David BUFF / Elizabeth AIKEN


Husband: David BUFF (Descendant Chart)
Born: ABT 1844 in: Married: in: Died: 4 NOV 1909 in: Cleveland County, NC Buried: Buff Cemetery, Casar, Cleveland County, NC Father: Mother:
Wife: Elizabeth AIKEN (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: ABT 1845 in: Catawba County, NC Died: 4 MAR 1920 in: Cleveland County, NC Buried: Buff Cemetery, Casar, Cleveland County, NC Father: Robert AIKEN Mother: Bettie CROTTS
Children:
1 Name: Malinda M. BUFF F Born: 7 JUL 1865 in: Cleveland County, NC Died: 18 MAY 1938 in: Cleveland County, NC Married: 22 DEC 1887 in: Cleveland County, NC Spouse: Joseph C. COSTNER

David Buff


Civil War Records

North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster: David Buff, Jr. is listed as a Private in Co. F, 55th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. Was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Cleveland County at age 18, April 25, 1864, for the war. Wounded in the left shoulder at Talley's Mill, Virginia, May 10, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Furloughed for sixty days on June 14, 1864. Retired from service on October 1, 1864, by reason of disability from wounds.8 


Joseph J. Hoyle Letter

David Buff, Jr. was mentioned briefly in a letter that a member of his company wrote to his own wife. The letters that Joseph J. Hoyle wrote to his wife Sarah are preseved in the library at Duke University. In 2010 the letters were transcribed in an excellent book edited by Jeffrey M. Girvan titled "Deliver Us from This Cruel War", The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry. Below is a transcription from Girvan's book of Joseph J. Hoyle's letter to his wife of May 11, 1864. The engagement that Joseph J. Hoyle refers to was at Talley's Mill, Virgina (May 10, 1864) which was part of the larger Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse (May 8-21, 1864). Joseph J. Hoyle survived the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, but died on September 1, 1864 in a Richmond, VA hospital from a wound he received in the Battle of Globe Tavern:

May 11, 1864
   We were again engaged on the 10th (Tuesday). We charged the enemy, and drove them from two lines of their breast works. Our loss was heavy again-- The following is a list of casualties in our company-- Killed-- Jesse Cook.--1   Wounded.-- John Cline, in thigh severely; Wesley Williams in side, severely; David Buff Jr. in shoulder severely, Wm. Craige, in arm, slightly, Henry J. Willis, in mouth, slight.--6 whole loss 7.
   By God's goodness I have been spared thus far. L. S. Self came through the first day safe, so did W. B. Hoyle-- since then I have not seen them. A great deal of fighting has been done, and the battle is still going on. We have driven the enemy back in almost every case in which they have attacked us. I feel to thank God for our success thus far, and pray he will give us complete success and speedy peace. Gamewell Gantt is safe thus far, Mack Hoyle is wouuded slightly in hip. Davis came through 1st day safe. I have but little opportunity to write, and less to send off what I do write. I am as ever yours in hope and love.
Joe7


Other Notes


Other Buff Family Records

The following are some other Buff family records I have found. I suspect many of these families may be related to each other, but I do not have any evidence to prove it. Please contact me if you understand how these families are related.


Sources:

  1. [Civil War Compiled Service Record of David Buff, Jr.]. National Archives, Washington D.C., 15 p. (PDF Copy (9.2 Mbytes)).
  2. [Civil War Pension File of David Buff, Jr. - 1901, 1909]. North Carolina loose Civil War pension files, Pension Acts of 1901, 1909, Box 6.232, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, 12p. (Photographs of original made 13 May 2011 (8.8 Mbytes)).
  3. [Civil War Pension File of David Buff, Jr.- 1885]. North Carolina loose Civil War pension files, Pension Act of 1885, Box 6.121, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC, 3 p. (Scanned copy of original (1.0 Mbytes)).
  4. [Civil War Pension File of David Buff, Sr. - 1907]. North Carolina loose Civil War pension files, Pension Act of 1907, Box 6.232, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, 14p. (Photographs of original made 13 May 2011 (8.4 Mbytes)).
  5. DePriest, Virginia Greene. Grandfather Clause Voter Registration, Cleveland County, N.C., 1902-1908. Shelby, NC, 1986. [ p.133: David Buff, Jr., age 64, listed his ancestor as Philip Buff when he registered to vote on 10-19-1908. ]
  6. [Estate Papers of David Buff, Jr. (1910)]. Cleveland County loose estate papers, file C.R.026.508.10, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, 10p. (Scanned copy of original made 16 Aug 2006 (3.7 Mbytes)).
  7. Hoyle, Joseph J., Edited by Jeffrey M. Girvan. Deliver Us from This Cruel War, The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry. McFarland and Company, Inc., Jefferson, N.C., 2010. ISBN: 978-0-7864-4757-2. [ p.177: Joseph J. Hoyle's letter to his wife dated 11 May 1864 indicates David Buff, Jr. was wounded severely in the shoulder. ]
  8. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T Jordan. North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster. North Carolina State Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, 1963, 15 vols. ISBN 0865260052. [ Vol. 13: Lists David Buff, Jr., Private, Co. F, 55th North Carolina Regiment. ]
  9. Mull, Peter M. Pay and Clothing and Descriptive Book of Company "F", (Capt. Mull) 55th Regt. N.C. Troops. Private Collection No. 1131, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC. (Photographs of original made 13 May 2011 (9.3 Mbytes)). [ p.129: Record of David Buff, Jr. maintained by Captain Peter Mull. ]
  10. [Death Certificate of Elizabeth Buff]. North Carolina Death Certificates, North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. (Image (410.1 Kbytes)).


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