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WILLIAM E. BUIE was born in Missouri, May 14, 1847; his parents are John and Susan (Redphern) Buie. The father is a native of Tennessee, his age about sixty years, and now living in Logan County; the mother was a native of the same State; her death occurred in 1882, aged sixty. Our subject began for himself in 1866; he started with limited means; his business was working a shingle machine, with which he worked for wages eight years, when he moved to where he now lives; he has improved this farm and residence, and now has one of the nicest homes in the northern part of the county; his buildings have been placed here at a cost of more than $2,000; he owns 300 acres of good land in this body, besides farms aggregating in all 883 acres elsewhere, all of which are paid for. Mr. Buie employs from twelve to twenty-five hands on his farms, engaged at farming and logging. He has received about $10,000 from the sale of logs the past year. The principal quantity of tan-bark supplied for two tanneries has been furnished by him and his brother; he has also furnished ties in a very large railroad contract. Mr. Buie has been more successful in business than any other man in this part of the county. He was married in November, 1872, to Miss Delila E., daughter of Alex M. and Elizabeth (Whitlow) McPherson, of this county Their children are: John W., Georgie L., Lizzie Z. and Susan C. Mrs. B. is a member of the Baptist Church.

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