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From The Sun,
Baltimore, Maryland
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 "Busbey's Bitters."

His remains were interred in the Cemetery at Conewago Chapel, Penna., on the 14th of May. R.I.P.

Contributed to the MdGenWeb Project by: Curt Sytsma

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