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Preface. ......... 7-11 

Origin of the n:iiue iu England (lOSO), ..... 13 

Saxon Villages of, ...... 14-lS 

Manors held liy the Burubaras (10Si.Vl.-,i;4). .... l!l-2.5 

Abby Church (12.50), ....... 2.5 

Inscrijition on Monuments, Marriages, etc. (1100-1818), . . 2G-28 

Coats-of-Arms, . . . . . . . 29, 30 

Sumraarj- of Records of the Family in America (1G49-1884), . . 31-34 

In all the Wars, including the Indian and Rebellion, . . . 31-34 

Potunke Indians, ....... 35-37 

Title to Indian Lands (lGOO-1084) 38-43 

Deeds (1061-1790), ....... 43-52 

Courts (1049-1078), ....... 53-03 

Acts of the Colonial Government (107.j-17j7), .... 64-73 

Naval (1747-17.58), ....... 71-73 

Miscellaneous Papers (1079-18.80). ..... 74-115 

Church at Kensington (1.712), ....'.. 75 

Wills and Inventories (1090-1760), ..... 79. .80 

Card-playing forbidden in the Army (1780), .... 81 

Letter from Lisbon. Portugal (1704). ..... 81-82 

Slavery in Algiers (1793), ...... 82-85 

Burnham Estate in England. ...... 86, 87 

Bride Stealing (1740), ....... 88-93 

Revolutionary Pensioners (1840), ..... 94 

Hon. Oliver Burnham, .Judge, etc., . . . . .95,96 

Lieut. J. D. Burnham. ....... 96-99 

Letter from West Point, . . . . . . 90-98 

Letter from Old Point Comfort. ..... 98-99 

Guy Carletou Burnham, ....... 99, 100 

Col. James C. Burnham, . . . . . . 100 

Col. H. B. Burnham, ....... 100, 101 

Col. George S. Burnham, ...... 101 

Major Walter Burnham. ....... 101 

Capt. Edward T. Burnham. ...... 102 

Capt. Edward JI. Burnham, ...... 103 

Lieut. D. R. Burnham, ....... 102 

Lieut. H. M. Burnham, ....... 102-104 

Battery H, 5th U. S. Artilleiy . 102-104 

Burnham Places, ........ 105, 106 


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'• Thou unrelenting Past! 
Strong are the barriers round thy dark domain, 

And fetters, sure and fast, 
Hold all that enter thy unbreathing reign." 

" Thine for a space are they — 
Yet shalt thou yield thy treasures up at last; 

Thy gates shall yet give way, 
Thy bolts shall fall, inexorable Past! " 

— Hbyant. 

Tli(! autii|uary speaks of " the individual who is advanceii enough to take a 
l.ackwura look." 

L — 


The compiler having exhaustively searched and digested the 
records of the family's early history, has re-produced them (the 
records) in these annals, ■with little comment, in the endeavor, 
primarily, to bring our emigrant-ancestor before his descend- 
ants as he lived and contested two centuries ago. As I review 
his life in the many records he has left, dating all along the 
way from 16i9 to 16S8, it seems clear to nie, that in seeking a 
home in this land of space and aborigines — his fortunes at low 
tide in England — he purposed to become the proprietor of a 
large landed estate, which he could leave to his descendants. 
Opposed in this by the policy of the Colonial government, in 
its autonomy adverse to the holding by individuals of large 
landed possessions, he used his legal acquirements to counter- 
act, as far as possible, the abridging of his boun.daries, and to 
retain a part of the Indian lands he had ac(iuired by deed and 
will. That he was not in sympathy with the Puritan element, 
is clearly shown by the constant contentions, in which he was 
involved with those in power in the Colony. Additional infor- 
mation, relating not only to Thomas Burnhain, Senr., but also 
to his descendants (derived from public an<l private records in 
England and America) has accumulated in the hands of the com- 
piler during the fifteen years that have elapsed since the first 
publication of the Burnham genealogy. The contents of old 
papers, deeds and wills, in the possession of a Burnam family in 
England, supplemented by information obtained at Hatfield, in- 
dicate the connection of the Burnhams in America with the Bur- 
nams, formerly seated at Hatfield Court, Herefordshire, England.* 

* I have little doubt that the Chebacco Burnhams, as well as this family, are 
descendants of the Herefordshire Burnams. The tradition so prevalent that 
we are from Wales is significant, Herefordshire bordering on Wales, and easily 
reached by those of our English ancestors seeking new homes. Both families 
also omitted the h from their names. 


Aiming tlie l'ainilie.~ to be I'uuiul in tin's edition, but omitted in 
tiie ori^'iniil jiublieatioii, tliere i^ one, in wliirli a very old oil paint- 
ing of the IJurnani or liurnhani coat-ot'-arnis has been handed 
down through a female liraiu-li (the male line extinct) from gener- 
ation to geiieratiiiii through this line of the descendant? of 
Thomas Buridiam, Seiir., through his son William, who with liis 
descendants, for several generations, \vere settled at Wetherstield, 
Conneetient. -Thev (the arms with(.>ut the ei-est) are the same as 
No. 2, ]iage '_".•, and similar to that in stone over the entrance 
to llattield (old) Ci.iurt." That the many dates and biograpliies, 
>o accumulated, may be preserved and ]ilaced in the hands of the 
family, has consequentially led to his issuing a second edition, the 
genealogical part confined to the families of the descendants of 
Thomas Buriduim, Senr., of Hartford and Potunke, whose tani- 
ily, as it descends through the generations, fluctuates between 
prosperity and adversity. t Among its members most iiave l)een 
landholders, some of tracts covering townships. His descendants 
ai-e I'ound in the army and nav\-, on the bench, in the pulpit, as 
physicians, and in all the learned ju-ofessions, as merchants ami 
manufacturers, and in many trades. It is — with exceptions — the 
^tory i.<i many a ]S'ew' England family, and — if the ctunpiler's 
t'eelings are a criterion, — tliese annals, as told in this collection of 
records and printed notices of its members, will be of more 
value to the [ireseut and future generations, than if the matter 
found in the records had been shaped by the obsei-vations of the 
writer into the most ditiusively written histoi-y. Several of the 
miscellaneous jiajiers will undonl)teilly be deemed of little 
accoimt (and the omitting of them in lietter taste) to those now 
living, but even those papers will have an increasing interest for 
the family as the generations iiass"into the stillness of the far- 
oti land." The merging of the compiler's own jiersonalitv 
(through the hing and deep interest he has taken in his work) in 

*Tlie arms (in stone) are surmounted by a helmet, side view, visor closed, in- 
dicating an Esquire. 

P'ltis, however, a subject of curious inquiry at the present day, to look 
into the brief records of tliat early period and observe how by the third gener- 
ation they " (grandchildren of emigrants of good position) " descended to a 
point, below which, in this happy country, it is barely possible for honesty, in- 
tellect and sobriety to fall. Then there came a principle to stimulate them to 
endeavor to rise again, and they began to re ascend in the scale of society. 
This is a very common course of things, even in the present state of the Union; 
but it was pcciiliarly the case in that early time." 


that of the family at large, must excuse to those disposed to ad- 
verse criticism, his treating his immediate family records, as he 
would those of a branch personally unknown to him. The un- 
couth naming of children from the Scriptures,* substituting for 
the good old English names of their fathers, those of Moses and 
the prophets, was fortunately not t;ery common in this family. In 
the first three generations there are none that are very objection- 
able. In those which follow there are too many. It is to be 
hoped that parents in the future will not inflict upon their chil- 
dren names so grotesque and ugly. 

The principal value of this work is concentrated in its genea- 
logical records, forming a family tree, which, starting with the 
emigrant ancestors for its trunk (its roots in England), throws out 
its constantly expanding branches, through its eight and nine 
generations, with comparatively few missing limbs. The intro- 
duction into this work of the Burnhams who were in England 
with the jS'ormans, and of the villages which gave name to the 
family, rec^uires no apology, as it will not be without its interest. 

There is given in Part I the origin of the name in EnghxTul. A 
sketch of the Saxon villages of Burnham. Mention of some of 
the manors owned by the first Bnrnham and his descendants, with 
a genealogy. The coats-of-anns, seal, etc., etc. 

Part II. Summary of records. History of the Potunke Tribe 
of Indians, whose chiefs deeded their lands to Thomas Burnham, 
Senr. Title to Indian lands, Indian and other deeds, will of Uncas, 
etc. Courts, Thomas Burnham, Senr., as attorney, plaintifl-', and 
defendant. Acts of the Colonial government, in which' some one 
of the family is mentioned ; naval. Miscellaneous papers, church 
at Kensington ; wills and inventories ; orders from headquarters, 
Morristown (1 7S0), forbidding card-playing in the army ; slavery in 
Algiers; estate in England; bride-stealing; Hon. Oliver Buni- 
ham ; notices of army officers ; letter from West Point (lS2-i); let- 
ter from Old Point Comfort (182$). HLome of the family in Eng- 
land. The genealogy of the family of Thomas Burnham, Senr., 
who came in 1619 to Hartford in Connecticut, U. S. A., brought 

*" Those that will have all names out of God's booke, 
And bold all other names in detestation; 
Poor begging Ijizarus' name they never tooke; 
They more feare pocerty than prophanation." 

— Rjbcrt Ilatpiiitn. 


ddwii to the present day, witli bio^frajiliical sketclies and notices 
of its members who served in tlie Indian, the French, and tlie 
Mexican wars, and the wars of the Revolntiun and tlie Rebellion. 
Blank pages for tamily records. 

The arrangement of this work gives first the name of the head 
(.if the family, with the names of his ancestors in italics, properly 
nnmbercd ; then follows the date of his birth and death ; the 
date of his mai-riage, with the maiden name of his wifr, the 
date of lier birth and death ; the names of their children, \vith 
dates of their birth, marriage, to whom married, and date of 
death. Following which record, a biographical sketch ut' the 
heads of the family is given, including the genealogy of the 
wife when it has been furnished; als.i any notices of children 
who have a historj of their <:>wn, and who do not li\"e to become 
themselves heads of families. Each head of a familv has 
its appropriate number; the tigiircs attached to the name of the 
father, grandfather, great-grandfather, etc., etc.. refer bac'k to the 
section, in the preceding generations, in which the history of cacli 
•will be f niiid. Against the name of each son wIki has a finiilv. 
is pla(_-ecl a nundier, referring forward ti) the section of that nnm- 
\n'V in the ne.\t generatirm, in whicli the record of tliat son and 
his family is given. jS'o attempt is made ti> f illiiw the female 
branches after giving the dates of their birth, marriage, to whom 
married, and death, as in assuming another name, they and their 
descendants belong to another family as well as this, and will be 
a part of that family whenever its history is written. The de- 
taclied records of the family are jdaced le/ore the genealogical 
records, in order tliat nothing may intervene between the printed 
family records (i. e., the family tree) and the blank pages prepared 
to receive the written records "of the generations yet unrecorded 
and yet unborn. Among the abbreviations used arc : b. for born ; 
bap. fir baptized : m. for inarj'ied ; d. for died; a\ for aged ; gdson 
for giandson; grgd.-on fVir great-grandson; grgrgdson for great- 
great-grandson, etc. 

The compili'r ir^ indebted for the part of the work which refers 
to the Buridiam family and villages in England to Lewis's Topo- 
graphical Dictionary, Leppenburg's England Under the Saxon 
Kings, itcCuUock's (genealogical Dictionary, Kichols's Topo- 
grajiher and (Tcnoalogist, Weever's Funeral Monuments, Fergu- 
son's English Suriuimes, Encyclopedia of Heraldry, and to the 


county histories, Bloomfield's Norfolk, Suckling's History of 
Sutlblk, Parkins's jSTorfolk, Lipscoml/s County of Buckingham, 
Manning and Bray's History of Surrey, Morant's History of Essex, 

The facts connected with the early history of tlie family in this 
country have been found in many original papers preserved in 
the families, in Colonial records, records of probate courts and 
registries of deeds, church and town records, inscriptions in 
church-yards, personal statements, and from answers to innu- 
merable letters of inquiry. 

He takes pleasure in acknowledging the assistance rendered 
him in this second edition by Kev. Mr. Pettigrew, vicar of Hat- 
field, in furnishing information, connecting the family with their 
ancestors at Hatfield, in Herefordshire, Eng., and, in compiling the 
first edition, by Mr. Thomas Burnham.of East Hartford, Conn., and 
by Mr. Guy Carlton Burnham of Albany, K. Y. ; the valuable 
papers furnished him by Mr. Aaron G. Williams, who received 
them from his wife's father, Coi'nelius Burnham, who was of the 
line of descent from Thomas, Senr., through John and John, Jr. ; 
the encouragement and assistance of Capt. Chas. H. Olmstead, 
and the politeness of the librarians of the "Watkinson library and 
of the library at the State House, Hartford, Conn. 

This edition — of the foot-prints of the family — like its predeces- 
sor, contains little that will interest the general reader, and, 
although still without striking incidents, the compiler ventures to 
reproduce it, trusting his rouleau oi chronicles will be appreciated 
by those members of the family who are interested in the 
annals of their ancestors, and who wish to place in the hands uf 
their children and their children's children the archives of their 
family, heretofore far scattered and liable to be ultimately lost, 
but now brought together from all available sources and con- 
densed in this convenient form for eas}- reference. To the 
FUTURE GENERATIONS, as they rise, the compiler sends his cordial 
greeting. To you he now leaves the carrying on of his work by 
inserting in the blank pages appended your family records in your 
generations, that each copy of the work may increase in interest 
and value, to the family in whose possession it may chance to be, 
through all the coming time in which your posterity continues to 
e.xist. He dedicates to you this history of your ancestors, and 
bequeaths this, their muster-roll, to you as his legacy. 

" They are all gone ; and the trampling of ever new generations passes 
over them." 



Walter le Veutee came to England at the Conquest (lOGG), 
with "William of Normandy, in the train of his cousin-german 
Earl "Warren ;'■' and at the survey (lOSO). was made lord of the 
Saxon villages of Burnham (and of many other manors) : from 
these manors he took his surname of De Burnham and became 
the ancestor of the numerous family of the name, that have lived 
through the succeeding generations, as will be seen from the extracts 
from old Englisli records given below. The name is often spelled 
Burnam, Bernham, and Barnham. In the old Anglo-Saxon, 
it is Beornhom, Byrnhom, itc. The old Xorse, Bjorn ; the old 
Anglo-Saxon, Beorn and Burn (a bear), mean, according to Fer- 
guson, in his " English Surnames," pages 131-135, " Chief, Hero, 
Man ; " others give its meaning as " a Kni^^dit, a I^oble ; " it also 
means "a brook or small river." Ham signifies "a town, a vil- 
lage, a rich, level meadow ; '' the name, when applied to a person, 
signified the lord of a town or village; when applied to a place, 
it signified a town or village by a river ; but it was probably 
never used as a surname until after the Conquest, when W'alter 
added de Burnham to his name.f We find the name very early 
in old Saxon history. In the genealogy of the kings of Bernicia, 
appears Beornhom (sometimes Byrnhom), son of Bofa, great- 
grandson of Alric, descended from Woden. King Alfred the 
Great, in his will, made before 900, mentions Burnhamme, Co. of 
Somerset, and Burnham, Co. of Sussex. 

" To the Kormans belongs the credit of having first regularly 
instituted and employed surnames — in the present acceptation of 
the word ; and they may be said to have been formally intro- 

• William de Warrenne, Earl of Surrey, who married GondreJ, daa;jhter of William tlie 

tThe "de" remained attached to the name until about the fifteenth century, at which time 
the principal manors had poased from the family. 


diu.-eil iiitt) Engluiid at the Cuiiq'ucrtt. It appears, liowe\-er. cm 
good eviJenee, that tliey were not whiillv uiiknuwn tlie-re jiriur t.i 
that event. The feudal system naturally tended to create sur- 
names out of landed posse.-^sioiis, ani.l at the same time to limit 
their use to the upper classes. For a long time, thc'ref ire, they 
were the privileged titles of the few, and not the means of family 
distinction employed l)y the penplo in general. It -may be said 
that five centuries elap^ed from the date of their in^portation to 
that of their general adoption throughout the country, during 
which interval they wei'c slowly spreading downwards through 


The f jllowing notices of- ])laces of this nann?, are princi]ially 
taken from LcNvis's To]Higra[ihical Dictionary of England : 

'• Burnham, a parish in the union of Iviton, hundred of linndiam, 
county of Buckingham, comprising the liberties of U]iper Bouve- 
ney, Britwell, East Burnham, Cippenham, and town with AVood, 
and the cliajjelry of Lower Boveney. Tins yilace, which gives 
name to the hundred, is.<if very remote anticpiity, and was the 
residence of the Saxon Kings of Mercia, 'among them Roderick 
Burlired, called Rotri Maur (Roderick the Gi-eat), whose marriage 
with Aethelswyth was solemnized here (at the royal villa of 
( 'ippciiham), S51, in a great festival." The moated site of a 
palace of the Kings of Mercia is still traceable here. 

■■ It was also the residence of their successors of the Xorman line, 
after the Conquest, from which is dated th'j charter granted to 
Richard, Earl of Cornwall, who in lir,.'p tijunded an abbey here 
for nuns of the order of St. Augustine, the oidy remains of which 
are some ruinous walls, converted into a barn : part of the abbot's 
dwelling-house: and the fish-pond, now attached tt> the Vicarage 
garden. There are also the remains of an ancient encampment 
in the woodland called Buriduim Beeches. 

■' The parish is bounded on the west by the river Thames, ami the 
village is pleasantly situated on rising ground, about two miles 
east of the river." 



From Jesse's Favorite Haunts. 

" Tlie drive from Biilstrode, through the lower gate of the park 
to Burnliain Beeches, is very pleasing. There ai-o the beechen 
copjtices, ami the sheltered lanes, and the pretty cottages ; but 
Burnham Beeches surpass any sylvan locality I have yet met 
witli. As we approach the parish bounds of Burnham, the open 
surface of the country entirel}' disappears, and is covered with 
thick coppice-wood, interspersed with tine old beech-trees, and 
penetrated in various directions by green lanes winding throuo-h 
their varied scenery, and adorned by hollies and by bushes of the 
evergreen juniper. These latter are of extraordinary size and 
beauty, and form a peculiar conti-ast to each other. Some of them 
take a spiral shape, while others trail along the ground. As we 
proceed into the interior of the wood, we find the surface varied 
by glens and valleys, interspersed with little rushy pools, the 
winter haunt of the snipe and woodcock, and overhung with the 
rich f iliagu of the holly, birch, juniper, and other trees, under 
whose shade the purple heaths flourish, and the fern and fo.x-glove 
add a variety and charm to the scenery. Much beauty is derived 
from the forest roads that wind among the pollard-trees, some- 
times throngh open spaces of greensward, and sometimes dipping 
down a declivity, or gradually lost in the thickening foliage of 
the wood. Some of these trees are of gigantic growth, and of 
most picturesque character. In open spots, where two or three 
lanes meet, a hawthorn-tree is frequently found, partly covered 
with brambles and honeysuckles, and generally a juniper bush 
standing close to it, with a patch of fern or broom. As we enter 
the forest glades, and saunter under their shade, the mind is insen- 
sibly carried back to the times of the bowmen of Harold, and the 
days of Robin IIoo<l." 


" Scathed by the lightning's bolt, the wintry storm, 
A giant brotherhood, ye stand sublime; 

Like some huge fortress each majestic form 
Still frowns defiance to the power of time. 

Cloud after cloud the storms of war have toll'd, 

Siuco ye your countless years of long descent have told. 


Say, for yc saw brave Flarold's bowmen yield, 
Yc heard the Norninn's priECely trucipct blow ; 

And ye beheld, upon that later field, 

Red with her riyal's blood, the Rose of Pnow ; 

jVnd ye too saw, from Chalgrove's hills of flame, 

■When to your shelt'ring arms the wounded soldier came. 

Can ye forget when by yon thicket green, 

A troop of scatter'd horsemen crossed the plain, 

And in the midst a statelier form was seen, — 
A snow-white charger yielded to his rein ; 

One backward look on Xaseby's iield he cast, 

And then, with anxious tlight and speed redoubled, pass'd. 

But far away these shades have tied, and now — 

Sweet change 1 — the song of summer birds is thine; 

Peace hangs her garlands on each aged bough, 
And bright o'er thee the dews of morning shine; 

Earth brings with grateful hand her tribute meet, — 

Wild flowers and colour'd weeds to bloom around thy feet. 

Here may, unmark'd, the wandering poet muse. 

Through these green lawns the lady's palfrey glide. 

Nor here the pensive nightingale refuse 
Her sweetest, richest song at eventide. 

The wild deer bounds at will from glade to glade. 

Or stretch'd in mossy fern his antler'd brow isJaid. 

Farewell, beloved scenes! enough for me 

Through each wild copse and tangled dell to roam, 

Amid your forest paths to wander free, 
And find where'er I go a shelt'ring home. 

Earth has no gentler voice to man to give 

Than, " Come to Nature's arms, and learn of her to live." 

J!ev. I. Mitu,rd. 


A bard, dear muse, unapt to sing, 
Your friendly aid bescehes; 

Help me to touch the lyric string 
In praise of Burnham beeches. 

O'er many a dell and upland walk 
Their sylvan beauty reaches; 

Of Birnam Wood let Scotland talk, 
While we've our Burnham beeches. 


If ' sermons be in stonea,' I'll bet 

Our vicar, when he preaches, 
He'd find it easier far to get 

A hint from Buraham beeches. 

Poets and painters hither hie, 
Here ample room for each is ; 

With pencil and with pen to try 
His hand at Burnham beeches. 

O, ne'er may woodman's axe resound, 
Nor tempest making breaches. 

In the sweet shade that cools the ground. 
Beneath our Burnham beeches. 

Henry Luttrell. 


Cool passed the current o'er my feet, 

Its shelving brink for rest was made ; 
But every charm was incomplete. 

For Barnham Water wants a shade. 

The traveler, with a cheerful look. 

Would every pining thought forbear. 
If boughs but sheltered Barnham brook, * 

He'd stop and leave his blessing there. 

Robert Bhomiield. 


Burnham-East, a liberty, in the parish and hundred of Burn- 
ham, (fee. 

Burnliam, a parish in the union of Maldon, hundred of Dengie, 
S. division of Essex, takes its name from a small stream running 
near the church. Several Koman coins, fi-agments of ancient 
masonry, and urns containing burnt ashes, have been found on a 
farm at the edge of the marsh. Burnham formerly conferred the 
title of Baron. " The mansion of Burnham (Burnham Hall), is 
a short distance northward from the church," &c. 

Burnham, a hamlet, in the parish" of Thornton-Curtis, union of 
Glandford-Brigg, N. division of the wapentake of Yarborough, 
parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln. 


Iluniliain. a liamlet, in the iiarish of Ilaxey, union of (iains- 
Lorongli. W. divir^ion i_if tlie wajjcntake of ilanley. ]>arts of Lind- 
sey, comity of Lincoln. 

Biirnliam (St. Andrew), a parish in tlie union of Axliridge, 
Imndred of Beuipstone, E. di%-ision of Somerset, 9J miles "\V. S. 
W. from Axbridge ; it lies on the coast of the British Channel. 

r>nrnliam-Deepdale, a parish in the union of Dockinjr. hnn- 
dred of Brotliercross, W. division of Xorftilk, 2^ miles from Burn- 
ham-Westgate. On the shore are various artilieial eminences, the 
snpjiosed tondis of Saxons and Banes, wlio fell in the battle in 
the vicinity; and at a short distance are the vestiges of a forti- 
fication, probably raised by the Saxons, after the sanguinary 
battle between them and the Scots and I'iets, at Stamford, in 

Burnliain-Westgate, a parish 2^ miles ft\'m Burnhani-l)eep- 
dale, and 3 miles from the sea, is jdeasantly situated in a fertile 
valley, on the river Burn, frum which it takes its name. 

Burnhara-Norton, a parish li miles north from Burnham- 
Westgatc. Sir Ealph de Ilemenhale and Sir William de Cal- 
thorpe, Kn'ts, founded a Carmelite monastery liere about 12-1-1 ; 
the remains of the entrance gateway, which ha^ a fine grained 
roof, are still to be seen. RoJ:)ert Bale, the historian, was prior of 
this house, and dying in the reign of Henry VII, was interred 

Burnham-Overy, a ])arisli li uiiles N. E. from r.urnham- 
AVestgate, situated on the coast, has a small port, navigable tbr 
vessels di'awing ^J feet of water, on a creek which cro.-^es the 
marshes to tlie ocean. I'eterstone House stands on the site of an 
hospital and chapel, dedicated to St. Peter de Patra. 

iiurnhani-Sutton, a parish, adjoining Burnham-Westgate. 

I'.urnham-Thorpe, a ]iarisli li miles S. E. from Burnhani- 
Westgate. lu the chancel is a monument to the Rev. Edmund 
Nelson, father of Lord Nelson, who was born here, on the 20th of 
Sept., 175S, during the incumbency of his father. 

Burnham-ITlpli, a parish adjdining liurnhamAVestgate. 

]!eruham-Broom. This town was three-quarters of a mile 
long and one-half a mile broad, and paid S.?. i>d. to the King's tax. 

M A N R S . 19 

This town is distinguished from Bernham in Suffolk, &c., in all 
old evidences, by the name of Bernham-Ryskys, that hamlet and 
church thereto belonging being united to it ; it hathdately been 
always called Barnhaiu-Broora, but on what account I know not, 
fur I do not tind an}- of the family of that name ever concerned 

In Lipscomb's History of the County of r>uekingham, Yol. 3, 
from the lilth to the 3u4rth page, are many illustrations of 
churches, cV'C, in Burnham Hundred. 

In Elomefiekrs History of jSTorfolk, Yol. 7, from tlie Sth to the 
40th page, are many illustrations of churches, itc, in all the above 
Burnliauis that are in Xorfolk County. 


From English County LTistorics. 

" Burnhaiu-Thorp. There are several towns here adjoining 
of the name of Burnham, so called from a neighboring stream or 
brook. ' Tdke, a great Saxon thane, was Lord of it in the reign of 
the Confessor, and was, at the Conquest, deprived of it, and many 
more considerable lordships,' when this was granfed to William 
EarlTVarren, and is placed in Domesday book, under the hundred 
of Gallow, and not in Brothercross ; Walter then was infeoffed of 
it, by the aforesaid Earl. Walter, wlio held it at the survey, — 
under the Earl, — seems to be the ancestor of the family of de 
Burnham ; he left the estates to his son. William de Burnham, 
who was succeeded by his son, Mathew ; Philip de Burnham was 
lord, in the reign of King Stepihen, and had two sous, William 
and Reu:inald ; William had a son Philip, who was lord in the 
30th of Henry II, and one of the same name in Richard I ; but 
William de Burnham dying without issue, in the reign of Henry 
III this lordship came to Sir AVilliam de Calthorp, by his mar- 
riage with the sister and heir, Cecilia, as may be seen in Harpley." 

" Some make the Burnhams to descend from a cousin-german 
of Hamelin Plantaginet Earl Warren and Surrey, but as that Earl 
lived in the reign of Henry II and Richard I, and as the Burn- 
liams were lords long before their reign, it is more probable that 
WaUer was their ancestor." 


■' Harpley. Tlie CVmqneror prautcd tliis town to Wil- 
liam Earl Warren, ami it was held of him at the survey hy 

lOSG. Walter do Burnham. 

" Calthorp's Manor.''- Walter, ahove mentioned, who was 

lOSG. enfeotied herein, and held it nnder Earl Warren at the 
survey, seems to be the ancestor of Philip de Burnham, 

1140. who waskird in the time of King Stephen, andliad two sons, 

1154. William, the eldest, and Reginald, to whom William, his 
brother, gave a moiety of this town. Philip was son and heir 

IISO. to William, and lord ofthis manor, in the oCtli of Henry II, 
and was succeeded by Philip de Burnham, his son, who 
married Emma, daugliter and co-heir of Sir Ralpli L"Es- 
trange, knight, and impleaded Fulk d'Airy, at Oedney, in 
Lincolnshire, and Maud, his wife, sister U> Ennna, for the 
moiety of 3 messuages, lands, >kc., in Weniz (East AViiJch), 

11^02. Litcham, and Pungtead, in the 4th of King John. By 

1'2T0. Emma he had a son, William de Burnliam, who dying 
without issue, this lordship, Arc, came to Cecilia, his sister 
and heir, who married William de Calthorj) ; but in a 

127.5. pleading, in the 4th of Edward I, when Cecilia claimed a 
right to the p)atronage of this church, she proves her title 

1140. from Sir Philip de Burnham, Icrd in king Stephen's time, 
who had William, his son and heir, whose son, Philip, had 
William, his son and heir; and he dying without issue, 
this manor came to Ealph, his brother and heir, and he 
dying also without issue, Francis, his brother, succeeded ; 
and on his death without issue, Philip, his brother, who had 
William de Burnham, his son and heir, and dying without 

1275. issue, Cecilia was found his sister and heir, married to Sir 
William de Caltliorp, and her right was acknowledged." 
"It remained in the family of Caltliorp till Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Philiji, brought it by marriage to Sir 
Henry Parker.'' 

1100. " Windham Priory Manor, Burnham-()\erey. William 
le Ventre, lord of Burnham, granted to this nionasterv '5 
acres of land and an half, for the souls' health of King 
Henry I and of William, his butler, and of William Earl 

* Called Harpley, before Cecilia de Burnbain's marriaije brought this, ami 
many other manors, to Sir ■William de Calthorp. 


1120. of Arundel, his lord, with the homages of his men ; and 
Mathew, son of William do Burnham, gave them lands, and 
a portion of tithe: the church of St. Clement's belonged 
to them, valued in 1428 at 9 marks per annum." 

" Burnham-Westgate. The Earl Warren's manor of 
Burnham-Thorp extended into this town, and was held 
of the Burnhams, lords of that town : Ealph, son of John 
de Burnham, released by deed, sans date, to the monks of 
Castleacre, a capital messuage which he had of them, 
with the homages, rents, services, &c., in Burnham. This 
descended to the Calthorps by the marriage of Sir Wil- 
liam de Calthorp with Cecilia, sister and heir of William 
de Burnham." 

" Bernham Manor. William de Burnham was lord of 

1190. this town, Oxnead, Bernham, etc., in the reign of Kichard 
I, and Walter de Burnham held the same in the 20th of 

1235. Henry III of the honour of Clare, and William de Burn- 

126-i. ham had a charter, &c., in 1261:.' Walter de Burnham pre- 

1309. sented to this church in 1309, and in the Sth of Edward II, 

1314. Thomas de Docking, and Maud, his wife, settled this lord- 
ship on Walter de Burnham, and Maud, his wife, and in 

1322. the 16th of that king it was settled on the said Walter and 
Maud for life: remainder to Hugh, son of Walter and 
Isabel, his wife, daughter of Gyles de Wachesham, and 

1332. their heirs ; Hugh de Burnham was lord in the fith of 
Edward III. Robert de Burnham, in the Sth of Edwar<l 

1331. Ill lord of this manor, contirmed to the prior and convent 
of Norwich a right of common in the tields and heaths 
of this town, for 300 sheep, and great cattle, levant and 
couchant, viz. : of the east part thereof, called Nabbes. 

1362. In the 36th of Edward III, Sir Gyles de Burnham and 
Robert, his brother, released to Walter de Berney, citizen 
of Norwich, this manor and advowson, with the rentes, 

1362. services, &c., and in the said year John de Burnham, 
brother and heir of Sir Gyles, released it to the aforesaid 
Walter, &c. This Sir Gyles was eldest sun of Walter de 
Burnham, by Isabel, his wife. 

1132. " This manor, in the 11th of Henry VI was in possession 
of Sir John Fastolf ; it was also owned by John de la Pole, 


Duke of Suffolk ; it came to the crown on the execution 
of Edmund Earl of Suffolk." 

" The Manor of Tolleshunt Darcy with Verli. Kobert 
de Yaloiiies, who dyed in 12S2, held this manor. Eve was 
wife of this Kobert de Valoines, relict of Nicholas Tregoz, 

12'.>3. and dyed about 12t>3. Upon the death of this Eve, there 
were dift'erent claims for the inheritance of Tregoz, which 

12'.'3. were brought into Parliament, in 1293, Nicolas being dead 
without issue. He had fonr sisters married, whose sons 
put in their plea ; viz. : John deBois, son of Lucy ; James 
de Burnham, son of Alice ; John de Ludham, son of 
Joane ; John de Gernon, sou of Ilawise. Hugh de Crep- 
pinges claimed the estate, as having been already put in 
possession of it. But it was decided in favor of the four 

1205. co-heirs. James de Burnham, who dyed in 120.5, held his 
proportion of the above, of the King in ca. one part by the 
service of 3 quiirtei's and an eighth part of a knight's fee, 
another part at 7s. ivnt, another part at '3s. 4d. o!i. Hubert 
was his son (S). — ■ Thomas de Burnham, at the time of 

13u3. his decease, in 1303, held lands in Tolleshunt Tregoz, of 
the Iving in ca. by the service of 2 knight's fees. (Jf the 
same family was Geffrey de Burnham, who presented to 

1321. this living in 1321. Tin' mansion-house stands near the 
south side of the church-yard. It is ancient, and nmated 
round, with a stone bridge over the moat. In the pedigree 

of the Tregose family apjiears Joan Tregose, wife of 

de Burnham, and mother of James de Burnham, her son 
and heir." 

" Gourney's Manor.* AYilliam de Buridiam, eldest son 
of Philip de Burnham, by his grant of the moiety of Cal- 
tliorp's Manor* to his brother Keginald, gave rise to this 
lordship ; this Keginald is said to have had an only daugh- 
ter and heir, Rose, who was given ui marriage by Hame- 
line Plantaginet Earl Warren, and of Surrey, capital lonl 
of the fee, to Matthew de Gurney, who was lord in her 

llSl. right, about the 30th of Henry II. Tiiis moiety was to be 
held bv Reginald de Bundiam, of ids brother AVilliam, bv 

'Originally Ilarpley Manor. 



half a fee, as appears by the deed of "WilHam ; to wliicli 
"William (Turbus), Bishop of jSTorwich, Ke^-inald de War- 
ren, Richard de Wruiigey, Kalph and Baldwin de Frevil, 
Ralph de Plaiz, Simon de Caly, were witnesses ; the seal 
of it was round, of an inch and an half over, with a man 
completely armed, on horseback, a drawn sword in his 
hand ; and AVilliara Earl Warren, etc., confirmed the same, 
to which Reginald de Warren, Anceline de Pavelly, Hugh 
de Bardolf, >S:c., were witnesses ; and these grants, though 

1154. sans date, seem to be about the end of King Stephen's or 

IISJ-. the beginning of Henry the Second's reign. In the .30th 
of Henry II disputes arise about the tenure of this lordship, 
between Philip de Burnham,son of William, who granted 
it, and Matthew de Gournay and Rose, his wife ; a tine 
was then levied in the King's court, at Westminster, before 
John, Bishop of Norwich, Adam de Glanville, the King's 
justices ; Richard, the King's treasurer ; William Maid, 
William Bassett, on Wednesday next before the feast of 
St. Luke, the Evangelist, when it was ceded to Matthew, 
etc., and his heirs, to be held by half a fee, he paying to 
Philip de Burnham 10 marks per ann." 

" Haylesdon, soon after the Conquest, was divided into 
two lordships, one held by the family of de Burnham,- the 
other by that of Hauteyn, coming to those Earls from the 
Giilards, Earl of Bucks.'" 

'■ Keving's Manor was held by William de Burnham, 

1100. lord of Burnham Brome, in Norfolk. In the reign of King 
Richard I it was held by Richard de Bernham, lord of 

12t33. Bernham Brome; and in 12tj3, King Henry III granted 
charter of free-warren to Walter de Burnham, then lord of 

1270. it. In 1270, it was held of the Bernhams, by the fsvmily 
of Hauteyn." 

'• Titsev — Tanridge Ilumlrcd — Surrey. S Edward II, 

131.5. Juhn de Ovedale made a feoti'ment to Thomas de Elling- 
ham and Richard de Bernham, of 040 acres of land, and a 
moiety of 37 acres of meadow, 120 acres of pasture, 77 
acres of wood, 41. rent, and two parts of two messuages in 
Ticliesey, Branstedc, Crowhurst, Camerwell, and Peekhaui, 
and the advowson of the church of Tichesye." 

'• Welborne. In 1300, John de Jinrnhani and his par- 


cciiers were lords, and held it at a quarter of a fee of the 
E:trl of Arundel. 
lo'2'->. Kichard de lUirnhaiii settled Copsey Manor for life on 
John Oldnian, with remainder to Walter, son of Mai-garet, 
of Atleburgh." 

" Ilauteyns, now called Hawkins i\lanor. Tliis manor 
was in two parts ; they were soon joined, and came to the 
^O^tl. famil}' surnamed de Eernham, and was always, held of the 
ll'.M). Earl cif Gloucester and Hereford. "William de Eernham 
12:i.">. had it alxjut Kichard the First's time, and after him, Wal- 
ter de Eernham, who held the same two fees of the honour 
of Gloucester, in Oxnedes, Heylesden, Eernham, Skeyton, 
and Sunderland, in liaringby, that AVilliam, his predeces- 
sor, formerly held, they being then valued at 10/. per 
1250. annum. In 1250, Emma, wife of David de Buridiam, had 
1264. lauds here, and in 1264, Will, de Burnham had a charter 
for free-warren here, and in Skeyton, and Anttingham, and 
l2Tn. the latter end of Henry the Third's reign, Margaret Hau- 
teyn held part of it for life, of Walter de lUiridiam, who 
13111. was lord in 1316. 

" Hauteyn's Manor (Sotherton). The ehurcli is a small 
pile, consisting of a body, or nave, ami a chancel, and a 
north aisle that runs the length of the body, all covered 
with lead ; and has an octangular tower, and one Ijcll, with 
a cap or cujjola of wood, covered with lead. In a low niche 
in the north wall of the nave lies a kiiiglit in mail, and 
ovi'Y it a s)ircoat : on his hea<l a skull-caji of mail: his 
shield is bent round his arm, and turned toward the wall, 
and bears, as far as can be made out, Sa. three or six liims 
rampant gu. These are the arms of Eeridiam, and it is 
very proliable that the person commemorated was Walter 
de r«ernham, who w"as lord of Sotherton in 5, !>, and 14 
Edward I. The figure is seven feet long, is of stone, and 
was originally p>aintod. There is a small etching of this 
by C. F. from a drawing by Miss Sheritl'e." — XichoVs Topog- 
rapher and Genealogist, pages 4S3-4. 

In 13u'.>, Peter, son of Walter de Eurnham, instituted 
rector, presented by Walter de Jiurnham. 


l.Tll, Eobert de Buriili:iiii, presented bj Walter de 
]!uniliam, itc. 

1320, Miles de Disce, presented by Maud de Bundiain. 

1305, Robert de Burnliani, Clerk, ifcu. 

" Sturmere, Hinckford Hundred, Essex. William de 

131 S. Goldington, who dyed in 131S, lield in Sturmere, of Jolm 

de Eiirnliani, lands by the service of half a knight's fee: 

133S. John, his son, hold of John de Burnham, the manor of 

Sturmere, with the advowsim of the church, by the service 

135S. of a pair of gilt spurs. Tiiomas '^Burnham had part of this 

estate, 32 Edward III." 
1424. Feofi'ment of a Burgage in the town of Stratford upon 
Avon, to John Burnham and (itliers, 2d of Henry VI, 
A.D. 1424. 

"Manor of Boblowes, Bumpsted-Helvin. Thomas 
1564. Golding, by license dated 12 February, 1564, alienated 
this manor to Francis Burnham ; who, a few days after, 
conveyed the same to Sir William Cordell." 

Hatfield Court, Herefordshire. A seat of the Burnam 
family, indications of a moat are tracealile. 

Sandone Manor. Hertfordshire. Alard de Buridiani, 
the first named of the Deans (probably ^soon after tiie 
Conquest), lords of this manor. 
152S. A branch of the Burnam family were seated, 10 Henry 
VIII, at St. Albans, Hertfordshire. The arms were those 
of a third son. 

William Burnam was the keeper of the Castle of Ash- 
town in Ireland, 1076. 
'• Tlie Abliey church, at ISTorwich, was burned by the citizens, 
in a ijuavrel witli the Monks, about 1250. It is thought, saith 
Ilollinshead, that the Prior of the house, whose name was Wil- 
liam de Burnham, was the occasion of all this mischief, who liad 
got together armed men, and tooke vponto keepe the Belfray and 
Churcli by force of arms; but the Prior was well enough borne 
out and defended by this his Bishop. The Monks, for their part, 
appealed to Rome, and so handled the matter, that they not only 
escaped punishment, but also forced the citizens to pay them 
three thousand Markes, after five hundred Markes a year toward 
the reparation of their Church; besides, they were adjudged to 

*The first drnjjping of the "di." 


givi' to the use of the cliiircli a Cuppe wciirliing ten ponnils in 
gold, and worth an lumdrctl pounds in nmney. This end was 
made by King Edward tlie first (Lis father being now dead), at 
the reqnest and sijlicitation of tliis Bishoji. Thirty young men 
of the Citie, as also a woman that first carried fire to the gates, 
were eondenined, hanged, and burnt.'' 
Hedgerley — Stoke Hundred — 

John de lUirnhain, Kector, presented Oi/t., \2~'^. 
Taplow — Burnham Hundred — 

Edmund de Burnham, presented Feb. 4, 1312. 
St. ClemcntV Chureh — iinrnhani Ovury — 

.John di' r.uridiani, A'icar, loll:. 
Hitrhani — B)nridiani Hundred — 

Edmund de Uurnliam, presented March 5, 1324. 
C'liiirch of All Saiiit<— Burnham Ulii— 

(iiMlnian de Bundiam, Beetor, 134t!, presented l)y the Abbot. 
Ijrampton Cliurch — Suti'olk — 

"William Beridiam, Bector, 14ii."i. jiresented by William. Pliilip, 
and Bobert Garney. 
Darsliam— Suttblk— 

William Burnham, A'iear, l.")2i', by the I'rior and Convent of 

'■John Burnham was ap])(iintcd by the Bishoji 22 Xoveniber, 
14ST, ]\[aster of the Hospital of St. Thomas nf Aeon, in South- 
Mark, the Brctbroii wli'.i hail lieence to elect luuing conferred 
that right on him. He died 15 Xovember, ir)01.'" 

lii~cription T'li ^Monument at ^[iddlcham, Yi.irk.-hire : '" Tiios. 
Bfrnham, frater ordinis" '■■' '■■' * '•■■ "' ITitli century, nnu-h worn. 

" Bri'.iry c.if ^Vcstai/rc, in the Dioccsse of Norwich." 

Inscription on Ennercal Monument of Alice Burnham, daugh- 
ter anil heir of Bobert Burnham, of Lynne: 

'• O Crist Jesu, pity and mercy luiue 

Ou Alis Burnham, that whylom was the 'wytf 
Of Gyles Thomdon, which lyeth here in graue, 
And her defend from wars of Fendish strytl'. 
JIake her pertaker of eternall lytf, 
Ky the mrrits of tliy passion, 
^Vllycll with tliy blood madest our redemption."' 


On a slab in the pavement of the nave, was : '" Here Ijeth the 
body of Frances, the daughter of Gerrard and Frances Burnhani. 
She dyed the Otli Aug., IG'JO, aged 1 year and i months. 

" Beneath this stone liere innocence doth lie, 
A Rose just budded, blush t, and then did die; 
As if it were afraid to blow, lest sin 
Should blast its spotless purity within." 

On shilis in the Huor of the chancel : " Here lyeth the body of 
Jane, late wife of John Burnhani, jnn. of this parish, Gent, by 
wliom she had two sons. She dyed on the 23d day of December, 
16S5, aged about 50 years. She was a dutiful daughter, a kind 
sister, a loving wife, an indulgent mother, a quiet, and 

a good Christian. Moriendo Kesurgo — Hie situs Johannes 

Burnliam, Gen. unus Attorn' Cur. D'ni Regis de Banco. Obiit 
19 Apr. lT2i; complevit annos 79, et octo menses. Vir pietate 
et integritate insignis." 

'•St. Giles Hospital, — called the Old Men's Hospital, — Nor- 
wich. Founded 1249, liy Walter Suffield, alias Calthorp, Bishop 
of Norwich. Inscri])tiiin on stone: 'William Burnhani, Gent, 
late ]Master of this Hosjiital 2S years, who was to the poor, a 
tender parent, and prudent Governour, industrious in his calling, 
true to liis Trust and Friend, an endearing and affectionate Hus- 
band, a loviTig ami kind Belatinn, whose Life God having blessed 
with full vears, he has changeil fur a Crown incorruptible, 21 
Oct., 171-t, aged 74.' Mary, his Wife, died March S, 1721, 
aged 72." 

