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Jonathan Burleson Papers, 1839-1840, 1859-1867
Jonathan R. Burleson (1811-1879) was born in Tennessee on January 13, 1811, the son of Captain James B. Burleson Sr. and Jo Elizabeth (born Shipman) Burleson. He came to Texas circa 1830 and settled in Bastrop County. Burleson and his brothers, General Edward Burleson (1798–1851), Aaron B. Burleson (1815–1885), and John Shipman Burleson (1806–1874) fought in many battles. Burleson's grave marker indicates that he was a Star and Wreath Soldier in the Texas War for Independence at Velasco, Gonzales, Bexar, and San Jacinto. He also served as a captain of the Texas Rangers.
Burleson married Nancy (born Blakey) Burleson (1810-1882) circa 1833. Together they had six children: Edward Blakey Burleson (1813-1917), John A. Burleson (1840-1860), Aaron H. Burleson (1847-1882), Jonathan R. Burleson (1851-1875), Hadie Mahalia (born Burleson) Montgomery (1853-1923), and Leanne (born Burleson) Thompson (1857-1940).
"Feature Articles." Burleson Family Association, accessed April 15, 2021.
The collection contains one original letter and photostats of correspondence, a tribute of respect, and photographs. The items include a description of California (1867), correspondence between Jonathan R. Burleson (1811-1879) and his son, John A. Burleson (1840-1860), while John attended Baylor University, Independence, Texas (1859-1860), as well as images of a log cabin.
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Jonathan Burleson Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff.
Subsequent revisions were made by Rebecca Wells, April 2021.