Miriam Burr

23 May 1763–
Jefferson, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Miriam

When Miriam Burr was born on 23 May 1763, in Jefferson, West Virginia, United States, her father, Peter Burr Jr., was 35 and her mother, Mary Stuart, was 32. She married John Conklin on 24 January 1793, in Berkeley, West Virginia, United States.

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John Conklin
Miriam Burr
1763–
Marriage: 24 January 1793

Spouse and Children

    John Conklin

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    Female1763–Female

MARRIAGE
24 January 1793
Berkeley, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 31

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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 (2)

  • Miriam Burr, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Miriam Buer, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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