John (or Jonathan) H. Busby – born Indian Territories (probably Oklahoma) possibly 1858 (per 1860 census), or 1860 (per 1880, 1910 and 1920 censuses) or 1868 (per 1900 census). Moved to Baker OR with his parents and other relatives, presumably drawn by a 1870s gold rush. Various censuses showed his occupation as gold miner, laborer, farmer, wood cutter. The 1900 (June) census shows him living with his older brother in Unity Precinct, Baker County OR. A month after the census, he married Harriet. John died, Jackson County OR, March 11, 1930.
Harriet L. (nee Webb) Busby – born in English-speaking Canada March, 1876. Shown living with parents in Lone Tree Precinct, Clay County, Nebraska in 1880 census. Moved with parents and siblings to Baker OR in the 1890s. In 1900 the census reports that she was divorced and living with her parents in Unity Precinct, Baker County, OR. She had already given birth to one child who had not survived. Harriet died in Jackson County, OR, November 8, 1937.
Harriet and John would produce 8 children, of whom Noah died as an infant and another died before being named.