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Joseph X. Buffington
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Birth: 1776
Hampshire County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1849
Louisa County
Iowa, USA

He was a son of Joel Buffington & Elizabeth Logan.

It is claimed that he was born on Buffington's Island in the Ohio River across from Mason Co., VA which is now Jackson County, WV. Note: WV became a state in 1863. The counties changed many times as well.

Another source claims he was born in Hampshire county, VA. This county seems more likely because his immediately younger and older siblings were claimed also to be born in Hampshire county as well. Also in 1776 the family had not bought the island yet.

His middle name may have been Xonophon because his son Phillip named one of his sons Joseph Xonophon Buffington. However the FAG memorial for this person claims the middle name is Xavier. I have been unable to find any document with a complete name of those with an X for their middle initial.

So confusion is evident.

He first married Chloe Harvey.

Their children were:
1. Elizabeth Buffington
2. Mary Ann Buffington
3. William H. Buffington
4. Joseph F. Buffington
5. Phillip Joseph Buffington
6. Susan Buffington
7. Margaret Buffington
8. Amelia Buffington
9. Chloe Buffington
10. Samuel W. Buffington
11. James Q. Buffington
12. Laura Amanda Buffington
13. Magdalena Buffington
14. Abraham C. Buffington

Additional Info provided 11/2015:
Joseph X. BUFFINGTON, born 13 Jun 1776, Hampshire County, Virginia - d. Jan. 15, 1849. He married (1) Chloe HARVEY b. ca. 1775, d. Sept. 12, 1840; and was married (2) about 1842, to Jane UNKNOWN.

Additional Info:
2nd Spouse - 20 JUN 1844 License with Jane Elliot
Jane Elliot Marriage 5 AUG 1844 Washington County, Iowa

Inscription on grave marker:
Aged 72 Ys ? Ms 29 Ds
Birth date of 16 Aug 1776 calculated from this info.
I have requested that someone visit the grave to determine the months of his age.

In order for his birthday to be 13 Jun 1776, the inscription would need to be 72Ys 7Ms 6Ds. This calculation method uses accurate day counts for each month.

Or... it is possible that at the time of his death the undertaker used the "30 day month method." Using that method every month is claimed to have 30 days and his birthdate calculates to be 16 Aug 1776 which is a value seen in many family trees.

Still others have claimed 16 Sep 1776 as his birth date.

The bottom line is that several sources have claimed various birth dates but no one has provided documentation.

It is claimed that he died in Elm Grove Township, Louisa county, IA.

Family links: 
  Joel Buffington (1744 - 1821)
  Chloe Harvey Buffington (1775 - 1840)*
  William Harvey Buffington (1799 - 1892)*
  William H. Buffington (1799 - 1892)*
  Phillip Jefferson Buffington (1802 - 1882)*
  Susannah Buffington Woods (1804 - 1889)*
  Margerette Buffington Edwards (1806 - 1890)*
  Amelia Buffington Littleton (1807 - 1897)*
  Samuel Wilson Buffington (1812 - 1848)*
  James Quinn Buffington (1814 - 1888)*
  Laura Amanda Buffington Rowley (1816 - 1878)*
  Abraham C. Buffington (1820 - 1914)*
  Mary Ann Buffington Holliday (1827 - 1912)*
  William Buffington (1773 - 1854)*
  Joseph X. Buffington (1776 - 1849)
  Abraham Buffington (1784 - 1861)*
  Jacob Buffington (1785 - 1880)*
  Susan Buffington Nighswonger (1794 - 1870)*
  Richard Buffington (1797 - 1840)*
  Mary Magdalena Buffington Dewitt (1797 - 1886)*
  Asa Buffington (1799 - 1834)*
*Calculated relationship
Buffington Cemetery
Columbus City
Louisa County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: D DeWitt
Originally Created by: Robert Mitchell
Record added: Aug 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20936737
Joseph X. Buffington
Added by: L. Forbes
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- Glenda Nighswonger
 Added: Feb. 3, 2013

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