Dr. H. Buck was born in Juniata County, Penn., but was reared near New Lisbon, Columbiana Co,. Ohio, in which State he remained for sixty years. His father, Robert N. Buck, married two sisters, and each became the father of a son. Dr. H. Buck received a good common-school education, and then taught until he was twenty-five years of age, after which he entered the office of Dillenbaugh & McCook, of North Georgetown, Ohio, and there remained for two and a half years. He then commenced practicing medicine at Perrysburg, the county-seat of Wood County, Ohio, where he remained three years, and then moved to New Haven, Huron County. After a stay of four years in the last-named county, he moved to Rowsburg, Ashland Co., Ohio, where he practiced from one office for more than seventeen years. He then went to Alliance, Stark Co., Ohio, for the purpose of taking charge of his aged parents, where, after a residence of five years, the father died, and Dr. Buck settled the estate and moved to Burbank, where he practiced his profession for five years. The Doctor was married to Miss Hannah Grant, of Ohio, who lived to bear him three children, and died in 1849. He was married the second time to Miss Rebecca Webster, of Ohio, who has borne him nine children, and who now lives with him in Versailles. He moved to Morgan County, Mo., in 1875, his object being to gain that rest which his broken health required, and he invested means in land for the benefit of his family. During the war Dr. Buck recruited a company for the One Hundred and Twentieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was made captain of the company. He took part in the battle of Chickasaw Bluffs during the early advance on Vicksburg, and was in the battle of Arkansas Post, but in consequence of failing health was discharged in the latter part of February, 1863. Dr. Buck is a local minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and is a Republican in politics.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.