PA Family Group Sheet for the Archibald BUCHANAN Family

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Submitted by: Gina Heffernan
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[Gloria, I got your note but messages to you bounce.]

Husband: Archibald BUCHANAN (1)
   Birthdate: 1728 - Nottingham Tsp, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
  Death date: 1806 - Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA
      Buried: 1806 - Knapps Farm, Peabody College, Nashville, Davidson,
               Tennessee, USA
      Father: James BUCHANAN (Cir 1700-After 1761)
      Mother: Martha ALLISON (Abt 1705-Abt 1743) (2)
    Marriage: 19 May 1761                   Place: , Augusta, Virginia, USA
Other Spouse: Nancy BOWEN (1732-1757)
              Date: Between 1750 and 1752 - , Augusta, Virginia, USA
Other Spouse: Patsy MOTNEY (Abt 1725-          )  Date: After 1799
   Wife: Agnes BOWEN (3)
   Birthdate: 1734 - Virginia, USA
  Death date: 1803 - Knapps Farm, Peabody College, Nashville, Davidson,
               Tennessee, USA
      Buried: 1803 - Knapps Farm, Peabody College, Nashville, Davidson,
               Tennessee, USA
      Father: John BOWEN (1705-1761) (4)
      Mother: Lilly McILHANEY (1705-After 1780)
Other Spouse: James McFERRIN (Abt 1740-Bef 1761)
              Date: Abt 1755 - , Augusta, Virginia, USA
1  F  Lillian BUCHANAN
   Birthdate: Abt 1770 - Washington Co, Virginia
  Death date: After 1820
      Spouse: James WILLS (1763-1855)
  Marr. Date: Abt 1790 - probably Washington, Virginia, USA
2  F  Martha BUCHANAN
   Birthdate: 1762 - , Augusta, Virginia, USA
  Death date: Deceased - , , Tennessee, USA
      Buried:  - Knapps Farm, Peabody College, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA
      Spouse: Andrew STEELE (Cir 1755-After 1830)
  Marr. Date: 1780 - , Augusta, Virginia, USA
3  M  James BUCHANAN
   Birthdate: 16 Jul 1763 - Virginia, USA (5)
  Death date: 14 Feb 1841 - Davidson, Tennessee, USA
      Buried: Feb 1841 - Buchanan Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA
      Spouse: Lucinda EAST (1792-1865)
  Marr. Date: 24 Apr 1810
4  F  Rebecca BUCHANAN
   Birthdate: 6 Oct 1768
  Death date: 1860 - Wilson Co, Tennessee
      Spouse: Robert SHANNON (1768-          ) (6)
  Marr. Date: 11 Apr 1790 - Sumner, Tennessee, USA
5  F  Ellen BUCHANAN
   Birthdate: Abt 1770
  Death date: Deceased
  Marr. Date:
6  F  Nancy BUCHANAN
   Birthdate: Abt 1772
  Death date: Deceased
      Spouse: Benjamin DREW (Abt 1770-          )
  Marr. Date: 14 Jan 1799
   Birthdate: Abt 1774
  Death date: Abt 1845 - White, Illinois, USA (7)
      Spouse: Richard JONES (1766-1837) (8)
  Marr. Date: 29 Dec 1885 - North Carolina, USA (8)

General Notes: Husband -

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume I [Chalkey], page 89
MAY 19, 1761.
  (3) Agnes Buchanan qualifies admx. of her late husband, James McFarron,
decd., now wife of Archibald Buchanan.

  Buchanan's Administrator vs. Sayers.--Bill filed 14th January, 1767.
Archibald Buchanan, administrator of Walter Buchanan, late of County of
Chesterfield, merchant, orator. In 1764 Alexander Sayers, now deceased, owned
land in Dunkar's Bottom, on New River, and on Red Creek, at Fort Chiswell, and
mortgaged the same to Walter Buchanan on 21st January, 1764. Alexander died
1765 intestate, leaving son Robert, eldest son and heir. Walter Buchanan died
1766. Archibald is brother of Archibald. Robert Breckinridge was guardian of
Robert Sayers, May 1767. The mortgage was proved before the General Court, 28th
April, 1764, by John Skelton, Robert Donald and Marty Handly, witnesses. John
Fleming and Joseph Maynard were also witnesses.

