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73. Rev. Aaron BURR41 was born on 4 January 1716. He died on 24 September 1757 at the age of 41.

Aaron graduated from Yale in his 19th year, having gained one of three Berkeley scholarships which entitled him to two more years of study. During his post-graduate years he was converted and turned his attention to theology. At 22 he became pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Newark, NJ. Here he established a school for boys and prepared for his students a Latin grammar, long used at Princeton. In 1748, he became president of Princeton College. He resigned from the church in Newark in 1756 and moved to Princeton. He is said to have died from overwork.

Rev. Aaron BURR and Esther EDWARDS were married on 29 June 1752. Esther EDWARDS41 was born on 13 February 1732. She died on 7 April 1758 at the age of 26.

Esther was the daughter of Rev. Johnathan Edwards and Sarah Pierpont.

Rev. Aaron BURR and Esther EDWARDS had the following children:

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Sarah BURR41 was born on 3 May 1754. She died on 30 March 1797 at the age of 42.

Sarah married Judge Tappen Reeve on 24 Jun 1772.

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Col. Aaron BURR.