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Jehu Burr, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Roxbury, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: Old Burying Ground , Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jehu Burr, Sr. and Esther Stedman
Husband of Elizabeth Cable
Father of Ann Burr; Sarah Burr; Jehu Burr, Jr.; Elizabeth Seeley; Major John Burr of Norwalk and 4 others
Brother of Benjamin Burr and Thomas Burr

Occupation: Representative of the General Court 1641 and 1645-46
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About Jehu Burr, Sr.

"Jehu Burr who was in Massachusetts in 1630 and was admitted freeman in 1631 This christian name in the record can hardly be distinguished from John and is often copied John Jehu Burr belonged to the church at Roxbury and settled at Springfield with William Pynchon and others in 1636 In a few years he removed to Fairfield where be died before 1650 He had sons Jehu and John and probably Nathaniel and Daniel Burr of Fairfield were his sons also..."

Jehu Burr was born around 1600 in England. He emigrated in 1630 in the Winthrop Fleet. On his arrival in America he settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts where he was made a freeman on 18 May 1631. In 1633 he served on a committee with William Pynchon, the Colony Treasurer. In 1636 he went with Pynchon to Springfield. He was appointed Collector for the Connecticut Colony. He was Deputy for Springfield to the Connecticut Legislature in April 1638 and September 1641. Soon after 1641 he removed to Fairfield. He was a Deputy to the Connecticut Legislature for Fairfield in September 1645 and April 1646. He was a carpenter.

Jehu married Miss Cable and they had six children. All of these children married and had families. Among the descendants one finds many individuals who were leaders in military, political, and human affairs. Their monuments can be found in the Old Burying Ground of Fairfield and other cemeteries in surrounding towns. This book details the first four generations of the family and gives the names of the members of generation five.

The first major Burr genealogy was A General History of the Burr Family by Charles Burr Todd. The second edition was published in 1891. Todd’s genealogy contains extensive biographical background on some of the well-known early representatives of the Burr family. This book also contains information on other Burr branches, the so-called Hartford, Dorchester, and New Jersey branches. Jehu Burr was the founder of the Fairfield branch. The Burr family is featured in The Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus .

Todd’s genealogy does not  include the females lines. My new genealogy adds these lines and corrects some minor errors for the first four generations. All of the material from earlier studies on these families is included. Corrections based on new research are made. In addition, the female lines are followed and extensive biographical material is added. Detailed source references are given, often to primary records. Along with the text are numerous inscriptions of tombstones. There are indexes of people and places. The book is bound in soft-cover and is printed on acid-free paper.

Research is underway to extend this genealogy to the present.

JEHU BURR ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1630 FIRST RESIDENCE: Roxbury REMOVES: Springfield 1636, Fairfield 1641 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "Jehu Bur" admitted to Roxbury church as member #12, which would be at or soon after the organization of the church in 1632 [ RChR 74]. Made second largest contributions (after WILLIAM PYNCHON) to building a house for Rev. George Moxon and for his maintenance, 13 January 1638 [ SpTR 1:15]. FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [ MBCR 1:80, 366]. EDUCATION: Signed by mark articles of agreement founding Springfield, 14 May 1636 [ NEHGR 13:297]. OFFICES: One of three Roxbury appointees to committee to oversee construction of cartbridges over Muddy River and Stony River, to connect Boston and Roxbury, 6 August 1633 [MBCR 1:107].

  Appointed tax collector for Agawam [Springfield] by Connecticut General Court, 9 February 1637/8 [ CCCR 1:12]. Springfield deputy to Connecticut General Court, 5 April 1638, 9 September 1641 [CCCR 1:17, 67]. Committee to set out the bounds of the plantation [Springfield], 3 January 1638/9 [SpTR 1:19].
  Commissioner for "Uncowaue" [Fairfield] to gather contributions for "the maintenance of scholars at Cambridge," 25 October 1644 [CCCR 1:112]. Deputy for Fairfield to Connecticut General Court, 11 September 1645, 9 April 1646 [CCCR 1:130, 138].

ESTATE: On 12 January 1673 a record was made of the land held in Fairfield by John Burr and Jehu Burr "per virtue of the last will of his deceased father." John Burr had three and three-quarters acres in the Old Field, four acres in the New Field or Mill Plain, eight acres on Sascoe Hill, ten and a half acres and 20 rods in Great meadow, and two and a half acres and thirty-four rods of meadow in Sascoe Neck [ Fairfield PR 4(reversed):27; Fairfield LR A:1:229]. Jehu Burr had a four acre homelot, eight and a quarter acres in the Old Field, eight acres on the Mill Plain, and sixteen acres on Sasqua Hill [Fairfield PR 4(reversed):55; Fairfield LR A:1:229]. BIRTH: By about 1605 based on estimated date of marriage (but possi~bly earlier if the eldest son was born some years prior to 1631). DEATH: Fairfield by 1654 and perhaps earlier [ FOOF 1:116]. MARRIAGE: By 1631 _____ _____. "_____ Bur the wife of Jehu Bur" admitted to Roxbury church as member #26, probably at or not long after the organization of the church in 1632 [RChR 75]. CHILDREN:

