Generation No. 1 Sources:
1. Samuel Deane (1733 - 1814), History of Scituate,
Massachusetts, From It's First Settlement to 1831 ,
Boston: James Loring, Washington Street 1831, 0369741, Page 229 &
"Lieut. Isaac BUCK, Blacksmith.". "Lieut. Isaac
BUCK, Blacksmith was a brother of John, and was in Scituate before
1647. He purchased the house of Jeremiah BURROUGHS, which had
been that of Resolved WHITE at Belle house neck. In 1660, he
built a house near the Harbour, on the Buck field, so called even now.
The house of Anthony WATERMAN, lately deceased, occupies the
spot. He was a very useful man, often engaged in publick business, and
the Clerk of the Town for many years. He was a Lieut. in Philip's War,
and repulsed the Indians with great bravery from Scituate in March 1676.
He died intestate 1695. Commissioners divided his estate as follows:"To
Frances the widow the house in which she now lives. To Thomas,
the land where his house stands. To the heirs of the second son James,
& c. To Joseph - to Jonathan and Benjamin,
(sons of Lieut. B.) To Elizabeth, wife of Robert WHITCOMB
To Mehitabel, wife of Stephen CHITTENDEN To Ruth,
wife of Joseph GARRETT, and Deborah wife of Henry MERRITT."Beside
these children there is a son Isaac amongst the baptisms: but
he may have died early. A son John is also incidentally mentioned
in other records. He left a son Dea. Isaac, who was the last
of the name in Scituate. He lived at the northeast of Hoop-pole hill,
thirty rods south of late Judge Nathan CUSHINGS's residence.
He deceased more than seventy-five years since."
2. Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691;
Part Three: Biographical Sketches; Author: Stratton, Eugene Aubrey
Buck, Isaac: "Isaac Buck was in Scituate no later
than 1643. In 1650 he accused John Hewes of stealing four hoes
from him (PCR 2:160). On 4 October 1655 the General Court noted that
the members of the train band at Scituate had carried themselves unworthily
"in that they voted for divers unmeet persons" to be sergeants,
and demoted to a sergeant the ensign earlier assigned by the court,
and therefore the court ordered them to choose fit sergeants and warned
them against any such other "contempt of the govment." Isaac
Buck, the clerk of the band, was charged with unworthily demeaning
himself and was required to make a public announcement of the fact at
the head of the company; on the same day he was fined twenty shillings
for refusing to shoe horses to be used by a United Colonies commissioner
from New Haven, but the following year the fine was remitted (PCR 3:89-90,
106). Buck was made a freeman in 1658, and in the same year he was a
constable for Scituate (PCR 3:136-37). In 1659 the Court of Assistants
noted complaints against him by Constant Southworth and Nathaniel
Morton for not paying charges due for the "majestrates table"
(that is, their meals), and for Morton's wages, and now he was ordered
to pay these charges (PCR 3:161). On 1 March 1669/70 Sgt. Isaac Buck
was approved by the court as the lieutenant of the Scituate military
company (PCR 5:33). In Scituate he was often elected a deputy to the
court, a selectman, and town clerk (PCR 4, 5, and 6, passim; MD 1:233,
19:62), holding the latter office until he died in 1695, when he must
have been quite old."
"His wife was Frances _____, who along with their son
Isaac, Jr. was among the heirs in 1672 of Esther Woodfield,
widow of John Woodfield (MD 17:156, 19:62). Isaac Buck
died intestate in 1695, leaving his wife Frances and nine children:
Isaac, Joseph, Jonathan, Thomas, Benjamin, James, Elizabeth Whitcomb,
Ruth Garrett, and Deborah Merritt (TAG 24:104). The TAG article,
by Mrs. John E. Barclay, also shows that Abigail, the wife of Nathaniel
Harlow, and Mary, the wife of Allerton Cushman, were daughters
of Thomas Buck, the son of Isaac and Frances Buck."
3. Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691;
974.4 H2s; Author: Stratton, Eugene Aubrey;
Part One: Chronological Histories; Chapter 6: King Philip's War (1675-1676):
"The colony's soldiers were rewarded with land, as had been promised
by the court. On 10 March 1675/76 the court observed that soldiers sent
out on the first expedition had been promised money or land, and, there
being no money, certain tracts of land valued at £1,000 would
be given them. On 21 July 1676 a list of names of twelve men from Scituate
was approved by the Council of War to receive lands ranging in value
from £2/1 for William Hatch to £10 for Lt. Isaac
Buck. Capt. Roger Goulding of Rhode Island, who had proved to be
a constant and real friend in the late war, on 1 November 1676 was awarded
100 acres of land, and on the same day David Lake and Thomas
Lake, who had been very useful and of much service to the colony,
were given 100 acres, with David, who "hath bine most healpfull,"
getting sixty, and Thomas the rest. Captain Benjamin Church was
commissioned as a magistrate. In the race among the colonies to take
over Indian lands, Plymouth won the Mount Hope peninsula, which became
known as Bristol, and Captain Church became the new town's deputy.
In 1682 the court was still giving out awards, such as £4/4 to
Capt. John Williams for his services in the late war, and Mr.
William Clarke, who lost his wife and child at Eel River, was given
the contract to supply food and lodging for the magistrates at £40
4. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers
of New England, showing three Generations of those who came before May,
1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register. By James Savage, Former President
of the Massachusetts Historical Society and Editor of Winthrop's History
of New England; 974 D2s 1969;
Originally published: Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862.
"BUCK, ISAAC: Scituate 1647, town clk.(clerk) rep.(report
or representative 1663, 4, and 5; bore arms 1643, and was the lieut.
(lieutenant) 1676, wh. (who or which) repuls. the Ind.(Indians) assault
on the town, d. 1695, leav. wid. (widow) Frances, and ch. (children)
Thomas, Joseph, Jonathan, Benjamin, Elizabeth wh. (who) was w. (wife)
of Robert Whitcomb, Mehitable, w. (wife) of Stephen Chittenden, Ruth,
m. (married) 17 Jan. 1677, Joseph Garrett, not Gannett, as print.
in Geneal. Reg. IX. 316, and Deborah, w. (wife) of Henry Merritt."
5. Civil, military and professional lists of Plymouth
and Rhode Island colonies : comprising colonial, county and town officers,
clergymen, physicians and lawyers, with extracts from colonial laws
defining their duties 1621-1700; Author: Peirce, Ebenezer Weaver, 1822-1903;
974 M2p; Published: Boston: Press of David Clapp and Son, 1880
"Isaac BUCK was a Representative in the Town of Scituate
in 1663, 1664, 1665.
He was a Selectman in 1668, 1677, 1678, 1679, 1680 and the Town Clerk
from 1674 to 1677."