#26 Burlison Cemetery

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Smyrna Quadrangle:  On Burlison Lane. 1/2 mile south of Old Nashville Highway.  Photographed by an unknown person and sent to me by Juli Risener Morgan

[David] moved to Rutherford Co TN 1782–was driven back to NC by atrocities of the Indians, but came back to TN in 1805, and remained until his death 13 Aug 1832. He is buried in Burleson Cemetery on the old home place of Mrs. Kate Burleson Talley, in Rutherford Co near Murfreesboro. A government marker placed by the Capt. William Lytle Chapter DAR marks his grave:"David Burlison, James Farris Battalion, Col. Wade’s Regiment, NC. Discharged 9 Oct 1782. Died 13 Aug 1832" pg 461 "Tombstone Inscriptions" by Acklen

Also, an unproven source states "David’s wife Ursula is also buried there, but without a marker."

David Burleson

David Franklin Burleson, Burlison Cemetery, Rutherford County, TN

David was a Soldier in the Revolution.


One thought on “#26 Burlison Cemetery

    Donald L. Burleson said:
    14 January 2012 at 10:58 am

    This is amazing, i have for years wanted to make the trip to see his tomb. David Burleson is my 5th Great Grandfather, father of Hilkiah Burleson who after the war of 1812 and serving with Gen. Andrew Jackson in the battle of New Orleans, moved to Marion Co. Alabama, settling 160 acres on the Buttahatchee River basin. Hilkiah is buried in a grave just off of Hwy 253 near the location of the old Buttahatchee School site in one of 5 Burleson cemetaries in the area. His first cousin, Joseph Burleson who was a road engineer by trade, went on to fight with Gen. Sam Houston in the Texas war for independance.
    Donald Burleson danjb@bellsouth.net

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