Burr, Esther Edwards

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Burr, Esther Edwards Gender: F
born on 13 February 1732 Jul.Cal. (24 Feb 1732 greg.) at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Northampton, Massachusetts, 42n20, 72w39
Timezone LMT m72w39 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°18' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°51 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 13°49'

Esther Edwards Burr


American diarist, the mother of U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr, Jr. and the wife of Princeton University President Aaron Burr, Sr. whom she married in 1752. Esther Burr's father was the great preacher of the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards. She was named after Edwards' mother and grandmother. Esther Burr was a member of the Church at Stockbridge and Northampton and later the church in Newark. As the wife of a university president and prominent minister, Burr managed the affairs of the household and hosted many of the scholars of the school at her home. Burr's daughter, Sarah, married Tapping Reeve, the founder of America's first law school. Esther Burr's journal, which she kept from 1754 to 1757, is important in studies of American history and literature. She died from smallpox on 7 April 1758, aged 26.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Burr, Aaron (born 6 February 1756)
  • sibling relationship with Edwards, Pierpont (born 8 April 1750 Jul.Cal. (19 Apr 1750 greg.))


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes father's diary in "Jonathan Edwards: A Life" by George M. Marsden (Yale University Press, 2004): "My daughter Esther was born on a sabbath day, between 9 and 10 o'clock in the forenoon, Feb. 13, 1732."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Smallpox)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Smallpox)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 26)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Diarist)