Re: Grayson Co Va Osborne
I am from the line of Elias Osborne son of Jonathan son of Ephraim of Grayson Co. Va. Ephraim and Elizabeth Howard moved from the Forks of the Yadkin, Rowan Co (now Davie Co NC) in the last half of the 1760s. His son robert had 2 sons baptised in the Moravian Ch in March 1765 in Bethabara which is now in Forsyth Co NC. The Rev war pension of Jonathan son of Ephraim and brother to Robert states that he was born in the Forks of the Yadkin and moved to the Hollow(now Mt. Airy NC)for a few years and then on to Montgomery Co Va. (Now Grayson Co Va) The old Osborne fort near the New River in Grayson Co was built by this family. They also had land grants in Ashe Co and Alleghany Co NC. Some also went into Smyth, Tazwell Co in Va. From there into Tenn, Ky and W Va. If you are from this line contact me at [email protected] I started an Osborne reunion in Alleghany Co a few years ago. We meet the 2nd Sat in June each year.