Thomas Osborn was born 1812 in Tennessee. His participation in the battles of the Texas revolution began on June 26, 1832, with the battle of Velasco where he served in Capt. Henry Stevenson Brown’s company of eighty men. In October 1835 Osborn was one of 300 volunteers in the Siege of Béxar, and on October 28, 1835, he was with a volunteer detachment of ninety men from Capt. T. F. L. Parrott’s company at the battle of Concepción, where he was badly wounded. In the Goliad campaign of 1836 Osborn and his brother John Lyle Osborn were members of Capt. Albert Clinton Horton’s company in an advance group that was cut off from Col. James W. Fannin’s besieged army. Osborn was not in the battle of San Jacinto, having been detailed to guard Texas families during the Runaway Scrape. Osborn died on May 16, 1883, in Red Rock, Bastrop County, and was buried there.
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