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James Buckles (son of Robert Buckles (Buckle) and Ann Brown)230, 231 was born 17 Sep 1732 in Bucklestown, Jefferson/Berkeley County, VA., WV./Berkeley Co., VA, and died 23 Jan 1797 in Hamilton County, OH.. He married Sarah Gerard on 1760 in Garrardtown, Berkeley County, VA - WV/Berkeley Co., VA.

 Includes NotesNotes for James Buckles:
Sept 17, 1732 - born in Berkely Co., VA.
February 3, 1752 - Came with his father to the place that was later called Bucklestown. James, himself, laid out this town.
1760 - Married Sarah Gerrard
All of the children of James and Sarah were born in Berekley County, Virginia, now West Virginia, at a place called Bucklestown laid out by James himself in 1791.
August 15, 1766 - James acquired 147 acres from Lord Fairfax.
March 16, 1779 - James was appointed captain of a company of Militia in Berekely County, Virginia.
Aug 1799 - His father sold him 430 acres of land. (Deed Book 5 in Berkeley County Courhouse).
1791 - James laid out the town of Bucklestowen which was later called Darksville. Although the names James Town and Buckles Town were used interchangably from 1779, it was finally designated to be Daresville in 1791.
1793 - James and Sarah gave a lot to the town for the first school.
1795 - James and Sarah sold their plantation of 489 acres to Ed Besson.
Feb 13, 1796 - James wrote his will.
1797 - James died.
Found on the internet - genealogy Colonial America, 1607-1789VA
Census Index Buckles, James VA Berekeley Dist. 1777 Rent Roll Colonial America, 1607-1789 VA
Census Index Buckles, James VA Berkeley Dist. 1772 Rent Roll

More about Captain James Buckles:
Burial: Banks of the Ohio River near Maysville, KY
Church: Baptist
Military: Mar 16, 1779, Captain in the Revolutionary War
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for Sarah Gerard:
Sarah was the daughter of Parson John Garrard, Sr., a firm Baptist, who pastored churches in several counties in Virginia.
Sarah's Will is in Will Book c-d, page 206 and 598 in Greene Co., Ohio.
Sarah Gerard:
Burial Middle Run Cemetery, Green Co., Ohio.
Church: Baptist

Captain Buckles and Sarah Gerard:
Marriage: Abt. 1760, Gerradstown, Berkeley Co., VA., WV.
Tip 268 Squire Boone's Station, Bryan Station and McGee's Station
Posted by Sandi Gorin on Thu, 11 Nove 1999

