Buckminster/Buckmaster

Name origin: From Saxon bucen, beecher, or bugan, to bend, a bow, a corner, round; and minster, a church or monastery. Ancient and noble English family.

Richard Buckminster

b.1729 Boston, MA; s/o parents ukn
m.April 13, 1758 at Ipswich, MA; Judith Lufkin
b.Sept. 16, 1733 Gloucester, MA; d/o Thomas Lufkin and Rachel Riggs

CHILDREN included:

  1. Judith Buckmaster Christening: Oct. 1768 Gloucester, MA
  2. Thomas Buckminster b.1772 d.1858

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700 by Holmes: BUCKMINSTER James, original proprietor of Sudbury, Mass., 1640.
Thomas, a descendant of John of Northampton, Eng; made a freeman at Sudbury, Mass., 1639; afterwards Boston, Mass.

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Thomas L. Buckminster

b.May 10, 1772 in Gloucester, MA; s/o Richard Buckminster and Judith Lufkin
d.April 30, 1858 Deer Isle, ME; bur. at Cemetery at Spruce Harbor, Oceanville
m.July 19, 1794 Rhoda Robbins
b.Apr. 6, 1775; d/o Thomas Robbins and Sarah Gould
d.Aug. 10, 1849; bur. at Cemetery at Spruce Harbor, Oceanville

CHILDREN:

  1. John Buckminster, b.May 20, 1795 d.July 3, 1832 m.Oct. 14, 1820 Margaret Stinson b.July 6, 1801 dau. of William Stinson she m.(2)Moses Finney of Swans Island
    CHILDREN of John and Margaret included:
  2. Sarah "Sally" Billings Buckminster b.March 20, 1796 d.June 14, 1863 m.Oct. 5, 1815 Robert Knowlton
  3. Rhoda Buckminster b.March 15, 1800 d.June 7, 1864 m.Jan. 19, 1823 ?
  4. Thomas Buckminster, Jr. b.March 10, 1802 d.1 Nov. 1849 bur. at Cemetery at Spruce Harbor, Oceanville m.Dec. 20, 1827 Eleanor Carter
  5. Ebenezer Buckminster b.Feb. 28, 1804
  6. twin b.Feb. 28, 1804
  7. Moses Moody Buckminster b.March 4, 1806 m.March 24, 1829 Hepsabeth Lane
  8. William Buckminster d.Dec. 1830
  9. Anna Buckminster m.Feb. 5, 1834 Thomas Harvey s/o George Harvey and Sarah Stone
  10. Elizabeth Buckminster b.Apr. 13, 1810 m.Aug. 10, 1834 John Judkins
  11. Judith Buckminster m.Feb. 7, 1817 Swansey Gross
  12. a daughter--m. Joseph Knowlton
  13. Mary Buckminster b.May 12, 1812 d.Dec. 22, 1885 unmarried

Thomas Buckminster moved to Deer Isle, Maine around 1790 and had a 50-acre lot on the eastern side of Webb's Cove. When he was young he lived in the family of the father of Mr. Jonathan Webster. He was a farmer, not having much to do with the sea.

His sons were quite tall. Thomas Jr. measured 6 feet 6-and-a-half inches and John was 6 feet 6 inches in height.

Thomas Buckminster, ME. 2 lieutenant 33 infantry 30 Apr 1813; 1 lieutenant 10 Feb 1814; honorable discharged 15 June 1815

Thomas Buckminster "was a very worthy man who left a good name behind him." pg 122, An Historical Sketch of the Town of Deer Isle, Maine by George L. Hosmer

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Moses Moody Buckminster

b.March 4, 1806; s/o Thomas Buckminster and Rhoda Robbins
d.1883 age 77 years
m.March 22, 1829 Deer Isle, ME Hepsibeth (or Hepsibah) Lane
b.Nov. 3, 1810; d/o Benjamin Lane
d.Dec. 24, 1882 age 73 years

CHILDREN included:

  1. Moses L. Buckminster b.Nov. 18, 1830 d.Oct. 1, 1852 m.int.Apr. 15, 1852 Mary Stinson [Military service 1850]
  2. Robert K. Buckminster b.Feb. 14, 1833
  3. Solomon Gross Buckminster b.Nov. 25-26, 1834 d. Apr. 3, 1909 m.Feb. 22, 1856 Rebecca G. Hatch b.Aug. 23, 1836 d/o Jeremiah Hatch and his 1st wife [Rebecca d/o Capt. John and Eunice (Stockbridge) Greenlaw]
    CHILDREN of Solomon and Rebecca included:
  4. Hepsabeth Buckminster b.Aug. 28, 1840 [page 89]
  5. Alfred B. Buckminster b.July 4, 1848 d.1923 m.(her #2)Jan. 1, 1895 Serena Charlotte Conary b.Deer Isle March 1, 1856 d/o Lemuel and Mary Jane Page (Conary) Stevens d.Feb. 5, 1931 she m.(1)William Chase Stevens
  6. Clara Ann Buckminster b.July 12, 1853 [page 119]
  7. Susan Buckminster b.March 1843
  8. Eliza G. Buckminster b.Sept. 10, 1844 d.May 7, 1866

Moody and Hepsabeth are buried at Mount Warren Cemetery in So. Deer Isle. Moody enrolled in the military in town of Deer Isle in the year 1850.

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Robert K. Buckminster

b.Nov. 26, 1834 [NOTE: From death certificate]; s/o Moody Buckminster and Hepsibeth Lane
d.Jan. 30, 1900 Oceanville, Stonington, Maine
m.Susan Webb Stinson
b.Sept. 24, 1835; d/o Jesse and Sarah (Greenlaw) Stinson
d.Feb. 13, 1912 aged 76 yrs 4 mos 20 days

CHILDREN:

  1. Emory Lee Buckminster b.Jan. 14, 1863
  2. Minetta Buckminster b.Aug. 6, 1856
  3. Carrie Francis Buckminster b.1859 d.1909
  4. Vernon Buckminster b.July 6, 1873

Occupation: Mariner

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Emory Lee Buckminster

b.Jan. 14, 1863; s/o Robert Buckminster and Susan W. (Stinson)
d.Aug. 3, 1898
m.Dec. 8, 1888 Jennie White Trundy. Marriage performed by Rev.Thomas Jones Lewis.
b.July 5, 1871; d/o Thomas Smith Trundy and Julia Crabtree Sadler
d.Dec. 24, 1894 of puerperal fever

CHILDREN included:

  1. Harry Neilon Buckminster b.May 6, 1890 d.at Augusta July 7, 1968 m.Linette F. _______ d.at Freeport March 14, 1992
  2. Ina Carroll Buckminster b.Aug. 12, 1891 Stonington, ME d.Dec. 1974 Stonington, ME bur. Mt. Warren Cemetery, Deer Isle m.Jan. 1, 1910 Willard Austin Knight s/o Alonzo Abial Knight and Marietta Young.
  3. Lawrence Linwood Buckminster b.Dec. 1, 1894 d.at Bangor Aug. 9, 1974 single

Emory is buried in Lot #16 Greenwood Cemetery (Oceanville, ME) with Jennie and Susan W. Buckminster d.Feb.13, 1912 ag. 76yrs 4mos 20 days, and Robert K. Buckminster d.Jan. 30, 1900 at age 67 yrs.

See Ina here.

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