OSBORN, NATHAN (?–?). Nathan Osborn was a partner of Nathaniel Whiting as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred families. On July 24, 1824, the pair received title to a league of land on the west bank of the Colorado River in what is now southern Colorado County. Osborn voted in the alcalde election for the Colorado district in January 1825. The 1825 census gave his occupation as tanner. The census of 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser, a single man aged between twenty-five and forty. The Austin Texas Sentinel of June 17, 1841, listed Osborn as owing direct taxes in Gonzales County in 1840.
Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897).
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