Aaron Burleson Genealogy, 1716-1959
The Burleson family descends from Aaron Burleson (approximately 1722–approximately 1781) and Rachel Hendricks (approximately 1730–approximately 1800). The family includes notable figures, particularly in the South and Texas, such as statesmen, soldiers, and educators.
Aaron B. Burleson (1815-1885) was born in Alabama on October 10, 1815. He was raised on the frontier in Bastrop, Texas. Burleson, along with brother Edward Murray Burleson (1798-1851)—who later became the Vice President of the Republic of Texas—battled Native Americans and fought in the Texas Revolution. In 1838, Burleson married Minerva Jane (born Seaton) Burleson (1820-1855) in Tennessee. They settled in Travis County, Texas, in what would become Austin, Texas, and had at least six children who survived infancy. On May 15, 1856, following the death of his first wife, Burleson married Celia Jane (born Tannehill) Burleson (1833-1898). Together they had at least six children. Burleson continued to serve as a soldier among other roles. He died on January 13, 1885 at his home near Govalle, near Austin, Texas.
Hugh Tannehill Matthews Sr. (1884-1975) descended from Aaron B. Burleson (1815-1885) and his second wife Celia Jane (born Tannehill) Burleson (1833-1898). Matthews was born the son of Lillie (born Burleson) Matthews (1861-1893) and Daniel Baker Matthews (1859-1927). He had five siblings. Matthews lived on the family farm in Webberville, Texas, until a draught forced the family to move to Austin, Texas. During the depression, Matthews worked on the Texas State Highway Department construction program. In the late 1950's, Matthews authored The Descendants of Aaron Burleson from 1716-1958.
Cutrer, Thomas W. "Burleson, Aaron B." Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 12, 2021.
The Aaron Burleson genealogy, 1716-1959, includes a genealogy of the Burleson family from 1716-1959. The genealogy was produced by Hugh Tannehill Matthews Sr.—a descendant of the Burleson family—and follows the Burleson's from Wales to Connecticut, North Carolina, and Texas. The collection also includes the biographical eulogy of Aaron Burleson (1815-1885).
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Aaron Burleson Genealogy, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by W. H. R., August 1966 and Frances Rodgers, March 1975.
Subsequent revisions were made by Rebecca Wells, May 2021.
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