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Abraham Buford

Abraham Buford, American army officer, stock raiser.

Background

  • Buford, Abraham was born on January 18, 1820 in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States. Son of William B. and Frances (Kirtley) Buford.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the United States Mli. Academy, 1841.

    Career

    • Commissioned First lieutenant United States Army during Mexican War, 1846, captain, 1853. Stock raiser, specializing in horses and short horn cattle, Kentucky, 1854-1861. Commissioned brigadier general Confederate Army, 1862.

      Returned to stock raising after war, also bred race horses.

    Connections

    • Married Amanda Harris, 1845, 1 son, William.
    • father: William B. Buford
    • mother: Frances (Kirtley) Buford
    • spouse: Amanda Harris
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    Born January 18, 1820
    Died June 9, 1884
    (aged 64)
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