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John Wesley DeBusk
He was born 09 Mar 1833 in Washington County, Virginia to Palser DeBusk and Mary Sarah Surber. On 27 Dec 1859 in Washington County, Virginia he married Emeline Widener the daughter of Reuben Widener and Lucinda Allison. She was born 04 Jun 1837 in Washington County, Virginia and died 05 May 1866 in Lee County, Virginia. On 20 February 1868 in Lee County, Virginia he married Eunice Rouse the daughter of Philip Rouse and Elizabeth Isabella Widener. She was born 24 Feb 1834 in Washington County, Virginia and died 07 Jan 1922 in Lee County, Virginia. During the Civil War John Wesley DeBusk server with McKenzie's 5th Tennessee Cavalry and the 25th Virginia. He and Eunice Rouse are buried on DeBusk-Hounshell Property, Lee County, Viriginia.
See John Wesley DeBusk grave marker.
See Eunice Rouse grave marker.
Children of John Wesley DeBusk and Emeline Widener

1 --- David C. DeBusk born 11 Oct 1860 in Lee County, Virginia and died 26 Mar 1861 in Lee County, Virginia of a Brain Inflamation.

2 --- Joseph Campbell DeBusk born 14 Feb 1862 in Boon's Path, Lee County, Virginia Burial in the Dressey Cemetery, Callahan County, Texas. He died in 1935 in Texas. He is pictured in front of William Andrew DeBusk house. He is buried at Dressey Cemetery, Callahan County, Texas

He married a woman named Sarah P. who he met her through a mail order bride company. She had a son named Lester Stern by a prior marriage. Lester and his wife thought that Sarah Catherine Ball DeBusk had a lot of money hidden in her house and tried to rob her on the night of 19 June 1934. He was an unemployed mechanic living in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. He and his wife borrowed a car and drove to the home of Sarah Catherine Ball DeBusk where he tried to chloroform her, but she awoke and started screeming causing him to hit her on the head. Her friend Abbie Hounshell was also hit on the head when she came to investigate the screeming. Luther stole $40 from under Sarah’s mattress. Sarah was hurt worse than Abbie. Lester and his wife were arrested in Abilene and charged with robbery with firearms. He was convicted and sent to prison for 99 years, but only served about a year in prison. He moved to Odessa, Ector County, Texas.

3 --- Harriet DeBusk born 03 Dec 1864 in Boon's Path, Lee County, Virginia. Burial on DeBusk, Hounshell Property, Lee County, Virginia and died 22 Jul 1938 in Lee Coounty, Virginia. She was not married.

4 --- Samuel Jasper DeBusk born 14 Jan 1866 in Boones Path, Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia. He was buried 23 Aug 1939 Powhattan, Brown County, Kansas died 14 Aug 1939 in Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia. He married Columbia Emeline Thomas, daughter of James Vernon Thomas, Jr. and Susannah Rouseon, on 25 February 1886 in Netawaka, Jackson County, Kansas. She was born 15 May 1868 in Perry County, Kentucky. She was buried 06 Apr 1949 Powhattan Cemetery, Brown County, Kansas. She died 02 Apr 1949 in Holton, Jackson County, Kansas.

Children of John Wesley DeBusk and Eunice Rouse

1 --- Sarah Emeline DeBusk born 04 Jan 1869 in Lee County, Virginia. Burial DeBusk and Hounshell property in Lee County, Virginia She died 22 Dec 1945 in Lee County, Virginia. She was not married.

2 --- Elizabeth Katherine "Kate" DeBusk born 23 Jul 1872 in Lee County, Virginia and died 09 Oct 1935 in Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado. On 03 Nov 1898 in Lee County, Virginia she married Henry Rouse, son of Michael W. Rouse and Sarah Griever. He was born 06 Sep 1873 in Lee County, Virginia and died 28 Sep 1941 at the Home of daughter Mossie Ethel Rouse Fish in Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado. They are both buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado.

3 --- Rebecca "Beck" Caroline DeBusk born 25 Jul 1876 in Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia. She died 12 Jan 1966 in Holton, Jackson County, Kansas. She married Everett Emmet Rouse, son of Michael W. Rouse and Sarah Griever, on 24 Feb 1898 in Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia. He was born 31 Jul 1877 in Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia and died 29 Oct 1956 in Soldier, Jackson County, Kansas. They are both buried in Holton, Jackson County, Kansas. See their granddaughter Wilma Jean Rouse's Obituary