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BACCUS, et al
 Query from Carol McCullough about John William Baccus and Lavina Hardin , dated 4 Sep 1991, answered by Edna Cheatham

BADGER, Brandt (House)

a. Article written by Mrs. Bill Bryson, undated, about the house and its history. Situated between "M" and "N" streets in Marble Falls, the house was built in 1888 by Brandt Badger, a veteran of the Confederate Army. It is now a recorded Texas Historic Landmark. (See photo of Badger House here)

b. Narrative with original picture of the Badger Bldg, located at 229 S. Pierce Street in Burnet. The article gives a history of owners and the real estate transactions that passed ownership up to 1929. The building has housed a hardware store, Burnet National Bank, state parks board, rural telephone company, Farm Loan Association, various doctors, lawyers, and businesses. From 1948-59 it served as the Burnet Post Office. In 1966 it was occupied by the Youth and Community Center

c. Article by Thomas C. Ferguson about the Burnet Community Building. Gives a brief history of the settlement of the Burnet area and first construction of buildings and laying out the public square. Continues with extensive details of the history and description of the building, naming people and businesses who occupied it. The article has detailed footnotes of sources and xerox copies of pictures.

 BADU, Etal    
  1.  Lake Country Life, Jan-Feb 2007, copy of newspaper article about the Badus and Badu Park
  2. Llano Journal, Lake County Life,Vol 4, No 37, pg 10, The professor bulds a park.,

BAILEY, F.A.

a.  Soldier's Application for Confederate Pension
b.  "To the Man Who I wish I Could Be", a Memorial to his Grandfather, by Adlai Taha.
c.  Correspondence from Edith R. Bout, Anaheim CA, to BCGS looking for family information.
d.  Family Group Record for Frederick Augustus Bailey and wife Lydia Mary Doughty,  and 2nd wife, Mary Keith and all children.
e.  Family Group Record for Charles Bishop Brock and wife Ethel May Bailey and children.
f.  Family Group Record for James Murray Doughty and Emily Ann Rigby and children.
g.  1880 Census abstract for F. A. Bailey family
h.  Widows Pension application for Mrs. F. A. Bailey, who married him 4 July 1881 in Bexar County Texas.
i.  Page from Burnet County Cemeteries, 1852-1982 showing interments for Bailey family members.
j.  Deed, giving all rights to property to Mrs. M. A. Bailey from her children.
k.  Correspondence from Edna Cheatham to Edith Bout, 1993, giving her a list of information found on F. A. Bailey, and instructions for obtaining a CSA grave marker.

 BAILEY, et al    
 photo from Marble Falls Messenger Historical and Redication Issue, 24 May 1962 of 5 generations of Baileys:  Mrs. Lou (Pankey) Bailey, her son Oscar Bailey, Carl Martin Bailey; daughter Mrs. Roberta McGary, and her daughter Laurie.

BAILEY, Pearle "Nannie" Sutton

an undated, typed transcript of interview. 1 1/4 pages.

BAKER, Charlie R.

a. 8 1/4 pages, double spaced, typed transcript of interview dated 9 May 1975. He is the son of Newt (N.W.) Baker and Artesia Glimp.

b. Picture of Blackston H. Baker family, year not noted, but appears to be late 1800s.

c. History of Blackston H. Baker family, who was born 14 Feb 1847 in Fayette County Texas and died in Joppa, Burnet County, in 1917. He married nancy Elizabeth McLean, who was born 17 March 1845 in Mississippi. Detailed information is provided on several generations. Author not stated.

d. Handwritten history of Charles Melvel Baker family, dated April 1986. Charles Melvel was the 8th child of Blackston H. Baker and was born in Burnet County 9 Sep 1883; he died 1 Jul 1964 in Harris County. He married Willie Maude Thornton 3 March 1914. She was born 12 Oct 1891 and died 29 Jan 1983 in Nacodoches TX. The history also contains information about their children.

BAKER, Clarence

Three tiny pictures of a young man, undated, but all are marked "Clarence Baker". They appear to be from the early 1900s.

 BAKER, Newton I.
  •  Undated short article about Newton Baker and his life as a trail driver and moved to Burnet County in 1872.
  • Newspaper article from The Picayune entitled "The Way It was - Baker family settled at Council Creek"
 BAKER, Otis H -
Short undated article about Mr. Baker and his life as a range manager in Burnet County with information about his life and family from The Encyclopedia of Texas History

BAKER, Walter

Newspaper clipping dated 18 May 1967 from Burnet Bulletin, with picture of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baker celebrating their 50th anniversary. Mrs. Baker, according to the article, was the former Ora Williams. There is also a small picture of a woman wearing a large, ornate hat, with a high-collar dress. The picture is undated, but appears to be late 1800s. It is labeled on the back, "Mrs. Will Baker".

