Name: James BUCKLES , Capt.
Birth: 17 SEP 1732 in Bucklestown, Berkeley/Jefferson County, VA>WV
Death: 23 JAN 1797 in Limestone, Maysville, Mason County, KY
Death: 1798 in Hamilton County, OH
Military Service: Captain in the Revolutionary War
Burial: On the banks of the Ohio River near Maysville, Mason Co., KY
Notes for CAPTAIN JAMES BUCKLES:
Sept 17, 1732 - born in Berkely Co., VA
Feb 3, 1752 - Came with his father to the place that was later called Bucklestown. James, himself, laid out this town.
1760 - Married Sarah Gerrard
All of the children of James and Sarah were born in Berkeley County, Virginia, now West Virginia, at a place called Bucklestown laid out by James himself in 1791.
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.
Aug 1799 - His father sold him 430 acres of land. (Deed Book 5 in Berkeley County Courthouse)
1791 - James laid out the town of Bucklestown which was later called Darkesville. Although the names James Town and Buckles Town were used interchangeably from 1779, it was finally designated to be called Darkesville in 1791.
1793 - James and Sarah gave a lot to the town for the first school.
1795 - James and Sarah sold their plantation of 489 acres to Ed Beeson.
Feb 13, 1796 - James wrote his will.
1797 - James died.
Found on the internet - genealogy library.com
Colonial America, 1607-1789 VA
Census Index Buckles, James VA BERKELEY DIST.
1777 RENT ROLL
Colonial America, 1607-1789 VA
Census Index Buckles, James, VA BERKELEY DIST.
1772 RENT ROLL
More About CAPTAIN JAMES BUCKLES:
Burial: Banks of the Ohio River near Maysville, KY
Military: Mar 16, 1779, Captain in the Revolutionary War.
Notes for SARAH GERARD:
Sarah was the daughter of Parson John Garrard, Sr, a firm Baptist, who pastored churches in several counties in Virginia.
Sarah's Will is in Will Book c-d, page 206 and 598 in Greene Co., Ohio.
More About SARAH GERARD:
Burial: Middle Run Cemetery, Greene Co., OH
More About CAPTAIN BUCKLES and SARAH GERARD:
Marriage: Abt. 1760, Gerrardstown, Berkeley Co., VA>WV
TIP 268 SQUIRE BOONE'S STATION, BRYAN STATION AND McGEE'S STATION
Posted by Sandi Gorin on Thu, 11 Nov 1999
Surname: Boone, Bryant, Buckles, Cates, Doleman, Eastwood, Harris, Henton, Holt, Hughes, Kenton, McFadden, Nichols, Paul, Stapleton, Tyler, Vanmeter, Wickersham, Wright, Yunt, Webb, Johnson, Craig, Saunders, Cave, Hammond, Ficklin, Suggett, Nelson, Brooks, Nelson, Reynolds, Bell, Stucker, Tomlinson, Suggett, Lea, Tomlinson, Mitchell, Herndon, Atkinson, Graham, Wilcoxen, Field, Williams, Yocum, Ledgerwood, McBride, Todd, Johnson, Chinn, Johnson, Ellis, Grant, Reynolds, Bryan, Rogers, Lamond, Draper, Tomlinson, Bell, Beasley, Lay, Doak, Childress, Gayle, Adkins, Herndon, Gatewood, Campbell, Johnson, Guill, Vanlendingham, Bradley, Faulker, Singleton, Brooks, Turner, Ricords, Morgan, Miles, Breeden, Vaughan, Stoner, Graves, Young, Castle, Cantwell, Gottshall, Hogan, Williams, Forbis, McGee, McClure, Cooper, Woods, Clements, Rayborne, Proctor, Wade, McGuire, Stroud
Squire Boone’s Station was settled before 1781 by Squire Boone and was located where Shelbyville, KY is today, on Clerk Creek which is a branch of Brashear’s Creek. The following is a list of his company on 23 June 1780 – some of these were also stationed at what was known as the “Painted Stone” near Shelbyville:
Captains; Squire BOONE, Alex. BRYANT, John BUCKLES, Richard CATES, Chas. DOLEMAN, John EASTWOOD, Joseph EASTWOOD, Jeremiah HARRIS, John HENTON, Abraham HOLT, Morgan HUGHES, Evan KENTON, John McFADDEN, John NICHOLS, Peter PAUL, John STAPLETON, Robert TYLER, Abraham VANMETER, Adam WICKERSHAM, Jacob WICKERSHAM, Peter WICKERSHAM, James WRIGHT, George YUNT.
