Family Group A
Duncan Buie of Moore County, North Carolina
Duncan Buie, who was born about 1760 in North Carolina, lived in Moore County, and had several sons and probably some daughters. After careful comparison of census records, Bible records in possession of Della Elizabeth Buie, now deceased, of Gilmer, Texas, and Quit-Claim Deed (Family Group E) Catahoula Parish, Louisiana in which Gilbert and Malcolm Buie sold their interest in the Duncan Buie estate to Neil Buie for one dollar, the compilers have determined that Duncan moved to Catahoula Parish in 1812 and died there. Duncan's known sons were Neill, Gilbert, Malcolm and Daniel. Bible records also mention an Alexander Buie who died March 19, 1844, and who was probably another son. Family tradition states that Angus Buie (Family Group CC) was a cousin to the mentioned sons. Duncan, Neill, Gilbert, Daniel, and Malcolm went to Amite County, Mississippi about 1812. Duncan and Neill continued on to Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Gilbert and Malcolm rejoined them in 1823. Daniel returned to North Carolina. There were many Buies living in quite close proximity to Daniel Buie in the 1850 Moore County census, but their relationship to this family group at the time of this writing is unclear (see discussion Family Group II).
Family Group B
Archibald and Sarah "Sally" McFetter Buie of Bladen County, North Carolina
The information on the early families of this line is derived from an account written by Bordeaux H. Buie, a grandson of Archibald and Ephamie (Campbell) Buie and from the genealogical file of Dr. T. S. Buie, now deceased, of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Although there are some inconsistencies in Bordeaux Buie' record, most of the information is substantiated by census, civil, military, and church records. According to Bordeaux Buie, the progenitor of this large family was Archibald Buie who, he relates, was a Scotch soldier in the English army during the Revolution. Archibald married Sarah "Sally" McFetter who died shortly after giving birth to their only son, Archibald Jr. in 1775. The compilers view this account with some suspicion believing that Archibald Sr. may really have been a descendent of the early Buie North Carolina immigrants and was in actuality a Tory-Scotch soldier. There is a monument to the Bladen County Buies at the Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church near Clarkton, North Carolina which states "In Memory of the Buie Family (who) decended From Scottish Highlander Foreparents Who Left Their Homes in Argyllshire in 1725 and Made New Homes and Lives in the New World in North Carolina Along the Valley of the Cape Fear River". The date "1725" is probably incorrect since no Buies appear in North Carolina record prior to 1739. Nevertheless, Archibald Sr. reportedly trusted his son to the care of the McFetter family and left North Carolina forever. Archibald married Ephamie Campbell and attended the Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church in Bladen County.
Note: With further study I was able to determine the relationship between Family Group B and Family Group Z and will therefore place Family Group Z here, also that there was no Hugh Robert, Sr. as proposed by the compilers, see below Family Group Z. The Hugh Buie that married Deliah Baker is the son of Archibald and Ephamie Campbell, not their grandson.
Family Group Z
Hugh Robert Buie and Deliah (Baker) Buie of Cumberland County, North Carolina
Hugh Robert Buie and Deliah Baker were married in Cumberland County, North Carolina in 1845. Hugh Robert Buie enlisted in Co. F, N.C. Vol. for the Mexican War and according to family tradition was killed in action when his son, Hugh Robert Buie, Jr., was six months old. Deliah (Baker) Buie drew a pension for many years after her husband's death (certificate no. 1073, file no. 27626, N.C.). According to census records, Hugh Robert, Jr. and family were living at Stewart's Creek, Harnett County in.1880 and Pearce's Mill, Cumberland Co., in 1900. The compilers have attempted to establish Hugh Robert Buie, Sr.as the son of Hugh Buie without success; however, Owens Buie (Family Group B) and Hugh Robert Buie both enlisted in the North Carolina Volunteers for the Mexican War and Owens Buie named one son Robert Hugh Buie. Therefore, the possibility that Owens Buie and Hugh Robert Buie, Sr. were brothers and both were the sons of Hugh Buie of Bladen County has not been excluded and even seems likely. See Above (Family Group B) for links
Family Group C
Malcolm Buie and Ann (McCraine) Buie of Cumberland and Robeson Counties, North Carolina
The early account of this family was written around 1900 by Mrs. Kate McGeachey Buie of Red Springs, North Carolina based mainly on spoken family history and tradition and available cemetery records. The document has been updated more recently by Henry H. Hodgin, Jr. and Mrs.Mabel Smith Lovin, both of Red Springs, and their manuscripts are on file at the public library in Lumberton. The compilers were aided enormously by Bradley M. Buie of Youngsville, North Carolina. Bradley gave both material information and valuable encouragement to this effort and the compilers are most grateful. Mrs. Kate McGeachey Buie's narration was almost completely substantiated by Robeson County cemetery, deed, estate, and census records particularly during the 1800-1900 era. The compilers would like to add some comments to clarify certain points. Malcolm Buie was born in Scotland most certainly on the island of Jura and
came with his brothers Archibald, John and Neill to the Upper Cape Fear region where he married Ann McCraine (or McRainey, McCrainey), daughter of Hugh McCraine and Catherine (Buie) McCraine about 1760. Malcolm first appears in Cumberland County records in 1777 where he proved a deed for his wife, although by then he had moved to what is now Robeson County near Richland Swamp with his wife and brothers. Malcolm is listed as a witness to a deed in Bladen (now Robeson) County as early as 1767. Malcolm died in February, 1781, and was buried in the family cemetery on the east side of Richland Swamp.
Mrs. Kate McGeachy Buie's manuscript states that Malcolm was not related to other male Buies in North Carolina and was "not very near kin" to Mary Buie who married Hugh Brown (Family Group R). The compilers, after exhaustive research, have not been able to connect Malcolm with the early Cumberland County families, but must assume they were distant cousins. Mrs. Buie also states that Malcolm's brothers remained unmarried and the compilers could not find evidence that Malcolm had any brothers; however, since she describes Malcolm's brother Archibald in moderate detail, we must give Mrs. Buie the benefit of the doubt. Equal mysteries are Malcolm's two sons John and Archibald. Mrs. Buie gives only their names and no further information. The compilers have attempted to identify John as John Buie, Sr. (Family Group S) but according to the wording of Hugh McCraine's will, John Buie, Sr. would have to be Malcolm's son by a previous marriage. Malcolm's son Neill is mentioned briefly in the estate records of Margaret (McDuffie) Buie in 1834 (Family Group T) but no relationship was mentioned.
Also, in the old Buie cemetery between Red Springs and Maxton in Robeson County, there are two 'stones marking Neill Rob. Buie and John Riese Buie. compilers have no further information on these two individuals.