Not my family line, just sharing.
The following Biographical sketch was copied from "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA" Historical and Biographical. Illustrated Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co., Publishers 1883.
"HON. GEORGE BURSON is a native of Columbiana County, Ohio, born February 24, 1837. He is the eldest of five sons born to JAMES and FIANA (DICKEY) BURSON, who were natives respectively of Loudoun County, Virginia, and Columbiana County, Ohio, the last named place being where they were married. The family moved to Van Wert County, Ohio, where Mr. James Burson died, being the Treasurer elect of that county. Mrs. Burson re-married, but is again a widow, and resides in Winamac (Pulaski County, Indiana). GEORGE BURSON went to Wyandot County, Ohio, after his father's death, remaining there until sixteen years old. The fall of 1853, he came to Pulaski County, Indiana, where his mother and step-father had moved the preceding spring, and began farming summers and teaching school winters; 1859, he was made Deputy County Sheriff, and while serving in this capacity began the study of law, having access to the library of A. I. GOULD. August 28, 1860, he was married to Miss MELINDA LOWREY, and OCTOBER 13, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was commissioned First Lieuenant. They were in camp at Logansport until December, then went to Indianapolis, thence to Louisville, and from there went into active campaigning duty through Kentucky, Missouri and other Southern States. Mr. Burson was promoted Captain of his company March 29, 1862, and after serving as such for a time was made Major of the First Arkansas Regiment. Owing to ill-health, Mr. Burson resigned in September, 1863, but he was not finally discharged until December, 1863. On his return home, he purchased the Winamac Democrat, merged that into the Winamac Herald, and continued its editor and proprietor until the fall of 1864, when he sold out and engaged in the practice of law, having been elected Prosecuting Attorney that fall. Mr. Burson has remained in the practice of this profession ever since in Winamac. In 1874, he was elected to the State Legislature to represent the Counties of Pulaski, Starke, and Fulton, and in 1876 he was elected Presidential Elector for his district. He is a Democrat, and a member of the Christain Church, and he and wife have had born to them three children - IDA(deceased), GEORGE, and STELLA."