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 for about 10 years. 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.
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.
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