Patricia Hill Buchanan was born Patricia Alice Fleming Kneas on
January 3, 1914. After graduating from Vassar, she went to the
University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded a Master's degree in
She married Henry Hughes Hill, whose parents came from Edgefield,
South Carolina, and who served as a Colonel during World War II.
Patricia and Henry had a daughter. In 1969 Patricia Kneas Hill
received a doctorate from the University of Georgia. Her Ph.D. thesis
was on "The Jacobite Bishop of Rochester" (Francis Atterbury).
In 1977, using the name Patricia Kneas Hill, she published "The
Oglethorpe Ladies and the Jacobite Conspiracy" (Atlanta: Cherokee
Press 1977). One outline of the book says, "Anne and Eleanor
Oglethorpe, sisters of James Oglethorpe, who established the colony of
Georgia, were heavily involved in schemes to gain the thrones of
England and Scotland for Prince James, son of the last Stuart
monarch." An alternative title is "The Oglethorpe Ladies: An Intimate
Glimpse of General James Oglethorpe's Sisters Scheming to Restore the
Patricia Hill Buchanan was a schoolteacher in rural South Carolina.
She became Professor Emerita of history and English at Clemson
University, and in 1990 she published "Robert E Lee: A Hero for Young
In Clemson she was a member of the Episcopal church and the Daughters
of the American Revolution. At the time of her death on March 12 2001
she had three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
I'm afraid that even though I've searched and searched, I haven't
succeeded in discovering anything about her Buchanan surname. There is
a slight mystery here. Our author appears as Patricia A. Buchanan in
the Social Security Death Index, but she is buried as Patricia Kneas
Hill next to Henry Hughes Hill at the Clemson University Woodlawn
cemetery, as you'll see in this photo:
I hope you find this interesting!
Best wishes - Leli
Further details of her work:
Hill, Patricia K. (Patricia Kneas)
The Jacobite Bishop of Rochester / by Patricia K. Hill
Ann Arbor, Mich. ; London : University Microfilms International, c1970
1 microfilm reel ; 3 1/2in.,35mm
Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Georgia 1969
Hill, Patricia Kneas
The Oglethorpe ladies and the Jacobite conspiracies
Atlanta : Cherokee Pub., 1977
Buchanan, Patricia Hill.
Robert E. Lee : a hero for young Americans
Nashville, TN : Winston-Derek Publishers, c1991.
ISBN: 1555233341 (pbk.)
Library of Congress
National Library of Scotland
Social Security Death Index
University of Pennsylvania
Henry Hughes Hill
Clemson University Cemetery Hill database
Woodlawn Cemetery, Cenetery Hill
Clemson University (as in fp's comment below - thanks, fp)
Patricia Kneas Hill
Patricia H Buchanan