52 Ancestors – Week 401: #624 Ephraim Buck (1676-1739) of Woburn and Wilmington, Massachusetts

 Ephraim Buck (1676-1742) is #624 on my Ahnentafel  Listing, my seventh great-grandfather, who marrie#625 Esther Waggett (1673-1748)  in 1696 in Woburn, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended by means of

* their son #312 Isaac Buck (1706-1780) married #313 Ruth Graves (1711-????) in 1729. 
* their son #156 Isaac Buck (1732-????) didn’t marry #157 Mary Richards (1733-????).
*  their son #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) married #79 Martha Phillips (1757-1830) in 1791.
* their daughter #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882)married #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834)  in 1817.
* their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Title:                           Ephraim Buck[1–5]
*  Intercourse:                              Male
*  Father:                          Ephraim Buck 1646-1720
*  Mom:                        Sarah Brooks 1652-1720

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Start:                            13 July 1676, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]
*  Distribution:                 20 March 1720/1 (age 43), father’s will proved; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3]
*  Deed:                           30 December 1734 (age 58), Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]
*  Deed:                           15 March 1738/9 (age 61), Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]
*  Demise:                          earlier than 21 June 1742 (earlier than age 65), Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:                    Esther Wagget 1673-1748
*  Marriage 1:                 1 December 1696 (age 20), Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[2]
*  Youngster 1:                      Sarah Buck (1697-????)
*  Youngster 2:                      Hester Buck (1700-????)
*  Youngster 3:                      Ephraim Buck (1702-1789)
*  Youngster 4:                      Susanna Buck (1705-1754)
*  Youngster 5:                      Isaac Buck (1706-1780)
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

Ephraim Buck Jr. was born 13 July 1676 in Woburn, Massachusetts, the son of Ephraim and Sarah (Brooks) Buck of Woburn[1].  Ephraim was generally known as Ephraim Jr. till his father died in 1720, after which was generally known as Ephraim Sr.
Ephraim married Esther Waggett (1673-1748) on 1 December 1696 in Woburn[2] at age 20.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Susanna (White) Waggett of Boston.  Ephraim and Esther had 5 kids, all born and recorded within the Woburn city important data, apart from the final youngster.
*  Sarah Buck (1697-????), married (1) 1718 Ebenezer Fish (1693-1726); (2) 1729 William Fisk (1695-????).
*  Hester Buck (1700-????).
*  Ephraim Buck (1702-1789), married (1) 1726 Abigail Pierce (1706-1728); (2) 1728 Mary Wooden (1705-1794).
*  Susanna Buck (1705-1754), married 1729 Ebenezer Fisk (1703-1783).
*  Isaac Buck (1706-1780), married 1729 Ruth Graves (1711-????)
Ephraim Buck Sr. of Woburn wrote his will on 23 November 1717, and it was proved in Middlesex County Probate Courtroom on 20 March 1720/1[3].  Within the will, Ephraim gave property to his son, Ephraim Buck, Jr.

“Merchandise.  I Give to my two sons namly Ephraim Buck and Samuell Buck all my land and medow mendacity on the Northerly facet of Andover Row that’s not in any other case Desposed of, Offered that they pay out unto the a number of individual hereafter Named the severalsums assignd to them on this my final will and testomony.”

The city of Wilmington was shaped from the cities of Woburn, Studying and Billerica in 1730. The Buck homestead was situated in Wilmington after the city was shaped.
On 30 December 1734, Benjamin Johnson, yeoman of Woburn, bought land in Woburn to Ephraim Buck and Ephraim Buck, Jr., each husbandmen of Wilmington, for 150 kilos[4]. The tract of upland, swamp and meadow land was 22 acres in Wilmington, bounded southeasterly by Maple Meadow River, northeasterly by Ladder Pole swamp and Philip Alexander’s land, northwesterly by the Younger Males’s heaps, and southwesterly by a line to the primary certain.  This deed was recorded on 29 July 1735.
On 15 March 1738/9, Ephraim Buck, yeoman of Wilmington, bought two parcels of land in Woburn to his son Ephraim Buck, husbandman of Wilmington for 200 kilos[5].  The primary parcel was the homestead now in Wilmington bounds containing about 50 acres adjoining.  The land was bounded easterly on Andover highway, northerly by Daniel Eames, westerly by Maple Meadow in Woburn, and southerly by his brother Samuel Buck.  A second parcel was the land bought by Ephraim Buck from Benjamin Johnson.  He reserved one half of the homestead, the barn, and the land bounded on Andover highway for his lifetime.  The deed was signed by Ephraim and his spouse Esther Buck, who relinquished her thirds.  The deed was recorded on 21 June 1742.
Ephraim Buck died someday between 15 March 1738/9 when he signed a deed and 21 June 1742[5] when the deed was registered.  Nonetheless, the demise was not recorded within the Wilmington or Woburn important report books.  His burial location will not be recognized.
Ephraim Buck has no probate report in Middlesex County Probate Courtroom data.

1. Edward F. Johnson,  Woburn Information of Births, Marriages and Deaths [5 Volumes], (Woburn, Mass.: The Information Print, 1893), Births, web page 33, Ephraim Buck delivery entry, 13 July 1676.

2. Edward F. Johnson, Woburn Information of Births, Marriages and Deaths [5 Volumes], Quantity 3, Marriages, web page 38, Ephraim Buck and Esther Waget entry, 1 December 1696.

3. “Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate Case Recordsdata”, 13 October 2021); Middlesex Instances 2000-3999, Case 3,341 (6 photographs), Ephraim Buck of Woburn, 1721; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital photographs, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 26 Could 2021).

4. “Massachusetts, Land Information, 1620-1986,” digital photographs, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 13 October 2021); “Deeds, 1735-1736, Vol, 36,” Vol. 36, web page 610 (picture 335 of 357), Deed of Benjamin Johnson to Ephraim Buck and Ephraim Buck Jr., executed 30 December 1734, registered 29 July 1735.
5. “Massachusetts, Land Information, 1620-1986,” digital photographs, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 13 October 2021); “Deeds, 1742-1744, Vol. 43-44,” Vol. 43, web page 82 (picture 124 of 835), Deed of Ephraim Buck to Ephraim Buck Jr., executed 15 March 1738/9, registered 21 June 1742.

NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow advised a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog publish 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth 12 months to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The record of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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