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In memory of John Burrill, my Paternal 6th Great-Grandfather on the LEONARD branch.


  • Early Connecticut Marriages (
  • Coat of arms from The Burrill family of Lynn, during the Colonial and Provinicial periods, with some of their descendants, by Ellen M. Burrill, 1907. [Link]
  • Rhode Island, U.S., Vital Extracts, 1636-1899, p. 635 (
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John Burrill

Soldier in the French War

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1742 Mar 10



1767 Jan 12

Thompson, Windham, Connecticut




1832 Feb 7

Thompson, Windham, Connecticut


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John Burrill was born March 10, 1742, in Thompson, Connecticut. He was a soldier in the French War and was one of the 400 men sent to the West Indies in 1762. He was present at the capture of Havanah and Moro Castle, possibly the last living survivor of that regiment. He married Mary Eaton January 12, 1767, and together they had several children. He died February 6, 1832, in Thompson, at the age of 91.


John Burrill & Mary Eaton were the parents of my ancestor,

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