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 Mary <I>Darby</I> Osborn

Mary Darby Osborn

Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 16 Nov 1848 (aged 92)
Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA
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Memorial ID 43615817 · View Source
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Wife of John Baldwin Osborn and daughter of William Darby III. Mary Darby is mentioned in a famous book about women during the Revolutionary War.

The Women of the American Revolution vol. 3

by Elizabeth F. Ellet (in 3 volumes, Baker and Scribner, 1850) pages 382 and 383

On the passage of the American army through Scotch Plains, New Jersey, after the taking of Fort Washington, and severe losses, the soldiers were in great destitution, being without tents, blankets, shoes, or provisions, and under the utmost depression of spirits. The young wife of Mr. Osborn, who resided in the village, exerted herself with patriotic zeal to supply their wants and gave for that purpose everything eatable or wearable that her house afforded. In the following year her husband went to join the continental army, and she encouraged him to encounter the hardships and dangers of military life. Her maiden name was Mary Darby, and she was married to John B. Osborn in 1774, at the age of nineteen. Intelligent, amiable, and pious, as well as patriotic, she lived with him seventy-four years, and died peacefully only two weeks before he was called from his world. Her brother, Hon. Ezra Darby, was a member of Congress.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 43615817
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Darby Osborn (1 Nov 1756–16 Nov 1848), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43615817, citing Scotch Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by BarbLaFara (contributor 47196761) .