Florence A Leedle was born on 8 June 1921 in Michigan.3214 She died on 13 September 2015 at the age of 94 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.3214 She was buried at Bedford Cemetery in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.3214 Florence has reference number Buck2641.

Spouse: Raymond L Bucklin-Buck2640. Florence A Leedle and Raymond L Bucklin were married in 1940. Children were: Barry L Bucklin-Buck2643.


George Leeper was born in 1837 in Indiana. He appeared in the census on 26 June 1860 in Buffalo, Wright, Minnesota, United States.841 He died on 19 May 1888 at the age of 51 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. George has reference number Buck3392. George and Ellen had four children: Ella Nora 1866-1957, Viola Capitola 1868-1939, Julia Sophonia 1870-1889, Frank George 1873-1950.
Jonathan C. Leeper appears in the 1900 census with nephew George (Frank George). Parents: James Leeper-Buck3388.

Spouse: Ellen Amanda UNKNOWN-Buck3389.


Hezekiah Leeper was born on 12 August 1830 in Indiana.3215 She appeared in the census on 26 June 1860 in Buffalo, Wright, Minnesota, United States.841 She died on 21 April 1879 at the age of 48.2935 Hezekiah was also known as Keziah.2935 She has reference number Buck3390. Parents: James Leeper-Buck3388.

Spouse: Norman Dyer-Buck3395. Hezekiah Leeper and Norman Dyer were married on 14 August 1851 in LaGrange County, Indiana.2937


James Leeper was born in 1786 in Kentucky. On 5 August 1834, he obtained land, T 38N R 10E S 26 in Lagrange County, Indiana, United States. He appeared in the census in 1850 in LaGrange County, Bloomfield Twp., IN.3216 James appeared in the census on 26 June 1860 in Buffalo, Wright, Minnesota, United States.841 He died after 1865 at the age of 79. James appears in the 1865 Minn. Territorial Census. He has reference number Buck3388.

Children were: Hezekiah Leeper-Buck3390, Rebecca Leeper-Buck12, Lavina Leeper-Buck3391, George Leeper-Buck3392, Johnathan C Leeper-Buck3393.


Johnathan C Leeper was born in 1840 in Indiana. He died on 22 January 1917 at the age of 77 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He has reference number Buck3393. Parents: James Leeper-Buck3388.


Lavina Leeper was born in 1834 in Indiana. She has reference number Buck3391. Parents: James Leeper-Buck3388.

Spouse: Jacob Hartman.


Rebecca Leeper was born on 23 April 1832 in Indiana. She appeared in the census in September 1857 in Twp 115 Range 18 Dakota County, Minnesota Territory, United States.537 She appeared in the census on 8 July 1860 in Rockford, Wright, Minnesota, United States.538 Rebecca died on 30 December 1860 at the age of 28 in Hastings, Dakota, Minnesota. She has reference number Buck12. This is a poem written by Rebecca Leeper, the wife of Alby Bucklin, from Rockford, Minnesota to her sister in LaGrange County, Indiana. It was written sometime between 1857 when Rebecca came to Minnesota and 1860 when she died. Her sister, Lavina Leeper, later Lavina Hartman, moved to Menominee, Michigan, sometime after that latter date. The Keziah, George and Jonathan referred to in the poem probably were Rebecca's brothers who had come with Rebecca and her father to Minnesota.
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To Sister Lavina,


How I love thee, youngest sister
Years of absence only tell -
Little thought I when we parted
It might be our last farewell.

When I left for Minnesota,
Or the Eden Land to find,
I thought not then how I should miss them,
Miss the friends I left behind.

For I always had been with thee
And knew not what it was to part,
But at last the separation
Sends an arrow to my heart.

May a ray of sweetest sunlight
Fall upon their coming years
Chase away the clouds of sadness,
Dry the fountain of their tears.

Though I seldom weep, Lavina,
Yet my heart is sad today,
And the tears will start unbidden
While my children round me play.

For Keziah soon will leave me
And my father too, you know,
Oh, may earths choistest blessings
Fall upon them where ere they go.

Jonathan still lives in Hastings
George has gone a'claiming too,
So you see they all are going
And I'll be left alone like you.

Still keep courage absent sister,
Should misfortune round you play -
They are but a flying shadow
And may quickly pass away.

