David Burr

about 1829–30 August 1837 (Age 8)
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of David

When David Burr was born about 1829, his father, Lyman E Burr, was 26 and his mother, Fanny Kelsey, was 26. He died on 30 August 1837, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 8.

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Lyman E Burr
Fanny Kelsey
Fanny Maria Burr
David Burr
Olive P Burr
Lyman E. Burr
Eunice Permelia Burr
Cyrus Burr
John Burr
William A. Burr
Flora Burr
Davis Burr
Infant Burr

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World Events (3)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 0

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

Age 1

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

Age 1

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

1 English: of uncertain origin. Reaney explains this as a nickname for a person who is difficult to shake off, from Middle English bur(r) ‘bur’ (a seedhead that sticks to clothing). Burre occurs as a surname or byname as early as 1185 , but the vocabulary word is not recorded in OED until the 14th century. Another possibility is derivation from Old English būr ‘small dwelling or building’ (modern English bower), but there are phonological difficulties here too.2 German: perhaps a variant spelling of Bur , or a topographic name from Burr(e) ‘mound’, ‘hill’, or in the south a variant of Burrer .

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

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Sources (3)

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

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