He was distinguished as a fine conversationalist.
His family consisted of three daughters and one son. Harriet Osborne who married Alexander Duncan Moore of Wilmington, North Carolina; Julia who married Mr. Frank of New London, Connecticut; Charlotte married Mr. Holman of Alabama and James Walker Osborne. James W. Osborne, only son of Edwin Jay and Harriet Osborne, was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, on December 25, 1811, settled in Charlotte, North Carolina; married Mrs. Mary A. Moore, daughter of John Irwin of Charlotte, on April 5, 1842. Mrs. Osborne was the widow of Thomas, J. Moore of South Carolina, by whom she had one son, his namesake.
Thomas Jefferson Moore is a native of this county, born April 30, 1843. He is the son of the late Colonel Thomas J. Moore of Madison County, Mississippi, a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, who died at the early age of twenty-six, yet left behind him an enviable reputation as a lawyer and advocate.
His grandfather was General Thomas Moore, of South Carolina, a soldier of the Revolution and served his State as a General of brigade in the war of 1812-15. He was a Member of Congress from South Carolina from 1800 to 1812 and again from 1814 to 1816, holding the position at the time of his death. His mother was Miss Mary Irwin, daughter of the late John Irwin of this county, who after the death of her first husband, married Judge Osborne, a sketch of whose life is given in this volume.
Dr. Moore received his academic education at the University of Louisiana; served during the late war in the Confederate Army, going out as a private in the first North Carolina Infantry, (six months volunteers) (D. H. Hill's regiment) and at the disbandment of the regiment was appointed to a staff position, serving for some time as one of the aid-de camps of General D. H. Hill. After the war he studied medicine at the University of New York, where he graduated with distinction in a class of seventy-two, delivering the valedictory of his class. He represented Mecklenburg in the State Senate during the session of 1876-77.
Judge Osborne's family consisted of four sons and three daughters. Three sons survived their father, Robert D. Osborne, who served as a private soldier in the late Civil War, was noted for coolness and courage; studied law, but died in the prime of life. Frank Irwin Osborne, a lawyer--practicing law in Charlotte--, Solicitor of 6th N. C., Judicial District, and James W. Osborne, a graduate of Davidson College, also a lawyer, residing in New York City.
These data of this able and estimable man might seem ample, yet we preserve a more extended sketch from the pen of General D. H. Hill, at the conclusion of the sketch of this family.
Colonel Adlai Osborne, born June 4, 1744.
Margaret Lloyd Osborne, born June 23, 1754, married January 30, 1771.
Colonel A. Osborne, died 1815.
Mary Lloyd Osborne, oldest child of Colonel Adlai and Margaret Lloyd Osborne was born September 6, 1774.
Margaret McWhorter Osborne, born April 7, 1776.
Thomas Alexander Osborne, born February 14, 1778.
Edwin Jay Osborne, born March 1, 1780.
Adlai Laurens Osborne, born October 19, 1782.
Spruce McCoy Osborne, born December 14, 1784.
Ephraim Brevard Osborne, born February 21, 1786.
Nancy Cecilia Osborne, born April 21, 1788.
Eliza Tabitha Osborne, born July 7, 1790.
Panthea L. Houston, born December 1, 1793.
Franklin Washington Osborne, born January 1, 1795.
Mary Lloyd Osborne married, first, Mr. Sharpe, a lawyer who lived in Statesville. After
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