George Buckberrough

ID # 45, (1794-1866)
BirthGeorge Buckberrough was born on 1 February 1794 at Pennsylvania. 
MarriageHe married Sarah Coleman, daughter of John Coleman and Elizabeth Lawrason.
 
DeathHe died on 14 January 1866 at Beverly Township, Wentworth County, at age 71. 
BurialHe was buried at Troy Cemetery, Beverly Township, Wentworth County. 
NoteThe 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. Buckberrough was 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 censuses. 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 female over 16.

We may safely say that George Buckberrough was the son of John Buckberrough. Library and Archives Canada has digitized microfilm T-1127 - see images 1311 & 1312. Image 1311 is the file cover; image 1312 is George's petition to do with losses incurred by his late father, John Buckberrough during the War of 1812 and is dated at York on 9 July, 1823. George describes himself therein as George Buckberrough of Beverly. The same date, George Buckberrough of Beverly also petitioned on behalf of John Coleman for War of 1812 losses. (John Coleman is still living and has appointed George his agent in the matter)

George's death is pre vital statistics. Harley Misener's transcription of Troy Cemetery, done in 1969, provides a transcription of George's gravestone. In later years, it was overgrown with sod, but a descendant gently scraped back the sod and revealed the stone in readable condition. The dates of birth and death agree with Harley Misener's transcription and the name is spelled as Buckberrough. A photo of the stone was kindly provided to this researcher. 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. The 1861 census at Beverly simply shows George's birth as being in the U.S. Only daughter Margaret was present with George and Sarah at the time of this census.

George was in the 2nd York Regiment of Militia between 30 June and 16 December 1812, see microfilm reel T10383, page 1186. This microfilm has been digitized and is available from www.collectionscanada.gc.ca. 

Children of George Buckberrough and Sarah Coleman

Last Edited3 Oct 2017