Biography of Epaphroditus Buck
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Buck, Epaphroditus, Russell, was born in Heath, Franklin county1 Mass., December 9, 1820, a son of Hiram Buck, a son of John, also of Heath, Mass., where he spent most of his life. The latter was in the Revolutionary War, for which he drew a pension, He married a Miss Smith, and had ten children. He came to Pitcairn, this county, where he died in 1844 at the age of nearly one hundred years. Hiram, father of our subject, was born in Heath, Mass., and when a young man came to Massena with two yoke of cattle for one Smith, which he drove about 300 hundred miles. He worked a year or two, then returned to Massachucetts, where he married Harriet Blodgett, a daughter of Samuel Blodgett, who came to Jefferson county, and later went to Albany, where he died. Mr. and Mrs. Buck had five sons and four daughters. In 1821 he and wife went to Antwerp, where they remained till 1837, then came to Russell, and later went to Hermon, where they died, the father at the age of eighty eight, and the mother aged eighty two. Our subject was seventeen years of age when he came to Russell, He was educated in the common schools and the acedemy at Gouverneur. He started in business on a farm of a few acres, to which he has since added until he now he has a valuable farm of 200 acres, where he now resides, In 1848 Mr. Buck married Phoeby Russ, a native of Onondaga county, born in 1828, a daughter of Russell and Anna (Hall) Russ, natives of Onondaga county, who removed to Wilna and from there to Russell about 1822, where they died. Mr. and Mrs. Buck have had eleven children: Harriet, Wyman L., Eugene (deceased), Duane, Arthur (deceased), Ella A., Charles W., Edwin E., Addie E., Elton E., Carrie E. Mr. Buck has always been a Republican since the organization. He and wife are members of the M. E. Church.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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