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201 He was a Cavalier officer that excaped to Virginia when Cromwell came to power. See source record for his genealogy. John Brodnax
202 His being a child of William & Rebecca is an educated guess. John Brodnax
203 John Brodnax born about 1664, in Godmersham, Kent County, England, the son of Robert Brodnax, goldsmith, removed to Virginia. His younger brother William, born February 28, 1675, followed his brother some years afterward. John first settled in Henrico County, Virginia. His only marriage record is to Mary Skerme, daughter of William and Mary Skerme of Henrico County, Virginia. His name appears in two letters written by William Byrd I, of Westover Plantation, Henrico County. The first was written to his father-in-law in England in March of 1685, where he acknowledges receipt of his letter through Mr. Brodnax. The second, on the 9th day of the 10th month 1686, was addressed to Perry and Lane, a counting house in London, complaining about the delay of a shipment of Negros which caused them to be infected with small pox. “poor Mrs .Brodnax, & three of my negro’s are allready dead & about fifteen more besides my little daughter have them.” A footnote at the bottom of the page says “she was Mary, daughter of Wm. Skerme of Henrico, and wife of John Brodnax of the same county. Her husband was probably in England and during his absence she was living with the family of William Byrd.”Ed note: This had to be an earlier marriage as he married Mary Skerm after this date.
in 1687 there was a law suit between Captain William Stone and John, as to whether John could be compelled to pay five hundred pounds of tobacco which he had lost in betting on the relative weight of gold and quicksilver.
On April 21, 1690, John received a patent for 1129 acres on the south side of the James River; on the back of land of the Honorable Wm. Byrd, Esq. at the falls of the James River , beginning by a piny brush or slash; cross the Ochaneche Path. On October 26, 1694, he was granted a patent for 435 acres in Henrico County, Varina Parish, on the south side of the James River and the North side of Falling Creek, crossing Grindall’s run. He sold 729 acres from both of these properties to William Byrd, II, in 1711.
Sometime in 1694, or shortly thereafter, he moved to Williamsburg, where he carried on his business of goldsmith. In 1695 and 1696 the Virginia House of Burgesses were lacking space to hold committee meetings and holding them in private homes. John’s house was used by the Committee on Private Claims during those years.
John was appointed keeper of the public goal prior to November 1710, because on November 2, 1710 he petitioned the General Assembly for the salary due to him. The petition was referred to the consideration of the Committee for Public Claims, and for the committee to report their opinions to the house. John submitted another claim for payment on November 14, 1711, and again it was referred to the Committee of Public Claims. The next day, November 15, 1711, he petitioned the General Assembly, setting forth the inconveniences in having a Window on each side of the goal, and that they may be stopped up and that another window could be made at the west end of the goal which was surrounded with a high wall. This time he was given liberty to make the alterations at the expense of the Country.
John submitted claims for payment on October 29, 1712, November 13, 1713, November 24, 1714, and August 11, 1715, and on each occasion it was referred to the Committee of Public Claims.
On November 14, 1718 John's claim for payment was read and the House was informed that the bell to the capitol clock was missing, so upon a motion it was ordered that John attend the next day to inform the house by what authority the bell was removed. John appeared the next day and informed the house that the keys of the Capitol were delivered to Mr. Holloway, and the bell was removed by Mr. Holloway's Negros and one Richard King. The house ordered the bell to be returned and that Mr. John Brodnax acquaint Mr. Holloway with the order and return his answer to the House on the next Monday. John was called before the House again and was demanded to give an account of the furniture belonging to the Capitol, whereupon he answered that the doors were broke open and the chairs removed without his knowledge and then he withdrew. The house ordered that Mr. Corbin, Mr. Blair & Mr. Conway be appointed to inquire what furniture had been appointed for the Capitol, what remained, and what condition it was in, and to report back to the House. On November 17, 1718, John reported back to the House that Mr. Holloway would obey their order and return the bell.
