Aaron Burr1

M, #68505, b. 6 February 1756, d. 14 September 1836
  • Birth*: 6 February 1756; Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Diana M. Cole, March 22, 2009.1
  • Marriage*: July 1782; Albany, Albany Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Diana M. Cole, March 22, 2009.; Principal=Mrs. Prevost1
  • Death*: 14 September 1836; Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Diana M. Cole, March 22, 2009.1
  • Note*: 1790; U.S.A.; "Information from the Princeton Companion
    Aaron Burr Jr. (1756-1836), was thought to be one of the most brilliant students graduated from Princeton in the eighteenth century.WoodrowWilson said he had `genius enough to have made him immortal,and unschooled passion enough to have made him infamous.'' His father wasPrinceton's second president; his maternal grandfather, JonathanEdwards,was Princeton's third president. The younger Aaron Burr was left an orphan when he was two years old, his father and mother (and both maternal grandparents) having died within a year. He did not respond well to the discipline of his austere uncle, Timothy Edwards, several times running away from home an d attempting to go to sea. He entered the sophomore class at Princeton at the age of thirteen and graduated with distinction at sixteen in 1772, a year after James Madison and PhilipFreneau . He was a member of the Cliosophic Society and for his Commencement Oration chose the prophetic topic `On Castle Building.'' Burr studied theology for a while and then law. After theRevolutionary War, in which he served with distinction as a field officer, he took up the practice of law in New York City and entered politics, serving as a member of the New York state assembly, attorney general of New York, and United States senator. In the presidential election of 1800, he received the same number of electoral votes as Thomas Jefferson, but the tie was broken in the House of Representatives in Jefferson's favor, and Burr became vice-president. Four years later, on July 11, 1804, in the historic duel at Weehawken, New Jersey, Burr mortally wounded his professional rival and political enemy, Alexander Hamilton. Thereafter came his errant political adventures in the West, his trial for treason, and his acquittal.
    Burr's chief counsel at the trial was Luther Martin, a fellow member and one of the founders of the Cliosophic Society. A few years before his death, the society invited Burr to preside at its commencement meeting,and its members took part in the procession at Burr's funeral in Princeton in 1836. President Carnahan preached the funeral sermon in Nassau Hall (in which he decried the evils of dueling). Escorted to the Princeton Cemetery by members of the faculty , students, alumni,a military band, and the Mercer Guards, Burr was buried with full military honors at the foot of his father's and grandfather's graves. A brief biography
    Aaron Burr was born February 6, 1756, in Newark, New Jersey. When he arrived, a little sister , named Sally, had already preceded him.Their father was the Rev. Aaron Burr; their mother , Esther Edwards Burr,daughter of the famous Jonathan Edwards, a noted divine of the Calvin school.He represented all that was austere and hopeless in Puritanism. But Aaron, Jr. inherited only one tenet out of all the rigorous dogma into which he had been born: belief in predestination! Without such belief, he must early have succumbed to malign and bitter fortune. Aaron was a sickly baby. Twice, before he was two years old, he narrowly escaped death. A fever seized him and his mother thought of him"as onegiven to me from the dead." On account of this miraculous recovery, she felt that the child should be brought up "in a peculiar manner for God!"Despite plans, however, the evidence reveals that, when Aaron was left to his own devices, he proved to be a real boy: "a little,dirty, noisy boysly and mischievous," and required "a good governor to bring him to terms." He was small in stature, active, handsome: very much after the mould of his father, who, at this juncture, was called to be the second president of the College of New Jersey, then located in Newark. AaronBurr, the father, taught mathematics, ancient languages, and busied himself with raising funds for the college, which was shortly(Nov.,1756) to be moved to Princeton, and thither also went the Burr family. Aaron Burr, pere, was unusually successful in all his activities.He even raised money in Scotland for his college. But his career, through his extraordinary exertions, was soon to end. He was seized with a fever and passed away September 24, 1757. Thus, Esther Burr was left with Sally and Aaron, three and one, respectively. She tried hard to reconcile her desolate state to the harsh Calvinistic philosophy; and, apparently, had succeeded when she came down with the smallpox and soon followed her husband into the grave. Sally and Aaron, little orphans, then went to live with Timothy Edwards, their uncle, at Elizabethtown. Timothy was a stern Puritan and Aaron got on badly with him; occasionally, he was " beaten like a sack."The boy was so unhappy, he tried on several occasions to run away. His life as a child was made livable only by the fact of the presence in the house of Timothy's young brotherin-law, Matthias Ogden, a lad of Burr's age. These boys ran the woods, fished, hunted , and studied under tutors,one of whom was the celebrated Tapping Reeve, who was later to marrySally Burr. Aaron was precocious. At eleven, he applied for admission to Princeton and was rejected on his too apparent youth. Two years later he applied againfor admission; this time, to the junior class and was admitted to the sophomore class. One of the two leaders of his class, he was graduated in1772. He was now sixteen, a lad with unforgettable hazel eyes, handsome features and irresistible charm. In the tradition of the family, he was foreordained for the ministry.So,in the fall of 1773 , he began the study of theology under the Rev.JosephBellamy. But it soon developed that Burr's nature did not lend itself to the constricted measure of Calvinistic dogma. He asserted that the road to Heaven was open to all alike, and, in the spring of 1774, he broke away from theology. He went at once to Litchfield, Conn., to the lawschool of Tapping Reeve, his brother- i n-law, which was already becoming famous for its liberalism of thought. Here Burr studied law and had his introduction to society. He had his flirtations; once a match was made for him with a wealthy young lady,which he spurned; and once he actually eloped , only to be balked by a ferry boat's failure to move on schedule. But law and love affairs were both to be interrupted, for in April, 1775, the thundering news of the battle of Lexington came rolling over the country. In July, we find Burr, accompanied by Matthias Ogden, at Cambridge, nearBoston. But there things were too quiet to suit the adventurous lads,and, when it was learned that Colonel Benedict Arnold was heading an expedition against Quebec, Burr volunteered, over the strenuous objections of his family. This ill-fated expedition across the wilds of Maine was calculated to try he mettle of any man, but courage and fortitude were ever the attributes of "little Burr. " Added to the terrors of cold and ice was starvation. So well did the youth conduct himself that, onceArnold's forces were united with General Montgomery's before Quebec, Burr was made a captain on the headquarters' staff.
    At length the day came for the assault on Quebec. From four sides the Americans advanced against the snowbound city. Arnold's division had already penetrated the city. The head of the column led by General Montgomery was nearing its goal, when a cannon shot fired from a blockhouse , which the British had abandoned, save for one man and shattered the advancing force. Only Burr and the Indian guide were left alive. Montgomery had fallen mortally wounded and died in Burr's arms, but he was too heavy a man for Burr to bear from the field.
    The next day Montgomery was found by a patrol from the garrison dead in the snow. Quebec had been saved, almost by a miracle. From Quebec Burr was sent to Montreal, thence to Camp Sorrel, and later to Fort Chambly. In May, he returned home, where his fame had preceded him.He was offered and accepted a place on the staff of General Washington, then busy with the defences of New York. This association,however, did not prove a happy one. In spite of his youth, Captain Burr was a cultured man, a college graduate, and a student of military tactics. He was,probably, critical of the Commander -i n-Chief, who seemed to him only a Virginia planter and slave-owner: an Indian fighter with little military training, who, up to that time, had won no great battle.No two characters could have been at greater extremities in temperament and training. So,through John Hancock's intervention, Burr was transferred to another front. He became an aide-de-camp to General Israel Putnam, who was in command of lower Manhattan. In August, 1716, Major Burr was assigned toGeneral McDougal at Brooklyn, but, after the evacuation of New York, returned to General Putnam's staff, where he remained until July, 1777,when he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of Malcolm 's regiment. Under Colonel Burr, this regiment repulsed a raid of 2500 Tories into New York. In every way, Colonel Burr distinguished himself for valor, sound judgment and intelligent devotion to the cause of the Colonies. In spiteof being a strict disciplinarian, he endeared himself to his men, never having permitted corporal punishment to be inflicted in his regiment. In 1777-78, Colonel Burr was at Valley Forge, but never complained of the hardships of that terrible Winter. Perhaps, to a soldier who had marched through the trackless forests of Main i n '75 and who had endured the bitter cold, hunger, and dangers of the Canadian campaign, ValleyForge was not so frightful. In June, 1778, Colonel Burr led his regiment in the Battle of Monmouth,which proved so unfortunate for the American forces. Burr was most active, and suffered a slight sunstroke. In October, he requested a short leave of absence, which was granted, but which did not restore his much-impaired health. In January, 1779, Colonel Burr was transferred to Westchester County, NewYork, under General McDougal, whose lines ran from the Hudson River to the Sound, a district greatly divided in sentiment between Whig and Tory. For many months Burr slept in his clothes, leading his men in surprise attacks on the enemy's lines during the night, clearing outraiders, and setting the district in order. He developed into an inspiring leader, but his health became so bad , he was obliged to resign his post. March 10, 1779, General Washington accepted Colonel Burr's resignation with regrets, but Burr continued to help in military matters to the very end of the war, frequently carrying verbal orders and secret dispatches from Generals McDougal and St. Clair. For some months, however , while again studying law, he was practically invalid, and suffered from melancholia. Perhap s , as Vandell has suggested in his Life of AaronBurr, the colonel's mind was further disturbed on account of his love for Mrs.Theodosia Prevost, widow of a former colonel in the British Army. He had met her on occasion and gossip had brought their names together.This fact has been exaggerated, and the loyalty of Mrs. Prevost brought into question. But there is no substantial bit of evidence to prove her untrue to the cause of the Colonies. After about six months of study, Burr stood his bar examination in Albany and was admitted to practice as a counsellor in April, 1782. He then opened an office in Albany; and in July was married to Mrs. Prevost,ten years his senior and the mother of five children. Burr was but 26 years old. Despite the disparity in their years, they were happily mated.
