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Michael Buskirk
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1782
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1856
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA

Aged 74 years, 5 months and 10 days.

Michael (Van) Buskirk was the son of Isaac and Jerusha (Littell) Van Buskirk. He married Elizabeth (Bilderback) Buskirk.

His many accomplishments are outlined on his gravestone:
"He emigrated west in early life; was a soldier in the war of 1811 & 12; was one of the first settlers of Monroe Co. Ind; was one of its first Co. Commissioners; Helped to organise the Co. and locate the Co. seat; was afterwards associate judge for seven years."

Michael bought land in Monroe County in April of 1820. He did not move to Tippecanoe County until after 1850.

Michael's gravestone was one of three stones shattered when a car drove through the cemetery in December of 2008. The photos show the meticulous cleaning, repairing and resetting of the stone. 
 
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 Children:
  Lucinda Buskirk Kendall (1809 - 1907)*
  Elizabeth Eunica Buskirk Ward (1813 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Burton Cemetery
Klondike
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Jessica
Record added: May 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37476929
Michael Buskirk
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Michael Buskirk
Added by: Jessica
 
Michael Buskirk
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War of 1812
- Jessica
 Added: May. 25, 2009
 
 
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