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Genealogical and Personal History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1912

General George Buchanan Biography

General George Buchanan died at his residence at Auchentorlie Farm, near Penn Hall, this county, on the 9th of June, 1879, aged eighty-two years, ten months, and twelve days.

He was a son of Dr. George Buchanan, of Baltimore, and was a grandson of Governor Thomas McKean, brother of. Admiral Buchanan, of the Confederate navy, who was badly wounded during the naval battle in Mobile Bay, Admiral Farragut commanding the Federal fleet.

He was also the father of Lieut. Evan M. Buchanan, of the United States army, who gave his life for his country in the war of the Rebellion, and Commander Thomas McKean Buchanan, who was killed in a naval battle in Bayou Teche, La., during the late war. Both these youthful heroes sleep their last sleep in the beautiful cemetery at Bellefonte.

A daughter, who had been married to a Mr. Everett, from Massachusetts, lies also buried here.

A third son, G. Lloyd Buchanan, rests in the graveyard at Spring Mills.

In religion, Gen. Buchanan adhered to the Episcopal Church; in politics he was an ardent Whig until that once great party was dissolved, when he attached to the Democratic party, with which he acted up to the time of his death.

He held the office of prothonotary of Centre County for a time by appointment by the Governor. He also served for several terms as justice, of the peace in Gregg township, where he had his home for many years.

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883

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