    This choice speaks well for Burr, who has been pictured a profligate,and who certainly was m ost popular with women. He was attracted to his wife he tells us himself, because of her charm and grace and because she had the truest heart and finest intellect of any woman he had ever met.Theirs was an ideal companionship. Up to the time of her death,"my Aaron," as his wife affectionately called him, was a faithful and exemplary husband. In June, 1783, perhaps the most important event of Burr's life was recorded: the birth of Theodosia. The love he lavished upon this daughter lends a sublimity to Burr's character which all the detractors in theworld cannot blur. His love for his two Theodosias was as nearly perfect as human relations ever can be. When Theodosia was about six months old, peace with England was achieved and Burr made plans to leave Albany. He removed to New York City, then boasting a population of 22,000. He reached New York in November, 1783, in time to see the British troops depart. During these years, with his wife practically an invalid, Colonel Burr was continuously embarrassed by debts. His fees were large, but he spent lavishly. There was always dearth of money in the bank, and negotiations for loans and adjustments of debt consumed no small portion of his time. But he was of such tireless energy, he seemed able always to meet every emergency. He had been in the city but six months when he was elected to the State Assembly, though he had not sought public office. During the second session of the Assembly, he supported a motion for the abolition of slavery in New York, and was made chairman of a committee to revise the laws of the Empire State. But, at the expiration of his term, he returned to the practice of the law. Colonel Burr soon became one of the leaders of the New York bar. He rose to the head of his profession through sheer ability and knowledge of the law. His chief rival before the bar was Alexander Hamilton, but, while they often clashed, each respected the other; and socially they were friendly, however much they might differ politically. Burr was a progressive, a liberal, a revolutionist who believed that America was our proper domain and that we should appropriate the whole of it to the Isthmus. He was so far ahead of his times in his thinking that he suffered isolation from the first. And it was this state of things which made him forever misunderstood. In 1789, Burr was appointed Attorney General of the state of New York by Governor Clinton . In 1791, he became United States Senator from New York,defeating General Schuyler, Alexander H amilton's father-in-law. Hamilton never forgave Burr this defeat and, from that moment, the feud between the two began a bitter rivalry which was only to end at Weehawken, though its after effects were to dog Burr's life and to prejudice posterity to the present time, so slow is hist ory to revise its verdicts. Burr was active in the Senate, making himself felt on important occasions. Unhappily, in 1794 , his wife died, after a prolonged illness. He had wanted to resign his seat in Congress so as to be with her, but, evidently, she would not hear of it, for we find little Theo writing him that "Ma begs you will omit the thoughts of leaving Congress." After his wife's death, Burr and his daughter were drawn more closely together,so close, in fact, that she was to write in after years: "I had rather not live than not to be the daughter of such a man." At her mother's death, Theodosia was eleven years old and already versed in philosophy and history. She had read Horace, Lucian and Terence, and was preparing to begin Homer and Virgil. She could speak German and French, and played the harp and pianoforte. Burr at once concentrated on an intensive program for her further education, which he contrived to supervise under all conditions. Whether the grandfather, the Rev. AaronBurr, first President of Princeton, would have approved of such a course of education for a girl is doubtful, and certainly her great - grandfather, the celebrated Jonathan Edwards, would not have thought it proper for Theodosia to dance, skate and ride a horse. But her father was determined to make a prodigy of her in spite of her sex, for Burr was probably the first feminist in the United States. He applauded Miss Woolstonecraft's book entitled "Vindication of the Rights of Women, "wherein it was argued that girls should receive the same kind of mental training as their brothers, women being not only the equal but the superior of men. And Burr was in position to establish the thesis, for, at fourteen, Theodosia had come to be the most cultured and charming woman in America. Burr idol ized her and was proud of the encomiums paid her by all who came to know her. Meantime, popular and clever politician that Burr was, he seemed to make as many powerful enemies as friends. From the beginning of his term in the United States Senate, a bitter conflict sprang up between Jefferson and Burr, a hostility fomented by Hamilton, and furthered by Monroe and Madison. The political situation was rendered more complicated by the rivalry between Jefferson and Hamilton, and then the French Revolution came along further to complicate matters . Obviously, the Federalist party, with Hamilton its ablest exponent, was on the decline,but the Republicans were not united so as to profit by their confusion. Burr's clear French sympathies were in conflict with Jefferson's pacifism, and,though Burr was selected by the Republ icans as their candidate for the post of minister to France, Washington appointed Monroe,a fellow Virginian. The President also denied Burr the use of official documents which he wished to consult, preparatory to writing a history of the Revolutionary War. Nevertheless, Burr' s abilities were recognized in NewYork, and Governor Clinton offered him a seat on the Supreme bench of that State. This Burr declined.

