Surname: Buffington

The Fall River Branch of the Earle Family

EARLE (Fall River family). The Fall River branch of the Earles, the family there to which this article is devoted (to some of the descendants of the late Slade Earle, of Somerset, Mass.), springs from the earlier Portsmouth (R.I.) – Swansea (Mass.) family, one of some two hundred and seventy and more years’ standing in the section named; especial attention being given to the late Hon. Lloyd Slade Earle, who was through a long lifetime one of the prominent business men and useful citizens of his adopted city, and his son, the late Andrew Brayton Earle. The former was a descendant in the eighth generation from Ralph Earle, the first American ancestor of the family, from whom his lineage is through William, Thomas, Oliver, Caleb, Weston and Slade Earle, which generations in detail and in the order given

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Ross Buffington

Buffington, Charles Ross (See Grant, Downing and Daniel)—Charles Ross Buffington was born at Bryan’s chapel May 29, 1894, educated in the Cherokee public schools, Male Seminary and North Eastern State Normal. Was assigned to Co. C., 3 60th Inf. Reg. 90th Div., sailed for France June 14 1918, at Hampton Roads Dec. 30, 1910; discharged as Corp. at Ft. Sill Jan. 23, 1919. He is a member of the Pryor Post American Legion and the A. H. T. A. Returned to his home, took up school teaching and later became connected with the post office. John Ross Buffington, born April 11, 1833, married Nancy Jane Bryan, born October 8, 1835. He died August 22, 1870 and she died December 12, 1888. They were the parents of John Buffington, born June 2, 1864, married July 6, 1891 Sadie Highland, born October 7, 1865 in Denver, Colorado. They are the parents of the subject of this...

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Biographical Sketch of John Ross Buffington

Buffington, John Ross (See Grant, Downing and Daniel)—John Ross, son of John Ross and Nancy Jane (Bryan) Buffington, was born at Doaksville, Choctaw Nation June 2, 1864, educated in the Cherokee National Schools, Male Seminary, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Married at Pryor, July 6, 1891, Sadie, daughter of Robert and Susan Highland, born October 28, 1865, in Denver, Colorado. They are the parents of Nancy Jane, born April 15, 1892, educated at Female Seminary; Carrie Rebecca, born May 17, 1893, educated at Female Seminary; Charles Ross, born May 29, 1894; Hallie Hazel, born August 2, 1897; Joel Webster, born October 12, 1900, and Cherokee Georgia Buffington, born December 16, 1901. Mr. Buffington’s Cherokee name is...

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Biographical Sketch of Joel W. Buffington

Buffington, Joel W. (See Downing, Grant and Daniel)—Joel Webster Buffington, born near Pryor, October 12, 1898, educated at Pryor and Male Seminary. Married at Pryor November 28, 1918, Eva, daughter of Grant and Josephine Teter, born November 12 1895. They are the parents of: Harry Webster, born August 27, 1919, and Gordon Warren Buffington, born Dec. 11, 1920. Mr. Buffington is a farmer near Pryor. Joel Mayes Bryan married Rebecca Wright, their daughter Nancy Jane married John Ross Buffington, and they were the parents of John Ross Buffington, who married Sadie Highland, and they are the parents of Joel Webster...

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Biographical Sketch of J. D. Buffington

J. D. Buffington was born March 26, 1846, the son of Ezekiel Buffington and Louisa Newman, daughter of Jonathan Newman, county judge of Washington County, Arkansas, for eighteen years. J. D. attended school in Going Snake district, until the outbreak of the war, when he and his family refugeed in Fannin County, Texas, until 1866, when he returned to the nation and devoted his time to farming. In 1876 he married Miss Fannie Morris, daughter of Isaac Morris, a white man; her mother was a Daugherty, a family prominent among the Cherokees. By this marriage Mr. Buffington has five children, Stella, Etta, Grover, Vada, and J. D. In 1884 he was elected to the senate for one term, and in 1891 to the House of Representatives, which office he is now holding. He has 150 acres in cultivation in Going Snake district, near Cincinnati, Arkansas. Mr. Buffington is a quiet, pleasant mannered gentleman, honorable and reliable, and greatly respected by all who know him. He is connected with some of the first families of the...

