- Birth Date
- 4 March 1816
- Death Date
- 16 March 1878
Birth date is confirmed by the missionary register, and his birth and death dates are also confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.
Burr initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Brigham Young Pioneer Company in 1847, as indicated in various diaries and reminiscences. He was part of the 7th Company of Ten led by James Case. His travel to Utah is also mentioned in his wife’s obituary. Along the way, Burr helped to clear stones off the road, so that it would be clear for wagons to cross on. As a skilled blacksmith, whenever wagons broke and needed welding, Burr was able to repair them. He repaired Ezra Taft Benson’s axel, another man’s carriage spring, plus various wagon wheels and horses’ shoes. He also acted as blacksmith for companies they crossed paths with on their way to the valley. At the time, he was President of the 16th Quorum of Seventies.
In 1852, Burr left for a mission to Australia. At the end of that mission, he traveled home from the Salt Lake Valley in the Amasa M. Lyman Company in 1855, as indicated in a Deseret News Weekly article of 5 December 1855.
- Age at Departure: 31
- Age at Departure: 39
- "Arrivals," Deseret News [Weekly], 5 Dec. 1855, 309.
- Bullock, Thomas, Journals 1843-1849, vol. 4.
- "Burr Frost, Blacksmith," Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p.554.
- Clayton, William, Diary, 1847 January-December.
- "Death of a Pioneer's Wife," The Deseret Weekly , 3 June 1893, 752.
- Egan, Howard, Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878, ed. and comp. William M. Egan  21-105.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Harmon, Appleton Milo, Diary 1847 April-July.
- Jacob, Norton, Reminiscence and journal 1844 May-1852 January, 47-85.
- Kimball, Heber C., Journal, in Papers 1837-1866.
- Lyman, Amasa Mason, Diary, reel 1, vol. 8, 1-26 and 1-10, written by Albert Carrington, in Amasa Mason Lyman, Collection 1832-1877.
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger A, p. 279.
- Rockwood, Albert Perry, Diary, 1847 April-July.
- "Sudden Death of a Pioneer," Salt Lake Herald, 17 March 1878, 3.