JOHN BUCK (deceased), Auburn, Illinois, was born in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, January 3, 1797, son of Ebenezer and Ann Talcott, natives of Connecticut, where they were married and raised a family of seven children, four sons and three daughtgers, all of which lived to be adults.
Mr. John Buck was married in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, to Miss Cynthia Brown, by whom there were three children, viz., Edwin, Franklin and Mary N. Mrs. Buck died in Lewis County, New York, November 27, 1836, when he became acquainted with Miss Avis Rich, whom he married. She was born in Lewis county, New York, June 15, 1819. By this union there was one child, Mary L., born in Lewis county, New York, January 3, 1843.
In 1853, Mr. Buck, with his family, left New York and came to Sangamon county, and bought a large tract of land near Auburn. In 1854-55, laid out what is known as Buck's Addition to the Village of Auburn. Being a liberal man, donated several lots, besides donating the ground for a public square, Masonic Hall, and Methodist Church. through his influence, has succeeded in building up a flourishing little village.
Mr. Buck died August 23, 1880, leaving a large number of friends to mourn his loss. Mr. Buck, in politics, was a Republican; held several local offices of trust, representing his township as Supervisor.
Mrs. Buck has a grandchild living with her - Miss Jennie Antisdale, a daughter of Nancy Ann Antisdale, who died, leaving an only child.