Abraham Busby married Mary E. Gibson on October 16th, 1851, in Harrison County, Ohio. Abraham and Mary continued to live in Harrison County, and had 6 children born there between 1853 and 1865. Abraham and Mary moved west, settling in Nodaway County, Missouri around 1867. Abraham and Mary had 4 children after settling in Missouri to include twins in 1870.
Mary, Abraham's wife of 24 years died May 19th, 1875 from a horseback riding accident, leaving Abraham to care for 5 minor children. At some point after 1876, Abraham and his children left Nodaway County, and moved west to Nebraska. Abraham died Febuary 19th, 1909 in Thayer County, Nebraska, and his body was reportably sent back to Nodaway County, Missouri, and was buried in Smith Cemetery, where his wife Mary was buried in 1875. As of this time no tombstone has been found for Abraham, possibly because at this time all of his surviving children were living in Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado.
Below are the Children of Abraham and Mary:
Lilly Ann Busby was born in 1853. Lilly was the oldest child of 10 children, born to Abraham Marion Busby and Mary E. Gibson. Lilly came with her family from Ohio to Nodaway County, Missouri about the year 1867. Lilly married Wesley B. Martin in March of 1870, Wesley and Lilly had 5 children between the years of 1871 and 1876 (my link)
Son, James N, Busby, died June 4th, 1932 in st. Francis, Kansas, age 75
Daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Busby, died December 5th, 1876 in Quitman,Nodaway County, Missouri, age 18
Son, John Calvin Busby, no information
Daughter, Mary Jane Busby, no information
Son, George T. Busby, died August 22nd, 1931 in Crawford, Colorado, age 66
Daughter, Marth Ella Busby, died March 17th, 1873, in Quitman, Nodaway County, Missouri. She is buried at Smith Cemetery near Quitman, age 5
Malvina Busby diied in 1943 in Lakewood Colorado, age 73
Alvina Busby died November 23rd, 1890, in Lancaster Nebraska, age 20
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