One Duncan Buie of Moore County went to Amite County, Mississippi, located south of Jefferson County, with his sons Daniel, Neil, Gilbert, and Malcolm. In 1812, Duncan and Neil moved on to Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Gilbert and Malcolm remained in Mississippi until about 1823 when they joined the others in Louisiana. Daniel Buie returned to North Carolina to live. The brothers' cousin Angus Buie also came to Catahoula Parish from North Carolina.
Malcolm Buie of Bladen County, North Carolina, pulled up stakes and headed to Mississippi in 1847. Unfortunately, outside Montgomery, Alabama, while Malcolm was tending to the mule team pulling the family wagon, one of the animals fatally kicked him in the stomach. His resolute wife Rebecca buried Malcolm in Montgomery and drove the family on to their destination in Copiah County, Mississippi
Tennessee, in 1796, became the 16th state admitted to the Union, and after the state was cleared of hostile Indians, several Buies in North Carolina set their sights on these new western environs. Malcolm Buie acquired land in the southern part of Robertson County in 1815 and settled on Sycamore Creek near the Davidson County line. In 1809, Malcolm Gilchrist and his wife Catherine must have encouraged her cousins Gilbert and William Buie to come to Maury County about 1815. These brothers settled on the headwaters of the Big Bigby River. Later William lived in the northern part of Lawrence County in the Summertown area. His son, Daniel, was a Justice of the Peace in Lawrence County and had a blacksmith shop on Possum Trot Road. John Buie, the Revolutionary War veteran, came to Hardin County, Tennessee, about 1825 along with many of his descendents. Several of these relatives later went to Arkansas. Daniel Buie, who had settled in Henry County with his father, Malcolm, pushed further westward and in 1844 became the first Buie to set foot on Texas soil. He made his home in Henderson County. Daniel's brother Archibald turned northward from Tennessee in 1851 and reached his new homestead in Johnson County, Illinois.
Archibald Buie migrated from his home on Barbeque Creek in North Carolina to a new life in Christian County, Kentucky, about 1815. There was a Daniel Buie also living in the same county who was probably Archibald's son. Daniel was a Presbyterian minister and in 1818 he became the first minister of that denomination to evangelize the Missouri Territory. Traveling in a one-horse cart, he made his new residence in what is now Saline County near the present town of Marshall.
During these pioneer days the new nation suffered its share of growing pains
and military conflicts were certain to ensue. The Buie men did not hesitate to join their country's armed forces to defend their homes. During the War of 1812, Neill Buie of Cumberland County served as a captain of the Fayetteville Independent Company of the North Carolina Militia. Others serving in the militia at this time included Hugh Buie of Bladen County and Daniel Buie of Cumberland County. It is likely that none of these men actually saw action with the British. A few years later, Malcolm Buie of Georgia marched against the Seminoles in the Indian Wars in Florida. Those serving in the Mexican War were Archibald Buie of Christian County, Kentucky, John McL. Buie of the District of Columbia, Owens Buie of Mississippi, William L. Buie of Tennessee, and William W. Buie and Hugh Buie Cumberland County, North Carolina. Hugh reported died during the Mexican War. (Hugh Buie died July 24, 1847 in Monterrey Mexico).
The year 1860 found Buie families scattered from North Carolina to Texas. Most were unassuming farmers, not large landowners, and certainly none could boast of vast plantations. Their lifestyle was plain and rustic. Nevertheless, for the next few years, their fate would be one of suffering and sacrifice beyond all description.