Noah Platt Burr

6 June 1786–27 September 1857 (Age 71)
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Noah Platt

When Noah Platt Burr was born on 6 June 1786, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Benjamin Burr, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Platt, was 37. He married Rebbeca Bulkley about 1806, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 September 1857, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noah Platt Burr
Rebbeca Bulkley
Marriage: about 1806
Jared Burr
Rebecca P Burr
Dr Horace Burr
Sarah E Burr [ 660]
Noah Burr
Jarvis N Burr
Edward Burr

Spouse and Children

about 1806
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States


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World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 2

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Age 22

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • Noah P Burr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Noah Platt Burr, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Noah P. Burr in entry for Rebecca Burr, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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