David Franklin Burleson, Sr. (1755 - 1832) MP

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Place of Burial: TN, United States
Birthplace: Montgomery, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States
Managed by: Jeffrey Phillips
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About David Franklin Burleson, Sr.


Burial: AUG 1832 TN: Rutherford: near Murfreesboro: Family Cemetery:

Event: Kinship 4th Great Grandfather

Event: Census 1 1790 NC: Montgomery: 2M (-16) 2M (+16) 5F: Salisbury Dist. p 408

Event: Census 2 1800 NC: Montgomery: 2M (0-10), 2M (10-16), 1M (+45), 2F (0-10), 1F (10-16), 1F (+45): p 506

Event: Census 3 1810 TN: Rutherford: 1M(10-16), 3M(16-26), 1M(26-45), 1M(>45), 1F(10-16), 1F(<45): p 1A/23 (frame 0016)

Event: Census 4 1820 Not located.

Event: Census 5 1830 TN: Rutherford: (70-80): p 328 w/Isaac Burleson

Military Service: NC: Revolutionary War: Pvt-Major James Farris's Batt, Co Wade's Regt. NC Regulars: Discharge 29 Oct 1782.



1755: VA: Lunenburg: Born: Estimated date.

1773: NC: Anson: Married Ursula Weatherford: age 18

1775: NC: Anson: Son, John Washington Sr born: Sept 03: age 20

1776: NC: Revolutionary War: Pvt-Major James Farris's Batt, Co Wade's Regt. NC Regulars: Discharge 29 Oct 1782.

1777: NC: Anson: Son, Moses B born abt 1777: age 22

1779: NC: Anson: File for land grant, 100 acres: #572, File 4412: 12 May 1779,

1778: NC: Anson: Took Oath of Allegiance to Patriotic Government: 5/28/79

1780: NC: Anson: Daughter, Mary born abt 1780: age 25

1780: NC: Anson: Land grant: #4422. S of Peedee River. 14 Oct 1780.

1782: NC: Discharge 29 Oct 1782. Co Wade's Regt. NC Regulars:

1783: NC: Anson: Received grant, 100 acres-#572, File 4412; granted Nov 14.

1785: NC: Montgomery: Son, David Jr born August 17: age 30

1786: NC: Montgomery: Son, William born abt 1786: age 31

1788: NC: Montgomery: Daughter Sarah born abt 1788: age 33

1789: NC: Montgomery: Daughter, Nelly Eleanor born Jan 01: age 34

1790: NC: Montgomery: Son, Hilkiah born abt 1790: age 35

1790: NC: Montgomery Census:

1791: NC: Montgomery: Daughter, Margaret born abt 1791: age 36

1793: NC: Montgomery: Daughter, Ursula born abt 1793: age 38

1795: NC: Montgomery: Son, Isaac, born Oct 17: age 40

1800: NC: Montgomery Census: age 45

1810: TN: Rutherford Census: age 55

1814: TN: Rutherford: Sold land to son Hilkiah: Deed Bk M, p 12: age 59

1828: TN: Rutherford: Will Bk 8, pp 499-500: Feb 22: age 73

1830: TN: Rutherford Census: age 75

1832: TN: Rutherford: Died: Aug 13: age 77 (From tombstone)

1832: TN: Rutherford: Probate: Nov 12.

(1) David could possibly be son of Jonathan.

(2) Service discharge: "This is to certify that David Burleson served three months Tower under me in Col Wades Regiment and is discharge by me October 9th 1782." James Farris, Major

(3) Tombstone reads: David Burlison, Farris Bn, Wad's NC Reg, Rev War. Aug 13, 1832.

STATE OF NC No 582 Deed Bk D & E, p 206

To all to whom these presents shall come greeting....Know ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by David Burlesson hav given and granted an by these presents do give and grant unto the said David Burlysson a Tract of land Containing Seventy acres lying and being in our County of Anson on the S side of Pee Dee River lying on the N side of Richardsons creek Begining at a hickory standing on the Bank of said creek on the N of Talers Branch and runs N fifty five W Eighty poles to a stake then S thirty five degrees W one hundred and forty poles to a stake on the Bank of said creek then down the various of said creek N thirty five E one hundred and forty poles to the beginning.

At Hillsbro the fourteenth day of October in the Eighth year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty three.

By His Excellys. Comd. J Glasgow Secretary Alex Martin

STATE OF NC No 30 Deed Bk 4, p 364

State of NC...To all to whom these presents shall come greeting Know ye that we for & in consideration of the sum of Fifty shillings for Every hundred acres hereby granded paid into our Treasury by David Burleson here given and granted & by these presents do give & grant unto the said David Burleson a tract of Land containing One hundred acres Lying & being in our County of Anson on the NW side of Richardson's Creek Beginning at a Red oak dtanding on the Bank of said creek above his Improvement & Runs N 90 poles to a stake Between a black oak & pine then N 46 E 179 poles to a stake then S 20 poles to a stake on the creek bank then up the Various courses of said creek 246 poles to the first station.

At Hillsborough the 14th day of October in the 8th year of our Indepencence & in the year of our Lord 1783.

