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John Robert BURLISON

Male 1822 - 1901  (79 years)


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  • Name John Robert BURLISON 
    Born 26 Jan 1822  Posey County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Black Township, Posey, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (presumed)
    Census 27 Jul 1860  Franklin County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Township 6S Range 4 E, P.O. Akin
    Census 17 Jul 1870  Perry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Township 5S Range 2E, P.O. Tamaroa
    Religion Baptist 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 24 Jun 1901  Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Curlee
    Buried Tamaroa Cemetery, Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6552  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 

    Father Aaron BURLISON,   b. 14 Jan 1786, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1866  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HAMPTON,   b. 1789, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1805  Warren County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Jane MARTIN,   b. 10 Jun 1825, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1892, Perry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1842  Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Aaron H. BURLISON,   b. 18 Sep 1843, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1904  (Age 60 years)
     2. Minerva J. BURLISON,   b. Abt 1848, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John BURLISON,   b. Abt 1850, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary E. BURLISON,   b. Abt 1852, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Margaret Anise BURLISON,   b. 9 Nov 1855, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1917  (Age 61 years)
     6. Joseph H. BURLISON,   b. Abt 1859, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Alonzo L. BURLISON,   b. Abt 1863, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F4596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1822 - Posey County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Black Township, Posey, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1842 - Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 27 Jul 1860 - Franklin County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Jul 1870 - Perry County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jun 1901 - Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tamaroa Cemetery, Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Curlee, in Tamaroa, Illinois on Monday June 24, 1901, Deacon John Robert Burlison in his 80th year. Uncle John was born in Posey County Indiana on January 26, 1822; went to Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas when he attained his manhood, and was married there on June 10, 1842 to Amanda Jane Martin, and came to Illinois in 1845, locating on a farm near Campbell Hill, the farm being known as the widow Hart place, northwest of town about three miles. From there he moved to Franklin County for a short time, and about 40 years ago, he located near Tamaroa, where about nine years ago his wife died. Since then he had made his home with his children, principally with Mrs. Curlee. He left five children surviving him: Aaron Burlison of Cutler, Illinois; Mrs. Minerva Summers of Akin, Illinois; Alonzo Burlison, Mrs. Mary Curlee and Mrs. Margaret Riead, all of Tamaroa.

      "Uncle John joined the Baptist church at Georgetown (near Steelville, Illinois) sometime between 1845 and 1850, and in April 1850, he, with eight others, went into the organization of a church at Looney Springs (near Campbell Hill) which was the first free Baptist church organized in Southern Illinois by Rev. Henry S. Gordon, and was the bone of contention over which the split occurred on the communion question and laid the foundation for the free Baptist denomination in Southern Illinois. Of this church he was made the first deacon and continued to hold office here and at Tamaroa until his death. He was baptized by Rev. Henry S. Gordon and was true to his church and his God all these years, and we might be excused for saying that he lived one of the most straightforward, exemplary, upright, consistent, Christian lives we almost ever knew; kind hearted, sympathetic, hospitable and true. May all we who knew his virtues strive to emulate all they saw good in him, and may his mantle fall on some one of his boys. The funeral was preached by this writer, who was acquainted with him from almost his first recollection, at least for much more than 50 years, at the Free Baptist church in Tamaroa assisted by Rev. Morris and Smith, to quite a concourse of people especially elderly folks, and we laid him to rest in the cemetery just north of town, there to wait the Great Resurrection morn." (author unknown)


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