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Jehu Burr, Jr.

Nicknames: "Jehue"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lavenham, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Old Burying Ground , Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jehu Burr Sr and Elizabeth Cable
Husband of Mary Burr and Elizabeth Burr
Father of Daniel Burr; Esther Burr; Daniel Burr; Peter Burr; Sarah Gold and 5 others
Brother of Ann Burr; Sarah Burr; Elizabeth Seeley; Major John Burr of Norwalk; Nathaniel Burr and 3 others

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About Jehu Burr, Jr.

Jehu Burr

  • Birth:  1625 - Lavenham, England
  • Death:  Oct 31 1692 - Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Parents:  Jehu Burr, Sr., Elizabeth Cable
  • Married:  Mary (Esther) Ward, Elizabeth (Esther) Prudden
  • Children:  Daniel, Mary, Abigail, Peter, Elizabeth, Sarah, Samuel, Joanna, Esther and Daniel

His land included what is now the town of New Milford Conn. He was founder of the CT school system which remains intact today and is a model for other localities.

Family

He died in Fairfield, in 1692, leaving a wife and ten children.

From A General History of the Burr Family in America: With a Genealogical Record ... By Charles Burr Todd:

SECOND GENERATION. JEHU BURR,2 [2] Of Fairfield, Ct.,

m. 1st, Marv. dau. of Andrew Ward, of Fairfield ; they had two chil.

  • 6. Daniel.8
  • 7. Esther.8

He m. 2d, Esther, widow of Joseph Boosey, of Westchester, Conn.

Children.:

  • 8. Peter,8 b. March, 1667.
  • 9. Samuel,8
  • 10. Elizabeth.8
  • 11. Sarah,8
  • 12. Joanna.8
  • 13. Abigail,8
  • 14. Mary.8

Will dated Jan. 7, 1689. Inv. of estate. Oct. 30. 1692. None of dans, were then m. except Mary, who had m. Saml. Wakeman of Fairfield.

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Jehu married (1) Mary or Esther WARD daughter of Andrew WARD about 1666 in Fairfield, CT.

They had the following children:

  • + 14 M i. Daniel BURR died in 1722.
  • 15 F ii. Esther BURR .

Jehu married (2) Elizabeth or Esther (Boosey) PRUDDEN . Elizabeth was born in Mar 1642/1643 in Milford, CT. She was widow of Joseph Boosey and was living in 1681.

Jehu and Elizabeth had the following children:

  • + 16 F iii. Elizabeth BURR .
  • + 17 M iv. Judge Peter BURR was born in Mar 1667.
  • 18 M v. Samuel BURR was born Fairfield, CT. VHe was a minor in 1689 when his father's will was drawn. It is likely that he died young. resource : CBT FB page 131 #9
  • 19 F vi. Sarah BURR resource : CBT FB page 131 #11
  • 20 F vii. Joanna BURR .resource : CBT FB page 131 #12

comments on wives

From http://armidalesoftware.com/issue/full/Thaler_30_main.html

Jacobus writes:

"The problem of Jehu's wives is so difficult as to require special consideration. ... The Ward Gen. and Burr Gen. follow the Hist. of Fairfield in supposing that Jehu m. (1) Mary Ward, dau. of Andrew, and (2) widow Esther Boosey. This can be positively disproved." Jacobus then gives a long discussion of evidence and concludes that Mary Ward married Jehu's brother John, and that Jehu's wife Esther is probably a sister of Mary Ward.[35]

From Rogers-Cushing-Stiles-Carroll:

Some confusion over possible misreading of Jehu for John and who married whom.

Anderson in Grt. Migration Begins comments: 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).

notes

Resource : Charles Burr Todd Fairfield Branch (FB) page 131 #2.

He settled with his father at Fairfield, CT. occ. Deputy for Springfield to CT Legislature; and later for Fairfield. Was appointed Commissioner for Fairfield 9 May 1678. Jehu Burr, with his brother, Major John Burr, was one of the " pro­prietors to whom the patent of Fairfield was granted in 1685. This ancient instrument, still preserved in the State Library at Hartford, reads as follows: "The Generall Court of Connecticut hath formally granted to the proprietary of the Inhabitants of the town of Fairfield, all those lands both meadow and upland within these abutments upon the sea towards the South, about five miles in breadth, and in length from the sea into the wilderness twelve miles, and upon Stratford bounds on the East, and the wilderness on the North, and in Norwalk bounds on the West (only a parcel of land between their bounds and Saugatuck River that is likewise granted to the said Fairfield, provided the said Saugatuck do not exceed two miles from the said Fairfield): the said lands having been by purchase or othenvise lawfully obtained of the Indians, native proprietors. And whereas the proprietary, the aforesaid inhabitants of Fairfield in the Colony of Connecticut, have made application to the Governor and Council of said Colony of Connecticut, assembled in Court May 25, 1685, that they may have a patent for confirmation of the aforesaid land so purchased and granted to them as aforesaid, and which they have stood seized and quietly possessed of for many years last past without interrup­tion. Now for a more full confirmation of the aforesaid tract of land as it is butted and bounded as aforesaid, unto the present proprietors of the said township of Fairfield in the possession and enjoyment of the premises, Know ye, that the said Governor and Council assembled in General Court according to the Commission granted to us by His Majesty in our Charter, have given, granted, and by these presents do give, grant, ratify and confirm unto Major Nathan Gold, Mr. Samuel Wakeman, Jehu Burr, John Burr, Thomas Staples, John Green, Joseph Lockwood, John \Vheeler, Richard Hubbell, George Squire, Isaac Wheeler and the rest of the present proprietary of the township of Fairfield, their heirs, suc­cessors, and assigns, forever according to the tenor of East Greenwich in Kent, in free and common socage, and not by capitte or Knight ser­vice, they to make improvement of the same as they are capable, accord­ing to the custom of the country, yielding, rendering and paying therefor to their Sovereign Lord the King, his heirs and successors, his due according to Charter. In witness whereof we have caused the seal of the colony to be herewith affixed, this 26th of May 1685, in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord James the

Second, of England Scotland and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c. By Order of the General Court of Connecticut." -Signed, ROBERT TREAT, Governor. "JOHN ALLEN, Secretary."

