Burrowes, Rev. George , D.D.

Burrowes, Rev. George , D.D.

Male 1811 - 1894  (83 years)

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  • Name Burrowes, George  [1
    Title Rev. 
    Suffix , D.D. 
    Born 3 Apr 1811  Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Apr 1894  San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I68298  Sackett
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 

    Father Burrowes, Nathaniel,   d. Unknown 
    Mother Coleman, Maria,   d. Unknown 
    Children 4 children 
    +1. Burrowes, Eliza Ellen,   b. 7 Aug 1803,   d. 23 Aug 1842, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. Burrowes, Mary,   d. Unknown
     3. Burrowes, ___,   d. Unknown
     4. Burrowes, Rev. George , D.D.,   b. 3 Apr 1811, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1894, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     
    Family ID F27224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Parker, Eleanor,   d. Unknown 
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F27228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Shatwell, Matilda,   d. Unknown 
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F27230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Apr 1811 - Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1894 - San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2624] Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants, James W. Moore, 95-96 (Reliability: 2), 22 Aug 2021.
      555. Nathaniel Burrowes5 and Elizabeth Stout and Maria Coleman had

      . . .

      559. Rev. George Burrowes6, D.D., m. 1. Eleanor Parker (Charies [Footnote: Brother of Gov. Parker of New Jersey.], of Trenton, N. J.); 2. Matilda Shatwell (George, m. Charlotte Grove), of Manchester, England. George Shatwell was one of the first to introduce modern machinery in his
      cotton mill ; he d. April 19, 1894 ; no children.

      . . .

      559. George Burrowes" (Nathaniel Burrowes5, m. Maria Coleman, Phebe Moore4, m. Foster Burrowes, Joseph3, m. Sarah Sackett, Captain Samuel2, Rev. John1) and Helen Parker (Charles) and Matilda Shatwell (George,
      m. Charlotte Grove).

      Rev. George Burrowes, D.D., was born in Trenton, N. J., April 3, 1811. He received his classical education at the school of Mr. James Hamilton, afterwards Professor of Mathematics in the University of Nashville, Tenn.; for three years he took charge of an Academy at Allentown, N. J., and in November, 1830, entered the Junior class in the College of New Jersey, where he graduated in 1832. In the fall of that year he commenced the study of theology in Princeton Seminary, but for some months he also acted as a tutor in the college, and completed his theological course in the fall of 1835. In July, 1836, he became pastor of the West Nottingham Church, and what is now Port Deposit Church, at the same time taking charge of the West Nottingham Academy. His pastorate here was greatly blessed by numerous additions to the church. He became Professor of Latin and Greek in Lafayette College in 1850, and filled the chair until March, 1855, when, much broken in health, for four years, he recruited his strength as a country pastor in Newtown, Pa. In June, 1859, he went to California with a commission from the Board of Education to lay the foundation of a Presbyterian college on the Pacific Coast, a work in which he was eminently successful. In 1865-9 his name again appeared on the catalogues of Lafayette College as Professor of Biblical Instruction. Returning to California, he took an active part in the organization, in 1871, of the San Francisco Theological Seminary, in which he was, from its opening, the Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Literature. In 1853 he published his Commentary on the Song of Solomon, and three years later, "Octorara," a poem.[Footnote: The men of Lafayette, Coffin.]

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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