Son of Joseph Periam and Sophia Cook Burrows, was born on November 27, 1848, in Andover, N.Y.  His father came here from New Jersey around 1840.  Upon arrival he bought and rebuilt a gristmill, which he ran for a number of years.  He was a civil engineer and did much surveying all through this part of the county and was a justice for many years. When his father died on May 21, 1859, Augustus was only 10 years old.

When Augustus was 15 (1863) he left school and became a clerk in Dr. Hammond’s store.  It is unknown where this was located.  Four years later (1867) he changed his job and became a clerk at Daniel S. Bradley’s store, which he held for ten years, and was a partner for the last two years. This store was where the dental center is now located and was opened in 1859 by Mr. Bradley.

Augustus would marry Daniel Bradley’s daughter Roxanna E. in 1871 and to them were born two sons. Arthur B. was born in 1872 and Frank W. came along on March 21, 1876.