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JAMES BURROWS, farmer, P.O. Spartansburg, was born in Butternuts, Otsego Co., N.Y., October 6, 1824, son of Amasa and Phiana (Nowland) Burrows, natives of that State, the former of Columbia and the latter of Dutchess County. They were parents of eight children, seven now living. Amasa Burrows was a soldier in the war of 1812; pursued farming all his life in Chenango County, N.Y., and died October 28, 1876. His widow is now living, aged eighty-nine. Our subject, the third child, received a common school education and afterward attended the Oxford Academy, Oxford, Chenango Co., N.Y. From there he came, in 1853, to Warren County, Penn., where he engaged in mercantile trade for nine years, and then settled on his present farm in Sparta Township, which comprises 222 acres of land with good improvements. He was married, March 2, 1862, to Melissa R. Phillips, daughter of Alexander and Rebecca (Kelsey) Phillips, natives of New York, who settled on the farm now owned by Mr. Burrows, over sixty years ago. This union has been blessed with four children: Maud (wife of James B. Whitman, residing in Spring Creek, Penn.), James L., Curtis C. and Georgia A. Mr. Burrows is a prosperous farmer; has held most of the township offices; in politics he is a Democrat.