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Friday, July 12, 2019

Sir Robert Pye (1585-1662) of Faringdon, Berkshire, England

The second son of Roger and Bridget Pye of the Mynde was Robert. Unlike his older brother, Sir Walter, he apparently did not attend a university. He was a member of the Westminster Assembly and Scottish Commissioners from 1642-1649. He was also listed in the Members of the House of Commons as Sir Robert Pye (bap. 1585, d. 1662). Sir Robert was Auditor of the Exchequer and was a Royalist in service to King James I and King Charles I.

It is important to remember that there were several men by the name of Robert Pye. Over the last few hundred years, they have often been mixed up and sometimes grouped into one person. It is really important to check dates of each one and all locations where they lived. Some Roberts were father and son, some were cousins and some were more distantly related, or not connected at all. For instance, Sir Robert’s brother Walter also had a son and a grandson named Robert. Since they all lived at approximately the same time, it’s easy to see how the confusion could happen.

This Robert is of the Mynde, MuchDewchurch, Herefordshire. He married Mary Croker, daughter of John and Joan (Riddall) Croker of Batsford, Gloucestershire, before 1620. Four children have been found for him, although there may have been others.
          1. Robert (b. c. 1622-1662) – Was a Roundhead and supported                    Oliver Cromwell. During the civil Wars, he laid siege to his                          father’s home and eventually captured it. He married Anne                        Hampden, about 1642. After the Restoration, he took little part                  in politics. He was the gt. gt. grandfather of Henry James Pye,                  Poet Laureate of England, in 1790. Four children have been                      found for this couple.
          2. John (1626-1721) of Hone, Derbyshire, married Rebecca                          Rainton. Four children have been found for them. The                                Baronetcy of Pye of Hone was created Jan. 13 1665 for him.
          3. Mary (c1620-c1706) – Mary was a politically active woman who                married George Speke. In earlier years, he became a ward of                    Sir Robert Pye and then, eventually, married Robert’s daughter,                Mary. He was a politician serving as High Sheriff of Somerset                    and later as MP from Somerset. They had nine children, five of                  whom followed their parents’ politics.
          4. Anne (c. 1621-?) married Edward Phelips. No further                                  information.


Members of the Westminster Assembly and Scottish Commissioners

from C. B. Van Dixhoorn, ed. The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643-1652 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), vol. 1:170 –175.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sir Walter Pye (1571-1636) of the Mynde, Much Dewchurch, Hereforsdshire, England

Roger Pye of The Mynde (rhymes with tinned) was one of a large clan of gentry in the western marches of Herefordshire. He gained some distinction by marrying an Esquire’s daughter, Bridget Kyrle (pronounced Curl). Their first son, Walter (1571-1636) was educated at Oxford then went on to legal training at the Chancery Inns, then New Inn, then Middle Temple. He qualified as a barrister in 1597. He married in 1602, Joanne Rudhall, daughter of William and Margaret (Croft) Rudhall.
In 1616, Walter became attached to Sir George Villiers, who later became the 1st Duke of Buckingham. It’s unclear what role Walter played, but probably was a legal advisor. Walter’s younger brother, Robert, also provided services for Buckingham, possibly as a financial manager. By this time Walter was already a distinguished lawyer and with Buckingham’s influence, he was appointed a circuit Judge for sessions in South Wales. In 1620, Buckingham secured for him the position of Attorney of the Court of Wards and Liveries. Not long after, Buckingham presented Walter to King James I, during which time he was knighted.
King James I died in 1625 and was succeeded by his son, Charles I. Buckingham continued to serve the new King but was extremely unpopular with the people. He was stabbed to death in 1628.
Walter’s position as Attorney of the Court of Wards and Liveries was a lucrative one and he continued in this post until his death in 1636. The puzzling thing is the amount of money he spent on land purchases, improvements and building, which he began doing in 1602-1603, before he reached any major, well-paying office. In these early years his annual income was only in the 100’s. He did receive an inheritance when his father, Roger, died in 1611, but it still was a modest sum. By 1620, he had spent well over £7000 in land purchases, which included Kilpec, buildings and improvements.
Sir Walter’s oldest son, Walter II, found himself in difficult straights after paying the funeral expenses and sisters’ portions of the inheritance by 1637. He was forced to sell some lands and timber. He married Elizabeth Sanders in 1628. Between 1628 and 1640, he sat in the House of Commons and supported the Royalist cause. Elizabeth died in 1640.There were three children in this family and they remained Catholic and loyal to the Stuarts. Walter eventually remarried to Mary Tyrrell. His staunch Royal stand and dwindling finances forced him to sell Kilpec. They eventually joined the Stuarts in France where they all lived in exile.
Walter II had a brother, Robert, b. 1638, who married Meliora Drax (Drakes). Her father owned land in Barbados and settled an annuity of £100 from the Barbados estate on her before she married. See next installment for Robert Pye.

