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Arch Sherman Davis 1921obituary
Dale Buckner 1961obituary
HENRY Sherman Davis 1892paternity suit
Martha Jane Yarger 1958obituary
FRANCIS Marion Buckner 1911 biography
Stella Doster 1931obituary
Josiah Davis 1911 biography
Harriet Grove 1909affidavit
James Yarger 1867?civil war draftee
Mary Roberts 1920obituary
William Nicholas Buckner 1897will
Amelia Margaret Yelton 1916obituary
Hezekiah Doster 1911biography
Sarepta Tewksbury 1930obituary
Joseph Groves 1878obituary
George Doster 1854naturalization
Jane Hardwidge 1848passenger list
Simon Tewksbury 1904obituary
Philip Buckner 1911biography
Daniel Tewksbury 1911biography
Timothy Tuxberry 1790Sandwich, NH census

Arch Sherman Davis

1892 - 1933


Arch Sherman Davis, 40, World war veteran and manual training instructor in the Bluffton high school passed away at 10:15 this morning at his home at 829 South Morgan street. He had been in poor health the past six years, suffering from abdominal trouble, but his condition did not become critical until about four months ago.

He was a lifelong resident of Wells county. He was born in Wells county on June 24, 1892, a son of Sherman and Mattie Barton Davis. His marriage to Miss Dale Buckner took place at Bluffton on Feb. 13, 1918 with Rev. O.R. McKay receiving the marriage vows.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mattie Barton Davis, who resided with him, the widow and two children; , and Frances, at home. He is also survived by two half-sisters and one half-brother; Glen Davis. One half-brother, Vern Davis, is deceased.

Mr. Davis was graduated from the Bluffton high school in the class of 1917 and then took a teachers' training course at the Ball State college, Muncie. He taught one year at Bremen, five years at Ligonier, and was teaching his seventh year in this city when illness forced him to give up his work.

He was well known throughout the city and county and has many friends who will be sorry to learn of his passing.

Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. G.F. Hubbartt and burial will be at Elm Grove cemetery. The American Legion will assist in the services.

Evening News-Banner
Wednesday March 8, 1933
page 1 column 8
Wells County Public Library Microfilm archives

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Dale Buckner

1895 - 1961


Services for Mrs. Dale Davis, 65, of Poneto, widow of Arch S. Davis, who died Friday at the Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the McBride Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis' death, attributed to a stroke, followed an illness of two months.

Born Sept. 21, 1895 in Poneto, she was the daughter of Francis Marion and Stella Doster Buckner. Her marriage to Mr. Davis, who died March 8, 1933, took place Feb. 13, 1918.

Mrs. Davis attended Muncie Normal College, now Ball State, and was a retired school teacher, having taught for some time at the former Poneto School. She was a lifelong resident of Wells County.

Surviving are , a daughter, Frances, also of Poneto; a brother, Dr. Joy Buckner of Bluffton, and four grandchildren.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bluffton News-Banner
Saturday June 24, 1961
page 1 column 4
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

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HENRY Sherman Davis

1867 - 1921
(Arch, Frances)

charge of bastardy -- court records
court records continued


Henry Sherman Davis, aged 53 years, passed away at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, at his home at Poneto, following a sickness that extended over a period of three months.

He was one of the well known and prominent citizens of his section of the county, and was held in high esteem in the community. He was lifelong resident of the county. He had been employed previous to his last illness as a superintendent of the Brooks Construction Company.

Born November 25, 1867, the deceased was a son of Josiah and Harriet Grove Davis, and was at his death aged 53 years, 2 months, and 18 days.

Mr. Davis was married twice. His first wife was Miss Grace Wolf, to whom he was married at Poneto December 22, 1891. She passed away December 9, 1904, and Mr. Davis, on September 22, 1915, was married to Sarah Wiatt, at Poneto. She survives. There were no children born to the last marriage, but four children surviving from the first marriage are Vern T. Davis, Fort Wayne; Mrs Gladys L. Haller, Woodriver, Ill.; Mrs. Mary I. McCullum, Springfield, Ohio; and Glen R. Davis, Woodriver, Ill.

Surviving also are a brother, Edwin R. Davis, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Cobbum, of Wells County.

Funeral services will be held at the Poneto M.E. church; in charge of the Rev. J.M. Stewart, and burial will be in the Grove Cemetery.

The time set for the funeral is 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning.

