|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1919|
James Young Buchanan was the oldest of four children born in Mercer County, PA to Nancy J. and William Buchanan. His Buchanan family, along with grandparents, one brother and one sister, moved to Jackson County, Iowa around the year of 1850. In 1855 he moved to Perry township with his parents.
Somewhere between 1860 and 1870 he married Mary E. Van Meter and they had five children; Nellie E., Fred G., Harry Y., Pearl (who died young), and Flossie.
He served as a merchant, and was appointed postmaster in 1875 in Andrew, Iowa. He also co-founded the firm of Butterworth & Buchanan with O.P. Butterworth in 1875.
He served as justice of the peace and was a member of the Andrew Town Council. He was a Republican.
Socially he belonged to the Masonic Fraternity, Ancient Order of United Workingmen (A.O.U.W.)
He fought for the Union with the rank of Corporal in the Civil War and served in CO G. 8th. IOWA CAVALRY
William Buchanan (1818 - 1897)
Mary VanMeter Buchanan (1847 - 1931)
Nellie E. Buchanan Littlefield (1868 - 1961)*
Fred C.G. Buchanan (1871 - 1881)*
Pearl Buchanan (1873 - 1875)*
Harry Y. Buchanan (1878 - 1962)*
Flossie E. Buchanan Allen (1886 - 1951)*
Created by: Judy Cain Bowser
Record added: May 10, 2010
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