Israel Hilton Buker

Born: April 17, 1756 - Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Buried: Otsego Methodist Church Cemetery, Otsego, Muskingum County, Ohio
Service: At age 19, Israel Buker joined a company of colonial militia in Maine. Israel enlisted in April 1775, in January 1776, and on March 22, 1777. All enlistments were at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Israel was a private in Captain Allen’s 23rd, a Regiment of Colonel John Bixby’s Army of Continental Troops. Israel was at the Battles of Trenton and Princeton in 1775. After eight years of soldering, Israel was discharged as a sergeant of the 3rd Massachusetts Regiment on June 9, 1783 in New Windsor, Orange County, New York.
Family: Israel Hilton Buker was the only son of Hilton Decatur Buker who was born around 1736 in England. Hilton Buker died when Israel was about 18 months old. Israel was bound out to a farmer and tavern keeper, at two years of age, to become an indentured servant. After the war, Israel returned to Maine and married Sarah Bathsheba Carver in Bridgewater, Massachusetts in June 1784. They established a home in Gray, Cumberland County, Maine, and had ten children.