Elias DeBusk (son of
and Mary Sarah "Sally" Surber)
born 05 Jul 1824 in Washington County,
died 29 Jun 1895 in Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas. He married Martha Edmondson 18 May 1844 in Washington County, Virginia.
Martha Edmonson (daughter of
Andrew "River Andy" Edmondson and
Susan DeBusk) born 16 Mar 1824 in Washington County,
Virginia and died 05 Dec 1910 in Brown
Texas. They are both buried in Smith
Brown County, Texas.
A party of 10 people, which included
Martha, and Elijah , Susan, and Andrew
a brother Christopher DeBusk, left
Virginia in 1868 in a covered wagon
They came through the Cumberland Gap
down the Boone Trail to the ferry at
The trip to Texas took them 9 weeks.
originally settled in Collins County,
In 1875 they moved to Brown County,
where they remained until there death.
is only one year after Colonel Randall
McKenzie defeted the Comanche and Kiowa
in Palo Duro Canyon. This effectively
the indian from Texas.
Elias DeBusk joined Company H, 27th
of Virginia Mounted Rifles, 25th Virginia
Cavalry on 3 October 1862 at Whitesholes,
Lee County, Virginia. He was definitely
the 25th just before it was decimated
the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The
was part of General Jubal Early's Army.
all probability Elias was present at
Pennsylvania where General Early took
on the north for actions of the Union
David "Black Dave" Hunter
On 20 December 1864 he was listed as
without leave. This was very common
25th. Virginia Cavalry was no longer
unit. Many of the men were sent home
replacement horses, but were only given
days to go from Oak Hill, Virginia
Virginia by train. They then had to
to their homes in Lee County, about
miles. He was paroled on 27 April 1865
Cumberland Gap, Kentucky by Colonel
Y. Dillard of the 34th Kentucky Infantry
Volunteers of the Union Army after
allegiance to the United States of
Elias would bleed people to cure them
illness. The knife that he used is
the possession of Lois DeBusk Garrett.
also has the rifle that Elias carried
the Civil War.
Children of Elias DeBusk and Martha Edmondson
Susan DeBusk born 29 Mar 1845 in Washington County, Virginia
and died 07 Jan 1907 in Burkett, Coleman
County, Texas. She married James Patton
09 Jan 1866 in Lee County, Virginia.
They are both buried at Smith Cemetery, Brown County, Texas.
born 25 Jan 1847 in Washington County, Virginia
and died 09 Aug 1924 in Cross Plains,
County, Texas. He married Catherine
(daughter of Tillman Dixon Ball and
Bales) 21 Sep 1868 in Lee County, Virginia
William Andrew DeBusk born 18 Aug 1850 in Washington County, Virginia
and died in Dublin, Erath County, Texas.
He Married Martha Ann McAbee 21 Sep 1869 in Lee County, Virginia.