Diodate Burr

29 October 1824–19 December 1917 (Age 93)
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Diodate

When Diodate Burr was born on 29 October 1824, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Burr, was 32 and his mother, Betsey Wilcox, was 31. He married Elizabeth Ann Kelsey on 14 October 1846, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870 and Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1910. He died on 19 December 1917, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Diodate Burr
Elizabeth Ann Kelsey
Marriage: 14 October 1846
Georgiana C. Burr
Frederick Elbridge Burr
Florence A. Burr
Carrie E Burr
Lillie A. Burr
Gertrude E Burr

Spouse and Children

14 October 1846
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 5

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.

Age 39

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Diadet Burr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Disdate Burr in household of Wilbur H Kelsey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Diodate Burr in household of Wilbur H Kelsey, "United States Census, 1910"

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