John Buys Jr. b. 3-11-1768 in Trenton, Mercer, NJ was the son of Johannis 'John' Boice aka Buys Sr. (1735-1831) and Lena Annetje Marselis (c.1736 Greenbrook Farm, Somerset, NJ; d. 1779 in Ossabaw Georgia). John Sr. is bur. in the Sodus Village Old Cemetery Sodus,Wayne NY. Sr. was the gr.grandson of the historical figure, Jan Cornelise Buys Damen. John Jr. b.1768 d. 6-8-1838 in Varick, Seneca, NY and is buried in the Mt. Green Cem., Romulus,Seneca, NY. He married Sarah Brown prob. of Trenton NJ (2-14-1770 to 5-26-1847 also bur. Mt. Green Cem.). He erected "Buys Tavern" in 1813. Upon his brother Jacob's death, he adopted his children.
Will proven 16 Oct 1838; parts below: ...county of Seneca, on the sixteenth day of October in the year 1838, before ...last will and testament of John Buice, or Buys....Heirs Listed in Will:Henry Buys of Waterford, PA(son of John & Lena; Daniel Buys of Waterford, PA(son of John & Lena); Catherine, wife of Samuel Brown, Beaverdam, PA(dau of John & Lena); Sarah, wife of Alford Walton, Beaverdam, PA; Susan, wife of C.B. Strong, Waterford, PA(dau of John &
Eliz.; Peter Buys of Sodus, NY(son of John & Eliz.; Cornelius Buys of Sodus, NY (son of John & Eliz.; Jacob Buys of Sodus, NY(son of John & Lena); Ammi Ellsworth & wife Margaret (son of Minerva, dau of Jacob, John); Archibald Buys of Michigan (son of John & Eliz.); Samuel C. Buys of Michigan (son of John & Eliz.;); Jane Buys, wife of Samuel R.(Rodney), S. Hinckley of Michigan, (dau of John & Eliz.); Catherine Buys, wife of James Estle (Estell) of Upper Canada(dau ofJacob, John); Eliz. Buys, wife of Beniah McKinstry of Varick, NY (dau of Jacob, John); Phebe Matilda Buys (minor),Guardian, Ethan Watson(dau of Henry,deceased, son of Jacob, John);(Phebe Matilda was to share her inheritance with William Covert) EXECUTORS: John Clark (grandson of Sarah B. Buys; Jacob Buice (Buys)[probably father of Henry, Jacob, Minerva, Katherine, & Eliz.]; Sarah Buys (wife of deceased).