Ensign John Burroughs of Enfield CT b1685

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John Burroughs, III of Enfield CT

Birthplace: Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in East Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
Cause of death: Unknown
Place of Burial: Ellington, Tolland, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Burroughs, of Enfield CT and Hannah Burroughs
Husband of Elizabeth Burroughs and Sarah Burroughs
Father of John Burroughs; Simon Burroughs, I; David Burroughs; Jonathan Burroughs; Abnor Burroughs and 2 others
Brother of Hannah Allen; Rebecca Burroughs and Sarah Burroughs

Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About Ensign John Burroughs of Enfield CT b1685

Possibly mistaken for John Burroughs, of Trenton NJ

John Burroughs (3) was born Aug. 10, 1685 in Enfield, Mass., now Conn. and died Feb. 14,1757 in East Windsor Conn, now Ellington. His tombstone in Ellington cemetery bears this inscription, "In memory of Ensign John Burroughs who died Feb. 14, 1757 in ye 72nd year of his age." John Burroughs (3) married Ist. Elizabeth Pasco, dau. of John and Rachel Pasco of Stafford Conn., about 1710. On June 18, 1715, John and Elizabeth signed a deed. Her death was after this date. He married second, by 1718, Sarah Rumerill, the dau. of Simeon and Sarah (Fairman)Rumerill. Sarah was born Feb. 14, 1691. John Burroughs (3) moved to Windsor, Conn. between Oct. 14, 1719 when he signed a deed as of Enfield and June 7, 1720 when he is mentioned as a Plantor of Windsor., Conn. In June of that year he is first given in a deed as of Windsor. Probate of Will of John Burroughs Hartford Probate Records. Volume 17,page 316. An inventory of the estate of John Burroughs was accepted in Court of Probate Aug. 3, 1757, which amounted to about 100, which was so small because he had given each of his sons a farm and probably his daughters each a good portion.

Source: Source: "The Burroughs Family of Enfield" Compiled by Theodora Blanch Burroughs, Cattaraugus County Historical Society/Library, p 17-22.

Genealogical Notes on Ewing Twp NJ Cooley 1883 The Burroughs Family pg 2 John (3) son of John (2) came to Ewing Twp at about the age of 21 and purchased a farm, on which he lived not far from the church and adjoining Judge William R McIlvaine's. his name is signed to an agreement dated Aug 26 1703. He died in 1772 aged 88, the date of his recorded will.

NJ Abstracts of Wills Vol 5 pg 78 John Burroughs Trenton Hunterdon Co Oct 22 1678 Grandson Jonathan Burroughs 10 pounds Daughter Sarah Moore 40 shillings yearly during her life Daughter Elizabeth Rose 25 pds; daughter Jemima Howell 25 pds; sons Benjamin & Isaac the tract of land i bought from Mach Lon Kirkbride, in Salem Co which they now have. Son James the plantation I live on and rest of estate. Executors sons Joseph & James. Witnesses Silas Rose, Dan'l Laning Abigail Howell. Proved Mar 9 1774. Inventory Mar 8 1774 432 pounds, 3 shillings 2 pence made by Jacob Carle & Joseph Moore.

John was the son of John Burroughs, of what was then Newtown, now Elmhurst, Queens Co., New York, and his wife, Margaret Woodward Burroughs.

He married twice, to Elizabeth Unknown and Mary possibly Jennings.

John had children: Jeremiah about 1709 d 1746 Benjamin m Mary Van Horn Elizabeth m Samuel Baker and Silas Rose Hannah m Benjamin Abbott Isaac m Patience Unknown John b 1718 d 1806 m Lydia Baker Martha Mary m Matthew Baker and Henry Baker Philip b 1711 d March 09 1745 m Mary Unknown Sarah m Unknown Moore Jemima (twin b 1725) d 1825 m Wm Barber and Joseph Howell Joseph (twin b 1725) d October 29 1798 m Martha Willetts James b 1735 d March 01 1784 m Mary Jones

"Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing 'Old Hunterdon County,' New Jersey," by EF & WS Cooley, Baltimore: General Publishing Co., 1977 also lists Cornelius and Henry as children.

John migrated from Long Island, New York to Ewing Twp., Hunterdon (now Mercer) Co., New Jersey about 1705, along with many of the other pioneer families.

His will was signed 1772.

It is assumed, but not confirmed, that John was buried in First Presbyterian Church of Ewing Cemetery. He was a founder of the church, being listed along with 16 others in 1709 as receiving the deed transfer, and lived nearby for the rest of his life.


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Ensign John Burroughs of Enfield CT b1685's Timeline

August 10, 1685
Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
June 16, 1711
Age 25
Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
September 21, 1719
Age 34
Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
September 4, 1721
Age 36
Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
June 27, 1725
Age 39
Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
June 20, 1728
Age 42
Thompsonville, CT, USA
Age 44
Thompsonville, CT, USA
August 19, 1731
Age 46
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony