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BUIS William
Male 1740 - 1800


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  • Birth  27 May 1740  Germantown, Colombia Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  2 Sep 1800  Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I142  Bice Family Tree
    Last Modified  29 Mar 2006 

    Father  BUIS Pieter,   b. 1 Nov 1711, Westcamp, Ulster Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  OOSTRAND Rachel,   b. 11 Sep 1715, Kingston, Ulster Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ABT. 1758, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1733  Ulster Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F074  Group Sheet

    Family  SARAH,   b. ABT. 1743,   d. ABT. May 1832, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  ABT. 1762  Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. BUIS Abraham,   b. 11 Jun 1763, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. BUICE Enoch,   b. ABT. 1765, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851
    >3. BUIS John,   b. ABT. 1769, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. BUIS Jonathan,   b. ABT. 1771, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1845, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. BUIS Elisha,   b. 1775, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Claiborne Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. BUIS Elijah,   b. ABT. 1778, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. BUIS Noah,   b. ABT. 1781, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. BUIS Lidie,   b. ABT. 1784, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. BUIS David,   b. ABT. 1787, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1853, Spartanburg Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F042  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • William (or Willem) is our ancestor who moved the family to South Carolina from New York. He and his brother Abraham are found as land owners for a short period in North Carolina. They stayed in North Carolina briefly, and soon settled on farm land in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

      Both William and Abraham served in the Revolutionary War and it is believed they fought in the battle of King's Mountain.

      During and after the war, William acquired rich farm land on both sides of Thickety Creek in Spartanburg County, and at the time of his death held 733 acres. His brother, Abraham was named executor of his estate, and William's Last Will and Testament is included below:
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      Will source: Judith Michael Mabel, Homer, NY
      Typed copy of will from Raymond G. Mozley, Sidney, OH

      A true copy of the last will and Testament of William Buis, deceased compared this 2nd Sept. Anno Dom. 1800 and in the twenty fifth year of American Independence. Gab Bumpass, C.L.D.

      "In the name of God, Amen. This 5th day of February one Thousand Seven hundred ninety nine. I, Wm Buis of the county of Spartan'h, State of South Carolina being weak in body but of Sound Memory have made this my last will and testament. I wish to be decently buried, hoping God to receive my soul who gave it. I give and bequeath unto Sarah my wife all that 200 acres tract where I now live and mill also 300 acres joining the old Tract. Also 233 acres on the Green River Road all the above land I give unto my loving wife Sarah during her widdowhood and if she married then to be equally divided between all my sons or at her death if she don't marry or to be divided by my executors at the time of her death or by her consent. These sons which is to have their equal part of my land by name is John Buis, Abraham Buis, Jonathan Buis, Lijah Buis, Elisha Buis, Noah Buis, Enoch Buis and David Buis. Now be it remembered that Lijah Buis has had his part out of the Green River Road Tract which he is not to share with my other sons out of that Tract, 233 acres. Be it remembered that Jonathon Buis is to have his land whereon he now lives and Lijah is to have his part over the Spring Branch and his (corner?) appointed on this Side of the Branch. It is my desire that my wife have all the Stock on my premises except the Horse beast that my three youngest sons claims. It is my desire my wife have all the household Furniture as long as she remains my widow or till her Death. It is my desire that my Daughter Lidie be maintained out of my estate as long as she lives and to live with her mother. It is my Will that my grandson Jonathan Buis is to have five Shillings and no more to be paid him by my Executors which I appoint my son John Buis and Abraham Buis my Executors to this last will and Testament. In witness my hand and seal the date above written.

      His
      /s/ William + Buis SEAL
      mark

      John Nicholls
      Wm Thomson
      R. Thomson
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      William Buis may also be found in the earliest tax record available in Rowan County, North Carolina:

      http://searches1.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/rowan/taxlists/tax1759.txt
    • WILLEM / WILLIAM BUIS
      -Born 27 May 1740, Germantown, Columbia County, NY, Married to SARAH ? Willem is one of the ancestors who brought the Buisís out of New York. He and his brother Abram / Abraham moved southward and can be found as land owners for a brief time in North Carolina. Their stay there was short and their continuing journey brought them to settle and farm land in Spartanburg County. South Carolina.
      William and Abraham both served in the American Revolution and might have fought in the battle of Kings Mountain (not established). William enlisted soon after the fall of Charleston. He was a Lieutenant of Horse (Cavalry) in CPT McBees Company, COL Roebuck's Regiment. He served from 10-Jun-1780, until Jul-1781.
      Died 2-Sep-1800 in Spartenburg, SC

      I am particularly interested in information on his service during the American Revolution.

      After the war Willem BUIS became a prosperous land owner. He began to acquire the rich farmland on either side of Thickety Creek in Spartanburg County and at one time he held 735 acres. In 1786, he was granted 300 acres by Governor William Moultrie for seven (7) pounds and in 1788, 235 acres by Governor Thomas Pickney for five (5) pounds, possibly awarded for his service in the American Revolutionary War. William died 2 September 1800, after appointing his brother Abraham executor of his vast estate.

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~smokymtnman/buis/BUIS.htm