Gospel preacher listed in "Our Ministers and Song Leaders of the Church of Christ," by Annie C. Tuggle, 1945.
Jesse T. Burson
820 Twentieth Street, South
St. Petersburg, Florida
Jesse T. Burson, the first son of eleven children was born May 2, 1905, in Fort Payne, Alabama. At the age of twelve he moved to Chattanooga, with his parents, where he received his school training. Although his father was a Baptist minister. Brother Burson was baptized for the remission of sins by the late Alonzo Jones, in 1932, and began preaching soon thereafter. He is esteemed very highly among his brethren for his good judgment and wise council. More than seven years he has labored with congregations in the state of Florida. A present he is ministering at the congregation in St. Petersburg, which was established by M. Keeble, in 1928, and has grown to be one of the largest one in the Brotherhood.---Our Ministers and Song Leaders of the Church of Christ, by Annie C. Tuggle, 1945, 25.
(1940 census) He was a minister of the gospel. Under "Industry", he stated "Preaching Christ". He, his wife, and his mother were born in Alabama and were living in Lakeland Florida with his brother Richard, sister Irene, and nephew Hiram Lee.
(1920 census) In the 1920 census, he was living with six siblings at home with parents Earnest and Ida Burson. They lived in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN. His father was a laborer in construction and his mother took in home work.
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