This well known farmer of Noble township ... has had
the pleasure of spending most of his life on the old
homestead, having been born in Noble township ...
October 26, 1850, the son of Benjamin and Dinah (Avery) Buxton, the former born in Derbyshire, England.
to America ... a single man, about 1846 ... Mrs. Buxton
was born in this county [and had] the following children: Two died in infancy;
Lizzie was four ... when she died.
The living childen in 1909 are: Robert W., William J.,
Mrs. Helen A. Hoban, Evaline, the wife of S. J. Cooper of
[In] 1869, ... he entered the Hartsville
College [Bartholomew Co.], where he remained two years.
He ... was enabled to begin teaching, but after one year
... he returned to the old homestead ...
he married Eva Yount, a native of ... Indiana, but had
lived many ears in Iowa. ... [Children] Bernice May,
born May 11, 1873, wife of Chauncey Clark, of
Indianapolis; Florence E., born January 9, 1879, is the
wife of Edward Lewis; George B. was born November 20, 1881,
is married and lives in Indianapolis; Arthur, born January
15, 1889, is single and living at home. He is well educated
and teaching. Mr. Buxton's first wife was called to her
rest February 9, 1891, and on April 28, 1892, he married Nellie Ray
of Shelbyville ... where she was born May 8,
1864. ... No children have been born of this second union.
Mr. Buxton and wife are members of the Methodist
Episcopal church at Waldron ... He is a member of Sulphur
Hill [also known as Geneva] Lodge ... Knights of Pythias ... he is a
Democrat and served the township as Trustee for two terms
... In 1886 he was elected County Recorder and served one
term of four years.
From pp. 661-2 of Chadwick
Condensed and submitted by Don T. Mitchell