Biography of Dr. Hamilton S. Burroughs
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

DR. HAMILTON SCOTT BURROUGHS, who has been one of the foremost physicians and surgeons of the city of Pittsburg [sic], Pennsylvania, since 1891, was born at Rutan, Pennsylvania, December 28, 1852, a son of Thomas Talmage and Eliza Jane (Scott) Burroughs. His paternal grandfather, Samuel Burroughs, was born in England in 1806 and came to the United States when quite young He finally located at Brownsville, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in carriage and wagon making. Subse4uently he removed to Amity, Washington county, Pennsylvania, where he followed farm pursuits until his death about 1886. He married Temperance Reeves, a member of an old New Jersey family. By this union was born the following children: 1. John, who marned Maintable Dilli 2. Thomas Talmage, the subject's father, of whom further mention is given. 3. Muiford, who married Parney Hendershot. Samuel, married Maria Wood. 5. Dr. James, married Basha Gray. 6. Phineas, married and moved west. 7. Deborah, wife of Theodore Bryan. 8. Elizabeth, wife of Carroll Moore. Ella, unmarried.

Thomas T Burroughs, the father, was by occupation a farmer In religious belief he was of the Presbyterian faith In his politics be was a supporter of the Republican party. He married Eliza Jane, the daughter of John and Susannab (Neciwanger) Scott. The issue by this union was: Hamilton S. (subject). 2. Belle, who married Frank Hedley and their issue is Emmett, Early, Robert and Dora Hedley. 3. Lotta, married Leroy Marsh, and their children are Talmage, Mattie, Mont and Cora Marsh Ella, married Dr. T. M. Milliken. 5. John, married Emma Throckmorton, aiM they have children Edna and Etta. 6. james, married Amanda Knight. 7. William, single. 8. Bertha, single.

Doctor Hamilton S. Burroughs was educated in the public schools of Greene county, Pennsylvania, and his early training was supplemented by a collegiate course in Waynesburg College, of Pennsylvania. He then chose the medical profession for his life's work, and attended Jefferson Medical College graduating with the class of 1879. Immediately upon his completing his course he opened an office in Greene county, Pennsylvania, where he continued for twelve years, during which period he broadened his knowledge of the science of medicine through the experience of his general practice. At the expiration of the twelve years of his Greene county practice he removed to the city of Pittsburg [sic], Pennsylvania, where for the past fifteen years he has been identified with the medical fraternity of the place, being an active and highly successful physician. His association for organizations for the advancement of professional knowledge and the benefit of the members of his fellow practitioners embraces a membership in the Allegheny County Medical Society, the Greene County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. Doctor Burroughs is a member in high rank in the Masonic fraternity, being a Consistory Mason. Politically he is a supporter of the Republican party.

June 28, 1882, he was married to Margaret Ann Hopkins, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, and to them has been born one son Samuel Gross Burroughs, born December 23, 1892. Mrs. Burroughs is a descendant of the Pilgrim stock of New England; her father was Samuel Hopkins and her mother's maiden name was Martha Milliken.

A Century and a half of
Pittsburg and her people.
By: John Newton Boucher
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