Surname: Boone, Bryant, Buckles, Cates, Doleman, Eastwood, Harris, Henton, Holt, Hughes, Kenton, McFadden, Nichols, Paul, Stapleton, Tyler, Vanmeter, Wickersham, Wright, Yunt, Webb, Johnson, Craig, Saunders, Cave, Hammond, Ficklin, Suggett, Nelson, Brooks, Nelson, Reynolds, Bell, Stucker, Tomlinson, Suggett, Lea, Tomlinson, Mitchell, Herndon, Atkinson, Graham, Wilcoxen, Field, Williams, Yocum, Ledgerwood, McBride, Todd, Johnson, Chinn, Johnson, Ellis, Grant, Reynolds, Bryan, Rogers, Lamond, Draper, Tomlinson, Bell, Beasley, Lay , Doak, Chidress, Gayle, Adkins, Herndon, Gatewood, Campbell, Johnson, Guill, Vanlendingham, Bradley, Faulker, Singleton, Brooks, Turner, Ricords, Morgan, Miles, Bredden, Vaughan, Stoner, Graves, Young, Castle, Cantwell, Gottshall, Hogan, Williams, Forbis, McGee, McClure, cooper, Woods, Clements, Rayborne, Proctor, Wade, McGuire, Stroud
Squire Boone's Station was settled before 1781 by Squire Boone and was located where Shelbyville, KY is today, on Clerk Creek which is a branch of Brashear's Creek. The following is a list of his company on 23 June 1780 - some of these were also stationed at what was known as the "Painted Stone" near Shelbyville: Captains; Squire Boone, Alex Bryant, John Buckles, Richard Cates, Charles Doleman, John Eastwood, Joseph Eastwood, Jeremiah Harris, John Nenton, Abraham Holt, Morgan Hughes, Evan Kenton, John McFadden, John Nichols, Peter Paul, John Stapleton, Robert Tyler, Abraham Vanmeter, Adam Wickersham, Jacob Wickersham, Peter Wickersham, James Wright, George Yunt.
Bryan's Station. Information taken from Virginia Webb Howard, author of Bryan Station Heroes and Heroines. The DAR dedicated a Memorial Wall at the station, located 5 miles northeast of Lexington in Fayette Co in 1896. It was placed to honor the women that made sacrifices at the station and the names engraved are: The Women Who Carried Water August 16, 1782: Jemima Suggett Johnson, Sally Johnson, Betsy Johnson, Sara Page Craig, Nancy Craig, Polly Craig, Lucy Hawkins Craig, Polly Craig, Frankney Craig, Polly Hawkins Craig, Sally Craig, Elizabeth Johnson Craig, Polly Craig, Nancy Craig, Jane Craig Saunders, Polly Saunders, Betsy Saunders, Lydia Saunders, Elizabeth Craig Cave, Hannah Cave, Polly Cave, Fanny Saunders Lea, Sara Clement Hammond, Mary Herndon Ficklin, Philadelphia Ficklin, Mildred Davis Suggett, Harriet Morgan Nelson, Sarah Boone Brooks. The men who defended the station are shown as: defenders on August 16, 1792 are: John Craig, John H. Craig, Elijah Craig, Lewis Craig, Edward Nelson, Aaron Reynolds, Thomas Bell, Jacob Stucker, Nicholas Tomlinson, Philip Craig, Frank Craig, Jeremiah Craig, Nicholas Tomlinson, Philip Craig, Frank Craig, Jeremiah Craig, Elkijah Craig, Hawkins Craig, Toliver Craig Sr and Jr, John Craig, William Craig, Nathaniel Craig, Toliver Craig, Elijah Craig, Whitfield Craig, Nathaniel Saunders, John Saunders, John Saunders, Richard Cave, Thomas Ficklin, Joseph Ficklin, John Suggett, Wainright Lea, John Hammond, John Ficklin, William Tomlinson, Richard Mitchell, David Mitchell, William Mitchell, Dudley Mitchell, Thomas Herndon, Samuel Herndon, Edward Herndon, Zachariah Herndon, Robert Atkinson, James Graham, Daniel Wilcoxen, Martin Hammond, Ezekiel Field, Wm Field, Elison Williams, John Saunders, Jesee Yocum, Wm Ledgerwood, James Ledgerwood, James Mitchum, John Mitchum, James McBride. Other names include: Levi Todd, Richard Johnson, Sarah Bryan Chinn, William Johnson, William Ellis, William Grant, Mary Boone Bryan, Aaron Reynolds, Betsey Johnson Payne, Joseph Rogers, Bernard Rogers, Jemima Suggett Johnson, Rebecca Grant Lamond, William Bryan, Joseph Bryan, Elizabeth Boone Grant, "Aunt Fifline",
