OBITUARY OF JOHN BUSBEY (1799-1881)
From The Sun,
Volume LXXXIC--No. 17,
Saturday Morning, June 4, 1881
page 2, col. 2
BUSBEY.--At the Western Hotel, Manchester, Md., on Thursday, May
12, JOHN BUSBEY, Esq.
The deceased was born at Snow Hill, Baltimore county, Md.,
in 1799, and at the time of his death reached the venerable age
of 82 years. He learned in early life the trade of an edge-tool
maker, subsequently he removed to McSherrystown, Adams co., Pa.,
where he married and reared a large and respectable family. Mr.
Busbey was in many respects a remarkable man. Whilst carrying on
the business of his trade he utilized his spare time in reading
and study, and thus acquired a very respectable amount of
knowledge in history and general literature.
After much study and reflection on the subject of religion
he connected himself with the Catholic Church, and remained to
his death a conscientious member, and one who was capable of
explaining the doctrines of that faith to others who had not an
opportunity of knowing them.
He kept a store and hotel at McSherrystown, was elected
magistrate of the county and member of the State Legislature;
offices which he filled with intelligence and integrity. During
the war he was appointed provost marshal at Gettysburg.
A few years ago he manufactured the famous Bitters known as
His remains were interred in the Cemetery at Conewago
Chapel, Penna., on the 14th of May. R.I.P.
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