BAKER, William Charles        
 1. Various legal papers about the Baker Land Grant
  2.  The Southwestern Historical Quarterly Vol. XXXVII No. 3,  January, 1934  A Critical Study of the Siege of the Alamo and of the Personnel of Its Defenders by Amelia Williams Chapter IV "Historical Problems Relating to the Alamo" which lists William Charles Baker as one of the victims of the Alamo 
 3. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, April 1934 Chapter V has very brief biography of William Charles Baker
BALL, Wesley Clark
 1. copy of paper showing Wesley C. Ball was a member in good standing with the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, Texas with list of Ball names and births
2. copy of obit for Wesley C. Ball on same page as information about First Baptist Church members
3. another copy of  obit for Wesley C. Ball but on same page as note to Izy Cox dated Dec. 26, 1904 which is only partly readable
4.copy of note dated Oct. 30, 1905 to Isa with separate newspaper article about various items

BANTA, David R.

Soldier's Confederate Pension Application

BANTA, Isaac Jackson, et al

family group sheet on Isaac Jackson Banta, who was born in Indiana 9-10-1830. He married Elsie (Alsey Ann Keele) in 1860 in Burnet County. Their children were Jefferson Davis, b. 1861; Mary Ann, b. 1863; Fanny, b. 1865; and Isaac Jackson, Jr., b. 1869. The file also has:

- a family group sheet on Isaac William Banta, b. 29 Sep 1800 in Lexington, Kentucky. He married Eliza Barker and they had 13 children.

-xeroxed family group cards on Henry Banta, Mary Ann Banta, and William Banta;

-two xeroxed pages from an unidentified book introduction about Capt. William Banta;

-a picture of Capt. William Banta with title page of "Twenty-seven Years on the Frontier: or 50 Years in Texas" by Wm Banta and J.W. Cadwell, Jr., published by Ben C. Jones & Co., Austin, 1893.

-copy of "Old West" magazine, Summer 1970 with first half printing of above book.

- article from Llano News 26 Feb 1970, "William Banta, Burnet County

BARLER, Miles

  1. Newspaper page dated 7 Dec 1972 from "The Highlander" with "The Miles Barler Story"; includes pictures. He was born 29 Jan 1833 in Licking County Ohio and came to Texas in 1853, living in the home of William H. McGill. He was a stockraiser, merchant, real estate developer, Confederate soldier, Indian fighter, and deputy sheriff. He wrote "Early Days in Llano", which is in the Barker Library at the University of Texas. The end of the article gives a short genealogy of the family.
  2. Typed 3-page Barler Lineage giving John Barler's descendants from first wife Martha P. Frazelle and second wife Catherine Lee
  3. "Cattlemen Magazine" dated February, 1952 article about Captain W. L. Barler
  4. Indian Depredation Papers
  5. Article by Frank C. Rigler about Miles Barler's family and some events from his life.
  6. Article from unknown newspaper, unknown date "...Tells Barler's Tale"

BARNETT, et al

  1. Newspaper clipping dated 14 Feb 1954 from Austin Statesman, with picture of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Barnett on their 60th anniversary.
  2. Newspaper clipping from Burnet Bulletin 30 June 1938, with picture, of Sheriff H. A. Barnett.
 BARTON, et al    
 Photo copies donated by Arlee Barton:
  • Alexander Madison Barton, 1831-1904
  • Wayne A. Barton, Patricia Barton, Carla, Sandy, Cindy 1979
  • Herman and Ruby Barton, 1957
  • See also 3-ring binder labeled - Land Heritage Awards - for more information.

BARTON, Arlee Rylander

Twenty page, typed, doublespaced transcript of an interview with Mrs. Barton by Amy Gerwer. Undated. Arlee Rylander Barton was born 9 June 1921, the daughter of William Lawrence Rylander and Drue Garrison.

BARTON, Columbus

(1) Soldier's Confederate Pension Application. 44 pages, with much correspondence from Mr. Barton about his pension.
(2) Photo 1 of Columbus and Frances (Stanley) Barton sitting on porch.
(3) Photos 2 and 3 of Columbus and Frances (Stanley) Barton
(4) Obituary of Columbus Barton
(5) Obituary of Frances (Stanley) Barton
(6) copy of Barton - Stanley mariage license

BARTON, Cullen C.
 See file - Land Heritage Awards - for documents
  • photos of ranch house with family members in front:  Alfred H. Barton, Iva Barton, Norah Barton Cullen, Angie Kirk Barton, Cullen C. Barton, Acrey Barton, and J. B. Hightower
  • photo of Angie Nora Kirk and ranch founder Cullen Culleen Barton
  • photo of owner Charles C. Barton
  • Biography of Cullen C. Barton and history of ranch

BARTON, David

Copy of will written in state of South Carolina, Greenville District, probated 9 July 1838.

Also a 1994 letter with ancestor chart from Sherry Turner asking for info on Barton and Olney families in Burnet. The reply refers to a book "The Descendants of Isaac Barton of Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland, Vol 1, First Through Seventh Generations" compiled by Margaret Barton Marsh Carter, Chairperson, Historical Committee, Barton Family Association, Knoxville, TN 1988, which is in the Burnet library.


