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Sarah (Sherwood) Burr (1736 - 1797)

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Sarah Burr formerly Sherwood
Born in Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Sarah Sherwood was born on 13 May 1736 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.[1][2] She was the daughter of Benjamin Sherwood and Eleanor Bradley.[1][2]

Sarah married Ebenezer Burr on 17 January 1754 in Fairfield.[1][2]

She died on 2 November 1797 in Greenfield, Fairfield, Connecticut.[2][3][4] She was buried in Greenfield Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Connecticut.[3][4]

Research Notes

Sarah had a younger sister born in 1725/6 that was also named Sarah.[2] The younger Sarah died at age nine, before the Sarah of this profile was born in 1736.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 White
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Jacobus
  3. 3.0 3.1 Find A Grave
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hale
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 15 June 2019), memorial page for Sarah Sherwood Burr (1735–2 Nov 1797), Find A Grave: Memorial #44473950, citing Greenfield Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Yankee Doodle Boy (contributor 47201712).
  • Greenfield Hill Church Records, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1915) Vol. 69, Page 42
  • Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Records Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library. Vol. 15, Headstone Inscriptions, 407-4 Greenfield Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. [Page 143]: "Burr, Sarah, wife of Ebenezer, died Nov. 2, 1797, age 62"
  • Jacobus, Donald Lines History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1930) Vol. 2, Page 837: Benjamin Sherwood, son of Benjamin, "born 1 Mar 1700/1; d. at Greenfield, 19 Jan. 1763 in 63 yr. (g. s.); m. 9 Feb. 1723/4, Eleanor Bradley, b. 22 Feb 1707/8, d. 29 Mar. 1793 ae. 85 (g.s.)" First daughter Sarah "b. 16, bapt. 20 Feb. 1725/6, d. 28 Apr. [1735?] ae. 9." Second daughter Sarah "b. 13 May, bapt. May 1736, d. at Greenfield, 2 Nov. 1797; m. 17 Jan. 1754, Ebenezer Burr."
  • White, Lorraine C. The Barbour Collection (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1994) Vol. 12 (Fairfield Vital Records). Sarah Sherwood is mentioned on the following pages:
Page 121: "Sarah [Sherwood], d. Benj[amin] & Ellenor, b. May 13, 1736"
Page 29: "Ebenezer [Burr], s. Timothy, m. Sarah Sherwood, d. Benjamin, Jan. 17, 1754"

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