Isaac Buckingham was born in Greene County, Penn., in 1815, a son of William and Nancy (McClellan) Buckingham. When he was eight years old his parents moved to Knox County, Ohio, where his father purchased nearly 500 acres of land, and from there they moved to Cincinnati, and thence to Iowa.  Only four of his parents' family of ten children are now living. Isaac, who was one of the eldest in the family, was reared in Knox County, where he lived until 1848, when he came to Holmes County, and here bought 130 acres of land,  This he improved and added to until he now owns 250 acres, all under cultivation.  He has been industrious, and has become one of the most prosperous men of the county.  Mr. Buckingham was married in 1839 to Drusilla, daughter of William and Catherine (Welker) Lydick, who came from Cumberland County, Penn., to Knox County, Ohio, about 1806. Mr. and Mrs. Buckingham have had a family of five children, four of whom are living:  Llama, Lydia, Dorothy, and Cassie. In politics Mr. Buckingham is a stanch supporter of the principles of the Democratic party;  he and wife are members of the Christian Church.


Holmes County History, 1889