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Buchanans of Richwood Township

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Buchanans of Richwood Township

Diane (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jul 2001 7:29PM GMT
Surnames: Buchanan, Shannon, Thorp, Hawkins
Hi. Looking for anyone researching....

Robert Buchanan, born September 2, 1809, Ireland, died 1883 Richland County, WI. Buried at Haskins Cemetery, Richwood Twp., Richland County, WI.

Married Mary A. Shannon, born June 17, 1815, Belfast Ireland at the Seventh Presbyterian church, NY., NY., NY. She died in 1899, Richland County, WI., also buried at Haskins Cemetery.

Their children were:

Mary Ann, 1841-1922, Brooklyn, NY-Richwood, Richland County, WI. Married Julius Colon Thorp after 1898. Buried along with her husband at Tavera Dosch Cemetery, Richwood etc.

Sarah Jane February 5, 1846-December 26, 1898. Birthplace same. She also married Julius, on November 9, 1871 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Buried with her husband Tavera etc.

George W. Buchanan born 1856 NY

John Buchanan 1850 NY

Robert Buchanan Jr. September 6, 1843, Brooklyn, NY. Married Belle Hawkins, 1873, Richland County, WI.

William M. Buchanan September 1840 NY married Caroline ? in 1870

Edward H. Buchanan October 1858 Illinois married Kate ? about 1885

James T. Buchanan About 1838

Samuel M. Buchanan 1853 died 1888 buried Haskins Cemetery, Richwood Twp, Richland County, WI.


From The History of Richland County, WI:

Robert Buchanan is a native of Ireland, born Sept. 2, 1809. He emigrated to Canada in 1832, on account of cholera in the old country. He did not remain long in Canada, but went to Otsego Co., NY, and in 1835 to New York city, where he served an apprenticeship to learn the trade of mason, which he followed in the cities of New York and Brooklyn about twenty years. In 1855 he moved to Schoharie county, and three years later to McHenry Co., Ill., where he engaged in farming.* In 1864 he came to Wisconsin and became a resident of Richland county, settling on section 8, of Richwood, where he accumulated 400 acres of land. Mr. Buchanan is a republican in politics; has served as chairman four years, and treasurer two years, of his town. He was a member of the fraternity of Odd Fellows over forty years, always taking an active interest in the work of the society. He was married in 1838. His wife, formerly Mary Shannon, was a native of the north of Ireland. They reared nine children --- William M, Mary A, Robert Jr., Sarah J, James T, Samuel M, John, George W and Edward H.

*Possibly resided Brooklyn 10th ward, NY in 1850. A Robert Buchaman was found there.


Robert Buchanan, Jr., the first man to engage in the harness trade in Excelsior, was born in Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 6, 1843. He resided with his parents until 1862, when he enlisted in company C, 95th Illinois. He was wounded at the battle of Vicksburg by a piece of shell striking him on the forhead, and also one year later at the battle of Yellow Bayou, where he received a gun-shot wound in the right arm. He served, however, until the regiment was mustered out of service. After the war he learned the harness maker's trade, and in 1869 established business at Excelsior. He was united in marriage in 1873 with Belle Hawkins. Their children are --- Ella B, Frank and Albert. Mr. Buchanan is a member of the IOOF, AOUW and IOGT

Also researching Thorp/Thorpe, Sharp, Miller, Harvey of Richwood, Eagle and Muscoda.
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