|Birth: ||Jul. 7, 1840|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1906|
Landon's Granddaughter "Josie Annie Lawhorn Tompkins" wrote this about her granddad. MOTHER'S FATHER WOULD COME TO VISIT US OCCASIONALY & HE RODE A BIG WHITE HORSE. HE LIVED AT ARMATHWAITE 10 MILES AWAY. US KIDS LOVED HIM. HE WOULD SIT IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE WITH TWO ON HIS LAP AND THE REST AROUND HIM. HE WOULD SANG TO US. I STILL REMEMBER TWO SONGS. "WE'RE CLIMBING JACOB'S LADDER, AND PSALMES OF GLORY" HE DIED WHEN I WAS SIX.
He left a good report:
We discovered the younger photo behind the older, while visiting Landon's grandson Vernon Lawhorn. We took the picture out of the frame so we could photo without the glass reflection. (R.P.C.)
(THE FOLLOWING INFO. THANKS TO BRAD BUCK)
Landon and son John were out in the forest one day when they could hear they were being stalked. Whenever they would stop walking, they could hear a few footsteps behind them but couldn't make out the originator. When they'd stop, it would take a few steps and stop. The footsteps had them a bit spooked, so they headed back to their house at the edge of the woods.
They safely got inside then peered out the door. In moments, a bear emerged from the woods. Landon asked John to fetch his rifle. They ended up with a bearskin rug!
The reason for many forays into the woods was to gather wood suitable for casket making. The caskets were built to order and fitted to the deceased. Often, the body would be in a state of rigor mortise, and Landon would have to use straps to flatten out the body for presentation at the viewing and funeral. At one such funeral, one of the straps gave way and the deceased suddenly appeared to sit up in the casket, which needless to say frightened a number of attendees.
(These latter two stories came from John Buck's late daughter Marie Johnson of Harrodsburg, KY)
Jonathan Buck (1809 - 1860)
Elizabeth Ann Houston Buck (1814 - 1892)
Margaret J. Hopkins Buck (1851 - 1930)*
Elizabeth Amner Buck Lawhorn (1873 - 1938)*
John A. Buck (1875 - 1957)*
Noah Alfred Buck (1877 - 1961)*
Note: Original grave marker for Landon Buck. Grandson Sam found this and other grave markers set aside at cemetery. Thinking these markers were being replaced and discarded, he took it home. Added by: Brad Buck 6/06/2013
Maintained by: Bob Copeland
Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
Record added: May 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26985122