Joyce, All I have is that he was born in Virginia in 1815. That's my brick wall. He lived in Peru, IN and died there in 1875. His wife's name was Elizabeth but I haven't been able to find her last name. His children were Milton, Benjamin, Larua, Oscar, Edgar Allen (My grandfather) and Andrew Jackson Buckley.
I got a copy of Elizabeth's death certificate but all it contained were her name and date of death.
Alpha was a member of the first Peru, IN board of aldermen.