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  • Name Jonathan Taylor Buck 
    Born 12 Jan 1755  Bedford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Mar 1831  Mullins Farm, Cooksville, Putnam, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Mar 1831  Putnam, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2458  Thompson
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2012 

    Father Isaac Buck 
    Mother Hannah Hicks 
    Family ID F1551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Zuriah Covalt,   b. 24 Feb 1756, Egg Harbor, Sussex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1819, Carter County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1775  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Buck,   b. 07 Jul 1776, Bedford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Livingston County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Thomas Buck,   b. 12 Sep 1778, Bedford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1870, Fentress County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Susannah Buck,   b. 30 Mar 1780, Bedford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1809, Carter County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     4. Elijah Thomas Buck,   b. 16 Jan 1782, Bedford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Overton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Barbara Buck,   b. 02 Apr 1784, Bedford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1816, Carter County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     6. Jonathan Taylor Buck, II,   b. 01 May 1786, Bedford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1868, Putnam County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Bethuel Buck,   b. 10 Mar 1788, Bedford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1858, Carter County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. Ephraim C. Buck,   b. 08 Jul 1791, Bedford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1874, Okolona, Carter County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1790 United States Federal Census Record - Bedford, Pennsylvania - Page 25
    1790 United States Federal Census Record - Bedford, Pennsylvania - Page 25
    1790 United States Federal Census about Jonathan Buck
    Name: Jonathan Buck
    Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Bedford, Pennsylvania
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 4
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females: 4
    Number of Household Members: 9

    (Although the information above does match other information for this time. The actual Census appears to have different amounts)

  • Notes 
    • Most information on Jonathan from - http://zeiglers.tripod.com/Familytree/Gustin/d1.html#c4186
    • There was a book "A History of Johnathan Buck and Zuriah Covalt" by Katherine Raines Buck.
    • More information on decendancy at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~johnbuckjr/p2203.htm
    • Below is Buck family history/ Sinking Creek Church from Ancestry

      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3289503&id=I626087233

      Name: Jonathan BUCK
      Given Name: Jonathan
      Surname: Buck
      Sex: M
      Birth: 12 Jan 1755 in Cumberland/Bedford County, Pennsylvania
      Death: 19 Mar 1831 in White/Putnam County, Tennessee
      Burial: Mullins Farm, Cookeville, Dry Valley, Putnam County, Tennessee
      Change Date: 16 Feb 2007 1 2 3

      Note:
      REFN: 27468
      E-mail from Joan Buck de Korte - joanbuck.dekorte@verizon.net - 11/8/2002

      My family is thoroughly entrenched in Tennessee.... Grandfather Jonathan Buck and his wife Zuriah Covalt left Bedford County, Pennsylvania after1790 and finally settled in Watauga County, North Carolina. Here they met up with many of the early Baptist families that their families had known in New
      Jersey before the Revolution.
      As an indian scout as well as a land owner, Jonathan was well known as a hunter...perhaps a "long rifle man". Several areas in the Watauga were named for him and he may well have hunted with Boone, who as an ordained Baptist minister was not a member of the Sinking Creek Church, was still in the area as a hunter.
      The Bucks went into what was to become Carter County, Tennessee and many of their church went with them. The family is still well counted in Tennessee....my paternal grandfather having been born in Fentress County.
      Here my great grandfather Isaac Buck purchased the farm of John Clemons (Clements) as this family was about to leave for Missouri. Samuel was well on the way before the family left and of course is known as Mark Twain.
      My Buck cousin still owns the farm where remains of the Clemons cabin still stand. The huge stone fireplace and imposing chimney are there to admire.
      Next door lies the farm of the York family. Alvin York, America's WWI hero, was born on this farm. My grandfather was raised with these people and the Bucks and Yorks did marry.
      As you can see, most of my roots ended up as southerners...even the Bucks, with their early Connecticut Yankee beginnings.

