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Buie McGeachy Salmon

Golden Wedding Anniversary of Buie Twins. North Carolina.

The oldest Confederate twins, D. A. and D. C. Buie, of North Carolina, at the age of eighty-three, have celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their weddings. On August 22, 1916, at the home of D. A. Buie, in Robeson County, N. C., an old-fashioned wedding dinner was served to the same guests who attended the wedding entertainments of fifty years ago. The table was decorated in white and gold, and two brides' cakes, with the dates "1866-1916" in gold icing, were cut by the brides. Friends and relatives called through the afternoon, and many friends and new, even from the little children in the neighborhood.

This is doubtless the first instance of twin brothers living to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. A sketch of them as twin Confederate soldiers appeared in the VETERAN for August, 1915, page 378. One married in June and the other in September, 1866, the happy brides being Misses Kate McGeachy, of St. Paul, and Susan Salmon.

Faithful "Uncle Jack," nearly eighty-three, was an important personage at the celebration, which was also a golden anniversary for him, as he had lived in sight of the Buie home ever since the war and had never dreamed of leaving his master when he was set free. All honor to him!

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, November, 1916.

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