Austin Burr

Brief Life History of Austin

When Austin Burr was born on 25 July 1799, in Ludlow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Timothy Burr, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Gorham, was 36. He married Sarah Houghton on 28 November 1826, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Dorset, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 7 December 1885, in Dorset Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Dorset, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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Austin Burr
Sarah Houghton
Marriage: 28 November 1826
Charles Austin Burr
Mary G Burr
Elmina Damarius Burr
Lydia Richardson Burr
John Fletcher Burr
Captain Rufus Houghton Burr
Cornelia Sarah Burr

Sources (15)

  • Austin Burr, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Austin Burr, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Austin Burr, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


"ASHTABULA COUNTY - This county was formed 7 June 1807, and was taken from Trumbull and Geauga [Counties], and the date of its organization was 22 January 1811. It derived its name from Ashtabula River, which signifies in Indian dialect, ""Fish River."""

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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