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      DeLoach - Stout - Arney Family
      Entries: 9814 Updated: Sun Jul 21 12:59:07 2002 Contact: Lisa Waldman
      http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=lwaldman&id=I1331

      1. Jonathan BUCK (Isaac BUCK1) was born 12 JAN 1755 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and died 19 MAR 1831 in Putnam County, Tennessee. He married Zuriah COVALT 16 MAR 1775 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, daughter of Abraham COVALT and Elizabeth E. GUSTIN. She was born 24 FEB1756 in Sussex County, New Jersey, and died 12 NOV 1819 in Carter County, Tennessee. Children of Jonathan BUCK and Zuriah COVALT are:2 i. Elizabeth BUCK was born 7 JUL 1776 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and died in Carter County, Tennessee.+3 ii. Thomas BUCK was born 12 SEP 1778 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and died 24 FEB 1870 in Fentress County, Tennessee.4 iii. Susanna BUCK was born 30 MAR 1780 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She married William N. BOWERS, son of Leonard BOWERS and Rebecca NAVE. He was born 22 MAY 1787 in Carter County, Tennessee.5 iv. Elijah Thomas BUCK was born 16 JAN 1782 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.6 v. Barbara BUCK was born 2 APR 1784 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.7 vi. Jonathan Jr BUCK was born 1 MAY 1786 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.8 vii. Bethuel BUCK was born 10 MAR 1788 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.+9 viii. Ephraim BUCK was born 8 JUL 1791 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and died 7 JUN 1874 in Okolona, Tennessee.+10 ix. Abigale G. BUCK was born ABT 1793 in Jackson County, Tennessee, and died 16 JUL 1878 in Carter County, Tennessee.11 x. Miriam BUCK was born 13 AUG 1794 in Jackson County, Tennessee, and died 16 NOV 1858 in Putnam County, Tennessee.12 xi. Abraham Covalt BUCK was born 19 AUG 1798, and died 19 FEB 1875in Putnam County, Tennessee. He married Margaret SIMMERLY. He married Elizabeth ANDERSON.13 xii. Issac BUCK was born 20 JUN 1800, and died 7 SEP 1873. He married Mary SIMMERLY 22 MAR 1818. Marriage 1 Zuriah COVALT b: 24 Feb 1756 in Sussex County, New JerseyMarried: 16 Mar 1775 in Cumberland/Bedford County, Pennsylvania Note: _UIDC7365A60E7B4834BA3D76DC9898F5E0E54C6REFN239911Children Thomas BUCK b: 12 Sep 1778 in Cumberland/Bedford County, Pennsylvania Isaac Newton BUCK b: 20 Jun 1800 in Sinking Creek, Carter County, Tennessee Sources:Title: Web Site - Cindy Stevens-Smith - csmittyou@aol.com - 8/22/2002Note: NS258123 Source Media Type: ElectronicRepository: Title: E-mail from Joan Buck de Korte - joanbuck.dekorte@verizon.net - 11/8/2002Note: Source Media Type: ElectronicRepository: Title: Web Site - Michael Stephen Jackson - mjackson@apci.net - 11/7/2002Note: NS263063 Source Media Type: Electronic Repository:

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      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1166926&id=I55380835

      ID: I55380835
      Name: Jonathan BUCK
      Given Name: Jonathan
      Surname: Buck
      Sex: M
      Birth: January 12, 1755 in Bedford County, PA (now Fulton County, PA)
      Death: March 19, 1831 in White County, Tennessee (now Putnam County)

      Note: At this writing, the parents of Jonathan are unknown. It was believed that he was the son of Isaac Buck and Hannah Hicks, but Isaac and Hannah were not married until May 7, 1775, 21 years after Jonathan's birth, in Philadelphia, PA. (orginially published in a book by Katherine Raines Buck. Mrs. Buck recently passed away, before updating her book.) It is believe that Jonathan is the son of a Thomas Buck and Elizabeth Scott from CT and research continues along this line. Jonathan served as a Private 4th Class in Captain Enslow's Company, 1st Battalion, Bedford County Militia from 1778-1783. He received a land grant for 200 acres dated March 1, 1783 in Bedford County. The Farm was called "Buckingham". It was sold to Robert Akers on February 10, 1789. Jonathan moved his family westward, settling in Carter County, TN in the late 1790's. He then followed three of his son to White County, now Putnam County, TN. He is buried in the Buck Family Cemetery on the Mullins Farm in Cookeville, Tennessee.

