Rebecca Shannon Buchanan

Brief Life History 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

Sources (14)

  • Rebecca Bowen in household of Jeremiah Bowen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Buchanan, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Rebecca Shannon Buchanan Bowen, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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

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.


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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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