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Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Co.

Page 935

HARRY D. BURRUSS was born Nov. 20, 1850, in this township, and within three-quarters of a mile of where he now resides. He is a son of George L. and Maria J. (Wood) Burruss, natives of Kentucky. They now reside upon the old homestead in this township. Harry remained at home working upon his father's farm, and with him buying and shipping stock to market, and assisting him in other farm duties until 1880. On the 20th of Nov., 1879, he was married to Kittie A. Beaty, a daughter of John S. and Mary E. (Ross) Beaty, both natives of Ohio. They came to Jersey county in 1859, where they resided until 1880, when they removed to Missouri, where they now reside. Mr. and Mrs. Burruss have one child - Vesta Lois, born April 30, 1885. Mr. Burruss has a fine farm of 148 acres, all well improved and in a high state of cultivation. He makes a specialty of raising stock of a high grade, having a short-horn herd headed by Richmond, 24601, recorded in volume 15 of the American short-horn herd book, at Chicago, Ill. He also raises the Cotswold and Southdown grades of sheep, and Poland-China hogs, and has altogether a finely stocked farm. He has also a fine residence, pleasantly located and surrounded with all convenient outbuildings. Mr. Burruss is a member of the Presbyterian church, having united with that organization in 1875. In politics he is a republican, and is one of the most enterprising residents of this county.

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