Bluffton Evening News
Monday February 14, 1921
page 1 column 2
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

Martha Jane Yarger

1871 - 1958
(Arch, Frances)


Mrs. Martha Jane Barton, 70, lifelong resident of Wells county, died at 2 a.m. today at the Wells county hospital, following an illness of a week. Death was due to complications.

The decedent was born Dec. 24, 1871 in Harrison township, a daughter of James E. and Mary E. Roberts Yarger. She was married in 1906 to William Barton, whose death occurred 20 years ago. Mrs. Barton had made her home with a sister, Mrs. Howard Barton, in Rockcreek township.

A son, Arch Davis, is deceased. Surviving are two grandchildren, and Frances Davis, of Poneto; three brothers, Charles, George, and Albert Yarger, all of Poneto, and a sister, Mrs. Howard Barton, of Rockcreek township.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McBride funeral home. Burial will be in the Grove cemetery.

Bluffton News Banner
Wednesday December 23, 1942
page 1 column 3
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

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FRANCIS Marion Buckner

1867 - 1938
(Dale, Frances)

Online Biography


Francis Marion Buckner, 70, of Poneto, farmer, and breeder of harness racing horses, died at 1:10 this morning in the Pharmical building hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been receiving treatment for an infection in his jaw. He had been in ill health the past two months. Infections developed after decayed teeth were extracted, but several times he regained his strength. About two weeks ago, another infection developed, and it was so severe his strength failed and a heart attack resulted in his death.

Mr. Buckner was widely known throughout Wells and surrounding counties largely through his breeding of light harness horses. Many of his horses appeared at races held at fairs in many cites of the Middle West. During his long career as a breeder of horses, he produced many outstanding animals.

He was born in Liberty township on Oct. 9, 1867, a son of William and Amelia Yelton Buckner, who came to Wells county in pioneer days. His marriage to Stella Doster, of Poneto, took place in Nottingham township on April 8, 1891 with the Rev. Bashie Howard performing the ceremony at his home.

His wife preceded him in death on May 26, 1931.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Dr. Doster Buckner, of Fort Wayne; Dr. J.F. Buckner, of North Manchester, and Mrs. Dale Davis, at home. Three sisters and a brother surviving are Mrs. Jane Thrailkill, Mrs. L.M. Beerbower, Miss Ellen Buckner, and Benjamin Buckner, all of Liberty township. Three brothers and a sister who preceded him in death were Dr. George W. Buckner, John T. Buckner, Charles Buckner, and Mrs. Martha Pribble.

Many nephews and nieces survive.

Mr. Buckner was a member of the IOOF and Masonic lodges.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home in Poneto and burial will be in the Grove cemetery.

The body will be taken to his home in Poneto this evening and will be there until the time of the funeral.

Evening News Banner
August 22, 1938
page 1
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

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Stella Doster

1867 - 1931
(Dale, Frances)


Mrs. Stella Doster Buckner, 63, wife of F.M. Buckner, Poneto, died at her home about 10 o'clock Tuesday night following an illness of the past nine months from a growth in the stomach.

Mrs. Buckner was a life-long resident of Wells county. She was born near the Wells-Blackford county line on October 19, 1867, a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Hezekiah Doster. She was 63 years, 7 months, and 7 days of age at the time of her death.

Her marriage to F.M. Buckner took place on April 8, 1891, and for a time they resided on a farm in Liberty township. Later they moved to Poneto and have resided there since 1895.

Mrs. Buckner was graduated from the Bluffton high school in the class of 1886 and she taught school for ten terms. At the time of her graduation from high school, she received a scholarship to Indiana university. Thirty years after her first teaching service, she again taught one term of school.

She was an exceptionally fine student and her desire to see her children receive the advantages of a higher education resulted in her two sons being graduated from the school of medicine at Indiana university.

She is survived by her husband and three children. Dr. Doster Buckner, Fort Wayne; Dr. Joy F. Buckner, Thomas, W. Va.; and Mrs. Dale Davis, wife of Arch Davis, Bluffton high school instructor.

Mrs. Buckner was a believer in the spiritualist doctrine.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Friday morning at the home in Poneto in charge of Rev. Mabel Riffle, Anderson. Burial will be in the Grove cemetery.

