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Capt Simeon Buford
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1756
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul., 1835
Barren County
Kentucky, USA

Capt. Cont'l Line Revolutionary War - military marker


The following submitted courtesy of FAG member, Karen Walker (#47310418):

DAR Patriot
Simeon Buford: b 12-19-1757 VA d 1840 KY m Margaret Kirtley Capt VA PNSR

"Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia and Other States" Vol. II
Compiled by Mrs. Howard H. McCall, pubished by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company 1968 page 21-22
SIMEON BUFORD, (son of John Buford and his wife Judith), b. 1756, Culpeper Co., Va.; d. 1840; mar. 1777, Margaret Kirtley (dau. of William and Sarah [Early] Kirtley). He and his wife are buried at Beaver Creek, near Glasgow, Ky. They moved to Barrow Co., Ky., 1789. He made application for Pension, Mar. 1833. Granted for service as Private and Ensign. Served as a Rev. Soldier under Col. Abraham Buford and Co. Stevens, enlisting at Culpeper Co. in Va. Continental Troops. (Va. Men in the Rev. The Early Family Genealogy.)
1. John, b. 1778:; mar. (1) Nancy Hickman; (2) Mrs. Anne Banister Watson.
2. William, b. 1781; mar. 1801, Frances Walker Kirtley.
3. Judith, b. 1784; mar. Elijah Rogers.
4. Simeon, Jr., b. 1787; mar. 1806, Elizabeth Troyman.
5. Sarah, b. 1790; mar. 1806, John H. Baker.
6. Mary, b. 1792, mar. Henry Crutcher.
7. Elizabeth, b. 1794; mar. (1) John T. Chambers; (2) George W. Trahue.
8. Elijah, b. 1797; mar. Mary Depp.
9. George Washington, b. 1800; mar. (1) Miss Gore; (2) Maria Winfree.
10. Thomas, b. 1803; mar. Amanda Savage.


"History and Genealogy of the Buford Family In America"
by Captain Marcus Bainbridge Buford, San Francisco, Calif., 1903 - Revised and Enlarged Edition by George Washington Buford and Mildred Buford Minter, 1924 Mildred Buford Minter, LaBelle, Mo., Financier and Sale of Books page 306
6. Simeon and Margaret Kirtley Buford
6. SIMEON, son of John and Judith Earley Beauford, born in Culpeper County, Virginia, 1756, married, 1777, Margaret Kirtley, daughter of William Kirtley, of Culpeper County. Children - John, born July 29, 1778; William, August 22, 1781; Judith, April 4, 1784; Simeon, Jr., May 18, 1787; Sarah, July 1, 1790; Mary, August 12, 1792; Elizabeth, December 8, 1794; Elijah, June 9, 1797; George Washington, April 22, 1800; Thomas, February 21, 1803.

Simeon Buford made application for pension March 26, 1833, at which time he was seventy-six years of age and residing in Barren County, Kentucky. His pension was allowed for eleven months' actual service as a private, and eight months' service as an ensign in the Virginia troops, Revolutionary War. Part of the time he served under Captain Abraham Buford and Colonel Stevens. He enlisted at Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia. His name is borne on the pension roll of 1835, with a pension from 1832, "for six months or more service Continental line." He, with his wife and four children, moved from Virginia, 1789, to Kentucky, and settled at Smoking Spring, Barren County, Kentucky. He was representative from Barren and Warren counties in Kentucky Legislature, 1801-180. In 1808 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee. He and his wife, Margaret, were buried at Beaver Creek, near Glasgow, Kentucky.


Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, Kentucky September 29, 2000

After searching for two years, Dr. Benjamin Buford Williams, Ph.D. of Montgomery, Ala. Finally found the gravesite of his great-great-great-grandfather Simeon Buford. "I knew from family records that he was buried in Barren county," Williams said, but he didn't know for sure until he came here and started looking for the gravesite. Williams, who had worked as an English professor at Auburn University, didn't start researching his family's history until after he retired. He began with what little history he knew about his family in Alabama and worked his way backwards. "I started doing some work several years ago. I didn't know where my Civil War ancestor was buried, but I finally found him in Mobile, Ala.," Williams said, adding that this ancestor, Haywood Buford was originally from Glasgow and the grandson of Simeon Buford. With the help of such organizations at the Sons of the American Revolutionary War, Daughters of the American Revolution and local Barren countians, Williams located his ancestor's grave. "It's been really interesting. It's been almost like a detective story," Williams said.

Simeon Buford's grave is located atop a hill on Thomas Samson's farm in western Barron county. Until recently, Simeon and Margaret (Kirtle) Buford's graves were unmarked. Simeon Buford was born and raised in Culpeper County, Va. He came to Kentucky in 1789 with his wife and their four children. They settled on the banks of Beaver Creek, according to Williams' research. He obtained 300 acres of land in Barren county with a Revolutionary War soldier land warrant.

Simeon Buford was the youngest of six sons born to John and Judith (Early) Beauford who fought in the Revolutionary War. When he was 18 he enlisted as a minuteman in a company commanded by his older brother, Capt. Abraham Buford. He accompanied the regiment toward Williamsburg, Va. Where it joined forces with another group of soldiers. Their plan was to force the Royal Governor, the Lord of Dunmore, to flee Virginia for his offshore ships. In fighting off Dunmore, Simeon Buford served at Hampton, Va. Burrell's Ferry, Va., and Jamestown, Va. On Dec. 9, 1775, the Battle of Great Bridge of the Americans, including the Culpeper companies, routed Dunmore's "red coats and tories" out of Virginia and back to his ship, the Roebuck. After service 11 months as a private, he and his wife had two sons, John and William. During his service as a private, he also fought at Frederick, Md. His second son was born while he fought in the campaign that led to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781. Six of the couples' 10 children were born in Barren county. From March to October, 1781, Simeon Buford served first as an ensign (second lieutenant) in Capt. Elijah Kirtle's company. He then served as quartermaster for General Lafayette before returning to his company. When Kirtle became ill that summer, Simeon Buford was commissioned captain of the company and commanded it to the end of the Yorktown campaign.

Simeon Buford went on to represent Barren and Warren counties in the Kentucky State Legislature from 1801 to 1803. Documentation of his Revolutionary War service and his pension application are in the National Archives. Simeon Buford's son, Elijah, moved from Barren county to Arkansas. It was there that Elijah Buford, his wife and two of their children died from yellow fever. Three of their children were sent back to Barren county to live with relatives. A son and daughter, Robert and Margaret Buford, lived with their father's sister, Mary, and her husband, Henry Crutcher. The other son, Haywood, lived with Joel Depp, who was their mother's brother. Haywood Buford stayed in Barren county until he was 18. He moved to Mobile, Ala. In the 1850s. He served in the Civil War and was a member of the Third Calvary. He also fought at the Battle of Murfreesboro. He was one of three of Simeon Buford's grandsons who served as a general in the Civil War. Tow were generals for the Confederacy and one for the Union.

Williams is a direct descendant of Haywood Buford, and it was information about him that led Williams to Barren county and to his Revolutionary War ancestors. Simeon Buford's name can be found on a plaque mounted to a wall of the Barren County Justice Center that lists Revolutionary War soldiers. A special ceremony honoring Simeon Buford was held Sept. 20 at his gravesite which is also where his wife is buried.

Family links: 
  Margaret Kirtley Buford (1759 - 1839)
  John Buford (1779 - 1847)*
  Simeon Buford (1787 - 1857)*
  Mary Buford Crutcher (1792 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
Hill Cemetery
Barren County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Laura J. Stewart
Record added: Aug 03, 2012
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Capt Simeon Buford
Added by: Laura J. Stewart
Capt Simeon Buford
Added by: Laura J. Stewart
Capt Simeon Buford
Added by: Laura J. Stewart
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