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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Jonathan Burleson Papers, 1839-1840, 1859-1867



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burleson, Jonathan R., 1811-1879
Title: Jonathan Burleson papers
Dates: 1839-1840, 1859-1867
Abstract: 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.
Identification: camh-arc-004433
Extent: 9 items
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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).

Source:

"Feature Articles." Burleson Family Association, accessed April 15, 2021.

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Scope and Contents

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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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Burleson, John A., 1840-1860
Burleson, Jonathan R., 1811-1879
Family Names
Burleson family
Corporate Names
Baylor University.
Places
California
Independence
Texas

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Related Materials

See also the Aaron Burleson Genealogy. See also the Edward Burleson Sr. Papers. See also the Edward Burleson Jr. Papers. See also the Emma Kyle Burleson Scrapbook. See also the Albert Sidney Burleson Papers. See also the Adele Steiner Burleson Papers. See also the David Crockett Burleson Family Papers. See also the Richard Byrd Burleson Papers. See also the Rufus Columbus Burleson Papers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jonathan Burleson Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Rebecca Wells, April 2021.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2B158 [SRH1230005158] Original letter and photostats of correspondence and a tribute of respect, 1839-1840, 1859-1867

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3S110 [SRH1230029295] Photographs, undated

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