The Buchanan Family
Robert Buchanan and other members of his family were enslaved at Oatlands. When African Americans were allowed to serve in the Union Army, his son Martin left Loudoun County and enlisted in Washington D.C. He served throughout the war and afterward returned to the Oatlands area. Like his father, he purchased land in Gleedsville and raised a family there. Buchanans have served their country in every war since Martin's service.
Research of the Buchanan family is ongoing and new information will be posted as it is available.