From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1004

BURR W. JONES, was born in the town of Union, Rock Co., Wis., March 9, 1846; came to Madison and entered the University of Wisconsin in 1866; graduated from the classical departments in 1870; then entered the law department of the same institution and graduated in 1871; commenced practice in Portage the winter of 1871 and 1872; was there only three months; then returned to practice in Madison; was in partnership with Judge Alden S. SANBORN, for three years; in the fall of 1872, was elected District Attorney, and re-elected in 1874; was in partnership with Gen. A. C. PARKINSON, from 1876 to 1878; then alone until he formed his present partnership with Mr. LAMB. Married in Madison, Dec. 4, 1873, to Olive L., daughter of L. W. HOYT, an early settler here; she was born in Milwaukee but reared in Madison.

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