William Buchanan

Documented History

William was born 18 February 1793 according to Ancestry in Port William, Fayette County, Kentucky.

According to Ancestry, William married Catherine Trout on 23 August 1813.

On 2 November 1844, Stephen McIntire hand wrote a notice to the Commonwealth of Kentucky notifying that he was bound to the final sum of $150 to be made to the Commonwealth and that there was no lawful cause to obstruct the marriage of Stephen McIntire to Elizabeth Buchanan, William’s daughter.  The note is signed by Stephen M McEntire and Jeremiah T Buchanan.

1844 – Marriage License Authorization

William died 7 August 1882 according to Ancestry in Milton, Trimble, Kentucky.  He was buried in Buchanan Burying Ground, Trimble County, Kentucky, according to Find A Grave.  Catherine is listed as his spouse. 

His children are listed as: Isaac T. Buchannan, Zerelda Pogue, Priscilla Vernon, William Buchanan, James Thomas Buchanan, Jeremiah T. Buchanan, Catharine McIntire, Sarah Overpeck McIntire, and Elizabeth B. McIntire.  There is not a Victor Thomas listed as his son.  So, at this point, I’m not sure if either this William or Victor T. are incorrectly associated with my family tree.

William’s Grave

Victor Vernon reported that William’s daughter, Priscilla T. Vernon, passed away on 9 April 1900 of Pneumonia in Milton, Jefferson County, Indiana, according to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.  Heart disease was a contributory factor to her death. 

Priscilla’s Death Certificate

She was a housekeeper.  She had been ill and hospitalized for 21 days prior to her death.  She was 65 years, 10 months, and 28 days old when she died.  She was born in Kentucky as was her father, listed as Wm. Buchanan.  Her mother was listed as Catherine Trout.  She was buried on 11 April 1900 in Pleasant Ridge. 

William’s son passed away on 11 January 1913 of Senility after being in the hospital for 4 days.  His son, Jerry T. Buchanan had been born on 3 January 1823, so he was 90 years and 19 days old when he passed in Trimble County, Kentucky. 

Jerry’s Death Certificate

He was a Farmer and a Widow.  He was buried in Buchanan Burying Ground in Trimble County, Kentucky on 18 January 1913.  His father was listed as William Buchanan, born in Carrol County and Katie Trout, born in Trimble County.

This isn’t an awful lot of information on William. We’re in a generation that I don’t have a lot of information about right now but will be working hard to verify and clarify as I go. I do still have a little clean up to do on his profile in Ancestry as well. Some of the children need to be merged, for example.

As always, I will come back and update this page as I find additional information. If you happen to have information to share about William or his family, I’d love for you to leave it in the Comments section below so I can add it as well.

Until next time, take care and hug your loved ones!


William’s Family Tree

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