Good morning Maxine:
I'm trying to piece together the members of your family from the various messages you've posted, but am having some trouble. So far I've learned that your father's name is Thomas E. Buster and he died in prison in 1968. Do you know anything else about him such as date and/or place of birth, parents, brothers, sisters, etc.? Was he incarcerated in a federal or a state prison and do you know where? Prisons keep records and can perhaps supply personal information on their inmates.
From another message to someone else I learned that your mother's name is Jessie Ruth Carter and that she also died in 1968. Was Carter her maiden name? Do you know if and when she and your father were married? Do you know or can you guess what state or county might have the marriage record?
Who are the Osteens? You went on at some length about them, but I was not able to determine how you might be related to them. I take it they come in on your mother's side of the family, but it's unclear to me just how.
Where were you born? States and counties maintain birth records which can supply the dates and places of birth of the parents. These are generally public records and more and more of them are becoming available on line.
The principal line of Nebraska Busters are part of the main stream of Busters in this country. That is, those descended originally from William Bustard and wife Elizabeth of Albemarle Co., Virginia. The progenitor of the main Nebraska branch is Samuel Henderson Buster, born 1832 in Greene Co., TN, died 1906 in Franklin, Nebraska. He had two sons, Edgar and William both of whom lived out their lives in Franklin County probably in or near Uplane, Nebraska. It's possible these might be some of your close relatives.
There is a secondary group of Busters that may have also settled partially in Nebraska. These are the ones descended from Phillip Buster of Germany who settled originally in Ohio. This group migrated to and flourished in Louisa County, Iowa and some may have also drifted into Nebraska. So it's also possible you are related to this group although it's more likely that you're descended from the Virginia Busters. We won't know unless and until we can find more information about the closer members of your family.
The direct EMail here is firstname.lastname@example.org
. My Buster Central website is http://millennium.fortunecity.com/ellerburn/536/index.htm
Go to the Unlinked section and hit the Nebraska page. There may be some names there that you recognize.