The Buie Families of North Carolina
(1) Neil Buie, will written January 21, 1761, and probated July, 1761, Cumberland County by John Buie; executor: Archibald Buie, Jr., witnesses: Daniel Campbell, John Buie, estate inventory 1762 by Archibald Buie, Jr.
Heirs named: Catherine (daughter): one shilling Annable (daughter): one shilling Marian (daughter): one shilling Margaret (daughter): one shilling Sarah (daughter): one cow John (son): horses, cattle, hogs, household goods Neil (son): horses, cattle, hogs, household goods Neil appointed his executor to "take care of my three younger children and their effects until they are of age" but does not designate which ones were the youngest. Neil must have been at least 45 years old when he died. The only Neil Buie in Jura baptism records in this period was the son of Hector Buie and Mary McJilbra of Cracaig and baptized in 1718. Neil was undoubtedly of the tenant class. He did not own land and was not in the 1755 Cumberland County tax list. There is no further information about the daughters. The compilers have attempted to identify Neil's son John in subsequent records. A John Buie first bought land in 1761 in Cumberland County on the Cape Fear River from Hector McNeill and was granted land in 1765 on Neill McNeill's Creek which he sold in 1774. His occupation was listed as "weaver" in these transactions. John Buie of Upper Little River (Family Group J) first bought land at that location in 1772 from Archibald Patterson. Only one John Buie is listed on the 1767 Cumberland County tax list but three: John Buie of Little River', John Buie "Taylor", and John Buie, Jr. are present in 1777. The compilers tend to agree that Neil's son John was not the John of Upper Little River. John Buie "Taylor" last appears on tax rolls in 1779 and perhaps he is the John who enlisted in the Royal North Carolina Regiment in February, 1781. Neil's son Neil is also a problem. The first Neil to acquire land was in 1772 on Upper Little River. Neil was probably the one named as an executor of the Archibald Buie (3) estate in 1774 and referred to as Archibald's "cousin".
(2) Daniel Buie, planter, estate inventory, John Buie granted administrator November 16, 1763, and presented February 22, 1764, heirs not named.
Malcolm Fowler contended that Daniel Buie acquired land on the Cape Fear River in 1740 and settled on Daniel Buies Creek, a fork of Buies Creek; however, the compilers could find no record of Daniel Buie acquiring land by purchase or grant before 1756, yet Daniel Buie does appear on the 1755 Cumberland County tax list. The only Daniel Buie listed in early Jura parish records was the son of Neill Buie and Christine McPherson of Ardfin and baptized October 9, 1709. The compilers have determined primarily by exclusion that Daniel may have had several sons including Archibald (3), Malcolm (4), and Daniel (5 or 11) and possibly more.
(3) Archibald Buie, planter, will written December 6, 1774, and proved April, 1775, Cumberland County, North Carolina; executors named: daughter Jennet Buie, cousin Neil Buie, friend and neighbor John McLain, witnesses: Jannet Buie, Neil Buie, Daniel McVicar.
Heirs named: Jannet Buie (daughter): lands, tenants, and negroes. Archibald Buie reportedly immigrated to North Carolina in 1740 and married Mary (McCraine) Clark, a widow and sister of Hugh McCraine (or McCranie, McRaney), who married Archibald Buie's sister Catherine. Archibald died in 1774 and .Mary died in 1765; both are buried in the McAllister Cemetery near Buies Creek. Jannet Buie was born September 17, 1758, and died November 11, 1824, in Cumberland County. She married Coll James McAllister, son of Colonel Alexander McAllister, Sr. and Flora McNeill. Coll died in 1792 and he and Jannet are buried in the McAllister Cemetery.
Coll and Jannet had the following children:
Archibald McAllister, b, 10-8-1776, d. young; Alexander Q. McAllister, b. 5-9-1782, m. Ann Wright, 5-1-1809.
Flora McAllister, b. 8-14-1782, d. 9-12-1855, m. Daniel McLean, 1799.
Mary McAllister, b. 10-13-1785, d. 1813, m. Duncan McLean.
Neill McAllister, b. 5-29-1788, d. young.
Janet McAllister, b. 2-5-1792, d. young; Coil McAllister, b. 9-3-1803, d. 7-10-1832.
Hugh McCraine and Catherine Buie had the following children:
Hugh McCraine, Jr.
Effie McCraine (twin).
Ann McCraine (twin).
The compilers have attempted to prove that Archibald was the Archibald Buie "Junior" of early records. Archibald Buie, Jr. was granted several hundred acres of land near Buie's Creek in 1754. In January of 1769, Archibald, Jr. stated to be "the elder son of Daniel Buie" sold 200 acres of land on the Cape Fear River to Malcolm Buie. Perhaps the Daniel Buie mentioned was Daniel Buie (2) of Daniel Buie's Creek.
(4) Malcolm Buie, died February, 1781, Bladen Co., (now Robeson), N.C.
Mrs. Kate McGeachey Buie wrote a history of Malcolm Buie and his wife Ann (McCraine Buie in 1900 and most of her recollections have been substantiated. She gave Malcolm' death date as 1781 and indeed the 1784 Bladen County tax list contains Malcolm's widow Ann. Malcolm and Ann first lived in Cumberland County until 1767. For a complete discussion of their family please consult Family Group C. From subjective interpretations of early North Carolina records, Malcolm was closely related to Mary (Buie) Brown (Family Group R), John Buie, Sr. (Family Group S), and Daniel Buie (24).
(5) Captain Daniel Buie, estate record, April, 1782, William Rand, Administrator, Cumberland County, North Carolina.
Daniel Buie received the title of "captain" in 1780 when named the head of the militia in the Barbeque District. It was he who, in 1781, was captured by Tarleton's British cavalry and died aboard a prison ship at Wilmington. Daniel's widow Mary was summoned to the Cumberland County court in January 1782, to explain why she had not disposed of her husband's estate; in April 1782, William Rand was granted permission to sell the estate. The compilers have not identified descendents of Captain Daniel Buie and can only speculate that some may be included in Family Group AA. T here were only two Daniel Buies listed in the 1780 Cumberland County tax lists and both lived in the Barbeque District. One was Captain Daniel Buie and the second was Daniel Buie (11) who later lived in Moore County. One was the son of Archibald Buie (6) and one was probably the son of Daniel Buie (2).