Biography of Burwell B. Link
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Link, Burwell B., born in the town of Brunswick, July 2, 1825, is a son of Helmus and Esther (Betts) Link; Helmus had eleven children: Thomas B., Maria, Jeremiah, Catherine, Edward, Burrill B., Martha, Azubah, William, Rachel, Alonzo. Helmus started in life as a farm laborer and in the latter part of his life purchased land. He was interested in schools and churches and all affairs of his town and county; he was a soldier in the war of 1812. Burwell B. married Fannie C., daughter of Jacob and Jane (Finkle) Coonradt, and had five children: Burrett, Arba, Stanley, Allen and Nellie. When twenty eight years of age he started in life as a dairy and general farmer on the homestead, which he carried on to the time of his death. He was public spirited and interested in public enterprises such as schools and churches. Mr. Link died February 27, 1896. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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