Buchanan Cemetery

Fannin County, Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by Susan Hawkins hawkins@texoma.net

Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop

The Historical Marker Reads

Buchanan Cemetery

Alexander Buchanan (1796-1846), his wife Delilah (1806-1870), and their eleven children moved to the Republic of Texas from Illinois in 1844. They settled on a 320-acre farm at this site in January 1846. Alexander Buchanan died that same year and was buried on his farm in what became the Buchanan Cemetery. Delilah Buchanan continued to live on the farm until her death and was buried next to her husband. Some of their children and descendents, many of whom became Fannin County business and civic leaders, also are interred in the family graveyard.

I took a survey of this cemetery many years ago and then also received a lot of information from Charles Durham a descendant of some of the people in the cemetery.

He also is taking photos of many of the stones and they can be viewed through the links. His list differed a little in places and he has added notes. Everything with * in front is his information.

*Take Hwy 11 south of Sherman, when you can see the overpass at Randolph, there is a white rock country road, go right (south) about miles west of the overpass, its about to mile down the road.

Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments

Buchanan

Alexander

*1796

1845

H/o Delilah

Buchanan

Allie J.

Mar 23 1858

Nov 09 1878

W/o L.A. Buchanan

Buchanan

Delilah (*Duncan)

Nov 20 1806

*1870

W/o A. Buchanan

Buchanan

Fannie

-

Jul 23 1881

Age: 33 yrs 6 mos W/o Sid

Buchanan

Georgie

Apr 25 1869

Jan 04 1895

W/o R.L. Buchanan

Buchanan

Joseph R.*Josephr

Nov 26 1830  *1880

May 12 1885 *1885

-

*Buchanan

Martin Van Buren

1837

1850

-

Buchanan

Minerva

Sep 11 1839

Mar 01 1907

W/o J.R.

Buchanan

S.S.

Jun 26 1839

Feb 17 1892

-

Buchanan

Sophia C.

Feb 09 1832

Aug 03 1901

W/o W.T. Buchanan

Buchanan

Wm. T.

Jan 07 1829

Jan 03 1890

-

Crocker

Sarah Manilla (*Marville)

Mar 06 1852

Mar 17 1856

-

Haney

Annie (McAlister)*Anne Hane

Aug 25 1875 *1875

Apr 17 1900 *1908

W/o G.W. Haney

McCallister

J.W.

Aug 03 1873

Apr 18 1900

-

McCallister

Jane

Apr 29 1877

Apr 09 1900

-

Musser

Joseph

Aug 10 1848

Jun 27 1922

"This is my Grandfather, my mother Maude Musser Durham and Laura Musser Youngs father."

Musser

Mary J.

May 29 1859

May 06 1903

W/o Joe Musser

Parmenter

Ellen R.

Jun 11 1863

Jun 24 1872

-

Parmenter

John R.

1851

1903

-

Riley

John

1851

1929

-

Robins

Nannie E.

Jun 01 1872

Jul 24 1891

-

Summers

Ansil H.

Aug 06 1865

Oct 18 1885

-

Summers

M.H. "Mike"

Jan 25 1838

Jun 29 1881

-

Watkins

Daniel

Nov 16 1816

Feb 25 1867

M: Jan 06 1839

Watkins

Julia *Julie Ann

Aug 07 1835

Feb 25 1876

-

Watkins

William

Nov 16 1816

Feb 25 1867

-

Also from Charles Durham; * they have a Buchanan Cemetery reunion each year in Randolph in April. "I am a GG son of Alexander Buchanan, My grandparents, Joe and Mary J. Musser are buried in the Buchanan Private Cemetery at Randolph. Mary J. was a daughter of Alex Buchanan."