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Re: DeBusk

Posted: 1362676808000
Classification: Query
I am not kin to DeBusk family but they sold some land to my Catchem/Ketchum family in 1800 and bought some land back from them later in 1802.

On 15 Dec 1800, Elijah DEBUSK & Catharine his wife sold 56 acres to James CATCHEM. This tract bordered the upper eastern part of James CATCHIM's 286 acre tract. A 14 pole (231 foot long) and 2 pole (33 foot wide) "finger" of land extended eastward from about the center of the eastern boundary line of the 56 acres and may have been done to gain access to Rush Creek. [Source: Washington County Deed Book 2:357.]

On the same date (15 Dec 1800), Elijah & Catharine DEBUSK sold 54 acres to Joseph CATCHEM. This tract bordered the eastern boundary of James CATCHEM's 56 acre tract and shows the 14 pole by 2 pole notch into the western section of the 54 acres. [Source: Washington County Deed Book 2:356]. Joseph CATCHEM & Mary his wife sold the 54 acres back to Elijah DEBUSK on 18 Jan 1802. [Source: Washington County Deed Book 2:486-487]. Elijah DEBUSK & Catharine his wife then sold the 54 acres on Rush Creek to their son Isaac DEBUSK on 19 Jan 1822. The 54 acres was adjacent to James CATCHEM and Elijah DEBUSK. [Source: Washington County Deed Book 7:520-522.]

James CATCHEM is enumerated on the next to the last line of page 696 of the 1810 Washington County Census:
Jas CETCHAM, 1 male 26-45, 1 female 16-25, 1 male under 10 years, 1 female under 10 years.
Two of James CETCHAM's neighbors, Samuel and David CARSON were 2 and 3 lines above James.
[The index to my copy of the 1810 census has Jas CETCHAM's last name as CALEHAM which is incorrect.]

James KETCHAM, one small farm on the south side of the South Fork of the Holston River, joining David CARSON, Elijah DEBUSK and Jos. ARTHUR, containing 216 acres, having thereon four log "cabbins," valued at $650. [Source: "Supplement To Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815, Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, & Wythe Counties, 1992, by Mary B. Kegley, page 11.]

David CARSON, one farm on the south side of the South Fork of Holston, joining Elijah DEBUSK, Saml. CARSON and James [Joseph?] ARTHUR, 103 1/2 acres having thereon one log dwelling house, one log barn, and two log "cabbins," valued at $600. [Source: "Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815, Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, & Wythe Counties, 1991, by Mary B. Kegley, page 99.]
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