Evening News Banner
May 27, 1931
page 1, col 2
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

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Josiah Davis

1825 - 1886
(HENRY Sherman , Arch, Frances)

Online Biography

Harriet Grove

1836 - 1909
(HENRY Sherman , Arch, Frances)

sworn statement

Mrs. Harriett Davis Died Yesterday Afternoon at Home of Her Daughter

One of the pioneer settlers of the county Mrs. Harriett Davis, passed away yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Cobbum, two miles east of Poneto. She was the widow of Josiah Davis, who died twenty-two years ago.

Mrs. Davis had been ill for about three months, and two weeks ago her sickness became of such a critical nature that she was moved from the home of her son, Sherman Davis, to the Cobbum residence where she could be given more attention. Mrs. Davis having lived with her son as his housekeeper since the death of her husband, and there being no one but the children of the Davis family to assume the responsibility of caring for her. She suffered from a complication of diseases, and her advanced age made her illness of a fatal nature. Since Monday she has been unconscious and death came yesterday without her regaining consciousness.

Today the deceased would have been seventy-three years of age had she lived. She was born in Fairfield county, O., January 30, 1836. Her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Grove, moved to Wells county when she was a small child, and settled on a farm one-half mile from Poneto. There, January 16, 1853, she was married to Josiah Davis, and with her husband, she moved onto a farm one-fourth mile distant from her parents home. There she has since made her home until five years ago when she went to live with her son, Sherman Davis, at the death of his wife, in Poneto. She was a member of the Brethren church from a child, but since the disbanding of that church in Poneto, she has attended the Methodist church of that place.

She was the last member of her family to pass away and is survived by three children, Edwin Davis, of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Lewis Cobbum, living near Poneto and Sherman Davis of Poneto. All the children were present when she died, the son living in Oklahoma City having arrived Monday in response to a message telling him of his mother's serious condition.

The funeral services will be held Sunday at eleven o'clock from the Methodist church of Poneto, and interment will be made in the Grove cemetery near Poneto.

Evening Banner
Saturday January 30, 1909
page 1 column 8
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

James E. Yarger

1833 - 1886
(Martha , Arch, Frances)

Wells County's Civil War Draftees

Mary Elizabeth Roberts

1845 - 1920
(James, Martha, Arch, Frances)


Mrs. James E. Yarger, residing a little over a mile east of Poneto, passed away this morning about three o'clock, death being due to paralysis. She was virtually a life resident of this county and was held in high esteem by a host of friends and relatives.

Born in Harrison County, Ohio, January 28, 1844, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Yarger was the daughter of Jonathan Roberts and Mrs. Marion Walker Yarger, and at the time of death had reached the age of 75 years, 11 months and 28 days. Her marriage to Mr. Yarger took place in Nottingham township, July 7, 1859. Mr. Yarger is deceased.

Children surviving are John, William, Charles, and Albert, who live at home; Mrs. Martha Barton, of Lake City, Mich.; George Yarger of Nottingham township; Mrs. Malissa Barton, living near Uniondale; Mrs. Stella Frantz, of Seattle, Washington. Brothers and sisters surviving are George Roberts, of Poneto; Mrs. Wilma Showalter, of Keystone; Mrs. Martha Burgoss, of Dunkirk, Ind. Deceased brothers and sisters are William and Albert Roberts, Mrs. Rachel Oswalt and Miss Lydia Roberts.

Funeral services will be held at the Poneto Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the services being in charge of Rev. Foster. Interment will be made at the Grove cemetery.

Evening News
Monday, January 26, 1920
page 1 column 2
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

William Nicholas Buckner

1827 - 1902
(FRANCIS Marion, Dale, Frances)

Online Biography

last will and testament

William N Buckner died at his home in Liberty Township Thursday aged 75

William N. Buckner, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of the county, died at his home in Liberty township at four o'clock Thursday afternoon at the age of 75 years. He had been ill for two years with kidney trouble but was confined to his bed only about two weeks, but his disease was accompanied by a general breaking down of the system and relatives and friends waited the inevitable. The funeral was held at the Liberty Union church at 12 o'clock Saturday and the remains were interred in the Mossburg cemetery. A year ago he had erected a fine monument there to mark his last resting place and inscription with the exception of the date of his death was carved on the stone at the time.

William N. Buckner was the son of Thomas and Matilda (Hanson) Buckner, and was born in Bracken county Kentucky, September 15, 1827. He was the youngest of four children, all of whom have preceded him in death except one sister, Mrs. Martha Ambrose, who lives in Powersville, Kentucky. He passed his early life on the farm and secured his education in the subscription school of his native county.

