Benjamin Buckler III

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Benjamin Buckler, III

Birthplace: St.Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: circa 1808 (65-81)
St. Mary's, Maryland
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Son of Robert Buckler
Father of George W. L. Buckler; Benjamin Buckler; Walter Buckler; Robert Buckler and Stephen Buckler

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About Benjamin Buckler III

On June 28, 1768, Benjamin Buckler, John Dart, Alexander Anderson, and Edward Power were listed among those being held in the St. Mary's County jail. They were to be released "on the condition that they turn over all of their estate to the Sheriff of the County, with the exception of necessary wearing apparel for themselves, their wife, and children, working tools excepted for payment to their creditors."

Benjamin Buckler was later hired by George Washington to work at Mt. Vernon. On February 25, 1771, a contract was made between Washington and Benjamin Buckler "late of the Province of Maryland, carpenter" for one year. Buckler agreed to work from daybreak until dark and to oversee the work of several Negro carpenters. When the weather kept him indoors, he was to make shoes for Washingrton. He was paid 25 pounds sterling, 300 lbs. pork; 3 barrels of corn; and was provided a house for himself, his wife, and children.

The Bucklers returned to St. Mary's County as Benjamin signed the Oath of Fidelity in 1780. In March, 1782, he received the pay of his son who was killed during the war. "The Council of Maryland ordered its treasurer to pay Benjamin Buckler 9 pounds, 8 shillings, and four pence for the services of Walter Buckler."

In the 1790s, sons Robert and Stephen moved to Kentucky. Sons Thomas and George W. stayed.

The last record found of Benjamin was December 20, 1808, when the General Assembly enacted legislation in his behalf. The trustees of the poor in St. Mary's were directed "to take into consideration the situation of Benjamin Buckler as an out pensioner... his circumstances render his situation in the poor-house particularly unsuitable to him...and may allow a pension not exceeding $30."

Source: A Journey Through Time, the Times Chronical, by Linda Reno - The County Times, February 17,2011.

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St.Mary's, Maryland, United States
Age 35
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St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Age 73
St. Mary's, Maryland