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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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BUCKLEW, SAMUEL, wheelwright, P. O. La Prairie; born in Holmes county, O., Feb. 10, 1827; came to this county in 1850; has eighty acres of land, valued at $2,500; married for his first wife, Mary C. Harding, Aug. 22, 1850. They had four children: Eliza Ann, born June 25, 1852; Martha J., Oct. 18, 1854; Leonora, Feb. 25, 1858; one child died in infancy. For his second wife he married Mary Woods, She was born in Fayette county, Pa., Feb. 12, 1827. Have one child living, Edward, born Feb. 8, 1867. Mr. Bucklew’s father emigrated from Virginia to Holmes Co., O., where he reared a family of five boys and seven girls and died at the age of sixty-five years; his mother died at the age of seventy years. Mr. and Mrs. Bucklew belong to the M. E. church. His father was in the War of 1812. Mr. Bucklew has followed the business of wagon-maker for the last twenty-seven years.

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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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