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Saturday, April 20, 2013

George Buck, My Ancestor



George’s father, Edward, left England and was recorded in New Brunswick by 1790. Edward’s marriage was recorded in 1792. They had 9 children. George was the 2nd oldest. Please see previous blogs for the other children of this family. This blog will deal with George, his children and grandchildren.

Edward Buck, Sr. (c. 1763 England–1826 NB) m. 1792 Phebe Elizabeth Tower (1777-1822)
                   
Their 2nd child:
 George (1798-1878) m. 1820 Phebe Palmer (1801-1881)

No one knows for sure who Phebe’s parents were, but the only Palmer family in the Dorchester/Sackville area was Gideon Palmer’s. Phebe’s name is not mentioned in his will, which is what poses the problem. Until some record can be found, my theory is that she is the daughter of Gideon Palmer and his wife Catherine Harper. This is based on George and Phebe having a son named Gideon and a daughter named Catherine. Also in the birth years of Gideon’s children there is a gap into which Phebe’s birth year fits quite nicely. My theory holds that there was a family rift, after these children were born, which caused Gideon to remove Phebe’s name from his will. I would dearly love to hear from a Palmer or Buck descendant who might have the answer to this riddle.
Catherine Harper was the d/o Christopher Harper and his wife Elizabeth Leppington. Christopher brought his entire family from Sledmere which is in Buckrose, East Riding, Yorkshire to relocate on the vacated Acadian lands. Christopher’s name was not on the Jenny’s ship list, indicating he may have arrived on an earlier ship. They sailed on the Jenny, which left Hull, Yorkshire, for Nova Scotia, in April 1775. Records show that his nephew, Thomas King, who later married one of his daughters, was also on this ship passenger list. Harper also brought horses and cattle from England. In 1777 his house was burned by the Eddy rebels and not long after that he moved to Sackville. In 1809 he obtained a grant for the mill-pond at Fredericton and two or three hundred acres of wilderness land in Sackville.  They may have been Wesleyan Methodist - many Yorkshire immigrants were.

George and Phebe had 9 children:
          1. Gideon (1821-1894) m. 1845 Sarah Tower (1826-1899) – 13 children
                    {Gideon and Sarah were 1st cousins once removed}
          2. Nathaniel (1822-1850) m. 1843 Anne Frances Mitton (1822-?) 1 child
          3. Catherine (1824-1904) m. 1841 Edward Cole (1815-1897) - 9 children
                    {Please see the blog on Edward Cole}
          4. George (1825-1886) m. 1851 Ann Wilson Baxter (1827-1886) – 9 children
          5. Phebe Ann (1828-aft. 1871) m. c. 1851 James Spires (1827-bef. 1871)
                    – 3 children
          6. Robert (1829-1902) m.1 1851 Lydia Powell (1832-1860) – 5 children
                                                  m.2 c. 1861 Sarah Olivia Baxter (1843-1880)  – 10 children                                                       
                                                  m.3 1882 Lucinda Arminta Dowling (1844-?) no known children                                                                    
          7. Serena Jane (1830-1891) m. 1851 Silas Tower (1814-1890) - 7 children
                    {They were 1st cousins once removed. Sarah, wife of Gideon Buck and Silas Tower   
                    were half-brother sister.}
          8. Lydia (1832-1860)
          9. James Alexander (1835-1908) m. 1859 Phebe Elizabeth Buck (1838-1897) 
                    - 6 children    {They were 1st cousins}

Phebe and George Buck had at least 63 grandchildren. George was a farmer and they lived in Dorchester NB.
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Their first son, Gideon (1821-1894) m. 1845 Sarah Tower (1826-1899)
                    {1st cousins once removed}
          Their children were:
          a. Joseph (c. 1846-1871) m. 1868 Nancy Jane Tower (c.1848-?)
                    {They were 1st cousins, by half due to a Tower 2nd marriage} – no children found
          b. Bertha Eliza (c.1847-1890) m. 1867 John A. Cook (1844-1909 lost at sea) - 1 child
          c. William Yates (1849-1931) m. 1872 Susan Jane Fillmore (1853-1915) - 8 children
          d. Ann Jane (1851-186)
          e. Charles Burpee (1852-1930 m. 1845 Alice T. Tower (1856-1909) – 2 children
          f. Clarence (1854-1929) m. 1874 Mary Amelia Tingley (1853-?) – 9 children
          g. Arthur Gideon (12857-1932) m. 1900 Henrietta Tower (1866-1924) – 1 child. Have an 
                additional marriage for him to a Mary Unknown and no children found.
          h. George Edgar (1859) m. 1886 Catherine Elizabeth Fillmore (1861-1926) – 3 children
          i. Mary Althea (1859-1922) m. 1881 Charles Williams Hastings (1853-1929) – 9 children
          j. Phebe Eliza (1862-1938) m. 1884 Harry Maxwell (1863-1896) – 2 children
          k. Adelia (1864-?) m. 1885 Rennis Mallow Hicks (1858-?) – 3 children
          l. Silas Edward (1866-1940) m. 1898 Lavinia T. Hicks (1879-?)  – 2 children
          m. Sarah J. (1870-?)



