Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Buchanan[1]

Male 1773 - 1829  (56 years)


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  • Name John Buchanan 
    Born 4 Jul 1773  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-61661 
    Died 4 Jul 1829  [2
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I61661  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Family Margaret McArthur,   b. 1780, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1844  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Susan Buchanan,   b. 1796, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1882, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Alexander Buchanan,   b. CALC 20 May 1796, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1888, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
     3. William Buchanan,   b. 15 Jun 1800, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1880, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Susannah Buchanan,   b. 23 Oct 1820, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1911, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Archibald Buchanan,   b. 1822, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1898, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Christian Buchanan,   b. 13 Nov 1824, near, Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1910, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F16113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Shade acted as Mr. Dickson's agent and attorney, and as soon as it became known in the Niagara district and other settled parts of the Province, that lands could be had on easy terms, a few straggling settlers made their way to the locality, and some returned to take up their abode. Scarcely any persons came in during the fall of 1816, and for several years afterwards, the progress made was not very promising. Report puts down the number of families in the township in 1817 as thirty-eight, com-prising in all one hundred arid sixty-three souls, and the whole of the farm stock as less than the number of animals now to be found on a single place. From a Government source, we find that in 1818 the estimate was only thirty-eight settlers, and sixty-three persons in all.

      These statements are doubtless not far astray, but the latter estimate is probably below rather than above the mark, for, besides a few settlers who early took up land in the St. George neighbourhood, a small colony, chiefly from Genesee County, New York State, had located in the bush between Galt and the present village of Branchton, as early as 1817. Among these were Messrs. Donald Fraser, Thomas McBean, William Mackenzie,* John Buchanan, Robert Carrick, Alexander Harvie, Daniel McArthur and Dugald McColl, whose descendants, in several instances, still continue to hold and cultivate the lands then taken up.

      *Donald Fraser, Thomas McBean and William Mackenzie walked all the way from Genesee Co., New York State, to Dumfries, during May, 1817. Mackenzie had assisted Mr. Marlett in surveying near Galt during the previous fall, and piloted the way. While on the road near Hamilton, the elder Dickson and his son William passed them on horseback. They knew Mackenzie, and informed the travellers that they could get Articles of Agreement immediately for any lands they might select, as they were then taking up these necessary documents. After arrival, Fraser, McBean and Mackenzie soon selected farms, and received the Articles therefor, which are said to have been the first three ever given by Mr. Dickson for any part of his Dumfries lands.


      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose pg 33

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Susannah Buchanan d. 27 Oct 1911, b. Oct 23, 1820 North Dumfries, d/o John Buchanan (b. Scotland) & McArthur?, cause: old age

    2. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      John Buchanan/ born 4th July, 1773/ died/ 4th July 1829/ aged 56 years/ Margaret McArthur/ his wife/ died 13th March 1844/ aged 63 years

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1773 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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