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Asahel Buck, son of William Buck, was born about 1745.
Asahel Buck was ambushed and killed by Indians on 10 February 1779 near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Asahel Buck was married, date unknown, to Mehetabel. After his death, Mehetabel was appointed administratrix of his estate..
Asahel and Mehetabel had the following children: William (b. about 1764 and killed at the battle of Wyoming), Asahel (who died, without heirs, about 1781) and Pamela (who married prior to April 1796 to Daniel Ayers, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Nesbitt Ayers).
2d Lieutenant of Durkee’s Wyoming Valley Independent Pennsylvania Company, 26th August, 1776; killed by Indians, 10th February, 1779.
On February 18, 1779, Lt. Asahel Buck and four others who were returning in broad daylight to Wilkes-Barre from a scouting mission. The party was ambushed by 20 Delaware Indians as they approached a small log block house erected in the winter of 1778/79 on the west side of the river to guard the Wilkes-Barre ferry. Lt. Buck was among those first killed in the ambush.
Connecticut. Adjutant-General’s Office. Record of Service of Connecticut Men In the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War. Hartford: [Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.], 1889. p. 263.
Oscar Jewell Harvey. A History of Wilkes-Barré, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania: From Its First Beginnings to the Present Time, Including Chapters of Newly-discovered Early Wyoming Valley History, Together With Many Biographical Sketches And Much Genealogical Material, vol. 1. Wilkes-Barré: Raeder Press, 1909. p. 468.
Oscar Jewell Harvey. A History of Wilkes-Barré, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania: From Its First Beginnings to the Present Time, Including Chapters of Newly-discovered Early Wyoming Valley History, Together With Many Biographical Sketches And Much Genealogical Material, vol. 2. . Wilkes-Barré: Raeder Press, 1909. pp. 1149 & 1152.
Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution April, 1775, to December, 1783. Washington, D.C.: The Rare Book Shop Publishing Company, 1914. p. 129.
Biographical information compiled by V. Allen Gray.