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Stephen Burroughs

Birthplace: South Killingly, New London, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Trois-Rivières, , Quebec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Eden Burroughs and Abigail Davis
Husband of Sarah Davis
Father of Sally Burroughs; Asa D Burroughs; Edward Burroughs and Belinda Burroughs
Brother of Irena Burroughs; Ruth Burroughs; Edward Burroughs; Ruth Burroughs; Irena Davis Burroughs and 3 others

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About Stephen Burroughs

Stephen Burroughs was raised by a strict father, who was a minister in Hanover, New Hampshire. His father would whip him for misbehaving on a regular basis.

Stephen was know as a "trickster." He was known for playing pranks. He committed thefts and became a counterfeiter, working from Canada down through the United States. His fake notes brought down several banks.

Stephen posed as a minister to aid in his deception.

Sarah Orne Jewett, author, confused Stephen with Rev. George Burroughs of the Salem witch trials. She wrote about George, calling him Stephen, thus perpetuating the confusion between the two men.


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Stephen Burroughs's Timeline

South Killingly, New London, Connecticut, USA
September 6, 1789
Age 24
Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts
May 4, 1790
Age 25
Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts
Age 25
Royalton, Windsor, Vermont
February 23, 1792
Age 27
Bridgehampton, Suffolk, New York
May 4, 1794
Age 29
Bridgehampton, Suffolk, New York
March 25, 1797
Age 32
Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire
January 28, 1840
Age 75
Trois-Rivières, , Quebec, Canada