James Orton Buck, Jr., the son of James Orton Buck and Myra Estelle Wooster Buck was born on July 1, 1913 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts and was a member of AAID. He married Nancy Gulley Foster on April 19, 1947 in New York City. They had one daughter, Mrs. David Maurice Morrison White (Care Bowen Buck). Mr. Buck died in Klamath Falls, Oregon on March 29, 2000.


  • Society of the Cincinnati in the State of South Carolina
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America (former President General; Genealogist General)
  • National Society Americans of Royal Descent (former Registrar General)
  • Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192 (former Registrar General)
  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta (Surety)
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (former Secretary and Treasurer of the New York Society; member of New York and New Jersey State Societies)
  • Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York (former Secretary General)
  • Colonial Order of the Acorn
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors (former Governor General; former Registrar General)
  • Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain
  • New England Society in the City of New York
  • Order of the Founders and Patriots of America
  • General Society Sons of the Revolution, New York
  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, New York Chapter


  • Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants Volume II (1974)
  • Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants Volume III (1978)
  • The Hereditary Register of the United States of America, (member of the Editorial Committee, 1972, 1973 and 1974)

Chivalric Orders

  • Knight Commander and former Chancellor of the New York Priory

Other Notes

Mr. Buck was a committee member on several genealogical and historical societies, including The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.