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No picture available. Peter Buchannan


1789 - ? 
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  • Born 1798 Cambridge, New York
  • Married Anna Mathews 1823; ten children
  • Baptized in or before 1834
  • Participated in Zions Camp 1834
  • Named to First Quorum of Seventy 1835


    Very little is known of Peter Buchannan or Buchanan. He was born January 14, 1798 to Peter Buchanan (AFN:BMZP-32) and Hannah Bloomer (AFN:BMZP-47)  at Cambridge, Washington County, New York.

    He married Anna Mathews (AFN:26QD-DG) in 1823 at Ellery, Chatuaqua County, New York. The couple had ten children.

    He was baptized in or before 1834 for in that year he accompanied the Prophet Joseph Smith on the trek to Missouri in Zions Camp.

    Peter Buchannan was named to the First Quorum of the Seventy February 1835, and thereby comes to be enumerated with the General Authorities.

    Although we find no record of his trek west, it seems likely that he accompanied the saints to the Great Basin, for his wife and at least two of his children died in Utah.


Bibliography
   History of the Church, vol.2, pp.183, 203
   Family Search, See both IGI and Ancestral File.



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