On January 16, 1851 he was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Yelton, at her home in Campbell county, Kentucky and in 1852 they moved to Indiana and settled on a farm in Liberty township. There they fought the battles of the pioneer and converted a wilderness into a pleasant home. Nine children were born to them and with the exception of one daughter, all have grown to manhood and womanhood. They are John T., Matilda Jane Thrailkill, Charles N., Missouri E., Martha A. (deceased), Dr. George W., Miami E., wife of Lewis Beerbower, F. M., and Benjamin F. Mr. Buckner also lived to see his children blessed with children and yet their children become parents, there being now living 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mr. Buckner held the confidence and respect of all who knew him. He was strictly honest, kind and hospitable and altogether such a man as one would be proud to hold as a friend. He was a member of the Disciple's church and Rev. John C. Frazec, pastor of the Van Buren Disciples church will conduct the funeral service.

Bluffton Chronicle
Wednesday November 5, 1902
page 5 column 2
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Amelia Margaret Yelton

1831 - 1916
(FRANCIS Marion, Dale, Frances)

(From Thursday's Daily)

Mrs. Amelia M. Buckner, aged 85, for sixty-one years one of Liberty township's most highly respected and esteemed residents, passed away at 6:30 o'clock this morning, at her home one mile north and two miles west of Liberty Center. Death was due to paralytic stroke, from which she had been helpless since she was stricken while walking across a room at her home a week ago last Monday. Her condition had been such since the paralytic stroke that little hope had been given for her recovery.

The decedent, Mrs. Amelia M. Yelton Buckner , was a daughter of Charles and Amelia (Gosney) Yelton, and was born April 17, 1831, in Campbell County, Kentucky. She was united in marriage to William N. Buckner on January 16, 1851, the ceremony being solemnized at her home in Kentucky, She and her husband continued to reside in Kentucky for four years following their marriage, and then, in the year 1855, came to Wells County, and located in Liberty township, where both spent the remainder of their lives. Mr. Buckner, successful farmer and stock raiser, lived to happily celebrate with his wife their golden wedding at their home in Liberty township, on January 16, 1901, passing away a year later, or fourteen years ago. After his demise Mrs. Buckner continued to reside at the comfortable home which she and her loving husband had acquired in Liberty township. A daughter, Miss Ellen Buckner, resided with her and assisted in looking after her needs in her declining years.

There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Buckner nine children, of whom seven survive the beloved mother, whom they had revered through the years that had brought them to manhood and womanhood. The surviving children are Charles M. Buckner, Mrs. Jane Thrailkill, Miss Ellen Buckner, Mrs. Anna Beerbower, wife of Lewis Beerbower, F. Marion Buckner, and Benjamin F. Buckner, the latter of this city, and John T. Buckner. The children who preceded their mother in death were Dr. G.W. Buckner and Mrs. Martha Pribble.

Mrs. Buckner also is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Tarvan, of Vernon, Illinois, now the sole survivor of thirteen children born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yelton. She visited here with her sister about two years ago, and on account of her advanced years, is not expected to try to come to the funeral.

Mrs. Amelia Buckner is mourned by a wide circle of devoted friends as well as by a large circle of relatives. Her life was such that she won the love, respect, and lasting friendship of all with whom she became acquainted and in her death there passed away one of the county's most highly esteemed pioneer residents. She was a devout member for years of the Disciples church to which she was devoted.

The funeral services will be conducted at the Liberty Union church at 10:30 o'clock Friday forenoon, and the burial will be in the Mossburg cemetery.

Bluffton Chronicle
Wednesday December 27, 1916
page 2 column 4
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

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Hezekiah Doster

1843 - 1910
(Stella, Dale, Frances)

Online Biography


Dr. Hezekiah Doster, for fifty-eight years a resident of Wells County, and one of the most highly esteemed citizens of the community passed away at 11:20 o'clock Wednesday night at his home at Poneto. He had been an invalid for the past four years from paralysis, and during a greater portion of that time had been confined to the house, a helpless invalid. The first stroke was followed by others and it was only his remarkable and wonderful vitality that fought off death for so long. There had been several periods during his long invalidism that it was thought he was dying, but he would revive and continue his brave fight. He took a turn for the worse a week ago and from that time he gradually grew weaker until claimed by death. During his last week he was unable to take nourishment, with the exception of a few liquids. During his last long illness he had been at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.M. Buckner, where his daughter and her husband and his faithful wife who survives him tenderly cared for him and ministered to every want that might alleviate his suffering and make his invalidism the less tedious.

