A few of our kin have made the very big one, zero, zero and are bestowed with the title Centenarian. Here are a few I’ve found. Feel free to correct any errors I’ve made or to add new Centenarians. I think we should restrict this post to those born a Buchanan or those who have become a Buchanan by marriage or adoption.
Catherine Buchanan, nee McLeod, was born 28 Dec 1796 at Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland. She, in 1825 at Portree, married Alexander Buchanan (1800-1840). They had at least four daughters:
a. Flora Buchanan (1829, Garros, Isle of Skye – 1919, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria) who married, in 1853 in Melbourne, Duncan Cameron (1824-1911).
b. Mary Buchanan (1830, Snizort, Isle of Skye –1888, Hamilton, Victoria)who married, in 1866 in Victoria, Robert Paisley (1826-1902).
c. Jane Buchanan (1838, Garros, Isle of Skye– unknown) who married, 1860 in Castlemaine, VIC, Robert McDonald(unknown-unknown).
d. Catherine Buchanan (1838, Scotland – 1915, Stawell, Victoria) who married, in 1855 in Geelong, Malcolm Nicolson (1836-unknown).
After the death of Alexander she and her three unwed daughters immigrated to Australia on the "Allison" arriving 20 Dec 1852. Catherine died 7 Jul 1903 at Upper Beaconsfield.
Ellen Buchanan, nee Wall, was born Nov 1825 at Milford, Newtown, Ireland. She, in 1847 at Windsor, NSW, married John Alexander Buchanan (1818- 1898) of Clifton, NSW. They had six children who survived infancy:
a. John James Buchanan (1850, Singleton, NSW – 1903, Baerami, NSW) who married, in 1875 at Muswellbrook, NSW, Ada McKenzie (1856-1945).
b. Isabella Buchanan (1853, Maitland, NSW – 1896, Rylstone, NSW) who married, in 1875 at Muswellbrook, NSW, George Simpson (1848-1930).
c. Anne Buchanan (1856, Muswellbrook, NSW - 1943 Muswellbrook, NSW).
d. George Buchanan (1860, Muswellbrook, NSW -1902, Rylstone, NSW).
e. William Buchanan (1863, Muswellbrook, NSW - 1942 Muswellbrook, NSW).
f. Charles Edward Buchanan (1870, Muswellbrook, NSW -1945, Sydney, NSW) who married, in 1908 at Balmain North, NSW, Laura Denford.
Ellen came to Australia at 10 years of age. She died at “Edina”, Baerami, NSW, on 12 Aug 1927 at 102.
Hilda Amelia Buchanan , nee Olsen, was born 1895 in Toowoomba QLD. She married, in 1917 in Queensland, Robert James Buchanan (1888, Woonona, NSW - 1950, Belmont, NSW). She died 12 Aug 1995 and is buried Catherine Hill Bay Cemetery.
Beatrice Mary Buchanan, nee Jarvis, was born 1898 in Parkes, NSW. She married, in 1926 in Condobolin, NSW, Athol Robert Buchanan (1903 – 1987). She died 5 Nov 1998 and is buried Bogan Gate General Cemetery.
Rheita Lucy Buchanan was born 1907 in Beaufort, Victoria. She died 15 Oct 2009 in Eden Park, Victoria.
Ethel Irene Buchanan, nee Buckle, was born 13 Sep 1909 in Fordham, Essex, England. She married, in 1935 at Hornsby, NSW, John Hercules Buchanan (1907-1993). She died 14 Aug 2010 at Port Macquirie, NSW.