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John Burr

Also Known As: ""Jehu""
Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death: November 6, 1694 (57-65)
Fairfield, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Jehu Burr, Sr. and Elizabeth Prudden Cable
Husband of Mary Burr; Mary Burr and Sarah Burr
Father of John Burr; John Burr; Sarah Chauncey; Mary Osborne; Jonathan Burr and 4 others
Brother of Sarah Burr; Anne Betts; Jehu Burr, Jr.; Nathaniel Burr; Daniel Burr and 2 others

Occupation: Major
Managed by: Francis Gene Dellinger
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About Major John Burr of Norwalk

Generation 2b – Major John Burr (1633-1693)

  • Was prominent in the colony
  • Was made a freeman in 1664
  • Received public office of deputy to the CT General Court (Fairfield) in 1666 and several times thereafter
  • Appointed commissioner for Fairfield in 1679
  • In 1690, he took his seat as senator and magistrate for the colony
  • He was a major in the French and Indian war
  • Is referred to as colonel in the Fairfield records
  • Assistant, i.e. Senator, or member of the upper house, and magistrate of the colony
  • Sergeant major to Fairfield county
  • Major Burr was one of the magistrates presiding, along with Governor  Robert Treat and several others, over a witchcraft trial. The accused Mercy Desborough was found guilty and sentenced to death; the sentence was never carried out.


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Major John Burr of Norwalk's Timeline

Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 11
May 2, 1673
Age 40
Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, USA
July 25, 1675
Age 42
August 18, 1683
Age 50
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
November 6, 1694
Age 61
Fairfield, Connecticut