JOHN J. BURLEIGH was born in 1855 to Irish immigrant parents. His father, a doctor, died around the same time John Burleigh was born. At 14 he learned how to operate a telegraph, and he went to work at the age of 15. His initiative and ability were soon recognized, and he rose rapidly in the business world. He was instrumental in founding some of the first telegraph and telephone systems in South Jersey, and also was involved in bringing electricity to Atlantic City. At the age of 42 he was already in three building and loan associations, and was running many other business as well. 

In the late 1880s John J. Burleigh made his home at 326 State Street. As his fortunes progressed, so did his address. By 1890 he had moved to 323 Cooper Street. This would later become the home of lawyer Francis D. Weaver By 1906 he had moved to Merchantville.

John J. Burleigh was a member of and very active in the affairs of the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Broadway at Market Street. On January 28, 1897 J. J. Burleigh was one of several dignitaries who were in attendance at the opening of the Catholic Lyceum on Broadway at Federal Street, adjacent to the the church. Other attendees included the-New Jersey Governor John W. Griggs, Mayor John L. Westcott, late Attorney-General Samuel H. Grey, Camden city solicitor J. Willard Morgan, Senator H. W. Johnson, then- Assemblymen Louis Derousse and Scovel, Sheriff David Baird Sr., then Postmaster Harry B. Paul, ex-Judge Armstrong, Architect Henry S. Dagit,  George A. Frey, and H. L. Bonsall. The Lyceum would evolve into Camden Catholic High School

By 1906 he was vice-president of the Public Service Corporation, the predecessor of today's Transport of New Jersey. By 1915 he founded and was president of the Broadway Trust Company bank on Broadway in Camden.

John J. Burleigh passed away on February 18, 1917 at the age of 62.

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 14, 1890

Kaighn's Point Ferry Company
Herbert C. Felton
West Jersey Title & Guarantee Company
Samuel H. Grey -
John J. Burleigh 
William Casselman - D. Somers Risley
William J. Sewell - Peter L. Voorhees
William S. Scull - E.N. Cohn
Franklin C. Woolman -
Thomas E. French
Alexander C. Wood
Camden Heating & Lighting Company
E.A. Armstrong - J.E. Roberts
George Barrett -
J. Willard Morgan
William T. Bailey - David Baird Sr.
Howard M. Cooper - Rene Gillon

Biographical Review  * 1897

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 24, 1900

J. Willard Morgan - William Joyce Sewell - David Baird Sr.
J.J. Burleigh - Col. A. Louden Snowden - Joseph P. McCall
L.B. Byers - James E. Hays - A. Seche 

Trenton Times * May 17, 1902

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 5, 1903

David Baird Sr. - J. Wesley Sell - Frank F. Patterson Jr. - Charles V.D. Joline
E. Ambler Armstrong -
Frank T. Lloyd - F. Morse Archer - Robert L. Barber
William J. Bradley - William D. Brown - Thomas P. Curley - Charles F. Currie
Isaac W. Coles - E.W. Delacroix -
John J. Burleigh - John Cherry - William Graeff
Theodore Gibbs -
John S. Roberts - Henry J. West - George Pfeiffer Jr.
Irving Buckle - Samuel Wood - Jonathan Watson - Maurice Redrow
Richard R. Miller - Lwis H. Mohrman - David M. Anderson - G. WIlliam Harned
Edward H. Chew - William Coffin - Dr. John B. Davis -
Dr. Henry H. Davis
Samuel S. Elfreth - Charles H. Ellis - Levi Farnham - John Blowe - J. Palmer Earl
Samuel P. Jones - George W. Turner - Henry M. Snyder - Lewis Stehr Sr.
Charles P. Sayrs - Henry J. Rumrille - William M. Palmer - Frank Peterson
Martin J. O'Brien -
J. WIllard Morgan - J. Alpheus McCracken - John R. McCabe
A.G. McCausland - Joseph Kolb - John M. Kelly - E.E. Jefferies - Jacob S. Justice
Robert Jaggard - Harry L. Jones - Upton S. Jefferys - William Kettler
John D. Courter -
Dr. William S. Jones - Mahlon F. Ivins Sr.
Samuel G. Hufty - Ephraim T. Gill -
Francis Fithian 

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 2, 1905

Catholic Lyceum - B.F. Archer
John J. Burleigh
William Casselman - William C. Dayton
William L. Hurley 
Frank T. Lloyd Sr.
Mahlon Ivins Sr.
Frederick A. Rex
John F. Starr
Miss Mary A. Burrough
William Coffin - Richard Devlin
F.W. Marcy - Stephen Pfeil
Miss Laura Peabody - Oliver Smith
Joseph Watson - James S. Woodward
George Bergen 

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 22, 1908
G. Hugo Ernst - Mechanic Street - Norris Street - Cherry Street
Liberty Street - John J. Burleigh - Penilla M. Harrison
William B. Stephens - Ephraim B. Fisher

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 27, 1909
David Baird Sr. - Edward C. Stokes - Harry Loudenslager - William J. Browning - Samuel K. Robbins
Floyd H. Bradley - Assemblyman Tatem
Albert DeUnger - George W. Whyte - Joshua A. Borton - J. Willard Morgan - John J. Burleigh
Frank T. Lloyd - Isaac Moffett - Charles V.D. Joline - Judge West - Charles H. Ellis

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 8, 1914
James E. Hewitt - J.J. Burleigh

Bank Directory - March 1, 1916

Broadway Trust Company
Broadway below Walnut St. Camden, N.

. J. BURLEIGH President
ANTHONY KOBUS Vice President - WM. J. COOPER Vice President
BURLEIGH H. DRAPER Secretary and Treasurer 


John J. Burleigh        

William Mills 

Dr. S G. Bushey         

Anthony J. Oberst 

Ralph D. Childrey         

John Wesley Sell 

Robert H. Comey         

Dr. Marvin A. Street 

William J. Cooper      

Wilbert L. Sweeten

George A. Frey          

Edward B. Stone

Albert Fogg         

Adam Schlorer

Frederick Grant         

Bernhard F. Schroeder

John B. Kates         

Edward Schuster Jr. 

Dr. Grant E. Kirk        

John O. Wilson

Anthony Kobus


Camden Courier - February 9, 1917