Monday, July 11, 2016

Uncle & Nephew Claudius Buster

*SIDENOTE: Within the last hundred years of the Buster clan, there had been 13 members who were named "Claudius" after their fathers and uncles, until the last one died in 1976. 11 of the 13 are listed HERE.


Claudius Ceasar (10 B.C.-54 A.D.)
Meaning & History
From a Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin claudus meaning "lame, crippled". This was the name of a patrician family prominent in Roman politics. The ancestor of the family was said to have been a 6th-century BC Sabine leader named Attius Clausus, who adopted the name Appius Claudius upon becoming a Roman citizen. The family produced several Roman emperors of the 1st century, including the emperor known simply as Claudius. He was poisoned by his wife Agrippina in order to bring her son Nero (Claudius's stepson) to power. The name was later borne by several early saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Besançon.

The Roman invasion of Britain was arguably the most significant event ever to happen to the British Isles. It affected modern language, culture, geography, architecture and even the way Westerners think. Britannia has a Roman name, its capital is a Roman city and for centuries (even after the Norman Conquest) the language, religion, and administration was a Roman one. In AD 43, Claudius sent four legions across the sea to invade Britain. Claudius arrived in Britain to enter the Catuvellaunian capital of Colchester in triumph. He founded a temple there, containing a fine bronze statue of himself, and established a legionary fortress. He remained in Britain for only 16 days. The influence of Claudius had remained a popular name for British men, carrying over that tradition into America during the 18th and 19th centuries.


Major Claudius Buster, Patriot, married Dorcus Sumpter


  • Second eldest son of William Bustard
  • 1733-1807 Goochland & Albemarle, Virginia

Claudius's Will:

In the name of God amen, I Claudius Buster of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testiment as follows to wit in the first place all of my just debts, and my funeral expenses to be paid then I give and bequeath 
  • to my son John Buster five Shellings Sterling, 
  • I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Hays five Shellings Sterling, 
  • I give and bequeath to my son William Buster five Shellings Sterling, 
  • I give and bequeath to my son Claudius Buster five Shellings Sterling, 
  • I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Buster five Shellings Sterling, 
  • I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Buster five Shellings Sterling, 
  • I give and bequeath to my daughter Patience Bailey five Shellings Sterling, 
  • I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Garlands first child Robert sixty pounds (£60) out of the sale of my personal property as my Executors may think best, 
  • I give and bequeath to my son Robert Buster and his heirs forever one half of all my land to be laid off to him as soon as he shall be of age by my Executors, agreeable to quantity, 
  • I give and bequeath to my son Charles Franklin Buster the other half of all my land in the same manner as I have to my son Robert to him and his heirs forever 
  • and it is my desire that all my personal property (Negroes excepted) should be sold upon and terms as my Executors may think best and after paying all my just debts my funeral carges 
  • and sixty pounds (£60) which I have given my daughter Nancy's child Robert the balance to be equally divided between my three children Robert, Charles Franklin, and Betsy, the two boys to have three parts as they become of age 
  • and Betsy to remain in the hands of my Executors to be appropriated as they may think for her maintenance and that my Negroes should be hired out and my land rented until my son Robert becomes of age and then for the Negroes to be sold and the money equally divided between my three children Robert, Charles Franklin and Betsey, or the Negroes to be divided between them, 
  • as my Executors may think best, and case my Executors should think best to divide the Negroes, I give and bequeath to my sons Robert and Charles Franklin Buster, such of the Negroes as may fall to them by said division to them and their heirs forever an in either case my daughter Betseys part to remain in the hands of my Executor to be aplied in the same manner as I have directed before & to give Robert his part of the land as I have directed and rent out Charles Franklin's part until he shall become of age, 
  • And I do appoint and ordain John Buster, Sr., William Woods (father of Jane Woods) (Baptist) and Rice Garland whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and do by these presents revoke all former wills Given under my hands and seal this sixteenth day of December eighteenth hundred five.

In the presence of Henry Williams, Richard Burch, Francis Taleaferrs, Thomas Devers
Signed: Claudius Buster


         b. 9 Jan 1762, Caswell, Albemarle, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
         d. 12 Nov 1802, , Wayne, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
         b. 1763, Ivy, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
         d. 1820, , Albemarle, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
         b. 1764, , Albemarle, Virginia, United States
         d. Yes, date unknown
         b. Abt 1767, Ivy, Albemarle, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
         d. date unknown
         b. 1772, Ivy, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
         d. Kanawka, Fayette, West Virginia, United States
         b. 1773, Ivy, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
         d. 1820, , Warren, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
         b. 1775, , Albemarle, Virginia, United States
         d. date unknown
         b. Abt 1777, , Albemarle, Virginia, United States
         d. date unknown
         b. 17 Mar 1779, , Albemarle, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
         d. 23 Oct 1842, , Greenbrier, Virginia, United States  (Age 63 years)
         b. 1780, Ivy, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
         d. date unknown
         b. Abt 1783, , Albemarle, Virginia, United States
         d. date unknown


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Claudius Jr., Patriot, married Isabella Woods, his first cousin

  • Son of William Buster Jr and Elizabeth Woods, and nephew of the first Claudius to be named in the Buster clan.
  • 1763-1843 Albemarle & Augusta, Virginia
  • He was the third member born during the 18th century to be named Claudius, aside from his uncle and cousin.

From the Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Claudius was pensioned while in Augusta CO, Virginia in 1835. He enlisted in 1780 in Albemarle under Capt. William Grayson and was discharged in March of 1781. He served at Yorktown, the Half Way House, and Hampton, but was not in any battle. In May of 1781 he re-enlisted and only served three months before being discharged again. Afterwards he served as Justice and Sheriff of Augusta.

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 50


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