History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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Franklin Buckman Prominent among the old residents of Bucks county is Franklin BUCKMAN, of Upper Makefield township. Mr. BUCKMAN is a son of Zenas BUCKMAN, who was a farmer in Newtown, and married Mary WORTHINGTON. Of their nine children four survive: Spencer, who lives in Trenton; Amos, who is a resident of Newtown; George, who lives in Wrightstown township; and Franklin, mentioned at length hereinafter. Mr. BUCKMAN, the father, died on his farm at Newtown at the comparatively early age of forty-five years.

Franklin BUCKMAN, son of Zenas and Mary (WORTHINGTON) BUCKMAN, was born October 9, 1823, and when a child was taken by his aunt, Margaret WORTHINGTON, who lived in Warwick township, where he remained until reaching his eighteenth year. He then began to work for farmers, and after three years became a tenant farmer. In 1857 he purchased the farm which has since been his home. He also owns two other farms in Upper Makefield township, where he is one of the leading citizens. He affiliates with Newtown Lodge, No. 225, F. and A. M., and is a Republican in politics. He is a member of the Society of Friends. Mr. BUCKMAN married in 1845 Martha, daughter of Joseph HAMPTON, of Buckingham township, and the following children have been born to them: Edward H., who resides in Wrightstown township; Joseph, deceased; Walter, who lives in Upper Makefield; E. Smith, who is also a resident of Upper Makefield; Anna, who is the wife of Lemuel HENDRYCKS; Mary, who married Wilbert TREGO, of Upper Makefield; Frank, who lives in Kansas; Sallie, who is the wife of John F. ADAMS, of New York state; Benjamin, deceased; Richard J., and Henry H. BUCKMAN.

Test taken from page 232-233 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed June 2001 by Joan Lollis of IN. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,

Published June 2001 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb

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