BARTON, Eva

oral history transcript.

BARTON, Nellie

contains a newspaper obituary dated 1 Oct 1964 from the Burnet Bulletin. Read the obituary here.

BARTON, Dr. Welborn
See 3-ring binder labeled - Land Heritage Awards - for more information.

BASS, Sam

  • Contains a pamphlet entitled "Sam Bass, 100 Years Later, 1878-1978", a publication project of the Sam Bass Centennial Commission. Chapter XVII. Sam Bass: Texas's Beloved Bandit from The Texas Rangers. Also has newspaper clippings from the Highlander newspaper dated 222 April 1971, 14 Feb 1974 and 6 May 1971 about Sam Bass.The Denton Record-Chronicle 25 April 1971 entitled "Sam Bass: Robin Hood of Cross Timbers" by Frank C Rigler. Marble Falls Messenger Rededication Issue 24 May 1962 "Sam Bass in Texas". The Picayune 8 Oct 1997; "The Killing of Sam Bass" by Dan W. Roberts (taken from "Rangers & Sovereignty). The Picayune 15 Oct 1997, "More about the Killing of Sam Bass" by Linda Pendle Brainard.
 BAUM , Robert C.      article from Encyclopedia of Texas History

BAWCOM, J.C

Soldier's Confederate Pension Application

BEASLEY Family
Transcript of Letters written by Mamie Lee Beasley Harkins, who was born in 1888, the daughter of Malone Beasley; 3 pages typed.  The letters describe family origins and give names and dates of the lineage.
 BEASLEY, John Foster, M.D.
  1.  Copied article from 'Memorial & Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas' Godspeed Brothers 1894' (First Published) about Dr. Beasley.
 BEDFORD, Thomas J.             
 Llano News, 15 Aug 2012, Early Known Doctors of Llano0 County.
 BEHRNS, Francis Marion
 Burnet Bulletin Lake Country Life, 14-20 Mar 207, in 1889 Behrns built West Texas Normal and Business College .
 BELLJoseph Wilson    
 Family Group Sheet for Joseph Wilson Bell, b. 19 Mar 1826; d. 1892 in Burnet.   Contrubuted by Gloria Burton of California, March 2009.
 BENNETT, John      
 Handwritten ship's log as published in The Picayune beginning 22 Jan 1997, donated by grandson also  named John Bennett.
 BENNETT, John D.    
 The Picayune 6 Nov 2013; "Father of Invention. John D. Bennett publishes autobiography entitled "Oh No! Not That! The Life of John D. Bennett, Inventor and Artillery Captain."

BENNICK, Rev. A.R.

  1. --Obituary of tne Rev. A.R. Bennick, who at age 92, was a Methodist, a veteran school teacher, and ex-Confederate soldier. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lum Benson, 30 March 1927. To read Bennick's biography, go to Bennick Biography. The file also contains:
  2. --xerox copies of pages from "Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from NC in the Great War 1861-65", pertaining to the 34th regiment where A.R. Bennick was chaplain.
  3. --copy of Bennick's application for pension
  4. --copy of "The Texas House of Representatives, A Pictorial Roster, 1846-1992" with picture of A.R. Bennick when he served as Burnet Representative in the 17th legislature, 1881-1882.
  5. --chart of A.R. Bennick's children and grandchildren, and sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, giving names, dates and places of birth and other information.
  6. Shytley /Shidal Showcase on some descendants of pioneer
    Martin Scheickel by J. Robert Allen - gg grandson of A.R. Bennick

BENSON, William Ussell

Newspaper clipping from 2 Nov 1972 Highlander about the Cullen Benson family and their hardships at the hands of Indians. Other family members mentioned were James Patterson Noble and wife Amanda Wooten, her half brother, John L. Wooten, his daughter Georgann Wootten (Wooten), and Georgann's grandfather, Simon Lee Wooten. The 13 children of Thomas Henry and Sarah Noble included Nancy Jane Benson. The article gives an account of family losses documented in court papers pertaining to Indian depredations. Pictures of Nancy Jane (Noble) Benson and her daughter Emily (Noble) Allen, wife of Robert Russel Allen and their 2-year-old child Maude. Also has a picture of William Ussel Benson, one of the children of Nancy and Cullen Benson.

 BERRY, Alfred N.    
 Photo of Mr. & Mrs. Alfred N. Berry and their children. From the files of Marcheta Jones, Hobart, OK

BERRY, Pauline Edgar

2 page, double spaced interview transcription. Her parents were S.M. Summers and Annie Laura Curry.

BERTRAM, Rudolph

history of Bertram family, including Rudolph Bertram; copy of address delivered to the Bertram Chamber of Commerce Banquet 13 Dec 1945 by O.R. Bertram, nephew of Rudolph; xerox copies of pictures and handwritten narrative (someone's trip journal) about places significant to Bertram family; timeline for Rudolph Bertram from 1829-1892.

