Capt James B Burleson

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  • Name Capt James B Burleson 
    Born 4 May 1775 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 1836  Mina, Bastrop Co. Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried McDuff Cemetery, Bastrop, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1831 followed son Edward to Coahuila and Texas, 1830 with several other family members and abtained a League (Acres of Land) on the Colorado River below Austin's Little Colony.


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    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32754618 [2]
    • Capt. James "Jim" B. Burleson "Sr"

      1. The biography of James says he was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina....but, many other sources say he was born in Bladen County, North Carolina, while records in Texas have him being born in Washington County, Tennessee.

      2. James B. Burleson was said to have moved from Eastern North Carolina into the Blue Ridge Mountains after purchasing two hundred acres near Asheville along Ivy Creek.

      3. He served as Company Commander of Perkin's Regiment under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and had his son Edward as his clerk and servedin the military in 1815 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

      4. He served during the Creek Indian War with then Lt. Sam Houston in the battle of Horsehoe Bend.

      5. He immigrated to Hardeman County, Tennessee in 1827, later moving to Bastrop, Texas, in 1829.
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    • http://www.9key.com/markers/marker_detail.asp?atlas_number=5021009163

      Texas Historical Marker

      Captain James Burleson - Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas
      Address: Courthouse Square, 804 Pecan
      Directions: 804 Pecan in front of County Commissioners Court
      Marker #: 5021009163
      Year Dedicated: 1936
      Size, type: 36' Centennial - Subject Marker (gray)
      Last reported condition: Good
      Captain James Burleson - Chosen commissary by General Andrew Jackson, War of 1812. Edward Burleson, his son, accompanied him as bookkeeper. Participated in the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815.

      Served under his son, Edward, Army of Texas in the Grass Fight, 1835. Born May 4, 1758; died January 3, 1836.

      Decimal degrees: N 30.008760 W -97.159985
      Degrees, minutes: N 30 00.526 W 097 09.599
      UTM: Zone 14, Easting 677465, Northing 3321181 [4]
    • BURLESON, JAMES, SR. (17751836). James Burleson, pioneer settler and Burleson clan leader in Austin's Little Colony, son of Aaron and Rachel (Hendricks) Burleson, was born in Washington County, Tennessee, on May 4, 1775. He was married to Elizabeth Shipman on December 25, 1791, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. They had twelve children. Their oldest son was Edward Burleson.

      James and his family moved to Lincoln County, Tennessee, in 1807 and then to the Mississippi Territory (later Madison County, Alabama). This large Burleson family group included several who later moved to Texas, including brothers John, Jonathan, Joseph, and James. During the Creek War the Burlesons were involved in many battles; in one of them Edward saved the life of his uncle Jonathan, the father of Rufus C. Burleson, founder of Baylor University.

      In 1813 James and Joseph Burleson were appointed commissaries under Gen. Andrew Jackson for the Creek War and served with Lt. Sam Houston in the battle of Horseshoe Bend. James, as special and confidential commissary to General Jackson, and his son, Edward, served at the battle of New Orleans in 1815.

      Difficulty with Indians in Alabama forced the Burlesons to move to the Missouri territory in 1816 and to Hardeman County, Tennessee, in 1825. In 1831 James followed his son Edward, who had immigrated to Coahuila and Texas in 1830 with several other family members, and obtained a league on the Colorado River below Austin's Little Colony. In 1834, his wife having died, James married Mary Buchanan Christian and they had a daughter.

      Under command of his son, Gen. Edward Burleson, commander at the siege of Bexar, Capt. James Burleson led a decisive charge in the Grass Fight. He became ill after being discharged and returned to the home of his daughter, Rachael Rogers, north of Bastrop. There he died on January 3, 1836. He is buried in the McDuff Cemetery on the east side of the Colorado River.

      BIBLIOGRAPHY: Georgia J. Burleson, comp., The Life and Writings of Rufus C. Burleson, D.D., L.L.D. (1901). Charles Adams Gulick, Jr., Harriet Smither, et al., eds., The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (6 vols., Austin: Texas State Library, 192027; rpt., Austin: Pemberton Press, 1968). Kenneth Kesselus, History of Bastrop County, Texas, Before Statehood (Austin: Jenkins, 1986). Vertical Files, Bastrop County Museum, Bastrop, Texas. [5]
    Person ID I6604  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father Aaron Burleson, II,   b. 1727,   d. 2 Dec 1781, Clynch River, Washington Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Rachel Hendricks,   b. 1755, Buncombe Co. North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2390  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Jo Elizabeth Shipman,   b. 1770, Rutherford Co, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1791  Rutherford, North Carolina. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Volley Ann Burleson,   b. 1795, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Bastrop, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. James B Burleson, Sr.,   b. 1801,   d. 13 Jan 1848  (Age 47 years)
     3. Nancy Burleson,   b. 17 Dec 1802, Hardeman, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1860, Travis Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Rachel Burleson,   b. 27 Jan 1803,   d. 1873, Austin, Travis Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. John Shipman Burleson,   b. 1806,   d. 30 Mar 1874  (Age 68 years)
     6. Jacob "Jake" Shipman Burleson
     7. Mary Jane Burleson,   b. 1794, Madison, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1877, Italy, Ellis, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     8. Joseph R Burleson,   b. 30 Mar 1800, White Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1877, Birdston, Navarro Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Aaron B Burleson,   b. 10 Oct 1815, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1885, Govalle, two miles from Austin, Travis Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. Edward Murray Burleson,   b. 15 Dec 1798, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1851, Austin, Travis Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     11. Jonathan Burleson,   d. 3 Dec 1879
     12. Abigail Burleson,   b. 1793
     13. Sarah Burleson,   b. 16 Mar 1795, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1875, Dallas, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F2389  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Jo Elizabeth Shipman,   b. 1770, Rutherford Co, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F2724  Group Sheet

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