How's it goin' former neighbor( I think you were still living in Carlisle, MA when I was nearby on Route 27 in Westford). Hope you and your family are doing well.If I recall correctly you are now livin' in NJ or somewhere South of the Mason-Dixon line.I can't remember which.I have relocated to Northeastern NC where I now teach at a small university.
There is a possibility of a Byus connection with Henry B. as I believe maiden names were and remain a traditional middle name for both sons and daughters in the 18th and 19th century particularly in the South.I have also considered Buckley, Busick, Bowshell as possible mother's of Henry B.
Different sources show contemporary potential siblings of Henry B. including William B. and Stephen B. based only on use of a common middle name.Not a very credible way to establish a familial connection.
Better is a MD court settlement dated 10/31/1808 (#1182) which lists John, Henry, Maybelle, Susannah, and Mary LeCompte. vs Colston family members.I suspect these are siblings of Henry; probably either my Great Great Grandfather Henry B. or perhaps his father.Henry B. apparently died in the explosion of the Steamboat Medora in Baltimore Harbor, April 1842.He was a fireman on the steamship in the engine room. He was also initially misidentified as 'John' LeCompte.(an older brother?) Henry B.'s wife Sophia (My Great Great Grandmother) shows up in the 1850 census as a widow with two children. One of whom is my Great Grandfather, Thomas J.(John? or James??)who was a steam ship captain. In fact most of the next couple of generations were professional mariners in one capacity or other.She and Henry B. wrote their names on the wall of the East New Martket home prominent in the underground railroad history website you pointed me to.