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.
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.