History of Greene
THOMAS T. BURROUGHS, farmer, P. O. Rutan, was born
in Washington County,
September 20, 1827. His parents were
Samuel and Temperance (Reeves) Burroughs, also natives of Washington County. They
lived in Greene
County for a short time after
then moved to Washington
and remained until their
death. Thomas was untied in marriage
1, 1852, with Eliza J. Scott. She was
born March 3, 1829, on the farm where she lives in Center Township. Mrs. Burroughs is a daughter of John and
Susannah Scott (nee Nicehonger), who
were natives of Greene
County, where they
married and remained through life. Mr.
and Mrs. Burroughs have a family of nine children—Hamilton
S., Arabella, wife of P. F. Headley; Charlotte A., wife of Leroy Marsh;
wife of T. N.
Millikin; John M., James H., William E., Bertha V. and Thomas B. Mr. Burroughs has spent his whole life as a
farmer, and owns 165 acres of land, constituting his home farm.
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007
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