|Living (private). Parents: William Durward Bucklin-Buck2835 and Living.|
Susan Elizabeth Bucklin was born on 17 March 1832 in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.187,274 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.625 She died on 6 May 1916 at the age of 84 in Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.187,274 Susan has reference number Buck1591. She was buried at Cheshire Cemetery in Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.187 Parents: John Bucklin Maj-Buck3041 and Sabra Ann Smith-Buck3131.
Spouse: Henry Charles Bowen-Buck3176. Susan Elizabeth Bucklin and Henry Charles Bowen were married on 8 March 1855 in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.274,277,278 Children were: Eugene Bucklin Bowen-Buck1051, Julia A Bowen-Buck2546.
Susan Ellen Bucklin was born on 7 January 1853 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.481 She died UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck1340. Parents: Albert Bucklin-Buck2504 and Ardelia R Luther-Buck2118.
Susan F Bucklin was born in September 1837 in Shrewsbury, Vermont, United States. She died on 24 January 1890 at the age of 52 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She was buried in Shrewsbury, Vermont, United States. Susan has reference number Buck4073. Parents: Alonzo Bucklin-Buck1816 and Anna Lincoln-Buck1820.
Susan Melissa Bucklin was born in February 1853 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She appeared in the census in 1860 in North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.640 She appeared in the census in 1865 in North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.653 Susan appeared in the census in 1870 in North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.1087 She died on 23 April 1929 at the age of 76. She has reference number Buck2236. Parents: Edward Bucklin-Buck913 and Mercy Ann Hopkins-Buck4435.
Spouse: John Bush Dewing-Buck2248. Susan Melissa Bucklin and John Bush Dewing were married on 25 June 1879 in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States.
Susanna Bucklin47,48,150,2345,2346 was born on 1 June 1752 in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut.2347 She lived in Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont in 1775.2348 She lived in Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont in 1791.2349 There is a court record regarding him in 1799 Petition to General Assembly of Vermont.2350 Susanna died after 1836 at the age of 84 in Ontario, CANADA.48 She has reference number Buck241. She was also known as Susan. The following article was written by Sharon Starkey, the 4th great-granddaughter of Susanna Bucklin. Sharon has written the sort of article that everyone should write about their grandparents. 100 years after any of us have passed from the scene, our descendents want to know the details of lives that were lived in times and places unknown to us.
Here is the story of a Revolutionary War victim, the result of loyalties that tore families apart. Here is a story that tells of the way it was for a woman who left comfort to be with her husband and then had the problems of a young widow with a family of young children and only wilderness farm lands to support them,
Named for her paternal grandmother, Susanna Annie Jencks, Susanna Bucklin was a descendant of the predominant industrialist family in Rhode Island history. Her great grandfather, Judge William Jencks, had been a member of the Rhode Island legislature. One of his ancestors, Joseph Jencks, Jr., was the first permanent settler in Pawtucket Falls, Rhode IslandI(2), who started the Jencks' empire with first water powered machinery to manufacture cloth and later the forge and water powered machinery to manufacture tools.
It is possible that David Bucklin was a business associate of Benjamin Johns and through their acquaintance his daughter, Susanna, met the gallant young Solomon Johns. After their wedding in 1775 the newlywed couple traveled to Solomon's property near the Green Mountains in Clarendon Township, Rutland County, Vermont. At that time this area was known as the New Hampshire frontier. Here the young bride found herself adjusting to an entirely new lifestyle. Their home would likely have been of a more rustic style than that of her parents. Visitors would be few; neighbors far away. And, although Solomon's father and stepmother lived in the area, there would not likely have been the large family gatherings similar to those held at the Bucklin home in Rhode Island.
Susanna now had the job of being mistress of her husband's household. However, as Solomon probably had helpers to assist him to work his farm, it is possible that there was a house servant to help Susanna. Many of the Vermont settlers were New Englanders who kept slaves. It is most likely that their first son, David Bucklin Johns, was born in this remote location about 1776.
