Hi Kathy, Thank you very much for the info.Much of it was new to me.I did not have the maiden name of George's wife Delia nor the death date and married name of their daughter Maude.It was a big help.
I did a search for Delia Valentine on Ancestry.com and found the following: Oakland County, Michigan Vital Records, 1800-1917 Name:Valentine, John Sr. Birth Date:1796 Birth Place:Canada Spouse:Amanda, b. NY 1804 -Aug 1859 Children:Clark, Samuel, Ramsdell, Cordelia, Charles, Harriet, Jane, others Residence:Troy, MI Comments:Wife died by slitting her throat during suicide attempt Occupation:Farmer
Some of these Buckbee's must be related but more work needs to be done to figure out how.I have ordered George Buckbee's death record and hope to find a way to get some obituaries.
Thank you for the offer of the Newberry papers but my main line of interest is Buckbee.I do appreciate your help!