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Gaspee Affair - Revolutionary War - American History - Bucklin Family
Researching and Preserving History for Future Generations.
Site Summary. A
national history center both for the Gaspee Affair of 1772 and also for
Bucklin History 1600-1899. The site focuses on the pre-Revolutionary history of
Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the events and people involved in the
Americans' 1772 attack on the
Royal Navy ship Gaspee, and facts regarding the Bucklin family, including
an over 4,000 person genealogical database.
The Joseph Bucklin Society conducts research and education on
the American Revolution in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We
research, and make available to you, political,
social, legal and economic history of 1600 -1800 in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We specialize in
the events and persons involved in the Gaspee Affair. This website is one of the
two most complete of the Internet's publically available sources of in-depth information
about the Gaspee affair.
We go beyond research regarding Joseph
Bucklin and the American attack on the Gaspee. We dig into, analyze, and present the history of Rhode Island and Massachusetts during 1600 - 1800,
causes of the American Revolution, and the Gaspee Affair, including the personal history of the
Rhode Island men who attacked the Gaspee.
Also, because the New England Bucklin family was typical of those whose thinking
and actions changed the nature of the early colonies, we spend special time
finding and preserving historical
information of the Bucklins of 1600 to 1800. Among other things, we maintain a 4000 person database
of Bucklins. (If you are a Bucklin, then you are almost certainly
a descendent of
William Bucklin, who arrived in America in 1634! His family was one of
earliest, and one of the most important landowners, of early Rhode Island.) It's more than
Bucklin family genealogy; it's part of American history.
Use the links in
the left margin, or use our "Learn More" page to go to our nine (9) divisions,
with hundreds of pages of historical information (American
Colonial History, English Roots, Gaspee Affair, Bucklin Family and Roots, and
This website is extensive. As of 1 September 2012, when website growth was suspended,
we had over 2,500 files of
information, internally linked by about 6,000 links connecting the documents,
data, and pictures. We had more than 250 links to sources of information
outside our website, plus more than 60 other organizations had
websites that linked into our information pages.
Since the economic recessions of the last few
who previously volunteered money to allow this website to operate now must use their
resources elsewhere. Therefore, with regret, we inform you:
Most Joseph Bucklin Society
activities have been suspended, until donations of time and money
Help us reactivate our publically available website
and responses! Consider an $18. $28, or $50 donation (or any amount,
lower or higher) to keep this site
going and available to persons like you.
All persons interested in history are
invited. You do not have to be a Bucklin, Annual
membership is still only $18..
Joseph Bucklin Society is dedicated to historical
research and the dissemination of educational material. The Society is not
connected with any denomination or political group. We are here to preserve find
and preserve important American, Gaspee,
and Bucklin history from loss.
We are an American history organization, and this site
is basically an history website, devoted especially to Colonial history
and Revolutionary War
era history, and the Bucklins in that period of time. This society
was named in honor of Joseph Bucklin V. Both he and also the other
Bucklin family lines
are a notable part of early American
history. The Bucklins of New England are good examples of the English people
who came to New England,
and of what, why, and how they lived and worked creating what became the United
States. That's one of the reasons we have detailed Bucklin family information on this website.
In short, these web pages are where you find history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations Colony, in the period 1600--- 1800, with particular reference to the
history and aftermath of the Gaspee Affair, and of New England Bucklin families
and settlements and their movements across the country.