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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Thomas B. Brooks
Jane L. Burr
Marriage: 1 January 1833
Hulda Jane Brooks
James E. Brooks
Mary A. Brooks
Winton Burr Brooks
Sally Lucinda Brooks
Laura A. Brooks
Thomas B. Brooks

Spouse and Children

1 January 1833


    Hulda Jane Brooks


    James E. Brooks


    Mary A. Brooks


    Winton Burr Brooks


    Sally Lucinda Brooks


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Winton Burr


    Huldah J. Burr


    John Winton Burr



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.

Possible Related Names

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"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.