Elizabeth Hull (Burr) (1696 - 1760) MP

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Birthplace: Greenfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Managed by: Peter Anthony A, Atty Cahill
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About Elizabeth Hull (Burr)

Cousin Aaron

One of Daniel's other children was Aaron Burr. Aaron was born Jan 4, 1715/6, baptized March 4, 1715/6; graduated from Yale University in 1735; married Esther Edwards, daughter of Rev. Jonathan Edwards, at Newark, New Jersey on June 29, 1752. This Aaron and Esther were the parents of Aaron Burr who was Vice President of the United States from 1801 to 1805 under Thomas Jefferson. Aaron Jr. is however better remembered for fighting a duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804 which resulted in Mr. Hamilton's death. Alexander Hamilton was a highly respected member of the government during its early years and Aaron Burr was no longer looked on with favor. The following, copied from the Junior Editors Quiz clipped from the Kansas City Star, is attributed to Jennifer Juergens.

"Burr was born in Newark, N. J. He graduated from Princeton College in 1772 and fought with the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1779, starting as a Private and rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He became a lawyer in 1782 and practiced in Albany, N. Y., and New York City. He served New York as a state legislator and was elected to the U. S Senate in 1791.

Burr ran for governor of New York in 1804, but lost to Hamilton. Burr then challenged him to a duel in which Hamilton was fatally wounded. A New Jersey grand jury returned a murder indictment against Burr and he fled south but returned later when Congress reconvened.

After his Vic-Presidency, Burr was thought to have engaged in some questionable activities--- assembling a group to invade Mexico, or scheming to detach part of the American Southwest from the United States, or both.

Burr was tried for treason in 1807 and was aquitted, but his reputation was damaged.

Elizabeth Burr Hull was therefor the aunt of the well known Aaron. The graduation of her brother is an indication that the family was one of some means.

-------------------- Among the prominent kinsmen of Elizabeth Burr Hull was her nephew Colonel Aaron Burr, the third vice president of the United States.

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Elizabeth Hull's Timeline

1696
April 12, 1696
Greenfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
1716
November 29, 1716
Age 20
Greenfield,Fairfield,Connecticut,USA
1717
November 8, 1717
Age 21
1719
August 2, 1719
Age 23
1721
June 11, 1721
Age 25
1724
July 25, 1724
Age 28
Fairfield, CT, USA
1725
February 20, 1725
Age 28
Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, USA
1726
February 20, 1726
Age 29
Greenfield Hill,Fairfield,Connecticut,USA
1728
November 15, 1728
Age 32
1730
December 20, 1730
Age 34