Donald K. Burleson
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Twentieth Century Wars
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biography of Louis F. Burleson
|(WWII, Korea) - Lt. Col USAF - Two-time winner of the
Distinguished Flying Cross, Col. Louis Burleson flew more than 50 B-17 bombing
missions over enemy territory during WWII.
He went on to receive the Air Medal and Bronze Star in Korea for extraordinary achievement in aerial combat. He retired from the Air Force in 1958 and died in 1975.
US Civil War
|(Private, 28th NC Co. D) CSA 1843-1927
John Wesley Burleson fought with the Stanly Yankee Hunters and fought in almost every major battle in the Civil War including Pickett's charge On July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg.
John Wesley Burleson (front left) in 1925
|(Corporal, NC 10th state troops, Co. D) - Wounded numerous
times in combat (always on July 1st!), Jonathan Hardister fought in several
important Civil War battles:
Jonathan Hardister received severe leg lacerations at Gettysburg and was assigned to light duty at Pettigrew Hospital in Raleigh NC. Permanently disabled, Jonathan died in 1909.
American Revolutionary War
It is believed that Isaac was born either in Lunenburg Co., Virginia or Cumberland Co., North Carolina around 1750. ISAAC’S name first appears on a tax list in Montgomery Co. (now Stanly) in 1782. In the 1790 Census, he is shown as a resident of Montgomery County, with a wife, Martha Clay and three children; Isaac Jr. age 10, Jonathan age 8, and Rachel (infant). Tradition says ISAAC’S wife, the former Martha Clay, was related to Henry Clay, the outspoken Kentucky senator.
Isaac and Martha went on to produce five more children; Jane, David, Joseph, an unknown child, and Thomas. Each of these children is another story in itself.
On Nov 5, 1794,Isaac Burleson recorded his purchase of 100 acres of land on Little Bear Creek about 300 yards below the mouth of Running Branch. This is according to Montgomery County land entries, file number 1033, grant book 94, page 80.
The 1800 Census showsISAAC BURLESON to be a man more than 45 years of age, with his wife between 26 and 45, three male and five female children. A land grant to ISAAC BURLESON in November, 1815, file number 1870, grant book 125, page 386, mentions the property of ISAAC BURLESON dec’d as a line mark, so by this time ISAAC had died and his son was receiving the grant.