Biography of William Burgess
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Burgess, William, Pownal, was born in Pownall in February, 1824, and died in April, 1882, leaving a wife and three children. He was engaged in farming, and at the time of his death owned a farm of two hundred and fifty acres. His parents were Thomas and Dorcas (Brownell) Burgess, of Pownal. William Burgess was married in March, 1852 to Polly Brownell. They had a family of three children: Hattie married Daniel P. Thompson, of Williamstown, Mass.; Emma A. married Oscar Card, of Pownal; and William E. Mrs. Burgess was a daughter of Richmond and Polly (Gardner) Brownell, of Pownal.

From:
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
EDITED BY
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
1889


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