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Maj John Buchanan
Birth: Jan. 12, 1759
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 1832

Arrived in Nashville from Danville, Kentucky on December 14, 1778. At first the family lived at Fort Nashborough with others of the first settlers of Nashville, and bilding the third home there. In 1785, he moved his family about 6 miles east of the fort, and built his own fort, named Buchanan Station, on Mill Creek. They eventually built the first mill in the county here. The fort was repeatedly attacked by Indians, most notably on September 30, 1792, when a force of around 900 Indians attacked. The men of this fort fought back all night, killing one Indian chief and many others, but only having one settler slightly wounded.
He was the oldest son of John and Jane Trindle Buchanan. His second marriage was to Sarah Ridley, who is buried beside him. A grandson of the son of his first wife was John Price Buchanan, a Governer of Tennessee
 
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 Parents:
  James Buchanan (1725 - 1787)
  Jane "Jennie" Trindle Buchanan (1740 - 1792)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Kennedy (____ - 1789)*
  Sarah Ridley Buchanan (1773 - 1831)*
 
 Children:
  John Buchanan (1787 - 1834)*
  George Buchanan (1792 - 1816)*
  Alexander Buchanan (1794 - 1836)*
  Elizabeth Buchanan Everette (1795 - 1875)*
  Jane Trindle Buchanan Goodwin (1802 - 1837)*
  Moses Ridley Buchanan (1806 - 1887)*
  Charles Bingley Buchanan (1809 - 1856)*
  Nancy Mulherin Newsom Buchanan Smith (1818 - 1873)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Buchanan (1759 - 1832)
  Jane "Jennie" Buchanan Todd (1760 - 1792)*
  Alexander Buchanan (1763 - 1787)*
  Samuel Buchanan (1765 - 1786)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
John Buchanan Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary Jane Hobbs Pattillo
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Record added: Jul 06, 2004
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My 3x Great Grand Father.
- Gwenda Yates
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
To my 4th G-Grandpa. Rest In Peace.
- Bonnie Ellison Reid
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014

- Melanie Carothers Hall
 Added: Mar. 4, 2013
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