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume II, page 451
   Page 385.--1765: Processioned by Collier and McCampbell, viz: For William
McCamey, for Jno. Beatty (Samuel Norrad present), for Solomon Whitley, for Wm.
Gilmore, for Robt. Erwin, for Jno. McKee, for Andw. McCampbell, for Henry
Kirkham, for Edward Fairies, for James Campbell, for Alex. Deal, for John
Gilmore, for Moses Cunningham for Robt. Hamilton, for James McCalster, for Hugh
Cunningham, for George McConne; for Wm. Moore, Michael Kirkham present; for
James Young, for Robert McKelhenny, for Margery Crawford, for Saml. Todd, for
Rob. Young, for James Hutton, for James Todd, for George Gibson for Alex.
Collier, for Jno. Hanna, for Robt. Talford, for Robt. McHenry, for David
Talford, for William Hall, for John McMurtrey, for James Davies, for Robt.
McKee, for Jno. Somers, for Jno. Huston, for Jno. Wylie, for Jno. McConne, for
Archd. Buchanan, for Wm. Porter, for Jno. Wieley.

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume III, page 15
     Page 208.--1st September, 1748. Vendue held at house of Samuel Stewart of
goods of Joseph Harrison sold by Jeremiah Harrison. To Timothy Convey, Samuel
Harrison, Samuel Monsey, Arthur Johnson, Abraham Smith, Tunis Wood, Samuel
Hull, Edward McGinnis, Archibald Buchanan, Aaron Oliver, Ephraim Love, Solomon
Turpin, Samuel Wilkey.

page 59
     Page 396.--20th September, 1759. Vendue of James Buchanan's estate,
purchasers, viz: John, Archibald, William, Buchanan. In hands of Capt. John
Buchanan, his pay. Paid Thomas Dredan.

page 62
     Page 23.--19th May, 1761. Archibald Buchanan's (Bohannon) bond (with Jno.
and Wm. Buchanan) for Archibald and Agnes Buchanan (late Agnes McFerrin)
administration of estate of James McFerrin.

page 67
     Page 116.--9th December, 1761. Francis McCown's estate appraised, by Jacob
Anderson, Archd. Buchanan, Hugh Cunningham.

page 78
     Page 239.--18th August, 1761. Archibald Buchanan's bond (with Jno.
Maxwell, Chas. Hays), as guardian (appointed) to Jno. McFerrin, orphan of James

page 88
     Page 379.--9th June, 1761. James Buchanan's will--To son Alexander
Buchanan; to son Archibald Buchanan; to son John Buchanan; to sons Wm. and
Robt. Buchanan; to wife Mary Buchanan; to sons Geo. and David Buchanan; to
daughter Rebecky Buchanan. Executors, wife Mary and son Alexander. Teste:
Daniel Nerrity, Jas. McCown, Wm. Scott. Proved, 19th March, 1765, by Daniel
Harrison and Wm. Scott. Executors qualified, with Jno. Wallace, Jno. Buchanan.
(Mary's mark ).

page 104
     Page 119.--18th May, 1768. James Rutherford's will was presented by Wm.
Buchanan, one of the executors, who refused to execute. It is proved that
Margaret, the willow, likewise refuses. Will is proved, by William Buchanan
(another witness, James Buchanan, being dead). The other witness, Archibald
Buchanan, is ordered summoned. Administration granted Alex. Walker.

page 310-311
     Page 154.--19th March, 1753. Borden, etc., to John Walker, Jr., 302 acres
of 92100. (Back Creek ?); corner Joseph Culton, Moffets Cr., Robert Culton.
Delivered: Alexander Walker, October 2d, 1775, Archibald Buchanan. Teste: James
and Wm. McCoskry, Alexander McMullen.

