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Sally Burr Reeve

Other Name:
Sarah Burr Reeve
May 3, 1754
March 30, 1797
Home Town:
Newark, NJ
Later Residences:
Litchfield, CT
Tapping Reeve (1772 June 24)
Biographical Notes:
Sally (Sarah) Burr Reeve was born in May 3, 1754 at Newark, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Aaron Burr (1716-1757) and of Esther Edwards Burr, daughter of Jonathan Edwards, the New England preacher. Her brother was Vice-President Aaron Burr (1756-1836).

After the death of their parents, Sally and her brother were tutored by Tapping Reeve, who was studying at Princeton. Reeve went on to apprentice at Law in Hartford. After receiving permission from her uncle, Timothy Edwards, in May of 1772, Sally married Reeve on June 24, 1772 at the age of 18. The couple settled in Litchfield in 1773. On October 3, 1780 she gave birth to their only child, Aaron Burr Reeve (1780-1809). Sally Burr Reeve died in 1797, after being in poor health throughout much of her adult life.
"The judge was noted for his chivalrous devotion to woman both in and out of the domestic circle. His first wife — the sister of Aaron Burr — was a delicate invalid, confined to her bed for many years, and various interesting stories were told of his tender watching and unwearied care."Autobiography, correspondence, etc., of Lyman Beecher, D.D Beecher, Lyman, 1864 Accessed at May 12, 2023

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