Biography of Lorenzo J. Burroughs
Madison County, NY Biographies





Burroughs, Lorenzo J., trustee of Cazenovia village, was born in the town of Stockbridge, Madison county, N. Y., September 20, 1847, a son of William J. and Laura (Parker) Burroughs. His father, a substantial farmer, was a native and respected citizen of Stockbridge for many years; he died in February, 1870, in the sixty sixth year of his age. He had been one of the largest business men of the section. extensively manufactured cheese boxes, operated a grist and saw mill and at one time managed three cheese factories in that region. For some years he was in association with Andrew Parker. under the firm name of Parker & Burroughs. Lorenzo J. was educated in the schools of Stockbridge and Hamilton. After completing his education he assisted in the conduct of his father's extensive interests and also spent one year in northern Michigan, being engaged in getting out and shipping hop poles to this vicinity, an industry which was then of considerable magnitude. In 1873 he went to Smithfield and engaged in business as a hop grower and dealer and farmer. Here he remained about ten years, removing to Cazenovia in the spring of 1884, when he bought a farm just outside the corporation (the old Loomis farm), and until 1893 was actively engaged in hop growing and general farming; he then removed to Cazenovia village. In politics he has been a Republican; he has served as assessor for a term of four years, and as trustee of Cazenovia village for two years. Mr. Burroughs has been one of the leading hop growers and dealers of this section. He is a member of Cazenovia Lodge of Masons. In 1871 Mr. Burroughs married Harriet Gostling, daughter of John Gostling of Fenner. Of their three children only one survives - Mabel A. Burroughs.

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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