John C Buchanan

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JOHN C. BUCHANAN, a successful farmer of Wayne township, Armstrong county, was born in Pine (now Boggs) township, this county, March 1, 1859, son of John Buchanan.

John Buchanan was born in Ireland, and came to America in 1848, settling first in Maryland, where he spent about eight years. Then coming to Armstrong, Pa., he followed iron work until about 1872 when he bought a tract of land in Wayne township, a portion of the old Robert Orr farm, later adding the Latimer farm to his holdings, this latter property comprising 125 acres. He died in Wayne township in 1885, and is buried in Boggs township. His wife was Margaret Campbell, daughter of Michael Campbell, and she, too, was born in Ireland, coming to the United States in 1856. The children of these parents were: Mary, who married John J. Stuart, deceased; and John C.

John C. Buchanan attended the township school, and remained with his father until he attained his majority, then going into the lumber woods, where he remained from 1880 to 1892. He then bought the old homestead, upon which he has since lived, developing it systematically. He has built a fine farm.

On Jan. 12, 1892, Mr. Buchanan married Margaret J. Brunt, daughter of James and Mary (Johnston) Brunt, both of whom were born in Ireland. Mrs. Buchanan was born in Rayburn township, this county. Two children have come to this marriage: Henry Grier, born July 14, 1893, who is attending the Dayton Normal Institute, and Mary Anna, born April 28, 1896, also a student in the Dayton Normal Institute. Mr. Buchanan is a Republican, and served very capably for three years on the township school board. The family belong to the Episcopal Church, and are active in its good work.

Source: 457 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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