Elizabeth Temple

17 July 1801–5 June 1865 (Age 63)
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Temple was born on 17 July 1801, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Temple, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Carter, was 21. She married Jonathan Buck on 27 March 1821. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wilmington, Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1865. She died on 5 June 1865, in Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Buck
Elizabeth Temple
Marriage: 27 March 1821
Henry Buck
Caroline Buck
Darius Buck
Catharine Buck
Harriet Buck

Spouse and Children

    Jonathan Buck



27 March 1821


    Henry Buck


    Caroline Buck


    Darius Buck


    Catharine Buck


    Harriet Buck


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 18

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Betsey Buck in household of Jonathan Buck, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Betsy Buck in household of Jonothan Buck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Betsy Buck in household of Jonathan Buck, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"

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