JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

PIONEER BURR FAMILY


NOADIAH (NOAHDIAH) BURR, who was b. 1764, migrated to Jefferson Co., about 1800. The son of JONATHAN III 1741 and PRICIELLA FREEMAN of Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT, he settled in and died in Brownville abt 1817.

Noadiah owned a farm and also became the Sheriff of Watertown. He was at the Battle of Sacketts Harbour during the War of 1812. His son William remembered hearing the canon fire during the engagement. Noadiah died in 1814 at the age of 50 years. Noadiah Burr was 3rd cousin to Capt. John Burr for whom Burrville was named. Source: Gazeteer of Jefferson Cty., N. Y. 1684 - 1890 page 705, "History of Jefferson County by Franklin B. Hough page 261.

He married

JOANNA WHITNEY, cousin of Eli Whitney the inventor of the Cotton Gin.

Children, one known, BURR:

   2    i   WILLIAM BURR b c1806

2. WILLIAM BURR, son of NOADIAH & JOANNA (WHITNEY) BURR was born c1806. He left Watertown at a ripe old age of 14 years with his stepfather, Philip Ainsworth and his mother to establish the Burr Family in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Reference information: Dr. W.K. Burr Historical Sketches of Prince Edward County, compiled and edited by Ross and Allene Werden Burr; Canada.

WILLIAM BURR came to Prince Edward County from Watertown, New York in 1820. His father was Noadiah Burr, a descendant of the first Puritans, who escaped religious persecution in England by sailing to America in 1630. William Burr was not one of the first settlers who farmed Prince Edward County, but he became one of the most prosperous farmers in the county. He was born in Watertown, New York, in 1806. At the age of fourteen, he ventured to Northport in Prince Edward County. William Burr's decision to move to Canada was influenced by his stepfather, Philip Ainsworth, who married Joanne Burr after the death of Noadiah. Ainsworth, a preacher, had visited Canada and told William Burr of the country's beauty and wealth.

When William Burr first arrived in Northport he was a poor boy who lived with the Munro family. He must have been a hard worker who saved his money, because at the age of twenty-four he was able to pay $400.00 for a hundred acres of land in Hillier. Burr was not a Loyalist, so he did not qualify for a grant of land.

The young couple first lived in a crude log cabin which was built by William, but the industrious Burr aimed at improving their living conditions. He cleared much of the land for farming, and within a few years he planted an orchard, built a wagon house, a barn and shed, and replaced the log cabin with a wooden frame house. William Burr purchased several other farms so that his holdings became extensive and very valuable. In 1846 he bought a 225 acre farm from Cornelius Ainsworth, his stepbrother and the son of Philip Ainsworth. In 1852 Burr purchased the Henry Snider farm, and in 1854 he bought the Thomas Davidson lot and part of the Massey farm. By 1861, William Burr owned over six hundred acres of land in Prince Edward County.

The founder of the Burr family in Prince Edward County, WILLIAM BURR, died in 1877 and was buried in the Burr Cemetery.

He married

SOPHIA REDNER who was the daughter of PETER & CATHARINE (BRICKMAN) REDNER when she was eighteen years old. William and Sophia Burr had five children

Children, BURR:

   3     i   CHARITY ANN BURR b 1835

   4     ii   PETER BURR b 1836

   5     iii   NAOMI L. BURR b 1838

   6     iv   MARSHALL BIDWELL BURR b 26 Feb 1840

   7     v   WESLEY KENTON BURR b 18 Apr 1843

4. PETER BURR, son of WILLIAM & SOPHIA (REDNER) BURR was born in 1836. He was married three times before he died June 17, 1927.

He married (1)

MARY JEMIMA SAYLOR of Bloomfield. She died at the age of twenty. They had two children.

Children, BURR:

   8     i   WILFRED BURR m ANNA CRONK

   9     ii   MARY BURR

PETER BURR married (2) in 1861

ADELAIDE TRUMPOUR of Hillier.