In 1777 Solomon Johns joined the Loyalist cause in the Revolutionary War and was a member of the Provincial Corps attached to the British army. One wonders if this choice caused some difficulty for Susanna. It was a well kept Bucklin family secret that her cousin, Joseph Bucklin, was the person who was the subject of an English Parliament's offer of 1000 English pounds for information leading to his identification. Joseph had shot and wounded a British officer aboard the Gaspee, a British revenue cutter that had gone aground on the Pawtucket River near Providence, Rhode Island in 1772. The English did not know the identity of the person and had called his shot an act of treason. What a temptation to someone loyal to the crown that reward would have been!
[Ed. note: See the family loyalties to the Revolution within Susanna' family.]
Susanna and her infant son would almost certainly have left Clarendon with Solomon when he first joined the King's troops, but later on she might have stayed at the home of his brother Daniel in Manchester, Vermont. Sometime during the next few years Susanna and her son traveled to Canada, like many other wives and families of the Loyalists. There are written accounts of the grave difficulties of this journey which tell a story of hunger, extreme physical endurance on the long walk to Lake Champlain, plus the danger of discovery by the rebels while they waited for water transport to one of the British outposts. Many did not survive the difficult trek north, while others were extremely ill when they finally arrived in Quebec(3). We do not know how or when Susanna made this lengthy journey, only that at the end of the revolution she was at the refugee camp at Machiche with Solomon and their children. She may have remained there while Solomon returned to Vermont in 1784 to settle his affairs.
Life for the exiled Loyalists did not become any easier in the aftermath of the war. However, the mood of the settlers was generally one of optimism as they set forth to establish their farms in the townships west of Montreal. For Solomon and Susanna, the work of establishing their new home at Elizabethtown Township, on the St. Lawrence River, was coupled with a shortage of proper food and the hard labor necessary for mere subsistence. Their struggle for survival during those early days was in vivid contrast to Susanna's carefree youth in Rhode Island, and the lifestyle she and her husband would have enjoyed in their early years in Vermont.
After Solomon's unfortunate death in the spring of 1786 his widow and children were destitute. Until then their only means of support was the bounty of their farm and Solomon's half-pay pension as a disbanded officer of the provincial corps. Thanks to the incredibly rich soil in the "wilds" of Ontario Solomon had already done wonders with his farm(4). However, it required both a man and his wife to work the land, and to attend to the animals and domestic chores, in order to provide for themselves and their family. For a woman alone these tasks would have been impossible. Although there was a general feeling of sympathy toward Susanna's plight the other families had enough work to provide for themselves, and they would not likely have been able to help her.
Susanna appealed to Lord Dorchester (formerly Sir Guy Carleton), who was Governor of Canada from 1786-1790, and she was eventually given a compassionate grant of 400 acres of land. She should have received a widow's pension as well - one-half an officer's half-pay. After Solomon's death his brother Daniel came from Vermont to help the fatherless family, later becoming guardian of his nephews, David and Solomon Jr(5).
Susanna's third son, Daniel, appears to have died as an infant. It is possible that he was born about the time of Solomon's untimely death, in 1786, and Susanna may have named the infant Daniel after her brother-in-law, as a gesture of gratitude for his help. It is also conceivable that the child died during the historical "hungry year" in 1788 when there was a grave shortage of food due to poor crops. Many did not survive, and small children were particularly susceptible to the lack of nutrition.
There were no formal records of births, marriages and deaths during the revolutionary war, or in the early years of the settlements in Upper Canada. We have had to rely on other documents such as land petitions, ration lists, early census, and military muster rolls to estimate the birth dates of the known three male children of Solomon and Susanna. There is some evidence that they may have had two daughters as well as their three sons. The ration list drawn up sometime between September 1783 and May or June of 1784, at the end of the war, lists the family of Solomon Johns as including "2 female children under 6". We have not been able to find the identity of these two daughters, and it is possible that one of them had died as an infant.
