The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 58
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58 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
In 1853 Dr. Burleson was happily wedded to Miss Georgiana
Jenkins, daughter of Judge P. C. Jenkins, a distinguished lawyer
who came to Texas in 1836 from Georgia. He was a graduate of
Mercer University, and was a conspicuous character among the
great men of the early days. Miss Jenkins was a most charming
and cultured young lady. She graduated at Judson Institute,
Marion, Alabama, with high honor. She was of a family of edu-
cated, intelligent people, who attached much importance to mental
culture, and no step in Dr. Burleson's life was more fortunate than
this union. She was his constant companion and counselor.
When he was confronted with difficulties and became greatly per-
plexed, Mrs. Burleson always maintained her coolness of judg-
ment. Hers is a most beautiful character, and thousands of former
students of Baylor hold her in tenderest esteem. To her husband
she was a constant living inspiration and stimulus.
In 1847 the degree of A. M. was conferred upon Dr. Burleson
by Nashville University, and in 1867 the degree of D. D. by How-
ard College, Alabama. In 1882 Keachi College, Louisiana, con-
ferred on him the degree of LL. D. In 1878 and 1879 Dr. Burle-
son was moderator of the General Association that included the
whole of what is known as North Texas in its jurisdiction, and
later was president of the Baptist General Convention several
Dr. Burleson may be said to have been an enthusiast on the sub-
ject of Texas history, and contributed many valuable and interest-
ing articles to the press on various historical subjects. He was a
member of the Texas State Historical Association, and promoted
the purposes of the association by all means and in all ways in his
power. For the last few years before his death he was engaged in
preparing for publication a book entitled Fifty-three Years in Tex'as,
which Mrs. Burleson will complete and give to the public. This
work includes the presentation of a great variety of subjects, from
the standpoint of personal knowledge, and will be a most valuable
contribution to the history of Texas. Mrs. Burleson having come
to Texas eleven years before her husband, and having been a stu-
dent of current events as well as a scholar, it is most fortunate
that the completion of the work will be under her direction.
Dr. Burleson was a member of the Texas Veterans' Association,
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