On November 19, 1718, John petitioned the court for a larger allowance for keeping the County Goal & the Capitol. It was resolved that ten pounds per annum be added to his salary for keeping the Capitol. It was also resolved that John apply himself to Mr. Holloway & Mr. Clayton for locks and other things necessary for securing the doors and windows of the Capitol.
On Saturday November 22, 1718, a memorial of John Brodnax proposing several matters concerning Negros committed to the Publick Goal, whose masters are not known, being referred from the Governor & Council was read. It was resolved that the memorial be considered on Monday next.
On Tuesday, November 25, 1718, it is noted, "The Council cannot conceive the Reason of your disallowing the claim of John Brodnax of York County for ninety five pounds of tobacco being for the dyet of the pyrate in prison, because in their opinion the law intended that all criminals committed to the publick goal should be subsisted there at the publick charge; and as it cannot be denyed but the bringing pyrates to justice is as necessary for the publick good as any criminal whatever. The Council do propose that this claim be allowed before they give their concurrence to the book of claims." It was also resolved that the memorial referred to be considered yesterday be referred to the consideration of the next session of the assembly. 
John Brodnax
204 The names of his wives, and birth and death dates are from his bible records in the possession of the Bucks County Historical Society. His obituary appered in the Bucks County Intelligencer on July 7, 1806, and said he died in Bristol Township. The Orphans Court petition was filed from Bristol Borough. Joseph Brodnax
205 An excavation behind John Marot's tavern in Williamsburg in 1989 uncovered a small ring inscribed with John Brodnax' gold mark and the words "fear god Mary Brodnax" they determined that Mary had been a playmate of Marot's two daughters, and that she was probably born about 1705.

Her fahter's estate settlement shows that she lived with her Uncle William from the date of her father's death until her marriage on July 10, 1720. 
Mary Brodnax
206 Her birth age is a guess based on a subpoena issued by the Bucks County Criminal Court in March 1758, to Sarah Plumly, daughter of Ann Plumly, and Mary Brodnax to appear as witnesses against someone who was never named and whose case never appears to have come to trial. Her father was living on the Plumly estate.
Mary Brodnax
207 She was over 14 at the time of her father's death in 1809. Mary Brodnax
208 He was over 14 at the time of his father's death. Peter Booz Brodnax
209 In 1850 she was living with daughter Rachel. Rachel Brodnax
210 In 1850 there was a Richard Broadnix, Carpenter in the almshouse, Blockley, Philadelphia, that was listed as having been born in 1788. Richard Lloyd Brodnax
211 In the 1787 Bristol Township Tax List he was living with Thomas Cabe, and his mother Rebecca.

The 1790 Census for Bristol Township has a Robert Brodnax with 1 white male over the age of 18, and 2 white females.
On October 26th 1794 Robert Brodnax purchased from Joshua Headley of Bristol Township, in the County of Bucks yeoman and Sarah his wife for 33 pounds a piece of land in Bristol Township. Beginning at a black oak stump in the road leading from Bristol to Attleboro next to his step-father, Thomas Cabe.
The 1800 Census for Bristol Township has a Robert Brodnax with a male and female between the ages of 26 and 45, one male under 10, two males under 16, two females under 10 and 1 female over 16.
The 1810 Census for Bristol Township has Robert Brodnax with 2 males under 10, one male over 10 and under 16, one male of 45 and over. 1 female between 10 & 16, one female between 16 and 25, and one female of 45 and over.
The 1820 Census for Bristol Township has Robert Brodnax with 1 male of over 5 and under 10, 1 male of 15 and under 20, one male of 30 and under 40, one female of 5 and under 10 and one female of 30 and under forty.
Robert Brodnax and Mahlon Hibbs were the Bristol township Tax enumerators for the years 1824-1829.
On May 9th 1836 Robert Brodnax of Bensalem, Buck County sold to Evan Lovitt the property purchased from Joshua Headley in 1794 along with the following two adjoining properties purchased from Samuel Headley on March 19th 1822, recorded in Deed Book 50 page 283.
In the 1850 Census for Bristol Township Robert is living with Robert Brodnax Lovett and his family.
