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James H. BUCHANAN 12396 - Ballard Co

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James H. BUCHANAN 12396 - Ballard Co

Posted: 13 May 2014 6:20AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Buchanan, Reeves, Mabry, Gee, O’Donley, Lee, Jeter
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume I, Battle-Perrin-Kniffin, 2nd. ed, 1885.

JAMES H. BUCHANAN, Esq., was born March 23, 1833, in Warren County, N C., and in 1847 removed with his parents to Montgomery County, Tenn., then in 1849 to Christian County, Ky., and in 1858 to Ballard County, where he has since resided. His father, James Buchanan, a native of North Carolina, died in 1873, at the age of sixty-five years. He was the son of James, a Revolutionary soldier. Subject’s mother, Martha T., daughter of Jones and Nancy (Reeves) Mabry, of North Carolina, died in 1870, aged sixty-three years. To her and husband were born: subject, Emily D. (Gee), and Susan R. (O’Donley). Our subject was married, November 30, 1854, to Miss Martha A., born October 15, 1838, daughter of James and Mary R. (Lee) O’Donley, of Christian County, and from this union sprang James H. (deceased), Leonard A., William W., Althea M. (Jeter), Marion L., Thaddeus E., Susan M., John E., Nettie B., R. C., Ernest and Allie. Subject is a farmer, owning 337 acres of land, 160 of which are in a high state of cultivation. He is very successful in growing fine tobacco, having received $1.25 per pound for that article. He has long been an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics a Democrat.

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