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  (b. 23 April 1791 Cove Gap, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA   d. 1 June 1868 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA )  

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James BUCHANAN was born 23 April 1791 in Cove Gap, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA

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James BUCHANAN died 1 June 1868 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

Occupation: President of the United States

son of James Buchanan and Elizabeth Speer

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23 April 1791
Cove Gap, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA

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JAMES BUCHANAN, the fifteenth President of the United States, was born in a small frontier town, at the foot of the eastern ridge of the Alleghanies, in Franklin County, Pa., on the 23d of April, 1791. The place where the humble cabin home stood was called Stony Batter. His father was a native of the north of Ireland, who had emigrated in 1783, with little property save his own strong arms. Five years afterward he married Elizabeth Spear, the daughter of a respectable farmer, and, with his young bride, plunged into the wilderness, staked his claim, reared his log hut, opened a clearing with his axe, and settled down there to perform his obscure part in the drama of life. When James was eight years of age, his father removed to the village of Mercersburg, where his son was placed at school, and commenced a course of study in English, Latin and Greek. His progress was rapid, and at the age of fourteen he entered Dickinson College, at Carlisle. Here he developed remarkable talent, and...Read MORE...

Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
NewsThe War of 1812 was a conflict between the United States and Great Britain, lasting from 1812 to 1815. It was primarily fueled by issues such as trade restrictions due to Britain's ongoing war with France, impressment of American sailors into the British Navy, and British support of Native American tribes against American expansion. The war ended with the Treaty of Ghent, restoring pre-war boundaries but resolving few of the initial disputes.

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NewsFrom the 1840s through the 1880s, thousands trekked westward, carrying only a few belonging and supplies for the journey, and settling on the western frontier, forever changing the American West.
Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)

Artificial Freezer Patented (Nancy M. Johnson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
1857 - March 4 - James Buchanan (1791-1868) becomes 15th President of the United States - the only bachelor to be President.
He was elected president in 1856, defeating John C. Frémont, the Republican candidate, and former President Millard Fillmore of the American Party. The growing crisis over slavery presented Buchanan with problems he lacked the will to tackle. His appeasement of the South alienated the Stephen Douglas wing of the Democratic Party without reducing Southern militancy on slavery issues. While denying the right of secession, Buchanan also denied that the federal government could do anything about it. He supported the administration during the Civil War.

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News1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Name: James Buchanan
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Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1868
Event Place: Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Birth Date: 23 Apr 1791
Death Date: 01 Jun 1868
Affiliate Record Identifier: 143
Cemetery: Woodward Hill Cemetery

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Woodward Hill Cemetery Lancaster Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section M, Lot 36.
death1868 Death
1 June 1868
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

He died at the age of 77.

James is buried at: Woodward Hill Cemetery Lancaster Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section M, Lot 36.
Added: 7/8/2014 11:40:23 AM - Updated: 3/1/2023 12:07:04 PM
Did You Know?America - Did you know? 1838 - More than 15,000 Cherokee Indians are forced to march from Georgia to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Approximately 4,000 die from starvation and disease along the "Trail of Tears."
Did You Know?Pennsylvania means 'Penn's woods' or 'Penn's land.' Quaker William Penn was granted the tract of land by King Charles II of England in 1681 as repayment of debt owed to Penn's father, Admiral William Penn. Originally, Penn suggested Sylvania (woodland) for his land. (

Prior to 1787 - Crown Colony of Pennsylvania
December 12, 1787 - Pennsylvania becomes 2nd U.S. state

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