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Anderson (bio) BUSSEY

Bussey Family Cemetery
Columbia County,

July 25, 1824 - Mar 17, 1891

Anderson Bussey, farmer, Sharman, Ark. At an early stage of this country's history three brothers by the name of Bussey left the land of their birth, France, and made homes for themselves in the States. One settled in Georgia, another in South Carolina, and the third in Ohio, and all the Busseys now in the United States sprang from one or the other of these. Anderson Bussey, an old resident and a very successful tiller of the soil in Georgia Township was born in Lincoln County, Ga., on July 25, 1824. His father, Samuel Bussey, was a native of South Carolina, and his mother, whose maiden name was Jane Pare, was also a native of that State. They both died in Georgia, the mother in 1867, and the father many years previous to this. The mother married the second time. By her marriage to Mr. Bussey she became the mother of three sons and three daughters, only two now living. Anderson Bussey, the youngest son, was reared in Meriweather County, Ga., until about twenty-four years of age, and then in about 1848 moved to Louisiana, where he was married in Caldwell Parish in January, 1851, to Miss Sarah A. B. Thomas, who was born in Williamsburg, Mississippi. She died in this county during the war. Six children were the fruits of this union, only one now living: Clara (wife of John A Bryan). Mr. Bussey was married, the second time, on May 26, 1865, in Louisiana, to Miss Lucretia Bryan, a native of Houston County, Ga., born in 1837, and is the daughter of Miles and Sarah (Lawson) Bryant, natives of North Carolina and Georgia, respectively. Mr. Bryan died in Louisiana and his wife at the home of our subject in this county. The following family of children have been born to this union: Sarah (wife of J. Smith), Parilee (wife of William B. Smith), Joseph H., Eudora, Anderson and Carrie. Mr. Bussey settled on his present property in December, 1851, and he is now the owner of 240 acres of good land, and has eighty acres in tillable shape. He came here at a very early date, was among the first settlers, endured the privations and hardships of pioneer life, and witnessed the growth of the country to its present thriving condition. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate army, Company H, Sixth Louisiana Cavalry, with William H. Harrison as colonel, and served until the surrender. He was a Whig in the time of that party, and voted first for Scott in 1852. In his religious belief he is a Universalist, and his wife is member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. His personal popularity is as wide as his acquaintance. (Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas - Goodspeed Publishing Company - 1890)

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Submitted: 5/5/13 • Approved: 8/13/17 • Last Updated: 8/16/17 • R874130-G0-S3

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