page 392-293
     Page 134.--7th November, 1762. Borden's executors, to Archibald Buchanan,
£5, 406 acres, part of 92,100, crossing McCowns Run; Robert Christian's corner;
white oak by a warm spring, on Hays' (Nays?) Creek. Teste: Robert King, John
Lawrance, John Lawrance, Jr. Delivered: Wm. Buchanan, August, 1769.

page 490
Page 35.--18th August, 1769. Archibald Buchanan and Agness to William Buchanan,
£45, 406 acres, part of Borden's 92,100 acres, crossing McCason's Run; Robert
Christian's Corner, oak by a Warm Spring, north branch of Hays' Creek.
[END - part of Augusta County was briefly turned over to Botetourt County in
1770, Fincastle County in 1772, then became part of either Montgomery or
Washington counties in 1777.]

The 1782 Washington County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax List, Colonel Aaron
Lewis' Precinct
Buchanan, Archd. 1 6 10 (Tithes Horses Cattle)

1787 - Tax List - Among the names appearing on a 1787 tax list for Davidson
County, Tennessee are: Archibald Buchanan, Andrew Casselman, Robert Eaton,
Jacob Pennington, Andrew Steel, Frederick Stump, and Ebenezer Titus. [History
of Davidson County, W. W. Clayton]

Davidson County, TN, Deed Book B, p. 224
   State of North Carolina No. 583.  To all to whom these presents shall cause
greeting.  Know ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds
foe every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our treasury by Archibald
Bucchanan, have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto
Archibald Bucchanan a tract of land containing six hundred and forty acres
lying and bing in our County of Davidson on the waters of Stones river
including the place called clover bottom. Beginning at a double white oak and
[illegible] a bluff of the river about twelve poles above the mouth of a small
branch.  Running South one hundred and twenty eight poles to a dogwood and
sugar tree, West two hundred and seventy poles to a corner in James Todds line.
Thence with his line North twenty five poles to said Todds corner at the mouth
of his spring branch, up Stones river according to it's course meanders to the
beginning.  With all [illegible] waters and [illegible] minerals hereditaments
and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appurtening.  To hold to the
said Archibald Bucchanan his heirs and assigns forever.  Which land was
surveyed for the said Bucchanan June 6, 1788 by Daniel Smith agreeable to an
entry dated Dec. 11, 1784.  The grant signed Samuel Johnston with seal of the
State affixed and dated Nov. 26, 1789. Countersigned James Glasgow Sec Andrew
Ewing D. R.

Moved to Nashville about 1784 and named his farm Clover Bottom. Headwaters of
N.F. (north fork?) of Holsten? River.
     Archibald Buchanan was 27 years of age when he enlisted in the company of
Rangers commanded by Capt. William Preston July 17, 1755. This would mean he
was born in 1728.  He was the son of James Buchanan and wife Mary Allison (Will
Book 3, pg. 379, Augusta Co.,VA dated June 9, 1761, proved March 19, 1765).  
(SEED BED OF THE REPUBLIC, p. 79, by Robert D. Stoner).
     Archibald and his brother John Buchanan settled in Planter (Locust) Cove
on the headwaters of the north fork of the Holston River. (Gordon Aronhime
Papers, Southwest Virginia Card File, Card 1, Electronic Card Indexes,
University of Virginia)
     Archibald Buchanan built and lived in what was known as "The Old Blue
Brick" mansion in  Donelson....the location of the Buchanan home was at what is
now 2851 Blue Brick Drive in Donelson in what was then called the Clover Bottom
subdivision, but it is close to Highway 70 and Stewart's Ferry Pike on the
right as you go toward Percy Priest Dam on the pike.
     About 1781, Agnes and Archibald Buchanan moved from Plaster or Locust
Cove, Augusta Co.,VA, to the "Clover Bottom Farm" east of Donelson, TN.  
Archibald built a large home for his family known as "Old Blue Brick" just off
the Lebanon Pike on the Stewarts Ferry Road.
     Archibald and Agnes were buried in the garden of "The Old Blue Brick".
There their bodies remained until the home was sold, at which time James
Buchanan, their son, had them moved to the farm of his cousin, Major John
Buchanan, located on Stone's River.  This was originally the "Buchanan Fort."  
It is now known as the "Knapp Farm".  No trace of the graves can be found, a
few markers still remain. (TENNESSEE RECORDS, Vol. I, p. 126, 261, Vol. 2 by
Jeannetta Tillotson Acklan.)

