Well, I'm looking at a possible line that may connect to my Alex/Elek/Eliot Osborne (in my previous thread "An Osborn History Mystery--Oklahoma 1905"). Joseph Richard OSBORNE (b.~1820 Kentucky) son of Thomas OSBORNE, married Eliza A. ADAMS (b. ~1820 Kentucky), daughter of Electious ADAMS in 1842, in Nelson County Kentucky (Joseph is listed as Joseph R. OSBOURNE on the marriage certificate).
I have information from both the 1870 and 1880 Census for this couple, and particularly looking at one of their sons. In the 1870 US Census for Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky is recorded a son "Lick", born around 1856; and in the 1880 US Census for Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky is recorded a son "Alex", born around 1854.
I think this might be the same person, unless I'm trying to fit a square peg into a round hole (sigh). One common thread in all the records I'm finding is an interesting variation in the first name: Alex, Lick, Eliot, Elek. I had assumed they all could be variations of Alexander, but have never found it listed as such. One possibility is that his name could be "Electious", the name of Eliza Adams Osborne's father.It would sure fit the spelling variations. However, this is mere speculation unless I find a birth certificate!
If anyone has any information on this family, it would be greatly appreciated.