Monday, April 17, 2017

Notes From My Grandmother | Busby Lineage and Genealogy, Part 3

Somehow, much of my grandmother's hand written and (badly) typed notes and research wound up in my possession. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Chicago again. It sat, in the dark of my mother's closet, until my dad passed and my mom decided to begin her great purge. Knowing I had picked up the torch, the next generation to pursue the Greatest Hobby on Earth, the papers came to live with me. Unsure for many years on just what to do with them, I have decided to bring them out and share them with you - transcribed, of course - no one can read my grandmother's handwriting! But in her own words; mistakes, rambling sentences, and all. I think she will be pleased her work and her writing are once again out in the light.

The Busby Family - Genealogy
(and research notes c. 1982)

John W Busby - a native of Maryland; became one of the first settlers of Harrison Co, OH
     married  - - Anne Merriman



     ♦A. John (Jack) - - Independence, KS
                 issue: Douglas

     ♦Abraham - moved to Nodaway Co, IA from Ohio, then to Furnase Co, NE

     ♦Nancy - Ohio

     ♦Elizabeth - Quitman, MO
Left Ohio with her brother John; helped run the store in Nodaway Co, later took over when he enlisted in the Union Army (Civil War)

          b. Nov 17, 1831 - Carroll Co, OH
          d. Dec 1917
          m. Eliza Anne Bass, April 30, 1857
Left Ohio before his brother; and before he married came to Eddyville, IA. Was in the Civil War (Union Army) Commissary Sargent Co 'F'; First Iowa Calvary. "In the fall he enlisted in the Union Army; joining Company 'F' 4th Iowa Cavalry with which he went to Springfield; was at Vicksburg. Captured at Bear Creek and sent to Libby Prison - was there until fall of 1863, when he was paroled and went to Benton Barracks, Saint Louis, Mo. He joined his regiment at Vicksburg and after enlisting as a veteran was granted a furlough and returned home in the fall of 1863. He spent a month with his family - sold his farm of 160 acres in Madison Co and bought 80 acres in Adams Twp. After his furlough he returned to his regiment and remained until the close of the war, being mustered out at Atlanta and receiving an honorable discharge at Davenport, in July 1865. He was in ten skirmishes. Lived in Adams Co (Twp) for 17 years then bought a farm in Monroe Twp of nearly 200 acres. Lived there 17 years, after which he rented it and bought a tract of eight acres. He served as Justice of the Peace in Adams Twp and also served as township trustee and for many years a member of the school board. Belonged to the Grand Army post. He was a republican - later supported the Greenback party and later the Roosevelt (Teddy) Populists."

          Wm Leonard b. 3/27/1859 d. 7/9/1917
               m. Margaret - - -

          Laura Alice b. 8/26/1861 d. 2/1952
              m. Zadoc Willis Thomas
                            • Dana E
                            • Lauren
                            • Irene
                            • Robert Willis

          Emma b. 12/5/1866
               m.  - - Brown

          John Robert b. 11/25/1869

          Homer Ernest b. 7/20/1872
               m. Loda - -
                            • Margaret
                            • Homer

          Lena Estelle  b. 1/26/1877
               m. - - VanEss

     ♦Thomas (Tom)
Left OH for IA; stayed with father and brother Elijah. Enlisted in Union Army; injured in battle (shot in leg); was living east of Indianola in Monroe Co (?) when he died

Left OH for Nodaway Co IA; Married in OH; one issue_____. Wife died. Fought in Civil War (Union Army) m. *? (Dave; Elihue; Nora B Wills - - - Hopkins)?

     ♦Isaac Newton
Left OH to live in IA. Doctor in Civil War; taught medicine at Drake University, Des Moines, IA. He was also a minister.

     ♦Aaron - OH. Never married

     ♦Julia -Brooklyn, IA
          m. Dr. Charles Conoway
               • Dora
               • Beaver
               • Charley
               • Dudley

     ♦Mary (Moll)
Left OH to come to Brooklyn, IA
     m. - - Anderson

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 ***editor's note: this is a transcript of research completed in 1982 based on information available at that time. I have not yet researched this family further, but suspect there is more information/clarification available to us today. I will follow up at a future date with fresh data. ***

©2017 Anne Faulkner -, All Rights Reserved
©1980-82 Elizabeth Twining Potwin Thomas - private collection

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