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     William Lewis Osborn, born 26 Dec 1842 in Monongalia County, (W)Va., was the son of Nicholas and Rebecca (Smith) Osborn.

     William's Osborn genealogy:

Richard Osborn, b abt 1700; d abt 1747, Worchester, Montgomery County, Pa.
Nicholas Osborn (b 1729 Pa) & Margaret Cunnard (b 1735 Pa)
Jonathan Osborn (b 1754 Pa) & Elizabeth Russell (abt 1760 Va)
Nicholas Osburn (b 16 Mar 1791 Pa) & Rebecca Smith (b 24 Dec 1797 (W)Va)
William L. Osborn (b 26 Dec 1842)

     William L. Osborn served in Company "H" 12th Regiment W.Va. Infantry, after enrolling at Grafton, W.Va. at the age of 19. He mustered in 27 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W.Va. and was discharged on account of disability Apr 20, 1864, at Grafton.

     William's brother, Micajah Osborn, b 15 Aug 1840, also served in Company "H." He died of Typhoid Fever 03 Mar 1863, in Gen'l Hospital at Winchester, Va. Other siblings were Mary Ann, Susanna, Jonathan, Richard, Esther O., Sarah & Elizabeth.

     William L. Osborn married Sarah Susan Poe 12 Sep 1867, in Taylor County, W.Va. William died 22 Feb 1923.