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Capt Joseph Rogers Burleson
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1830
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 29, 1889
Caldwell County
Texas, USA

My Great-Great-GrandUncle

Captain Burleson died instantly after being shot twice by Mr. Foltz, a German, seven miles from Lockhart. After the shooting Foltz gave himself up.

Captain Burleson was married to Eleanor E. Baughn. During the Civil War Captain Burleson was a member of the 36th Texas Cavalry led by Colonel Peter C. Woods.

Courtesy of contributor, Jeff Jordan:

Joseph Rogers Burleson (September 20, 1830 May 29, 1889) served as Hays County Sheriff on four separate occasions as Hays County Sheriff. First term August 1852 August 1854; second term July 1860 October 1861; third term August 1864 October 1865; and fourth term April 1865 February 1870. Sheriff Burleson was the son of General Edward Burleson. Sheriff Burleson also served as a Hays County Commissioner for 9 years and in the Confederate States Army as a Captain in the 36th Texas Cavalry led by Colonel Peter C. Woods. At the time of his death, he was the First President of the Hays County Farmers Alliance. Sheriff Burleson was killed on April 5, 1889 after being shot twice by Mr. Foltz, a German, seven miles from Lockhart, Texas. After the shooting, Foltz gave himself up. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Edward Burleson (1798 - 1851)
  Sarah Griffin Owen Burleson (1796 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Elizabeth Baughn Burleson (1834 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Mahulda Burleson Owen (1855 - 1950)*
  Grace Burleson Hubbs (1861 - 1941)*
  John Crockett Burleson (1865 - 1956)*
  Joseph Robert Burleson (1873 - 1876)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Burleson (1826 - 1877)*
  Joseph Rogers Burleson (1830 - 1889)
  Grace B. Burleson Kyle (1832 - 1860)*
  David Crockett Burleson (1837 - 1911)*
  Elizabeth Shipman Burleson Sneed (1840 - 1893)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Courtesy of J. Cullen the Inscription on stone reads:
Joseph R.
son of
the late
Gen'l Burleson
DIED
May 29, 1889
Aged 59 years
An old Texan,
an officer in the
Confederate army,
three times sheriff
And for 9 years
a commissioner of his county
And at the time
of his death the
First President
of the Hays Co.
Farmers Alliance
 
Burial:
Kyle Cemetery
Kyle
Hays County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Dec 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23380200
Capt Joseph Rogers Burleson
Added by: Jeff Jordan
 
Capt Joseph Rogers Burleson
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Capt Joseph Rogers Burleson
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