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Robert Lee DeBusk
Robert Lee DeBusk

Robert Lee DeBusk son of George Mays and Achsah Florence DeBusk was born 07 Jan 1887 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 20 May 1980 in Crow Wing County, Minnesota . He married Keiteri. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

Information from Wendy DeBusk Date: May 30, 2000
Since you e-mailed me I have dug in to my husband's family a little deeper. His grandfather Robert Lee DeBusk was born Jan.7, 1887 in Claiborne Co.TN.  Tazwell is always the name of the city near where he lived. His parents were George Mayes and Achah Florence DeBusk. Achah being born in Virginia according to his death certificate. The story is that his father either died or left and Robert went to live with his
mother's brother.He was then either adopted or just took on the last name of the uncle. This name Achah is not very common. Let me know what you think or if you see any connection.

 On Robert's death certificate the father is listed as George Mayes. He named his second son George, which was my husbands father. I found the name spelled MAYES on an 1880 census. I found Achah Florence DeBusk on Ancestral File. As far as the DeBusk line goes, your info looks like theirs. There was no added info for Achah. This marriage thing is interesting.

I know Robert had a older brother named Andrew and a younger sister named Mary. Robert Lee was b. Jan.7, 1887, d.  May 20, 1980. Andrew was married twice, died in mining accident.

17 February 2000

 Well, I wish I knew more about this family.This is my husband's side. His grandfather was adopted by the DeBusks as a young boy. I was told that we might be able to find some kind of adoption record in Tazewell TN.

I will tell you what is known. Robert DeBusk was born in the 1880's. l have his obituary but not here. We know he had a brother Andy who was killed in a mining accident in Kentucky? He had a sister and another 1 or 2 brothers.

I'm sure we would have to have the name of the father and mother to be able have a search for the adoption done. I don't think there has been much concern as far as the DeBusk name goes as much as wanting to know the blood line.(name). The woman that Robert married was raised by an aunt or grandmother. So, going back to the 1880's is about where my husband's paternal side of the family stops.

Thank you for writing. If you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

Sincerely, Wendy  DeBusk  Brainerd, Minnesota


1  ---   George J. DeBusk born 21 Apr 1914 in Otter Tail County, Minnesota and died 05 Nov 1978 in Itasca County, Minnesota. He married Evelyn Hornby daughter of Clarence Hornby and Mary Anderson. She was born 06 Jun 1915 in Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota and died 18 Apr 2005 in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota . They are both buried at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

2  ---  Rudolph L DeBusk born 26 May 1911 in Minnesota and died 14 Jun 1973 in Crow Wing County, Minnesota and is buried at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Crow Wing County, Minnesota