New church records were posted on the Monroe County, TN site. Oct 21, 1855 - Eliza & Temple Debusk were received into the Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church.
April 21, 1866 - Temple Debusk died. (The 1860 Monroe County Fed census lists Elias and Eliza Debusk in the same household. He is 25.)
My ggggrandmother was Rachel Debusk thatmarried James Henderson in Blount County, TN 28 April 1808. Rachel presumably Died before 1826 as James Henderson married again. This union produced one son, Robert Henderson who is reported to have been born in Greene County, TN 14 Feb 1809. Robert and family moved to Monroe County, TN. where tradition has it that he was a minister at the Hickory Grove Church. These newly available records initially concur with this.
I have seen indications that Elias T. Debusk was married to an Eliza. There was an Elias T. Debusk in a TN Confederate regiment.
I am speculating that this Elias and Temple were the same person and that just maybe Elias was related to my Rachel who seems to have been born under a cabbage leaf somewhere.
I do not have the details from the church records yet, only the index with dates.
I am in great hopes that brick walls may begin to tumble or at least crack. Any clues on this family would be appreciated. Happy to share.