m. bef. 1720 Prob. Ireland
Facts and Events
1. JOHN2 BUCHANAN, JR. (JOHN1) was born WFT Est. 1690-1700 in prob. Ireland, and died 1790 in Augusta County, Virginia. He married MARGARET CAMPBELL Bef. 1720 in prob. Ireland, daughter of JOHN CAMPBELL. She was born WFT Est. 1694-1702 in prob. Ireland, and died 1800.
Notes for JOHN BUCHANAN, JR.: From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:
Page 217 - - 22nd October, 1776. John Buchanan's will - - To wife, Margaret, executrix; to daughter, Martha, wife of John Buchanan; to son, William Buchanan; to son, Patrick, 3 pounds, executor; to son, Robert; to son, John; to son, James, executor; to sons, Alexander and David; to daughters, Mary and Catherine. Robert Gnear (now in my care) to be taught the art and mystery of a Taylor. Teste: Elijah McClenachan, Moses Williams. Proved, 20th April, 1790, by the witnesses. Patrick qualifies. 20th April, 1790. Margaret refuses to execute. Teste: John Gregory and Jno. Wallace.
http://www.tombuchanan.net/gene/pages/c2-10.html John Buchanan
It is not known when John was born, but he was a self-styled "Yomen and Miller" and "of Beverly Manor" to distinguish him from others of the same name. He and his wife Margret lived in Orange (now Augusta) County, Virginia where he was a Justice of the Augusta County Court in 1740.
On September 24, 1741, he bought 784 acres in Beverly Manor adjoining James Patton, Patrick Campbell and land already in his possession from William Beverly for L24.
On February 12, 1742, he received a grant from the Colony of of Virginia of 400 acres on a branch of the Roanoke River, which he sold to David Cloyd on May 23, 1745 for L27.15.
He sold 374 acres of his plantation in Beverly Manor to James Cowan for L18.10 on February 18, 1746/7 and the remaining 410 acres on Christians Creek to Samuel Bradford on March 20, 1752. On November 28, 1750, he bought 416 1/2 acres on Nutt Creek from William Nutt and renamed it "Mill Creek" and operated a mill on the site.
On March 18, 1760 John bought 63 acres on Christian's Creek from William Curry.
(Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 6, Page 225; Book 10, Page 33; Patent Book 20, Page 456, Virginia Land Office, Richmond, Virginia; Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Page 177; Book 4, Page 272; Book 3, Page 69; Book 8, Page 355.)
When Colonel John Buchanan surveyed large areas in Southwest Virginia in October and November of 1747, John aquired a vast acreage- 880 acres "at the Richlands near Asp Bottoms", 684 acres "on Chesnut Creek on Woods River", 1000 acres "at Asp Bottom on Indian (now Holston) River" and 550 acres "at the place called Richlands".
On March 22, 1755, John and his wife Margaret sold to Charles Campbell the 1000 acres surveyed on Indian River for L50 and on the same date sold to Colonel John Buchanan the 684 acre and 880 acre surveys for L60 each, as well as 130 acres on the Indian River for L10.10.2.
(F. B. Kegley, "Virginia Frontier" (Roanoke, Virginia: The Southwest Historical Society, 1938) Pages 123 - 125; Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Pages 50, 54, 57 and 61)
On March 18, 1771, John sold to their son Patrick 176 acres of their land in Beverly Manor.
John made his will on October 22, 1776 leaving one third of his property to his wife and the remainder to his children. The estate was probated on April 20, 1790. His wife declined to serve as administrator of the estate and after her death, the 304 acre Mill Creek Plantation was sold to Alexander St. Clair for L2,300 on April 28, 1800.
(Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 17, Page 126; Book 20, Page 124; Book 31, Page 45; Will Book 7, Pages 217-218)
John had 10 children, 3 girls and 7 boys.
Notes for MARGARET CAMPBELL: From Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Court Records:
AUGUST 20, 1747. (253) Margret, wife of John Buchanan, relinquished dower.
http://www.tombuchanan.net/gene/pages/c2-11.html Margaret Campbell
It is not known when Margaret was born, but she was the daughter or grand daughter of John Campbell. She lived in Orange (now Augusta) County, Virginia with her husband John.
When John died he left Margaret one third of the properties owned by him. For some reason she declined to serve as administrator to the estate. She died in 1800, leaving 10 children, 3 girls and 7 boys
Notes for JOHN BUCHANAN, COL.: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0091/g0000052.html#I45795
John BUCHANAN ABT 1720 - ABT 1770 ID Number: I45797
RESIDENCE: Augusta & Pattonsburg, & Botetourt Co. VA
BIRTH: ABT 1720 DEATH: ABT 1770, Greenfield, Botetourt Co. VA  RESOURCES: See: [S1650] [S2310]
Family 1 : Margaret "Peggy" PATTON
"Margaret 'Peggy' Patton m. John Buchanan. John's sister, Martha Buchanan married a cousin newly arrived in America, another John Buchanan. His other sister, Margaret Buchanan married Maj. Charles Campbell, parents of Gen. William Campbell."
"Whilst Col. Preston lived at Greenfield, John Buchanan determined to leave his residence near Pattonsburg and remove to Reed Creek to settle at Anchor and Rope, a splendid estate Col. Patton had given his daughter Margaret. On his journey he stopped at Greenfield, took sick and died after several weeks illness. Whilst on his death bed he desired Mrs. Preston to take care of his daughter, Jane, then ten years old; this was done. Col. Buchanan made Col. Preston the executor of his immense estate, a long and unbroken friendship existed between them. Buchanan is favorably mentioned by Gen. Washington in Spark's Life of Washington."
 died while on a visit to Wm Preston
Generation No. 3
4. John Buchanan, Col, born 1699 in Ireland (NOTE: birthdate incorrect, should be abt. 1720); died August 16, 1769 in "Greenfield", Augusta Co, VA. He was the son of 8. James Buchanan and 9. Jane Sayers. He married 5. Margaret "Peggy" Patton June 17, 1749 in Augusta Co, VA.
5. Margaret "Peggy" Patton, born in Newton, Lumwaddy, Ireland; died March 08, 1827 in Franklin, TN. She was the daughter of 10. Col. James Patton, MHB and 11. Mary Osborne.
Notes for John Buchanan, Col: From Ireland 1736, Settled in Augusta Co, helped organize Staunton. J Patton & Apalachian book pp 20. states he was of the Buchanan family from Northumberland Co, PA. Living at Cherry Tree Bottom (Buchanan, VA) in 1756 when George Washington came to visit them on his tour of frontier forts.
Children of John Buchanan and Margaret Patton are:
i. William Buchanan, died/killed in KY. ii. John Buchanan II, died 1777 in Battle of Saratoga. Notes for John Buchanan II:
pp 184 WP Served with Lewis's army of mountain men assaulting Dunmore at Gwynn's Island. On July 9 1776 the attack began with Lewis firing the first shot. Buchanan said Dunmore "sworn by his God which I presume to be Belzebub that if we begun with our dam'd 4 pounders he would pay us such a tune as we never heard but instead of that we made him lead of such a dance as he never before was taught to the tune of Yankedoodle. The rougues march at every fire."
iii. James Patton Buchanan, Maj, born 1749 in Augusta Co, VA; died 1808 in Rockbridge Co, VA; married Isabel Hall 1763 in Botetourt Co, VA. Parents of Jane Buchanan et. al.
iv. Mary "Little Molley" Buchanan, born Abt. 1750 in Augusta Co, VA; died Aft. 1809 in Wythe or Botetout Co, VA; married (1) William Jones; married (2) Andrew Boyd 1767; born 1745 in VA; died May 06, 1820 in Pattonsburg, Botetout Co, VA.
Notes for Mary "Little Molley" Buchanan: They lived on Cherry Tree Bottoms. AKA Anderson's Ferry, and later as Boyd's Ferry. v. Margaret Buchanan, born December 28, 1755 in Cherry Tree Bottom; died March 08, 1827 in Franklin Co, TN; married Joseph Drake March 1773 in Town House, Washington Co, VA. Joseph Drake born Abt. 1750; died August 1778, killed in KY.
vi. Jane Buchanan, born 1763 in Augusta Co, VA; married (1) John Floyd, Col November 1778; born 1751; died April 13, 1783; married (2) Alexander Breckinridge, Maj Unknown; born 1744. Notes on Col. John Floyd
vii. Ann Buchanan, born November 28, 1765 in Augusta Co, VA; married William Ephraim Drake in KY.
Notes for MARGARET PATTON:
Col. John BUCHANAN was born in c1720 (NOTE: source incorrectly says 1699) in Ireland. He died on August 16, 1769 in Augusta County, VA. 
Children of Margaret5 Patton and Col. John Buchanan were as follows:
130. i. Lieut. John6; born 1724 (This date is obviously incorrect, possibly 1754) in Augusta Co., VA; married Martha (--?--) 1745; died 1777, killed in the Battle of Saratoge during the Revolutionary War.
131. ii. James Patton; born 1749 in Augusta County, VA; married (other) to Isabel Hall 1763 in Botetourt Co., VA; died 1808 in Rockbridge Co., VA. 
He moved to KY and was living there in 1799
132. iii. Mary; born circa 1750 in Augusta County, VA; married William Jones; married Andrew Boyd 1767; died after 1809.
133. iv. Margaret; born December 28, 1755; married Joseph Drake March, 1773 in Washington Co., VA; died March 8, 1827 in Franklin Co., Tenn, at age 71.
134. v. Jane; born circa 1760; married Col. John Floyd 1785. 
135. vi. William; died in KY; born circa 1760.
136. vii. Ann; born November 28, 1765 in Augusta County, VA; married William Ephraim Drake between 1779 and 1812.
24. MARGARET (BORDEN)5 PATTON (JAMES (LYNN)4, HENRY (PATTEN)3, HENRY (UNKNOWN)2, WILLIAM1) was born Bet. 1711 - 1732 in Lumwaddy, Ireland. She married JOHN BUCHANAN, COL. He was born 1699 in Ireland.
Notes for MARGARET (BORDEN) PATTON: The Roseberry-Keister Family Tree 7221 total entries, last updated Thu Mar 22 09:52:13 2001 All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to: G. E. Roseberry <firstname.lastname@example.org> ID: I5820 Reference Number: 5820 Name: Margaret Patton 1 Name: Buchanan 2 Sex: F Change Date: 03 FEB 2001 Birth: ABT 1725 in Lumwaddy, Ireland 3 Death: 08 MAR 1827 in Franklin Co., Tenn. 3
Father: James Patton b: 08 JUL 1692 in Newton Limavady, Limavady, Londonderry, Ireland Mother: Mary Borden b: 1696 in Whitehaven, Cumberland Co., England
Marriage 1 John Buchanan b: 1720 (source incorrectly says 1699) in Ireland Married: 17 JUN 1749 in Augusta County, Virginia 4 5
Children John Buchanan James Buchanan William Buchanan Mary Buchanan Margaret Peggy Buchanan Anna Buchanan b: 1765 Baby Girl Buchanan Jane Buchanan
Marriage 2 William Anderson b: 1752 in Augustus Co. Va Married: 5 SEP 1774 in Botetourt Co, Va Children William Preston Anderson b: 1774 in Botetourt Co, Va James Patton Anderson b: 1781 in Botetourt Co, Va
Sources: Title: Marriages of some Virginia Residents 1607-1800 Abbrev: Marriages of VA Residents, Vol 2 Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1995 Page: p. 169 Title: Early Adventurers On The Western Waters, Vol. I Abbrev: Early Adventurers, I Author: Mary B. & F. B. Kegley Publication: Green Publishers, Inc., Orange, VA, 1980 Note: History of SW Virginia's earliest settlers that has family sketches and numerous SW Virginia county records. Page: p. 200 Title: World Family Tree Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 27 Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc. Publication: Release date: September 15, 1998 Note: Customer pedigree. Page: Tree #2183, Date of Import: Aug 12, 2000 Title: Marriages of some Virginia Residents, Vol. 1 Abbrev: Marriages of VA Residents, v. 1 Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, MD, 1995 Page: Buchanan, John, Col. Title: Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia (Records of Augusta County, Virginia, 1745-1800 (three volumes) Abbrev: Scotch-Irish in VA Publication: Baltimore, MD, 1912 Page: v. 2, p. 275
Margaret Belle PATTON [Parents] 1, 2 was born 1728 in Limavaddy, Ireland. She died after 1796 in Davidson County, Tennessee. Margaret married William ANDERSON on 5 Sep 1774 in Botetourt Co., Virginia. Other marriages: BUCHANAN, John (Col.) They had the following children: M i James Patton ANDERSON 1 was born 1781 in Botetourt Co., Virginia. He died 24 Oct 1810 in Bedford Co., Virginia. M ii Colonel William Preston ANDERSON was born 1774 and died 25 Apr 1831. John BUCHANAN (Col.) was born in Ireland?. He died 1769 in Buchanan, Botetourt Co., Virginia. John married Margaret Belle PATTON on 1749.
John BUCHANAN (Col.) was born in Ireland?. He died 1769 in Buchanan, Botetourt Co., Virginia. John married Margaret Belle PATTON on 1749. Margaret Belle PATTON [Parents] 1, 2 was born 1728 in Limavaddy, Ireland. She died after 1796 in Davidson County, Tennessee. Margaret married John BUCHANAN (Col.) on 1749. Other marriages: ANDERSON, William They had the following children: F i Mary Burke BUCHANAN was born 1750 and died 1820. M ii James BUCHANAN died after 1799 in Kentucky?. M iii William BUCHANAN died in Kentucky. M iv John BUCHANAN died 1777 in Saratoga, New York. F v Margaret BUCHANAN. F vi Ann BUCHANAN was born 28 Nov 1765. F vii Jane BUCHANAN.
MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY. 1749--June 17, John Buchanan and Margaret Patton;
Notes for JOHN BUCHANAN, COL: MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY. 1749--June 17, John Buchanan and Margaret Patton;
Page 505.--27th February, 1749. Deed for the Glebe. Robert Campbell, Gent., to James Lockhart and John Madison, Church Wardens, and the other vestrymen, viz: James Patton, John Buchanan, Patrick Hays, John Christian, John Buchanan, Robert Alexander, Thomas Gordon, John Archer, John Mathews, John Smith, 200 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner James Clarke. 350 acres conveyed to Robert by Beverley, 24th July, 1740. Teste: Patrick Cook, John Risk, Matthew Wilson, Nathan Patterson, Samuel Walker.
Page 401.--16th May, 1771. Bill of sale by Andrew Boyd to William Preston, executor of James Patton, of 5 negro slaves and sold by Preston to Andrew Boyd and Mary Boyd, his wife, eldest daughter of Col. John Buchanan, deceased, and Margaret, his wife, in compliance with the will of James Patton.
CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA; Vol 2, pp 170 - 179 by Lyman Chalkley Drake vs. Campbell--O. S. 214; N. S. 75--Bill, 8th June, 1807. Orator is John Drake of Kentucky. John Buchanan of Augusta died testate, leaving remainder to three younger daughters or the survivors of them come of age. Orator's father, Joseph Drake, in 1773 married Margaret, one of the daughters of John Buchanan. Prior to 1778 Joseph moved to Kentucky, where in that year he was killed by the Indians, leaving orator infant of very tender years. Margaret afterwards married _____ Jones. Josiah Ramsey deposes, 1809, that the Indians were troublesome in Washington County from 1776 to 1779. Col. Robert Sawyers deposes at Fort Chesel in Wythe County, 1808. He was present at marriage of Joseph Drake and Peggy Buchanan. John Buchanan, son of Col. John Buchanan, deceased, grandfather of orator, was second lieutenant in same Company with deponent in Seventh Regiment of Virginia line on Continental Establishment and in spring of 1777 was detached under command of then Col. Morgan from Middle Brook, New Jersey, against Burgoyne, and was killed at battle of Saratoga. John Floyd sailed in a privateer against the enemy in the fall of 1776, and returned in 1779. Widow of Col. John Buchanan, deceased, married William Anderson shortly after marriage of Joseph Drake and some time before the death of her son John. Patent 23d December, 1779, to Wm. Campbell and Wm. Preston, executors of John Buchanan, deceased, assignee of James Patton, deceased, by survey 1749-50, 1,150 acres part of order of Council to James Patton et als on Sinking Creek waters of Middle Branch of Indian River. Mary Boyd, wife of Andrew Boyd and daughter of Col. John Buchanan, deposes in Wythe, 18th November, 1809. Col. William Preston died in 1784. Anna Buchanan married Ephraim Drake in Kentucky. She was born 28th November, 1765. Joseph Drake and Margaret Buchanan were married in March, 1773. Thomas Boyd deposes. Andrew Boyd deposes. Daniel Young, son of Jacob Young, deposes in Nashville. Col. John Buchanan's will. John Drake lived in Nicholas County, Kentucky. Answer by John and Francis Preston, John Breckenridge, and John Brown, executors of Wm. Preston and administrators with will annexed of John Buchanan, and also of Elizabeth Madison, John Preston, Francis Preston, James McDowell and Sarah, his wife, William Preston, Nathaniel Hart and Susannah, his wife, James P. Preston, John Lewis and Mariah, his wife, and Letitia, Thomas and Peggy Preston, infants, by John Preston, their guardian; which said John, Francis, Elizabeth, Sarah, William, Susannah P., James P., Mary, Letitia, Thomas and Peggy are children of William Preston, deceased. Col. James Dysart, aged 65 years, deposes in Lincoln County, 22d June, 1808. In 1776 on account of Indians, Joseph Drake moved to New River near his father's. In 1778 or 1777 he moved to Kentucky. In 1769 deponent and Joseph made a hunting tour of seven months in Kentucky; again in 1771 a tour of nine months, and in 1772 a tour of eleven months. Deponent and Col. Buchanan came from same neighborhood in Ireland and were remotely connected. When Joseph moved to Kentucky, Anna Buchanan was about 10 or 12 years old. John Campbell deposes in Washington County, 18th March, 1808, he is 66 years old. James Buchanan, power of attorney dated Bourbon County, Virginia, 26th June, 1787. Col. Wm. Donalson deposes in Davidson 172 County, Tennessee, 5th July, 1808, is 48 years old. Deed 8th July, 1788, by Thomas Madison, attorney for James Buchanan, son and heir to John Buchanan, deceased, to John Campbell, 1,150 acres in Washington County on Indian, now called Holstein, River. Recorded in Washington County. James Newell deposes in Wythe County, was present at marriage of Joseph Drake. Deponent and Joseph were in 1774 on the Shawnese expedition together. Col. Robert Craig deposes at own house in Knox County, Kentucky, 18th June, 1808. James Buchanan deposes 21st March, 1799, at house of Patton Anderson in Fayette County, Kentucky. James Thompson deposes in Abingdon, 19th October, 1809, was present at Joseph Drake's marriage; none of Margaret's people was present except William Buchanan. They were married at the town house about 17 miles east of Abingdon; there were present, viz: Ephraim Drake, William Anderson, Widow Cartey, Peggy Campbell, Anna Campbell et als. Ephraim Drake deposes in Bedford County, Tennessee, 26th June, 1809. Joseph and Margaret were married agreeable to the established custom by Mr. Wolsey, a Baptist preacher; her elder brothers were present. Col. Mathew Willoughby, aged 59, deposes 26th March, 1813, in Washington County, Virginia. John Young, son of Jacob, was notorious for bonestealing; also Daniel Young, son of Jacob. Deed 23d October, 1810, by Margaret Jones, now living in Franklin County, Tennessee, widow and relict of William Jones, deceased, also of Joseph Drake, to John Drake, of Bedford County, Tennessee. Recorded in Washington County, July, 1811. John Campbell answers. When Joseph moved to Kentucky, Margaret had three brothers, viz: William, killed in Kentucky; John, killed at Saratoga in 1777; James, now living in Kentucky. Margaret, widow of Col. Jno. Buchanan, married _____ Anderson and was living with him in Botetourt in 1777. John Buchanan's will of Augusta County. Sons, James, William and John; wife, _____, daughter of Col. James Patton; daughter, Mary Boyd; three younger daughters; nephew, William Campbell.
CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA; Vol 2, pp 260-269 by Lyman Chalkley Page 115--David Buchanan, aged 56, deposes, same time and place, 415 acres were conveyed to his father, James Buchanan Page 115--James Buchanan, aged 65, deposes, ditto, 480 acres of Borden's grant were conveyed to his father, Wm. Buchanan; 400 acres were bought from Borden, Sr.; also 200 acres were conveyed to John McCroskey, father of Alexr. McCroskey.
Child of MARGARET PATTON and JOHN BUCHANAN is: i. MARTHA6 BUCHANAN, b. 1726, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; d. 1764, Wythe Co., Virginia; m. JOHN BUCHANAN.
Notes for MARTHA BUCHANAN: Gene Pool Individual Records Martha Buchanan Birth: 1726-- , Chester, PA Death: 1764 -- Wythe, VA Spouse: John Buchanan Parents: John Buchanan Buchanan, Margaret Peggy Patton
Notes for MARGARET BUCHANAN: Another source has Charles Campbell's wife's name as Margaret Downey.
Notes for CHARLES CAMPBELL, MAJ.: From Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Court Judgements:
PGS 508-517 No. 449. Taylor vs. Tate and Campbell.--John Taylor married Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Campbell, prior to 1774. Charles's daughter, Jean, married Thomas Tate. Margaret married Arthur Campbell. James, John M. C., Mary M. C., Allen Taylor were relatives.
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Charles CAMPBELL (AFN:H0HX-QP) Born: 1722 Place: Tin King Spring, Augusta, Virginia Died: 1767 Place: Beverleys Manor, Agst, Virginia Married: 1744 Place: , , Augusta Co., VA Father: Patrick CAMPBELL (AFN:H0HX-S2) Mother: Deliah THOMPSON (AFN:H0HX-T7)
Margaret DOWNEY (AFN:H0HX-RV) Born: Abt 1723 Place: , Orange, Virginia Died: 1777 Place: Married: 1744 Place: , , Augusta Co., VA Father: Samuel DOWNEY (AFN:VR2Z-RM) Mother: Martha MCPHEETERS (AFN:1HVT-3P)
1. Sex Name
M William C. CAMPBELL (AFN:H0HX-NC) Born: 1744 Place: Beverleys Manor, Agst, Virginia Died: 22 Aug 1781 Place: Rocky Mills, , VA Buried: Aug 1781 Place: Rocky Mills, , VA
2. Sex Name
F Elizabeth CAMPBELL (AFN:VR33-K4) Born: 1738 Place: Virginia Died: 22 Mar 1820 Place:
3. Sex Name
F Jane CAMPBELL (AFN:VR2X-GX) Born: 1749 Place: Beverleys Manor, Agst, Virginia
4. Sex Name
F Margaret CAMPBELL (AFN:VR2X-H4) Born: 1751 Place: Beverleys Manor, Agst, Virginia
5. Sex Name
F Ann CAMPBELL (AFN:VR2X-J9) Born: < 1753 Place: <Beverleys Manor, Agst, Virginia>
Notes for MARTHA BUCHANAN: http://www.tombuchanan.net/gene/pages/c2-5.html
She was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1738 and Married about 1756 making the connection with the Smyth County Buchanans. On August 20, 1771, she and her husband sold their 240 acre plantation to Charles Berry for L90.
(Family record written by Alexander Buchanan, 3rd son of Martha. Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 6, page 347. Deed Book 17, page 282. Will Book 3, page 23)
In 1771, she and John moved to Locus Cove in Rich Valley in what is now Smyth County, Virginia. On September 8, 1774 an Indian raid through Locus Cove caused her family to take refuge in Royal Oak Fort- now Marion, Virginia.
(Botetourt County, Virginia, Tax List, 1772; Goodridge Wilson, "Smythe County History and Traditions" (Kingsport, Tennessee, Kingsport Press, 1932, page 53).
No record has been found of her death but one source suggests she died in Wythe County, Virginia.
