Jane L. Burr

27 January 1816–31 March 1885 (Age 69)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jane L.

When Jane L. Burr was born on 27 January 1816, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Burr, was 24 and her mother, Sally Winton, was 31. She married Thomas B. Brooks on 1 January 1833. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Genoa Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 31 March 1885, in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Thomas B. Brooks
1810–1894
Jane L. Burr
1816–1885
Marriage: 1 January 1833
Hulda Jane Brooks
1833–1863
James E. Brooks
1836–
Mary A. Brooks
1839–
Winton Burr Brooks
1842–1894
Sally Lucinda Brooks
1844–
Laura A. Brooks
1848–
Thomas B. Brooks
1850–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1833
children

(7)

    Hulda Jane Brooks

    Female1833–1863Female

    James E. Brooks

    Male1836–Male

    Mary A. Brooks

    Female1839–Female

    Winton Burr Brooks

    Male1842–1894Male

    Sally Lucinda Brooks

    Female1844–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Winton Burr

    Male1808–Male

    Huldah J. Burr

    Female1810–Female

    John Winton Burr

    Male1812–1883Male

    Female1816–1885Female

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 13

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

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

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)

  • Jane Brooks in household of Thos D Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane S Brooks in household of Thomas B Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane Brooks in household of Thomas B Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"

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