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John Robert BURLISON

Male 1822 - 1901  (79 years)


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  • Name John Robert BURLISON 
    Birth 26 Jan 1822  Posey County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Black Township, Posey, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (presumed)
    Census 27 Jul 1860  Franklin County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Township 6S Range 4 E, P.O. Akin
    Census 17 Jul 1870  Perry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Township 5S Range 2E, P.O. Tamaroa
    Religion Baptist 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Death 24 Jun 1901  Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Curlee
    Burial Tamaroa Cemetery, Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    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 locationd. 21 Mar 1866 (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HAMPTON,   b. 1789, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1875 (Age 86 years) 
    Marriage 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 locationd. 16 Sep 1892, Perry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 67 years) 
    Marriage 10 Jun 1842  Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Aaron H. BURLISON,   b. 18 Sep 1843, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Mar 1904, Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (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 locationd. 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
    Family ID F4596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 

  • 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) [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2137] Find A Grave, Tamaroa Cemetery, Tamaroa, Perry County, Illinois, USA, 27 Aug 2014.

    2. [S9] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Franklin County, Illinois, p. 569, line 35.

    3. [S7] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, Posey County, Indiana, p. 279, line 15.

    4. [S10] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Perry County, Illinois, p. 196, line 19.