John Rice Buchanan

24 May 1824–7 July 1909 (Age 85)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Rice

When John Rice Buchanan was born on 24 May 1824, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, John Buchanan, was 38 and his mother, Rhoda Corby, was 31. He married Mary Flood Bocock on 10 January 1845, in Appomattox, Appomattox, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Fort Spring, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 7 July 1909, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ronceverte, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rice Buchanan
1824–1909
Mary Flood Bocock
1824–1907
Marriage: 10 January 1845
Martha Isabella Buchanan
1854–1862
Isabella Buchanan
1855–1862
Fannie Irene Buchanan
1856–1862
Fanny J. Buchanan
1857–1862
Emma Constance Buchanan
1858–1925
Rev. Charles Henry Buchanan
1858–1940
Caroline Buchanan
1859–
John William Buchanan
1860–1931
De Laniel Rice Buchanan
1861–1890
D. R. Buchanan
1861–
Margaret Hannah Buchanan
1865–
Mary Mollie Flood Buchanan
1865–1952
George Willis Buchanan
1868–1897
Lucille Matilda Buchanan
1870–1950
Frederick Burton Buchanan
1872–1941

Spouse and Children

    Male1824–1909Male

    Mary Flood Bocock

    Female1824–1907Female

MARRIAGE
10 January 1845
Appomattox, Appomattox, Virginia, United States
children

(15)

    Martha Isabella Buchanan

    Female1854–1862Female

    Isabella Buchanan

    Female1855–1862Female

    Fannie Irene Buchanan

    Female1856–1862Female

    Fanny J. Buchanan

    Female1857–1862Female

    Emma Constance Buchanan

    Female1858–1925Female

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 20

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 23

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

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 R Buchanan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John B Buchanan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John R Buchanan, "United States Census, 1880"

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