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Aaron Burr Jr. was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1756 as the second child of the Reverend Aaron Burr Sr., a Presbyterian minister and second president of the College of New Jersey, which became Princeton University.His mother Esther Edwards Burr was the daughter of noted theologian Jonathan Edwards and his wife Sarah. Burr had an older sister Sarah ("Sally") who was named for her matern...


Aaron Burr / Enoch G. Gridley after John Vanderlyn / 1801 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Powerful political rivals vilified Aaron Burr during his lifetime, and for the next 200 years historians and novelists largely followed suit.


The presidential election of 1800 was the first in which political parties (Federalists and Democratic-Republicans) faced off. The resulting gridlock changed the way we elect presidents and vice presidents. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr ran as Republicans, with the understanding that Jefferson was running for president and Burr for vice ...


The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr not only dramatizes through their words his eventful life, it also tells a touching story of a father's love for his exceptional daughter, which endured through public shame, bankruptcy, and exile, and outlasted even Theodosia's tragic disappearance at sea.


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A portrait believed to be that of Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of the third U.S. vice president and who was lost at sea in 1813. The portrait will be featured on Thursday’s episode of ...


Theodosia Burr Alston (June 21, 1783 – approximately January 2 or 3, 1813) was the daughter of U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr and Theodosia Bartow Prevost.Her husband, Joseph Alston, was governor of South Carolina during the War of 1812.She was lost at sea at age 29.


Theodosia Burr And Aaron Burr. Public fascination with the mystery was in part notoriety. Theodosia Burr Alston herself had not been particularly scandalous. But her life was inextricably linked to that of her father, Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson’s vice president who was charged with murder, put on trial for treason, and escaped to Europe.


Aaron Burr — lawyer, politician, and vice-president of the United States — was born in Newark, New Jersey, on 6 February 1756. His father, the Rev. Aaron Burr (1715—57), was the second president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University); his mother was the daughter of Jonathan Edwards (1703—58), the well-known Congregationalist preacher and theologian.


portrait was a gift from Burr to him, his adopted son and namesake. The gift was apt as Aaron Columbus Burr likely witnessed the portrait’s creation in Vanderlyn’s Parisian atel-ier. This oil on canvas portrait is Vanderlyn’s study for the circa 1810-11 oil on panel portrait of Aaron Burr (see illustration next page).