Dr. Hezekiah Doster was born July 6, 1843 in Somersetshire, England, a son of George and Jane Hardwidge Doster. He emigrated with his parents to the United States of America in July 1848, and came to Wells County, Indiana in August 1852 and continued to make this county his home for the balance of his life. He received a common school education from the district schools, and also attended the high school near Portland, Jay County, Indiana, known as Liber College conducted by Ebenezer Bucker from 1860 to 1865, and taught during the winters of the same period. He commenced the study of his profession in 1865 under Drs. James R. McCleery and Charles T. Melshiemer of Bluffton, Ind., and remained under their careful tutorship until 1867, and attended medical lectures at the University of Michigan the same year. He received his degree of M.D. from the Western Reserve Medical College of Ohio in 1868, and commenced the practice of his profession in the southern part of this county the same year. In 1871 he attended Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York, and received a diploma. The remainder of his life from that time was spend in Poneto, Indiana, with the exception of trips that he made to various points. He engaged in the practice of his profession of medicine and farming as long as his health permitted. He had at his death a fine farm of 600 acres. This farm contains an artificial lake, covering about one acre, well stocked with fish. There also is a fine race trace on his farm.

He was married in September, 1866, to Sarepta Tewsbury, who was born October 2, 1846, a daughter of Simon and Polly Porter Tewsbury. Two children were born to this union, Stella, born October 19, 1867, and Victoria, born November 19, 1883. The latter preceded her father in death. Stella, who is now the wife of Marion Buckner, graduated from the Bluffton high school with the class of 1886 and was first in her class of 34.

In 1873, Dr. Doster visited California and nearly all of the western territories. He was commissioned postmaster for Poneto in 1875. Financially Dr. Doster had ever been successful, due to the excellent manner in which he managed his farming interests and the splendid medical practice which he enjoyed for so many years with such eminent satisfaction to his large number of patrons. When he became too infirm to continue the practice of medicine the medical fraternity of Wells County lost one of the most universally esteemed members.

Fraternally Dr. Doster was a member of the Poneto IOOF lodge and of the Bluffton IOOF encampment and Daughters of Rebekah and the lodges will attend the funeral in a body.

Dr. Doster was ever interested in the welfare of his home town of Poneto, and it was largely due to his efforts that the town owes its present location. Formerly Wellsburg, a short distance north, was the railroad stop and Dr. Doster was chiefly instrumental in getting the stop for Poneto. He gave the town the name of Poneto. The name is of Indian origin. Formerly there was a big Indian camp near that place and Poneto denoted the place where they ate their food known as pones.

Dr. Doster was identified for years as a member of the Wells County Medical Society, and was active in the society as long as his health permitted. The society will attend the funeral and furnish pall bearers. Dr. L. Mason of this city was a class mate of Dr. Doster at Liber College.

The funeral services were held at the Buckner residence at Poneto at 10:30 o'clock Friday forenoon in charge of Rev. J.J. Markley, of Murray. Burial occurred in the Grove cemetery where Dr. Doster several years ago had one of largest monuments in the county erected over the graves of his parents.

Bluffton Chronicle
May 18, 1910
page 1 column 1
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

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Sarepta Tewksbury

1846 - 1933
(Stella, Dale, Frances)


Mrs. Sarepta Doster, 83, one of the pioneer residents of Poneto vicinity, widow of the late Dr. Hezekiah Doster, passed away at 5:15 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.M. Buckner, in Poneto.

The deceased spent the greater part of her life in the Poneto vicinity and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. Her death followed an illness of several months.

Mrs. Doster was born in Michigan on October 2, 1846, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Tewksbury. Her marriage to Dr. Hezekiah Doster took place in September 1866. Dr. Doster preceded her in death in 1910. Dr. Doster was the first postmaster of Poneto and he was one of the founders of the town. He practiced medicine for years in that vicinity and was well known throughout the country.

Mrs. Doster was of the Spiritualist faith and very devoted to the tenets of her church.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. F.M. Buckner of Poneto, and three grandchildren, Dr. Doster Buckner and Dr. Joy W. Buckner, and Mrs. Arch Davis, of this city. There are five great-grandchildren surviving. One daughter, Victoria, is deceased.

