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Silas Mainville Burroughs
Birth: Jul. 16, 1810
Ovid
Seneca County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1860
Medina
Orleans County
New York, USA

US Congressman. He was elected as a Republican to represent New York's 31st District in the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Congresses, and served from 1857 until his death in office. Burroughs was born in Ovid, New York. After a preparatory education he settled in the village of Medina, Orleans County, New York, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Among the local offices he held were Medina Trustee (1836, 1839 to 1843, 1845 to 1847), and Village Attorney (1845 to 1847). Prior to election to the US House of Representatives Burroughs served four terms in the State Assembly (1837, 1850, 1851, 1853), and was a Brigadier General in the State Militia from 1848 to 1858. He died in Medina. There is a cenotaph for him at Washington DC's Congressional Cemetery. His son Silas Mainville Burroughs became an important pharmaceutical manufacturer. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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  Laura A. Bennett Burroughs (1809 - 1851)
 
Burial:
Boxwood Cemetery
Medina
Orleans County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 14, 2003
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Silas Mainville Burroughs
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