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John Burrows
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Birth: 1642
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1716
Groton
New London County
Connecticut, USA

JOHN BURROWS married Hannah Culver December 14, 1670. They
resided in Groton, Connecticut. He was one of the patentees of the amended charter of the New London settlement which up to 1704 included Groton. Members of first Congregational Church of Stonington but also liberal supporters of the First Baptist Church of Gorton. They had nine children - five boys and four girls - John, Mary, Hannah, Margaret,
Samuel, Robert, Abigail, Jeremiah end Isaac.

John was born 1642 at Wethersfield, Conn., to Robert Burrows and Mary Ireland.

Hannah Culver who was born on Apr. 11, 1651 at Roxbury, Massachusetts daughter of Edward Culver and Ann Ellis.

Hannah died after the date of her Will (1731) and before the date her Will (28 June 1733 )was proven in the New the London Probate Court.

Their children all born in Groton were baptized by Rev. James Noyes at First Congregational Church of Stonington.

John Burrows became a freeman of New London in October 1669. He lived in that part of New London which became Groton in 1705 and 1704 was one of the patentees of the amended charter of New London settlement which up to that date had included Groton. He was a man of honorable position and the owner of substantial tracts of land deeded to him by, and also inherited as the sole heir of, his father Robert Burrows.

John and his wife Hannah joined on January 3, 1685/6 the First Congregational Church of Stonington, popularly called the Road Church. Among church records is this note: "John Burrows was re-admitted July 20, 1701, having been suspended for offense to Mr. Saltonstall."

In his "History of the First Congregational Church of Stonington," Judge Richard A. Wheeler describes the internal dissention over the question of the site of the church building, a site to best serve its members who had to travel long distances to attend services.

Also during this period before 1704 there was dissention in the Church of Christ, the Congregational Church in New London town, with jurisdiction over the area on the east side of the Thames River, later called Groton. This dissention was also over the matter of great distances of travel but was complicated by the opposition of
the pastor, Reverend Gurdon Saltonstall, to the petition to the General Assembly by many members for their establishment of a church east of the Thames. The differences became bitter and a lengthy
"Remonstrance" was issued covering many accusations against the pastor. The Remonstrance" was signed by some seventy communicants of Christ Church in New London and by a few others such as John Burrows, a member of the other Congregational Church in Stonington, living however, in the Groton area and interested in the establishment of a church in that section. Thus John Burrows' suspension, re-admittance and later dismissal to the church at Poquonnock in Groton.

On November 29, 1704 this record appears at the Road Church: "Mr. Ephraim Woodbridge was ordained Pastor of the Church at Poquonnock, to which church John Burrows, Peter Crary and John Seabury, with their wives were then dismissed."

Mr. E1roy Avery, author and compiler of "The Groton Avery Clan" published in Cleveland, Ohio in 1912, discovered the existence of the original "Remonstrance" document in the Connecticut Archives in Hartford, and presents the contents and a facsimile of the subscription of names. Among the signatures are those of two John Burrows, one the father, the other the son, John II and John III.

John Burrows also was a liberal supporter of the First Baptist Church in Groton, which adjoined the Wightman Burying Grounds, the site of his burial. It can be presumed that John's wife, Hannah, lies buried here also, although there is no marker.
Extracted from History of the First Congregational Church, Stonington, CT; Richard Wheeler, Norwich, 1875

Isaac Burrows - parents: [not given] & John Burrows - bapt. 16 May 1697 - by Rev. James Noyes

Jeremiah Burrows - parents: [not given] & John Burrows of New London - bapt. 22 Jun 1690 - by Rev. James Noyes

John Burrows "Adult, of New London" - bapt. 3 Jan 1686 - by Rev. James Noyes

John Burrows - parents: [not given] & John Burrows of New London - bapt. 3 Jan 1686 - by Rev. James Noyes

Margrett Burrows - parents: [not given] & John Burrows of New London - bapt. 6 Jun 1686 - by Rev. James Noyes

Mary Burrows - parents: [not given] & John Burrows of New London - bapt. 3 Jan 1686 - by Rev. James Noyes

Randall King Burrows - parents: [not given] & Enoch Burrows - bapt. 1 Aug 1830 - by Rev. Joseph Whittlesey

Robart Burrows - parents: [not given] & John Burrows of New London - bapt. 6 Jun 1686 - by Rev. James Noyes

Samuell Burrows - parents: [not given] & John Burrows of New London - bapt. 6 Jun 1686 - by Rev. James Noyes

Silence Burrows - parents: [not given] & "Silas Burrows, late of Groton" - bapt. 10 Nov 1745 - by Rev. Ebenezer Rosseter.

John was buried in the Wightman Burying Grounds that were next to the First Baptist Church. As of 1973 the grave was marked by a large flat stone marked "JB 74 died 1716". This type of stone were called "Wolf" stones to protect the grave from wolves. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Burrows (1620 - 1682)
  Marie (Mary) Burrows (1605 - 1672)
 
 Spouse:
  Hannah Culver Burrows (1651 - 1733)
 
 Children:
  John Burrows (1671 - 1752)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wightman Cemetery
Groton
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: 47-C
 
Created by: Leah
Record added: Jul 10, 2009
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