Republican Congressman Silas M. Burroughs dies at his home in New York
U.S. Congressman Silas Mainville Burroughs of New York's 31st District died at his home in Medina, New York five weeks before his fiftieth birthday. A Republican, he was in his second term. Previously he had served in the New York Assembly and had been a brigadier general in the state militia. Another Republican, Edwin R. Reynolds was elected in November 1860 to complete his term. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 503.