In 1860 he is living with his granddaughter Sarah Lovett Loughterbough.
Robert Brodnax
212 Parish register. Robert Brodnax
213 Parish register. Robert Brodnax
214 Robert Brodnax, Jr. was born about 1741; he was listed on the 1762 tax list for Middletown Township as a single man.
Robert Brodnax
215 Robert died in the Almshouse in 1825. Robert Brodnax
216 The exact date of his birth is a guess I made from the directions of his Father's will and his Uncle William's notation that he left his board on the 4th of March 1720.
He removed to Pennsylvania sometime before 1734, as Robert Brodnax, Gentleman, married by N.J. license on October 9, 1734, Christina Kyn (Keen) the daughter of Jonas Keen and Frances Walker. [Frances Walker was the only daughter of Francis Walker, who was the partner of Duncan Williams, one of the original Bucks County, Hibbs ancestors, who started Dunks Ferry about 1677.]
On February 2-3, 1739 Christina's parents conveyed to Robert and Christina a plantation and 68 acres of land in Bensalem, under lease and release, the lease being made February 2nd for five shillings and the release on February 3rd for fifty pounds.
On June 3-4, 1740, Robert and Christina conveyed this property to Lawrence Growdon by lease and release, the lease on June 3rd for five shillings, and the release on June 4th for sixty-five pounds. They were still in Bensalem in 1744, because they paid taxes in that township. The next property taxes of record were in 1754 where he is paid taxes in Middletown Township. This move was simply across the Neshaminy Creek, and all indications are that he was a renter thereafter.

He witnessed the wills of seven of his neighbors in Middletown:
John Gosline 1747; Charles Plumly 1748; Stoffel Vanzant 1749; Francis White 1758; Mary Mitchell 1758; Jesinah Vanzant 1766; Rachael Rue 1777.
The property settlement of Charles Plumly'?s estate, which was done in 1762, thirteen years after his death, was somewhat informative as it contains a memorandum stating that on the 25th of March 1758, John Plumly entered on that part of the land left him by will and the surviving executor leased the part given by will to George Plumly; to Robert Brodnax for Six years, at fifteen pounds per year. It then lists the rent payments made for 1760, 1761, and 1762. Several payments to Robert Brodnax were listed in the settlement, one of which was for schooling, paid on June 28, 1752.

He also appears in the estate inventory of Jacob Hibbs (died 1770); his name was listed three times showing money owed to him.

Rachael Rue'?s estate was settled in 1783 and Robert was not available to attest to her signature; I assume he was deceased.
Robert Brodnax
217 The source for Robert Brodnax up to and including John Brodnax, goldsmith of Williamsburg, Virginia is Brodnax the Beginning, by Mildred Ezell. Robert Brodnax
218 She was over 14 at the time of her father's death in 1809. Sarah Ann Brodnax
219 At the time of his father's will dated 23 Jul 1657, he was living at the Golden Griffin with Mr. Thomas Turgis, in Grace church Street, London. He was his father's executor, and inherited all of his father's property in Virginia. Thomas Brodnax
220 He was a student at Temple Court, and was Justice of the Peace in Kent. He succeded at Godmersham, and was a Captain in the Parlementary army during the English Civil War. Thomas Brodnax
221 He was pleased to become a violent Republican at the time of the Grand Rebellion and was Captain in the Parliamentary Service. A letter is extand, addressed to hm from Easttwell by his neighbor Nathaniel Finch, in which the writer excuses himself rom furnishing a required quota of men for the Parliamentary Army on tghe ground that he had really ceased to be owner of the estate. Another document describing an undertaking on the part of Lord Finch states that he would be faithful to the "common wealth of England as it is now established, without a King or House of Lords."

