John Buchanan

31 December 1785–5 January 1866 (Age 80)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Buchanan was born on 31 December 1785, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, James Buchanan, was 50 and his mother, Isabella Hall, was 40. He married Rhoda Corby in 1816. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He died on 5 January 1866, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

John Buchanan
1785–1866
Rhoda Corby
1792–1855
Marriage: 1816
Sally Buchanan
1801–
Hannah Young Buchanan
1817–1880
Nancy Jane Buchanan
1826–
Martha Buchanan
1803–
Alice Buchanan
1805–
Isabel Margaret Buchanan
1816–
James William Buchanan
1822–1880
John Rice Buchanan
1824–1909
Ann Elizabeth Buchanan
1829–
Mary A. Buchanan
1835–
Mary Ellen Buchanan
1835–
Robert Edward Buchanan
1844–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1816
Rockbridge,Va
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Buchanan

    Male1735–1808Male

    Female1745–1792Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 3

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1808

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • John Buchanan, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Buckhannan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Buchanan in household of John R Buchanan, "United States Census, 1860"

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