Jefferson Buford

Jefferson Buford (1807-1862) was a Barbour County lawyer best known for attempting to move pro-slavery settlers into the Kansas territory during the mid-1850s to ensure slavery wouldn't be outlawed when it became a state. He was an officer in the U.S. Army during the Second Creek War of 1836. Buford served in the state legislature during the 1840s and was a leading voice for secession leading up to the Civil War.

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