Valentine Porr

Documented History


According to the United States Federal Census in 1860, Valentine lived with this wife Wilhelmina and their daughter Clara in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.

1860 United States Federal Census

Valentine was 26, Wilhemina was 25, and Clara was a year old.

1860 United States Federal Census – Valentine

Valentine was a Cabinet Maker. He and Wilhemina were from Bavaria, Clara was born in Ohio.

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Military


Valentine was drafted for the Civil war in 1863, according to U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865.

1863 U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 – Valentine

He was 36 years old at the time and worked as a Cabinet Maker. He was born in Bavaria.

1863 U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

In 1870, Valentine lived with his wife and children in dwelling number 147, Tiffin Ward 2, Seneco, Ohio, according to the United States Federal Census.

1870 United States Federal Census

Valentine was 37 years old at the time, his wife Wilhemina was 33 years old. Valentine was a cabinet maker and Wilhelmina was keeping house. They were both from Bavaria.

1870 United States Federal Census – Valentine

Their children were all from Ohio; they were Clara (11), Emma (9), Amanda (7), Ida (5), Hannah (3), and Lizzie (4 mo.).

1877 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 –

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Valentine Porr lived at 175 Essex, New York, New York in 1877.

1877 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995

Valentine and Wilhelmina lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio in 1880, according to the United States Federal Census. Valentine was 45 years old and Wilhelmina was 43 years old at the time.

1880 United States Federal Census

He was still a cabinet maker and she was still a housekeeper. Both were from Bavaria. Some of their children still lived with them.

1880 United States Federal Census – Valentine

Emma was 19 years old and worked as a seamstress. Ida was 16 years old and also working as a seamstress. Henry was 14 years old and worked in a carriage factory. Otto was 8 years old. William was 5 years old.

Clara Black married Jacob N. Zimmerman on 10 September 1896 at St. Joseph’s in Berrien, Michigan, according to Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.

1896 Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952

They were both residents of Cincinnati, Ohio at the time. Jacob was a Polisher and Clara was a Seamstress. He was 37 years old, she was 36 years old at the time.

Jacob’s father is listed as J. Zimmerman, his mother as Mary Frick. Clara’s father was listed as Valentine Porr and her mother as Minnie Stamen.

Death


According to the Indiana, WPA Death Index, 1882-1920, Valentine died on 18 September 1898 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana at 62 years old.

1898 – Find A Grave Memorial

The U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current lists Valentine’s death date as 1898. He was buried 19 September 1898 in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana in Section A, Lot 3688. I have requested a photo of his headstone.

I’m happy to have found quite a bit of information for Valentine.  I would love to learn more of his story though.  If you happen to know of him, I would love it if you would share what you know in the Comments section below. As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.

Take care and hug your loved ones!

~Kris

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Clara Mae Porr

Documented History


According to the United States Federal Census, in 1870, Clara was 11 years old and lived with her parents which puts her birth year about 1859.  Her parents were Valentine (35) and Wilhelmine (33) Porr in Tiffin Ward 2, Seneca County, Ohio.

1870 United States Federal Census

Also living there was Emma (9), Amanda (7), Ida (5), Hannah (3), and Lizzie Porr (4 mo.).

1870 United States Federal Census – Clara

Valentine was a Cabinet Maker and Wilhelmine was a House Keeper.

1870 United States Federal Census – Clara

By 1880, Clara had married Edward Black and they lived at 104 Pleasant St. in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.

1880 United States Federal Census – Clara

She was 21 years old at the time and a House Keeper. Her parents were born in Germany, as were Edwards.

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Marriage


Clara Black married Jacob N. Zimmerman on 13 August 1890 in Hamilton, Ohio, according to Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.

1896 Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952

But there’s also a record showing that they married on 10 September 1896 in Michigan.

1896 Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 –

It’s weird to have two marriages this close together, but it’s not unheard of to get divorced and then get back together.

