Diodate Burr

Brief Life History 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 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, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Diodate Burr
Elizabeth Ann Kelsey
Marriage: 14 October 1846
Georgiana Clarissa Burr
Frederick Elbridge Burr
Florence Aurelia Burr
Carrie Elizabeth Burr
Lillie Arabell Burr
Gertrude Edna Burr

Sources (21)

  • Diadet Burr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Diodate Burr [740] - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Diodate Burr
  • Diodate Burr, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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

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.


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

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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"DIODATE BURR, a retired farmer now residing in Bristol, but formerly of Haddam, Middlesex Co., Conn., where he still holds his estate, was born on the old Burr homestead m Haddam October 29, 1824, an …

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