- He may have stayed in Ipswich immediately upon his arrival, but soon moved to Newbury. By 1645 he had moved to Andover, due to the overcrowding in Newbury.
In 1651 he was a representative of the town to the General Court, however, he only attended the May session, for he was taken ill and died.
John Osgood was born in the parish of Wherwell Hampshire, England. He lived in Andover. Essex County, Massachusetts. On a leaf of the town records a list is written in an ancient hand, without date, but probably when most of the settlers were living, and may be considered correct: "The names of all the householders in order as they came to town: Mr. Bradstreet, John Osgood, etc." So John Osgood was the second settler in Andover. He was also the first representative of the town in the general court in 1651.
--Sources Notes: From the "Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire" Vol IV (c) 1908, pg 1701 et al; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register for the year 1859 vol. XIII.
Savage says: JOHN, Ipswich, perhaps br. of Christopher the first, came from Andover, in Hampsh. Eng. where he was b. 23 July 1595, wh. in the open. line of his will of 12 Apr. 1650, pro. 25 Nov. 1651, he plain. assert.; rem. soon to Newbury, freem. 22 May 1639, thence to Andover, where he was one of the found. of the ch. Oct. 1645, and the first rep. of the town, 1651; d. 24 Oct. of that yr. A wid. Sarah O. d. at A. 8 Apr. 1667. His ch. were Sarah; John, b. in Eng. a. 1631; Stephen, a. 1638; Mary; Elizabeth; all bef. he went to A. and there had Hannah, 1644; and prob. Deborah. Sarah m. 1 June 1648, John Clement; Mary m. 6 July 1653, Henry Ingalls; Elizabeth m. 12 Oct. 1659, John rown of Reading; Hannah m. 21 May 1660, Samuel Archer; and Deborah m. 28 Aug. 1663, John Russ.
Stating that John Osgood’s father was actually Robert Osgood (son of Peter), and that William and Christopher are sons of Christopher, one site (found at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=daniels&id=I262 ) includes the following notes under the name of Robert Osgood:
“Will describes him "of Cottingworth," a large farm in Wherwell. RESIDENCE still standing according to ?? 1990 visit to area called Cottingworth nearWherwell showed area made up of several homesteads, none that seemed older thanabout 100 years.
“New England colony records list Christopher (arrived 1634) and William (camewith Sarah in 1638) as probable brothers of John, but they're not listed inRobert's will. One document in Janz says Christopher and William were childrenof Christopher of Salisbury, Wilts. Another in Janz list only C., W., and J.as sons of Robert.”
The site cites “Osgood, Nettie Pearle. Ancestry Chart by Mark Janz. Nov 2001” which is not something I’ve seen. [1, 2]