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John Buchanan
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Name John Buchanan
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1754 Augusta County, Virginia
Military[1] Abt 1775/76 VirginiaRev War - Lieutenant, 7th Regiment Virginia Continental line
Death[1][2] 1777 Saratoga, New York killed in action at Saratoga - see notes

John Buchanan was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Pension Application of John Buchanan BLWt1959-200, in Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters.

    ... [The following is found in the bounty land papers of the Library of Virginia:]
    I certify that John Buchanan served as a Leutenant in Capt Flemings Company [Charles Fleming’s company raised in Chesterfield County] of the 7th Virg’a Regement and was killed in the Campaign of 1777 as will appear by the Muster Rolls of said Company. As Witness my hand this 26th of Nov’r 1786.
    Joseph Crockett Late Capt 7th VR

    [Note in different handwriting: “It does not appear from the Muster Rolls when Buchanan was killed.”

    NOTE: The 7th Virginia Regiment was not engaged in battle on 11 Oct 1777, but was devastated at the Battle of Brandywine on 11 Sep 1777. Buchanan may have died from wounds received there. Col. Daniel Morgan did not join the 7th VA Regiment until a year later. Before then he commanded the 11th VA Regiment, which was engaged at the Battle of Bemis Heights (Saratoga) on 7 Oct 1777.]

  2. Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), 2:170-179.

    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. ...

    ... Col. Robert Sawyers deposes at Fort Chesel in Wythe County, 1808. ...
    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. ...

    ... John Campbell deposes in Washington County, 18th March, 1808, he is 66 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. ...

    ... 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. ...

    ... 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.