      Marriage 1 Zuriah COVALT b: February 24, 1756 in Poss. in PA
      Children
      Isaac BUCK b: June 20, 1800 in Carter County, Tennessee

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      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mjr6387&id=I15903

      ID: I15903
      Name: Jonathan Taylor BUCK
      Given Name: Jonathan Taylor
      Surname: Buck
      Suffix: Sr
      Title: Sr
      Sex: M
      Birth: 12 JAN 1755 in Bedford Co,Pa 1 2 3 4
      Death: 19 MAR 1831 in Putnam,White,Tn 1 2 3 5
      Burial: MAR 1831 Cooksville,Putnam,White,Tn (Mullins Farm)
      Note:

      Listed in "Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States taken in the year 1790, Pennsylvania"; Genalogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Baltimore, 1966, 1970, 197 7, 1992; ISBN 0-8063-0340-9 p. 24, First column-Jonathan Buck, 1,4,4,0,0 Became a licensed Baptist Minister in 1803. Some believe he is a son of Isaac BUCK and Hannah HICKS; but Pennsylvania marriage records list 7 May 1775 as the date of Hanna and Isaacs' marriage. Jonathan served as a Private during the Revolutionary War: his records state that he was from Bedford Co., Pennsylvania and served as a Frontier Ranger from 177 8 to 1783 (SR136). Sometime just prior to 1793 he moved his family to Carter Co., Tennessee , where they lived until about 1818. They then moved to what was then White and Jackson Counties in Tennessee. They moved to Jonathan's Revolutionary War Land Grant. The land in this grant is now located in Putnam Co., Tennessee. The city of Cookeville, Tennessee is on a portion of, or near the original grant. Harold MULLINS and his wife now (September 1991) ow n the part of the farm where the BUCK Cemetery is located. The cemetery is part of a large beautiful garden which surrounds their home.(SR136).

      Jonathan's parents are presently Unknown. The most likely trail to them is through Pennsylvania records and to Buckingham Shire, England records, via Connecticut and Massachusetts. Ollie Buck PEEK, transcribed the information on the BUCK family from the Jonathan and Zuriah family bible. The original bible is in existence today (1985 ) but not available for copying or transcribing.

      Jonathan was born January 1, 1755...The church (Sinking Creek Baptist Church Of Christ) in Carter Co., Tennessee, where Jonathan BUCK preached, the actual log building where he conducted services, still stands. It is believed to be the oldest continual church in the state.(SR137).

      From: History Of Washington Co., Tennessee - 1988 - by: Association of Genealogists - Upper East Tennessee (Supplied by Albert W. Grindstaff in 1994): p.262 - "Johnathan Buck...shortly after...[marrying Zuriah Covalt]...began his service in the Pennsylvania Frontier Rangers. He served through the Revolution from 1775 to 1783 and for his service he received a grant of 200 acres of land in Bedford Co., Pennsylvania. In 1789 Johnathan sold his farm in Bedford County known as Buckingham, and between 1791 and 1793 moved to Washington Co., NC. Johnathan and family settled on Buffalo Creek near the Watauga River near Andrew Taylor's plantation."

      Tennessee became a state in 1796, and Washington County then became Washington Co., Tennessee.

      Buck Booklet vol II page 16; Jonathan BUCK born 1/12/1755, died 3/19,1831, md Zuriah Covalt , Pvt. PA in DAR Patriot Index, Vol II.

      page 17 is looking for info. on Jonathan BUCK who died 19 Mrch 1831, Putnam WHite Co., Tn. bu ried on Mullins's Farm, Cookeville, Putnam, TN. Married 16 March 1775 to Zuriah Covalt daug . of Abraham & Elizabeth Gustin Covalt. She wa born 24 Feb 1756 in NJ and died 12 Nov 1819, C arter county, TN.

      Jonathan's father may have been a Thomas BUCK. Joan Buck de Korte; 3142, Foothill Drive, We stlake Village, CA 91361. (booket was 1989).

