(3/21/1857 -8/14/1910) The subject of this sketch was born March 21, 1857 in this Tipton, Co., Tenn., and lived here up to the time of his death. He was first married to Miss Darthula Josephine Wethington, to which union was born 7 children of which two boys Lafayette and Johnnie survive him. Both nice boys, possessing many of the good traits of their father. Sometime after his first wife’s death he was married to Miss Laura Crigger; to this union was born 7 children also, of which three are yet living. After her death he was again married to Miss Mary Frazier to which union was born one child, a boy about six weeks old. Mr. Burlison was a noble man of strong character, who stood firmly for what he believed to be right, weighing matters in the balances of justice and equity, a good husband, a kind father and noble citizen, who was greatly loved. He annexed to the Christian or (Campbellite) church some 10 years ago and died in that faith; while he leaves a dear wife and six children to mourn over the loss they feel so keenly the community at large feels this loss. May our dear heavenly Father bless the good and noble deeds of his life to the good of his children and relatives and friends, and enable us all to share with the eternally blessed the wonderful rewards that shall belong to those only who have been washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb and whose lives have met with the sweet approval of God on earth is my prayer. Mr. Burlison closed his eyes for the last time on earth Aug. 14, 1910 at 11:30 P.M. having been sick about three months, but was taken with congestive chill the day before his death. The writer preached the funeral to a large audience at Shiloh cemetery Aug. 15, 1910. Written by G. W. Tracy (Newspaper Unknown – Submitted by Leslie Roane and Susan Krall)

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