from Gordon Aronhime Papers, Southwest Virginia Card File, Card 1, Electronic
Card Indexes, University of Virginia
Buchanan, Archibald (1728-       )
Born                               1728 (K212)
Died                               180
                     James         married before 14 May 1761
Wife Agnes Bowen  M (1) McFerrin    See Ch I 89
18 Apr 1775 - 266 ? Both Sides S.F. Reid Creek
17 July 1755 - Enlisted in Wm Preston's Rangers - War
A Weaver . Height 5'7" - from Pa. - K212
21 Mar 1782 - ????? Red from ??? Walker! Mt to Cove Creek 132
              following from Sc?????? Preston P185 ?? Wythe Co
              a brother to John (son Patrick)      ??? ??? ???
1782 ff - "Sometime after 1782 Archibald removed to Cumberland
1806   - Archibald made will and left all lands to son James
1769 - came to Holston (Lammie] in 1770 and John
Buchanan [brother] in 1771   - Ibid P217

     "hi guys. Just found a book in the attic, TN tombstones/Bible Records, pub
in 1933 by Colonial Dames of america. Has the following on Arch./James/ etc.
From the James Buchanan graveyard on Elm Hill Road on the old farm are the
stones of James 7/16/1763 - 2/14/1841 and wife Lucinda East Buchanan 12/11/1792
- 4/15/1865. His stone reads "A kind husband and affectionate father." and the
following: "Farewell me friends, as you pass by; as you are now so was I; As I
am now so must you be; Prepare to die and follow me." Wife Lucinda (and that
seems to contradict some data herein, I think?) stone reads: "As thou hast said
I shall follow you, As all the rest must shortly do; Then be not guilty of any
crime, So you may live in the heaven sublime." Archibald is also buried there,
"son of James and Lucinda" 3/21/1811 - 9/7/1843. Stone reads: "Away from his
home and the friends of his youth; He died a man of energy and truth." Also
included is some history: James came to TN with his parents about 1785 from
Augusta County, SW Virginia and settled on a 640 section of land near Donelson,
a part of which is now "Clover Bottom Farm. Archibald built Old Blue Brick
before 1800. Still occupied. James built a large two story log house on Elm
Hill Road early in 1800, which is still stinding and occupied. James and
Lucinda had 16 children." there is more, and I will be glad to share if anyone
is interested. I also dont know whether this data is accurate. Let me know if
it has been found to be wrong, will you? thanks."
GenForum Post by Carol

Archibald is #198 in the National Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution (NSDAR)'s Patriot Index.

General Notes: Wife -

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia (Chalkey)
Volume I
Page 89
MAY 19, 1761.
  (3) Agnes Buchanan qualifies admx. of her late husband, James McFarron,
decd., now wife of Archibald Buchanan.

Last Modified: 28 Mar 2010


1. Gordon Aronhime Papers.
2. Gordon Aronhime Papers.  .... Will, Alexander Allison.
3. Will, Lilly McIlhaney Bowen.
4. Cisco, Jay Guy, Historic Sumner County (TN) (1909).
5. Cemetery, Buchanan, Davidson Co, TN.
6. Shannon Bible Transcript.
7. Bonner,
8. Bonner,

My Notes:
If there is no SOURCE, I have no PROOF. If the source is a PERSON, the information