J Payson Burge

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J PAYSON BURGE who owns and occupies the old Burge homestead in Brookline, Hillsboro County, was born in this town, November 5, 1844, son of John and Philomela (Bennett) Burge. David Burge, his grandfather, who was born July 16, 1761, was an industrious farmer of Hollis. N.H. He died March 1, 1816. His wife, Betsey McIntosh Burge, who was born February 16, 1769, became the mother of six children, of whom John, J. Payson Burge’s father, was the third-born. Mrs. David Burge died December 16, 1857.

John Burge was born in Hollis, March 22, 1806. When a young man he settled in Brookline, and purchased the farm upon which his son, J. Payson, now resides. Ile was an energetic and successful farmer and a useful citizen; and his death, which occurred December 24, 1876, was much regretted. His wife, Philomela, whom he married April 13, 1832, was a daughter of Deacon Thomas Bennett, of Brookline, N.H. She became the mother of three children, namely; Catherine A., widow Of Raymond J. Pierce, late of Brookline; Minerva E, who was born May 15, 1841, and died November 14, 1842; and J. Payson, the subject of this sketch. Mrs. John Burge died September 22, 1871. She and her husband attended the Congregational church, of which Mr. Burge became member in 1842.

J. Payson Burge was educated in his native town, and since leaving school has given his
attention to agricultural pursuits. He has hitherto resided at the homestead, and as a
general farmer he is both practical and successful.

On June 1, 1870, Mr. Burge married Lucy C. Wright, daughter of Ozias Wright, of
Brookline. Politically he supports the Republican party. Mr. and Mrs. Burge are members of the Congregational church.