Joseph Bucklin 3rd had seven children, in two marriages.

Children of JOSEPH BUCKLIN and SUSANNA JENCKS were:

i. CAPT. JOHN BUCKLIN25, b. 23 Mar 1717/18, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA26; d. 180326,27; m. JERUSHA EATON 28,29,30, 174031; b. 16 Apr 171732,33; d. 1776, Cheshire, Berkshire, MA34.

More about CAPT. JOHN BUCKLIN:

  • John Bucklin and Benjamin Bowen went to Fairfield, NY in 1787.
  • Occupation: about. 1770, Mill owner, Adams, MA35
  • Property: 1766, Cheshire, Berkshire Co, MA36
  • Religion: 1766, Baptist, Cheshire, MA37
  • Residence: 1745, Coventry, RI38

More about JERUSHA EATON:

  • Burial: 1776, Home farm in Cheshire, Berkshire, MA
  • Deed: 1751, Killingly, CT39

ii. CAPT. JOSEPH BUCKLIN, 4TH, b. 20 Feb 1719/20, Coventry, Kent, RI40,41; d. 27 Dec 1790, Providence, RI42; m. (1) ZERVIAH SABIN43,44, 29 Sep 1751, Killingly, CT45,46; b. about. 173247; d. 26 Sep 177648,49; m. (2) ANNE ?, Aft. 1776; (Anne:) b. before. 1738; d. Aft. 1790).

iv. DAVID BUCKLIN65, b. 05 Sep 1726, Coventry, RI or Pomfret, CT65,66; d. 21 Jan 1820, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY66,67,68; Stepchild; m. ABIGAIL WALDO69,70,71,72, 21 Jul 1749, Pomfret, CT73,74,75,76; b. 17 Jun 1731, Pomfret, Coventry, CT77,78,79; d. 16 May 1805, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY80,81,82,83,84,85.

More about DAVID BUCKLIN:

  • Moved to Herkimer in 1779 as per C. H. B. Rosskam’s notes.[MLBC-12-00.FTW]
  • Moved to Herkimer County, NY after 1778. Settled at Eatonville.
  • David is listed in the DAR Index of Patriots as having served in the Revolutionary Army. His family and his wife Abigail Waldo’s family were active in the Revolutionary War. He seems, by real estate conveyances, to have been a man of some wealth, both before and after the War.
  • According to the Waldo Genealogy, David & Abigail may have resided for a time in Pomfret, CT, after their marriage but before the War. However, by 1774 he and Abigail were in RI.
  • A deed dated 16 June 1774 shows David & Abigail, residing in Coventry, County of Kent, RI, conveying to Jonathan Waldo, yeoman, of Pomfret, CT, 10 1/2 acres in Pomfret. On 18 Mar 1779, David & Abigail, apparently still residing in Coventry, conveyed to Samuel Waldo of Pomfret, 3 acres of land.

In 1791, David wrote a letter to his oldest son John, then living in Herkimer County, NY, to advise David’s son Benjamin (who had apparently just moved to be near John) not to buy more land than he could pay cash for.

On 13 June 1795 (when David would have been 69 years old) he moved with Abigail to be near his sons in New York State, according to the family Bible record of George Whitfield Emmons.

Apparently David’s son William stayed in CT, because the will of David leaves his CT farm to William.

David was a wheelwright, and according to the Waldo genealogy made a spinning wheel when he was about 90 years old for his daughter Lucy.

It is from Abigail Waldo that the name of “Albigence became popular in the Bucklin line. Albigence Waldo was a brother of Abigail, and was a personal physician to George Washington. Albigence Waldo was at Valley Forge. Abigail and David’s children, all born before the Revolution, were none of them named Albigence. But after the Revolution, the name was given to a grandchild of David and thereafter continued in the family line until Leonard Alby Bucklin in the 1900′s.

Census: 1790, Coventry, RI86

Land Sold: Bet. 1770 – 1780, Sold his property in Coventry, RI87

Military service: Revolutionary War

Will: 08 Jan 1818, recorded 24 Jan 182

Notes for ABIGAIL WALDO:

It is from the forbearers of Abigail that the name of Albigence became popular in the Bucklin line. Albigence Waldo was a brother of Abigail and was a personal physician to George Washington. He was at Valley Forge. Abigail had a sister name Sarah, who married Israel Putnam, a son of Gen. Israel Putnam of the Revolution. There is a record of Abigail in Little Falls, NY in 1791.88,89

v. ESTHER BUCKLIN, b. 04 Apr 1731; d. before. 177490; m. ? NICHOLS; b. Before. 1730; d. Aft. 1750.

vi. JEREMIAH BUCKLIN, b. 04 Apr 1731, Coventry, Kent, RI, USA. He was born as a twin to Esther.


