Windy Hill Manor

AARON BURR’S friend Benijah Osmun built Windy Hill Manor in the 1790s. After Osmun's death, Windy Hill Manor would in the years after become the home of the Stanton family and the lifelong home of three sisters, Elizabeth, Beatrice and Maude Stanton. In 1907, the home was featured in an article in the New York Times, which mentioned the Osmun-Burr relationship and centered on the brief courtship of Burr and Madeline Price, the beautiful daughter of a widow who lived nearby at the foot of a local landmark known as Halfway Hill. The sisters attempted to keep the home's history alive as well as food on the table by giving tours for 25 cents per person in the 1930s. Elizabeth died in 1942 and Maude was the last sister to die a short time later. For the next two decades, the house was empty, lonely and neglected before being demolished in the mid-1960s. (Credit: Windy Hill Manor, Library of Congress, 1930s) 

Aaron Burr loved women, and according to those who knew him, he also had great respect for them. When he was in Natchez country in 1807, while staying with his friend Benijah Osmun, Burr reportedly had a brief romance with a woman who may have been three decades younger than he. 

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