James Buchanan

30 October 1788–
Calvert, Cecil, Maryland, United States

The Life of James

When James Buchanan was born on 30 October 1788, in Calvert, Cecil, Maryland, United States, his father, John Buchanan, was 31 and his mother, Susanna Starr, was 28.

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Family Time Line

John Buchanan
1757–1821
Susanna Starr
1760–1791
Mary Buchanan
1787–
James Buchanan
1788–
Phoebe Buchanan
1790–
Susanna Buchanan
1791–1827

Parents and Siblings

    Male1757–1821Male

    Susanna Starr

    Female1760–1791Female

siblings

(4)

    Mary Buchanan

    Female1787–Female

    Male1788–Male

    Phoebe Buchanan

    Female1790–Female

    Susanna Buchanan

    Female1791–1827Female

World Events (3)

1789

Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
1791

Age 3

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Buchanan, a place near Loch Lomond, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Buchannan, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • James Buchanan, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • James Buchannan, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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