Rebecca BURR

Female Abt 1681 - 1721  (~ 40 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rebecca BURR was born Abt 1681 (daughter of Nathaniel BURR and Sarah WARD); died 16 May 1721, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Rebecca married Samuel SHERWOOD 30 Nov 1704. Samuel (son of Matthew SHERWOOD and Mary FITCH) was born Abt 1681; died 10 Nov 1732, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. John SHERWOOD was born 22 Sep 1705, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Sep 1779, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Mary SHERWOOD was born Between 01 Mar 1710 and 1711, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Esther SHERWOOD was born 23 Nov 1716, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Abigail SHERWOOD was born Oct 1712, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1778.
    5. Andrew SHERWOOD was born 21 Mar 1721, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 23 Nov 1767, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Sarah SHERWOOD was born 23 Oct 1709, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Thomas SHERWOOD was born 11 Mar 1719, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 15 Sep 1798, Easton, Connecticut.
    8. Rebecca SHERWOOD was born 12 Oct 1714, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Sep 1749.
    9. Nathaniel SHERWOOD was born 15 Sep 1707, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 02 Oct 1784, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Nathaniel BURR was born Abt 1635, Connecticut, USA (son of Jehu BURR and Elizabeth CABLE); died Between 26 Feb 1711 and 1712, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Nathaniel married Sarah WARD Between 1659 and 1661. Sarah (daughter of Andrew WARD and Hester SHERMAN) was born Abt 1640, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died Between 26 Feb 1711 and 1712, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Sarah WARD was born Abt 1640, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Andrew WARD and Hester SHERMAN); died Between 26 Feb 1711 and 1712, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Mary BURR
    2. Abigail BURR was born Abt 1668; died 07 Feb 1711.
    3. 1. Rebecca BURR was born Abt 1681; died 16 May 1721, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Esther BURR died 1723.
    5. Sarah BURR was born Abt 1662; died , young.
    6. Nathaniel BURR was born Abt 1664; died Between 1700 and 1701, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. John BURR was born Abt 1672; died 13 Jun 1750.
    8. Daniel BURR was born 1677, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1722, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Anna BURR was born Abt 1675; died Between 14 Mar 1747 and 1748, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jehu BURR was born , England; died Bef 1654.

    Notes:

    "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield": Deputy for Springfield to Conn. Leg., Apr. 1638, Sept. 1641; for Fairfield, Sept. 1645, Apr 1646.
    He came in the Winthrop Fleet, 1630, settled in Roxbury, Mass., and was made freeman, 18 May 1631 In 1633 he served on a committee with William Pynchon, the Colony Treasurer; and in 1636 went with Pynchon to Springfield, of which he was appointed Collector by Conn. Colony. He rem. to Fairfield soon after 1641. He may have married more thn once. The mother of Jehu, jr., was quite likely sister of John Cable, Sr. There was prob. some relationship between the Burrs and the family of Nathaniel Perry.
    He d. by 1654, and perhaps even earlier. On 17 Feb. 1670, the younger Jehu had recorded a homelot adjoining his own homelot, of which he "hath had quiet possession above this sixteen years." Immediately beneath, under date 12 Jan. 1673, is entered a description of the same lot, autographed by his bro. John, from whom he had purchased it, apparently a ratification of the purchase, The next entry, same date, is the younger Jehu's own homelot which he "hath by his father's will Jehu dec'd", bounded by the lot bought from his bro. John.