The children of Sir Walter and Joanne Rudhall Pye:

          1. Margaret (c1603-?) m. Fulke Walwyn in 1621 – 11 children, 3                    died as infants
          2. Bridget (1605-?) m. Richard Chamberlayne in 1627 – This                          family or their children may have moved to the Virginia colonies.
          3. Joyce (1606 - ?) m. Henry Calverly; Henry was from Yorkshire.                  Four children have been found for them, all christened in                            Calverly Yorkshire.
          4. Ann 1608-c.1689) m. Henry Williams, who carried the titles of                    Sir and Baronet.
          5. Roger (1609-1609)
          6. Walter (1610-1659) m. Elizabeth Sanders in 1628. They had 3                  children before she died in 1640. He married again to Mary                        Tyrell. Unknown if there were any children from this                                    2nd marriage.
          7. Alice (1612-1684) m. Henry Lingen in 1628; a Royalist, was                      noted for his attachment to Charles I. This couple had two sons                and 15 daughters, but only two, Frances and Alice, left issue.
          8. William (1613-1617)
          9. John (1614-1614)
          10. James (1616-1646) He is recorded on his father’s shrine in St.                  David’s, Much Dewchurch, as Jacobus. The Catholics still                         used the Latin form of names in this time period. No marriage                   info found for him.
          11. Robert (1617-1640)
          12. Mary (1618-?) m. Thomas Thompkins of Monington, in 1633.                    He was married twice before and had several children with                        each wife. They lived in Monington, Herefordshire. With Mary,                    he had five children.
          13. John (1620-1701) m. Blanch Lingen in c 1645. She is the sister                  of Henry Lingen who married Alice Pye, sister of her husband.                  Hence, a brother and sister Lingen married and brother and                      sister Pye. John attended Oxford and was a student at Middle                    Temple in 1638. It is reported that John and Blanch had 23                        children. The name Blanch has carried on in the Pye family for                  6 to 7 generations. Their son Edward joined the Maryland                          colony begun by Lord Baltimore. John died in 1701 and is                          buried in Hereford Cathedral.
          14. Frances (1621-1701) m. aft 1635 Henry Vaughan There are                      dozens of men named Henry Vaughan but none have a wife                      named Frances. It’s possible she used her middle name, which                  is an unknown. No info found for this couple.

                                               Sir Walter Pye

The King’s Servants: Office and Wealth: Families and Individuals, The Civil Service of Charles I 1625-1642, G. E. Aylmer, 1961, p. 308-314

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Phebe Buck2 (1814-1881)

Phebe2 was the youngest child of Edward1 and Phebe Tower Buck. She married Leighton Card, Nov 25 1834, a farmer, in Dorchester NB. His name is also spelled Layton. They had 12 children: William3, Elizabeth3, George Buck3, Maria3, John3 Wesley3, Sarah Ann3, Mary Jane3, Clara3, Charles3, Benjamin Miles3, Bedford Layton3.

          1. William3 (1836-1895) married Esther Kent from PEI. They had 10 children. After Layton and Phebe died, William and many of his            children moved to Clinton MA. He was a Hostler, which probably                means that he tended to and cared for horses, perhaps at a livery              stable. One of his sons was also a Hostler and another was a horse          trainer. Both he and Esther are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery,                   Clinton, MA.