    In the election for President in the fall of 1796, rather to his surprise,Burr received 30 electoral votes, Jefferson 68, John Adams 71. TheRepublicans had made great gains. But for the moment Burr was on the side-lines. His term in the Senate had expired, so he returned to his legal practice in New York City. However, he could not cease to be active in politics. Soon he was returned to the New York Assembly and was making plans for the future.

    As the Presidential election of 1800 aproached, the matter of carryingNewYork State for the Republicans came to the fore. Burr took the lead and set up a splendid ticket, backed by Tammany. Burr was the first politician to appreciate the importance of party organization, and, when the votes were counted, it was found that New York City and theState had gone for the Republicans, and so had the country. This was a cruel blow to Hamilton, who was furious and proceeded to formulate plans to frustrate the electorate and to secure the defeat of the Republicans ,for now it was obvious that either Jefferson or Burr would be President.The Federalists were divided between Adams and Pinckney. It was a hectic time, with conspiracies rife and unmitigated in bitterness.

    The Electoral College convened and voted: 1 for Jay; 64 for Pinckney; 65 for Adams; 73 for Jefferson; 73 for Burr. There was no election! Thematter had to be determined by the House of Representatives. Here again there developed confusion and cabals. Hamilton flung himself into the midst of the intrigues. He injected personalities, slandered Burr and did all in his power to bring about his defeat.

    On February 11, 1801, the House began to ballot as to whether Burr or Jefferson should be President. Only on the thirty-sixth ballot was Jefferson chosen President. Burr became Vice-President.

    At once Cheatham and Duane, hireling pamphleteers, came out with scurrilous attacks on Burr . He was charged with having conspired with certain Federalists to wrest the Presidency from Jefferson, despite the fact that he was in Albany during the heated session. In all of this one detects the fine Italian hand of Alexander Hamilton, continuing to sow the seeds of distrust and hatred between the leaders of the Republican party, Jefferson and Burr. We now know that it was Jefferson who did the trading and made the promises, and that Burr might have won,had he resorted to bargaining. Nevertheless, Jefferson and his Virginia minions,either because they thought Burr guilty or because they feared his influence in politics, began to ignore him and to malign him. They set such hounds as Cheatham on his trail, yelping lies and digging up bones the gossips had buried, rotten bones of defamation and treachery.Bur made no effort t o st rike back. Never did he answer calumny withcalumny,nor slander with slander.

    Whilst the excitement in Washington was at its height, on Februarysecond,Theodosia was marr i ed to Joseph Alston of Charleston, SouthCarolina, ofwhich State he was soon to become Gover n or. For Burr thiswas an event ofthe gravest moment, his life centering in this daughter.T h e followingyear, on May 29, 1802, he was made happy by the birth ofher son, AaronBurr Alst o n, who came to be called "Gampy," and whom hisgrandfatherexpected at two years to be explor i ng the secrets of naturalhistory!

    Burr did not assume the office of Vice President until January 15,1802.He won at once the e s teem of the Senate as a presiding officer.He"states the question clearly and confines the s p eakers to thepoint,"presiding with "great ease and dignity," wrote one senator. Butnothing c ould save him from the combination of enemies. Jeffersoncompletelyignored him as to patrona g e. He appointed Burr's rivals in NewYork toimportant posts. War was made on the Vice Presid e nt from allsides. Hewas charged with having gone over to the Federalists, thoughsuchallian c es at the time were not infrequent, but in Burr it amountedtobetrayal of the President. F o r two years the war of thepamphleteerscontinued, Burr caught between the barrage of both si d es.And so it cameon down to February, 1804, when a Republican caucus inWashingtonnominat e d Jefferson for President and George Clinton for VicePresident.Burr was ignored, but alrea d y his friends had announced himfor thegovernorship of New York. The political cauldron we n t boilinghigh, notonly in the State but in the Nation at large. The Federalists ofNewEngla n d were talking of seceding from the Union: they could nolongertolerate Republican policie s . The last and most horrible thing ofall wasthe purchase of Louisiana! And so, possibly t h e rankest, mostvilifyingcampaign in history came finally to a close April 25, 1804, whenBu r r wasdefeated for governor. None knew better than Burr that thismeant hisexit from the poli t ical stage.

    In analyzing the causes for his defeat, he came finally to attribute ittothe scurrilous att a cks of Hamilton. From many sources it was patentthatthis prince of Federalists had lied abo u t him endlessly. Burr hadalreadydeclared that these deliberate defamations would have to ce a se,that hewould call out the first man of any respectability that slanderedhim. Sohe wro t e Hamilton to retract his charges. A number of letterspassedbetween them, Hamilton ever eva d ing the issue. At last a challengewasissued by Burr and accepted. The principals and secon d s met at dawnonJuly 11, 1804, under the shadow of the Palisades at Weehawken, NewJersey.

    Perhaps this duel is the most famous in history. Its resultscertainlymeant the end of bot h H amilton and Burr. They carried Hamiltonfrom thefield and the next day he died. Burr live d fo r years, but theshadow ofhis own doom was ever before him. It is reported that late inli f e heobserved that, had he been wiser, he would have known that therewas roomenough in the w o rld for both Hamilton and himself. Had Hamiltonbeenequally wise, he would have known that c a lumnies and lies bringforth butbitter fruit.

