The Lovern Busby Family
Lovern Busby was born 7/6/1911 to  Benjamin J. Busby and Nancy Jane Abbott Busby in Cullman County, Alabama. Nancy Abbott and Bennie Busby  married 8/23/1908 and were divorced when Daddy was about 2 years old.  Nancy married John Aaron 7/29/1916.  John Aaron had 11 living children and with my dad and five more children born to John and Nancy the combined family was 17 kids. Daddy m. Verna Mae Bishop on 7/18/1930 in Arley, Winston County, AL.. They were married for almost 49 years when my mother died on June 15, 1979.
Dwight Lavaughn Busby was born on April 10, 1931.  He was an only child until he was 18 years old.  Then I came along.  It was like having two Dads.  He would take me places with him and all his friends were my friends so yes, I was spoiled.
Homer Hill and Dwight Busby.  Homer married Ardelle "Della" Aaron, Lovern Busby's sister.
Lovern, Verna and Dwight L. Busby
Verna Mae Bishop Busby
Lovern Busby

Lovern & Verna m. 7/18/1930
See Bishop Page
Dwight Lavaughn Busby 4/10/1931-10/9/1961
My brother Dwight was diagnosed a diabetic when he was 6 years old and lived most of his life taking shots once or twice a day.  He was 30 years old when he died.  Dwight married Lucille Garrison and had two children
Dwight Warren Busby b. 7/7/1956 d. 10/10/1998 and Charlotte Andra Busby born 5/20/1959.
Dwight, Mother, me (Glenda)  and my Daddy probably made around 1950.
This is probably one of the last pictures that was made of my family while Dwight was living.  He died on October 9, 1961.  We were living in Hollywood, Florida at the time of his death. His body was brought to Arley, Alabama and he was buried in the cemetery at Meek Baptist Church..
This is a picture of my brother, Dwight, his two children Warren and Charlotte Busby, Grandma Aaron (Nancy Jane Abbott Busby Aaron) and me and my Daddy, Lovern Busby.  I guess you can tell, I was a Daddy's girl. As the saying goes "a little girl can wrap her Daddy around her little finger".
Lovern Busby m. Minnie Etheredge Minshew Evans 12/1/1979.  See Lovern Busby Second Marriage
Click here to see  Benjamin Busby Family Tree
Benjamin Busby's father was W. D. (David) Busby b. 3/1852 and his mother's name was Mary Ann Manning born abt. 1853.  I have a copy of their marriage license from Jefferson County, AL.  They were married at the home of Wm Buzbee on July 1, 1875. I believe she was the daughter of John M. Manning who was living in Jefferson County, AL in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census.  Mary Ann must have died because in the 1900 Census of Walker County,  David Busby was married 6 mths to Sophia (later found in the 1910 census living with her father Samuel Stewart age 82). David probably died sometime between 1900 and 1910.

In the 1880 census David is listed as William Buzbee age 26, wife Mary A. Buzbee 25 and son William D. Buzbee age 6 mths. 

In the 1860 Walker County, AL Census @ Ancestry on pg. 168, David is listed as William D. age 4 son of William Bushbee age 27 b. AL. and his wife Mary J. 20, with children, Nancy J. 6, William D. 4, Joseph C. 2, John W. 3mths and in the same household is Elizabeth 58 b. SC, Silas A. 20, Docter M. 16, Mary A. 14, and Joshua 8. (According to this census David was born 1856)

William Bushbee is listed in the 1880 Census of Walker County, AL as William Busby 50, wife Mary J. 40 and children, Jacob B. 14, Hiram H. 12, Francis M. 10, Thomas J. 7, Hutson 4, Joshua 6 and Mary J. 1.

In the 1850 Census of Walker County, AL pg. 38 of District 11 at Ancestry, David's father William is 20 years old and the oldest son living at home of  his father William Buzbee, Sr. 48 born in SC and his wife Elizabeth 47, born NC. In this household is Elizabeth 21, William 20, Huston 17, Caroline 16, Martin 12, Louiza 10, Silas 9, Milinday 8, Maradeth 5, Maryan 3, and Joshua 2.

After talking with a Busby descendant of Hiram Henry Busby, son of William Busby b. 1830, there were several of Hiram Henry Busby's children who married Mannings.
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This page added on August 16, 2000