Loretta <I>Finch</I> Osborn

Loretta Finch Osborn

Death 1841 (aged 78–79)
Burial Columbia Township, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 21561863 · View Source
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Wife of Abraham Osborn

Marker reads: Loretta Finch Osborn figured in the Wyoming NY massacre. She and her little brother were taken captives by the Indians after their father was killed and scalped.

Loretta Finch survived the Wyoming Valley Massacre in Pennsylvania.

Her father and two uncles died in the Wyoming Valley Massacre. Loretta watched her father being scalped. She then carried her 4-year-old brother, Asahel, for many miles so the Indians would not kill him. They survived the Wyoming Valley Massacre in July 1778.

This later information is from Nathaniel Osborn, a great grandson, who showed the burial spot on a knoll in a field, formerly an orchard, some distance back from the highway, to Mrs. Harriet Clark of Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter, Adrian.

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  • Created by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
  • Added: 15 Sep 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21561863
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Loretta Finch Osborn (1762–1841), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21561863, citing Cement City Cemetery, Columbia Township, Jackson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Deb Hayes-Wolfe (contributor 46811474) .