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William B. (c1829 AL) and John D. BUCHANAN (1836 AL)
Posted by: Gerald Buchanan (ID *****5691) Date: October 04, 2006 at 08:02:31
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William B. Buchanan (born c1829 Autauga Co., AL) and John D. Buchanan (born c1836 Coosa Co., AL) were sons of James Buchanan (c1790 SC - bef 1850 Coosa Co., AL) and Effie Graham (c1799 NC - after 1860 LA). Along with siblings Flora, Margaret,Mary, Ann,and Euphemia, they are listed in their mother's household in Union Pr., LA, in the 1860 census, having moved there from Prairie Co., AR. In 1860 John D. is listed as a school teacher.

William B. Buchanan bought land in Union Parish in 1859 and later sold land in Union Parish before 1870.

William B. and John D. both served in the Confederate Army from LA. William B., Mary, and Ann disappear from the census after 1860. John D., Flora, Margaret, and Euphemia are listed in the 1870 census for Union Pr. John is listed as a farmer. None of them are listed in the 1880 census for LA.

Margaret and Euphemia are, however, listed in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 LA censuses. Margaret died unmarried in 1921; Euphemia married Edward Walters/Watters (a widower) and died in 1923. Both lived in Calhoun, Ouachita Pr., at the time of their deaths. I have not yet found their burial sites.

A brother to these Buchanans was Calvin Buchanan who lived next door to them in 1860 but who apparently died between 1860 and 1870. His widow, Flora Ann, sold her property in Union Pr. in 1869 and moved with her daughter and son-in-law to Kansas, eventually moving to Ellis Co., TX, her final residence. Calvin had only the one child, Alice.

There are no Union Pr., LA, marriages listed for any of these Buchanans. There don't seem to be any cemetery records for any of them.

To the best of my knowledge these Buchanans were unrelated to the Robert Buchanan family also of Union Parish, but relationship, if any, remains open to further research.

It is exceptionally important to me to learn if William B. and John D. Buchanan ever married and sired sons, grandsons, etc. I'll be grateful for any hints about what became of any of these Buchanans or any clues as to where I should search next.

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