Straight From The Horse's Mouth
I created this
page solely because my Buford family, from the time Richard Beauford/Buford
stepped off the boat in America in 1635, have been breeders/Turf men of some of
the finest horse flesh known to Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and all
points South and East.
The Buford horses have played a very large part in every stable and race track known in the 1600's through the 19th
Century including the still famous "Kentucky Derby."
Their horses have a lineage longer and better known than some of the early families.
Horse 'news' was, to say the least, very big and often took precedence over other news.
My new Buford Families in America book has quite a collection of "Horse News" because it was a life style lived from sun-up to sun-down. When Custer started out for the "Indian Territories" he stopped in Kentucky at Bosque Bonita, the home plantation of CSA General Abraham Buford, and purchased his and his men's horses there. The only horse left standing after the massacre at The Little Big Horn belonged to Captain Keogh and it was a horse from cousin Abe's plantation of Bosque Bonita. Captain Keogh was the man who accompanied Union General John Buford to Washington City and was at John's bedside when he died.
My first story
is about one of General Abe's finest horses;
A Plucky Race-horse Runs His Legs Off
Simeon Buford - Horse News
Simeon Buford's "Mogul"
T. C. McDowell sells 'Geranium'
BUFORD Families in America Book 2005
Addendum to Buford Book 2005
Simeon Robert Buford
John Quincy Adams Buford
And my ALL-TIME favorite ~ TRIVIA
~~~Clouds by Torie~~~