- circa 1863
Part of Cartes-de-Visite Collection
Josiah Osborn, millwright and wagon maker. He was born in New Haven County, Connecticut, in 1809, but made his way across the country, stopping in Warren County, Illinois, where he married Margaret Findley on June 5, 1834. They came across the plains, arriving at Whitman Station in 1845. He ran the mill for Whitman in 1845 and survived the Whitman Massacre. He was also a participant in the Black Hawk War. They settled in Oregon City and then Salem. He died on October 19, 1880, in Linn County.