Biography of Edwin S. Burr
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Burr, Edwin S., was born in Genoa, Cayuga county, August 15, 1857. His father, John W. Burr, came to Tompkins county in 1866, and bought what was known as the T. Knowd property, which was afterwards bought by E. S. Burr in 1890, and where he now resides, having ninety four acres of some of the best farm lands in Tompkins county, and raising hay, grain and stock. Our subject was educated in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. At the age of thirty two he married Minnie, daughter of William Crutts, of the town of Dryden, and they have one daughter, Abbie C. He takes the Republican side in politics, and is actively interested in temperance principles. He takes an intelligent interest in educational and religious matters, and is active in advancing the best interests of the town, where he is known as a successful and practical farmer.

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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