Name: Edgar Burras 1 2
Birth: 7 NOV 1842 in N Fairfield, Huron, OH
Death: 1 MAY 1925 in N Fairfield, Huron, OH
Census, US Federal 1880 Fairfield, Huron, Ohio
Occupation: 1880 Farmer
Edgar Burras, who has been a resident of Fairfield township throughout his entire life, has devoted his time and energies to general agricultural pursuits with gratifying success. His birth occurred in Fairfield township, Huron c0unty, Ohio, on the 7th of November, 1842, his parents being Reuben and Sally (Standish) Burras. The father's birth occurred in Cayuga county, New York, in 1812, while the mother, a descendant of Miles Standish, was born near Plymouth Rock. The paternal grandfather was the first representative of the name in this country, coming from Amsterdam, Holland. In early manhood he carried on business as a wholesale crockery merchant, the enterprise having been turned over to him at the age of nineteen by his uncle at his death. The year 1828 witnessed the arrival of Reuben Burras in Fairfield township, this county, where he continued to make his home until called to his final rest. A few years after locating here he purchased a farm and was actively and successfully identified with agricultural interests throughout the remainder of his life, becoming widely recognized as a most successful farmer and enterprising citizen.
In his youthful days Edgar Burras attended the district schools and also early became familiar with the duties and labors that fall t0 the lot of the agriculturist, giving his father the benefit of his services in the cultivation of the old home farm. The work of plowing, planting and harvesting has claimed his attention throughout his entire business career and as the years have passed by he has gained a creditable measure of prosperity in his agricultural interests, the fields yielding their annual tribute of golden grain as a reward for the care and labor which he bestows upon them.
On the 31st of December, 1863, Mr. Burras was united in marriage to Miss Eudolphia Jennings, who was born April 15, 1843, a daughter of G. S. and Polly Ann (Wheeler) Jennings. The parents were natives of Connecticut and on coming to this county took up their abode in Fairfield township. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Burras were born three children : Edwin, Minnie and Elmer, all of whom are now married. Both Mr. Burras and his wife are devoted and consistent members of the Baptist church at North Fairfield and are highly esteemed in the community as people of genuine personal worth and sterling traits of character, having gained the confidence and regard of all with whom they have come in contact. Mr. Burras has lived in this county all his life, covering a period of two-thirds of a century, and is therefore largely familiar with its annals from pioneer times down to the present.
Father: Reuben Burras b: 11 JAN 1812 in Cayuga Co., NY
Mother: Sally Standish b: 27 APR 1815 in Plympton, Plymouth, MA
Eudolphia Jennings b: 15 APR 1843 in N Fairfield, Huron, OH
- Eda E Burras b: ABT 1866 in Ohio
- Edwin D Burras b: 1870 in Ohio
- Elmer Samuel Burras b: ABT 1877 in Ohio
- Title: http://www.alden.org/aldengen/pafg484.htm#61239
- History of Huron County, Ohio: its progress and development, with biographical sketches of prominent citizens of the county, Volume 2
Author Abraham J. Baughman
Publisher S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1909