David Sinclair Burleson

27 December 1871–22 July 1953 (Age 81)
Limestone Cove, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States

The Life of David Sinclair

When David Sinclair Burleson was born on 27 December 1871, in Limestone Cove, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States, his father, Greenberry Washington Burleson, was 25 and his mother, Jane Bell, was 19. He married Mary Henley Dew on 19 July 1893. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Unicoi, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Carter, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 22 July 1953, in Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Johnson City, Washington, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Sinclair Burleson
Mary Henley Dew
Marriage: 19 July 1893
Gladys Dew Burleson
Christine Burleson

Spouse and Children

19 July 1893
King William, Virginia, United States


    Gladys Dew Burleson



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 7

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a patronymic (meaning ‘son of the butler’) from Burl .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • David Burleson in household of Green Burleson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sinclair Burleson in household of Greenley Burleson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • D S Burleson in entry for Mary Dew Burleson, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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