Child of JOSEPH BUCKLIN 3rd and MARY WORDEN was:

vii. MARY5 BUCKLIN, b. 13 Apr 173991.


Endnote References

25. GEDCOM Submission MLBC01200 to Jos Bucklin Soc, “Electronic,” Date of Import: 19 Dec 2000.

26. George Wells Bucklin Autobiography, (1948).

27. GEDCOM Submission MLBC01200 to Jos Bucklin Soc, “Electronic,” Date of Import: 19 Dec 2000.

28. Killingly CT Deed Records, Vol 6 p. 97 10 May 1751.

29. George Wells Bucklin Autobiography, (1948).

30. GEDCOM Submission MLBC01200 to Jos Bucklin Soc, “Electronic,” Date of Import: 19 Dec 2000.

31. Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims, Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s, v 2, Surnames B, p 26.

32. New London County Court Files, (1703).

33. Nellie Zada Rice Molyneaux, Eaton Genealogy.

34. William Brown, Over Pathways to the Past, (1930), p 56, In early times those who died of small pox were not buried in the public cemetery, and when Jerusah Eaton Bucklin, wife of John died of this disease in 1776, she was buried on the farm, near the foot of Mt. Amos where her grave may still be seen.

35. William Brown, Over Pathways to the Past, (1930), p. 56, John Bucklin…developed the early mill privilege in Adams, and is called a wheelwright in his deeds.

36. William Brown, Over Pathways to the Past, (1930), p. 56, “Lot No. 1 was sold by Cook and Bennet [who had purchased entire town site from the Massachusetts Colony at auction after the end of the French and Indian War of 1763] to John Bucklin and in 1780 conveyed to his son Dairus. This John Bucklin is the same who developed the early mill privilege in Adams, and is called a wheelwright in his deeds.”

37. Emma Pititclerc and Ellen Raynor, History of the Town of Cheshire, (Berkshire Historical Society, 1885), p 22, “Here they established their church and sent for the pious Werden, their former pastor, who ministered to them in spiritual things until in 1808, the Master called him home. The following is a list of the members of this church in the wilds of Berkshire, the First Baptist Church of the present Cheshire, as they came from Coventry: Rev. Peter Werden, Eunice Bennet, Joab Stafford, John Lee, Betsy Read, Samuel Low, John Bucklin, Deliverance Nichols, Joseph Bennet, Mercy Werden, Martha Lee, John Day, Alma Low. These members organized the church August 28th, 1769, and Elder Peter Werden, of Warwick, became their pastor in March, 1770.”.

38. Providence Journal, 1859 (No. 65), “The mansion in which Mr. Stone lives [in Coventry] was build in part by John Bucklin in the year 1745.”

39. Killingly CT Deed Records, John Bucklin of Coventry RI and Jerusha Bucklin are listed as heirs of Jonathan Eaton.

40. Headstone Data.

41. “Bible Record B-856,” LDS Family History Library; Salt Lake City , UT.

42. Headstone Data, Inspection of the Gravestone 10 June 2000 by James Sterling, Elizabeth Johnson and Leonard Bucklin, who certified gravestone to read: “Sacred to the memory of Capt Joseph Bucklin who departed this life December 27, 1790 Aged 70 years 10 months 1 day Having through life sustained the character of an industrious and honest man”.

43. Rhode Island Cemetery Transcript Project, “Electronic.”

44. Gencircles, www.gencircles.com/users/bullfrog/6/data/1594, visited 2 Mar 2003.

45. Rutland, VT, City Records.

46. Thompson Congregational Church Records, Killingly, CT.

47. Headstone Data, view by Leonard Bucklin, June 2000, “In memory of ZERIAH Wife of Capt. Joseph Bucklin the daughter of Hezekiah Sabin of Connecticut who departed this life Sept 26, 1776 in the 45th year of her age.”

48. Headstone Data, Inspection by Leonard Bucklin in June, 2000, who certified the stone to read: “In memory of ZERIAH wife of Capt Joseph Bucklin and daughter of Hezekiah Sabin of Connecticut, who departed this life September 26, 1776 in the 45th year of her age.”

