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John Buster was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - Delinquents, Augusta County Levy for 1779: John Buster, gone to Albemarle. (Note: listed among many others)
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1780. - (191) Jeremiah Edwards, John Buster, James Bridgells, John Welsh, John Fulton (of Capt. Dickenson's Company of Rangers in 1759), John Shields and William Shields--50 acres.
- From "History of Albemarle County, Virginia", pg. 158:
- A family named Buster, occasionally spelled in the records Bustard, was settled in the county at, or soon after, its formation. Its head was William, who lived in North Garden on the north fork of Hardware, near where the old White mill stood. He was one of the signers of the call to Rev. Samuel Black. A bridge called by his name spanned the stream near by, and was a landmark in the vicinity up to the end of the last century. As early as 1749, his wife Elizabeth was left a widow. He had certainly two sons, John and Claudius, who were the owners of more than three hundred acres on the Hardware. Both also bought land on the head waters of Mechum's River.
- John (Buster) was for a time a citizen of Augusta County. About 1785 he established himself on Moore's Creek, a mile or two south of Jesse Maury's residence. He was a ruling elder in the D. S. Church, and died in 1820, aged eighty-three. He was twice married, first to Elizabeth Woods, and secondly, to Alice, daughter of John Gilliam. His children were Ann, the wife of John Wingfield, Martha, the wife of Matthew Wingfield, Sarah, the wife of Dixon Dedman, Margaret, the wife of William Foster, Elizabeth, the wife of George Moore, Patience, the wife of Levi Wheat, Claudius and David.
- 3. JOHN2 BUSTER (WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1741 in Goochland, Virginia, and died 1817. He married (1) ELIZABETH WOODS. He married (2) ALICE GILLIAM, daughter of JOHN GILLIAM. She was born Abt. 1741.
- Children of JOHN BUSTER and ALICE GILLIAM are:
- i. ANN3 BUSTER, m. JOHN WINGFIELD.
- ii. SARAH BUSTER2, m. DIXON DEDMAN.
- iii. MARGARET BUSTER2, m. WILLIAM FOSTER.
- iv. ELIZABETH BUSTER2, m. GEORGE MOORE.
- v. PATIENCE BUSTER, m. LEVI WHEAT.
- vi. DAVID BUSTER.
- [Source: http://www.swgdezign.com/wirtgriesbach/images/Buster.pdf].
- Note: marriage dates and/or placement of children uncertain, needs additional research.
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