Buck, Benjamin, came from Great Bend, Pa., in 1805, with his wife and twelve children. Three more were bor to
them after coming here. He settled near the Baptist church in East Lansing, where he died in 1850, aged eighty
eight years. Daniel Buck, lus second son, married Sallie Garrison, and settled on a farm in East Lansing. He died
in 1856. He was a deacon in the Baptist church for more than forty years. By his marriage he had twelve children:
Simeon, Levi, Nancy, Almira, Louisa, Lorana, Benjamin, Phoebe, Lydia, Daniel, James, and Alvah B. The latter, Alvah
B. Buck, was born August 12, 1834, and has always been a farmer. December 30, 1858, he married Helen M. Hatch,
who died September 25, 1865. October 11, 1866, he married Harriet E. Hatch, sister of his first wife, and they
had four children: Fred H., Earle D., Ellard Leon F. Alvah is a successful far. mcr, living in Groton, who bought
the Hatch Home Farm" of 115 acres. Ede Hatch was born September 90, 1760. He was a native of Connecticut and
served with the American army in the Revolution. He married Eunice Chapman, and in 1815 with his wife and nine
children removed to New York State. About 1825 he settled on a farm in West Groton with his youngest son, Eleazer.
In 1838 Eleazer married Maria Raring. She died in 1853, and in 1854 he married Lorena Buck (now Mrs. Alanson Tallmadge).
The children of his first marriage were Helen M., Sarah J., and Harriet E. Eleazer Hatch was a successful farmer
and was prominently connected with the Baptist church. He died March 15, 1871. Phoebe Buck married Simeon Conger,
January 7, 1846, and had five children: Annette, Eddie, N. P. Willis, Charles Fay, and Fred B. Simeon was a mechanic
and book keeper at Groton village. He was also an occasional preacher, but was not ordained. He died in 1806.
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894
Tompkins County, NY
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