    When the news of Hamilton's death spread abroad, a thunderous hue andcrywent up against Bur r . He was a murderer, a criminal, in spite of thefactthat all of the rules required under t h e duelling code had beenobserved.The Federalists set upon him. He was indicted forthwith f o rmurder, bothin New Jersey and New York, and, while he was never broughtto trial, hehad re a son to fear facing a jury, so thoroughly had thepublic beenprejudiced against him. Presently he returned to Washington and took up his post asVicePresident. His utter isolati o n was now even more apparent.Butcourageously he went about his duties. He conducted himself before the Senate as though nothing had happened. It is recorded by some of his associates that he never appeared to better advantage. The last matter to come before the Senate was the impeachment of Justice Chase.This attack on the Federal judiciary was instigated by Jefferson and pressed to a conclusion and lost, Burr casting the deciding vote. Text furnished by Alexander Valentine: partly from Alexander Leitch, A Princeton Companion ( © 1978 Princeton University Press) for The American Revolution - an .HTML project. ( 02/15/ 199 9 05:10:51 ) © 1996, 1997. All rights reserved. Department of Humanties Computing. Burr, Aaron, Jr.; Burr, Aaron, Jr. (1756-1836), third vice-president of the UnitedStates(1801-1805), was thou g ht to be one of the most brilliant students graduated from Princeton in the eighteenth century. Woodrow Wilson said he had `genius enough to have made him immortal, and unschooled passion enough to have made him infamous.'' His father was Princeton's second president; his maternal grandfather, Jonathan Edwards,was Princeton's third president. The younger Aaron Burr was left an orphan when he was two years old, his father and mother (and both maternal grandparents) having died within a year. He did not respond well to the discipline of his austere uncle , Timothy Edwards, several times running away from home and attempting to go to sea. He entered the sophomore class at Princetonat the age of thirteen and graduated with distinctionat sixteen in 1772, a year after James Madison and Philip Freneau. He was a member of the Cliosophic Society and for his Commencement Oration chose the prophetic topic `On Castle Building.'' Burr studied theology for a while and then law. After the Revolutionary War, in which he served with distinction as a field officer, he took up the practice of law in New York City and entered politics, serving as amember of the New York state assembly, attorney general of New York, and United States senator. In the presidential election of 1800, he received the same number of electoral votes asThomas Jefferson, but the tie was broken in the House of Representatives in Jefferson's favor, and Burr became vice-president. Four years later, on July 11, 1804, in the historic duel at Weehawken, NewJersey, Burr mortally wounded his professional rival and political enemy, Alexander Hamilton. Thereafter came his errant political adventures in the West, his trial for treason, and his acquittal. Burr's chief counsel at the trial was Luther Martin 1766, a fellow member and one of the founders of the Cliosophic Society. A few years before his death, the society invited Burr to preside at its commencement meeting, and its members took part in the procession at Burr's funeral in Princeton in 1836. President Carnahan preached the funeral sermon in Nassau Hall (in which he decried the evils of dueling). Escorted to the Princeton Cemetery by members of the faculty, students, alumni, amilitary band, and the Mercer Guards, Burr was buried with full military honors at the foot of his father's and grandfather's graves in the President's Lot. From Alexander Leitch, A Princeton Companion, copyright Princeton University Press (1978). Go to Search A Princeton Companion
    The Papers of Aaron Burr, 1756-1836; From Eminence to Exile: The Life of a Notorious American Statesman Given the station of his birth, no man seemed a less likely candidate for disgrace than Aaron Burr, Jr. He was the son of a college president and the grandson of a renowned theologian, and his birthright seemed secure for a position of intellectual and moral leadership.
    Students of American history, political science, government, and legal and social history can now trace the precipitous path of Burr's career as he climbed to national prominence and then fled the country in exile.The correspondence, books, journals, and legal papers included inthis collection vividly portray Burr's early years in the military, as a NewYork lawyer, his major role in the formation of the Jeffersonian party,and his subsequent rise to the position of Vice President of the United States. The collection also depicts his fall from power and provides valuable insight into the duel with Alexander Hamilton, which destroyed his promising career. Among the many topics available for intensive research into Burr's life are: his participation in an expedition down the Mississippi to stage an assault on Spain's colonies and allegedly on U.S. territories, which led to charges of treason
    his parallel careers as politician and land speculator
    accounts of his four-year self-imposed exile in Europe after his duel with Hamilton, years during which he vainly fought to liberate Spain's colonies
    unique correspondence with widows, orphans, and spinsters during the last two decades of his life when, after the tragic loss of his family, he exchanged letters with these strangers to create a new "family". The more than 45,000 pages in this collection also represent a new source for the study of New York state and local history, territorial expansionin the new republic, and women's history.;
    BURR, Aaron, vice-president of the United States, was born at Newark, N. J., Feb. 6, 1756; son of Aaron and Esther (Edwards) Burr. His father came of a distinguished stock and was president of the College of New Jersey. His mother was a daughter of Jonathan Edwards; Sources are various: Compiled by Marilynn Jane Munoz, contact me for specifics." per GEDCOM of Diana M. Cole, March 22, 2009.1

Family: Mrs. Prevost b. c 1746

Citations

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Mrs. Prevost1

F, #68506, b. circa 1746
  • Birth*: circa 1746; per GEDCOM of Diana M. Cole, March 22, 2009.1
  • Marriage*: July 1782; Albany, Albany Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Diana M. Cole, March 22, 2009.; Principal=Aaron Burr1
  • Married Name: July 1782; Burr1

