David Sinclair Burleson

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

The Life Summary 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 immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1927 and 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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David Sinclair Burleson
Mary Henley Dew
Marriage: 19 July 1893
Gladys Dew Burleson
Christine Burleson

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    19 July 1893
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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.
    1872 · The Amnesty Act
    Age 1
    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
    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 (Durham): habitational name, perhaps from a metathesized form of Brusselton (Durham) or possibly an altered form of Burniston in Pickering Lythe (North Yorkshire). See Burnison .History: Aaron Burleson emigrated from England to NC in 1726.

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

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    Sources (7)

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

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