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    Elijah Buell

    Elijah Buell

    Male 1801 - 1889  (87 years)

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    • Name Elijah Buell 
      Born 01 Apr 1801  Utica, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      Gender Male 
      Occupation Bef 1835  Lower Mississippi River Find all individuals with events at this location 
      River Boat Pilot 
      Census 1850  Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Census 1856  Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Census 1860  Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Census 1870  Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • did not check parents of foreign birth
        Walter Buell aged 3 born in Iowa
      Census 1880  Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • both parents born in CT
      Buried Mar 1889  Oakland Cemetery, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Elijah and Mary Buell's Grave
      Elijah and Mary Buell's Grave
      Plot: Block 5 Lot 9
      Died 04 Mar 1889  Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Obituary 05 Mar 1889  The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • As was noticed in Monday's Herald, Mr. Elijah Buell, the man who first located in this vicinity, died at his residence Monday afternoon, after being unconscious for several days. Elijah Buell was the son of Japeth and Rachael Buell, the former a soldier of the war of 1812, and on the first day of April, 1801, the subject of this sketch came to bless their union. His paths were from the first cast in rough places as his father received a gun shot wound in the leg, during the war of 1812, and when but a lad in his teens Elijah was obliged to shift for himself, and by so doing laid the foundation for the indomitable will he has shown during his residence of fifty four years in this county. When less than sixteen years of age he was employed in the vicinity of Cleveland, Ohio, to which place he had drifted, in clearing off a small tract of land, but afterwards turned his attention to navigation, and was for a
        period of nearly seventeen years employed on steam and sailing boats on the great lakes or on the Mississippi river, finally locating in 1835 at the point where Lyons now stands on the Mississippi river, where he took up six hundred acres of land, located in the eastern part of this county. Mr. Buell was one of the first commissioners elected in the county, and for several years filled the position of Alderman. He was a man of great force of character, just in his dealings with others, and had a positiveness of disposition which made him a firm friend and unrelenting enemy. For the past dozen years he had been living in quiet at his handsome home in this city, surrounded by members of his family, who were present at his last hours. Deceased had been twice married, his first wife being Caroline Boyd, who bore him two children - Robert, who died in January, 1888, and Strong, who is now at home. His second wife was Mary L. Pearce, and by her has born Mrs. W.D. Eaton, of
        this city; Mrs. A.D. Gaston, of Marshalltown; George P., of Paulina, Iowa; Mrs. C.A. Hobein, of Cedar Rapids; Lang, on the farm west of Lyons, and William E., living at home. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, from his residence on Ninth street
      Person ID I4548  My Family Tree
      Last Modified 22 May 2011 

      Father Jeptha Buell,   b. Between 1755 and 1765, Lyons, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1813, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
      Mother Rachel Strong,   b. 16 Jun 1768, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1844, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
      Married 18 Aug 1796  Whitestown, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Family ID F250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 1 Caroline Boyd,   b. 11 Jan 1814, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1839  (Age 25 years) 
      Married 13 Oct 1832  Middleton, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Jeptha Buell,   b. 09 Apr 1834,   d. 03 Oct 1835  (Age 1 years)
      +2. Robert P. Buell,   b. 22 Feb 1836, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1888  (Age 52 years)
      +3. Strong Buell,   b. 09 Feb 1838, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1896, New Waverly, Walker, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
      Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
      Family ID F1948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 2 Mary Louisa Pearce,   b. 05 May 1820, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1912, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
      Married 20 May 1841  New York, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Children 
      +1. Mary Easton Buell,   b. 15 Feb 1842, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1924  (Age 82 years)
      +2. Caroline Boyd Buell,   b. 16 Mar 1843, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1927, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
       3. Lucy Ann Buell,   b. 07 Aug 1844,   d. 21 Aug 1845  (Age 1 years)
      +4. George Pearce Buell,   b. 16 Dec 1845, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1918, Usk, Pend Oreille, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
      +5. Elizabeth Thompson Buell,   b. 14 Sep 1849, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1936, Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
       6. Elijah Buell,   b. 25 Mar 1851,   d. 07 Aug 1852  (Age 1 years)
      +7. Langworthy Jonathan Buell,   b. 08 Sep 1854, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1928, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
      +8. William Elijah Buell,   b. 25 Jan 1858, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1917  (Age 59 years)
      Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
      Family ID F1949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Apr 1801 - Utica, Oneida, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Oct 1832 - Middleton, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 May 1841 - New York, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - 1856 - Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 1889 - Oakland Cemetery, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Mar 1889 - Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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      Elijah Buell
      Elijah Buell

    • Sources 
      1. [S169] Elijah Buell's Obituary.

      2. [S173] Caroline Buell's Obit, News of the Day in Lyons, (The Herald's Lyons Office page 8 1928).

      3. [S168] Iowa marriages to 1850, Ancestry.com.