I received this genealogy from my sister, who obtained it from our aunt, (since deceased.) It includes a Rachel Vanshoich or Van Schoich, and Buchanans. I typed it as it was written, except for my notes, and all info. should be verified. Hope something in it might be helpful.
Buchanan - (Van Scoy?) Genealogy
Legend derives the Buchanan Clan's original name MacAuslan from Irish prince Auselan O'Kyan, granted a settlement in Lennox by Malcolm II
George, Thomas, and John Buchan, descendants of Isabella Stuart and Sir Walter Buchan, fled from Scotland near Edinburg about 1725, during an uprising with the Stuart kings. They Being members of the Buchan clan; or O'Buchan. Their meeting place was on an Island, Clar Innis in Loch Lomond. Their Badge was the Bear C Braocleag(y)-Billberry-or Darag(y) (oak). The Buchanan's or O'Buchan's were of Presbyterian faith.
Thomas had five sons; William-1729, John-1732, Thomas-1734, ALEXANDER-1736, Samuel-1740. Thomas, born in 1734, was Grandfather to President James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States. John, a brother of Thomas, born in Dougal, Ireland, came to America in 1772, and settled in Western Pennsylvania, Washington county. John died in 1794 and was buried in a cemetery called Buffelo. John had ten children and was living in Augusta county, Virginia when the American Revolution started.
ALEXANDER, (son of Thomas above) was born in Dunferline Fifenshire Scotland in 1736, and immigrated to the United States in 1772. He was married to Margaret Oswell in 1758. They had four children ; Peter, Mary, George and ALEXANDER. He was a shipping merchant with his elder brother William in New York, also farming 100 acres at Cherry Valley in Ostego County, New York. He lived on Pearl Street in 1775, and leased his real estate and joined George Washington in the Great American Revolution, becoming a Major. He died near Calvary Meeting House in 1803. (The records say that after the Revolution he sold his few remaining ships and went to a land grant given him by the United States Government in appreciation for his services. Perhaps this is where the 1000 acres he farmed came from.)
ALEXANDER (son of above) was born in 1763 in Northern Ireland. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1772. Later married Rachel Vanshoich (in some records spelled Van Schoich) (added note: possible Van Scoy?) a Pennsylvania Dutch girl whose parents had come to America on the same boat as the Buchanans' . The two children had played together on the boat, he a boy of nine, and she seven. Her parents had gone on to settle in Pennsylvania, while the Buchanans' stayed in New York. Alexander fought the Indians with General Wayne, and was seriously injured in Raising Old Horse Mill, and died there on January 15, 1852 (age 89). He and Rachael had 10 children; Mary, Robert, ALEXANDER, William, John, Samuel, James, Pheobe, Jane and Francis.
ALEXANDER, the second son of Alexander and Rachel, was born on May 19, 1795, and died January 7, 1862 near Mosco, by drowning. He was married to Margaret Elizabeth Love, of Kentucky on July 10, 1817. She being born April 20, 1797, and died February 29, 1888, age 91. They moved to Western Pennsylvania, Wahington County, where WILLIAM, their first son, and third child was born. The names of their children were: Ann Elizabeth-August 20, 1818, Jane-April 3, 182l, WILLIAM-November 30, 1823, John Moore-January 27, 1826, Alexander-August 31, 1828, Evans Robertson-January 11, 1831, Sarah Louisa-September 30, 1833, Margaret Catherine-January 4, 1836, Isabella Oliver-August 16, 1838, and Francis Marion-July 30, 1841.
WILLIAM, their first son, born in Washington County, Pennsylvania on November 30, 1823, died March 28, 1885. Cause of death struck by switch engine on the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad, at Ottumwa, Iowa. (NOTE: Autopsy and hearing was held, and determined William Buchanan at time of death was sober, hard of hearing, and had his head wrapped in scarf, so did not hear the train. Accident happened near the Phillips coal yard. Died of head & spine injuries. Buried in unknown plot, perhaps by my grandmother, Mamie Gertrude Buchanan/McGlothlen, records destroyed by fire, at Shaul Cemetery Ottumwa, IA. Newspaper accounts of the time, said he was "universally respected for his many sterling qualities.") He had married Harriet Ellen Whitmer, a red-haired orphan girl of Clarmont County, Ohio, on July 20, 1846. To this union seven children grew to maturity. Six of whom were: John J., SANFORD ALLEN, Ezra M., Walter W., and Drucella Francis.
SANFORD ALLEN, the third son, married Margaret Elizabeth Copple on December 25, 1877 at Ottumwa, Iowa, Wapello County. Sanford Allen was born February 11, 1855 in Piqua County, Ohio, and died June 3, 1931, at Ottumwa, Iowa. (Buried in country cemetery, north of Macon, Missouri.) He and his wife had five children, two dying in infancy. Children living to maturity were: MAMIE GERTRUDE BUCHANAN-(Mrs. John McGlothlen*), born January 3, 1879; Martha Francis (Mrs. Herbert McGlumphy) born November 4, 1883; and Allen Leroy, born April 12, 1887.
MAMIE GERTRUDE BUCHANAN ("Went by name "Gertrude"/Mrs. John McGlothlen/Heady) was mother of MAURICE MCGLOTHLEN (who changed his own name from John Maurice to Maurice "only"), Frank Allen McGlothlen, & George Edward McGlothlen.
MAURICE MCGLOTHLEN married Constance Hiatt, and was father to Maureen McGlothlen(Ragan/Samuel), Gary McGlothlen, and me, MELBERN MCGLOTHLEN
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