Funeral services will be held at the F.M. Buckner home in Poneto at 10 a.m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. E.W. Sprague of Grand Rapids, Mich., who is nationally prominent in work of the Spiritualist church. Burial will be in the Grove cemetery.

The public is cordially invited to the funeral.

Evening News Banner
August 4, 1930
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

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Joseph Groves

1803 - 1878
(Harriet, HENRY Sherman, Arch, Frances)

Online Biography

Dead, at the residence of Jacob Stahl in Liberty township, Joseph Groves, Esq., in his 76th year. Mr. Groves was one of the pioneer settlers.

Bluffton Banner
January 2, 1878
page 3 column 3
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

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George Doster

1816 - 1886
(Hezekiah, Stella, Dale, Frances)

Online Biography

Oath of Allegiance

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Jane Hardwidge

1823 - 1908
(Hezekiah, Stella, Dale, Frances)

The following is extracted from National Archive holdings housed at the Allen County Public Library:

I, Dan Pratt, do solemnly, sincerely and truly     that the following List or Manifest of Passengers, subscribed with my name, and now delivered to the Collector of the Customs for the District of New York, contains, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true account of all the Passwengers received on board the Ship Liberty whereof I am Master, from Liverpool.

So help me God
Dan Pratt

List or Manifest of ALL THE PASSENGERS taken on board the Ship Liberty. Dan Pratt is Master, from Liverpool, burthen six hundred eighty-nine tons.

Note: Full manifest not copied. Doster family transcribed as they appear on manifest.
George Doster30FarmerEnglandU States
Jane       di26WifeEnglandU States
Mary Ann Hardwidge30DressmakerEnglandU States
Hezekiah Doster5SonEnglandU States


Mrs. Jane Doster, aged 84, widow of George Doster, passed away at seven o'clock this morning at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Marion Buckner, at Poneto, after a sickness of three months, due to the infirmities of age. The funeral will be held at the Buckner home Thursday forenoon at eleven o'clock in charge of Rev. W.C. Martin, of this city, and burial will take place in the Grove cemetery. Mrs. Doster will be laid to rest at the side of her husband.

Mrs. Jane Doster was born in England October 5, 1823, and she and her husband emigrated to the United States after their marriage in that country. They first settled in Ohio in 1848 and came to Wells county in 1852 and settled on a farm near Poneto, where both resided until their deaths. Mrs. Doster owned a farm 600 acres one mile east of Poneto and lived there until three months ago when she began to fail rapidly and was taken to the Buckner home. She leaves one son, Dr. Hezekiah Doster, of Poneto, to mourn her death, he having been born in England in 1843 and come to this country with his parents. He has been in a helpless condition for months from paralysis. One son died in infancy in England.

Evening News Banner
February 12,1908
page 1
Wells County Public Library Microfilm

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Simon Tewksbury

1819 - 1904
(Sarepta, Stella, Dale, Frances)


ROMEO, MICHIGAN OCT. 24. Another pioneer of Ray township, Macomb county, has been laid to rest. At Lenox last Saturday the remains of Simon Tewksbury were buried in the presence of a large circle of relatives and old time friends, Had the deceased lived until Wednesday next, he would have passed the eighty-sixth milestone, and through his long life he has held the sincere esteem and respect of all who knew him. For over forty years he was a resident of Ray, but the more recent past has been spent with a son and daughter at Clifford. One sister, Mrs. Sophia Kellogg of Battle Creek, age 83, survives him but could not be present at the funeral. Two daughters, Mrs. Emma Chubb of Detroit and Mrs. Nancy Milligan of Clifford were present, but Mrs. S. Doster of Poneto, Ind. was unable to be here. Henderson Tewksbury of North Branch, William Tewksbury of Clifford, Edward Tewksbury of Ray, and John Tewksbury of Cass City; the four sons were all in attendance and visited at the home of Edward before returning home.

Newspaper name unavailable
October 24, 1904

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Capt. Philip Buckner

1747 - 1820
(Thomas, William Nicholas, FRANCIS Marion, Dale, Frances)

Online Biography

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Daniel Tewksbury

1783 - 1851
(Simon, Sarepta, Stella, Dale, Frances)

Online Biography

The biography referenced above is that of Hiram Tewksbury, Daniel's grandson.
It is included because of the ancestry information available in the text.

Timothy Tuxberry

1749 - past 1800
(Daniel, Simon, Sarepta, Stella, Dale, Frances)

Sandwich, New Hampshire 1790 Census

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