BUCKLEY CEMETERY
LISTING

LOCATION: Southwest Part of Simpson county, on James little Road. Township 10 North, Range 21 West, Section 15
 
 

HISTORY: This burying ground was selected by Mrs. Melissa Buckley, wife of the Rev. J. C. Buckley. The first grave made here was in 1885 for the infant son of Rev. & Mrs. J. C. Buckley, grave #19. The second grave, #20, is the resting place of Mrs. J. C. Buckley.

On April 19, 1893, Mr. Tom Amos and 2 of his children were killed in a cyclone. The 2 children are buried in the same grave. Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Steen have four children buried in two graves. Two of them died the same day only a few hours apart.

I. N. Armstrong and wife died suddenly a few minutes apart. Five people buried here were killed in various ways.
 
 

The above was taken from Known Descendents of Butler Buckley 1716-1819 by Loyal Little.
 
 

Melissa's maiden name was Bush, she was my GGgrandmother. Mrs. M. C. Steen, Lillie R. Buckley, was her daughter, my Ggrandmother.
 
 

"Jacob Neely was in the Battle of King's Mountain, and one of his comrades in the battle was William Steen, whose grandson many years later married in Mississippi a granddaughter of Jacob Neely."

William Steen is my 5 Ggrandfather.
 
 

The above information was submitted by:
 
 

Craig Woodward
 
 

Researching; Woodward, Steen, Buckley, Bush, Little, Bevil, Haskell