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Surnames: Vosburgh, Thompkins, Jennings, Holmes
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From the "History of Columbia County, Wisconsin -1880" there
is a biographical sketch under the 'Town of Columbus' for, Orin D. Vosburgh,
farmer, Sec. 29; P.O. Columbus; was born in the town of Ancram, Columbia Co, NY, in 1816;
is the son of Richard A. Vosburgh and Catharine Thompkins, both of whom were natives of
Columbia Co, NY, and both died there. Mr Vosburgh was brought up as a farmer's son,
and spent his time at that vocation in that county un 1846. He then emigrated to Lake Co,
Ill, where he leased a farm for four years; though soon after he arrived there, he came to
Columbus, Columbia Co, Wis, and entered his present farm of 160 acres on Sec. 29; then
returned to Illinois, and in 1850, came again to Wisconsin, and located on his farm. He
was married, April 8, 1846, to Miss Mary, daughter of Arthur and Sarah (Jennings) Holmes,
a native of Greene Co, NY; her parents were natives of Massachusetts; her mother died in
Clark Co, Wis; her father now lives in Columbus, !
is. Mr & Mrs Vosburgh have eight children - Henry, born June 7, 1847, enlisted in
Co. C, 51st W.V.I., in 1864, under Col. Martin, was with his regiment in all its principal
movements and battles till the close of the war, and is now at home; Charles F., born in
Lake Co, Ill, Feb 22, 1849, and now at Copake, Columbia Co, NY; William, born March 28,
1851, died Nov 18, 1869; Cornelia, born April 8, 1853, married Daniel Bath, died Aug 23,
1878; James E., born March 10, 1855, now in Dane Co, Wis; Edgar M., Born Jan 21, 1857;
Fannie, born Feb 3, 1859; Martin H., born July 10, 1861; Frank, born July 4, 1863;
Everett, born Nov 22, 1868, died Dec 23, 1869; George W., born Nov --, 1871.
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