SOURCE: Family data, J. A.
J. Buchanan Family Bible, Holy Bible, (Troy, NY: Merriam, Moore
& Co., 1848). The Buchanan Family Bible record was started by Andrew
Buchanan (1780-1848) in his Bible, the whereabouts of which are now unknown.
The original Bible was Willed by Andrew Buchanan to his son, J.
A. J. Buchanan (1824-1910). On December 13, 1853, J.
A. J. Buchanan, transcribed the information from his father’s Bible
to his own Bible, after which he continued the family record. The current
owner of J. A. J. Buchanan’s Bible is
also unknown, but a transcribed copy of the family data is in a collection
of local Family Bible information at the Cornerstone
Genealogical Society in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (and is presented
here). J. A. J. Buchanan noted each set
of entries (births, marriages and deaths) that he copied from his father’s
Bible so that it is easy to identify his father’s data from his own additions
and it is reasonable to believe that the information J.
A. J. Buchanan copied was originally written at the time the events
occurred and can be considered reliable. In a tribute titled “One Pioneer”
that appeared in the Waynesburg Independent, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania,
on 27 August 1896, page 8, column 1-2, Jane
(Ragan) (Shane) Zink, Andrew Buchanan’s granddaughter, states that
“a Bible from his loving mother’s hand” was among his possessions when
he traveled west in 1802. If this is the same Bible then Andrew owned it
prior to his marriage and would have been able to record the births, marriages
and deaths of his children as they occurred. His own birth date, of course,
would have had to come from the date his parents had told to him, but it
is very likely that he recorded it himself in his Bible.
Transcribed by Candice
Buchanan, 2006. Entries are presented here as they appear in the original
document. Notations regarding some, though not all, spelling errors are
made in brackets [ ]. Please report any errors in transcription to Candice.
A. J. Buchanan Born Sunday February 8th 1824
Boner Born Friday August 22d 1823
According to Miss Lizzie Porter of
Pittsburgh head of the Childrens Aid Society of Western Pa. / Mary Billings
was born - so says Miss Porter - September 30, 1881 / Monday Came to live
with us Septr 14, 1893 / Miss Porter was living in the City of Pittsburgh
& the head of / the Childrens Aid Society when her mother died / and
her mother requested her to see Mary got a / good place
Mary Billings was married to Ernest
Locy March 20th A.D. 1900
Heller Locy Born Decr 28, 1900
My Fathers Family Record Transcribed
from the original by me / J. A. J. Buchanan this 13 day of December 1853
Andrew Buchanan April 8, 1780
Rhoda Stephenson Born in the Jersies
July 11, 1784
Rachel Jany 28, 1805
Elizabeth Octr 17, 1806
James Jany 1, 1810
Andrew Sept. 16, 1812
Septr. 15, 1814
Jane Octr. 14, 1817
John Decr 3, 1819
Harriett Feby 15, 1822
A. Jackson Feby 8, 1824
David May 2, 1826
Sarah Boner Buchanan Born Monday
March 31st 1845 at 10 Ock A.M.
Harriet A. Buchanan Born on Thursday
April 13th 1847 at 4 Ock A.M.
Boner Buchanan Born Monday January 14th A.D. 1850 at 5 Ock and 55M
Ann Buchanan Born Sunday Jany 15th AD 1854 at 1 Ock & 20 Min A.M.
Daniel Boner Buchanan Born Sunday
September 19 A.D. 1853 at 2 Oclock A.M.
James Buchanan Born on Sunday January
20th A.D. 1861 at 11 Oclock and 15 Minates P.M.
James Buchanan Lantz Born on Monday
March 14th 1870 at 6 O'clock P.M.
Buchanan Walton Born on Friday March 27, A.D. 1874
Daniel Boner born July 31 or August
1, 1797 A.D.
Sarah Ankrom born June 10 A D. 1807
Buchanan Walton born May 30th A.D. 1891
J. B. Walton born Aug. 30, A.D. 1894
J. Buchanan to Mary Ann Boner May 28th
William T. Lantz to Harriett A. Buchanan
June 10th A.D. 1869 at 6 O'clock A.M.
B. McConnell to Sarah
B. Buchanan Wednesday September 9th A.D. 1869 at 6 O'clock A. M.
S. Walton to Mary
Ann Buchanan Jr. Thursday March 13, 1873 at 10 O'clock P.M.
Ernest Locy married to Mary Billings
March 20 A.D. 1900
My Fathers Family Record Transcribed
from the original Record by Me J. A. J. Buchanan this 13 of December 1853
Andrew Buchanan to Rhoda Stephenson
April 22d A.D. 1804
John Buchanan to Rebecca L. Browning
April 15th 1845
David Buchanan to Rachel Browning
August 13th 1846
Daniel Boner to Sarah Ankrom Septr
Sarah Boner Buchanan Died
Nov 3d 1847 at about 11 Ock A.M. / disease congestive or inflamatory croup
Daniel Boner Buchanan Died Nov. 17,
1862 at 9 Ock P.M. / On Friday night previous was taken about midnight
/ with coarsely cough - played as usual a day Saturday / at about 8 Oclock
Saturday evening was taken bad / after he had went to bed and slept easily
for an / hour, and continued growing worse till he died / disease congestive
or inflamatory croup
James Buchanan Died Nov. 25, A.D.
1862 at 20 minutes to 1 / Oclock A.M. - for 3 or 4 days he laid in a stupor,
/ coarse cough; Thirsty but would strangle in / drinking & water would
run out of his nose when / attempting to drink - From the time he was 6
months / old he was affected With Scrofula it always after / broke out
around the throat - He took severe cold / and this caused the disease (Scrofula)
to return / from the surface & I think killed him - But he .... of
Record from my Fathers Bible
James Nov. 27, 1810
Rachel July 2d 1833
Andrew Buchanan Sr. Decr 2, 1848
at 12 A.M.
Rhoda Buchanan July 6th A.D. 1869
at 2 ½ Oclock A.M.
Daniel Boner died November 6th 1869
A.D. at 11 ½ Oclock P.M. / aged 72 years 4 months 6 days – palsy
B. Buchanan McConnell September 21, 1871 of dumb agua, / contracted
at her home in Angola, Indiana died at 10 Oclock A.M.
Ragan died July 27th A.D. 1886 at 2 ½ P.M.
Buchanan Walton died Tuesday April 17, 1885 at 10:30 / P.M. of Typhoid
Fever age 14 yrs 21 days 5 ft 3 in / in height
Sarah Boner Decr. 23, 1892 at 4.15
P.M. aged 85yrs 6mos / 13dys Erysipelas - Burried 25 Dec Sunday
Buchanan, wife of J. A. J. Buchanan
died Decr 7, 1899 / at 9 Oclock Stricken senseless with / paralysis at
7 ½ Oclock on evening of 6 Decr.