BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

ED BUCK

Mr. Ed BUCK of Henderson County, Tenn. (now deceased) collected information on BUCKS, Bible records etc. He had some of it microfilmed. Information shows that George Henry BUCK was born 21 Jul 1789, the census gives his birth place as Pennsylvania. A. O. BUCK, 116 Harding Place A-3, Nashville, Tenn has been working on trying to find information on George Henry's ancestry. It was thought he might be descended from Nicholas BUCK of BUCK Co. PA. However, this was apparently an error for according to information found by A. O. BUCK, Nicholas had 5 sons and never left BUCKS Co. A. O. says that the legend he grew up with was the George Henry's ancestors settled near Lancaster instead of BUCKS Co.

George Henry married in Cabarrus County, North Carolina on 22 April 1813, Martha Susannah Neisler. Martha Susannah was the daughter of John (Nicholas) Neisler and his second wife Susannah Cook. The Neisler name has many various spellings such as Neischler/Niceler/Nisler etc. John Neisler, was born in Van Weil, Germany, in 1740, came to America about 1754. He was in the American Revolution, and buried in the Colwater Lutheran Churchyard, Cabarrus Co. NC. His daughter, Martha Susanna, was born 20 April 1793 in North Carolina.

George Henry and Martha Susanna BUCK moved to Henderson County, Tenn. 1833 and settled on Lost Creek. They raised a large family of 12 children. Family legend says he came here in 1824. The 1850 census shows children born in NC up till about 1829 and he appears here on the 1830 census. A. 0. BUCK found 2 deeds for him in 1826 in Rowan Co. NC, one in June and one in Aug. If he came in 1824? - he must have come and left his family behind and then returned to sell his property and get his family.

George Henry died 18 March 1875, Martha died a few months later on 16 July 1875 and they were buried in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Henderson County. The BUCK families were very prolific and many descendents are also buried there.
Source: Laura Wadley Lexington Library

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