April 29, 1746: "Mr. Thomas Burnham ; burieil in AVest- 
minster Abbey. He died according to the Funeral Book April 
26, 1746. His will was proved by his wife Eleanor. His tirst 
wife, or daughter, Mrs. Ann Burnham, was also buried there Aug. 
7, 1723. According to the Funeral Book she died Aug. 5, 1723." 

May 21, 1695: "Mrs. Susanne Jennyns; in tlie East Cloister. 
Her will as Susanna Jenins of Bishop's Hatfield, Co. Herts, 
widow, relict of John Jenins (or Jennings), late of St. Margarets, 
Westminster, Esq., dated Nov. 14, 1694, was proved Oct. 89, 1695, 
by her nephew. Rev. Thomas Searancke, of Ashley, County 
Cambridse, Clerk. She directed to be buried near her said 
husband, in the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey (his burial Mar. 
6,1690-1). She left legacies to her son, Francis Dashwood, of 


Bisliopgate, London, Escj^., and liergrandcliildrcn, Mary and Susan- 
na Dashwood ; her sisters Anne, wife of Edward Ivrry, and ^lary, 
wife of Nicholas Addison, both of Hatfield ; her si>tei- Joyce, 
wife of John Raymond of St. Andrews, llolborn ; and her 
nephews, Thomas BiirnJiam ami Henry Addison, both iif St. 
Andrews, Holborn." 

'■ Benja. Garlike, Esq., late envciy extradrdinary aiid niini.>ter 
pleiupotentiary at the court iif I)enHiark and rru.~.-.i:i, iVc, Arc, 
etc., died 1-i May, 1S15. He was descended from Garlikes (.if 
"Wiltshire, and the Burnhams of Buckinghamshire." 

"Died March U, ISIS — Chattenham — Kev. Joseph Well-, 
D.D., F. A. S., of Cowley-Place, near Exeter, and family of Hal- 
ton House, Bucks, for which county he was in tlie commission of 
the peace. Dr. "Wells was rectiir of Croughton, in Niirthanipton- 
shire, and of Eliesl)orough, in Buckinghamshire; of the latter 
rectory he was the patron. His remains, on the 2'2d, were tliere 
deposited, among liis ancestors, and near his first lady, wlii.i was 
the daughter of Joseph Eurnham, Es(j., many years Surrcgato 
and Register fif the Archdeacunry of Buckingham." 

"Hester Buridiam, ix'prieved from execution at Txburn, Jan. 

" Mr. Burnham, 23 to 27 ^Marcli, 175(k one of the nsliers to the 
Court of Com. Pleas." 

" Richard Burnham, was the author of a work called ' Piiius 
Memorials ; or the Power of Religion upon the Mind, in Sick- 
ness, and at Death.'" Bond., 175S, Svo., 05. 

Another edition was published in London, by Burden, 1S2(), 
Svo., S^. 

Richard Burnham — Hymns — ISuio, Loud., 17">5. 

Bridget, daughter of Benedict Barnham, married, lt^;j2. Sir 
"^'illiam Soame, son of Sir Stephen Soanie, Kt., Hertfordshii-e. 

Baniliani, originally of Soutiiwick, County Hants, afterwards 
of Hollingbourne and ISoughton MondielsL-y, County Kent : the 
heiress of Sir Robert Barnham, second and last baronet, married 
Thomas Rider, Esq. A branch of the Baridianis still exist.- at 
Norwich. — Burke s Heraldry. 

Grendon Church — Ashendon Hundred — Buckingham. 

The Register, which commences in 1053, contains an account 

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of the marriage of '•John Burnhain and Elizabeth May, June 1,- 
1C57," hefore a civil magistrate. 

'•At Shirland, Kev. A\ex. Barker to Miss Buriiham, of Shir- 
land, November, 17S9." 

" In the pedigree of Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire, 
appears Sir Robert Sheffield, born 12 Henry II (1166), married 

Felix, daughter of Ferneby, Esq., and by her had Sir 

Robert Sheffield, who, iu the reign of Edward I, married Janet, 
daughter and co-heiress of Alex. Lowrcd of Butterwick ; he had 
by her a son, Sir Robert Sheffield, whose wife was Eleanor, 
dancrhter and heiress of Sir Thomas Buruham.'' 


The fallowing coats of arms, taken from the '"Encyclopedia of 
Heraldry," show that Burnham, Bernham, and Barnham, with 
their corruptions, Bnrnam and Barnam, each bore for arms — sa. 
a cross between four crescents ar. This implies that the three 
names were originally identical. There can be no doubt of the 
identity of Burnham, Bernham, and Burnam, but Barnham, and 
its abbreviation. Barnum, seem (in later years, in the English 
records, as in this country), to be distinct. 

Ko. 1. Burnham (Suff.). Sa. a cross betw. four crescents ar. 
Xo. 2. Burnham. Gu. a cliev. betw. three lions' heads erased 

or. ; Crest, a leopard's head erased ppr. 
Xo. 3. Burnham. Gu. three leopards' heads in bend, or. betw. 

two lions' heads erased ar. 
oS'o. 3. Burnham. The same, within a bordure gobonated ar. 
and az. 
Burnham Abbey (Buckinghamshire). Or. on a chief 
arg. three lozenges gu. 
Xo. 4. Burnam (Lincolnshire). Or. a maunch vert. 
Xo. 2. Burnam. Gu. a chev. or. betw. three lions" lieads 

erased ar. 
No. 6. Burnam. Ar. a bend sa. betw. two crosses crosslet of 
the second. 

Or. gold or yellow; Ar. silver or white; Sa. sable or black; Gu. ruby or red ; 
Az. azure or blue; Ppr. amethyst or purple; Mullet, rowel of a spur, used by 
a third son. , 


Burnani (St. Albans, ]Iertt'onl.shirc, 10 ironry YITI). 
Ar. on ;i chev. uiigr. gu. three imillets ot" ^i\ ]Miiiitr;, 
ur. lietw. three pelicans' heads ppr. beaked or. ; in 
fliiet'a starling, betw. two ]>anncejs, ppr. 
Xo. 1. Bernham (Xorfolk). Sa. a cross betw. four crescents ar. 
Xo. 7. Bernham. Sa. a cross ar. 
Xo. S. Bernham. Sa. three lions ramp. ar. 
Xo. 1.1. Bernham (Kent). Gn. a chev. betw. three bulls' 

heads, cabi.issed ar. 
Xo. 1. Barnham (Ivent). Sa. a cross engr. betw. four cres- 
cents ar. Crest, a dragon's head ar. pellettee, betw. 
foui' dragons' wings sa. bezantee. 
Barnham. Ar. a cross engr. betw. fimr crescents gu. 
Crest, a crescent gu. betw. two laurel branches in 
orle pjir. 
Barnhau). Gu. a miUrind inljendbetw. two mai'tletts ar. 
Xo. 1. Barnam. Sa. a cross betw. four crescents ar. 
Probably " Sa. a cross betw. four crescents ar." was the orig- 
inal coat of arms, sliowing the common origin of the names. In 
later years, it will be seen that other arms were artjuire(l by dif- 
ferent branches of the family. 

Xo. S. The arms found on the nmnument of Sir Walter de 
Bendiain, lord of Sotherton (12S(i), were " Sa. three* or six lions 
rampant gu." 

Xo. .'). The BuKNUAM Seal (1100) " was round, of an inch and 
an half over, with a man completely armed on horseback, a 
drawn sword in his hand." 






"Like leaves on trees, the race of man is fouml, — 
Now green in youth, now withering on the gr'nmd. 
So generations in their course decay; 
So flourish these, when those have passed away." 

Papers Homer, 

Ix this country (Aiiici-ica) we find the name early on the Con- 
necticut Records. Thomas Burnhain, Senr. (Xo. 1), was in KU'J 
bondsman for liis servant Eushmore ; sworn as Constable for 
Hartford, 16.50 ; purchased a very extensive tract of land of the 
Indians at Potunke, 16G0 ; Attorney for Abigail Betts, 10(12 ; 
his house at Potunke was fortified and garrisoned during the 
Indian war of 1075. The records show him to have been edu- 
cated, to have practiced as a lawyer, and to have been of a very 
determined character. Richard Burnham (No. 6) served in the 
Xarragansett E.xpeditlon, 1075. Mr. "William Burnham (No. 10) 
graduated at Harvard, 1702 ; settled over the church at Kensing- 
ton, Conn. Mr. Nathaniel Burnham (No. 17) graduated at Yale, 
1709 ; was one of the commissioners appointed, 1717, by Con- 
necticut, to meet the Massachusetts commissioners to define the 
boundary-line between this Province and the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay ; was Deputy six years from Wethersfield, 
Conn. Mr. Jonathan Burnham (No. IS) was appointed, 1733, 
by Connecticut, one of a committee to meet a committee appointed 
by the Province of the Massachusetts Bay to renew the boundary- 
line between the two Provinces. Mr. Richard Burnham (No. 19) 
received his commission, 173S, as Lieutenant of tlic 3d Co. in the 
1st Regt. in this Colony. Mr. William Burnluun (No. 34) was. 


1740, coiumissioiicd as Captain of the Ttli Ci:i., Otli licp:t., in tliis 
Colniiy (Coinieeticut) ; Deputy from Farniini^tnii, 174S ; left an 
estate of £8,246 10s. ild., exclusive of a very extensive tract of 
land, not inventoried, as the appraisers did not agree np(in its 
value. Capt. Michael Burnhani (Xo. 21), " coinniander-in-chief "' 
of the Connecticut Provincial Xavy, engaged in the French war, 
174(i-17.'>S, and in guarding tlie sea-coast of the Colony from 
attacks of jiirates and Spanish pi'ivateers ; Deputy from Middle- 
town, 1756, 1757. Mr. David P>uridiani (Xo. 14'i, ciiitirincd to 
he Lieutenant, 1747, of the first cunipany in ^\'oodlnirv. Charles 
Burnhani (Xo. 43) served in the expedition against Crown Point, 
1755. ilr. Michael Burnhani (son of Xo. 21) a]ipointed Captain 
of the 2d Co. in the 6th Conn. Pegt., 1756. Capt. Peter Burn- 
ham (Xo. 37), 17t;0. Capt. Ashliol Burnhani (Xo. 4<'.\ 177". 
Augustus Buridiani (Xii. 2'.i) marched with the first tbr 
the r(dief (jt' liti.-^ton in the Lexingtun alarm. 1775. Gurdoii Burn- 
ham (Xii. 42; marched with the first ti-oop= fir the relief of P.os- 
ton, 1775. Aaron Buruluim (Xo. 76; at Lexington, 1775. 
!Mo5es Ihiniham (No. 42) also marclied to Lexingt(.>n witli tlie 
first trof[>s, 1775. Cai>t. John Buridiam (Xo. 71), Otii Conn. 
Regt., Continental Line, taken prisoner and ctintined in sugar- 
house, Xew ^'ork ; transt'erred to prison-ship (tiio(1 Intent, ex- 
changed and retui-ncd tn his regiment: again a jirisnuer. and 
enslaved in Algiers. J<ihii Buridiam (Xo. -J'>). a Pevciluti.mary 
Soldier, died on hoard tlie ]irisoii-sliip. X'ewlork harlxir. ,\liiier 
Burnham (X'o. 75) a soldier oi' tiie Revuhuioii. Samuel Burn- 
hani (Xo. 33) aPevolutiiinary S'lldier. Wiilcott l!uriiham (Xo. 6'.*) 
served in the Pevulutionary army. Piiineas Burnham (X"o. 22; 
in PevDJutionary army. Poger Burnham (Xo. 3(); in Pevolu- 
ti<inarv army. Isaac Burnham (No. ',*) of Ilartland, Litchfield 
Co., ('oim., a delegate to the Coii\ention which ratified the Con- 
stitution of the LTnited States at Hartford, .launary, 17S^. Hon. 
Oliver Jhirnliam (Xo. 68), Judge of tlie Court of Common Pica-; 
Magistrate fir forty years: represcnt(^d tlie town of Cornwall in 
the Connecticut Legi.--lature, Senate and House, tliirty sessions : 
served through the Pevolutionary war, volunteering as one of 
Knowlton's Rangers, was wounded, taken jirisoner, and confined 
in the old Dutch Church in Xew York; assisted in defining the 
homidary lietween Xew York and Xew Hampshire, finning the 
State of \'ermont. Capt. Amos Ihirnham (Xo. 61) of Burling- 


ton, Yt. Lieut. James Duff Buruliani (No. 71) (graduate West 
roint), 3d l^eo;t. U. S. Artillery, died at Fortress JMonroe, 1S2S. 
Col. James C. Burrdiain (Xo. 138) 1st N. Y. Yolunteers, served 
with distinction tin-ougli the Mexican war, complimented for 
bravery by Gen. Scott on the battle-field of Clierubusco; distin- 
guished in storming Chapultepec, and in tlie attack on De Belen 
Gate. Thomas II. Burnhara (No. 121) in Mexican war. Hiram 
Burnham (Xo. li!.j), chief surveyor of the uortli-east boundary 
of the United States, under the treaty of Glient. Capt. George 
W. Burnliam (No. 121) commanded vessel in revenue service. 
Col. Horace B. Burnham, U. S. Army (No. 202), in active service 
in the field nntil ISGi. was then ordered (his health broken by 
fatigue) upon court-martial at Washington ; he afterwards held 
the positions of Judge Advocate, U. S. Army, Judge of the 
Court of Hustings at Eichmond, Judge of the Supreme Court of 
Yirgiuia, under military appointment. First Lieut. David R. 
Burnham (No. 203), 15th Infantry, U. S. Army, in active service 
through the war, wounded at Monocacy. First Lieut. Howard 
M. Burnham (No. 220), .5th Artillery, U. S. Army, Chief ot 
Artillery, First Division Fourteenth Army Corps, killed while 
in command of his Batter}- at the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 
Sept. 19, 1803. Col. George S. Burnham (desc. of No. 148), 
22d Begt. Conn. Yolunteers, Assistant Quartermaster U. S. Y., 
acted as Aid in retaking Fort Stedman, and at the battle before 
Petersburg. Major Walter Burnham (No. ITG), Conn. Heavy 
Artillery, in many battles, until disabled Feb. 7, 1865. Capt. 
Edward T. Burnham (No. 85), 4th Ptegt. U. S. C. Engineers 
in Louisiana in Bcbellion. Capt. Edward M. Burnham (No. 22(j), 
IT. S. C. Infantry, in Kebellion ; after peace was declared, vol- 
unteered as officer in the Mexican Eepublican army, and was 
twice wiiunded. First Lieut. Frank Burnham, 2d Cavalry, U. 
S. Army, served in the Rebellion. Nathan J. Burnham (No. 242), 
a non-commissioned officer in the l'.t7th Pegt. Penn. Yolunteers. 
Guy Carlton Burnliam (No. 187), a non-commissioned officer, 
N. Y. Yolunteers, shot through the heart at taking of Welland 
Railroad. Theodore H. Burnham (No. 224) made prisoner at 
the battle of the Wilderness, confined at Andersonville, removed 
to Florence, S. C, escaped, and recaptured after five days. 
Chas. AV. Burnham (No. 147), 1st N. J. Cavalry, imder Gen. 
"iheridan, shot throurrh the right breast at the battle of Haw's 


Clmrcli. Elislia M. r.tiniliaiii (No. 177). Ctli "Wis. Ilattcry, in 
many battles. Oliver J. Buriiliaiii (No. 2.']^), Gtli "Wis. Light 
Artillery, served in the armies of !Mississi]ipi and Tennessee. 
AVilliani A. Burnham (No. So'.i), (Uli Wis. Light Battery, served 
till close of the war. Hiram Bnrnliam (No. 13*)), 15th jMass. 
Eegt., in TJebelliou. Edwin IL Jlnrnhani (No. 137), 4th Regt. 
Conn. Volunteers, in Rebellion. Edward S. Buridiam (No. stj). 
16th Ilegt. Conn. Infantry, in Bebellion. Gilbert AV. Biiridiam 
(No. SS), 3d Eegt. N. Y. Yobinteei-s, in Eebellioii. Iliram B. 
Burnham (No. S'.t), killed at battle of Chaneellorsville. Edwin 
AV. Burnham (No. 107), died at siege of Vicksburg. Sjieneer H. 
Burnham (No. 178), wounded l)efore Petersburg, again atDriiry's 
Bluff. Andrew Burnham (No. 104), non-commissioned ofKcer 
in Confederate service, wounded at Manassas, again, severely, at 
Darlington Eoad, wliile acting as color guard. Nerdhuni P. 
Burnham (No. 173), 5(!th Georgia Eegt., C'unfederate ser\iee, 
died at siege t>f Yicksbnrg. Julius W. Burnham (No. 174), 7tii 
Gcoi'gia Eegt., Confederate army. Second Lieut. William Peiwer 
Burnham (son of No. 203), Gth Infantry, U, S. Army, commis- 
sioned 1883: a]>piiinted Cadet at West Point, 1>^77. Judge 
Curtis F. Burnham, First Assistant Secretary of the Treasury 
under Bristow. Mr. Asahel Burnham of Cassiidaga, N. Y., is 
the owner of a prominent stable of tamous thorough-bred running 
horses. ^Ir. S. M. Burnham, on liis estate at Saugatuck, Conn., 
has a very valuable herd of pure-blooded Jersey cattle of unim- 
peachable pedigree. Mr. Chas. L. Burnham is the fiirtuiiate 
possessor of an estate of 2, "2(10 acres in the center of Kansas, on 
which he raises thorough-bred horses, and large herds of blooded 
cattle; probably the largest landed estate owned (in this genera- 
tion) by any one of the name. 

There is found in the early records in this country an Edward 
Lechmere, who assumed the name of Pateshall Burmun, and was 
descended, through Sandys Lechmere, from Sir Nicholas Lech- 
mere, who married Penelope, ilaughter of Sir Edwin Sandys. 
Sir Edwin was President and Treasurer of the Yirginia Com- 
pany, ami a member of Piuliament. He died in l';20. 

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i ; 


Potaeckc, as recorded 16;3G; then (1G71) Potunke; Potunk ; Podunk. 
Fire or warmth under tlie trees, or place of fire* or warmth. From Potn, 
fire or heat. UnV, translated both " ntnnding trcc'^ \ and '• phtce of." On the 
southern exposure of a range of low hills, beside the stream, protected on 
the north, and surrounded by thick evergreens, this Indian tribe had 
established its village and built its fires. From these surroundings, perhaps, 
this region derived its name. 


This history of the Potunke Indians, to whose lands Thomas Burnham, 
Sen., obtained the title, is taken from Barber's Historical Collections, 

'' The Piidunk trihe. wliicli dwelt in tliis (East Hartford) atid 
the adjoining town of East Windsor, were a fei'ocions atid warlike 
people. Tatitoniiiio, their iirst sachem with whom tlie English 
had any acquaintance, commanded two hundred bowmen. 

'•In 1057, the Podunk Indians were, with some trouble, assem- 
bled in Hartford to hear the famous Mr. Elliot i)reacli to them in 
their ciwn language. AVhert he had iinished his sermon and e.x- 
phiined the matter to them, he desired an answer, whether they 
would accept of Jesus Christ for their Saviour, as he had been 
offered to them i But their chiefs with great scorn and resent- 
ment utterly refused. They said the English had taken away 
their lands and were now attempting to make them servants." — 
TrumhuWs Hislory of Connecticut. 

" In the year lti56, a Podunk Indian named Weaseapano mur- 
dered a sachem who lived near Mattabeseck, now Middletowu. 
Seaijuassin, tlie existing sachem of the tribe, complained of the 
outrage to the magistracy' of Connecticut, and said that the Poduidc 
Indians entertained the murderer, and protected him from merited 
punishment. Seaquassin at the same time engaged Uncas in his 
cause, who also coinplained tliat Tantonimo enticed away many 
of his men, and protected an Indian who had murdered a Mohea- 
gan. Upon tiiese complaints tlie magistrates summoned the par- 
ties before them. Seaquassin and Uncas, after observing that the 
murderer was a mean fellow, and that the man murdered was a 
great sachem, insisted that ten men, friends of Weaseapano, should 
be delivered up to be put to death, as a satisfaction for the crime. 

* Rev. A. B. Chapin. 

t Hou. .J. Hammond TrumbuU, Id his work entitled "Indian Names," iScc, on page 
VIII of the iritroduction, gives the meaning of "Vnk" as a " itanding tree," and at the 
ht.ttrom of page 37 .apparently alludes to it as place. In the middle of page 57 Mr. 
Truinlmll seems to suggest that tlie trau>I:itinn nf Putu might be Jire or heat. 

ob P T U N K E I X n I A N S . 

Taiitoiiiiiio iii?i~teil tluit tlie satisfaction dcniaiided was excessive, 
particularly as the murdered sachem had killed Weaseapaiu/s 
iiiiele. The Guveriior endeavored to convince the complainants 
that the demand was excessive, observing that the Englisli, in 
cases of nuirder, ])nni~hed only the principal, and sucli as were 
accessory tu the crime. Tantonimo then proposed to make satis- 
faction by the payment of wampum, but it was refused. The}' 
fell, however, in their demands, to six men instead of ten. This 
proj)osition was rejected by Tantonimo. The magistrates then 
urged him to deliver u\> the mui'derer. This he promised to do. 
But while the subject was in agitation, he ju-ivately withdrew tVijm 
the court, with the rest of the I'ciduid-c saeliems, and retired t" the 
fortress, belonging to his nation, liotli the magisti'ates and tlie 
complainants were oflended by this act of Tantonimo. Ilt.iwever, 
the magistrates appointed a eummittee to jiersuade the Indians to 
continue at peace with each other. ^Vt their solicitation Uncas at 
length consented to accept the murderer, and ])romised to be sat- 
isfied if he should be delivered up: imt the Pcniunk Indians told 
the English that they could not cnmjily with this, 
because the friends of AVeaseajiami were numerous and ]>owerfn!, 
and would not agree to the proposal. The Governor then addressed 
them in form, urging them to continue in peace, and endeavoring 
to persuade the complainants to accept of wampum. This they 
again refused and withdrew, after it had been agreed on all hands 
that the English should not take part in the controversy, and alter 
the Indians had promised that they would not injure either the 
persons or jiossessions of the English on cither side of the river. 
Soon after, Uncas assendtled an army for the purjiose of avenging 
his wrongs ; but being met near IliX'canum river by an eipud 
number of the Podunks, and considering the is=ue of a battle as 
doubtful, he prudently retired after having sent a message to 
Tantonimo, in which he declared that if the Podunk sachem per- 
sisted in withholding the murderer from justice, he would send tu 
the Mohawks to come and destroy both him and his people. Not 
long after, the crafty Mohegan accomplished his purpose in the 
following manner : he sent a trusty warrior, furnished with some 
Mohawk' weapons, to Podunk ; directing him to set (ire in the 
night to a house near the tbrt, and then tu lca\e tlie wca[Hins on 
the ground in the vicinity, and immediately return. The warrior 
executed his commission. When the Podunks came in the moni- 


P T U N K E I \ n I A N S . 37 

ing to examine the ruins, they found the weapons, and knowine; 
them to belong to tlie Moliawks, were so alarmed with the appre- 
hension that Uncas was about to execute his threat that tliey 
delivered up the murderer and sued for peace." — Dr Dwight's 
Travels, Vol. 2. 

''The PoduTik tribe (which in King Philip's war contained 
between two and three hundred warriors who went off in tliat 
war and never returned) had two places of residence, one at the 
mouth of the Podunk river, during the summer ; the other, where 
thev resided during the winter, was a mile or a mile and a half 
east from this, over the highland ; the path between these two 
places still retains the name of "Kings path;" their burvinu- 
ground, lately discovered, where Podunk river crosses the road, is 
abmit half way between. A few years since a number of skele- 
tons were discovered* by digging from one to four feet. These 
skeletons were found lying ou one side, knees di'awn up to the 
breast, arms folded, with their heads to the south. A covering of 
bark seems to have been laid over them, with some i'ew remains 
of blankets; in one instance a small brass kettle aiid hatchet were 
found in good preservation ; the )'emains of a gun barrel and lock, 
and a number of glass bottles, one of which was found nearly half 
filled with some sort of liquid. These articles were probablv ob- 
tained from the Dutch. There was also found a pair of shears, a 
pistol, lead pipes, strings of wampum, small Virass rings, i;-lass 
beads ; a female skeleton with a brass comb ; the hair was m a 
state of preservation wherever it came in contact with the 
comb, 6cc." 

"In 1000, Uncas became involved in a quarrel with x\.rrama- 
ment, who appears to have been at this time the sole sachem of 
the Podunks. The Mohegans encroached upon the territories of 
the Podunks, probably by hunting over them, and thus arose a 
disagreement, and perhaps hostilities. One or both parties, how- 
ever, soon appealed to the government of Connecticut, and the 
General Court of that Colony appointed a committee to examine 
and settle the difficulties. A boundary-line was surveyed and 
mai-ked out, and both sachems expressing their satisfaction with 
it, the troubles were brought to an amicable conclusion. 

"\Ve have one more circumstance to relate of Arramament, and 

* On laud now (1862) owned by Willatd G. Burnliam (180). 


then liis name, like tluit of liis {'ellow-sacheiii, Tantoniiiio, will 
appear im more upon our page?. Either bctVire the late treaty, or 
after it, ami in eonsei[uence of the good feeling ]ii\Klueed hv it, 
Arraiiianient gave his daugliter,, in marriage to i\tta- 
•wanhoiid, the third son of Linear. In eoutirmatinn uf tlii* act (if 
friendship, Arramanient made over (May 2:!, ItlT:^) to his claui;li- 
ter and hei' husl)and all the lauds which he owned in J'liduuk ov 
elsewhere, then and tnrever. This territorv was to descend tu 
the children of ISi.uigonosk," iVc." 

"A remnant of the Poduuk iiatiun, living on the llockanum 
river, remained in East Hartford as late as IT-f.'i, hut in ITOii had 
entirely disap[ieared." — De Forest's Indians of Conntcticut. 


Tanti>niini>, sachem of the Potunkef tribe, ga\e a deed (liI.M)) 
of all the Indian lands at P(.itunke to Thomas Piirnam, in which 
dceil Jacob Mygatt had an interest. The C(.iurt sitting at Hart- 
ford (ICCi)), having heard the report uf a couniuttee, set the deed 
aside by calling it a lease, and decided that the lands belonged to 
Eoxens' successors, b}- a gift from Eo.xens to his allien, and that 
Burnam;}: could hold only that which Tantonimo cuuld pro\e^ to 
be his ])articular property. KWIl, Thomas 13uriiani*((/one (Alygatt's 
name nowhere appearing in tlie deed) purchased all the lands at 
Potunk of Arramament, Taipiis, v*ec., Fo.xens' successors and 
allies. Uncas, the ]\[oliegan sachem, claiming su}>reme authority 
ovt'i- all the river tribes, in his will, dated l<'>s4, gives Thomas 
Puniani, with others, an extensive tract nf country covering (what 
was afterwards) veiy many townships east of Hartford bounds. 
Thomas P)Urnham"s ])ri)p(irtion (l-l-'>) of the land coming to him 
through this will, should, as was undoubtedly designed by Thouuas 
I'urnham, cover and secure to him and his heirs all the lands 
belonging to the Potuuke tribe, purchased from their chiefs; giv- 

•The compiler lias in his possessiou an original deed from Arram.ament, dated .\ug. 8, 
1661, and signed with his m.irk, a bow and arrow, in the pre.sence of Jollu AUvn and 
Barth. Barnard (eleven years before the above gift of " hinds which he otcned in rodunk," 
to hi.- daughter, Sougonnsk ), making over for himself and successors all his riyht and lille 
in all Oit lands at Pvdnnk, unto Thomas Burnam and his heirs. 

t Potauoke, Potuuke, Potunk, Podunk. 

} Mygatfs nami' does not appear in these jinK-ee.lings, althougli he had an interest 
in tlie first (Tantouimo's) deed. 

§ An Indian cliief required to prove his title to liis lauds! 


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i^ ?,..v-.,, A^-^,^^. f;{2^w rf-ha^jL '^c.^.j"^ '^Kiy''"''''^'^/fC7^''^i^'' 

Beduced from the orvjinal Copy now in. the possasioii of 
K. ]{. Burnham, Ko. •.'JO. 


ing liiin as clear a title as it was possible to obtain from the Iii- 
diansj'" This will, I think, be shown conclusively by what fol- 
lows, cojiied from the original papers in my possession, or from 
the records. That the Indian lands, so purchased, covered a large 
extent of territory, is shown, in one instance among many, l)y the 
deed dated May 17, 1779, from Nathaniel Blirnham (No. 17) to 
his cousins, John, .Jr. (Xo. 10), and Jonathan (No. 11), quitting 
his claim in the lands " bounded west by y'^ s'' great river, east 
by y^ dividing line between the township of Bolton and s'' Hart- 
ford, north by y" dividing line between Windsor and y'= s'' Hart- 
ford, and south by y' dividing line between Glasbury and y'' s'* 
township of JTartford." Arramament, whose signature apjiears 
on the Indian deed, was called " sachem of the Eiver Indians, 
and his tribal lands bounvled on those of Uncas." That tliese 
lands extended north into South Windsor is shown by manv old 
papers. Thomas Buridiam, Sen., before his death, gave the 
greater part of what he was enabled to retain of these Indian 
lands to his children by deed, "as a token and in consideration 
of y*^^ true love and good affection that I dn bear unto ni^' son 

" (luuning a child and lands now in South Windsor or East 

Ilai'tford), but with this proviso, that ''I do hereby oblige y*^ s'' 

, his heirs, Arc, not to make any sale or other alienation of 

y'' above s'' land except it be to some of his own brothers or their 
children,"' thereby entailing the land, as far as possible, on his 


A Session General ]March 14 ; 1000. 
It is ordered by this Court that no person whatsoever in this 
Colony shall directly or indirectly, Buy or rent any of the land at 
Podunk, that are laj'd out and possessed By the Indians there. 
And respecting Thomas Bnrnam,it is allowed and Graunted unto 
him that in case the Indians there shall depart from that place and 
leave (torn) that then the sayd Thomas with the free consent of 
the Indians there, shall improve the Indians Land in the time of 

•That tlie title Jerived from the Indi.Tii deed and will was considered sufficient and 
valid, is shown by Thomas Burnhain and his descendants retaining a large tract of the 
land, under this title alone, a part still in the possession of his descendants, and by the 
ellnrts of the colonial govornincnt to treat with him f'lr his claims to those lands, et 
mof/en divers. 


tliL-re absence, which consent ot'the Indian^ shall be declareil bet'^re 
two magistrates: Tlioraas Bnrnani (hjtli engage to tlii:- Court that 
whensoever the Indians desire to returne to and iinprnve there 
Lands themselves, he the sayd Thomas will freely, readily, and 
without any trouble, surrender the possession unto the Indians 
agayne. Tliis liberty to continue till his lease lie exiurcl. 

Extracted out of the records of the Court this otb : Xov. IMfi^ 
]>r. me, John Allyn, Assist. 
A Session of the Gen' Court, Apr. llth. liif.o. 

This Court having heard the return of the Committee f.'r 
Podunk Lands, that (torn) came to a (••Kudusioii respecting 
Thomas Burnani, his contract with Tantanimo, it a]i]iears that 
part of the said huuls layd out to the said Burnani (torn) iloth 
belong to Foxens successoi's, by a gift from Fijxens to his Allies 
tliis (torn) therefbi-e order that those Podunk Indians shall enjoy 
and possess these L-.iiids according to former order, and that those 
Englishmen that cdutractcd with TaTitauimor shall enjoy and 
possess according to their I'.argain, oidey that which is the pertic- 
iilar property of Taiitoiiimo, that the Indians doe yeild. or that 
Tantanimor can ]>rove to be hi^ pi'operty. Mr. .lolm Allyn and 
Jonath (iilbert are to Honnd out the sayd l'aiitaniinor".< part to 
Thomas Bnrnam \- his partners; and this >hall >tand untill t'r.r- 
thei' proofe appeare about Tantanimor his right. 

Extracted (Uit of the Records of the (Amrt, Xov. .")t!i, liii'iil, pr 
me, .John Allyn, Assist. 

]<^i*U. '-Deed from Foxen'^' aUus d- surce-<sor.i. 
Whereas by vertue of a court order inade in ^larch la.-t, Thomas 
Burnam of Hartford, hath liberty Grannted him to Improve the 
land at Podunk during our absence, it the time of his lease, We 
y" proper owners of all y" lands at Podunk consenting thereunto, 
now know all men by thesi^ p'sents that we Arramament, Alyes, 
i\Iese(|uas, Taipiis iV ( >uanampeweth A: ^lamowaage, ujion divers 
good Consideratiuiis it five Coats to be dclivci-cil to ns bi'twcen 
this and Octolici- next, by Thomas Burnam. we the aforesav' 
^Vrramanicnt, Taivpus, iV'e., doe by these p^sents declare that we 
arc t'\dly willing that Thomas Burnham shall enjoy all o^ land in 
Podunk, a(;cording to y" order of Court before speeetyed, i\: doo 

* Tliis Docil is in the handuTiting of Tliomas Burnlifiin, with the exception m" tlie 
nni-lis nf \U,- !n>li:ais. :ni.l th.- .i-n-.v.uva of tli.- witnesses. The lornier dee.l fioiii T;mta- 
ninio \v;i- e;i;ie.! In til.- C.iuri " in .Mareh l:i-t,-' a lease. 


^/1 X lit}-) Cii: liOCi7:^k "-'■^cn.'-n^ to H}r<^'-^-'v'.'„r,^^-yJ~ 


/ ■ ';^> 

^'^^ J^'f ^'-'"""-^k^-^jY'- 

Reduced from the original D^td now in t/ie possession, of 
R. //. Rurnham, No. --'-JO. 

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Ijy tlicse presents for o'selves i.^- siieeessurs make over all o' rifUt 
it title ill those lands aforesayd, unto Thomas Burnam & his 
lieirs : <k doe further declare that this o' agreement, ct will read- 
ily owne before any Two Magestraits what (torn out) when 
desired, & to the trutli of y premises it for y<= Better ratifycation 
of (torn) will confirm by setting o' hands to this eight day of 
xVugust, IGfil. 

Signed and delivered 

in ye presence of The mark of Arramamet, 

John Allyn, 
Barth Barnard. The mark of Tarpiis, 


Extract from Uiiois' Will. 
lOSi. From Old 'Windham Conn. Eecords. 
I Jose})]) Uncas, sachem, son of Uncas, sachem, living nigh 
Eight Mile Island, on the river Connecticut, it within the boun- 
dary of Lyme, being sick in body, but of good and perfect memory, 

Item, .... (here he gives a tract of land S by IS miles 
to various parties, on both sides Ungasliet river,) 

Item, I give and bequeath all that tract of land lying from the 
mountains in sight of Hartford, northward, to a pond called She- 
mipipic (in Coventry now), east to "\Villimantiieke*river, south by 
the said river, west by Hartford bounds, excepting .... 
(liere he excepts 500 acres already sold), . . . and accord- 
ing to a mappe above said, viz. (here he names fifteen persons, 
among them Thomas Burnham), to be equally divided amou'T 
them. ..... 

He then gives to other parties a tracke of land S miles broad, 
including Hampton, to be equally divided. He then provides 
for bis two squaws and his children. 

Dated Norwich, April 29, 1084. 

Hartford, May 21, lOSS. 

At a Town meeting, the inhabitants appointed a committee in 
behalf of this town, to treat with Thomas Burnham, senior, upon 
Lis claim to the lands on the East side the Great Kiver. in this 
T(j\vnsliip : and if they see cause, to make an agreement with 
him ; etc. 

These Deeds or 16.59 and 1661, with the will of Uncas. 16S4. are believed to be iheonlv convey- 
anci'3 from the Indian Chiefs to an En<rlishman, ^iriiiga title to the lands tii East Sartford 
These Deeds seem to overlap to the north a Deed ol 16-%. covering East Winiisor lands : oiher 
Deeds of 1660 and 16S7. covering Ellingron and the region to the &st. havi- tlie head waters of 
the Potunk River as a boandary ; bnt going Sonth, no other Deed is found nniil Glastonbnrj is 
r./ached, whoso first Deed is dated 1673. alihoagh a deposition was made in 1665 thai a purchase 
had been m:ide from the Indians. These Deeds are now, of coarse, only *' curious old 
docnmenttt." ' 


Diii'int; tlie twenty-eiirlit years iiitervenini;, fnuii tlie apjioiiit- 
iiiLC hy the Colonial ('(Hirt in It'f.i.t. df a Cuniniittee to l.xjk into 
Tliomas liurnham's title to IVulmik laiuls, to tlie Committee 
appointed by the Town of Hartford in ItiSS to treat with him 
upon lii> elaim to ?'' lands, Thomas Eurnham was constantly 
engaged in a contest, only terminating at his death, with the Col- 
onial government, or with indi\idual5 supported by the govern- 
ment, in upholding in the courts his right of ]:iossession to s'' 
lands.* Althongh the family were unalile to retain all the lands 
so deeded and willed, yet deeds like that given in ITii'.', quitting 
claim to townshijis of land on east side of Connecticut river (it 
will be found a few pages on), cijnclusively show that the family, 
to the third generation, believed that their claim to these exten- 
sive tracts was the same with that to the lands they were enabled 
to retain (all alike covered by the Indian deed and will), although 
their claim to the lai'ger part was ultimately ignored by the gov- 
ernment. As no result was reached in the conference between 
Thomas Burnham and the committee a])pointed May, 1(J^S. the 
Colonial Assembly passed, May. ITori, an act. winch in connec- 
tion with the tact that no definite boundary was specified in the 
Indian deed, only all the lamk owned by the Potunke tribe, }>robably 
explains the manner in which Thomas Curnham and his descend- 
ants were prevented from ivtaining a large part o'i his extensive 
holding by deed and will of lands (Ui the east side «i' the great 
river.f He was not one of tho?e wIk.i " by a deed parsed over 
their right therein. ":J: 

Act of the Af'-embly, May, 17U0. 
" [511I] "Whereas Joshiui, Indian Sachem dec'', did by his last 
will and Testament give and bequeath a certain tract of land 
lying on the east side of Connecticut River unto " (fifteen persons 
are here named, including Thomas Burnham) "and the owners^ 
of the greatest pa li [ of said land have by a deed passed over their 

* When he h.15 occiision to refer in his deeds to the boundnries established .igaiusr liis 
protest b_v the courts, he mentions them as "lands now in the possession of — " or " that 
which was stated to he the bound tree by—" 

t "Now in New England such a thing as a large hmdliolder is scarcely allowed to 

} Among the following dce^ls there « ill be found, from two of his children, deeds of 
their portion of the land outside the boundary of the lands finally retained. 

^ The Assembly here acknowledges those holding the lands under the will to be " the 
owners" of the land. 

II In the original this is not in italics. Thomas Burnliam gave nn deed of his \>r—. 


I N D I A N D E E D S . 43 

riy;-lit tlierein unto "William Pitkin, William Whitney, Joseph 
Talcott, and Richard Lord as a committee to dispose of said land 
for a plantation. This Court do therefore appoint and empower 
the said Committee" to lay out townships witliin the s^ tract of 
land. The first township so laid out was called Coventry, 1711. 

Indian Deeds. 

The three Indian deeds immediately following are each a 
repurchase of a iavr acres of the same lands deeded by the chiefs 
1G59, 1661, to Thomas Burnham, Sr. Stray Indians, returning 
f.iom King Philip's war, or from tribes they had joined at that 
time, finding the lands not in immediate use, took possession of 
them, not approving the production of deeds signed with the 
totems of their chiefs. They were usually satisfied on receiving 
a coat or two, or a few pounds, to relinquish whatever claim they 
may have made to the land. The deeds, court, and miscellane- 
ous papers are copies from the originals in my possession, and 
from the original records found at the office of the Secretary of 
State, and the library at the State House, and at the Town 
Clerk's and Probate ottices. A few of the deeds are given in full, 
of some only the substance ; but the great majority of the deeds 
of which I iiave the originals, or which I find on the records, are 
not mentioned, as they contain little of interest, excepting as 
they show that a large amount of land was held by the early 
generations of our ancestors. 

May 14, IGTd. Deed from Shebosman and Koaines to Thomas 
Burnham, Sr., of land at Podunk, on south side of Podunk brook, 
in Indian Meadow. 

16S6. Deed from Popo, an Indian, to John Burnham, of Wind- 
sor, of land bounded on the Connecticut and Podunk rivers, and 
on land of different squaws, in consideration of six pounds, and 
other good causes and considerations, etc. 

In presence of signed Popo O ^ ^'i= mark. 

Pichard Edwards, 

Thomas Olcott. Popo, an Indian, belonging to Podunk, 

personally appeared, &c. 

before me this 24 of Aug. 16S6. 

JoHx Talcot. 

44 I N D I A N I) E E D S . 

ITll. Deed from three squaws. 

Jvnow ull men by tlie^e Presents that wee, Esther, alias Seu- 
taubrisk ; Ilannali, alias Maiiiaiicheeskqua ; and A\'"umieeTieiii- 
niau; Indian Woomen : (and Grandchildren of Qnannnpjient, 
fornierly of Hartford, deceas'') ; now Kesident in this Town of 
Hartford, li'c. A:c.,flbr and in Consideration of one Coat and Two 
shillings and sixpence in Cash Tn us in hand delivered and jKiid 
Are. Arc. tVc. Are. l>y Thomas I!iirnhain, Richard liurnham, and 
.Tohn linrnham, of the same Town of Hartford, and Samuel Barn- 
ham, of the Town of Windsor, Arc. A'c. : and for divers other goiid 
Causes and valuable ccmsiderations, A'c. Arc. A'c. we i|uit claim, 
Arc. Arc. (if, in and tw(.i a certain peice or parcell of 3Ieadow and 
Swamj) Land, scituate, A'c. A'c. in Podunk ^Meadow, in the Town 
of Windsor afores'', Imtted and bounded as followeth. viz. East 
on the U[ihiiid, "West nn the great IJiver, North on land bi-li>no's 
to Solnmun Ciilman, Snuth on a Highway Leading to the Piver, 
To lia\e anrl to hold, A'C. A'c. A'C. set our hands Ar seals the 
Twenty Ninth day of May in the Tenth Year of the Peign of 
our Sovereign Lady Anne, by the Grace of God, Queen of (ireat 
Britain, Arc. 

In presence of her 

William Perry, 

Hez. Wyllys," Esther V^ alias Seutaubpisk. 

Poger Wooleutt, 
Thomas Spencer. 


Hannali I^V alias Mamaucheeskua. 


her oJ^^ mark. 


John Havnes, Assist. 


John Moore, Pegist. 

DEEDS. -45 

IGSi. Land in Hartford upon Connecticut Eiver, -n-hicli Wil- 
liam Burnham received by gift from his father, Thomas Burnham, 
dated the Sth da)- of December, 16S4-. 

Acknowledged before John Allvn, Assistant. 

16SS. Bee It Known unto all men by these words that I, 
Thomas Bnrnham, Sen'' (Xo. 1), of Podunck in y" Township of 
Windsor uppou Connecticutt River, within his Majesties Terri- 
tory & Dominion of jSTew England, for li' in Consideration of v* 
true love & good afl'ection that I do bear unto my son Jul in 
Bnrnham of Podunck in s** Township of Windsor, in y- Territory 
above s'^, I do therefore as a token of my love give unto my s"* son 
John Burnhara one fourth part of all the meadow Land A: swamp 
that lyeth between that Land that is now in the possession of 
Bartli^^ Barnard on y<^ nnrth, it to a P)each tree on the south, 
which was stated to bee y^ bound tree by Maj' E. John Talcott 
ct Capt. John Allyn. I say one fnirth part excepting one peice 
of swamp which I have given to niy son in Law William Morton 
A: a highway where it now lyeth of two Rods wide down to the 
River. Also I give unto niy son John that home lot whicli his 
house now standeth on 10th. S* lot is situate in Podunck as 
above said ik is abutted north on land 10th I have given to my 
son Samuel Burnham as it is now set out between, them, it soutli 
on a highway between my son Thomas it y* s"* John it East on 
my own Land and West on the swamp. I Doe hereby alienate, 
assign, sett over, give, grant and confirm unto him y' s^ John Burn- 
ham all y" right, title and interest that I have or ever had unto 
y'^ same with my whole lyberty to purchase what is not already 
purchased from y'^ Indyans, the whole of the s** meadow it swamp 
is situate it lyeth att Podunk, partly in AVindsor bounds it partly 
in Hartford bounds, in the Territory it Dominion above said, 
and is Bounded North on Land now in y« possession of Barth. 
Barnard it South on y" above s'^ Beach tree & West on Connect- 
icutt River & East on the upland, for him the s'' John Burn- 
ham his Heirs, Executo', Administrators, or assigns to have it to 
hold possess & injoye y" one fourth part of the Land aboves"*, 
Excepting what is above Excepted, together with y*" home lot 
above s"* with all y" profitts it privileges thence arising or there- 
unto belonging from y'= day of y« date hereof forever, without any 
Eviction, Ejection Incumbrance or molestation whatever from me 

46 DEKDS. 

the s'' Thomas IJiirnliaiii self nr iVmu any other irion or p'\~ons 
(.'laiinino; or tliat iiiav or lui^rht lawfully claim tiie same or any 
part tiicreiif hv virtue or contl-rr of any Jlight or title any wayes 
ilerivecl from me ; alwaye.s excepted, ik I doe hereby oblige y" s'^ 
John lUiridiam hi.s Heirs Arc. shall init make any sale or other 
alienation of \" above s" Land or any part thereof Except it be to 
si>me of his own Itretli" or their Children * it for Confirmation of 
the rireinises, I have hereunto set my hand A; seal this seaventh 
dav of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand six Hundred 
tV Eiiditv Eight and in the Eourth yeare of hi,- Majesties Keign. 

