Re: Osby Family, Batesville, Mississippi: Brent Butler-Ebony Barnes
Hello Ebony.My name is Brent Butler and I live in Arkansas and I am responding to the message that you posted the first week of July, 2006.
You made mention of your grandmother's maiden name being Osby and you shared with me her parents names, Lillian and Flowers Osby, and that they were from McCombb, MS, but you didn't mention your grandmothers name.
Well, unfortunately, I don't recognize the names of your great-grandparents, but that doesn't have anything to do with our being related or not.We first have to find a link, whether it's one family members name or a particular city or town.Our history is so deep that only very few people would readily recognize the name of a distant relative.
Now, you mentioned McCombb, MS. In what part of the state of Mississippi is that located?I'm thinking that my family for the most part originated around the delta region of MS which would be the western MS, but I'm not sure of what city or county.And in reference to the Ora Lee Osby in my family, she's my great-aunt.She's about 85 yrs old and was born in Lonoke County, AR.She's from a family of five siblings, so she's not the same Ora Lee that you mentioned before, but she could be related to your Ora Lee, seeing that the sharing of names within a family during this time period was more popular amongst our ancestors.
The next step for me Ebony is to figure out what city my great-grandfather, Napoleon Bonapart Osby, was born in there in Mississippi.If it was McCombb or even a city relatively close we just might be relatives.And besides, how many times have you ever encountered someone with the last name Osby besides your immediate family members.The name is so rare I would dare to say that we're all related.
Hopefully you'll read this soon.If you'd like to chat via e-mail you can send me a msg at email@example.comTake care and good luck with your search.