          2. Elizabeth3 (1838-1894) married Simon Peter Beach in 1872. They had four children and lived in the Moncton, NB area. Simon died in 1883 at age 45 and Elizabeth died in 1894 at age 56. No records were       found for their deaths or burials. The four children all married and             appear to have stayed ion the Moncton NB area.

          3. George3 (1840-1906)(Buck was his middle name) married Rhoda Chase c. 1860-61. They had 7 children. This family lived in           Woodhurst which is NE of Dorchester, NB. Both George and Rhoda         died in 1900 and are buried in the cemetery at Woodhurst, NB.

          4. Mariah3 (1842-?) married George Bowser in 1863. They had two children and by the 1871 census, Mariah who was also called Maria     and Mary, and the children were back living with her parents. It               states that Mariah is a widow. It’s unclear how George died. There             seems to be no grave or death report for him. He may have been               lost at sea. No further information has been found for Mariah.
          5. John3 (1844-1919) married in 1879 to Catherine Coyle of NB. They remained in the Dorchester NB area, had five children, one died   young. John died of Pneumonia in 1919. John and Catherine were          buried in the St. Edward’s Catholic Cem., in Dorchester NB.                couple of the children were married in Moncton, NB.
          6. Wesley3 (1847-1912) Wesley remained single, living in NB until sometime after 1891. Then he moved to Clinton MA and by              1910 is found living in his sister’s, Sarah Ann (Card) Boyce’s,                  household. She went by the name Annie. This census gives no               occupation for Wesley. He died in 1912 from Chronic Nephritis and            is buried in Woodlawn Cem., Clinton MA.
          7. Sarah Ann3 (1849-1919) Known by the name Annie, she first married Hiram Chase on Jul 20 1869, the same date her younger sister,    Mary Jane, married. The Chases had a daughter, Lily Mary in 1870           and another daughter in 1873. Hiram was an iron molder. He died           at the age of 26 and is buried in Fairfield NB. Annie married again,           to Harvey Boyce, in 1877. The Boyces had three children. The                   1900 census says Annie had 5 children and 5 children were still                 living. A record for the 5th child has not been found as yet. Annie               died in 1919 and is buried in Woodlawn Cem., Clinton MA.
          8. Mary Jane3 (1852-1925) married Ebenezer Cook in1869. It appears she used the name Jane throughout her life. They had four children. Ebenezer was a Truck Man, which could mean he was some sort of delivery man. He died in 1924 and Jane died in 1925. They are       both buried in the Dorchester Rural Cem., in Dorchester NB.
          9. Clara Card3 (1853- ?) married Isaac Beach in 1871. Sometime after they married, they moved to Clinton MA where Isaac became a        Naturalized citizen in 1888. Three children have been found for                 them, although there could be more. Isaac died in 1920 and Clara,            in 1935. They are both buried in Woodlawn Cem., Clinton, MA.
          10. Charles Card3 (1855-1955) married Mary Alice Crossman in 1878.  They had four children, however only the first born child, a son,       survived to adulthood. Mary died in 1900, the same year the last               child was born and died. Charles married again in 1906 to Annie                Cole, a spinster at age 42. There were no children showing for                  them in the 1911 census and it can be assumed this couple had no         issue. Charles stayed in Dorchester all his life, lived to be 100 and             is buried there with his wives and children in the Dorchester Rural             Cem.
          11. Benjamin Miles3 (1858-1935) married Sarah Jane Wry in 1877. She went by the name Jane, although some records refer to her as           Sarah J. He went by the name Miles. They had 7 children and immigrated in 1886 to Clinton MA, where the last two children were born. Miles became a Naturalized citizen. He was a teamster working for a carpet mill in his earlier years. Later on, he worked at a stable. At least four of his       children married and stayed in MA. One went to ME and another to           MD. The last one disappeared and no amount of tracking has found       any information. Jane died in 1931 and Miles died in 1935, in                     Danvers MA. They are both buried in Woodlawn Cem., in Clinton MA.
                                         Miles and Jane Card
          12. Bedford Layton3 (1860-1948) married Lois Ward in 1881 in Dorchester NB. Bedford was a farmer in Woodhurst, NB, where they settled and had 6 children. Some of the children moved to Clinton MA and worked for the textile mills and the rest stayed in Canada. Bedford      and Lois are buried with Phebe Buck and Layton Card in the                   Woodhurst Cem., Woodhurst NB. message boards 2005-2009
US Federal census 1830 – 1949
 Canadian census 1851 – 1911
Find a Grave
Birth, death, marriage records
Letters from Buck family members