 BIBLE FAMILY      13 page double- spaced typed history of Bible family written by Carl B. Lyda September 1961

BIGGS, Luther

Newspaper obituary clipping from Bertram Enterprise 27 Aug 1959. Biggs was born 1 April 1896 in Marble Falls and lived all his life in Burnet County.

 BIGHAM, Jim
 The Highlander Community, 8-11 Mar 2013, Lunar Landing Training Vechicle - a successful failure.

BINGHAM, James Knox

(1) family group Record for James Knox Bingham, who was born in Bedford Co. Tenn in 1848, the son of Samuel M. Bingham and Mary Ann Curry. He married Louisa M. Johnson, the daughter of Enoch Johnson and Cornelia Curry in 1870.

Children of James and Louisa were

--Samuel Winifred, b. 28 Jul 1877 in Lampassas, married Hannah Murphy in 1901, and died in 1934 in Exeter CA;
--Burna, who married Tom Seay;
--Gertrude, who married William Sefton;
--Louise, who married Jake King;
--Bell, who married Bill Wignell;
--Enoch, who married Lee Burnet;
--William Erwin who married Rosa Pittman; and
--Dixie.

(2) Another family group record is in the folder, that of the family of Elias Murphy, b. 1849 and Jennie Hutto, b. 1863, who had the following children: Mary Ann, Hanna, who married Samuel Winfred Bingham, Joseph W., Iva Laura, Alexander, Emma Bell, who married Rufus Crow, Arthur R., who married Louise S., and Ruth Daisy who married William Leische. More details about this family are contained in several other family group records. Also in the folder is a query and answer about the Bingham family, dated 1991.

BINGHAM, Lum

copy of probate record, May 1890; newspaper page dated 15 June 1972 with picture of Lum Bingham; and query letters and replies.

BIRD, Claude

Article from Austin American Statesman dated 26 Jan 1951 about Bird's business in Bertram that supplies a yellow rock used in making terrazzo floors. Has a picture of Mr. Bird.

BIRD, Fronie Huggins

Two page, double spaced transcription of oral interview, undated.

 BIZZELL, MILDRED    
 Highland Lakes Weekly, 15 March 2013, "ringside Seat to Modern Kingsland's History" article mostly about her work at Highland Lakes Bank and early history of KIingsland.

BLACK, William

Seven page, double spaced "Sketch of the Black Family" submitted by Katherine A. Loucks. It begins "When William Black settled his family near Bagdad, Williamson County was just about a year old and Burnet County had not yet been established. Their first son, Henry, (my grandfather) was born there on October 8, 1849." It continues with tidbits from the lives of the Black family, including Indian raids, civil war, stock breeding, schooling and marriage of their children, and ends with William's death in 1907.

BLACKBURN, William Lafayette Alexander

(1) Newspaper article from The Highlander, 1 June 1972, with pictures of the Blackburn family and of their tombstones. According to the article, none of the children ever married. Blackburn was born 24 Feb 1834 in Grainger Co, Tenn and died 2 June 1909 in Burnet. He married Sarah Adalaide Graham 9 Sep 1857 in Tazwell TN. She was born 24 Feb 1836 in East Tennessee and died 16 Aug 1904 in Burnet. Their children were William T, Johnnie G, Katherine, and Robert. Blackburn was a judge of the 17th District, which included Kimble and Mason Counties.

(2) Query from Marvin Blackburn from Crowley Texas, 1991,  and subsequent research results on Blackburn family. 

 
BLAKELY
, Mike
 
  1. Burnet Bulletin, 7 Jul 2010; "Walk of Fame Inducts Blakely".
  2. Highland Lakes Weekly, 31 Jan 2014, photo of Blakely and caption.

BLALOCK, J.C.

19 page, double spaced transcription of interview with J.C. Blalock, dated Nov 1995. Blalock was born 12 Dec 1914 in Fairland, the son of Vernie Emmet Blalock and Maude Baugh Blalock. His brothers and sisters were Virginia, born 1916, June, b. 1920, Joe, d. 1943, Nunnie, b. 1925, "Bill" - Robert, b. 1927, d. 1991; "Buster" b. 1919, d. 14 June 1940; Bobby Anne, b. 1935; Sammy, b. 1937. In the interview Blalock reminisces about his first teacher and his classmates, breaking horses to ride, playing football, working at Buchanan Dam, then working in the restaurant business, and then going to Italy during WWII.

BLEW, Martha O.

(see James Walker folder)

BODENHAMER, Johan, et al

Family group sheets of the Bodenhamer family, with the Burnet pioneer beginning with Peter Stephen Leeonidus (Lee) Bodenhamer.

Includes many more family group sheets of Bodenhamers and a pedigree chart of Zimmerman family. Many other surnames on the charts.