After experiencing many deprivations as a refugee during the revolutionary war, as well as coping with the hard work of settling in the Royal Townships, Susanna Johns then mourned the tragic deaths of her husband and her infant son. It would be understandable if this resulted in a period of depression. She returned to Vermont for a few years in order to settle her husband's estate. We assume that she left Ontario after she filed a petition in 1790 regarding the grants of crown land due to her husband for his service. In that year Susanna is recorded as a witness at a wedding in Fredericksburgh Township(6). Daniel Johns had the guardianship of his nephews David and Solomon Jr. by 1791 and they stayed with him when their mother went to Vermont. The brothers are listed as living with Daniel in the 1797 census of Elizabethtown Township. Daniel's four daughters had all moved there, either with their husbands or before marriage, so probably he had some female help with the care of the two boys. David was about 13 when his mother left Ontario. It would seem likely that she would take her daughter, or daughters, if they indeed existed, with her.
Where Susanna stayed in Vermont is not known. It is possible that as a widow of a Loyalist she would not be welcomed in the home of her parents because, even in families, feelings were very strong on the opposing sides both during and after the revolution. David Bucklin fought on the Patriot side in the Revolutionary Army(7). Susanna's uncle, Capt. Joseph Bucklin, was credited with firing the first shot of the revolution and the King had placed a bounty on his head(8). Her mother's family were active Patriots as well - Albigence Waldo, Abigail's brother, was the personal physician of George Washington, and the surgeon for his troops engaged at the Battle of Valley Forge. Susanna eventually came back to Ontario, unsuccessful in her petitions in Vermont regarding her husband's confiscated estates. [Ed. note: see article on Lt. Solomon Johns.]
According to a land petition in 1820 Susanna was residing at that time in Ernestown Township on the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario (near Kingston) and possibly living with her son, Solomon Jr. On the census of Murray Township, from 1820 to 1822, the family of David Johns shows an additional female. Susanna may have been living with David's family from then on, as Solomon Jr. returned to the U.S. about that time. Her last documented land transaction is recorded in 1836; her residence stated as Murray, also on the Bay of Quinte and now the city of Trenton, Northumberland County, Ontario. She would have been 84 that year.
About 1835 the entire family of David Johns moved to Marmora Township, Hastings County, Ontario, north of Trenton. It is unknown whether Susanna later moved to live with them, or stayed with family members in Trenton. We have no record of the death or burial of Susanna (Bucklin) Johns.
Spouse: Solomon Johns Lt.-Buck2944. Susanna Bucklin and Solomon Johns Lt. were married on 8 October 1775 in Coventry, Providence, Rhode Island, British America.48,280,2345,2351,2352,2353 Married by Samuel Wall, Justice Children were: David Bucklin Johns-Buck75, Solomon Johns Jr-Buck2952, Daniel Johns-Buck2953.
Susannah Bucklin189 was born in 1700.189 She died in 1736 at the age of 36.189 She was buried in Stone-Hammett Lot, Coventry, Rhode Island.45,189 Susannah has reference number Buck1058.
Susannah Bucklin was born on 18 August 1754 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay, British America.605 She died UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck577. Parents: James Bucklin 2nd-Buck115 and Mary Peck-Buck401.
Susannah Bucklin was born on 21 July 1786 in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States.731 She died on 27 May 1849 at the age of 62 in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States.2354 Died at 63 y. She was also known as Susanna Bucklen.2354 Died at 63 y. Susannah has reference number Buck584. She was buried in Carpenter Cemetery, Carpenter Hill Road, (between West Guilford and Guilford Center) Vermont.2354 She never married. Parents: Rev Benjamin Bucklin-Buck1875 and Patience Horton-Buck1927.
Sylvanus Bucklin189 was born in 1740.17,189 There is a record of him, Witness to will of Peter Ballou in Smithfield, Massachusetts on 18 November 1770.2355 He served in the military Militia of Smithfield, RI, Lieutenant in 1775.2356,2357 He died on 13 March 1816 at the age of 76.189,2358 Sylvanus has reference number Buck793. He was buried in Brown-Bartlett Cemetery, Cumberland, Rhode Island.45,189 Parents: Nathaniel Bucklin-Buck2629 and Amey Wilkinson-Buck329.
