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Biographical Sketch of George Buzzard, (b. 1 Sep 1819)

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Biographical Sketch of George Buzzard, (b. 1 Sep 1819)

Posted: 10 Nov 2006 10:41PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Buzzard Ruggles Shanklin Cline
George Buzzard, a native of Adams County, Ohio, was born September 1, 1819, the eldest son of John and Rachel (Ruggles) Buzzard, natives, respectively of Virginia and Kentucky. John Buzzard, in 1834, settled in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and one year later moved to Huntington County, having been one of the earliest pioneers of this part of the State. He was by occupation a farmer and died in this county on the 5th of June, 1855. His wife survived him several years, departing this life on the 12th day of April, 1881. George Buzzard grew up with but few advantages for obtaining an education, but by applying himself in later years, having always been a reader, has become quite well informed upon all the general topics of the day. He was raised a farmer and early chose agriculture for his life work, and at this time owns a beautiful place of 160 acres of valuable land in Lancaster Township, the result of his persevering industry. He remained with his parents until his marriage which was solemnized on the 24th of July, 1844, with Mrs. Mary A. (Shanklin) Cline, who has borne him the following children, viz.: John S., born May 24, 1845; Mary E., born September 14, 1846, died June 19, 1857; Rachel E., born August 3, 1849; Sarah C., born May 6, 1852; George B., born September 6, 1854; Charles H., born June 14, 1857, and Jesse J., born January 24, 1859. Mr. Buzzard in 1852, was elected Trustee of Lancaster Township, the duties of which office he discharged in a creditable manner until 1863. In 1876, he was elected on the Democratic ticket a member of the board of County Commissioners, besides which he has frequently served in various official capacities. He is one of Lancaster’s representative men, and with his wife belong to the Church of God.

History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Lancaster Township, p. 703.

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