   i    JEHU, b. say 1631; "m. (1) after 1655, Esther, widow of Joseph Boosey of Westchester, and perhaps dau. of Andrew Ward; m. (2) by 1666, Elizabeth Prudden, dau. of Rev. Peter, bapt. at Milford, 11 Mar. 1642/3" [FOOF 1:118-20]. (The details on these two marriages are quoted directly from this source because Jacobus undertook an extended discussion of these complicated problems, and his work has not been superseded in this matter.)
   ii   JOHN, b. about 1633 (according to Jacobus deposed 1681 aged 48 [FOOF 121]); m. (poss.) (1) Mary Ward, daughter of ANDREW WARD [FOOF 1:119-21]; m. (2) by 1673 Sarah Fitch (she was not named in the will of her father, Thomas Fitch of Norwalk, but her brother John Fitch, executor of his father's estate, "engaged to give to the children of his deceased sister Burr the same amount which his other sisters had by will" [FOOF 1:205]).
   iii   NATHANIEL, b. say 1635; m. (1) by about 1662 Sarah Ward, daughter of ANDREW WARD [ NYGBR 51:164]; m. (2) between 1692 and 1721 Hannah (Goodyear) Wakeman, daughter of Stephen Goodyear and widow of Samuel Wakeman [FOOF 1:632].
   iv   ELIZABETH, b. say 1637; m. (1) by about 1655 Nehemiah Olmstead; m. (2) about 1660 Obadiah Gilbert; m. (3) 1674 Nathaniel Seeley (on 21 June 1688 there were recorded "several parcels of land made over by Elizabeth Seely unto her two sons Obadiah and Beniamin Gilbert as she is executor of her husband Gilbert" [Fairfield LR 1:615]; see also FOOF 1:221, 452, 525-26).
   v   DANIEL, b. about 1642 (according to Jacobus deposed 1682 aged 40 [FOOF 123]); m. (1) Stamford [blank] February 1668/9 (or perhaps 1669/70) Abigail Brewster, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster [ TAG 11:33, 13:116, 155]; m. (2) New Haven 11 December 1678 Abigail Glover [ NHVR 1:47].

ASSOCIATIONS: Jacobus, in preparing his study of Fairfield families, noted the following: "He may have married more than once. The mother of Jehu, Jr., was quite likely sister of John Cable, Sr. There was prob. some relationship between the Burrs and the family of Nathaniel Perry" [FOOF 1:116]. See JOHN CABLE for further discussion on this relationship.

The Winthrop Fleet consisted of eleven ships sailing from Yarmouth, Isle of Wright to Salem. Some sailed April 8, arriving June 13, 1630 and the followng days, the others to sail in May, arriving in July. The total count of passengers is believed to be about seven hundred, and presumed to have included the following people. Financing was by the Mass. Bay Company.

The ships were the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.

Sailed April 8 1630: Ambrose, Arbella, Hopewell, Talbot,

Sailed May 1630: Charles, Jewel, Mayflower, Success, Trial, Whale, William and Francis

Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630. That letter traveled via the Lyon April 1, 1631 and reached England four week later.

Jehu Bhurr and his wife, Elizabeth Cable, were passengers. Perhaps their son Jehu was also a passenger.

COMMENTS: Savage discoursed at length on the ease with which the given name of Jehu can be misread as "John," and how he and several other contemporary antiquaries had done so. This would be the explanation for the entry in Pope for a Mr. John Burr made a freeman on 18 May 1631.

  On 1 March 1635/6 the General Court arranged for arbitration of a dispute between Jehu Burr and Mr. [Richard] Dummer [MBCR 1:164].
  The birth date estimated for the eldest son, Jehu, is derived from the estimated date of his first marriage. There is, however, another record which indicates that he may well have been some years older. On 10 April 1645 Connecticut General Court ordered that "Jehue Burr the elder and Tho: Barlowe are to be warned to the next Particular Court" [CCCR 1:125]. Although a son need not be twenty-one before his father is referred to as "the elder," he would probably be more than fourteen, so it may be that Jehu was born as early as the mid-1620s, although this would seem to make him several years older than any other child. This would in turn imply that the elder Jehu Burr's marriage had taken place some years before 1631 (or perhaps there was another, earlier wife).

