|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1810|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 1893|
BUFFINTON, JOHN ALLEN, was the son of Benjamin Buffinton and Mary Mason of Swansea, Mass. He was born in Warren, R.I., Jan. 24, 1810, and reared and educated in Swansea. He learned the mason's trade and followed it in Providence, Fall River, and Newport. Later in life he became a resident of Milford. Mass., where he lived until 1857. He then removed to South Rehoboth, Mass. where he carried on farming on the Bosworth homestead, known as Stone Cottage.
He had married Ann Eliza Winsor Cousins Bosworth, born Aug. 7, 1815, in Smithfield, R.I., daughter of Peleg Bosworth 2d, and his wife Susannah Rounds. To them were born children as follows: John Murray who died in infancy: John Murray 2d, born April l, 1839; Frank, born Feb. 9, 1841; Dunbar Harris, Walter Smith and Allen Mason.
Mrs. Buffinton was a direct descendant in the eighth generation of Edward Bosworth, who with his wife Mary embarked for New England on the ship "Elizabeth and Dorcas" in 1634. He, however, died as the vessel was nearing the port. His remains were interred in Boston.
Mr. Buffinton, originally a Democrat, became a Republican with strong anti-slavery principles, retaining to the last an active interest in public affairs.
Mr. and Mrs. Buffinton were members of the First Universalist Church of Providence. Later they became closely identified with the Universalist Society of Swansea, in which they were deeply interested. Mr. Buffinton died at his residence, Stone Cottage, Aug. 22, 1893, and Mrs. Buffinton on Dec. 19, 1902.
A History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts by Tilton
Ann Eliza Bosworth Buffinton (1815 - 1902)
John Murray Buffinton (1839 - 1931)*
Dunbar Harris Buffinton (1845 - 1866)*
Walter Smith Buffinton (1851 - 1870)*
Allen Mason Buffinton (1852 - 1866)*
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