Grandley O. Buell

Submitted by Joanne Rose Layshock
Lafayette, CA


Grandley O. Buell was born about 1832 in Delaware County Ohio, the second of seven children of Philaster Buell and Lucy Case. In June of 1855 he married Mary Perry, daughter of Norman Dewey Perry and Susan Allen. By 1865 they had three children.

He enlisted as a private in the 48th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company B on Sept. 5, 1864, at age 33. Grandley Buell was transferred to the 83rd OVI in January of 1865. He served with his younger brother, Philaster Edmund Buell. One of his sisters, Lavinia Buell, married Jay Bartlett Willis, who also served in the 48th, along with two of his brothers, Plyn A. Willis, and Rollin K. Willis.

In December of 1865 he was on the payroll of the Stratford Paper Mill, his father-in-law's business in Delaware Ohio. In 1866 he filed a pension application as an invalid. In 1892 he was employed as a watchman for the C&O RR shops in Covington, Kentucky. His obituary cited from the Delaware Gazette, Delaware Ohio (Delaware County Historical Society) states, "Grandly O. Buell, a native of, and formerly for long time resident of Delaware Co., died at the home of his son-in-law, a railroader named Gregory, in Covington, KY, of Bright's disease on January 5, 1901. He leaves a widow formerly Miss Mary Perry, of Stratford, one daughter, a son or two, three sisters, one at Stratford, Mrs. Jane Willis, two in or near Columbus, Mrs. O. Carter and Mrs. Wm. Dutcher, one brother P.E. Buell." After his death in 1901, his widow filed a pension application.

Grandley and Mary Buell had 3 children, the oldest Edmund Dewey Buell. Edmund married Eva Lena Preston and they had 3 children, the oldest being Bessie Mae Buell. Bessie married Roy Shaw and they had 2 children, the youngest being Marianne Shaw. Marianne married Charles Rose and they had 4 children, the youngest being Joanne Rose (author of this biography).



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