The Great Migration Begins Sketches PRESERVED PURITAN


-------------------- Jehu Burr was born around 1600 in England. He emigrated in 1630 in the Winthrop Fleet. On his arrival in America he settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts where he was made a freeman on 18 May 1631. In 1633 he served on a committee with William Pynchon, the Colony Treasurer. In 1636 he went with Pynchon to Springfield. He was appointed Collector for the Connecticut Colony. He was Deputy for Springfield to the Connecticut Legislature in April 1638 and September 1641. Soon after 1641 he removed to Fairfield. He was a Deputy to the Connecticut Legislature for Fairfield in September 1645 and April 1646. He was a carpenter.

Jehu married Miss Cable and they had six children. All of these children married and had families. Among the descendants one finds many individuals who were leaders in military, political, and human affairs. Their monuments can be found in the Old Burying Ground of Fairfield and other cemeteries in surrounding towns. This book details the first four generations of the family and gives the names of the members of generation five.

The first major Burr genealogy was A General History of the Burr Family by Charles Burr Todd. The second edition was published in 1891. Todd’s genealogy contains extensive biographical background on some of the well-known early representatives of the Burr family. This book also contains information on other Burr branches, the so-called Hartford, Dorchester, and New Jersey branches. Jehu Burr was the founder of the Fairfield branch. The Burr family is featured in The Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus .

Todd’s genealogy does not include the females lines. My new genealogy adds these lines and corrects some minor errors for the first four generations. All of the material from earlier studies on these families is included. Corrections based on new research are made. In addition, the female lines are followed and extensive biographical material is added. Detailed source references are given, often to primary records. Along with the text are numerous inscriptions of tombstones. There are indexes of people and places. The book is bound in soft-cover and is printed on acid-free paper. Research is underway to extend this genealogy to the present.

JEHU BURR ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1630 FIRST RESIDENCE: Roxbury REMOVES: Springfield 1636, Fairfield 1641 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "Jehu Bur" admitted to Roxbury church as member #12, which would be at or soon after the organization of the church in 1632 [ RChR 74]. Made second largest contributions (after WILLIAM PYNCHON) to building a house for Rev. George Moxon and for his maintenance, 13 January 1638 [ SpTR 1:15]. FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [ MBCR 1:80, 366]. EDUCATION: Signed by mark articles of agreement founding Springfield, 14 May 1636 [ NEHGR 13:297]. OFFICES: One of three Roxbury appointees to committee to oversee construction of cartbridges over Muddy River and Stony River, to connect Boston and Roxbury, 6 August 1633 [MBCR 1:107].

Appointed tax collector for Agawam [Springfield] by Connecticut General Court, 9 February 1637/8 [ CCCR 1:12]. Springfield deputy to Connecticut General Court, 5 April 1638, 9 September 1641 [CCCR 1:17, 67]. Committee to set out the bounds of the plantation [Springfield], 3 January 1638/9 [SpTR 1:19]. Commissioner for "Uncowaue" [Fairfield] to gather contributions for "the maintenance of scholars at Cambridge," 25 October 1644 [CCCR 1:112]. Deputy for Fairfield to Connecticut General Court, 11 September 1645, 9 April 1646 [CCCR 1:130, 138]. ESTATE: On 12 January 1673 a record was made of the land held in Fairfield by John Burr and Jehu Burr "per virtue of the last will of his deceased father." John Burr had three and three-quarters acres in the Old Field, four acres in the New Field or Mill Plain, eight acres on Sascoe Hill, ten and a half acres and 20 rods in Great meadow, and two and a half acres and thirty-four rods of meadow in Sascoe Neck [ Fairfield PR 4(reversed):27; Fairfield LR A:1:229]. Jehu Burr had a four acre homelot, eight and a quarter acres in the Old Field, eight acres on the Mill Plain, and sixteen acres on Sasqua Hill [Fairfield PR 4(reversed):55; Fairfield LR A:1:229]. BIRTH: By about 1605 based on estimated date of marriage (but possi~bly earlier if the eldest son was born some years prior to 1631). DEATH: Fairfield by 1654 and perhaps earlier [ FOOF 1:116]. MARRIAGE: By 1631 _____ _____. "_____ Bur the wife of Jehu Bur" admitted to Roxbury church as member #26, probably at or not long after the organization of the church in 1632 [RChR 75]. CHILDREN:

