Over the weekend, I was working in my tree in RootsMagic, adding sources and content using original ans derivative sources, and found this Joseph Buck family in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut (I'm showing my Ancestry Member Tree because I've modified my RootsMagic database):
The data I had said that Joseph Buck (1761-1861) married Dorcas Fairbanks (????-1851) in 1794 and had four children, Aaron, Amy, Richard and Barney (born in 1784). Hmmm, red alert! Problem here... either the birth date for Barney is wrong, or Dorcas wasn't his mother, or the marriage date is wrong. 1784 is a bit early for a baby to be born to a man born in 1767.
Where did I get this information? Well, years ago while "mining" books and databases for Buck family data, I found this book:
Ellery Bicknell Crane, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, Volume 1 (New York : The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907), page 388.
It is now on Google Books:
The sketch for Joseph Buck says:
"(VII) Joseph Buck, son of Samuel Buck (VI), was born in Putnam or Killingly, Connecticut, in 1766, baptized June I, 1766. He is mentioned as prominent in 1793 among the early Methodists of Thompson, Connecticut, and vicinity. He was blind for many years. He settled at Thompson, Connecticut, where his four children were born, as follows: Richard, who was a soldier in the war of 1812, was in Captain Solomon Sikes' company stationed at New London; Amy; Barney and Aaron (twins); Barney married Amy Sprague, of Thompson, Connecticut."
Updated: My thanks to Geolover for noting that I had Samuel Buck in place of Joseph Buck in two places. The Joseph Buck who married Dorcas Fairbanks was the son of Samuel Buck and Martha Bloss. However, the children attributed to Joseph and Dorcas Buck in the memoir book were incorrect. The correct children are listed in the Killingly, Connecticut vital records in the Barbour Collection.