This week, I received an update on one of the extensive lines in my family tree. Two of my Williams cousins (Hannah and Sarah Jane) married two Behanna brothers in Pennsylvania. I have shared information periodically with those working to document the descendants of James Behanna. Researcher Bill Jones has done a masterful job trying to identify the origins of the Behanna surname, concluding that James Behanna was not born in Scotland as many online family trees suggest, but in Pennsylvania. He also concludes that the ancestral surname was not Behanna, but Buchanan. If you are interested in Bill’s research, you may download his update.
For those who want to explore the Behanna lines more fully, you may download my Descendants of James Behanna report in PDF format.