Many of the above names were not present during the siege. According to Joseph Ficklin, Draper mss 13 C74 - Wisconsin Historical Society, there were 44 men in the fort, two of whom were Nicholas Tomlinson and Thomas Bell who were sent to Lexington for help. The remaining 42 who had guns and were known as 'fighting men' were left to defend the station. Ficklin then named those remaining "starting as their houses stood, beginning with the big spring": John Williams, Mr. Beasley Sr, Charles ---, John --- and his 3 sons, James, Mr. Lay (sick), John Craig Sr and his son Jr, Jeremiah Craig, Philip Doak, David Williams, D Suggett (very old), John Suggett, Mr. Childress, Mr. Arnold, Mather Gayle and his son, Isaiah, Jacob Stucker, David Stucker, David Mitchell and his son David, John Adkins, Wm Tomlinson and Nicholas his son and Wm T. Tomlinson, another son, Thomas Ficklin, John Ficklin, David Herndon, Henry Herndon, Mr. Gatewood, Mr. Campell at Col. Johnson's, William Campbell, John Guill, Lewis Vanlendingham, Mr. Bradley, Aaron Reynolds, Thomas Bell. The provider of these names later realized he had forgotten about half a dozen, those names not shown.
Other documents state that there were 43 fighting men and five too old to do service, 32 women and 64 children. Other names were added included who were either at the siege or contributed to the life there: Henry Wilson (Sur. File No. 30795, Pension Cert No 19290) who married Frances Faulkner, daughter of John and Joyce Craig Faulkner - she by tradition one who carried water. Also: Manoah Singleton (VA State Archivbes, I.P.D. 35): Sarah (Sally) Craig Singleton (daughter Toliver Sr and Polly H. Craig) and 8 of their 13 children (Bryan Station Heroes & Heroines, p.92); Thomas Brooks (Indian scout, Boonesborough and Bryan Station), William Turner (Heroes & Heroines, P. 129); Martha Ricords (same, p. 129): Lt. James Suggett (same, pp. 102-103); Jemima Spence Suggett (same, pp. 102-103); John Arnold (Draper mss 11 CC 245 and Heroes & Heroines, Draper mss 1 CC 241, p. 139); Elizabeth Hitt Arnold (his wife): Lewis Arnold (their son): James Morgan (Ranck's History of Lexington, Ky, P. 94-94): Mrs. Morgan (his wife, same reference); Jacob Stucker Sr (VA state Archives, I.P.D. 25 and 36 and 95, 8th Report VA State Librarian, p. 423: Draper mss 13 C 74 - killed by Indians between 1778-80): Eve Stucker (his wife) David Stucker (son of above, born 176-; killed at Harmar's Defeat in 1790); Jacob Stucker Jr. (known as "Indian Jake", born 1764, married Betsy Rogers, lived later in Scott Co Ky - his name is on the memorial wall); Philip Stucker (son of above, born 1773 NC, md Mary McCluksy); Polly Stucker (daughter of above, married Daniel White); Margaret Stucker, widow of George (Ref 8th Report VA State Library, p. 422 and VA State Archives I.P.D. 36): married secondly John Miles and 3rd Nathan Breeded); Margaret's children (not named) Michael Stucker (son of George and Margaret, born 1759 per 9th VA State Library Report and VA State Archives I.P.D. 36-166: married Nancy Vaughan, resided Woodford Co. Ky, 12 in family, was pensioned, died Madison, In): Rosanna Stucker who married a Stoner; Betty or Caty Stucker who married George Graves; Polly Stucker who married a Young; John Stucker who married Rebecca Castle; Henry Stucker who married Jane Cantwell; Jacob Stucker (born 1768, married Sarah Gottshall) James Stucker (killed at Harmer's Defeat 1790). Officers were shown as Captain William Hogan, Captain James Bryan, Lt. Thomas Herndon, Ensign Peter Williams, Sgt. George Forbis and 38 privates.
McGee's Station was in Bourbon County or Cove Spring (so shown), located near Georgetown Road, McGee's Fork and McClure's Run - a branch of Cooper's Run, built about 1776. Those at this station included: Abijah Woods (1776); Roger Clements (1781); Ralph Rayborne (1781); Joseph Proctor (1782); Dawson Wade and his son James from Greenbrier Co VA (1784); John McGuire (soon after 1779); Nicholas Proctor (brother of Joseph, to KY in 1778, also at Boonesborough); Strouds and McGees, along with a Mrs. Wilson (later at Woodford Co). These names taken from various depositions. There was another McGee's station built by David McGee. No data.
There are 4 more forts to be covered -Lesington, Ruddles (Hinkson's and Licking), Logan's (St. Asaph), and Bowman's. If you have names of people at other forts I haven't found information, please let me know!I have covered the other forts in previous posts, I'm looking primarily for names this time through!
(c) Copyright 11 November 1999, Sandra K. Gorin, All Rights Reserved,
Copied from a letter by James M. Hatfield, Attorney at Law, Huntington,IN, dated February 8, 1940 to his niece. .

