Biography of John Buchanan
Marin County, CA Biographies





John Buchanan. Born in county Antrim, Ireland, January, 1827. Came to America in 1844, arriving at Philadelphia in time to witness the great riot in that city on July 6th of that year. Mr. B. first made a permanent settlement in Dearborn county, Indiana, where he remained from 1844 till 1851; then came to this State via Cape Horn, arriving in San Francisco in July, 1852. He went to the middle fork of the American river in El Dorado county, where he engaged in mining till April, 1853, at which time he came to Tamales, settling on what is now known as the Dr. G. W. Dutton ranch. In 1857 he came to his present ranch of three hundred and fifty acres. Married Jane Gilchrist in 1860. She was born in Scotland. John, William, James, and Maggie A., are their children.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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