 BOLT, et al
  1.  Family group photo of George A Fry family that includes Samuel Jefferson Bolt, child Carl Jefferson Bolt, Ollie Fry Bolt holding baby Ruby, child Pearl May Bolt. c. 1901.  Filed in George A. Fry folder.
  2. Photo of Charles Harrison Bolt, undated.  Background appears to be inside a saloon, location unknown.
  3. Photo of Martin Bolt, extracted from a Confederate Reunion photo from 1902.
 BOSTICK, Maj.     Thomas G., Jr.
 1.The Llano News, 1 August 2007, "Bostick killed in action in Alghanistan,"
2. Burnet Bulletin, 1 August 2007, "Llano soldier killed in Afghanistan"
3. The Llano News, 15 August 2007 "Obit - Maju. Thomas Bostick, Jr
4. Kingsland Current, 15 August 2007, "Flags to fly at half-staff for Maj. Bostick
5. The Llano News, 22 August 2007, "Maj. Bostick honored in Llano, Arlington, Afghanistan
6. The County Llano Journal, 22 August 2007,  "City proclaims day for Maj. Bostick
     "Bostick famil appreciates help, prayers"
7.  Llano Journal, 1 Aug 2007, "Combat Leader falls in Afghanistan"
8.  Burnet Bulletin, 1 Aug 2007, "Llano soldier killed in Afghanistan"

BOTT, Ann

Newspaper Clipping dated 19 Nov 1961, source unknown. Title: "Mrs. Ann Bott Celebrates a Young 90th Birthday". Abstract: The former Ann Breazeale was raised "like a wild Indian," along with three brothers and two half sisters. She married first at age 18, Heston Whitney, with whom she had two children: a son who died in World War I, and a daughter, Mrs. E.M. Townsend of Philadelphia. Heston passed away at age 75 in Burnet. Ann maried again two years later to Warrington Bott in 1945; he died 10 years later from a heart attack.

BOULTINGHOUSE, Daniel

(see also Smith, Wiley P.)


1.  Descendant chart for Daniel B. Boultinghouse, b. 28 Nov 1828 in
Illinois. 4 handwritten pages.
2.  Typed receipt for Danl B. Boltinghouse (sic) for state and county tax
paid, plus transcribed letter from Nancy Carroll to D. B. Boltinghouse,
1851; transcription continues for various letters from cousins and friends.
 56 typed pages.
3.  More letters transcribed from Nancy Evans and E. G. Evans.  8 typed pages.
4.  Copies of  letters from the Evans family published in the Picayune,
date of paper issue unknown.  9 pages. 

5.  Burnet County Genealogical Society newsleter, Vol 20, No 2, Summer 2007, with info on Boultinghouse family.

BOULTINGHOUSE, Mary Lena

She is mentioned in the [DeSpain, George Washington] file which contains Despain family history, beginning with George Washington DeSpain, born in 1877 in Burnet County, died in 1934; married Ada Pafford DeSpain, who was born in Tennessee in 1865 and died in 1945. Their son, Oliver Ratliff DeSpain was born 1902 in Burnet County, and died in 1962 in Austin. He married Zula Edna Wilkes in 1923. Her parents were Henry William Wilkes (b. 1879 in Bertram, d. 1944) and Mary Lena Boultinghouse, b. 1888 in Smithwick, d. 1952. More info on Wilkes and Boultinghouse lineage.

BOURLAND, James S.

Copy of Handwritten letter from James S. Bourland, 1st elected Burnet Co. Judge, to his wife Naomi (McGill) Bourland, which was written 8 days before he was injured by the Indians in the North Concho area. Donated by Wilford Stephenson, Burnet Texas.

BOWDEN, Ryburn

(see Garrett/Bowden folder)

 BOWDEN, Rufus Silas
 Undated article about Mr. Bowden and his life as a well known stockman of Lake Victor.
 BOWEN, Winnie-
 Picayune, 13 March 2002, article about Winnie's trip to Machu Picchu, Peru
 BOWMAN, EUPHIE    
 Burnet Bulletin, 30 June 1938, Miss Bowman was County Home Demonstrator of Burnet County in 1935-1938

BOYCE, James

  1. --family group sheet for James Boyce, b. 2 Oct 1800 in Tenn, who married 1 Mar 1835 in Marion Co. MO, Mrs. Harriet Smith
  2. xerox copy of a picture labeled as Albert James "Atch" Boyce, son of James Orville and Lucy Nichols, grandson of James and Harriett Smith Boyce. Albert James married Belva Inez Glimp, and was a barber at Lake Victor prior to moving to Austin
  3. --Narrative type family history beginning with James Boyce, b. 2 Oct 1800 in Tenn, listing all their children and who they married and brief histories of each.
  4. --family group sheet for James Orville Boyce
  5. --copy of marriage license for J.O. Boyce and Miss Lucy Nichols, dated 27 Dec 1869, Travis County
  6. --copy of Mark and Brand Record for Travis County, James Boyce dated 24 Apr 1848
  7. --copy of typed obituaries, source unknown, and most undated for T.A. Feild, Mr. Jim Feild, Rev. A.V. Field, Mrs. Jim Hodge, Harry L. Feild, Albert J. Boyce, Mrs. Lorena Feild Pierpont
BOYCE, Adeline Pearl                    
 1. Undated, a key figure in an 1873 Austin, Texas jail-break

BRADY, Thomas C.

