Maria Burr

5 January 1806–5 July 1852 (Age 46)
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Burr was born on 5 January 1806, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Burr, was 23 and her mother, Concurrance Johnson, was 15. She married John Wesley Clark on 24 July 1826, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 5 July 1852, in Loup, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Holt, Nebraska, United States.

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William West Lane
Maria Burr
Marriage: 1842
Lavina Lane
Sarah Jemima Lane
Cecelia Lane
Cordelia Lane
Emma L. Lane

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  • Marriage
    1842Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 6
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 13
    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. 

    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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    Mariah Burr History

    Birth: Jan. 5, 1806 Haddam Middlesex County Connecticut, USA Death: Jul. 5, 1852 Howard County Nebraska, USA Maria (Mariah) Burr was born 5 Jan 1806 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT, the eldest of …

    Sources (25)

    • Mary Lane in entry for Emma Lane Dunham, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Maria Burr - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Maria Burr
    • Nauvoo Stake Ward Census, 1842: Mariah Burr

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