Eleanor Sherwood

21 October 1764–11 February 1855 (Age 90)
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eleanor

When Eleanor Sherwood was born on 21 October 1764, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Nehemiah Sherwood, was 35 and her mother, Elizabetha Kossik, was 32. She married Samuel Burr about 1781, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 February 1855, at the age of 90, and was buried in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Samuel Burr
Eleanor Sherwood
Marriage: about 1781
Walter Burr
Betsey Burr
Zalmon B. Burr

Spouse and Children

about 1781
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 17

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 24

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, around which once stood the famous Sherwood Forest. The place is so called from Old English scīr ‘shire’ or scīr ‘bright’ + wudu ‘wood’.2 Americanized form of some Jewish name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Elenor Sherwood Burr, "Find A Grave Index"

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