|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1881|
Margaret Hunter was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Georgia. She was the daughter of Colonel John W. Hunter and his wife Margaret. Hunter was a noted Revolutionary War veteran and later Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives. On January 28, 1836, she married Richard Barnes Mason in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Source: Gunston Grapevine magazine, Volume 22, No. 3, Autumn 2013)
They were the parents of three daughters. On November 19, 1851 as Mrs. Margaret Mason, she married Don Carlos Buell in St. Louis, Missouri. On the 1850 Census her birth is listed about 1823 in Virginia; 1870 Census about 1823 in the District of Columbia and 1880 Census about 1830 Georgia.
Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, Tuesday, August 16, 1881
Burial of the Wife of a War Hero
The wife of Major General Don Carlos Buell, who died on the 10th instant, at her country place, Airlie, Kentucky, was buried yesterday in Bellefontaine Cemetery. The remains arrived yesterday morning, accompanied by General Buell, the bereaved husband and the funeral services took place at 3 o’clock PM, at St. John’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Hennessey, pastor of the church, officiating. The services were short and impressive, the attendance being small on account of many of the old friends of the deceased and her husband being absent from the city. The body was conveyed from the church to Bellefontaine Cemetery, where it was laid to rest in accordance with the deceased lady’s wish, in a beautiful lot, in which lies buried her former husband, Major General Mason.
The death certificate, given at the Board of Health, states that Margaret Buell, wife of General D.C. Buell, died August 10, of epithelomical cancer, aged 60 years. - Louisville Courier-Journal.
Evansville Courier and Press
Sunday, April 23, 1922
The Pocket Periscope
By Thomas James de la Hunt
I wish you would reproduce General Buell’s poem written after his wife’s death, asks a correspondent who found some interest in The Periscope’s recent mention of Airdrie and the Green River country. Its four stanzas, therefore, are now given in full, with the additional incident that Mrs. Buell (formerly Mrs. Richard Barnes Mason) passed away at Airdrie Park on August 10, 1881, only three months less than thirty years after her marriage to the General.
Thou and I
Strange, strange for thee and me,
Thou, safe, beyond, above,
I ‘neath the star;
Thou, where flowers deathless spring
I, where they fade,
Thou, in God’s holy light,
I, in the shade.
Thou, where each gale brings balm,
I, tempest tossed,
Thou, where true joy is found,
I, where ‘tis lost;
Thou counting ages thine,
I, not the morrow,
Thou, learning more of bliss,
I, more of sorrow.
Thou, in eternal peace,
I, where ‘tis strife,
Thou, where care hath no name,
I, where ‘tis life;
Thou, without need of hope,
I, where ‘tis rain,
Thou, with wings drooping light,
I, with Time’s chain.
Strange, strange for thee and me,
Loved, loving ever,
Thou, by Life’s deathless fount,
I, near Death’s river;
Thou, wining wisdom’s love,
I, strength to trust,
Thou, with the seraphim,
I, in the dust.
John W. Hunter (1767 - 1841)
Margaret Hunter (1771 - 1840)
Richard Barnes Mason (1797 - 1850)
Don Carlos Buell (1818 - 1898)
Emma Twiggs Mason Wheaton (1836 - 1864)*
Elizabeth Mary Ann Sally Mason (1838 - 1912)*
Alice Graham Mason (1843 - 1847)*
Baldwin M. Hunter (____ - 1839)*
Alexander C. Hunter (____ - 1854)*
Elizabeth W Twiggs (____ - 1840)*
Margaret Hunter Buell (1821 - 1881)
Ben F. B. Hunter (1821 - 1884)*
St. Louis City
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Record added: Oct 04, 2010
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