Family: Aaron Burr b. 6 Feb 1756, d. 14 Sep 1836

Citations

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William Lacey1

M, #68507, b. 3 December 1810, d. 9 October 1889
  • Birth*: 3 December 1810; Ruddington, Nottingham Co., England; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1
  • Marriage*: 28 April 1834; Attenborough, Nottingham Co., England; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.; Principal=Elizabeth Stevenson1
  • Death*: 9 October 1889; Claremont, Ontario; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1

Family: Elizabeth Stevenson b. 2 Feb 1810, d. 9 Nov 1849

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Elizabeth Stevenson1

F, #68508, b. 2 February 1810, d. 9 November 1849
  • Birth*: 2 February 1810; Attenborough, Nottingham Co., England; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1
  • Marriage*: 28 April 1834; Attenborough, Nottingham Co., England; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.; Principal=William Lacey1
  • Death*: 9 November 1849; Haldimand Twp., Grafton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1
  • Married Name: 28 April 1834; Lacey1

Family: William Lacey b. 3 Dec 1810, d. 9 Oct 1889

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Abel Turney1

M, #68509, b. 13 February 1806, d. 13 February 1806
  • Birth*: 13 February 1806; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1
  • Death*: 13 February 1806; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Aaron Turney1

M, #68510, b. 1 February 1807, d. 9 June 1829
  • Birth*: 1 February 1807; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1
  • Death*: 9 June 1829; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Elizabeth Turney1

F, #68511, b. 4 July 1810, d. 19 November 1843
  • Birth*: 4 July 1810; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1
  • Death*: 19 November 1843; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Arvilla Turney1

F, #68512, b. 30 December 1815, d. 18 April 1852
  • Birth*: 30 December 1815; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1
  • Death*: 18 April 1852; per GEDCOM of Charles, March 22 2009.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Bela Johnson1

M, #68513, b. circa 1789
  • Birth*: circa 1789; per IGI Record.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1820; per IGI Record.; Principal=Rebecca Jackson1

Family: Rebecca Jackson b. 1793

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

James Johnson1

M, #68514, b. circa 1815
  • Birth*: circa 1815; Hallowell Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; per IGI Record.1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Gilbert Palmer Johnson1,2,3,4

M, #68515, b. 17 March 1858, d. 18 February 1934
  • Birth*: 17 March 1858; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Mar 17 1858 & location Brighton per Death Reg'n. Date Mar 1859 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date 1859 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1858 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1858 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1857 & location CW per 1861 Census. Date 1857 & location Brighton per marr. reg'n.2,5,6,7,8,3,4
  • Marriage*: 22 December 1886; Ameliasburgh Twp., Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#010106: Groom: Gilbert P. Johnson; Age: 29; Res.: Consecon; Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: bachelor; Parents: Elizah & Rachel Johnson; Bride: Lyida S. Lloyd; Age: 23; Res.: Conescon; Born: London, England; Status: spinster; Parents: Willam & Eliza Lloyd; Wit.: Eliza Noble, Consecon & Geo. D. Johnson, Consecon; Date: Dec 22 1886; Place: Consecon; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: rev. Thos. W. Pickett; Reg'r.: James Benson, Ameliasburgh Twp. (Ontario Marriage Registration, #010106-1886, ancestry.com); Principal=Lydia S. Lloyd9
  • Death*: 18 February 1934; Main St., Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#028260: Name: Gilbert Palmer Johnson; Date: Feb 18 1934; Age: 75y 11m 1d; Res.: Main St., Consecon, 4 yrs.; Born: Brighton, March 17 1858; Status: married; Occ.: retired; Parents: Elisha Johnson, b. Brighton & Rachel Van Allen, b. Morrisburgh; Inf.: Mrs. L. Johnson, Consecon, wife; Cause: cardiac failure, 5 days; Burial: Wellington, Feb 19 1934; Und.: H. Colbey, Trenton; Reg'd.: Feb 19 1934; Reg'r.: P. H. O'Rourke, Trenton (Ontario Death Registration, #028260-1934, ancestry.com)10
  • Burial*: 19 February 1934; Wellington Cemetery, Wellington, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; per Death Reg'n.2
  • Census: April 1861; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 4 at 1861 Census: see Elisha Johnson8
  • Census: April 1871; Sophiasburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 13 at 1871 Census: see Elisha Johnson3
  • Census: April 1881; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 23 at 1881 Census: see Elisha Johnson4
  • Residence*: 22 December 1886; Ameliasburgh Twp., Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Residence Consecon per marr. reg'n.5
  • Census: April 1891; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 32 at 1891 Census: Johnson, Gilbert, 32, b. Ont., p.g. Ont., Meth., Blacksmith, married; Lydia, 25, b. England, p.b. England, Meth., married; Harry, 3, b. Ont., p.b. Ont. & Eng. (1891 Census: Hillier Twp., dist. 112, sub-dist. 17, pg. 42, line 3 - ancestry.com)7
  • Census*: 1911; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 52 at 1911 Census: Johnson, Gilbert, 52, b. Ont. Mar 1859, Eng., Anglican, Blacksmith, married; Lydia, 48, b. Ont. July 1852, Eng., Anglican, married (1911 Census: Hillier Twp., dist. 115, sub-dist. 15, pg. 5, line 46 - ancestry.com)6

