Researched & compiled by Faye Bell  (SLC) 2014


Mary Jane Jennings Buckmaster was born in Texas about 1869.  Her parents are unknown (too many Mary Jennings) but she was born into the illustrious old family of New England Jennings.  On December 24, 1885 she married John Fletcher Buckmaster in Buffalo, Wyoming.  The family had originally lived on the current Carter holdings, but in 1892 they moved from Ten Sleep to Otter Creek.  The 1910 U.S. census reveals they were living on Spring Creek, Big Horn County, Wyoming.  The following children are listed:  Fred, Edith, Lennie, William, Claire (Topsy) and Mike.  She passed away 10 June 1915 at her home on Spring Creek where the couple lived.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Edith who died in 1909 at the age of 19 years.


Memories:  The Buckmasters are a very colorful family  It was her husband that rode for the sheriff at the Spring Creek Raid.  It was her son Mike that was well known as a bronc rider in Wyoming rodeos.  I only knew Mike and Topsy and Mike’s family: Ione, Billy and Shirley Buckmaster   - never a dull moment there.  FB


Mother: Margaret Susan Grundy

Father: Calvin Jones Jennings


 Individual Summary: Mary J. Jennings

Individual Facts:

Birth: 02 Jun 1871 in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas

Death: 11 Nov 1915 in Washakie Co., Wyoming

Burial: Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie, Wyoming, Lot 12E owned by

Johnny Buckmaster

 Shared Facts: John Fletcher Buckmaster

Marriage: 1885 in Johnson County, Wyoming

Children: Fred Buckmaster

Linnie Buckmaster

William "Bill" Buckmaster

Edith Buckmaster

Claire Margurite "Topsy" Buckmaster

Mike Buckmaster


Person Notes: Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011 about Mary Jennings

Name: Mary Jennings

Spouse: John Buckmaster Marriage Date: 1885 Marriage Place:

Johnson Co., Wyoming

Britt Family Tree Owner: ricklange120 ..

Mary Jennings Birth 02 Jun 1871 in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, USA

Death 11 Nov 1915

Marriage to John Fletcher Buckmaster 1885 24 Dec Age: 14 Johnson,

Wyoming, USA

Parents Calvin Jones Jennings 1847 - 1938 Margaret S Grundy

Jennings 1849 - 1939

Spouse & Children

John Fletcher Buckmaster 1860 - 1935

William Buckmaster 1884 - 1972

Fred Buckmaster 1886 - 1972

Edith Buckmaster 1890 - 1911

Linnie Buckmaster 1892 -

Claire Margrite Buckmaster 1898 - 1978

Mike Buckmaster 1903 - 1989

Source Information: Ancestry Family Trees

Prepared By: Fred Drake