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About Elizabeth Hull
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Among the prominent kinsmen of Elizabeth Burr Hull was her nephew Colonel Aaron Burr, the third vice president of the United States.
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.
Elizabeth Hull's Timeline
April 12, 1696
Greenfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
August 2, 1719
June 11, 1721
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
July 25, 1724
Fairfield, CT, USA
February 20, 1726
Greenfield Hill, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
November 15, 1728
October 12, 1732
December 10, 1734