      Jonathan came to Carter County about 1800. They were members of the SinkingCreek Baptist Church on April 19, 1800. Jonathan was made Deacon and he later recieved a license to Preach on Oct 17, 1806. In 1827 after his wife had died He was Dismissed from the Church for intoxication and profane language on Nov 17, 1827. He moved to White County with his sons Isaac and Abraham he is buried on the Mullins Farm in Cookville tn.

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      Change Date: 20 JUL 2005 at 20:49:20

      Marriage 1 Zuriah COVALT b: 24 FEB 1756 in Egg Harbor,Sussex,NjMarried: 16 MAR 1775 in Pennsylvania 1 3Children Elizabeth BUCK b: 7 JUL 1776 in Bedford Co,Pa Thomas BUCK b: 12 SEP 1778 in Bedford Co,Pa Susanna BUCK b: 30 MAR 1780 in Bedford Co,Pa Elijah Thomas BUCK b: 16 JAN 1782 in Bedford Co,Pa Barbara BUCK b: 2 APR 1784 in Bedford Co,Pa Jonathan Taylor BUCK b: 1 MAY 1786 in Bedford Co,Pa Bethuel BUCK b: 10 MAR 1788 in Bedford Co,Pa Ephraim C. BUCK b: 8 JUL 1791 in Bedford Co,Pa Abigail G. BUCK b: 9 JAN 1793 in Washington Co,Territory,Nc (Now Tn) Miriam BUCK b: 13 AUG 1794 in Jackson Co,Tn Abraham Covalt BUCK b: 19 AUG 1798 in Carter Co,Tn Isaac Newton BUCK b: 20 JUN 1800 in Carter Co,Tn Sources:Title: John Buck, Jr. (john.buck.jr@usa.net); 18 Feb. 2001; message to the authorAbbrev: John Buck, Jr. (john.buck.jr@usa.net); 18 Feb. 2001; message to the authorNote: ABBR John Buck, Jr. (john.buck.jr@usa.net); 18 Feb. 2001; message to the author In My Documents as New Buck Info; John Buck, Jr., 1779 Middlehurst Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 44118-1647; (216) 932-9059 Title: Dave Cloninger (DRDAVE407@aol.com); Descendants of Jonathan Buck; copy in poss. of MTAbbrev: Dave Cloninger (DRDAVE407@aol.com); Descendants of Jonathan Buck; copy in poss. of MTNote: ABBR Dave Cloninger (DRDAVE407@aol.com); Descendants of Jonathan Buck; copy in poss. of MT In My Documents as Descendants of Jonathan Buck; Title: The People of Carter Co., TN, "Carter County, TN and Its People, 1796-1993", Ca rter Co., T N , Carter Co. History BookAbbrev: The People of Carter Co., TN, "Carter County, TN and Its People, 1796-1993", Ca rter Co., T N , Carter Co. History BookNote: ABBR The People of Carter Co., TN, "Carter County, TN and Its People, 1796-1993", Ca rter Co., T N , Carter Co. History Book C Title: Jonathan Buck BibleAbbrev: Jonathan Buck BibleNote: ABBR
      Jonathan Buck Bible

      Title: A History of Jonathan and Zurish Covalt Buck's Descendant and Allied Families
      Author: Katherine Raines Buck
      Publication: 1985
      Abbrev: A History of Jonathan and Zurish Covalt Buck's Descendant and Allied Families

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      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=newgustine&id=I07048


      ID: I07048
      Name: Jonathan Taylor Buck , Sr
      Sex: M
      Birth: 12 JAN 1755 in Bedford Co., PA 1
      Death: 19 MAR 1831 in Putnam, White Co., TN 2
      Burial: MAR 1831 Mullins Farm, Cooksville, Putnam, White Co., TN
      Reference Number: 5457
      Note:
      [new.FTW]
      [ElizabethGustin.FTW]

