FEBRUARY 12, 1827,
JULY 6, 1898.
Within a few minutes, Ancestry.com coughs up hints that Ms. Buck was a widow, that her husband died during the Civil War. FamilySearch.org provides a probably marriage record: On April 15, 1847, Andrew M. Buck married Amanda Waters in Marion, Ohio.
|Marriage record from FamilySearch.org|
Ancestry provides Mr. Buck’s military record: He enlisted in the Union Army (as a musician) in October, 1861; he died of disease in Kentucky, February, 1862.
|Military record from Ancestry.com|
Mrs. Buck, who evidently never remarried, lived as a widow for over thirty years. Federal Census records offer a glimpse—but only a glimpse—into her life. In 1870 she was head of the household, “keeping house,” and raising three daughters (17, 14, and 10 years old). In 1880, her daughters grown, Mrs. Buck, 52 years old, was living with her eldest daughter’s family.
Ashley Union Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio