Alexander Buchanan came over from Scotland on a whaling ship during the Civil War. He jumped ship in Canada and walked down to Ohio.
He decided to join the Ohio regiment and get his American citizenship by fighting in the war.
When he went to sign up, it turned out that he didn't weigh enough. He went to the market and bought some bananas And some more bananas, He ate and ate bananas until he couldn't eat any more, then went back to sign up again. He weighed enough!
He entered the army as a Private, survived the war, and left the army as a Sergent.
He never ate bananas again.
He was my great-great grandfather.