The Douglas Archives Genealogy Pages

Discovering our Douglas Ancestors and their Relatives

*George Buchanan

Male 1721 - 1818  (97 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name *George Buchanan 
    Born 1721  York County, Pennsylvania, Per The Dar Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1818  Ripley County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1818  McLaughlin Cemetery Near Buchanan Station In Brown Township, Ripley County, Indiana Per Grandson George W. Buchanan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19197  My Genealogy

    Family Esther Campbell,   b. Abt 1721, Possibly Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. McLaughlin Cemetery Near Buchanan Station In Brown Township, Ripley County, Indiana Per Grandson George W. Buchanan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1770  Possibly Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Buchanan,   b. 19 Mar 1764, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1857, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Margaret Mary Buchanan,   b. 1771, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. *William B. Buchanan,   b. 1 Mar 1771, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1845, 73y, 11M, 24D; Shelby Township, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Wilson Buchanan,   b. 1775, New York ? Could This Really Be York County, Pennsylvania ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1851, 76y; Ripley County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. John Buchanan,   b. 1779, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1847, Switzerland County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Martha E. Buchanan,   b. 1780, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1833, Ripley County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     7. David Buchanan,   b. 1786, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Ripley County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F6883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • NOTE: On the Ripley County, Indiana - INGENWEB Site,
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~inripley/gbuchanan.htm
      You will find five Biographies posted by Bob Scott on the site. Theyare in regards to: George Buchanan and four of his sons, William,John, David, and Wilson Buchanan. If you are interested in thisfamilies history then it is an advantage to have the information thatBob Scott has so graciously shared with other researchers. Hediscusses in some detail the problems incurred with many thingsrelating to the family's origin here in America and each individual,starting with George Buchanan. Below is a sample of the informationhe has provided on the web site.

      The birth date given by researcher Bob Scott, makes Esther Buchananaround 50 years of age or older when Wilson, John, Martha E., andDavid Buchanan were born. Could their father George Buchanan havemarried twice?

      "George's dates are problematical. The DAR, giving no source, listedthem as 1721-1818. A 1910 interview with his grandson George W.Buchanan, printed in the Madison Courier that year, said that Georgelived to be 102 years old. A military marker, probably placed in theearly 1900s, gave his death date as 1815. It was probably placed inthe McLaughlin family cemetery and moved to the Wilson Buchanan FamilyCemetery about 1985.
      Despite the often repeated statements that George was born either inRamleton, Donegal, Ireland or York County, Pa., or even Scotland,there is no proof. Nor is there any proof of the identity of hisfather. Most of this stems from attempts to establish a claim to theBuchanan estate in the 1930s (which was an out-and-out scam).
      I believe that George was probably the same George on the tax lists inFannett Township, which is in modern Franklin County, Pa.
      The earliest known account that names George's children was given in1910 by George W. Buchanan, his grandson via Wilson Buchanan. Thisaccount, printed in the Madison Courier, listed George's fatherWillson Buchanan (erroneously printed as William), and his unclesWilliam and Jack Buchanan. Also cited by relationship were uncleGeorge McLaughlin and cousin William McLaughlin and uncle GeorgeBenefiel. It does not mention David Buchanan, generally regarded asone of four brothers, or Margaret Buchanan Cowen, regarded as adaughter of George Buchanan."
      SOURCE: An outline of assistance: Updated: 2007-08-11 02:45:38 UTC(Sat) Contact: Bob W. Scott AT: BobWScott@aol.com; somereferences and sources given.
      www.RootsWeb.com WorldConnect; Obtained 02 December 2007, SLJuhl,compiler.

      "AREA HISTORY: Fawn Township, 1783, York County, PA;http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/york/history/gibson/fawn-1783.txt
      Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Kathy Francis
      Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/pa/york/
      _______________________________________________
      History of York County, Pennsylvania. John Gibson, Historical Editor.
      Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.
      _______________________________________________
      FAWN TOWNSHIP IN 1783 ? Page 757
      In 1783 the population of this township, including Peach Bottom was783. There were 39 slaves,
      118 dwelling houses, 89 barns, 8 mills and 18,100 acres of land takenup. The following is a
      complete list of the names of the taxable inhabitants for the year1783, together with the
      number of acres owned by each and valuation in pounds sterling:
      James Buchanan, 200 acres 114
      Samuel Buchanan, 310 acres 138
      John Hamilton, 100 acres, 1 slave 121 (brother to JamesMcHaffey Hamilton)
      James Ramsey, 396 acres, 3 slaves, 8 persons 326 (Hannah's CochranRamsay Hamilton's father)
      Alex Ramsey, 100 acres 37" (Hannah'sbrother)
      [Transcribed 10 March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      1820 U.S. Federal Census; Ripley County, Indiana; "Series: M33 Roll:15 Page: 46; http://persi.heritagequestonline.com
      Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State CountyLocation Year
      Listed directly one under the other on the same census sheet/page:
      HAMILTON HENRY IN RIPLEY NO TWP LISTED 1820 (son ofJames McHaffey Hamilton)
      1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0
      HAMILTON JAMES IN RIPLEY NO TWP LISTED 1820 (JamesMcHaffey Hamilton)
      2-1-1-2-0-1-1-1-0-0-1-0-3-0-0
      WILSON BUCHANAN IN RIPLEY NO TWP LISTED 1820 (son ofGeorge Buchanan)
      1-1-1-3-0-1-4-1-0-1-0-0-5-0-0
      WM. B. BUCHANAN IN RIPLEY NO TWP LISTED 1820 (son ofGeorge Buchanan & Martha H. Buchanan Hamilton's father-w/o John W.Hamilton)
      1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0
      WM. H. BUCHANAN IN RIPLEY NO TWP LISTED 1820 (son ofWilliam B. Buchanan)
      0-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0
      JOHN MOORE IN RIPLEY NO TWP LISTED 1820
      0-0-0-0-1-0-5-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0"
      NOTE: Listed directly under both Henry & James Hamilton are WilsonBuchanan, Wm. B. Buchanan, and Wm. H. Buchanan, Plus John Moore.[Transcribed 10 March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]