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Moses Osborn,

farmer and stock dealer, Pleasant Township, was born within one half mile of where he now resides July 12, 1823. His parents, Aaron and Lydia (Sisson) Osborn, were born in New York, his father in 1789, mother in 1796. [Correction from Mary Anne Pierson -- According to the Family Bible, his true birth date was 6 Oct. 1793, and his parents were Josiah Osborn and Hannah Scott.] Aaron Osborn was through the war of 1812, and immigrated to Indiana in 1821, where he engaged in farming, and raised twelve children. He was constable for over thirty years, and school trustee for many years. He was a member of the United Brethren Church; his first wife of the Methodist Church; his second wife a member of the United Brethren Church. The former died in 1863; the latter in 1859. Moses Osborn worked hard all through life, and as a reward for his labors has secured a comfortable fortune. He was married, in 1844, to Miss Mary Pierce, who was born in September, 1829, and they have one child--Mary. This wife died May 30, 1847, and Mr. Osborn was married, March 11, 1849, to Miss Elizabeth Pierce, born in November, 1831. The fruits of this union were ten children. During the late war Mr. Osborn served four years as sergeant of a company of home guards without receiving any remuneration, though, by being called away at different times, he lost considerable by damage to crops and otherwise. Aaron Osborn was liberal in his support of schools and churches, and assisted in building most of the houses for those purposes for many miles around him.