Papers donated by Mr. Sam Harris on behalf of Mrs.Fannie Harris, the Thomas C. Brady Papers, and described as relating to the Civil War and life in Central Texas after the war. The file is about 1 1/2 inches thick consisting of copies of handwritten letters by Thomas C. Brady, and others dating from 1862.

BRALEY, Herman

Newspaper clippings.

  1. undated, announces a new banker coming to the First State Bank: Herman H. Braley, of Lockhart, who began his career in 1937 when he went to work in Gonzales. He went to the Lockhart State Bank in 1958 as cashier and was elected to executive vice president in 1958. Has picture of Braley.
  2. from Austin American-Statesman dated 23 Feb 1979. Headline "Banker Arrested on Counterfeit Charge" gives details about Braley, a 61-year-old Burnet bank president, being held in Austin city jail after a month-long undercover operation led to his arrest with $100,000 in counterfeit bills in his possession.

BRANCH Home


Photo of Branch Home.
 BRANDON, John  unsourced 1-page biography of John Brandon with picture
 BRANSFORD, Bill and Dolphia Highland Lakes Weekly Newspaper Article, dated 30 Mar 2012, titled "Wildflower show set for April 14" with photo of couple.

BREAZEALE, Mrs. Mack

  • Group photo, "Thanksgiving at the George Norris Home, 1904", includes Mrs. Conway, Mrs. George Norris, Mrs. Oscar Norris, Mrs. Mack Breazeale, Mrs. Worth Gunn, Miss Ellie Norris and Mack Breazeale. Also in the picture are George Norris, Oscar Norris, D. C. Norris, Worth Gunn, Clarice Norris, Uncle Tommy Norris, Pauline Norris and Randolph Haile.
  • See also "My Memories, Life as It was Then and As it is Now" by Morris H. Breazeale, privately published 1987.

BREAZEALE, Taney, et al

  • "Breazele Notes" dated Dec 1966, Sep 1966, Jun 1967, Sep 1967, and March 1967. Also contains picture of group: Lois Breazeale with Live Oak School Basketball teams, coached by Morris H. Breazeale, 1920.
  • Picture of Breazeale home in Hoover's Valley, taken in 1909.
  • See also "My Memories, Life as It was Then and As it is Now" by Morris H. Breazeale, privately published 1987.
  • Info on Breazeale Family by Karylon Russell, in e-mail to Burnet Message Board, 30 Aug 2010.
  • Obituary for Dr. Jimmy Levan Breazeale, Austin American-Statesman 1 July 2012
  • List of Breazeale marriages in Tennessee, from Ancestry.com
  • Copy of 1870 Llano County census, Cove Settlement, Llano Town P.O. with several "Brazil" families listed.
  • Obituary for George Quentin Breazeale, Austin American-Statesman27 Sep 2010
  • 1870 Llano County, Texas Census, Pgs 231B & 284A

BREWSTER, Ella Rogers

Two page, double spaced transcription of an oral interview with Ella Rogers Brewster. It begins, "I was born Sept. 11, 1886, close to Bertram on the old Rogers place. My mother was Henri Murray and my father was Phillip Monroe Rogers."

BRIGGS, Arie

One page, double spaced transcription of oral interview dated 12 Jan 1976. It begins, "I was born in Gillespie County in 1889. When I was about 12 years old, my father sold out and we moved up here. My father had a little farm and raised wool and meat goats. I had seven brothers and sisters and we helped my father, but he didn't have extra hired help. My parents were George and Lena L. Cawley."

BROCK Family

picture of two adults and five children and one horse standing in front of a house. By the style of the women's dresses, the time appears to be late 1800s. Back of picture is inscribed "Brock (or Brack) Family, in Mrs. J.A. Smith pictures".

BROCK, Frank

two pages, double spaced of a copy titled, "Austin - 1846, Annals of Travis County by Frank Brown -- 1846", Archives Dept., University of Texas Library. (this file may be mislabeled--the copy in the folder is about what the county area was like around Austin and makes no mention of Brock.)

BROOKS, E.E.

two page copy from "Frontier Times", Dec 1925, which tells the story about ..."E.E. Brooks, 81, and Mrs Brooks, 86, pioneers of Burnet county, have recently returned from a trip in their car which covered a distance of 1200 miles from Burnet to Dewey, Oklahoma and return. Mr. Brooks claims the distinction of being the oldest living settler of Burnet. He was born in a log house in Arkansas and moved with his parents to Texas when but a child. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage in October 1925...."

BROWN, Andrew


BROWN, M. B.
 Burnet Bulletin, 30 June 1938, about his service as Superintent of Burnet Schools in 1904
BROWN, Wayne & Mary
 The Picayune, 2 Feb 2000, Couple restores Burnet homes to their mid-1800s charm

BROWNLEE, J.S.

