WILLIAM E. BUCKLEY.
William E. Buckley, who was one of the three trustees elected at the first township election in October, 1870, was a native of Livingston county, N. Y. At the age of eighteen, in 1864, he enlisted in the Twenty-fourth Independent Battery of that State; was captured by the Confederates at Plymouth, N. C., and confined in Andersonville prison for nine months. He was paroled and finally discharged in July, 1865. In the following September he was married to Mary Piper, who was born in his native county, and soon afterward came west with his father, John Buckley. They lived in Noble township for twelve years, when William E. Buckley and family removed to Edna, and afterward to Bear Grove township.
From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pp. 212-213.