Amasa Burr

18 March 1812–21 February 1891 (Age 78)
Leyden, Lewis, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Amasa

When Amasa Burr was born on 18 March 1812, in Leyden, Lewis, New York, United States, his father, Nathan Burr, was 28 and his mother, Chloe Ann Clark, was 19. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 21 February 1891, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Nathan Burr
Chloe Ann Clark
Amasa Burr
Betsey Elizabeth Burr
Cynthia S. Burr
Charles Clark Burr
George Washington Burr
Julia Ann Burr
Rosanna Burr
Chloe A Burr

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 7
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 15
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 24
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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Sources (7)

  • Amasa Burr, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Amasa Burr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Amasa Burr - Church record: birth-name: Amasa Burr

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