Capt. James Buckles, Sr.

Male 1732 - 1797


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  • Name  Capt. James Buckles, Sr. 
    Title  Capt. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  17 Sep 1732  Berkeley Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Born in Berkeley Co, VA, James came to the area with his father, which James later laid out as Bucklestown (during the early years, called Buckles Town & James Town), in 1791 changed to Darkesville.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Jan 1797  Maysville, Mason Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will: Feb 13, 1796
    Buried  Banks of Ohio River, Maysville, Mason Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I11706  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Robert Buckles, Sr.,   b. 15 May 1702, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1790, Bucklestown, Berkeley Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ann Brown,   b. 01 Aug 1705, Bucks Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1787, Univilla, Berkeley Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  May 1727  Bucks Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F27675  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Gerrard,   b. 05 Dec 1740, Frederick Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1815, Sugar Creek Township, Greene Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1760  Gerrardstown, Berkeley Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. John Buckles,   b. 27 Feb 1761, Frederick Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1828, Christiansburg, Champaign Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. James Buckles, Jr.,   b. 04 Dec 1764, Bucklestown, Berkeley Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1853, Miami Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Buckles,   b. 1766,   d. 1846
     4. Ann Buckles,   b. 1768,   d. 1851
     5. Robert Buckles,   b. 1770,   d. 1850
     6. Mahetabel Buckles,   b. 1772,   d. 1836
     7. Abagail Buckles,   b. 1774
     8. Mary Buckles,   b. 1776,   d. 1861
     9. Margaret Buckles,   b. 1780,   d. 1810
     10. Abraham Abram Buckles,   b. 1782,   d. 1870
     11. Jan Buckles,   b. 1784,   d. 1867
    Last Modified  22 Feb 2013 
    Family ID  F27673  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Sep 1732 - Berkeley Co, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1760 - Gerrardstown, Berkeley Co, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Banks of Ohio River, Maysville, Mason Co, KY Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Aug 15, 1766 - James acquired 147 acres from Lord Fairfax.

      Mar 16, 1779 - James was appointed captain of a company of Militia in Berkely County, Virginia...Revolutionary War.

      1752 - James laid out the town of Bucklestown which was later called Darkesville in 1791.

      1793 - James and Sarah gave a lot to the town for the first school.

      1795 - Sold their plantation of 489 acres to Ed Beeson.

      Aug 1799 - His father sold him 430 acres of land. (Deed Book 5 in Berkeley County Courthouse)

    • "In the years following the close of the Revolutionary War many of the people of Virginia left the state. In the fall of 1799 James (at the age of 67) and Sarah packed several wagons and headed westward with the family to Ohio. Their son William had already made this trip a couple of years before and they were probably following his path. They traveled across the mountains thru Wheeling to the Ohio River where James and his sons built large flatboats to carry the wagons and horses to Cincinnati. Winter caught up with the party and James became sick from exposure. The family found a vacant house along the Kentucky side of the river and moved in but James passed away and was buried at a place called Red Stone (near Maysville, KY). Sarah then took her family the rest of the way downriver and in the spring of 1800 they settled in Centerville, Montgomery Co. Ohio Territory." (undocumented history of Terry Lee Edwards family tree)


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