John Busby (1774-1853) & Agnes Wisner (1778-1855)

John Busby & Agnes Wisner are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. There’s a page from their family Bible available on Ancestry.com which lists their birth and death dates, and those of their children.

John Busby was born on February 15, 1774 in Baltimore County, Maryland. His parents are John Busby (1750-1791) & Edith Price (1755-1830). Their Find A Grave memorials are here and here.

Agnes Wisner was born May 10, 1778 in Baltimore County, Maryland. Her parents are Mathias Wisner and Sarah Mannon. Their Find A Grave memorials are here and here.

John & Agnes married in about 1795 based on the birth of their first child.

John Busby is one of the earliest settlers of Harrison County, Ohio, arriving in 1805. John came with his mother, as his father had died young.

It is said that John served in War of 1812 but I haven’t found records.

I can’t find the family on the 1810 US Census. On the 1820 US Census, John is head of a household of 11 in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. 2 males under age 10; 1 male aged 10-15; 1 male 45 and over; 4 females under age 10; 2 females aged 16-25; 1 female aged 26-44. John’s mother Edith is enumerated with her own household.

On the 1830 US Census, John’s household is still in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. It totals 11: 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 50-59; 1 female aged 5-9; 2 females aged 10-14; 3 females aged 15-19; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 50-59.

On the 1840 US Census, John’s household is still in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. It totals 6: 2 males aged 30-39; 1 male aged 60-69; 1 female aged 15-19; 1 female aged 40-49; 1 female aged 60-69.

On the 1850 US Census, the family is enumerated for the last time. John was 70 and Agnes was 73. Also in the home were their son Abraham Busby, age 36; his wife Elizabeth Busby, age 30; grandson John B. Busby, age 1; and John’s sister Huldah Busby, age 60.

John died December 10, 1853. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Agnes died March 12, 1855. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The 14 children of John Busby & Agnes Wisner:

Sarah Busby – Sarah was born on January 9, 1796. She married Edward Healea in about 1815. They had at least 9 children. She died March 12, 1889.

Rachel Busby – Rachel was born on July 24, 1797. She married David Smith on May 21, 1818 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 9 children. She died in 1880 in Richland County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Belinda Busby – Belinda was born on October 14, 1799. She married Nathaniel Baker on November 11, 1819 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 6 children. Her husband’s probate records are available on Ancestry.com but I can’t find any further record of Belinda.

Edee Busby – Edee is Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Elizabeth “Betsey” Ann Busby – Betsey Ann was born on January 1, 1804. She married David Bricker on October 14, 1845 in Harrison County, Ohio.  They had 1 child. She died February 28, 1883 in Gallia County, Ohio.  Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Wisner Busby – John was born on March 28, 1806. He married Anna Merryman in April of 1826. They had 14 children. He died December 26, 1870 in Harrison County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Ann “Polly” Busby – Polly was born January 10, 1808. She married John McCombs on December 23, 1834 in Harrison County, Ohio. John was a carpenter. They had 8 children. They moved to Iowa in 1863 with their 7 living children. She died on November 17, 1890. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Dorcas Busby – Dorcas was born March 30, 1810. She married Aaron Conaway in 1833. They had 10 children. She died on January 20, 1901. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Anna Busby – Anna was born February 27, 1812. I have no further record of her.

Abraham H. Busby – Abraham was born on January 22, 1814. He married Elizabeth Marshall on May 18, 1848. They had 6 children. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Deborah Busby – Deborah was born June 5, 1816. She married Albert Singhaus in 1838. They had 8 children, and he died in about 1855. The last record I have of her is the 1900 US Census.

Jane T. Busby – Jane was born April 21, 1818. She married William Strausbaugh on March 24, 1840 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 10 children. She died November 3, 1905 in Morgan Township, Gallia County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Isaac Busby – Isaac Busby was born April 7, 1820. He died October 3, 1847.

Harriet Busby – Harriet was born on January 6, 1824. She married Levi Atkinson in 1848. She died March 26, 1849.

Zachariah Baker (1770-1841) & Susanna Washburn (1771-1849)

Zachariah Baker & Susanna Washburn are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. We know we are tracking the right line because Todd’s dad Lanny’s DNA puts him in the Zachariah Baker DNA Circle at Ancestry.com.

Zachariah Baker was born November 12, 1770 in Maryland. His parents are Zebediah Baker & Cassandra Evans. Their Find A Grave memorials are here and here.

Susanna Washburn was born December 17, 1771 in Pennsylvania. Her parents are Nathaniel Washburn & Christine Shafer. It is said that Nathaniel served in the Revolutionary War and also in the War of 1812, when he was over 70 years old. See their Find A Grave memorials here and here.

