Person:William Buster (3)

m. abt. 1728
  1. William Buster, II1729 - bef 1795
  2. Claudius Buster1731 - abt 1807
  3. David Busterabt 1735 - bef 1797
  4. Paul Busterabt 1737 -
  5. John Busterabt 1741 - 1817
Facts and Events
Name William Buster
Gender Male
Birth? 1694 Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
Marriage abt. 1728 Irelandto Elizabeth Wallace
Death? 1747 prob. Albemarle County, Virginia


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.