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John Burroughs, I

Also Known As: "Burrows", "Burrowes"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Devon, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in New York, Queens County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremiah Burroughs and Elizabeth Burroughs
Husband of Johanna Burroughs; Johanna Burroughs; Elizabeth Burroughs and Elizabeth Burroughs
Father of Joanna Reeder; Joanna Burroughs; Jeremiah Burroughs; Joseph Burroughs; Edward Burroughs and 2 others

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About John Burroughs, I

http://home.comcast.net/~jeffmoore1000/CookLine/g0/p847.htm ___________________

** conflucting information ** first wife was Joanna Jessup, daughter of John Jessup found in Mass by 1637 (D L Jacobus The American Genealogist 10:42) then after she died, was he married to the widow Elizabeth Reed (Pettitt)?? Was he married to an Elizabeth Jessup (daughter of Captain Thomas Jessup of Conn.?? And which was John 1165's mother?? ** Any reliable sources - greatly appreciated

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John BURROUGHS of Trenton Tp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, left a will dated 22 Oct 1768 (the will mentioned grandson Jonathan BURROUGHS, daughters Sarah MOORE, Elizabeth ROSE, Mary BAKER, Jemima HOWELL, sons Benjamin and Isaac of Salem Co, son James the family plantation, executors sons Joseph and James, witnesses Silas ROSE, Daniel LANING, Abigail HOWELL). An inventory of the estate of John BURROUGHS was taken on 8 Mar 1774 in Hunterdon Co, NJ. The will was proved on 9 Mar 1774 in Hunterdon Co, NJ.

Genealogical Notes on Ewing Twp NJ Cooley 1883 The Burroughs Family pg 2 John Burroughs (1) the ancestor of the families of that name in this part of the country being of English birth is most probably of the same family. (Jeremiah Burroughs one of the Westminster divines) He came to Massachusetts near the period of its settlement as he is found living in Salem in 1637. Thence he removed to Newtown LI where he became a leading man and died 1678 aged 61 leaving by his first marriage children: Jeremiah who had a son Jeremiah married to Cornelia Eckerson and settled in Hunterdon CO NJ: Joseph a liberal supporter of the Presbyterian Church whose son john owned land at Trenton and some of whose descendents became prominent citizens of GA: Joanna married Jacob Reeder and Mary. his 2nd wife was the widow Elizabeth Reed whose only son was John (2).

Burroughs Family Genealogy by Dr. James Walmsey 1950's Perly's History of Salem MA states that John Burroughs was at Salem in 1637 and moved to Newtown after 1644. He died the in 1678 aged 61yrs. His 1st wife not known. Second wife Elizabeth reed by whom he had a son John born in Newtown June 22, 1665.

John Sr. and a brother Jeremiah found in Newtown 1665. Jeremiah a freeholder in 1686.

"Riker's Annals" of Newtown states - John Burroughs in 1665 purchased land from the Indians in the neighborhood of Middlebury LI and paid one pound 10 shillings for his holdings the land being valued at one shilling per acre. Middlebury was then included in Newtown.

1657 assessors list for the town of Newtown LI John Burroughs owner of 40 acres, 1 horse, 4 oxen, 4 cows, 24 sheep. Virkus Vol 1 First Families of America calls John Burroughs a founder of Middlebury LI 1652. he was one of seven patentees of Newtown LI 1666. He was town clerk for 11 years.

John Burroughs1 made a will dated July 2 1678 as of Newton L To John, house orchards island of salt meadow (20 A's) in Foster's Neck. Son Jeremiah and Joseph; daughters Joanna Reeder and Mary Burroughs? Inventory Aug 29, 1678, L 297:14. Son Jeremaih confirmed as Executor Oct 19 1678. (Riker's Annals of Newtown Vol1 p55 LI Wills, NY Hist Soc Collection) Ibid Vol 1cpg 293 LI Wills)

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John was born about 1617. He died in Newtown, Queens Co., which is now called Elmhurst.

He was married twice. His first wife was Joanna Jessup, whom he wed in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. They had four children: Joanna about 1641, Jeremiah about 1642, Joseph about 1644 and Mary about 1649.

The name of his second wife is disputed. Some people say that she was Elizabeth Jessup, the sister of Joanna Jessup. Other say that she was the widow Elizabeth (Pettit) REED, the daughter of Thomas Pettit and Christian Mellows Pettit.

John and Elizabeth had one son together: John Jr. in 1665.

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John was born about 1617. He died in Newtown, Queens Co., which is now called Elmhurst.