Children, BURR:

   10     i   EFFIE BURR m FRANK STOREY of Bloomfield

   11     ii   CORA BURR m THOMAS E. WARING of Picton

   12    iii   HERMAN BURR m NETTIE BREWER of Picton. He became an official of the Bloomfield Methodist Church.

   13    iv  GERTRUDE BURR m EDWARD BAXTER of Bloomfield 

   14   v   HAROLD BURR died at the age of seven

PETER BURR married (3)

MARY BARKER Toronto.

5.  NAOMI L. BURR, daughter of WILLIAM & SOPHIA (REDNER) BURR was born in 1838. NAOMI (BURR) VALLEAU helped to found the Burr Church in Hillier. The children of NAOMI (BURR) VALLEAU intermarried with other well-known Prince Edward County residents.

She married in 1856

JESSE WELLINGTON HARNS of Ameliasburgh who died in the first year of the marriage.

Child, HARNS:

   15     i   JESSE WELLINGTON HARNS m KITTIE DENIKE of Tyendinaga

At the age of twenty-three, NAOMI married second

HIRAM BUCKLEY VALLEAU. The couple raised four children: Dorwin W., Alberta, Mary J., and Phoebe. They had another child who died as an infant.

   16     i   DORWIN W. VALLEAU m MAUD REDNER

   17    ii   FRED. ALBERTA VALLEAU m JAMES REDNER ANDERSON

   18   iii   MARY JEMIMA VALLEAU m (---) REDNER

   19    iv   PHOEBE VALLEAU m GEORGE HUFFMAN

6.  MARSHALL BIDWELL BURR was born 26 Feb 1840, the fourth child of WILLIAM & SOPHIA (REDNER) BURR. He was engaged in farming, milling, manufacturing, and general merchandising. He helped, along with his sister, to build the Burr Church.

He married

PHOEBE A. SAYLOR of Bloomfield.

Children, BURR:

   20     i   EDNA BURR m WILLOUGHBY W. ANDERSON of Ameliasburgh.

   21    ii   MATURA BURR m HENRY GIBSON of Bloomfield

   22   iii   ADAM S. BURR m ZEDDIE STAFFORD and lived in Consecon

   23   iv   CLAYTON W. BURR m ETHEL THOM of Bloomfield.

7.  WESLEY KENTON BURR, born 18 Apr 1843, the youngest son of WILLIAM & SOPHIA (REDNER) BURR became a preacher.

He married

MARY CATHARINE VALLEAU and they had five children:

Children, BURR:

   24     i   KIRWIN BURR, a farmer m AURELIA AINSWORTH TRUMPOUR

   25    ii   SOPHIA BURR m ELWOOD L. SPENCER of Rednersville

   26   iii   WILLIAM LANGDON BURR

   27   iv   CHARITY VIRGINIA BURR

   28   v   LENNE G. BURR m Dr. ELWOOD A. KINGSTON of Picton. 8.  WILFRED BURR, son of PETER & MARY JEMIMA SAYLOR BURR worked as a farmer and general merchandiser in the Bloomfield area.

He married

ANNA CRONK of Wellington.

Children, BURR:

   29     i   ARTHUR BURR

   30    ii   EVERETT HAROLD BURR

9.   MARY BURR, daughter of PETER & MARY JEMIMA SAYLOR BURR

Married

JOSEPH WARD of Kingston

Children, WARD:

   31    i   FRED WARD lived in Consecon.

   32    ii   ARTHUR WARD lived in Consecon.

   33   iii   ROY WARD lived in Kingston

   34   iv   EDITH WARD lived in Kingston

From Benjamin Burr c. 1602/ 1610 (Founder) Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, the descent progresses:

Samuel 1643 and Mary Baysey of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

Jonathan 1679 and Abigail Hubbard of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

Jonathan II 1713 and Elizebeth Belding of Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT

To Noahdiah Burr, pioneer of Jefferson County.