Spouse: Abigail Brown-Buck792. Abigail Brown and Sylvanus Bucklin were married on 27 February 1763 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, British America.336,337 Silvanus of Smithfield and Abigail Brown of Cumberland; m. by Elder Nathaniel Cook
Sylvanus Bucklin was born in 1787 in Vermont.949 He died on 25 August 1869 at the age of 82 in Troy, Rensselaer, New York,. He has reference number Buck1235. Parents: Isaac Bucklin-Buck1233 and Rhoda Leland-Buck1379.
Sylvanus Bucklin Jr was born on 13 July 1817 in New York. He died on 19 September 1878 at the age of 61 in New York. He was buried in Troy, Rensselaer, New York,. Sylvanus has reference number Buck3668. Parents: Sylvanus Bucklin-Buck1235 and Jane Miller-Buck1236.
Children were: Rhoda A Bucklin-Buck4012.
Sylvanus Wesley Bucklin2359 was born on 25 November 1825 in Northumberland, Saratoga, New York, United States.2359,2360 He appeared in the census in 1850 in West Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States.2361 Goes by Wesley Bucklin in this census. In 1850 he was a Carpenter in West Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States.2361 Sylvanus appeared in the census in 1855 in Watervliet, Albany, New York, United States.2362 Goes by Wesley in this Census. In 1855 he was a Carpenter in Watervliet, Albany, New York, United States. Registered with the draft board.2363 He appeared in the census in 1870 in West Point, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.1049 In 1870 Sylvanus was a Carpenter in West Point, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.1049 He appeared in the census in 1880 in Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.1050 In 1880 he was a Carpenter in Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.1050 Sylvanus died after five years of sickness and a long portion of that period suffering most intense pain on 15 August 1893 at the age of 67 in Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.2359,2360 He was buried after 15 August 1893 in East Lawn Cemetery, Augusta, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.2359,2360 His obituary was published in in Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States on 19 August 1893.2360 He moved to in Lankershim, California before 1 April 1925530 Sylvanus has reference number Buck95. He was an as a druggist in his early life, but changed to a mechanic-builder, carpenter, cabinet maker, etc.2360 He was a Free Mason 2360
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Mr. Sylvanus Wesley Bucklin was born in Northumberland, state of New York, November 25th, 1825. His occupation in early life was that of a druggist, but afterwards and throughout all of his life career in this part of the country(WI) his occupation was that of a mechanic--builder, carpenter, cabinet maker, &c. As a mechanic he was deemed a fine workman in all the branches of his trade.
Mr. Bucklin was married in West Troy N.Y., Jan. 3, 1850 to Miss Catharine Louisa Cole, of West Troy. They resided at that place for several years after, but in 1854 they moved West, and located in West Point(WI), this state, where they lived till moving to Augusta (WI) in 1871 and their home has been here ever since that time up to the present (1893).
There is no tombstone at the cemetery.
Spouse: Catherine Louisa (Katie) Cole-Buck2898. Catherine Louisa (Katie) Cole and Sylvanus Wesley Bucklin were married on 3 January 1850 in West Troy, Rensselaer, New York.2359,2364 Children were: Isabell Bucklin-Buck3999, Theodore Bucklin-Buck3004, Durward Belmont Bucklin-Buck2821, Hortense Antinete Bucklin-Buck3003.
Sylvester Bucklin was born on 12 December 1815 in Marlboro, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States between 1887 and 1888.2365 He died on 26 April 1914 at the age of 98 in Marlboro, Massachusetts, United States.2366 Sylvester has reference number Buck2630. He was buried at Rocklawn Cemetery in Marlboro, Massachusetts, United States.2366 The city directory for 1887-1888 of Marlborough, MA, lists Sylvester as living at 'house-church" but this is a date that seems improbable for the Sylvester Fuller Bucklin, and not in the right state for other known Sylvesters as of the date of Jan 2001. 2016 update- this is the son of Sylvester Fuller who did reside on Church Street. Parents: Sylvester Fuller Bucklin Rev-Buck552 and Nancy Balcom-Buck3409.
