- H. Claudius Buster1763 - 1843
- W. Eleanor Paulabt 1777 - aft 1854
m. 28 November 1815
Facts and Events
Claudius Buster was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 118.--17th March, 1812. John McCune's will--To wife, Marget; son, Allen McCune; son, John; sons, Samuel and James; daughter, Peggy; to daughters; daughter, Deborah Harris. Executors, sons James and Allen. Teste: Claudius Buster, Jacob Wine, George Pilson. Proved, 28th April, 1812, by Claudius Buster, and 25th May, 1812, by Geo. Pilson. Executors qualify.
Revolutionary War Service Declaration
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2: Claudius Buster's Declaration, September 25th, 1832: Aged 68 on the 24th November last; entered the United States service in Albemarle County in December, 1780, under Capt. William Grayson, Lieut. William Gooch, Ensign Francis Montgomery, Orderly Sergeant Tarlton Woodson; entered agreeable to his division on the muster roll in Albemarle County, where he was born; he was discharged March, 1781, having served three months either from the time they received arms at Richmond or from the time they were received by Colonel (or General) Nelson at Yorktown; he does not recollect which; there were two other companies from Amherst County joined with Capt. Grayson's, one under Capt. James Barnet, the other under Capt. Tucker; the Field Officers were Col. Dabney and Major Campbell, all under the then Col. or General Nelson; he served at Yorktown, The Half House, and near Hampton; once the British sailed up York River, landed in the night time near The Half Way House and destroyed some property; the Americans had marched from the place the evening before; a Col. Mallory collected some men and gave them battle, in which he and some of his men were killed. In May, 1781, it was rumored that the British were on their way to Richmond, and there was a call for a great many men from Albemarle; the following companies, and possibly others, went from that County, viz: Capt. Daniel White's, Capt. Mark Leak's, Capt. Benj. Harris's, Capt. John Burk's, Capt. Laney's; proclamation was made that if any who had served the winter before would volunteer for six weeks, it would count as a tour of duty; declarant volunteered under the following company officers, Capt. Daniel White, Lieut. Nathaniel Garland, Ensign Francis Montgomery (Montgomery volunteered); they all marched and served under Col. Reuben Linsey; joined the main army under Lafayette as they retreated out of Richmond; when Col. Linsey made a return of his men he made no discrimination in favor of the volunteers, so that all served three months after joining the main army; they marched and counter marched several days, then marched northwestwardly nearly to Fauquier, then southerly through Orange and Louisa to Albemarle; they were joined by Generals Wayne and Steuben and their forces; after joining the main army Col. Toles was put over Col. Linsey as First Colonel; there was also a Major Mcllhaney attached to the Regiment, who was or had been an officer in the regular army; the British advanced as far as Charlottesville, routed the Assembly, and then retreated; our army followed them, but no fighting took place until they got near to Williamsburg, where there was some scrimmaging; once at a place called Hot Water, once at Hickory Nut Church; shortly afterwards the British went aboard their vessels at Jamestown, at which time and place there was a considerable battle; the Americans lost many men, both militia and regulars; declarant was never in battle; the Americans moved up to Maupin's Hill, sixteen miles below Richmond, where declarant was discharged in August, 1781; he has been a Justice and Sheriff of Augusta.
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 1, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret., pg. 144:
- Buster, Claudius - entered service 1780 in Albemarle County, Virginia, where born 11/24/1763, son of John, Pensioned 1832 in Augusta County, Virginia, where he had been Sheriff & Justice of the Peace; died 11/20/1843; married 11/28/1815 Eleanor Paul there; widow Pensioned abt. age 77 there 1854; query letter in file 1925 from descendant Mrs. W.B. Allen, Amarillo, TX; query letter in file 1927 from descendant Miss Willie Buster, Dallas, TX. R435.