Major Edward Burleson, Jr.

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  • Name Major Edward Burleson 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 30 Nov 1826  Tipton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 May 1877  Austin, Travis Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The New Yorker June 1877

      From the San Marcos Free Press as printed in The Austin Statesman

      It becomes our painful duty to record the death of Honorable Edward Burleson, which occurred at the home of his sister, Mrs. T.E. Sneed in the city of Austin at 6AM on the 12th of May. But a few months ago Mrs. Burleson was laid away in her grave and the sad bereavement operated so heavily upon the surviving husband as to bring upon him a depression fatal in its consequences. Since the death of his wife Major Burleson has been in declining health, weakening as the days went by until death came and placed him with the one he loved so well.

      Major Burleson was born November 26th, 1826 in Tipton County, Tennessee. In 1831 his father, General Edward Burleson of Texas Revolutionary fame moved to Texas and settled in Bastrop County, where the son grew up to manhood. In 1848 the family moved to Hays County, where the subject of this sketch established his home to the day of his death. He married Miss Emma Kyle, daughter of Claiborne Kyle of Hays County.

      He served as a soldier in the Mexican War under Ben McCulloch and in 1857 was in the Texas frontier service with Colonel Ford holding the rank of Major. During this service he received a severe wound in an Indian engagement on the Rio Grande River, the effects of which remained with him through life. Though often called upon to accept a civil position he refused in all instances, except when elected as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1876 in which body he served with distinction. Again he acted as a Commissioner for locating the Eastern State Penitentiary.

      In social life Major Burleson was a gentleman of rare parts. Love and kindness were his leading attributes and association with him was conducive to honorable and ennobling impulses, his acquaintances honored and respected him and his family regarded him almost in the light of a divine impersonation. Friends and relatives and State have lost much in his death and his memory will live with many as the brightest along their life's journey. His happy matrimonial connection was productive of a numerous family of children, seven of whom are living, four boys and three girls. Their bereavement and grief elicits the deepest sympathy.

      Major Burleson's funeral at the family burying ground on the Blanco on Sunday last was very largely attended. His remains rest beside those of the wife who was the light and saving influence of his life and apart from whom he cared not to live.
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      The Galveston News Tuesday, May 15, 1877

      San Marcos. Funeral of Major Ed Burleson
      Major Edward Burleson was buried here yesterday.

      Major B. was a son of General Ed Burleson of the Texas Army and Vice President of the Republic. He was a Delegate from this district to the last Constitutional Convention and was more recently a member of the Commission for the Location of the Branch Penitentiaries. In him Hays County has lost her most valuable citizen and the State one of her most devoted and patriotic sons.

      Before and during the war he was a member of the State forces for frontier protection and won for himself distinguished credit for bravery and judgment in combating the Comanches. Honorable in business, sincere in his friendship, of a genial and kindly nature, his loss is universally mourned in this community, to which he was so greatly endeared by reason of his large hearted charity and liberality. [1]

    • Children:
      Edward Claiborne Burleson (1855 - 1863)*
      James Green Burleson (1859 - 1915)*
      Ford McCullough Burleson (1861 - 1887)*
      Albert Sidney Burleson (1863 - 1937)*
      Kyle Burleson (1865 - 1866)*
      Edward Burleson (1867 - 1873)*
      Emma Kyle Burleson (1869 - 1941)*
      Lily Kyle Burleson MacDonnell (1871 - 1948)*
      Mary Kyle Burleson Bee (1873 - 1923)*
      [2]
    Person ID I7529  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah Griffin Owen,   b. 23 Nov 1796, Owensboro, Daviess Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1875  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1816  Madison County, Missouri Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2392  Group Sheet

    Family Emma Lucy Kyle,   b. 8 May 1832, Hinds Co, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1877, Hays Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Children 
     1. John William Burleson,   b. 29 Aug 1857,   d. 7 Jan 1927  (Age 69 years)
     2. James Green Burleson,   b. 1 Aug 1859,   d. 10 Sep 1915, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Kyle Burleson,   b. 8 Aug 1865, Hays County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1866, Hays County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Edward Burleson, Jr.,   b. 17 Jul 1867, Hays County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1873, Hays County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     5. Ford McCullough Burleson,   b. 19 Jun 1861,   d. 21 May 1887  (Age 25 years)
     6. Albert Sidney Burleson,   b. 1863,   d. 1937  (Age 74 years)
     7. Mary Kyle Burleson,   b. 14 Dec 1873, San Marcos, Hays Co, .TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1923, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     8. Emma Kyle Burleson,   b. 2 Aug 1869, San Marcos, Hays Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1941, Austin, Travis, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Lily Kyle Burleson,   b. 2 Aug 1871, San Marcos, Hays Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1948, Millbrae, San Mateo Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     10. Edward Claiborne Burleson,   b. 26 Aug 1855,   d. 24 Jan 1863, San Marcos, Hays Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F2711  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S420] The New Yorker, Jun 1877.

    2. [S139] Findagrave.com.