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SOME DESCENDANTS

OF

WILLIAM BUCK

1585 - 1657/58

OF CAMBRIDGE, MIDDLESEX CO., MA.

MORE CHILDREN REMAIN TO BE ADDED

UPDATED 9/24/98

     WILLIAM BUCK was born about 1585 in England[4], and died on 24 Jan 1657/58 [5] at Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA. His wife's name is unknown and no wife travelled with him to New England[4] so she was perhaps deceased.

William, age 50, and his son Roger, aged 18 shipped out of London on the ship INCREASE, arriving in Boston in late July  1635. He was listed as "plowright", destination Cambridge, MA.[4]

     After his arrival in Boston he proceeded to Cambridge where he settled and pursued the occupation of plowright. He resided to the northeast of Garden Street in the west field where there was formerly a highway called Raymond street which lead to the "Great Swamp".[5]

    I'm looking now for information concerning the other three sons of William who are mentioned by Cole and Whitman. They didn't arrive with him on the ship Increase, did they come later? Did William re-marry and have them?

CHILDREN:

1. ROGER BUCK*

2. Isaac Buck

3. James Buck

4. John Buck

Sources:

  1. "A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND", p. 283-4, James Savage;
  2. "A HISTORY OF BUCKFIELD, MAINE", A. Cole & C. F. Whitman;
  3. "THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS", Charles H. Pope, p. 76;
  4. "The Planters Of The Commonwealth ..... 1620-1640", pp. 148-151, Charles E. Banks, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979. Orig. Pub. Boston, 1930, LOC#67-30794.;
  5. Lucius R. Paige, "History Of Cambridge, Mass. 1630-1877", p. 503, Boston, 1877


    ROGER BUCK8 b. abt. 1617 England, d. 10 Nov. 1693 Woburn, Middlesex Co., Mass.; m. SUSANNAH ( _____) abt 1637. Roger, also a plowright, succeeded to his father's homestead in Cambridge. He was for a period of time the public executioner in Cambridge and was in 1668 ordered to administer twenty lashes to a "culprit". After Susanna's death  in 1685 he removed to Woburn , most likely to live with his son Ephraim, for he was there in 1688 when he acknowledged the sale of part of his homestead to his son-in-law Thomas Baverick, stipulating that should Baverick sell the property Roger's son Ephraim would have first refusal on the property.

Children:

1. Nathaniel, b. prob. Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, d. 19 Jul 1672 Cambridge.[]

2. Ann, b. prob. Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, d. 13 Apr 1675 Cambridge.[]

3. Lydia, m. 03 Mar 1672/73 to Henry Smith.[]

4. Mary, b. 1638 Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, d. 31 Aug 1639.[]

5. Samuel*, b. 06 Feb 1641/42 Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, d. 21 Sep 1690 at Menotomy(?) [wherever that is]. On 16 Mar 1668/69 he married Rachel Leven.[]

6. John, b. 03 Sep 1644 Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, d. in 1664.[]

7. EPHRAIM BUCK*

8. Mary, b. 23 Jun 1648 Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA and d. 31 Aug 1669 Cambridge.[]

9. Ruth, b. 06 Nov 1653 Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA. She m. Thomas Baverick.[]

10. Elizabeth, b. 05 Jul 1657 Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA. She m. Joshua Wood on 20 Aug 1678 in Cambridge.[]

Sources:

  1. James Savage; "A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND", p. 283-4

  2. A. Cole & C. F. Whitman, "A HISTORY OF BUCKFIELD, MAINE"

  3. Lucius R. Paige, "HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE, MASS.", p. 504

  4. Charles H. Pope; "THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS", p. 76.


     EPHRAIM BUCK* was born on 26 Jul. 1646  in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA., and died about 1720 at Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. He married SARAH BROOKS on 1 Jan 1670/71 in Woburn. She was born on 21 Nov 1652 in Woburn. She was the daughter of JOHN BROOKS and EUNICE MOUSALL

Ephraim's will, dated 23 Nov. 1717, was proved 20 Mar 1720/21.  The Hist. of Woburn, p. 123 states that Sarah had smallpox in the plague of May 1679.

Children:

1. Ephraim, b.13 Jul 1676 Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. []

2. John, b. 01 Jan 1678/79 Woburn Middlesex Co., MA., & d. Jan 1678/79 Woburn. [

3. JOHN*

4. Samuel, b. 13 Nov 1682 Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. []

5. Eunice, b. 07 Jul 1685 Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. []

6. Ebenezer, b. 20 May 1689, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. []

7. Mary, b. 28 Oct 1691 Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, m. Nathaniel Pike. []

Sources:

  1. James Savage, "A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND", p. 283-4  

  2. A. Cole & C. F. Whitman, "A HISTORY OF BUCKFIELD, MAINE"; Lucius R. Paige, "HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE, MASS.", p. 504

  3. Samuel Sewall, "HISTORY OF WOBURN, MASS."


     JOHN BUCK* was born on 7 Feb. 1679/80 at Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, and died on 2 Nov. 1752; m. PRISCILLA (_____).

Children:

1. JOHN JR.

Sources:

  1. A. Cole & C. F. Whitman, "A HISTORY OF BUCKFIELD, MAINE"

  2. Lucius R. Paige, "HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE, MASS.", p. 504


     JOHN BUCK JR.* was born on  28 Nov 1716 poss.at Haverhill, Essex Co., MA. and died on 3 Jan 1761 in New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME.. He is said to have m. SARAH CLEMENTS* abt 1741 or 1742 in Haverhill, Essex Co., MA.. She died on 25 Nov. 1760 in New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME. Sarah is said to have been born in Haverhill, part of the large Clements family there. In 1760 their son Abijah stated on his enlistment papers that he had been born in Dunstable, Middlesex Co., MA. His age was 17 which would have put them in Dunstable about 1742 or 1743. How long they resided in Dunstable isn't known. They removed to New Gloucester prior to 1754 where their son John III is said to have been born.

