John Burroughs1

M, #847, b. 1617, d. 1678
  • Birth*: 1617
  • Marriage*: his 1st.; Principal:Ann (?)2
  • Marriage*: between 1662 and 1665; his 2nd., her 2nd.. Thomas Reed alive Oct 1662, Son John Burroughs born about 1665.; Principal:Elizabeth Pettit1,2,3
  • Death*: 1678; aged 61 years1
Last Edited: 7 Apr 2012

Family 1:

Ann (?)
  • Marriage*: his 1st.; Principal:Ann (?)2

Children:

Joseph Burroughs4,2 d. 16 Feb 1738
Johanna Burroughs+ 4,2 d. b 1710
Mary Burroughs4,2
Jeremiah Burroughs+4,2 b. c 1651, d. 1698

Family 2:

Elizabeth Pettit b. c 1637, d. c 1679
  • Marriage*: between 1662 and 1665; his 2nd., her 2nd.. Thomas Reed alive Oct 1662, Son John Burroughs born about 1665.; Principal:Elizabeth Pettit1,2,3

Child:

John Burroughs+ 1,2 b. 1665, d. 1699

Notes

  • Immigration*: 1637; Massachusetts
  • Note*: "John Burroughs from Yarmouth in ship "Mary Ann," was in Salem 1637 and in Newtown 1652, died August 1678, age 61, was brother-in-law of Edward Jessup; his first wife was Ann and second wife widow Elizabeth Reed. His will is dated July 2, 1678, proved October 19, 1678; the will of Elizabeth Burroughs, widow of John, is dated November 25, 1678, proved November 20, 1679."2
  • Note: "John Burroughs, born 1617 and died August 1678, came from England and was at Salem, Mass., in 1637. He removed to Newtown and was probably one of the first settlers in 1652. He is on the Indian Rate, 1656, for [pounds] 1, 10s; January 22, 1657, he writes the letter to the Director-General remonstrating against the gift of the town house to Rev. John Moore; 1662, he, with others, was empowered to raise a tax of five cents to the acre; 1659, elected town clerk which office he held for eleven years, 1659-1662, March 13, 1665. 1664, admitted as freeman of Connecticut. He was elected Overseer March 1665, April 1666; his name in 1666, is on Nicoll's Charter; he appears on the list of freeholders December 4, 1666; January 31, 1668, was Surveyor; 1669, he appears for Newtown in land suit; 1673, August 22, offered submission of Newtown to the Dutch after the reinstatement of Dutch government; 1673, firm believer and practicer of free speech against the arbitrary acts of the government for which he was subjected to humiliating punishment."1

Citations

  1. [S227] James W. Moore, Rev John Moore.
  2. [S406] The Scudder Family of Trenton. compiled by Moses Bigelow. Somerset Press 1948.
  3. [S241] John S. Wurts Magna Charta.
  4. [S226] James Riker Jr., Annals of Newtown.