Good buy sister, till I see you,
Don't forget that I am here,
Look ahead into the future
For it shortly will appear.

It may bring again our meeting
Though we have not met for years,
Then keep courage, absent sister
Till the looked for time appears.

Your sister Rebecca.
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Another poem-letter by Rebecca reads as follows. Potions of this old letter are unreadable where it had been folded or water-stained through the years. It is a remarkable bit of history in verse, so we have inserted, in brackets, guesses at the words that are unreadable, to help you read this bit of pioneer history.


May 3rd

I have sat down Lavina to write you a letter
My Ink is quite poor and my pen is no better
But if you are [anxious] to hear of the news
My pen and bad writing perhaps you'le excuse

We are all well and nothing remains
But to think of our [losses] or count our small gains
Now since I've commenced my letter in verse
I'le finish it through for better or worse

The spring so long absent is coming again
Enriching the earth with its showers of rain
The green grass so tender for cattle to eat
Like a rich velvet carpet lay at your feet

And the broad rolling prairie that a few weeks ago
Was hidden from sight neat a mantle of snow
Presents to your vision and ocean of green
That Ssrpasses in beauty a Michigan scene

I think there will nothing our prairie [can surpass]
[Such] beautiful flowers just peeping through grass
Oh think not that beauty is [ ? ] in the [West ]
When each cliff and tree in a green robe is [dressed]

Majestic rocks [span] the broad river
And seem leaving earth to reach the blue skies
Such crags and cliffs all thrown up so rude
Where the bird of our country alone dare intrude

The plumb and the crabapple too are in bloom
Each filling the air with a pleasant perfume
And the strawberry vine with its blossom so white
Promises fruit if it meets with no blight

The prospect of apples is bad I confess
But I think there'le be more before there is less
Though apples are missing we have other good fruit
And a plenty of pumpkins and squashes to boot

The prospect of grain is very good here
I think that the farmers will be well paid this year
But that your garden has beat mine is all understood
for since mine is a failure yours has proved good

George started in April to look for a claim
[Alby ] not being ready he had to remain
He found one that suited his taste very well
And thought the rest would like it but he could not tell

[Alby] has been since to look at the same
And if nothing prevents he will take him a claim
There is not prairie and timber too
But plenty of meadow and for stock it will do

The land it is rich and light is the breaking
And a number of farms already are making
A few weeks ago George went back again
And took father with him to stay on the claim

Father has taken a claim and a house he will make
In a beautiful place on the bank of a lake
I think he'le be happy with the lake at his door
for he can hunt by the moonlight or ply the rough ore

60 miles from here it is not very far
On the north fork of the Crow is the place where they are
[Norman's] not been to look at it yet
But say if he likes it a place he will get

Next Wednesday I think [ ? ] and [Norman] will go
To bring father back and then he will know
And if he should like it why then that is all
We'le make preparations for moving this fall

Now Lovina and Jake will you come and go too?
And not stay in Michigan to live your life through
Yet if you come here you will not escape
For sickness and death will you over take

But come to this country it may prolong your days
So leave behind Michigan and come rite away
Ways is the word the Hoosier would say
But if you do not like ways you can have it your way

I'le finish my scribling now before long
for I am almost as you see at the end of my song
Now Lovina kiss Charly and Alice for me
I was just going to say Jake but he may go free

But I'le send my love to you and the friends where you are
And Jacob of course will [count] in for a share

Now I would like to hear from the prairie folks all
And more than that like to give them a call

If you do not like verses you can tell me the same
And I'le write you in prose when I write again
And do not get mad cause my paper is torn
for since Ive no other the luck must be borne

But when I write again I will have a descent sheet
And perhaps I'le surprise you I will do it up so neat
I think I test your patience some but a little longer wait
And I'le finish up my letter because its getting late

[ Keziah's] well at present her children are like wise
And she' s always with a needle or [ ? ] or making pies
She says she would like to see you and I [know ] that it is true
for she very often tells me she would like to be with you

If I tell you I am lazy you will not say well done
for you'le know that is a habit not easy overcome
Now Ive written you a letter twil take an hour to trace thru
And if you'le write me one as lengthy I'le be much obliged to you

Rebecca


Parents: James Leeper-Buck3388.