Captain John Buchanan
He was born about 1732 (other sources state 1724 or 1730) in Chester County, Pennsylvania and moved to Augusta County, Virginia about 1743. He was a weaver and farmer. On March 19, 1753, he bought 370 acres on Walker's Creek adjoining his father, James Buchanan, from Benjamin Borden. He then sold that land to James McCown. On August 20, 1754, he bought 240 acres in Beverly Manor on the patent line from James and Margaret Roseborough for L63 (another source states L50). He Married about 1756 (another source states 1758) making the connection with the Augusta County Buchanans who were already living there. In 1761 he posted bond for the administration of the estate of James McFerrin. On August 20, 1771, he and his wife sold their 240 acre plantation to Charles Berry for L90.
(Family record written by Alexander Buchanan, 3rd son of this John Buchanan. Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 6, page 347. Deed Book 17, page 282. Will Book 3, page 23)
In 1771, John and his wife moved to Locus Cove in Rich Valley in what is now Smyth County, Virginia. When he aquired his lands there has not been determined and since there were several men with the same name in Augusta County and Southwest, Virginia, it is difficult to determine which references are to him.
Note:There is a John Buchanan who was a Captain of a Virginia unit, according to American Geneaological Research Institute- "Buchanan Family History" page 63. This John Buchanan who also married a Martha Buchanan was born 1724 and died 1783.
On September 8, 1774 an Indian raid through Locus Cove caused his family and that of his brother Archibald to take refuge in Royal Oak Fort- now Marion, Virginia.
(Botetourt County, Virginia, Tax List, 1772; Goodridge Wilson, "Smythe County History and Traditions" (Kingsport, Tennessee, Kingsport Press, 1932, page 53).
In 1776, as a resident of the western part of Fincastle County, he signed a petition to divide the county; on November 25, 1795, he signed a petition to form what became Tazawell County, Virginia. On November 14 and 15, 1784, John had surveyed two tracts of 90 and 160 acres in Rich Vally on the North Fork of the Holston River. On June 21, 1806, he gave his son Patrick 274 acres on the North Fork. On June 26, 1806, he gave John Buchanan, Jr. 128 acres in Locus Cove and he gave his son James Buchanan 148 in Locus Cove and 148 acres on the North Fork of the Holston River.
(Washington County, Virginia Entries and Surveys, Book 1, pages 104, 113. Wythe County, Virginia Deed Book 5, pages 236, 131, 132. Book 4, page 387)
Family tradition has long stated that John died in 1781 of wounds received at Guilford Courthouse, but these deeds of 1806 would seem to refute that. No record has been found of his death or the settlement of his estate.
Children 1)James Buchanan
2)John Buchanan, Jr.: Born June 4, 1761 at Plasterco, Washington County, Virginia, married Nancy Wright (1771-1860), he died 1831. Children: James Buchanan (1793-1875), Mary Randolph Buchanan (1795-1870 Texas), Wilson Buchanan (1797-1873), Patrick Campbell Buchanan (1799-????), John Buchanan (1801-????), Martha A. Buchanan (1802-????), Ann P. Buchanan (1805-????), John R. Buchanan (1808-1840), Nancy Buchanan (1810-????), Thompson Buchanan (1817-1890).
3)Alexander Buchanan: Born January 28, 1763, Married 1st Anne Turley (????-????). Children: Solon Buchanan (1800-1855), David Buchanan (1802-????), Martha Buchanan (1804-1833). Alexander then married Janie Lamie (July 4, 1772-December 7, 1853) Agnes Lamie's sister. Children: John Buchanan (1809-1882), Samuel Lamie Buchanan (1812-????). (Note: Samuel's son by Elizabeth Watson (not married), Flavius Jerome Buchanan married Itura Webb Emily Webb's sister) Alexander died 1858.
4)Archibald Buchanan: Born May 4, 1767, Married Mariah Elizabeth Young (???? - ????) in 1836. He died 1843. Children: Archibald Thompson Buchanan (about 1808 - ????). By 1850, Archibald Thompson Buchanan and family had moved to Lee County, Virginia.
6)Patrick Buchanan: Born August 13, 1777, Married Elizabeth Hayter. Child: Patrick Campbell Buchanan (1822-1877).