Person:Margaret Buchanan (44)

Margaret Belle "Peggy" Buchanan
m. 17 Jun 1749
  1. Mary Burke Buchanan1750 - 1820
  2. James Buchananabt 1752 - bef 1816
  3. John BuchananAbt 1754 - 1777
  4. John William Buchanan1755 - 1820
  5. Margaret Belle "Peggy" Buchanan1755 - 1827
  6. Jane Buchananabt 1759 - 1812
  7. William BuchananAbt 1760 -
  8. Anna Buchanan1765 -
m. MAR 1773
  1. John Buchanan Drakeabout 1774 - 1816
  2. Mary C. Drake1776 - 1850
  • HJohn Holder - bef 1797
  • WMargaret Belle "Peggy" Buchanan1755 - 1827
m. est. 1785/86
  1. Euphemia Holder1787 - 1851
  2. Sabrina 'Sibby' Holder1790 - 1860
  3. Jane Buchanan Jones1791 - 1852
  • HWilliam Jones1758 - 1810
  • WMargaret Belle "Peggy" Buchanan1755 - 1827
m. bef. 1797
  1. William Buchanan Jones1797 - 1864
Facts and Events
Name[3] Margaret Belle "Peggy" Buchanan
Gender Female
Birth[1][3] 28 Dec 1755 Augusta, Virginia, United StatesCherry Tree (Bottom)
Marriage MAR 1773 Washington County, Virginiato Joseph Drake, Long Hunter
Marriage est. 1785/86 to John Holder
Marriage bef. 1797 to William Jones
Death[1] 8 Mar 1827 Franklin County, Tennessee

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


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Will Abstract

Margaret Jones. Page 66-67 [of record]
Names mentioned in will: "to the heirs of John Drake deceased"; Mary Stovall; Sabrina Jones; Jane B. Sims; William B. Jones - he has lived at with me of a Legacy due me in the State of Virginia ?Batitoiel/Botitoiel County [Botetourt Co VA] from John Buchanan my fathers Decd to be equally divided between them "I have given Joseph Joseph (sic) Drake a power of attorney to collect for me the same when collected to paid over to Julius C. Sims and William B. Jones who is dely these presents authorized to receive the same"
Signed: Margaret (her mark) Jones (seal)
Executors: Julius C. Sims and William B. Jones
Witnesses: B.B. Knight; Jeremiah Blackard
Dated 23 October 1826
State of Tennessee, Franklin County-County Term May 1827 this the last will and testament of Margaret Jones, decd was produced in open court by the oathes of B.B. Knight & Jeremiah Blackard subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Recorded in my office this 12th day of August 1828.
E. Russell, Clk.
[Source: Pg 19, Abstracts of Franklin County, Tennessee Wills 1808-1875, Abstracted By Helen Smothers Swenson, Publ By Frances Terry Ingmire, 10166 Clairmont Drive, St. Louis, MO 63136, 1984].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Pages 170 - 179 by Lyman Chalkley 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. Margaret afterwards married _____ Jones. Josiah Ramsey deposes, 1809, that the Indians were troublesome in Washington County from 1776 to 1779. Col. Robert Sawyers deposes at Fort Chesel in Wythe County, 1808. He was present at marriage of Joseph Drake and Peggy Buchanan. 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. Mary Boyd, wife of Andrew Boyd and daughter of Col. John Buchanan, deposes in Wythe, 18th November, 1809. Col. William Preston died in 1784. Anna Buchanan married Ephraim Drake in Kentucky. She was born 28th November, 1765. Joseph Drake and Margaret Buchanan were married in March, 1773. Thomas Boyd deposes. Andrew Boyd deposes. Daniel Young, son of Jacob Young, deposes in Nashville. Col. John Buchanan's will. John Drake lived in Nicholas County, Kentucky. Answer by John and Francis Preston, John Breckenridge, and John Brown, executors of Wm. Preston and administrators with will annexed of John Buchanan, and also of Elizabeth Madison, John Preston, Francis Preston, James McDowell and Sarah, his wife, William Preston, Nathaniel Hart and Susannah, his wife, James P. Preston, John Lewis and Mariah, his wife, and Letitia, Thomas and Peggy Preston, infants, by John Preston, their guardian; which said John, Francis, Elizabeth, Sarah, William, Susannah P., James P., Mary, Letitia, Thomas and Peggy are children of William Preston, deceased. Col. James Dysart, aged 65 years, deposes in Lincoln County, 22d June, 1808. In 1776 on account of Indians, Joseph Drake moved to New River near his father's. In 1778 or 1777 he moved to Kentucky. In 1769 deponent and Joseph made a hunting tour of seven months in Kentucky; again in 1771 a tour of nine months, and in 1772 a tour of eleven months. Deponent and Col. Buchanan came from same neighborhood in Ireland and were remotely connected. When Joseph moved to Kentucky, Anna Buchanan was about 10 or 12 years old. John Campbell deposes in Washington County, 18th March, 1808, he is 66 years old. James Buchanan, power of attorney dated Bourbon County, Virginia, 26th June, 1787. Col. Wm. Donalson deposes in Davidson 172 County, Tennessee, 5th July, 1808, is 48 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. James Newell deposes in Wythe County, was present at marriage of Joseph Drake. Deponent and Joseph were in 1774 on the Shawnese expedition together. Col. Robert Craig deposes at own house in Knox County, Kentucky, 18th June, 1808. James Buchanan deposes 21st March, 1799, at house of Patton Anderson in Fayette County, Kentucky. James Thompson deposes in Abingdon, 19th October, 1809, was present at Joseph Drake's marriage; none of Margaret's people was present except William Buchanan. They were married at the town house about 17 miles east of Abingdon; there were present, viz: Ephraim Drake, William Anderson, Widow Cartey, Peggy Campbell, Anna Campbell et als. Ephraim Drake deposes in Bedford County, Tennessee, 26th June, 1809. Joseph and Margaret were married agreeable to the established custom by Mr. Wolsey, a Baptist preacher; her elder brothers were present. Col. Mathew Willoughby, aged 59, deposes 26th March, 1813, in Washington County, Virginia. John Young, son of Jacob, was notorious for bonestealing; also Daniel Young, son of Jacob. Deed 23d October, 1810, by Margaret Jones, now living in Franklin County, Tennessee, widow and relict of William Jones, deceased, also of Joseph Drake, to John Drake, of Bedford County, Tennessee. Recorded in Washington County, July, 1811. 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. Margaret, widow of Col. Jno. Buchanan, married _____ Anderson and was living with him in Botetourt in 1777. 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. [Note: Chalkley's record shows that Margaret Buchanan, daughter of Col. John Buchanan married 1st, Joseph Drake, and 3rd, William Jones. No mention is made of her [apparent] 2nd marriage to a John Holder.].