Spouse: Delia E Gridley-Buck3416. Delia E Gridley and Sylvester Bucklin were married on 7 January 1840 in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. Children were: Sylvester Foristall Bucklin-Buck3490, James Stanwood Bucklin-Buck3491.
Sylvester Bucklin260 was born about 1832.260,545 He served in the military MI, Co I, 1st Engineers & Mechanics Unit on 9 October 1861.260,2367,2368,2369 He died private, Detroit, Co I on 14 February 1862 at the age of 30 in Munsfordsville, Kentucky, United States.260,2370 Sylvester has reference number Buck2212.
Sylvester Dallas Bucklin88 was born in 1846 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.88 He served in the military Co G, 138th IL Infantry and Co A, 156th IL Infantry in 1864.88,546,2371,2372 He died on 2 November 1906 at the age of 60 in Cook County, Illinois, United States.88 Sylvester has reference number Buck2272. Parents: Mahlon Bucklin-Buck6.
Sylvester Foristall Bucklin was born on 29 March 1847 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 11 March 1893 at the age of 45 in Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried UNKNOWN. Sylvester has reference number Buck3490. Parents: Sylvester Bucklin-Buck2630 and Delia E Gridley-Buck3416.
Spouse: Sarah Johnson Sheldon-Buck3500. Sarah Johnson Sheldon and Sylvester Foristall Bucklin were married on 30 September 1874 in Andover, Massachusetts, United States.
Sylvester Fuller Bucklin Rev was born on 2 July 1784 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.461 He was ordained in 1808 in Pastor First Congregational Church, Marlborough, Massachusetts.2373 He was Congregational minister in 1808.2374 Sylvester died Typhoid on 25 May 1860 at the age of 75 in Marlboro, Massachusetts, United States.2375 He has reference number Buck552. Parents: John Bucklin Capt-Buck328 and Jemima Peck-Buck3008.
Spouse: Nancy Balcom-Buck3409. Nancy Balcom and Sylvester Fuller Bucklin Rev had marriage intentions recorded on 31 August 1809[Place Details]in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were married on 7 September 1809 in Attleborough City, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.106 Children were: Elizabeth Bucklin-Buck3529, Mary Balch Bucklin-Buck3546, Henry Bucklin-Buck3552, Ann Bucklin-Buck3505, Sylvester Bucklin-Buck2630, Mary Ide Bucklin-Buck3562, Sarah Hunt Bucklin-Buck3563.
Sylvia Daisy Bucklin420 was born on 11 March 1931 in Elton, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana.420 She died on 4 October 2002 at the age of 71 in Tucson, Arizona, United States. She has reference number Buck487. Parents: Fred D Bucklin-Buck456 and Myrtle Sylvia Phenice-Buck485.
Theodore Bucklin was born in 1853.2376 He appeared in the census in 1855 in Watervliet, Albany, New York, United States.2362 He appeared in the census in 1870 in West Point, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.1049 Theodore appeared in the census in 1880 in Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.1050 In 1880 he was a telegraph operator in Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.1050 He was also known as Theodore G Bucklin.1050 Theodore has reference number Buck3004. He died UNKNOWN. Parents: Sylvanus Wesley Bucklin-Buck95 and Catherine Louisa (Katie) Cole-Buck2898.
Theodore M Bucklin88 was born before 1852.88 He served in the military Co A, 80th IN Infantry on 4 September 1862.88,2377,2378 He died after 1862 at the age of 10.88 Theodore has reference number Buck2277.
Thirza Bucklin was born about 1778.2379,2380 She died on 12 January 1839 at the age of 61 in St Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States.2380,2381 She has reference number Buck862. Thirza was also known as Thirta. She was buried at St Joseph City Cemetery in St Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States.2380
Thomas Bucklin served in the military in April 1775 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.2382 He was born UNKNOWN. He died UNKNOWN. Thomas has reference number Buck320.
