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William E. Buckley is a native of Livingston county, New York, born March 8, 1846. He was living in Wyoming county of that State in 1864, at which time he enlisted in February, in the Twenty-fourth Independent Battery. He was captured by the rebels at Plymouth, North Carolina, sent to Andersonville prison, where he was confined nine months, and then paroled out. He was discharged in July, 1865. He came west with his father, John Buckley, (who now lives in Noble township,) in 1869. He was married, September 10, 1865, to Mary Piper, who was born March 19, 1846, in Livingston county, New York. They lived in Noble township for twelve years after coming to the county,then resided in Edna three years, after which they removed to this town. Mr. and Mrs. Buckley have seven children - Jennie, Ida, Freddie, George, Lucy, Willie and Elmer.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 715.

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