Dr Rufus Columbus Burleson
Submitted by:  paulahurst

Athens Post
January 14, 1870

R. A. Burleson of Morgan County, Alabama, was found dead in the woods a few days ago.

Abstracted from 17 May 1901 Fannin Co., Tx. "Bonham News"
Dr. Rufus Columbus Burleson d. Tuesday, a.m . at Waco, age 78; B. 7 Aug. 1823 a t Decatur, (Morgon Co.), Ala., parents Jonathan A. & Elizabeth Burleson; Father 1st cousin of Dr. Edward Burleson hero of Tx. War of Independence; Survived by wife and 2 children: Mrs. Morris and Richard A. Burleson; Educated at Nashville (Tn.) Univ., graduated 1840 Began ministry 1840; 1847 attended Baptist College at Covington, Ky.; 1848 to Texas; 1853 m. Georgia Jenkins of Independence; 1885 Baylor Univ. was moved from Independence, Washington Co., to Waco Elected president and 3 yrs. ago pres. Emeritus; Served as chaplain in CSA; At age 25, to Galveston.


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