Nathanial C. Osburn (1810-1890) was born in Virginia and was in Weakley Co., Tenn. by at least 1840 with his wife, Rhoda A. Ward (1818-1870), a daughter Sarah Ann born 1834, and three sons, Joseph Simon 1837, William G. 1841, and John M. Osburn 1847. By 1860 they were settled in Union Township, Dunklin Co., Mo. The family had to have moved to Chalk Bluff shortly after 1860 for William G. to be in the Civil War from Arkansas. William G. and John M. seemed to have stayed in the Chalk Bluff area the rest of their lives. Nathaniel seemed to have moved back and forth to Missouri and is reported to have died in Missouri. Sarah Ann and Joseph Simon did not show up after 1850. They either married in Tennessee or died between 1850 and 1860. Rhoda died after 1870 in Dunklin Co., Mo.
William G. Osburn (1841-1916), son of Nathanial and Rhoda, was born in Tennessee, and his death is mentioned in the minutes of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 207, and he was a Mason. HE has no stone but is probably buried in Gravel Hill near other family members. William was a Civil War Veteran with Co. E., Fifth Ark. Infantry and served from 1861-65. His first marriage was to Malissa ? on 1 Aug., 1865, and his second marriage was to Melinda C. Blake, who died in 186 and her death was recorded in the MT. Zion Church minutes. Both wives are listed in the MT Zion Church records. William G. had a child, Thomas Noel (T.N.) Osburn (1872-1929). Thomas was born near Piggott and is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Thomas was married to Edna Pollard in Oct., 1898 and she died two years later. They had a daughter who died in infancy and Edna and the baby are buried in Gravel Hill. Thomas’s second marriage was to Lena May Pritchett Dec. 5, 1909 and they had twin boys Lloyd and Floyd Osburn, who were ten years old when Thomas died of the flu after ten days, age 56. He is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
John Melton Osburn (1847-1918), son of Nathanial C. and Rhoda, was born in Tennessee, and he and his wife are buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery. John married Mary Emaline Liddell (Aunt Babe) (1850-1941), daughter of J. D. and Sarah Liddell, on Oct. 29, 1868. This couple had five children: (1) Sarah Clementine Pentecost (1869-1949) who married Thomas M. Pritchett, son of Nancy A. Pentecost Crews, who had married J. A. Crews. Sarah had one daughter, Dovie Lee Pentecost who married Claude Hughes and had a son John T. Hughes. (2) Robert Lee Oscar Osburn (1872-1964) married Sarah D. McLeskey and died while visiting his daughter in Florida. Robert and Sarah had three children: Leonard Osburn, Grace Osburn taught school in St. Louis several years until she retired, and Lucille Morton of Lakeland, Florida. (3) Lucille May Osburn (1878-1948) married Robert F. Langley. And they had a child (Oct. 1989 – Nov. 1989) buried in Gravel Hill. (4) Ada Emaline Osburn (1884 – 1967) was born near Piggott and died at 83 n the Piggott Hospital. She is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery. (5) Ollie Lena OSburnb (1887-1928) married William Frank Dalton (1885-1962), son of Thomas F. and Lucy Seitz Dalton, and they are buried at Gravel Hill Cemetery. This couple had eleven children. Three children died as infants and dates were not found for hem: Elton, and twins, Carl and Carlene. (1) Hershell F. Dalton (1905-1983) married Valrie Vaughn, daughter of James Carl and Jerleen Ida (Lockridge) Vaught, in 1925, and had James Franklin Dalton, Kenneth Ray Dalton, Maxine Tanner, and Eva Mae Winningham. (2) Berness Osburn (B. O.) Dalton (1909-2000) married Julia Francis Fain, daughter of Rev. Charles R., and Etta Jane Huen Fain. Julia’s mother died when she was four and she was raised by her sister and her husband in Florida. In her high school days and after her sister died, she came to Campbell to live with her father and stepmother and attend school in Campbell where she and B. O. met and married in 1935. B. O. served as Clay Co. Sheriff (1947-1950); Deputy Tax Assessor and County & Probate Clerk (1938-1942); was appointed U.S. Federal Marshal and participated in the crisis at Central High in Little Rock in 1957. HE and his wife built the Dalton Motel on the east side of Piggott and operated it from 1951-1997. He was a tax consultant for many years. B. O. was a 32 degree Mason and a Shriner, and received his 50 year Masonic pen in 1985. The family attended the Methodist Church in Piggott. Their children were B. W., Elton (Corky), and Gary Dalton. (3) Paul Randall (Jack) Dalton (1932-1990) died at his home in the Lakeview Lutheran Nursing Home in Cadillac, Mich. at the age of 79. He was married to Lovene Marie Mooring and they had one daughter Mrs. Raymond Kulis (Jackie) of Flushing, Mich. Paul had lived in the Highland Township since 1933 where he farmed, produced maple sugar, operated a saw mill, a cider mill, and helped farmers with threshing. He is buried in Highland, Michigan. (4) Thomas Marshall Dalton (1914-2000) died in the Piggott Hospital and is buried in Piggott. HE retired from L. and M. Gear in Detroit, Mich. and was a WWII Veteran. (5) Harry William Dalton (1917-1994) is buried in the Piggott Cemetery; was an Army Veteran; and leaves a daughter, Elva Lee Burger of Kansas. (6) Millard Franklin Dalton (1920-1999) married Freda Eleanor Newman in 1940 in Detroit, Mich. and they had Bill Dalton. Millard was a retired Parts Store Manager, a mason, and a Methodist. He and his wife are buried in Piggott. (7) Robert Lee Dalton (1922-1945) was a private with the 473 Infantry, Mich., WWII. (8) Mary M. Dalton.