Cousin Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr, Jr.

Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

With all the hoopla over the Broadway show Hamilton, it is worth remembering that U.S. Vice-President Aaron Burr (1756-1836), who shot founding father Alexander Hamilton in their July 11, 1804 duel in Weehawken NJ, was a member of our family.  He is the son of my seventh-great uncle, who is the brother of my sixth-great grandfather Joseph Burr (1700-1745). In short, he is my 1st cousin 7 times removed (according to Ancestry.com). Here are two of the show’s songs that relate to cousin Burr: The World Was Wide Enough and Ten Duel Commandments.

 

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