The following recorded births are the children of Jonathon Burford and Harriet B. Yates Burford.
Andrew Campbell Burford, born May 28, 1840 Mary Debra Burford, born May 18, 1842 Robert Phillip Burford, born April 19, 1844 Harriet Jane Burford, born October 24, 1848
Jonathon Burford departed this life the 12th of March, 1849
Nancy Burford, wife of Jonathon, departed this life September 27, 1838. In hope of a blissful immortality beyond the grave.
William Edward Burford died on board ship, Elban Brooks, on the Pacific Ocean, October 30, 1850. Caroline Burford departed this life on the 15th of January 1861
Louisa Virginia Burford departed this life on the 22nd of May, 1855. Born on Friday and died Fridays Harriet Jane Taylor departed this life on the 15th of June, 1855.
"For his second wife, Dr. Jonathon Burford wedded
Mrs. Harriet B. Yates. Their youngest child, Harriet,
died in infancy. The three who attainded maturity and became residents of Texas were: Andrew Campbell Burford, familiarly known as "Step" Burford, R. Phillip Burford, and Mrs. Mary Burford Mathews.
Dr. Jonathon Burford lived in Tennessee where he passed the remainder of his life. There he became owner of a substantial estate and a larger number of slaves. He not only served effectively and earnestly as a physician, but also, became a Clergyman of the Methodist Church, so that he was able to minister to the physical as well as the spiritual needs of his fellowmen."
Harriet B. Yates Burford became a widow again in 1849 when Dr. Burford died in Tennessee. She and her family came to Texas with her brother, Andrew Monroe Campbell, etc., about 1853. She settled near Columbus or Weimar, Texas, where she reared her large family. She died February 12, 1880,and is buried near Columbus or Weimar, Texas,