49. “RIHS Manuscripts,” Maintained by Rhode Island Historical Society, MSS Buchanan – Burgess file, Bucklin family deaths folder, two handwritten sheets from bound book, “Mother Departed this Life September 25. 1776. The Funeral Sermon Preached by the Reverend J[unreadable] [unreadable]day, from the 3 Chapter of Job and 26 Verse. I was not in Safety, neither had I rest, neither was I [unreadable] yet trouble came — Jos. Bucklin” It will be noted that the day of death is one day different from that on her headstone.

50. John G. Erhardt, History of Rehoboth, Seekonk, Mass., Pawtucket & East Providence, RI, 1692-1812, (PO Box 33, 500 Fall River Av., Seekonk, MA, 1990), 669, at the same meeting brother John was appointed inspector of leather for the town.

51. “Bible Record B-856,” LDS Family History Library; Salt Lake City , UT.

52. John E. Sterling, Sterling Grave Transcriptions, (1994-1997), “Electronic,” Map in book of Sterling can be used to locate the gravesite as being in what Sterling shows as section AA. To reach the grave go Northerly from the cemetery entrance by following Eastern Ave.; When you reach Cypress Ave, turn Westerly and go to Elm; on Elm turn South and grave will be on the East side of the Elm Ave, about 1/2 of the way south before Elm splits into Elm and Grove Ave.

53. Headstone Data, Inspection of the Gravestone 10 June 2000 by James Sterling, Elizabeth Johnson and Leonard Bucklin, who certified gravestone to read: “Sacred to the memory of Capt Joseph Bucklin who departed this life December 27, 1790 Aged 70 years 10 months 1 day Having through life sustained the character of an industrious and honest man”. Capt. Joseph Bucklin was buried in the Sabin lot in the North Burial Ground of Providence, RI. To reach the grave, in the cemetery go north on the roadway marked as Elm Street in the cemetery, from its Northerly intersection with Grove Street. The grave site is on the East side of the roadway, in the railed enclosure known as the “Sabin lot”.

54. Rhode Island Census of 1774, Three males above age 16; two females above age 16; 1 female under age 16; and three blacks. (This suggests business within the town of Providence capable of supporting four employees, one of them white and three of them black.).

55. Rhode Island Historical Society Manuscripts, Vol 13, p. 89.

56. Bartlett, History of the Destruction of the Gaspee.

57. “Field’s Point, An Historical Account of the Fortifications,” [a committee was appointed] “consisting of Messrs. Joseph Brown, Amos Atwell, Esq., Captain Barnard Eddy, Jabez Bowen, Esq., and Mr. John Updike, Captain Simon Smith, Captain John Brown, Captain Joseph Bucklin, Captain Ebenezer Thompson, who were authorized to direct where and in what manner fortifications shall be upon the hill to the southward of the house of William Field”…called Fort Independence.

58. Esek Hopkins, “Papers of Esek Hopkins,” Sloop Elizabeth folder, Capt Esek Hopkins is billed by Joseph Bucklin for thick planking for the Brigantine Providence including 46 feet of keel at 3 shillings a foot, and the wages of “Prince @4 [pounds]” pounds per day. Presumably “Prince was a skilled slave, for Prince was a name of a Bucklin slave, who worked 6 days on ship repairs for Esek.. The wage of 4 pounds a day though, sounds excessive for a day’s labor of a slave, so something more may be involved.

59. Rhode Island Genealogical Register, v. 15, p. 64, Providence Wills at pp 360 – 363 with codicil dated 13 may 1790, names only Nancy as living child of his.

60. Esek Hopkins, “Esek Hopkins Papers.”

61. Henry R. Chace, “Henry Chace Papers,” MSS 338, box 1, f 17, “mariner” in . 17 and f. 18 adds ” a house, store, block making shop & wharf, all good and complete, and a stable” at the “N. Sd. Market” and was assessed 1L, 10 s in 1770.

62. Henry R. Chace, “Henry Chace Papers,” MSS 338, box 1, f 21, Joseph Bucklin is shown on the list of those who had property at risk of fire in the compact part of Providence. The assessments for fire protection were based on the value of the property. Joseph Bucklin was assessed 20 pounds, which was one of the larger amounts assessed. Compare the substantial merchant Obadiah Brown assessed 40 pounds, who at the who operated a rum distillery, an iron furnace, a spermaceti candle works factory and merchant activities including the slave trade. [Chace Papers, box 1, f. 6] In the tax assessor’s view in 1779, Joseph’s house stood next to that of Sam Butler, whose property was described by the assessor as “A tolerable good house and wharf well furnished.” When the assessors went next to Joseph’s property, they described it as “A House better than the former — Wharf Store ;& Block makers Shop — all good and compleat — and Stable. Next door the assessors noted the building of Bucklin and Donnison which the assessors described as “House &c 4.th[sic] order with a Wharf Lot” Joseph’s House was described as being .the third lot from the river, beginning at the bridge, on the West side of the river, on the North side of Westminster Street. The nature of his being both a ship owner and merchant is illustrated by his designation as “mariner” but being taxed for ” a house, store, block making shop & wharf, all good and complete, and a stable” at the “N. Sd. Market” in 1770.. Joseph Bucklin’s home is listed in Kinsley Cooper’s remarkable 1771 inventory of the houses of Providence.