According to the 1900 United States Federal Census, Clara (41) lived with her husband Jacob Zimmerman at 715 25th St., Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana and their children: Edward, Albert, William, and Emma & Otto Streibeck. Clara was born in October of 1858.

1900 United States Federal Census

Jacob was born in November of 1858. They had been married 10 years by this time. Edward was born in September 1882, Albert in December 1884, William in January 1887, and Emma in December 1880.

1900 United States Federal Census – Clara

Emma’s husband Otto was born in June 1878. Otto and his parents were born in Indiana, everybody else was born in Ohio. Their parents were born in Germany. Jacob was a Saloon Keeper. Edward and Albert were Day Laborers. William was at school.

1910 United States Federal Census

In 1910, Clara was head of household living in Marion County, Indiana. She was a widow at the time and lived with her son, Albert, and her mom. Clara was 51 years old at the time. Albert was 25 and Wilhelmina was 72 years old and also widowed.

1910 United States Federal Census – Clara

Wilhelmina was born in Germany as were her parents. Albert and Clara were both born in Ohio. Albert’s father was born in Pennsylvania. Clara’s parents were both born in Germany. Albert was a packer of tiles.

1918 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 – William

Clara’s son, William, passed away on 25 October 1918 in Jackson, Brown County, Indiana of pneumonia brought on by influenza. He had been born 12 September 1885 and passed at 33 years, 1 month, and 13 days old. His wife was Anna Black and he was a Farmer. His parents were listed as Edward Black and Clara Porr. He was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.

1930 United States Federal Census

Clara lived with her son Edward and his family in 1930 according to the United States Federal Census. They lived in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio at 1614 Leo St.

1930 United States Federal Census – Clara

Edward J. Zimmerman (41) was the head of household. His wife was Ida M. (44). Their children were: Marvin A (18), Willis E (15), and Helen E (11).   Clara was 72 years old at the time. Edward and Marvin worked at a Meat Market.

Death


An obituary was printed for Clara Black on 16 April 1932 in the Crawfordsville Journal Review on page 2, column 3.  So she had to have passed away shortly before the printing of the Obituary.

I found several Census records for Clara and two marriage certificates.  Unfortunately, I didn’t find much information prior to her marriage to Jacob N. Zimmerman which is what I was hoping to find. As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.

Take care and hug your loved ones!

~Kris

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Edward Vernon Black

Documented History


Edward Vernon Black was born in Pennsylvania around about 1858 as reported by the 1880 United States Federal Census.

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Marriage


At some point in time, he was married to Clara Mae Porr, according to Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992.

1880 United States Federal Census

According to the 1880 United States Federal Census record, Edward’s parents were born in Germany, but he was born in Pennsylvania.

1880 United States Federal Census – Edward

He was 22 years old in 1880 which would make his birth year around 1858. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio at the time with his wife Clara M. He was an Upholsterer and she was a House Keeper.

Edward and Clara produced four children: Emma W., Edward, Albert Cornelius, and William T.

They were divorced by 1890 though, as that is when Clara re-married. 

Death


I don’t yet know when Edward died or where he was buried.

Obviously, I have very little information for Edward.  But I wanted to post what I do have because if anybody out there knows more and can refer me to good sources, it would help keep his story alive.  As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.

Take care and hug your loved ones!

~Kris

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Trout Family History

Surname Origin


The House of Names reports that the Trout family surname was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat at Trowtbeck in the Windermere parish. The Ancestry website reports the surname being of Middle English origin meaning fisherman. Click to learn more about the family history.

Trout is reportedly an altered spelling of German Traut. There are several variations of this surname including: Trowtbeck, Trowtback, Troutbeck, Troutback, Trowteback, Trowback, Trowbeck, Troubeck, Trueback, Truebeck, Truback, Trubeck, Truwbeck, Truwtbeck, Truwtback, Truwback, Trobeck and many more.

Trout Family History

Initially, I always check the Ancestry.com site to see what information they have. Four hundred forty four thousand historical documents is quite a bit of information to search in. It seems with 92,000 birth, marriage, and death certificates, there’s at least a few Trout ancestors in the Ancestry database to research on. This is very promising.

