|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1815|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1885|
AARON BURLESON was born in Tennessee, October 10, 1815, the son of James Burleson. Later, Aaron was one of the valiant men who fought for Texas Independence at the Battle of San Jacinto. In the Headright Certificate issued to him January 22, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Bastrop County Board it is stated that he came to Texas in 1831.
Mr. Burleson was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's Mina (Bastrop) Volunteers at San Jacinto and on May 25, 1838, he was issued Donation Certificate No. 63 for 640 acres of land. This property was in payment for his participation in the battle. In addition, he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4400 for 640 acres of land for serving in the Army from February 28 to November 1, 1836. In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 8316 it is certified that he served in Captain Billingsley's Company from February 28 to June 1, 1836 when he was discharged at Mina. Mr. Burleson then enlisted in Captain John J. McGehee's Company of Rangers June 1, and served until December 27, 1836.
Mr. Burleson returned to Tennessee to marry Minerva J. Seaton. Returning to Texas they settled at the mouth of Walnut Creek in what is now Travis County. There Mrs. Burleson died in 1855.
On May 15, 1856 Mr. Burleson was married to Jane Tannehill, daughter of J. C. and Jane (Richardson) Tannehill who came to Texas from Tennessee in 1829. Mr. Burleson died at Govalle, two miles from Austin, January 13, 1885, while a member of the Texas Veterans Association. Mrs. Burleson, born March 6, 1833, died April 18, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Burleson are buried in marked graves in the Rogers Cemetery in Travis County.
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James B. Burleson (1775 - 1836)
Minerva Seaton Burleson (1820 - 1855)*
Jane Celia Tannehill Burleson (1833 - 1898)*
Jefferson Warren Burleson (1841 - 1908)*
John T Burleson (1845 - 1863)*
Mary Elizabeth Burleson Fonvill (1847 - 1879)*
Nancy "Nannie" Burleson Taylor (1847 - 1920)*
Vollie Owen Burleson Taylor (1854 - 1933)*
Edward Aaron Burleson (1857 - 1924)*
Lillie Burleson Matthews (1861 - 1893)*
Jane Burleson Deats (1863 - 1944)*
Rufus Clarence Burleson (1865 - 1945)*
Libbie Burleson Matthews (1869 - 1941)*
Tinnie Burleson Hill (1872 - 1958)*
Sarah Jane Burleson Thrasher (1795 - 1874)*
Edward Burleson (1798 - 1851)*
Joseph Burleson (1800 - 1877)*
Nancy Burleson Rogers (1802 - 1860)*
John Shipman Burleson (1806 - 1874)*
Jonathan R Burleson (1811 - 1879)*
Aaron B Burleson (1815 - 1885)
Elizabeth Burleson Brooks (1835 - 1920)*
Rogers Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 31, 2005
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