Born: 15 December 1837 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 23 February 1930 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Salem Cemetery,Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Jonathan and Elizabeth (Barnett) Buck

1st Married: Samantha C. Pippin on 7 April 1859 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 15 August 1840 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 3 March 1902 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Lewis Pearson and Jean Ann (Lawson) Pippin


  • William Freeman Buck
  • Ollie Elizabeth Buck
  • John Richard Buck
  • Mary Frances Buck

2nd Married: Sarah J. Huddleston on 21 December 1905 in Putnam County, Tennessee (JHB Obituary says 22 December 1906)
Born: 25 August 1848 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 17 March 1929 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Lewis and Lucy (Taylor) Huddleston


  • Brother: John Buck - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: Harry Buck - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: Richard F. Pippin
  • Brother-in-law: David D. Huddleston
  • Cousin: Isaac Newton Buck


13th Tennessee (Gore's) Cavalry Regiment
(also known as 8th Tennessee Cavalry)
Company H


  • Entered military as Sergeant and left as a Sergeant
  • Enlisted 15 Sep 1862 in White County
  • 12 October 1862: Present



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  • Filed: 25 June 1925
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County
  • Member of Company H of 8th Tennessee Cavalry
  • Born on 15 December 1837 in Jackson County
  • Enlisted in the Fall of 1862 in General Forrest's command, Col Dibrell's and Captain James M. Barnes
  • Battles: between Columbia and Nashville
  • Prison in Tullahoma, TN
  • Married, wife is 76 years old
  • Attest: G. W. Judd and J. N. Nelson

2nd Application:

  • Filed: 11 August 1909
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County
  • Enlisted September 1862 in Company H in 8th Tennessee Cavalry, Captain James Barnes, Col. Geo. G. Dibrell
  • Diseases in fighting around Nashville had mumps
  • Captured between Shelbyville And Tullahoma during the retreat at Shelbyville
  • Living with him: wife who is 61 years old and widowed daughter
  • Attest: J. N. Nelson and J. N. Nelson

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (11 August 1909) - Requests service records
  • War Department (16 August 1909) - War Department sent service records
  • Rutledge Smith (17 November 1915) - Expresses his support of W. L. Ray and JHB
  • Special Examiner to Rutledge Smith (22 November 1915) - The law will not allow a pension in.
  • Jesse Hickman Buck (16 April 1928) -
    • Enlisted in Captain Barnes Company in October 1862.
    • At the last of June 1862, he was captured near Tullahoma.
    • He was a prisoner until July 4 when the Feds were going to send all who would not take the oath to Federal prison.
    • After the Provost Marshall refused to sign parole, JHB that night hid in a house and got away.
    • He got near McMinnville when captured by Stokes men.
    • JHB had a parole but it was unsigned. The Feds said that it was no good unless it was signed. JHB insisted that they must have known what they were doing since that is what they gave him.
    • After "parlying" with them, they let him go. Scared that they would overtake him, he took to the woods and made his way home.
    • The Yankees had overrun the country making it impossibleto get back to command.
    • In fall, almost everyone went to Sparta to take the oath, JHB was grave danger and had a slim chance to get back to the army, he took it.


  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 235
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 6
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 100
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 82
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 5B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 12B
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 7B


Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Page 412
Online at FamilySearch

  • Will: J. H. Buck
  • Written: 16 Feb 1929
  • Probated: 20 Feb 1930


Putnam County Herald
27 February 1930
Vol. XXVIII, No. 9, Page 1

JESSE HICKMAN BUCK AGED PUTNAM CITIZEN IS CALLED BY DEATH - Mr. Jesse Hickman Buck, one of Putnam County's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died last Sunday at his home in the Salem neighborhood. Mr. Buck was born on December 15, 1837, making his age 92 years, two months and eight days, and he had lived practically all his long and useful life in this community. He was quiet, unassuming man, honorable and upright in every relationship of life, and his memory will linger long with those who knew him best. He joined the Salem Methodist church in his young manhood and lived a devoted member, leaving the example of a genuine Christian life. Until prevented by feeble health he was a leader in church work of all kinds and will be greatly missed in these activities. Mr. Buck was married to Samantha Pippin, April 7, 1859, to which union was born four children -- William F., John Richard, Ollie E., and Mary F, Mrs. Buck died March 3, 1902. On December 22, 1906, Mr. Buck was married to Sarah J. Huddleston, who died March 17, 1929. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ollie E. Peek, and her children, Hickman Peek, of Nashville, and Mrs. John Pointer, of near Salem. Other grandchildren living are Clarence Huddleston and Thurlow Buck, of Cookeville; James Buck, of Texas; Harvey Buck, of Johnson City, and Mrs. Bob Bullock of the 2nd district. Mr. Buck wa an ex-Confederate soldier and suffered many privations in that fearful struggle. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dow Ensor at the Salem church, Monday afternoon, int he presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends, followed by the interment in the near-by cemetery.


  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1930) - #3983 - Jesse Hickman Buck
  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1929) - #8806 - Sarah J. Buck


Photo Source: Pictorial History of Putnam County, Tennessee, Page 51