Biography of Thomas J. Burch
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Burch, Thomas J., was born in Drvden, May 14, 1841. His father, John Burch, jr., was among the early settlers of the locality. Thomas J. was educated in the common schools of his native town, and attended the Dryclen Academy. After leaving school he enlisted, in August, 1862, in the 109th N. Y. Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Treacv, and served until the close of the war; he received an honorable discharge in June, 1865, having risen from the ranks to be third sergeant of his company. After the close of the war he went west and remained four years. Returning to Dryden he married, at the age of twenty six years, Isidora A. Hill, daughter of Austin Hill, and they have two children: Earl G. and Leland H. In 1889 he bought the James Sweetland farm of 132 acres, on which he raises hay, grain and stock, and making a specialty of dairying.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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