i JEHU, b. say 1631; "m. (1) after 1655, Esther, widow of Joseph Boosey of Westchester, and perhaps dau. of Andrew Ward; m. (2) by 1666, Elizabeth Prudden, dau. of Rev. Peter, bapt. at Milford, 11 Mar. 1642/3" [FOOF 1:118-20]. (The details on these two marriages are quoted directly from this source because Jacobus undertook an extended discussion of these complicated problems, and his work has not been superseded in this matter.) ii JOHN, b. about 1633 (according to Jacobus deposed 1681 aged 48 [FOOF 121]); m. (poss.) (1) Mary Ward, daughter of ANDREW WARD [FOOF 1:119-21]; m. (2) by 1673 Sarah Fitch (she was not named in the will of her father, Thomas Fitch of Norwalk, but her brother John Fitch, executor of his father's estate, "engaged to give to the children of his deceased sister Burr the same amount which his other sisters had by will" [FOOF 1:205]). iii NATHANIEL, b. say 1635; m. (1) by about 1662 Sarah Ward, daughter of ANDREW WARD [ NYGBR 51:164]; m. (2) between 1692 and 1721 Hannah (Goodyear) Wakeman, daughter of Stephen Goodyear and widow of Samuel Wakeman [FOOF 1:632]. iv ELIZABETH, b. say 1637; m. (1) by about 1655 Nehemiah Olmstead; m. (2) about 1660 Obadiah Gilbert; m. (3) 1674 Nathaniel Seeley (on 21 June 1688 there were recorded "several parcels of land made over by Elizabeth Seely unto her two sons Obadiah and Beniamin Gilbert as she is executor of her husband Gilbert" [Fairfield LR 1:615]; see also FOOF 1:221, 452, 525-26). v DANIEL, b. about 1642 (according to Jacobus deposed 1682 aged 40 [FOOF 123]); m. (1) Stamford [blank] February 1668/9 (or perhaps 1669/70) Abigail Brewster, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster [ TAG 11:33, 13:116, 155]; m. (2) New Haven 11 December 1678 Abigail Glover [ NHVR 1:47]. ASSOCIATIONS: Jacobus, in preparing his study of Fairfield families, noted the following: "He may have married more than once. The mother of Jehu, Jr., was quite likely sister of John Cable, Sr. There was prob. some relationship between the Burrs and the family of Nathaniel Perry" [FOOF 1:116]. See JOHN CABLE for further discussion on this relationship.

The Winthrop Fleet consisted of eleven ships sailing from Yarmouth, Isle of Wright to Salem. Some sailed April 8, arriving June 13, 1630 and the followng days, the others to sail in May, arriving in July. The total count of passengers is believed to be about seven hundred, and presumed to have included the following people. Financing was by the Mass. Bay Company.

The ships were the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.

Sailed April 8 1630: Ambrose, Arbella, Hopewell, Talbot,

Sailed May 1630: Charles, Jewel, Mayflower, Success, Trial, Whale, William and Francis

Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630. That letter traveled via the Lyon April 1, 1631 and reached England four week later.

Jehu Bhurr and his wife, Elizabeth Cable, were passengers. Perhaps their son Jehu was also a passenger.

COMMENTS: Savage discoursed at length on the ease with which the given name of Jehu can be misread as "John," and how he and several other contemporary antiquaries had done so. This would be the explanation for the entry in Pope for a Mr. John Burr made a freeman on 18 May 1631.

On 1 March 1635/6 the General Court arranged for arbitration of a dispute between Jehu Burr and Mr. [Richard] Dummer [MBCR 1:164]. The birth date estimated for the eldest son, Jehu, is derived from the estimated date of his first marriage. There is, however, another record which indicates that he may well have been some years older. On 10 April 1645 Connecticut General Court ordered that "Jehue Burr the elder and Tho: Barlowe are to be warned to the next Particular Court" [CCCR 1:125]. Although a son need not be twenty-one before his father is referred to as "the elder," he would probably be more than fourteen, so it may be that Jehu was born as early as the mid-1620s, although this would seem to make him several years older than any other child. This would in turn imply that the elder Jehu Burr's marriage had taken place some years before 1631 (or perhaps there was another, earlier wife). The Great Migration Begins Sketches PRESERVED PURITAN -------------------- JEHU BURR

ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1630 FIRST RESIDENCE: Roxbury<BR>REMOVES: Springfield 1636, Fairfield 1641 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "Jehu Bur" admitted to Roxbury church as member #12, which would be at or soon after the organization of the church in 1632 [RChR 74]. Made second largest contributions (after WILLIAM PYNCHON) to building a house for Rev. George Moxon and for his maintenance, 13 January 1638 [SpTR 1:15]. FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [MBCR 1:80, 366]. EDUCATION: Signed by mark articles of agreement founding Springfield, 14 May 1636 [NEHGR 13:297]. OFFICES: One of three Roxbury appointees to committee to oversee construction of cartbridges over Muddy River and Stony River, to connect Boston and Roxbury, 6 August 1633 [MBCR 1:107].

  Appointed tax collector for Agawam [Springfield] by Connecticut General Court, 9 February 1637/8 [CCCR 1:12]. Springfield deputy to Connecticut General Court, 5 April 1638, 9 September 1641 [CCCR 1:17, 67]. Committee to set out the bounds of the plantation [Springfield], 3 January 1638/9 [SpTR 1:19].
  Commissioner for "Uncowaue" [Fairfield] to gather contributions for "the maintenance of scholars at Cambridge," 25 October 1644 [CCCR 1:112]. Deputy for Fairfield to Connecticut General Court, 11 September 1645, 9 April 1646 [CCCR 1:130, 138].

