Henry W. Bucey


HENRY W. BUCEY, one of Warren Township's best known and most highly respected citizen's, an honored veteran of the great Civil War, resides on his farm of thirty-eight acres, situated in Section 8, Warren Township. He was born in Wells Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, October 21, 1839, and is a son of Asa and Mary A. (Girt) Bucey.

Asa Bucey was born in Maryland and was brought to Jefferson County by his father, Thomas Bucey, when he was an infant. He grew to manhood on the pioneer farm situated near the river, in Warren Township, and died in Jefferson COunty, August 17, 1858, aged fifty-six years. His widow survived until after the close of the Civil War. They had five sons and four of these served as soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Thomas, who is no deceased, was a member of Company E, 1st Virginia Infantry; Hiram, who was a member of the 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Henry W.; Leonard, who went out with the 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but never returned; and Charles.

Henry W. Bucey grew up on the home farm and during his boyhood there was still clearing to be done. He afterward worked on different farms in the neighborhood, but when the Civil War was precipitated, immediately resolved to enter the army in defense of his country's liberty. On May 7, 1861, he enlisted in Company B, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which he served for three months and then reenlisted in the 1st Virginia Infantry, in which he served until the close of the war, in Jult 1865. Although he was almost constantly in danger and took part in such important battles as Bull Run, Winchester and Cedar Creek, and was so brave in his actions that he was promoted to be sergeant of his company, he was never wounded nor captured and never once compelled to enter a hospital on account of illness. After his honorable discharge from military service, he came back to Jefferson County and bought his present farm, which is a part of his father's old estate. In 1902 he sold the coal from his land. He does not cultivate his farm, having it under rental but makes a business of raising poultry, keeps about ninety hens and finds a ready sale for all the chickens and eggs he can produce. In 1874 he built his comfortable frame house of six rooms.

Mr. Bucey was married February 6, 1869, to Miss Margaret A. Roe, who was born in Jefferson County and is a daughter of William and Anna (Taylor) Roe, the former of whom was born in Maryland and the latter in Jefferson County, in 1800. The Roe family belonged to the early settlers. They had ten children: Levi, Ebenezer, Ruzilla, William, John, Scott, Madison, Jefferson, Sarah and Margaret. Of that family William and Scott both were soldiers in the Civil War. To Mr. and Mrs. Bucey four children were born, namely: George M., who married Minnie Calvin; Scott L., who married Amy B. Wilson and they have four children--Wesley, Elmer, VIrginia and May; Finley, who married Anna Shively, and they have one child, Margaret; and Wilbur, who married Margaret Binney, and has one son, CHarles. Mr. and Mrs. Bucey are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Republican.

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