|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1817|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1903|
Desert Evening News, 8 April 1903
Charles C. Burr Dead
Veteran and Pioneer of 86 leaves 80 Descendants
Burrville, Sevier Co. April 1. - This community mourns another veteran called from an active useful life to the reward of the just. Charles C. Burr departed this life March 31 after an illness of three weeks. He was born Jan. 30, 1817 in Leyden, Lewis County, New York. On Dec. 28, 1843 [to Nathan Burr and Chloe Clark], he married Sarah Sloat and they together with his father and mother, having been converted to the Gospel, sailed for San Francisco by way of Cape Horn, in the ship Brooklin [Brooklyn ], the company being in charge of Capt. Samuel Brannan. He remained in San Francisco for two years being there at the time of the discovery of gold and its attendant excitement. He came to Salt Lake City with a company of the Battalion boys and settled in the first ward. He took part in the echo canyon campaign and at the time of the "move," went to Payson where he took an active part in the building of that place.
He helped to build and operate the first sawmill in Peteteneet [Payson] canyon and took part in the Indian wars, being Capt. of the Silver Grays in Payson.
In 1877 he moved to Grass Valley, where in connection with his sons, he founded the place which bears his name.
He lived to the good old age of 86 years and 2 months, filling a life of great usefulness. Besides his wife he is survived by five children, 50 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 1, in the ward meetinghouse conducted by Bishop L. A. Hill. Remarks were made by the following named brethren, bearing on the useful life and labors of [the] deceased: Norman Tillmore, Joseph S. Whitehead and J. H. Curtis of Burrville, and Bishop E. A. Bagley, George Hatch and Peter E. Olsen, of our adjoining ward, Koosharem.
John Atlantic Burr (1846 - 1914)*
George Amasa Burr (1849 - 1926)*
Chloe Catherine Burr (1851 - 1852)*
Henry Uriah Burr (1853 - 1919)*
Sarah Jane Burr Cloward (1855 - 1885)*
Myron Leonard Burr (1857 - 1928)*
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Jun 11, 2007
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