Bryan’s Station. Information taken from Virginia Webb Howard, author of Bryan Station Heroes and Heroines. The DAR dedicated a Memorial Wall at the station, located 5 miles northeast of Lexington in Fayette Co in 1896. It was placed to honor the women that made sacrifices at the station.
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Copied from a letter by James M. Hatfield, Attorney at Law, Huntington, IN, dated February 8, 1940 to his niece. .
In the fall of 1799 there lived a family whose names were James Buckles and Sarah (Garard) Buckles, father and mother, and children named William, James, John, Robert, Abraham, Mary, Margaret, Mehetabel, Anna, Jane and Abigail. Of these, Jane was fifteen year old and you are her great grand daughter, she being your mother's mother's mother. The family arranged to go to the far west into the wilds of Ohio.
They went across the mountains of Virginia to Wheeling, VA. You will remember, there was no West Virginia for nearly two-thirds of a century after that time. On reaching Wheeling, the father and his muscular sons already named, constructed large flat boats at the river's edge and on these the family loaded their wagons, horses, children, big and little, beds, bedding and in fact all they held dear on earth. Late in the fall they pushed off into the river's current and started down stream with Cincinnati as their point of destination so far as the river was concerned. When they reached Parkersburg, about one hundred miles downstream, they were within two miles of Blennerhessett Island standing in midstream. They could take either side of this island, but which side they took now no one knows but they passed very close to the island where Blennerhessett and his wife lived then in such luxury and happiness. Did they see Blennerhessett and his wife? No one knows. It is reasonable that they did. The island occupants had been there less than three years and it is reasonable to suppose they were on the lookout for those on their way west to help people going to the wild country to the west called Ohio. And it is reasonable to think that the travelers would avail themselves of the opportunity to call upon the occupants of such a home as they passed but history is gone forever. It is thus probable that these people so interesting to us were callers on the Blennerhessetts less than three after establishing their island home and that and God's speed was given this Virginia family as it floated on its way to the Ohio, each shedding sunshine on the other as they separated. But in a few years the infamous Burr invaded the home yet in the sunshine and happiness to be soon darkened by the wicked plotter to leave ruin in his pathway as he set on in his wicked course to destroy and ru
A little further on down the river old winter caught them in the ice that covered the river and they were forced to terry until the ice would go out with warm weather. While thus frozen up, my great-grandfather, James, became sick from exposure and he was removed to a vacant house standing on the riverbank where he died and was buried at a place called Lime Stone. When the ice went out with warm weather they floated down until they reached Cincinnati where all was unloaded, the wagons were again loaded as they had been back in Virginia, and all struck out to the north or a little east (north east) and they reached a point of destination early in the Spring of 1800. They stopped at Centerville in the north part of Montgomery County several miles south of the present city of Dayton.
Going back to this family whose members I have mentioned above I will say the youngest daughter, Abigail, never married. Jane, the next oldest sister, married Edward Dyer and they are the parents of Jane, a daughter born Nov. 11, 1825 and she was my mother and your grandmother who passed away August 30, 1866, many years before you were born into this world.
William Buckles married Eleanor Seaman and they had two grandsons living in your part of the state. One of those lives in Thornlow and is an M.E. Minister and his brother Rev. Dr. L.C. Buckles, had lived many years in Lafayette. These two are second cousins of your mother and myself but both are some years older than we are. Another son of that Virginia family, John Buckles married Mary Brooks, and one of their children was named Abraham Buckles and lived many years in Delaware County and married Elizabeth Shanks. One time this Abraham Buckles took it into his head to run upon the Democrat ticket for Representative in 1838 and his son, Joseph Shanks Buckles was a Whig candidate but at the election, the old man won out. Afterwards, though, Joseph held many important offices. He was both a Senator and Representative in the legislature, a member of the constitution of Indiana. He served twelve years as circuit judge. The last time I saw him was when the legislature of 1887 was in session and as I left the house he was making a speech to that body. He was a nephew of A. J. Buckles, living in Suisun City, California, where he is practicing law. He served many years on the bench of both the superior court (the same as our circuit court) and the supreme lodge of the Knights of Pythias as he, too, is a Past Grand Chancellor of the order and a Past Supreme Representative of the highest body of that order. He was a soldier and lost a leg at the Battle of the Wilderness, just at the close of the war. He has a metal voted to him for bravery as a soldier by the National Congress.
