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James Buker

James Buker

Male 1768 - 1837  (69 years)

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  • Name James Buker 
    Born 22 Feb 1768  Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 26 Jun 1768  Phippsburg, Lincoln, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1800  Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Federal Census - Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine 
    Census 1810  Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Federal Census - Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine 
    Census 1820  Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Federal Census - Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine 
    Occupation Abt 1820  Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Census 1830  Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Federal Census - Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine 
    Died 3 Aug 1837  Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Probate 21 Aug 1837  Lincoln Co., Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    _UID 7F3D41E0D1163642B9BAF9FCC639FD9B3B95 
    Person ID I993  Lechthaler/Powell Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2015 

    Father James Bowker,   b. Abt 1743, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 1830 to 1840, Durham, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Mother Ruth Sargent,   b. 14 Feb 1746, York, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Oct 1767  Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    _UID 83579F96F118CB498E4B35112C23705761CC 
    Family ID F321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane "Jenne, Write" Wright,   b. 29 Aug 1764, Woolwich, Lincoln, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 19 Feb 1839, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1790  Woolwich, Lincoln, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    _UID 0AB7AAC21681434BB9C0825280CF132E2FC2 
    Children 
     1. William Buker,   b. 10 Mar 1791, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Caleb Buker,   b. Sep 1792, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1832, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     3. Mary Buker,   b. 29 Nov 1793, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Buker,   b. 12 Jun 1795, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thomas Buker,   b. 5 Jul 1797, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rufus Buker,   b. 6 Jul 1799, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joseph Buker,   b. 29 Dec 1805, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Page 12 James Buker of Georgetown & Bowdoinham & Descendants
    Page 12 James Buker of Georgetown & Bowdoinham & Descendants
    "James Buker of Georgetown & Bowdoinham & Descendants" by Rev. Chas. N. Sinnett, 1923 (FHL 1697622 Item 5).~~~~
    Cover James Buker of Georgetown & Bowdoinham & Descendants
    Cover James Buker of Georgetown & Bowdoinham & Descendants
    "James Buker of Georgetown & Bowdoinham & Descendants" by Rev. Chas. N. Sinnett, 1923 (FHL 1697622 Item 5).~~~~
    James Buker & Jane Wright Intent To Marry in Bowdoinham Town Records
    James Buker & Jane Wright Intent To Marry in Bowdoinham Town Records
    James Buker 21 Aug 1837 Probate Document
    James Buker 21 Aug 1837 Probate Document
    James Buker 19 Feb 1839 Probate Document
    James Buker 19 Feb 1839 Probate Document
    James & Jane Buker Family in Bowdoinham Town Records
    James & Jane Buker Family in Bowdoinham Town Records
    James & Jane Buker Family in Bowdoinham Town Records
    James & Jane Buker Family in Bowdoinham Town Records
    James & Ruth Bowker Family in Bowdoinham Town Records
    James & Ruth Bowker Family in Bowdoinham Town Records
    James & Ruth Bowker Family in Bowdoinham Town Records
    James & Ruth Bowker Family in Bowdoinham Town Records
    6 Jul 1799 Pew Subscriptions for Methodist Church Near Hall's Corner
    6 Jul 1799 Pew Subscriptions for Methodist Church Near Hall's Corner
    The James Bucker Jr. I believe is James Buker Jr.

  • Notes 
    • Buker/Bowker of Maine & Massachusetts GenCircles.com web site has the following notes:
      CENSUSES: 1800 Bowdoin, Lincoln; 1810 Bowdoinham, Lincoln (Bowker); 1820 Bowdoinham, Lincoln (Buker).
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      The book "The history of the town of Bowdoinham, 1762-1912" contains says on pg 160 a James Buker was a "selectmen" in 1700. I doubt 1700 is correct. Could it be 1800 ? Plus I'm not sure which James Buker/Bowker it may be referring to.
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      The book "The history of the town of Bowdoinham, 1762-1912" contains says on pg 46 and 47 diagram of those who paid 6 Jul 1799 for pews via subscription. The James Bucker Jr. I believe is James Buker Jr. -------
      From the web page at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/m/i/David-G-Smith-MD/GENE3-0008.html:

      I think this refers to James Bowker (b 7 Aug 1721):
      Following the path of Thos. McFadden of Georgetown, who had settled Bowdoinham in 1720, James took his family north to Bowdoinham sometime around 1760. He is mentioned in Silas Adams' history of the town as one of the early
      settlers who took up land on the west side of the Abagadasset River. Since his father named his younger brother, John, as coexecutor in his will of May 1763, he must have been living in Georgetown or Bowdoinham at that time. From his father's estate he received one-quarter interest in the sawmill standing near Mount Hope in Scituate. Then, on 18 Jan 1764, as a farmer (yeoman) residing in Georgetown, Lincoln County, he sold his interest plus additional lands in Scituate to Samuel Stockbridge of Scituate. He purchased land at Georgetown on 9 June 1767 (Lincoln Co. Deeds 5:191) and land at Bowdoinham on the same date. He sold the Georgetown property on 22 March 1768 (6:34) and purchased more land at Bowdoinham on 14 January 1772 (8:212). On 16 July 1770 he had sold his land and buildings on the southerly side of his father-in-law's (John Elmes') farm to his brother, Lazarus Bowker of Scituate.