Friday, May 10, 2019

James Richard Buck2 (1812-1874)

James Richard Buck2 was b. in Sackville, NB and, later, became a farmer. He married Sarah Mitton in 1836 and they had 8 children. Sarah was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England.
Their children were:
          1. Phebe Elizabeth Buck3 (1838-1897) m. James Alexander Buck                       (They were first cousins)
          2. William Edward Buck3 (1839-1887) m. Lucinda Jane Cole (They                     were first cousins once removed)
          3. Frances Maria Buck3 (1841-1925) m. Albert Cook
          4. James Richard Buck3 (1845-1909) m. Theodora Woodworth
          5. Charles Albert Buck3 (1848-1914) m. Matilda Brown
          6. John Wilmot Buck3 (1849-1883) m. Sarah Augusta Buck
                    John was a Master Mariner, Capt of the brigantine Bessie                          May. A newspaper article states that he had returned from                          NY and was ill. His brother William Edward was with him                            when he died. He left 4 small children all under the age of                          seven. Guardianship was given to James Richard Buck, his                      brother.
          7. Lemuel Allen Buck3 (1852-1914) m. Mary Wilmot
          8. Sarah A. Buck3 (1856-1861)

1. Phebe Elizabeth3 and James Alexander Buck3 were first cousins.                      Their fathers were brothers. They had six children, 3 boys and 3                 girls. They were married in 1859 and spent all their lives in the                   Dorchester NB area. James was a farmer. They are buried                         together in the Dorchester Cape Cem., in Dorchester, NB.

2. William Edward Buck3 and Lucinda (Lucindy) Jane Cole4 were first                      cousins, once removed. Lucinda’s mother, Catherine Buck                        Cole3 was a first cousin to William Edward Buck3. They were                    married in 1866. William was a Master Mariner, Captain of the                    Arabella. This couple had a tragic life. Ten children were born to                them but only three survived to adulthood. In 1874, their third                    child, a two year old son, died. In 1877, the three oldest living                     children died, Jul 6, Jul 14 and Jul 16. A newspaper article says                William lost three children from diphtheria, within one week (sic),                while he was away at sea and that now his wife was ill. At this                    point all their children have died. Another son was born in Jun                   1878 and died the following Nov. Another son was born in Jan                   1880 but died in Apr 1883. The first six children all died. Another                daughter was born in 1882 who lived to adulthood, married and                moved to Medford MA. A son was born in 1884, lived to marry                  and have one daughter. He died at the age of 26 and his                            daughter died at age 7.  Another son was born to Lucindy in                      1886 but died before his first birthday. Child #10, was born in                    1888, married, had four children and lived to the age of 80.                        William Edward, however, didn’t fare as well. In Nov/Dec 1887,                  the Arabella went down off the coast of Cape Cod in a violent                    storm. All hands were lost, including my gt. grandfather.

3. Frances Maria Buck3 married Albert Cook, a farmer, in 1865. They                      had eight children. The first child died at the age of 5. Their                        oldest daughter never married. Three of their children did marry                and of the remaining three, one died at the age of 24,                                unmarried. Their youngest daughter, Etta Cook married Walter                  Cole, the illegitimate son of Mary Cole. They moved to                               Framingham, MA around 1922. They both died from                                  pneumonia, four days apart in 1929. Etta and Walter were 2nd                  cousins, once removed. 
4. James Richard Buck3 (Jr.) married Theodora Woodworth in 1875.                       James was a farmer. He was born in Sackville and Theodora                     was born in Hopewell. He and Theodora had 9 children, one boy               died at the age of 2. In 1883, when James’ younger brother John               Wilmot Buck3 was lost at sea, he became guardian to John’s                     four young children, who were all under the age of 7. James and               Theora’s family seemed to stay in NB except for one daughter                   who went to Lynn, MA, married and raised a family there.

