Buckley, John a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in England in 1805. He emigrated to America in 1827; settled in Bloomfield, Essex County, N.J.; joined the Church in 1828; studied during 1830 for the Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham; received license to preach in 1831; and in the same year entered the Philadelphia Conference. In 1838 he became superannuated; and in 1840 engaged in business in Bridgeton, N.J., where he died, June 28, 1842. Mr. Buckley possessed more than ordinary ability as a preacher, a well-disciplined mind, and a remarkable aptness in putting the truth. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1843, pages 355, 414.