1640 - 1750 (110 years)
||Francis BUCKALEW |
||Francis BUCKALOW |
||South Amboy, Middlesex County, NJ
(1) Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania, Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1915, p. 403:
They [the BUCKALEWs] were of Scotch origin, the Buccleuchs (Buccleughs) of the clan Scott, and one or more of the name . . . accompanied the train of loyal Scotchmen, who went with Mary, Queen of Scots, when she established herself in France. In that country the family became Huguenots, and the name took the form of Bucleau. Three generations of the ancestors in the line here under consideration remained in France, where Francis and Gilbert Buckalow (as the name was spelled during the early part of their residence in the New World), the first to come to America, were born. They came to this country in 1665, probably because of religious persecution.
Francis Buckalow . . . was (it is said) born in 1640, located first on Long Island, and later moved to the eastern part of New Jersey, settling near South Amboy, where he died. According to the family records his death occurred in 1750, which would make him 110 years old. He and his brother were married in this country, and Gilbert wrote the name Boileau.
(2) Battle, J. H., History of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania, Chicago, IL: A. Warner, 1887, Vol. 2, p. 436:
[T]he BUCCLEUCHS . . . went from Scotland to France with Queen Mary, and becoming Prostestants, two brothers, Francis and Gilbert, immigrated to Long Island about 1663, while it was in the possession of the Dutch. They were both married in this country, and in time their names became corrupted, Francis being called BUCKALEW, and Gilbert BOILEAU. Francis went to South Amboy, N. J. An old will, now in possession of our subject, made by Samuel BUCKALEW, dated 1782, devises to his son John a certain tract at the place mentioned, which it states was bequeathed to him by his father Francis BUCKALEW. Family tradition has it that Francis lived to be one hundred and ten years old, and his son Samuel is known to have been ninety-six years old at his death in New Jersey in 1792.
(3) Book of Biographies: This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of the Seventeenth Congressional District, Pennsylvania, Buffalo, NY: Biographical Publishing Co., 1899, p. 49:
The Buckalew family originated in Scotland, but many centuries ago removed to France, the native land of Francis Buckalew, who immigrated to Long Island, N. Y., while it was still a Dutch province. Later Francis moved to South Amboy, Middlesex County, N. J., where he became a landowner and resided the remainder of his days. He was a large man, of powerful strength, which has ever been a characteristic of the family. . . . This sturdy old pioneer lived to reach the remarkable age of 110 years before overtaken by the Silent Reaper some time between 1752 and 1755. Samuel Buckalew, his son and the great-grandfather of our subject, was born in South Amboy, N. J., in 1698, where he lived all his life, dying August 4, 1796, at the ripe old age of ninety-six years. He was the progenitor of a family of five children, three daughters and two sons, one of whom was John, the grandfather of our subject.
John Buckalew was born in Middlesex County, N. J., in 1743, and at an early age was united in matrimonial bonds to Mary MacKinney, a daughter of Mordecai Mac-Kinney of Hunterdon County, N. J., and a sister of Capt. John MacKinney, who made an enviable record in the service during the Revolutionary War. He had a command in the 9th Regiment of Pennsylvania in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, but subsequently was transferred to the 3d Regiment, and later to the 5th. He was at the surrender of Cornwallis and accompanied Gen. Wayne on his southern campaign. He served with distinction throughout the entire war, after which he moved to Kentucky, where he resided until his death. About the year 1775, John Buckalew, with his wife's father, moved to Muncy, Lycoming County, Pa., where they purchased a tract of 300 acres of land and engaged in its cultivation. He was associated with Capt. Brady in the war on the borders during the Revolution, and was a member of the first Committee of Safety in 1776, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the militia and took his turn in scouting duty, as his brother-in-law was away fighting and it fell to his lot to remain at home for the protection of the two families. After the war had been in progress for some time Indian depredations became so frequent in their neighborhood that the families sought safety in other localities. Mr. MacKinney moved to Harrisburg, Pa., but Mr. Buckalew moved to Harford County, Md., where he engaged in the milling business, which was his trade formerly. He took a contract from the Continental Congress and there still remains an unpaid bill for from ??700 to ??800. After the close of the war and in the latter part of 1785 John Buckalew settled on the Chillisquaque Creek, in Northumberland County, where he remained until 1796, when he moved to Little Fishing Creek and erected a gristmill a short distance below Ives Grove. He remained there until 1816, when he decided to move to a smaller farm on Huntington Creek, Fishing Creek township, as he was growing old and was in need of a rest and his children were nearly all married .and had left home. As a result he purchased a farm adjoining the one upon which our subject now resides and lived there until his death in 1833, at the age of ninety-one years. His family consisted of the following children: Sarah, who married William Collins of Chester County, Pa., and moved to the Mississippi Valley in Illinois, where she died in 1843; Nancy, deceased; Rachel, who married Samuel Earl of Huntington, Luzerne County; Rebecca, whose first husband was Daniel Woodward, and who also married Rev. Epaphras Wadsworth, a descendant of Capt. Wadsworth of Charter Oak fame; Elizabeth, who married Jacob Ogden and resided in Luzerne County, Pa.; Amos, who was a lumberman and died in Middletown, Pa., at a comparatively early age; John M., the father of our subject; and James, from whom Russell
C. Buckalew of Bloomsburg, . . . is descended.
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