^'7^>^/l/ {^U^A'yS'.^^ 


Signed Sealed it Delivered 

Li presence of This above Written Deed with 

William Gilibon. y" superscription of acknowedg- 

Zacli-' Sandford. luent, Was Liscaled in Hartford 

in the County of Hartford in his 

iLijesties Territory ct Dominion 

of New England, on y"" IS"' Day 

of iSTovem'''' In the fourth yeare 

of y' lieign of o' Soverign I,ord 

Iving Janjes y" Second Annoq'= 

L)om. Dei. 1(;SS. 

lk'f(.>re Picnja : Newbery Justice ) of 3-0 peace of the 

A: Joseph Whiting Clerk i County afores''. 

(On the back of decil is endorseilj : 

This within Written Deed was and as follows 

Tiionias Lurnluun, Senr. personally appeared in 
Hartford -lime 9tli, lf!SS and acknowledged y° 
above writtin, to be his free and voluntary act 
and deed. l!ef >re John Allyn (obliterated). 

(obliterated) his Majesties 

Territory of Xew England. 

The above l")ced is a specimen of many Deeds from Thomas 
Burnham, Sen' (Xo. 1). to each of his children. It is v^ry icdl 
written by himself (at the age of 71 years) on parchment. The 

• By this me.ani ent.ailing the land upon his descendants as far as was in his power. 

DEEDS. 47 

writing is now scuncwliat dofaced from liaviiig been, at some time 
duriiii; its loni;' existence, siilijeuted to a wetting. The signature 
attached is a fae-siniiie of liis aiitograpli. 

170.5. Deed from Thomas Burnham (No. 2) to John Burnliam 
(No. 3) of a point of Land in Bnrnham Meadow, containing one- 
lialf an acre and eight rods, for the sum of £4:. Dated this 
Twenty-fifth day of July, in the year of our Lord One Tliousand 
Seven Hundred and Five, and signed 

-jAjJVl^i ^^i£JlA(h 

-^•72- AND SEAL. 

I Signed, sealed, and delivered 

't ., ^^ ^^, „ William Pitkin. 

' ''' Puchard Oilman. 

Peceived and recorded &c. by me Tim" Loomis Tiegist. before 
me "William Pitkin, Assist. 

1703. Know all men by these presents that 1 John Burnham 
(No. 3) of Podunk in or near the bounds of the township of 
Hartford &c. &c. for and in consideration of the Sura of fourty 
and Six Shillings in money to me in hand paid by William Pitkin 
of Hartford &c. itc. Have sold A:c. one piece or parcel of 
Land Lying and being to the Eixstward of Hartford bounds, being 
part of a greater Tract or parcel of Land given by Joshua Sa- 
chem (Son of Uncas) in his Last Will and Testament to my Hon'''' 
father, Thomas Burnham deceased and Several! other persons in 
the afores'' Hartford as in and by said Will may appear and is 
my whole right and Literest in my Said fathers part the number 
of acres and bounds not yet known, his part being one-fifteenth 
part of the Said Tract given b}' the Said Josiina Sachem in the 
beforementioned devised to my Said father and others and not to 
E.Kceed one-third part of my said fathers part, Share or Interest 
in the Said Tract or parcel of Land, but is an equall part or Share 
with my brothers, Thomas and Samuel Burnham, for him the 
said William Pitkin Ids heirs, &c. &c. to hold &c. 6zc. for 
Confirmation of all which I have to these presents put my hand 
and seal this sixteenth day of December, In the year of our Lord 
One thousand Seven hundred and three. 

John Burnham anil Seal. 

*The sign.ature of Thom:is Burnlmm, son of the emigraat. 


171."). Deed i'v<nn Tlobert Stedmnn, .Timer, of Windsor, to .Jolin 
Tiiinihuiii, jr. (if llai-tfnnl. of land in tlie Town.-liip of Windsor, at 
a place known !i_v the Name of IJuridiam ^laddow. 

In presence of Acknowledged, 

ilath" Allvn, . Math"' Allyn, Assist. 

Benjamin Loomis. John Moore, lieu'istr. 

ITHt. Ivniiw all men liy these presents tliat I Anna Gaines, 
of the Town of Hartford t.V'C. iVc. Widow, for and in C'nnsider- 
ation of the Sum ni' three pounds, tVc ikc. to me in liand paid 
In- "William Pitkin Esq. Arc. Arc. have by these jiresents granted 
bargained iVrc. iV'c. unto the Said William Pitkin Arc. iVc. all 
my Right Title Share and Interest in all the lands bequeathed 
to my late Hour'' fuher Thomas Ihirnham by Joshua an Indian 
Sachem, in his La-t \\ ill and Testament being one-tenth part of 
the Land bequeathed to my father as atbresaid, which said Land 
is [lartly Comprehended within the Ti>wn>hip of Coventry and 
the remainder Lyeth nurthward anil ^\'e^tward of said Ci'venti-v, 
with all Ac. iVc. 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this 
twenty-second i\ny of l>ecend)er In the Sixtli year of His ^lajes- 
ties Peign Anno I)om. one thousand and Seven huudred and 

Anna Gaines and a Seal. 

March ?.it, ITIO. Deed from Sarah Ilaynes to Pichard Pui-n- 
ham (Xo. G), of house and homestead, on east side Great Pi\er. 
In presence of 
Ilezekiah Portie, 
Joseph Keeney. 

ITi'o. Deed from Daniel Gaines to John Burnham (Xo. .3). of 
land at Podunk, which his mother, Anna Gaines, inherited fiom 
hei' father, Thomas IJurnham, Senior. 

In ]>resence of 

Josejih Pitkin, 

Xoah Sparks. 

July lit, 170,;. Deed tVom Picliard Puridiam (Xo. C) to his 
son, Charles Burnham (Xo. 2(.h, of a new house and eight ai-res 
of land on Wethersfield road. 

DEEDS. 49 

Nov. 4, 1726. Deed from Joseph Keeney to Eichard Burnhain 
(Xo. 19), y' younger, of land one mile in length, and twenty-three 
Ivods in Bredtli, on East side Great Tiiver, d:c. 

In presence of 

David Smith, 

Thomas Collatt. 

Dee. 1, 1T2H. Deed from the Administrators of the Estate of 
John Easton, of Hartford, to Richard Burnham, jr. (No. 19), in 
pursuance and by vertue of an act of y^ General Assend)y of his 
Majesties Colony of Connecticut, held at New Haven, on the 13 
day of October last past, itc. of land on East side of the Great 
Biver, &c. 

Aug. 12, 1727. Deed from John Morecock, only son surviv- 
ing of Nicholas Morecock, late of Boston, in the Brovince of the 
Massachusetts Bay, in New England, Dec'\ to Eichard Burnham 
(No. 6), itc. ttc. one-ninth jiart of a certain Biece or Barcel of 
land on east side tlie Great Eiver, Arc. &c. that sometime did 
belong to Thomas Burnham, Dec'', father of the said Eichard 
Burnham, and of the mother of the said John Morecock, itc. etc. 

In presence of 

John Dod, 

Elizabeth AVyllys. 

1720. Know all men by These presents that I Natliauiel 
Burnham (No. 17) of Weathersfield in the County of Hartford 
i!t Colony of Connecticut, In New England. In consideration 
of y° sum of five pounds currant money to me in hand paid by 
John Burnham Junr (No. 10) and Jonathan Burnham (No. 11) 
of Hartford in y"" County aforesaid, the Receipt whereof I Do 
hereby acknowledge. Have Eemised, Eeleased, and Do by these 
presents fully, freely & absolutely Eemise, Release and forever 
Quitt my Claim unto y'^ s'* John Burnham iSz Jonathan Burn- 
ham, and unto their Heirs it assigns forever, of all y'^ Right 
Title et Interest that I Now have or hereafter might or should 
have in or to that Tract of land Lying and being Scituate in y' 
bounds of y' Township of said Hartford, on y" East side of y° 
Great River. Bounded West by the s"* great River, East by y*^ 
Dividing line between y' Township of Bolton & s'^ Hartford, 
North by y"" Dividing Line between Windsor & y'' s'^ Hartford, 



ik Soiitli liv }■'■ Dividiiip; Line between Glastonbiiiy and y^ s"* 
Towiwlii]. of 'ilartfonl/ To Have cV: to Hold tlieV Tract ..f 
land with ;dl y'^ protitt^, priviledges and appurtenances thereuf, 
luitu tlicin v" s'' Jolm r>urnliaiii and Jonathan JBurnhain A: unto 
tlieir Heirs and assigns forever, hereby assuring the »'' Jolin 
Burnliani and Jonathan Ijurnhani, their Heirs and assigns for- 
ever, tint I y*' s' Xatlianiel JJurnhani niy Heirs, Executors A: 
Administrators, shall by these presents be Totally, Effectually 
& forever Excluded t^: Debarred fnMii all Title, Challenge, Claim, 
possession. Interest, A: Inii>rovenient of, in, vV: to s"^ tract of land 
or any part thereof. In "Witness I do Iieretcj sett my Hand and 
Seal this Fifteenth chiy ..f May. in' y"-' ?'• year of his Majesties 
lieis'u Anno D<ini. 17l".'. 


l-C /l i 

rr /-z^ 


Signed, Sealed and Delivered 

in y° presence of "W'ether.-tleld, ^lay y- H"! day 1720, 

"\Vilsi>n Rowlandson, Nath" Bundiani almve s"' personally 
!Mehetabel Inirnhani. ai)]ieariug acknowledged y^ abi.ive 
Instrument to be his free act i.^' Deed, 
lief ire nie David Goodrich Justice peace. 
Cn the back nf the above Deed is endorsed : 
" liec' and Entered ]\Iay IT ITi".' up^n y' Records of y" Town 
of Hartford. Lib (\\\\ Vol tl-l. pr Ilez. Wyllys Registr." 

1077 and 17:!ii. •• Att a meeting K^i the Prnprieturs i>f the Five 
]\Iile of Land on the Ea~t side the Great River, in tlie Town^llill 
of Hartford, held by ailjoni-nnient in Hartford, cm the 2'' Monday 
of March, the s"' day Anno Dom. 1730-L Present, the ILniour- 
able Joseph Talcutt. Esq. ;^[oderato^, Hez. Wyllys, Clerk, Vnted 
that Whereas rnr.--uant ti.i the allowance of a Committee in behalf 
of the Town of Hartfird (viz.) Mess"-' John James Steel, 
and Thiunas lUinc'c. wlmse Report is dated December ;!o"\ ir,77. 
The Heirs of Thomas linrnam, seir. and the heirs of AV'" AVil- 
lams, sn'', Flave Taken up the Eipiivelent Land allowed them by 
the said Committee in Consideration of What Windsor Line had 
cutt oft" of their upland Lotts a Track of three Hundred Acres 
of Land bounded West on the Line between the upland Lt>ts, on 
the East side of the River in Ilarttord. and Tlie five ililes, and 


running Easterly l»y Windsor Line Tliree Hundred Rods, and in 
breadth Xortli A: South one Imndred and Sixty Rods, bounded 
north on Windsor Line, and East and South on Undivided Land. 
The proprietors Do now by tlieir Vote confirm tlie title of the 
abovesaid Tract of Land, the northerly Part thereof Beino- two 
Hundreil Twenty Seven Acres, to the heirs of the said Thomas 
Rurnham, and their Assigns, and to Each of their Heirs and 
Assigns forever, and the South Part thereof which is computed to 
be Seventy three acres, to make the proportion of Lots Substanced 
by W"" Williams, ju"', the proprietors do also Confirm the Title 
thereof unto the Heirs of W'" Williams, Sn"', and to Their Heirs 
and Assigns, in pruiiortiun to the Land Each one Loses in Their 
upLand Lotts.'" 

I the subscriber, Suaveyor for y" County of Hartford, at ve de- 
sire of John Rurnham, Joseph Rurnliam, 6zq. iV'c. Arc. 

He divides one hundred acres between the four ]>etitioners, and 
signs it ^ 

July 1, 1731. J^^l^^^^ JDar9^/8c/7Z-^m^-r {^oAS). 

1744-5. Deed from Jonathan, Jabez, Caleb, Charles, David, 
Timothy Rurnham, and from others, of undivided land in Hart- 
ford, on east side the Great River, at the three Mile upland called 
Jamstone plain, to John Rurnham, jr. (No. 10). 

Oct. 3(1, 17."il>. Deed to Michael Rurnham, gent. (Xo. 21), 
from Sam' Caylord, 50 rods land, mansion Arc. in Middletown 
(probably on Washington St.), price .i2o0u. 

May 24, 1751. Capt. Michael Rurnham from Renjamin King 
— tpiit claim of same land, bounded East on land of Mrs. Burn- 
ham, Captains wife. Which land Eben Huijbard gave to Ehni" 
Sage dec'', and Hannah his wife. 

1753. Deed from Peter Mills, Jun^, to John Jjurnhum, Jun. 
(Xo. 10), of Hartford, of thirty-five acres of land, be the same 
more or less, in Hartford, on the East side of the Great River, at 
a place known by the name of Giuston Plain, in consideration of 
the sura of three hundred eighty and five pounds money old ten- 

52 DEEDS. 

ure, part to me in hand paid, and tlic rest to me well secured in 
the Law by John lUirnliani, jr. i';:e. Arc. 

In presence of 
Thos. Davis, Acknowledged June IG Day, A.D. 1753. 

Trypliena Mills. Roger Wolcott, jr., Peace. 

Deed from Daniel Ijurnham (No. 2<!), of East Hartford, to his 
son, Cornelius Burnham (57), of East Hartford, of land in East 
"Windsor Meadows, and homestead with huildings in East Jlart- 
ford. These lands are bounded by lands of Timothy Buridiam, 
Solomon Burnham. Bussell Burnham, Stephen BuiTdiaiii, Sam- 
uel Burnham. 

In presence of Ack. befoi-e me Noy. 12"', ISOO. 

Sophia Pitkin, xVshbel Pitkin, Just. Peace. 

Ashbel Pitkin. 

April 27, 17S5. Deed to Capt. Ashbel Burnham (No. 46), of 
Middletown, Coim., fi-mu John Kirby of Berlin, C(_iiin., of land 
in Berlin, in considei'ation of £875. 10. 3. lawful money. 

Oct. 3, 1785. Deed to Capt. Ashbel Burnham from Elilin 
Starr 6z Thomjison Pliillij)S, of land in lierlin. Cimsidi-ratiou 
£93 4. 6. 

March 23, 178t'>. Deed to Ashliel Burnham from Mary Alsop 
of Middletown, land in Berlin. Consideration £l()(t. 

Oct. 12, 1789. Deed to Capt. Ashbel Burnham, of M., from 
Chauncey Bulkly of Chatham, of land in Berlin. Con. of £10m. 

Oct. 19, 1793. Deed /row Capt. Ashbel Buridiam of Middle- 
town, to Roswell Woodrutf of Berlin, of land in Berlin. Consid- 
eration £1100 lawful miiney. 

April 0. 1S37. Deed from Oliver Rogers Buridiam (Xo. 12('.), 
of Berlin, to xVlvin North of land in lierlin. Consideration 

May 11, 1837. Deed from 0. R. P.uriilKmi to Alviii North, of 
land in Berlin. Con. $11,283.95. 

May 11, 1837. Deed from 0^ E. Burnliam to Albert Judsoii, 
of land in Berlin. Consid. $845.24. 

May 11, 1837. Deed from O. R. Burnham to Oliver W. Burn- 
ham (No. 127) of Oxford, in New Haven Co., land in Berlin. 
Con. 8984.73. 

Feby 22, 1790. Deed from Jared Burnliam of land in Berlin, 


Tliero are deeds on New Britain Land Records from Francis, 
Jesse, Lucius, and Aimer M. Burnhani. 


Li Vol. 1st, Hartford Records, " Crimes and Misdemeanors," 
Thomas Biirnham''s name is in the list of Lawyers. 

16i;>. At a Particuhar Court in Hartford, Sept. 6, ]649. 
Thomas Burnam acknowledgeth liimself bound to this Common- 
wealth in a recognizance of £10, that Rushmore, his man, shall 
appear at the next Particular Court, and carry good behaviour 
in the mean time. This was his first appearance on Colonial or 
Court Records. 

1640. Thomas BLirnham, pi', contra John Bennett defend', in 
an action for debt, to the value of 3' 10'. The Jury finds for the 
pi', debt and damage 1'. 1S\ 2''. 

Thomas Burneham one of the Jury at a Court held in Hartford, 
Oct. 1655. 

Quarter Court, 4"' Dec. 1656. Thomas Burnhani' pi'. Cont. 
will : Kellsy defend', in an Action of trespass "about wrono-ino- 
of hoggs'with hunting of them to the dammage of 12 Shillings. 

At a Particular Court |ln Hartford, March 5, 1656, Thomas 
Burnham was sworn as constable* for Hartford. 

Jan. 20, 1659. Thomas Burnham, attorney to Jeremy Adams, 
attacheth the body of Samuel Wright of Northampton, to appear 
at the quarter court to be held in Hartford, on the first Thursday 
of March next, to answer him in an action of the case to the 
damage of £100 ; the said Thomas doth enter into a recognizance 
of £200 to this Commonwealth to prosecute the said action, at 
the aforesaid court, and to sufier the censure of court, and to pay 
just damages in case he maketli not his plea good. 

At a Quarter Court at Hartford, March 3, '59. 

Thomas Burnam plf ' : as Attorney to Jeremiah Addams con- 
tra: Sam" "Wright Jr. Df : in an action of y« case for detaining 
a parcell of Land to y value of £100. damadge. 

• "In the year 1636. We formed partial goTemments in each settlement; chose 
selectmen and constables — the latter office being held in the greatest respect and 


(Same C<nu-t.) Sam" AVri-iit, Jr. pi' : contra Tlio : rSiirnam, 
for unjust iiiolestinn- him iu his Juuriu-y to y« daiuail-o of an 

Court Sept. 1, 10.")0. Thomas Eiirnam T'ltf: contra Thom° 
Spencer ami John Ilolleway Ufts : in an action of Tre^jiajs to y<' 
danuidge of £1. o'. 

1050. Thomas r>urnam is rcijuired to ajuiear at y^ Court in 
r)cti.ili', to anr-\v' for his former carriage complayned of to ye 
Court, and L' lUiU is required to p'secute his form' C(.impl"', at 
ye Court afores'''. 

Court Dec. (i, H!t;o. Tho : Burnam p*. contra Eichard Fel- 
lows Dft. : in an action of y*^ Ca^e f jr Kefnsing to pay rent of 
Lands to y'' danuidge of 4.— 0— u. Court gives Plf : £2— '.»— 0. 

Court Mar. 5, 1(102-3. Jonathan (TJlbert complains vi' Thomas 
T'.iirnam for al)usi\e carriage towards him in j'cference to .Vbigai) 
Betts, i'c. 

(Same Court. "i T!ioma> Biirnam entei-s I)ond to this Colony 
in ye sum of Ten p'_)unds, that lie will carry good lieliavior towards 
all jiersons in this Colony until CJinirter Court in .lune ne.xt 

1002. Abigail Betts, a schrMil-tracher in Ilartfird, wife of 
John Betts, was aci'used of l>las[ihemy, in saying that " (.'hrist 
was a bastard, and she could prove it by scripture." Thomas 
Burnham attempted her defense, and in ^' saving her 7ieck," drew 
down upon himself the indignation of the Court, as will be seen.'"" 

"At a (Quarter Court held at Hartford, ]\Iar<-h Id: 1002, 
Thomas Burnham's Accusation iu the Case of Jo; Betts; That 
VO said Burnhai\fs c;n-riage therein hath been very Scanilalou? tV: 
Lascivious and pernitious, thereby interrupting the jieace and 
tending to corrujit the manners of his Ma'"-'" Subjeet>, the meui- 
bers of this Corporation. In reference t<.) U'liomas Bui'nham's 

• The government refused to nllow Thomas to retain a large part of tlie 
land he purchased from the Indians, and rni'son (/eyjZus, Tliomas Burnham refused to 
allow the Courts to hang Abigail Bett.s, or to imprison himself under tho Jlosaic law, the 
English law being in force, though systematically evaded in the Colony. 

Tlie tacit introduction into the statutes of the State, of the Congregational form of g.>v- 
ernment.was undoubtedly the germ of our republican institutions. Against this change 
Thomas Burnham, in this instance, sc-juaruly set himself, by liomandiug a return to the 
legal practice. 

AceusatioTi, the Court Judge liiin guilty tliercnf. And doe Adiudge 
him to be coinitted to ye Custody of ye Prison i<eeper, there to be 
secured during the pleasure of ye Coui-t. And further this Court 
dotli disfranchise tlie said Burnhain of ye privilidge of his free- 
dom in tliis Corporation. And likewise doe prohibit him fur 
future for pleeding any causes or cases in this Civil Court except 
hi> owne. And that when he shall be remitted out of Prison lie 
shall give Security to ye Court or Secretary for his good behavior 
til the Quarter Court in June next. 
Extracted out of ye Records, 

pr Dan" Clark, Sec''." 

" Thomas Burnham appeales from ye sentence of this Court to 
ye hearing and determination of ye Generall Court to morrow.'" 

"March ye 12, ltjtl2-3. Thomas Burnham appeared before 
the General Court to ]irosecute Ajjpeal against tlie sentence of 
the Court of ^Magistrates. 

1. We hundjly conceive yt we had not exact Justice In that 
we were jnit to Ans: before we had an accuser y' was legallv 

2. We doe alsoe conceave there was noe p''sentment or accusa- 
tion legally entered before we were called to answer. 

3. We know of noe man that was bound to pfosecute against 
us upon whom we might recov damadges in case ye plea was 
not made good. 

4. There was nothing which by law established was matf of 
fact yt was legally nuxde good against us. 

5. The jienalty imposed doth not naturally arise from auv 
established Law: which we are bound to observe. That which 
I proi)ound hath reference only to ye matf of Betts." 

Btfore the General Court. 

" The Accusation or complaint against Thomas Burnham in 
Bets his business. 

His ]>roceeding herein was pernitious to ye welfare of this Col- 
ony and obstructive in its owne nature to the current of Justice ; 
the Evil eft'ect thereof is obvious to ye undi'standing of all men 
herein jmrsuing the wages and rewards of Iniquity. 

21y. His carriage herein was illegal, contrary to ve foundations 


of Government in tliis Colonj- usnrping and arrogating unto liim- 
self * the Civil power establislied in the Civil Courts. f 

•'jly. His carriage was Lascivious, Vile and abominable below 
and beyond all moderation of manhood ; utterly unsuteable for 
his Sect and one in his condition to undertake, promote or etfect. 
To je first : The test : of Kyler together with Burnham's test : 
Clearly Evince his und'taking to save her neck, and his progress 
and indeavour therin Sam" Boreman's test: doth likewise clear it. 

L'ly. (Jut of ye covetious frame of his heart forsaking his Call : 
ami lawful! occasions sole himself for a reward to doe wickedly. 

To ye 2d. His own Testimony sutiiceth wherein it appears he 
actually seperated ^ Husband and wife cruitrary to ye Law of 
nature and rules of God's word, making himself the highest Judge 
in this o'' Israeli. 

To ye 3d. His carriage was Lascivious et. his whole progress 
for the Evidenceing the ground of this inhuman seperation clothed 
with garments spotted with the tilthy p'lllution of a luose, wanton, 
and unclean sjiirit." 

On the hack is endorsed. 
"The Court iiave considered the nature of Thomas Burnham's 
oti'ence from what hath been p'sented to their consideration, have 
come to this runrlusinn as is p«sented in ye Accusation, And 
therefjre Grant Burnham for liberty to make any further plea 
for his clear: if not the Court will proceed to a Judgment." 

His farther phi. 

To the lloni.irable Court now sitting in Hartford. 

Hon. Gentlemen, ^Finding in my trial conserning the Business 
about Betts many dithculties (Especially from some uncertainty 

• He interdicted the Court from illegally hanging Abigail Betts. 

t At this time the lawsofChurcli government had been extended to the secular courts. 
It was therefore customary to bring all civil affairs under stern Church discipline, ignor- 
ing the laws of the .Mother Country. The only crime, if crime it can be called, committed 
by Tliomas Burnham, notwithstanding the infuriated and stormy language in which he 
was denounced, his insisting that if Abigail Betts was to be punished, it must be 
under the ^ny/i'sA and not the .1/osaiC law; under one, blasphemy was not a capital 
offense; under the other it was. Leviticus xxiv. 16: "And he that bLasphemeth the 
name of the Lord, ho shall surely be put to death." 

X If tl\e Court liad luvng.-il .Mr-. Betts, husband and wife would have been etfectually 


of some tiling's), I am now resolved to depend njion somethinrr 
sertain which if anvthincr bee, I think it must bee the Honnorable 
word of the Court, concluding that your worshipps will by noe 
means Resede therefrom. For if this Ancor fail me I shall cast 
out noe other of Human help whethersoever my Distressed Bark 
bee driven. 

Gentlemen you know that after many of mv importunate 
desires for an Indictment or Presentment— call it either— I pro- 
ducing the Law which allowed me that Libbertie your Worshipps 
Graunted me that, that I indeed must have an Indictment, it 
Could not be denied mee. 

Your worshipps alsoe said : That The Paper which I had siveu 
in toe the Court (which myselfe and Jonathan Deming owned) I 
say: that that Paper was my Indictment and thereto I was to 
answer. That this was your honnorable Word (on which I now 
depend), all that heard itt are Wittnesses, and your Worsliipps I 
know will not deny. I was alsoe told that I was my owne Accu- 
sur. Xow Gentlemen, to this my Indictment. This is mv Plea. 
That this Indictment is true in every part thereof. And the pun- 
ishment* due to the crime comprised therein, I confess is due to 
mee, and when it is inflicted on mee I shall Justifie the proceed- 
ings of the Court. 

Gentlemen: As to all the Evidences this I say: yo"- worshipps 
and all men know that the end of evidence is to prove the Indict- 
ment true : I graunt the Indictment true, which is as much as all 
the evidences in the world in this case can prove. 

Gentlemen : Workes of Supererogation in Law are Grand 
Errors ; the truth of the Indictment is all can be had. W'^'' I 
graunt, nor can I be punished beyond the Guilt of the Crime 
siiecitied in my Indictment. 

Sirs, I conclude you will not Eecede from your Word ; if your 
Worshipps will draw Back yet here I reraaine That That Paper 
is my Indictment, and to that here you have my answer. 

To other Indictment about this, I will not answer. I crave 
Justice according to Law. 

•Under English l.iw. 


I sliall say no more hut that I desire a cojipie of my indictment, 
and 1 liemaiie a Suhject and Dcnason of Enghmd,* and 
Ymir Wi)i'»!iip])b Servant, 

LjLo}7Co^ (^ UA^Td,^:iA4^^ 

Hartford, March the luthe, 1 •'■•',§.■' 

iSentence {hi/ the Majistnites) of Abigail Betts. 

"x\nd rcbpectini,' the exjirebsions of Ahigail Betts, Tins Court 
iudging them a flagitious Crime of an high ofl'ence in savinc 
Christ was a Bastard and she could prove it by scripture. 

Doe adiudge the said Ahigail to he comitted to y" Custody of 
y^ prisonkeep til to morrow and then to be guarded as a ^lalefac- 
tor to ye place of Execution, wearing a rope about her neck, and 
to ascend up ye ladder at ye Gallows to ye open view of specta- 
tors that all Israeli may hear and feare.":J: 

]'\ui/,er on i» l/ie Records. 

■■ It is ordered by y magestrates upon cmsideratioii of an 
irreconsihdjie di.-:tance of spirit that is in -lohn Betts and his wife 
in reference to Conjugal union. Tiiat John Eiderkin, her father, 
shall take her under his tuition and Government until further 
order isiue firtli from y*' Court or from y Deputy Governour, 
2Iaior lilason, with ad\ ice of Air. Fitch and Mr. Buckley." 

There was no punishment intlicted on Thomas Bnruiiam. foi' 
defending Abigail Betts, witli the excejition of liis being deprived 
of liis citizenship for a time, and prohibition from acting as 
attorney f u- others m the Courts. He may plead his own cases. 

lt)f.r.. " At a spetiall Court cahcd at Hartford, Octob^ ?,(), '60— 
AVm. Pitkin and Bartiio : Bernard, Pits, contra Tho : Burnani Dft. 
in an action iif ye ease fora division of ye lands in his possession in 
Wimlsor bounds at Podunk, by virtue of their purchase from Ja- 
cob Migat.ji In tliis action the Jury find for ve Plaintifs a devis- 

•The Colonies being dependencies of Engl;ind, fear of an appeal to the mother 
conntry would alone prevent trial and judgment under the law of Hose? : and under th:it 
law Abigail Betts would surely have been hung, and Burnham imi>risoned for 
defending her. He was not imprisoned, and she was rwi executed. 

t His autograph as signed to this paper. 

t That was the extent of her punishment, .\fter remaining on exhibition a short 
time, she descended unhung, thanks to Thomas Burnham. 

§ Tho land in controversy \ a part of tlie tract which Tantanimo deeded to Thomas 
Burnham and Jacob Mygatt, but which the Court decided did not belong to Tantanimo 


ion of land according ti,) disbnr.sni'' aiui costs of Court. The 
Deft, enters a review at ye next Conntv Court in March ensueinge." 

In the action of res'iew, tried at the jMarcli (KidTj Ct^irt, "the 
Jury returne that they lind neitlier for Pllf. nor Defend'." 

May, 1607. " The Court voated tliat the return of the Jury in 
the action of reviewe wherein Thomas Burnham was phxintife 
and Barth : Barnard 6c Wm. Pitkin wei-e def'% at tiie County 
Court at Hartford, March last, doth not take otf the first verdict 
of the Jury Octob^ 30"^ 1666." 

Mav, 160S. " Tlie Court haueing considered the case repre- 
sented in the petition, d(.)e judg and determine that tiie land 
which by execution was giuen or deliuered to them " (Pitkin and 
Barnard), '• which formerly was in the jiossession of Thomas 
Burnam, that they tlie said Pitkin and Barnard shall stand (piiatly 
possessed of the sayd land, against any clayme or p''tence of 
clavme from Thomas Burnam for tlie future." 

Mav. 166S. " To the Ilon'''*^ Gen : Assendjly of the Corpora- 
tion of Connecticut now sitting in Hartford. 

The Humble Petition of Bartholomew Barnard S: "Wui: Pitkin. 

Slioweth That whereas yo'' Petitioners about IS months since 
had a trvall with Tliomas Burnham in reference to Some Land 
at Podunk and had a verdict and Judgment thereupon which 
was afterwards reviewed by the said Thomas Burnham and after- 
wards the said Thomas Burnham Appealed in the Case to the 
Woi-" Court of Assistants in Octob : last when yo'' Petit" had a 
verdict and Judgment that yo' Pet" should have a Division of 
the Land in Controversie according to their Dislnirsements and 
then Imeadiately the matter was settled as to our Disbursements 
by a Coraittee appointed by the Hon'^J Gen : Assembly in Octob : 
Last of which Comittee by the favor (jf the said Court Tho : Burn- 
ham had the Choice of one and yo' Pet" of another And in 
Deceml)er Last yo' Pet" had Execution out and it was served and 
yo' Pef* bv the mai shall was put into possession of a quarter 
part of the Land about which our contest had been and it was 
Particularly staked out and Delivered to yo' Pet": before wit- 

and a part of the same which Thomas Burnham, nlone, then purchased of those Indians 
■whose claim to the land the Court recognized. In May, 1663, .Mvgatt sold his interest 
{such as it was) in these lands to Wm. Pitkin and Barth. Barnard; hence the lawsuits as 


ness. notwitlistandall Mliicli in march Last the said Tho : Bnrn- 
liam sued your Pet'-' : for Illegal Possessinsr ourselves of the said 
Land and sueing in Another action about a Cow which was De- 
livered for Costs of Court and other charges by the same execu- 
tion by which the Land was Delivered in the firet execution the 
said Burnham was nonsuit in the second tryal and had cast where- 
by the Execution (the Legality of which the said Burnham excepted 
ao^ainst) was Justified as we humbly conceive, and at the same 
time your Pet" were vext with another unjust suit about Slander- 
ing the said Burnliani and not long before one of your Pet'' with 
another unjust suit about swine and and yet your Pet" are 

pursued with another suit to September next in the very case 
already Isued and the said Burnham not so content but hee has 
reentered the said Land ])lowed and Sowed it Contrary to the 
mind of Authority, and when yo' Pet" went there to work the 
-wife and Children an<l others of the said Burnham did forcibly 
oppose us and throw our corn about the Land Saying it was their 
Land and did fiiuilly hinder us that we could not work at all then 
and Since the said Burnham hath by a warrant warned us thence, 
by all which yo' Pet" have been greuioiisly vexed and hindered 
and the Judgments of the Coin-ts rendered unauailable to us and 
we can Deem no other but that it is the Design of the said Burn- 
ham to recover by Such Courses what the Law hath given us. yo^ 
Pet" fly to this Hon*'' Court for Protection 

Humbly praying Such Sucore as whereby wee may enjoy tliesaid 
Land and that a Sufficient Barr be set against the said Burnham 
and his Confederates that by him or them we may not be mollested 
there, as allso that a stop bee put to his endless suits in the case 
already fully Determined that yo' Pet" and the Country be not 
put to endless trouble and Charge. 

and that Judgment be not subverted we present the lieasons of 
our request and recjuest an Ishew 

and for this Hon'^'' Court yo' Pet" shall ever pray (as in Duty we 
ought) iVc." 

May 15 1668 

" Bartho Barnard 
Wm Pitkin "' 

Testimony of laborers that in ifay, 1668^ tiiey were hired by 
Barnard & Pitkin to jdant ; ami while at work, Burnham's wife 
and children came to stuii them, and scattered tlieir seed-corn, 


laying claim to the land ; Suscuma Standish witli tliem. In the 
afternoon Burnhanrs wife came again with a club, and a comjiaiiy 
of men and women, and drove them from their work. 

Kotification from the Court of Assistants to Burnham to quit 
possession of the premises. 

May, 166S. Injunction signed by Mat. Allyn, forbidding Pit- 
kin and Barnard to work on the land. 

October, IGGS. Thomas Burnam petitioning this Court for 
audiance in the businesse which hath been depending between 
Mr. Pitkin ct Bart: Barnard about Podunk lands, the Court did 
not see cause to admitt of his petition because that matter had 
received a fiuall issue in the Gen" Court, May last. 

Mav, IGTS. Thomas Burnam coniplayned to this Court that 
he had some wrong done him by the serving of an execution 
upon his land at Podunk, 6cc. Court orders the land viewed and 
measured, and a report made. 

Mav, lCi~S. The Court haveing heard what hath been p''sentcd 
bv Thomas Burnam and Barth : Barnard, doe see no cause to 
make any alteration of the settlement this Court made formally 
of those Podunk lands. 

Thomas Burnham's Will. 
'•At a Special Court held at Hartford, June 2G, IGOO. 
Upon the complaint of "\Y" Man, that his wives father, Thomas 
Burnam's will and Testament was neglected to be exhibited in 
court, & the inventory of his Estate, that thereby the say'' Man 
was like to be Disepposeced of what his father gave his wife, the 
Governo' & Assistants appoynted the court this day to meet and 
to setle this matter, the persons being warned & appearing before 
the court, the court demanded the will ; the sons being present 
sayd they knew not where the will was nor could not say anything 
about it & the Marshall informed the court that Ann Burnam says 
she hail the will but now it is removed & she doth not know 
where it is, she informed m« W" pitkin this day ; W° Man 
Requesting that something might be done that he might not 
loose what was given him by his wives father ; therefore the 
court put it upon those who were the witnesses of the sayd Tho : 
Burnam's will to give in theirTestimony in the case which they 
accordingly did, which the court approves of & order it to be 

62 THOMAS B U R N H A M S W 1 1, L . 

recorded a# the last will tV' Testament of Thomas Buriiam, »t so 
to be acted npon unless the originall will be jiruduced m i-imrt, 
to the cdurt Sepf next; the inventm-y of his Estate which was 
firnierh- taken. An IJurnam, the relict, refusing to take lier oath 
t'.) it iV- thei-e heini^ no other nor better that can be eoine at now 
then what was formerly taken that is now accepted A: ordered to 
he recorded." 

The Testimony of Caleb Stanly, aged about forty-seven years, 
is as followeth : That some short time befoi'e the death of Thomas 
I'.urnani, Senior, of Hartford, say'' Burnam sent for Coll. Jolin 
All vn it mvself to speak with us at his dwelling house at podunek, 
it upon our visiting -him there he desired Coll: Allyn to write his 
last will l\: Testament, wdiich he did write according to liis desire ; 
also the say'' Burnam did signe, seale & declare the say'' writing 
tn be his htst will vfc Testament, in Coll. Allyn's it my presence, 
unto which we were witnesses, A: sa\''' Thomas Burnam, sen'', did 
give his \vill nntu his wife, Ann bui'nani,to keep untill his death, 
that see it might be fulfilled. In which forenientioned will I doe 
remember he ga\e his daughtei-, Bebeckah Burnam, liis dwelling- 
house eV Barn iV" all (itlier his outhouseing Seituate U])on his Hume 
Lott, iV allso hi- Home a- it wa^ then fenced in. A- all-o his 
p;istui-e kitt iV' oi'tyaril as they were tfenceil in, iV' under his ini- 
]>rovement at the making of the say' will. Furde'r, he gave her 
all his grass Land in the ^leadcw as it lay in severall parcel Is at 
podunek, all whiidi parcells of Land with the houseing his daugh- 
ter Relieckah was to possess at the decease of her mother, Ann 
lUirnam, A: to be to her lV her heirs forever, provided say'' Re- 
heckah had either a child or children to Inherit the say'' lands. 
Allso the say'' TIid: Burnam did order in his will that simie of his 
sons at podunek should cover the Barn given to his daughter, 
Eebeckah, with shingles, ujxm their own cost, or titherwise lie 
gave Ins executrix, Ann B)UiMiain, Liberty to sell some land in 
]Hjdunck meadow, to cover the say'' Barn. I doe allso remember 
the say'' Thcjuias Burnam did give the lauds given unto his daugh- 
ter Relieckah, to some of her lirethereii, after her decease, if she 
dved not having' a child borne of her tii iidierit the same, furder 
s;iy'' Thonnis I'-urnaiu gave in his will the improvement of all his 
houseing A: land iV all his othei' Estate to his wife during liei- life, 
A: the free dispose of all his mo\ cable E>tate not otherwise given 



to liis cliildi-en at licr decease ; Allso he gave liis plowing land in 
podimck Meadow it divided it between liis Tliree sons, Thomas, 
John and Samuel Burnam, iSz gave a parcell of land eastward of 
Edward King's land, near poduncke brooke or River, nnto W'" 
! Morten, his wife; allso he gave all that parcel of Land in the 

possession of Samnel gaines, that he bought of Eichard Rizley, 
nnto the wife of the say'' Samuel Gaynes, during her life. & after- 
wards unto one of her sons, & gave unto Thomas Gaynes, his 
Grandson, all his right in that land he had in partnership with 
j Mf Lord, at the saw-mill; he did allso give unto his daughter, 

Morten, Ten pounds in moveable estate, 6c unto his daughter, 
1 Moorecocke, Ten pounds in moveable estate, & as for his sonns, 

^ "\V" et Richard Burnam, he gave them some small legacies in his 

I will, but doe not perticnlarlj' remember what they were, fei'der, 

I doe perfectly remember that say'' Thomas Burnam did verlially 
declare unto Coll. Allyn & myself tliat all his children should 
have equall Liberty i.'c Lnprovement of all the Highways belong- 
ing to any part of his Lands, as they should afterwards have 
occasion for the same, without apy disturbance, as he had layd 
them out before the making of his last will & Testiraent, but 
cannot Testify whither this last perticular about say"* Highways 
was written in his will, all which is as far as I can at present 

C'apt. Caleb Stanly sayth the sum of what is aliove written, A: 
perticularly what is written concerning that which respects Re- 
beckah, now the wife of W" Man, is to his certain kuowledg 

given upon oath in court June L't'i, 1600. 

as Attest, John xVllyn, act. Secret''. 
I underwritten doe according to what y« above exprest upon 
my office oath Testify tlie same. 

John Allyn, Assistant." 

The inventory taken Oct. 11, lOSS, of the personal estate of 
Thomas Burnham, Senr, deceased June 21-, 168S, mentions his 
apparel, furniture, guns, linen, flax, corn, lumber, horses, neat 
cattle, swine, tools used on the farm, etc., etc. 



Feli'v, 1C75. The eneniie drawing down into these parti, the 
Council order tlie people to draw themselves into the garrisons ; 
and not to goe forth upon tiieir occasions without their amies and 
in companves so as they may defend tlieniselves. In every gar- 
risun to be six men at least, and that the garrisons be well forti- 
fied, and that no place but such doe remayn inhabited on the east 
side the IJiver. Thomas Buriihainx (No. 1) house, one of the five so 

llarch lO'", Athio Dnm. 1710-11 Richard Burnham (No. (.) to 
receive £0. Ous. OOd. from the ('ohmy, tlir some mistake in the 
accoinpts this day exhiliitud, ikv. 

August 8"' Anno Dum. ITU. "The CoIdhv is indebted to 
liichard Burnhani £'0. 3s. -id. for goods or stores bought impressed 
or taken up for the use of tlie forces of this Colony," going on the 
expeilltioii against Canada. 

" May 20, ITU. Ordered that Mr Xatlianiel Burnham (Xo. 17) 
is appointed Surveyor to attend our Commissioners in running 
the line between this Colony and the Massachusetts Province." 

'•Oct., 1714. "Wliercas this Assembly appointed Col" William 
AVhiting, Capt Cyp. Nicholas and Caleb Stanly, io lay out six 
hundred acres of land granted to tlie grammar school in Hartford, 
October >;, 17o-2. and one of the said Committee is dead: This 
Assembly do ap|Miint William Pitkin, "William Whiting, Esq", 
of Hartford, and Mr X'athaniel Burnham of Weathersfield, to be 
a Committee, they, or any two of them, to lay out the above said 
land to the town of Hartford, according to the above said grant." 

^lay, 1717. " This Assembly appoint Col. Ebenezar Johnson, 
Jlr John Wadswortli, and Mr Nathaniel Burnliam " to decide 
upon the boundary between Watcrbury and Wallingtbnl. 

Mav, 1717. "Whereas, the government of the Province of 
jMassachusetts Bay have apjiointed Samuel Porter, Samuel Tliax- 
ter, and John Chandler, Escj^^, Commissioners in behalf of that 
Province, to joyn with Commissioners of this Colony in running 
and c(jntinuiiig the division line between this Colony and the said 
Province, an<l setting up sufticient durable marks and monuments, 
until they shall have passed five miles to the westward of Housa- 
tunnuck ri\er": "It is thereup(/n herebij appointed and ordered. 


That William Pitkin, Mathew Allyii, Roger Wolcott, and Wil- 
liam Whiting Esq", and Mr. Nathaniel Burnham (No. 17) be 
Commissioners fully impowered in behalf of this government, 
they, or any three of them, to joyn with the said commissioners 
of the said Province, to act on that aifair," &c. 

Sept., 1717. " Instructions to William Pitkin, Mathew Allyn, 
Eoger Wolcott, and William Whiting Esq", and Mr. Nathaniel 
Burnham (No. 17), Commissioners for continuing and running 
the dividend lines between this Colony and the Province of Mas- 
sachusetts, in conjunction with the Commissioners of that Prov- 
ince; agreed in Council. 

1. You are to begin where the Commissioners formerly 
appointed for this service ended their proceeding therein, and 
not to allow any variation from tlie grounds they concluded and 
went upon. 

