John Rich Buker

Male9 August 1792–20 October 1847

Brief Life History 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

Sources (10)

  • John R. Buker, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • John R. Buker, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • John R. Buker, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1822Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +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

    North German (Büker): see Bueker .

    Americanized form of German Bucher .

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

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