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John Robert Buchanan 

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3/12/1827 - 7/27/1906

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5/4/1829 - 11/20/1863
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John Robert Buchanan
6/1848 - 4/30/1929
(Shown at age 82)
John Robert Buchanan was born on an unknown day in June 1848 somewhere in Georgia and died on April 30, 1929 in Griffin, Georgia. He lived to be 80 years old.

He served in the Spanish American War in the 3rd Ga. Reg. under Capt. Burr and Capt. Kimbrough. He operated a grist mill in Pike Co. for 49 yrs.

He married Emma Shivers in 1870 and their children were:
  1. Maude (1871 1947),
  2. Martha Annie (1872 1967),
  3. Guy (1873 1930),
  4. Robert Lee (1877 1926),
  5. James Wilson (1884 1957),
  6. Ella Virginia (1884 1944), and
  7. John H. (1899-1967).
Census9/25/1850 GA (Pike County) 2 yrs old 
Recorded as family #392: James Buchanan (age 25), Martha (age 19) and John R. (age 2). "None" is recorded for occupation. All were born in Georgia. 
Census8/8/1860 District 11 GA (Carroll County) 12 yrs old 
Recorded as family #85: James Buchanan (age 32), Martha A. (age 30), John R. (age 12), Martha V. (age 9), Rufus G. (age 8), Amanda (age 2). James is a farmer and estimates the value of their personal estate to be $200. The children do not indicate that they have been attending school. They do not indicate that they cannot read or write. All were born in Georgia. 
Census6/4/1900 2nd District GA (Pike County) 52 yrs old 
Recorded as family #37: J. R. Buchanan (age 51, DOB June 1848), E. F. (wife, age 49, DOB Dec 1850), Lee (son, age 23, Mar 1877), Jimmmie (son, age 16, Apr 1884), Ella (daughter, age 14, Feb. 188?), John H. (son, age 11, Mar 1889). All report that they were born in Georgia. J. R. is a farmer and the sons report that they are farm laborers. J. R. and his wife state they were 30 when they were married. J. R. 's wife states that she is the mother of 9 children and 8 are still living. All can read and write. 
Newspaper5/1/1929 Griffin GA (Spalding County) 80 yrs old 
Griffin Daily News
Wednesday, May 1, 1929
John Robert Buchanan, 81, veteran of the Spanish American War, and one of the most prominent citizens of the county, died at his home on ninth street late Tuesday afternoon as a result of an automobile accident earlier in the afternoon. John Robert Buchanan served in the Spanish American War in the 3rd Ga. Reg. under Capt. Burr and Capt. Kimbrough. He was born and reared in Carroll Co., but moved to Pike Co. where he operated a grist mill for 49 yrs.
Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin, Ga. 

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2 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
3 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
4 1852 Taylor County formed.
5 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
6 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
8 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
9 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
10 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
22 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
27 1875 Oconee County formed.
57 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
64 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
66 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
69 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
72 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
76 1924 Peach County is formed.
5 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
8 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
11 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
17 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
21 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
29 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
31 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
41 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
47 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
49 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
52 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
52 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
53 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
54 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
55 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
56 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
58 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
58 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
58 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
64 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
65 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
66 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
75 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
75 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
76 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
78 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
79 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
80 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
13 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
14 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
34 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
37 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
60 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
64 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
65 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
69 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
71 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
7 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
12 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
14 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
15 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
17 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
20 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
27 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
28 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
61 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
62 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
79 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
81 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
61 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
66 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
69 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
71 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
72 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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Emma Shivers
Born on an unknown day in December 1850 and died on September 28, 1941.
They were married 1/16/1870.

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The Children of John Robert Buchanan

21 years old
John H. Buchanan
Born in Pike Co., Georgia on March 30, 1889 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on February 16, 1967. He was 77 years old.

The middle initial H. did not stand for a name but many people called him "Atche". All of his grand kids knew him as "Papa Buck" and his wife was called "Mama Buck" by all the grand kids. He almost al...
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