Family: Lydia S. Lloyd b. 1863

  • Marriage*: 22 December 1886; Ameliasburgh Twp., Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#010106: Groom: Gilbert P. Johnson; Age: 29; Res.: Consecon; Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: bachelor; Parents: Elizah & Rachel Johnson; Bride: Lyida S. Lloyd; Age: 23; Res.: Conescon; Born: London, England; Status: spinster; Parents: Willam & Eliza Lloyd; Wit.: Eliza Noble, Consecon & Geo. D. Johnson, Consecon; Date: Dec 22 1886; Place: Consecon; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: rev. Thos. W. Pickett; Reg'r.: James Benson, Ameliasburgh Twp. (Ontario Marriage Registration, #010106-1886, ancestry.com); Principal=Lydia S. Lloyd9

Citations

  1. Gilbert P. per 1871 & 1881 Census. Gilbert Palmer Johnson per Death Reg'n.
  2. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  6. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  9. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #010106-1886.
  10. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #028260-1934.

John Johnson1

M, #68516, b. 9 July 1791, d. 10 June 1865
  • Birth*: 9 July 1791; Ontario; Date Jul 9 1791 per 2nd CEMSearch record. Date 1791 per CEMSearch. Date 1790 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. per marriage reg'n. of son Hiram M. Johnson.1,3,2
  • Marriage*: before 1810; Ontario; per 1851 Census. per marriage reg'n. of son Hiram M. Johnson.; Principal=Olive Babcock1
  • Death*: 10 June 1865; Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Jun 10 1865 per 2nd CEMSearch record. Date 1865 per CEMSearch.2
  • Burial*: 12 June 1865; Stockdale Cemetery, Murray Twp., Stockdale, Northumberland Co., Ontario; CEMSearch: Name: John Johnson; Born: 1791; Died: 1865; Notes: Son of James and Margaret Johnson, husband of Olive; Buried: Stockdale Cemetery, Conc 6, Lot 3, Murray Twp.; Other names: Catherine Maybee (Huff), Clarissa Ann Johnson (Maybee) (1853-1943), Hiram H. Johnson (1827-1895), James Johnson, Julia Etta Maybee (Harrington)(1810-1870), Margaret Johnson (Redner), Mary Ann Maybee (Fairman)(1833-1911), Mary Olive Johnson (1883-1885), Olive Johnson (Babcock)(1801-1880), Peter Maybee, Robert Barzilla Maybee (1835-1919), Samuel Johnson (1806-1889), William Huff Maybee (1801-1881)
    CEMSearch: Name: John Johnson; Born: 1791-07-09; Died: 1865-06-10; Age: 76y; Notes: Son of James Johnson and Margaret Redner, husband of Olive Babcock, father of William (1822-1851), Hiram and John; Buried: Stockdale Cemetery, Stirling, Murray Twp.; No other names.2
  • Residence*: circa 1850; This John Johnson is in Hope Twp. in 1852 with wife Olive and son Hiram is shown born there, coming to Cramahe at some point. John may be the fellow who died in Murray in 1882?, born Hope Twp. and with a daughter Olive. Lots of uncertainty here!!
  • Census*: 1852; Hope Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 61 at 1851 Census: Johnson, John, 61, b. Cda., C. Scotland, farmer, married; Olive, 50, b. Cda., C. Scotland, married; Wm, 28, b. Cda., C. Scotland, single; H.?(m), 24, single; Jn?(m), 20, single; ?Peter?(m), 40, b. Cda., C. Scotland, married; Wm?(m), 12 (1851 Census: Hope Twp., pg. 139 of 179, line 13 - ancestry.com)
    Note: Appears to be an "F" at the end of the surname from Wm on down - may be farmer?? Names are unclear.3

Family: Olive Babcock b. 1801, d. 1880

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  2. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Olive Babcock1,2,3

F, #68517, b. 1801, d. 1880
  • Birth*: 1801; Ontario; Date 1801 per CEMSearch record of husband John Johnson. Date 1801 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1800 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1801 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. per marriage reg'n. of son Hiram M. Johnson.2,4,5,3,6
  • Marriage*: before 1810; Ontario; per 1851 Census. per marriage reg'n. of son Hiram M. Johnson.; Principal=John Johnson2
  • Death*: 1880; Ontario; Date 1880 per CEMSearch record of husband John Johnson.3
  • Burial*: 1880; Stirling Cemetery, Murray Twp., Stirling, Northumberland Co., Ontario; CEMSearch: Name: John Johnson; Born: 1791; Died: 1865; Notes: Son of James and Margaret Johnson, husband of Olive; Buried: Stockdale Cemetery, Conc 6, Lot 3, Murray Twp.; Other names: Catherine Maybee (Huff), Clarissa Ann Johnson (Maybee) (1853-1943), Hiram H. Johnson (1827-1895), James Johnson, Julia Etta Maybee (Harrington)(1810-1870), Margaret Johnson (Redner), Mary Ann Maybee (Fairman)(1833-1911), Mary Olive Johnson (1883-1885), Olive Johnson (Babcock)(1801-1880), Peter Maybee, Robert Barzilla Maybee (1835-1919), Samuel Johnson (1806-1889), William Huff Maybee (1801-1881)3
  • Married Name: before 1822; Johnson2
  • Census*: 1852; Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario; Age 50 at 1851 Census: see John Johnson4
  • Census: April 1861; Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario; Age 61 at 1861 Census: Johnson, Olive, 61, b. UC, - (1861 Census Index Online: Hope Twp., pg. 7, #31, C-1016 - ancestry.com)5
  • Census: April 1871; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 70 at 1871 Census: see Hiram Johnson6

