John Buck

about 1805–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Buck was born about 1805, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Buck, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsey" Kent, was 41. He had at least 6 sons and 4 daughters with Caroline Stittson. He lived in Westfield, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1860 and Busti, Busti, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 15 years.

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Family Time Line

John Buck
1805–
Caroline Stittson
1811–
Edwin Buck
1829–
Laura A. Buck
1834–1865
Giles Buck
1831–
Lucy L. Buck
1835–1861
Esther Buck
1838–
Orlo W. Buck
1841–
Emma Buck
1843–
Martin E. Buck
1844–1890
Amon Washington Buck
1850–1908
Amos Washington Buck
1850–

Spouse and Children

    Male1805–Male

    Caroline Stittson

    Female1811–Female

children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 22

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 31

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat (Old English bucc(a)) or a male deer (Old English bucc). Old English Bucc(a) is found as a personal name, as is Old Norse Bukkr. Names such as Walter le Buk (Somerset 1243 ) are clearly nicknames.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent beech tree, such as Peter atte Buk (Suffolk 1327 ), from Middle English buk ‘beech’ (from Old English bōc).3 German: from a personal name, a short form of Burckhard ( see Burkhart ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Buck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Buck, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Buck, "New York State Census, 1875"

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