Abby Burr

September 1844–25 December 1925 (Age 81)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Abby

When Abby Burr was born in September 1844, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, George Burr, was 37 and her mother, Mary M. Hepburn, was 35. She married George Washington Gritman on 27 January 1864, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 25 December 1925, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Gritman
1840–1889
Abby Burr
1844–1925
Marriage: 27 January 1864
Arthur Burr Gritman
1865–1931
William Edward Gritman
1869–1956
De Witt Clinton Gritman
1878–

Spouse and Children

    George Washington Gritman

    Male1840–1889Male

    Female1844–1925Female

MARRIAGE
27 January 1864
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
children

(3)

    Arthur Burr Gritman

    Male1865–1931Male

    Male1869–1956Male

    De Witt Clinton Gritman

    Male1878–Male

Parents and Siblings

    George Burr

    Male1807–1887Male

    Mary M. Hepburn

    Female1808–1895Female

siblings

(6)

    Susan White Burr

    Female1835–1918Female

    Eliza H. Burr

    Female1837–Female

    William E. Burr

    Male1841–1906Male

    Female1844–1925Female

    Oliver Burr

    Male1846–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages

Age 4

"""A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Abbie A Gritman in household of George Buer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abbie O Gritman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Abbey H Gritman, "United States Census, 1900"

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