Hudson Burr

25 May 1750–after 7 February 1809 (Age 58)
Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Hudson

When Hudson Burr was born on 25 May 1750, in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Burr, was 24 and his mother, Mary Mullen, was 20. He married Mary Brown in 1770, in Nottingham Township, Mercer, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died after 7 February 1809, in Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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Hudson Burr
Mary Brown
Marriage: 1770
Richard Burr
Mary Burr
Sarah Burr
Joseph B Burr
Hudson Burr

Spouse and Children

Nottingham Township, Mercer, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Burr


    Mary Mullen





    Sarah Burr


    William Burr


    Mary Burr


    Keziah Burr


+6 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 25

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 31

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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