Samuel Beatty Buchanan

Samuel Beatty Buchanan

DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 2 Nov 1910 (aged 70)
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Burial Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 2, Space 304
Memorial ID 23796339 · View Source
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Transcription of Obituary from The Bryan Eagle, Thursday, Nov. 10, 1910


One by one the old citizens are passing away. The latest to cross over "The Great Divide" is one who has been identified with the people of Brazos county for considerably more than an averaage lifetime, one who has borne a manly part in all the struggles of his generation, one who has helped to make Brazos county what it is. Quiet and unostentations, content to serve in the ranks never aspiring to leadership, he yet exercised an influence far greater and more effective than many who made more noise. He was a typical good citizen. By nature he was stong and full of energy and everything he did bore the impress of his qualities. In the civil social and religious circles with which he was identified he was an untiring worker--one of the substantial members who form the bone and sinew of organized society.

Samuel Beaty Buchanan was born in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, December 17, 1839. Here he grew up to manhood, and at the age of twenty-one enlisted in the Confederate army, being a member of the famous Crescent regiment, in the brigade of General Mouton. He participated in the battle of Yellow Bayou, Mansfield and many less notable engagements. He was made prisoner at New Orleans, but had the good fortune to be exchanged. Since its organization he has been a member of J. B. Robertson camp, U. C. V. of this city, and three years ago was decorated with the cross of honor by the ladies of L. S. Ross chapter, U. D. C.

Mr. Buchanan came to Texas in 1866 and located first in Madison county, where he remained four years. In 1870 he removed to Brazos county, of which he has been a citizen for forty years.

On January 15, 1859, he was married, in his native parish, to Miss Martha Jane Best, and from this union were born the following children, all of whom survive him; R. L. Buchanan, W. H. Buchanan, S. W. Buchanan, Mrs. Laura Kestler, Mrs. P. L. Barron, Mrs. Eugene Suber. All of these are well known residents of Bryan and Brazos county except Mrs. Kestler, who lives at Waco. The deceased leaves four surviving brothers and two sisters; A. W. Buchanan, A. J. Buchanan, M. G. Buchanan, Mrs. John McCorquodale and Mrs. Simmons, of this city and county and Jack Buchanan of Houston. His first wife died December 25, 1901. On June 25, 1903, he was married to Mrs. S. J. Walker, who survives him.

In early life he embraced religion and united with the Baptist church of which he continued to be a faithful member until his death. He was one of the charter members of Saints' Rest church at Steep Hollow, and never changed his membership from there. He was one of the last of the original communicants of that church.

In Masonry, as in all his other relations, he was zealous and faithful, being a member of Brazos Union Lodge No. 129, A. F. & A. M. and of W. T. Austin chapter, Royal Arch masons.

The funeral will be held from the family residence tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Spouse of (1) Martha Jane (Best)Buchanan, (2)Mrs. "Fannie" Walker

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