Jacob Buckwold married Catharine Hahn, of Baden, Germany, March 7, 1858, and has eight children. He came to this country in May 1857, and settled in Jaffrey. He was a soldier in the late Rebellion, enlisting in 1861 in Co. G, 14th N. H. Vols., and was honorably discharged in 1863. He died August 18, 1882. His family resides in the village of East Jaffrey.