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Joseph R Burleson, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1770
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1849
Bastrop County
Texas, USA

Joseph Burleson was the 10th child and the 5th son of Aaron Burleson and Rachel Hendricks. His Bible is displayed at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. He was among the First Families of Texas settling in Bastrop County as a member of Stephen F. Austin's colony in 1834. His land grant was located on Walnut Creek east of the Colorado River near Smithville. In 1807 he served as Captain of the 29th Regiment of the State Militia in White County, Tennessee. During the War of 1812 he was a private in the Mississippi State Militia. In 1814 he participated in General Andrew Jackson's expedition against the Creek Indians. During the struggle for Texas independence he helped supply the troops of his nephew,
General Edward Burleson. (bio by: SGS
Family links: 
  Nancy Gage Burleson (1772 - 1815)*
  Elizabeth Aylor Burleson (1788 - 1858)*
  James Burleson (1793 - 1868)*
  Mary Ann Burleson Priest (1798 - 1876)*
  Rachel Burleson Jones (1803 - 1866)*
  Aron Burleson (1805 - 1868)*
  Joseph Burleson (1808 - 1891)*
  Sarah Burleson Burleson (1810 - 1857)*
  Susanah M Burleson Hardeman (1824 - 1860)*
  Marion Washington Burleson Fawcett (1827 - 1856)*
*Calculated relationship
Burleson Burialground
Bastrop County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Bill Stephens
Originally Created by: Steve M. Stapleton
Record added: Mar 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7253729
Joseph R Burleson, Sr
Added by: Donella Daywood-Love
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Rest In Peace, I am your great-great-great granddaughter, and I look very forward to meeting you in heaven. May God Rest your soul. You are remembered and loved!
- Debra DeWitt Jordan
 Added: Mar. 24, 2016

- Beverly Burlison Abbott
 Added: Jan. 23, 2016

- Michael Burlison
 Added: Nov. 29, 2015
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