Benjamin F. Bucklew

30 August 1854–26 April 1926 (Age 71)
Saltlick, Braxton, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin F.

When Benjamin F. Bucklew was born on 30 August 1854, in Saltlick, Braxton, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Morris Bucklew, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Elizabeth Heckert, was 24. He married Ada Florence Shaffer on 18 May 1885, in Preston, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1854 and Preston, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 26 April 1926, in Terra Alta, Preston, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin F. Bucklew
Ada Florence Shaffer
Marriage: 18 May 1885
Lula Ann Bucklew

Spouse and Children

18 May 1885
Preston, West Virginia, United States


    Lula Ann Bucklew


Parents and Siblings

    William Morris Bucklew


    Lydia Elizabeth Heckert




+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 7

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling, reflecting the pronunciation, of Scottish Buccleugh, the title of a ducal family associated with the town of Buccleuch in the Scottish Borders. Compare Buckalew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin F Buckelew in household of William M Buckelew, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjemin E F Buckalew in household of William Buckalew, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin F. Bucklew in entry for Lula Ann Cunningham, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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