Adelbert M Burr

28 August 1849–6 July 1883 (Age 33)
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Adelbert M

When Adelbert M Burr was born on 28 August 1849, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Philander Burr, was 38 and his mother, Caroline L. Williams, was 33. He married Isabelle Gannett on 27 March 1873. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 6 July 1883, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 33.

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Adelbert M Burr
Isabelle Gannett
Marriage: 27 March 1873

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1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
Age 12
The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.
Age 14
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!
Age 19
Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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  • Adelbert Burr, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Adelbert M Burr in household of Philander Burr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adelbert Burr in household of Philander Burr, "United States Census, 1850"

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