The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 154
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devoted friends and was himself most loyal and unselfish in his
friendships. He was generous to an extreme and no one in need
ever applied to him in vain, so far as his means would allow. We
found among his papers after his death notes of persons to whom
he had loaned money, usually in small sums, amounting to nearly
thirty thousand dollars. He was also quite ingenious in devising
ways and means of giving pleasure and advantages to some who
could not well afford these things. In all transactions where
strict integrity and a delicate sense of honor were concerned he
was considered authority, and questions were often referred to him
in such cases for decision.
Of course, in all his ill health his business interests had suf-
fered and the result of the war destroyed the value of his plan-
tation; but he never knew the worst, and the memory of his blame-
less life will always be a precious heritage to his children and
My mother, three daughters and one son survived him, but only
my sister, Mrs. Crittenden, and myself are now living. His only
son, Lieutenant George Bibb Burnley, of the Fourth Kentucky
Infantry, C. S. A., was wounded at Shiloh and recovered, but was
killed on the second of January, 1863, in the famous charge of
Breckenridge's Division at the battle of Murfreesboro, gallantly
fighting for the Southern Cause.
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