John Buchanan

Maleabout 1785–21 July 1812

Brief Life History of John

When John Buchanan was born about 1785, in Amwell, East Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Samuel Buchanan, was 23 and his mother, Ann Case, was 29. He died on 21 July 1812, in his hometown, at the age of 28, and was buried in Headquarters, Delaware Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States.

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Samuel Buchanan
1764–1846
Ann Case
1758–1802
Margaret I. Buchanan
1781–1851
Ann Buchanan
1783–
John Buchanan
1785–1812
Sarah Buchanan
1786–
Elizabeth Ann Buchanan
1788–
Jacob Buchanan
1790–
Mary M. BUCHANAN
1790–
Elizabeth Ann BUCHANAN
1792–
Jane C. Buchanan
1795–
Catherine Buchanan
1798–
Matthias Buchanan
1784–1872
Samuel Buchanan Jr.
1788–1864
Ann BUCHANAN
1796–

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    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.

    1787 · New Jersey Plan

    Age 2

    "Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 9

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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