BUCKNER TIMELINE

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BUCKNER GENEALOGY

IN THE OLD WORLD

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SIR THOMAS DE BUCKENORE, KT.

Affixes his seal to a grant of his manor at Bredhurst, Kent, England.

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ROBERT BUCKNORE

Executes his will at Derteford, England.  One of the oldest wills to mention the Buckner Family.

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RICHARD BUCKNER

Is mentioned as residing in Cumnor, Berkshire County, England (across the river from Oxford).

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FRANCIS BARRY

Son of JANE BUCKNER and LAWRENCE BARRY; marries ELIZABETH SCROPE (descendant of the FIRST LORD
SCROPE OF BOLTON).

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SIR THOMAS HOLT, KT.

Son of MARY BUCKNER and ROWLAND HOLT; is knighted at Windsor Castle on April 16, 1680.  His son,
SIR JOHN HOLT (ca 1642-1710) became Lord Chief Justice, and one of the greatest lawyers
of his generation.

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BISHOP JOHN BUCKNER, D.D.

Brother of ADMIRAL CHARLES BUCKNER; is consecrated Lord Bishop of the See of Chichester.
There is evidence that this John Buckner is descended from a different branch of Buckners,
originating in Westphalia, Germany.

 

IN THE NEW WORLD

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THOMAS BUCKNER (THE MERCER)

Partakes in the failed attempt to establish the first settlement in North Carolina/Virgina sponsored
by SIR WALTER RALEIGH.  The settlement came to be known as “The Lost Colony of Roanoke”.
Thomas remained for one year with his friend   THOMAS HARRIOT (ca. 1560-1621; a famous
scientist, explorer and naturalist).

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JOHN BUCKNER

Is the first mention of a Buckner in Gloucester County, VA (born in Oxford, England in 1631).

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PHILIP BUCKNER

Brother of JOHN BUCKNER is first mentioned in Gloucester County, VA.

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JOHN BUCKNER

Establishes the first printing press in Virginia.

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JOHN BUCKNER

Becomes a Member of the House of Burgesses.

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MAJOR WILLIAM BUCKNER

Is a Member of the House of Burgesses.

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RICHARD BUCKNER

Becomes the Clerk of the House of Burgesses.

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CAPTAIN PHILIP BUCKNER III

Establishes the town of Augusta, Kentucky on 7000 acres of land granted to him for service as the Issuing Commissary
during the American Revolutionary War.  Serves as a Congressman and Senator for the State of Kentucky.

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BRIG. GENERAL SIMON BOLIVAR BUCKNER, SR.

Unconditionally surrenders his Confederate Army to West Point classmate, and friend, Ulysses S. Grant at
the Battle of Fort Donelson.  He is later a poll bearer at Grant’s funeral.

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AYLETT HAWES BUCKNER

Serves as a Democratic Congressman for the State of Missouri.

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PVT. THOMAS STANLEY TWEED

Son of LUCY MARY BUCKNER and DR. THOS. M. TWEED, is killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn,
while serving under General George Custer on June 25th.

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BRIG. GENERAL SIMON BOLIVAR BUCKNER, SR.

Is elected Governor of the State of Kentucky and serves until 1891.

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BRIG. GENERAL SIMON BOLIVAR BUCKNER, SR.

Runs as a Vice Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Party, “The Gold Democrats” and loses.

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LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIMON BOLIVAR BUCKNER, JR.

A West Point graduate.  Is killed in action while commanding the invasion of Okinawa, Japan.
He was the second highest ranking American officer ever killed in action.  He was promoted to four star general posthumously.