Very little is known of Peter Buchannan or Buchanan.
He was born January 14, 1798 to Peter Buchanan (AFN:BMZP-32) and Hannah
Bloomer (AFN:BMZP-47) at Cambridge, Washington County, New York.
He married Anna Mathews (AFN:26QD-DG) in 1823 at
Ellery, Chatuaqua County, New York. The couple had ten children.
He was baptized in or before 1834 for in that year
he accompanied the Prophet Joseph Smith on the trek to Missouri in Zions
Peter Buchannan was named to the First Quorum of
the Seventy February 1835, and thereby comes to be enumerated with the
Although we find no record of his trek west, it seems
likely that he accompanied the saints to the Great Basin, for his wife and
at least two of his children died in Utah.