from Yaphank As It Is and Was
Jonas Buckingham was born in the town of Old Milford, CT., February 25,1779. He died and was buried at Yaphank, February 25, 1815. He was, accordingly, 46 years old when he laid down the things of life.
There lives a mortal upon earth at the present day who remembers Uncle Jonah's boyhood, or the scenes of 1779; and thc number is meagre who can recall the period of his marriage and residence in Yaphank.
He married a window lady named Greene, I believe, and settled in Yaphank on the bank of the bonny Connecticut.