Notebook:Buchanan Family in Old Chester County Maryland

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Archibald Buchanan

From: Ancestry Archibald Buchanan (b. 1700) lived in (west) Nottingham Twp, Chester Co., PA in 1728 (or Lancaster Co.).

from Ancestry

Reported to have moved from Ireland to Chester, Nottingham Twp, PA with his father and his brother James about 1702, and to have remained in PA when his brother moved to Augusta County, VA. He is thought to have been Sheriff of Lancaster County, PA about 1740. All but last phrases from PA Hist. Soc., Philadelphia, PA

Ancestry family trees shows 15 lineages for Archibald Buchanan son of Alexander, born within 2 years of 1702. None of these lineages show a marriage or children.

Alexander Buchanan

From Ancestry

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. BUCHANAN A Genealogical History, by John A. Blakeman, 1978 , Quality Printers, Inc., Bristol, Virginia, page 228.

Samuel Buchanan

From: Ancestry Citing Howard V Jones.

The Buchanan and Edmiston/Edmondso n Families have been close for several generation. Samuel arrived in the 1740's in Agusta Co. ,VA and lived next door to John and Robert Edmiston. With them, he and his family moved down to Washington Co.,VA in the 1770's, and the close relationship continued. There were many Buchanan-Edmiston intermarriages amongst the siblings. John and Robert may have married a Buchanan, as well as Samuel marrying a Edmiston.

From: Ancstry Citing Harry Buchanan, May 1997

"Samuel probably came to Augusta Co., VA from Chester Co., PA. In 1746 he is one of 7 elders ofthe New Providence congregation (Presbyterian) of Augusta Co.His name appears on many church records including a 1771 deedfor the land upon which the New Providence Church was built. In1773 he and his family moved to that part of Fincastle Co.,which would become Washington Co., and he was one of thesigners of a petition to Rev. Charles Cummings (June, 1773).His will was written in Oct 1774 and was proved in court 18March 1783 (Washington County Will Book I:83) Landtransactions link him to two other Buchanan families and may indicate family ties. The first is the purchase in 1755 of 711 acres in Augusta Co., for Matthew Buchanan of Chester Co., PA. Later Matthew sold this land and again Samuel acted for him. One of Matthew's sons eventually settled on land adjoining the Buchanan farm in Washington Co. In the second case, Samuel purchased 393 acres in 1756 from John Buchanan of Reed Creek (this is the John Buchanan who married the heiress of James Patton). He was the son of James and Jane Buchanan and itappears that after James's death, Jane came to live withSamuel's family in Augusta County. This has led some to believe that Samuel was the son of James and Jane.