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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company; Elwood Roberts, Editor.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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THOMAS F. BUZBY, a farmer and dairyman of Montgomery township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, is a native of Gwynedd township, in the same county, where he was born May 21, 1863. He is the son of James and Mary Ann (Myers) Buzby, lifelong residents of Gwynedd township.

James Buzby (father) was the son of William Buzby. He was born in Gwynedd township. He was a butcher by occupation, and also engaged in agricultural pursuits, although not very extensively. He was a progressive citizen and was highly esteemed in the community. He was a Republican in politics, and held at different times the positions of supervisor, assessor and tax collector and school director. He was elected a justice of the peace on one occasion, but declined to take out a commission. He was always interested in public affairs, and never missed an election, either local or general. He was a man of the highest integrity, noted for his upright dealing with all. He died January 14, 1900. His widow resides on the homestead in Gwynedd township. Their children: William, deceased; Kate, Thomas F., Harry, William and Sarah.

Thomas Franklin Buzby was educated in Cedar Hill school at Gwynedd, and in the Friends’ school at Gwynedd meeting house. For six years after leaving school he drove the butcher wagon for his father, and later engaged in butchering on his own account, continuing this occupation eight years. During four years of that period he was also engaged in farming in Horsham township. In 1893 he purchased his present farm of about one hundred acres in Montgomery township, which he has greatly improved, and on which he has since resided. He married at Centre Square, in Whitpain township, November 22, 1883, Hallie, daughter of Robert and Jeannette Lindsay. The couple have had five children, as follows: James, born September 1, 1884; Earl, born March 24, 1887; Mary Ann, born July 18, 1890; Sarah K., born July 7, 1895; Thomas F., born December 27, 1898, died August 14, 1899.

In his political affiliations Mr. Buzby is a Republican. He is a member of Springhouse Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is a progressive and practical farmer.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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