William Buck and Descendants
Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 2.5c
CLARK Project Version 207
February 13, 1998
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1. William1 Buck was born in England circa 1585. William
died January 24, 1657/8 in Cambridge, MA, at age 72.
He, giving his occupation as "plowrite", and his son Roger, aged 50 and 18 respectively, embarked from London to New England on 15 April
1635 in the "Increase" with Robert Lea, master, and many other passengers.(1)
William must have liked what he saw, for he returned soon and sailed again, with his wife and family, in the "Unitie", Jon. Taylor,
master, from Weymouth to Matahusates Bay, New England, on 12 Sept. 1635.(2)
His son Roger inherited all of his property. Although some other branches of the
Buck family have stories connecting them to William, no supporting documentation has been found.
William Buck had the following child:
2. Roger2 Buck (William1) was born in England circa 1617. Roger died November 10, 1693 in Woburn, Middlesex Co, MA,
at age 76.
He married Susannah (Buck). Susannah was born. Susannah died September 20, 1685 in Cambridge,
MA, at age unknown.(3) Death date from "Vital Records of Cambridge
MA" NEHGS, p.490. Marriage confirmed by same with birth of children, and explicitly (without surname) by "Compendium of Amer. Gen." Vol.
VI, p.726. Birth and marriage dates from "Compendium of American Genealogy" Vol. VI, p.726. "History of Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine"
by Alfred Cole and Charles F. Whitman, 1915, p.548, says that, according to tradition, Roger was 18 years old when he came to America. Death
date and place from "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester Co. MA" Vol. 1 p.387.
Roger Buck and Susannah (Buck) had the following children:
John Buck was born in Cambridge, MA September 3, 1644.(5) John died in Massachusetts, at age unknown.
Mary Buck was born in Cambridge, MA June 23, 1648.(7) Mary died August 31, 1669 in probably, Cambridge, MA, at age 21. "Gen. and Personal Memoirs of
Worcester Co. MA" gives birth date as January 23, 1648; died unmarried Aug 31, 1669.
Ruth Buck was born in Cambridge, MA November 6, 1653.(8) Ruth died at age unknown.
Elizabeth Buck was born in Cambridge, MA July 5, 1657.(9)
3. Samuel3 Buck (Roger2, William1) was born in Cambridge, MA
6 Feb 1642/3.(10) Samuel died 21 Sep 1690 in Cambridge, MA, at
He married Rachel Leven 16 March 1669/0 in Cambridge, MA.(12) Rachel was born. Rachel died circa 1694 in probably, Cambridge, MA, at age unknown.(13)
Samuel Buck and Rachel Leven had the following children:
Nathaniel4 Buck was born in Cambridge, Middlesex Co, MA 16 July 1672.(14) Nathaniel died 19 July 1672 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co, MA, at
Rachel Buck was born in Cambridge, Middlesex Co, MA 7 July 1676.(16) Rachel died 23 Feb 1697/8 in Woburn, MA, at age 21. She married
Jabez Brooks 18 Dec 1694 in Woburn, Middlesex Co, MA.(17)
Jabez was born July 17, 1673 in Woburn, MA. Jabez was the son of John Brooks and Eunice Mousall. Jabez died
January 30, 1746/7 in Woburn, MA, at age 73.
5. Ephraim3 Buck (Roger2, William1) was born in Cambridge, MA
July 26, 1646.(19) Ephraim died January 1720/1 in Woburn,
Middlesex Co, MA, at age 74.
He married Sarah Brooks January 1, 1670/1 in Woburn, MA. Sarah was born November 21, 1652 in Woburn,
MA. Sarah was the daughter of John Brooks and Eunice Mousall. Sarah died at age unknown.
His marriage, his
death, and the birth dates of all eight of his children are recorded in the town records of Woburn. His will, dated 3 November 1717,
provided for his wife Sarah and implied that he had previously divided his property among his wife and children, who were named as Ephriam,
Samuel, John, Ebeneazer, Sarah Grover, Mary Spike, and Eunis Buck, and mentioned Eunice Richardson "yt I brought up".
Ephraim Buck and Sarah Brooks had the following children:
Sarah4 Buck was born in Woburn, Middlesex Co, MA January 11, 1673/4.(20) She married Thomas Grover.(21) Thomas was born. Thomas died at age unknown.
