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||No children. He names the children of his brother Philip. || |
||Notes for CLARENCE JAY JR BUCKMAN:|
CLARENCE JAY BUCKMAN JUNIOR. He was born on 24 December 1920 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Clarence Jay Buckman Senior and Ada (Luedinghaus) Buckman. Clarence Buckman Senior was a state senator in Pennsylvania and respected Philadelphia lawyer. Clarence Buckman Junior was following the footsteps of his father by studying the law until the war came along. He eagerly suspended his law studies to join the U. S. Army Air Corps. Clarence married Ann Greenwood on 16 May 1942 in Scarsdale, New York and they had no children.
Clarence Jay Buckman JR was the bombardier of a B-17 Aircraft of the 92nd Bomber Group, 327th Squadron, based at Alconbury Airfield, England. He was missing in action during a raid on the 22nd of March 1943 to Wilhelmshaven Germany. His B-17 went down while returning from the Wilhelmshaven raid and was never located. Other crew members on his missing aircraft were: pilot Lt Glenn U. Brooks, 1st Lt Claude Green, T/Sgt Ed Trelawney, Samuel Williams, S/Sgt Felix Makela, Sgt Charles Shapiro and S/Sgt Wallace Max (Bob) Roberts who was the tail-gunner. This Wilhelmshaven raid was on one of the earliest 8th Bomber Command "deep penetration" raids. Lt Brooks had piloted aircraft on the then famous non-stop Atlantic crossing of a flight of B-17's in August 1942. Remembered on the "WALL OF MISSING" at the Cambridge American Military Cemetery and Memorial, England.
The family tried to obtain more details about his death but the circumstances concerning his mission were classified even long after the war
||She names her siblings, nieces and nephews in her will. || |
||There is a discrpency between the death date on her headsone, and the date of probate. || |
||Her Philadelphia County death record gives her street address as Academy Road, and Gravel Pike, Philadelphia County. I didn't find a marriage record, so finding which Amanda she is from the many girls named Amanda, born about the same time, will be a time consuming occupation. Perhaps another clue will be unveiled. ||Amanda
||Philadelphia County Death Record. ||Amanda
||Philadelphia County Death Record. ||Amanda
||His children were not named in his will. ||Ann
||She wrote her will as Ann Ray, and named daughters Ann, Elizabeth and Sarah. ||Ann
||Bucks Couny Intelligencer death notice:|
barbara Larue, widow of Jesse in Bristol. age 73
||Named as widow of Thomas Pursell in her husbands estate settlement. ||Eleanor
||Elenor's will named daughter Mary Watson. ||Elenor
||Living in Philadelphia in 1770. [Miscellaneous Deeds 1687-1910, by Thomas G. Myers] ||Elizabeth
||No death date on headstone. ||Grace
||She was an executor of her daughter Ann's will. ||Isabella
||She was in the 1850 census living with daughter Mary Allen. ||Isabella
||Jane was living in Warwick Township, Pa, in the 1790 census. Three femals were in the household including the head of household. ||Jane
||Her parents were born in Baden. ||Josephine
||She was a granddaughter of Joseph, and Ann Biigood Lovett. ||Martha
||Her tombstone inscription reads: Mary Kollock wife of Jacob Kollock of the the state of Delaware died April 25 1795 aged 70 years 5 months. ||Mary
||She was a widow with a 10 year old son, George Heany, in the 1850 census. ||Mary
||She may have been the Ann M. listed with John & Loretta in the 1850. ||Mary A.
||She was living in Bristol Borough in 1880. Living with Frank Booz, and his wife Annie, age 26. She was born in New Jersey, as were her father & mother. Frank and Annie Booz were born in Pa. ||Mary Ann
||In 1880 her name was Elizabeth. ||Matilda
||She named her grandchildren in her will. ||Rachel
||Said to be the daughter of Humphrey Wise, but I found no proof. ||Susanna
||In the 1880 census her son John said his Mother was born in NJ. ||Sydney
||She was deceased by Feb. 11, 1829. ||Unknown
||Graduate Univ. of Arizona|
Lives Gaithersburg Md
She married RICHARD LYMAN PEARCE 19 June 1965 in Fullerton, California, son of JOSEPH PEARCE and HELEN LYMAN. He was born 11 January 1943.
