Buford, Abner

Ca. 1826 - ????

Abner Buford was born around 1826. Prior to emancipation, he was enslaved by William Buford in Lafayette County, Tennessee. He grew up alongside Rachel (Buford) Parks (both being then enslaved by William Buford) but does not seem to have been related to her despite sharing a last name. At the time of Rachel's marriage in the immediate years before the war, he and Rachel shared a house together on their enslaver's property. Her wedding in fact took place at this house. In March 1874, he maintained a residence "near Germantown" in Shelby County, Tennessee.