Biography of William M. Burr
Madison County, NY Biographies





Burr, William M., president of Cazenovia village three years, and a lifelong resident and prominent citizen, was born in Cazenovia, a son of William M. and Catherine (Ten Eyck) Burr. His father, one of the first merchants of this village, came from Hartford, Conn., when seventeen years of age, in the year 1811. He engaged in general produce and commission business and became one of the strongest business men of the community. For many years he served as president of the old Madison County Bank and his advice and counsel regarding business transactions were widely sought. Although one of the wealthiest men in this section he was a man of quiet tastes. Of his union with Catherine Ten Eyck were born four children: Margaret Ten Eyck, born March 28, 1827, married September 8. 1847, Benjamin Rush Wendell of Albany; Catalina Ten Eyck, born September 4, 1830, died August 4, 1832; William M., born June 15, 1831; and Anna Foster, born May 10, 1837, married September 30, 1863. Robert J. Hubbard of New York, and died July 28, 1884. Mr. Burr died in January, 1869, in his seventy-sixth year. William M. Burr, Jr., was educated at Union College and with the exception of farming has never engaged in active business. He married Emily K. Wilkinson, daughter of John and Mary (Holden) Wilkinson of Germantown, Pa. They had sis children: Mary Louise, born February 22, 1855, married June 28, 1888, William M. Gibson, M. D., of Utica, N. Y.; Jacob H. Ten Eyck. born October 3, 1856, married February 14, 1885, Katherine Stebbins of Cazenovia, and for a number of years has been a banker in Cazenovia; Catherine Ten Eyck. born March 10, 1859, married September 17, 1885, Richard Fjtz Hugh Ledyard, who died August 16, 1892; Anna Foster, born February 28, 1867, died September 30, 1867; William M., jr., born November 6. 1868, died in New York city in his twenty third year; and Margaret Wendell, born January 22, 1871.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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