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Sarah McCorkle (Buchanan)

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: February 16, 1789 (67-75)
Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Buchanan and Jane Buchanan
Wife of Samuel McCorkle
Mother of Andrew Mccorkle; John James McCorkle; Mary Mcwhorter; Martha Callesone; Samuel McCorkle and 3 others
Sister of Col. John Buchanan
Half sister of Arthur Buchanan

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About Sarah McCorkle

Sarah was connected with the Buchanan family of which James Buchanan, the fifteenth president of the United States was a member, and which became a prominent family in Pennsylvania.

From The Clans and Tartans of Scotland by Robert Bain

"Buchanan Of Auchmar traces the origin of the clan to Anselan O'Kyan, son of the king of Ulster, who landed in Argyll about the year 1016. For his services against the Danes he received from Malcom II, the lands of Buchanan, lying to the eastof Loch Lomond. The lands remained in the possession of the family for almost seven centuries until the death of John, 22nd Laird of Buchanan, in 1862."

In the Buchanan clan there were a number of septs of different surnames.

"The clan bore their full share of the military operations of their country. They supported Bruce in his struggle for Scottish independence and the clan was represented in the seven thousand men sent from Scotland to assist the French King after the Battle of Agincourt."

"There is a Buchanan Society with headquarters in Glasgow."

Crest: A hand couped, holding a ducal cap, within two laurel trances disposed orlewise, proper.

Badge: Bilberry, oak.

War Cry: Clar Innis (an island on Loch Lomond).

Samuel and Sarah McCorkle apparently had the same roving disposition of the elder McCorkle, for they soon joined the tide of emigrants from Pennsylvania to Virginia.

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Sarah McCorkle's Timeline

Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Age 32
December 22, 1753
Age 35
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Age 37
Age 39
February 25, 1759
Age 41
Augusta County, Virginia
March 6, 1760
Age 42
Staunton, Augusta Co., VA
Age 45
Augusta Co. VA
Age 46