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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BUCKLEY, MATHEW, clerk in clothing store; residence, 929 Maine street; born in Limerick county, Ireland, April 4, 1847; came to the United States May 22, 1863, and located in New York city; enlisted in the Third New Jersey Cavalry, Company E, Dec. 10, 1863; served to close of the war under Gen. George A. Custer; was captured Sept. 19, at Winchester, Va., by Col. Mosby, of the Confederate cavalry; paroled on the field and sent to Annapolis, Md.; was soon exchanged; rejoined the army, and was wounded at Waynesborough, Va., March 2, 1865, and at Five Forks, April 1, 1865; mustered out at close of war under general order 161 of the War Department; located at St. Louis in 1866; worked at his trade as cooper two years; moved to Mount Sterling, Ill., in 1869, and Versailles, and located in Quincy in 1871. He married Miss Eveline Seehorn, Dec. 24, 1876; she was born in Adams county; they have one child, Thomas M. He is a member of the Catholic Church, and a Democrat in politics.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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