James Buchanan

Male 1791 - 1868  (77 years)


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  • Name James Buchanan 
    Born 23 Apr 1791  Stony Batter,Nr Mercersburg,Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number Buchanan-1 
    Died 1 Jun 1868  Wheatland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1926  Demo Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 

    Father James Buchanan,   b. Abt 1761,   d. 1821  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Speer,   b. 1767,   d. 1833  (Age 66 years) 
    Family ID F937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Was elected in 1856 over John C. Fr?mont and Millard Fillmore by a popular
      vote of 1,832,955 to 1,339,932 and 871,731 and an electoral vote of 174 to
      114 and 8. John C. Breckinridge served as his vice-president. In 1819, as a
      young and successful lawyer, Buchanan fell in love with Anne Coleman, daughter
      of a Lancaster millionaire. Her parents disapproved. Because of rumors Anne
      broke the engagement. She died in December of that same year. Buchanan vowed
      never to marry. Called "Old Buck".


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