| ELDRIGE BURR, a self-made man and prosperous farmer
of Burton township, Geauga county, was born at Smithfield, New York,
February 10, 1818, a son of Moses and Eunice (Austin) Burr, also natives
of the Empire State. The father was a farmer by occupation, and at an
early day emigrated to Newbury township, Geauga county, Ohio, where he
passed the remainder of his life engaged in agricultural pursuits.
Eldridge Burr thus passed his boyhood upon the frontier, and secured his
education in the primitive log schoolhouse, cutting wood to pay his
tuition. At the age of eighteen years he went to work on the farm by the
month, and since that time he has made his own way.
He located permanently in Burton township, where he cultivated land on the shares, but by economy and industry he saved sufficient means to buy land, and has occupied his farm for more than thirty-live years. At one time he lived in Troy township, where he owned a small farm, which be sold.
Mr. Burr was united in marriage in 1838, to Louisa Minor, who died in 1865. They had born to them two children: Correll, who died at the age of eighteen years; and Eunice now the wife of Sidney Hall, of Huntsburg township. Mr. Burr was married a second time in 1866, being united to Mrs. Densly Warren. They have no children.
The principles of the Republican party form the political faith of our subject. He has accumulated a competence for his declining years, and through all the struggles of life he has preserved a reputation for unswerving rectitude, and has made a host of friends who respect his many sterling traits of character.
Source: Anonymous. Biographical history of northeastern Ohio: embracing the counties of Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States, with a biography of each, together with portraits and biographies of Joshua R. Giddings, Benjamin F. Wade, and a large number of the early settlers and representative families of today. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 1893, pp. 1007-1008.