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Jonathan Buck

Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: Died in New Milford, Litchfield , Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Ezekiel Buck, Sr. and Rachel Buck
Husband of Mary Buck and Mary Buck
Father of Ebenezer Buck; Ruth Burton; Lydia Buck; Joseph Buck; Sarah Buck and 8 others
Brother of Ezekiel Buck, Jr.; Rachel Pierce; Stephen Buck; Enoch Buck; Sarah Welton and 12 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Jonathan Buck

with brother Enoch & others moved family to New Milford in 1717. owned land on Aspetuck Hill. Built home on Poplar St. Joined first New Milford Church in 1718. Was farmer but involved in politics

"Samuel Buck wrote that Jonathan Buck joined the first New Milford Church in 1718 and his wife 3 years later. He was a farmer active in public matters holding town offices and contributing to town improvements. He evidently was prominent in making the "North Purchase" to enlarge the township and advancement of settlement and assisting to build the "School House" (p. 51).

"Harvey only listed one wife Mary Andrews and had all the children by her. If she died in 1713 the other children had to be by his second wife which I have listed as Mary Orcutt (source for her unknown). Research on her possible Orcutt line needs to be initiated.

"Jonathan, along with his son Ebenezer, was one of the "North Purchase" proprietors, a tract of land added in 1722 to the New Milford grant, Connecticut, making it the largest township in Connecticut.


From History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1703-1882 by Samuel Orcutt

p. 47 The "First Church of Christ" was organized by the council on the day of the ordination of Mr. Boardman, and gave the call to the minister, which he accepted, and the ordination followed. The record Mr. Boardman made of the organization of the church is thus rendered:

"New Milford, Nov. 21, 1716. An account of the Bretheren of the church at the first settlement of the ministry.

Recommended ye Planters.

Daniel Boardman, John Bostwick, Samuel Brownson, Zacariah Ferris, Samuel Beebe, Samuel Hitchcock, John Weller, Roger Brownson

Female Members Mary Noble, widow, Sarah Hitchcock; ye wife of Samuel Hitchcock, Hannah Beebe, ye wife of Samuel Beebe, Recommended from Danbury

Lydia Brownson, ye wife of Samuel Brownson, Dorcas Brownson, ye wife of Roger Brownson

"Quickly was added to the church, by admission, and recommendation to the Church Communion,

Jonathan Buck, James Prime, Ann Prime, ye wife of James Prime, Recommended from Milford.

Oct. 19, 1718, William Gaylor, Johannah Gaylor, ye wife of William Gaylor, recommended from Woodbury.

"Elizabeth Harris, ye wife of William Harris, recommended from Wethersfield "Mercy Bostwick, ye wife of John Bostwick, recommended from the church of Danbury "Rebecca Weller, ye wife of John Weller, admitted Oct. 19, 1718.

"Church Members 1719 Henoni Stebbins (Northampton Mary Gould, wife of Wm. 1720 Samuel Prindle...Dorothy Prindle, wife of Samuel John Noble John Welch,... Abigail Welch, wife of John Mabel Griswold, Widow Mary Buck, Wife of Enoch ??? Camp, wife of Samuel Millet (Milford) Miriam Pickett, wife of Thomas Hannah Noble 1726 Phebe Beecher Eleazer Beecher 1734 Jonathan Buck, Jr. 1735 Ann Buck, wife of Joseph Betty Buck, wife of Jonathan, Jr. Jonathan Buck, Sen., restored

Note: These lists have been shortened here to point to the ancestors of this family along with a few contemporary names for background. The entire book can be located at


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Jonathan Buck's Timeline

July 23, 1679
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
January 6, 1701
Age 21
probably New Milford, CT
March 4, 1701
Age 21
Wethersfield, CT, USA
January 23, 1702
Age 22
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 23
Weathersfield, Hartford, Conn.
June 20, 1706
Age 26
Wethersfield, Hartford co, Connecticut
Age 26
Weathersfield, Hartford, Conn.
October 10, 1710
Age 31
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
September 12, 1711
Age 32
August 3, 1714
Age 35
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States