Biography of James Ruckman
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JAMES RUCKMAN, farmer, P. 0. West Independence, was born in Hampshire County, Va. (now West Virginia), November 7, 1807. son of John and Jane (Slack) Buckman, natives of New Jersey, add who moved to Virginia at an early day. Of their four children, three are now living: Samuel, Martha and James. Our subject acquired his early education in West Virginia, and came to Ohio November 30, 1830, traveling across the mountains to Brownsville, and from there by boat to Pittsburgh, thence down to Columbiana County, Ohio, where he remained for eight years, farming. He was married, May 3, 1832, to Hannah, daughter of John and Catherine (Coy) Huffman, and to them were born eight children: Samuel, John, Catherine (wife of W. Henderson), Mary J (deceased wife of Thomas Lake), Jacob, Martha (wife of William Roller), Madison (deceased) and William (deceased). Mr. Buckman came to this county in 1838, and bought land which had been entered by his father in law, in the northwest quarter of Section 10, Big Lick Township. To this he added fifty three acres, and here he has since resided. Coming here when this part of the country was new, Mr. Buckman and family have been closely identified with its growth and improvement. All of his surviving children are married except Jacob, who still resides with his parents, and has charge of the farm; which is a fine tract of land, with good buildings and other improvements. Our subject has served as justice of the peace and township trustee, and was township treasurer for six years. He has been a successful farmer, and is now enjoying the fruits of years of industry. In politics he is a Democrat.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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