Abraham Buford

Male31 July 1749–30 June 1833

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Buford was born on 31 July 1749, in Culpeper, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, John Buford, was 41 and his mother, Judith Early, was 39. He married Martha McDowell on 4 October 1788, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Scott, Kentucky, United States in 1784. He registered for military service in 1776. In 1784, his occupation is listed as eventually settled in the bluegrass region of kentucky, on military bounty lands in excess of several thousand acres, where he helped found that state's horseracing industry. in Scott, Kentucky, United States. He died on 30 June 1833, in Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Buford
Martha McDowell
Marriage: 4 October 1788
Samuel Beauford
John Buford
Charles Buford Sr.
Abraham Buford
William McDowell Buford
Mary Buford

Sources (15)

  • Abm Or Abraham Bufone, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Military Muster Rolls of the Revolutionary War
  • Abraham Buford, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1788Mercer, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)

    1758 · Mount Vernon

    Age 9

    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


    Age 26

    "Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."


    Age 27

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Beaufort or of its English altered form Beauford . Compare Bufford .

    History: American bearers of this name are mostly descended from Richard Beaufort or Beauford, who came from England to Lancaster County, VA, in 1635. He was born in England as a son of a French Huguenot immigrant John Beaufort and is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors (as Richard Beauford or Beaufort or Buford). See also Beaufort .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    The Battle of Waxhaws/ Buford's Massacre

    The Battle of Waxhaws/ Buford's Massacre May 29, 1780 at Waxhaws, South Carolina American Forces Commanded by Col. Abraham Buford StrengthKilledWoundedMissing / Captured 35011315053 British Forces Co …

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