Artemas Terrill Burleigh, who is now engaged in truck farming in Franklin, was born in this town, February 25, 1860, son of Gordon and Charlotte (Turner) Burleigh. The father, who was a native of Dorchester, N.H., accompanied his parents to Franklin when he was two years old. In early manhood he was engaged in the coal business in Boston. He subsequently returned to Franklin, and resided upon the farm now occupied by his son, Artemas T., until his death on August 10, 1891. His wife, Charlotte, who was a resident of Charlestown, Mass., became the mother of ten children, namely: Henry, who lives in Hyde Park, Mass., and is a boot and shoe dealer; Gordon, who is in the same business in Boston; Artemas T., the subject of this sketch; Robert, a medical practitioner in Rochester, N.H.; George, a jeweller in Tilton, N.H.; Lottie and Emma, who are residing in Newport, R.I.; Paul, a resident of Lawrence, Mass.; Sarah Elizabeth; Freddie, who died in infancy. Mrs. Gordon Burleigh now resides with her daughters in Newport.
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Artemas Terrill Burleigh began his education in the common schools, and his advanced studies were pursued at the Agricultural and Dartmouth Colleges. After completing his 1889 he engaged in the drygoods business in Tilton, N.H., and continued in trade for about three years. At the end of that time he settled upon the farm in Franklin, where he has since resided. The property contains three hundred acres of land. He carries on general farming, dairying, and market gardening.
On July 14, 1882, Mr. Burleigh was united in marriage with Inez Rice. She was born in Lowell, Mass., daughter of Edwin and Iantha (Blanchard) Rice. The father, who was a merchant, is no longer living. The mother is residing in Franklin. In politics Mr. Burleigh is a Republican. The progress he has already attained in agricultural pursuits speaks well for his energy and ability. He is a member of Belknap Lodge, No. 18, Ancient Order of United Workmen.