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Seymour Burr died 1837 of 7th Mass (Am Rev)

Seymour Burr-resident of Norton Mass.
B. "Guinea" (1754 or 1762?-A descriptive list dated Feb 20, 1782 gives his age 28 (also given 20 years)Occupation Laborer.
Enlisted 5 April 1781 in Captain John Felt's/Captain Turner's Company,
Lt. Col. John Brooks 7th Regt(also given as Col. Shepard's) also given
as Private in Capt Coburn's (8th Co) : Lieut Col Brooks regt; (May 1781)also Capt Jonathan Felt's Co., Lieut Col. Brooks Regt Muster Rolls for Jan and Feb 1782 (The above is a brief summary-a fuller record is given in Mass Soldiers and Sailors In the American Revolution series)

Reportably he was owned by Seymour Burr of CT (A relative of Aaron Burr) who is reported to have offered him his freedom if he would give his bounty money to him and enlist in American Army-which Seymour
Burr (the slave) did.

His wife was MAry (Will) Wilbor (b.1751/1754/18 Nov 1755-Nov 1, 1852)-the last of Canton Mass Punkapog (Native Persons)
Seymour Burr d. Canton Mass Feb 17, 1837-age given as "100 years"
They had two daugthers but no sons.
In 1855 a grandson (who took the name Lemuel Burr) was living in Boston)


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