Grandmother's brother William has another grandson, John A. Buckles living near Marion who is getting close to ninety.
Mary Buckles, grandmother's sister, married Culbertson Watson and William Watson, Charles E. Watson and their sister, a Mrs. Smith. Another grandson of Aunt Mary died less than a year ago. His name was Hiram Watson Satterwaite. He was worth about $100,000 at the time of his death. Then in addition there are many of later generations too numerous to mention.
I guess, though, this story is long enough.
Uncle Jas, M. H.
Below FYI is an article about Wayne Township, Warren Co., OH that references J. W. Marlatt and Mrs. Ellen Marlatt.
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Warren County Local History by Dallas Bogan
Historic Little Mount Holly Nestled In Wayne Township
Dallas Bogan on 23 July 2004
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There is a little town that lies in Wayne Township in the northern half of the County known as Mount Holly. It is located just off U.S. 42 near the Greene County line.
Like other small towns it has its own history. Jacob Pearson laid out Mount Holly in 1833; the town consisted of 25 lots. The original name of the town was "Shattersburg."
Earlier history finds the Buckles family purchasing land and settling in the locale in 1797. They had originally lived at Columbia in 1790, a town along the Ohio River, now a part of Cincinnati. There were five girls and four boys, their names being; Robert, William, John, James, Mrs. Henry Simmons, Mrs. Culbert Watson, Mrs. Edward Dyer and Mrs. John Heaton. One of the girls never married.
A small stream named Bear Branch ran through the Heaton farm. The highlight of this name was the fact that Heaton once, while hunting, shot a bear from a tree near the stream, the bear falling into the stream. Thinking it dead, he hustled to the area and started to stick
it with his knife. The bear suddenly sprang up and lunged at Heaton, thus giving him a fight before the bear was finally killed.
The vicinity of Spring Valley, just north of Mount Holly, had the only tillable land within the locality of the early settlers. Their cabins were some distance away and it was a chore to keep the Indians, bears, squirrels, etc., from destroying their crops.
The Buckles family had no means of trading except a small log cabin, which had been built and used as a store in the village of Waynesville.
The Indians, because of ceding their lands some years ago to the Government, were apparently searching for new hunting grounds. It was not unusual in that period of time to see large bands of roving Indians. Mrs. Ellen Buckles Marlatt, when a mere youngster, remembered seeing a band of four hundred pass through Mount Holly.
Father: Robert BUCKLES , Sr. b: 15 MAY 1702 in Yorkshire, England
Mother: Ann BROWN b: 1 AUG 1705 in Bucks County, PA
Sarah GERRARD b: 5 DEC 1740 in Fredrick County, VA>WV
in Garrardtown, Berkeley County, VA> WV
- John BUCKLES , Elder b: 27 FEB 1761 in Bucklestown, Berkeley County, VA> WV
- James BUCKLES , Jr. b: 4 DEC 1764 in Bucklestown, Berkeley County, VA> WV
- William Scott BUCKLES b: 30 SEP 1766 in Bucklestown, Berkeley County, VA> WV
- Ann BUCKLES b: 15 SEP 1768 in Bucklestown, Berkeley County, VA> WV
- Robert Brook BUCKLES b: 6 AUG 1770 in Bucklestown, Berkeley County, VA> WV
- Mehetable BUCKLES b: 14 AUG 1772 in Bucklestown, Berkeley County, VA> WV
- Abigail BUCKLES b: 1774 in Berkeley County, VA>WV
- Mary BUCKLES b: 15 NOV 1776 in Bucklestown, Berkeley, VA> WV
- Margaret BUCKLES b: 1780 in Bucklestown, Berkeley County, VA>WV
- Abraham BUCKLES b: 28 DEC 1782 in Bucklestown, Berkeley County, VA> WV
- Jane BUCKLES b: 18 AUG 1784 in Bucklestown, Berkeley County, VA> WV