Population


According to the House of Names, Trout families began immigrating to the United States back in the late 1800s. Their website gives a lot of great information on the origins of this surname and their activity before migrating over to America.

1840 Trout Population

Between 1840 and 1920, Trout families were found in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Scotland. In 1840, about 35% of all Trout families in the United States were found in Pennsylvania. This was 84 Trout families which was the highest population of Trout families in 1840.

1880 Trout Population

The year 1880 saw the most Trout families in the United States with about 1,196 Trout families living in Pennsylvania, which was the highest population of Trout families in this time. This accounted for roughly 30% of all recorded Trout’s in North America.

1920 Trout Population

Trout families had spread all over the United States by 1920. There were 400 Trout families living in Pennsylvania at the time which was about 26% of all the recorded Trout’s in the states. Pennsylvania still had the highest population of Trout families in 1920.

Occupations


In the late 1800s, Trout families held a small variety of different jobs between the United States, Canada, and England.

In the United States, 42% of Trout’s were Farmers. This was the most common occupation for Trout families in this time. Other common jobs were Laborer, House Keeping, and Blacksmith.

United States Trout Occupations

In Canada, 19% of Trout’s were Farmers. Other common jobs were Brick Layer, Bailiff Devis, and Editor or Publisher.

Canada Trout Occupations

Trout Occupations were pretty evenly spread out in England in 1881. The top three jobs were Agriculatural Labourer, Carpenter, and Fisherman. Beer House Keepers accounted for the remaining 3%.

England Trout Occupations

Life Expectancy


Trout life expectancy seems to always be right about the same as that of the General Population. No matter what year, they seem to be pretty even.

Trout Life Expectancy

As with the general population, Trout life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945 at 35 years, and highest in 1998 at 78 years. The average life expectancy for Trout in 1940 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

Family Members I’ve Found So Far


I obviously still have a lot of work to do in order to fill this family out and discover my roots. I will be working on that in the weeks and months ahead.

Have you found any Trout’s in your family tree yet? Were they fisherman? Did they come from England or were there any from Germany? I have so many questions!

As always, I will come back and update this page as I learn more about the Trout family.

Happy Searching!

~Kris

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Rebekah Tucker

Documented History


Some family trees on Ancestry have Rebekah’s birthdate listed as 27 December 1781 in Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky. But Find A Grave lists her birthdate as 1775. So far, I don’t have any official sources to verify her date of birth.

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Marriage


According to Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850, Rebecca Tucker married Victor Buchannon in Shelby, Kentucky on 12 April 1799. The Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond Index, 1791-1822 lists Rebecca’s parents as “John Tucker Joshua Morris.”

1800 – Kentucky, Tax Lists, 1799-1801

According to Kentucky, Tax Lists, 1799-1801 and Kentucky, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890, Victor lived in Gallatin County in 1800.  It is assumed Rebekah lived there with him.

1810 – United States Federal Census

In 1810, according to the United States Federal Census, Victor lived in Gallatin, Kentucky with ten household members, two of which were over 25 and six under 16 years old. Victor was the white male 45 and over, his wife Rebekah was the white female aged 26 thru 44. There were also two males under 10, one male between 10 and 15, two males between 16 and 25, and three females under 10.

1818 – Illinois historical Lawrence County Biographical

According to Illinois: Lawrence County Biographical, Chapter IX, Victor’s father William left Scotland in 1750 with his two brothers, John who settled in Halifax, and James in Virginia. Two of William’s sons, John and Victor, reportedly left Pennsylvania and went first to Kentucky, and then to Madison, Indiana. Due to land troubles, Victor floated down the Ohio River with his second wife, Mary (Rebekah Tucker); his sons, Thomas, Victor, Walter and James, and his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas and his daughters Rebecca and Elizabeth. They settled on what was known as Charles Gillespie place but then took the Buchanan name afterwards.

