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Daniel Burr (abt. 1660 - 1727)

Daniel Burr
Born about in Fairfield, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1681 in Fairfield, Connecticut Colonymap
Husband of — married 1687 in Fairfield, Connecticut Colonymap
Husband of — married about 1695 in Fairfield, Connecticut Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 12 Sep 2021
22:06: Rick Pierpont edited the marriage between Elizabeth (Pinckney) Burr (1660-1722) and Daniel Burr (abt.1660-1727). [Thank Rick for this]
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Daniel Burr was born about 1660, the son of Jehu Burr and Esther Ward. 1660 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut[1]

He was called Mr. and "of Upper Meadow" to distinguish him from his cousin[1], son of Nathaniel Burr. He married first before 1681 Hannah Banks, daughter of John Banks. They had one daughter Hannah.

He married second, about 1686, Mary Sherwood, daughter of Stephen Sherwood. They had two children, Jehu and Mary.

He married third about 1695, Elizabeth Pinkney, daughter of Philip Sherwood. Elizabeth had 10 children.

The web site for the historical Greenfield Congreational Church has pictures and images was well as a history. Records from the church were used by D. L. Jacobus as a source for baptisms and marriages for this family.

Daniel died at Fairfield, Connecticut in 1727 and was buried at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey. His memorial has links to those of his parents, his wife Elizabeth and two of his children.

Daniel's estate was distributed August 1, 1730. In it are identified his widow Elizabeth, his children: Jehu; Stephen; Peter; Moses; Aaron; Hannah Burr; Mary Meeker; Elizabeth Hull; Jane Sherwood and Elizabeth Bradley.[2]

Children of Hannah and Daniel

  1. Hannah b. 16 June 1681

Marriage 2

BEF 1687 Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Mary Sherwood daughter of Stephen[1]

Children of Mary and Daniel

  1. Jehu Burr b. abt 1687 m. Hannah, d. at Fairfield 1757[1]
  2. Mary Burr b. abt 1689 bapt. 30 May 1708, m. David Meeker[1]

Marriage 3

ABT 1695 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Elizabeth Pinckney daughter of Philip[1]

In his will, he provided for his third wife, Elizabeth, their son David, and all children from all three wives. He made a special provision of land and money for Elizabeth to care for their "incompetent" son, David. (Mead)

Children of Elizabeth and Daniel

  1. Elizabeth Burr b. 1696 m. Nathaniel Hull
  2. Stephen Burr bapt. 1697 d. 1778 m.(1) Elizabeth Hull m(2) Abigail Hall
  3. Peter Burr bapt. 1699 m.(1) Abigail; m(2) Rebecca Ward
  4. Jane Burr bapt. 1701 m. Samuel Sherwood
  5. Esther Burr bapt. 1702/3 m. Daniel Bradley
  6. Philip Burr bapt. 1704/5 d. young
  7. David Burr bapt. 1707/8 d. young
  8. David Burr bapt. 1709/10 d. 1766
  9. Moses Burr bapt. 1714 d. 1740
  10. Aaron Burr bapt. 1715/6 d. 1757[3] m. 1752 Esther Edwards daughter of Rev. Jonathan Edwards.

He died 01 AUG 1727 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA[4]

Fairfield Probate Records, Vol. 7, 1721-1750, pg. 32. July 10, 1727,

Letters of administration on Daniel's estate were granted to his wife, Elizabeth, and sons Jehu & Peter Burr.

August 1, 1727, pg. 99: Daniel's estate was settled & Capt. Moses Dimon & Capt. Thomas Hill, both of Fairfield, were appointed to distribute Daniel's estate. (Fairfield County, Connecticut)

Sept. 5, 1727, pg. 21: Stephen Burr appointed guardian of Moses, son of the descedent.

Sept. 5, 1727, pg 54: Estate distributed by Moses Dimon & Thomas Hill to Daniel's children, Jehu, Stephen, Peter, David, Aaron, Moses, Hannah Burr, Mary Meaker, Elizabeth Hull, Jane Sherwood, and to his widow.

When son Aaron was baptized, he was recorded as "son of Mr. Daniel Burr, of Upper Meadow".

Research Notes

There is a different Daniel Burr born on 30 July 1670, son of Daniel Burr. He married Abigail and has children: Joseph, Timothy, Abigail, James and Jabez. [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Jacobus: V.1. Page: 128
  2. This biography follows Jacobus.
  3. Jacobus All detail on children. V.1. Page: 128-9
  4. Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections. New England Historic Genealogical Society,(
  5. Todd, Charles Burr. A General History of the Burr Family in America (E.W. & Bro Sackett 1878) Page 143
  • Mead, Spencer P., Abstract of Probate Records at Fairfield, County of Fairfield, and State of Connecticut, Vol. 7, 1721-1750, Page 18-19 & Vol. 8, Page 114
  • BURR, Daniel, Sr., late of Fairfield, Aug. 1, 1727, Captain Moses Dimon and Captain Thomas Hill, both of Fairfield, appointed to distribute his estate, page 99.
  • BURR, Daniel, late of Fairfield, July 10, 1727, letters of administration on his estate granted to Elizabeth, John, and Peter Burr, page 32.
  • BURR, Daniel, late of Fairfield, Sept. 5, 1727, Stephen Burr appointed guardian of Moses, a son of decedent, page 21.
  • BURR, Daniel, late of Fairfield, Sept. 5, 1727, estate distributed by Moses Dimon and Thomas Hill, to his children John, Stephen, Peter, David, Moses, Aaron, Hannah burr, Mary Meaker, Elizabeth Hull and Jane Sherwood, and to his widow, page 54.
  • BURR, Daniel, (continued from page 18), Mary, mentioned Their brother John Burr. Witnesses Andrew Burr and Sarah Burr, pages 268 and 269.
  • BURR, Elizabeth, Sept. 5, 1727, appointed guardian of her son David Burr, an incompetent, page 21.
  • BURR, Daniel, late of Fairfield, inventory taken July 14, 1727, by John Osburn and Gershom Bulkley, verified by Elizabeth Burr, Jeshu Burr and Peter Burr, administrators, and Filed Aug. 1, 1727, page 92.

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Burr-494 and Burr-35 appear to represent the same person because: Burr-494 had erroneous birth dates and relationships. After much research, the profile was edited and corrected. At that time, it was discovered that Burr-35 already existed for the same person. Rather than completing -494, it is better that it be merged into the earlier and more complete -35.
posted by Jim Parish
So one does not need to look in "Changes", the merger of Burr-116 into this Burr-35 has been completed.
posted by Jim Parish
Burr-116 and Burr-35 are not ready to be merged because: Reviewing further
posted by Elizabeth (Hart) Hyatt
Burr-35 and Burr-116 appear to represent the same person because: I adopted this profile, would you please help merge it as it is a duplicate. Thanks.
posted by Elizabeth (Hart) Hyatt