John Buchanan and Mary Ilan Buchanan

John Buchanan and Mary Ilan Buchanan
Mary Adams asks after she read-The McCarten House of Carleton Place
Do you know why John Buchanan and Mary Ilan Buchanan moved from Maberly to Appleton? They are my Great Great Great Granduncle and Grandaunt in that In descend from Mary’s Sister Fanny Ilan Buchanan and George James Buchanan.
Doug McCarten answered
John Buchanan and Mary Ilan didn’t move to Appleton. They are resting peacefully in the Laidly Cemetery in Mayberly. It was my grandfather George Wilbert Buchanan and his wife Amy Luella Barnes (my grandmother) who moved to the farm in Appleton. He had sold the farm in Mayberly (300 acres) and purchased the Appleton farm (150 acres) for about the same price but much better farmland along the Mississippi. Later giving up farming to operate the general insurance business in CP. Incidentally, the Appleton farm was laterly owned by John and Edith Clark who ran it as a chinchilla farm until John’s death. They were close friends with my Mom and Dad for many years. Edith (a delightful person) remained in the house for many decades after John died and last I heard she was in a seniors residence somewhere in the area. Hope this helps. Mary Adams should visit the Laidley Cemetery. She would be most interested as it’s filled with our family– Doug McCarten

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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