David Burr

Brief Life History of David

When David Burr was born about 1829, his father, Lyman E Burr, was 27 and his mother, Fanny Kelsey, was 27. He died on 30 August 1837, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 9.

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Family Time Line

Lyman E Burr
Fanny Kelsey
Fanny Maria Burr
David Burr
about 1829–1837
Olive Parmalee Burr
Lyman E. Burr
Eunice Parmalee Burr
Cyrus Burr
John Burr
William A. Burr
Flora Burr
Davis Burr

Sources (3)

  • David Burr, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • David Burr, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • David Burr, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (3)

about 1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English burre ‘bur’ (a seed-case or flower-head with clinging prickles), used by Shakespeare to denote someone who sticks like a bur, a person difficult to ‘shake off’, a sense which may well be older.

German: topographic name from Burr(e) ‘mound, hill’, or in the south a variant of Burrer .

History: The American political leader Aaron Burr (1756–1836) was the son of a clergyman and academic, president of Princeton University. On his mother's side he was descended from the Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards; on his father's from Jehu Burr, who emigrated from England to MA with John Winthrop (see Winthrop ) in 1630.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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