2. You are to proceed in carrying on and coTitinuing the line 
due west, not only 'till j'ou have passed live miles to the west- 
ward of Housotunnuck river, as is particularly directed the Com- 
missioners of the Massachusetts Province, but also further west- 
ward, if they will be persuaded to proceed with you, and 'till you 
come within twenty miles of Hudsons river, since that is the west- 
ern boundary of this Colon}-, and puts a conclusion to the divi- 
dend line between this Colony and the Province of Massachusetts." 

May, 1718. The Assembly appoint Mr. John Hooker, and Mr. 
Nathaniel Burnham (No. 17), a Committee to lay out the town of 

May, 1720. Be it enacted &c. That the line run between the 
towns of Coventry and Tolland as fixed by Messrs. John Hooker 
and Nathaniel Burnham shall be the dividing bound line, &c. 

Oct., 1721. Ordered, &c. That the petition of Sam" and 
Joseph Burnham vs. Sam" Tudor be referred to the further con- 
sideration of this Assembly in May next. 

" May, 1722. This Assembly do appoint John Hall, Esq'', Capt. 
Joseph Whiting and Mr. Gideon Ives, to give the thanks of this 
Assembly to the Reverend' Mr. AVilliam Burnham (No. 16) for 
liis sermon preached before this Assembly on the lO"" day of May, - 
1722, being the day of Election, and desire a copy that it may be 


May, 1723. This Assembly' do appoint Peter Burr and Cliri^to- 
plier Cliristopbers, Esq", Mr. Katlianiel Biirrdiam, Mr. Steplien 
Wluttlesc}', Capt. Josepli !Miner and ilr. George Clark, to andit 
tlie Colony accounts with the Treasurer. 

]\[av, 1 723. " It is ordered that Matliew AUyn, Josepli Taleott, 
Ilo2;er Woolcott and John Hooker, Esq", Mr. Henry Woolcott, 
]\rr. Eben^. Fitch, Mr. Thomas Seymour, Mr. James Ensign, 
Capt. David Goodrich, Mr. Xatlianiel Buniham, Mr. Thomas 
Kimberly, be a committee wlio sliall stay after the Court is up 
and ins])eet and take care that the several acts of this Court lie 
trul}- and exactly entereil on the records." 

j\lay, 1724. To The Honourable General Assembly &c, Accord- 
ing to youi- aiipointment, we, the underwriters, having tlie assist- 
ance of Mr. Jonatlian Burnliam (Xo. IS), surveyor, &c., have run 
out the lines of the three mile lots that were in dispute in 
Giassenbury, etc. 

James "Wadsworth, Joliii Hooker, David Goodricli. 

jMa V, 1 725. '"A survey made by Mr. Nathaniel Buruham, dated 
Api-il 4, 172."i, of six hundred acres of land laid out to Hartford, 
their school grant, was read and api)roved of by this Assembly, 
and ordered to be entered on record." 

j\[ay, 172.!>. " This Assembly do ajipoint ilathew Allyn, Roger 
"Wolcott, John Hooker, and jS'athan Stanly Esq", and Mr. Joshua 
Hempstead, Col" David Goodrich, Mr. Kathan" Buruham, Mr. 
Thomas Seymour, Mr. James Ensign, Mr John Hopkins, Capt 
Thomas "Welles, Capt AVm Wadsworth, Capt. Joseph Hawley, Mr. 
Izraliiah Whettmore, Capt Jonathan Huitt, and Mr. Thomas 
Kimberly, to wait to hear the records read oti"." 

May, 172tl. Tetition of Eobert Welles, Thomas Wrigiit, 
Kathan" Burnliam, Selectmen of the town of Wethersfield, 
praying that they may be enaliled to sell land, &c. 

Oct., 1720. Petition of Nathaniel Goodwin, Jonathan Butler 
and Sarah Easton, all of Hartford, administrators on the Estate of 
John Easton, deceas'' and Richard Burnliam, jiin^ of said llart- 
• ford, about deed of land. 

May, 1727. Messrs. David Goodrich, Thomas Kimberly, and 
Joiuxthan Burnliam (No. IS) are appointed by the Assembly to 
lav out the west bounds of Syni.-bury, S:c. 


Oct., 1727. Messrs. David Goodrich, Thomas Kimberlj and 
Jonatliaii Burnliaiii are ordered to ]iroceed to lay out to the towu 
of Sjinsburj the content of ten miles square, Arc. 

May, 172S. Furtlier consideration of the laying out of the 
town of Bolton in May 171S by Messrs. John Hooker and 
Nathan" Burnham. 

Oct., 172S. Report siii'iied by Tliomas Kiniberly, David Good- 
rich, Jonathan Eiirnhain, a Committee for la\-ing out the bounds 
of Symsbury. 

^lay, 172'.>. This Assembly do appoint Col" David Goodrich, 
Mr. Nathan" Biirnham and Capt. Isaac Dickerman, to make a 
further enquirv into the circumstances of a certain tract of land 
lying partly in Wallingford and partly in Durham, into which, by 
order of the Assembly, Jaines Wadsworth and John Plall, Esq''^, 
and Capt John Munson had previously made enquiry, but was 
not fully completed. 

May, 1730. This Assembly do appoint Mr. Jonathan Burnham 
to be Surveyor for the county of Hartford. 

3Iav, 1730. * * rJ . " whereupon they, the said David Good- 
rich and Thomas Seymour, did again, on the 5"' of this instant 
May, with the aid of Mr. Jonathan Burnham, assay to complete 
said work " (running the dividing line between the townshipis of 
Middletown and Farmington), " but were interrupted, opposed 
and hindered in proceeding thereupon by sundry of the iidiabi- 
tants of said Midletown : It is therefore ordered," &c. 

May 11"", 1732. Deputies that were returned to attend at this 
Assembly, from Weathersfield, Mr. John Chester, Mr. Nathaniel 

May, 1732. " Whereupon it is resolved. That Messrs. Joseph 
Pitkin, Nathaniel Burnham and Henry "Wolcott, be a committee 
to repair to Lebanon," " to view the places proposed for high- 
ways, ttc."' 

Mav, 1732. Mr. Jonathan Burnham resigns the office of Sur- 
vevor for the county of Hartford, and Capt. Thomas "Welles and 
Mr. Roger Newbury are appointed in his place. 

May, 1733. ''To the Honourable the General Assembly of 
the Colony of Connecticutt, now convened : 


""^e the subscribers, your Honours' cominittee appointed to 
consider, draw up and make report, what we tliink proper to be 
done in order to the disposal or dividing of the several townships 
laid out in the western lands,* have considered thereof, and, with 
submission to your Honours, take leave to report our opinion 
thereon, as followetli (viz) : " 

First, disjioses of moneys raised by the sale of the seven western 

Second, arranges for the selling and settleuient of said towns. 
" All which is submitted by, 

James "Wadswortu, Axuuew IU'kk, 
William Thlooi', Xatuamfl Bikniiam, 

Samcel Hill, ISamlel Willakd."' 

May, 1733. " This Assembly do order and appoint Mathew 
Allyn, Roger "\Yolcott, John Hooker, jS'ath' Stanly, Ozias Pitkin, 
Esq", Capt. William Pitkin, Capt. Jolm Marsh, Capt. Tlu.mas 
Stoughton, Capt. Henry xVllyn, Ca])t. John Chester, and Mi-. 
Xathaniel Burnham, a ci.iinmittee in the name of this Asseuddy, 
to attend his Honour the Governour, to hear the acts of this 
Assembly read ofi", and to see them perfected and then signed by 
the Secretary as compleat." 

Oct., 1733. "There being laid before this As'sembly by the 
Honourable the Governour, an act of the government of the 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay for perambulating tlie div- 
isional line between this Colony and the Massachusetts, contirmed 
in the year 1713, appointing William Dudly, Ebenezer Burrel, 
Jolin Wainwright, AVilliam Brattle and John Chandler Esip', 
with such as this Assembly should appoint to join them, to ]ier- 
ambulate and renew the said line : This Assembly do order and 
appoint Boger AYolcott, Esq% Mr. Jonathan Burnham (Xo. IS), 
Mr. Boger Xewbury and Mr. James Lavinge, or any three ot 
them, to be a committee to perambulate the said line and 
renew the monuments therein ; as also to agree with the com- 
mittee of the Massachusetts iipon time and place of their 
meeting ; on condition that the Assembly of the Massachusetts 
make further provision that a lesser number may be sufficient in 
case any of the gentlemen apjiointed on their part should fail ; 
and wlien they had performed said service, to make report theretif 

* Western part of Cuniiecticiit. 



to this court. And Mr. Secretar}* AVyllys is ordered to inform 
liis Excellency the Governour of the ^rassaehusetts of this act 

May, 1734. " Upon the memorial of Jared Elliot, Elisha Wil- 
liams, Martin Kellogg, Robert Walker, jun^, Philip Livingstone, 
John Ashley, and Ezekiel Ashley, wherein the said memorialists 
pray that this Assembly would grant unto them, the said memo- 
rialists, a patent of an hundred acres of land lying west of Ousa- 
tunnuck river near a large pond known to the Indians by the 
name of Wonokopoiko pond, which said hundred acres of land 
was surveyed and laid out by Jonathan Burnham, surveyor of 
lands for the County of Hartford, unto John Pell and Ezekiel 
Ashley, as is set forth in the survey of said Jonathan Burnham, 
dated October the 27th, 1731 : It is resolved that the memorial- 
ists have a patent as prayed for; provided they show to the 
acceptance of the Governour and Secretary that the right to the 
remainder of the said hundred acres of land (which is not yet 
made out) is well vested in the said Philip Livingston by lawful 
conveyance, before the said patent be executed." 

May, 1730. And this Court do ajipoint and fully empower 
Capt. Thomas Welles of Glassenbury and Mr. Jonathan Burnham 
of Weatherstield, to run the said dividend line (between Windsor 
6z Simsbury) and to ascertain the same by nuxking monuments 
in it, &c. 

May, 173G. ' Nathaniel Burnham and Daniel Warner complain 
of wrong done them by a jury, in laying out a highway. 

May, 1738. Eesolved by this Assembly, that Col. David 
Goodrich, Capt. John Chester, and Mr. Jonathan Burnham, shall 
be a committee to repair to Ilarwinton, and view and affix a 
place to build a meeting-bouse on. 

Oct., 173S. This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Rich- 
ard Burnham, Jun^, (No. 19) to be Lieutenant of the third com- 
pany in the town of Hartford, and order that he be commissioned 

Oct., 173S. On the petition of Moses Burnham and Joshua 
Hutchinson, the Assembly decided in the negative. 

Oct., 1746. This Assembly do establish and contirra Mr. Wil- 
liam Burnham (No. 34) to be Captain of the 7th com])any in 


the 6tli regiment in this Colony, and order that he be commis- 
sioned accordingly. 

May, 17-iS. Deputies to this Assembly from Farmingtun, are 
Capt. Asaliel Strong, Capt. William Burnham. 

Oct., ] 747. This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. David 
Eurnliam (No. 14) to be Lieutenant of the 1st company in the 
town of \Yoodburv, and order that he be commissioned accord- 

May, 17r)4. j\[emorial of Jonathan Staidy and Dorothy Burn- 
ham, administrators on the estate of Charles Burnham (No. ^(_t), 
late of Hartford, deceased, praying for liberty to sell land. 

May, 1754. Petition of Josiah Burnham (No. 35) of Farming- 
ton vs. The parish of Kensington, decision for defendants. 

Oct., 1754. The Colony pay to Michael Burnham (No. 21) and 
Hannah his wife, and other administrators, six hundred jiounds 
for sloop Diamond, used as a transport, and lo:^t on rcturu voyage 
from Cape Briton in 1745. 

May, 175G. This Assembly do establish and coiitirin Mr. 
]\[ichael Burnham (son of No. 21) to be Captain of the 2d com- 
pany in the Gth regiment in this Colony, and order that he be 
conmiissioned accordingly. 

Sept., 175G. Deputies returned to attend this Assembly, from 
Middleton, Col. Jabez Hamlin, Cai)t. ^Michael lUirnham (No. 2L). 

FeVy, 1757. Deputies returned froui Middleton, Col. Jabcz 
Hamlin, Capt. Micliael Burnham. 

Court held atMiddletown, Aug. G, 1759. John Ellton of ^Mid- 
dletown, was elected and by this Court accepted guardian to 
Elisha Burnham (son of No. 21), a minor of Middletowii. 

May, 17G2. On the petition of George AVyllys, Esq. and Ann 
Burnham (No. IG) of Hartford, & Thomas Seymour, agent for 
and in behalf of the south church in said town of Hartford vs. 
Robert Treat, Esq'', Jane his wife, John Buckingham, Josiah 
Buckingham, Joseph Treat i^' Clemence his wife, Edward Treat 
A: Alice his wife, all of i[ilford in the county of New Haven, it 
the Rev. Daniel Buckingham of Fairfield, in the County of Fair- 
field, as on file : The cpiestion was put whether the prayer of said 


petition should be granted : IJesolved Ijv this Asseiiilj] y in the 

Costs alloued -respondents, £2. 3' 2'^ lawful money. 

Capt. Michael Bnrnham, Colonial Navy (jSTo. 21), had under 
his command the Sloop-of-War Defence and the Brio-antine Tar- 
tar. These two vessels of war, composing the Colonial Xavy, 
were usually laid up for the winter in the harbor of New London ; 
not always, for the winter of 175T-S Capt. Buridiam,* "comman- 
der-in-chief on board the Brigantine Tartar," was ordered " to 
distress his Majesties enemies and to protect our trade in tlie 
West Indies." 

New London, May If, 174S. 
!May it ])lease your Honour 

According to your Honours Directions of March 30, I have 
applied myself to man the Colonys Sloop Defence and have almost 
effected it saving a few more seamen that are wanting : which 
are somewhat scarce this way : and liave .made one short cruise 
as far as Block island : thinking it better to keep our men in 
action and discipline them : than to let them lye inactive in ])ort: 
and I humbly take leave to intimate to your Honour that I have 
had some Desire that your Honours orders to me might be some- 
what more extensive and particular considering the present situ- 
ation of affairs if you can think fit ; but submitting all to your 
Honours will and pleasure I take leave to subscribe myself your 
Honours obedient and humble servt. 

May, 1748. 

"To Micael Burnham Capt^ of the 
Colonies Sloop Defence. 
"With the Advice of the Com'" of "War 
I Direct and Order you on Sight hereof to 
Disembark and discharge the Officers and men un- 
der your Comand and deliver the Sloop and Stores 
in your care to the Custody of Coll" Gordon Salton 

* " Up to the breaking out of the civil war, a Captaincy was the highest title in the 
Colonial or United States Navy, and fully equal to the present position of a Commodore." 


stall in some convenient place who is hereby de 
sired to take tlie Care of tlie s"" Sloop and her Stores 
till t'urtlier Order and you are to take a ptieuhxr 
ace' of what you shall so deliver." 

•• Given under my hand att Mill'ord 
this tirst day of August IT-iS 
Jon'h Law Gov " 

Oct., ITiT. "Upon the memorial of DaTiiel Latham, Jrihn 
AVhitney, Jedadiah Chester and Lancaster Gorton, preferred to 
this As.sembly in May last, shewing to this Assembly that they 
had served this Colony on board the country sloop the year past, 
and had wages due to them, which Capt. Michael Burnham, cap- 
tain of said sloop, had received, and for some reasons were with- 
held from them ; thereupon praying this Assembly that they 
would order the said Capt. Burnhani to pay them their respective 
wages, A'c." : '' "Whereupon it is now resolved by this Assembly, 
that the said Capt. Michael Burnham do forthwith pay to the 
memorialists abovenamed all the wages due to each of them respec- 
tivelv for their services on board the said country sloop." 

Ma\', 174S. '• Whereas Capt. Michael Burnham, cornmandcr of 
the Colony slooj) Defence, hath represented to this^ssemldy, that 
he hath lately taken a French snow (supposing her to be lawful 
prize), and hath bro't her into the port of New London: This 
Assenildy do thereupon constitute, appoint and fully empower, 
Tho\ Fitcli, Esq to be Agent for this government, to pursue all 
lawful anil [iropi'r method-- in ordrr for a tryal and condemnation 
of said snow and cargo, and do everything necessary," Arc A'c, 
" and make desposition, if he thinks tit, of all such share or inter- 
est in said snow and cargo as niay be adjudged to behmg to tliis 

]\Iav, 1748. "Whereas his ILinour the Governor has laid 
bof.ire this Assembly a letter from Capt. Michael Burnham, cap- 
tain of tlie Cohjuy sloop Defence, dated May 11, 1748, request- 
ing tliat his (jrdcrs might be made more extensive and particular: 
Therefore, resolved by this Assembly, that his Honour the Gov- 
eriiur, be desired to grant to Capt. Burnham a Letter of ^Farque, 
with such orders and directions as to the places to which he sliall 
go for the improvement thereof as to his Honour shall (by tiie 
ailvicc of till- committer appiiiuted to assist him) seem best." 


May, 1757. Resolved by this Assembly, that the vessel of war 
])rovided for the protection of the navigation and sea-coast of this 
Colony shall be manned with one hundred men, including officers : 
That Capt. Michael Burnham be Captain ; that Capt. Giles Hall 
be Lieutenant ; that his Honour the Governor be desired to ap- 
point such warrant othcers as may be necessary for said vessel; 
that the captain be purser with power to appoint his steward. 
That the wages of ofhcers and seamen be, viz. : 
Captain per month £7. 0. 0. Lieutenant ditto £5. 0. 0. Mas- 
ter ditto £■?.. 10. 0. Doctor ditto £3. 10. 0. Other Warrant 
Othcers £3. 0. 0. Able Seamen ditto £2. 0. 0. Ordinary Seamen 
ditto £1. li. 0. That the officers and seamen have the one-half 
of all prizes taken by said vessel, and to be divided in the follow- 
ing proportion, viz. : Captain six sliares, lieutenant 4 shares, mas- 
ter 3 shares, the doctor 3 shares, and other warrant officers 2 
shares, able seamen li share, ordinary seamen 1 share. 

Oct., 17.t7. This x\3sembly taking into consideration the state 
and circumstances of the Colony brigantine Tartar now under the 
command of Capt. Michael Bui'nham, and as the season of the 
year is so far advanced that her continuance on her present sta- 
tion is not judged necessary longer than the 10"' of November 
next, and that the said brigantine may (during the winter season) 
be improved to distress his Majesty's enemies and to protect our 
trade in the West Indies : It is therefore resolved by this Assem- 
bly, that Gurdon Saltonstall, Hezekiah Huntington and Jabez 
Hamlin, Esq", be a committee in behalf of this government to 
lit out the said vessel with warlike stores and suitable provisions 
for a six months cruise for one hundre(i men ; and to make such 
contract respecting the division of any prizes that may be taken 
by said vessel as (considering the usage and custom of other 
])laces) they shall think just and reasonable ; and to give instruc- 
tions to the commander-in-chief on board said vessel touching his 
return in the spring and the protection of the trade.* 

March, 1758. Resolved by this Assembly, That Capt. Michael 
Burnham be desired and he is hereby desired, to lay before the 
General Assembly to be holden at Hartford in May next, an ac- 
count of the guns and warlike stores that wei"e taken out of the 
Colony sloop Defence, and to whom they were delivered when 

•Colonial Records, Yol. xi, page 63. 


sfiiil sloop was ordered to be laid up, as also an account of wliat 
guns and sniall-arins and other warlike stores wei'e tn he found 
aud actually received for the use of the brigantine Tartar the last 

The ])etition to the Assembly (1T54) of Cajit. Michael Eurn- 
haui with others for recompense for the loss of the sliio]> Dia- 
mond,* chartered by the Colony, for transporting troups t<i His 
Majesty's garrisiin at Cape Breton, closes as follows : "AVhere- 
upon yt^nir memorialists humbly pray your Honours to take their 
case into your wise Consideration and Grant your meiniji'ialists 
the sum of £'3n(.)n, or such otlier greater oi- less sums as yuur 
Honours shall iuAVi.-dom think projier. in simie of the ungrantetl 
Lanils in the Cnhmy, or to be paid out of the juddick Treasury 
of the Colony w otherwise. "We live your meniurialists, who as 
in Duty bound shall ever pray." 

jMichael Burnham 

]Middletowu and 

:\[ay 15, A.D. 17.54 Three Others. 

In y= Lower House 

The Consideration of the ^Memorial is Bcfei-ed to y Sessions 
of this Asseudjly at xvew Haven in Octi.i'"' next. 

test. E. Chauncey Clerk. 

Concui-red in the upjier House. 

Test. Geoi'iie "Wvllvs, Secretarv. 

Hartfoi-d, March tlic IC; l(;7!t. 
Then received of Mr. Thomas Burnham (No. 1), Ten Busliels 
of winter wheat to be delivered at Boston, the danger of the seas 
excepted, unto John Herbert to be sold at Boston for money, and 
the money to be returned to the sayd Burnham at Connecticut ; 
received by me, frayt not payd. John Hei;bert. 

This money I doe assign to Mr. Samuel Gardner to receive for 
me, and to pay the frayt of the corn to JMr. John Herbert, and to 
send the money to me, as witness my hand this 4"' of Ajiril, ItiSl : 

Thomas Blknuaxi. 
Witness, William Morton. 

June 2.'1, ItiDS. Thomas, John, & Samuel Burnham iV Wdliaiu 
Morton of Windsor, aud liichard Burnham of Hartford, enter 
into an agri/euient to drain the meadow hind lying at Podunk. 

•Iluloiiiriiig to the E>t;itu ot' Mrs. Buriihain. 


The Church at Kensington. 

From Andrews' History of New Britain. 

" A century and a lialfhas expired sinee the organization (ITli) 
of tliis Churcii, and December, 1862, the present pastor, Eev. E. 
B. Hilhu-d, very ai)propriatelv noticed the occasion by a historical 
sermon to his congregation, tlie closing reflections of which the 
compiler has begged leave to quote for this work. 

" 'Mr. Buniliam (No. 16) continued to be the Minister of the 
Society till the time of his death, Sept. 23, 1750. His remains 
lie interred in the old burying-ground, his gift to the Society, in 
Chi-istian Lane, the stone that marks his grave bearing the follo\Y- 
ing inscription : " Here lies interred the body of the Rev. William 
Burnliam, sen., first pastor of the Church of Christ in Kensington, 
who having served his generation according to the will of God, 
fell on sleep September 23, 1750, in the sixty-si.xth year of his 
age, and the thirty-eighth of his ministry." 

" ' The foot-stone is inscribed, " The Rev. Mr. "William Burn- 
haia, 1750." The grave is near the western end of the ground, 
the stone an upright slab of freestone, the inscription on the east 
side facing the road. There, together, in that sacred enclosure, 
sleep the fathers, — the martial leader of the settlement, in his 
nameless bat not forgotten grave ; the first pastor, surrounded by 
his flock ; the staid and thoughtful men with whom he took seri- 
ous, manly counsel, their tombstones telling the simple story 
tliat they lived and died, '"serving their generation according to 
the will of God and their falling on sleep,'' but in that simple 
inscription telling the whole story of their pious faithfulness, their 
modest worth ; the wives who loved them and helped them by 
their side; and the little children who came with them into the 
wilderness, no longer tremble at the wolf's howl or the Indian's 
yell, — there clustered on the knoll beside the still-flowing river, 
they lie, their faces to the east, in readiness to greet Him whose 
coming shall be as the coming of the morning, their tombstones 
lettered on the side towards the road, as though in their old 
human love still longing to greet with the old words of kindness 
the passer-bv. I visited, a short time since, that sacred spot. I 
stood beside the ancient graves. I looked around upon the scenes 
on which the silent sleepers in them used to look. I turned my 
eyes, as the sun was setting, to the summit of the western moun- 


tain wliither, at sunset, tlieir eyes liad so often turned wlien home 
and fi-iends lay beyond, and all was forest wild between. In 
sight and near at hand was the swell on which stood the old 
raeeting-liouse, in wliich they first covenanted together to walk with 
Christ and with each other ; where they heard the lessons that took 
from death its sting, and cheered the gloom of the grave with the 
light of inunortality ; within sound of the Sabbath psalm sung in 
concert by those, the living that loved them still, and wliich, 
mingling in the stillness of the holy da}', with the whispering of 
the forest foliage, and the murmuring of the forest stream, soothed 
their pious rest. The trees were bare. The snow lay on the 
ground as, a century and a half before, it had lain there on the 
December day when they first, collecting from their scattered 
homes, had gathered at the meeting-house to see him M'hom they 
had chosen to be their shejtherd in the wilderness, set apart to 
his sacred work, and to covenant with him to be his people. 

'■ ' Tiiat early covenant they kejit with him, and lie with them, 
and now they sleep together near by, in hope of a glorious resur- 
rection. As I stood there and Liokcd around me. these thoughts 
in my heart, I felt that the ground on which I stood was holy 
ground. Reverently I stood ainid the ashes of the fathei-s. 
Silently I prayed that I might be faithful to the charge they had 
transmitted to me, and when like them I had done my life's work, 
I, too, might die the death of the righteous, and my last end be 
like theirs. 

" ' The spot where they sleep seems fit place for their long rest. 
It is retired and lonely, as is now the history of their lives. The 
age in' which they lived has passed away. The present is new 
and strange. It is meet that in their final rest they should be 
withdrawn from it, their slumbers be undisturbed by its tumult- 
uous wliirl. Ami so it is. They sleep in peace. The age is 
busy ai'ound them, but it leaves them lonely still. The " desolate 
corner of the wilderness" in which they planted tlieir lonely set- 
tlement, has become the center of a region of life and activity ; 
their business ve.\es it; their sounds disturb it; but the scene of 
their early homes is still almost as quiet as when no sounds were 
heard there save those of the Indian's footfall or the forest cry. 
There let us leave them to their sleep beneath the trees beside 

the river, 

" Eiicli in liis narrow cell torrver hiiil." 


Or, if we visit their graves, let it be to breatlie the peace that 
calmed their souls, and learn the lessons which their virtues 
teach lis.' " 

Hartford, June the; -i, 1726. Received of John Burnhain 
(No. 10), Collector of the School Rate for tlie year: 1726: the 

sum of seven shillings and eight-pence. 

7— S 
Ozias Pitkin. 

Winsor, June 29, 1727. 

Then received of John Burnham, jr. the sum of Eight pounds 
money, I say received by me. Joim Morton. 

To the Constables of the town of Hartford, or to John Burn- 
ham (No. 10), Colector of the ministers Rate for tiie Cosiety on 
the east side of the great River in Hartford, greeting. 

These are in his Magesties name to Requior and Comand you 
booth both to Levy and Colect of the persons named in a List 
heorWitli Gommite to you Etchown the several sums as sot down 
in s"* list to their names, the sum total of s"* List being a tax or 
assesment granted and agred on by the Inhabitants on the east 
side of the gratt River in the town of Hartford, in their Cosiety 
meting Regularly asembled Desember, 1726, for the defraiing of 
the nesesary Charges that had arisen in the s" Coiety — and you 
are to deliver and pay in the several sums you shall so Colect unto 
the Reverant Sam' Woodbridg, Who is to * * * the same, at 
or before the twenteth day of march next after the date thereof, 
and if any person or persons shall Refuse or neglect to pay the 
sum or sums whearat he or they are Respectively sot in s*" list: 
you are to distrain of the goods or Ciiatals of such person or per- 
sons, and the same dispose of as the Law directs, Returning tlie 
overplnsh if any be, and for want of goods or Chatals whar on to 
make destres for the satisfying of the sum or sums wharat lie or 
they are sot in sd List, you are to take the body or bodys of such 
person or persons and him or them commit unto the Kepor of 
the gole in Hartford, within the s" prison, who is heorby comand 
to Reserve the body or bodys of such person or persons, and him 
or them safely Keep until he or they pay and satisfy the s'' sum 
whereat they are set in s'' List, and be Laufully Released or dis- 
charged, and also satisfy your own fees : here(^f fail you not. 

Dated in Hartford, febriiary tlie: 19:th: 172J. 

Signed by Ozias Pitkin, Assistant. 


1728. To .John Buniham ; Collector of the Rate for the school 
funds, &c. for the year 1720. You are to pay of the money Gath- 
erd by s"" Rate to Ozias Pitkin, Esq., the sura of: one pound eight 
shillings and eight pence, for mending the glass of the Meeting 

Hartford: December Suth, 172s. 

Caj)!. Michael Barnhani. 

1730. Indenture. 

This Indenture Witnesseth that Patrick Bamingham, of his 
free and voluntary will, and by and with the consent and apjiro- 
bation of his motlier, Ann Bauiingham, widow, hath put himself 
apprentice to jMichael Burnham, Marriner, the Sience or ^listrey 
M-hich he now useth to be Tauglit, and with him after the manner 
of an apprentice to dwell and serve from the day of the date hereof, 
for and during the full end and term of Eight years next ensuingt 
and fully to be complete and ended, in all which term of Eight 
years the said apprentice, the said Michael Barnhani shall well 
and Truly serve, his secrets keep, his commands lawfull and honest, 
everywhere he shall gladly Obey: hurt tu his said Master he 
shall not do, cause, or suffer to be done, but shall immediately 
iiifurin his Master thereof; the goods of his said-Master he shall 
not lend nov waste, at Dice, Cards, or any other unlawfuU Games, 
he shall nut jilav, wliereby his said Master may be Damaged ; he 
shall notcummitt Fornication; Matrimony be shall not contract; 
Taverns he shall not frequent ; with his own proper goods or any 
other persons he shall not Merchandize ; from the service of his 
said Master day or night he shall not absent himself, but in all 
tilings as a good and faithful! a})prentice, shall behave himself 
towards his said Master, during the aforesaid Term. And said 
ilicbael Burnham, bis said apprentice, the Sience or Mistrey of a 
]\[arriner which lie now useth shall Teach and informe or cause to 
be Taught and informed the best way and method that he mayor 
can, and also shall tind and provide for his s") apprentice, good 
and sufhcient Meat. Drink, washing, lodging, Cloathing, and all 
other Necessary's during the ?'' Term, htt tV: convenient for an 


In witness wliereof the sii Parties to these presents liave here- 
unto sett tlieir Hands ct seals, the 27 Day of Oct. ITStl. 

In presence of lier 

Xathaniel Borden, Ann EerniiTigham, X & a seal. 

Jarred Butcher. mark. 

Patrick Bermingliani, & a seal. 
Eecorded from the Original this O'h day of June, A.D. 17i2. 
Test. George Wyllys, Pegisf. 

1747 — Arithmetick, For the Use of Farmers and Country Peo- 
jile. By Jonathan Burnham (No. IS) — Philo-Arithmetica, IST. 
London, pp. 46. 12mb. 

Mr. John Burnham (No. 10), Windsor, October: 17: 1754. 

Sir, please to pay for me to Jonah Williams, thirteen pounds 
four sliillings and si.x pence money old tenure, taking his Keceit, 
and I will except the same as so much payd to me on the note I 
have against you. these from your servant, 

Peter Mills, jr. 

Windsor, Feby. 3, 1755. Then received of John Burnham, jr. 
(No. 10) the sum of seventy nine pounds seventeen shillings and 
seven pence money old tenure. — Being in full satisfaction of a 
judgment before Koger Woolcott, jr. Esq. confessed by s'' Burn- 
ham on the sixteenth day January last past, I say received by me, 

Peter Mills, jun. 

Mr. John Burnham (No. 10), Hartford, Aug. 19: 1760. 

Sir, I tind you are in my Debt about nine shillings for the year 
1758, which I desire you to pay within a month at furtliest to 
avoid Trouble. Your trend, &c. Joseph Pitkin. 

The will of Pev. William Burnham (No. 10) divides liis vtry 
large tracts of land among his three sons. To his daughters he 
gives his slaves, furniture, money, plate, books, horses, and other 
personal property. His Spanish-Indian woman, Maria, he gave 
liberty to live with any of his children and made them responsi- 
ble for her support. His mulatto boy, James, he required one of 
his children to take on appraisal. Arc. Pev. Mr. Burnham was a 
gentleman of great wealth. — Hinman. 

Capt. William Burnham (No. .34) left at his death, 1749, very 
extensive tracts of land and £'S,24G h)s. \\d. personal projicrty. 


He gave all the land and one-half the personal estate to his only 
son, and divided the other one-half between his two daughters. 

The inventory (1~51) of the estate of Caleb Biirnhara (No. 9) 
includes his sword, buttons, buckles, and chains of silver, besides 
other pieces of the same metal. 

The inventory (175S) of Capt. ^[icliael Ihirnhani's (Xo. 21) 
personal estate mentions silver and china service ; decanters and 
■wine glasses ; ]\radeira, Teneriffe, and claret wines ; Jamaica rum ; 
silver-hilted sword; blue and brown broadcloth and camlet coats; 
crimson and other waistcoats and cravats ; silk, velvet, and leather 
breeches, wigs; knee and shoe buckles; gold sleeve-buttons; fine 
linen, both table and bed; books, pictures, and maps; vehicles, 
slaves, iV'c. Arc. 

The inventory (1700) of Capt. James Burnham's (son of Xo. 
21) personal estate mentions, among other articles, ruffled shirts; 
cambric cravats ; gold buttons ; silver buckles and knee-straps ; 
])lack, blue, bro\vn broadcloth and ligiit-colored coats; cut velvet, 
satin, silk, camlet, dimity, and blue waistcoats ; satin, velvet, blue, 
and nankeen breeches; great emits; two ■\\igs; a great many 
pairs of hose, drawers, and garters, one pair green ; and a good 
supply of Earljadues rum. Ilis wardrobe and rum inventoried 
£4S3 0. -2. 

Capt. Philip ]\rortimer (IT*!.")), as guardian to Lois Eurnham, 
turns over tlie entire estate of her brotlier, Capt. James IJurn- 
hain (s(_)n of X'o. 21), to liichard and Lois (r)urnham) Xichols, 
both of ilidilletiiwn. Conn. 

On the [laper whicli contains the schedule of one-tliird of the 
movable property of dee'', to be '"set out 

for the Widow ]\[arv Ihirnhani,'" appears the following lines (tiiere 

is no date) : 

Labour for learning before thou art old, 
For learning is beter then Silver or Gold ; 
A man of words — and not of deeds, 
Is like a garden full of weeds. 

Li Memory of 

Mr. I'hineas 

son of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Burnham (No. 22), 

who died tryumphingly, 

in hopes of a goyful resurection, 

in Dec. y<= 22'"', A. D. 1770, 

in v-' 2.!'' vear of lii.-. ai:;e. 


Oct. 23, 177". Kitt, negro servant of Capt. Ashbel Eurnliam 
(No. 40), marries Dutchess, negro servant of Gen'. Sam: H. 

May 19, 17S7. Sam'. Ashley, jr. of Clermont, Co. of Cheshire, 
state of New Hampshire. " Quits all my Eight and title to one 
certain Negro man named London (aged about 29 years) which I 
hold by Virtue of a Bill of Sale from Josiah (No. 35) and Amos 
Burnham " (No. 07). 

Isaac Burnham (No. 9) of Hartland, Litchfield Co., Conn., a 
delegate to the convention which ratified the Constitution of the 
United States, at Hartford, January, 17SS. 

"Head Quaeteks, Morris Town, Feby 21st, 1780. 
" Parole. ■ C [Sign] E 

" Ofiicers of the Day 4f * « 
Brigade Orders. 

" Regimental Orders, 2l5t Feby, 17S0. 
" Lt. Col. Huntington, 

" No Discharges will be given, etc." -^ « * 

" The Commandant of the Begiment Positively Forbids Card 
Playing. The Sergts of the Police are Directed to Attend." 

There are a great many " Orders," ivritten by Capt. John Burnham (No. 71), 
with his signature attached. 

Copy of a Letter from Capt. John Burnham {No. 71), {just after his 
release from Algerine slavery), to his Brother at Wethersfield, Conn. 

"LisB0>', July 22, 1794. 
" Dear Brother, — I write this letter, not only to yourself, but 
to all our family. My last was in the same manner from Gibral- 
ter, informing you of my ideas of that horrid place, Algiers. I 
have been in Cadis, but did not write you from thence, and have 
now been three weeks here. It was my intention to go from 
hence to London, but as it is yet uncertain whether there will be 
war between England and America or not, I believe I shall take 
passage in the next good vessel for America. The abuses given 
to. Americans in every part of the world, by the Ships of War 
belonging to that proud nation, has caused me to ^vithdraw the 



attaclnneiit I have lia-l to tliein fur several years yast ; aiul wlieii 
I refleet that I liave lost a small t'urtniio bv the iIltrii;•ue^ of that 
Court in lettino- (jiii the Alueriiie- (Hi us, I think I can never tur- 
give tliein. You must iMt tliiiik that 1 am (lehiyiiiir. <>r that I 
am iiiditi'erent about seeing you, but be assured I am eiideavuriiig 
to iret to vou by the earliest safe conveyance. ]N'eit]ier would I 
liave you, bv anv means, troubled on account of my losses. I am 
not afraid that I shall nut always have cnongh, and since I have 
jiaid twice mv own weight hi Spanish dollars for my liberty, I 
shall be cautious not to lose it again. The situation of my unfor- 
tunate countrymen still gives me much uneasiness, but I hnj.e, 
bv some means, there may be a sum of money raised in America 
sufficient for their raii-om. Since I left Algiers Capt. John 
McShane of Philadelphia has died of the plague, and live sailors 
have died of the same fatal di.-temper, and I expect every day to 
hear that many have shaken otf the chain of slavery, by 
payin:.' the last debt to Nature. When you consider tlie situation 
of the:-e unlia]ipv men. you will thiidv your brother still a fortu- 
uateman; and indeed, for nmre than one hundred years past, 
no man hath been released in fo short a time, after being carried 
uAn th;it place. 

"Adieu, mv friends. I am in much better healtli tliaii when 
you saw me last, and I hope to be not more than three or four 
weeks after this. Please to make my compliments to our rela- 
tions, or others who may einpiire after me. 

I i-criiairi youi- brother li" triend. 



Slaveri/ in Alijiers. 

Capt. John Burnhani, in the ship "Hope," was attacked and 
taken bv an Algerine ])iratical vessel, mounting 42 guns, and 
with a crew of ."i 14 men. The tbllowing account is taken from 
The Minerva, ami n-iuiblished in the " Uniteil Colundiia," 
Philadelphia, 17'.i4: 

"C'a])t. John r.uridiam (N"o. 71), late commander of the shiji 
'IIoiK',' taken bv the Al-crincs on the <',th of October. IT'.'-, an.l 


ransomed tor t\mv tliousand dollar.-, paid by himself, through the 
Dutch Admiral, who lately concluded a peace with the Regency, 
Las given us tlie following particulars of the treatment of Slaves 
in Algiers : 

"Christians being taken by Algerines and carried into the 
port of Algiers, on being landed are .conducted to the house of 
the Dey, where they stand paraded in a yard back of the house, 
while the Dey, when he thinks proper, walks cuit attended by 
several slaves, to view the new-comers. If there happens to be a 
number of boys or gooddooking young men among them, he 
makes his clioice of such as may please him for his own domes- 
tics, and they remain in his house until he orders otherwise. 
They are immediately well dressed in the Turkish mode, except 
that of wearing a turban. They are kept very clean, and their 
business is nothing more than attending on the Dey and keeping 
clean their own apartments. The Dey hath always a boy, one of 
the fairest among the number, for attending in his bed-chamber. 
If there lie any among these miserable men who are not sailors, 
or who have no trade that will be useful in their marine, they are 
sometimes sold in the town or country. Those who remain, such 
as have been Mastei's or Mates and sailors, are sent to a public 
prison. The tirst view of this horrid dungeon, w;ith the clanking 
of chains heard within, to him who is to consider it as his habita- 
tion the remainder of his life, is something more terrible than can 
well be described. After entering the prison they are all \n}t in 
irons. If there happens to be a French or an English Man-of- 
War in the port, they wear a large chain to prevent their escape 
by swimming on board; but at other times thej' wear a small 
iron, to show that they are the slaves belonging to the Regency. 
After remaining all night in the prison, they are sent the next 
morning down to the Marine, where the head guard points out 
their ditferetit employments. The Masters and Mates are ordered 
by him into the sail-house. Carpenters, Coopers, Blacksmiths, 
Blockmakers, Ropemakers, &c., are put to work at those employ- 
ments, and the sailors to repairing the rigging of their men-of- 
war taking in and out the ballast, <kc., others working on board 
the Privateers, some carrying stores, cannon and cannon-sliot, 
others discharging the cargoes of their prizes, and carrying sacks 
of wheat from their coasting vessels to the mills. They are 
driven by malicious and cruel stripes to perform to the utmost of 


their strength ; indeed, the burdens often surpass the strength 
of those who have to bear tliem. Capt. Burnliam, altliougli hut 
lately recovered from sickness, was ordered to take up and carry 
a burthen of at least two hundred and fifty pounds. He remon- 
strated on the impossibility of doing it ; he was forced to trv, and 
two men assisted in putting it on his shoulders. After walking 
a few steps without being able to raise himself upright, lie sank 
under it and was carried to the hospital. About three o'clock 
A. M. all the different workmen are turned out and stand before 
their respective doors, to wait the order of the head sruardian, 
who generally takes care to ]>nivi(]e the most disgusting and 
laborious work beforehand, that the Masters and Mates mav 
share in the most severe labors. When they are fitting away 
their cruisers they are kept in this manner until sunset, at which 
time they (juit work by a signal from the head master, and walk 
up to the gate of the town, where every man is searched as he 
passes, to see if he hath stolen any old iron, or concealed any- 
thing under his clothes. After being searched he enters the ti;iwn. 
If he wants to purchase anything for himself, he may stop a few 
minutes on the way, but must be in before the roll is called, 
which is always before dark, at wliicli time" the doors are locked, 
and they remain till daylight next morning, when they are called 
out to labor at the Marines. 

"The unhappy slave is served with two Idankets and a suit of 
clothes. The blankets are to serve him for bedding his lifetime, 
he gets a stut of clothes once a year, and the value of this suit is 
no more than a Spanish dollar and half. AVhat is aHowed the 
slave to subsist on is, three small loaves of black bread each day, 
while he works in the marine, and nothing else but water. There 
are three bagnios or prisons where the slaves sleep, likewise a 
liospital for sick slaves supported by the King of Spain. In the 
prisons there are different apartments, some of tliem are taverns 
kept by slaves, and those who keep them are excused from work. 
Tiiey sell brandy and wine to their brother slaves, and provide 
suppers for those who work in the marine if they have monev to 
pay for it. These tavern keepers pay a great duty to the Dey on 
every pipe of wine they sell, and also pay for the privilege of the 
tavern. For a number of the rooms in which the slaves sleep 
they pay a monthly rent, otherwise, the building being so con- 
structed, they njust sleep where they wcaild be exposeil to the 


wcatlier, or damp, unwholesome air. ]\[any of tliem wlio liave no 
monev, liang up a frame in the galleries, and their cases, tlie sack- 
ing of which are old rope varus, they are obliged to steal in the 
marine and weave together like a net. These poor fellows are 
sticking up in many places like swallows in an uninhabited build- 
ing. In the prison called Regorio Sallina are a variety of animals 
equally deprived of liberty. There are Christian slaves, more or 
less, from every port in Europe : Several rooms on the same floor, 
and the next doors to the Christians are occupied by old and 
young Lions, others with Tigers. In many parts of the building 
are Christians, Monkeys, Apes, and Asses all together. Tlie 
slaves are allowed to remain in the prison on Christmas day, but 
there are but few days in the year in which they are excused from 
work. Indeed on the Mahoraedan Sabbath they have the hardest 
work in the week. On this day they are generaih- sent into the 
mountains to dig up rocks and heave them down to the water 
side. On these days they receive many stripes, and indeed every- 
day in the year they are the more or less of tliem beaten in the 
most shameful manner, always considered as no better than dogs, 
and always treated as such, and frequently told they are. Any 
one who may have been in better circumstances in their own 
country than the generality of his brotlier sufl:"erers must not even 
think of it, being told he was no longer a gentleman, but a slave. 
It has been generally understood that masters of vessels and others 
might be released from labor by paying a certain sum of money 
monthly to the Dey. This is entirely a mistake. All of the 
Americans lately captured are exposed to sufi'er all the indiirni- 
ties and cruelties before described. Capt. Burnham expresses his 
extreme sorrow for the melancholy and deplorable situation of 
his fellow sufterers, those he left in captivity, earnestly trusting 
his countrymen will leave no reasonable means untried to relieve, 
as soon as possible, these unhappy brethren from slavery and the 
prospect of death, the plague having raged in Algiers since he 

Immediately on his return Capt. Burnham sought an interview 
witli President Washington, at which he impressed upon him the 
sad situation of the American captives in Algiers, and also laid 
their case before Congress, then sitting in Philadeljihia. An 
appropriation of S2"00 was made for tiie ransom of eacii captive. 