ESTATE: On 12 January 1673 a record was made of the land held in Fairfield by John Burr and Jehu Burr "per virtue of the last will of his deceased father." John Burr had three and three-quarters acres in the Old Field, four acres in the New Field or Mill Plain, eight acres on Sascoe Hill, ten and a half acres and 20 rods in Great meadow, and two and a half acres and thirty-four rods of meadow in Sascoe Neck [Fairfield PR 4(reversed):27; Fairfield LR A:1:229]. Jehu Burr had a four acre homelot, eight and a quarter acres in the Old Field, eight acres on the Mill Plain, and sixteen acres on Sasqua Hill [Fairfield PR 4(reversed):55; Fairfield LR A:1:229]. BIRTH: By about 1605 based on estimated date of marriage (but possi~bly earlier if the eldest son was born some years prior to 1631). DEATH: Fairfield by 1654 and perhaps earlier [FOOF 1:116]. MARRIAGE: By 1631 _____ _____. "_____ Bur the wife of Jehu Bur" admitted to Roxbury church as member #26, probably at or not long after the organization of the church in 1632 [RChR 75]. CHILDREN:

   i   JEHU, b. say 1631; "m. (1) after 1655, Esther, widow of Joseph Boosey of Westchester, and perhaps dau. of Andrew Ward; m. (2) by 1666, Elizabeth Prudden, dau. of Rev. Peter, bapt. at Milford, 11 Mar. 1642/3" [FOOF 1:118-20]. (The details on these two marriages are quoted directly from this source because Jacobus undertook an extended discussion of these complicated problems, and his work has not been superseded in this matter.) 
   ii   JOHN, b. about 1633 (according to Jacobus deposed 1681 aged 48 [FOOF 121]); m. (poss.) (1) Mary Ward, daughter of ANDREW WARD [FOOF 1:119-21]; m. (2) by 1673 Sarah Fitch (she was not named in the will of her father, Thomas Fitch of Norwalk, but her brother John Fitch, executor of his father's estate, "engaged to give to the children of his deceased sister Burr the same amount which his other sisters had by will" [FOOF 1:205]). 
   iii   NATHANIEL, b. say 1635; m. (1) by about 1662 Sarah Ward, daughter of ANDREW WARD [NYGBR 51:164]; m. (2) between 1692 and 1721 Hannah (Goodyear) Wakeman, daughter of Stephen Goodyear and widow of Samuel Wakeman [FOOF 1:632]. 
   iv   ELIZABETH, b. say 1637; m. (1) by about 1655 Nehemiah Olmstead; m. (2) about 1660 Obadiah Gilbert; m. (3) 1674 Nathaniel Seeley (on 21 June 1688 there were recorded "several parcels of land made over by Elizabeth Seely unto her two sons Obadiah and Beniamin Gilbert as she is executor of her husband Gilbert" [Fairfield LR 1:615]; see also FOOF 1:221, 452, 525-26). 
   v   DANIEL, b. about 1642 (according to Jacobus deposed 1682 aged 40 [FOOF 123]); m. (1) Stamford [blank] February 1668/9 (or perhaps 1669/70) Abigail Brewster, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster [TAG 11:33, 13:116, 155]; m. (2) New Haven 11 December 1678 Abigail Glover [NHVR 1:47]. 

ASSOCIATIONS: Jacobus, in preparing his study of Fairfield families, noted the following: "He may have married more than once. The mother of Jehu, Jr., was quite likely sister of John Cable, Sr. There was prob. some relationship between the Burrs and the family of Nathaniel Perry" [FOOF 1:116]. See JOHN CABLE for further discussion on this relationship. COMMENTS: Savage discoursed at length on the ease with which the given name of Jehu can be misread as "John," and how he and several other contemporary antiquaries had done so. This would be the explanation for the entry in Pope for a Mr. John Burr made a freeman on 18 May 1631.

  On 1 March 1635/6 the General Court arranged for arbitration of a dispute between Jehu Burr and Mr. [Richard] Dummer [MBCR 1:164].
  The birth date estimated for the eldest son, Jehu, is derived from the estimated date of his first marriage. There is, however, another record which indicates that he may well have been some years older. On 10 April 1645 Connecticut General Court ordered that "Jehue Burr the elder and Tho: Barlowe are to be warned to the next Particular Court" [CCCR 1:125]. Although a son need not be twenty-one before his father is referred to as "the elder," he would probably be more than fourteen, so it may be that Jehu was born as early as the mid-1620s, although this would seem to make him several years older than any other child. This would in turn imply that the elder Jehu Burr's marriage had taken place some years before 1631 (or perhaps there was another, earlier wife).

