Biography of Alfred G. Buck
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Buck, Alfred G., Potsdam, was born at Buck's Bridge in Potsdam, February 3, 1828. Isaac, grandfather of our subject and the original settler of this place, was a native of Connecticut and came to St. Lawrence county in 1806. He was then forty three years of age. He took up a tract of 1,300 acres in the northwestern part of Potsdam, and built a saw mill on the banks of the Grass River. He also started a store on the west side of the river and a potash establishment, clearing land and beginning the cultivation of the soil at the same time. Orrin Buck, father of our subject was the oldest son; Isaac, died in 1841, aged seventy eight years. Orrin always made his home at Buck's Bridge, after he came here with his father, 1806. He conducted a store here from 1838 to 1848, and then retired from mercantile business. He was born in Addison, Vt., in 1739. In 1868, Alfred established a general store on the east side of the river and in 1884, was appointed postmaster of Buck's Bridge. Mr. Buck has always been a Republican. He is a member of the Methodist church and is a steward and trustee of the society. Isaac Buck was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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