|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1748|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1824|
He married HANNAH GALE November 1768/9. She was born June 18, 1751 in Haverhill, MA, and died July 09, 1834 in Bucksport, ME.
New England families, genealogical and memorial: by William Richard Cutter (1914), p. 230:
Jonathan, son of Colonel Jonathan Buck, was born at Haverhill, April 3, 1748, and died at Bucksfield, March 27, 1824. In character he was much like his father, an earnest Christian, and deacon of the First Congregational Church of Bucksfield (Later, Bucksport). He held various offices of trust and represented the town in the general court, 1804, and again from 1811 to 1813. He served in the revolution. He married, November, 1768-9, Hannah Gale. Children, born at Bucksfield: Rev. Benjamin, 1768, settled at Orland; John, mentioned below; Ruth, August 9, 1775; Lydia, October 25, 1777; Hannah, June, 1780; Amos, October, 1782; Joseph, May, 1785, had ten children; James, April 29, 1787; Nancy, December, 1789; David, May, 1792; Moses, July, 1794.
Jonathan Buck: "Burial: 1824, Buck family cemetery, Bucksport, ME
Cause of Death: Stroke in 1820
Occupation: Surveyor, Justice of Peace, representative, soldier, ship builder
Maine Historical Magazine, vol. 2 (July 1886-June 1887), p.22:
From an article by Rufus Buck, 1857:
Jonathan Buck Jr., the eldest son of Col. Buck, was one of the most prominent men for many years in the management of the affairs of this town; being a Justice of the peace, he acted as Judge in all petty cases of law in this and the adjoining plantations. In 1769 he married Hannah Gale, of Haverhill, by whom he had eleven children; their names were Benjamin, John, Ruth, Lydia, Hannah, Amos, Joseph, James, Nancy, David, and Moses. Two sons and two daughters are still living. Esquire Buck as he was usually called, in his mental and physical composition bore a strong resemblance to his father, save that his heart was deeply imbued with the spirit of Christ whereby his influence for doing good is still seen and felt by his numerous descendants and intimate friends. He held various offices of trust and honor in this town, was the first Representative to the General Court and Deacon of the First Congregational Church formed on the settlement of Rev. Mr. Blood. He died in March, 1824, aged 74 years.
The legend of his father Col. Jonathan Buck sentencing a witch to death appears to have been a fictitious amalgamation of his life and that of his son, Judge Jonathan Buck II, although no serious history documents any such trial for witchcraft in Bucksport, and 1795 was long after the well known witch trials at Salem. In the Bucksport story, the condemned woman vowed that she would dance upon the judge's grave. A stain resembling a foot appeared on Col. Buck's tombstone, bringing increased tourism to Bucksport throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
"Bucksport is also well known for its bizarre and fantastic stories." (Wikipedia)
Bucksport is said to be the primary inspiration for the fictional town of Collinsport, Maine, in the television series "DARK SHADOWS." In the series, Victoria Winters was hanged for witchcraft in the year 1795.
Jonathan Buck (1719 - 1795)
Lydia Morse Buck (1718 - 1787)
Hannah Gale Buck (1751 - 1834)*
James Buck (____ - 1867)*
Benjamin Buck (1768 - 1844)*
John Buck (1771 - 1835)*
Lydia Buck (1777 - 1862)*
Hannah Buck Badger (1780 - 1857)*
Amos Buck (1782 - 1841)*
David Joseph Buck (1792 - 1852)*
Moses Gale Buck (1794 - 1862)*
Jonathan Buck (1748 - 1824)
Ebenezer Buck (1752 - 1824)**
Daniel Buck (1755 - 1826)**
Created by: Ray
Record added: Mar 18, 2011
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