Esther Edwards Burr was a daughter of the famous American theologian Jonathan Edwards and a descendant of many prominent Puritan women. In 1752, she married Aaron Burr, Sr., 16 years her senior, a minister who became a founder and President of Princeton University. She hosted many of the scholars of the day at her home. Her son Aaron Burr, Jr. grew up to become the third Vice President of the United States. Esther Burr's journal, which she kept from 1754 to 1757, is considered an important document in American history and literature and has been reprinted numerous times.