5. Charles Albert Buck3 married Matilda Brown in Brooklyn, NY, 1872.                   He was a Master Mariner. By 1873 they had settled in Hartford,                 CT, where their first child was born. They had 6 children, 2 boys               and 4 girls. Only two of their children married, giving them 4                       grandchildren. By 1900, Charles was a RR Conductor. Both he                 and his wife are buried in Cedar Hill Cem., in Hartford CT.

6. John Wilmot Buck3 married Sarah Augusta Buck4, d/o George3 and                    Ann Baxter Buck. They were first cousins, once removed. John                  was a Master Mariner, Captain of the brigantine Bessie May. He                was home when he died. His brother William Edward3, was with                him at the time of his death. He left behind his wife and four                      children under the age of 7:  John A.4, George F.4, Clara A.4,                    and Chester A4. Guardianship of the children was given to his                    brother James Richard3. A family story is told that his wife,                        known as Augusta, had a nervous breakdown and was                               hospitalized in St. John, NB. She died there in 1894 from                            typhoid pneumonia. Guardianship of the children was given to                    DeMille Buck4 (brother-in-law, his wife’s brother) about 1891.                    George Buck4 went to live in Hartford CT with his Uncle Charles                Albert3 by the 1900 US census. Chester A4. was living with his                  Aunt Emma Buck4 Scurr, sister of DeMille4, in the 1901                              Canadian census. No further information on the other two                          children John A3. and Clara A3.

7. Lemuel Allen Buck3 married Mary Wilmot in 1878. They were living                      with his brother, James Richard, in 1881. He doesn’t appear in                  the 1891 Canadian census which might indicate they had                          already moved to the states. In 1900, Lemuel, Mary and their                    three children: Mildred, William (he was born at sea off the coast                of Brazil) and Bertha were living in Hartford CT.   He was listed                  as a Sea Captain. In 1903 Mildred died at the age of 17, The                      cause of death was not given. In 1910, Mary indicated she had                  given birth to four children and only two were living, William and                Bertha. A name for the fourth child was not found.

8. Sarah A. Buck3 died when she was five years old.

The next installment will discuss the last child of James Richard Buck2 and will conclude the coverage of three generations of the Buck family.

Canadian Census Reports 1840-1921
US Federal Census 1880-1930
Birth, Marriage and Death certificates or records
Find a Grave

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Ann Buck2 (Edward Buck1) (1800-1883) – 2nd generation

Ann was the third child of Edward1 and Phebe Tower Buck. She is the sister of the previously posted Edward2 and George2. She was born in Dorchester NB and married Benjamin Simonton there in 1819. Benjamin was a farmer from Portland ME. Through his mother he was a Mayflower Descendant of John Alden. This means his children and all descendants of his are also Mayflower Descendants. Benjamin also served in the War of 1812.

They immigrated to Portland ME in 1825. They had 15 children, the first five born in New Brunswick. The rest of the children were born in Portland, ME. Ann was on a list of passengers arriving in Portland ME in 1825. She had with her 4 or 5 children and an adopted orphan, age 5.

The children were (all surname Simonton): Mary Alden, William Buck,
Ann Phoebe, Susan M., Jane T., Sarah M., Thomas B., Elizabeth., James P., Charles McLellan, Caroline L., John L.,  George E., Olive A., Silas A., William L. George and Olive died by the age of 2. The first William in the list was Ann’s brother and was adopted. Ann’s mother died in 1822 leaving several small children behind. It seems likely that Ann adopted him and took him to Maine. They remained in the Portland ME area until about 1852.

In 1870, Benjamin and Ann were living in Munson, Illinois. Their son Charles M. and his wife and family were living in the same household. Nearby, another son Silas with his wife and family lived. They were all involved in farming.

By 1880, Benjamin and Ann had moved to Franklin, Cass, Iowa where they lived until they both died in the 1883. They are buried in the Wiota Cem., Cass Co., Iowa. Their son Thomas had moved to CA, where he worked as a carpenter.

