John Rich Buker

9 August 1792–20 October 1847 (Age 55)
Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States

The Life of John Rich

When John Rich Buker was born on 9 August 1792, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, his father, David Buker, was 31 and his mother, Bethiah Sparks, was 27. He married Rachel Hooper Harris on 9 December 1822, in Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 20 October 1847, in Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Valley Cemetery, Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rich Buker
Rachel Hooper Harris
Marriage: 9 December 1822
David Buker
Moses Buker
David Buker
Bethiah Jane Buker
Orlando H. Buker
Melvina Buker
R. Rebecca Buker
Andrew J. H. Buker

Spouse and Children

9 December 1822
Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, United States


    David Buker



    Bethiah Jane Buker


    Orlando H. Buker


    Melvina Buker


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 12

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Age 16

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

German:1. ( Büker ): see Bueker . 2. possibly an altered spelling of Bucher .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John R Buker, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • John R Buker in entry for Rebecca Cooper, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • John R Buker, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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