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Eleanor Rogers Buchanan
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Birth: 1705
Death: Aug. 26, 1758

Eleanor was the daughter of Nicholas Rogers (died pre 3 Jan 1720) and Eleanor (?) Rogers Harris (died post 1758).

Eleanor married Dr. George Buchanan (7 July 1696/98 - 23 Apr 1750).

George was born in Ediburgh, Scotland to Mungo Buchanan, Esq. (died 3 Apr 1710) and Anna (Barclay) Buchanan. Mungo and Anna lived in Hiltoun and Auchentorlie, Scotland.

Dr. George Buchanan was one of the founders of Baltimore Town. He was on the Board of Commissioners to lay off Baltimore Town in 1729. Dr. George Buchanan practiced his profession until his death. He signed a will on 4 Feb 1749/50, and his estate was probated on 28 May 1750. He was the first person buried in the Rogers-Buchanan Cemetery on the grounds of Druid Hill Park.

Dr. George Buchanan supposedly built his home called "Auchentorlie" [ohk-en-TROLL-ee] on the site of the current Druid Hill Mansion. There is supposedly an 1850 picture of the Buchanan home called "Auchentorlie" at the Maryland Historical Society. If this is so, it couldn't have been on the site of the current Druid Hill Mansion because Col. Nicholas Rogers (1753-1822) built his first home on that site in 1783. That home burned and Col. Nicholas Rogers built the current Druid Hill Mansion in 1801 on the same site.

The current Druid Hill Mansion is the third home built on the estate. Baltimore City took down the first old Rogers family residence situated on the northwest corner of the estate in 1768. The second home was built by Nicholas after his marriage in 1783 to his cousin, Eleanor (Buchanan) Rogers, but a fire destroyed it in 1796. When a fire destroyed the Rogers' temporary downtown residence in 1801, the family returned to their estate before their new home was completed. Two wings that were planned for either side of the Mansion House were never built.

Possibly the erroneous information that Dr. George Buchanan was the first to own Druid Hill (aka "Hab Nab at a Venture") comes from a biography of Adm Franklin Buchanan written by Charles Lee. Since Dr. Buchanan had 350 acres of "Hab Nab at a Venture" in 1750 and he had only purchased 150 acres himself from Luke Trotten and William Hamilton in 1741, it appears that his wife, Eleanor, had inherited the 200 acres of "Hab Nab at a Venture" which her father had purchased on 1 June 1716 from John and Mary Eaglestone for 50.

On 28 Jan 1752, Eleanor (Rogers) Buchanan released her share of "Hab Nab at a Venture" to her son, Lloyd Buchanan (1729-1761). In his will, Lloyd Buchanan bequeathed the following to his daughter, Eleanor (Buchanan) Rogers (1 Aug 1757 - 4 Jan 1812): "The Levell," "Hab Nab at a Venture," "Addition to Hab Nab," the part of "Coles Harbour" he purchased from Thomas Sligh, and his lot and dwelling house. Eleanor married her cousin, Col. Nicholas Rogers (7 Oct 1753 - 2 Jan 1822) in 1783.

The other known children of George and Eleanor were:

1) Susannah Buchanan.

2) Lloyd Buchanan (10 Nov 1729 - 1761) married Rachel (Lawson) Buchanan (1738 - 24 July 1759). Rachel was the daughter of Alexander Lawson (died Oct 1760) and Dorothy (Smith) Lawson. Lloyd died in Druid Hill. Rachel is #12612363

3) Archibald Buchanan (12 May 1737 - 11 Aug 1785) married Sarah Brooke (Lee) Buchanan (c.1744 - 1811) on 10 Mar 1768.

4) Capt. George Buchanan, Jr. (23 June 1740 - Nov 1810).

5) Elizabeth (Buchanan) Gittings (8 June 1742 - 24 Aug 1818) married James Gittings, Sr. (23 Apr 1735/36 - 15 Feb 1823). James was the son of Thomas Gittings and Mary Lee.

6) James Buchanan (born 24 July 1744).

7) Katharine Buchanan (born 4 Aug 1746).
Family links: 
  George Buchanan (____ - 1750)
  Eleanor Buchanan Croxall (1732 - 1805)*
  Andrew Buchanan (1734 - 1786)*
  Archibald Buchanan (1737 - 1785)*
  William Buchanan (1747 - 1824)*
*Calculated relationship
Rogers-Buchanan Family Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Created by: myta
Record added: Oct 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60201795
Eleanor <i>Rogers</i> Buchanan
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Eleanor <i>Rogers</i> Buchanan
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