In memory of Joshua Burrill, my Paternal 5th Great-Grandfather on the LEONARD branch.


  • The Family Record, by Truxton German Lamb (1811-1880), 1957, p. 26. [Link]
  • Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America, by James H. Fitts & James H. Fitts, 1869. [Link]
  • The Last Will and Testament of Joshua Burrill [Link]
  • Vital records of Oxford, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, p. 139 [Link]
  • History of the town of Oxford, Massachusetts, with genealogies and notes on persons and estates, by Daniels, George Fisher, 1820-1897, p. 507-510 [Link]

1820 U.S. Federal Census Ward, Worcester, Massachusetts

1830 U.S. Federal Census Elbridge, Onondaga, New York

1840 U.S. Federal Census Pembroke, Genesee, New York

1850 U.S. Federal Census Pembroke, Genesee, New York

1860 U.S. Federal Census Pembroke, Genesee, New York

1865 N.Y. State Census Pembroke, Genesee, New York

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Joshua Burrill

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1809 Mar 9

Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts



1865 Apr 15

Pembroke, Genesee, New York

Old Buffalo Road Cemetery

East Pembroke, Genesee, New York



According to Fitts Genealogy, Joshua was from Thompson, Connecticut. He was a pioneer and hotel keeper in Onondaga County and in Righville, Genesee County, New York. He married Caroline Fitts, who died May 10, 1848. He married second to Merinda, who died Mar. 20, 1866, 11 months after he did.


He died at the age of 84 (estimated) on the very same day President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, April 15, 1865.


Joshua Burrill & Caroline Fitts were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Martha (Patty) Burrill (1810-1869), married David Redman and had 12 children. She died May 7, 1869 at the age of 59y 3m and is buried in Pembroke.
  2. Brooksey Burrill (1812-1902), married John King (1806-1873). She was born Nov. 14, 1812.
  3. Arba F. Burrill (1813- ) married Irena Rice and had seven children including Marcious, Amasa, Almira, Sophronia, and Rosanna.
  4. Achsah Burrill (1814-1884) married James King and had seven known King children: John, Helen, Wilson, Marcus, Louisa, Carrie, and Arba Fitts King, who was killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
  5. Sophronia Burrill (1814/5-1883)
  6. Mahalath Burrill (1825-1886), married Jacob Sumeriski and had two known children: Addie and Jacob Sumeriski.
Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Joshua Burrill:
Burrill Coat of Arms

Burrill Coat of Arms

Burrill DNA

Burrill DNA

Daniel Fitts and his daughter Caroline (Burrill)

Daniel Fitts and his daughter Caroline (Burrill)

Fitts Genealogy

Fitts Genealogy

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