     John Buck Jr. was a soldier in the French and Indian War. He was at one time captured by the Indians and was close to being executed by then but mananaged to escape. He and  Sarah died within a short time of one another, John dying last, and tradition maintains they were buried in the same grave because the ground was frozen too hard and deep to dig a new grave. From the diary of his son Abijah Buck, "Abijah Buck, his book, 1760, God give him grace therein to Look". "New Gloster, November the 25, 1670, my mother died.", "Dec. the 10, 1760, I came home from Crown Point", "Jan. the 3, 1761, My father died and left us both motherless and fatherless".

CHILDREN:

1. Abijah Buck was born in Abt 1742 in Dunstable, Middlesex Co., MA., and died in 1829 at Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME. He married Phebe Tyler who died 17 Aug 1816 in Buckfield. Abijah "served in the Colonial forces during the greater part of the year 1760 - the year after Quebec had fallen. He had previously been a "Scout to the Eastward" From North Yarmouth, he had entered the service , and it was stated in his enlistment papers that he was born at Dunstable, Mass., age 17, and that his father's name was John Buck.[Cole & Whitman, p. 23]

2. Nathaniel Buck, d. 1817 in Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME., He m. Mary Brown, she died in 1826 in Buckfield.

3. Esther Buck, married John Ackers. He died in Errol, Coos Co., NH

4. Sally (Sarah) Buck

5. JOHN BUCK III*

6. Moses Buck, b. 1759 at New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, died in 1825 at Sumner, Oxford Co., ME. He married Hannah Chubb 

Sources:

  1. Sources: A. Cole & C. F. Whitman, "A HISTORY OF BUCKFIELD, MAINE"

  2. Marquis F. King; "THE VITAL RECORDS OF GORHAM, MAINE".


     JOHN BUCK III*, was born about 1754 in New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME. and died on 4 Mar 1828 in Woodstock, Oxford Co., ME. John m. ABIGAIL IRISH*, int. published on 8 Feb 1777 in Gorham, Cumberland Co., ME. Abigail was born on 24 Dec 1746 in Gorham, Cumberland Co., ME, and d. on 20 Jul 1824 in Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME. She was the daughter of JOHN IRISH* and Sarah (_____) of Gorham, ME.[1]

     John was a Revolutionary War Vet, having been at Ticonderoga.[1]

     John and Abigail arrived in Bucktown (later Buckfield), ME. in February or March of 1779. They brought with them their two daughters, the oldest aged two years, the youngest but a few weeks old  having been born 5 Feb. 1779. Family tradition states their arrival was only a short time after her birth.[1]

   The settlement of Bucktown was founded by John's older brother Abijah, who along with another brother Nathaniel, preceeded John in settling there. In 1786 Abijah Buck arranged the purchase of the township at two shillings an acre for  a total purchase price of 1732 pounds, 17 shillings and 10 pence. The proprietors receiving their deed 13 Nov. 1788 although they had been deeding property to settlers since immediately after arranging the purchase. Of the 41 shares in the new township held by sixteen proprietors the Buck brothers were represented by Abijah - 9 shares, Nathaniel - 4 shares and John - 2 shares.[1]

     John Buck was one of the petitioners to the General Court of Ma. in 1791 to incorporate a Baptist Society.  (ie. Church) in Bucktown; was chosen Road Surveyor in 1794. [1-370]

 "1828, March 4. of this year, John Buck, one of the early settlers in Buckfield, died in Hamlin's Grant, now a part of Woodstock, at the home of his son Simeon, at the age of 74. He had been an officer in the Continental Army, having entered the service from Haverhill.....". This section continues by stating that John had once been a large landholder in Buckfield; had later suffered from periods of  apparently some form of Senile Dementia, during which he was subject to very erratic behavior such as appearing at the door of the church shouting that the parishioners should "beware of the wrath to come", and another time when he "cut down the liberty pole ..... which had been standing for many years and was an object of great veneration...". [1][3]

CHILDREN:

1. SARAH BUCK*

2. Abigail Buck, b. 05 Feb 1779 New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME. She married Abijah Lapham.[1]

3. Simeon Buck, b. 16 Nov 1780 Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME. He married Lois Drew.[1]

4. Esther Buck, b. 25 Oct 1782 Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME. She married John Warren.[1]

5. Elizabeth Buck, b. 20 Nov 1784 Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME.[1]

6. Annis Buck, b. 15 Nov 1786 Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME., She married Levi Turner.[1]

7. Mary Buck, b. 12 Feb 1789 Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME., She married Luther Turner.[1]

8. Phebe Buck, b. 03 Dec 1792Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME., She married Benjamin Brown.[1]

Sources:

  1. A. Cole & C. F. Whitman, "A HISTORY OF BUCKFIELD, MAINE"

  2. Marquis F. King; "THE VITAL RECORDS OF GORHAM, MAINE"(Marriage); "Irish, Abigail, with John Buck of New Gloucester, int. 8 Feb 1777."

  3. The Journal of the Rev. Paul Coffin of Buxton, Maine.


     SARAH BUCK* was born on 12 Aug 1777  in New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME  and died after 1850 at Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME. She married ENOCH PHILBRICK about 1797 probably in Buckfield. He was born on 11 May 1775 in Buckfield, ME, and died about 1830 in Buckfield. He was the son of  JONATHAN PHILBRICK and ANNA (JONES?)

Sources:

  1. Cole, Alfred & Whitman, Charles, "A History of Buckfield, Maine" p. 417 & others.


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