Rebecca 'Nancy' Burr

Brief Life History of Rebecca 'Nancy'

When Rebecca 'Nancy' Burr was born in 1810, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, her father, Aaron Burr, was 34 and her mother, Rebecca Collins, was 30. She married John Bolar McClung Sr. on 18 April 1833, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Greenbrier Parish, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 8 December 1854, in United States, at the age of 44.

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John Bolar McClung Sr.
Rebecca 'Nancy' Burr
Marriage: 18 April 1833
Rebecca Jane McClung
Sarah Frances McClung
Mathew Allen McClung
Mary Agnes McClung
Isabel McClung
John Bollar McClung Jr.

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  • Nancy M Clung in household of John B M Clung, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Burr, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Nancy Mcclung, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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World Events (7)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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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