Family: John Johnson b. 9 Jul 1791, d. 10 Jun 1865

  • Marriage*: before 1810; Ontario; per 1851 Census. per marriage reg'n. of son Hiram M. Johnson.; Principal=John Johnson2

Citations

  1. Olive Babcock per CEMSearch record of son John Johnson.
  2. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  3. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  4. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Lena Mabel Foster1

F, #68518, b. 1888
  • Birth*: 1888; Sidney Twp., Frankford, Hastings Co., Ontario; Date 1888 & location Frankford per marr. reg'n.1
  • Marriage*: 12 August 1913; Frankford, Hastings Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#006067: Groom: Hiram Barzilla Johnson; Age: 24; Res. & Born: Murray Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.:? farmer; Rel.: Meth.; Parents: Hiram M. Johnson & Clarissa Maybee; Bride: Lena Mabel Foster; Age: 25; Res. & Born: Frankford; Status: spinster; Rel.: Meth.; Parents: Wm. Foster & Anne J. Irwin; Wit.: Albert Rogers, Frankford & G. Drewery, Sterling; Date: Aug 12 1913; Place: Frankford; Performed by: Jas. Batsone?, Frankford, Meth.; Sworn: Trenton, Aug 9 1913; Reg'r.: Mrs. Blakely per Walter Gainforth (Ontario Marriage Registration, #006067-1913, ancestry.com); Principal=Hiram Barzilla Johnson2
  • Married Name: 12 August 1913; Johnson1

Family: Hiram Barzilla Johnson b. 30 Aug 1888

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  2. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #006067-1913.

William Foster1

M, #68519, b. circa 1855
  • Birth*: circa 1855; per marriage reg'n. of daughter Lena Mabel (Foster) Johnson.1
  • Marriage*: before 1885; per marriage reg'n. of daughter Lena Mabel (Foster) Johnson.; Principal=Anne J. Irwin1

Family: Anne J. Irwin b. c 1855

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

Anne J. Irwin1

F, #68520, b. circa 1855
  • Birth*: circa 1855; per marriage reg'n. of daughter Lena Mabel (Foster) Johnson.1
  • Marriage*: before 1885; per marriage reg'n. of daughter Lena Mabel (Foster) Johnson.; Principal=William Foster1
  • Married Name: before 1885; Foster1

Family: William Foster b. c 1855

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

William Johnson1

M, #68521, b. 1823
  • Birth*: 1823; Ontario; Date 1823 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1
  • Census*: 1852; Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario; Age 28 at 1851 Census: see John Johnson1

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

John Johnson1

M, #68522, b. 30 June 1831, d. 24 January 1884
  • Birth*: 30 June 1831; Ontario; Date Jun 30 1831 per CEMSearch. Date 1831 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1,2
  • Marriage*: 10 October 1855; Ontario; Date Oct 10 1855 per CEMSearch record of husband John Johnson.; Principal=Eliza Jane Mulvey2
  • Death*: 24 January 1884; Ontario; Date Jan 24 1884 per CEMSearch.2
  • Burial*: 26 January 1884; Stockdale Cemetery, Murray Twp., Stockdale, Northumberland Co., Ontario; CEMSearch: Name: John Johnson; Born: 1831-06-30; Died: 1884-01-24; Age: 52y 6m 23d; Notes: born Hope Township, son of John Johnson and Olive Babcock, married Eliza Jane Mulvey Oct 10 1855, father of Wm Ambrose, Lucy M. Phillips, Olive Pauline, Ammon J., Eliza; Buried: Stockdale Cemetery, Murray Twp.; Other names: Ammon Jerome Johnson (1867-1944), Eliza Jane Johnson (1835-1921), Olive Pauline Johnson (1863-1950), S. Maude Johnson (East)(1878-1962), William Ambrose Johnson (1857-1937)2
  • Census*: 1852; Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario; Age 20 at 1851 Census: see John Johnson1

Family: Eliza Jane Mulvey b. 1835, d. 1921

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Peter Johnson1

M, #68523, b. 1811
  • Birth*: 1811; Ontario; Date 1811 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1
  • Census*: 1851; Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario; Age 40 at 1851 Census: see John Johnson (brother??)1

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Vernon Johnson1

M, #68524, b. 1873
  • Birth*: 1873; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1873 & location Ont. per 1891 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1891; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 18 at 1891 Census: see Jackson Johnson1

Citations

  1. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.