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Alexander BUCHANAN

Male Abt 1650 - Abt 1728  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Alexander BUCHANAN 
    Born Abt 1650  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1728  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Some sources claim that Alexander BUCHANAN may have been a son of John BUCHANAN and/or his second wife, Jeane, of Blairlusk, Dumbartonshire, Scotland. However, the compiler believes that such claim is unproven.

      (2) Alexander Buchanan <http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Alexander_Buchanan_(23)>:

      Birth: Abt 1650 in Scotland
      Death: Abt 1728 in USA (almost certainly PA, probably Chester County) . . .

      He is thought to have been a son of John Buchanan, Jr. and Jean _____ of County Tyrone, Ireland. He married in Ireland and had issue: James, Archibald and Samuel.

      On or before 1702 he and his children had crossed from Ireland to Chester, Nottingham Township, PA. He later moved to Lancaster County, PA. The list of the family by Alexander Buchanan, the son of Captain John Buchanan and Martha Buchanan Buchanan, a great grandson, showed the landing and settlement at Chester. That record was in the papers of Capt. Felix Grundy Buchanan in 1921. Roy George Buchanan stated that his grandfather had told him that:

      • the family was from 3 brothers who were born in North Ireland, likely Tyrone County, about 1660;

      • the names of two of the brothers were Samuel and Alexander, who came to America at the same time;

      • the children of the third brother were in Virginia by 1740;

      • he came to America in 1702 and died in 1730.

      Bertie Rose showed that Alexander Buchanan was born in 1650, married in Ireland, brought his family with him to America, and died in 1728. She listed his brothers as William, George, Archibald and Samuel. A paper in the home of Raymond Madison Buchanan, Smyth County, VA, shows, "John and Jean Buchanan, of Scotland, had several children, two of whom were John and George. Both of these children went to Ireland in 1674. John had two sons who came to America from Ireland, namely Samuel and Alexander, about 1702, settled in Chester County, PA and later in Augusta County, VA." A paper in the Historical Society of PA, Philadelphia, PA shows that Alexander Buchanan was a native of Ireland and had two sons who emigrated to America about the beginning of the 18th century and settled in Chester, Nottingham Township, PA. In the same Historical Society the Buchanan Genealogical data, Gen Ha 201 shows that Alexander Buchanan had two sons, James and Archibald, who emigrated to America about the beginning of the 18th century. The sons settled in Chester County, Nottingham Twp, PA.

      (3) Shauna Fairbanks, "George (1746-1813) and Margaret (McAfee) Buchanan - His Ancestors and Descendants" <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fairbanks/buchanan/ history.htm>:

      ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, b. abt 1650 in Scotland possibly to John Buchanan. . . . He and his brother Samuel went to Northern Ireland about 1674. Alexander married in Northern Ireland and there had three sons we know of. On or before 1702, he and his three sons, James, Archibald and Samuel, had crossed from Ireland to Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He later moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

      Alexander died somewhere about 1728 - 30.

      Children: . . .

      i. James Buchanan, m. (1) Martha Allison; (2) Mary Reside. . . .

      ii. Archibald Buchanan, m. in Pennsylvania and remained there. He is thought to have been the sheriff of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1740. . . .

      iii. Samuel Buchanan, m. Martha Edmiston. He had a number of children. They lived near the Old Providence Church in Augusta County, Virginia, then moved to the Lodi section of Washington County, Virginia, between the Middle and South Fork of the Hoston. Some descendants lived in Washington County, Virginia; others went to Tennessee and on west.
    Person ID I41011  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Children 
     1. Archibald BUCHANAN,   b. Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. James BUCHANAN,   b. Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Mar 1765, Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Matthew BUCHANAN,   b. Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Samuel BUCHANAN,   b. Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 May 1783, Washington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 14:52:04 
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