The Burnham Estate. 
For many yours tlie family in this country has been interested 
in the liiiriiliain cr-tate in ]-]ni;lan(l, said to be awaiting the iieirs- 
atdaw" in America. I'liavaibni;- el}'(.irt6 to secure said estate have 
been made, (biting as far ba<-k, at least, as lS2!t, and cidminating 
in a united and energetic eli'urt. in ls72-:> l>y the descendants of 
the Massacliusctts famibes, \vhi<'li cuiiclusively iirove(.l its non- 
existence. As it may stiU be of intere.-t, as a s|)ecimen of the 
many estates in a simibu- >itnatiun, there is given below the re- 
port of an English lawyer emphiyed in ISfJd. Also a specimen 
letter bearing on the same snbji.'ct. As stated in the first edition 
there was never a ]iossibility ol" >u»-cess attending these efl'orts. 

1604. llenjaiiun Ibii'nham died in Li.mdon, England, and left 
property, situated and value(l, at that time, as fdlows, viz.: real 
estate (1.tI> acre-), including a part of fiurnhani IJoad (now TJe- 
gent street, Londi;m), Ibiriiham llcach Ccittage, etc., etc., valued 
at itver s7,iHin^(Mio, and I'ated at ft, .">()(!. 

^Lore recently (ISfit'j, the ])roperty is described as follows, viz.: 
real estate, situated in London, in and near liegent sti-cet, Lam- 
beth, Lambeth Walk, Carlton street, L~)ons street, etc. etc. etc., 
and is valued at about SL'2,ft0n,()nn, yielding an annual rental of 
about SSSO.Oun ; personal jiroperty invested in the East India 
Company, and in tin.' Pul)lic I-'und, or National Debt of (Jreat 
Britain, to the amount of f'-t.niin.ooO, or si:'', ind.onO. yielding an 
annual income at ;!i per centum of i::!15,n0(l, or !?1,512,00M. 

Total value of real ami }iersonal property, !?6.5,200,000, giving 
an annual income of 82,302,000. 

This ]>i-operty awaits the heirs at law, su]iiiosed to be at present 
in this country. The heirs of Edward Unrnham, Benjamin's 
elder brother, fu- more than sixty years contested for jiossession 
on the grouinl that no heirs existed in America, and failed. 

The real estate has been held by other persons for moiv 
sixty vears, which would give a cJear title at common law, but 
they might possibly be tlnMwn out of it by an erpnty process. 

Another Statement. 
" The liuridiam ]-]state is situateil. \iz.: re.-d pi-opcrty in ami 
near Regent .-street, Landieth, Lc^ndon, is valued at .s-_'2,lion,i)i)(i. 


jicltliiig ail annual rental of $880,000 ; the personal ])ropertv, sit- 
uated in the public fund, or national debt of Great Britain, 
aniiiuiits to £9,000,000, or 8^3,200,000, and yields, at 3^ per cen- 
tum, £'315,000, or 81,512,000. Benjamin Burnhani, its late 
■owner, died, 1694, at London, a merchant, having acquired his 
fortune as an English factor, in ]\[adras. The lieirs of Edward 
Burnham, the elder brother, have for more than sixty years con- 
tested for possession on the ground that no heirs existed in Amer- 
ica, and have failed. 

22 Franklin Place, D. J. Max. Alex. jEWE-rr, 

^larblehead, Bariister at Law. 

April 13th, 1600. 

Aaeux Brr.NnAM, Esq., Present. 

D. 3Iax. Alex. Jewett, 

Barrister at Law, 

22 Franklin Street, Marldehead, :\rasi., 

43 St. James Street, Bond Street, 

^Manchester, England. 

Care of Jetfrey Smith, Esq. 

This letter has been preserved in the family of Michael Burnham, Esq. (Xo. 
SO), of iS"ew York, and was kindly furnished me for publication by his 
daughter, Mrs. Russ. 

" State of Vermont, Eutland county, Middletown, Feb. 22, 1830. 
To the Hon. Oliver Burnham (No. 68), of Cornwall, Ct. 

" Dear Sir — It has been rumoured in this section, among the 
people of the name of Burnham, for some time past, that there 
was in the ' Kutional Bank of England,'' a sum of money belono'- 
ing to all the people of the name of Burnham, in Xorth Amer- 
ica. It is stated as high as thirty-six millions of pounds sterling, 
about one hundred and sixty millions of dollars. It is said that a 
man of the name of Burnham, went from Boston to " South 
Wales," in England, about three j-ears ago, and there saw in a 
London newspaper, an advertisement to that effect ; and when he 
returned to Boston, he caused the same tn be published in a Bos- 
tun paper, ani] that the said Burnham was now sone to England 
for in(piiry on tlie subject. I should be pleased to see such a jiub- 


lieatioii, or iiifi)rination to tliat effect. I am directed liy letter 
IVtiin Win. li. Suinner, of Middlebury, to write you on the 
subject for information. He writes, there is no doubt about there 
bein<r a large property in England, belonging to the descendants of 
the Burnham family, and all that is wanting is to prove the lineage, 
ft " ^ -^ There is no doubt we are from Wales. * * * * 
I have it from my grandfather, and tather, the old stock of 
Buruhams, that when they left England for ximerica, they left a 
large amount of property. 

"If you possess any information on this great subject, to us, 
please write ine, and we will readily cooperate with you, or any 
of the name, to obtain this money. 

'• Respectfully yours, John Bukniiam." 

The above letter, iu the original, is most perfectly written, on pink paper. 

Extracts from 2frs. Emma Willard's (suppressed) Poem, entitled. 


They ■nho across the Atlantic came 

(Our earliest sires) were known to fame. , 

But Where's the book, or where's the page 

That well depicts our middle age ? 

The tale that here is said or sung, 

Is from tradition's faithful tongue. 

Our heroine's name, we're grieved to say, 

^Vas un poetic Tabitha. 

Yet 'tis reported she was fair, 

As Ellens or Louisas are. 

With cheek as ruddy, eye as bright, 

With form as fine, and step as light. 

In full expectance, too, of fortune. 

The daughter of rich Isaac Norton. 

No wonder then, despite her name. 

Suitors, or rather sparks, there came. 

Though loth to own, we can't deny 

She had a spice of coquetry, 

So off at once she didn't turn 'em. 

At spinning spell, given Rev. Burnham,* 

These rivals first began to see 

♦ li.onnl fuun.l atNo^ I'i. 


She favored most tall Isaac Lee, 
For when she passed the button round 
Twixt Isaac's broad hands it was found ; 
And when they formed the circle gay 
And danced around and sung away, 
And 'twas her chance a mate to seek, 
She turned to him with blushing cheek. 
Though nothing bashful Isaac spoke 
They fancied triumph in his look. 
And so their jealous throes to hide, 
They judge, in all good nature seeming, 
Upon his glove at pawn redeeming. 
To hold the candle they her pick, 
And bade him kiss the candlestick. 
Of all these rivals, there was none 
So inly stirred as Burnham's son ; 
In spite of father's lessons ample, 
And elder brothers' good example. 
In spite of intellect capacious. 
He was high-tempered and rapacious, 

And all unkindled, would take fire : 
Such Burnham's youngest son Josiah. 
Grave and sedate, of twenty-three. 
Of giant mould, was Isaac Lee; 
So slow his parts, 'tis said that once 
In school the master called him dunce, • 
But then to pass this censure by, 
For salvo, made this prophecy, 
' Like winter apple, he'd be found 
Slower to ripen, but more sound.' 
His ancestors, true men of fame. 
From Colchester in England came, 
And his descendants claim the honor 
To trace their line to Bishop Bonner. 
In Kensington's first burying-ground. 
At Christian Lane, may now be found 
One sacred to the memory 
Of Isaac's grandsire, Stephen Lee. 
With thirteen more he settled here 
At Tunxis, Berlin's pioneer. 

And if in meeting-house they met, 
The men on one side all were set, 
While on the left, with rank the same 
The women in their order came. 
All in their seats were early centered 


Each, reverent rose, when Bunihani cnterctl. 

All meekly bowed their heads to praj'. 

Nor lover's thoughts allowed to stray. 

But twixt the singing and the text 

To right and left tlieir glances mixt. 

Our lovers, all bad customs scorning, 

Never but once sat up till morning. 

Till Isaac in a sheepish plight 

His mare rode home in broad daylight. 

And that same week his father went 

To lower lane to ask consent. 

And, then, by Mrs. Norton stirred. 

The mug of flip confirmed the word. 

A custom not to be commended. 

And honored best when soonest ended. 

Now Isaac's wedding day was close by — 

Fixed for the tenth day of July. 

Which makes my tale aj)propriate 

The event, the time we celebrate, 

Full in the middle doth divide, 

One century on either side.* 

Excuse me, I'm before my story. 

The bride, of course, was in her glory. 

Whoe'er events of note relates, 

Should places give as well as dates. 

To Worthington then with me go, 

That beauteous hill, and look below, 

O'er earth's domain a fairer vale 

Ne'er swept the summer's passing gale. 

Westward descending, half way go 

To where the brook doth gently flow. 

There, where another road you meet, 

The Nortons had their earliest seat. 

There gathered were the Norton clan — 

Matron and maid and child and man. 

'Twas well remembered at that wedding 

Not one was slighted at the bidding. 

So on they came in troops along, 

A merry and a jocund throng. 

First, decked as bridegroom grave should be. 

And mounted well, rode Isaac Lee. 

His father. Dr. Lee, with dam<' 

On pillion snug soon after came. 

• About 1750. 


nis uncle Deacon Jonathan 

With Rev. Burnham next rode on. 

And thither liied, in friendlj' part, 

Norton's next neighbor, Ensign Hart, 

Whose comely spouse was, when he took her, 

The modest maiden Mary Hooker. 

And of those Harts the whole three brothers 

That wived three Hookers, came with others. 

And there came Demings, Coles, and Foots, 

Beckleys, and Buckleys, Norths, and Roots, 

Gilberts and Porters, sons and fathers, 

Pecks. Smiths, and Booths, with Judds and INIathers. 

The Lewis' and tlie Andrews' clan, 

And all the Stanleys to a man. 

Now all the wedding guests were met, 

And all in order due was set. 

Up rose the pair, up rose the priest. 

They owned their union, and he blessed, 

Then pious exhortation made, 

And long in solemn fervor prayed. 

And when the knot full fost was tied 

He led the way to kiss the bride. 

Then cake went round and other matter, 

Handed on well-scoured pewter platter. 

Well shone his laughing teeth on black. 

The ensign's negro, good old Jack, 

Borrowed at need, the only waiter 

Save Norton's Tom, who brought forth platter. 

Next creaked the tuning violin. 

Signal for dancing to begin, 

And goodly fathers thought no sin, 

AVhen priest was by, and at a wedding 

With Peggy and Molly to be treading. 

Nay, priest himself in cushion dance. 

At marriage feast would often prance. 

The pair, of course, led up the ball. 

But Isaac liked it not at all. 

Shuffle and cut he would not do, — 

Just bent his form the time to show, 

As beaux and ladies all do now ; 

And when the first eight-reel was o'er, 

Stood back to wall and danced no more. 

But watched the rest, above them rising, 

Now chatting, then thus criticising: 

' When Christian fathers play the fool. 

Fast learn the children at such school ; 


Bettor it were to mind tlie soul, 

And make the half-way covenant whole. 

And priest, where son like that he sees, 

Were best at home and on his knees.' 

His eyes upon young Burnham dwell, 

He watched him close and read him well. 

Among his set detected signs, 

Then warned his bride of their designs: 

'They mean, my gentle love, to steal thee. 

Be silent, nor let looks reveal thee. 

Still keep by me, and fear no liarm 

Beneath the shelter of this arm.' 

She said, ' I will obey, not must, 

Thy head, thy arm, thy heart, I trust.' 

Burnham approached. ' Should he have pleasure 

AVith the fair bride to tread a measure ? ' 

' Sorry slie was, but truth be spoken, 

The heel-tap to her shoe was broken. 

Yon ugly chink upon the floor 

Had snapped it off an inch or more.' 

With look displeased, tlie youth withdrew, 

Much doubting if she spoke him true. 

To Jlercy Hart away he posted, 

Who came, and thus the bride accosted : 

' O Tabby ! come along with me, 

I'll show you something rare to see.' 

' Indeed, dear Meroy, I can't go, 

My stay-lace — ' and she whispered low. 

'Well, then, Mrs. Lee, if you can't come 

And see your friends, we 'd best go home.' 

Then came the parting good-byes on, 

Lee whispered few words and was gone, 

And in a short five minutes more, 

By movement quick she gained the door. 

Drew fast the bolt, but straight pursue. 

With riot, the confederate crew. 

One mounted on fleet steed was near. 

The bride, when stolen, ofl'to bear. 

Now at the door with shout and din. 

They call aloud to let them in. 

' Quick ! open ! or the door we break,' 

Down falls the door with crash and creak. 

What saw those graceless fellows then ? 

A timid woman? Ay, a man, 

And more than man he seemed to be, 

As armed with club stood Isaac Lee. 


' Back ! villains, back ! The man is dead 

Who lifts a hand to touch that head I ' 

The}' stood aghast ; a moment gone, 

Mad and inebriate, all rushed on. 

' Seize him,' cried Burnham, with a scoff, 

' While I take her, and bear her off.' 

Ere the words ended down he fell, 

Lee's giant blow had lighted well. 

And quick and oft those strokes descended, 

And when that battle fierce was ended, 

Three men lay on the floor for dead, 

And four more, wounded, turned and fled. 

Dead they were not, but bruised full sore; 

The bride and bridegroom bending o'er. 

With care and cordial, life restore. 

Others came, too, the wounded raised, 

And loudly Isaac's valor praised. 

They said 't was right, and South and North 

Abjured bride-stealing from henceforth. 

The pedagogue got credit by 

His winter apple prophecy. 

And Lee, too, proved a prophet true, 

Two men thereafter Burnham * slew 

In fierce debate and bloody fray. 

Mrs. Willard mistakes the father for the son, both having the same given name. 



From tlie IT. S. Census (1840), of Pensioners, for Ilevolutiim- 
ai'v and Military Serviees, witli the names, ages, and ]ila(x's of 

Names of Pcnsionerii for Revolutionary 
or Military Services. 


Names of heads of families with whom 
Pensioner reeiiled, June 1, 1S40. 

New Hampshire, 

Riickiiii^hain County, Dcrry, 

Jolin Buinham, 

Strafford County, Somcrsworth, 

James Burnham, 

Hillsboro' County, Greenfield, 

Kuluima Burnham, 

Coo3 County, Jackson, 

Pike G. Burnham, 


Esse.K County, Esse.x, 

Bi'njaniin Burnliani, 

Georye Burnham. 
James Burnham. 
Ruliama Burnham. 
Pike G. Burnham. 

Benjamin Burnham. 

Sarah Burnham, 


Sarah Burnham. 

John Burnham, 


John Burnham. 

Boston, 12th Ward, 
Jemima Burnham, 



East Windsor, 

Roger Burnliam, 


Roger Burnham. 

New London County, Lyme, 
Meliitable Burniiam, 


William S. Ely. 

Litchfield County, Cornwall, 
Oliver Burnham, 


Oliver Burnham. 

Middlesex Co., East Iladdam, 
Nathan Burnham, 


Nathan Burnham. 

Hartford County, Wethersfield, 
John Kilby Burnham, 



Addison County, Bristol, 

Wolcott Burnham, 


Wolcott Burnham. 

New York, 

Cayupa County, Ledyanl, 

Asa Burnham, 


Sherman Smith. 

lladison County, Madison. 
Abner Burnham, 


Abner Burnham. 


Compiled from "History of Cornwall, Conn., by Hon. T. S. Gold." 
"Hon. Oliver Burnham (No. 68) came to Cornwall about 1700, 
and acquired an extensive and commanding influence in the 
aft'airs of the town and society. For forty years he was a magis- 
trate of the town, a judge of the County Court, and for more 
than thirty years a member of the Legislature, either House or 
Senate. He was distinguished by the beauty of his personal 
appearance. His manly form, regular features, which were 
usually enlivened by a smile, and a strong intellectual expres- 
sion whenever addressing another, was in no ordinary degree 
interesting and agreeable. A mind naturally vigorous, had been 
much improved by his long course of public life, and his varied 
stores of knowledge, thus acquired, enriched his conversational 
powers, which gave a cliarm to his society possessed by very few 
men of the age in which he lived. AVhile very young (15 years), 
he was a soldier in the army of the Revolution, and as one of 
Knowlton's Connecticut Rangers, was constantly on the neutral 
ground between the two armies. As one of the forlorn hope 
who defended Fort Washington to the last extremity, he became 
a prisoner at its surrender. He attributed his escape from 
the prison-ship Dalton to the connivance of the British officers, 
influenced by his extreme youth. He rejoined his company, and 
was wounded in battle at the close of the campaign." 

"Judge Burnham (No. 6S) died on tlie 30tli of April, 184*',, in 
the S5th year of his age." 

" He was a man of rare cliaracter. Belonging to what we know 
as the 'old school,' his tall and venerable form, his dignifled 
urbanity, and his deliberation of thought, speech, and action, 
commanded involuntary respect. Always kind and gracious, he 
was sufficiently reserved as not to encourage undue familiarity. 
His judgment in public and private matters was great, and it is 
said of him in his judicial capacity that his decisions were rarely 
if ever reversed by Courts of Appeal." 

Politically in his earlier life he was an ardent Federalist, and 
was a member of the old Whig Party during his later years. 

He was a communicant in the Protestant Episcopal Church, 
and a strong advocate of its doctrine, discipline, and ritual. 

In an obituary notice the Hartford Conrant said of him, '"The 
deceased belonijed to a race of wliicli we have few liviii'; exam- 


pies, — our grandfathers of the Revolution, — stern patriots, sincere 
and rigid in o[iinion and character, they seem to have been 
specially designed by an All-wise Providence to raise that resist- 
ance to oppression which was the germ from which has sprung 
our heaven-watered and wide-spreading tree of civil and religious 

Judge Burnham's wife, Sarah Eogers, was the eldest daughter 
of Noah Rogers, and the lineal descendant in the fifth generation 
of Dean John Rogers, who was burned at the stake in Smithfield, 
by Queen Mary, of bloody memory. Her great-great-grandfather 
was Thomas Rogers, who came to New England in the Maj'tlower, 
in 1620. Her mothers name was Rhoda Leete of Guilford, 
Conn., the great-great-granddaughter of William Leete, the 
successor of John Winthrop, and the second Colonial Governor 
of Connecticut. 

From Yonlcum's History of Texas. 

1822. " AVhito and two j\Iexicuns were taken ])risoner» (by In- 
dians), in a yawl. White, to save his life, promised to procure 
ci.irn and return to them. White proceeded up the river, and 
reported the facts in the settlement, when Capt. Burnham raised 
it company of thirty men, and marched down nearly to the mouth 
(if the river (Colorado), where they found the two Mexicans and 
the yawl. The Mexicans reported that the Indians were either at 
the mouth of the river, or on the peninsula across the bay. Capt. 
Burnham divided his company, half remaining where they were, 
while the other half marched a mile further down. Those above 
gave the signal to the Indians by setting the prairie on fire. In 
a short time a large canoe, full of Indians, was seen coming nji 
tlie river. AViieu it arrived opposite the lower half of the coui- 
})any, the savages were attacked, and ultimately all killed. In a 
short time afterwards, the Carankawaes, tired of this unjirofitublc 
warfai'e, in which their numbers were rapidly melting away 
before the rifles of Austin's colonists, sued for peace, ifcc.'' 

West Point. 
Letter from Cadet .James DiitV Burnl)ara (son of No. 71). 

"West Point, Sept. IS, 1824. 
'■ To Mrs. Caroline D. Ford : 

"Dear Sister — Circumstances of an interesting nature obligate 
mi' t(v write to you and give a description (or at least nial<c the 
atlfiiipl) of OHO of the nio.-t iiitcru.sting .-.couc;- of my life. 1 ab 


Imlc to the arrival of Gen' Lafayette at this ]ilace. After the 
f6te at Castle Garden, whicli occurred on Tuesday, 14"' inst., he 
embarked on board steam-boat James Kent, which was beautifully 
decorated with flags, &c.. Laving on board our committee on the 
part of the OfKcers ; and arrived at the Point on Wednesday 
noon. He was welcomed by a salute of 2-i guns (National), 
which was fired from the hill immediately in sight of the Dock, 
nearly- two hundred feet above the level of tlie river. After re- 
ceiving the salutations of the Academic board and Officers of the 
Post, Le proceeded to the top of the hill where awaited the Bat- 
talion of cadets paraded for review. Lnmediately on taking Lis 
post a Federal Salute (13 guns) was tired, and a great number of 
evolutions were pertbrmed, highly to the honor of the corps, wLo 
on this occasion, seemed to manifest a desire to show their utmost 
skill. After the performance of the fete the Gen' was escorted to 
the Library, which was splendidly furnished with busts and paint- 
ings by the most celebrated artists. Among them was a painting 
30 feet in length b}- 12 in width, representing Napoleon with his 
daring army passing the bridge of Areola, or, as more commonly 
(tlio' erroneously) called, the bridge of Lodi. Each gentleman of 
the corps was here presented to Gen' Lafayette. I of course Lad 
the Lonor of grasping tlie hand of the much loved veteran, and I 
assure you I shall recollect the event as one of the most happy of 
my life, while awed by the presence of the August Chief and 
stern patriot, surrounded by the gray-Laired veterans of '76, 
clothed in their threadbare, worn uniforms, which added not a 
little to the interest of the occasion. I could hardly realize tliat 
I saw in tlie smiling face before me one who had braved so many 
dangers, suffered imprisonment ife so much fatigue. He had 
the appearance of a man 50 years of age, who had enjoyed 
perfect health and ease ; not a wrinkle of sorrow was marked 
x;pon Lis smiling face. I enclose a badge, such as worn by Offi- 
cers and Cadets on the occasion. It but feebly portrays Lis feat- 
ures, tho' bearing a resemblance to the noble original. His nose 
is quite large, wLicL gives Lim more tLe appearance of a ScotcL- 
man tLan a FrencLman. At the close of the levee we sat down 
to a sumptuous dinner, well served. We had for guests the 
" Cincinnati," Corporation Officers of N. Y. City, Officers of tho 
Army, and many distinguished strangers. At the proper time 


toasts were drank, before retiring Gen' Lafayette ottered liis toast 
in the following beautiful sentiment : 

"The Military academy of AVest Point. 

" Tlie republiean school of Liberty and Jlquality, two insevera- 
ble sisters, the scientific bulwark of National defense, and the 
most valuable bond of Union. The old friend of their grand- 
father's oilers to his young friends, his admiration, 'jiis thanks, 
and his blessing. 

'• Thu^ I have given a hasty sketch of the interesting facts as 
witnessed by your atfectinnate brother — 


Letttrfroin Lieut. J. D. BunJiarn {<on of No. 71), Zd U. S.Arlillenj. 
Olo Pi.>i.nt Comfout, l-t Jan., "i!^. 
" ^Iv DiAi: SisTKK, — I liave been absent about a month on a 
vi.-,it to ^\'a^hington, and was highly gratified in finding your 
letter in the post-otliee on my return. I am now o/i guard, — my 
first tour of duty since my return, and it is in tlie little room 
aj)j)ro))riated to tlie use of tlie officers that I now write you. A 
fine place for reflection, to review the past acts of one's life, and 
till his mind with bright hopes for the future, afid if a melan- 
choly turn of mind occasionally rules, it is not unfrequently that 
in this place I amuse myself in building castles in the air, and 
filling my imagination with the hajipiest results. Li these moods 
my friends are not forgotten, 'i ou have frequently been the 
princi]ial object of my thoughts, ami by no means the less so since 
tlie reception of your mother's letter, wliieh with several others 
I took from the otHi-(> on my retui-n. She gives me a long and 
interesting aecount of all of you, ami recalls to mind most strongly 
the happy days of my boyhood. She aj)pears to be somewhat 
anxious on your account, the more so as she informs me that you 
liave an admirer, to whose propositions you may possibly accede. 

I hope, therefore, that you will not fail to 
write me immediately on the subject with your usual candor. 

I am the more anxious that y':n\ write me 
on the subject, as one of my classmates (Lieut. ISmoad), who is 
my friend ami now stationed with me, is from Bata\ia, and W(dl 
acipiaiiited with iiio.--t ot'tlie citizens of the place.' 


'•I weiil til Wasliington ]irincipally on business, but spent more 
time there than was absuhitely necessary, in consequence of hav- 
ino- many ao;reeable acquaintances, who did not fail to make my 
time pass very pleasantly. The city is unusually gay, filled with 
strangers from every section of our country, and manj- foreigners. 
The belles and beaux are quite numerous, and all trying to outdo 
each other in displaying their several charms and graces. 1 was 
at several of the great parties, where I, too, made some exertion 
in the way of dancing, waltzing, etc. The lady to whom my 
friend and chum, Thomas, is engaged, has groWn more bewitch- 
ingly beautiful than ever, and wluxt is not to be disregarded, is 
sule mistress of her fortune. She lost her mother rather more 
than a year since, and I had the pleasure as well as honor of giv- 
ing her the fir.^t dance it waltz since Thomas left. I have often 
prayed that fortune might bestow such a jewel upon me, but a 
\vife I could not think of taking at present. I expect to receive 
orders for Boston some time in March, but am not much pleased 
with the idea of going there. The former stations of my regiment 
I consider more pleasant. Boston is too cold ; besides, all will 
be stran'T-ers to me. I had made many pleasant acquaintances in 
Marvland and Virginia that I dislike to part with. 

" Remember me most afleetionately to Caroline lic the Doctor, 
and believe me yours most sincerely, 

Guy Carleton Burnham (No. 123), aged 20 years, at the break- 
ing out of tlie war of 1812, while in Canada, succeeded in run- 
ning a large raft (sixteen cribs) of lumber, with 150 barrels of 
flour and ten tons of potash on board, down the St. Lawrence, 
through the Sue rapids, past a guard of forty armed men with a 
iield-piece, at Massena Point, at the foot of the Long Sue. Hav-. 
ing learned of his danger, and arranged to pass the guard at 
twilight, his men, by his direction, formed breastworks on each 
crib (16 in all) with the potash barrels. Soon after entering the 
rapids four armed men came on board with fixed bayonets, and 
ordered the raft ashore. Not succeeding in their object, two of 
the soldiers took to their boat and ran the rapids in advance of 
the raft, to notify the guard below. On approaching the camp, 


a boat took off the two soldiers left on board, and immediately a 
lieavy lire was opened from V)0tli the shore and the boat, many 
balls harmlessly striking the raft. At this point eiglit of Burn- 
ham's men deserted, took a boat, and attempted to surrender, as 
prisoners, to the enemy, but the current carried them far below 
the bullets, and they landed at Cornwall. Soon after escaping 
this danger the raft ran aground, but was floated by the assistance 
of Indians from St. Kegis. Young Burnham succeeded in safely 
delivering raft and cargo, and returned^ to Upper Canada, where 
he was appointed dejmty sheriff. Learning that lie was to be 
arrested for holding communication with the xVmericans, and 
that a file of men liad been sent to l)ring him befdre the General 
at Prescott, he left everything, — clothing, horse, bridle, saddle, 
Arc, and escaped in a bark canoe to the American side of the St. 
Lawrence at Morristown. A week after he took three well-armed 
men at night, in a flat-boat, and re-crossed the river (here more 
than three miles wide), regained his horse, etc., and re-embarked 
just before day, a heavy fog fortunately shielding him from a 
brigade of boats loaded with British troops, which he discovered 
passing up the river after the fog had risen and they iiad safely 
landed in the United States. 

" Col. James C. Buridiam (No. 13S) led the volunteer force at 
the taking of Cerro Gordo in the Mexican war. He was honor- 
ably mentioned by Gen. Scott in his report to the "War Depart- 
ment, and for his gallantry on that occasion was promoted from 
a Majority to a Colonelcy. He led his conmiand in the storming 
of Chapultepec, and was distinguished in the attack on De Belen 
Gate. Was complimented by Gen. Scott in person for his bravery 
on the battle-fleld of Cherubusco, before the City of Mexico. 
Col. Burnham died at Inwood,near Fort Hamilton, the residence 
of liis brother-in-law, F. L. Talcott, Esq. It was said of him 
that 'he had won the esteem of all acquainted with him as an 
accomplished gentleman and bi'ave soldier.' " 

"Col. II. B. Burnham, U. S. A. (No. 202), appointed April, 
1867, Judge Advocate of the First Military District, with head- 
quarters at Richmond, Ya. From September, 1SG7, Judge of 
the Hustings Court until 1S69, when he was a])pointed one of the 
Judges (if the Supreme Court of Appeals of Yirginia, and elected 


its President, which office he liekl until 1S70. During tliis time 
he continued to be Chief Judge Advocate, and lias since held the 
otiice in many of the States and Territories south and west, under 
militar}' appointment. He was breveted Lieut. -Colonel and 
Colonel by the President in March, 1SG5, for gallant and merito- 
rious services during the war." 

Col. George S. Burnham (a descendant of No. 14S), at the 
breaking out of the war was Lieut. -Colonel 1st Eegt. Conn. lEi- 
litia, and was the first militia olEcer otl'ering his services to the 
Government in any capacity ; was Captain of the first company 
of volunteers formed in the State, and was, within si.x hours after 
arriving in New Haven (the rendezvous of the 1st Kegt. Conn. 
Volunteers), appointed Lieutenant-Colonel, and within thi-ee 
weeks Colonel of the same regiment, vice Daniel Tyler promoted 
to Brigadier-General. The regiment was on out-post duty until 
the Bull Bun battle, where it took an active part. This regiment 
having enlisted for only three months was soon after mustered 
out. In September, 1862, Lieut. -Col. Burnham was appointed 
Colonel of the 22d Eegt. Conn. Volunteers. This regiment had 
seen very hard service, and for a long time was much exposed 
during the siege of Suffolk by Gen. Longstreejt. He was ap- 
pointed Assistant Quarter-Master U. S. Volunteers in May, 
1864 ; served until August, 1865, during which time he acted as 
Volunteer Aide in the retaking of Fort Stedman and the battle 
before Petersburg, being at the time with the 9th Army Corps. 
After being mustered out with the regiment, he was presented 
with an elegant sword and its equipments by the officers, and by 
the rank and file with a more elegant solid silver tea-set as a 
token of esteem. 

Major Walter Burnham (No. 176), 2d Conn. Heavy Artillery, 
after passing the grades of Lieutenant and Captain received his 
commission as Major by brevet, Jan. 23, 1865, for gallant and 
meritorious conduct. From 1862 to 1864 his regiment did carri- 
son duty at the forts on the lines of defense of Washington and 
Alexandria. In 1S64, in the army of the Potomac, under Gen. 
Grant, he was in the battles ot Cold Harbor. Va., before Peters- 
burg, and on the Weldon road ; down the Shenandoah Valley 


niider Gen. Slieridaii ; in the battles of Occoqnan Creek, Wiu- 
cliester, Firjlier's Hill, and Cedar Creek, where lie was severely 
wuunded by an expludinij shell. 

Capt. Edward T. Bnrnhani (No. K>) of Terre-bonne Parish, 
Louisiana, was (lSfi3) eonuni^sioned by Gen. Banks, on his arrival 
in New Orleans, as Captain in the 4th EcLTt. Engineers (eolured), 
and served in the Uniuu army during the war. 

Capt. Edward M. Burnham fNo. •2-2i'>) served through the 
Eebellioii as Captain V. S. C. Infantry. At its close lie volun- 
teered as an officer in the Mexican Repulilican ai-niy, then oper- 
ating against the Emperor Maximilian. Here he was twice 

Lieut. D. E. Burnham, l.'tli IT. S. Inf:intry (No. 203), entered 
the military service as Lieutenant (Aug. 2S, 1861) of Volunteers, 
was promoted Captain and Ordnance offictT ; was in all the bat- 
tles in the valley of Virginia, taking part in the battles of Berrv- 
ville, Opequan, and 'U'inchester. His regiment was engaged in 
disniantliTig the defenses, and the removal of stores, etc., from 
Marj'land Heights and Washington, I). C. Engaged in all the 
battles of the army of the Potomac, at the Wilderness, Sp>ottsyl- 
vania. South Anna Eiver, C'old Harbor, Petersburg, and Cedar 
Creek, Va., and Monocacy, Md., where he was wounded. Was 
appointed (1S67) Second Lieutenant of Infantry in the Eegular 
army; promoted First Lieuteiumt in 1ST5, and has since been 
stationed at ditferent frontier posts in Texas and New ilexico. 

Extract from the New i'orl: Herald, from its corresponJeut with the army. 

" Among other batteries lost like Loomis' was the famous Bat- 
tery II of the Fifth Artillery. At Shiloh it figured as Terrill's, 
that otHcer then commanding, christening it on that memorable 
day, when it and others saved the da}-. At Stone Eiver it was 
destined to again come to the rescue, this time of McCook ; and 
under Lieut. Guenther it was now baptized with his name. A 
short time ago Guenther went to the Potomac, and Lieut. Hi>w- 
ard M. Burnham " (son ot' No. i-JO) ••came into command, aitd 
again for a third time, under a third gallant comnumder, Battery 


II fame to the rescue. I knew Ijiiniliam and Fcsscnden and 
Ludlow well. Their quarters laj' on my road to headquarters, 
and I never passed them without a pleasant greeting and a cheer- 
ful word. The}- were each men of unusual worth. Burnham is 
killed, and the others wounded and captured. All liave fallen 
nobly, and though the Battery ceases to exist, the story of their 
worth and heroism will not perish. ' Though the field be lost, 
all is not lost,' when the smoke of battle dissolves to reveal the 
tableau of these young men perishing over their guns. . . . 
At one time the regulars, hard pressed, had the misfor- 
tune to be separated. A battalion of the Sixteenth Infantry was 
cut off, and nearly all captured. Major Coolidge was killed, 
Dawson and Miller, Clark, Mills, Crofton, Adair, and Meredith 
wounded ; Burnham dead, and the men and horses of his Battery 
lying in heaps around him, with his lieutenants too badly wounded 
to command, the brigade broken, badly repulsed, leaving the now 
immovable Battery in the hands of the rebels." 

From the s.ame con-espondent. 

" The charge of that corps should go down to posterity in lan- 
guage that would insure the immortality of the story. Moving 
\vith admirable precision, yet with great rapidity, the line never 
wavered, as tlie enemy, attempting to make a stanid, would for a 
moment halt and turn upon the terrible line of leaping flame 
which pursued him. The incidents of that charge cannot be told. 
A thousand are crowding the note-book of my memory, but I 
dare not stop now to tell how noble Burnham and Ludlow and 
Fessenden, with thirty men and fifty horses killed, fell over their 
cai)tured guns, nor how their Battery was re-taken, nor how the 
Sixteenth Infantry threw itself away against the wall of tiame 
that licked it up till only one .wounded captain and twenty men 
remained. I had seen two batteries tall into our hands, and 
turned ui)on those who abandoned them, helping to strew the 
plain with their bodies. I cannot now detail how volunteers and 
regulars vied with each other for the lionor of the day. God 
knows they won honor enough to cover all." 

" To one of the Sixteenth Begulars who hurried to Lieut. Burn- 
ham as he fell, with the question, ' Lieutenant, are you hurt^' 
his answer was, ' Not much ; but save the guns.'' One of his lieu- 
tenants was soon after at his side, and said, ' Ihirnham, do yuu 


know nie?' Opening his eyes faintly, he murmured, ' On ivlth 
the Eighteenth,'' and never spoke again." 

Memorial Day at LongmeaJoiv. 1S72. 

" Wliile tlie postponement of decoration exercises is generally 
to be regretted, it seemed fortunate and fitting at Longmeadow 
that the ceremony should occur as it did, last Sunday afternoon, 
at the close of the regular church service. The beautiful day 
was itself a decoration, and the green turf of the soldiers' graves 
hardly needed the added tribute of flowers. Without parade, or 
any circumstance to mar the sacredness of the hour, the congre- 
gation repaired silently, in long procession, under the leadership 
of Commander T. F. Cordis, from the ancient church to the older 
burial-ground, both rich in patriotic memories, gatliered from 
more than a century. Indeed, the western section (.)f the grave- 
yard contains fre(iuent memorials of colonial history in the tables 
and slabs of freestone to the memiiry of four captains, two lieuten- 
ants, two ensigns, and a rpiarterniaster, whi) received their com- 
missions during tlie French and Indian wars. Tliere is also a 
prominent monument to the first minister, Dr. Williams, who 
served as chaplain during three cam]>aigns, which included the 
memorable battle near Lake George, where his deacon, Lieut. 
Natlianiel Burt, fell. On the same field fell his commanding 
officer. Col. Ephraim Williams, the founder of Williams College. 

"In additidii to the village congregation, a goodly number 
were present from tliis city to participate in the impressive cere- 
monial of last Sabbath. Tliey gatliered quietly about the beau- 
tiful burial-lot of R. H. Biirnham "' (No. 220), " where the fresh 
grave of his only daugliter, beside that of his only son, Lieut. H. 
M. Biirnliam, wlio fell in the battle of Chickamauga, lent touch- 
ing interest to the scene. The prayer of Rev. J. W. Harding, 
the sweet rendering of a memorial hymn bj' tlie quartette of 
home singers, the address by W. E. Boies, followed by the read- 
ing of the list of dead soldiers and the decoration of tlieir graves 
witli flowers, were all in keeping with the opening Sabbath of 
June, and seenieil the fittest service for its closing hours." 

From Decoration Day Services at Longmemioir, June. Is"*'. 
'■ You hnve come .igain, 
As your beautiful cu.stom is, 
In llie culm, sweet stillness 



may" 30, 1886. 

As I stand here, where we have alwa3'S gathered for the closing exercises of 
the day, after having strewed our votive fJowcrs on our soldiers' graves, this 
spot seems liallowed by tender memories. At first we stood by only the grave 
of the patriot son and brother, who early, as lieutenant of artillerj-, gave up 
to country his rare young life. Then came a da}- when we followed to her 
last resting-place by his side, the loving and beloved only daughter and sister, 
whom we remembered as she used to come to strew flowers, wet with her tears, 
over the grave of her idolized elder brother, and whose life seemed pure as the 
" Easter lilies " of white marble that now rest fitly over the sod beneath which 
she is sleeping. With what pathos this decoration service was invested when 
the stricken father and mother came to share it with us, as we looked upon 
brother and sister resting side by side, unconscious of the flowers and the tears 
shed above them! And now a fresh gmec is added, this of the patriot wife 
and mother, whom we followed to her last resting place'here, that beautiful 
afternoon last summer, when loved ones and friends lingered, loth to leave the 
liallowed scene. How dear was this memorial service to her throush many 
years: and when husband and wife could not come in person, the beautiful 
flowers they always contributed, told of their loving memory of their dead. 
She is with us this afternoon, but alas, these last rites are all unheeded by her, 
sleeping the "long sleep" beside the brave boy of her love, and almost wor- 
ship. No floral tribute comes now from that mother's hand, no tears fall from 
those eyes, sealed in death! But we will keep her memory, associated so ten- 
derly with this decoration service in other years. And we pledge to the 
bereaved husband, who stands with us alone to-day, the sole survivor of that 
home-circle who dwelt yonder so happily together when the war opened, — we 
pledge to him, that j'ear by year, so long as this service so dear to him and his 
is maintained, the memory of this brave young oBicer shall be sacredly renewed, 
whose parting request was, " If I fall, father, you will bring me home! " 

Sliin:<ix from (he poiiii uf tin: afkruooii. 
JIat 30, 1S.S6^ 
Say you it \v;ia crmJ war 
That allureil our youth afar, 
And amid tlie clash and roar, 
Dust and smoke, and groans and gore. 
Glazed the manly beaming eye 
Willi no loved one watching by. 
Anil no fiiond perchance to pray 
While the young life ebbed away. 

Ah, the.v('/,se for which he bled 
Shed its halo round that head, 
And relieved the bitter cup 
Drank by those who gave him up — 
Though a void his death did leave. 
Which no votive wreaths we weave. 
No memorial songs that thrill. 
And no eloquence can fill! 



Of tliis summer Sabbath day, 

Into these leafy bowei's, 

With slow and silent tread, 

Your annual tribute of love to pay 

With song and prayer and flowers 

To your own gallant dead. 

Here under the turf beneath our feet, 

Where the cross of sword and cannon meet,* 

Your own beloved Burnham sleeps. 

His young soul " . . . . 

S. Uiithnirai/. 

Extract fwtn Decoration- Day Poem, Longmeadow, June 1, 1S70. 

(8th verse.) " Thus felt our lieutenant.t as manly as brave, 
Who gave his rare life the Union to save, 
With a zeal that knight-errant would honor have done ; 
Who thought not of hardships, nor the risk to be run, 
But who said when the time for parting had come, 
' If, father, I fall, you will bring me home ! ' 

The promise was kept, and side by side 
Sleep brother and sister, whate'er may betide ; 
From the worry and turmoil of the world aloof, 
But almost in sight of their mansion's roof. 
Under mementos in stone of the fight. 
Under the lilies of marble white." 

Wm. E. Boies. 

'• The hrowu stone villa in Longnieadow,+ so popularly known 
a= the ' Burnham Place,' and known, too, as one of the finest 
ami most beautiful of e(.iuntry residences, situated as it is in tlie 
midst of a cultured neighborhood, aiu] surrounded by magnificent 
lawii<, fine old forest shade-trees, splendid orcharding, with its 
fertile acres, is now especially ofiered for sale." 

•'Burnham, Maine, is situated in the north-west corner of 
Waldo county, and was settled soon after the close of the war 
with England. The surface of the town is generally level, but 
somewhat swampy. It was incorporated in lS2-i, and is, as yet, 

* The emblems oa the monument covering Lieut. Howard >I. Burnhara's (U. S. Artil- 
lery) j^r.ave (No. 220). 

t Lieut. Howard M. Burnhnm. 

f " The beautiful Burnham place in Longmeadow is offered for sale. It is one of tlic 
mo?t delijlitful residences in this vicinity." — Springf eld Paper. [See Note A in Ap- 



liut tliiiilv ?ettlrd. Tliere is niie ^nlall villa:.,f(.', luit no clnircli 
editiei-' or [uiljlii; iii.-titiition of aiiv kind, excepting tliu distrli-t 
schools, of wliicii there are eight, in the same nmnher of (li^t^ict^ ; 
one tannery; two saw-mills, and two shingle machines are in 
operation here. Biirnhani has the usual trade of country t(Avn>. 
Population, 7S4 ; valuation, !?100,0f)0." 

r.uriihani lirook. A small stream rising in the Long Hill 
(Joint) District, in East Hartford, Conn. After tourhing the 
north-east corner of North Mill I)i^-trict, it parses through North 
District, through, or hy, the lands of Thomas Ihirnham, .loliu T., 
Z. A., Samuel P., Patrick ^V., Austin, Julius, Jiihn A., and Je>^e 
Pnrnham, where, on crossing the Imundary line into South Wind- 
sor, it ]iasses hv the farms of Henry and George P>uridiam, and 
em])ties into the P(.>tunke river, near the house of "Willard Ci. 
Pnrnham, on whose lands is the old Indian hurying-grouiid, and 
the old Indian trail leading ln.'twecn the Indians' summer home 
on the ( 'onneetii-ut river,'- and their \vinter village among the 
hills + hiirdering the J'otiinke stream. This ti'ail was in cMU-^tant 
use In- the Indian- liefore these lands pa,-^ed, in KltU, fn,m the 
Potunke trllii.' to Tliomas lUirnham, Sen'r, in the |)os-es>ion ot' 
whose de-cendaiits much of this part of the estate has I'emained 
through seven and eight generations. 

Ihirnhani Meadow contains '-'no acres, more or less, lying 
equally in East Hartford and South "WinJ-or, most of it still 
owned — ilivided into small holdings — hy diti'ei-ent mi'mher- nf 
the Purnham family. 

Puridiani Depot. A .-tation on the Connecticut (_'entral Pail- 
road, in Ea>t Hartti>rd, on land of Tlioma- Ihii-nham (Nn. IniM. 

Ej:l,acUjivtii Ilartfjrd /'aju'r.-, \S~:,. 


S'll■l^eH.^f'lll hci/uiid the firi/jhtenf Anticipations. — The Reprcsentatire* of lino- 

lutionnry Timr.t iind their Costumes. — Reception, Minuet, and Tnh/eau. 