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Biography of Thomas M. Buffington

Thomas M. Buffington, an honored pioneer of Oklahoma and one of the most prominent men in the state, was for many years a dominant figure in the councils of the Cherokee Nation but is now living retired at Vinita at the age of sixty-six years. He was born in the Going Snake district of the Cherokee Nation, near accompanied the Cherokees on their removal to the Choctaw 1855, and his parents were Ezekiel and Louisa (Newman) Buffington, the former of whom was born in the Cherokee Nation of Georgia, while the latter was a native of Tennessee. The father accompanied the Cherokees on their removal to the Choctaw Nation in 1835, devoting his attention to the occupation of farming. He died at the Good Water Mission in 1863, and the mother passed away in Indian Territory in 1896. Reared upon the home farm, Thomas M. Buffington attended the Baptist missions and Cherokee schools but had very limited educational opportunities. During the progress of the Civil war the family had removed to Texas but subsequently they returned to Indian Territory and Mr. Buffington remained at home until a young man of twenty-two years, when he began cultivating land which he owned on Mustang creek, now in Delaware County, Oklahoma. This he continued to operate for eleven years, being numbered among the most progressive and successful agriculturists of the district, and...

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Biography of J. Edgar Buffington

J. Edgar Buffington, a representative of an honored pioneer family of Oklahoma, figures prominently in financial circles of northeastern Oklahoma as President of the Vinita National Bank, in which connection he is controlling one of the most substantial moneyed institutions in this part of the state. He was born in that portion of Indian Territory known as the Cherokee Nation, on the 13th of March, 1881, of the union of Ezekiel and Anna (Scarcewater) Buffington and when but an infant lost both of his parents. His boyhood was spent as an inmate of the Cherokee Orphans’ Home at Salina, in which he received his early education, and later he entered the Tahlequah Male Seminary, which he attended for two years, afterward completing a course in a business college at Kansas City. He then came to Vinita, securing a position in the institution which he now represents and with which he has since been identified. Beginning at the bottom of the ladder, he worked his way steadily upward, his diligence and ready adaptability winning him promotion from one position to another of greater importance and responsibility until he is now serving as President, having been chosen to fill that office in 1919, following the death of his cousin, Lucien W. Buffington, who was one of the founders of the institution and a very able financier. Mr. Buffington is well qualified...

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Biography of Lucien Webster Buffington

With the history of progress in Vinita the name of Lucien Webster Buffington is closely associated and in his demise, which occurred in this city on the 3d of December, 1919, Oklahoma lost one of its honored pioneers and his community one of its oldest and best beloved citizens. He was one of the early settlers of this part of the state and his industry and enterprise were factors in general development and improvement as well as in the attainment of individual success. His birth occurred at Beattie’s Prairie, then in the Cherokee Nation, in Indian Territory, but now a part of Delaware County, Oklahoma, on the 15th of August, 1867, and he was there reared and educated. In 1897 he became one of the organizers of the Vinita National Bank, of which he was made Vice President, acting in that capacity for some time, and for six years prior to his demise had filled the office of President. He was a man of marked business integrity and ability and his initiative spirit and powers of administration enabled him to build up one of the leading financial institutions in this part of the state. Broadening the scope of his activities, he acquired large holdings in land, was one of the directors of the First National Bank of Chelsea, Oklahoma, and became financially interested in oil companies and other important...

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Biographical Sketch of Carrie I. Buffington

Mrs. Carrie I. Klube (nee Buffington) was born in Geneva, September 19, 1862. Her father, James H. Buffington, was born May 13, 1834. Her mother, Triphena (Martin) Buffington, was born August 24, 1836, died in Geneva, February 26. 1902. They were married May 13, 1855. Mrs. Klube’s grandfather, Joseph Buffington, who was born in Ohio, died in 1830, and her grandmother. Dolly (Ferry) Buffington, who was also a native of Ohio, died in 1885. James H. Buffington was a moulder and in his younger days worked for the Libby Engine Company and the Gould Manufacturing Company at Seneca Falls, New York. Removing in 1861 to Geneva he was with William Burrill for six years, and then entered the employ of William B. Dunning. He was an expert in his calling and remained with Mr. Dunning for thirty years. At the expiration of that time his services were secured by the Heredeen Manufacturing Company. and he continued in their employ until 1908 when he retired from active labor. The children of James H. and Triphena (Martin) Buffington are: 1. Frances Estella, born in Seneca Falls, October 9. 1857, married Edward S. Fleming. December 25, 1876: childreni Mary E., who is now (1910) the wife of Ernest Stagg: Carrie Isabell; Ruth Buffington, married Arthur McGuire; Harold S. and Herbert Irving Fleming. 2. Carrie Isabell, now (1910) the widow of Henry J....

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