William Richard Cutter, New England Families, v. IV, p. 1756-7 "Jehue Burre or Burr was born in England of German descent. He came over it is supposed, in the fleet with Governor Winthrop to New England and was in Boston in 1630. On October 19th of that year he applied to the general court of Massachusetts for the rights of a freeman, and was admitted May 18, 1631. In 1633 he was one of a committee to oversee building a bridge over Muddy and Stone rivers, between Boston and Roxbury. In 1635 his name and that of his wife are mentioned as among the church members of Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was one of the pioneers of Springfield or Agawam, and with William Pyncheon, William Smith and six other young men "of good spirits & sound bodies" founded that town in 1636. On February 9, 1637, he was appointed by the general court of Connecticut to collect taxes at Agawam (at that time under the jurisdiction of Connecticut) to assist in defraying the expenses of the Pequot war. Savage says that he removed to Fairfield in 1640, and represented that town in 1641. He was granted a house lot by the town, southwest of the meeting-house green and the pond, afterwards called Edward's pond. He was deputy to the general court in September, 1645, also in 1646. He is believed to have been the Jehue Burr who appealed a jury verdict in 1651, given in Stratford, to the general court at Hartford in the same year; was a grand juror in 1660, a commissioner of the United Colonies in 1664; and died before 1670. It is uncertain who his wife was. It is possible that she was a sister of Sergeant Nehemiah Olmstead, in a record of whose lands is mentioned the fact that said Olmstead "before he died, did purchase land of his brother-in-law Jehue Burre." It is more probable, however, that Olmstead married a daughter of Jehue Burr. John Cable, Sr., who died in 1682, mentioned in his will his kinsmen Jehu and John Burr, and the wife of Jehue may have been a sister of John Cable. Children: Jehue, mentioned below; John, Daniel, Nathaniel. ".

-------------------- Birth: 1600, EnglandDeath: 1692 Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

Jehu was the son of Jonathan Burr & Esther Stedman. Jehu Burr was born around 1600 in England. He emigrated in 1630 in the Winthrop Fleet. On his arrival in America he settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts where he was made a freeman on 18 May 1631. In 1633 he served on a committee with William Pynchon, the Colony Treasurer. In 1636 he went with Pynchon to Springfield. He was appointed Collector for the Connecticut Colony. He was Deputy for Springfield to the Connecticut Legislature in April 1638 and September 1641. Soon after 1641 he removed to Fairfield. He was a Deputy to the Connecticut Legislature for Fairfield in September 1645 and April 1646. He was a carpenter. Jehu married Miss Elizabeth Cable and they had ten children. All of these children married and had families. Among the descendants one finds many individuals who were leaders in military, political, and human affairs. Their monuments can be found in the Old Burying Ground of Fairfield and other cemeteries in surrounding towns.

Jehu Burr was the founder of the Fairfield branch. The Burr family is featured in The Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus . He has many prominent descendants including Govenor and Vice President Aaron Burr.

 Children:
 Jehu Burr (1625 - 1692)
 Sarah Burr Gold (1672 - 1711)

Spouses:
 Elizabeth Rebecca Cable Burr (1600 - ____)
 Wife Burr
Burial:

Old Burying Ground Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

Jehu Burr was born around 1600 in England. He emigrated in 1630 in the Winthrop Fleet. On his arrival in America he settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts where he was made a freeman on 18 May 1631. In 1633 he served on a committee with William Pynchon, the Colony Treasurer. In 1636 he went with Pynchon to Springfield. He was appointed Collector for the Connecticut Colony. He was Deputy for Springfield to the Connecticut Legislature in April 1638 and September 1641. Soon after 1641 he removed to Fairfield. He was a Deputy to the Connecticut Legislature for Fairfield in September 1645 and April 1646. He was a carpenter.

Jehu married Miss Cable and they had six children. All of these children married and had families. Among the descendants one finds many individuals who were leaders in military, political, and human affairs. Their monuments can be found in the Old Burying Ground of Fairfield and other cemeteries in surrounding towns. This book details the first four generations of the family and gives the names of the members of generation five.

The first major Burr genealogy was A General History of the Burr Family by Charles Burr Todd. The second edition was published in 1891. Todd’s genealogy contains extensive biographical background on some of the well-known early representatives of the Burr family. This book also contains information on other Burr branches, the so-called Hartford, Dorchester, and New Jersey branches. Jehu Burr was the founder of the Fairfield branch. The Burr family is featured in The Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus .

Todd’s genealogy does not include the females lines. My new genealogy adds these lines and corrects some minor errors for the first four generations. All of the material from earlier studies on these families is included. Corrections based on new research are made. In addition, the female lines are followed and extensive biographical material is added. Detailed source references are given, often to primary records. Along with the text are numerous inscriptions of tombstones. There are indexes of people and places. The book is bound in soft-cover and is printed on acid-free paper. Research is underway to extend this genealogy to the present.

JEHU BURR ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1630 FIRST RESIDENCE: Roxbury REMOVES: Springfield 1636, Fairfield 1641 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "Jehu Bur" admitted to Roxbury church as member #12, which would be at or soon after the organization of the church in 1632 [ RChR 74]. Made second largest contributions (after WILLIAM PYNCHON) to building a house for Rev. George Moxon and for his maintenance, 13 January 1638 [ SpTR 1:15]. FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [ MBCR 1:80, 366]. EDUCATION: Signed by mark articles of agreement founding Springfield, 14 May 1636 [ NEHGR 13:297]. OFFICES: One of three Roxbury appointees to committee to oversee construction of cartbridges over Muddy River and Stony River, to connect Boston and Roxbury, 6 August 1633 [MBCR 1:107].

Appointed tax collector for Agawam [Springfield] by Connecticut General Court, 9 February 1637/8 [ CCCR 1:12]. Springfield deputy to Connecticut General Court, 5 April 1638, 9 September 1641 [CCCR 1:17, 67]. Committee to set out the bounds of the plantation [Springfield], 3 January 1638/9 [SpTR 1:19]. Commissioner for "Uncowaue" [Fairfield] to gather contributions for "the maintenance of scholars at Cambridge," 25 October 1644 [CCCR 1:112]. Deputy for Fairfield to Connecticut General Court, 11 September 1645, 9 April 1646 [CCCR 1:130, 138]. ESTATE: On 12 January 1673 a record was made of the land held in Fairfield by John Burr and Jehu Burr "per virtue of the last will of his deceased father." John Burr had three and three-quarters acres in the Old Field, four acres in the New Field or Mill Plain, eight acres on Sascoe Hill, ten and a half acres and 20 rods in Great meadow, and two and a half acres and thirty-four rods of meadow in Sascoe Neck [ Fairfield PR 4(reversed):27; Fairfield LR A:1:229]. Jehu Burr had a four acre homelot, eight and a quarter acres in the Old Field, eight acres on the Mill Plain, and sixteen acres on Sasqua Hill [Fairfield PR 4(reversed):55; Fairfield LR A:1:229]. BIRTH: By about 1605 based on estimated date of marriage (but possi~bly earlier if the eldest son was born some years prior to 1631). DEATH: Fairfield by 1654 and perhaps earlier [ FOOF 1:116]. MARRIAGE: By 1631 _____ _____. "_____ Bur the wife of Jehu Bur" admitted to Roxbury church as member #26, probably at or not long after the organization of the church in 1632 [RChR 75]. CHILDREN:

i JEHU, b. say 1631; "m. (1) after 1655, Esther, widow of Joseph Boosey of Westchester, and perhaps dau. of Andrew Ward; m. (2) by 1666, Elizabeth Prudden, dau. of Rev. Peter, bapt. at Milford, 11 Mar. 1642/3" [FOOF 1:118-20]. (The details on these two marriages are quoted directly from this source because Jacobus undertook an extended discussion of these complicated problems, and his work has not been superseded in this matter.) ii JOHN, b. about 1633 (according to Jacobus deposed 1681 aged 48 [FOOF 121]); m. (poss.) (1) Mary Ward, daughter of ANDREW WARD [FOOF 1:119-21]; m. (2) by 1673 Sarah Fitch (she was not named in the will of her father, Thomas Fitch of Norwalk, but her brother John Fitch, executor of his father's estate, "engaged to give to the children of his deceased sister Burr the same amount which his other sisters had by will" [FOOF 1:205]). iii NATHANIEL, b. say 1635; m. (1) by about 1662 Sarah Ward, daughter of ANDREW WARD [ NYGBR 51:164]; m. (2) between 1692 and 1721 Hannah (Goodyear) Wakeman, daughter of Stephen Goodyear and widow of Samuel Wakeman [FOOF 1:632]. iv ELIZABETH, b. say 1637; m. (1) by about 1655 Nehemiah Olmstead; m. (2) about 1660 Obadiah Gilbert; m. (3) 1674 Nathaniel Seeley (on 21 June 1688 there were recorded "several parcels of land made over by Elizabeth Seely unto her two sons Obadiah and Beniamin Gilbert as she is executor of her husband Gilbert" [Fairfield LR 1:615]; see also FOOF 1:221, 452, 525-26). v DANIEL, b. about 1642 (according to Jacobus deposed 1682 aged 40 [FOOF 123]); m. (1) Stamford [blank] February 1668/9 (or perhaps 1669/70) Abigail Brewster, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster [ TAG 11:33, 13:116, 155]; m. (2) New Haven 11 December 1678 Abigail Glover [ NHVR 1:47]. ASSOCIATIONS: Jacobus, in preparing his study of Fairfield families, noted the following: "He may have married more than once. The mother of Jehu, Jr., was quite likely sister of John Cable, Sr. There was prob. some relationship between the Burrs and the family of Nathaniel Perry" [FOOF 1:116]. See JOHN CABLE for further discussion on this relationship.