"Tlic b;i7,;iar at AUvn Hull last June, held by the hidies of the Union for 

Home Work, was the grandest enterprise of its kind ever projected and suc- 

ccs.sfnlly carried out in Hartford. Yet tlie Martlia Washington Tea-Party 

* Wlicro thoir prlnci;>:il occupation wa.^ tiio spoarinir of >alnion. 
t On the s.iutlioni !-I..pc of :i hill, -.licltciol by thick cvor-rccii=. 


fairly eclipses it. It may not, perhaps, realize as large a fund for the Union, 
but to the visitors it presents attractions superior to those of the bazaar, in 
its national characteristics, in the reproduction of Revolutionary scenes and 
costumes, and generally speaking, as more pleasing to the eye. The ladies 
of the Union have bent their best energies to insure the success of the Tea- 

Immediately upon the opening of the doors, a throng of visitors com- 
menced to pour into the hall, and when the first notes of Colt's band fell 
upon the ear at half-past seven o'clock, every gallery seat was occupied, 
and the tloor was well tilled. The band appeared in their new uniforms, 
and had volunteered their services for the occasion. 


At eiitht o'clock the curtain rose for the reception, and General and Mrs. 
Wasliington (.Mr. R. H. Burnham (Xo. 220) and Jlrs. C. N. Beach) entered 
upon the stage, and Lady Washington asbumed her position on a slightly 
raised platform to the right. Her costume was at once an object of intense 
interest to the ladies present, and scores of opera-glasses were directed 
toward the stage. The dress consisted of a white satin petticoat, over which 
is draped a net-work of silk and mother-of-pearl, very delicate in its color- 
ing, and most effective, from the highly polished surface of the pearl; a 
corsage and court train of pearl-gray silk, the corsage with its shaqj points, 
square cut neck and half-long sleeves with their full ruffles of rich old lace, 
are all in the correct style of the Washington period. The train is finished 
on the edge with a ruching of silk, while above this, rare old convent lace 
completes the trimming around the entire train. Satin slippers, decorated 
with sparkling buckles, once belonging to, and worn by the great-grand- 
father of our Lady Washington, and a fan used by the grandmother, wlio 
was a beauty and belle of the olden time. The powdered hair, dressed a la 
Pompadour, with the cap of blonde (always worn at the reception), with 
ornaments of pearls and diamonds, complete the costume. 

The dresses of many of the ladies and gentlemen were exceedingly rich 
and elegant, — gay silks, velvets, ostrich plumes, gold lace, diamond orna- 
ments, etc., serving to illustrate the costly tastes of our ancestors. These 
had been secured for the entertainment of last evening, in many instances 
at the expense of much time and money, and care had been exercised that 
they should be appropriate to the characters represented. Wherever prac- 
ticable, costumes which had been handed down from past generations, were 
secured, and the fortunate possessors were thus satisfied as to the correctness 
of their dress. Others had confided the selections to the best costumers, 
and in numerous instances f.50 and $7.5 were paid for the use of the costumes 
for both evenings. The display of jewelry by the ladies was very rich, and one 
lady wore $10,000 worth of diamonds, including bracelet, rings, and a neck- 
lace containing one hundred and ninety glittering gems, recently purchased 
through Mr. David Mayer of Hartford. The elTect of these gems, under the 
brilliant gaslight, may better be imagined than described. There was also 

• See seven lower lines on page 8, and three upi)er lines on page 3. 


a brilliant display of pearls, much worn a. century ago, aijcl heavy antiijuc 
style necklaces, with mcclallion portraits in ivory. 

Mr. J. G. Woodward, as Colonel David Humplireys, officiated as usher, 
and announced the guests to their distinguished hostess in clear tones, audi- 
ble throughout the hall. In its general appearance, and especially as to tlie 
brilliancy of the court costumes, the scene was a strong reminder of the pre- 
sentation of the diplomatic corp< at the President's Xew Year's receptiim.s; 
of to-day. 

Many of the costumes worn are deserving of especial mention. Jlr, Burn- 
ham as General Washington, wore a rich court dress, modeled after the 
paintings from life, and with his stately presence and courtly manners, gave 
an excellent representati(.>n of the " Father of his Country." General W. P.. 
Franklin, as Duke General Knox, wore a Revolutionary military costume, 
and also wore the badge of the Order of the Cincinnati, of which he is a 
member. Mr. Henry Wilson appeared to advantage in the dress of the 
Spanish ambassador, a rich, black velvet suit with embroidered vest, and 
with a long scarlet cloak. Jlr. Weatherby and Miss Brown, in the quaint 
Quaker garb of Jlr. Stephen Hopkins and Haunah Hopkins, looked and 
acted their parts to the verv' life. Mr. K. D. Cheney, in the character of the 
Duke of Kent, wore a fine Rcvolutionaiy costume, richly ornamented with 
gold lace. The characti^r of Chief-Justice Ellsworth was represented by his 
great-grandson, Mr. H. E. Taintor, and tlie resemblance to existing portraits 
of the Chief-Justice was generally remarked. Mr. Taintor wore on this 
occasion a gold watch and silver shoe-buckles which had once belonged to 
the Chief-Justice. Mr. S. L. Clemens assumed the character of Governor 
William Livingston, and was attired in a glittering costume, such as might 
have been worn by the wealthy governor in his day. 

Miss Marston, as Mrs. Van Xess, appeared in a dress of historic value, 
which was secured from one of the old families of Vermont. Jlrs. Frank L. 
Howard's dress was one which was worn by Mrs. General Nathaniel Greene. 
Miss Beresford wore an antique dress, a part of whicli belonged to an ances- 
tress, and is upwards of a hundred years old. iliss Robinson as !Mrs. .Jona- 
than Trumbull, wore the wedding-dress of the lady whose character she 
impersonated, — Mrs. Faith Trumbull, the wife of the Brother Jonathan of 
the Revolution ; and the same dress was also worn by the wife of Mrs. Faith 
Trumbull's son, at the time of her marriage; so that the wives of two of the 
early governors of Connecticut wore this dress when married. >Iiss Ingcr- 
soll ,of New Haven, daughter of Governor Ingersoll, wore a dress which 
belonged to an ancestral family, the Van Denheuvels. 


This solemn sort of a dance, fashionable with our ancestors, was repre- 
sented at nine o'clock, two sets being formed, of four couples each, as follows: 

First set: The Count de Moustier and Miss Jefferson (Edgar F. Welles 
and Miss Kitty Beach), Mr. Bingham and Mrs. Martha Curtis Williams (Mr. 
E. A. SteJraan and Jliss Lizzie Robinsoni, Chevelier Frere and Mrs. Ring- 
ham (Mr. A. B. Bull and Miss Stedman), >L Otto and Miss Cliew (Mr. C. H. 
Colt and Miss Annie Kellogg). 


Second set: Louis Philli|)pe and Mrs. Jer. Wadsworth (Jlr. Stajjler and 
INIiss Grace C. Stuart), Mr. Van Runssel:ier and Jliss Livingston (Mr. W. Allun 
and Miss Fitzgerald), Col. Alexander Hamilton and Miss Jefferson (Mr. F. 
W. Russell and Miss L. Rogers), Mr. James Madison and Mrs. Van Ness 
(Mr. J. Barnes and Miss Ella Marston). 


At a quarter before 10 o'clock the curtain rose upon the tableau, arranged 
after the groupings in Huntington's well-known picture. The arrangement 
. of the characters was e.xecnted in the best of taste, and made a brilliant 
spectacle, including, as it did, nearly all the characters represented in the 
reception. The fidelity, not only to histoiical costumes, but to a picture 
■which is familiar to all, was warmly commended by the spectators, and their 
applause was acknowledged by the ringing up of the curtain. This closed 
that portion of the entertainment, and those upon the stage then mingled 
with the auiiience, and the remainder of the evening was devoted to exam- 
ining the Ri'volutionary relies, and enjoying the delicacies upon tlie tables." 

From the Few Tori: Times, 1881. 


"At the annual sale of the Belle Jleade yearlings in 1879, the auctioneer 
offered the first lot which happened to be the sister to Bramble. Mr. Burn- 
ham, whose intention it was to establish a large stable, became her purchaser 
for $600. He bought 11 head at the sale, and engaged Harvey Welch (who 
was for many years the right hand man of Col. McDaniel) as trainer. Welch 
brought out the youngsters last year in good shape, and> at the end of the 
season the Cassadaga stable was credited with winning .$10,050, which was 
a very encouraging commencement. At the Belle Meade and Preakncss sales 
last season, j\Ir. Burnham was again a large purchaser, and, therefore, his 
establisliment is an important factor in the distribution of the prizes in the 
Eastern Circuit. Tlie string for the present campaign consists of 20 lieud, 
the third largest stable in this vicinity, and the oldest of the lot is the 
b. m. Marchioness, 5 years old, by Monarchist, out of Heliotrope, by imp. 
Knight of St. George. This mare was bought to lead the youngsters in 
their work, but she was started in 21 races last season and captured three of 
them, while she ran second six times, nnd was third three times, her gross 
winnings amounting to §1,183. She will be seen in the purse races. 


This ilivision is composrd of seven head, and four of (hmi are fillies. 
The first deserving of attention is that fast and game little filly Brum- 
baletta, the daughter of Bonnie Scotland and Ivy Leaf, bv imp Austra- 
lian. She lias proved herself a worthy sister to that grand horse. Bram- 
ble, who did more any other animal previous to last year to establish a 
grand reputation for Bonnie Scotland, as it was frequently asseited previ- 
ously that his progeny, although fast, could not stay over a distance of 
ground. As soon as the old sire was removed from Illinois, to be mated 
with a better class of mares at Belle Sleadc, the Bonnie Scotlands became 


fiinions. Brambalctta began her career at tlie Spring meeting of the Ken- 
tucky Association at Lexington, Ijut ran third in both the stakes there. 
Going to Louisville, however, slie captnred the Ladies' Stakes by two 
lengths, in 0.50, beating a ticld of 12. The stake was worth $1,550, which 
was a very promising beginning for the little (illy. At the same meeting she 
ran second to Hindoo in the Tennessee Stakes, three-quaiters of a mile, both 
carrying five pounds e.xtra. The race was a very good one, the time being 
1.16, and behind Brambaletta were such good ones a.i Ripple, Alhambra, 
Bootjack, and .Maretzek. The stable then <-aoie East to take part in the 
opening of the new couise of the Coney Island Jockey Club, and Braiuba- 
letta was entered in the initial race, which was a handicap sweepstakes of 
five furlongs. Sir. Burnhani was an.xious for the honor of winning the first 
event, and Brambaletta gratified his wish, for she beat Harold and the rest 
bv two lengths. At the same meeting she came in contact with Spinaway 
in the Surf Stakes, the latter carrying sevsn pounds e.xtra. It was a very 
exciting race, and Spinaway won it by a neck only. Subsequently Bramba- 
letta, with her stable coni])anion. Baltic, appeared in the Introductory 
Scramlile, at Saratoga, but, alter a close race, she was beaten liy Beatitude 
and Knight Templar. This was somewhat disappointing to Mr. Burnham, 
as he expected to duplicate the cmip on the first day at Gravesend. On the 
fourth day of the meeting Brambaletta was stripped for the Saratoga stakes, 
in which she was to measure strides with a colt that had not yet been seen 
in public, but who had a great private reputation. This was Crickmore. 
The race terminated in a match between the two, and the little filly was 
beaten a length, in \.\~\. On the very next day she ran again in a three- 
<]uarter dash for all ages, and was beaten by Girofle in 1.16J. She was now 
given a few days' rest, and her next-day essay was in the Kentucky Stakes, 
on August 7th, when she easily disposed of her competitors; and this was 
the first of a scries of victories, for Brambaletta was not beaten the remain- 
der of the campaign. She won a dash of five furlongs on August 11th. and 
on the 2f!tli of the same month, won a dash of five furlongs and 200 yards in 
1.15|. Going to Sheepshead Bay again, Brambaletta won the opening race 
of the meeting as she did in the Spring. It was a dash of five furlongs, and 
was run in 1.00^, a remarkable race. She and Bonnie Lizzie subseijuently 
run a dead heat for the Autumn Stakes, which was divided. At Brighton 
Beach Brambiletta defeated Bonnie Lizzie by three lengths for the Septem- 
ber Stakes, and closed her campaign by capturing the Nursery Stakes at the 
Fall Meeting of tin' American Jockey Club. 

Thus, Brambaletta started seventeen times and captured tiine races, ran 
one <lead heat, was four times second, and was third thn e times, the amount 
til her credit being ijSll.OoO. The record of this game daughter of Bonnie 
Scotland is reunirkable, and in view of the fact that she is engaged in the 
leading stakes her mnvemi-nts will be watched with muih interest. Of 
course mares are very uncertain in the sprmg-time, and Brambaletta has not 
been doing well recently. She is in the West, ami nuiy come out all right 
by the time the st ikes are run in the East, as she has a good constitution, 
and is a good feeder without being a glutton, as was her distinguished 
brother. But while Bramble only started seven times asa 2yearold, Brair 



baletta was forced to do a vast amount of work, which may injure litr 
chances for the present year. She has an immense line of engagements, 
beginning with the Sewanee stakes at the Nashville spring meeting, running 
in mo^t of the principal stakes in Kentucky ; then beginning the campaign 
in the eastern circuit at Baltimore (she is in the Chesapeake stakes), Brani- 
bak'tta's name continues in the Fordham liandicap, "Wither's and Hunter 
stakes at Jerome Park ; theJIermaid and September stakes at Sheepshead 
Bay ; the Brighton and Sea Breeze stakes at Brighton Beach ; the Monmouth 
Oaks, Ocean, and West End Hotel stakes at Long Branch ; the Alabama, 
Clarendon Hotel, and Congress Hall stakes at Saratoga, and finally, the 
Vestal stakes, to be run at the fall meeting of the JIaryland Jockey Club. 
Having dwelt so long upon the record of the crack 3-year-olds of the Cassa- 
daga string, a brief allusion to the other three fillies is all that will be neces- 
sary. Bride Cake and By-the-Way are both daughters of Bonnie Scotland, 
the former out of Jlozelle, by Jack Malone, and the latter out of Carotin, by 
imp. Scythian. Bride Cake started eleven times last year, and won two 
purse races, was second on two occasions, and was three times third, the 
amount to her credit being $431. By-the-Way appeared in a dozen races, 
of which she captured two, the Flash stakes at Saratoga, and a purse of 
$500 at Sheepshead Bay. She ran second once, and was twice third, and 
lier winnings amounted to $3,7.50. Gamacita is a gray filly, by John Mor- 
gan, out of Meteor, by Childe Harold, who started in four events, and only 
gained third place in one of them. All these fillies have long lines of engage- 
ments, and are, therefore, responsible for a very large amount in forfeits. 

Of the three colts. Banter, by Bonnie Scotland, out of Bcnecia, by Jack 
JIalone, is probably the best, although it is unsafe to say anything about a 
Bonnie Scotland until his third year. The plainer looking they are the 
better, for a handsome Bonnie Scotland does not make a first-class race-horse. 
Banter started ten times last year, and did not reach the winning-post in the 
lead. He was second five times, however, and third once, and placed §700 
to his credit at the close of the campaign. He ran second to Hindoo in the 
Alexander stakes at Louisville, was second to Spinaway in the Foam stakes 
at Sheepshead Bay, and was second to his stable companion, By-the-Way, 
in the Flash stakes at Saratogii, which he could have won if necessary. 
Was second to liis companion, Brambalett;i, for the Nursery stakes, and 
second to Strathspey in a three-quarter dash at Jerome Park. He gave the 
latter five pounds, and was only beaten half a length. Banter's record is a 
good one, although he has yet to win his maiden race. He will give a good 
account of himself during the coming campaign, if judgment is exerci.'ed in 
running him. With the reckless disregard of consequences in incurring 
heavy forfeits, which distinguished Mr. Burnham in the outset of his career 
as a turfman. Banter has been entered in a large number of important events, 
— about thirty stakes in all. Omitting his Western engagements, and roniing 
into the Eastern circuit, his name appears in the Preakness and Breckinridge 
stakes at Baltimore, the Fordham handicap, Withers and Jerome stakes, at 
Jerome Park, the Tidal and September stakes at Sheepshead B.ay, the 
Brighton, Appeal, Sea Breeze, Autumn, and three other stakes at Brighton 

112 M I S C E L L A N E U P . 

Beach, tlip Travers. Keniior, Excelsior, Cash handicap, Sequel, Summer 
handicap, United States Hotel and Grand Prize of Saratoga. At Long 
Branch he is in the Ocean, Champion, and Jersey St. Leger stakes. Baltic, 
the second colt on the list, is by Bonnie Scotland, out of Ermcngarde, by 
Lightning, and started four times last season, and ran second on two occa- 
sions, while Barnton, the third colt, is by the same sire, out of Jessamine, 
by Brown Dick, and started twice without being placed. They are engaged, 
like Banter, in a vast number of stakes, and must improve on their last 
year's form to get themselves out of the forfeit list. 


Jlr. Burnham was la^t year the principal buyer at the Belle Sleadc sale, 
as he was in 1870. Of the twenty-four yearlings that were disposed of, he 
became the owner of sixteen, and he was also a large buyer at the Sanford 
sale. The Cassadaga string, therefore, presents a strong division of young- 
sters to take part in the struggle for the infimt honors of the year. There 
are eighteen being prepared, and Ilarvey Welch will have his hands full in 
getting them in shape for their respective engagements. There arc ten colts 
and eight fillies, representing five sires. Those by Bonnie Scotland are 
Bonnie Rose, b. f, out of Melrose, by Childe Harold; Bicycle, cli. f, out of 
Illosell'e, by Jack Malone; Burnham, ch. c, out of Sally Crow, by Albion; 
and Bonhi-ur, b. f., out ot Blondin, by Commodore. Those by John Jlorgan 
are Panorama, out of Lantana, by Captain Elgee ; Evasive, b, f , out of 
Evadne, by Lexington; Capias, b. c, out of iladeira, by Jack Slalone; 
Replevin, b. c, out of Blink Bonnie, by Bonnie Scotland; Messalina, ch. f., 
out of Fannie Barrow, by imp. Albion. Those by Glenelg are Hiram B., 
b. c. out of Cordelia, by Lexington ; Charley B., b. c, out of Item, by Lex- 
ington ; Caroline B., b. f, out of La Polka, by Lexington; and Louanna B., 
out of Notalile, by Planet. The three by Monarchist are Frank B., b. c, out 
of Alala, by War Dance; JIate, ch. f., out of imp. Bon Bon, by Macaroni, 
and Ida B., out of Katinka, by imp. Australian. The two by Virgil are 
Kite, b. c. out of Grecian Bend, by Lexington, and Cluxrlcy B., out of Lady- 
like. Most of these are engaged in all the baby stakes. 

Xew York Times, May 10, 1SS2. 

Si.rtij-tld-ft: Animals sold hy (luctioti in the American Institute BuihUnt] yester- 
day {Tuesday). — 2'he Purchasers and the Prices. 
The third annual spring sale of Jersey cattle from tlie herds of prominent 
breeders and fanciers began yesterday morning, under the management of 
Peter C. Kellogg & Co., at the American Institute Building, and will be 
continued to-day. To-morrow and Friday will be devoted to the sale of 
the Oxford Park herd, owned by T. S. Cooper and William B. JIaddux, of 
Reading, Hamilton Co., Ohio. Sixty-three animals were sold yesterday, the 
average of prices being rather higher than at last year's sale. Most of the 
cattle were of exceptionally fine breeding, and were shown in good condi- 
tion. The sensation of the day wa- the sale of the young heifer, Nancy Lee 


II, for $1,550. She was bred and owned by S. M. Bumham (No. 228), 
Saugatuck, Conn., and is of a solid lemon-fawn color, with brown switch, 
large udder, and good escutcheon. She was purchased b}' F. Theodore 
Walton, who also bought many other high-priced animals. 

The Breeders' Prize, for the breeder obtaining the highest average price 
on a consignment of not less than live animals, was on exhibition through 
the day on the auctioneer's stand. It is a solid hammered silver milk-pail, 
of almost full size, with a cylindrical receptacle for ice in the center, and 
ornamented on the e.xterior with flowers, grasses, and butterflies. 

Tlie second day's (Wednesday) sale of Jersey cattle at the American Insti- 
tute Building, by Peter C. Kellogg it Co., was very successful in the average 
of prices, and in the high figures reached in some of the sales. The attend- 
ance was large, and the bidding in many cases very spirited. The greatest 
interest was manifested in the competition over the fine young cow, Princess 
II, three years old. The bidding for her ran up easily to $3,000, when an 
enthusiastic burst of applause broke from the spectators. The bidding 
then rose, by fifties and hundreds, to $3,500, §4,000, and $4,500. The animal 
was finally knocked down to Mr. S. 51. Schooniaker, of Baltimore, Md., at 
$4,800. She was sired by Khedive, and her dam was Princess, both of the 
Island of Jersey, and she was imported in 1879, by Mr. E. P. P. Fowler, 
from the herd of Mr. A. Le Gallais, St. Brelade's, Island of Jersey. She was 
sold by Mr. S. M. Burnham. She is of a light fawn color, with a white 
switch, very yellow skin, large and perfectly formed udder, and prominent 
milk veins. Her pedigree embraces the names of many famous milk and 
butter producing cows, and a point in her favor was good size, which many 
of the other entries lacked. The highest price of Tuesday'^ sale, $1,550. 

Oct. 5. The highest price ever paid for a Jersey was brought by Sir George, 
a magnificent bull, between 3 and 4 years old. He is by Guy Fawkes, out of 
Brown Bess, both belonging to the highly commended foundation stock of 
the Island of Jersey. Sir George has proved himself the best son of Guy 
Fawkes, and his grandsire was regarded as the best of Coomassie's sons. 
Sir George is the sire of S. M. Bumham's famous bull. King Koflfee, out of 
Coomassie and of Azuline 11, sold at the Herkness sale, July 19, 1882. 

Oct. 19. A large number of Jersey cattle, from the farms of some of the 
leading members of the American Jersey Cattle Club, was placed under the 
hammer yesterday at the American Horse Exchange. The collection com- 
prised many valuable animals. A list of the principal animals sold is 
appended. Among them, 
Mabel Labey, by Guy Fawkes, out of Mabel II ; owned bv S. M. Bumham 

Col. Russell, Milton, Mass., '- - $2,000 

Lome, by Guv Fawkes, dam unnamed; owned by S. M, Burnham. .J. S. 

Holly, Pla'infield, N. J., - $1,400 

Buzz, by Victor, out of Nellie Le Brocq ; owned bv S. M. Burnham, Sauga- 
tuck, Conn. John F. Holly, New York, - " - - - $800 

At a "Jersey" auction sale in New York, Tuesday, Mr. S. M. Bumham 
of Saugatuck, in this State, sent a cow, "Queen of the Farm," 9,009, 6 years 
old, which was bought by John I. Holly of Plainfield, N. Y., for $1,300. 


May 25, 1883. The sale of Jersey cattle was continued to day at Ilerkness 
Bazaar in Philadelphia. Good prices were obtained, ranging generally 
between $400 and ^875. The exceptions were Lady Bountiful, sold to C. 
Easthorpe of Nilcs, Ohio, for $1,300, and Pilot's Rose, to S. M. Bumham 
of Connecticut, for $2,400. Pilot's Rose is a handsome specimt-n of founda- 
tion stock, and is registered in Jersey Herd-book and Jersey Cattle Club's 
Herd Register. She was dropped in January, 1880, was sired by Pilot, and 
bred bv Mr. Bree, Parish of St. Clements, Jersey. She is half-sister to 
Khedive's Primrose, who sold for $1,000. Pilot's Rose was purchased from 
the breeder by P. J. Brideaux, St. Hellers, Jersey, in 1881. The entire herd, 
133 head, brought $5G,07.J. 


No. 1, 1st generation. 

No. 1, 1st generation. 

"^JAJTTUV^ sJ^-^K^Jr^O^^n. No. 2, 2d generation. 

/l^;^Va^^'^ ^<~^ -^-C t/Zy^^ ?^t /C^rr /^^ . No. 17, 3d generation. 
a^l^/i;' C^UrrMan'^ no. is, 3d generation. 

No. 21, 3il generation. 




Q^X^Z/ j2/i)U^^t</u2^ ^^ ^^ 

, 5tli generatiou. 

i!^ ^ifi^i^yf^/^ 


No. 71, 5th gcneratic 

No. 71, 6th generation. 

:W ^.vSioTT^y^ 


No. 12.3, Gth generation. 

7^^M/7/my/\^^'o. u.. 

1.2,6th generat'n. 


Built in far other times, these crumbling walls 
Now echo but the owlet's midnight calls: 
Through the mouldering roof the rain-drops fall, 
And the ivy creeps through lattice and liall. 
No more long-vanished forms pass through the door. 
Afar their children's children sought the shore 
Of a distant land, and there they dwelt unknown, 
Remote from these grey walls once called their own ; 
Nor knew their heritage, till brought to light 
The buried clue — long hid and lost to sight. 



The following extract is from a letter received by the covipiUr from one 

of the descendants of Thomas Burnham, sen., of Hartford, Conn. 

" In a letter which I received from Herefordshire, England, a 
number of years ago, the writer, a lady, informed me, that from 
deeds in possession of her husband's family (his name being 
Burnam), it would appear ' that hi? predecessors once resided at 
an ancient seat, now a ruin, called Hatfield, between Bromyard 
and Leominster, towns in Herefordshire, and that they were 
related to the old family of Geers, from whom the place and 
property descended to our late County Member, Sir John Geers 
Cotterell, Bart. These facts leave little or no doubt that the 
Burnhams were an old Herefordshire family, and the same from 
which you are descended.' " 

" My correspondent goes on to say, that she has old books, as 
old as 1570, with the name of 'Thamas Burnam' written in 
them. The name is now extinct in that part of England." * 

Since commencing the preparation of this second edition for 
publication, the compiler has used every effort to discover the 
writer of the above letter (the letter lost, witli the address of the 
writer) received by him some sixteen years since, in order that 
he might obtain a clew to the family in England possessed of 
the papers referred to, that they might be used in establishing 
the connection between the American family and its English 
ancestors. Bat not succeeding, he wrote to the Vicar of Hat- 
field, who in his very interesting work, entitled " Episodes in the 
Life of an Indian Chaplain" (page 360), says " The Church of 
Hatfield, in the prettily-wooded county of Hereford, presents 
little of interest, with the exception of some curious old monu- 
ments, with quaint inscriptions, of the Burnam family. This 
ancient and honorable family dated back to A.D. 1100, and still 
have descendants in the U. S. America. The Hatfield estate, 
comprising nearly the whole village, is now," etc. The compiler 
feels deeply indebted to the Kev. Mr. Pettigrew for furnishing 

• Tliii extract from the letter was publiiheJ Lq the first edition of the Genealogy. 

118 E N G L I S H n M E . 

liiin plicitourajihs ot' Uattielil Court and Cliureli, with substan- 
tially the tVilluwing int'oniiatidii : 

The Burnams were seated at Ilattield Court, Herefordshire.* 
The old Court, now a ruin, was rebuilt in the thirteenth century 
xqwn the site of a still older building. The remains of a moat 
arc still traceable. The walls of the main part remain standing, 
with the arms, in stone over the entrance, similar to Xo. 2 (page 
20\ and to that preserved in the taniily here. It is dismantled 
of all its beautiful oak wainscoting, which has been transferred 
to the new Hatfield Court built about thirty years since by the 
Ashton fitnily. In the parish Churcli (St Leonard's) thei'e 
remains a tablet bearing this inscription : 


this lie the l)odys of 

William Burnam 

and Joan his wife. 

He died May 21, IGOS, 

aged 54. 

She died ]\ray the 7"', 

1720), aged 80. 

The chancel has been rebuilt, but there remained (ISSO) three 
Large slabs to the memory of the Burnams, two within the 
chancel. These covered the floor of the sanctuary witln'n the 
altar rails, and have now (ISSl) been removed outside, to the 
churchyard, to give place to a new floor of encaustic tiles. The 
first of the sepulchral slabs bears this inscription : 

In memory of !Mi'. Josejih Burnam, 

late of this Parish, 

who departed this life 

the 11"' day of April, 

(year undecipherable) in the 1.")"' year of his age. 

On the church records is found the marriage of Francis Walker 
of Eastham and Elizabeth Burnam of Hatfield. Hatfield Court, 
through this connection, probably passed from the Burnams to 
the Walkers, for on a slab in the church, adjoining those of the 

•This place must by no monns be confouniied with Hatfield House, Herttordshire, one 
of the stateliest of the stately homes of Englaud. In England such intimation would bo In this country it may bo well to mention that the similarity is only in 


Burnam family, there was one bearing tliis inscription: "Under- 
neatli are deposited tlie remains of Mr. Joseph "Walker, late of 
Ilattield Court," etc. This property then passed to Sir Thomas 
Geers, also related to the Burnams, and from the Geers to Sir 
John Geers Cotterell, Bart., whose family sold it to the Ashton 
family, who now hold it. The records on the parish register go 
no farther back than 1615, are not easily deciphered, and several 
years are wanting. Since that date there are but five births, 
three marriages, and live burials of Burnams recorded. Thomas 
Burnam, curate, from 1723 to 1726, and from 1733 to 1741. 

This correspondence, in connection with the English lady's 
letter, cum multis aliiSy proves that the Burnams were an old 
Herefordshire family, and warrants the belief that Hatfield was 
the home of our English ancestors. * 

"Nov. 20, 163.5. Thomas Burnham, IS years old, imbarqued 
for the Barbadoes, in the Expedition, Peter Blacklee, Master, 
took the oath of Allegiance and Supremacy, Examined l)y the 
Minister of the town of Gravesend.'' 

This Thomas Burnham was born in 1617, and is undoubtedly 
the same Thomas Burnham who came to Hartford, as the name 
and date of birth correspond. Many emigrants left the Barba- 
does, — owing to tlie political troubles, — about the time of his 
appearance in Hartford, Conn. 

•About the time of the first emigration to America, the remnant of the Burnam farail.v 
lingering at Hatfield had become, or were about to be, dispersed, a part remaining in 
England, principally in Wales, and a part coming to this country, the family, as well as 
the old Court, having drifted to its decadence. 

' Lo! all groTT old and die — but see again, 
How on the faltering footsteps of decay 
Youth presses." 

' Thus do the generations of the earth 
Go to the grave, and issue from the womb." 







1. TiKiMAS r.ri-.NiiAM, Scnr.. of Hartford and Potiinke; 

born in England IGIT; died June 28, 16SS ; a- 71 years; 
married 1030 I Anna (Wright ?) ; 

born in England 1(120?; died Aug. .5, 1703. 


Elizabeth, b. »1640, ni. Nicholas Morccocl^, d. Dec. 2, 1720. 

• Mai^-, li. 1042, m. Mar. 21, lii70 William Morton, d. -Ian. 2.5, 1720. 

Anna, li. 1C14, m. Apr. 7, 16G5 Samuel Gaine,«, d. Nov. 29, 1722. 

2 Thomas, b. 1646, m. .Ian 4, 1676 Naomi Hull, d. Mar. 19, 1726. 

3 John, b. 1648, m. Nov. 12, 1684 Mary Olcott, d. Apr. 20, 1721. > 

4 Samuel, b. 16.50, m.' Oct. S, 16S4 M.ary Cadwell, d. Apr. 12, 1728. 

5 William, b. 16.52, m. June 28, 1681 Elizabeth Loomis, d. Dec. 12, 1730. 
G Richard, b. 16.54. m. June 11, 16S0 Sarah Humphries, d. Apr. 28, 173K 

Rebecca-, b. 1656, m. Apr. 6, 16S5 William Maan, d. 

Thomas Bnrnliani, Seiir. (descended from the Burnams of 
Herefordshire, England, see pages IIG to 118), the records show 
t(i have been educated, and. — on first coming to this country-, — to 
have practiced as a lawyer, and to have been of a very deter- 
mined character. They further seem to show that in emigrating 
to the Colonies he was moved less by religious scruples than by 
a desire to improve his fortunes. In the earliest records in 
America on wdiich his name appears, he signs it Thomas Burnam. 
He is lirst recorded in Hartford as bondsman for his servant 
Riishmore, " that he should carry good behavior." In his suc- 

• These approximate the dates of birth. 





cessful (k't'eii^e iif Al)i::':iil r>ett>, accu^cil oflila-plieiiiy, " fiir saviiii; ; 

lier iieek," lie \v;i.- proliiKitt'il tVniii fm-tlier ])racti(.-e in the ('mirts. 
He then erected hi,- ^arrisoii-huu.-e at I'utuiike, dU lands he liad ■ 

pureliased tV. mi the Indians, His tirst juirehuse of pripperty in 
Hartford was on the earner of ^lain and State streets. In KI.")!) 
lie ]Mirehase<l df Tantoninio (a (ine-eyed Indian, and eliief Sai-hem 
of the Piitunke Trilie), a ti'aet (if hind now euvered \>y the tuwns 
of .South ^\'illdr-ul■ and Kast Ilaittbrd, on which he resided, ami a 
jiart (_if whirl) is still in the [lossession of his descendants. In Api'il, 
Ititlo, the Court haviiiL;' heard the rep<.irt of a Ooniinittee apjiointeil 
fii' that purpose, ■" Came to a eonelusioii respeetiny; Thomas 
liurnam, his contract with Tantoiiimo, it appears that part of the 
s'' Lands laid (Uit to the ?•'' liurnam doth lieloUi; to Foxens" suc- 
cessors, liy a git't Fuxeiis to his Allies, thd'ef jre ordered " 
that s"" Hurnam sh.all enjoy only that land which Tantoiiimor 
can |iro\-e to he his jiropei'ty, iVc By a deed dated August, Ififil,'- 
(now in my possession), Ai-ramameiit, Taipiis, and fuir <ither 
Indians, Foxens' successors or Allie.-^ (claiuiiui;; through Foxens, 
the right and title to all the lands at Potunk, with their claim 
indorsed liy the Court as above), made over '''for ourselves and suc- 
cessors all our right and title in those lands aforesayd unto Thomas 
Bnrnam and his heirs." These deeds are supjdeniented, and the 
title contirmcd to Thomas Burnhaui, Senr. (one of fifteen heirs),- 
by the will f dated April 29, 16S-i, of Joshua Uneas, Sachem, sou 
of Uneas, Saeiiem of ]\Ionheag, claiming authority over all the 
Fviver Tribes, who gi\c,~ them, " Item, all that tract of land King 
from the mountains in sight of Ilartfoi'd, i'iorthwai'<l, to a ]Hind 
called Sheiyijiipic (now Coventry), East to Williuuintucke river. 
South by said river, W'e^t by Hartford bounds," Arc, i\:e. ItW'.t;, 
llarth, liarnard and W'" Pitkin ^ued Thomas Purnham, senr., 
(daiming ;i part of the land.- at Poilunk as belongiui; to Jacob 
Mygatt, whose <-laim:J; they had purchased; Court ordei's the 
land divided, but Pui'iihani ret'uses to surrender jiossessioii, and 
Burnhaurs wife, with a company of men and women drive the 
workmen of Parnard and Pitkin otf troin the land. " He was a 
large landholder in the Colony." His house at Potiinke was one 
of the five on the east side of Connecticut river to he fortified ! 

and garrisoned during the Indian war of 1075. In lf341) he was I 

• I';ise 40. t Page 41. 

t Tlirough TiintoTiimu's .leo.l niono. 


bomlsuiiii) tor liis survant Rushinure; also i.hiiiitiff in Court, con- 
tra John Bennett, deft. IC'io on tlie Jury. W:,C, again jJaintiti' 
contra William Xellsy, deft, action about hunting liogs. Same 
year chosen constable. lOSO Atty for Jeremy Ad'ams, pltf, con- 
tra Sam' Wright, Jr. of Northampton, def't., damage £100. 
Same Court pltf, contra Thomas Spencer and John Holleway, 
def'ts., action of trespass. Kecpiired to appear at this Court! 
1660 pltf contra Richard Fellows, deft., case of refusing to pay 
rent of land. 16t;2 complained of by Jonathan Gilbert tl)r abus- 
ing him in the case of Abigail Betts, gives bonds to keep the 
peace. This year (1662) he was Attorney for Abigail Betts, 
accused of blasphemy. She was not executed, hut he was con- 
demned to " ye prison-keep " by tlie Court foi' '•muin'j liev neck"; 
he appeals to "ye Generall Court," defends liimself strongly and 
shrewdly, and closes by demanding ''Justice accordhnj to Laiv,'" 
and declares liimself a " Suhject and Denason of England.'' The 
sentence of the Magistrates was not curried into effect, with the 
exception of his being deprived of his citizenship for a time, and 
prohibited from acting as attorney for others in the Courts,* but 
allowed to argue his own cases. Fi-om 1666 to 16SS there were 
frequent lawsuits f between Bartholomew Barnard and William 
Pitkin, pltfs., and Thomas Burnham, def't, concerning Podunk 
lands. Court orders the land divided, but Burnham "refuses to 
render possession, and harasses Barnard and Pitkin, in his turn, 
by frequent suits at law, and they i)etition the Assembly for 
relief Thomas Buridiam held this land under a deed from Tunla- 
nimo; after hearing the report of the committee appointed, 1660, 
to Io,,k into this claim, the authorities asserted that the greater 
part of the land belonged to Arramet, Taquis, Arc; Bu'i-nham 
held a deed from those chiefs; he also held under the ivill of Uncas, 
M-hich title was acknowledged to be good by the " Act of the 
Assembly, IMay, 1706" (page 42), yet they bounded out to 
Thomas Buridiam the land luhich they chose to consider as belon.'- 
ing to Tantanimo, and hehad heretofore made treaties with them 
Hi the Sachem of Pod u)ik. Against this boundarv Burnliam per- 

* Hi. insi.tinj: in his plea.lings on following the English l.iw of the Mosaic, 
!mi\ perhaps his opinion, or want of opinion, on infant baptism and kindred suUiccts' 
which at this time exerted a powerful influence in civil as well as religious alTairs, was 
the evident cause of the antagonism of the Colonial authorities. This Colony had adopted 
a theocratic form of government. 

t Supported, if not instigated, liy the government. 


sistcntly protected and conteited, and it resulted in tlie ajiiKiint- 
ment, in l^SS, at a Town meeting vf tlie inhabitants of Hartford, 
" of a CoinmiUee,{n behalf of this To>ru, to treat with Thomas Burnliavi, 
Senior, upon his claira to the lands on tlie East side the Great Biver.'' 
He divided tlie greater part of his estate among his children (by 
deed) before his death, with the condition attached that it should 
remain in the family. His widow did not ]jroduce his will when 
it was called f>r by the Court; it was subsequentlv proved bv 
the witnesses to the initial nient, June, li.i'Ji). 

S E C O X D G ]■: X E II A T I o y . 

2. Thomas Bl'kmiam (son of Thomas') of Podnnk ; 
^btirn 164G ; died ilar. I'.i. 17:.'r, ; 

married Jan. 4, lO'C, Xaomi Hull; 
born Feb. 17, li;57: died Mar. 1,% 1727. 


7 b:ip. Ayir. 16, lors, m. Nov. 19, 1711 Elizabeth Stronrr, d. M:n- 12, 1720. 
Jolm, b;ip. JI:iy 22, lOH, probably uninniTieil and J. vmui^. 
Elizabeth, bap. June 4, 1084, m. Mar. 4, 1702 Kiohanl Gilinau, d. Mar. 7, 175S. 
Sarah, b,ap. Mnr. 7, 10J7, m. Multurd, d. 

Naomi, bap. Juue 3, lOtS, m. May 7, 1713 Josiah Gaylurd, d. Jan. 1, 1702. 

8 Charles, bap. May 10, lOyO, m. Nov. 7, 1727 Lydia Willi.ams, . d. Nov. 15, 177'J. 
Mary, bap. July 12, 1092, m. Apr. 12, 1712 ? Lt. John Anderson, d. Sep. 30, 17.:7. 
Abigail, bap. Mar. lb, 1094, in. Apr. 12, 1712 ? Jonah Williams, d. Sep. 20, 1732. 
Josi.ah, bap. Sep. 0, lO'jO, d. 

j\Irs. Xaomi Bnridiam was the dauo-liter of •Josiah Hull of 
(Hommonosit) Killingwortli. (Mr. Hull wa^ Deputv to the (icn- 
eral Court from ^\'iIld^.lr lti.".',t, "r.d, and 'i'rj, ami K'iljin--- 
wi.rth l(;t!7-74.) She was born at Wimbur, ('onu. The ivecn-ds 
of the (_'olonial rai-liiMilar Court say that Tliomas IJurnliani, .Ir., 
w:is married to Xifuiii Hull of Killiiii,avortli Jan. It!, Jt;7t;, hv 
Edw;ii-d Griswold ; but the tamily reeoi'ds give the date Januarv 
4, a> abiive. 'J'homa> Huridiam's will dated ]\[ar. 1."), KL'tl. 
Inventory taken ]\Iarrh /'.Ist. Offered for probate Ajiril .")tli, bv his 
son Charles, executor. Allowed to stand good, Xo\. 1, 17L't!, the 
widiiw being pri;'sent an<l not objei/tinL;-. 

Josiah and Xa i il!urnham) (JayluriTs daughter Naomi mar- 

I'ied Nathaniel Ilayden. Tlirir .-uu I.ovi married ^I.ii-;i:iret 
Strong. Their ^nn J>evi marrieil "Wealthy Haskell, the ptireiits 
of J. H. Hayden, Esq., of AV'indsor Locks, Conn. 



3. Jciiix BrENHAM {son of Tliomas^) of Potuiik ; '''' 

born KUS; died Apr. 2i), 1T:>1 ; 

married Xov. VI, 16S4 Mary Oleutt ;^ 
l.orti May 1, 16.5S ; died Dee. 13, 1730. 


Thnmn?, bap. Doc. 26, ]6S6, unmarried. d. voniiT. 1705. 

9 Caleb, bap. Oct. IT, 1688, m. Mar. 20, 1736 Sarah (Gaylord ?) d. Apr. 3, 1750. 

10 John, bap. Oct. 24, 16S;i, m. Oct. 17, 1720 Sarah Speucer, d. .\pr. Ir, 177ii. 
Mary, bap. Dec. 19, 1690, m. Jime 6, 1717 Stephen Webster, d. 

Rachel, bap. .Mar. 30, 1692, unmarried, d. voun^. 

Amy, b.ap. July 30, 1693, unmarried, d. youn:r. 

Sarah, bap. Sep. 15, 1695, m. Dec. 7,'1727 Elisha Pratt, d. .May 11, 1767. 

Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 28, 1696, unmarried, d. vtainj. 

11 Jonathan, bap. Feb. 26, 1697, ni. Nov. 12, 1727 Hann.ah Bidwell, d. Feb. 17, 17>7. 

12 Jabez, bap. May 14, 1699, m July 12, 172.5 Martha Williams, d. July 27, 175s. 

John Buriiliain, lil<e his tather, was a large landholiler. There 
is a deed on sheepskin from Thos. Bni-iiham, Sen., to his son 
Jolni, of hinds at Podunk. There is also a deed from Pojio (an 
Indian) to Joliii Burniiam, of lands on Connecticut river. Also 
a deed from tliree squaws to tlie s'' J(jlin and three of his brcitliers. 
Will dated April VI, 1721 ; e.xhibited May 2d, by Mary, his ^vidow, 
and John, his sun ; ap]iro\ed and allowed by Court; inventoi-ied 
May 15, 1721. 

Steplien Wel>ster, husband of Mary, died 1724. She again 
married, Aj)r. 0, 1730, Eben Men-ill. 


4. Samui-.l r^i i;niia:m {^on of Thomas') uf Potunk, E;i?t Windsor; 

boi'ii lt;,-,(i: died Apr. 12, 172S; 

married Oct. S. I(;s4 Mary Cadwell ; 
born Jan. S, Kir.'.t ; died Aj.r. lit, 17;3S. 


Hannah, bap. Jan. 2, 1686, m. Oct. 17, 1717 Jeremiah Drake, <\. Oct. 10, 1764. 

Ki.l>occa, bap. Dec. 5, 1688, unmarried, d. youn^-. 

Anna, liap. Oct. 10, 1690, m. M.ay 8, 1711 Ammi Trumbull, d. Au-. 10, 1753. 

Mary, bap. Mar. 13, 1692, m. Dec. 4, 1722 John Church, d. lu, 1767. 

Samuel, bap. Feb. 11, 1694, unmarried, d. 

13 Joseph, bap. Feb. 19, 1696, m. Oct. 16, 1728 Hannah Williams, d. May 20. 1772. 
William, bap. July 20, 1698, m. Apr. 18, 1734 Jerusha Clark, d. 