Spouse: Albigence B (Alby) Bucklin-Buck11. Rebecca Leeper and Albigence B (Alby) Bucklin were married on 9 January 1852 at residence of J.B. Sackett, Minister in Prairie Ronde, Michigan. Witnesses were Frederick P. Sackett and Alsophine P. Sackett. Record Number Liber A Page 111 Van Buren County, State of Michigan (copy in possession of Leonard Bucklin) Children were: George Brayton Bucklin-Buck33, Udoris Bucklin-Buck18, Charles Preston Bucklin-Buck14, Ernest Leroy Bucklin-Buck17, Florence Rebecca Bucklin-Buck16.


Sarah Leighton65 was born on 8 March 1877 in Rhode Island. She died in 1915 at the age of 38.65 She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Cumberland, Rhode Island.45,65 Sarah has reference number Buck1052.

Spouse: William H Bucklin-Buck4454. Sarah Leighton and William H Bucklin were married in 1900.


Rhoda Leland was born in 1754 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British America.1034,3217 She died on 28 October 1823 at the age of 69 in New York.3217 She has reference number Buck1379. Rhoda was buried at Spiegletown Cemetery in Schaghiticoke, New York, United States.3217

Spouse: Isaac Bucklin-Buck1233. Rhoda Leland and Isaac Bucklin were married UNKNOWN.1034 Children were: Daniel Bucklin-Buck3790, Anna Bucklin-Buck3794, Hannah Bucklin-Buck3795, Isaac Bucklin-Buck3807, Sylvanus Bucklin-Buck1235, Rhoda Bucklin-Buck3901, Lucinda Bucklin-Buck1360.


Rev Abner Leonard was born on 4 November 1777 in Raynham, Massachusetts Bay, British America. He died on 7 October 1831 at the age of 53 in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.3218 He has reference number Buck1944.

Spouse: Chloe Bucklin-Buck641. Chloe Bucklin and Rev Abner Leonard were married on 20 October 1800 in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States.787 Children were: Mary Leonard-Buck1952.


Mary Leonard was born about 1807 in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 21 July 1876 at the age of 69 in Wilmington, Vermont, United States.787 She has reference number Buck1952. Mary was married to Judge Ezra Turner Butterfield. Parents: Rev Abner Leonard-Buck1944 and Chloe Bucklin-Buck641.


Elizabeth Lettuce died on 31 October 1693 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay, British America.2865 She was born UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck1963.

Spouse: Hugh Cole Sr-Buck1993. Elizabeth Lettuce and Hugh Cole Sr were married on 1 January 1689 in Swansea.2865


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Living (private). Parents: William Olanie Lewis-Buck2039 and Henrietta Bucklin-Buck2038.


Living (private).

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living.


Lydia Lewis12,13,14 was born UNKNOWN. She died UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck1897.

Spouse: Benjamin Pidge-Buck1889. Lydia Lewis and Benjamin Pidge were married in January 1822 in Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.12,13,14


Mary Elizabeth Lewis was born on 9 March 1922 in Edmonds, Washington, United States. She died on 15 May 2000 at the age of 78 in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States.3219 She has reference number Buck3808. Parents: William Olanie Lewis-Buck2039 and Henrietta Bucklin-Buck2038.

Spouse: Anthony Vincent Garzone-Buck3740. Mary Elizabeth Lewis and Anthony Vincent Garzone were married on 3 July 1943 in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. Children were: Living, Living, Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Robert John Lewis was born on 2 July 1920 in Seabeck, Washington, United States.108 He died on 29 December 1997 at the age of 77 in Jasper, Pickens, Georgia, United States.3220 He has reference number Buck2040. Parents: William Olanie Lewis-Buck2039 and Henrietta Bucklin-Buck2038.


Living (private). Parents: William Olanie Lewis-Buck2039 and Henrietta Bucklin-Buck2038.


William Bucklin Lewis was born on 29 July 1918 in Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States. He died on 6 June 1999 at the age of 80 in Waianae, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. He has reference number Buck4739. Parents: William Olanie Lewis-Buck2039 and Henrietta Bucklin-Buck2038.


