The Reverend Aaron Burr, Sr. was a notable divine and educator in colonial America. He was a founder of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and the father of the third United States Vice President, Aaron Burr (1756–1836), who famously dueled with Alexander Hamilton.
Burr, Aaron was born on January 4, 1716. Son of Daniel and Eizabeth Burr.
Graduated from Yale, 1735.
Ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in 1736. Trustee College of New Jersey (now Princeton), acting president, 1747-1748, president, 1748-1757.
Married Esther Edwards, June 29, 1752, 2 children, including Aaron Burr.