By hid Excellency's command J Glasgow Secy Alex Martin


In the name of God Amen. I David Burleson in the County of Ruthrford and State of Tennessee, calling to mid that it is once appointed for all man to die and being in my perfect mind and memory and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs according to my own desire do make and ordain this my last will and testament disposing of my worldly goods in the following manner:

1. I give to my beloved wife, Ursula Burleson, the following property to dispose of as she sees fit: 1 negro man by the name of Samuel, 1 Bay mare and colt, 1 Sorrel horse, 4 cows, and 2 beds & furniture.

2. I give to my sons John, Moses, David, William, Hill K. - one dollar each. I also give to my daughters Sarah Rolling, Mary Brooks, Nelly Rolling, Margaret Pope, Ursula Self - one dollar each. The balance of my estate, whether named or not, I give to my son Isaac Burleson, to his and his heirs forever. In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this 22nd Day of February 1828.


Benj. Marable, Jurat his

Fred E. Becton, Jurat David - X - Burleson


State of Tennessee, Rutherford County Court. August Term 1832. BFB 113

...David Burleson's will was proven and ordered to be recorded.

Records Book 9, p 25: David Burlason Dec'd Inventory. A true and just inventory of the Estate of David Burlison, deceased, one negro man Samuel, one sorrell horse, one bay mare & colt, four head of cattle, 2 beds & furniture.

Isaac Burlason, Admr

Recorded 28 March 1883 10 March 1832 -------------------- David F. Sr. and Ursula Weatherford Burleson , http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/BURLESON/2000-05/0958458124

David (Franklin-possible middle name) Burleson, Sr. was born about1752 or 1755 in Lunenburg Co., Virginia or in North Carolina. Somequestions remain concerning his parents, but, most researchers seemto think that John (Crawford-possible middle name) Burleson of about1728/30 of Lunenburg Co., Virginia and his wife Sarah (maiden nameunknown) were the parents of David Sr. There is information fromanother researcher which gives some new information and datesthat will connect our line of Burlesons to the Northern Burlesonsthrough Edward of Suffield, Connecticut, thus dating back to 1667.This information via the Internet may be found at Gen Forum underBurleson (messages 709, 710, 711, 713, 827 and 832) at the followingaddress:http://genforum.gen.../709.htm - changing each messagenumber for each individual message as listed above.Sometime around 1774, David Sr. married Ursula Weatherford (bornabout 1755/60 in Lunenburg Co., VA to Wilkerson Weatherford of 1726.)Ursula Weatherford may have been of Cherokee or Creek Indian bloodor heritage. Her sister, Agnes Weatherford was said to be of Cherokeeorgin either by birth or marriage. There is a link between Ursula andthe great Creek Indian War Chief William "Red Eagle" Weatherford,who was the leader of the Creeks who attacked Ft. Mims, Alabamaand said to be one of three Creek War Chiefs who fought in theBattle of Horseshoe Bend in Alabama. After the Creeks defeatat Horseshoe Bend, "Red Eagle" rode into Gen. Andrew Jackson'scamp alone to surrender. "Old Hickory" was impressed with suchdisplay of bravery that he befriended "Red Eagle" and then sent himhome to live out his remaining life in peace. This connection wouldmake me the writer a fourth cousin-four times removed to the CreekChief William "Red Eagle" Weatherford according to lineage records.David Sr. served as a private in the American Revolutionary War inthe James Farris Battalion under Col. Wade's Regiment North Carolina.He was discharged on October the 9th of 1782. The Cap. William Lytlechapter of the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) erecteda marker on David Sr. and Ursula's farm to honor his military serviceto the United States.They lived in Anson and Montgomery Counties of North Carolinauntil sometime before 1810. Sometime before 1810, they hadeither relocated into Rutherford County, Tennessee or that partof North Carolina became part of Tennessee. David Sr. departedthis earthly life on August the 13th of 1832 and Ursula on Februarythe 27th of 1835 and are both buried on their farm. In the 1980s, itwas still owned by the Burleson family. One can find pictures oftheir log cabin online via Belinda Kay Pierce's web page at FamilyTree Maker.Com and also at Yahoo Clubs under "The BurlesonFamily."They are the progenitors of the Burlesons who settled MarionCounty, Alabama. Most if not almost all Marion, Winston, andFranklin County Burlesons are descendants of David Sr. andUrsula Weatherford Burleson. A few of the Aaron II (the second's)line married into David Sr.'s line.Sources: "The Burleson Family History," William Gene "Bill"Burleson,copyright of 1998, sixth printing.William Gene Burleson, 6226 Hwy. 72 West,Huntsville,AL,35806. mailto: webburle@hiwaay.net--(E-mail Address).Research of Daniel McCance on Southern BurlesonsConnection to the Northern Burlesons.Personal research and thoughts of Scotty KentBurleson.NOTE: Joseph Sr. did say that his father, Aaron IIwasborn in New Jersey, which gives further evidence of alikely connection to Edward of Suffield, Connecticut.Scotty Kent Burleson

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David Franklin Burleson, Sr.'s Timeline

Montgomery, North Carolina, United States
Age 18
Anson, North Carolina, United States
September 3, 1775
Age 20
Montgomery, North Carolina, United States
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Anson, North Carolina, United States
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Anson, North Carolina, United States
August 17, 1785
Age 30
Montgomery, NC, USA
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Anson, North Carolina, United States
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Montgomery, North Carolina, United States
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Montgomery, North Carolina, United States