  1. copy of newspaper dated 16 Nov 1972, with pictures, about the prominent, early-day Burnet physician, his wife and four children. John Samuel Brownlee came to Burnet in the late 1800s and was the area's doctor for the next 25 years until his death in 1909. He married Miss May Banford of Keatchie, LA in 1886.
  2. copy of newspaper dated 23 Nov 1972, which contains a continuation of the Brownlee family story with pictures.
  3. Handwritten note, unsigned and undated stating that Dr. John S. Brownlee was first married to Mary O. McDonald in 1881 in Burnet. She died in childbirth, but the baby, named Libbie, lived and is mentioned in a 1890-91 school roster.
  4. Query from A. J. Woehl, 2004, with info on Haynie and Brownlee famlies.
  5. Newspaper article from The Picayune  dated 16 Oct 2002, entitled "Brownlee family put emphasis on education"

BRUCE, Dr. W.H.

newspaper clipping of obituary, date and source unknown

Bruhl, Louis  Llano News March 31, 2010 "History" article about the Llano County Museum contains an article about the Bruhl Family

BRYSON, Bill

  1. application form for official historical marker dated 15 Nov 1981 for the Bryson place located Between Highway 29 and RR 1174 S off Co. road on Bryson homestead. Marker site: 3 miles southeast of Bertram, turn off Highway 29 at roadside park south of Bertram. Attached to the application is a history of the property, which begins: "Welborn Barton, arriving in Burnet County from South Carolina, purchased the land on October 29, 1855 from the heirs of the Benjamin McKinney Land Grant. The description in the original deed reads, 'being situated in the county and state aforesaid on the waters of the South San Gabriel and in part of the west one half of the League of Land granted to the heirs of B.F. McKinney.' An Early Texas style house was built and the lumber used was brought from Bastrop TX by oxcart." Also attached is a brief history of the Barton and Bryson families and a diagram and pictures of the house.
  2. Copy of article appearing in Jan 1972 issue of The Texas Farmer-Stockman which mentions the Bryson ranch and the growing predator problem ranchers are facing.
  3. newspaper article from West Texas Livestock Weekly dated 14 May 1970 about the ranching life of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bryson.
  4. obituary, Estell Bryson, 11 Jan 2001
  5. obituary and funeral cards for Bill Bryson, 12 Apr 2004

BRYSON, Rachel    
  1.  The Picayune 31 Mar 2010, "To all my readers: It's truly been fun"; last column on History/Genealogy.
  2. The Picayune 24 Mar 2010, "Slaying of friend serves as reminder to stay in touch."
  3. The Picayune 3 Mar 2010, "Remembering dear Uncle Gordon" , Dr. J. Gordon Bryson
  4. River Cities Tribune 14 Feb 2010; "Folks, this ain't a fort" - regarding a collection of buildings called Fort Tumblewood

BUCKNER, Thomas, et al

  1. oral history transcription, 7 pages doublespaced of Vonnie Buckner, dated Nov 1975. Begins:
    • "I don't remember what year it was that my family first came to Burnet County, but I was born in 1889 and we came from Trinity county in East Texas. My son-in-law and daughter took me back to my old home where I was born and showed me the place where I was born. Centerville was where I was born. My mother was Frances Peterson and my father was Ben Ross. ...Mother and Daddy had ten living children..."
  2. Xerox copy of "Reminiscences of the Buckner Family" by Mrs.Priscilla Aylette Buckner Reardon, compiled, enlarged and Edited by Katherine Edmondson Tuley, 1901, Chicago.

BURNET, Albert

letter dated 27 Jan 1967 from Dorothy Burnet Hampton to the Burnet County Library inquiring about the Burnet's of Texas. Attached is a brief history of Albert Burnet, who was born in New York City 17 May 1812 to William and Catharine (Hutchington) Burnet. Summarizes the life of Albert Burnet, taken from "History of Bond and Montgomery Counties of Illinois, 1882. No reply to the letter is in the file.

BURNET, David G.

  1. correspondence about finding information on David G. Burnet, 1st president of the Republic of Texas and for whom the town was named.
  2. Typewritten history of David G. Burnet.
  3. Newspaper article and picture of ancestors of David G.Burnet visiting the town; some correspondence to and from them.
  4. Newspaper article with pictures written by Darrell Debo, entitled "The Man for Whom Burnet was Named", from the Burnet Bulletin, 14 March 1974.
  5. Copy of a chapter from the book "First Ladies of Texas" by Mary D. Fauel and Elizabeth Silverthorne, entitled "The Peripatetic Wife" about Hannah Este Burnet; 7 pages.
  6. Newspaper article, 9 May 1974 from the Highlander, entitled "Burnet County was Named for David G. Burnet--But Why?"
  7. Newspaper article from The Picayune dated 13 Aug 2003, entitled "The Way It was Namesake of Burnet county left unsettling legacy".
  8. Newspaper article from The Picayune dated 15 Oct 2008, entitled "The tale of Texian David G. Burnet".