    Jehu — Elizabeth CABLE. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth CABLE
    Children:
    1. Daniel BURR was born Abt 1642, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1695, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Jehu BURR, Jr. was born Abt 1625, Lavenham, Suffolk County, England; died 1692, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. John BURR was born Abt 1633, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; died Oct 1694.
    4. Elizabeth BURR was born Abt 1636, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; died , Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island.
    5. 2. Nathaniel BURR was born Abt 1635, Connecticut, USA; died Between 26 Feb 1711 and 1712, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 6.  Andrew WARD was born 1603, Essex, England; died Between 8 Jun 1659 and 18 Oct 1659, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield": the statements in the preface to the "Andrew Ward Genealogy" with regard to Andrew's being of the family of Richard Ward of Gorleston or Homersfield have been investigated. No such person as Richrd Ward was found; no Gunville family existed in that vicinity as lords of the manor; and eery reference given has proved to be fictitious. It is likely that these statements were the invention of a fraudulent genealogist, innocently accepted by members of the Ward family, through whom they found their way into the book.
    It is certain that he m. in England, Hester Sherman, who was bapt. 1 Apr. 1606 at Dedham, co. Essex, and we should look for his antecedents in that quarter. The will of Robert Lockwood of Eye, near Yaxley, co. Essex (who m. Margery Sherman), in 1558 named his daus. Mary wife of John Ward and Ann wife of Anthony Barker. David Rawson of St. Gregory's, London, Father of Edward (Sec. of Mass. Col.) and son of Edward and Bridget (Ward) Rawson, in his will 1616 named his uncle John Ward, and Andrew Ward (a minor), son of his uncle Ralph. Now Dr. John Ward of Ipswich, Mass., besides mentioning various Sherman cousins in his will 1652, gave L20 each to the two youngest sons of his "Cousin Ward of Wethersfield." Dr. John Ward was son of John Ward (will 1631) of Stratford St. Mary, co. Suffolk, just across the River Stour from Dedham, co. Essex. The mother of Dr. John Ward was Anne, whose will 1635 made Dr. John Clarke of Colchester Executor. This was the Dr. John Clarke who settled later in Newbury, Mass., the same town to which the younger Edward Rawson had come in 1637.
    Andrew may have been the son of Ralph, nephew of John of Stratford, and cousin of Dr. John Ward and of Sec. Rawson; but positive proof has not been found. ( Stephen and Joyce (Traford) Ward had a son Richard of Faxton, co. Northampton, whose will in 1640 named various relatives, including a brother Andrew; but as this Andrew was in England in 1640, he was not the emigrant. However, Richard gave a legacy to Gov. Thomas Dudley in new England, and a clue may be found here.)
    He first settled in Watertown, Mass.; was a founder of conn. Colony and an original settler at Wethersfield; he was also a founder of Stamford in 1641, having with Robert Coe on behalf of the Wethersfield men arranged with New Haven Colony for the settlement there; and rem. 1647 to Fairfield, where he died in 1658. He m. Hester Sherman, dau. of Edmund, bapt. 1 Apr. 1606, d. in 1666.
    Will 8 June 1659; wife Ester; son John, L50, when 21; dau. Sarah, L40; dau. Abigail, L40, when 18; housing and lands to sons Andrew and Samuel, to be divided when the eldest (Andrew) is 21; the rest of his children have had full portions except Edmund, who is to have L20 "if he come to this place." Inv. 18 Oct. 1659; Ester and son William granted adm'n.
    Will of Hester, 27 Dec. 1665; son William, L5; dau. Mary Burr, L2; sons Andrew and Samuel, L8 each; dau. Abigail, L10; children of dau. Anna Nichols. L9; gr. child Hester Ward, L9; son John's child, L9; gr. children Sarah and Nathaniel Burr, children of dau Sarah, L9; clothing to daus. Ann, Mary,Sarah, Abigail; sons William and Andrew, Exec'rs; to Daniel Burr and Hester Burr, 10 shillings each. Inv. 30 Jan. 1665/6
    It is reasonable to suppose that Edmund was eldest son, named for Hester's father Edmund Sherman, but dead before Hester made her will; yet Elizabeth Barker of Nayland, co. Suffolk (five miles from Stratford, where the Dr. John Ward family lived), in her will 1627 named her gr. child Edmund Ward. It should be considered as a possibility that Andrew Ward m. (1) a Barker, mother of Edmund; and that Edmund returned to England, not being of "this place" when Andrew made his will; and this theory would explain Hester's will not naming him, even if he was then living.

    Andrew married Hester SHERMAN 1627, England. Hester (daughter of Edmund SHERMAN and Grace MAKIN) was born 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 1 Apr 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; died Between 27 Dec 1665 and 30 Jan 1665/6, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Hester SHERMAN was born 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 1 Apr 1606, Dedham, Essex, England (daughter of Edmund SHERMAN and Grace MAKIN); died Between 27 Dec 1665 and 30 Jan 1665/6, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 01 Apr 1606, dedham, co. Essex, England

    Children:
    1. Edmund WARD
    2. Ann WARD was born Abt 1629; died 23 Jul 1718, Woodbury, Connecticut.
    3. William WARD was born Abt 1632, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Dec 1675, Narraganset War.
    4. Hester WARD was born Abt 1633; died Abt 1664.
    5. Mary WARD was born Abt 1635; died Between 1665 and 1672.
    6. John WARD was born 1637; died 22 Feb 1683.
    7. 3. Sarah WARD was born Abt 1640, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died Between 26 Feb 1711 and 1712, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Andrew WARD was born 1642, New Haven, Connecticut; died 1690, Killingworth, Connecticut.
    9. Samuel WARD was born 1644; died Between 08 Jan 1692 and 1693.
    10. Abigail WARD was born Abt 1647.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Edmund SHERMAN was born 1572, Dedham, Essex, England; died Between 29 Oct 1640 and May 1641, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1572, dedham, co. Essex, England

    Notes:

    Name:
    Edmund Sherman and his wife emigrated to new England in 1635. They lived in Watertown, Massachusetts, in Wethersfield, Connecticut, by 1638, and in New Haven by 1640. Edmund is treated in 'Great Migration 1634-1635'.

    Edmund married Grace MAKIN Abt 1598. Grace was born Abt 1578, Dedham, Essex, England; died , Dedham, Essex, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 15.  Grace MAKIN was born Abt 1578, Dedham, Essex, England; died , Dedham, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Tobias Makin and Katherine Westbrome

    Children:
    1. Edmund SHERMAN was born 1599, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 23 June or 23 Oct 1599; died Between 11 Apr 1673 and 28 May 1673.
    2. Ann SHERMAN was born 1601; was christened 15 Sep 1601, Dedham, England.
    3. Joan SHERMAN was born 1603, England; was christened 13 Dec 1603, Dedham, England; was buried 21 Nov 1668, Dedham, Essex, England.
    4. 7. Hester SHERMAN was born 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 1 Apr 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; died Between 27 Dec 1665 and 30 Jan 1665/6, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Richard SHERMAN was born 1608, England; was christened 16 Oct 1608, Dedham, Essex, England; died 25 Oct 1647, Dedham, Essex, England; was buried 27 Oct 1647, dedham, co. Essex, England.
    6. Grace SHERMAN was born , England; was christened 18 Jun 1616; died 14 Jun 1691, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    7. Bezaleel SHERMAN was born 1611; was christened 17 Sep 1611, Dedham, Essex, England.
    8. John SHERMAN was born 26 Dec 1613, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 4 Jan 1613/14, Dedham, Essex, England; died 08 Aug 1685, Watertown, Massachusetts.
    9. Samuel SHERMAN was born 1618, Colchester, England; was christened 12 Jul 1618; died 05 Apr 1700, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Child SHERMAN was born 1620.