Biographical Sketch of Charles Burtis
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Charles Burtis, youngest child of Arthur (1) and Elizabeth (Palmer) Burtis, was born February 17, 1825. He resided with his mother in the old homestead. At the marriage of his brother Sylvanus he removed to the east third of the farm, where he erected a house for himself and bride. He married, October 6, 1846, Catherine, daughter of Gains Granger and sister of General Gordon Granger, who was graduated from West Point in 1845. He served through the Mexican and the civil wars; he was a natural soldier: he knew not fear: he did not fight for glory or rank but for pure love of it, and he left a name and record of which all who bear his name may be proud. Of the seven children of Charles and Catherine (Granger) Burtis four are living, three of whom reside in Ontario county: Arthur Benjamin. see elsewhere; Emma J., resides in Phelps, New York; Henry Baldwin, married Serena Newton. daughter of Scoville and Emma De Ette (Newton) Shear; children: Emma De Ette, Charles Henry, Clara Elema, Catherine Louise; the family reside at Oaks Corners, Henry B. Burtis being connected with Dilman Brothers; Clara T., married Rev. Charles F. Porter, son of Rev. Jermain Porter, D. D.; children: Jermain. Katherine, Arthur Bodine; they reside in Albany, New York.