63. Headstone Data, Inspection on 10 June 2000 by John Sterling, Elizabeth Johnson, and Leonard Bucklin confirmed gravesite and headstone, who certified the stone to read: “In memory of ZERVIAH wife of Capt Joseph Bucklin and daughter of Hezekiah Sabin of Connecticut, who departed this life September 26, 1776 in the 45th year of her age.”

64. Abstracts of Coventry, Rhode Island Wills, v. 2, p. 270, mentioned in 1774 will of father John as deceased but with children living in 1774 and named Knight.

65. Shiela Joan Furstenberg Beyer, GEDCOM Submission BEY10228.FTW to Jos Bucklin Soc, (Rebeyer@prodigy.net 28 Feb 2001), “Electronic,” Date of Import: 28 Feb 2001.

66. George Wells Bucklin Autobiography, (1948).

67. GEDCOM Submission MLBC01200 to Jos Bucklin Soc, “Electronic,” Date of Import: 19 Dec 2000.

68. Richard Anderson, “Notes of Richard Anderson.”

69. George Wells Bucklin Autobiography, (1948).

70. GEDCOM Submission MLBC01200 to Jos Bucklin Soc, “Electronic,” Date of Import: 19 Dec 2000.

71. Sheila Joan Furstenberg Beyer, GEDCOM Submission BEY10228.FTW to Jos Bucklin Soc, (Rebeyer@prodigy.net 28 Feb 2001), “Electronic,” Date of Import: 28 Feb 2001.

72. S. A. Starkey, GEDCOM Submission JOH020505_Abr to Jos Bucklin Society, “Electronic.”

73. Conversation with Clara Steier on 7-7-95

74. George Wells Bucklin Autobiography, (1948).

75. GEDCOM Submission MLBC01200 to Jos Bucklin Soc, “Electronic,” Date of Import: 19 Dec 2000.

76. Barbour Collection, Connecticut Vital Records, “Electronic,” Vol 1 p 51, Windham County.

77. George Wells Bucklin Autobiography, (1948).

78. Sheila Joan Furstenberg Beyer, GEDCOM Submission BEY10228.FTW to Jos Bucklin Soc, (Rebeyer@prodigy.net 28 Feb 2001), “Electronic,” Date of Import: 28 Feb 2001.

79. S.A.Starkey, GEDCOM Submission SusBuck020505 to JosBuckSoc, “Electronic.”

80. George Wells Bucklin Autobiography, (1948).

81. GEDCOM Submission MLBC01200 to Jos Bucklin Soc, “Electronic,” Date of Import: 19 Dec 2000.

82. Sheila Joan Furstenberg Beyer, GEDCOM Submission BEY10228.FTW to Jos Bucklin Soc, (Rebeyer@prodigy.net 28 Feb 2001), “Electronic.”

83. Barbour Collection, Connecticut Vital Records, “Electronic,” Vol 1, p 50, died in the State of New York May 1805.

84. S.A.Starkey, GEDCOM Submission SusBuck020505 to Jos Bucklin Society, “Electronic.”

85. S. A. Starkey, GEDCOM Submission JOH020505_Abr to Jos Bucklin Society, “Electronic.”

86. U.S. Census 1790, David head of household, with a family of four.

87. Providence Journal, 1859, No. 65, “…David and John, emigrated from Rhode Island. All of them disposed of their property in Coventry.”

88. “Richard (Dick) Anderson Papers,” She was witness on deed of son in NY when he bought 80 acres in 1791, which he sold to Jeremiah Brayton in 1793; Herkimer County Deeds Book III, page 483 and 497.

89. Herkimer County Deeds Book III, page 483 and 497..

90. Abstracts of Coventry, Rhode Island Wills, v. 2 p. 270, mentioned as deceased in 1774 will of her father, but naming children and name of Nichols.

91. Coventry Register, v 1.