Contributed by Steve Edgerton         Posted by Myrtle Bridges January 27, 2004

This deed spells out the relationships of a portion of the Daniel Campbell family. The Alexander Buie whom Colin and Nancy McPherson appoint as their attorney is the nephew of Colin McPherson by his sister Mary McPherson Buie, wife of John Buie. John Buie may have been the son of Duncan and Sarah Buie of Raifords Creek. Alexander Buie is very likely the same Capt. Alexander Buie who died at Colin's home in 1831. Alexander Buie's Cumberland County estate indicates he was a man of wealth and education, but does not indicate that he married or had children. Malcom Buie, the witness to this deed, was Alexander Buie's brother. --Steve Edgerton

Colin McPherson and Wife to Alexander Buie
State of North Carolina
Cumberland County}
Whereas Daniel Campbell of the County of Cumberland died sometime about 
the year 1795, having first made and published his last will and 
Testament wherein among other things he bequeathed his ___es to his 
daughters viz. Catharine, now dead and formerly the wife of Laughlan 
McKay and Nancy now the wife of Colin McPherson & if either of them 
should die without issue then he bequeathed said Negroes to the 
surviving daughter, and whereas Catharine the wife of said Laughlan is 
dead without ifsue whereby the said Negroes have vested in Law __ said 
Colin McPherson & Nancy his wife, and Whereas after the marriage of the 
said Catharine with the said Laughlan McKay her share of said Negroes 
was delivered over to her husband aforesaid viz a Negro ___ Jack and a 
woman Nancy which woman Nancy has since had ifsue ___y & Hannah and said 
Hannah has had ifsue two small children ___ of which are now the 
pofsefsion of Laughlan McKay Esquire of the ___ Mississippi State as 
will now fully appear by the annexed certificate of said Laughlan McKay 
and the copy of the will of said Daniel Campbell proven and Recorded in 
the court of Pleas and quarter Sefsions of the county of Cumberland -- 
Now Know all Men by these presents that We Colin McPherson and Nancy 
McPherson his wife of the county and State aforesaid have made 
constituted and appointed and by these presents do make constitute and 
appoint Alexander Buie Esqr of Cumberland aforesaid our lawful attorney 
for us and in our names and Stead to ask demand sue for recover and 
receive in our names or the names of the said Colin McPherson of and 
from ___ the said Laughlan McKay of the County of Green in the State of 
Mississippi the aforesaid Negroes and their increase or from any person 
having pofsefsion of the same giving and granting unto our said attorney 
full power to recover the pofsefsion of them from the said Laughlan or 
any other person by any lawful ways or means whatsoever, to sue for the 
same if necefsary and to execute all Bonds writings or instruments that 
may be proper and necefsary to conduct said suits. And upon the receipt 
or delivery of said Negroes into his ___ession by said Laughlan or any 
other person to give all necefsary and sufficient acquittances receipts 
and discharges for me and in my name. And generally all and every other 
act or acts division or divises __ the law whatsoever needful and 
necefsary to be done in the premisies for me and in my name to do and 
Execute hereby ratifying all and whatsoever said attorney shall lawfully 
do __ the premises. -- In Witnefs whereof we have hereunto set our hands 
and seals this tenth day of November 1819.--
Signed Sealed & Executed in presence of
Malcom Buie

Colin McPherson {seal}
Nancy McPherson {seal}

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