Will

His will (date 1689) is as follows: "I give to my loving wife the estate I had with her, which was four pounds in money; she reserving the rest of her estate to her own use and disposal. Also I give to my said wife, ten pounds in provisions to be paid her within one year of my decease. "I give and bequeath to my son Daniel, as an addition to what I have already given him, eleven acres of land lying near the two miles rock, in Fairfield; also the long lot I bought of NIr. Jones. "I give and bequeath to my sons Peter and Samuel, all the rest of my land and all my housing. My son Peter is to pay to my son Samuel, fifty pounds in provisions when my said son Samuel shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, when the said Samuel is to receive his portion. "I give to my five daughters, Esther, Elizabeth, Sarah, Joanna, and Abigail, the rest of my estate, except what I shall hereafter give, and my just debts first paid, only my daughter Esther, what estate she has already received must be accounted for as a part of her portion; my said daugh­ters to receive their portions at the age of eighteen years, or marriage, if they marry sooner; and if any of my daughters die before they come to age to receive their portions, then said portions to be equally divided among said remaining daughters, and my will is if my son Samuel die before he arrives at the age to receive his portion, then said portion to be equally divided between his remaining brothers, Daniel and Peter. "My will is, if my son-in-law, Samuel Wakeman, according to his promise, will engage to pay to his daughter, my grandchild, the estate he received from me, with my daughter Mary: being twenty pounds: when with said twenty pounds I will give to my grandchild, when she come to the age of eighteen years, so much as will make her portion equal with the rest of my daughters within ten pounds. "I give to my three sons, Daniel, Peter, and Samuel, all my commage equally to be divided amongst them: my will is, my son Samuel be put to some trade. "I do make my son Daniel executor of this my will. I desire my brothers John and Nathaniel to be overseers of this my will, and my will is, my own sons shall have their approbation and ~oice in the putting out of my children, and not any to be disposed of, or put out without their consent, as witness my hand, January 7th, 1689, (my desire is my brother Daniel to be a third overseer of this my will). "January 7th, 1689. Delivered in Presence ol JOHN BURR, NATHANIEL BURR."

--JEHU BURR.

Sources

  1. 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 - 436 pages. Page 25

Links

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Deputy (Fairfield) to Conn Leg, Oct 1649, Oct 1660 May 1661, May 1663, Oct 1663 Judge (Fairfield) May 1665

S List of Officials 1636 to 1665

Find A Grave Memorial# 40495773 -tcd

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         o U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Name: Jehue Burr

Spouse: Mary Ward

Parents: Jehue Burr, Elizabeth Cable

Birth Place: Eng, OR

Birth Date: 1625

Marriage Place: Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

Marriage Date: 1658

Death Place: Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

Death Date: 1692

Name: Jehu Burr

Spouse: Elizabeth Prudden

Parents: Jehu Burr, Elizabeth Cable

Birth Place: Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

Birth Date: 1625

Marriage Date: 1666

Death Place: Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

Death Date: 31 Oct 1692

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

about Jehu Burr

Name: Jehu Burr

Gender: male

Birth Place: of CT

Spouse Name: Ester Ward

Marriage State: of CT

Number Pages: 21

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Jehu BURR (1641 - d.)

Birthdate: 1641

Birthplace: Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

Death: (Date and location unknown)

Immediate Family:

Son of Jehu, Jehue, Jehu, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, and ---

Husband of Hester, Esther, and Elizabeth

Father of Daniel, Daniel, Joanna, Daniel, Elizabeth, Mary, Peter, Sarah, Samuel, Joanna, and Abigail

Brother of Nathaniel, John, and Daniel

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Jehu Burr Jr  (1625 - 1692)

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Birthdate: 1625

Death: Died October 31, 1692 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

Immediate Family:

Son of Jehu and Elizabeth

Husband of Elizabeth

Father of Joanna and Daniel

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Jehu Burr Jr  (1625 - 1692)

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Immediate Family:

Son of Jehu and Elizabeth

Husband of Elizabeth

Father of Johanna and Daniel

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Jehu Burr  (deceased)

Immediate Family:

Son of Jehu and Elizabeth

Husband of Elizabeth

Father of Johanna and Daniel

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Jehue Burr  (1625 - 1692)

Immediate Family:

Son of Jehu and Elizabeth

Husband of Elizabeth

Father of Joanna and Daniel

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Jehu Burr, Jr.'s Timeline

1625
1625
Lavenham, Suffolk, England
1655
1655
Age 30
Milford, Connecticut
1660
1660
Age 35
1666
1666
Age 41
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1666
Age 41
Stratford, Fairfield, CT
1668
March 1668
Age 43
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1668
Age 43
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1670
1670
Age 45
Fairfield,Fairfield,Connecticut,USA
1672
1672
Age 47
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1674
1674
Age 49
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States