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Henry Kollock Burroughs was born into a prominent Savannah family at the beginning of the nineteenth century. He married, had a large family, and led an active and distinguished life in his home town as a physician. In 1845 he was elected mayor, an office to which he was re-elected two more times falling victim to consumption, he died still a relatively young man and in the prime of his life, at age forty-two.
Bearden, Tracy D., "Henry Kollock Burroughs" (1983). Savannah Biographies. 30.