William Olanie Lewis108 was born on 22 November 1891 in Kitsap, Washington, United States.3221 He died on 28 December 1966 at the age of 75 in Kitsap, Washington, United States. He has reference number Buck2039.

Spouse: Henrietta Bucklin-Buck2038. Henrietta Bucklin and William Olanie Lewis were married on 3 June 1917 in Bainbridge Island, Washington.108 Children were: William Bucklin Lewis-Buck4739, Robert John Lewis-Buck2040, Mary Elizabeth Lewis-Buck3808, Living, Living.


Jennie F Libby was born on 28 February 1888 in San Francisco, California, United States. She died in 1957 at the age of 69. She has reference number Buck4663.

Spouse: Eugene Sumner Bucklin-Buck4662. Jennie F Libby and Eugene Sumner Bucklin were married on 5 April 1911 in Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States.


Cynthia Lilly appeared in the census in 1810 in Clifford, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.553 She was born UNKNOWN. She died UNKNOWN. Cynthia has reference number Buck301.

Spouse: Albigence G (Alba) Bucklin-Buck297. Cynthia Lilly and Albigence G (Alba) Bucklin were married UNKNOWN. Children were: Ester Bucklin-Buck259, Cynthia Bucklin-Buck7, Austin Bucklin-Buck3, Elizabeth Bucklin-Buck8, Almeda Bucklin-Buck4, William Pitt Bucklin-Buck9, Mahlon Bucklin-Buck6, Polly Bucklin-Buck5, Brayton Bucklin-Buck10, Albigence B (Alby) Bucklin-Buck11.


David Lilly197 died on 11 March 1848 in Cass, Michigan, United States. He was born UNKNOWN in Connecticut. He has reference number Buck5015.

Spouse: Mary UNKNOWN-Buck5016. Children were: Mary Ann Lilly-Buck65.


Mary Ann Lilly was born on 21 July 1818 in Ohio. She appeared in the census in 1870 in LaGrange twp., Cass, Michigan.3222 She died on 26 January 1894 at the age of 75. Mary was buried after 26 January 1894 in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac, Cass, MI.3223 She has reference number Buck65. Parents: David Lilly-Buck5015 and Mary UNKNOWN-Buck5016.

Spouse: William Pitt Bucklin-Buck9. Mary Ann Lilly and William Pitt Bucklin were married on 20 January 1839 in Dowagiac, Michigan. Children were: Norton W Bucklin-Buck5005, Cynthia A Bucklin-Buck5001, Thursy A Bucklin-Buck5004, Laura Louise Bucklin-Buck5006, Josephine D Bucklin-Buck5003, Florence A Bucklin-Buck5010, Ranson Bucklin-Buck5002, Estella Bucklin-Buck5007, Albert Bucklin-Buck5008, Margaret Bucklin-Buck5009.


Verna Viola Lincke was born on 31 May 1903 in Deloit, Iowa, United States. She died on 14 June 1994 at the age of 91 in South Dakota. She has reference number Buck4287.

Spouse: Ray Melvin Bucklin-Buck3631. Verna Viola Lincke and Ray Melvin Bucklin were married on 28 August 1924 in Walworth, South Dakota, United States. Children were: Melvin Wesley Bucklin-Buck4288.


Elizabeth Linckhon14 died before 1736. She has reference number Buck1935.

Spouse: Benajah Barrows-Buck1864. Elizabeth Linckhon and Benajah Barrows were married on 17 January 1725/6 in Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts.14,168


Anna Lincoln was born on 3 March 1802 in Shrewsbury, Vermont, United States. She died on 1 May 1886 at the age of 84 in Shrewsbury, Vermont, United States. She has reference number Buck1820.

Spouse: Alonzo Bucklin-Buck1816. Anna Lincoln and Alonzo Bucklin were married UNKNOWN.620 Children were: William Lincoln Bucklin-Buck3661, Isaac D Bucklin-Buck3998, Sarah H Bucklin-Buck1246, Ann E Bucklin-Buck2262, Ellen French Bucklin-Buck4074, Alonzo D Bucklin-Buck2157, Susan F Bucklin-Buck4073, Julia Ann Bucklin-Buck2158.


Bela E Lincoln was born before 1802 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.3224 He lived in North Providence, Rhode Island in 1824.3225 He died UNKNOWN. Bela has reference number Buck2932.

