SAMUEL BUCK, farmer, sec 7, Aetna Tp., (P. O., Morley), was born in Washington Co., N. Y., Nov. 4, 1813. He is son of aaron and Julia (Brown) Buck.
Mr. Buck spent the first 23 years of his life in the pursuits common to farmer's sons and then settled on a farm, where he lived 22 years, managing his farm and practicing medicine, of which he has acquired considerable knowledge. On leaving New York he came to Hillsdale Co., Mich., in the fall of 1856, where he remained a resident nine years. His next removal was to Aetna Tp., where he founded and built up his present home. The family belong to the M. E. Church. Mr. Buck holds to no particular political views, but is a radical Prohibitionist.
In 1836 he was married to Harriet, daughter of John and Mary Walters, natives of New York, where the daughter was born in 1821. Five children were born of this marriage as follows: Wilber, April 7, 1849; Wesley, April 6, 1851; Mary, Aug. 11, 1847; Estella, March 4, 1854. Josephine is deceased, but, dates of birth and death are not known. Mr. Buck's wife died, and he was married in Hillsdale County, to Jane, daughter of Elijah and Anna Selsby, who was a native of Vermont, born Nov. 4, 1811; she died in Aetna Tp., and a few years after Mr. Buck married Mrs. Emma E. Bigelow, daughter of Harry and Nancy (Crofut) Monroe. One child Jessie, was born Dec. 11, 1872. The wife died Oct. 11, 1877.