President James Buchanan became the common denominating factor across nearly all mutations of the Buchanan estate rumors, usually as some degree of relative to the benefactor – cousin, nephew, brother, even direct ancestor despite the President’s well-established bachelorhood. As the estate myths circulated and potential heirs became more desperate, some reports even claimed that it was the former President himself who had bequeathed the sought-after Buchanan estate fortune. Accordingly, it is worthwhile to understand more about President James Buchanan, particularly his family and private life.
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