(24) Daniel Buie, death date and place undetermined.
Various Robeson County documents refer to Daniel Buie. In the will of Hector McNeill dated 1803, Hector names his children William, Malcolm, Isabella, Catherine and Mary. The executors included his son Malcolm McNeill and his son-in-law Daniel Buie. In June 1828, Malcolm McNeill was guardian of six of the heirs of Daniel Buie on account with Isabella Buie. Heirs mentioned were William, Margaret, "and other minor heirs of Isabella Buie." The compilers have not been able to identify this Daniel Buie. He may be closely related to Captain Daniel Buie (5) and/or Family Group AA. Mrs. Joy Sen believes one of her ancestors was an Isabella Buie, b. 1767, d. 9-27-1834, Cumberland County, North Carolina, although Mrs. Sen is not certain Isabella's last name was Buie. Isabella married Allen Cameron and heirs mentioned in Isabella's estate settlement were Malcolm Buie and Annabella Buie (see discussion 19). A Hector McNeill, will dated January 6, 1778, Bladen County, mentions among his legatees "Lochline Cameron and his mother Isabella Bowie."
In the North Carolina Archives there is a manuscript written by W. S. Long based upon notes commiled by Hugh McLean son of Duncan McLean and Mary McAllister, and grandson of Coll McAllister and Janet Buie. The document contains mention of very old Jura families including some Buies, and although there are some conflictive statements, excerpts of the manuscript are presented.
"On the island of Jura, Scotland, Hugh McLean was the father of John McLean who married Katy (or Mary) Buie, and were the parents of Hugh McLean who came to America in 1749 with his wife Margaret McArthur and settled one-half mile below Fox Island on the south side of Cape Fear River...John McLean of Jura...had two sons Daniel and Hugh. Daniel died in Scotland and left three daughters, Nancy, Catherine, and Flora. Catherine married a McArthur and was grandmother of Duncan Buie, Neill Connolly, and Big Duncan McArthur."
Hugh McLean does not mention which Duncan Buie to whom he was referring. From the above data and other records, the compilers have determined that Katy (or Mary) Buie must have been born around 1675 on Jura and thus represents one of the earliest Buies of which there is specific information.
A rare surviving immigration record found in North Carolina Colonial Records, Vol. 7, pages 543-544 states "Names of Persons and Familys Natives of North Britain from the Isle of Jura in Argyle Shire, Landed at Brunswick the Fourth of November, 1767, allowed by His Excellency the undermentioned quantity of Vacant Land, opposite to their respective Names, clear of all Fees in the Secretary's Office, to be taken up in Cumberland or Mecklenburgh Counties at their option." The record lists, along with McDougalds, McLeans, Clarks, Sinclairs, and Darrochs, several Buies mispelled "Buea" which are presented:
Name SpouseMale ChildrenFemale ChildrenAcresNote: spelled Buea
Duncan Buie Yes One None 300in colonial Records
Archibald Buie Yes One None 300
Neill Buie No None None 100
Malcolm BuieNo None None 100
Duncan Buie No None None 100
Mary Buie No None None 100
On December 16, 1769, Mary Buie and Neill Buie were granted each 100 acres of land in Cumberland County. Mary sold her land on Upper Little River to Neill in 1772. However, most, if not all of the above group settled in the Beaver Creek area a few miles west of Fayetteville.
Neill Buie, Sr. was born about 1741 on Jura and died June 25, 1819 in Cumberland County and was buried in the MacPherson Church Cemetery. He lived near Beaver Creek. Neill Buie had one known son, Neill Buie, Jr. and possibly three others named Malcolm, Archibald, and John. John died October 17, 1803, at age 29. Archibald died August 22, 1821, at age 27 and Malcolm died October 8, 1822, at age 26. All were buried in MacPherson Church Cemetery.
Neill Buie, Jr. became a merchant in Fayetteville and later Lumberton where he died around 1840. In the Meadowbrook Cemetery in Lumberton, there is a marker which reads "John K., son of Neil and Sarah Jane Buie, d. 27 Dec 1826, age 11 months 18 days". Neill Buie, Jr. was estate administrator of his father Neill Buie, Sr. in 1819 and Malcolm Buie in 1822. In 1826, he brought suit against "the heirs of Malcolm Buie deceased" named Duncan Buie, Jannet Buie, John Peterson and wife Nancy Buie (marriage bond 1-24-1807), John McDonald and wife Catherine Buie (marriage bond 11-8-1814), Neill Black and wife Mary (marriage bond 9-29-1807), and John Buie's sons William and John, apparently because Malcolm Buie died indebted to Neill Buie, Jr.
It is not clear what relationship Neill Buie, Jr. was to the people named in the suit or whether Malcolm, Archibald, or John were indeed his brothers. However, in 1815, Neill Buie, Sr. deeded land on Beaver Creek out of "love and affection" to Neill, Jr., Malcolm, and Archibald Buie. No living descendents of these people named Buie have ever been located; however, a descendent of John Petersen and Nancy (Buie) Petersen is John W. McPhaul of Fayetteville, North Carolina. After Mary died, Neill Black married Effie Clark and moved to Fort Claiborne, Alabama in 1819.
Duncan "Bann" Buie was born in 1749 on Jura and died January 20, 1835 and is buried next to his wife, Christian (McGill) Buie (b. 1764, d. 6-25-1840) at MacPherson Church. Duncan "Bann" and Christian (McGill) Buie had at least four children: Neill Buie (b. 1793, d. 3-9-1854); Daniel Buie (b. 1796, d. 7-21-1857); Mary Buie (b. ca. 1800) and Flora Buie (b. ca. 1803), none of whom had descendents. Neill and Daniel are buried at MacPherson Church. An 1886 Cumberland County lawsuit involved several McGills against John Buie concerning land in the 71st District on Stewart's Creek. Attemting to establish closer kinship, the McGills noted that Duncan "Bann" Buie and Christine McGill were second cousins before they married.
Archibald Buie the Cooper apparently also a descendent of the 1767 group, was born ca. 1770 and lived on Beaver Creek. Census records indicate he probably had two sons and two daughters born ca. 1800-1810, but no further information is available.
In his pension application from Hardin County, Tennessee, John Buie stated that was born 1759 in Scotland, the son of Duncan Buie who was living in Cumberland County, North Carolina, during the Revolution. If his claim was correct, then Duncan may have been the one listed at New Brunswick in 1767 and John was the son enumerated. The descendents of this John Buie and closely related groups are discussed in Family Groups V,Y, EE, and MM.
In 1791, John Buie, stated to be living in Richmond County, North Carolina, sold land on Beaver Creek, acquired by grant in 1789, to John McPherson and Duncan Buie. For a more complete discussion of the Richmond County Buies, please consult Family Group GG.
No concrete association between the 1767 group and other Cumberland County
families was established; however, the 1767 descendents did live in close proximity
The reader should obviously note that the very early Buie families of North Carolina are quite complicated with various interconnections extending back to Scottish ties on Jura. The compilers have attempted to present in an objective and documented fashion these early families while restricting assumptions and minimizing speculations. The researcher is invited to review these early North Carolina Buies, compare them with the Jura baptism records, and perhaps come to conclusions that the compilers may have overlooked. The compilers believe that someday an individual or group of individuals, with sufficient time and full access to early North Carolina and Scottish records, will establish the final connections and fully complete the Buie family tree.