During these troublesome times he transferred his place of residencey to Canterbury, where he lived within the precincts of the Church, in one of the prebendal houses which he had vought. Nor was this the only Church Property which he possessed. He also bought wooodland at Godmersham describ ed as "...late parcel of the Possessions of the late Dean of Chapter of the late Cathedral Church of Christ Church Canterbury...", and either he or his son purchased the manor of that place. "We may be sure, however, that they were not allowed to retain these possessions after the Restoration. On March 1588 Thomas Brodnax subscribed 100 pounds Sterling for Kent aid during the Spanish Amada Invasion."
[Brodnax the Beginning, by Mildred Seab Ezell] 
Thomas Brodnax
222 His name must have been Robert Thomas Brodnax as his name was listed as Robert in his marriage announcement. I added him as a child of Thomas, but have no evidence to proof it. The only child in the father Thomas' orphans court record was John. This Thomas could have been the child of William, who was living in Fall Township for a time.  Thomas Brodnax
223 Pennsylvania Archives Vol. XIV, page 611, lists him as being with the Flying Camp during the Revolution.

He is listed in the 1778 Tax for Bensalem Township with three pounds of taxable property. The marriage records for Christ Church, Philadelphia, lists a Thomas Broadnax married Sarah Blunk (possibly Van Blunk) on June 9th 1787. In 1788 a Thomas Brodnax was in Bristol Township, with no property listed and no tax, his name was listed just before Stephen Stackhouse, Robert Brodnax, and William Brodnax. The 1790 census shows 3 females two of which could have been his wife's mother and sister. The 1800 census shows 4 people under the age of 16, but they could have been children working for and living with him. Thomas died intestate, in Falls Township, in 1817 and his wife Sarah filed letters of administration. They had a son John who was of school age at the time of his death. They may have had other children, but there was only one child in the 1810 census.  
Thomas Brodnax
224 Drowned. William Brodnax
225 He was under14 at the time of his fahter's death in 1809. He probably died by 1827, because his son Nathanial was on the list of poor children in the Bucks County Transcript tax 1827 to 1830, his parent was listed as Margery. William Brodnax
226 His descendants can be found in "Brodnax the Beginning with Addendum" by Mildred Saeb Ezell. William Brodnax
227 His father, in his will, directed that he and his brother Winfield be sent to England and bound out to such trades as his executors see fit. William Brodnax
228 The date of marriage was the date of the license granted under Gov. Thomas Boon, of NJ. William owned a tavern house, ferry and three pieces of land consisting of 10 Acres, 119 acres and 225 acres in Bristol Township. William Brodnax
229 The federal census lists him in Falls Township in 1800, Bristol Township in 1810 and Bensalem Township in 1820; there were so many children living with him I'm not sure if they were all his, and I'm not positive that John Brodnax was his son, but it seems likely. I can't account for all the children in the census as there were not enough people named Brodnax in later census records. They may have been living and working with his family. He left no will, and I found no Orphans Court record. William Brodnax
230 Bucks County Orphans court File 6560. Husband Benjamin, gives her death date. Sarah Brown
231 Not certain of middle initial D orB, probably D. No children, lovely home in Somerton. Collected automobiles? William D Bubeck
232 His obituary said he was the owener of the White Hall Hotel for several years and afterward dealed in horses. Amos Buckman
233 ASHBELL WATSON BUCKMAN, b. 8 June 1872, Middle Township, Pennsylvania; d. 31 December 1947, Hulmeville, Pennsylvania; m. (1) ELIZABETH JANE TAYLOR; m. (2) ANNIE WENLOCK, 28 June 1897 Ashbel Watson Buckman
234 Sec 12 Row 8
Ashbel Watson Buckman
235 no children Clarence Hibbs Buckman
236 Bombardier in WWII Clarence J. Buckman
237 CLARENCE JAY BUCKMAN, b. 31 October 1879, Bucks County Pennsylvania; d. 18 February 1943, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Clarence Jay Buckman, of Bucks County, Pa. Born in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pa., October 31, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1909; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1911-22; PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE Pennsylvania State SENATE June 28, 1917 and Reelected January 7, 1919. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916. 