He was married twice. His first wife was Joanna Jessup, whom he wed in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. They had four children: Joanna about 1641, Jeremiah about 1642, Joseph about 1644 and Mary about 1649.

The name of his second wife is disputed. Some people say that she was Elizabeth Jessup, the sister of Joanna Jessup. Other say that she was the widow Elizabeth (Pettit) REED, the daughter of Thomas Pettit and Christian Mellows Pettit.

John and Elizabeth had one son together: John Jr. in 1665.

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John BURROUGHS''' was born circa 1617 in England.  He married (first) Joanna JESSUP, daughter of 

John JESSUP and Joanna KERRICH, in Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT. He married (second) Elizabeth (PETTIT) REED, daughter of Thomas PETTIT and Christian MELLOWS, as her second husband. He died in Aug 1678 in Newtown, Queens Co, NY, (some Internet sources say 3 Aug).

Some sources have John BURROUGHS of Newtown as the son of Reverend Jeremiah BURROUGHS. Jeremiah, however, was born about 1599 or 1600 and therefore was very likely not the father of John. Also, Jeremiah died 13 Nov 1646 in London and John was in New Haven CT by 1644.

Some sources have John BURROUGHS in Salem in 1637. This John, however, was John BARROWS, who came over in 1637 on the ship Mary Ann, "desirous to pass to Salem in New England, there to inhabit". John BARROWS later lived in Plymouth MA.

There was a John BURROWS mentioned in a New Haven CT court record in 1644. This was probably the John who settled in Newtown. A number of future Newtown families lived in New Haven. New Haven was founded in 1638 by a group of colonists who had arrived in Boston a year earlier on the ship Hector. John BURROUGHS's name is not on the passenger list of the Hector. However, there supposedly was another ship that sailed with the Hector. Maybe John was on that ship.

John BURROUGHS may have been an indentured servant. Indentured servants were not allowed to marry until their service was finished and John's oldest child, or at least the oldest that lived to adulthood, was not born until he was about 32. 70% of immigrants arriving in America between 1630 and 1660 were indentured servants. John may have arrived in America in 1637 as a servant to someone in the New Haven group and finished his contract in the early to mid 1640s. Freed indentured servants were usually given land at the end of their service. John BURROUGHS may have been given land in Stamford, which was part of the New Haven Colony.

On 3 May 1649, John BURROWS was a witness to a court action against one of the townsmen of Stamford, CT.

On 12 Apr 1652, John BURROUGHS sold land in Stamford CT as an "attorney" for the widow WHITMOR, then living in Masheag [Maspeth?]. Joanna (JESSUP) BURROUGHS's mother married John WHITMORE as her second husband.

John BURROUGHS was one of the early settlers of Newtown, Queens Co, NY. He probably moved there before Apr 1652. At that time his widowed mother-in-law was living in Newtown (then called Maspeth).

On 12 Apr 1656, John BURROUGHS was one of the signers of a deed from the Indians to the founders of Newtown, submitted and recorded on 6 Mar 1666.

John BURROUGHS was town clerk of Newtown for a number of years. He also served as Constable for awhile.

The approximate birth year for John BURROUGHS comes from the Newtown town records. In a 13 Aug 1667 court deposition he was called "aged about 50 years".

John BURROUGHS of Newtown, Queens Co, NY, left a will dated 2 Jul 1678 (the will mentioned his wife, son Jeremiah, son Joseph, son John (not yet 21), daughters Joanna REDER and Mary BURROUGHS, son Jeremiah executor, witnesses were Thomas PETTIT and Gershom MOORE). An inventory of the estate of John BURROUGHS was taken on 29 Aug 1678 in Queens Co, NY.6

A brother of Elizabeth (PETTIT) (REED) BURROUGHS moved to Hopewell Tp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, about 1696.

Some sources have Joanna (JESSUP) BURROUGHS dying in 1679. This would have been very unlikely, since divorces back then were very rare. The error can be explained by the fact that John BURROUGHS's second wife, Elizabeth, died in 1679.

[http://swarling.mywebcommunity.org/burroughs/newtown0001.htm#id10073]

  • ***Added by Mary Lee Trounter Boyce 7/10/2015. Research by Steve Swarling.
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John Burroughs, I's Timeline

1617
1617
Devon, England, United Kingdom
1643
1643
Age 26
1649
1649
Age 32
Newtown, Queens, Long Island, New york
1651
1651
Age 34
Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
1653
1653
Age 36
Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
1655
1655
Age 38
Queens,Long Island,,Jamaica
1659
1659
Age 42
Newtown, Long Island, Queens Co., New york