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 Posted: Thu Apr 12th, 2007 04:33 pm
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   John Buford's wife, Martha McDowell Duke Buford (Called: "Patsy"), was indeed related to BG (and Sec of War), George Randolph, and the two colonels who were killed in action, Thomas Marshall (7th VA Cavalry) and James Marshall (52nd NC).

   She was also related to:

MG Irwin McDowell (2nd cousin), BG Napoleon Buford (Half brother-in-law), BG Abe Buford (3rd cousin), LTG Jubal Early (4th cousin), BG Basil Duke (1st cousin), and Colonel Louis Marshall of Pope's staff.

   Patsy was the grand daughter of the sister of John Marshall, the Chief Justice. Her maternal grandfather was Abraham Buford, , who served in the Revolutionary War. Through that line, she is also a cousin of her husband, John Buford.

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