Highlights will be shared on our Buchanan Clan from History to Modern day especially a documentation of dates among the Buchanan Family tree. Our original trace on John Buchanan would take us back to early 1800's in Loch Lomond, Scotland. He was a young man leaving Scotland and on his way to the new world. He had chosen his homeland in Prince Edward Island and started sowing his family roots. Buchanan family had expanded over time especially from a legacy of John Buchanan.
I have come to believe that researching one's genealogy is like putting together a multi-piece puzzle. You begin with a few names, dates, and places and find more names, dates and places, which leads you to more information. As each piece fits into place the puzzle picture becomes clearer, but it often is still incomplete.
My hope that by putting these reports on this site that they might provide others with clues to their research and add clues to mine.
This page would not exist without the collaboration of family members and a number of researchers I have been lucky enough to come in contact with through the Internet:
JOHN BUCHANAN and ISABELLA McINTOSH
came from Loch Lomond, Scotland (unknown date of arrival or age) He
McIntosh on the day of August 26, 1852 by Banns..Malcolm Ross in
North River, Prince Edward Island.
They had six children.. Sarah, Malcolm, Euphemia, Mary, Anthony and Christina. (see photo)
Sarah,born in PEI - abt. 1853 - died May 6, 1893 , age 40
Mary,born in PEI - 1860 and died July 19,1891 in Massachusetts.
She married to a John H. Russ from Sackville, NB and had 3 children. Robert Huen, Flossie I. and Bessie May.
Dates and Births of Mary and John's
From June MacLennan - Since Loch Lomond is surrounded by the counties of Dunbartonshire, Stirlingshire and Argyleshire and there are numerous John Buchanan's to be found born in this time period, he would probably have been in the 1841 Scottish census, but since his exact location is unknown, he and his remaining family are impossible to trace back any further in time. If daughter Christina's year of birth is correct, John would have presumably died sometime in 1865 , since Isabella remarried on Jan 5, 1866. Based on his supposed age of 29 at his death, he would have been born 1835/1836. John and Isabella married in 1852, so based on these dates, it appears John would have been quiet young (about 17) when he and Isabella married, which doesn't seem possible. The mystery of John continues!
Buchanan (McIntosh) remarried to Donald MacPhee. They had 6
more children.(John, James, Jane, Daniel, Catherine and
MacPhee Family of Lot 67 - by Bev Berney