14 David, bap. Mar. 26, 1700, ra .Jan. 1, 1736 .Mary (Roberts?), d. Feb. 10, 1774. 

15 Timothy, bap. July 1, 1705, m. .Apr. 2, 1731 Nanmi Gilman, d. Mar. l-S, 1786. 

Samuel and Joseph ]^>urnham are petitioners to the General 
Court, 1721. His will, dated Xov. 2o, 1727. mentions wife 
Mary and all his children ; gives each'uf his five suiis a house 

♦The wife of No. 3, should be Mary Catlin, bom July 10"", 1666; slie was daughter of 
John and Mary (Marsh.all) Catlin, g^danghter of Thomas Catlin of Hartford. 


ainl t;iriii ; estiifr itivrii^iricil Ajir. I'.i, 172S; will jii-LseiitL'tl and 
iiuciitury (jxliiliitcil ]\Iay 7, 17l'^. by Saiiiuel and .Jo.sei)li liiirn- 
liaui, r^iiur cif tlc'cea-ed, L-xccufur?. 

Samuel IJumliam Imiv the title of " Ensign," as tlie East Wind- 
sor Records mention that "■ lusign'' Samuel Lurnliain was chosen 
moderator ofa nieetini;- hehl there Mar. 5, 1715-1*!. 

Eli/aheth, daui^-hter of William and Jerusha (Clark) Ijuriiliani, 
married July l."i, 174'J, Tliomas Ilisley : Glastoidniry Records. 


o. William l!i umiam (fon of T/iom<is'') of A\'ethersKeld, Conn.; 
lii.i-n KirrJ: died Dec. 12, 1 7;'.n ; 

inai'i'ied dune •2>', KiSl Elizahetli Loomis ; 
l)orn Au,--. 7. I(i5". ; died Nov. I'.t, 1717. 

< HiLrii:i:N. 

Eli/.;iherli, b. M.iy 20, 16s2, i.i. Jlay r2, ICliCi .Mioliaul Griswol,], ,[. Se|i. <>, 1741. 

16 Williiira, 1). .luly 17, 16?4, iii. SIny 1*, 1704 H,-innah Wulrutt, d. Sep. 23, 17.50. 
.loseijli, b. Alls- 7, 16S7, probably unniaiTicd, ' .1. Apr. 20, 1760 ?. 

17 KatlianicI, b. Jan. 3, 1690, m. May 5, 1714 Mehetabcl Chester, d. Hoc. 16, 1754. 
IS Jonathan, b. Mar. 21, 1692, lu. Jan. 1, 1715 .Mary Chester, d. Jan. 24, 17'.2. 

Mary, b. Sfp. 2, 1604, unniaiTie'i, d. Apr. 17, 1715. 

Abi-ail, b. D.'C. 16, 16U6, ni. Jan. 1, 1716 NatlianicI Tl. dps d. Jan. 2,1724. 
David, b. Oct. 12, 16'JS, probably unniaiTicd, d. S.-p. 10, 1741 ?. 

William riurnham recei\ ed from his father, Thomas Rnriiliam, 
Sen., in 1<!>4, a deed of land " hy gift." His son AVilliam grad- 
uated at Harvard College, 17oi'. and Nathaniel graduated at Yale, 
17o',t. '• This was one ot' the most rcs]iectal)lc families in "Wetli- 
erstield." — Hinman. JNIrs. Elizahetli Hiirnham was daughter of 
Nathaniel Loomis. Attta- her death Mr. Ihirnham married jNIrs. 
IMartha Ci'li'imii-on) (Jaylord, widow of Eleazur Gaylor<l ot' 
Windsor. She died Aug. 20. KoM. 


(1. KiciiAKD TU iiNiiAM (ion of Thoiiia^') of Potunke : 
iM.rn lf..->4: died A]iril 2^, 1731 ; 

married .Imic 11, Itisu .^arah Humphries; 
horn Mar. ti, l(;.")'.t; died Nov. -Js, 172»',. 


Sarab, b. July 11, 1683, ntimarric 1, d. young. 

i;.d..T,a, b. Se[i. 20, 16S5, ni. Ang. 2-, 1707 Tlp.nia- Ward, .1. Oct. 15, 1723. 

Merry, b. Apr. 14, 16S8, unra,arrk-d, d. young. 

Mary, b. May IS, 16l«), uninarritd, d. yuiuig. 

d. Ffb. 11, 




d. Dec. 26, 


d. Nov. 20, 


cl. Nov. 8, 



10 Richard, b. July 6, 1692, m. Mny 5, 1715 Abigail Easton, 

JIartlia, b. Oct. 2S, 101i4, m. July 13, 1741 John Tyler, 

Esther, b. Mar. 22, 1697, in. Aug. 31, 1721 Matthew CnJwell 

20 Charles, b. July 2.3, 1699, m. May 15, 1724 Dorothy Keeney, 

21 j Michael, b. May 3U, 1705, ni. Sep. 15, 1728 Lois Wise, 
f Susainiah,!). May 30, 1705, ni. (Daniel ?) Dickinso 

Riuluird Ijuriiluuu served in Narragansett expedition, 1675. 
Tliree Indian women, Sentawbrisk, Mainauclieeskqufv, and Wuii- 
neeneiiiiniau, gave a deed of land (a small part of the same lands 
the Indian Chiefs deeded in lliGl to Thomas Bnrnhani, Sen.) 
to Richard Bnrnham and tliree uf his brothers, dated the "Twen- 
ty JSTinth day of May, in the Tenth year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lady Anne, by the grace of God, Queen iVc. Aihkkj. 
Doni. 1711.'" There is also a deed from John Morecock to Rich- 
ard Bnrnham, uf land belonging tu Thomas Burnhani, Sen., and 
given by him to his daughter, the mother .of John Morecock, 
dated 1721. In 1730, the proprietors of the Five mile of land on 
the east side the great river, in the township of Hartford, con- 
firmed to the heirs of Thomas Bnrnham, Sen.,' the title to two 
hundred and twenty -seven acres of land, taken by said heirs, in 
place of hinds taken fi\im the estate of Thomas Bnrnham, Sen., 
by the town of Windsor. Richard Burnhani, like his brothers, 
inherited a large landed estate. ■ As was customary on such iso- 
lated homesteads, there were conveniences for doing all the work 
required on the place, — carpentering, blacksmith work, &c. It 
is recorded that owing to some repairing of the Indians' guns at 
his shop, he became involved in trouble with the authorities. 

Mrs. Sarah (Humphries) Burnhani was the daughter of Michael 
and Priscilla (Grant) Humphries of Windsor, Conn. 

Michael Humphi'ies came to Windsor in 1643. He married 
Priscilla Grant, Oct. li, 1647, and had two sons and five daugh- 
ters. Nov. 17, 1664, he (with others) as a member of the Church 
of England, demanded baptism for his children, and admission 
for himself to full church privileges in the non-conforming Church 
of Windsur. or else to be relieved of taxation in support of the 
ministry. For this demand he was before the Court, charged 
with making trouble in the Church. Before coming to Windsor 
he hatl probably been at Dorchester ; was freeman of Connecticut, 
16,57; he removed to Simsbury 1669, and died there before 1607. 
]Matthew Grant, father of Priscilla, was born in County Devon, 
England ; came in the Mary and John, 1630; removed 1635 to 

128 T H I n D G E \ F; R A T I N . 

Wiiiilsor, for tlif tirst plantation tlirro ; tVeeinan, Mav 1'-', ]»;r,i; 
wa^ many years town clerk, ami probably the ancestor ofCieneral 
ami Frc.-iijent (rrant. 


7. Thomas IIi-knham (.so?! of Tiiorna.-<-.ijiWjn of Thomns'), of Ilart- 

tord. Conn.; 
born Apr. HI, 107>; died :\Iay 12, 172i; .E. -t.S; 
married iV..v. \\ 1711 .Mr.<. Elizabeth (Strong) Boardman ; 
born Eeb. 20. UmI ; died Apr. IS, 172<>. 


22, b. .July 24, 1712, m. Apr. 20, 1737 Mary Barber, . .1. June 5, 1802. 
Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1715, , ,1. 

E?ther, b. .July 5, 1718, d. 

Thomas Btirnhani makes liis \vill Feb. 11, 172."i-ri, mentions 
Son Thoina?, danghtcrs Elizabeth and Esther. Eather-indaw ]\[r. 
Jno. Strong of Windsor e.xeeutoi-. lie gives his house an<l land 
to his son Tiionias. His •• large atid valuable" ejtate is invento- 
ried ^fay 2i», 1721'.. 

J[rs. ]!miiham was ilangliter of Jno. Strong, and widow of 
Xathaniel lioardman [liorman]. 


8. (' FncNiiAM {son of Thomas", gdson of Tlioma.i'). of 

Ilarttbrd, C'onn.; 
born .May If,, IC'.Hi ; died Nov. 1.-), 177;» ; ' 
married Nov. 17, 1727 Lydia Williams ; 
baptized Dec. 2, 170,-); dieil Dec. 12, 17."^n. 

23 Elcazur, b. Feb. 2. 172';', m. Nov. 12, 177S Tryiilienia Kin?, .i. Mar. 4, 181".. 

24 Gc;or<:e, b. Oct. 5, 1735, m. Dec. 12, 1772 liathsheb.a Dart, d. May 1,1812. 
Thankful, b. May 11, 1740, m. Nov. 13, 1759 Timothy Burnliam, d. May 22, 1824. 

Charles Furidiam of Hartford, will dated March 20, 17G1. 
tiives oneditdf of bis nii.vable, and the use of one-third of his 
real estate to his iieloved wife Lydia. Gives his daughter Thank- 
ful £50 besides what she has already received. Gives hi.-, son 
Eleazur a certain amount of land, and then divides the I'emain-, 
der of his estate e.pially between his sons Eleazur and George. 
And provides that if either of the s.his die without hiwful heirs 


of their body, their property shall tru to the surviving son, on 
])ayiiig a certain sum of nionej' to his daughter Thankful. Ap- 
points his beloved wife Lydia executrix, and his son Eleazur exec- 
ntor. Will exhibited Nov. 2.5, 1779, by Eleazur and Lydia 
liuruliam, executors, and Court ordered itrecorded. Jan.l,17S0, 
inventory exhibited. A large estate. 

Mrs. Lydia Burnhani was daughter of .Jonas Williams. 


9. Caleb Burnham {son of John ^, g^son of T/iomas^), of Hart- 
ford, Conn.; 

baptized Oct. 17, 16SS ; died Apr. 3, 17.50 ; 
married Apr. 15, 1739 Sarah (Gaylord ?) ; 
baptized May 19, 1714 ; died 


lifinc, b. i:41, d. 

Sarah, b. 1743, d. 

Anne, bap. Apr. 10, 1743. d. June 20, 1751. 

Levi, b. 174S, d. 

Jemima, bap. July 15, 1750, d. 

The Court grants administration May 21, 175", on the estate 
of Caleb Burnham, late of Hartford, dec'\ unto Sarah Burnham 
and Jabez Burnham, who give bonds in £l,O0rj. Inventory of 
the estate was exhibited in Court Jan. 1, 1751, by Sarah and 
Jabez Burnham, administrators. His clothes including his sword 
valued at £40. There was also " five Chains, Buttons, a Buckel 
&c. of Silver," besides 35 pieces of Silver.* Oct. 19, 1S53, The 
Court appoints Sarah Burnham, relict of Caleb Burnham, to be 
guardian to Isaac 12 years old, Sarah 10 vs., Anne 5 ys., and 
Jemima 3 ys., children of Caleb Burnham dec'^ and Sarah Burn- 
ham, and she gave bonds. The account of administration on 
the estate of Caleb Burnham was exhibited April 11, 17G7, Ijy 
Jabez Burnham and Sarah Burnham, administrators on the 
estate, Oct. 9, 1753. The said Sarah now moves for an order of 
distribution, &c. Sarah, the widow, has a third of the movable 
estate forever, and the use of one-third of the Real Estate. To 
Isaac, eldest son, a double part, and to Sarah, Anne, and Jemima 
Burtdiani, children of said deceased, to each of them one equal 

* Tlie General Court had ordered that if a man was not worth two hundred pounds 
ho should uiit wear gold or silver button;, or lace of the same material, 

130 T H I R D G E N E R A T I N . 

single share of s'' Estate, Arc. A]>ril 24, ITO'.i, Pistributiou was 
exhibited by Daniel JJiirr and Thomas Foster. A large estate. 

The oldest son Isaac was delegate from Hartland, Litchfiehl 
Co., Conn., to the Convention which ratified the Constitntioti of 
the United States, at Hartford, Jan. 7, ITsS. 

The Caleb BurnhaTii bap. Oct. 17, 16SS, probably died young, 
and another son of the same name was born in 1703 to John and 
Mary Bnndiain (Xo. 3), as his age at death is recorded as 47, and 
married as above. Tliis is simply conjecture. 


10. John Bukniiam {.son of Jolin^, g'^son of Thoaas'), oi P'ast 
Hartford, Conn.; 

born Oct. 24, IGSl* ; died Apr. IS, 177H ; 
married Oct. 17, 1720 Sarah Spencer ; 
born May 15, 1C07 ; died May 31, 1734 ; 
married May 27, 173S Esther AVilliams ; 
baptized June 7, 169*5 ; died Dec. 29, 1781. 


25 Sil.i?, b. Nov. 27, 1721, m. Sept. 3, 174G llannnli Morton, d. Mar. 23, 17K8. 
Mary, b. Dec. 30, 1722, unmarried, d. young. 
Stephen, b. Nov. 25, 1724, uunjarrieJ, d. youn^'. 
Sarah, b. July IS), 1727, m. JIar. 10, 1752 .Joseph Elmer, ^ d. Aug. 15, 1?12. 

26 Daniel, b. Nov. i, 1730, ni. Nov. 10, 1753 Susannah Burnham, ' d. Mar. 22, 1601. 
M.abel, b. May 7, 1734, m. June 14, 1702 Epaphras Wok-ott, d. Mar. 27, 1S14. 


Elisha, bap. June 8, 1740, d. 

John Burnham, Jr., having inherited his father's and grand- 
father's love for a large landed estate, made many additions tolas 
patrimony, which augmented its acreage, to the apparent dimi- 
nution of his means, a fre(]uent fault of landowners, and in his 
Case detrimental if not fatal, and it .undoubtedly led to his re- 
ceiving notes from his creditors (ixige 79) such as — with which — 
very j)o.ssibly, some of the name are still familiar. Among many 
deeds of land to him, is one from Robert Stedman (1715) of land 
in " Burnham Maddow.'' In 1723 there is a deed to him of land 
(at Podunk) from Daniel Gaines, which land Thomas Burnham, 
Sr., gave to his daughter, Anna Gaines, mother of Daniel. There 
is a deed dated 1729 (page — ) of a very extensive tract of land 
(a])]>arently several townships) on east side the great river from 
Xathaniel l!urnh,-im nf AVethersticId to .lohii Jr., tiiid Jiinatli;in' 


Burnli.ani. Anotlicr deed, dated 1744, to John Eurnliam, Jr., from 
ten persons, of undivided land at the three-mile upland called 
" Jamston plain." Also a deed dated 1753, from Peter Mills, Jr., 
to John Burnham, Jr., of thirty-five acres, at a place known as 
■ " ginston plain," in consideration of the sum of three hundred 

' eighty and five pounds, &c. He was collector of the minister 

rate, and collector of the school rate. There are manj- papers 
in my possession belonging to this branch of the family. 

" In the year of our Lord this 7"" day of August, 1765, Mr. 

1 John Burnham signed, itc. and declared the writing contained 

on this sheet of paper to be his last will and testament, etc., itc, 

! in presence of &c." In this will he mentions his loving wife 

r Esther Burnham, mentions sons Silas, and Daniel, and daughters 

I Sarah Elmer and Mabel Wolcott, and, along with other real 

estate, mentions land at Jamston plain, and at the five mile. 

Silas and Daniel Burnham executors. " Inventory of the estate 

of Mr. John Burnham who departed this life April IS, 1776, 

is as follows, (tc." : June 15, 1776, will exhiliited by Silas and 

Daniel Burnham, executors. 

ilrs. Esther Burnham was daughter of Gabriel Williams. 


11. JdN.VTHAN BrRXn.un {son of John^, g''son 6f Thomas'), of 

Buckland, Conn.; 

born Feb. 26, 16'.)7 ; died Feb. 17, 17S7 £. 90 ys. ; 

married Nov. 12, 1727 Hannah Bidwell ; 

born June 2, 1607; died Nov. 10, 1741. 

CHILD RE.X., b. Oct. 10, 1728, unmarried, d. 15, 1750. 

Abijali, b. Jan. 15, 1732, unmarried, d. May 30, 1750. 

Noah, b. Oct. 30, 1741, unmarried, d. May IG, 1746. 

As none of Jonathan Burnham's children lived to have fomi- 
lies, this branch ends with them. There is a deed to him and his 
brother John Burnham, Jr., from Nathaniel Burnham, of two or 
three townsliips of land on the east side the great river. 


12. Sergeant Jabez BrR.N'HAM(wft of John^, g''son of Tliomas'), 

of Hartford, Conn.; 

born May 14, 1699 ; died July 27, 175S ; 
married July 12, 1725 Martha Williams ; 
baptized Nov. 3, 17o6 ; died June 10, 1770. 

132 THIRD C E N E R A T 1 1 1 N . 


Cornelius, b. June 8, 1726, unmarried, i). .Iiilv 23, 17'!4. 

J;ibez, b. J:in. 12, 172S, unmarried, d. N..v. 21, 1730. 

Epaphras, b. Oct. 25, 1731, unmarried, d. Oct. 29, 1736. 

Dorc.-u=, b. Jlay 1.5, 1737, m. May 15, 1762 Roger Wolcott, d. Nov. 11, 1S23- 

The name is not perpetuated in this branch of tlie family. Cor- 
neliuri outlived his father a few years, and was administrator on 
his estate, but never married. Dorcas was the only child that 
married and reached old age. He, Jabez Burnliam, liad the title 
of Sergeant. Mrs. Bnrnham was daughter of Gabriel "Williams. 

Tlie Court granted administration on the estate Feb. 5, 17t]ii, 
unto Cornelius Burnliam of Hartford, who gave bonds with 
Gabriel Williams, and tuok letters, 6cc. Martha, the widow, had 
lier proportion of real estate during life, and her one-third of 
movable estate. Cornelius, the son, had a double portion of the 
remaining estate, and Dorcas Wolcott, only surviving daughter, 
a single share. Cornelius Burnham makes his will Julyl'.i. 1704, 
gives all his real estate in Hartford and Windsor to his dear 
Mother, Martha Burnliam, also gives her all his personal estate, 
and appoints her executrix. To his beloved sister, Dorcas Wol- 
cott, he gives "' one Joannes 4 VS peice." 

On tombstone of Jabez, Jr., who died jSTov. 21, lT3t'>, is in- 
scribed : 

" When I was young tlien I did die, • 

Anii may not you a^ well a* I." 


13. Cornet Joseph Bcenuam {son of Samuel', ij'^.son of 17toma.v'), 
of Windsor, Conn.; 

born Feb. 10, 169G; died May 2n, 1772 ; 
married (Jet. IS, 172S Hannah Williams; 
born Feb. 17, lCtt5 ; died Feb. IS, 176(;. 


Hannah, li. May 17, 1731, m. Apr. 29, 1754 William Buckland, d. July 15, 1755. 

.To>eph, I. Mar. 5, 1735, unmarried, d. Dec. 1?, 175S. 

27 Gabriel, b. Oct. 16, 1739, m. Aug. 9, 1770 Sarah Shaylor, d. Fel>. 27, ISuS. 

Oct. 1704. This Assembly do establish j\[r. Josepli Burnliam 
to be Cornet of the troop of horse in the 5th regiment in tliis 

ilrs. Hannah Burnham was the daughter of Gabriel Williams. 
After her death Mr. Burnham married Mrs. Eunice Shaylor <if 
Bolton. In 1772 he was a petitioner with Samiicl Ibirnham to 
the Assembly, rs. Samuel Tudor. 


Sept. 1,1810 



Feb. 16, 1777 


Feb. 8, 17.50 



,M;iyl2, 1760 



14. Lieut. David Burnham {son of Samuel', g''son of Thomas'), 

of Hartford, Conn.; 

born Mar. 26, 1700 ; died Feb. 17, 1774 ; 
married June 1, 1736 Mar}- Roberts ; 
born Oct. 3, 1716 ; died May 20, 1815. 


28 David, b. May .3, 1737, m. 
Mary, b. Jan. ", 1741, m. Alvord, 
Eliphalet, b. Aug. 5, 1745, unmarried, 
Ruth, b.ip. Jan. 29, 1749, unmarried, 

29 Aupustu?, bap. Aug. 4, 1751, m. Apr. 12, 1771 Mary Stedman, 
Ruth, b.ap. Aug. 17, 1758, unmarried, 

Mr. David Burnhara was establislied and confirmed by tbe 
Assembly Oct. 1747 to be Lieutenant of tlie 1st Company in 
Woodbury. David Burnham Senr. makes his will Mar. IS, 1772. 
Mentions son David, daughter Mary Alvord, sons Eliphalet and 
Augustus. Appoints his brother, Timothy Burnham, executor. 
"Will exhibited Mar. 3, 1774, and the executor therein named 
refused the trust ; and desired that Timothy Burnham, Jr., might 
be appointed, who gave bonds with Augustus Burnham. Oct. 
11, 1774, Court allows Timothy Burnham, Adm., to make sale of 
real estate. July 9, 1776, an account of sale is rendered includ- 
ing land at Burnham swamp. 

Feb. 28, 1777, Court grants administi-ation on the estate vi' 
Eliphalet Burnham, unto John Kenttield, who gave bonds with 
Capt. Eliphalet Eoberts. 


15. Tdiotht Bcknham {soii of Samuel*, g''son of Thomas'), of 

East Hartford, Conn.; 

born July 1, 1705 ; died Mar. 15, 1786 ; 
married Apr. 2, 1731 Naomi Gilman ; 
born Jan. 15, 1711 ; died Dec. 13, 1761. 


gg ( Susannah, b. Mar. 12, 173.3, m. Nov. 16, 17.53 Daniel Burnham, d. Nov. 18, 1805. 

I Timothy, b. Mar. 12, 1733, m. Nov. 13, 1759 Thanliful Burnliam,d. Sep. 27, 1616. 

31 Elijah, b. Jan. 23, 1637, m. Mar. 3, 1770 Hannah Bidwell, d. Aug.l2, 1760. 

32 Ashbel, b. May 2, 1740, m. Apr. 5, 1708? Sarah Bissel, 
Naomi, b. July 20, 1743, m. Benoni Benjamii 
Eleanor, b. Oct. 15, 1745, m. Nov. 26, 1766 William Williams d.Apr 

33 Samuel, bp. June 12, 1748, m. .\pr. 15, 1773 Anna Porter 
Peter, bp. Dec. 30, 1750, unmarried, 
Elizabeth, bp. May 20, 1753, unmarried, 
Miriam, bp. Dec. 24, 17.58, unmarried. 


Jan. 10 




Apr. 8, 



Jun. 25, 







Tiiimtb y Burnliam married for second wife Mrs. Abigail "Wright. 
May 21, 1785, Timothy Burnham of East Hartford, being ad- 
vanced in age, makes his will. Imprimis. He gives to his be- 
loved wife, Abagail Burnham, one-third of his movable, and the 
im]iroveinent of one-third of his real estate. Mentions his luifes 
youno-est daughter Rebecca Wright, her daughter Elizabeth wife 
of Stephen Ranney, and Acr daughter Abigail Cone. Gives all 
his outlands iu the western towns to his two sons Timothy and 
Samuel. Mentions his oldest daughter, the wife of Daniel Burn- 
ham, his daughter Naomi, wife of Benoni Benjamin. Mentions 
his g''children Phineas and Peggy Williams. Mentions hi? 
g''daughter Clarey, dau. of my son Ashel dec^. Mentions his 
g''children Naomi, Selah and Elijah, children of his son Elijah. 
Makes Timothy and Samuel executors. Inventory taken Mar. 
25, 1786. 


10. IIev. Wir.i.iAit r>ri;NiiAM {son of William^ g''sori of T/iomns'), 
(if ICensington, Conn.; 

born Jiily 17, 16^1; died Sej>t. 23, 1750, .E. HG y?.; 
nuwried May IS, 1704 Hannah Wulcott ; 
]m-n Mar. 19, 16S4 ; died Mar. 1(1, 174s, .E. tU ys. 


34 Willi:Mii. 1.. Apr. .5, 1705, m. Feb. 13, 1726 Kiith Norton, d. M;ir. 12, 1719. 
SuniufI, h. >I;iy 2S, 17u7, uninarrie-l, d. .Inn. 22, 170s. 
Hiinnah, b. Nov. 18, 1708, m. Jan. 7, 1730 Rev. .leremiah Cnrti.-, M. Apr. 0, 1772. 

35 .losLab, b. Sept. 26, 1710, m. Feb. 20, 1740 Ruth Norton, d. Apr. 10, 1800. 
Lucy, b. Mar. 12, 1712, m. Oct. 14, 1746 Jacob Root, d. Jan. 31, 17»7. 
Abigail, b. Sept. 14, 1713, ui. Nov. 17, 1735 Lieut. Robert Welles, d. June 27,1767. 
Sarah, b. May 28, 171D, unm.arried, d. Nov. 23, 172(;. 
Mary, b. Feb. 7, 1722, m. Apr. 4, 174.5 Lieut. John Judd, d. May 22, 1801. 

3fi Appleton, b. Apr. 23, 1724, m. Nov. 10, 1753 Mary Wolcolt, d. June 3, 1779. 

Rev. Mr. Burnham graduated at Harvard, 1702; in 1712 he 
was installed by the church at Kensington (Parmington), as their 
pastor, on the following terms : that a parcel of land should be 
furnished him, — that his house should be finished, lie furnishing 
<Tlass and nails, — his salary for four years £50 per annum, and 
after that £'tJ5, — that labor to the amount of £5 a year should be 
bestowed on his land, and his fire-wood furnished ready for use. 
He was 28 years old when settled, and remained their jiastor 
thirty-eight years. 

The church built f u- hiui is still standing. 



" The society consisted of fourteen families ; the church was 
organized of ten members ; a teacher is provided to go from dis- 
trict to district through five districts or 'squaddams,' by reason 
that the inhabitants are so scattering in their ways. Tlie unfin- 
ished meeting-house is gradually completed; first in 1714, its 
pulpit and seats full in fashion ; then in 1717 the cushions; then 
in 1719, the. galleries, after the manner of Farmington galleries; 
and last of all, but not till a new house, Dec. 7, 1737, was built, 
the drum and hour-glass are provided. 

" The settlement rapidly increased, as, in 1717, fifty-nine men 
and four widows were seated in the meeting-house, according to 
age and property, and whatever makes men honorable." 

In 1747, Eev. William Burnham was paid £200 old tenor, and 
in 174S they granted him £350 old tenor, as salary for the year. 
He was chosen moderator of the General Association of Connecti- 
cut, at their meeting in Stratford, A.D. 173S. His name is first 
on the list of moderators of the General Association. 

Election Sermon. 

" God's Providence in placing men in their Respective stations 
& conditions Asserted &, Shewed. — A Sermon Preached before 
the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, at Hartford, 
May 10, 1722.— The Day of Electing tlie Honourable the Gov- 
eruour, the Deputy Governour, & the Worshipful Assistants 
there, by Rev. William Burnham, M.A. — Pastor of the Church 
at Kensington. — Published by Order of Authority, 1722." 

The thanks of the Assembly were given to the Rev. Mr. Burn- 
ham for this sermon preached before them, and they desire a 
Copy that it may be printed. The printed sermon is to be found 
in the Historical Rooms, Athennsum, Hartford, Conn. 

"Mr. Burnham continued to be the Minister of the society at 
Kensington till the time of his death, Sept. 23, 1750. His re- 
mains lie interred in the old burying-ground, his gift to the Soci- 
ety, in Christian Lane ; the stone that marks his grave Ijears the 
following inscription : ' Here lies interred the body of the Rev. 
William Burnham, sen., first pastor of the Church of Christ in 
Kensington, who having served his generation according to the 
will of God, fell on sleep Sept. 23, 1750, in the sixty-sixth year 
of his age, and the thirty-eighth of his ministry.'" The foot- 
stone is inscribed, "The Rev. Mr. William Burnham, 1750." 


Tlie gravf is near the western end of the ground, tlie stone an 
upriglit slal) of freestone witli ornamented border, the inscrii)tion 
on the cast side facing the road. 

Ilis son "William was the e.xccutor of his estate. He gave his 
house and homestead to his youngest son ; his large tracts of land, 
divided or undivided, in Farniington, he gave equally to his three 
sons, as well as lands in other towns. To his daughters he gave 
his slaves,* furniture, money, plate, books, cattle, swine, horses, 
indeed all his personal property except his tools for husbandry. 
His Spanish Indian woman (Maria) he gave liberty to live with 
any of his children, and made them responsible for her support. 
His mulatto boy, James, he desired Abigail to take at appraisal ; 
in case she refused, he then required William to take him upon 
the same terms, and if he refused, then to have him disposed of 
in one of the families of his deceased wife's children, or her sis- 
ter's children. " Rev. "William was a gentleman of great wealth." 
— Iliii 1)1(1 II. 

Mrs. Ilannali Uurnliam was daughter of Ca])t. Samuel and 
Judith (Ap}>leton) "Wolcott ; g''daughter of lion. Henry and 
Sarah (Newbury) "Wolcott; g-^g'*daughter of Henry and Elizabeth 
(Saunders) "Wolcott, the emigrants; g'g'g''dau. of John "Wolcott 
of Tolland, in Somersetshire, Eng. 

* " Black Laws. — Spe.iking of colonial legislation, I am led to remark that the black 
laws of the North in those days were as severe as those of the South, prior to the late 
Rebellion. For instance, the statute of 1730 provides that if three slaves met (unless 
while laboring for their masters) the penalty should be forty lashes. It also enacts that 
masters should have the privilege of " punishing slaves, according to their discretion, 
not extending to life or limb." Every town was provided with a slave whipper, whose 
fee was three shillings per head. A slave striking a white could be jailed for four- 
teen days and subjected to " other pun'ishment at the discretion of the magistrates, not 
extending to life or limb." Any master who manumitted a sl.ave must give bonds to the 
amount of £300 that the said slave should not become a public charge. The testimony 
of slaves was not to be received in court except against slaves. A slave detected carry- 
ing a weapon, such as gun, pistol, or sword (except by permission of the master) is to 
suffer twenty lashes on the bare back. Slaves convicted of murder or felony (including 
setting fire to haystacks) shall sutler "the pains of de.ith in such manner and under 
such circumstances as the enormity of their crimes shall merit or require." Slaves were 
not entitled to trial by jury, unless demanded by their masters, who were to pay the 
extra jury fees. In process against slaves, no grand-jury indictment was required. On 
accusation tlic prisoner could be tried immediately by a court comjiosed of three justices 
and five freeholders. If convicted, immediate execution could he ordered. Such legis- 
lation as the above may explain the fact that ten years after its date (1740) a number of 
slaves were biirned alive on charge of conspiracy to burn the city. This cniel law re- 
mained in force until aiinullcd bv the Revolution." 


He married for his second wife, Widow Anne Buckingham,* 
only child of Rev. Isaac Foster of Hartford, Conn.; she ontlived 
the Rev. "William, and gave to South Church, Hartford, house 
and four and one-half acres of land in Hartford, which had be- 
longed to a son (Joseph Buckingham) by her first husband ; her 
deed to South Church is dated July 7, 1762. She was born 
16S1, and died Jan. 20, 17G.5. 

Rev. Jeremiah Curtis, husband of Hannah, was of Southington. 
Jacob Root, husband of Lucy, was of Hebron ; she married for 
first husband, Capt. John Talcott of Glastonbury, Conn. Robert 
and Abigail "Welles resided at Newington. John and Mary Judd 
were of Farniington ; tradition speaks of her as a woman of 
great beauty, and many accomplishments. 

thlf:d oeneratiox. 
17. Xathaa'iel BrKXHAi[ {son of William'', g'^son of Thomas'), 
of "Wetherstield, Conn.; 
born Jan. 3, 1690 ; died Dec. 16, 17o-4; 
married May 5, 1714 Mehetabel Chester ; 
born Jan. 2l;», 16S9 ; died ilar. IS, 1773. 


John, b. Oct. 21, 1716, d. 

Nathaniel, b. Jan. 16, 1719, . d. June 17, 1776. 

Jlehetabel, b. Dec. 13, 1720, m. Aug. 24, 1749 Elisha William?, d. Aug. 8, lSu9. 

37 Peter, b. Mar. 22, 1723, m. Nov. 16, 1757 Hannah Deming, d. Jan. 11, 1790. 

Jeremiah, b. July 24, 1725, unmarried, d. Sept. 1,1741. 

Mr. Burnham graduated at Yale 1709. He is first mentioned 
on the Colonial Records May 20, 1714, when at a meeting of the 
"Governour" and Council in Hartford, " Mr. Nathaniel Burn- 
ham is appointed Surveyor to attend our Commissioners in run- 
ning the line between this Colony and the Massachusett Prov- 
ince." In October of the same year he was appointed by the 

"• Ann grew up to womanhood and married the Rev. Thomas Buckingham of the South 
Church in this city, who died in 1731. Marrying, subsequently, the Rev. William Burn- 
ham of Kensington, she snr\Mved him also. In her old age, probably about 62, she 
made her will, dated August 23, 1764. In it she manumitted five slaves, Cato, I'aul, 
Prince, Zippora, and Nanny, making bequests of land to the males and of money to the 
females. But the first item of bequest in the will is the gift to the North or First Church 
iu Hartford, her ' large silver t.ankard for the use and benefit of the church forever.' 

She had previously by deed given her house and lot to the South Church, of which her 
husband had been pjvstor. But as a memorial of her dead father's connection witli the 
FiRt Church, into which she was born, she gave the tankard as a perpetual remem- 


General Assembly one of a committee to lay out six hundred 
acres of land granted Oct. 8, 1702, the grammar school in Hart- 
ford. In May, 1717, lie, with Col. Ebenezer Johnson and j\Ir. 
John AVadsworth, was appointed by the Assembly to look into 
the matter of the contested boundary between the towns of "Water- 
bury and Walliiigford. Sept. 7, 1717, " Whereas, the Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay have apjiointed Samuel Porter, Samuel 
Thaxtet, and John Chandler, Esq", Commissioners in behalf of 
that Province, to join Commissioners of this Colony in running 
and continuing the divisional line between this Colony and the 
said Province," " with full powers from each government." " It 
is therefore hereby appointed and ordered, That William Pitkin, 
Mathew Allyn, Roger Woolcott and "VTilliam Whiting, Esq", 
and Mr. Nathaniel Bnrnham, be Commissioners fully empowered 
in behalf of this government, to join with the said Commission- 
ers of tlie said Province," Arc, in running said divisional line. 
]\Ir. John Hooker and Mr. Nathaniel Burnliam are appointed 
]\lay, 171S, to lay out the town of Coventr}'. And in May, 1720, 
he, with Mr. John Hooker, was appointed to fix the line between 
tlie towns of Coventry and Tolland. Mr. Nathaniel Bnrnham 
and Capt. David Goodrich are Deputies from Wethersiield 1722, 
and he continued to be Deputy for the years 1723, 1721, 172.3, 
and is again elected Deputy 1732 and 1733. In 1723 he is one 
of .those appointed to audit the accounts of the Colony, and is 
also one of a committee of the Assembly to see that the acts of 
tlie Court shall be truly entered on the records. One of the 
selectmen of Wethersfield 1726. In IVlay, 1729, he is appointed 
by the Assembly one of a committee "to enquire into the circum- 
stances of a certain tract of land lying partly in Wallingford ami 
partly in Durham," and makes report. jMay, 1732, Messrs. Jo- 
seph Pitkin, Nathaniel Burnham, and Henry AVolcott were 
appointed a committee to repair to Lebanon " to view the places 
proposed for higliways," itc, and in 1733 Mr. Burnham was one 
of a committee appointed by the Honorable the General Assem- 
bly " to consider, draw up and make report, what was proper to 
be done in order to the disposal or dividing of the several town- 
ships, laid out in tlie western lands." AtkI May, 1733, he was 
one of a committee " in the name of this Assembly, to attend liis 
Honor the Governor, to hear the record of the acts of tliis Assem- 
bly read otf, and to see tlieiii perfected," iN:c There is a deed 


dated 1720 of two or three or more townships of h^nd on the east 
side tlie great river from Nathaniel Burnham to his cousins John 
jr. and Jonathan Burnliam (page 49). His will is dated Nov. 16, 
1751:, and exhibited in Court Feb. 4, 1755, by ilehetabel Burn- 
ham and Nathaniel Burnham, Executors. Mrs. Burnham was 
the daughter of Major John and Hannah (Talcott) Chester of 
"VVetherstield, Conn.; ]\rajor Chester was also Judge and Speaker ; 
g''daughter of Capt. John and Sarah (Welles) Chester; Capt. 
Chester was often Deputy from Wetherslield, Mrs. Chester was 
daughter of Hon. Thomas "Welles, successively Treasurer, Secre- 
tary, Lt. Governor and Governor of Connecticut; g-^g*daugliter 
of Leonard and Mary (Wade) Ciiester, the emigrant ancestors, 
who were of Watertown, Mass. 16-33, removed to Wethersfield, 
Conn., 1635. In the old Church-yard at Wethersfield is a stone 
table, engraved with the Chester Arms, Ermine on a Chief Sable, 
a Grithn passant, Argent, under which is this inscription : 
'• Here Lyes The Body of Leon 

ard Chester Armiger Late 

Of The Town of Bhiby And 

Several Other Lordships 

in Leistersheire Deceased 

in Wethersfield Anno- 

Domini 164S Etatis 39 : " 
Leonard Chester, the emigrant, the inscription on whose mon- 
ument is given above, was son of John and Dorotliy (Hooker) 
Ciiester ; g'^son of Leonard and Bridget (Sharp) Chester of Elaby 
in Leicestershire, Eng.; g'g'^son of William Ciiester, Bart., of 
London and of Barnet, Co. Hertford, England. 


18. Jonathan Burnham {son of William", g'^son of Ihomas'), 
of Wethersfield, Conn.; 
born Mar. 21, 1692; died Jan. 24, 1752; 
married Jan. 1,1718 Mary Ciiester ; 
born Mar. 8, 1691 ; died Apr. 19, 1766. 


Jonathan, b. Nov. 7, 1718, unmarried, d. Mar. 15, 1740. 

Eliziir, b. Mar. 21, 1722, unmarried, d. Dec. 25, 1724. 

Abigail, b. Aug. 17, 1727, d. young prob. 

Prudence, b. Dec. 1, 1729, unmarried, d. June 27, 1730. 

38 Elizur, b. June 24, 1733, m. Aug. 19, 1702 Cliloe Rose, d. Feb. 10, 17S9. 

Marv, b. Aup. 9, 1735, unmarried, d. Aug. 20, 1735. 


Mr. Jonathan Buriiliain was apjiDinted liy the Assembly of 
1730 Surveyor for the County of Ilartforil. lie resigned tlie 
office iu 1733. In 1724 he assisted, as Surveyor, the committee 
appointed by the Assembly to " run out the lines of the three- 
mile lots that were in dispute in Glassenbury." He was one of 
a committee appointed by the Assembly of 1727 to carry o\it the 
act for enlarging the County of Fairfield. In Oct., 1728, the 
committee report that they have surveyed and laid out the west 
bounds of Simsbury. A coiiimittee appointed by the Assembly 
of 1730 did, " with the aid of Mr. Jonathan Burnham, assay to 
complete said work " (running the iiartition line between the 
towns of iliddletown and Farmington) " but were interrujitcd, 
opposed and hindered in proceeding thereupon by sundry of the 
inhabitants of Miildletown." Oct., 1731, Jonathan llurnliani, 
surveyor for the County of Hartford, surveyed ami laid out an 
luindred acres of land lying west of Ousatunnuck riser, near a 
large pond known to the Indians by the name of Wnnokopoiko 
pond. In 1734 the Assembly again acted upon this survey. 
1733, '"There being laid before this Assembh" by the Honourable 
the Governour, an act of the government of the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay for perambulating the division line between 
tliis Colony and the Massachusetts, confirmed in the year 1713, 
appointing William Dudley, Eben. Ibiri'el, Juliti Wainwright, 
William Brattle, and John Chandler, Estjrs., with such as this 
Assembly should appoint to join them, to perambulate and renew 
the said line : This AssemlJy do order and ajipoint Roger Wol- 
cott, Esqr., Mr. Jonathan Burnham, Mr. Roger j^ewbery, and 
Mr. James Leavinze, or any three of them to be a committee to 
perandjulate the said line and renew the Monuments therein," 
I'cc. 1738 Mr. Jonathan Buniham of AVethersfield, with Cajit. 
Thomas Wells of Glassenbury, was appointed by the General 
Court to run the "dividend"' line between the towns of Windsor 
and Symsbury. Mv. r.unili;iui was one of a committee appointed 
by the As3end)ly of 1738 " to repair to Ilarwintun, and view and 
atlix a place to build a meeting house on." Mrs. Burnham was 
the daughter of Major John and Hannah (Talciitt) Chester of 
Wethersfield, Conn., the genealogy of her fannly, carried back 
through si.K generations to William Chester, Baronet, of London 
and of Bariiet, Co. Hertford, Eng., will be found in connection 
with the notice of hen older sister, Mrs. Nathaniel Burnham. by 
referrinj); to No. 17. 



19. Lieut. Eichard Burnuajm {son of Richard", g''son of Thomas'), 
of Hartford, Conn.; 

horn July 6, 1692 ; died Feb. 11, 1754 ; 
iimrried May 5, 1715 Abigail Easton ; 
WiYw Mar. 16, 16S7 ; died Mar. 28, 17S4. 


39 ElisJm, b. June 22, 1717, m. Feb. 5, 1742 S:irnb Olmsted, d. July IS, 1770. 

40 Aaron, h. M.iy 5, 1719, ni. Nov. 12, 1748 H.innali I'itkin, d. Se|"t. 14^ 1700. 

41 Ezr.i, b. July 16, 1721, ni. May 13, 1756 Jlindwell Spencer, d. Dec. f', 177li. 

42 Moses, b. Aug. 20, 1723, m. Aug. 15, 1744 Naomi .\nderson, d. Dec. 29, 17'jS. 
Abigail, b. June 3, 1725, m. Sept. 26, 1750 Henry Arnold, d. 

Mr. Ricliard Burnham, jr., was established and confirmed by 
the Assembly of 1738 to be Lieutenant of the third company in 
the first regiment in this Colony. A petitioner to the Assembly 
in 1726. There is a deed dated 1726 "from the administrators 
of the estate of John Easton of Hartford, to Eichard Burnham, 
jr., in pursuance and by virtue of an Act of ye General Assem- 
bly of his Majesties Colony of Connecticut " of land on east side 
the great river. Another deed from Joseph Keeney to Eichard 
Burnham, " ye younger," of land one mile in length, by twenty- 
three rods in breadth on east side," &c. At a parish meeting 
"Dec. 26, 1716, it was voted that Eoger Wolcott, Esqr., Cajit. 
Stoughton, and Ensign Burnham should dignify the seats in the 
Meeting House." Sept. 3, 1754, The Court grants letters of 
Administration on the estate of Lt. Eichard Burnham, late of 
Hartford,* dec'^. " Mrs. Hannah Burnham, widow of Mr. Eich- 
ard Burnham dec''," has her thirds' set out to her. The marriaoo 
of Eichard Burnham to Abigail Easton, daughter of John, is 
found on records of first Church, Hartford. Hannah was there- 
fore a second wife, her maiden name probably Goodwin or Eis- 
ley, as both these Hannahs were baptized April 12, 1695: The 
inscription on a headstone in East Hartford Churchyard reads: 
"Mrs. Hannah, wife of Mr. Eichard Burnham, died Mar. 28, 
1784, .E. 89 yrs." 

" The Christian virtues she E.xemplitied, 
in every station, and in Faith she died. 
Calm and Serene Resigned her aged Breath, 
and like ye Righteous she had hope in Death. 
May friend3;surviving in her Footsteps, 
and leave their names ii sweet perfume when dead." 

•"Hartford at this time e.Ktended over both sides tke great river. Mr. I'.urnham': 
homa was on the east side, since incorporated as East Hartford." 



2<'). Charles Btrxiiam {son. of Bichard\ ghon of Thomas'), 
of Hartford, Coim.; 

born July 23, 1G9;> ; died Dec. 2G. 1752 ; 
married May 15, 172-i Dorotliy Keeiiey; 
born Nov. 25, 1704; died Jan. 14, 1765. 


Mary, bap. Pec. 20, 1725, m. Feb. I'J, 1747 .John Kilbonrn, il. 

43 Charles, bap. Aujf. 2, 1730, m. May 17, 175S? Elizabeth (Eaitm'.m?),d. Nov. 1,1760. 
Anna, bap. Mar. 4, 1733, m. May 8, 1751 John KUley, d. 