A memorial to their son, Silas Simonton, was found on Find A Grave:

Silas A. Simonton Biography and Obituary, Atlantic, Cass Co IA

United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files, 1861-1917 

Name: Silas A. Simonton 
Company: B 
Regiment: 42 
State: Illinois 
Arm of Service: Infantry 
Date of Filing: 
State/Arm of Service: 
Publication Title: Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900 
NARA Publication Number: T289 
Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration 
Collection Title: Civil War Pensions 
S. A. Simonton Was Wounded Three Times and Served Term in Libby Prison

A civil war record of more than passing interest was that of the late Silas A. Simonton, former Atlantic man, descendant of John Alden and well known veteran of the historic conflict, who passed away at his home here this week. Not only did he serve for a time during the war in the historic Libby prison, undergoing the hardships of that Bastille, but in the nearly four years he served he was wounded three times and was in many of the conflict's worst engagements. He was a member of company B, 42nd Illinois infantry, and enlisted July 28, 1861. He was born in Portland Me., March 5, 1842, and when a young man moved to Henry Co IL where he enlisted. He got a taste of the horrors of war at Farmington MS, December 31, 1862; Stone Ridge TN, September 19, 1863; Missionary Ridge, May 24,1864; the siege of Atlanta, August 28, 1864; Lovejoy Station, November 29, 1864 and Franklin GA, December 12, 1864.

He was wounded at Stone Ridge TN, at Pine Tree Creek GA, and at Lovejoy Station GA.

He was honorably discharged from the service at the expiration of his term of service, September 16, 1864, but refused to quit and was in several engagements after his discharge.

After leaving the service he went back to IL and was married to Clarissa Ann Turner, November 4, 1868. To this union four children were born.

The family came to Cass Co in 1872 and located on a farm south of Anita. In 1880 they moved to Atlantic where they have since resided.

The wife and mother passed away March 13, 1920.

He was a direct descendant of John Alden, being in the 8th generation from the famous colonial hero. Mr. Simonton lived a quiet, simple life but was honored and respected by a large circle of friends and neighbors. Although having passed thru hard experiences in the army and in the pioneer days, yet his health was unusually good through the years and his last illness lasted but five days. He passed away Monday, January 18, at the advanced age of 84 years, 10 months and 13 days.

I apologize for the lack of pictures but didn't find any that were legible enough to post.

Next on the list is James Richard Buck, the youngest son of Edward and Phebe Tower Buck.

Find a Grave
History of Cass Co., Iowa
Correspondence with Richard Scheumaker, a Buck/Simonton descendant
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Military Records

Sunday, March 31, 2019

George Buck2 (Edward Buck1) (c. 1798-1878) – 2nd generation

George2 is the brother of Edward2 whose blog has already been posted.  George was b. in Dorchester, NB and married in 1820, Phebe Palmer. It seems that there is no one to claim Phebe as their daughter. There was a Palmer family in the area. He was Gideon Palmer, a Loyalist, who came from Throg’s Neck in a part of the Bronx, in New York City. In Gideon’s day it was all farmland. Since he fought for the British during the American Revolution, his lands were confiscated and he moved to Nova Scotia and then New Brunswick. He married Catherine Harper, a Yorkist from England. Phebe has been eliminated from Gideon’s list of children because she wasn’t mentioned in his will but all his other children were. Yet one of Phebe’s sons is named Gideon and a daughter is named Catherine. There were other Palmers in the area (Philip, John, Marcus, Jonathan, Thomas) so why not use one of those names. The same goes for the female counterpart. There was Sally, Elizabeth, Sarah, why use Catherine? Based on this I have tentatively place her as the daughter of Gideon and Catherine Harper Palmer. There are any number of reasons why she might not have been Gideon’s will. He could have loaned money to George and Phebe, thus feeling that he had helped her already. There could have been some dispute between Gideon and George over money, land and business dealings. There could have been a “Hatfield and McCoy” kind of situation between the Palmers, Harpers and Bucks that was never recorded. There is no telling and I hope someday to find out the truth.

