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Newspaper Account of DeBusk House in
Brown County, Texas.
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Picture Taken in 1899 was added to the article. William Andrew DeBusk was the origninal owner of this house. He came to Texas from Lee County, Virginia following the Civil War. A party of 10 people, which included Elias DeBusk, Martha Edmondson, and their 3 children Elijah , Susan, and William Andrew and their family and a brother Christopher DeBusk, left Lee County, Virginia in 1868 in a covered wagon for Texas. They came through the Cumberland Gap and down the Boone Trail to the ferry at Boonsboro. The trip to Texas took them 9 weeks. They originally settled in Collins County, Texas. In 1875 they moved to the northwest corner of Brown County, Texas. The front of this house is in Coleman County and rest is in Brown County.