Family Group D
Archibald and Ann Buie of Cumberland County, North Carolina
Preliminary research on this family was originally presented by Bernard Buie in his book, Scotch Family Buie and after careful analysis of the early North Carolina records, the compilers offer additional information on the early history of this large and prominent group.
When Archibald Buie died in 1782 in Cumberland County, he left considerable properties to the children of his son, Archibald, namely John, Rebekah, and Mary. The wording of the will inferred that the children's parents were not in good health and, indeed, in April, 1784, Duncan Buie was "granted guardianship of the children of his brother, A. Buie" in the Cumberland County Court. In 1798, John Buie of Moore County, sold 160 acres of land on the Cape Fear River which Archibald Buie had conveyed to his sons John and Archibald and at the latter Archibald's demise, his son John became heir.
From the above facts, the compilers have determined that Archibald and Ann Buie
died at relatively young ages leaving three small children including a son John, moved from North Carolina to Union Church and was known as "John the Shoemaker". For a detailed study of this family group, the reader is referred to Scotch Family Buie.
Note: This book is also located in the History and Archives Library in Raleigh, NC. Since this book was privately published and I am unsure of copywrite laws pertaining to it, I will mail any pages copied from it to anyone who requests it. Note that Archibald is uncle to Gilbert (Group E) and Neil (Group F).
Family Group E
Gilbert Buie of North Carolina and Union Church, Mississippi
Gilbert Buie, the son of Gilbert Buie and Jennett ? Buie, was born in North Carolina on June 17, 1773. Although family tradition gives his birthplace as Robeson County, the compilers, through careful research of early records, believe he was born in the Barbeque district of Cumberland County. In 1799, Gilbert's father willed him and his brother, Angus, 231 acres of land lying on both sides of Upper Little River near Henry Gaster and 75 acres adjoining his brother Malcolm's land. Also, Gilbert was given a slave named Cain. Some of the land near Gaster was on the Pee Dee Road in northeastern Moore County which is now Lee County. Gilbert is listed living there in the 1800 census. In 1807, Gilbert witnessed a land transaction in Cumberland County and a few years later, probably about 1809, he moved to Jefferson County, Mississippi. Gilbert and his wife, Catherine, are listed as charter members of Union Church when the church was organized on March 2, 1817.
Also note that Gilbert is Neil's brother-see below (Group F).
Family Group F
Neil Buie and Dorothy (Mercer)Buie of'North Carolina and Union Church, Mississippi
Neil Buie, the son of Gilbert Buie and Jennett ? Buie, was born on
March, 1764 in North Carolina. Although some family records give his birthplace as the Robeson County area, the compilers have determined that he must have been born near Barbeque Creek in Cumberland County close to the Moore County line. In his father's will written in 1794, Neill was given a still and was appointed executor of the estate, although his name does not appear when the estate was sold in 1800. Nell must have lived near the Moore County line because his property transactions are in both Cumberland and Moore records and when he aquired 200 acres on Raft Swamp in Robeson County in 1797, his residence was listed as Moore County. His family is in the 1800 North Carolina census for Robeson County. He married Dorothy Mercer in Robeson County about 1792 and in 1805 moved from Robeson County to Georgia. In 1810 he moved to Union Church, Mississippi where he and Dorothy were listed as charter members of the Presbyterian Church in
1817. This family lastly resided in Franklin County and Neil, Dorothy and many of their descendents are buried in the Wright's Cemetery there.