      Became a licensed Baptist Minister in 1803. Some believe he is a son of Isaac BUCK and Hannah HICKS; but Pennsylvania marriage records list 7 May 1775 as the date of Hanna and Isaacs' marriage. Jonathan served as a Private during the Revolutionary War: his records state that he was from Bedford Co., Pennsylvania and served as a Frontier Ranger from 1778 to 1783 (SR136). Sometime just prior to 1793 he moved his family to Carter Co., Tennessee, where they lived until about 1818. They then moved to what was then White and Jackson Counties in Tennessee. They moved to Jonathan's Revolutionary War Land Grant. The land in this grant is now located in Putnam Co., Tennessee. The city of Cookeville, Tennessee is on a portion of, or near the original grant. Harold MULLINS and his wife now (September 1991) own the part of the farm where the BUCK Cemetery is located. The cemetery is part of a large beautiful garden which surrounds their home.(SR136). Jonathan's parents are presently Unknown. The most likely trail to them is through Pennsylvania records and to Buckingham Shire, England records, via Connecticut and Massachusetts. Ollie Buck PEEK, transcribed the information on the BUCK family from the Jonathan and Zuriah family bible. The original bible is in existence today (1985) but not available for copying or transcribing. Jonathan was born January 1, 1755...The church (Sinking Creek Baptist Church Of Christ) in Carter Co., Tennessee, where Jonathan BUCK preached, the actual log building where he conducted services, still stands. It is believed to be the oldest continual church in the state.(SR137).

      From: History Of Washington Co., Tennessee - 1988 - by: Association of Genealogists - Upper East Tennessee (Supplied by Albert W. Grindstaff in 1994): p.262 - "Johnathan Buck...shortly after...[marrying Zuriah Covalt]...began his service in the Pennsylvania Frontier Rangers. He served through the Revolution from 1775 to 1783 and for his service he received a grant of 200 acres of land in Bedford Co., Pennsylvania. In 1789 Johnathan sold his farm in Bedford County known as Buckingham, and between 1791 and 1793 moved to Washington Co., NC. Johnathan and family settled on Buffalo Creek near the Watauga River near Andrew Taylor's plantation." Tennessee became a state in 1796, and Washington County then became Washington Co., Tennessee.

      Buck Booklet vol II page 16; Jonathan BUCK born 1/12/1755, died 3/19,1831, md Zuriah Covalt, Pvt. PA in DAR Patriot Index, Vol II.


      page 17 is looking for info. on Jonathan BUCK who died 19 Mrch 1831, Putnam WHite Co., Tn. buried on Mullins's Farm, Cookeville, Putnam, TN. Married 16 March 1775 to Zuriah Covalt daug. of Abraham & Elizabeth Gustin Covalt. She wa born 24 Feb 1756 in NJ and died 12 Nov 1819, Carter county, TN.

      Jonathan's father may have been a Thomas BUCK. Joan Buck de Korte; 3142, Foothill Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91361. (booket was 1989).

      Jonathan came to Carter County about 1800. They were members of the Sinking Creek Baptist Church on April 19, 1800. Jonathan was made Deacon and he later recieved a license to Preach on Oct 17, 1806. In 1827 after his wife had died He was Dismissed from the Church for intoxication and profane language on Nov 17, 1827. He moved to White County with his sons Isaac and Abraham he is buried on the Mullins Farm in Cookville tn.

      Marriage 1 Zuriah Covalt b: 24 FEB 1756 in Egg Harbor, Sussex Co., NJ
      Married: 16 MAR 1775 in Bedford Co., PA 2

      Children
      Elizabeth Buck b: 7 JUL 1776 in Bedford Co., PA
      Thomas Buck , Rev b: 12 SEP 1778 in Bedford Co., PA
      Susanna Buck b: 30 MAR 1780 in Bedford Co., PA
      Elijah Thomas Buck , Rev b: 16 JAN 1782 in Bedford Co., PA
      Barbara Buck b: 2 APR 1784 in Bedford Co., PA
      Jonathan Taylor Buck , Jr b: 1 MAY 1786 in Bedford Co., PA
      Bethuel Buck b: 10 MAR 1788 in Bedford Co., PA
      Ephraim C. Buck b: 8 JUL 1791 in Bedford Co., PA
      Abigale G. Buck b: 9 JAN 1793 in Carter Co., TN
      Miriam Buck b: 13 AUG 1794 in Jackson Co., Tennessee
      Abraham Covalt Buck b: 19 AUG 1798 in Carter Co., TN
      Isaac Newton Buck , Rev b: 20 JUN 1800 in Carter Co., TN

