Charles Clark Burr

30 January 1817–30 March 1903 (Age 86)
Leyden, Lewis, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Clark

When Charles Clark Burr was born on 30 January 1817, in Leyden, Lewis, New York, United States, his father, Nathan Burr, was 33 and his mother, Chloe Ann Clark, was 23. He married Sarah Jane Sloat on 18 December 1843, in Leyden, Lewis, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 30 March 1903, in Burrville, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Burrville, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Clark Burr
Sarah Jane Sloat
Marriage: 18 December 1843
Charles Elias Washington Burr
John Atlantic Burr
Nathan Miner Burr
George Amasa Burr
Levi Myron Burr
Chloe Catherine Burr
Henry Uriah Burr
Sarah Jane Burr
Myron Leonard Burr
Laura Ann Burr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1843Leyden, Lewis, New York, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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 10
    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.
    Age 29
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    A History of Charles and Sarah Burr

    A History of Charles Clark Burr and Sarah Sloat* Wesley R. Burr and Jane Bryson* *(This history is chapter 2 in A History of the Burr Pioneers, edited by Wesley R. Burr and Ruth J. Burr and publish …

    Sources (43)

    • Charles Clark Burr in entry for John Altanic Burr, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Chas Burr, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Charles Burr in entry for George Amasa Burr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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