Robert Buoy
(1756-After 1836)


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Robert Buoy

  • Born: Jan 29, 1756, Virginia
  • Marriage: Mary Ross
  • Died: After 1836, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

bullet  General Notes:

Robert was the middle brother in age of three brothers who came to America from Scotland before the Revolutionary War per oral history. He served in the Revolutionary War on two separate occasions. A farmer by trade he lived in Western Virginia, (Berkeley County), after the War. In about 1790-1793 took the family, probably four at that time, over the Allegheny Mountains to Bourbon County, Kentucky where they settled along the Licking River. They lived in Bourbon County and then in Pendleton County from 1799 to 1833. "Kentucky Genealogical Society", Bluegrass Roots, Winter 1978 Issue, Vol. V., No. 4,
Page 48.

1799- Robert "Bohee", declares two black males.
1800- Robert "Buy", still has two black males in the household.
1801- Robert Buoy- no longer lists blacks, has acquired 87 acres along the Main Licking watercourse.
1802-1831- Appears regularly on tax list, does not appears afterwards.

1810: Lists 2 boys under 10. and 5 girls
1814 -1815: Lists two white males over 21 in his household.
1817: Lists one white male over 21.
1823: Again shows 2 white males over 21.
1824: Lists one white male over 21 in his household.
1820: Again shows 2 white males over 21.
1829: Lists 2 adult males, 5 children age 4-15.
1830: Lists 1 adult male and 2 children 5-15 and now owns 430 acres.

Deeded Pendleton County land to son James Buoy on August 5, 1828. Deeded more Pendleton County land to James and his wife Polly on August 26, 1833. Was living in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinios in 1836. He is buried in Dougherty Cemetery, Fairmount, Vermilion County,IL.

**********************PENSION APPLICATION DATED AUGUST 13, 1836********************************


On this 13th day of July, 1836, personally appeared in open Court, the Said Court being Probate Court in and for Said County,now siting, Robert Buoy, resident of Said County, Aged Eighty Years Old on the 29th day of January last, who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his Oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress...June 7th A. D. , 1832.

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named Officers, and Served as herein Stated....this declarant entered the service aforesaid in the County of Berkeley in the State of Virginia in the Company of the Captain John Vanmeter, .s Nicholas McIntire, a volunteer rendezvoused at the Town of Martinsburg, in said County, under the Command of Colonel Philip Pendleton, on the 15th day of April, 1777. Marched from Martinsburg, aforesaid to Old Town from thence, to Fort Cumberland, from thence to Fort Pette, there staid one or two days. There put aboard of a Boat and went down the Ohio River to Wheeling, then called Fort Henry, There Stationed and drew arms and ammunition, remained at said Fort till Captain Mason came and took possession of said fort and relieved us. We were marched back from Fort Henry by land, to Fort Pette, There drew our pay and was discharged, by Captain Vanmeter on the 7th day of September, 1777. Served four months and Twenty-two days on said tour.

On a second tour declarant entered the Service of the United States in the War of the Revolution, this declarant Volunteered in the county of Berkeley aforesaid rendezvoused at Martinsburg in the Month of October, 1781. Marched from Martinsburg, under the Command of Colonel Philip Pendleton having no Company Officers, to Winchester, from thence to Fredericksburg, there staid two days, there met Cornwallis prisoners on the third day marched with said prisoners to guard them to Manchester Barracks. There staid to guard said prisoners till said applicant mustered out tow month and eight days actual Service on said tour.

That he, this declarant,has no documentary evidence and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can process, who can testify to his Services. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not in the Pension Roll of the Agency of any State.

Interrogations per .. by the Court;

Q. First, Where and in what year were you born?
A. In the year 1756.

Q. Have you ant record of your age and if so where is it?
A. I have in my Bible . My home.

Q. Where were you living when called into Service?
A. In Berkeley County, Virginia, Have lived since in the State of Kentucky, lives now in Vermilion County, Illinois.

Decarant was a volunteer in the Revolutionary War and a Private in both tours. The names of the Regular Officers with whom the declarant served with, General Wayne, Colonel , Colonel Pendleton, .., I received a discharge Signed by Captain Vanmeter.

James Newell and Valentine Leonard.

Robert Buoy

the day and year aforesaid.
Amos Williams, Judge of the Probate Court.


Robert married Mary Ross. (Mary Ross was born in New York, Virginia (Now West Virginia).)

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