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Benjamin Franklin Bufkin and Celia Ann Lewis


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Benjamin Franklin2 Bufkin (Josiah1) was born September 27, 1794 in South Carolina, and died 1853 in Copiah Co Mississippi

He married Celia Ann Lewis, daughter of Benjamin Lewis and Celia Martin.  She was born in 1795 in North Carolina and died in 1864 in Mississippi
Benjamin Bufkin came to Copiah Co Mississippi from Georgetown District, Prince George Parish South Carolina.  He came in the early 1800's through Vossburg, Mississippi and is listed in the 1820 census

Benjamin and Celia are buried in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
Children of Benjamin Bufkin and Celia Lewis are:
Albert S.3 Bufkin, born February 22, 1818 in Georgetown District Prince George Parish, South Carolina, and died May 27, 1880 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
He married Emaline Barlow, daughter of Henry 'Buck' Barlow and Charity Millsaps.
This family outlined in detail, click on his name to see lineage.
Harmon Floyd Bufkin, born July 28, 1822 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died August 16, 1900 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
He married Elizabeth Ann Barlow, daughter of Henry 'Buck' Barlow and Charity Millsaps.
This family outlined in detail, click on his name to see lineage.
William David Bufkin, born April 08, 1827, and died May 18, 1880
He married Susan P. Carlisle June 14, 1849 in Copiah Co Mississippi, daughter of James Carlisle and Mary Bishop
This family outlined separately, click on his name to see lineage.
2-3.  Celia Ann Bufkin, born 1838 in Copiah Co Mississippi. 
3-3.  Benjamin Franklin 'Dock' Bufkin, born September 20, 1829 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 28, 1904 in Copiah Co Mississippi  
4-3.  Soloman Bufkin, born April 21, 1832 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died December 20, 1877 in Franklin Co Mississippi.
Margaret Elizabeth Bufkin, born February 24, 1834 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 02, 1904 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
She married James Madison Douglass March 07, 1850 in Copiah Co Mississippi. He is said to be the son of George Douglass and Susannah Carlisle.
This family outlined in detail, click on his name to see lineage.
Urben Bufkin, born 1836 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died in Civil War, Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana
Generation 3
2-3.  Celia Ann3 Bufkin (Benjamin Franklin2, Josiah1) was born 1838 in Copiah Co Mississippi.

She married George Alexander / Hugh George Robinson November 04, 1861. He was from Richmond, Virginia.
Information from: Doris Swehla Spokane, Washington
George Alford Robinson, my father, 1903-1978, was the son of Hugh Benjamin Robinson and Leila Jane Sellers. Hugh was the son of G.A. Robinson (according to his marriage license application) and Celia Ann Bufkin, daughter of Benjamin F. Bufkin. Somehow G.A. (my dad said it was George Alexander) has turned into Hugh George somewhere along the way. I've been hunting for George Alexander for 20 years with no success except for a mention in a census record. By the time the next census came along, Celia was a widow
Children of Celia Bufkin and Hugh Robinson are:
Annie4 Robinson
Ed Robinson
Theodocia Robinson
Will Robinson
Maggie Eudora Robinson, born April 01, 1867, and died January 10, 1941.  She married Ulley Dudley Bufkin, son of William David Bufkin and Susan Carlisle.
Click his name for more about this family
Hugh Benjamin Robinson, born August 23, 1869, and died February 09, 1906, burial in Antioch Cemetery -- Antioch Church transcriptions show his name as Roberson --
He married Leila Jane Sellers, had at least one son: George Alford Robinson   1903-1978
Lou Ella Robinson, born November 18, 1871 in Franklin Co Mississippi, and died November 16, 1932 in Copiah Co Mississippi.

She married William Ashley 'Bill' Barlow, son of William Jasper Barlow and Mary A. Elizabeth Stanfil.      Click his name for more of this family

3-3.  Benjamin Franklin3 'Dock' Bufkin, born September 20, 1829 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 28, 1904 in Copiah Co Mississippi

He married 1) Maryanne Singletary July 19, 1849 in Rankin Co Mississippi, daughter of John Singletary and Sallie Parker.  No birth or death dates known, no burial place known.  She probaby died before 1879, at which time Benjamin married a second time.

