Nancy G. Buchanan

1 July 1812–8 June 1886 (Age 73)
Donelson, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy G.

When Nancy G. Buchanan was born on 1 July 1812, in Donelson, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Buchanan, was 48 and her mother, Lucinda Mary "Lucy" East, was 19. She married James Cox Carter on 9 November 1833, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 14, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Lincoln, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 8 June 1886, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cox Carter
Nancy G. Buchanan
Marriage: 9 November 1833
James Archibald Carter
Jerome Carter
Addison B. Carter
Lucinda Gertrude "Lucy" Carter
John East Carter
Henry Carter
Nelson Pierce Carter
Thomas Carter
Albert Carter
Nancy Ann "Nannie" Carter
Thomas Carter
Alexander Franklin Carter

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  • Marriage
    9 November 1833Davidson, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 8
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • Nancy Carter in household of James C Carter, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nancy Buchanan, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Nancy Carter in entry for Nannie Thompson, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

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