Rebecca Nancy Burr

about 1809–8 December 1854 (Age 45)
United States

The Life of Rebecca Nancy

When Rebecca Nancy Burr was born about 1809, her father, Aaron Burr, was 33 and her mother, Rebecca Collins, was 29. She married John Bollar McClung Sr. on 18 April 1833, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 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 45.

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

Spouse and Children

18 April 1833
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 3

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"""""""

Age 15

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

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)

  • Nancy M Clung in household of John B M Clung, "United States Census, 1850"
  • N. Mcclung in entry for Eliza J. Mcclung, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Nancy in entry for John Ballar Mc Clung, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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