George Buckberrough1

ID # 45, (1794-1866)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     George Buckberrough was born on 1 February 1794 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Sarah Coleman, daughter of John Coleman and Elizabeth Lawrason.1 He died on 14 January 1866 at Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario, at age 71.1 He was buried at Troy Cemetery, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 The spelling of the name Buckberrough varies, at times with the same people. It seems that the name was originally Buckberry. Sarah is found in the 1871 Canada census with the Buckberry spelling. Buckberroughwas later more common, however, and her grave stone at Troy is marked Buckberrough.

George first appears in the 1816 land assessment of Beverly as George Buckberry. In the 1818 census he is listed as George Buckborough and in the 1819 as well. He is also in both the 1825 and 1842 Beverly census. In the 1825 Beverly census, George is said to have living under his roof: 2 males under 16; 1 female under 16; 1 male over 16; 1 femaleover 16.

George's death is pre vital stats. George's gravestone seems to be nolonger extant, but according to a transcription of the Troy Cemetery by Harley Misener of Brantford in 1969, his stone was then present andGeorge's birth and death dates are taken from this transcription. Buckberrough family historians place George in Pennsylvania prior to his coming to Upper Canada. These same sources place earlier generations in Pennsylvania and it seems likely that this is where George was born.

George's stone is now visible and photographed. Family researchers carefully removed sod from where the stone was believed to be and found the stone in excellent condition. The dates shown in this tree for George agree with his dates of birth and death as shown on the stone.1

Last Edited=30 Jun 2008

Children of George Buckberrough and Sarah Coleman


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.