Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Marcus Calmes Buck (1789 – 1845)


Marcus Calmes Buck was born on Nov. 7, 1789; he died on May 12, 1845 at the age of 55 and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal, Virginia. His tombstone reads: "Surgeon U. S. Army during the War of 1812. A native of Frederick Co., VA, who died 12 May 1845, aged 55 years. He was brave, noble, kind and gentle."

Marcus Calmes Buck graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1812 and was commissioned a Major in the Medical Corps. On July 2, 1813, he was assigned to the 20th Infantry but was transferred to the 4th Infantry on September 4, 1815. He was appointed Military Storekeeper at Washington on April 25, 1831. (from “Blakemore Family and Allied Lines” by Maurice Neville Blakemore)

“ Marcus Calmes Buck was Major-Surgeon, U. S. Army, War of 1812. He was appointed military storekeeper at Washington in 1831, in charge of all military supplies. The name "Buckboard" as applied to vehicles originated from his design of a springy platform resting directly on the wagon axles, for transporting military supplies over the rough roads of what was then the Southwest (Tennessee, Arkansas, etc., around 1835). This design replaced high wagon bodies on springs, which were top heavy and unsuited for the purpose.” ( notes of H. N. Buck, 1965)

Dr. Marcus Calmes Buck and Elizabeth P. Drake were married on Apr. 22, 1817. She was called "Betty". Elizabeth P. Drake was born on Jul. 22, 1799. She died on Jan. 13, 1875 at the age of 75 and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal, Virginia. Her tombstone is most unusual -- a tall, stone about ten feet high with a hand pointed to the Marcus C. Buck stone. It is inscribed: M. E. P. Buck, wife of. There are no dates on the stone.

Marcus Calmes Buck and Elizabeth P. Drake had no children.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mary Ann Buck (1787-1851)


Mary Ann Buck was born on Nov. 18, 1787. She died on Apr. 5, 1851 at the age of 63 and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal, Virginia. It seems that many of the children of Thomas Buck V were buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal; however, Thomas Buck V was buried at the Buck Cemetery at Buckton.

Mary Ann Buck and George Bayly were married on Mar. 14, 1805. George Bayly, son of Pierce Bayly and Mary Payne, was born on Jun. 6, 1781 and died on Sep. 7, 1860 at the age of 79. He was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal, Virginia.

The Buck family is closely aligned with the Bayly family. In turn, the Bayly family is closely aligned with the Pierce family beginning with William Pierce who came to Jamestown with Sir Thomas Gates in 1610 on the ship “Blessing”. The daughter of William Pierce and his wife Jane was also named Jane and was the third wife of John Rolfe who is famed for having married Pocahontas. William and Jane Pierce also had a son named William who married Sarah Underwood.

George Bayly and Mary Ann Buck had the following children:

  • Thomas P. Bayly, (1806- )
  • Robert Henry Bayly (1808 – 1872)
  • Rebecca Elizabeth Bayly, born 1811; married Edward O. Hawkins, 1840.
  • Alexander M. Bayly (1813 – 1813)
  • George Marcus Bayly, born 1815; married Mary C. Starke, 1847.
  • Mary Ann Bayly (1817-1873)
  • Newton C. Bayly (1819 – 1822)
  • Susan Payne Bayly, born 1827; married Thomas Fayette Blakemore, 1848; died 1913.