Person:Matthew Buchanan (3)

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Matthew Buchanan
m. ABT 1760
  1. Isabella Buchananabt 1760 - 1816
  2. Matthew BuchananABT 1762 - ABT 1830
  3. David Buchanan, Sr.1764 - 1844
  4. Samuel BuchananABT 1766 - 1803
  5. Mary BuchananABT 1769 -
  6. Martha BuchananABT 1771 -
  7. Capt. John Buchanan1775 - 1820
  8. Margaret Buchanan1777 - 1816
  9. Jane Buchanan1779 - 1780-1873
  10. Hannah Buchanan1780 - 1861
  11. Eleanor Buchanan1782 - AFT 1856
  12. Dr. Joseph Buchanan1785 - 1786-1875
m. ABT 1782
  1. Martha 'Mary' Buchananest 1782 -
  2. Andrew Buchanan1783 - 1868
  3. Nacy BuchananABT 1785 -
  4. Capt. William Buchanan1787 - 1846
  5. Joanna Buchanan1789 - 1861
  6. Jannet Buchanan1791 - 1867
  7. Isabella Buchanan1794 -
  8. Margaret Buchanan1798 - 1814
  9. Mary (Polly) Buchanan1800 -
  10. Samuel BuchananBET 1800 AND 1810 -
Facts and Events
Name Matthew Buchanan
Gender Male
Birth[1] ABT 1762 Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Birth? AFT 1762 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage ABT 1782 Washington County, Va.to Elizabeth Edmondson
Death? ABT 1830 Washington County, Va.
Alt Death? ABT 1831

Letter To Andrew Buchanan

Born 1783, Died 1868 Warren County Near McMinnville, Tennessee

From His Father Matthew Buchanan Born c. 1760, Died probably before 1830 Washington County, Virginia - August 7, 1820

These lines are to inform you that we are in our usual state of health. I received two letters from you since I wrote you. Respecting the land business they cannot tell my part of the land as I was never in the land to [William] Rosebrough; but it is impossible for me to raise the money and I do not want any person to suffer on my account. I know of no other way of doing but selling to your Uncle Thomas [Edmondson] for the $1,000. To sell it to any other person I would be obliged to make them a Right; and if the land should be lost, I would be in a worse situation than at present. If your Uncle agrees, he must take his chance of losing it as I will not be bound to make it good to him if he takes the land. You need not pay him anything of what you owe me; and if there is any more than will pay the damages, put it on the best terms you can. Try and have it settled on the best terms you can. I have nothing more of consequence to inform you.

Remaining Yours,

Matthew Buchanan


Letter To Andrew Buchanan

Born 1783, Died 1868 Warren County Near McMinville, Tennessee

From His Father Matthew Buchanan Born c. 1760, Died probably before 1830 In Washington County, Virginia Abingdon, Virginia - January 7, 1826

These lines are to inform you that we are in our usual state of health expecting they will find you enjoying the same. I received yours by Samuel Edmiston in which you inform me you expect Thomas Edmiston’s heirs will claim a Locators’ right in our land on Elk [River in Tennessee]. There was an agreement between Thomas and myself when he first went to Elk that I was to attend to his business here while he was absent; and he was to mark a piece of land for me on Elk, which we both performed. When he went to the land office at Rawley [Raleigh] in [North] Carolina, twas to be at whatever expense might be necessary for obtaining the Right. His contract with [William] Rosebrough prevented the necessity of expenses for procuring the Warrant. The entry was for 2,000 acres in which him and myself were equal. All other expenses that were necessary I paid - the one half of the sum I cannot recollect at this length of time. If proof of this contract should be required, I know of no person now that knew it. I would have wrote to you sooner but intended to write by Samuel Edmiston. His starting is uncertain but will be for some time. I thought best to write to you lest you should want this information. Your relations here are generally well. With respect to Samuel’s returning, you say he will not return till March. His business here will require him against that time period. I have nothing material to inform you of.

Matthew Buchanan


Source:BUCHANAN AND McCLELLAN FAMILY PAPERS

File Number 1850

Southern Historical Collection Wilson Library Manuscripts Department University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


References
  1. Donald Lloyd Bradley. Donald Lloyd Bradley.

    Date of Import: Aug 21, 1999