Clarence Jay Buckman
238 Was a state senator Clarence Jay Buckman
239 No wife or children mentioned in his will. His sister, brothers, and nephews were named, David Buckman
240 After her father's death she was raised by her Aunt Mille, Mildred Aull Buckman who later married Wm. Bubeck Elizabeth Buckman
241 Sec 12, Roow 8 George Ross Buckman
242 George and his wife Rachael lived at 5711 Hoffman Ave. Phila.Pa.
until his retirement as a carpenter. Over the years George worked
on many large building constructions in Philadelphia. As a young man
he was quite a "sport", he had a fancy Dodge convertble, which no
doubt assisted his quest for the hand of the beautiful Rachael. While
they had no children of their own they really were active with brother
John's children.They moved to Sarasota Fl as retirees, where they
are buried. 
George Russell Buckman
243 JAKOB HIBBS BUCKMAN, b. 1 March 1870, Newtown, Pennsylvania; d. 12 December 1950, Abington, Pennsylvania; m. ELSA MINNIE FOSTER, 12 September 1912, St. Louis, Missouri.
Bucks County Gazette September 27, 1912
Weds a Brewer's Daughter
A romance begun on the steamer George Washington two years ago resulted Saturday in the marriage of J. Hibbs Buckman, senior membe of the law firm of Buckman & Buckman, to Miss Elsa M. Forster, daughter of Mrs. Minnie Forster and the late C. Augustus Forster, of St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Forster was the proprietor of one of the largest breweries in that city.
Mr. Buckman is a brother and partner with offices in the Franklin Bank Building, Philadelphia of State Senator C. J. Buckman, of Bucks County. The brothers live near Langhorne. Two years ago J. Hibbs Buckman went to Europe on his vacation and on the steamer met Miss Forster. The attraction was mutual, and though Miss Forster remained abroad for a year, they corresponded.
Last Christmas Mr. Buckman went to St. Louis to visit Miss Forster, and when he left he wore a happy smile and Miss Forster wore a diamond ring.
The ceremonty was performed Saturday at the residence of the bride's mother, 4324 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, in the presence of only the immediate families of th young pair. After the ceremonty they left on a honeymoon tour to New Orleans and Cuba. Upon their return they will reside in a new home which Mr. Buckman is building at Langhorne, and which is nearly completed.
Mr. Buckman is very much interested in the local affairs of Langhorne and vacinity, and is president of the board of supervisors of Middletown Township.
Note the young pair! He was about 19 years her senior. Clarence Buckman also married a girl from St. Louis, but I don't think she was Elsa's sister - probably a friend. (I found them both on the census of, I think, 1930.
-- MaryIda Reitz 1652 B. Bluebird Drive Yardley, PA 19067 
Jacob Hibbs Buckman
244 BIOGRAPHY: John Buckman grew up near Media Pa.When he was about ten
years an accident with a horse drawn sickle bar mower caused his
youngest brother Oscar to lose his lower leg. John graduated from
nearby Williamson Trade School in 1920. He studied Patternmaking
which was a trade in those days of making wooden "patterns" of parts
to be molded of metal by the sand cast or other similar methods.
This accounted for his lifelong interest in woodworking. He started
practice of this trade in Lansdale, Pa. where he lived after his
marriage to Eve Bishop on September 21,1921.Due to economic
difficulties he joined the Prudential Insurance Co.around 1923.
Initially he worked as an Agent close to Hanover and York Pa.
In 1927 he was transferred to the Norristown office, first
residing on Haws Ave.thence moving to 1336 Pine Street.He was
active in the Reformed Church as a consistoryman and the
Masonic Lodge.During WWII he was active with an Airforce Civilian
Spotters Unit.John was an avid outdoorsman active in small
game hunting and both fresh and salt water fishing.
He retired from Prudential after nearly 40 years. They built a new home at 2609 Dogwood Lane in East Norriton township where he resided until his death. 
John B. Buckman
245 Here's more on the cyclone farm:
Bucks County Gazette, July 3, 1902
John Buckman, a well-known farmer, who lived above Hulmeville, was buried in Beechwood Cemetery on Saturday last. Several years ao when Mr. Buckman farmed near Langhorne, a cyclone destroyed all his out-buidings and his house also was demolished. Mrs Buckman and children, during the storm, ran into the cellar of the house and although badly frightened were not injured in any way. Some of their household effects were carried several miles by the severe gale.  
John B. Buckman
246 I have finally pinned down the "Cyclone Farm" you asked us about some time ago. In a book entitled images of America: Historic Newtown, published by Arcadia Publishing and available in some of our local bookstores and the Newtown Historic Association, Center Avenue and Court Street, Newtown, Pa. 1894, are two pictures from the June 6th, 1896 Newtown Gazette, showing the farm owned by John Buckman, the house, barn and outbuldings of which had been destroyed by a cyclone. An 1858 map of Middletown Township shows a farm owned by Levi Buckman, of 243 acres, north of Langhorne, east of Newtown-Langhorne Road (Route 413) running from Tollhouse Road north to the boundry with Newtown Township (today the Newtown Bypass). A 1876 map show that the western part of the property (241 acres), bordering present day route 413, being owned y Harrison Rice, with John Buckman owning 134 acres just to the east. The north-western corner of the original property today is a chopping center, with a townhouse development south and east of the shopping center. There is still a farm on part of the property but does not seem to be active. It was last owned by Ezra Stone, a writer, producer and director who died several years ago., Larry Langhans John B. Buckman
247 Obituary: Intelligencer 1933
4/21/1933 Buckman, John W. 64 4/17/1933 John Warner Buckman, aged 64 years, husband of Anna L. Buckman, died at his home on a farm near Yardley early Monday afternoon, April 17 as the result of a stroke.
4/21/1933 Buckman, John Warner BUCKMAN-Near Yardley, Pa., on Monday, April 17, 1933, John Warner Buckman, husband of Anna L. Buckman and brother of J. Hibbs Buckman and Hon. Clarence J. Buckman, aged 64 years.
died of stroke
JOHN WARNER7 BUCKMAN, b. 29 January 1869; d. 17 April 1933, Yardley, Pennsylvania; m. (1) ANNA; m. (2) SARAH SLIMM, September 1894.
John Warner Buckman
248 On 1st May 1711, Mary Cooper (widow and heir of Henry Cooper) and her father William Buckman of Newtown, yeoman of Newtown Bucks County, sold to John and Margreat Grest, yeoman, of Bensalem, Bucks County, 79 acres of land for 103 pounds. [Bucks County Deeds, page 155] Mary Buckman
249 Raised Elizabeth Buckman (Ott) daughter of John Warner Buckman and Sarah Ann Slimm
kept house forHarry Brown Hulmesville Pa
MILDRED BUCKMAN, b. 8 June 1872; d. 1953; m. WILLIAM BUBECK, Somertown, Pennsylvania

The following article noting her father's death refers to Mrs Buckman and children which had to be Mildred and Elizabeth,
Bucks County Gazette, July 3, 1902
John buckman, a well-known farmer, who lived above Hulmeville, was buried in Beechwood Cemetery on saturday last. Several years ago when Mr. Buckman farmed near Langhorne, a cyclone destroyed all his out-building and his house also was demolished. Mrs Buckman and children, during the storm, ran into the celler of the house and although badly frightened were not injured in any way. some of their household effects were carried several miles by the severe gale.
Regards, Mary 
Mildred Aull Buckman
250 Oscar and his wife Myrtle lived in the Media Pa area
where he worked in "time study" for Ford Motor Co. Chester Pa? He was buried
in Media Pa. while Myrtle died in California near her daughter of an
earlier marriage. Neither George nor Oscar had any children.
Social Security Number: 171-10-2171
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 08733 The zip code listed in the death locality field is the last place of residence.
Lakehurst, Ocean, New Jersey
Lakehurst Naec, Ocean, New Jersey
Manchester, Ocean, New Jersey
Manchester Township, Ocean, New Jersey
Manchester Twp, Ocean, New Jersey 
Oscar Howard Buckman

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