Thomas Bucklin Dr.7 was born on 27 September 1772 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay, British America.461,2383 alternate dob 28 Sept 1772 Between 1820 and 1843 he was a Physician in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.2384 He died consumption on 10 December 1843 at the age of 71 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.6,7,2385 Thomas has reference number Buck548. Thomas Buckin practiced medicine in and around Hopkinton, MA for about 23 years. His daybook fro the years 1841-1843 is kept at Amherst, MA. Special Collections and Archives, WEB DuBuois Library, University of MA, Amherst.
Spouse: Sally Claflin-Buck642. Sally Claflin and Thomas Bucklin Dr. were married on 6 January 1799 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.7,2053 Children were: Mary Claflin Bucklin-Buck640.
Thomas Bucklin189 was born in 1837.189 He died in 1868 at the age of 31.189 He was buried in Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Rhode Island.45,189 Thomas has reference number Buck1061.
Living (private). Parents: Ralph Samuel Bucklin-Buck3629 and Marie G Taylor-Buck3212.
Thomas P. Bucklin was born before 1816. In 1836 he was an Accountant.2386 He died UNKNOWN. Thomas has reference number Buck3270.
Thomas Peck Bucklin2387 was born on 23 July 1881 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.189,2388,2389 He appeared in the census in 1900 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.1038 He appeared in the census in 1910 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.1039 Thomas died on 12 July 1917 at the age of 35.189,806 He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Coventry, Rhode Island.45,189 He has reference number Buck569. Parents: Edward Carrington Bucklin Sr-Buck561 and Jessie Howard-Buck564.
Thomas Peck Bucklin189,2390 was born on 25 September 1804 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.45,191,1251,1332 Present day Seekonk is in Bristol County Massachusetts. Boundary disputes were settled in 1812 by the courts. In 1836 he was an Agent for tea merchant Edward Carrington.2391 He appeared in the census in 1850 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.802 Thomas appeared in the census in 1860 in Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts.803 He died on 18 January 1870 at the age of 65 in East Providence, Rhode Island.45,119,2390,2392 He was buried after 18 January 1870 in Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Rhode Island.45,189 Thomas was buried in Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Rhode Island.45,189,801 He was an Owned famous clipper ship line.2393 He has reference number Buck2723. Thomas P. Bucklin was born at Seekonk, R. I., where he grew to manhood and entered the employ of Edward Carrington. Later Bucklin left Carrington's employment. He engaged in a tea business in New York very successfully, and became an owner of many vessels engaged in the trade with China and foreign ports. He was a founding member of the firm of Bucklin & Crane in New York about 1844. The firm owned the clippers "Comet, Celestial, Black Hawk, Intrepid" and others, all being famous vessels of their time. For example, see the following report about the Comet, in the Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia.
Comet Clipper (3m). L/B/D: 241 × 41.4 × 22.2 (73.5m × 12.6m × 6.8m). Tons: 1,836 om. Hull: wood. Comp.: 525 pass.; 41 crew. Built: William H. Webb, New York; 1851. Built for the California and China trades, Bucklin & Crane's Comet was noted for her fine passenger accommodations, which included a toilet, library, and bathrooms. An extreme clipper ship, she was particularly good sailing to windward. Although her maiden passage to San Francisco was not especially fast (103 days), she continued to Hong Kong and loaded a cargo of teas and silks that proved the most valuable cargo ever imported into the United States to that time. The next year, Comet raced Flying Dutchman, which left San Francisco one day before her. On three separate occasions the ships were within sight of one another, and Comet arrived at New York in 83 days, 18 hours, a day and a half before her Webb-built rival. With freight rates to California low, in 1854 she was dispatched to Liverpool. Still under Captain E. C. Gardner, she proceeded from there to Hong Kong in a record 84 days, 16 hours, anchor to anchor.
