to take everything into consideration.
True, the above item would indicate that Matthew and Isabel were living in Delaware, but I will tell you that I have seen items mentioning Duck Creek MM mixed in with the other MM, including those in PA.
I will keep your and Candys research in mind but at this time I will not make a committment as to who I believe Matthew's parents are. I sent off for the Vital Records of Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware 1686-1800 and the only abstract that mentioned Matthew was his marriage to Isabel Dobson.
I tried to reach Dick Osborn re: his complete records from Swarthmore College, but evidently his email is no longer valid. I hope he remains with us. The Dobson family has records in Philadelphia.