George Matthew Buchanan

Male10 February 1855–23 January 1938

Brief Life History of George Matthew

When George Matthew Buchanan was born on 10 February 1855, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, George A Buchanan, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Ann Nanney, was 24. He married Judith W Cox on 11 February 1875, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 January 1938, at the age of 82, and was buried in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.

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George Matthew Buchanan
Emma Florence Moore
Marriage: about 1905
Verdie Ellen Buchanan
Viran C Buchanan
Ufas Buchanan

Sources (15)

  • George M Buchanan in household of Veron C Buchanan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George M. Buckhannon, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • G M Buchannon, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1905
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 26

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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