John Buck was born in Woburn, Middlesex Co, MA January 1, 1677/8.(22) John died January 27, 1678/9 in Woburn, Middlesex Co, MA, at age 1.(23)
Eunice Buck was born in Woburn, Middlesex Co, MA July 7, 1685.(26)
Notes and References
1. John Camden Hotten, The Original Lists of Persons of Quality.., (Baltimore: Genealogical
Publishing Co., 1962) transcribed passenger lists, including the "Increase", from London P.R.O. Class E 157.
2. Peter Wilson Coldham, F.A.S.G., "Genealogical Gleanings In England : Passengers and Ships to
America, 1618-1668," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol.71 No.3 (Sept. 1983), p.164ff extracts documents in the P.R.O. E
190 series. P.175 lists passengers on the "Unitie", including William Buck, Robert Looke, Jon. Tise, and William Ellwood, all with "wife
and family," and Nicholas Tailor, Richard Davies, Hugh Corbin, Robert Cattell, and Arther Hollman, each "and family."
3. Vital Records of Cambridge MA, p.490 (hereafter cited as Cambridge V R).
4. Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1630 - 1877. With a Genealogical
Register, Boston: H. O. Houghton and Company, 1877, p. 503 (hereafter cited as Paige, History of Cambridge).
5. Cambridge V R, p.101.
6. Ibid., p.102.
7. Ibid., p.101.
8. Ibid., p.102.
9. Ibid., p.102.
10. Paige, History of Cambridge, p. 503.
11. Ibid., p. 503.
12. Ibid., p. 503.
14. Ibid., p. 503.
15. Ibid., p. 503.
16. Vital Records of Cambridge, MA - Births, p. 101: Rachel, s. of Samuel and Rachel, July 7,
1696 (hereafter cited as Cambridge, V. R. Cambridge - Births).
17. Edward F. Johnson, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages 1640-1873, (Woburn,
MA:Andrews, Cutler, 1890), Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA, 974.42 W87 Wo, pp. 33 and 38 (hereafter cited as Johnson, Woburn
18. Cambridge, V. R. Cambridge - Births, p. 101: Samuel, s. of Samuel and Rachel, Dec 3, 1686.
19. Cambridge V R, p.102.
20. Johnson, Woburn Records, Part 1, p. 33: Sarah, d. of Ephraim, Jan 11, 1674.
21. Mrs. Elizabeth S. Richards, Genealogy of the Buck Family, (Reading, PA: Eagle Press,
1913), Sons of the Revolution Library, Glendale, CA, p.18 (hereafter cited as Richards, Gen. of the Buck Family).
22. Johnson, Woburn Records, Part 1, p. 33: Buck, John, s. of Ephraim, Jan 1, 1678.
23. Ibid., Part 2, p. 23: Buck, John, s. of Ephraim, Jan 27, 1679.
24. Ibid., Part 1, p. 33: Buck, John, s. of Ephraim, Feb 7, 1680.
25. Ibid., Part 1, p. 33: Buck, Samuel, s. of Ephraim, Nov 13, 1682.
26. Ibid., Part 1, p. 33: Buck, Eunice, d. of Ephraim, July 7, 1685.
27. Ibid., p.33.
(Buck), Susannah (marriage to Roger Buck) (i1441), d.1685
Brooks, Jabez (marriage to Rachel Buck) (i3174), b.1673-d.1747
Brooks, Sarah (marriage to Ephraim Buck) (i721), b.1652-
Buck, Ebenezer (i503), b.1689-d.1752
Buck, Elizabeth (i407), b.1657-
Buck, Ephraim (i501), b.1676-
Buck, Ephraim (i720), b.1646-d.1721
Buck, Eunice (i411), b.1685-
Buck, John (i360), b.1680-d.1752
Buck, John (i404), b.1644-
Buck, John (i410), b.1678-d.1679
Buck, Mary (i405), b.1648-d.1669
Buck, Mary (i504), b.1691-
Buck, Nathaniel (i402), b.1672-d.1672
Buck, Rachel (i403), b.1676-d.1698
Buck, Roger (i1440), b.1617-d.1693
Buck, Ruth (i406), b.1653-
Buck, Samuel (i400), b.1643-d.1690
Buck, Samuel (i500), b.1686-d.1757
Buck, Samuel (i502), b.1682-
Buck, Sarah (i408), b.1674-
Buck, William (i2880), b.1585-d.1658
Grover, Thomas (marriage to Sarah Buck) (i409)
Leven, Rachel (marriage to Samuel Buck) (i401), d.1694
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