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About Joel Buffington

Revolutioary War Patroit


Teamster during American Revolutionary War
Joel Buffington was the son of

William Buffington ~1710 – 1784

Magdalena 'Lena' Ferree 1710 – 1778

He died in, or was at least buried in Meigs Co., Ohio along the Ohio River near Buffington's Island which is named after him.

The reason why his memorial is found here in Iowa is explained by Volney Smith at: JOEL SOURCE. His explanation is as follows:

"He was buried in Meigs County, Ohio. He owned Buffington Island in the Ohio River near Ravenswood, W VA. He was a Quaker and thus was a pacifist and did not fight. However, he aided the Continental cause by hauling supplies. Ohio has a State Memorial at Buffington Island, the site of Morgan's Raiders' crossing into Ohio during the Civil War.

In 1964 Ferne Widows, my mother's first cousin on the Buffington line and a DAR, was in Ohio and found Joel's tombstone leaning up against a fence post near the above mentioned monument. She left it there. When she returned and told me about it, I asked why she didn't bring it back with her. Two years later she was again in the area and did, indeed, bring the tombstone back with her to save it from permanent destruction or loss. She had it placed in the West Liberty Cemetery in Mills County, Iowa with a plaque telling where it came from. She placed it near Joel's great grandson Francis Marion Buffington's grave. Francis Marion Buffington was my great grandfather."

Joel Buffington married Elizabeth Logan and their children were:

William Buffington 1773 – 1854 (See link below.)

Joseph X. Buffington 1776 – 1849 (See link below.)

Phillip C. Buffington 1777 – 1850

Abraham Z Buffington 1784 – 1861 (See link below.)

Jacob Buffington 1785 – 1880 (See link below.) (Note: Francis Marion Buffington was a grandson of Jacob.)

Susannah Buffington 1794 – 1870

Richard Buffington 1795 – 1840 (See link below.)

Mary Magdalena Buffington 1797 – 1886 (See link below.)

Asa Buffington 1799 – 1834 (See link below.)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117955798


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Joel Buffington's Timeline

1744
1744
Virginia, United States
1773
November 18, 1773
Age 29
Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States
1773
Age 29
Hampshire County, (W.)Va.
1775
1775
Age 31
Hampshire County, Virginia
1775
Age 31
Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States
1776
August 16, 1776
Age 32
Hampshire, , Virginia, USA
August 16, 1776
Age 32
Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States
1784
1784
Age 40
Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States
1785
April 9, 1785
Age 41
Hampshire County, Virginia