E. W. Busick, farmer, P.O. Range, was born in Hanover County, W. Va., in 1827. His parents, Samuel and Rhoda (Grubs) Busick, married in West Virginia, and, coming to Ohio, settled in Licking County. Our subject commenced life for himself when very young by working for $6 per month, continuing three years. At the age of twenty-one, he married, and rented land of James Foster, on which he continued thirteen years. He then purchased a farm on the Yankeetown road, sold it three years later, purchased 146 acres in Fayette County; sold it six years later; then rented for two years; and in 1879 came to his present farm. He has had ten children, viz., Mary Alice, Rhoda Ellen, Sarah F., George Franklin, John S., Joseph B., Harriet E., Theodore S., Urias Clyde, and Charles W., deceased. Mr. Busick is a sturdy, practical farmer, and in the past has been successful in all his business transactions.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]