In the fall of 1799 there lived a family whose names were James Bucklesand Sarah (Garard) Buckles, father and mother, and children namedWilliam, James, John, Robert, Abraham, Mary, Margaret, Mehetabel, Anna,Jane and Abigail. Of these, Jane was fifteen year old and you are hergreat grand daughter, she being your mother's mother's mother. The familyarranged to go to the far west into the wilds of Ohio.
They went across the mountains of Virginia to Wheeling, VA. You willremember, there was no West Virginia for nearly two-thirds of a centuryafter that time. On reaching Wheeling, the father and his muscular sonsalready named, constructed large flat boats at the river's edge and onthese the family loaded their wagons, horses, children, big and little,beds, bedding and in fact all they held dear on earth. Late in the fallthey pushed off into the river's current and started down stream withCincinnati as their point of destination so far as the river wasconcerned. When they reached Parkersburg, about one hundred milesdownstream, they were within two miles of Blennerhessett Island standingin midstream. They could take either side of this island, but which sidethey took now no one knows but they passed very close to the island whereBlennerhessett and his wife lived then in such luxury and happiness. Didthey see Blennerhessett and his wife? No one knows. It is reasonable thatthey did. The island occupants had been there less than three years andit is reasonable to suppose they were on the lookout for those on theirway west to help people going to the wild country to the west calledOhio. And it is reasonable to think that the travelers would availthemselves of the opportunity to call upon the occupants of such a homeas they passed but history is gone forever.
A little further on down the river old winter caught them in the ice thatcovered the river and they were forced to terry until the ice would goout with warm weather. While thus frozen up, my great-grandfather, James,became sick from exposure and he was removed to a vacant house standingon the riverbank where he died and was buried at a place called RedStone. When the ice went out with warm weather they floated down untilthey reached Cincinnati where all was unloaded, the wagons were againloaded as they had been back in Virginia, and all struck out to the northor a little east (north east) and they reached a point of destinationearly in the spring of 1800. They stopped at Centerville in the northpart of Montgomery County several miles south of the present city ofDayton.
It is thus probable that these people so interesting to us were callerson the Blennerhessetts less than three after establishing their islandhome and that and God's speed was given this Virginia family as itfloated on its way to the Ohio, each shedding sunshine on the other asthey separated. But in a few years the infamous Burr invaded the home yetin the sunshine and happiness to be soon darkened by the wicked plotterto leave ruin in his pathway as he set on in his wicked course to destroyand ruin.
Going back to this family whose members I have mentioned above I will saythe youngest daughter, Abigail, never married. Jane, the next oldestsister, married Edward Dyer and they are the parents of Jane, a daughterborn Nov. 11, 1825 and she was my mother and your grandmother who passedaway August 30, 1866, many years before you were born into this world.
William Buckles married Eleanor Seaman and they had two grandsons livingin your part of the state. One of those lives in Thornlow and is an M.E.Minister and his brother Rev. Dr. L.C. Buckles, had lived many years inLafayette. These two are second cousins of your mother and myself butboth are some years older than we are. Another son of that Virginiafamily, John Buckles married Mary Brooks, and one of their children wasnamed Abraham Buckles and lived many years in Delaware County and marriedElizabeth Shanks. One time this Abraham Buckles took it into his head torun upon the Democrat ticket for Representative in 1838 and his son,Joseph Shanks Buckles was a Whig candidate but at the election, the oldman won out. Afterwards, though, Joseph held many important offices. Hewas both a Senator and Representative in the legislature, a member of theconstitution of Indiana. He served twelve years as circuit judge. Thelast time I saw him was when the legislature of 1887 was in session andas I left the house he was making a speech to that body. He was a nephewof A. J. Buckles, living in Suisun City, California, where he ispracticing law. He served many years on the bench of both the superiorcourt (the same as our circuit court) and the supreme lodge of theKnights of Pythias as he, too, is a Past Grand Chancellor of the orderand a Past Supreme Representative of the highest body of that order. Hewas a soldier and lost a leg at the Battle of the Wilderness, just at theclose of the war. He has a metal voted to him for bravery as a soldier bythe National Congress.
Grandmother's brother William has another grandson, John A. Buckles living near Marion who is getting close to ninety. Mary Buckles, grandmother's sister, married Culbertson Watson and WilliamWatson, Charles E. Watson and their sister, a Mrs. Smith. Anothergrandson of Aunt Mary died less than a year ago. His name was HiramWatson Satterwaite. He was worth about $100,000 at the time of his death Then in addition there are many of later generations too numerous to mention.

I guess, though, this story is long enough.
Uncle Jas, M. H.

More About James Buckles:
Burial: Unknown, on the banks of the Ohio River near Maysville, Mason County, KY..

More About James Buckles and Sarah Gerard:
Marriage: 1760, Garrardtown, Berkeley County, VA - WV/Berkeley Co., VA.

Children of James Buckles and Sarah Gerard are:
  1. +Mary Buckles, b. 15 Nov 1776, Bucklestown, Jefferson/Berkeley County, VA., WV./Berkeley Co., VA, d. 25 Aug 1861, Greene County, Ohio.
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