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Aaron Burr, Jr
Birth: Feb. 6, 1756
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1836
Port Richmond
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA

United States Vice President. After serving as a Major in the Continental Army under General George Washington in the Revolutionary War, he became a successful lawyer and politician. In 1789, he was appointed Attorney General of New York and was elected to the US Senate in 1791, serving for six years. In 1800, he became the 3rd United States Vice President in the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. Nearing the end of his term as vice president, he challenged Alexander Hamilton to a duel for besmirching his reputation. On the morning of July 7, 1804, it ended when Burr shot Hamilton to death. Though the public cried murder, Burr was let of and was able to complete his vice-presidential term. In 1807, he was brought to trial on charges of conspiracy for leading a military charge against Spanish Territory and for trying to separate territories from the United States. He was aquited of the charges but the conspiracy scandal ended his political career. He spent his final years traveling throughout Europe and after returning to America, died at age 80 from multiple strokes. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Aaron Burr (1716 - 1757)
  Esther Edwards Burr (1732 - 1758)
 
 Spouses:
  Eliza Bowen Jumel (1775 - 1865)
  Theodosia Stillwell Bartow Prevost Burr (1746 - 1794)*
 
 Children:
  Theodosia Bartow Burr Alston (1783 - 1813)*
 
 Sibling:
  Sarah Burr Reeve (1754 - 1797)*
  Aaron Burr (1756 - 1836)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Princeton Cemetery
Princeton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Aaron Burr, Jr :thank you for serving the vice-presidency but only history can determine your fate in the years to come in the future, remembering you after 178 years, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Sep. 14, 2014
May you rest in peace Mr. Vice-President. You were a man of great ability and intellect. Just wish you would not of let your ambitions rule your life. But you served our country and you loved our country. God bless you, sir
- joe redus
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014
In memory, cousin.
- Peter J. Talbot
 Added: Aug. 25, 2014
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