Elnora Buchanan

Female26 July 1824–17 December 1887

Brief Life History of Elnora

When Elnora Buchanan was born on 26 July 1824, in Donelson, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Buchanan, was 61 and her mother, Lucinda Mary "Lucy" East, was 31. She married Samuel B Brown Sr. on 6 December 1851, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 17 December 1887, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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Samuel B Brown Sr.
Elnora Buchanan
Marriage: 6 December 1851
James William Brown
William J Brown
Nancy Elizabeth Brown
Robert Brown
Elenora Nora Brown
Ellender Brown
Phobe Brown
Charles Franklin Brown
Samuel B Brown
Catherine "Kate" Brown

Sources (11)

  • Ellen Buchanan in household of Lucinda Buchanan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ellen B Buchanan, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Elnora B Buchanan Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1851Davidson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (16)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 11

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


    Age 22

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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