Isaac Burr

8 September 1729–3 February 1776 (Age 46)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Burr was born on 8 September 1729, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David Burr, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Turner, was 25. He married Rachel Bliss on 4 January 1753, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 3 February 1776, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Burr
1729–1776
Rachel Bliss
1728–1811
Marriage: 4 January 1753
Lydia Burr
1754–1787
Isaac Burr Jr.
1756–1827
Rachel Burr
1758–
Hannah Burr
1761–1857
Ephraim Burr
1764–
Lettis Burr
1766–1839
Olive Burr
1768–1861
Cromwell Burr
1772–1848

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 January 1753
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (2)

1776

Age 47

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

Age 47

"""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."""""""

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)

  • Isaac Burr, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Isaac Bliss, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Isaac Bliss, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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