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George Royal Burrows

  • Birth 1841 Washington County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 30 Mar 1908 Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Section 24 Row 5 Site 8
  • Memorial ID 13488269

"George R. Burrows, was born in Ohio in 1841, and a son of John Burrows, who died in Ohio at the age of 80. He was reared to farm life and has never known other occupations, except during the period he was defending "OLD GLORY" from the attacks of traitorous hands. He had not reached his majority when in 1861, he went forth to do and to dare in a cause which he felt then and knows now was a righteous one. Enlisting under the first call for three months, he again put down his name, this time for the war. In the Army of the Potomac he found plenty to do, why repeat the story from the first battle of Bull Run to Appomattox, and then sweeping up beautiful Pennsylvania Avenue in the Beautiful capital of a saved country in the Grand Review that will live in history as long as the triumphal marches of a Xerxes or an Alexander. If he ever forgets those memorable years, he needs only to glance at the maimed hand minus its full complement of fingers to bring back the days when the "Johnnie Rebs" were abroad in the land.

After the war, Mr Burrows took up the battle of life in the State of Ohio and of his birth, but after several years yielded to the allurements of the "Sunflower State" and in 1869 came to Cherokee County. Here he has since resided, loved and respected by all. In political action he favors the Republicans and is a worthy member of the Christian Church. Before he went to war, Mr Burrows married Mary Binger, a native of West Virginia, who died in Cherokee County 10 years after coming out, leaving a family of five children. Of these, John R. Burrows, born November 6, 1862 in Washington Co. Ohio, is the eldest, he now resides in Section 22, Township, Range, Lola Township. Sylvester G. is a farmer in Lola Township; Mrs Eva Stover lives in Joplin, Missouri, while her twin sister, Mrs Iva Van Fliet, lives in Chitwood, Missouri; the youngest is Mrs Thula Bean, of Galena, Kansas.

The above John R. Burrows married 1st Mary I. Crosby who died at the age of 38, leaving a family of four children: Effie, Maude, Belle, and Harry. John married 2nd. Jessie Brown."

(Source: "History of Cherokee County, Kansas and Respective Citizens"; Edited & Compiled by: Nathaniel Thompson Allison, A.M., Columbus, KS (1904), published by: Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, pages. 622-623.)


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  • Maintained by: Dunwandrin 1
  • Originally Created by: WyCo Graver
  • Added: 28 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13488269
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Royal Burrows (1841–30 Mar 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13488269, citing Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Dunwandrin 1 (contributor 46777593) .