David Mason Buck
Died, on the 10th inst., at his residence near Mongle's Springs, Washington County, Virginia, after an illness of four weeks, Rev. David M. Buck.
The disease which resulted in his death was Typhoid fever. Notwithstanding the most assiduous and soothing ministration of his affectionate family, and the most skillful medical attention, yet the disease could not be stayed. Death claimed him for his own, and tore him way from the bleeding bosoms of his family and friends - striking down in their midst, their beloved Pastor who had labored long and faithfully among them. The Church of Christ has sustained a great loss in the departure of our beloved brother Buck, from the labors of earth to the joys of heaven. he was an affectionate husband, indulgent father, kind master, beloved neighbor, and a bright and shining light to the Church. He was gifted by nature with a clear and vigorous mind, and devoting himself assiduously to his studies, he not only made large attainments in knowledge, but received such mental culture as fitted him in an eminent degree to discharge with success the duties of his profession. Brother Buck was a native of Carter County, Tennessee was early called to the fold of Christ, and set apart for the work of the ministry. The evidence of his change of heart was not only clear to his own mind, but satisfactory to all who had intercourse with him. Everywhere he preached, he left marks of his laborious industry in the improvement of those who were committed to his charge.
He married in the summer of 1847, and left behind a loving wife to treasure in her heart the memories of his virtues and excellencies as the dearest legacy of the departed, and five interesting children, whose youth and helplessness, reminds the stricken wife that a mother's duties are yet to be performed. When teaching those dear ones, the lessons of wisdom and purity, the remembrance will come as a balm to heal the wounded heart.
His domestic life exhibited the most engaging picture of war and self- sacrificing devotion.
May God be a husband too the widow, and a father to the fatherless, and may they all so live, that finally they may meet in that sun bright clime around the throne of God.
(The Abingdon Virginian, Friday, January 1863)
Directions To Grave
About six miles north of Abingdon, Virginia on a hill just above the North Fork Holton River, in the Mongle Family Cemetery. Also called the Davis Cemetery.
Mary E. Wife of
Elder D.M. Buck
January 22, 1831
July 17, 1903
Three sons now preach the
sacred creed. Two others and
Daughter on its blessings feed.
Rev. David M. Buck
May 22, 1823
January 10, 1863
Photos Taken by C. Wayne Kilpatrick
Webpage produced June 29, 2018
Courtesy Of Scott Harp
Special Recognition: Thanks to C. Wayne Kilpatrick who found the graves of David and Mary Mongle Buck in the Mongol Cemetery near the North Folk Holston River, and found provided obituary information for this webpage.