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From: "David H. Farrar" <>
Subject: Re: [NCGATES] Buckland plantation house
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 21:36:45 -0500

Thanks to all who have sent info about Buckland. How tragic that it has
been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair!
I am a descendant of Henry Roberson b. 8/12/1746. His first wife was
Sallie Collins. She was married, bore her children and died at another
famous NC plantaion, Buncombe Hall. His second wife was Winifred
Caroline Baker. Three of Henry's sons also married Baker women. My
ancestor, Charles Roberson, married Elizabeth Caroline Baker
(b. 11/30/1795) 2/18/1813 at Buckland. She was the daughter of
James Baker and Absilla Jane Troutman.
I am very interested in the history of both plantaions, especially any
records that might aid in my Roberson family research.

Birmingham, AL

"C. N. Baker" wrote:
> Hello - Just read you inquiry on Buckland Plantation in Gates Cty.N.C. and I
> can give you info and references on it. My family name is BAKER which is
> the family that originally built this home. I have visited the site several
> times over the past 10-15 years and regrettably have seen it slowly
> deteriorate. I believe it is beyond recovery now. As I understand it, the
> state was willing to preserve the home originally but disinterest by present
> owners prevented this.
> For lots of details and a history of the home and its occupants, there is an
> unpublished work (booklet) on file at the North Carolina State Library in
> Raleigh, N.C. called "Buckland Plantation" written by Thomas F. Baker in
> Nov. 1985. I have a copy I made on one of my visits to the library. It is
> about 70 pages with a very comprehensive history of the home complete with
> biographies of it's inhabitants over the years and maps showing how the land
> was granted and then divided over the years..
> If you are unable to download or obtain a copy of the booklet easily, let me
> know and I can arrange to have my copy reproduced for you. If you have any
> info on the ancestry and heirs of the Henry Baker I who was an early
> occupant of the home, please share it with me. My ggggrandfather was a
> Henry Baker who died in Franklin Cty. N.C. and I have been trying to trace
> his ancestry correctly for many years without success. Best regards.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: M Munden <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 12:21 PM
> Subject: [NCGATES] Buckland plantation house
> > Does anyone know the history of 'Buckland Plantation' house on rt.13 in
> the
> > Buckland section??
> > It's an impressive old place, and I'd love to know it's history!
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mike
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