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Statcounter The children of Naomi Burr inte-married with other well-known Prince = Edward County residents. Dorwin W. married Maud Redner, and Mary Jemima = married another Redner, Fred.Alberta married James Redner Anderson and = Phoebe married George Huffman. Jesse Wellington Harns Jr. married Kittie = Denike of Tyendinaga. 6.  MARSHALL BIDWELL BURR was born 26 Feb 1840, the fourth child of WILLIAM & SOPHIA (REDNER) BURR. He was engaged in farming, milling, manufacturing, and general merchandising. He helped, along with his sister, to build the Burr Church. He married PHOEBE A. SAYLOR of Bloomfield. They had four children: Edna, = Matura, Adam S, and Clayton W. The oldest daughter = from this family, Edna, married Willoughby W. Anderson of Ameliasburgh. = Matura married Henry Gibson of Bloomfied. Adam S. resided in Consecon = with his wife Zeddie Stafford. Clayton W. married Ethel Thom of = Bloomfield. 7.  WESLEY KENTON BURR, born 18 Apr 1843, the youngest son of WILLIAM & SOPHIA (REDNER) BURR became a preacher. He married MARY CATHARINE VALLEAU and they had five children: = Kirwin, Sophia, William Langdon, Charity Virginia and Lenne G. Kirwin, a = farmer, married Aurelia Ainsworth Trumpour. Sophia married Elwood L. = Spencer of Rednersville, and Lenne G. married Dr. Elwood A. Kingston of = Picton. From Benjamin Burr c. 1602/ 1610 (Founder) Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, the descent progresses:

Samuel 1643 and Mary Baysey of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

Jonathan 1679 and Abigail Hubbard of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

Jonathan II 1713 and Elizebeth Belding of Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT

To Noahdiah Burr, pioneer of Jefferson County.

For further information, contact:
Ron Brownell


Return to Town of Brownville



If you have any questions or comments about this page, please contact: Nancy Dixon

http://jefferson.nygenweb.net/burrp.htm updated April 19, 2016

Copyright © 1997 — 2017 Jefferson County NYGenWeb — a member of the NYGenWeb Project

Statcounter The children of Naomi Burr inte-married with other well-known Prince = Edward County residents. Dorwin W. married Maud Redner, and Mary Jemima = married another Redner, Fred.Alberta married James Redner Anderson and = Phoebe married George Huffman. Jesse Wellington Harns Jr. married Kittie = Denike of Tyendinaga. 6.  MARSHALL BIDWELL BURR was born 26 Feb 1840, the fourth child of WILLIAM & SOPHIA (REDNER) BURR. He was engaged in farming, milling, manufacturing, and general merchandising. He helped, along with his sister, to build the Burr Church. He married PHOEBE A. SAYLOR of Bloomfield. They had four children: Edna, = Matura, Adam S, and Clayton W. The oldest daughter = from this family, Edna, married Willoughby W. Anderson of Ameliasburgh. = Matura married Henry Gibson of Bloomfied. Adam S. resided in Consecon = with his wife Zeddie Stafford. Clayton W. married Ethel Thom of = Bloomfield. 7.  WESLEY KENTON BURR, born 18 Apr 1843, the youngest son of WILLIAM & SOPHIA (REDNER) BURR became a preacher. He married MARY CATHARINE VALLEAU and they had five children: = Kirwin, Sophia, William Langdon, Charity Virginia and Lenne G. Kirwin, a = farmer, married Aurelia Ainsworth Trumpour. Sophia married Elwood L. = Spencer of Rednersville, and Lenne G. married Dr. Elwood A. Kingston of = Picton. From Benjamin Burr c. 1602/ 1610 (Founder) Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, the descent progresses:

Samuel 1643 and Mary Baysey of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

Jonathan 1679 and Abigail Hubbard of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

Jonathan II 1713 and Elizebeth Belding of Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT

To Noahdiah Burr, pioneer of Jefferson County.

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Ron Brownell


Return to Town of Brownville


If you have any questions or comments about this page, please contact: Nancy Dixon

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