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Nilie Josephine DeBusk
Nilie Josephine DeBusk

Nilie Josephine DeBusk daughter of Christopher DeBusk and Anna Lavinia McDonough was born 25 Jul 1875 in Collin County, Texas and died 31 Jan 1953 in Brown County, Texas and is buried at Rock Church Cemetery, Brown County, Texas. She married Walter Andrew Prater son of John Henry Prater and Louisa Matilda Thompson 16 Feb 1896 in Brown County, Texas and is buried at Cross Cut Cemetery, Brown County, Texas.

Nillie and Walter both attended Kid Peak Schol in Brown County, Texas

Walter moved to Brown County, Texas with his parents in circa 1879. They lived on a farm south of Cross Cut, Brown County, Texas on Turkey Creek.  After he married Nillie they farmed a place about 3 miles south of Cross Cut. About 1898 he moved his family to Nolan County, Texas to a farm south of Roscoe, Nolan County, Texas where they farmed until about 1900. He moved along with Nillie's parents Christopher DeBusk and Anna Lavinia McDonough to Fisher County, Texas. He bought a half section of land (320 acres), at $2.00 per acre about 12 miles north of Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas. So that their son Lenord could enter school they moved to Sweetwater in the fall of 1905. He worked as a carpenter, paper hanger, and house painter. In the fall of 1910 he moved back to his farm in Fisher County, Texas where they stayed for 3 years. When Leonard started high school they moved back to a rented farm just north of Sweetwater. Later they moved to Sabinal, Uvalde County, Texas where they stayed for 2 years. They moved back to Brown County, Texas in January 1918. In 1920 he and Anne Lavinia McDonough DeBusk became partners and bought a farm from Dick Stone near Cross Cut, Brown County, Texas. Later they would move to Brownwood, Brown County, Texas.

Children

1 ---- Leonard C. Prater born 22 May 1897 in Brown County, Texas and died Jul. 22, 1992.  He married Lyda Langley daughter of John J. Langley and Annie Pearl Tucker 15 Nov 1929 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. She was born 23 Feb 1903 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama and died 1984. They are both buried at Camp Hill Cemetery, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

2 ---- Herschel Prater born 24 Feb 1899 South of Roscoe, Nolan County, Texas and died 22 Jun 1904 in Nolan County, Texas of Typhoid fever. He is buried beside his brother Roe at Sweetwater Cemetery, Nolan County, Texas.

3 ---- Roe Prater born 11 Mar 1903 in Fisher County,Texas and died 01 Mar 1909 in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas of Pneumonia. He is buried beside his brother Herschel at Sweetwater Cemetery, Nolan County, Texas.

4 ---- Bonnie Belle Prater born 25 Oct 1905 in Fisher County,Texas and died 17 Feb 2002. She married T. Tennie Triplitt son of Jasper Triplitt 12 Dec 1927 in Coleman County, Texas .  He was born 17 Aug 1896 in Brown County, Texas and died Oct. 20, 1975. They are both buried at Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas.

5 ---- Vernon Leach Prater born 12 Feb 1909 in Nolan County, Texas and died 17 Aug 1999 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas. He married Carolyn Bradstreet

6 ---- Nona Novilene Prater born 07 Feb 1914 Nolan County, Texas and died Abt. 1990. She married Lawrence Biehl who was born 17 Sep 1910 in Oklahoma.

7 ---- John Earnest Prater born 26 May 1917 in Sabinal, Uvalde County, Texas. Married Carolyn Bradstreet maybe.

8 ---- Herman D. Prater born 17 Mar 1921 in Brown County, Texas and buried in Amity Cemetery, Comanche, Comanche County, Texas