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the first house i lived in: the old homestead…

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 13 prompt:  The Old Homestead. ___ Six-fifty-one Knickerbocker Street.  The old homestead.  Sigh.  The first place in which I have recollections of being.  In my mind it’s a grand place, that grandness only slightly diminished … Continue reading

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Celebrating Poetry

Originally posted on Amistad Research Center:
First page of “Margaret Garner and Her Child” by John L. Buckner. April is National Poetry Month in the United States. This recognition of the poetic arts was inaugurated by the Academy of American…

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from switzerland to the pennsylvania colony: john gebhard / gerhardt hibshman

Immediately below is a repost of a February 13, 2015, post from Janice Harshbarger’s “Happy Genealogy Dance” blog:  “Harshbarger line:  Johann Gebhart (John Gerhardt) Hibshman 1708-1771 Immigrant.”1  Johann falls among my own 6th great-grandfathers. Following Janice’s blog post, a brief biographical … Continue reading

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starting your family history research

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 1 prompt:  Start. ___ When I first delved into researching my family history, I quite literally didn’t know where to start.  This was back in the 1990s when the internet was young and, before Ancestry.com became synonomous … Continue reading

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born in slavery: thomas jefferson buckner

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Thomas Jefferson BUCKNER (1810-’15 Kentucky[1] – Abt. 1875 Junction Twp, Osage County, Kansas[2]) is the son of an enslaved woman known only as Polly, and, the man who enslaved both Thomas & Polly, John BUCKNER[3] (Abt. 1762 Virginia Colony, America[4] – Abt. 1822 Green … Continue reading

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monday confusion or news day tuesday? — rev. nixon s. buckner’s forename is actually nickerson??

I am befuddled. Mind-boggled? Or as one genealogy colleague and cousin “graphically” 😉 put it, WHAT what:  In a decade-&-a-half-plus of Buckner-surname genealogy research, I have only seen Methodist circuit-riding preacher Rev. Nixon S. BUCKNER‘s forename given as, “Nixon.”  Almost always followed by … Continue reading

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what a tangled tree got weaved, or, william robert buckner & wives nancy evans & elisabeth (betsy) spencer

(Revised July 17, 2016.) William Robert BUCKNER (Aug. 26, 1808 Siler City, Chatham County, North Carolina[1] – Nov. 7, 1887 Clark County, Illinois[2]; buried Bailiff Cemetery, West York, Clark County, Illinois[1]), is a son of my 4th great-grandparents Elisha BUCKNER … Continue reading

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philip buckner of louisa co. va, & jane aylett his wife

About my 6th great-granduncle Philip BUCKNER, Sr. (circa 1705-’10 – 1762 Louisa County, Virginia Colony, America), son of my 7th great-grandparents Richard BUCKNER & Elizabeth COOKE: “Philip Buckner of Louisa County “Philip BUCKNER was the second son of Richard Buckner, Clerk … Continue reading

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“a poor, frightened, hungry woman came into camp with her clothes hanging in rags and tatters, with bare and bleeding feet, and a wild look in her eyes”

A 3rd cousin of mine five times removed, Priscilla Aylette BUCKNER (May 6, 1821 Kentucky- May 13, 1908; buried Mount Holly Cemetery in the Lambert Reardon Lot, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR), wrote a wonderful genealogical & personal memoir that provides great glimpse … Continue reading

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avery buckner, son of rev. benjamin buckner & sarah avery

A 1st cousin six times removed from me, Avery BUCKNER (1775 Virginia Colony, America[1] – Abt. 1856 Georgia[2]), is the 5th child of Baptist minister Rev. Solomon Benjamin[6] or Benjamin[3] BUCKNER &, Sarah AVERY.[3][6] Professional genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin writes in her book … Continue reading

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