Edwin Prosper Augur was a teacher and principal at various schools. Ill health guided his career path to farming in a small way and land surveying as out-door occupations.
He was appointed county surveyor of Middlesex County in 1870 and in July 1872 was employed by the committees of the Middletown Common Council as city surveyor, a position he held until 1902. He also maintained a large private practice during this time.
During that time Edwin was a active member of the Prohibition Party and had been nominated for several elected positions including governor at which he was not successful.
After the death of his father in 1891 he found himself in possession of much information relating to the descendants of Robert Augur, the first so surnamed ancestor in the colonies with a traceable family tree beginning in the 1670's. Over the course of over 10 years he devoted himself to the prodigious work of compiling and publishing the genealogical work for which his name has lived on for members of the Augur family for generations to come.
"Family History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Robert Augur of New Haven Colony" 1904
At this writing it has been 110 years since publication of the book and copies of the original book are treasured by family members fortunate to have one passed down through the
Susan Buell Case Augur
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