Biography of Thomas B. Osburn
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THOMAS B. OSBURN, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Rush. County, Ind., September 28, 1839, and is a son of Joseph and Sarah (Burton) Osburn; Joseph Osburn located in Rush County at an early day, and there entered land; he cleared from the forest a home, upon which he resided until 1881, when he sold the same and located near New Brunswick, Boone Co., Ind., where he is now living; he commenced life a poor boy but by economy and industry, he accumulated 300 acres in Rush County, 300 in Tipton County, and eighty acres in Madison County; he gave a farm to each of his children, and still has a good home; he is now seventy four years of age, and enjoys good health; he is a Democrat in politics, and a faithful worker in the Baptist Church. Our subject received a limited education in the common schools, and assisted his father on the farm until he was twenty two years of age, when he came to Tipton County and engaged in improving his forest land. On August 28, 1862, he was married to Miss Edith Plummer, born in this township, March 12, 1846, daughter of Ira Plummer, one of;the first settlers. To this union were born five children - Zimri, Joseph, Elizabeth, Jerard Guy and John II. By hard labor and much good management, Mr. Osburn has now a good farm of 200 acres, 110 of which are improved; he is a liberal supporter of every public improvement, and a very earnest Democrat. Both himself and wife are members of the Christian Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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