Person:Abraham Buffington (1)

m. 1772
  1. William H. Buffington1773 -
  2. Joseph X. Buffington1776 - 1849
  3. Phillip C. Buffington1777 -
  4. Abraham Buffington1784 - 1861
  5. Jacob Buffington1785 - 1880
  6. Susan Buffington1794 - 1870
  7. Richard Buffington1795 - 1840
  8. Mary Magdalena Buffington1798 - 1886
  9. Asa Buffington1799 -
m. 1808
  1. Mary BuffingtonAbt 1828 -
Facts and Events
Name Abraham Buffington
Gender Male
Birth[5][4] 9 Apr 1784 Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia (previously Virginia)
Marriage 1808 to Margaret Ward
Marriage to Rebecca Holliday (1)
Occupation[7] 12 Aug 1850 Jefferson, Illinois, United StatesGunsmith
Death[5][4] 27 Feb 1861 Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois
Burial[6] Abt 2 Mar 1861 Buffington-Farrington Cemetery in Farrington Township, Jefferson County, Illinois

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from the Jefferson County, Illinois Web site on Abraham Buffington and his wife Rebecca Holliday.

Notice of Real Estate Sale of Abraham Buffington, Dec'd. Mt. Vernon, Illinois. January 21st 1864, This is to certify that the annexed notice has been published for four consecutive weeks in the Unionist, a weekly newspaper published in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois - the first insertion having been made on the 15th day of December 1863 and the last on the 12th day of January 1864.

John A. Wall Publisher Unionist charge for publishing $3.00


To Rebecca Buffington, Isaac Depriest and Elizabeth, his wife (formerly Buffington), Joel Buffington, Phillip Buffington, Lewis Harvey and Margaret, his wife (formerly Buffington), Joseph Buffington, Abraham C. Buffington, William Holliday and Mary his wife (formerly Buffington), Elvira Buffington and Asa J. Buffington, heirs at law of Abraham Buffington, deceased, late of the county of Jefferson and state of Illinois and all others interested:

Take notice that a petition has been filed in the office of the clerk of the county court of Jefferson County and state of Illinois praying that at the next January term of said court leave may be granted to sell the following described real estate, excepting the widow's dower, situate in said county of Jefferson, to wit: The SESW and SWSE in section thirty-four township one south, range four east and NNE and NENW, section three, and NENW section 10 in township two south of range four east; of which the late Abraham Buffington died seized, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay the debts of the decedent remaining still unpaid, the personal estate of the said decedent having been exhausted and found insufficient for the payment of the debts due by said decedent, at which time and place you are thereby notified to appear and show cause why it should not be sold for the purposes aforesaid.

W. Dodds, CPK. December 15, 1863 J.K. Albright, Solicitor.

Source:Transcribed as written from photocopied documents in the court file of Abraham Buffington Submitted by: Carol Renner,email: Jan 27, 1998

Widow's Dower of Rebecca Buffington Widows Dower and Specific Property We the undersigned appraisers appointed by the Judge of the County Court of Jefferson County, to appraise and value the goods, chattels & personal estate of Abraham Buffington deceased, do hereby make & certify to the said court the following estimate of the value of specific property all owed by law to the widow for herself & family to wit:

$ CTS Necessary beds, bedsteads & bedding 20.00 for the widow, set apart and taken One spinning wheel " " " 2.75 One weaving loom & its appendages 4.00 set apart and taken One pair of cards (none) 50/100 .50 taken instead of One stove & pipe therefor set apart 6.00 or taken Wearing apparel of widow & family (called for - widow refused to surrender or show any) One milk cow & calf (none) $15 allowed, 15.00 taken in other property One horse, set apart or taken in other 40.00 property One womans saddle & bridle (none) 15.00 taken in other property Provisions for one year for widow 45.00 set apart Two sheep fleeces to widow set apart 2.00 Food for the stock 6 months set apart 3.00 Fuel for 3 months allowed and set apart 3.00 Other property allowed & taken to the 60.00 full amount total $216.25 Appraisement value of specific articles for which other property was taken by widow instead thereof: One pair of cards allowed .50 One milk cow & calf allowed 15.00 one woman's saddle & bridle 15.00 allowed total $30.50 Given under our hands this 2nd day of April 1861 Due $96.57 P.T. Maxey} Appraisers John W. Johnson} B.T. Woods}

Transcribed as written by Carol Renner, - Submitted by: Carol Renner,email: Jan 28, 1998

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  6. Estimated date.
  7. 1850 United States Federal Census.
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