Edward D. Buys

22 October 1841–7 January 1914 (Age 72)
La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Edward D.

When Edward D. Buys was born on 22 October 1841, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Hyrum DeBaun Buys, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Huntington, was 28. He married Celestia Clarissa Bromley on 23 March 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 7 January 1914, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward D. Buys
Celestia Clarissa Bromley
Marriage: 23 March 1867
Hyrum Debaun Buys
William Edward Buys
Sarah Elizabeth Buys
Amanda Clarissa Buys
Mary Ann Buys
Henry Demick Buys
Joseph Hyrum Buys
Charlotta Buys
Alma Benjamin Buys
Martha Rachel Buys
Archie Devera Buys
Daniel Huntington Buys
Clara May Buys
Celestia Clarissa Buys

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Relief Society Organized
    Age 1
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 20
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch and Flemish: variant of Buis . This surname is also established in South Africa. Compare Bice , Bise , and Byce .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Hyrum DeBaun Buys 1802-1855 Life Sketch

    BIOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL OF HYRUM DEBAUN BUYS In the year 1802, at Waterford, Saratoga county, New York, was born a son to Jacob D. Buys and Sarah (Howard) Buys. This little son w …

    Sources (32)

    • Edward Bays in household of Hyrum D Bays, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Edward Buys in entry for William Edward Buys and Caroline Lawrence Gardner, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Edward Buys in entry for Joseph Hyrum Buys, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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