Burleson military family history
Donald K. Burleson
For Complete details on Burleson History,
Twentieth Century Wars
Louis Francis Burleson (Father)
|(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
John Wesley Burleson (great Grandfather)
Genealogy of John Wesley Burleyson
|(Private, 28th NC Co. D) CSA 1843-1927
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
- Cold Harbor
- Frasier's Farm
- 2nd Manassas (Bull Run)
John Wesley Burleson (front left) in 1925
Jonathan W. Hardister (Great Grandfather)
|(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:
- New Bern
- Malvern Hill (wounded in action July 1st, 1962)
- Gettysburg (wounded in combat on July 1st, 1863)
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
Isaac Burleson (great-Great-great grandfather)
Isaac Burleson, Sr.
by J.D. Burleson
Burleson was the founder
of the line which resulted in most of the Burlesons of Stanly County. We
know the following about him. He served his country in the American
Revolution as a member of Captain Charles Polk’s Company of the North
Carolina Militia. Records proving his service are contained in Record
Group 93 (# 461) in the National Archives. Most of his service was in
the Cross Creek (Fayetteville) area of the state, helping put down
uprising Tory, or Loyalist, forces who continued to support King George.
In 1785, following the Revolutionary war, the United States awarded
probably as a reward for his services at Cross Creek, 100 acres of land
along the Yadkin River in Montgomery County.
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,
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 shows
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.