He married 2) Mary Frances Cochran, daughter of William Cochran and Catherine Norwood and sister to Annie Cochran Bufkin.   Mary was born c1852 and died March 21, 1922

Benjamin and Mary Frances are both buried in the Antioch Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.   

Mrs. Francis Bufkin, widow of the late Dock Bufkin, died Wednesday, March 1rst, 1922, and was buried in the Antioch Cemetery on Thursday, March 2nd, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Watkins, pastor of the Bayou Pierre Circuit. Mrs. Bufkin was nearing the seventieth year mark of her life, and had been in failing health for some time. Her pastor at Antioch, Rev. Henry Purser, says she was the best member of that church; that like Dorcas, she was full of good works. She was noted throughout a wide section of the county for her unfailing kindness in times of sickness and distress. She would neglect her own affairs at any time to nurse the sick, and she was most profficient (sic) in this work. Mrs. Bufkin is survived by two daughters and two sons.

Obituary contributed by Haskell Bufkin Waller
Children of Benjamin Bufkin and Maryanne Singletary are:
Sara4 Bufkin, born cJuly 1850 (1850 census)      She married William A. 'Billy'  Douglass        Click his name for more of this family   
Martha Bufkin, born May 22, 1854, and died February 28, 1899.     She married Matthew Tinsley Conn      Click his name for more of this family
5-4.  John B. Bufkin, born 1853, and died 1923 in Hamburg, Franklin Co Mississippi
6-4.  Celia Ann Bufkin, born July 05, 1856, and died March 31, 1892
Children of Benjamin Bufkin and Mary Cochran are:
Urben4 Bufkin, born 1879
7-4.  Simon Bolivar Buckner 'Buck' Bufkin, born July 22, 1882, and died October 15, 1946
8-4.  Kate Bufkin, born January 19, 1883, and died October 02, 1923
Allah Bufkin, born June 26, 1887, and died October 22, 1946.  She married Harmon Floyd Douglass    Click his name for more of this family
 
6-3.  Solomon3 Bufkin (Benjamin Franklin2, Josiah1) was born April 21, 1832 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died December 20, 1877 in Franklin Co Mississippi.

He married Elizabeth Carlisle April 24, 1851, daughter of James Carlisle and Mary Bishop, and sister to Susan P. Carlisle, wife of Solomon's brother, William David Bufkin.
From the Book, Antioch Baptist Church, 175 Years, 1824-1999

According to the records we now have at hand, we find Solomon Bufkin, son of Benjamin and Celia Bufkin was ordained and licensed to the ministry in Antioch Baptist Church in the spring of 1854.   The following report was taken from the archives of the Mississippi Baptist Association of 1878:

Elder Solomon Bufkin

A gloom has been thrown over our association by the death of our much esteemed Brother Solomon Bufkin. Soon after the last meeting of our association, death began to throw his dark shadows across his mind, and he saw and remaked to a Brother that he was not long for this world; and accordingly began setting his house in order for his departure. He realized more of it than his friends and even his bosom companion, who tried to dispel the shadows of death that then hung like a pall over him; but all the friends and physicians could do did not check the cruel hand of death. He is dead, noy, not dead, but sleepeth. He is gone to that bright world of sainted spirits to which he pointed his fellow men. He was born April 21, 1832 and died December 20, 1877; making him forty-six years old.

In the year 1851, on April 24th, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Carlisle, as his companion and partner in life. That union gave him eight children, all of whom are buried except two. Thus you see that the most of his family had preceded him to the spirit land. He professed conversion sometimes before he united with the church, and would not only engage in prayers, but would exhort his brethren. He established the altar of his family soon after his conversion, thus showing that the Lord has set him apart for a great work. In the spring of 1854, he united with the Antioch Baptist Church, in Copiah County, Mississippi where he was born and raised by pious parents, and in the same year, the church being so well satisfied that the Lord had chosen him as a herald of the Cross, he was licensed and ordained to the work of the Gospel minister, and we are happy to say that he ended with joy to himself and all who knew him. His labors in the ministry for sixteen years are full of zeal and self-denial - he was instant in season and out of the first part of his ministry was given churches and hard labor in the field, and God blessed him not only in his churches, but in toiling in the field. He was not supported as he should have been, and feeling that he must provide for his own family, was driven to the farm. He was away from his home and family for nearly two-thirds of his time: having to travel from twenty to thirty miles to reach all his churches except of one at home, having to encounter all the danger of crossing the Homo- chitto River, as well as other large creeks, and at one of these crossing on one occasion, lost a valuable horse and came near losing his own life, but God saved him amid summer's heat and winter's cold, when duty said go, he never shrank.

