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Susan Matilda Bishop Burleson
Birth: Jan. 22, 1834
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1906
Center Point
Kerr County
Texas, USA

"Henry Evander Gibbens, who was born March 8, 1834 in Missouri married Susan Maditha Bishop in Burleson County in July 9, 1855. The following year they came to Kerr County, locating on Cherry Creek. During the Civil War, H. E. Gibbens fought with the Fifth Texas Cavalry until he was captured in 1863 at Donaldsonville, La. He was a prisoner until the war ended, and his family believed him to be head until he came walking home.
Four sons and a daughter were born to this couple between 1856 and 1866 in Fayetteville Texas. This family traveled by ox-team from Fayette County, Texas and settled on the Guadalupe River three miles below Center Point, Texas, in 1868. They bought several hundred acres of land for 25 cents an acre. Henry Evander suffered a wound from which he never really recovered. He died in 1858 shortly after arriving and his wife Susan Bishop Gibbens had to rear the five children as best she could. Three years later she married Joseph Burleson, the brother of her sister's husband John Garvin Burleson,who she had known for years. They had one son and he had seven children by his first wife. There were many hardships; often hand to hand fighting with Indians.
Children by first marriage
William Alfred Gibbens 1856 - 187919022049
James Alexander Gibbens 1857 - 194539913615
Andrew Jackson Gibbens 1859 - 1929
Francis Marion Gibbens 1861 -
Ida Gray Gibbens Vanerian 1866 - 1896

Child by second marriage
Zachariah Henry Burleson "Zac" 1872 - 1949
Family links: 
  Alfred Allen Bishop (1801 - 1891)
  Delilah Morgan Bishop (1804 - 1885)
  Henry Evander Gibbens (1834 - 1868)
  Joseph Edmond Burleson (1817 - 1901)
  William Alfred Gibbens (1856 - 1879)*
  James Alexander Gibbens (1857 - 1945)*
  Andrew Jackson Gibbens (1859 - 1929)*
  Francis Marion Gibbens (1861 - 1913)*
  Zachariah Henry Burleson (1872 - 1949)*
  Rachel Edney Bishop Burleson (1832 - 1909)*
  Susan Matilda Bishop Burleson (1834 - 1906)
  Andrew Jackson Bishop (1838 - 1890)*
  Margaret Laduska Bishop Vann (1839 - 1924)*
  Eliza Emmeline Bishop Gibbens (1840 - 1887)*
  Henrietta Caroline Bishop Hubbard (1846 - 1915)*
  Locasta Oedema Bishop Parsons (1848 - 1936)*
  Rebecca E Williams (1851 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
Center Point Cemetery
Center Point
Kerr County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Apr 27, 2007
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Susan Matilda <i>Bishop</i> Burleson
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Susan Matilda <i>Bishop</i> Burleson
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Susan Matilda <i>Bishop</i> Burleson
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 Added: Apr. 29, 2007
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