Person:James Buchanan (45)

James Buchanan
d.11 Jun 1821
Facts and Events
Name James Buchanan
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1761 Donegal, Ireland
Emigration[1] Jul 1783 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesbrig Providence
Marriage 1788 to Elizabeth Speer
Death[2] 11 Jun 1821
Burial[2] Spring Grove Cemetery, Lemasters, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Klein, Philip Shriver. President James Buchanan: A Biography. (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1962), 1.

    "[James]' father, John Buchanan, had married Jane Russell in 1750, and the couple had several children before James was born in 1761."

    "On July 4, 1783, young Buchanan went aboard the brig Providence as a paying passenger."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Find A Grave.

    James Buchanan

    Aged in his 60th year

    Son of:
    John Buchanan &
    Jane (Russel) Buchanan

    Husband of:
    Elizabeth (Speer) Buchanan

    Father of:
    Mary Buchanan
    James Buchanan (former US President)
    Jane (Buchanan) Lane
    Maria (Buchanan) Magaw/Johnson/Yates
    Sarah (Buchanan) Huston
    Elizabeth Buchanan
    Harriet (Buchanan) Henry
    John Buchanan
    William Speer Buchanan
    George Washington Buchanan
    Rev. Edward Young Buchanan

    According to the book "Buchanan Family Records",New York: W. M. Clemens, 1916, pg. 6 & 7:
    "James Buchanan, the fifteenth President of the United States, was the second child of James Buchanan, a native of County Donegal, Ireland, who, in 1783, at the age of twenty-three, came to Philadelphia. A few months later he removed to Stony Batter, at the foot of North Mountain, near Mercersburg, and some years later had a store at that place. This was a place of exchange of the products of "the West" for those of the East, and the father of the future President soon had a prosperous business. In 1788 he married Elizabeth Speer, whose home was at the foot of South Mountain, between Chambersburg and Gettysburg. Their son, James, was born at Stony Batter, April 23, 1791. In 1796 the family removed to Mercersburg, where the father opened another store. He died in 1821. The old Buchanan home at Mercersburg was the lower part of what is now the Hotel Mercer."