Dorchester, NB

Now back to George and Phebe Palmer Buck. George was a farmer in Dorchester NB. They had 9 children between the years 1821 and 1835:

Gideon (1821-1894)
Nathaniel (1822-1862)
Catherine (1824-1904)
George (1825-1886)
Phebe Ann (1828-aft 1871)
Robert (1829-1902)
Serena Jane (1830-1891)
Lydia (1832-1860)
James (1835-1908)

1. Gideon Buck was a famer who married Sarah Tower (1826-1899) in 1845.  They had 13 children. Sarah Tower’s father was Joseph. He was married twice, first to Sarah Maxwell who had 7 children and then to Mary Ward who had 10 children, giving Sarah 8 siblings and 7 half-siblings. The children of Gideon and Sarah were: Joseph; Bertha Elizabeth; William Yates; Ann Jane; Charles Burpee; Clarence; Arthur Gideon; Mary Althea; George Edgar; Phebe Eliza; Adelia; Silas Edward; Sarah J.

2. Nathaniel Buck married Anne Frances Mitton in 1843. It has been reported by another researcher that he was in Eastport ME by 1850. The researcher didn’t provide a resource for this and I’ve been unable to find any record of it. However, he seems to disappear from the NB records at this time as well, so perhaps he was in Maine. Apparently he then moved on to CT and NY City before finally settling in Mobile, Alabama. The 1860 cen for Mobile AL, shows he was living there with his wife and four children, Hazel; Edward, Angeline; and Frances. It also states that both parents and children were all born in CT, which we know isn’t true for the parents. This could be a case of one of the older children giving info to the census taker. It has been claimed that he died in 1862 in Mobile, but I could find no documentation for this.

3. Catherine Buck married Edward Cole 1841 in Dorchester NB. Edward was a farmer on Cole’s Point, a peninsula from Dorchester into the Bay of Fundy. They had 9 children. Edward must have given up farming, because around 1847 he began to run a subsidized ferry between      Hopewell Cape, Albert Co. and Cole’s Point in Westmorland Co.          Catherine and Edward had 9 children and are my gt. gt. grandparents.     Their children were: Ebenezer, a Master Mariner, d. at age 24; Lucinda,   David, d. at age 13.; Phebe, d. at age 20; Rebecca (my gt. grandmother); Edward; Mary (Mame); Emma; Margaret (Maggie). In 1897, while the elder Edward was working on the ferry, he slipped off the boat. It’s uncertain if he hit his head in the fall, but he was under water for a bit of time. He was brought from the water and a Dr. had been called to treat him. He was taken to a nearby home where he died a few hours later. After this, Catherine resided with her son, Edward and his family. She died in 1904 and is buried in Dorchester Cape Cemetery in Dorchester, NB.

4. George (Jr.) Buck married Ann Wilson Baxter in 1851. They had nine children: Sarah Augusta; DeMille; Catherine, d. at 1 yr. old; Emma Louise; Bedford, d. at abut age 10; Frederick, d. as infant; Frank; Charlotte; Hattie (called Annie). George was a Master Mariner but eventually turned to farming. I have 1886 as a death date for both George and his wife but no records to show this to be true.

5. Phebe Ann Buck married James Spires about 1851. They had three children, Caroline (Carrie), George and Robert. They were living in Dorchester NB   in the 1861 census. No further info.

6. Robert A. Buck married Lydia Powell in 1851, Dorchester NB. They had five children: Rufus, Rebecca, Robert, Hiram and Harvey. Lydia died in 1860. Robert soon married Olivia Baxter in 1861. They had ten children: Martha, Harmon, Joseph, Harry, Mary, Collinwood, John, Sarah, William and James. By 1881, Robert was once again a widower. In 1882, he married Lucinda Dowling. No additional children have been found for Robert and this marriage. Robert was a farmer and died in 1902. He’s buried in the Dorchester Cape Cem., Dorchester, NB.

7. Serena Jane Buck married Silas Tower in 1851. Silas was the half-br/o Sarah Tower Buck, who married Gideon Buck, older brother of Serena. They had six children: Benjamin, Silas, James, Albert, Phebe and John. Silas died in 1890 and Serena J. in 1891. The are both buried in the Dorchester Cape Cem., Dorchester, NB

8. Lydia Buck was b. in 1832 and died 1860. She didn’t seem to be married. She is buried in the Dorchester Cape Cem., Dorchester, NB.

9. James Alexander, a farmer, married Phebe Elizabeth Buck, his first cousin, in 1859. She was the d/o James Richard Buck of Sackville, NB. They had six children: Celeste, Lydia, Maggie, James, Joshua and Alexander. Phebe died in 1897 and James married again in 1900 to Louise Oulton; no further issue.  James and Phebe are both buried in the Dorchester Cape Cem. in Dorchester NB.

                                              Sackville, NB

The next person in this second generation is Ann Buck who married Benjamin Simonton.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Edward Buck (c.1797-1875) – 2nd generation - Chapter One

Edward Buck2 (Edward1) was born in NB around 1797. There is little to be known about him or his life except what is told in the general history of the region. It’s not really certain where he was born but it was in the general area of Sackvile and Dorchester NB, which sit side by side at the top of Chignecto Bay.

He married Mary Ann Finney Mar 18 1817. Their first child seems to be Phebe Buck, b. 1819, who married Frederick Bidwell and relocated to Hartford CT. Phebe Buck Bidwell died there, Feb 29 1904.

The next daughter, Amelia (1821-1901) married William Yates in 1847. William was from England. After they married, they remained in the Dorchester NB area. The 1871 census shows they have two boys living with them, Harvey Spires, age 10, and Harvey Boyce, age 17. There’s no way to tell, but it would seem they had taken in two boys who were, perhaps, in need of a home. The 1881 census shows there were no children living with them. William Yates was a farmer. Amelia died in Jan 1901 and William died in Nov. of the same year. There is no record of any children born to them.

Edward3 (Edward2, Edward1) was born in Sackville, NB 1822. He married in 1846 Mary Jane Tower, b. around 1824 in Wood Point, NB. Edward and Mary Ann were 2nd cousins through Edward’s grandmother, Phebe Tower Buck. He was a harness maker and by 1871 was living in Moncton, NB. They had two daughters, Sarah Eliza, b. 1849 and Hester Jane b. 1855. There may have been more children but none were found. Sarah Eliza married in 1868 John Edmund Atkinson. They had four sons William, Frank, Edward and Herbert. In 1881, Mary Jane Tower Buck, age 58, was living with the Atkinson family in Sackville, NB. William used his middle name, Bradford. He married Maria Oulten in 1899. They had three children, John, Charles and Belle. Frank Atkinson married Minnie McFadden in 1896. I found one son for them, Earl, b. 1899. Both Edward and Herbert Roy Atkinson were recorded in the 1901 cen. for Westmorland Co., NB but neither was married.

The next household listed on the 1881 cen. is John and Hester Jane Buck Brown, showing they lived next door to John and Sarah Atkinson. They were married in 1873 and had three children: Mark, Lana Blanche and Ethel Grace. Mark married in 1902, Hattie Brown, possibly related, but not checked. In 1902 Lana married Benjamin Compton. Ethel married in 1913 to William Elliott.

Their youngest child was Angel, b. 1827. She married George Brown, Sep 2 1849 in NB but relocated to Hartford CT also. George was born in England. 1816. There has been no reference to George being related to John Brown or Hattie Brown, wife of Mark Brown. I have found four children for Angel and George Brown. They were Mary Ann (1851-1905), Matilda (1853-1919), Charles (1855) and Clara (1858-1912). All four were born in the area around Hartford CT.  Mary Ann Brown married (1868) George T. Hale and had 6 children. Matilda married in 1872 Charles Albert Buck. They were first cousins once removed. Charles Brown (1855) married a woman named Frances. No further info on this couple. Clara married Alexander Robb Mitton. They had three children, all of whom died before the age of 2. No further information on this family. The 1880 census records that Angel was divorced and was a dressmaker.

Next installment will cover George Buck2 (Edward1), brother of the above Edward2