The second son and child of George and Phebe Palmer Buck was:
Nathaniel (1822-1850) m. 1843 Anne Frances Mitton (1822-?)
          Their son:
          Leonard (1851-1921) m. Martha Unknown (1853-1921) – 4 children

Their third child was Catherine. Please see the blog on Edward Cole for this family.

George and Phebe’s next child was:
George (1825-1886) m. 1851 Ann Wilson Baxter (1827-1886)
          a. Sarah Augusta (1852-?) m. 1876 John Wilmot Buck (1849-1883) – 4 children. {They   
                  were 1st cousins 1x removed.}
          b. DeMille (1854-1917) m.1884 Martha Ann Cole (1862-1928) – 5 children
          c. Catherine (1856-1857)
          d. Emma Louise (1858-?) m. 1890 Milton Scurr (c. 1859-bef. 1898) – 1 child
          e. Bedford Buck (c. 1860-1871)
          f. Frederick A. (c. 1860-1862)
          g. Frank M. (1863-1962)
          h. Hattie Ann (1865-?) m. 1891 Walter Edmond Bishop (?-?) – 2 children
          i. Charlotte (1868-?)

The 5th child of George and Phebe was:
Phebe Ann (1828-aft. 1871) m. c. 1851 James Spires (1827-bef. 1871). James was as Mariner, possibly lost at sea. Phebe was listed as a widow in the 1871 census and living with her parents.

          Their children were:
          a. Caroline (1855-?)
          b. George (1858-?)
          c. Robert (1860-?)

The next child was Robert (1829-1902) m.1 1851 Lydia Powell (1832-1860)
          a. Rufus T. (1853-?) m. 1875 Sarah Jane Schurman (1850-?) – 4 children
          b. Rebecca Jane (1855-1860)
          c. Robert Irving (1857-1896) m. ?? – 1 child
          d. Hiram H. (1859-1860)
          e. Harvey Archer (1860-1906)

          Robert  m.2  c. 1861 Sarah Olivia Baxter (1843-1880)
          f. Martha A. (1862-1926) m. 1885 Harry Smith
          g. Harmon Trueman (1864-1926) m. 1889 Merilla May Copp (1893-1936) - 6 children
          h. Joseph Clement (1865-?)
          i.  Harry H. (1869-?)
          J. Mary A. (1870-?) m. Thomas H. Simonds
          l. Collinwood O. (1873-?)
          m. John W. (1875-?)
          n. Sarah Augusta (1876-?) m. 1900 John E. B. Herd
          o. William H. (1879-?)
          p. James Alexander (1880-?) m. 1909 in Stoughton MA Hattie Landon -4 children

          Robert m.3 1882 Lucinda Arminta Dowling (1844-?) no known children

Next after Robert comes Serena Jane (1830-1891) m. 1851 Silas Tower (1814-1890). Their children were:
          a. Benjamin (1851-1916) m. Bessie Towse (1858-1940) – 8 children
          b. Silas (1855-?) m. Caroline Milner (1853-1922) – 3 children
          c. James B. (1856-1933) m. Amanda Smith (1857-1923)
          d. Albert (1860-1882)
          e. Phebe Jane (1868-1941) m. 1892 Martin Carter (1857-1940)
          f. John (1869-?)
          g. Gideon Trueman (?-?)

The next to the youngest child was Lydia (1832-1860) nothing further is known of her.

The youngest child of George and Phebe was James Alexander (1835-1908) m. 1859 Phebe  
        Elizabeth Buck (1838-1897).
          Their children were:
          a. Celeste Alice (1860-1901) m. 1887 Charles Scurr (1855-1824) – 1 child
          b. Lydia Jane (1863-1930) m. 1890 William Wallace Ferguson (1862-1938) – 7 children.  
                 William Ferguson was from Lexington MA . All the children in this family were born in      
                 Lexington MA.
          c. Maggie H. (1872-? In Port Elgin NB) m. 1900 Joseph Turner (?-?)
          d. James (1880-1908)
          e. Joshua (1881-1953) m. 1901 Nellie May Oulton (1883-1957) – 2 children
          f. Alexander (?-?)

http://www.libris.ca/yrkfam/yrkpas.htm#jn
1851 Canadian Census
1871 Canadian CensusA

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