Eleazar P Burr

11 April 1814–5 May 1893 (Age 79)
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eleazar P

When Eleazar P Burr was born on 11 April 1814, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Burr, was 34 and his mother, Sally Post, was 36. He married Rebecca Brainerd in 1834, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 5 May 1893, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Burr District Cemetery, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Eleazar P Burr
Rebecca Brainerd
Marriage: 1834
Juan Burr
Ellison Burr
Electa Anne Burr
Sarah R. Burr
Anna E. Burr
Jane H. Burr

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Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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 15

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 22

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)

  • Eleazer P Burr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eleazer P Burr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eleazar P. Burr, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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