      Sources:
      Jonathan Buck Bible
      A History Of Jonathan and Zuriah Covalt Buck's Descendants And Allied Families 1985 - By Katherine Raines Buck

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      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2093966&id=I121162926

      ID: I121162926
      Name: Reverand Jonathan Sr. BUCK
      Given Name: Reverand Jonathan Sr.
      Surname: Buck
      Sex: M
      Birth: 12 Jan 1755 in Bedford County,Pennsylvania
      Death: 19 Mar 1831 in White,now Putnam,Tennessee
      Burial: After 19 Mar 1831 Mullins Farm,Cookeville,Putnam
      Change Date: 14 May 2002 1 1

      Note:

      Title: Notes from the Family Bible Record of Jonathan Buck,
      Location: Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee
      Author: Juanita Heard - Putnam County, Tennessee, Historian
      Publication: 1977
      Page One lists Births, Deaths and Marriages, and a few Comments
      (died in Civil War, etc.)
      Page 2 reads (in Part): "I, Junita Heard, do hereby Certify that I copied the foregoing Bible records from a notebook dated August, 1926, in which Ollie E. Buck, daughter of Jesse H. Buck - born December 15, 1838, had copied from the ORIGINAL FAMILY BIBLE of Jonathan Buck, Sr...."

      2.Title: Descendants of Jonathan Buck and Zuriah Covalt and Allied Lines
      Author: Katherine Raines Buck
      Publication: Katherine Raines Buck, H.C. 71 Box 520 - Alpha, Kentucky -
      42603, 1985
      Page: 24

      3.Title: Joan Arden Buck de Korte

      4.Title: Daniel Robert Buck Ancestry Born -
      Author: Mary Jane Harford Buck - ID 80
      Publication: Not Dated
      Call Number: SR 9

      5.Title: BOOK: Carter County, Tennessee, Marriage Records - 1796-1870
      copyright 1987 bySouthern Historical Press
      Page: 14

      Marriage 1 Zuriah 'Zura' COVALT b: 1756/1759 in Pennsylvania or Egg Harbor,New Jersey
      Married: 16 Mar 1775 in Pennsylvania

      Children
      Elizabeth BUCK b: 1776 in Pennsylvania
      Thomas BUCK b: 1778 in Pennsylvania
      Susanna BUCK b: 1780
      Elijah 'Lige' BUCK b: 16 Jan 1782 in in Bedford County,Pennsylvania
      Barbara BUCK b: 1784
      Jonathan Jr. BUCK b: 1786
      Bethuel BUCK b: 1788
      Ephraim BUCK b: 1791
      Abigail G. BUCK b: 9 Jan 1793
      Miriam BUCK b: 1794
      Abraham Covalt BUCK b: 1798
      Isaac Newton , Rev. BUCK b: 1800

      Sources:
      Title: GEDCOM File : lwidener.ged
      Date: 28 Oct 2001

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      http://www.sinkingcreek.org/node/27

      The Oldest Church in the State of Tennessee

      Posted April 14th, 2008 by sinkingcreekSinking Creek Baptist Church is named for a tributary of the Watauga River. It is located on the Old Elizabethton to Johnson City Highway in Carter County. It is the oldest church of any faith in the state of Tennessee still in existence at its original location. It was organinzed 1772 in Washington County (now Carter County). Matthew Talbot was the first pastor. Worship services have continued through the years except during the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.In 1778 evangelists Charles and John Chastain, brothers from Virginia, held a revival here and the need for a larger church was realized. Pastor Talbot, Joshua Kelly, and a Mr. Maulkey planned and erected what is now known as the "Old Log Church" that still stands today with many of its' original logs intact. Worship and an occasional wedding is held there mostly in the summer months. Because of its' legendary past it is now a historical landmark. It shares the same grounds with the new church built in 1962.Rev. Reece Harris is the current pastor to the congregation at Sinking Creek. He has faithfully served as pastor since 1961.