As to matter of his preaching, it was more practical than doctrinal. Always exhibiting that zeal and earnestness that made his preaching powerful, his manner was of that character as to rivet the audience to those holy and blessed truths that were drawn from hard study of the scriptures. His education was limited and he made himself what he was by hard study. His social qualifications were good.

There was that cheerfulness about him that made all around him happy, and this life was with him on his dying bed.

He was one of the sweet singers of Israel, his voice was strong and clear and well adapted to singing. It was one of his engagements of worship, as well as the social circle that he loved so dearly; and for this many would come to hear him preach.

Brother Bufkin was truly a working missionary Baptist. He has done more to arouse and keep a missionary spirit in this association than any other man. He has traveled miles and made speeches and preached sermons to get the churches to do something for missions, especially in the bounds of this association. But, brethren; he is dead. Nay, he lives - he lives in the affections of his churches. Oh! His own churches have almost paralyzed by his loss; feeling that his place cannot be filled; and almost everywhere we see the work of his hands. These praise him and he cannot die while he is in the hearts of so many. Years may roll away and like Curtis, Felder, Cooper and others, he will still live. But while we feel his loss, there are none to feel like his beloved wife and children. That step and voice is no longer heard in his home to cheer it, but what is their and our loss, we trust in this eternal gain; therefore resolved, that we tender his bereaved family our warmest sympathies.

Pale and cold we see thee lying     Near God's tyemple once so dear,     And the mourner's bitter sighing,     Feels unheeded on thine ear.
All thy love and zeal to lead us,     Where immortal fountains flow,     And on living bread to feed us,     In our fond remembrance glow.
May the Conquering faith that cheered thee,     When they foot the Jordan pressed,     Guide our spirit while we leave thee,     In the tomb that Jesus blessed.

W.H. Gunby

This brother died early in December last. He was an active and zealous member of the Ebenezer Church, and died in he forty-sixth year of his age. Though cut off suddenly - dying even in the home of another - yet he was thoroughly prepared for his change. The church and community will even find it hard to fill the void created by his decease, but his companion, children, and friends, are assured that their loss was his eternal gain.

"Dying in the Lord he rests from his labors: his works do follow him"
From Pleasant Valley Church History:

The supporters of the Pleasant Valley Church in its early days were the WHEAT's, WRIGHT's, THOMPSON's, McGEE's, MATTHEW's, PEET's, MAGEE's, GILMORE's, WATSON's, DECELL's, GRANBERRY's, REMBERT's, MULLEN's, GRAVES,' and others, all Godly people, well-to-do and prosperous farmers."
It is not certain just how many future ministers were converted in this Pleasant Valley revival, but the following list is usually considered correct, John J. WHEAT, Andrew J. WHEAT, William H. MULLINS, Elisha F. MULLINS, Seth MULLINS, and Solomon BUFKIN (both Baptists), William G. MILLSAPS, John Jackson MILLSAPS, William R. MILLSAPS, John J. SMYLIE, David WATSON, Wallace W. GRAVES, and Robert A. SIBLEY.
See the entire article Copiah Co Mississippi GenWeb
Children of Solomon Bufkin and Elizabeth Carlisle are:
Kate Scott4 Bufkin, born March 20, 1863, and died January 19, 1919.
She married John Thomas Whitehead, son of John Whitehead and Mary Knight.   He was born about 1842, death date unknown.
Children of Kate Bufkin and John Whitehead are:    Allan Soloman5 Whitehead    Leonard Whitehead   Malcomb Whitehead   Hubert T. Whitehead    Clara Whitehead    Marvle Whitehead
Clara4 Bufkin (Solomon3, Benjamin Franklin2, Josiah1) was born March 10, 1868, and died October 17, 1933.
She married Claudius Graham
Children of Clara Bufkin and Claudius Graham are:    Claudia5 Graham     Ned Graham     Betty Graham     Edith Graham     Kate Graham
Generation 4
5-4.  John B.4 Bufkin (Benjamin Franklin3, Benjamin Franklin2, Josiah1) was born 1853, and died 1923 in Hamburg, Franklin Co Mississippi.

