Buckbee Family Genealogy Forum
Who was Eunice, wife of Ezekiel BUCKBEE of Bedford, Westchester co. NY?
Ezekiel BUCKBEE (Elijah, John, John) was born Bedford 31 July 1738 and died there 17 Jan 1804. His wife Eunice ("Eunus" on the tombstone) was born Oct 1731 and died Bedford 22 Feb 1804. Ezekiel apparently left no will, but his father Elijah's will (written 1808) lists 5 children of his deceased son Ezekiel: Samuel, Ezekiel (jr), John, Eunice wife of Nathaniel Bailey, and Charlotte wife of John Bassett.
Some researchers (without, unfortunately, offering any documentation) have stated that Ezekiel's wife Eunice was a HOLMES. Was she? And if so, was she the daughter of John HOLMES III (ca 1697-before June 1763) and his wife Jemima BEECHER (1698-after Feb 1760) of Bedford? John left a will (dated 9 Feb 1760, probated 8 June 1763) naming his wife Jemima, sons James and Stephen, and 5 daughters Sarah, Rebecca, Lois, Eunice and Dorcas. Reportedly, the daughter Eunice was born ca 1732, which would fit the tombstone birth date of Oct. 1731.
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