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Below is a family biography included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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GEORGE R. BURROUS. This gentleman, who is highly spoken of by all who know him, is now the proprietor of the old Fifer livery, feed and sale stable, at No. 30 East Second Street, Xenia, and doing a good business. He embarked in this enterprise, in 1887, in company with his brother, J. R. Burrous, under the style of Burrous Bros. In the spring of 1889 he bought out his partner’s interest, and has since been carrying on the enterprise alone.

A Mr. Burrous, one of the early settlers of this county, reared a family one of whom, Richard, is the father of our subject. This Richard was born about three miles from Xenia, grew to maturity in this county and took for his companion in life Miss Elizabeth Harner, also of this county. He engaged in farming in Bath Township, and there his son, George R., was born, May 18, 1849. They were the parents of two sons and five daughters by the first marriage, and of these five are still living. Mr. Burrous was twice married, of the second marriage there were two children, both living. The parents are both deceased, the mother dying May 25, 1849; the father survived her until February 5th, 1882, when he passed from earth.

The subject of this sketch grew to maturity in his native township, having the advantages of the good schools which abound in the Buckeye State, and remaining under the parental roof until he was almost of age. He learned telegraphy, and was in the employ of the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad Company, and then in that of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton road, at Dayton. His stations were generally in this State, and he continued in the business until the spring of 1883. Since that period he has spent most of the time in this city (Xenia), for one year having been engaged in the coal and lime trade. He brings to his business enterprises a zeal and energy that is commendable, while the principles which govern his transactions are such as to give him the confidence of all with whom he has to do. He votes the Democratic ticket.

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This family biography is one of the many biographies included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890. 

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