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Delaware County, Iowa


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J. E. Burroughs


Richland Twp.



    J. E. Burroughs, and enterprising and representative agriculturists of Richland township, owns a farm of eighty acres on sections 25 and 26 and cultivates his land in accordance with the most practical and progressive methods. His birth occurred in Boone county, Illinois, on the 7th of February, 1862, his parents being Erastus and Mary (Webster) Burroughs, the former a native of New York and the latter of England. The mother of our subject crossed the Atlantic to the Untied States when she was sixteen years of age. Erastus Burroughs was proprietor of the second store in Chicago and also owned a large tract of land within the city limits, purchasing the property for three dollars an acre. Subsequently he removed to Boone county, Illinois, and later came to Delaware county, Iowa, both he and his wife here spending the remainder of their lives. They had five children, two of whom survive.

     J. E. Burroughs attended the common schools in the acquirement of am education and after putting aside his text books turned his attention to general agriculture pursuits, which have claimed his energies to the present time. He now owns eighty acres of valuable land on section 25 and 26, Richland township, and in the operation of that farm has won a most gratifying measure of prosperity. He likewise owns three lots, a store and the opera house at Edgewood and is widely recognized as one of the successful and esteemed citizens of his community.

     In 1886 Mr. Burroughs was united in marriage to Miss Lura A. Carey, by whom he has two sons, namely: George E., who is a resident of Manchester; and Frederick D., of Dundee. He gives his political allegiance to the republican party and belongs to the Gleaners of Edgewood, of which organization his wife and older son are also members.  



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 36.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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