Maria Catherine McLean Buie
Jefferson County, Mississippi
November 18, 1889
Transcribed by Linda Durr Rudd
Testimony of Flora E. Cameron
I am 50 years of age - occupation post-master - residence Jefferson County, Miss - lived about one mile from the claimant. I knew Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Buie all my life. Mrs. McLean was in favor of the Union - she talked very earnestly against the war and as the war progressed she expressed herself the same way - she talked in the presence of others at her own home when the neighbors would call there - she was regarded as opposed to the war - she rendered no aid that I know of to the Confederacy - I know that she was opposed to her sons going into the army - I heard her say that she would rather give up all her Negroes and other property than for the rebels to take her sons. I was intimately acquainted with her - I saw her often and was at her house.
There was a sewing society in the neighborhood - none of Mrs. McLean’s family belonged to it - I was a member of this society - I never saw her at any of the meetings. She said that she did not want her sons to go into the army and advised them not to enter - she contributed nothing to the society. I spent much of my time at her house and know that she did not. I believe that Mrs. McLean was regarded as a Union woman. She was an old lady and I know the members of the society regarded her as a Union woman. I am satisfied she at all times sympathized with the Union cause.
Southern Claims Case of Maria McLean Buie
Remembering Their Names