Nixon Buckner

21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Submitted by: John and Cindy McCachern


Rev. Nixon Buckner, of Pacific Grove, California, died at his home April 18 at the age of 78 years. He was for many years a presiding elder in the M.E. church in the State of Kansas, also preached at many points in California and in Tacoma, Washington. He was also president of a college in Ashland, Oregon, for a time, but most of his life was spent in preaching and his life's work was well crowned with success. He was loved, honored and respected where ever he was known. He was born and grew to manhood in Clark County. At the beginning of the civil war, he was among the first to volunteer and entered the service in Grant's regiment, the 21st Illinois Infantry and endured the hardships until the end of the struggle. After the war, he returned to his life's work, that of a pastor. His brother Elisha of Momence is the last of that distinguished family of eleven children-seven boys and four girls. He was the uncle of Mrs. Merrick Cox and Mrs. Frank Buckner of Marshall and Mrs. Ben Crow of West Union.

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