      I think this may refer to James Buker (b 22 Feb 1768):
      It was about this time that James changed the spelling of the family name from Bowker to Buker. His name appeared on the 1795 tax list for Bowdoinham. A seating plan of the Methodist Church near Hall's Corner, made 6 July 1799, shows "James Bucker, Jr." in pew #14, adjacent to that of Isaac Purinton. Lincoln County Deed 78:199 conveys his homestead to Caleb Buker in consideration of the sum of $2,000. The deed describes that "tract of land in Bowdoinham bounded ... Southerly on land owned by Joshua Beal, westerly on Abergadasset River, Northerly on land I sold James Buker Jur, and Easterly on land in the possession of the heirs of Benjamin Hallowell of Boston, Esq. deceased... The said Caleb Buker is not to come into the possession of the above premises till after the death of me & my wife ... this twenty fifth Day of February in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirteen ... in Presence of James Rogers and William Rogers."
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      Marriage book of Rev. Samuel Easton, page 19 has:

      James Booker and Parience Dinslow were married July 30, 1807
      Copy of book in \HarpswellMERevEatonChurchRecords directory.

      I have assumed this is someone different. But it's possible the women in the 1830 census could be a 2nd wife, not Jane Wright.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S259] James Buker of Georgetown & Bowdoinhamm, Me and Descendants, Rev. Charles N. Sinnett of Fertile, Minn, (1923), FHL 1697622 Item 5., page 12.

    2. [S563] Bowdoinham Town Records, Bowdoinham Town Clerk, FHL # 10563.
      Record of James Jr. & Ruth Buker's children

    3. [S123] Buker/Bowker of Maine & Massachusetts GenCircles.com web site, Sharon Stees, http://www.gencircles.com/users/stees/2.
      CHRISTENING: Phippsburg, Me. Church Records; FHLC #11738.

    4. [S213] 1800 Federal Census, series M32 roll 6 page 314.
      Free white males:
      under 10 - 3
      10 thru 15 - 1
      16 thru 25 - 0
      26 thru 44 - 1
      45 and over - 0
      Free white females:
      under 10 - 1
      10 thru 15 - 0
      16 thru 25 - 0
      26 thru 44 - 1
      45 and over - 0

    5. [S109] 1810 Federal Census, series M252 roll 12 page 358.
      Listed as James Bowker Jr.
      Free white males:
      under 10 - 1
      10 thru 15 - 3
      16 thru 25 - 0
      26 thru 44 - 1
      45 and over - 0
      Free white females:
      under 10 - 1
      10 thru 15 - 0
      16 thru 25 - 1
      26 thru 44 - 0
      45 and over - 1


    6. [S84] 1820 Federal Census, series M33 roll 36 page 92.
      Free white males:
      to 10 - 1
      10 to 15 - 1
      16 to 18 - 0
      16 to 26 - 2
      26 to 45 - 0
      45 and up - 1
      Free white females:
      to 10 - 0
      10 to 15 - 0
      16 to 26 - 1
      26 to 45 - 0
      45 and up - 1
      Persons engaged in agriculture - 3

    7. [S52] 1830 Federal Census.
      Free white males:
      to 5 - 0
      5 to 10 - 0
      10 to 15 - 0
      15 to 20 - 0
      20 to 30 - 1
      30 to 40 - 0
      40 to 50 - 0
      50 to 60 - 0
      60 to 70 - 1
      70 to 80 - 0
      Free white females:
      to 5 - 0
      5 to 10 - 0
      10 to 15 - 0
      15 to 20 - 0
      20 to 30 - 0
      30 to 40 - 0
      40 to 50 - 0
      50 to 60 - 0
      60 to 70 - 1
      70 to 80 - 0

    8. [S259] James Buker of Georgetown & Bowdoinhamm, Me and Descendants, Rev. Charles N. Sinnett of Fertile, Minn, (1923), FHL 1697622 Item 5., page 12.
      This record is confused and I believe in error. I believe this records refers to John Bowker, father of John Buker Jr.

    9. [S881] Maine Wills and Probate Records, 1584-1999, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8994.
      Name: James Buker
      Probate Date: 21 Aug 1837
      Probate Place: Maine, USA
      Inferred Death Year: Abt 1837
      Inferred Death Place: Maine, USA
      Item Description: Probate Records, Vol 34

      Notes from document: 21 Aug 1837, Jane Buker as principal and duly appointed administrator for the late James Buker of Bowdoin, Lincoln Co. and Isaac White and Samuel Nanscom as sureties are bound to the court for $1000 for the administration of the James Buker estate.

