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Col. Mordecai Buckner (b. 1740, d. Bef. 1788)Mordecai Buckner249 was born 1740, and died Bef. 1788 in Spottsylvania, County, VA.He married Elizabeth Beverly Chew on Abt. 1768 in Virginia.
Notes for Mordecai Buckner:
Capt. Buckner was well renouned as to military talent. He served as quarter-master until discharged in 1855. Asa Captain he served in Col. Adam Steven's regement raised in VA in 1758 and again under Col. Steven in 1762.
He was entitled to 3,000 acres of land by Kings proclamation in 1763.
He served under General George Washington in several campaigns and when the American Revolution broke out he was tendered command of the Sixth Virgina Regiment.
As of 1907, his heirs still had claims outstanding against the government for services rendered during the Revolution. The amount adjudged by Congress was $36,000 in the public lands of Ohio. In the Act of 1785, as passed by the Contental Congress, the State of Virginia in her cession of territory, reserved 4,204,800 acres of land between the Scioto and Little Miami Rivers, nearly one-sixth of the area of the state, to satisfy the claims of the officers and soldiers in her Continental Line.
In 1742 he was a justice of Spottsylvania and Gloucester Counties.
His marriage to Elizabeth Beverley Chew Stanard created an alliance between three of the most influential families in Virginia, Beverly, Chew and Stanard. He obtained considerable wealth in his lifetime, However he died not so well off. His will was proven on 1/1/1788 in Spottsylvania Co., VA Book D. It lists his wife and children.
More About Mordecai Buckner:
Died 2: 1778249
More About Mordecai Buckner and Elizabeth Beverly Chew:
Marriage: Abt. 1768, Virginia.
Children of Mordecai Buckner and Elizabeth Beverly Chew are:
- John Chew Buckner, b. 1770, Virginia249, d. 1820.
- +Baldwin Mathews Buckner I, b. 20 Apr 1772, "Roxbury", Spottsylvania County, VA, d. 27 Dec 1827, "Chesnut Hill", "Orange" now Greene County, VA.