Biography of William H. Burbank
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Burbank, William H., was born in Langdon, Sullivan county, N. H., November 20, 1839, and came to the village of Gaines with his parents in 1847. They originally settled in Gaines in 1831, and then returned to New Hampshire, coming again to Gaines in 1847. as above stated. The grandfather of William was Elias, a native of New Hampshire, coming to Gaines in 1831, and drove a stage for many years between Gaines and Batavia via Albion. He and his wife, Joana Fletcher, died in this town, he in 1850, aged seventy, and she in 1863, aged eighty years. They were the parents of seven children. Origin D. Burbank. father to William, was born in New Hampshire in 1802 and died in 1856. His wife was Catherine P. Wilson, born in New Hampshire in 1814, is still living and resides in Lowel, Kent county, Mich. The children of Origin and Catherine were as follows: Elnora L., born in Gaines in 1834, married first, Cassius Hayden, and for her second husband Abisha Kingsley, and now resides in Lowel, Mich.; Mariab, born in New Hampshire in 1838, married Ezra Torey of Gaines, and died in 1881; William H., born November 20, 1830; Orin D., born in New Hampshire in 1842; Elizabeth E., born in New Hampshire, September, 1844, William H. Burbank was educated in the common schools of Gaines and since then has carried on the cooper business, employing at times six workmen. In April, 1859, he married Lucy A. Dwinnell, who was born October 11, 1839, in Massachusetts. Mrs. Burbank's ancestors were natives of New England. Her mother, Mary Ann Woodburn, was an aunt of Horace Greeley, and her father was Benjamin Dwinnell. The children of William H. and Lucy A. Burbank are as follows: William O., born in May, 1860. married May Cook of Pavillion, Genesee county, where they reside; Ella, born in January, 1862, and died August, 1863; Charles, born in July, 1864; George E., born February 1, 1867, died February, 1893; Mary E., born in April, 1869; Harry, born in February, 1871, and died in May, 1878; Florence, born in 1873, and died in November, 1885; Lillian W., born in October, 1876; Ell, born in July, 1880; Anna B., born in September, 1882.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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