Jeff Busby Was My Father-In-Law


imageJeff Busby, United States Congressman from Houston, Mississippi, was approached by the DAR to write a bill to survey the original Natchez Trace and start a federal parkway. He wrote the bill and it passed in the house and senate. He heard that President Roosevelt had doubts about signing the bill into law so Mr. Busby made a hurried trip from Houston, MS to Washington to meet with Roosevelt. Roosevelt said, “Jeff, if you say it’s the thing to do, I’ll sign the bill.”  He signed the bill into law and thus the Natchez Trace Parkway was born. I was married to Jeff  Busby’s son, Charles Winston Busby. Charles was Mississippi’s first full-time bankruptcy judge we had three children, Donna, Charles, Jr. and Jeff, IV. Charles passed away in 1972.