. RICHARD LYMAN JR10 PEARCE (CORNELIA FALLON9 CURTIS, CORNELIA ANN8 BUCKMAN, C LARENCE JAY7, JOHN B.6, JOHN5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born 23 March 1968 in Heidelberg Germany. He married THERRA CAMBELL 17 September 1993 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Child of RICHARD PEARCE and THERRA CAMBELL is:
i. CATHERINE11 PEARCE, b. 3 October 1994
|Cornelia Fallon Curtis
||Notes for COLONEL, USAF GWYNNE SUTHERLAND JR CURTIS:|
Gwynne S. Curtis Jr. was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He started college at the University of Texas at Austin. He secured an appointment to the Army's military academy and graduated in 1941 from the United States Military Academy at Wet Point, New York.
Gwynne S. Curtis Jr. was married shortly after graduation at the West Point Cadet Chapel to Cornelia Ann Buckman.
Gwynne was initially commissioned in the Army Coast Artillery but was detailed to the Army Air Corps for Primary Flying School at Brooks Field, Texas. He graduated from Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Texas and then commissioned in the U. S. Army Air Corps as a pilot.
He served in the defense of Iceland, Dec 1941 to Jun 1944 as a P-40 and P-39 fighter pilot and engineering officer for the 33d Fighter Squadron in Iceland. He was engaged in flying defensive patrols over the north Atlantic. On August 14, 1942, then Lt. Curtis, flying a P-40C and 2nd Lieut Elza Shaham, flying a P-38F, shared in the destruction of a Focke- Wulf FW-200C-3 to obtain the first United States victory over a Luftwaffe aircraft.
When he returned to the states, he went to multi-engine flight school and trained in A-26 Marauder light bomber aircraft. He was then assigned to the Pacific theater at Okinawa, April-July 1945 He was there assigned to Seventh Air Force, 319th Bombardment Group (Light). Flew missions to Japan and China, attacking airdromes, shipping marshalling yards, industrial centers, and other objectives. In January 1946, he returned with General Thomas White to Hawaii and became the Seventh Air Force Operations Officer at Hickam Field.
In 1947 he was assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Bomber Test, Flight Test Division. He attended Experimental Flight Test School and became a test pilot. He was involved with flight research and development of B-36, B-47annd B-58 bombers. He was on temporary duty in California when the flight testing of jet aircraft began to move to Muroc Field in California (now Edwards Air Force Base)
In 1951 he was sent to Verona, Italy with his family. There he was assigned as the United states Air Force liaison to the newly formed Headquarters Allied Land Forces Southern Europe (Landsouth). He worked under the command of Italian General Maurizio Lazzaro de Castiglioni. In Verona he was involved with the task of carrying out studies, drawing up plans and making preparations for the defence of the North East Italian Theatre. This organization is now called Joint Command South (JC SOUTH), in Verona, Italy. It is one of four Joint Sub Regional Commands (JSRCs) under the Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINCSOUTH) in the military organization of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
He was assigned to the Pentagon in Washington D. C. from 1954 to 1956.
In 1957 LTC Gwynne S. Curtis Jr. graduated from the Air War College at Maxwel AFB in Montgomery, Alabama.
In 1958, Gwynne now a full CoIonel in the Air Force he was stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Pacific Missile Range, California. There he was the Air Force project director for one of the earliest spy satellite programs. This was the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) satellite reconnaissance system code-named DISCOVERER or CORONA. The satellites were designed to assess how rapidly the Soviet Union was producing long-range bombers and ballistic missiles, and where they were being deployed. The Corona reconnaissance spacecraft was launched into polar orbit to take photographic swaths as it passed over the Soviet Union. Corona was designed to collect its exposed film in a heat-resistant "bucket" or canister at the nose. This bucket would then reenter over the Pacific Ocean then jettison them in the film canister which came back to earth. A specially equipped aircraft would literally snag it out of the air as it descended by parachute. Strange as this sounds, the Corona program was very successful over the years, beginning with Discoverer XIV as it was snatched in midair by a C-119 cargo plane on 18 August 1960. It provided the earliest photos of the USSR's Plesetsk rocket base.
He was the Air Force project director for the first successful mission when a Discoverer-13 capsule which was launched atop a Thor-Agena rocket from Vandenberg AFB on August 10, 1960, and recovered after 17 orbits by USAF aircraft near the Hawaiian Islands. It was the first successful mission of the Discoverer program following twelve consecutive failures. The capsule contained an American flag, which was given to President Dwight Eisenhower in a ceremony at the Oval Office. Subsequent missions--including the very next capsule, Discoverer-14--returned exposed film of intelligence targets in the Soviet Union.