1820 United States Federal Census

Victor lived in Edwards, Illinois with John Buchanan according to the 1820 Census. There were 8 total people in the household, all free white people, no slaves.

1830 United States Federal Census

Victor lived in Lawrence, Illinois in 1830 according to the Census. There were seven free white people in the household at the time, no slaves.

1840 United States Federal Census

Victor lived in Lawrence, Illinois in 1840 according to the Census. There were nine free white people in the household, again, no slaves owned.

Death


In Maurice Grant Buchanan’s book, Buchanan Ancestry, Rebekah Tucker was reported to have passed away in Lawrence County, Illinois on 8 May 1843.

This fact is confirmed by the England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915 as well as U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

Find A Grave lists her spouse as Victor Buchanan (1762-1843) and their children as:

  • Walter Brisco Buchanan (1804-1881)
  • Rebecca Buchanan Galloway (1811-1903)
  • James Hex Buchanan (1814-1873)
  • Victor Buchanan (1817-1881)

Rebekah’s Family Members

Rebekah is buried at the Buchanan Cemetery in Lawrence County, Illinois.

Rebekah’s Grave

I don’t have too terribly much yet for Rebekah Tucker but I did find out her marriage date, death date and that her father’s name was John Tucker.  Hopefully this information will lead to a bunch more. As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.  In the meantime, if you knew of this pioneer “mother of many”, please don’t hesitate to share what you’ve learned about her in the Comments section below and help keep her memories alive.

Take care and hug your loved ones!

~Kris

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Stiglet Family History

Surname Origin


The House of Names does not yet have information on the origins of the surname Stiglet. At this time, it is not known where the surname originated. Perhaps it was derived from other similar surnames.  Click to learn more about the family history.

Stiglet Family History

Initially, I always check the Ancestry.com site to see what information they have. With only 380 historical documents loaded on the Ancestry site, it’s clear that there isn’t much documented about this surname yet. But every little bit helps at this point.

Population


The House of Names does not have information on the origins of this surname and their activity before migrating over to America just yet. This may not have been a distinguished family with many prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs.

1920 Stiglet Population in the United States

There was only one Stiglet family living in the United States by 1920 and they resided in the state of Mississippi.

Occupations


Currently, there isn’t any verifiable information that tells me what the Stiglet families held for occupations. I will have to research this a bit further.

Life Expectancy


Early on, life expectancy for Stiglet’s was below that of the general population at 24 years in 1950. It did surpass the life expectancy of the general population for a short bit being at 91 years in 1997. But Stiglet life expectancy dropped back down to 64 years in 1999, below the general population by a few years.

Stiglet Life Expectancy

Family Members I’ve Found So Far


I still have a lot of work to do here. It’s hard to find information on this surname so far but rest assured I will keep working and be back to update this page as I find additional information.

Have you found any Stiglet’s in your family tree yet? I would love to know what jobs the held, what were their occupations? When did they immigrate to America? Why did they come over? Where did they come from? I have so many questions!

Happy Searching!

~Kris

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Gunterman Family History

Surname Origin


Back in the medieval era, Barbarian tribes inhabited German lands and there was an ancient dukedom that inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire which is known as Saxony.  This is where the Gunterman surname first emerged as one of the notable families of the region, according to the House of Names. 

From as early as the 13th century, the Gunterman surname was known to have a great social and economic impact on evolution making the territory a landmark contributor to the nation’s development.  Click to learn more about the family history.

Gunterman Records on Ancestry

Initially, I always check the Ancestry.com site to see what information they have. Eighteen thousand historical documents is quite a bit of information on one surname. It seems with 3,000 birth, marriage, and death certificates, there’s at least a few Gunterman ancestors in the Ancestry database to research on.

Population


The House of Names website gives a lot of great information on the origins of this surname and their activity before migrating over to America. The year 1880 had the most Gunterman families found in North America between 1840 and 1920.

The highest population of Gunterman families lived in Illinois in 1840, accounting for 44% of all Gunterman families. But it was only four families.

