Lecture With Dr. Sherri Burr: Examining The Relationships Between Hermitage Residents Aaron Burr, Theodosia Prevost, and Mary Eugenie Beauharnais Emmons 
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Dr. Sherri Burr traces her ancestry to John Pierre Burr, an anti-slavery activist on the Underground Railroad, who was the son of color of Aaron Burr. The Aaron Burr Association had been researching for over a decade the paternity of John Pierre Burr and his sister Louisa Charlotte when Sherri Burr presented evidence related to genetic ties in 2018. The Aaron Burr Association voted unanimously to acknowledge that Aaron Burr had fathered John Pierre Burr and Louisa Charlotte Burr, and that all their descendants were legitimate members of the Burr family dating back to Jehue Burr, Sr., who arrived in this country in 1630.  Both Aaron Burr and Mary Eugenie Beauharnais Emmons, the mother of the two children, lived at The Hermitage during the Revolutionary War.

Aaron Burr is the most famous resident of The Hermitage in its 250-year history, having married the owner of the house, Theodosia Prevost, in 1782. His relationship with Emmons, a woman of color who had been brought from Haiti to be a servant at The Hermitage, came to more public attention in 2019 after Dr. Sherri Burr co-led a project to have John Pierre Burr's paternity acknowledged on a granite headstone in Eden Cemetery. Dr. Burr, whose book Complicated Lives was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History, will be on hand to discuss the Burr Family heritage, and additional research she has unearthed.

Reception begins at 6PM and lecture starts at 7!

Tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for Hermitage members.

The Hermitage Museum
335 Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
Photo Credit: Denise Tessier
Date & Time
June 10, 2022, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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