Discoverer/Corona program was the world's first successful satellite reconnaissance program. Images returned to Earth in capsules of this type were instrumental in easing Cold War tensions caused by an erroneous belief in a "missile gap" favoring the USSR. As resolution of Corona's cameras improved, these images were also used for the verification of arms control treaties between the United States and the Soviet Union.
His last assignment with the Air Force was as the Air Force liaison with the TRW company in Los Angles, California.
After retiring from the Air Force as a Colonel in 1961, he became an executive at the Ford Philco Aeronutronics in Newport Beach, California. There he specializing in defense weapons and aerospace technology
Later Gwynne moved to the Lockheed Space Center in Sunnyval, California and retired from his civilian career in 1977
|Gwynne Sutherland Curtis
||Her surname Adams was surmised, because her sister and brother were living with them in 1920. ||Laura C. Adams
||Section 3B ||Laura C. Adams
||Although he registered for the WWII draft I failed to find him in 1930 census. ||Joseph Aha
||Headstone says in the 70th year of her age. ||Ann Elizabeth Allen
||In 1850 she was living in Bristol Borough with her brother Wm Allen, a merchant in Bristol Borough. ||Roxanne S. Allen
||Her name was given as Alteer in the Maryland marriages in Ancestry.com,, but there is no such name listed in Maryland, so it's my guess that it was supposed to be Alter, but may be something else. Ancestry does not give a source for marriage records. ||Loretta Alter
||Davis, History of Bucks County gives a partial list of his children. ||Paul Anderse
||No death date on stone. ||Dennis Andrews
||On the 31st of March 1845, Mathias Holdren conveyed to Dennis 2 pieces of adjoining land, the first was purchased by Mathias in 1833, and the second piece containing one acre had been conveyed to him by Benjuamin Holdren in 1842. These transactions were never recorded, and the 1845 deed was not recorded until 1888. ||Dennis Andrews
||George and his mother were listed as purchasers of a rifle, powder horn, a bullet mold for the sums of $1.50, $15.00., on the estate settlement of John Pursell Jr., Nockamixon Township, 1817. ||George Andrews
||John Sigafoos was named as her husband in her father's estate settlement. ||Hannah Andrews
||He was listed on the 1780 Hunterdon County, NJ tax list.|
He was probably the eldest son of Paul and Gertruyd. He obtained patents for land in Northampton county near the Bucks county line in 1786 and 1789, and about 1800 located in Nockamixon township, bucks County, [Davis, History of Bucks County, VIII, pag 368-369.]
Warrenties of Land Northampton Township. 10/5/1789 Jacob Andrews, 50 acres, 7/4/1792 Jacob Andrew 10 acres, Jacob Andres & Peter 1/28/1793, 50 acres.
He was listed on the 1810 Census for Nockamixon. His estate administration was in Nockamixon in 1810, File #2709 listed his children and grandchildren.
||Bucks County Orphans Court File #3635, Tinicum Township. ||John Andrews
||Bucks County Orphans Court file #5551. 7 children; names not given. ||Richard Appleton
||He joined 4th Company 17th Regiment Pennsylvania militia to aid the defense of Maryland when Lee invaded. it was only a three month company, but Edward seems not to have survived. ||Edward A. Arnold
||I thought that Isaac Snowden might be a link to a family member, but discovered that Isaac Snowden was born in Philadelphia and and fled to Princeton during the Revolution where he was a treasurer of Princeton College. However, his wife was born in Cranberry NJ, and they both returned there before they died. So, perhaps, John Ashmore named his son after a locally well known person. ||Isaac Snowden Ashmore
||Anthony Ashmore was in Cranberry Brook, New Jersey in 1688, and he is likely the ancestor of all of the Ashmore families of Mercer County, New Jersey, but between Anthony and John I have nothing. John and Jane's sons were Vessel captains out of New Brunswick, but lived in Trenton.|
New Jersey tax lists for Nottingham Township, N.J. lists the following:
1772 & 1773 James Ashmore
1793 Anthony Ashmore, Jabez Ashmore, Jabez Ashmore, Jr, John Ashmore, Robert Ashmore.
(Nottingham Township was the only township containing the name Ashmore.)
||She inherited one half of her Mother's share of the estate of Elizabeth Smith Stackhouse. ||Mary E. Ashmore
||I assumed that she had died before William made the property transfer as she wasn't mentioned. ||Elizabeth Athington
||Margaret was five in the 1860 census, and Henry was 30. Margaret was a school teacher in Bristol Borough. ||Margaret Bache