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 Aretus P. Burroughs

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Aretus P. Burroughs

  • Birth 11 Sep 1809 Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 27 Nov 1864 New Albion, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 54345363

Aretus P. Burroughs, the son of lchabod and Elizabeth (Preble) Burroughs, was born Sept. 11, 1809 in Mass. and died Nov. 27, 1864 at New Albion, N.Y. He married about 1835/6 at Tully, N.Y. Susan Woodmansee, born July 23, 1815 in R.I. and died Nov. 27, 1864 in New Albion N.Y.
They came to New Albion to live between 1846-48. Aretus owned considerable property (1850 Agricultural census shows Aretus owning 70 acres of improved land and 210 acres unimproved Value $2800. He had $100.00 in machinery, 4 horses, 6 cows, 2 oxen, 14 other cattle, 80 sheep, 3 swine Value of stock $660. He had 26 bu. of wheat, 40 bu. of Indian corn, 40 bu. of oats, 260 lbs wool, 12 bu. of peas and beans, 100 bu. Irish potatoes, 60 bu. buckwheat, 400 lbs of butter, 100 lb cheese, 50 tons hay, 300 lbs maple sugar, $40 value of home made mananfacturing, $5 value of animals slaughtered) on Tug Hill, New Albion. His grandson Arnie said at one time Aretus owned land from the top of the hill down to the Corners (Horth Corners being the early name for New Albion). Settlers found that by being on the hills they could avoid the early frosts.


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  • Created by: Shelley or Terry
  • Added: 1 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54345363
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aretus P. Burroughs (11 Sep 1809–27 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54345363, citing Tug Hill Cemetery, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Shelley or Terry (contributor 46956043) .