Comet continued in general trade through 1862, calling in Australia, the Orient, California, and South America. In 1862, the London-based company of T. M. Mackay purchased her. Renamed Fiery Star, she was put in service with the Black Ball Line's immigrant service to Australia. On her first voyage from Queenstown, she carried a total of 525 passengers, 25 in first- and second-class accommodations. Homeward bound from her second voyage out, Fiery Star departed Moreton Bay on April 1, 1865, with a cargo of wool. Three weeks out, the ship caught fire and 17 of the crew volunteered to stay with the ship while the captain, 55 passengers, and remaining crew took to the ship's boats. Although the latter were never seen again, the crew of Fiery Star were rescued by Dauntless only hours before the ship sank. References: Cutler, Greyhounds of the Sea. Howe & Matthews, American Clipper Ships. Stammers, Passage Makers
The firm of Bucklin & Crane were major suppliers of tea to the United States Navy. E.g., see Mssage from the President of the United States, to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the second session of the thirty-first Congress, December 2, 1850 . [President's Message, Printed for the House of representatives, 1850 at table at appendix page 360.]
He amassed a large fortune, probably aggregating a half million dollars, and was one of the wealthiest men of his day. His letters of 1858 show dealings in rum, cotton, coffee, and sending specie such as Spanish milled dollars to Batavia as speculations in currency. [See Rhode Island Historical Society, MSS 333. Edward Carrington Collection, Box 268).He retired in the 1860's, a relatively young man. His last years were passed on the site of the old homestead, where he had erected a new house. The land had descended in the family from the days of Queen Anne. A self-made man by his industry and intelligence, he was one of the eminent business men of his generation.
Carrington (Sr.) was one of the major persons involved in the China trade for the United States. Edward Carrington went to China in 1802. Until 1811 he remained in Canton carrying on an active business. It has been estimated that he accumulated a quarter million dollars by the time he returned to Providence. From Providence he engaged in trade with China with several ships which he owned. The merchant chip trade decline during and after the war of 1812, But by about 1830, it was rising and Carrington was again making great suns of money It was about then that Thomas P. Bucklin entered his employment.
In about 1830 the tea trade was centered on ships being sent out of New York, and young Bucklin was sent there to act as manager of the affairs in New York for Carrington, who remained in his home in Rhode Island. By 1933, Carrington was again having financial reverses, and Carrington was retiring his vessels from the China tea trade.
The depression of 1837 to 1843 ruined the Carrington family fortune, which was compounded by the death of Edward Sr., in 1843. Carrington's son (Thomas Carrington, Jr.) continued the business, but was not the business person his father had been.]Thomas Bucklin must have liked his early employer Edward Carrington, for Thomas in 1850, at the height of his business as an importer of tea from China, named one of his sons Edward Carrington Bucklin. Certainly it was not financially necessary at all for Bucklin to honor the Carringtons, for the Carrington firm was by then a debtor to Bucklin, and it is unlikely that the older Bucklin would have had any special friendship with the junior Carrington.
By 1854, the firm of Bucklin and Crane was sending collection letters to Thomas Carrington, Jr., asking for payment of amounts due to be made at least at the rate of $5000 a month. "We hope that you have remitted us today . . . Do not overlook it." and "We observe your request regarding an arrangement...we will defer entering upon the subject agreeement We fully reciprocate your feeling of personal friendship but wish our business relations to be treated in a business way." [See Rhode Island Historical Society, MSS 333. Edward Carrington Collection, Box 131). Parents: George Bucklin-Buck1059 and Hanna Bennett-Buck947.
Spouse: Eliza Comstock-Buck416. Eliza Comstock and Thomas Peck Bucklin were married on 29 November 1836 in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.2390,2394,2395 Children were: Thomas Peck Bucklin Jr-Buck4211, Eliza Comstock Bucklin-Buck920, Hannah Bennett Bucklin-Buck518, George Bucklin Capt.-Buck2591, Mary Collins Bucklin-Buck440, William Comstock Bucklin-Buck2740, Catherine Amelia Bucklin-Buck560, Edward Carrington Bucklin Sr-Buck561, Julia Bullock Bucklin-Buck562, Jane Wells Bucklin-Buck2627.
