Hugh Buckberry

ID # 117, (1832-)
FatherGeorge Buckberrough (1794-1866)
MotherSarah Coleman (1795-1881)
BirthHugh Buckberry was born on 8 April 1832 at Beverly Township, Wentworth County. 
MarriageHe married Sarah Evans
NoteThe U.S. censuses of 1870 and 1880 are the basis for the names and dates for the children of Hugh and Sarah. Eunice and James Lawrason's Golden Wedding newspaper notice from 1897 places Eunice's brother H. Buckberrough in Detroit. This can only be Hugh, though in 1870 and 1880 he is actually at Attica, Lapeer, Michigan. By 1900, Sarah is in Detroit and is shown as a widow. Hugh is shown as attending the wedding anniversary of his sister Eunice Buckberrough Lawrason in March of 1897. His residence is given as Detroit. Since Sarah was a widow by the time of the 1900 census in Detroit, it is probably that Detroit is where Hugh died. Sarah's death registration indicates that she was sent to Attica in Lapeer County for burial, so, most likely, that is where Hugh is buried as well. Probably, the children who died in childhood are buried there as well, so this is likely the reason for their Attica burials. So far, no clear records for their burials or photos of their gravestones have been found.

The 1861 census at Beverly Township shows Hugh's surname as Buckberrough and the 1870 census in Attica, Lapeer, Michigan, shows Hugh's surname as a misspelled approximation of Buckberrough. Thereafter, Buckberry is the spelling of choice. Any later records that have been found for Hugh indicate that he and his descendants went by Buckberry. This may be closer to the original name of the family. The family in Canada seems to have settled for spelling the name as Buckberrough. Buckberry is evidently Hugh's choice of spelling, so it is used here.

Later census information states that the family migrated to the U.S. in 1868. Given the information that we have for the births of children, this will be fairly accurate. 

Children of Hugh Buckberry and Sarah Evans

Last Edited20 Jan 2014