- Land Disputes and Family Assistance in Appalachia
August 4, 1826 WASHINGTON, Virginia Economy, Law
Mathew Buchanan was broke. If he was unable to raise money soon, he would lose his Washington County, Virginia land in 1826. Buchanan was never officially part of the contract involved with the original purchase, but instead claimed to have paid a friend informally for a piece of the land. Unfortunately, he did not have the money to repurchase the land in a fully legal manner now that his original...