BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON CO TN

Charles Henry Buck Charles Henry Buck, 3rd child of George Henry Buck and Martha Susannah Neisler, born 2 Feb. 1818 NC (probably Cabarrus Co.). George moved to TN abt 1824; helped build Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1831 in the Shady Hill area of Henderson Co. TN; Elder. Charles appears on the 1830 and 1840 Censuses of Henderson Co. TN in George's household.

Charles married in Henderson Co., Lydia "Lidy" Lipe, d/o Henry Lipe and Margaret Reedling. Wereabouts of Charles in 1850 is unknown (probably TN orAR). Charles and Lidy's 1st four children were born in TN, possibly Henderson Co.; their 5th child, Mary Lavina "Melvina" was born 1 Mar. 1850 (the1860 Sebastian Co. Census shows she was born in AR, the 1870 Henderson Co., TN Census shows she was born in TN); the same is true of their 6th child, Sarah E.; the next four were born in AR.

In 1860, Charles and Lidy were living in Mountain Township, Sebastian Co., AR, which was annexed into Scott Co., in 1861. They were living near Lidy's sister, Catherine (Lipe) Ruddell (wife of Stephen Ruddell and next to her sister, Lavenia (Lipe) Martin (wife of John M. Martin); Stephen Ruddell and John Martin had received land patents in AR (no record of a patent for Charles Buck has been found). Charles' father-in-law, Henry Lipe died 8 Sep. 1858 (Hendeson Co. Cemtery records).

Henderson Co. County Clerk Minutes 1860-1866, shows several of Henry's heirs filed suit to sell 422.5 acres and a slave named Harriet to settle his estate; John Martin and wife Lavenia, Charlie Buck and wife Lydia, and Thomas Ruddell and wife Catherine were noted as non-residents of TN; the land was sold to John Lipe for $2000 and the slave to Reuben Lipe for $475. Charlie's brother-in-law, Stephen Ruddell, was killed in the Civil War.

A Charles Buck served as a private in Marshall's Battery of Arkansas Light Artillery, but it is unknown if this is the same Charles Buck. One family member states that his grandmother Alice Izoria (Buck) Hamm told her father that Charlie Buck had lost a leg in the Civil War. Charles and Lidy's daughter Alice Izora was born in 1866 in Red River Co., TX; they may have gone to visit Moses Lipe, thought to be the eldest child of Henry Lipe and Margaret. Henry Lipe is shown in the 1840 Henderson Co., TN Census living next to Reuben Ridley; in the 1850 Red Rive Co., TX Census, Moses Lipe is living next to Reuben Ridley; Moses is still in Red River Co., TX in 1860. Charles and family are shown in the 1870 and 1880 Henderson Co., TN Censuses.

Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbertian membership list contains the annotation, "transferred to Maple Springs" (located in the western part of Henderson Co.); sons Reuben H. and John T. Buck are buried in the Maple Springs Cemetery. Charlie died 23 Apr. 1882, Lidy died 31 Dec. 1910; both are buried at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Henderson Co., TN; Charlie's parents, George Henry Buck and Martha Susannah Neisler are also buried there. Source - Earl Fly, Corpus Christi, TX 78411 (512)851-1466, personal correspondence to Don Martin Thomas, dated 27 May 1995.

Found on the website of Don Martin Thomas - Rootsweb World Connect
Also found at Everett Horn Library (Laura Wadley)

The Only old Court Minutes Volume, 1860 - 1866 -- Charles Buck

I used the WPA typed transcript on microfilm to abstract the most important facts from the Charles BUCK entries. The typing is very difficult to read, so I was not sure of the figures etc. The microfilm of the book with the original handwriting needs to be checked to see if my abstracts are correct)

Charles BUCK pages 18
Wilson Lipe, John Lipe, Samuel Kennedy 6 wife Barbara, James Elliotte and wife Elizabeth, Reuben Lipe, Moses Lipe VS John Martin and wife Lavenia, Charles BUCK and wife Lydia, Thomas Ruddell and wife Catharine, Margaret Lipe. Oct 1860. John Martin and wife Lavenia, Charles BUCK and wife Lydia, Thomas Ruddell and wife Catharine are not residents of the state of Tenn. Therefore it is ordered publication to be made for 3 weeks in the Lexington Dispatch commanding them to appear and answer said will within the 1st 3 days of Nov. term, if they fail, will be taken for confessed and set hearing.

Charles BUCK page 28
Wilson Lipe and John Lipe VS John Martin and Charles BUCK Etals 8 Nov 1860. Petition to sell negro and land. Supoena to answer in the case has been served to Margaret Lype one of the defendents more than 5 days before time and publication made in the Lexington Dispatch more than 30 days against all defendents requiring them to appear arid defend the case within the 1st 3 days of this term which they have all failed to do, petitioners will be taken for confessed in this case and set for hearing at present term. Appearing that the debts against the estate of Henry Lipe deceased have been paid, plaintiff and defendents are entitled to have land and negro sold for petition and distribution, ordered by the court that land and 1/2 interest in negro Harriett be sold on premises at the late residence of Henry Lipe after giving 40 day notice in Lexington dispatch. '

Charles BUCK page 58
Wilson Lipe and John Lipe VS John Martin and Charles BUCK Etals 7 Jan 1861. Petition to sell negro and land. clerk of court gave required notice, then on 15 Dec 1860 on premises of Henry Lipe deceased, sold land and undivided 1/2 interest in negro. All notes and securities taken, continued for further orders when purchase money is paid.

Wilson Lipe and John Lipe VS John Martin and Charles BUCK Etals 5 May 18S2. Petition to sell negro and land. Upon report of clerk and master of this court and special commisioner appointed to sell land and slave mentioned in pleading of this case, purchase money has all been paid, $3000. for land, $20. interest on same, $475. for slave, $4.75 interest on same. Total $3499.75 All right title and interest of Wilson Lipe, Samuel Kennedy and his wife Barbara, James Elliotte and his wife Elizabeth, Reuben Lipe, Moses Lipe, John Martin and wife Lavenia, Charles BUCK and wife Lydia, Thomas Ruddle and wife Catherine have in land goes to John Lipe. Land in district 13, 429? 1/2 acres. Named in boundries was reserve entry #509 for 92 acres of James Austin. Right title and interest of Wilson Lipe, John Lipe, Samuel Kennedy and his wife Barbara, James Elliotte arid his wife Elizabeth, Moses Lipe, John Martin and wife Lavenia, Charles BUCK and wife Lydia, Thomas Ruddle and wife Catherine, Margaret Lipe have in negro girl Harriet goes to Reuben Lipe. The clerk and master is to retain all cost arid attorney fees and pay over the balance to the heirs and distributees of Henry Lipe deceased.

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