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  • ID: I38993
  • Name: Aaron BURR
  • RELA: 5th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 FEB 1756 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ
  • Event: Military service BET 1775 AND 1779 Lt. Col., Continental Army
  • Occupation: AFT 1782 Lawyer
  • Event: Appointed 1789 Attorney General, New York
  • Event: Elected BET 1791 AND 1797 United States Senator
  • Event: Elected BET 1800 AND 1804 Vice President of the United States
  • Death: 14 SEP 1836 in Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY
  • Education: Princeton University
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Pic Aaron Burr
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  • Note:
    BURR, Aaron, (cousin of Theodore Dwight), a Senator from New York and a Vice President of the United States; born in Newark, N.J., February 6, 1756; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1772; studied theology but soon abandoned it for the law; during the Revolutionary War entered the Continental Army 1775-1779; admitted to the bar in 1782 and practiced in Albany, N.Y.; moved to New York City in 1783; member, State assembly 1784-1785, 1798-1799; attorney general of New York 1789-1790; commissioner of Revolutionary claims in 1791; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1791, to March 3, 1797; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; president of the State constitutional convention in 1801; in the presidential election of 1800, Burr and Thomas Jefferson each had seventy-three votes, and the House of Representatives on the thirty-sixth ballot elected Jefferson President and Burr Vice President; challenged and mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton in a duel fought at Weehawken, N.J., July 11, 1804; indicted for murder in New York and New Jersey but never tried in either jurisdiction; escaped to South Carolina, then returned to Washington and completed his term of service as Vice President; arrested and tried for treason in August 1807 for attempting to form a republic in the Southwest of which he was to be the head, but was acquitted; went abroad in 1808; returned to New York City in 1812 and resumed the practice of law; died in Port Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y., September 14, 1836; interment in the President's lot, Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Aaron BURR b: 4 JAN 1714/15 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT
    Mother: Esther EDWARDS b: 13 FEB 1731/32 in Newark, Ocean Co., NJ

    Marriage 1 Theodosia BARTOW b: 1746
    • Married: 1782
    1. Has Children Theodosia BURR b: 21 JUN 1783 in Albany, Albany Co., NY

    Marriage 2 Eliza BOWEN b: 7 APR 1775 in Providence, Providence Co., RI
    • Married: 1833
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