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Capt Daniel's grave is in the North Burial Ground of
Providence. In June 2000, the headstone was found with the top now completely broken
off. The only part still readable is "...seventy fourth .... of his
age. An Honest Man is the Noblest Work of God". Fortunately earlier
transcribers recorded that this stone showed his name as Capt Daniel Bucklin
born in Rehoboth and died May 7th 1805.
Daniel's title of Captain comes from his sea voyages, one of which is
described as follows.
"PROVIDENCE, July 23, 1776—Capt. Daniel Bucklin of the privateer
Montgomery of this port has returned from a cruise during which he took three
valuable-prizes, also two other vessels in company with a privateer from Salem.
One of the prize ships was a scow of 180 tons having onboard 119 hogsheads, 137
tierces and 20 barrels of sugar, 6 hogsheads of rum, etc. Also found aboard this
vessel was a letter from a planter at Tortola to a friend in Liverpool from
which the following is extracted:
"If this unhappy dispute between Great Britain and
America should be brought to a conclusion, and they be once more united, there
will be an opening for the sale of rum, though to the windward the price keeps
up, I hear, to 2s, 6d per gallon, owing to the government contracting with Mr.
Blackburn for 100,000 gallons for the troops in America."
Captain Bucklins prizes will be sold at auction in Providence at an early
Burial Ground Graves. The
Newman Church Cemetery Graves.