When Eliza Buchanan was born in 1816, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, her father, William John Buckhanan, was 38 and her mother, Rachel Elizabeth Short, was 26. She married Wilson B Benefiel on 30 April 1831, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Madison, Madison Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died after 1850, in Jefferson, Indiana, United States.
Scottish (western Scotland): habitational name from Buchanan in Stirlingshire, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.
Irish: adopted for Ó Buadhachanáin, see Bohannon .
History: This is the name of a Scottish clan associated with lands on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond and in the Lennox. — The name Buchanan was brought independently to North America from Scotland by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. George Buchanan came to MD in 1698. — James Buchanan (1791–1868), 15th President of the US (1857–61), was born near Mercersburg, PA, the son of a successful land speculator and store keeper, who had emigrated to PA from Scotland in 1783.