History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families Page: 300
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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
out a groan. Oh, what a model for his sons,
4iis relations and the youth of America!
With a nation of such citizens our Republic
would eclipse Greece and Rome, and shine on
with ever increasing splendor till the stars
grow dim. He was the last of his noble
father's fourteen children, except one halfsister,
Mrs. Texas Burleson Brooks, wife of
C. W. Brooks, of Georgetown, Texas."
Jefferson W., the eldest living son of our
subject's first marriage, was born November
11, 1841. He had just arrived at manhood
when the war broke out, and, like all loyal
young men of his time, willingly enlisted in
the service of his country. He became a
member of the Eighth Texas Cavalry, Terry's
Rangers, and participated in the battles of
Shiloh, Murfreesborough, Perryville and
Chickamauga. After the last-named engagement
he returned home, and did not again
enter the army. Mr. Burleson lived in the
Colorado valley, near Webberville, until 1890,
when he came to Manor for better educational
advantages. He is one of the leading
farmers in Travis county, and has 500 acres
of land under a fine state of cultivation.
Politically, he affiliates with the Democratic
party; socially, is a Master Mason; and religiously,
a member of the Baptist Church.
September 26, 1867, in Travis county, Mr.
Bu'rleson was united in marriage with Fannie
Browning, a native of Washington county,
Texas, where her parents had moved from
Arkansas. She was a daughter of William
and Celguah Browning. They had three
children: W. H., of Lampasas, Texas; John
P., of Malverri, this State; and Mrs. Burleson.
Mr. and Mrs. Burleson have had nine
children: Lena (now Mrs. L. H. Glasscock,
of Austin), Jefferson, Woodson, Maggie,
Baylor, Eugene, Aaron, Clarence aid Olin.
Edward Burleson, the eldest son of Aaron
Burleson by his second marriage, was born
February 26, 1857, and was educated in Austin
and at the Waco University. He is now
a farmer and resides in Webberville. In 1885
he was united in marriage with Ida Taylor,
who died July 20, 1890, leaving one child,
Inez. October 25, 1892, Mr. Burleson married
Mattie, a daughter of James Wood.
Rufus C., the youngest son of Aaron
Burleson by his second marriage, was born
July 21, 1865, and was educated in the common
schools and at Adrian College. He
now owns a farm of about 450 acres, 250
acres of which are cultivated. Mr. Burleson
was married at Austin, December 4, 1889,
to Martha, a daughter of Mrs. E. H. Deats.
To this union have been born two children:
Norma and Edward. Mr. BurlesQn affiliates
with the Democratic party.
J. SN E E D, one of the most highly
respected citizens of Delvalle, is a
pioneer of Travis county, having resided
here since 1848. He was born at Fayetteville,
Arkansas, February 19, 1844, and
was a child of four years when his father, S.
G. Sneed, emigrated *ith his family to the
Lone Star State. He attended the common
schools of that day, and at the age of sixteen
years, then a zealous patriot, joined Captain
Fisher's company; he was assigned to the'
Sixth Texas regiment, Colonel Garland, and
was ordered to Petersburg, Virginia, and
afterward joined the Army of thie Tennessee.
He participated in the engagements at Arkansas
Post, where the brigade were captured
and held prisoners at Camp Butler for about
five months; then at Chickamauga and Missionary
Ridge. At the latter place he was
severely wounded, a minie ball piercing his
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