1840 Gunterman Population

By 1880, New York had 38 Gunterman families living there which accounted for about 38% of all recorded Gunterman’s in America at the time. This was the highest population of them in that time.

1880 Gunterman Population

Michigan held the highest population of Gunterman’s in 1920 with 9 families accounting for 16% of all recorded Gunterman families in the United States.

1920 Gunterman Population

Occupations


In the late 1800s, Gunterman families held a small variety of different jobs between in the United States.

The top three reported jobs worked by Gunterman’s were Farmer, Carpenter and Butcher. The most common of those occupations were Farmers with 36% of Gunterman’s being Farmers. Cabinet Maker was the least common occupation held by Gunterman folks.

Gunterman Occupations

Life Expectancy


According to Ancestry.com, between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gunterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gunterman in 1963 was 74, and 91 in 2004.

Family Members I’ve Found So Far


I obviously still have a lot of work to do in order to fill this family out and discover my roots. Of course, I will be working on that in the weeks and months ahead and will come update this page as I find additional ancestors.

Have you found any Gunterman’s in your family tree yet? Where were they from? Were they farmers as well? I’d love to see if any of my ancestors were actually cabinet makers! I have so many questions!

Again, I will come back and update this page as I learn more about the Gunterman family.

Happy Searching!

~Kris

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Elizabeth Allison

Documented History


According to York County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1749-1819, Elizabeth Allison’s sister, Agness Allison, passed about 3 February 1789. The prove date was 25 March 1789. The Executor was Alexander Thompson in Hopewell Township. Agness sisters were Margaret, Jean, and Elizabeth. They had a brother named Alexander.

1790 United States Federal Census

In 1790, according to the United States Federal Census, Elisabeth lived in Northumberland, Pennsylvania in 1790. There were 3 household members, one of them being a free white female which would be Elisabeth, the other two were free white males under 16 years of age.

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Marriage


According to Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records, Elizabeth Allison married Victor Buchanan of Chanceford on 28 July 1790 in Valley Field Guinston (Muddy Creek) United Presbyterian Church, Chanceford township, York County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985

Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 shows that Victor and Elizabeth Buchanan had a child by the name of Henry. Also, listed under William and Sarah Ann Buchanan, are William S. and wife Mary Louisa with their son George H. and daughter Mary F.

Death


According to Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, it was inferred that Elizabeth Allison passed away in 1794 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The probate date was 31 July 1794.

1794 Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993

So I don’t have too much for Elizabeth Allison just yet, but I have enough that I may be able to fill in the blanks later on.  The marriage date and siblings may lead me to additional records. As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.

Take care and hug your loved ones!

~Kris

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Victor Buchanan

Documented History


Victor Buchanan was born 10 March 1762 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, according to Web: Illinois, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012 and U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

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Marriage


Victor married Elizabeth Allison on 28 July 1790 in Valley Field, York, Pennsylvania, according to Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records. They were married at Guinston (Muddy Creek) United Presbyterian Church.

Victor is listed under William and Sarah Ann Buchanan in a Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Gerberich Collection.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Gerberich Collection

They have a son listed with them by the name of Henry. Also listed under William are William S. and wife Mary Louisa with their son George H. and daughter Mary F.

Victor signed up as a Private for Hall’s Regiment, Cavalry, Volunteers in Kentucky on 15 November 1793, according to U.S. Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soliders, 1784-1811.

U.S. Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soliders, 1784-1811

Elizabeth Allison died sometime around 1794.

Victor married Rebekah Tucker in Shelby, Kentucky on 12 April 1799, according to Kentucky Marriage, 1802-1850 and Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond Index, 1791-1822.

According to Kentucky, Tax Lists, 1799-1801 and Kentucky, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890, Victor lived in Gallatin County in 1800.

In 1810, according to the United States Federal Census, Victor lived in Gallatin, Kentucky with ten household members, two of which were over 25 and six under 16 years old.

1810 United States Federal Census

Victor was the white male 45 and over, his wife Rebekah was the white female aged 26 thru 44. There were also two males under 10, one male between 10 and 15, two males between 16 and 25, and three females under 10.

