Rebecca Shannon Buchanan

28 June 1822–22 May 1900 (Age 77)
Donelson, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rebecca Shannon

When Rebecca Shannon Buchanan was born on 28 June 1822, in Donelson, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Buchanan, was 58 and her mother, Lucinda Mary "Lucy" East, was 29. She married Jeremiah Bowen Jr. on 25 August 1848, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She lived in Davidson, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died on 22 May 1900, in Donelson, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Bowen Jr.
Rebecca Shannon Buchanan
Marriage: 25 August 1848
Martha Spivey Bowen
Lucinda "Lucy" Bowen
Nancy A Bowen
Harriett Bowen
Jeremiah Bowen III
Sarah Ann Bowen
Mary Amanda Bowen
Jessie Ellis Bowen
Rebecca M Bowen

Spouse and Children

25 August 1848
Davidson, Tennessee, United States


    Martha Spivey Bowen


    Lucinda "Lucy" Bowen


    Nancy A Bowen


    Harriett Bowen


    Jeremiah Bowen III


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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 13

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 24

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Buchanan, a place near Loch Lomond, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Bowen in household of Jeremiah Bowen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebeca S Bown in household of Jerry Bowen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Bowen in household of Jerrey Bowen, "United States Census, 1870"

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