BURNHAM (BURNAM), et al

A large file of information on Capt. Jesse Burnam and his descendants, with major portions described below:

  1. Copy of 7 June 1995 Picayune Newspaper that has picture of Burnham house, and story by Noah Thompson, about Capt Jesse Burnham. It begins:
    • "Jesse Burnham, who settled in Burnet County in the 1850s, played a significant role in helping to save Americans from the British, Texans from the Mexicans, and settlers from the Indians. He is also credited for significantly populating Burnet County. The following families can all trace their ancestry back to this early settler: Burnham's, Mezger's, Fowler's, Simmons' and Smitharts'. Jesse was born Sept 15, 1792, in Madison County, Kentucky, the youngest of seven boys..."
  2. typed copy of newspaper article written about 1882, no source given. Headline: "Captain Burnham's 90th Birthday" and describes the festivities and who attended.
  3. Seven typed, double-spaced pages that begins
    • "Just the ramblings from childhood to old age of John Hickerson Burnham, born in 1873, the last of a big family of 6 girls and 2 boys." --handwritten note that this is the 8th child of Robert T., who was 7th child of Capt. Jesse.
  4. Copy of newspaper article, date and source unknown, that begins:
    • "W.L. Burnham, born in 1856 at Marshy Springs in Southern Burnet County, now living in Marble Falls. My mother, Sarah Fowler, was born in Tennessee and with her parents moved to Burnet county in 1849. Two pages. To read full article, go to Pioneer Stories.
  5. 29 typed pages that appears to be a family history of the Burnham Family, entitled "The Burnam Dynasty". It begins with a 7 page descendant chart, then a page written by Isabel Carolin Burnam, then a typed copy of Reminisces of Captain Jesse Burnam, which was copied from "Texas Historical Association Quarterly", July Number 1901. Next in this group of papers is a 3 page biography of Jessie Burnam, copied from a publication called "The Alamo", Vol. 1, No. 2, dated Aug 1882. The remainder of this group is "The Yett Dynasty".
  6. Copy of a homestead designation that describes the property boundries, signed 16 May 1936 by J.H. Burnam and Mabel Burnam.
  7. Copy of Confederate Tax Receipt for the year 1864 for R.T. Burnam
  8. Nine doublespaced pages, date and author unknown, a biography of Captain Jesse Burnam.
  9. Copy of family data obtained from family Bible with Jesse B. Burnham's name on back. Contains marriages, births, and deaths. To see this record, go to Burnham Bible Records
  10. Genealogy queries and replies.
  11. One handwritten page, front and back of research notes about Jesse Burnam--deed records, tombstone caption.
  12. typed chart of Jesse Burnham's children with dates of birth and death, some marriages and children of those marriages.
  13. Old, original newspaper clipping from Marble Falls Messenger dated 30 Nov 1899 about Jesse Burnham.
  14. Photo from Burnet Bulletin,  28 March 2007, of wedding day for Murray and Jolene Burnham
  15. photo of tombstone for Capt. Jesse Burnam, by Madolyn Frazier, 2009, Burnam Ranch
  16. Higlander article dated August 9, 1979 titled Burnham dynasty thrives in Burnet County including pictures
  17. Highlander article dated July 17, 1975 titled "Life, 'In The Days Of No Fence' Recalled By Double Horn Pioneer" about John Burnam
  18. Undated newspaper article titled "Mrs. George Burnam Receives Life Membership at Installation"  (of Women's Society of Christian Service at the Methodist church
  19. Photograph of Captain Jesse's Saddle
    The Highlander article dated May 29, 1980 titled "N-U-R-S-E : Tina Burnham"
  20. Re-dedication Ceremony for The Burnam's Ferry Centennial Marker 18 Nov 2011, Holman, Texas
  21. See also 3-ring binder labeled - Land Heritage Awards - for more information.
BURCH, Thomas A.
 Newspaper article from The Picayune  4 Dec 2002 entitled "The Burch family thrived in Burnet County"

BURT,
Dr. John Fred
  •  Biography of Dr John Fred Burt from the Encyclopedia of Texas History.
BURTON, James    
 Newspaper article from The Picayune dated 29 May 1996, titled "Burton: A cowboy with true grit". Burton was from Spicewood.

BUSH, Robert Lee

Copy of Highlander newspaper article dated 29 July 1976, "Arkansas Bushwhackers Sent Fleeing Family to Texas", with pictures of Robert Lee Bush, his mother, and his children. Story of the family's flight from Arkansas and their early days in Burnet County.
 BUSTER, William Andrew        
 1) Former Texas Rangers of Llano County Program; 2) Excerpts from the Obituary of W A Buster; 3) "Texas Ranger marker dedication set for April in Llano Cemetery from Llano News 23 Mar 2005; 4) Copy of Invitation to Marker Ceremony; 5) Copy of two photographs taken at ceremony

BYRON, Norrell

Copy of the Autumn 1948 issue of "The Chronicles of Oklahoma", in which a picture and an article about Byron Norrell appears. Norrell was born in Strickling, Burnet County, Texas on 30 Sept 1875. His paternal grandparents were Tom E. Norrell and Sarah Maria Williams Norrell, who were married in Georgia. 13 pages.