Move


According to Illinois: Lawrence County Biographical, Chapter IX, Victor’s father William left Scotland in 1750 with his two brothers, John who settled in Halifax, and James in Virginia. Two of William’s sons, John and Victor, reportedly left Pennsylvania and went first to Kentucky, and then to Madison, Indiana.

Due to land troubles, Victor floated down the Ohio River with his second wife, Mary; his sons, Thomas, Victor, Walter and James, and his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas and his daughters Rebecca and Elizabeth.

They settled on what was known as Charles Gillespie place but then took the Buchanan name afterwards. From the three Buchanan brothers came descendants which are scattered all over the United States, Victor Buchanan, Sr., having alone 340 descendants while all the members of the family tree number over 897 people. Victor’s move from Kentucky to Illinois took place in 1818.

1820 United States Federal Census

Victor lived in Edwards, Illinois with John Buchanan according to the 1820 Census. There were 8 total people in the household, all free white people, no slaves.

1830 United States Federal Census

Victor lived in Lawrence, Illinois in 1830 according to the Census. There were seven free white people in the household at the time, no slaves.

1840 United States Federal Census

Victor lived in Lawrence, Illinois in 1840 according to the Census. There were nine free white people in the household, again, no slaves owned.

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015

Victor purchased 40 acres of land on 20 May 1841 in Section 11 of Range 12 West of Township 2 North of Palestine, Lawrence County, Illinois, according to the U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015.

Death


Victor died on 13 August 1843 in Lawrence, Illinois, according to Web: Illinois, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012 and U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

He was 81 years old when he passed. He is buried next to his wife, Rebekah Tucker, in the Buchanan Cemetery in Lawrence, Illinois.

William Buchanan, Rebecca Galloway, Victor Buchanan, Walter Brisco Buchanan, Thomas B. Buchanan, and James Hex Buchanan were listed as their children.

Their headstone reads the following:

Victor & Rebekah Buchanan

Victor Buchanan, Pioneer father of the Buchanans in this community and of many other decendents here and elsewhere, was born in Lancastor Co., Penn. 1762. He came first to KY. In 1790 and from there to Illinois in 1818. And with him from Kentucky, Rebekah, his faithful wife, who also was a pioneer mother of many. Their first home here was within quarter mile to the southwest of this lot where their bodies have rested since 1843. She died May 8th and he August 13th.

“They rest from their labors and their works do follow them.”

So, I found quite a bit of information for Victor.  I am still looking for a way to verify for sure that he is the pioneer that moved from Scotland with his two brothers.  If you have additional information that would help fill in the gaps on his life story, please leave the details in the comments section below. As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.

Take care and hug your loved ones!

~Kris

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Sarah Floyd

Documented History


Sarah Floyd was born 26 March 1758 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, according to Find A Grave.  She married Robert Singleton in 1779 but lost him in 1818 when he passed away.

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Their children were John Singleton who was born in 1760, married Daisy Farris of Lincoln County, Ky., on June 28, 1803, and died in 1831; Robert Singleton who was born in 1782, married Elizabeth Camden on 14 January 1813 and died in 1858; Polly Singleton who was born in 1784, never married, and died in 1860; Nancy Jane Singleton who was born in 1788 and married Thomas Gooch on 5 November 1807; Thomas Singleton who was born 1790, married Polly Trowbridge – daughter of Isaac Trowbridge – in Lincoln County, Kentucky on 6 March 1819; Elizabeth Singleton who was born in 1792 and married William T. Murphy on 28 July 1837; and finally Sally Singleton who was born 1795 and married John Allagar in January of 1818.

According to Find A Grave, Sarah died in 1827 in Lincoln County, Kentucky at age 68 or 69.

I don’t have any other information for Sarah at this time.  If you are a descendant of this family and have additional details to share, I’d love if you’d post them in the Comments section below so that we can share it with their world and keep their memories alive. As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.

Take care and hug your loved ones!

~Kris

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