Person:John Buchanan (30)

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Name[1][2] John Buchanan
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 1716 Donegal, Ireland
Birth? 1727 Blairlush, Romelton, Donegal, Ireland
Alt Marriage 1750 Irelandto Jane Russell
Other  Speculative child?: Thomas Buchanan (19) 
with Jane Russell
Marriage 1751 Ramelton,,Donegal,Irelandto Jane Russell
Death? 1763 Ramelton, Donegal, Ireland
  1. Smith, John Guthrie. Strathendrick and its inhabitants from early times: an account of the parishes of Fintry, Balfron, Killearn, Drymen, Buchanan, and Kilmaronock. (Glasgow, Scotland: J. Maclehose and Sons, 1896).

    V. We return now to Thomas Buchanan of Ramelton, County Donegal, fourth son of George Buchanan of Blairlusk. He had a son:
    VI. [Unknown] Buchanan, who was father of
    VII. John Buchanan of Ramelton, married Jane, daughter of Samuel Russell, and had a son James.
    VIII. James Buchanan removed to America in 1783, and settled near Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, where he died in 1821. He married Elizabeth Speer, in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and had four sons and a daughter: (1) James Buchanan, fifteenth President of the United States, died s.p.; (2) William Speer Buchanan, died s.p., aged twenty-two; (3) George W. Buchanan, died s.p., aged twenty-five; (4) Rev. Edward Young Buchanan, D.D., married, and had issue; and (5) Jane Buchanan (Mrs. Lane) had issue.

    [Smith acquired his information from Browning's Americans of Royal Descent, shown below.]

  2. Browning, Charles H. (Charles Henry). Americans of royal descent: a collection of genealogies of American families whose lineages are traced to the legitimate issue of kings: reproduced from recognized authorities, from privately printed family histories, and information supplied in manuscript pedigrees. (Philadelphia), 48.

    28.--Thomas Buchanan, of Romelton, County Donegal, in Ireland (brother of William Buchanan, of County Tyrone), whose grandson:
    30.--John Buchanan, of Romelton, County Donegal, had:
    31.--James Buchanan, who removed to America in 1783, and settled near Mercersburg, in Franklin County, Pa., where he d. in 1821, leaving issue by his wife, Elizabeth Speer, who me m. in Adams County, Pa.:
    1.--James Buchanan, President of the United States of America, who d.s.p.
    2.--William Speer Buchanan, d.s.p., aged 22.
    3.--George W. Buchanan, d.s.p., aged 25.
    4.--Rev. Edward Young Buchanan, D.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., who m., 1833, Ann Elizabeth, daughter of William B. Foster, of Pittsburg, Pa., and had: