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Elijah Busby
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1831
Carroll County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1917
Rose Hill
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA

Elijah Busby married Eliza Ann Bass, Apr. 30, 1857 in Mahaska county, Iowa and the couple had 6 children, 3 sons & 3 daughters: William L., John R., Homer E., Alice, Emma and Lena.
He was the son of John W. Busby & Anna Merryman. While living in Oskaloosa, Iowa, at the age of 30, he enlisted as a Private in the Union army, joining Company F. Fouth Iowa Calvary on Oct. 30, 1861. He was mustered into federal service on Nov. 23, 1861. He was captured at Bear Creek and was sent to Libby prison. He was paroled in 1863 and sent to Benton Barracks in St. Louis. He received an honorable discharge in July 1865.
On Dec. 12, 1863, along with most of his company, Elijah became a "Reenlisted Veteran". He and his company were mustered out of the service in Altlanta on Aug. 8, 1865.
During the term of his service, Elijah was promoted from Private to 6th Corporal on Oct. 1, 1862; to 3rd Corporal on March 1, 1863; to 2nd Corporal on Jan. 1, 1864; to 6th Sergeant on July 1, 1864; and finally to Commissary Sergeant on Jan. 1, 1864.
He applied for his pension on July 22, 1864. His application is #518,382 and his certificate #287,960. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wisner Busby (1806 - 1870)
  Anna Merriman Busby (1807 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Ann Bass Busby (1836 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  William Leonard Busby (1859 - 1917)*
  Laura Alice Busby Thomas (1861 - 1952)*
  John Robert Busby (1869 - 1949)*
  Homer E. Busby (1872 - 1926)*
  Lenna Estella Busby Vannest (1877 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Johnson W Busby (1827 - 1905)*
  Andrew Jackson Busby (1828 - 1906)*
  Abraham Marion Busby (1829 - 1909)*
  Elijah Busby (1831 - 1917)
  Nancy Busby Dunlap (1833 - 1905)*
  Elizabeth Busby Cordell (1835 - 1924)*
  Thomas B Busby (1837 - 1875)*
  John Merriman Busby (1837 - 1924)*
  Isaac Newton Busby (1840 - 1923)*
  Aaron Busby (1844 - 1911)*
  Julia Ann Busby Conaway (1848 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Additional military information supplied by Kent Kooi (#46562030)
 
Burial:
Wymore Cemetery
Rose Hill
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: annabanana47
Originally Created by: Rose Ford
Record added: Dec 09, 2005
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In memory of my gggrandfather
- annabanana47
 Added: May. 21, 2012
Co F 4th Iowa Cavalry. "May this nation never forget the sacrifices made for freedom."
- kweaver
 Added: Dec. 8, 2010
4th Iowa Cavalry Remembered
- Kent Kooi
 Added: Nov. 30, 2010
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