The Winthrop Fleet consisted of eleven ships sailing from Yarmouth, Isle of Wright to Salem. Some sailed April 8, arriving June 13, 1630 and the followng days, the others to sail in May, arriving in July. The total count of passengers is believed to be about seven hundred, and presumed to have included the following people. Financing was by the Mass. Bay Company.

The ships were the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.

Sailed April 8 1630: Ambrose, Arbella, Hopewell, Talbot,

Sailed May 1630: Charles, Jewel, Mayflower, Success, Trial, Whale, William and Francis

Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630. That letter traveled via the Lyon April 1, 1631 and reached England four week later.

Jehu Bhurr and his wife, Elizabeth Cable, were passengers. Perhaps their son Jehu was also a passenger.

COMMENTS: Savage discoursed at length on the ease with which the given name of Jehu can be misread as "John," and how he and several other contemporary antiquaries had done so. This would be the explanation for the entry in Pope for a Mr. John Burr made a freeman on 18 May 1631.

On 1 March 1635/6 the General Court arranged for arbitration of a dispute between Jehu Burr and Mr. [Richard] Dummer [MBCR 1:164]. The birth date estimated for the eldest son, Jehu, is derived from the estimated date of his first marriage. There is, however, another record which indicates that he may well have been some years older. On 10 April 1645 Connecticut General Court ordered that "Jehue Burr the elder and Tho: Barlowe are to be warned to the next Particular Court" [CCCR 1:125]. Although a son need not be twenty-one before his father is referred to as "the elder," he would probably be more than fourteen, so it may be that Jehu was born as early as the mid-1620s, although this would seem to make him several years older than any other child. This would in turn imply that the elder Jehu Burr's marriage had taken place some years before 1631 (or perhaps there was another, earlier wife). The Great Migration Begins Sketches PRESERVED PURITAN

Source

[http://books.google.com/books?id=GNsNvzRr2IYC&dq=jehu%20bur&pg=PA24#v=onepage&q=jehu%20bur&f=false A general history of the Burr family in America: with a genealogical record from 1570 to 1878] (Google eBook). Charles Burr Todd, E.W. Sackett & Bro., 1878, -------------------- (f/g) Sr Jehu Burr Birth: 1600, England Death: 1692 Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

Jehu was the son of Jonathan Burr & Esther Stedman. Jehu Burr was born around 1600 in England. He emigrated in 1630 in the Winthrop Fleet. On his arrival in America he settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts where he was made a freeman on 18 May 1631. In 1633 he served on a committee with William Pynchon, the Colony Treasurer. In 1636 he went with Pynchon to Springfield. He was appointed Collector for the Connecticut Colony. He was Deputy for Springfield to the Connecticut Legislature in April 1638 and September 1641. Soon after 1641 he removed to Fairfield. He was a Deputy to the Connecticut Legislature for Fairfield in September 1645 and April 1646. He was a carpenter. Jehu married Miss Elizabeth Cable and they had ten children. All of these children married and had families. Among the descendants one finds many individuals who were leaders in military, political, and human affairs. Their monuments can be found in the Old Burying Ground of Fairfield and other cemeteries in surrounding towns.

Jehu Burr was the founder of the Fairfield branch. The Burr family is featured in The Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus . He has many prominent descendants including Govenor and Vice President Aaron Burr.


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Spouse:
 Wife Cable Burr (1600 - 1670)
Children:
 Sarah Burr Cable (1620 - 1660)*
 Jehu Burr (1625 - 1692)*
 Elizabeth Burr Olmstead Gilbert Seeley (1637 - ____)*
 Daniel Burr (1642 - 1695)

Burial: Old Burying Ground Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA Created by: Beca Record added: Feb 02, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 33486808 -tcd

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Jehu Burr Sr's Timeline

1598
1598
Roxbury, Suffolk, England
1618
1618
Age 20
Fairfield, CT, USA
1620
1620
Age 22
Connecticut,USA
1623
1623
Age 25
Roxbury, Suffolk, England
1624
1624
Age 26
1625
1625
Age 27
Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, USA
1630
1630
Age 32
Roxbury, Norfolk, MA
1632
May 17, 1632
Age 34
Probably England
1633
1633
Age 35
Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1635
1635
Age 37
Roxbury, Massachussetts Bay Colony