Courtesy of the
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Jefferson Buford (1807-1862) was a Barbour County lawyer best known for attempting to move pro-slavery settlers into the Kansas
territory during the mid-1850s to ensure slavery wouldn't be outlawed in the state as it entered the Union. He was an officer
in the U.S. Army during the Creek War of 1836. Buford served in the state legislature during the 1840s and was a leading voice
for secession leading up to the Civil War.