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James BUCHANAN

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  • Name James BUCHANAN 
    Born Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 9 Jun 1761  Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 19 Mar 1765  Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 19 Mar 1765  Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) Shauna Fairbanks, "George (1746-1813) and Margaret (McAfee) Buchanan - His Ancestors and Descendants" <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fairbanks/buchanan/ history.htm>:

      JAMES BUCHANAN, was born in Northern Ireland to Alexander Buchanan. He came with his father and two brothers to America about 1702. They settled first in Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Later he moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married, first, Martha Allison about 1725 in Pennsylvania. She was born about 1706 in Northern Ireland, daughter of Alexander Allison. The Allisons came to America about 1720, settling for a while in Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

      James was listed as being among the very early settlers in Augusta County, Virginia, having settled in the Walker's Creek section around 1745. He served on the Shawnee Expedition as a Sergeant. He was a Colonial Soldier. He owned a great deal of property, having acquired it several hundred acres at a time. He served as a Justice of the Peace in Augusta County, Virginia for 20 years.

      Martha died about 1740 - 42 in Augusta County, Virginia.

      Children: . . .

      i. Alexander Buchanan, b. abt 1726; d. 1798; unmarried. Served as a lieutenant in 1753/54 and as a sergeant under Capt. William Preston in the French and Indian War in 1755/56 and received land for his service. On September 26, 1786, the Wythe County Court recommended that he be appointed a justice of the peace. On May 25, 1790, it recommended he be appointed a militia lieutenant. He died in Wythe County, Virginia, leaving his property to the children of his brother, Robert. . . .

      ii. Archibald Buchanan, b. abt 1728; d. wp 7 Oct 1806; m. Mrs. Agnes (Bowen) McFerrin. . . .

      iii. John Buchanan, b. abt 1730; m. Martha Buchanan. . . .

      iv. James Buchanan, b. abt 1734; d. abt 1759, killed by Indians during the French and Indian War. . . .

      v. William Buchanan, b. abt 1736; d. wp 2 Sep 1805; m. Isabella Montgomery. . . .

      vi. Janet Buchanan, b. abt 1738. . . .

      vii. Rebecca Buchanan, b. abt 1740; m. William Hall. . . .

      viii. Robert Buchanan, b. abt 1742; d. 7 Jan 1809; m. Margaret McCutcheon. . . .

      James married, second, Mary Reside, in about 1742 in Augusta County, Virginia.

      Children: . . .

      [ix] George Buchanan, b. abt 1746; d. June 1813; m. Margaret McAfee. . . .

      [x] David Buchanan, b. 15 Jul 1749; d. Aug 1818; m. Susannah Ware.

      James wrote a will on June 9, 1761. On March 19, 1765 James' will was proven. It reads as follows:

      "In the name of God, Amen, I, James Buchanan of the Parish of Augusta and Colony of Virginia, farmer, being sick and weak of body but of sound disposing memory, blessed be God for his mercy and seeing it is appointed for all men to die, have made this ninth day of June, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty. 1. I first do commit my soul to Almighty God the giver and my body to be buried in such decent manner as my executors shall cause and to what worldly goods it pleased God to bestow upon me I dispose of them in the following manner and first my will is that all my lawful debts by me contracted be hastily paid by my estate as also that all debts due me may be collected by my executor and Secondly, I give and bequeath to my son Alexander Buchanan one two-year old heifer to be paid him of my estate also my silver sleeve button. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son Archibald Buchanan twenty shillings current money to be paid of my estate. Fourthly I give and bequeath to my John Buchanan my blue strait coat and the jacket belonging to said coat and Fifthly I give and bequeath to my sons William and Robert Buchanan to each of them 100 acres of land I now dwell on to be surveyed off the estate and of my said tract not to take any of the new cleared grassland that is farmed to them and their heirs and assigns forever and I order my executors to make them a deed for all said land and Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Marey Buchanan the house I now dwell in and the one third the new cleared land and wood land; all her life if she does not marry if she marrys I order her to clear said place and have no further claim to said land as also I give to my well beloved wife the bed I now lie on with what cloath belongs to said bed and Seventhly I give and bequeath to my sons George Buchanan and David Buchanan two hundred fifteen acres where I now dwell with all the improvements thereunto belonging that is to each of them one hundred seven acres and a half reserving their mother's right to the one third during her life and I order my executors to make them a deed forever for said lands and Eighthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecky Buchanan two cows and two calves and one two year old and one yearling. One bed and the chair belonging to said bed also I give to my dearly beloved wife Marey Buchanan my sorrel mare. I also give unto my son George Buchanan my black horse and as to the rest of my cows and sheep I order them to be equally divided between my well beloved wife Marey Buchanan and my sons George Buchanan and David Buchanan also my sheep equally devided between the said three persons also my great pot to my wife and the rest of my household goods to be devided as my wife shall see proper and Ninthly and lastly I constitute and appoint my well beloved wife and my son Alexander to be my executors to execute this last will and testament and hereby disannul and make void all other wills and testaments made by me and do publish and declare this to be my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.

      Signed James Buchanan.

      Signed, sealed and delivered to us Daniel Harmon, James McCown and William Scott."
    Person ID I41013  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2020 

    Father Alexander BUCHANAN,   b. Abt 1650, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1728, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F17581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha ALLISON,   b. Abt 1706, Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1742, Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1725  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander BUCHANAN  [natural]
     2. Archibald BUCHANAN  [natural]
     3. John BUCHANAN  [natural]
     4. James BUCHANAN  [natural]
     5. William BUCHANAN  [natural]
     6. Janet BUCHANAN  [natural]
     7. Rebecca BUCHANAN  [natural]
     8. Robert BUCHANAN  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F17582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary RESIDE 
    Married Abt 1742  Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David BUCHANAN,   b. 15 Jul 1749,   d. Aug 1818  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     2. George BUCHANAN,   b. Abt 1746, Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1813, Mercer County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F17583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart