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Thomas Lane DeBusk

Thomas Lane DeBusk son of Christopher Columbus DeBusk and Lydia Blevins was born 22 Jun 1868 in Washington County, Virginia and died 11 Dec 1948 in Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas. He married Saphronia Catherine "Dolly" Widener daughter of William Ryburn Widener and Elizabeth "Betty" Widener 16 Jan 1892 in Washington County, Virginia. She was born 09 Aug 1873 in Washington County, Virginia and died 18 Dec 1946 in Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas. They are both buried at Pearson Cemetery, Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas.

He went back to Washington County, Virginia to marry "Aunt Dolly". He remained in Virginia until about November 1895. He then moved his family to Tennessee where he lived for a time in Dickson County, Tennesse. In 1901 he moved to Arkansas in a two-horse wagon with all he could carry. He and his wife and 4 children spent 30 days on the road getting to Arkansas. They traveled with his brother Ira and his family. The information was supplied by Viola DeBusk Todd in 1969. Thomas is listed in the 1870 Washington County, Virginia census as the 2 year old son of Christoper and Liddi DeBusk. He was married  16 January 1892 in Washington County, Virginia. Marriage record list both of their parents. Married by E.L. Addington

Children

1   ---   Lydia Elizabeth DeBusk born 26 Feb 1893 in Washington County, Virginia and died 20 Aug 1936 in Searcy, White County, Arkansas. She married Henry Fawlkes circa 1913 in Cleburne County, Arkansas

2   ---   William Festus DeBusk born 17 Mar 1895 in Washington County, Virginia and died 11 Jan 1954 in Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana. He married Minnie Lee Moore daughter of Columbus Louis Moore and Jenny Cato 25 Jul 1915 in Cleburne County, Arkansas. They are both buried at Palestine Cemetery, Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas. William Festus DeBusk and Minnie Lee Moore Obituary

3   ---   Atha Viola DeBusk born 06 Sep 1897 in Sylvia, Dickson County, Tennessee and died 27 Sep 1988 in Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Arkansas. She married Archie Emerson Todd son of William Thomas Todd and Martha Louisa Branson 22 May 1920 in Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas. He was born 21 Feb 1896 in St. Aubert, Calloway County, Missouri and died 01 Oct 1978 in Clinton, Van Buren County, Arkansas. Atha Viola DeBusk is buried at Pearson Cemetery, Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas.

4   ---   William Hayden DeBusk born 12 Jan 1900 in Sylvia, Dickson County, Tennessee and died 09 Aug 1969 in Maryland. He married Elizabeth Caroline Martin daughter of Robert Nathaniel Martin and Minnie Ilean Widener. She was born 15 Nov 1907 and died 15 Dec 1967 in Fresno County, California. He also married Rena Burlison.

5   ---   Earl Daniel DeBusk born 24 Jan 1903 in Quitman, Cleburne County, Arkansas and died 05 Sep 1955 in Boonville, Logan County, Arkansas. He married Mary Betty Thompson. She was born 28 Nov 1901 in Cleburne County, Arkansas and died 16 Jan 1989 in Los Angeles County, California and is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.

6   ---   Anne Iris DeBusk born 22 Feb 1906 in Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas. She married Henry William Martin Turney son of William Ransom Turney and Henrietta "Etta" Bettis 25 Feb 1924 in Cleburne County, Arkansas. He was born 22 Feb 1907 and died 03 May 1977.

7   ---   Wesley "Bob" Edmond DeBusk born 30 Aug 1909 in Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas and died 31 Mar 1990 in Merced County, California. He married Monteen Baldridge daughter of Daniel Luten Baldridge and Minnie Zora Gresham

8   ---   Vivian Gould DeBusk born 16 Aug 1911 in Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas. She married Altus Swaffer son of Joseph Lane Swaffer and Annie Stacy. She also married Jack Benjamin Donham

9   ---   Cleopatra DeBusk born 24 May 1915 in Pearson, Cleburne County, Arkansas and died 02 Feb 1960 in Judsonia, White County, Arkansas. She married Ralph Edwin Stevens son of Martin Vanburen Stevens and Grace Horton Overstreet 25 Apr 1944 in Judsonia, White County, Arkansas. He was born  01 Aug 1915 in Judsonia, White County, Arkansas and died 14 May 2000. They are both buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Judsonia, White County, Arkansas