Spouse: Lydia Scott Bucklin-Buck2931. Lydia Scott Bucklin and Bela E Lincoln were married on 1 January 1824 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.653,1114,2192 Married by Rev. David Benedict. Children were: James Luther Lincoln-Buck2943.


James Luther Lincoln was born about 1837 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 27 March 1871 at the age of 34 in Boston, Massachusetts.3226 In 1871 he was .726 James has reference number Buck2943. Parents: Bela E Lincoln-Buck2932 and Lydia Scott Bucklin-Buck2931.

Spouse: Phebe Brown Wright-Buck2961. Phebe Brown Wright and James Luther Lincoln were married on 4 July 1860.


Ruth Lloyd was born in 1907 in Pennsylvania. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Morrisville, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.1764 She died UNKNOWN. Ruth has reference number Buck3134.

Spouse: James Langdon Clark Bucklin-Buck3070. Ruth Lloyd and James Langdon Clark Bucklin were married in 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were divorced on 22 April 1942 in Wayne, Michigan, United States. Children were: Living, Living, Living.


Mary Lobel was born UNKNOWN in ENGLAND. She died UNKNOWN in British America.2869 She has reference number Buck1962.

Spouse: James Cole-Buck1961. Mary Lobel and James Cole were married in 1624 in ENGLAND.2870 Children were: Hugh Cole Sr-Buck1993.


William Starret Locke MD13,14,175 was born on 28 February 1793 in Rockingham, Vermont, United States. He died in 1845 at the age of 52 in Crown Point, New York, United States. He has reference number Buck1819.

Spouse: Julia Bucklin-Buck1813. Julia Bucklin and William Starret Locke MD were married on 28 March 1816 in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States.


Nancy Jennette Lockwood was born on 3 March 1846 in Middlesex, Yates, New York, United States. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Gorham, Ontario, New York, United States.1278 She died on 3 July 1877 at the age of 31 in Middlesex, Yates, New York, United States. Nancy has reference number Buck2418.

Spouse: Erastus A Bucklin-Buck2214. Children were: Verna L Bucklin-Buck235, Joseph A Bucklin-Buck2370, Frederick Ashley Bucklin-Buck2416.


Living (private).1009

Spouse: Gertrude Maria Chapin-Buck4155.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Living (private).

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Ann Lord was born about 1621. She died UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck350. Parents: Richard Lord-Buck348 and Joan Unknown-Buck349.


Aymie Lord was born about 1629. She died UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck354. Parents: Richard Lord-Buck348 and Joan Unknown-Buck349.


Benjamin Lord was born in 1667. He died UNKNOWN. He has reference number Buck351. Parents: William Lord-Buck103 and Lydia Bucklin-Buck246.


Daniel Lord was born UNKNOWN. He died UNKNOWN. He has reference number Buck360. Parents: William Lord-Buck103 and Lydia Bucklin-Buck246.


Dorothy Lord2950 was born UNKNOWN. She died UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck359. Parents: William Lord-Buck103 and Lydia Bucklin-Buck246.


Dorothy Lord was born about 1631. She died UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck355. Parents: Richard Lord-Buck348 and Joan Unknown-Buck349.


Elizabeth Lord was born UNKNOWN. She died UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck362. Parents: William Lord-Buck103 and Lydia Bucklin-Buck246.


Hannah Lord was born UNKNOWN. She died UNKNOWN. She has reference number Buck361. Parents: William Lord-Buck103 and Lydia Bucklin-Buck246.


James Lord was born UNKNOWN. He died UNKNOWN. He has reference number Buck357. Parents: William Lord-Buck103 and Lydia Bucklin-Buck246.


John Lord was born about 1625. He died UNKNOWN. He has reference number Buck352. Parents: Richard Lord-Buck348 and Joan Unknown-Buck349.


Richard Lord was born about 1585.3227 He died UNKNOWN. He has reference number Buck348.

Spouse: Joan Unknown-Buck349. Joan Unknown and Richard Lord were married UNKNOWN. Children were: Thomas Lord-Buck347, Ann Lord-Buck350, William Lord-Buck103, John Lord-Buck352, Robert Lord-Buck353, Aymie Lord-Buck354, Dorothy Lord-Buck355.