Aaron Burr Jr., the son of Ester Edwards Burr and Reverend Mr. Aaron Burr was born on February 6, 1756 in Newark, New Jersey. He was also the grandson of the famous theologian, Jonathan Edwards. His father earned his living as a pastor at The Newark Presbyterian Congregation and the president of The College of New Jersey, which later became the Ivy League school, Princeton University. Upon graduating from Princeton University at the age of 16, Burr Jr.
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Texas and attempted to establish contact with Texas revolutionists. Burr married for the second time late in his life. His wife, when she realized her life was amidst her husbands’ land speculation, they separated after four months. She eventually sued for divorce which was granted the day he died, September 14, 1836.
He is remembered as one of history’s greatest losers, a traitor, a criminal, and most of all the Vice President who murdered Alexander Hamilton.