Biography of Samuel Buell
Columbiana County, OH

Samuel Buell, who lives retired in Salem, is a Civil War veteran and, an honored pioneer citizen of Columbiana County. He was born near Salem, in Perry Township, Columbiana County, Jan. 19, 1845, the son of Uriah and Mary Ann (Garrison) Buell.

Uriah Buell, deceased, was a native of Berks County, Pa. He settled in Perry Township, Columbiana County, in 1811 and improved a tract of 160 acres. He followed general fanning until 1847, at which time he removed to Salem and engaged in the general mercantile business. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Buell, two of whom are living: Mrs. Louise Luce, lives at Kent, Ohio; and Samuel, the subject of this sketch.

Samuel Buell received his education in the schools of Salem and at the age of 17 years volunteered for service in the Civil War, and served as a member of Company H, 115th Ohio Volunteer Snfantry. After his return to Salem, Mr. Buell worked at the bricklayer's trade until 1876, when he engaged in the contracting business. He was thus successfully engaged until his retirement from active business.

On Dec. 24, 1866, Mr. Buell was married to Miss Rachael Seachrist, who was born in Stark County, Ohio, March 27, 1843, the daughter of Christian and Susan Seachrist, both deceased. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Buell: Lettie, deceased; Joseph, deceased; Mary C., married Henry E. Grove, lives with the Buell family in Salem; Frank, deceased; and Nettie, deceased.

Mr. Buell served as a member of the state legislature of Ohio for four years and is a Republican. He holds membership in the Christian Church, the Grand Army of the Republic, and formerly the Elks Lodge. Mr. Buell is an excellent citizen and has always been an asset to the community in which he lives.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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