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a musket-ball and fell dead from his horse, his keen edged sword being stained with British blood. The British soon overpowered the Continentals, and continued their hasty retreat to their ships. Colonel Gold's body was placed upon his horse and thus transported to his home in Fairfield.
Elizabeth Burr, when she buckled on her husband's sword that Friday morning, sent him to battle with the fears and responsibilities of a mother as well as wife pressing upon her. She had borne him nine children, viz...
I. Abigail, b. Oct., 1755, d. Nov. 2, 1795 ; 2. Hezekiah, b. Dec. 9, 1756, drowned in N. Y. Harbor Oct. 30, 1785 ; 3. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 5, 1759, d. June 19, 1812; 4. John Burr, b. Apr. 7, 1761, d. at sea, Jan. 2, 1781 ; 5- Deborah, b. July 25, 1763, d. July 28, 1785 ; 6. Abraham, b. Jan. 28, 1766, d. Dec. 23, 1823; 7. Anne, b. Dec. 5, 1768, m. Mr. Silliman and d. of consumption Oct. 31, 1821 ; 8. Jason, b. Jan. 15, 1771, d. June 17, 1810 ; 9. Daniel, b. Jan. 16, 1776, drowned at sea, off the coast of France, Dec. 28, 1796.
Four of these were still children, the two youngest mere babes.
She is said to have received the bloody corpse of her husband with Spartan calmness and fortitude; she laid away the sword and raiment as precious relics for his children and posterity,* and took up the burdens of life with courage, patience, and resignation. Henceforth she devoted herself to the rearing and education of her children. These all grew to maturity and became useful and worthy citizens. Mrs. Elizabeth Burr died at the old homestead in Fairfield, Sept. 5, 1815, full of years and honor.
Of the children of Colonel Gold and Elizabeth Burr, Abigail (1) m. Isaac Jennings of Fairfield, Nov. 15, 1770, a descendant through Isaac,5 Isaac,' of Joshua Jennings,1 who came to Hartford, Ct., from England, about 1645-7, removed to Fairfield, Ct., prior to 1656, and d. there Anno 1674, "leaving Family and good Estate." The children of Abigail Gold and Isaac Jennings were:
I. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, 1772, m. Mr. Mason ; 2. Abigail, b. June 12, 1776, m. Mr. Bartram ; 3. Phebe, b. Sept. 10, 1779, m. Mr. Sherwood; 4. Abraham Gold, b. Sept. 27, 1781 ; 5- Anna, b. July 22, 1785, m. Noah Burr  ; 6. Isaac, b. Nov. 7, 1788, m. Anna Beach ; 7. Seth, b. Jan. 12, 1791 ; 8. Polly, b. Nov. 27, 1793.
Isaac Jennings d. June6, 1819; his wife Abigail d. Nov. 2, 1795, both at Fairfield, Ct., where all their children were born. Of these children, Abraham Gold Jennings (4) m. Anna Burr , Sept. 7, 1807, thus after
* The sword, stained with the enemy's blood when picked up, is in the possession of her great-grandson, Abraham Gould Jennings, Esq., of Brooklyn, N. Y. The sash and coat were deposited in the Trumbull Gallery, at New Haven, Conn.
a lapse of fifty-one years uniting again the families of Burr and Gold. They had ten children, viz.:
I. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 27, 1809; 2. John Gould, b. May 17, 1811 ; 3. Eliza Gould, b. Nov. 10, 1812 ; 4. Augustus, b. Nov. 2, 1814; 5- a dau. d. in infancy ; 6. David Burr, b. May 21, 1819; 7» Abraham Gould, b. Aug. 28, 1821 ; 8. Isaac, b. Apr. 3,1823 ; 9. Oliver Burr, b. June 3, 1825; 10. Lewis B., b. Oct. 28, 1826.
Captain Abraham Gold Jennings was a brave and efficient sea captain, and commanded some of the finest clippers of the Atlantic fleet and China tea trade. Anna Burr is described as being " a model wife and mother; faithful and true in all respects to husband and children ; untiring and indefatigable in her efforts to secure the happiness, and advance the welfare of her whole family." Captain Jennings d. at Fairfield, Feb. 29, 1852; Anna Burr, his wife, d. Jan. 8, 1855. Both were buried in the family plot in Fairfield cemetery. Of their children: Mary A. (i) m. William H. Burr , of Westport; John Gould (2), b. May 17, 1811, d. Sept. 1, 1890, m. in May, 1833, Mary, dau. of Sanford Wheeler, of Greenfield, Conn. Chil.:
I. Moses He; 2. Josiah, d. 1871; 3. John Sandford; 4. David Burr; 5. Peter, d. Sept. 14, 1841 ; 6. Saml. Wheeler; J. Annie Burr, m. May 6, 1873, to George (Willard) Stone, of Delaware Co., N. Y. He served as an able officer to the close of the late war. Their chil. are:
1. Marea Wheeler; 2. Georgia, d. June 26, 1876 ; 3. Leona Mabel Jennings; 4. Louise Gould.
8. Abraham Gould, b. Jan. 4, 1846, d. in camp at Hermitage Plantation, La., Aug. 1, 1864; 9. Isaac, b. Nov. 27, 1847.
Mr. Jennings early removed to California, where his family now reside.
Eliza Gould Jennings (3) was m. to John S. Pierson, a young merchant of New York, Sept. 10, 1833, and thereafter resided in Brooklyn. She died at her father's house in Fairfield, Aug. 5, 1839, leaving one son, John A. Pierson, a successful merchant in New York. Her husband, John S. Pierson, d. in 1875, in Brooklyn, and was buried beside his wife in Fairfield.
Augustus Jennings (4) m. Nov. 21, 1837, Sophronia, daughter of Capt. William Robinson, of Southport, Ct., by whom he had three chil.:
I. Augustus, b. 1841, d. July 13, 1866; 2. Emily, b. 1843, m. Nov. 17, 1875, to Nehemiah Perry, M.D., of Ridgefield, Ct.; 3. Arthur O., b. in 1847.
Mr. Augustus Jennings d. June 5, 1886. David Burr, sixth child of Captain A. G. Jennings, d. Jan. 21, 1839, of typhoid fever, while a student