James Buckles, Capt (1732 - 1797)

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States
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About James Buckles, Capt


Sept 17, 1732 - born in Berkely Co., VA

Feb 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 Berkeley County, Virginia, now West Virginia, at a place called Bucklestown laid out by James himself in 1791.

Aug 15, 1766 - James acquired 147 acres from Lord Fairfax.

Mar 16, 1779 - James was appointed captain of a company of Militia in Berkely County, Virginia.

Aug 1799 - His father sold him 430 acres of land. (Deed Book 5 in Berkeley County Courthouse)

1791 - James laid out the town of Bucklestown which was later called Darkesville. Although the names James Town and Buckles Town were used interchangeably from 1779, it was finally designated to be called Darkesville 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 Beeson. Feb 13, 1796 - James wrote his will. 1797 - James died.

Found on the internet - genealogy library.com Colonial America, 1607-1789 VA Census Index Buckles, James VA BERKELEY 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 War14 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.

More About SARAH GERARD: Burial: Middle Run Cemetery, Greene Co., OH Church: Baptist

More About CAPTAIN BUCKLES and SARAH GERARD: Marriage: Abt. 1760, Gerrardstown, Berkeley Co., VA>WV15

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James Buckles, Capt's Timeline

September 17, 1732
Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 27
February 27, 1761
Age 28
Bucklestown, West Virginia, USA
December 7, 1764
Age 32
Bucklestown, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States
September 30, 1766
Age 34
Shenandoah, Berkeley, VA Was WV, USA
September 15, 1768
Age 35
Bucklestown, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States
September 15, 1768
Age 35
Bucklestown, West Virginia, USA
August 6, 1770
Age 37
Bucklestown, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States
August 14, 1772
Age 39
Berkley County, West VA
August 14, 1772
Age 39
Bucklestown, West Virginia, USA