From the History Of Morrow County, Lincoln Township, published in 1880:
"[Edmund Buck] built a cabin in Peru [Township] and made small improvements, but in 1817, having sold this land, he went into Lincoln [Township] to find a farm. He rode up to where the Sunbury road and [Cardington and Chesterville] pike cross, and, looking the farm all over, decided to purchase it if he could find the owner. On his return, however, he met a Stranger, and, as was the custom in those days, stopped to exchange news, and soon learned that he was the man he sought. His name was David Finley, and, going over the property together, they concluded the sale, Buck turning in his horse as part of the purchase price. The land was originally one of three lots granted to John Montour, a son and heir of Montgomery Montour, who served in the Revolutionary army as captain. The original warrant, signed by Thomas Jefferson as President, and James Madison, Secretary of State of the United States, is in the possession of J.T. Buck." [J.T. was Edmund's son.]
"Edmund Buck gave a site for this denomination [Quakers], and a frame building was erected on the Sunbury road, just north of the pike, about 1850…An acre of ground was bought by this society, in 1857, for cemetery purposes, on the northeast corner of Lot 36, in Section 2, and two or three years ago [1877 or 1878] the church building was moved on to this property…Just across from this cemetery is a private cemetery of the Buck family, where lie some of the older members of that family."
"The schoolhouse followed close in the wake of the church, and was established about 1819. The first structure for this purpose was built of logs, 16x19 feet, on Lot 37, Section 2, the property now owned by J.T. Buck."
(NOTE—Ohio has a variety of ways in which Townships and Sections are numbered and divided up. In this case Lot 36 is on the south side of State Road 529 and Lot 37 is on the north side. The intersection of Roads 529 and 61 is known as Steiner's Corners.)
GPS Coordinates: 40.4814, -82.8222
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #40075
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