    10. [S881] Maine Wills and Probate Records, 1584-1999, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8994.
      Name: James Buker
      Probate Date: 19 Feb 1839
      Probate Place: Lincoln, Maine, USA
      Inferred Death Year: Abt 1839
      Inferred Death Place: Maine, USA
      Item Description: Probate records, vol 45, 1760-1915

      Notes from document: 19 Feb 1839, Jane Buker, widow of James Buker, request for $400 from the estate.

    11. [S123] Buker/Bowker of Maine & Massachusetts GenCircles.com web site, Sharon Stees, http://www.gencircles.com/users/stees/2.
      MARRIAGE: Georgetown, Me. Marriages; Vol 2; Pg 206; FHLC #974.185/G1 V2v.

    12. [S287] The Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Record, (Salem, Mass.: The Salem Publishing and Printing Company, 1890), Vol 1, page 129.
      at web page http://www.mainegenealogy.net/2007/01/marriages-in-georgetown-1759-1773.html

      MARRIAGES IN GEORGETOWN, LINCOLN CO., MAINE.
      James Buker and Ruth Sargent, Oct. 22, 1767.

    13. [S123] Buker/Bowker of Maine & Massachusetts GenCircles.com web site, Sharon Stees, http://www.gencircles.com/users/stees/2.
      MARRIAGE: Rev. Josiah Winship's Church Record, Woolwich, Me; Pg 31; FHLC #859053 (under Beuker). Record of Marriages, Lincoln Co. & Others;1781-1856; FHLC #1765423, Item 1 (gives date as 25 Oct 1790).

    14. [S259] James Buker of Georgetown & Bowdoinhamm, Me and Descendants, Rev. Charles N. Sinnett of Fertile, Minn, (1923), FHL 1697622 Item 5., page 12.
      The 22 Mar 1770 marriage in this records does not make sense and I believe is in error and therefore was ignored (could be referrring to his father?)

    15. [S304] Woolwich Historical Society.
      New England Historic Genealogical Society article "Marriages Performed by the Rev. Josiah Winship, Woolwich Church, Maine (1765- 1821)" by Russell C. Farnham, CG at
      http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/services/articles_marriages_reverend_winship.asp

      The article notes the source of information was a DAR transcription of the journal that was correct from copies of the journal residing at the Woolwich Historical Society.

      James Buker to Jane Write - October 21, 1790

    16. [S305] Family Information from Connie Wills (Woolwich Historical Society).
      1/18/2010 email:

      I always check Dr. Buck's "Woolwich Families" first which I have a copy of and did find the family. The dates in his book took place in Woolwich. Woolwich records didn't start until 1760. Previously to that, it is recorded in the Georgetown V. R. books. I also included the marriage records from Rev. Josiah Winship.

      John Wright d. May 16, 1803
      Mary (Bowen) d. Feb. 22, 1798
      Children:
      Mary mar. Daniel Smith on Jan. 28, 1773 at the Nequasset Congregational Church
      by Rev. Josiah Winship. They had at least four children: Hannah b. Oct. 10, 1773,
      Mary b. Nov. 29, 1774, Lemuel b. Aug. 31, 1776, and John.
      John Jr. d. Feb. 2, 1847 - he mar. Lucy Brookings on Dec. 21, 1780 at the Nequasset
      Congregational Church by Rev. Josiah Winship.
      Joseph b. 1763 & d. Jun. 24, 1841, age 78 - he mar. (1) Mary Brookins on Dec.
      16, 1788 at the Nequasset Congregational Church by Rev. Josiah Winship -
      (2) Abigail Walker
      Jane b. Aug. 29, 1764 - mar. James Buker on Oct. 21, 1790
      Mehitable b. Dec. 15, 1766 - mar. Jabez Bowen on Dec. 14, 1786 at the
      Nequasset Congregational Church by Rev. Josiah Winship
      Hannah d. Sept. 16, 1771 (a young woman)
      Elizabeth d. Nov 8, 1771

      Molly Brookings b. Nov. l8, 1764 & d. Mar. 30, 1809, d/o Josiah & Annah
      (Reeves) Brookings, wife of Joseph Wright.

      Lucy, sister of Molly Brookings, b. Jun. 24, 1760, d/o Josiah & Annah
      (Reeves) Brookings, wife of John Wright.

    17. [S306] Families of Georgetown Pioneers, Helen W. (Peacock) (Snowe) Kernoul, (1981), page 197.
      Jane Wright (daughter John and Mary (Bowen)) and James Buker of Bowdoinham, Oct. 21, 1790. [ref: P.R.9 - Family Records compiled by Dr. Buck, Woolwich ME.]

    18. [S563] Bowdoinham Town Records, Bowdoinham Town Clerk, FHL # 10563.
      Intent to marry dated 21 Aug 1790 for James Bowker Jr. of Bowdoinham and Jenne Wright of Woolwich.


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