Biography of Emor E. Burleigh
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Burleigh, Emor E., was born on the homestead, east of Newark, June 24, 1847. His education was acquired in the Union School and Academy and in Eastman's Commercial College at Poughkeepsie. His occupation has been salesman and bookkeeping, and is now confidential clerk and bookkeeper for Blackmar & Allertch, produce dealers. He has beerr assessor ten years, and has been reelected for three years, and has been president of the village one term. February 16, 1881 he married Clara L. Carr, formerly of Oswego county, and they have one daughter, Frances C. His father, George F., was bora in Columbia county September 25, 1822, and came here with his parents when three years of age. He was educated in the schools of his day, and has always followed farming. November 9, 1844, he married Augusta F. Miller, formerly of Cayuga county, and they had two Sons: Emor E, as above, and William H., who married Eva Ridley, by whom he has one son. Ray R. The grandfather, Abner, was born in Columbia county in 1790. About 1812 he married Mary Hauser, of that county, by whom he had five children. The family came to this town in 1825. The first known of the Burleighs in this country was three brothers who came from England, one of whom fought for the Americans in the Revolutionary war. Mrs. Burleigh's fathher, Caleb L. Carr, was born in Columbia county and came to Williamson when a boy. He married Frances C. Baker, of Sodus, and had three children. He died in 1868 and his wife survive; residing here. Both sides of this family fought in the war of 1812.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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