Killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel in July of 1804 may have effectively ended Aaron Burr’s political career, but it didn’t dissuade American parents from continuing to name their baby boys “Aaron Burr.” (Which sounds best when said with a mouthful of peanut butter, of course.)
Of the dozens of Burr namesakes I spotted in the records, a handful were born as early as the 1790s, while Burr was representing the state of New York in the U.S. Senate. But most came along in the 1800s, either while Burr was serving as U.S. Vice President (1801-1805) under Thomas Jefferson or in the years that followed.
- Aaron Burr Harrison, b. 1796 in New Jersey
- Aaron Burr Decker, b. 1798 in New York
- Aaron Burr VanAuken, b. 1799 in New York
- Aaron Burr Cooper, b. 1800 in New Jersey
- Aaron Burr Tuthill, b. 1801 in New York
- Aaron Burr Hays, b. 1802 in New York
- He had a younger half-brother named Dewitt Clinton Hays.
- Aaron Burr Thomson, b. 1803 in Pennsylvania
- Francis Aaron Burr Hussey, b. 1805 in Maine
- He had three younger brothers named Benjamin Franklin Hussey, George Granville Hussey, and Samuel Bancroft Hussey.
- Aaron Burr Freeman, b. 1806 in Vermont
- Aaron Burr Orndorff, b. 1807 in Kentucky
- Aaron Burr Babcock, b. 1808 in Vermont
- Aaron Burr Mallery, b. 1809 in Connecticut
Incidentally, I didn’t spot any namesakes from 1804 specifically…
Sources: Aaron Burr – Wikipedia, Find a Grave, FamilySearch, A Chinese Slave in Alexandria? – Immigration in the U.S. South