Zachariah served as a Private in Ford’s Regiment of Militia, Territory South of the Ohio, commanded by William Miles, for the month of May, 1794.

Zachariah and Susanna married in about 1794 according to the birth of their first child. They bought 50 acres of land in Brooke County, Virginia and they sold that land in 1806 to move to Jefferson County, Ohio. Zachariah was named on the first grand jury in Harrison County, Ohio (which was created from Jefferson County) in 1811.

Zachariah served in the War of 1812 as a Lieutenant in Bevier’s Battalion, New York Militia. Zachariah and Susanna had 12 children at the time of his service, and would eventually have 2 more.

On the 1820 US Census, Zachariah was head of a household in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. There were 13 in the household: 4 males under age 10; 2 males aged 10-14; 2 males aged 45 and over; 2 females under age 10; 1 female aged 10-14; 2 females aged 45 and over.

On the 1830 US Census, Zachariah was still head of a household in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. There were 8 in the household: 1 male aged 10-14; 2 males aged 15-19; 2 males aged 20-29; 1 male aged 50-59; 1 female aged 15-19; 1 female aged 50-59.

On the 1840 US Census, Zachariah was head of a household in Perry, Carroll County, Ohio. There were 3 in the household: 1 male aged 70-79; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 60-69.

Zachariah Baker died on December 19, 1841 in Carroll County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here. His probate records are available at Ancestry.com. His will, written a month before his death, lists his wife Susan and his children Otho William Baker, Cassa Muckelroy, Elizabeth English, Christina Endley, Zachariah Baker, Eli Baker, Evan Baker, Samuel Baker, Abraham Baker, James Harvey Baker, John Baker, and Zabe Baker, grandson Zachariah Baker (son of Nathaniel), and granddaughter Peggy Smith.

Susanna died March 21, 1849 in Carroll County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The 14 children of Zachariah Baker & Susanna Washburn, as listed in his will:

Cassandra Baker – Cassandra was born about 1795 in Virginia. She married James Samuel McIlroy on November 21, 1816, and they had 11 children. She died January 27, 1852 in Union County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial here.

Nathaniel Baker – Nathaniel was born in 1796 in West Virginia. He married Belinda Busby on November 11, 1819 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 6 children. He died in August of 1883 in Richland, Ohio. His probate records are available at Ancestry.com.

Zachariah Baker – Zachariah was Todd’s 3x great grandfather. Read about him here.

Susanna Baker – Susanna was born between 1797 and 1801 in Virginia. She married George Smith on February 12, 1818 in Harrison County, Ohio. Their daughter Peggy Smith was mentioned in Susanna’s father’s will in 1841 so Susanna died prior to that.

Evan/Iven Baker – Iven was born August 2, 1800 according to his tombstone. (I’m skeptical because his brother Zebedee was born in July 1800 according to his tombstone. Census records have Evan/Iven’s birth year as 1796 and 1797. Census records have Zebedee born consistently in 1800.) He married Malinda/Belinda Cox on January 23, 1823 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had at least 7 children. He died December 27, 1886 in Carroll County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Zebedee Baker – Zebedee was born in July of 1800 according to his tombstone. He married Martha Shriver. They had at least 7 children. He died April 2, 1880 in Marion County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Baker – John was born in 1801 in Virginia. He is mentioned in his father’s will, but I’ve been unable to find records of him.

Eli Baker – Eli was born in 1802 in Virginia. He married Polly Easlick on December 16, 1823 in Harrison County, Ohio. I can’t find any other record of him.

James Harvey Baker – James was born February 17, 1804 in Virginia. He married Margaret Caves on October 12, 1842 in Harrison County, Ohio. He died November 30, 1879 in Harrison County, Ohio.

Samuel Baker – Samuel was born December 19, 1804 in Virginia. He married Mary McCombs on October 28, 1830 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 5 children. He died November 1, 1879 in Harrison County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Christina Baker – Christina was born January 9, 1807 in Ohio. She married James Endsley on October 29, 1829, and they had 6 children. She died on her birthday, January 9, 1844, in Coshocton County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abraham Baker – Abraham was born September 8, 1808 in Ohio. He married Edna Brock on June 18, 1836 in Tasacawasa County, Ohio. They had 7 children. He died April 3, 1886 in Carroll County, Ohio. Find A Grave memorial here.

Otho William Baker – Otho was born April 22, 1816 in Ohio. He married Nancy Buchanan on September 7, 1837 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had at least 6 children. He died April 19, 1886 in Carroll County, Ohio. Find A Grave memorial here.

Elizabeth Baker – Elizabeth was born in 1818. She married John English on May 28, 1835 in Harrison County, Ohio. She died September 17, 1863. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.