Records in Kentucky

From Madison County, KY Deed Book:

Page 252, Jan 1813, - Margaret Jones (formerly the widow Drake) of Franklin Co. Tennessee gives her "beloved son in law, Presla [Presley] Anderson" of Franklin Co. Tennessee a Power of Atty for the purpose of selling the 400 acres she still owned in Kentucky, the land being “about six miles from the town of Richmond on Drowning creek waters of the Kentucky River” Her signature (she signed with her mark)
Wit: by John W. Holder and James Estill.
[Source: Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book I [i]]. (Note: record proves that Presley Anderson married the daughter of Margaret [Buchanan] Drake Holder Jones).
[Note: it is interesting to note that the John Holder that witnessed this deed was John Walton Holder, the son of Capt. John Holder, who some researchers claim fathered one or more of Margaret Buchanan's children. Although this does not prove any such relationship, it may indicate that the John Holder was perhaps related in some way to the family of Capt. John Holder].
Mad Co KY Deed Bk-K, Pg 563: 20 Feb 1815, Margaret Jones, relict of Joseph Drake, of Franklin Co TN - to Sam'l Wilson of Madison Co... for $262 in horses and $285 in cash... sells tract on Drowning Creek branch of KY River.... corner of Margaret Drake Survey... 400 ac. Signed by Margaret Jones and under her name, "Presla Anderson".
Witnesses were Henry Harry[?] and Wm Hise.
Recorded 3 Jul 1815.
[Source: Madison County Kentucky Deed Book K]


Note: Some researchers have claimed that Margaret Buchanan married, or had one or more children of hers fathered by Col. John Holder. Based upon his Find-A-Grave biography, this notion appears to be unfounded, as Col. John Holder was married to Frances Walton Callaway and having several children with her during the same time-period. It is apparent that Margaret married a different John Holder. Some or all of Margaret's children with John Holder appear in some records with the surname "Jones" [that of Margaret's last husband], but it was not uncommon for children to take their step-father's surname when their biological father had died when they were still young children, in those days. Additional research may be needed.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).
  2.   Joseph Drake, the Long Hunter by Michael E. Drake 1998
  3. 3.0 3.1 Anderson Young Roche...