Aaron B. Burleson was born 1815 in Alabama. Aaron was raised on the frontier and was a frequent companion of his elder brother Edward Burleson on campaigns against Indians. Aaron served under his brother’s command during the Siege of Béxar and saw action at the battle of San Jacinto as a member of Capt. Jesse Billingsley’s Company C of Edward Burleson’s First Regiment, Texan Volunteers. He was one of the party that captured Antonio López de Santa Anna. On February 25, 1839, Burleson, again under his eldest brother’s command, took part in the battle of Brushy Creek, a decisive defeat of Comanche raiders in the upper Colorado settlements. In this fight Jacob Burleson was killed and his body badly mutilated. In 1842 Burleson again served under his brother Edward, then the vice president of the Republic of Texas, in repulsing the raid of Rafael Vásquez on San Antonio. In December 1860 Governor Sam Houston commissioned Burleson to raise a company of rangers for frontier defense. Burleson died near Govalle January 13, 1885.
You are here: / / Burleson, Aaron B.