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Peter Burr
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1767
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1816
Clinton County
Ohio, USA

Peter was born the son of Peter & Mary, in what was then Berkeley Co, VA, now called Jefferson Co, WV. He married there in 1790 to Hannah Sewell, the dau of David & Mary E (Tullis) Sewell. He was a descendant of the Burr lineage which began with Jehue Burre who arrived from England in the Massachusetts Bay Colony with Winthrops fleet of 1630. Jehue eventually settled in Fairfield, CT, beginning what is now known as the 'Fairfield Branch of Burrs'.
Peter, along with his wife and their young family, ventured into what was then known as the Northwest Territory in 1798/99 in a group which included his Sewell in-laws, their sons, their families, and possibly other relatives such as the Cowans. They made one of the first 3 settlements in what is now Clinton Co.
Peter was a surveyor, Justice of the Peace in Warren Co, a member of the House of Representatives in the 4th & 5th sessions of the General Assembly for Warren Co in 1805 & 1806. He was named Associate Judge in 1810 when Clinton Co was formed, Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas, Clerk of Supreme Court in 1814.
Peter also served during the War of 1812 as a Private in Capt Wm B Fordyce's Company, 4 Sept 1812-15 Mar 1814. His career was cut short when he died Aug 8, 1816. He left no will and his estate was in litigation for many years.
Children missing from the list below:
1- Mary, b 22 Nov 1790 Berkeley Co, VA; d 10 Nov 1808;
2- Ezra Burr, b 1797 & died before Feb 1825, mar'd Aug 25, 1820 Warren Co, OH to Cythiana Pollick, 2 ch: Mary Ann & Ezra. Cythiana 2nd married 10 Feb 1825 Warren Co, OH to a Stephen Grover.
3- Abigail, b 28 Dec 1808, married 1831 to Wm Carson. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Hannah Ilesmma Sewell Burr (1769 - 1838)
 
 Children:
  Peter Burr (1792 - 1814)*
  Hannah Burr Hardin (1794 - 1861)*
  Sarah Burr Marshall (1799 - 1831)*
  Elizabeth Burr Anson (1802 - 1852)*
  David Burr (1805 - 1868)*
  John Burr (1811 - 1832)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sewell Cemetery
Clarksville
Clinton County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: C Shaw
Record added: Jan 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83262165
 


- Donna B.
 Added: Mar. 6, 2015

- 4 x's gr-granddaughter
 Added: Jan. 11, 2012
 
 
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