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      http://ajlambert.com/cemetery/cmty_oldp.pdf
      BUCK CEMETERY Located on the Harlan Mullins Farm. Direction: This small family cemetery is located on a private farm.
      From I40
      take Exit 290, turn north onto Hwy 70 and proceed for 0.8 mile. Turn right onto S. Dry Valley
      Road 1.4 miles End at 701 S. dry Valley Road on the left. Because this property is on private land youwill need to contact the owner for permission.
      Jonathan Buck, b. 12 January 1755, PA ? d. 19 March 1831, Jackson Co., now Putnam Co., TN

      Service: PA
      Rank: PRIVATE
      Service Source: Pa Arch, 5th Ser, Vol 5, Pp 9293
      Service Description: George Enslow
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      http://delta.cs.vt.edu/civil/buck/buckfamily.txt

      I must apologize for my bad manners of not having introduced myself to each and every one of you. I am Catherine Quarles Buck. Most of my family call me "Kitty". I was born in White County, Tennessee on May 10, 1827. My parents are William Hawes Quarles and Ruth Hyder. My father William was born on March 13, 1794 and he was the son of William Pennington Quarles who was born in Bedford County, Virgina in 1752 and died in 1840. My grandfather William Pennington served in the Revolutionary War and was a Major in the Army. My grandmother, Nancy Anne Hawes was born in 1764 and died in 1844. They are both buried in White Plains. My mother Ruth has already passed from this world. She was born on April 22, 1803 and left us on October 27, 1858. Her parents were Jacob Hyder and Hannah Rockwell. Grandpa Jacob was born on January 16, 1770 in Charlotte, NC and passed away on May 18, 1854. My Grandma Hannah is still with us. She was born on January 25, 1780. The Quarles Family goes back to the 1500's coming from Norfolk, England.

      My husband Enoch was born on April 12, 1827 and also comes from a rather distinguished family. We were married on April 6, 1846. Enoch?s grandfather was Jonathan Buck, born January 12, 1755 in Bedford, County, Pennsylvania. He also served in the Revolutionary War in Capt. George Enslow?s Company of the Bedford County Frontier Rangers. Jonathan was married to Zuriah Covalt. She was born on February 24, 1756 also in Pennsylvania. They had 12 children, 6 boys and 6 girls. They left Pennsylvania sometime in the late 1790's and moved to Carter County, Tennessee. Jonathan was a Minister in the Methodist Church and was sent to minister at the Sinking Creek Methodist Church in Carter County. Sinking Creek is the oldest church building to this day in the State of Tennessee. But Zuriah died in 1819, I guess that kind of took something out of Jonathan and he was eventually dismissed from the church for being intoxicated and using profane language. Somthing that I dare say a lot of the Bucks do to this day. Jonathan then followed three of his sons to what is White County, Tennessee. Jonathan died on March 19, 1831 and is buried here on the farm.

      My father-in-law is Isaac, Jonathan and Zuriah?s 12 child. He is a very intelligent man. His wife is Mary Simmerly. His brother Abraham married Mary?s sister Margaret. Isaac is fluent in 6 languages and also just recently started a school called Andrew?s College, but most folks around the county call it Buck?s College. They also own a store in town. Isaac too, is a Methodist minister and is one of the founding Members of the Salem Methodist Church here in Putnam Co.

      So both the Buck and Quarles family have something to be proud of. Two Revolutionary War Soldiers, who fought for the independence and freedom that this fairly young country was established on. A country that won her independence from England to have the right to govern herself. Something that seems to be facing us again with the talk of the Southern States wanting to secede from the Union and have the right to govern themself as they choose. I try not to think of such matters. They are so disturbing and the thought of another War can only bring heartache to this country of ours. There must be some other way to settle these differences of opinions that the States have on Slavery and State?s rights. But at the present, it looks like a War will be certainly decided upon. And that will tragic to this whole Country.
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      These pages were written as a history project by Cynthia M. Buck-Thompson as her GGG-Grandmother, Catherine Quarles Buck, and while the names, dates and places are real, as well as the historical content regarding the Civil War, these are not diary pages written by Catherine Quarles Buck. You may contact Cynthia at buck1755 at ix.netcom.com.


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