Thomas Peck Bucklin Jr801 was born on 17 October 1837 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.800,806 He appeared in the census in 1850 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.802 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts.803 Thomas had his estate probated in 1868 in Kings, New York.2396 He died on 25 September 1868 at the age of 30 in New York.806,1131 He was buried after 25 September 1868 in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1131 Thomas has reference number Buck4211. Parents: Thomas Peck Bucklin-Buck2723 and Eliza Comstock-Buck416.
Spouse: Mary H Lanman-Buck5077. Mary H Lanman and Thomas Peck Bucklin Jr were married on 4 June 1863.2397 Children were: F Child Bucklin-Buck5078, M Child Bucklin-Buck5079, Margery Lanman Bucklin-Buck5081.
Thursy A Bucklin478 was born in April 1849 in Michigan. She appeared in the census in 1850 in LaGrange twp., Cass, Michigan.920 She appeared in the census in 1860 in LaGrange twp., Cass, Michigan.921 Thursy appeared in the census in 1870 in Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan.2398 She appeared in the census in 1900 in LaGrange twp., Cass, Michigan.2399 She died after 1920 at the age of 71. Thursy has reference number Buck5004. Thursy is listed in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 US Census records as living in LaGrange Twp, Cass, Michigan. She is widowed. There are no children listed in the 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 or 1920 Census. She does not appear in the 1930 US Census record index. Parents: William Pitt Bucklin-Buck9 and Mary Ann Lilly-Buck65.
Timothy Bucklin was born on 7 December 1712 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay, British America.1550 There is a record of land sold, by he in Mill at falls at Pawtucket, Rhode Islandon 9 January 1739/40.2400 He died in 1766 at the age of 54. Timothy was buried in Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Rhode Island. He has reference number Buck403. Parents: James Bucklin Sr-Buck248 and Mary Yields-Buck1941.
Timothy Bucklin189 was born in 1713.189 He died in 1766 at the age of 53.189 He was buried in Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Rhode Island.45,189 Timothy has reference number Buck2728.
Timothy Bucklin189 was born in 1766.189 He died in 1832 at the age of 66.189 There was a magazine article about he: death notice at Patriot in Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States on 15 September 1832.68 Timothy was buried in Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Rhode Island.45,189 He has reference number Buck1064.
Living (private). Parents: Hollie Arthur Bucklin , Jr.-Buck2046 and Living.
Timothy Lee Bucklin was born in 1951 in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.2401 He died on 3 January 2013 at the age of 62 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.2401 He was buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.2401 Timothy has reference number Buck3184. He served in the military MSGT US Air Force.2401 Parents: Francis Linn Bucklin-Buck3178 and Mary Geraldine Dwyer-Buck3179.
Timothy Ray Bucklin was born on 12 May 1959 in Sisseton, Roberts County, South Dakota.1032 He died in May 1960 at the age of 1 in Sisseton, Roberts County, South Dakota. He has reference number Buck4015. Parents: Donald Orson Bucklin , Sr.-Buck1442 and Living.
Timothy W. Bucklin was born on 5 October 1951 in California.595 He died on 21 March 1966 at the age of 14 in Tulare, California.595 He has reference number Buck3656.
Truman H Bucklin was born before 1852.842 He died after 1862 at the age of 10.842 He has reference number Buck2239. Truman served in the military ME, 2nd Btry, Lt Artillery, 1st Bttn; ME, Co B, 14th Inf, ..842,2402,2403
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Udoris Bucklin was born on 16 April 1854. He died on 6 May 1856 at the age of 2. He has reference number Buck18. Parents: Albigence B (Alby) Bucklin-Buck11 and Rebecca Leeper-Buck12.
Spouse: Abby H. Bradford-Buck865.
Spouse: Anna Daggett-Buck878.
Spouse: Eliza Taber-Buck919.
Spouse: Hannah Hathaway White-Buck622.
Spouse: Hazel Hartwell-Buck953.
Spouse: Mary Milligan-Buck1016.
Spouse: Ruth Ann Capron-Buck1041.