Ebenezer Burr

9 July 1712–12 March 1794 (Age 81)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Burr was born on 9 July 1712, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Burr, was 42 and his mother, Sarah, was 39. He married Hepzibah Brown on 10 January 1740, in Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 March 1794, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Ebenezer Burr
Hepzibah Brown
Marriage: 10 January 1740
Ebenezer Burr
Oliver Burr
Daniel Burr
Aaron Burr
Lucy Burr

Spouse and Children

10 January 1740
Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (2)


Age 64

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 69

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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)

  • Ebenezer Burr, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ebenezer Burr, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ebenezer Burr in entry for Loes Burr, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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