He married Elizabeth Whitehead, on July 22, 1874, daughter of Tillman Whitehead and Sarah Freeman. She was born January 18, 1859 and died December 03, 1930 in Hamburg, Franklin Co Mississippi
Children of John Bufkin and Elizabeth Whitehead are:
Mae F.5 Bufkin
Diane Hall    My husband's ancestor was May F. Bufkin. She married Robert Ransom Hall on December 31, 1895, in Franklin Co Mississippi. I believe her parents to be John B. Bufkin and Elizabeth Whitehead. They were married in Copiah County on July 22, 1874.
Minnie Bufkin married Lawerence B. Ducker  from Franklin Co Mississippi
Thu, 02 Nov 2000
My name is Stacey Ducker Dossett   I am the granddaughter of Denton Ducker Sr.   His mother was Minnie Bufkin daughter of John Bufkin. Minnie married Lawerence Ducker of Franklin Co Mississippi.  For some reason Lawerence is listed in any information that I have found as W.A. Ducker.   Is there any more information you have on Minnie and her family? I have not been very lucky at finding anything on her except what my father remembers. Thanks very much.
Ann Bufkin
Lucy Bufkin
Bessie Bufkin
 
6-4.  Celia Ann4 Bufkin (Benjamin Franklin3, Benjamin Franklin2, Josiah1) was born July 05, 1856, and died March 31, 1892.

She married Otho Columbus 'Oak' Beal. He was born July 19, 1857 and died November 26, 1931.  Celia and Otho are buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
Children of Celia Bufkin and Otho Beal are:    Anna5 Beal    Vergie Beal
 
7-4.  Simon Bolivar Buckner 'Buck'4 Bufkin (Benjamin Franklin3, Benjamin Franklin2, Josiah1) was born July 22, 1882, and died October 15, 1946.

He married Hettie Viola Bufkin October 01, 1905 in Copiah Co Mississippi, daughter of James Lafayette Bufkin and Sarah Frances Barlow. She was born July 17, 1884 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died February 23, 1938 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
Spencer, Copiah Co Mississippi    26 April 1910   pg 181   #158/158
Married 5 years, Hettie's 2nd marriage, she has born 4 children, 3 living

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Louise Bufkin Daughter  3
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Virgie Bufkin Daughtetr  7 mo
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Luther Jones Son  7
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Luther is enumerated with his grandparents in 1920 also, age 16, in Copiah Co Mississippi, January 18, 1920. > >
Columbus, Lowndes Co Mississippi    09-10 January 1920   pg 13  #1220/204/214


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Louise M. Bufkin Daughter 12
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Vergia A. Bufkin Daughter 10
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Mabel E. Bufkin Daughter  4
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Allen L. Jones Step-son 17
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Charles Wisener Boarder 22
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Children of Simon Bufkin and Hettie Bufkin are:
Louise Maude5 Bufkin, born April 21, 1907
Addie Virginia 'Virgie' Bufkin, born April 30, 1909 in Glancey, Copiah Co Mississippi.    She married Excel Talbott
Children:         James Excel 'Jim' Talbott       Robert 'Bobby' Talbott
Mabel Elaine Bufkin, born February 24, 1915, and died March 1995.      She married Robert F. Davis, Jr.
 
8-4.  Kate4 Bufkin (Benjamin Franklin3, Benjamin Franklin2, Josiah1) was born January 19, 1883, and died October 02, 1923.

She married 1) W. J. Thompson. He was born January 18, 1874, and died Janaury 10, 1900, burial in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi

She married 2) John Richard McKee
Children of Kate Bufkin and John McKee are:       Luther McKee      Brown McKee   Jack McKee
 
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