44 Freeman, bap. Nov. IS, 1730, m. Mar. 8,1769 SybilWarren, d. Ap. li;,isu. 
As.ihael, bap. Sept. 12, 1736, d. 

Rachel, bap. Au<;. 4, 1739, unmarried, d. Jan. 4,1742. 

Susannah, bap. Nov. 3. 1744, in. May 7,1762 Samuel Olcott, d. Dec. 3,1S25. 

45 Stephen, b. Apr. IS, 1749, m. Mar. 8,1780 Elizabeth Cole, d. Ap. 19,1820. 

There is a deed of house and hind from Richard Burnham to 
liis son Charles, dated 1726, soon after his marriage. He owned, 
through his wife, an island of forty acres in Hartford meadow, 
called Kecney's Island. Feb. 6, 1753, the Court grants adminis- 
tration on the estate of Charles Burnham, late of Hartford, dec'', 
unto Jonathan Stanley and Dorothy Burnham, the widow, who 
give bonds. Feb. 13th Inventory taken — a large estate. July 3 
Inventory exhibited in Court. Mar. 9, 1754, The administrators 
memorialize the Assembly to be empowered to spll real estate. 
Aug. 6, 1754, Asahacl, son of Charles Burnham dec"*, aged IS 
years, made choice of guardian. Sept. 10, 1754, The distribution 
of the estate (the widow Dorothy having received her portion) 
gives Cliarles, the eldest son, a double share; Freeman, Asahel, 
and Stephen, sons, and Mary, wife of John Kilborn, Anna, wife 
of John Kisley, and Susannah Burnham, daughters, each a single 
share. Oct. IS, 1755, Freeman, son of Cliarles Burnham, dec'', 
made choice of his brother John Bisley as guardian. Apr. IS, 
1765, Stephen, son of Charles Burnham, a minor 16 years of age, 
made choice of Edward Merey to be his guardian, ilrs. Dorothy 
Burnham was the daughter of Joseph Keency. 

Tiiiui) generation. 
21. Cart. Michael Bernham (son of Richard\g''son of Thomas'), 
of ]\Iiddletown, Conn. ; 
born May 30, 1705; died Nov. 30, 175S; 
married Sep. 15, 1728 Lois Wise; 
born July 12, 17n3; died Mar. 5, 1749. 



r.oi-, bap. Feb. 23, 1729, unmarried, d. Feb. ]3, 17-30. 

Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 2S, 1731, unmarried, and d. young. 

James, b. July 1, 1733, unmarried, d. June 1, 1759. 

•Michael, b. June 13, 1736, unmarried probably, and d. young, 1758.? 

46 Ashbel, b. Apr. 20, 173S, m. July 19, 1760 Hannah Sage, d. July 17, 1800. 

Elisha, b. June 2, 17-iO, unmarried, d. Oct. 23, 1759. 

Lois, b. Aug. 22, 1742, m. Aug. 22, 1760 Kichard Nichols, d. Dec. 6, 1805. 

IT-tG-lToS, Capt, Michael Burnliam as " Commander-in-Cliief " 
of the Provincial Navy, had under his command the sloop-of-\var 
Defence and the brigantiue Tartar. The Defence was a stroni;;, 
swift, and large sloop of 100 tons, both vessels armed with car- 
riage and swivel guns, small arms, and other warlike instruments, 
each with a crew of 100 men, and used for the defense of the har- 
bor of New London, and the sea-coast of the Colony generally, 
and to cruise between the Capes of Virginia and Cape Cod, to 
protect the commerce of the Colony from attacks of pirates and 
Spanish privateers. In Ma}', 1748, " it was resolved by the 
Assembly that his Honour, the Governor, be desired to grant to 
Capt. Burnham a Letter-of-Marque." Among other captures 
during the war with France, he brought into the port of Xew 
London a French vessel called a " snow," which was condemned 
and sold by the government. Instructions were given " the Com- 
mander-in-Chief* on board the brigantine 7'a?-tar«to cruise during 
the winter of 1757 to distress his Majesties' enemies, and to pro- 
tect our trade in tlie West Indies." After Mrs. Burnham's 
death in 1749, he again married Jan. 31, 1750, Hannah (Hub- 
bard) Sage, widow of Ebenezer, and mother of Gen. Comfort 
Sage of Middletown, Conn. She was born April 12, 1725, and 
died Mar. 15, 1762, fe 37 years. In 1754, he, with his wife Han- 
nah, as administrators on the estate of Ebenezer Sage, with 
others, are petitioners to the Assembly for recompense for the 
loss of tiie sloop Diamond, chartered by the authorities of the 
Colony, for transporting troops to his j\[ajesty"s garrison in Cape 
Breton. On the return voyage the vessel was lost with all on 
board. The Assembly order £000 paid to the memorialists. We 
also find him in October of that year a Deputy from Middletown 
to the General Assembly, and again a Deputy in 1757, his 
death occurring in 175S. May, 1756, his son Michael received 
his commission as Captain of the 2d Company of the 6th Eegt. 
iu the colonial land forces. 

• Vul. XI. p. 63, Colonial Kecords. 

144 T H I R D G E N E R A T I N . 

Feb. :2S, 1750. The inventory of the estate of Capt. ^Michael 
Eurnhaiii, mentions aiming otlier articles in its long list of five 
ami a half columns (each column in length at least 15 iiiclies of 
closely-written pages in the Probate Court Records at Middle- 
town, Conn.), silver and china for table use, decanters and wine- 
glasses ; silver-hiked sword and belt; gra^- wig and bo.x ; blue 
and brown broadcloth and canilet coats ; crimson and other 
waistcoats and cravats ; silk, leather, and black Manchester 
velvet breeches; open-work knee buckles and shoe buckles; gold 
sleeve buttons; Madeira wine and Jamaica rum, £59 ; one pipe 
Teneriti' wine and 25 gallons claret, £'37; negro called Cape 
Coast, £5S ; negro woman called Sue, £4:5 ; negro boy called 
Julius, £22 10s. Od. ; tine sheets, ]iilIow cases, and table cloths; 
Book of Common Prayer and other books; black and red chairs; 
maps and pictures ; sleigh, bridles, etc. 

Capt. James, son of Captain Michael Burnham, died at New 
London, Conn., of small-)iox, June 1, 1759, a? 26 years, lie men- 
tions in his verbal will of Maj- 30, 1759, his two brothers as 
being able to take care of themselves, but to his only sister, 
being fatherless and motherless, he made a " Device " in the fol- 
lowing words, viz. : " Tliat after all, my just debts be jiaid out 
of my estate, that all the remainder of my estate I give to my 
sister, Lois Burnham, & that s'^ estate be put into the hands tif 
Mr. Philip ilortinier of Middletown, for her education iV ben- 
efit," A:c. 

April 7, 17tlO. In tlie inventt^ry of Capt. James Burnham "s 
personal estate, mention is made of rutHed shirts ; cambric cra- 
vats ; gold buttons; silver buckles; knee-strajis ; black, blue, 
bi'own broadcloth, and light-colored coats; cut velvet, satin, 
silk, camlet, dimity, and blue waistcoats ; satin, Manchester vel- 
vet, blue and nankeen breeches ; two light-colored great-coats ; 
white gloves ; two wigs ; beaver hat ; many pairs of hose and 
drawers ; garters ; a Bible and otlier books ; two quadrants ; 
pocket-glass ; two sea-chests ; powder-horn, and a good sujtply of 
Barbadoes rum. His wardrobe and rum inventoried £4S3 Os. 2d. 

In the old liurnham hcnise on Washington street in Middle- 
fiiwii, within the last century there niiglit be read, written on a 
window-pane with a, the name of Ilepsey Buridiam. 



, 22. Thomas Bpenham {son of Thomas \ g''son of Thomas % g'rfson 

j of Thomas '), of East Hartford, Conn. ; 

I born July 24, 1712; died June 5, 1802; 

married Apr. 20, 1737 Mary Barber ; 

born Mar. 21, 1711; died Nov. 7, 1S03. 


I Mary, b. May 12, 1740? m.Dec. IS, 1766C.apt.Zebulun Bi.lwell.d. June 12, ISll. 

I 47 Reuben, b. June 22, 1742, m. Aug. 20, 1763 Cliloe Fitch, d. Dec. 22, 1S12. 

I Phineas, bp. Apr. 8, 1753, unmarried, J. Dec. 22, 1776. 

^ Thomas Burnham of East Hartford makes liis will Apr. 1, 

i 1793. Gives his beloved wife Mary the whole of his household 

goods during life, all his movable estate, and the use of all his 
lands. Gives his daughter, Mary Bidwell, the whole of his 
household goods and movable estate, and all his meadow land 
in East Windsor [rather mixed, hut prohahly after her mother's death). 
Gives his son Ueuben all his land in East Hartford and parish of 
Orford. Appoints Eleazur Burnham executor. July 15, 1S02, 
will exhibited in Court by Eleazur Burnham, the executor therein 
named, who declined the trust. Will was proved by the wit- 
nesses and approved by the Court, and ordered'recorded. The 
original will delivered to Calvin Burnham, July 7, 1S03, though 
said Thomas Burnham's last residence was in the District of 
Simsbury. Phineas', the second son, was a soldier in the Bevo- 
lutionary array. Escaping the dangers of the war, he returned 
to his home to die of camp fever. Mrs. Burnham was daughter 
of Joseph and Mary (Loomis) Barber of Windsor, Conn. 


23. Ei.E.vzuR Bi'RNHAii, [son of Charles^, g''son of Thomas'', 
g'g''son of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Feb. 2, 1729 ; died Mar. 4, 1815, jE. 86 yrs.; 
married Nov. 20, 1778 Trj-phenia King ; 
born Jan. 29, 1754 ; died Nov. 7, 1S14, JE. 61 yrs. 


48 Eleazer, bap. Jan. 16, 1780, m. Apr. 14, 1799 Sarah Morton, d. May 12, 1816. 

49 Phineas, b. June24, 1783, m. Apr. 4, 1803 Abigail Huntley, d. Feb. 1, 1830. 

50 Jesse, b. May 20, 1785, m. Nov. 10, 1810 Anna Abby, d. Aug. 10, 1854. 


Eleazcr P.iirnhaiii of East IlarttVird makes his will Apr. 19, 
ISOO. (4ivcs wife Tryj)lienia uue-thinl of movable and real 
estate fnrever. Gives liis three sons tiie remaining two-thinls 
equally divided between them. Appoints his wife and her 
brother, Alexander King, executors.- Will exhibited ilar. 27, 
1815, by Alexander King, executor therein named. Also said 
Alexander King as administrator on estate of Tryphenia Burn- 
ham, wife of Eleazur Burnham deceased, exhibits his accounts of 
administration, and Court orders distribution in following man- 
ner, viz.: to Eleazur, Fhineas, and Jesse Burnham, children of 
b'* deceased, each an equal share. April tj, 1S15, Inventory of 
both estates taken, and apjiraisement made. Account of adminis- 
tration allowed Feb. 0, 1810. Return of distriliution Fel). 13, 

Tryphenia King was engaged to marry Phineas Burnluim (soti 
of Thomas (22) ), who died on his return from the war. Disap- 
pointed in this expectation, slie married a man much her senior, 
as above. 


21r. George JJirniiam, {so7i of Charles \ g^wn uf Thomas', (/g''.wn 
of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Oct. 5, 1735; died May 1, 1812; 
married Dec. 12, 1772 Bathsheba Dart; 
born July 12, 1752 ; died Aug. 15, 1804. 


George, b. Kov. 10, 1773, unmarrioJ, d. Xor. 9, 180G. 

51 Cliarles, b. Sept. 11, 1770, ni. May 10, 1797 Mar>- Gillett, d. Airj. 2>-., 1828. 

62 Eli, b. Sept. 17, 1777, m. Aug. 10, 1800 Jerusha Wood, d. Oct. 23, 185'.). 

K(ixyl>., b. Mar. 7, 1762, m. Mar. 2, 1799 Obadiah Wood, d. Feb. 18, 18.50. 

Court grants letters of administration June 5, 1812, on esttite 
of George Burnham, late of East Hartford, dec"^, and apjioints 
Samuel Burnham, Asahel Gilnian, and Stephen Elmore to make 
distribution of s'' real estate in the following manner, viz.: to 
Charles and Eli Burnham and Eo.xy L. Wood, children of s' 
deceased, to each a single share. Aug. 5, 1812, Inventory taken 
of real and personal estate. Dec. 25, 1813, Distribution exhibited. 
Court grants letters of administration Nov. 2i), ISOG, on estate of 
George Burnham, .Ir., late of East Hartford, dec'', unto Eli Burn- 
ham and Obadiah Wood, Jr., who gave bonds. Creditors to 
have six months in which to exhibit their claims. Notice to be 


published in Hartford paper, and posted on sign post in first 
society in East Hartford. 


2.5. Silas Burniiam, (son of John'", g'^son of John^, g'g'^son of 
'Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born Nov. 27, 1721 ; died Mar. 23, 17S8, M. Gf3 yrs.; 
married Sept. 3, 1746 Hannali Morton ; 
born Dec. 2.5, 1726; died Sept. 25, 1794, ^. 67 yrs. 


Asonatli, b. Apr. 10, 1748, m. May 2, 1770 Daaie! Bidwell, d. Dec. 27, 1810. 

Huldali, b. Apr. 30, 1752, m. Apr. 2, 1771 Samuel Terry, d. May 18, 180D. 

John, b. Apr. 10, 1737, unmarried, d. .Juno 1782. 

63 Zenas, b. 29, 1762, m. Nov. 27, 17S2 Thaukful Burnham, d. Apr. 25, 1822. 

Mrs. Hannah Burnham was daughter of John Morton. The 
oldest son, John, was taken prisoner in one of the battles of the 
Kevohition, and died on board tlie prison ship in New York har- 
bor, aged 25 years. Mrs. Zenas Burnliam was daughter of No. 30. 


20. Daniel BuRNHxVJi, {son of John", g'^son of John^, g'g''son of 
Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 

.bom Nov. 4, 1730; died Mar. 22, ISOl, yE. 71 yrs.; 
married Nov. 16, 1753 Susannah Burnham ; 
born Mar. 12, 1733 ; died Nov. IS, 1S0.5, jE. 72 yrs.; 


54 Stephen, bp. Dec. 14, 1755, m. Oct. 17,1792 .Mrs. J. (Hills) AIvord,d.Apr. 6, 1806. 

Louisa, bp. Dec. 4, 1757, m. Oct. 4, 1787?A3hbel Oilman, d.Oct. 8, 1802. 

Susannah, bp. Jan. 27, 1760, unmarried, d.Dec. 7, 1765? 

65 Russel, bp. Sept. 25, 1762, m. Oct. 7, 1793 Anna Burr, d.May29, 1816. 

Esther, bp. Sept. 30, 1764, Lemuel Drake, d.MarSO, 1836? 

Cornelius, bp. Oct. 5, 1766, unmarried, d. Doc. 12, 1772? 

Theodore, bp. Oct. 16, 1768, unmarried, d. at sea. 

56 Seth, bp. June 10, 1770, m. Jan. 10, 1801 Mary Williams, d.Aug. 8, 1812. 
Sus.annah,bp. Sept. 20,1772, d. 

57 Cornelius, bp. Feb. 5, 1775, m. Nov. 9, 1802 Mary Anderson, d.Dec. 9, 1845. 

Mrs. Susannah Burnham was daughter of No. 15. 


27. Gabriel Burnham, {son of Joseph", g''son of SamueV, g'g''son 
of Tliomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Oct. 16, 1739 ; died Feb. 27, ISOS ; 
married Aug. 9, 1770 Sarah Shaylor ; 
born May 10, 1747 ; died Feb." 7, 1781. 



Hann:ili, b. Dpc. 17, 1771, uiimnn-iC'l, d. IRIO? 

Joseph, b. Feb. 10, 1773, d. 

Sarah, b. Mar. 10, 1775, m. Jan. 7, 1809 Stoddard Burt, d. Oct. 6, 1S47. 

Walter, b. Apr. 2, 1777, d. 

Eunice, b. Jan. 26, 1760, m. Feb. 2.'3, 1806 Moses Elmore, d. Apr. 22, l.«70. 

Fanny, b. Feb. 1, 1781,m. 1600 Nathan Clapp, d. 


2S. David IStkniiam, {son of David" , g'' son of SomueI\ g'^f'son of 
Thomas') of Hartfortl, Conn.; 
born May 3, 1737 ; died Sept. 1, ISlo ; 
married ; ; 



5S Oliver, bap. Jan. 16, 1757, m. Mar}- Wood, d. Mar. 20, 1805. 

Martha, bap. Apr. 6, 1760, m. Tryon, d. 

Sybil, bap. Sept. 5, 1762, m. Sept. 19, 1778 Benoni? Evan^ d. 

Amy, bap. Jan. 8, 1767? m. Nov. 23, 1795 Shubel Drake, d. Apr. ID, 1621. 

69 David, bap. Aug. 27, 1709, m. May 2, 1800? Hannah Craig, d. Mar. 3,1835. 

60 Nathan, bap. Aug. 16, 1772, m. Jan. 10, 1797 Min-iam Burnham, d. .June 10, 1842. 

61 Erastus, b. Jan. 9, 1776, m. Mar. 4 1801 Violet Roberts, d. Dec. 1, 1842. 


29. Augustus Bfrniiali, {son of DaviiV\ g'' son of Samuel \ g'g''son 

of 77iomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Au'j:. 4. 1751; died ; 

married Apr. 12, 1771; ilary Stedinaii ; 
born Sept. '24, 1753; died 


Asahel, b.ap. Sept. 20, 1772, d. 

Roswell, bap. Jan. 30, 1774, d. 

Mary, bap. Oct. 20, 1776, d. 

Eliphalet, bap. Jan. 4, 1780, d. 

Augustus Burnham marclied witli tiie tirst troops for the relief 
of Boston, in the Lexington alarm, April, 1775. He removed to 
some place in the State of New York on Lake Ontario opposite, 
and about fifty miles n]< the lake from (irand River, Canada. 

FOURTU generation. 

30. TnioTHV Burnham, {so7i ofTimolliy'\ g'son of Samiirl\ g^f'son 

of 77;om«.s ') of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born Mar. 12^ 1733; died Sept. 27, isKi, A-]. S3 yrs.; 

married Nov. 13, 175i>; Thankful Burnham ; 

born May 11?, 1740; died May 22, 1S24, .E. S4 yrs. 

1825 Jlrs.Rox. Kilbome, 



Sept. 20, 1S45. 
Dec. 8, 1820. 

1782 Zcnas Bumliara, 
Ezekiel Evoni, 

d., 1S19. 



1800 LyJia Tucker, 
Joseph Philliji-, 


in infancy. 
Feb. 9, 1815. 

1812 Cliauncey Heath, 






Roger, bap. June 14, 1761, m. Mar. 30, 18; 

Solomon, bap. June 19, 176-3, unmarried, 

Azariah, bap. Aug. 11, 1765, unmarried, 
(Thankful, bap. Dec. 11, 1766, m. Nov. 15, 
j M.ary, bap. Dec. 11, 1766, m. 

Martin, bap. Apr. 2, 1769, unmarried, 

Timothy, bap. Mar. 17, 1771, unmarried, 
62 Timothy, bap. Apr. 11, 1773, m. 

.Justus, bap. Sept. 10, 1775, unmarried, 

Elizabeth, bap. Oct. 4, 1778, m. 

.Jeminia, bap. Mar. 26, 17S0, unmarried, 

Lydia, bap. Sept. 5, 1784, m. Dec. 16 

Mrs. Thankful Eurnliam was daughter of No. S. Tiinothy 
Burnham of East Hartford makes liis will Mar. 9, ISlo, inentions 
his beloved wife Thankful Buruhani, mentions sons Koger and 
Solomon, mentions daughter Thankful, wife of Zenas Burnham 
(No. .5.3), Mary late wife of Ezekiel Evans, Betsey wife of Joseph 
Phillips, and Lydia wife of Chauncey Heath, mentions Lydia, 
widow of my son Timotliy Burnham. Appoints his son Roger 
executor. Distribution made June 2.5, 1S17. Estate inventoried 
810,.567.4:5. June 8, 1S24, An order of distribution of that part 
of the estate given by will to Thankful Burnham, his wife, for 
her use, is given on motion of Chester Burnham. And Court 
orders distribution to his grandchildren according to the will. 
Distribution — no date — mentions Sarah Heath, Otis Burnham, 
Minerva Phillips, Sophia Evans, Runiali Allen, Aurelia Vorry, 
Mary Case, heirs of Eli Evans ; Horace Phillips, Chester Burn- 
ham, Jason Burnham, Dennis Burnham, Thomas Burnham, Olive 
Rockwell, Hannah Burnham, Mary Burnham, Clarissa Burnham, 
Jemima Burnham, Lydia Heath, Elizabeth Phillips. To Thank- 
ful Burnham, due to her heirs. Mary Evans, due to her heirs. 
Distribution exhibited Nov. 30, 1824. 

On Timothy Burnhara's Tomb Stone is inscribed : 

" The grave is now my home 
But soon I hope to rise 
Mortals behold my tomb 
Keep death before your eyes." 

Roger, the oldest son, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. 
His wife, Mrs. Roxanna, died October 27, 1851, ^E. 67 vears. 



31. Er.r.TAii P>rRN'iiA:M, (.?o« of TimoOiy'\ g'^son of Simud\ g'cfson 

of Thomas ') of East Windsor, Conn.; 
bom Jan. 23, 1737?; died Aug. 12, 17S0? ; 
inaiTied Mar. 3, 1770? Hannali Bid well ; 
born Mar. 31, 1750; died May 17, 1S2G. 


Naomi, bnp. .Tune 13, 1773, m. Sept. 13, 1797 Zebulon Morton, d. Apr. 30, lS2"i? 

63 Selali, bnp. Keli. 7, 1774, m. .Inne 9, 1798? Eunice Ander-nn, d. .Ian. 2, ls2!. 

64 Elijali, bap. May 14, 1760, in. Apr. 10, 1804 Lucina Austin, d. .July '\ 1649- 

Mrs. Hannah Burnham was daughter of Daniel Bidwell. 

p-orKTii OENER.VnON. 

32. AsiiBEL BfRNiiAii, {son of Timothy^", g''son of Samuel', g'g''--^oii 

of Thomas') of East "Windsor, Coiin.; 
born May 2, 174-0 ; died Jan. 10, 17sl ; 
married Apr. .5, 176S? Sarali Bissel ; 
born Jan. 2S, 17-1:S ; died 


Clarissa, b. Jan. 30? 1774, m. May 17, 1792 Ashbel Williams, d. Feb. 5, 1S4S, .E. 74 yrs. 

Mrs. Sarah Burnham was daughter of Nathaniel and Azuhah 
(Ellsworth) Bissel, g^daughter of Ens. Nathaniel and Sarah (Gay- 
lord) Bissel, g'g'^daughter of Nathaniel and MiiKhvell (Moore) 
Bissel, and g'g'g'^laugliter (jf John Bissel of Windsor, Cimn. 
Ashbel Burnham of East Windsor makes his will Dec. 2."), 17Sn. 
He gives his wife Sarah one-third part of his whole estate during 
her life. Gives his daughter Clarissa the otlier two-thirds. If 
his daughter die without heirs he gives the whole estate to liis 
•wife, she to pay legacies to his two brothers Samuel and Peter 
Burnham, and to his sister Naomi Benjamin. Appoints his wife 
e.xecutrix. Inventory exhibited in Court Mar. 1-t, 17S1, by Roger 
Wolcott. Distribution of Estate, A:c., was returned itito Court 
Dec. 9, 1783, and accepted. 


33 Samuel Burnham, {son of Ttmothy'\ g''son of Samuel', g'g''son 
of Tliomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
baptized June 12, 17-48 ; died June 2.">, Isl'.i, A). 71 yrs. 
married Apr. 1."), 1773) Anna Porter; 
baptized July 2H, 17:)2; died May 22, 1834, Jv S3 yrs. 



65 Joshua P., bap. July 2, 1775, m. June 11, IT&S Sarah 'Williams, d. March 29, 1849. 
Giles, bap. June 28, 1778, unmarric-a, d. Oct. 4,1658, 

Samuel Bnniham served in the Revolutionary army. He 
makes his will June 11, 1816. Mentions " My two sons Joshua 
P. and Giles." After providing for them, he gives all the resi- 
due of his estate to liis wife Anna Burnham forever. Will e.x- 
liibited in Court July 26, 1819. The executors named in the 
will declined to serve, and Court appoints Anna Burnham 


ol. Capt. William Burnham, (son of Rev. William", g'^son of Wil- 
liam'', g''</son of Thomas') of Kensington (Farmington,) 

born April .5, 1705; died Mar. 12, 17-tO ; 
married Feb. 13, 172S Paith Norton ; 
born Mar. 13?, 1711 ; died June 28, 1786. 


CO Elisha, b. Feb. 12, 1730, m. Sept. 7, 1749 Jerusha Lee, d. 

Sarah, b. July 10, 1734, d. 

Ruth, b. Sept. 15, 1739, m. Dec. 18, 1760 Capt. John Allen, d. Mar 29, 1795. 

Oct., 17-46, " This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Wil- 
liam Burnham to be Captain of the 7th company in the 6th regi- 
ment in this Colony." He was Deputy from Fai-mington 1748. 
He left an estate inventoried at £8,246. 10s. lid. Distribution 
on file 1756. He gave one-half his estate to his son Elisha, the 
other one-lialf he gave to his two daughters. His house in Ken- 
sington stood next west of that owned by his father. Mrs. Ruth 
Burnham was daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Galpin) Norton. 

In addition to the property of £'8,246. lO.s. lid., there were 
extensive tracts of land belonging to Capt. Burnham's estate not 
estimated in the inventory, as the appraisers could not agree 
upon their value. 


35. JosiAH Burnham, {son of Rev. William ", g''son of William ', 
g'^son of Thomas ') of Kensington (Farmington), Conn. 
born Sept. 28, 1710 ; died Apr. 16, ISOO ; 
married Feb. 20, 1740 Ruth Norton ; 
born Apr. 16? 1724; died June 28, 1762; 
married ]\Iar. 20, 1763 Mrs. Mary Smith; 
boru ; died 



Riitli, b. .Ian. 24, 1741, m. Aug. 14, 1760 Dr. Samuel Thaohcr, d. 
.I'j^iali, b. Aug. 12, 174;!, ni. Porter, d. 

William, bap. Dee. 16, 17.50, unmarried, d. at St.Thomas. 

Hann.ah, bap. ni. Hall, d. 

67 Amos, bap. .Tan. 2.5, 1750, m. Mar. 15, 17S0 Susannah Hierliliy, d. Feb. 11, 1S15. 
Lucy, bap. m. J'orter, d. 


Either, bap. Feb. 20, 1764, m. .Jan 30, 1782 Col. \Vm. B. Sumner, d. 

Mrs. Kutb liuriiliam was daiigliter of John and Anna (Thoin]j- 
son) Xurtun. ]\Irs. Mary Smith was from Xew York. 


oG. Ai'PLCTcpn BruNiiAM, (^■■;'/i of' Bev. William"'', g''s'j>i of William", 
g'-fi'in of Thomas') of Cream Hill, Cornwall, Conn.; 
born Apr. 2S, 1724; died Jan. 3, 1770 ; 
married Nov. lo, ] 753; Mary Wolcott ; 
born Jan. 1, 17311; died June 17, 1703:'. 


Khnda, b. Feb. 12, 17.5.5, m. Nov. 10, 177-3 .Tames JI. Douglass, 

6S Oliver, b. Nov. 11, 17i;0, m. Oct. 17. 17S7 Sarah Rogers, 

69 Wolcott, b. Apr. IS), 1702, ni. .Jan. 22, 17S4 H. S. Sturdevant, 
Philomela, b. May 1, 1704, m. June 14, 1781 Hart, 
Abuer, b. May 14, 1706, unmarried, 

70 Abner, b. Jan. 11, 1771, m. Oct. 21, 1792 Sar.ah Williams, 
Esther, b. July 17, 1779, m. JIar. 26, 1S02 Joseph Smith, 

After Mr. Burnham's death, IMrs. Mary IJurnhain married 
Dec. 0, 1770, Jacob Lirownsoii (the elder), whose will, probated 
July \'2, 1702, mentions wife Mary. 


37. Capt. Peter Buenham, {son of Nathaniel'', g'^son of William", 
^ nf Thomas') of TTethersfield, Conn.; 
born Mar. 22, 1723; died Jan. 11, 170u, .E. 67 yrs.; 
married Nov. Id, 17.')7 Hannah Deming ; 
born Mar. 17, 172^; died June 26, 1770, ^E. 47 _)To.; 
married ^lar. 13, 1777 Elizabeth AVard ; 
bora Nov. 10, 1725; died Sejit. 13, 1705, .E. 7u yrs.; 


71 John, b. Oct. 1.5, 1758, m. Oct. 1-5, 1798 Barbara .McCarty, d. Oct. 7, 1«37. 
Hannah, b. Dec. 16, 1701, m. Dec. 16, 1780 Chester Marsh. d. June 6, 1846. 
Jeremiah, b. June 22, 170.3, unmarried, d. Feb. 20, 1S27. 
Abigail, b. June 19, 1760, m. Oet. 10, 1793 Asa Hopkins, d. Nov. 23, 1857. 


Apr. 12 



Apr. SO 



Jan. 24 




in infant 



Feb. 13, 



Oct. 11, 




George W., b. Jan. 2, 1778, unm.irrk-d, d. in mf:inc_y. 

Elizabeth, b. .Mar. 17, 1779, unmarried, d. in infancy. 

Samuel, b. Sept. 29, 1760, unmarried, d. in infancy. 

72 Samuel W., b. Sept. 13, 1783, m. Mar. 5, 1806 Elizabeth Inslee, d. Jan. 19, 1873. 


38. Elizur Burniiam, {son of Jonathan", g''son of WiUiam\ g'l/son 
of Thomas ' ) of Glastonbury, Conn.; 
born June 2i, 1733 ; died Feb. 10, 17S9? ; 
married Aug. 19, 1762 Chloe Hose ; 
bom Nov. U, 1736 ; died Dec. 11, 17S0?. 


JIary, b. 19, 1764, m. Mar. 3, 1784 WillianiHale, d. Mar. 7,18.52. 

William, b. Jan. 27, 1768, ra. Nov. 7, 1810 Asenath Bartlett, d. Sept. 27, 1850. 

73 .Jonathan, b. Dec. 13, 1775, m. Mar. 31, 1S18 Chloe Babcock, d. Sept. 22, 1854. 

Mrs. Asenath Burnhani, wife of "William, died Xov. 16, 1851, 
yE. 78 years. 


30. Elisha Burnham {son of Li. Bichard", g''son of Richard", 
g'g'^son of Thomas ') of Hartford, Conn.: 
born June 22, 1717 ; died July 18, 1770, JE. 53 yrs.; 
married Feb. 5, 171-2 Sarah Olmstead ; . 
born Nov. 10, 1716 ; died Sept. 3, 1810, jE. 94- yrs.; 


Elisha, b. Dec. 5, 1743, m. May 6, 1773 Martlia (Hinsdale?), d. Aug. 17, 1783. 

Sarah, b. Sept. 27, 1745, unmarried, d. Aug. 2, 1770. 

Richard, b. Mar. 6, 1748, unmarried, kl'd June 2, 1766. 

Ephraim, b. M.ay 21, 1751, unmarried, d. Aug. 20, 1770. 

74 George, b. Aug. 13, 1753, ra. Nov. 16, 1775 Nancy Bigelow, d. Mar. 10, 1830. 

75 Abner, b. Aug. 15, 1755, m. Sept. 11, 1779 Elizabeth Rockweli.d. May 27, 1843. 
Abigail, b. Oct. 25, 1757, unmarried, . d. Aug. 4, 1770. 
Mary Ann, b. June 12, 1761, m. Moses Goodwin, d. Oct. 22, 1828. 

Ehsha Burnham died of an epidemic fever which — within a 
few weeks — also carried away three of his children ; he was noted 
for his size and strength. " Richard Burnham, son of Mr. Elisha 
Buridiam, had his thigh, leg, and ankle broke," by the explosion 
of powder in the brick school-house, at the celebration of the 
repeal of the Stamp Act on Friday, May, 1766, appointed by the 
General Assembly as a day of jubilee and rejoicing ; he survived 
his wounds but a few days. Mrs. Sarah Burnham outlived her 
husband forty years, and died at the house of her daughter, Mrs. _ 



Mary Ann Goodwin of Ilarttord-Xeck, at. tlic advanced age of 
ninety-four years. She was tlie daughter of second Dea. Joseph 
and Hannah (Marsli) Ohusted of East Hartford ; g'^daugliter of 
Nicholas Olmsted who was in the Pequot war of 1637, of whom 
it is said that " after sowing his wild oats, he became a good citi- 
zen," Deputy 1672-3, Captain 1675, married before Sept. 2S, 
1610, a daughter of Joseph Loomis of Windsor, and died Auis. 
31, 16S1 ; she was g'g''daugliter of James Olmsted wjn) came to 
Boston Sept. 16, 1632, in the Lyrm from London, constable some 
years at Cambridge, Mass., removed with the earliest settlers to 
Hartford, Conn., 163(1, of which he was an original proprietor, 
with large lots of land. He left a large estate; liis will, dated 
Sept. 28, 1610, gives £.">0 to the Cluirch in Hartford, and names 
only two children, jSTicholas and Nehemiah ; it provides for his 
niece and her brothers, and his servant AYilliam Corbee ; he was 
from Suffolk, England. Hannah (Marsh) Olmsted descended 
from John Marsh who was in Hartford 1636, and married Ann, 
daughter of Gov. John Webster. Court grants administi-ation 
Nov. 1, 1770, on the estate of Elislia Burnhani, late of Hartford, 
dec**, unto Joseph Church, jr., wlio gave bonds with Elisha Bnrii- 
liam, son of s*^ dec'', anil took letters. Nov. 20, 1771, Abncr 
Burnliam, a minor, made choice of William Wolcott, Escjr., of 
East Windsor to be his guardian, and on 2Stli Nov. thes*^ William 
appeared before the Court and acknowledged himself bound in a 
''Ilecog'" of £150. Elisha Burnham, eldest son of the above, 
makes his will Apr. 6, 1783 ; mentions no one but his wife Mar- 
tha, and gives her his house and all his property, and appoints 
her executrix. Letters of administration Jan. 31, 1786. Estate 
represented insolvent, and the Court appoints Col. ililes Beach 
and Iioderick Sheldon commissioners to adjust the claims. April 
5, 1787, will exhibited by ilartha, late widow of s"" dec"', now wife 
of Timothy King of Windsor ; she gave bonds, s'' will being 
proved, aj>proved, and ordered recorded. 
From Headstones in Churchyard : 

In Memory of M' Elisha Burnliam who died 

July y' IS"" 1770 in y*^ 53 year of his Age. 

M" Sarah died August 2'' 1770 in y'^ 25"" year of her age. 

M" Abigail died August 4"' 1770 in y" 13"' year of her age. 

Mf Ephraim died August y'' Su"" 1770 in y= 20"' year of his age. 
These were y'' cbildrt'ii of M' Elisha S: i[" Sarah r>urnham. 


In Memory of M' Kiehard Ceniham Killed by 
y<^ Blowing up of y"= School House June 17C6 
Aged IS years & 3 Montlis. Son of M' Elislia & 
M" Sarah Bernhain. 


40. Aaron Burnham (son of Ll. Richard", g''son of Richard', 
g'g'^son of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born May 5, 1719 ; died Sept. 14, 1700; 
married Nov. 12, 174S? Hannah Pitkin ; 
born Nov. 12, 1722; died Aug. 17, 1809, .E. 87 yrs. 


Hannah, bap. Mar. 11, 1750, m. >Iar. 4, 1768 Elias Roberts, d. Aug. 22, 1827. 

76 Aaron, bap. May 23, 1756, m. Mar. 6, 1773 Mabel Brown, d. Sept. 15, 18.32. 

77 Simeon, b. „,,Aug. 1, 1757, m. Afir. 12, 1779 Jerusha Rockwell, d. Oct. 13,1788. 
Michael, b. Apr. 15, 175'J, d. 

Mrs. Hannah Burnham was the daughter of Caleb Pitkin ; he 
was born Jul}' 19, 1687, and son of Roger Pitkin, who married 
1683 Hannah, daughter of Caleb Stanley. May 29, 1761, an in- 
ventory taken of the estate of Aaron Burnham, who deceased 
Sept. 14, 1700 ; will exhibited in Court June 16, 1761. It was 
shown that the s** testator since the date of s'' instrument hath 
had three sons, now all in full life, born to him in lawful wed- 
lock, and who are accordingly therein altogether unmentioned or 
unprovided for. Therefore the Court disapprove of s'' instrument 
as the last will and testament, and grant administration unto 
Hannah Bundiam, widow of s'' dec"*, and Ezra Burnham of Hart- 
ford, who gave bonds. 

May 1, 1764. This Court appoints Hannah Burnham, widow, 
&c., to be guardian to Aaron Burnham, aliout eight years old ; 
Simeon, seven years next August ; and Michael Burnham, live 
years of age, children of Aaron Burnham, dec'^. 

Hannah, the widow, married Thadens Olmsted, Mar. 24, 176."). 


41. Ezra Burnham (son of Lt. Richard", (fson of Richard', 
g'g''son of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born July 16, 1721 ; died Dec. 8, 1776 ; 
married May 13, 1758 Mindwell Spiencer ; 
born Nov. 13, 1737 ; died Mar. 2.5, 1761, jE. 26 yrs. 



James, !in|.. Jan. 1, KCl, .1. 

Ezra Burnhaiii married for second wife Elizabetli (Widow liel- 
den), daugliter of "William Bidwell; she married for lier first 
husband Stephen Belden, Oct. 14, lT5(i ; he died Kov. S, U*<i. 
After ]\[r. liiirnhani's deatli she married her third husband, John 

Ezra and ]\[indwell Burnham's son was probaljly the .Tames 
who removed from "Windsor, and was of Amherst and Granby, 
and had children Allen and Elsey, both baptized Aug. 23, 1795. 

" Mr. Burnham of Sonth Hadley married Mrs. Jerusha (Diggins) 
"VVolcott ; she was daughter of Joseph Diggins of Sonth Wind- 
sor, and widow of Lnke Wolcott ; he (Mr. Wolcott) died Jlarch 
11, ITCii'."' South Vi'iiixhor jnivute Reajrds of Mr. Eli Olcott. 


42. Moses Bukxham, {son of Li. RkhariV^ g''son of Bichard", 

g'g'^son of Thomas ') of East Hartford, Conn.; 

luirn Aug. 20, 1723; died Dec. 29, 179S, .E. 7.") yrs. 

married Aug. 1.^, 1744! Naomi Anderson ; 

biirn Sept. 1."', 1723; died Jan. 7, 1800, J-]. 77 yrs. 


78 Nathaniel, bap. Oct. 20, 1745, m. Sept. 13, 1770? Mary Aljl.ey, . .1. June 7,1810. 
Naomi, bap. July 10, 1748, m. Sept. 26, 176S Kecompeiiee Shcrill,d. 

Moses, bap. Feb. IS, 1749, d. 

79 Roderick, bap. Aug. 30. 1752, m. Jan. 27, 177.3 Eunice Abbey, d. 
Hezekiah, bap. Feb. 9, 1755, d. 
Gordon, bap. Feb. 20, 1767, d. 
Theodore, bap. Feb. 18, 1759, d. 1704. 
Mary A., bap. July 5, 1761, m. Baker, d. 

Ward, bap. Aug. 17, 1703, unmarried, d. in infancy. 

Ward, bap. July 14, 1765, unm.arried, d. July 2G, 1S15. 

ISet^cy, baji. m. Hedges, d. 

Gordon marched with the first troops fiir the relief of Boston, 
in Lexington alarm, April, 1775. 


43. Charles Burnham, (son of C1inrles''\ g'son of Richard\ g''g''.^on 

of Thomns') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Aug. 2, 173i); died Nov. 1, 17f;0; 

married ]\[ay 17, 17.58? Elizabeth (Eastman!; ; 
born A]ir. 2."), 173<1!; died 


Frceinan, bap. April 1, 175U, d. 


Charles Biirnhara served in the expedition against Crown 
Point, 1755. After his death his widow married, May 10, 170S, 
Benjamin Saben, and removed to Ashford, Conn., with her son 
Freeman. Inventory taken Nov. 10, 1760, of estate of Charles 
Burnham, late of Hartford, dec**, Jonathan Stanley, Sam' Smith, 
appraisers. Administration granted Xov. 18, 1760, on s'' estate 
unto Elizabeth Burnham, widow of s'^ dec'', and Timothy East- 
man of Ashford, in the county of Windham, who gave bonds 
M"ith John Biley, jr., of Hartford, and took letters.' An account 
of administration in Court Kov. 25, 1762, and the widow had 
her portion set out to her. An additional account of administra- 
tion was exhibited Feb. 12, 1767, by Elizabeth Burnham and 
Timotliy Eastman. 


44. Freeman BuRNHAii, {son of Charles'", g'^son of Richard', 

g^g''son of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Nov. IS, 1735; died Apr. 16, 1814; 
married Mar. S, 1769? Sybil Warren ; 
born May 4, 1750 ; died May 6, 1778. 


Charles, bap. Feb. 10, 1771, unmarried, lost at sea. 

80 Mich.iel, b. Oct. 11, 1775, m. Oct. 22, 1801 Eliz.ibeth Seymour, d. Jan. lli, 1836. 
Clarissa, bap. Mar. 23, 1778, nnmarried, * d. 

Mrs. Sybil Burnham was daughter of William and Hannah 


45. Sterhen Burnham, [son of Charles'"', g'^son of Richard", g''g''son 

of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born Apr. IS, 1749 ; died Apr. 19, 1S26, ^E. 77 yrs.; 

married Mar. 8, 17S0 Elizabeth Cole; 

baptized Feb. IS, 1753 ; died Apr. 5, 1S36. 


Betsey, bap. Oct. 22, 1766, m. June 8, 1620 Amariah Knox, d. Apr. 1833. 

Daniel,* bap. Oct. 22, 1786, m. 1802 Cl.arissa C. , d. May 10, 1836. 

* This is probably the Daniel Burnham who lived in Winchester from 1606 to 1814. 
He died May 19, 1836, aged 54 yrs., making him bom in 1782, four years old when bap- 
tized. His "wife Clarissa C. died Feb. 22, 1S55, aged 74 yrs bom in 1781. Their chil- 
dren, Daniel C. died Jan. 19, 1810. aged 6 yrs.; Luther dieil Aug. 23, 1837, aged 26 yrs.; 
Erwin died Feb. 12, 1832, aged 19 yrs.; Henn,- S. died July 5, 1818, aged 2 yrs.; Sarah 
A. married Dec. 9, 1830 Rufus Cleveland, an.l died Apr. 17, 1864, aged 51 yrs.; Clarissa 
married Sept. 13, 1831 Milo Hall of New Marlboro', Mass. 


S.iIIy, bap. Oct. 22, 1780, immarrie.l, d. July 27, 1871. 

Polly, bap. Nov. 21, 1790, d. 

Ruth, b.ap. June 21, ISO], d. 

Samuel, bap. Aug. 21, 1805, d. 

Stephen Biiniliam of East Ilartford in liis will, made Ajiril 
ID, 1S2G, gives all his personal estate to his beloved wife Eliza- 
beth, and ajipoints Norman Skinner to be sole executor. Mav 
IG, 1820, the hist will and testament of Stephen Tlnrnham, dec'', 
was exhibited by Nurinan Skinner, who ga%-e I.khkIs with Ozias 


46. Cai't. Asiiijel BuKNHAii {son of Michael'", g''son of RicJiard', 
g''g''son of Thomas'), of Middletown, Conn.; 
burn Apr. -I?,, 1738 ; died July 17, lSt»0, ^E. 02 yrs.; 
inarrie<l July 10, 1701 Hannah Sage ; 
born Feb. 2n, 173'.» ; died Oct. 2i», 1814. 


Hannah, b. JIar. 17, 17C2, in. Jlay 31, 1783 Robert Latimer, d. 

Lnis, b. Jlay 10, 1704, m. Mar. 3, 1730 Jolin Leveret, d. Jan. 11, 17Lil. 

llicliael, b. Apr. 3, 1706, unmarried, d. at sea. 

Esther, b. June 25, 1768, m. Oct. 21, 1787 Joshua Ilen-haw, d. May 13, 1853. 

Sar.ah, b. Aug. 17, 1770, m. Aug. 20, 17D1 Samuel Clark, d. 

Ashbel, b. May 7, 1772, m. d. 

James, bap. Juue 19, 1774, unmarried, d. -Vug. 5, 1775. 

Richard, bap. "Dec. 1, 1776, ni. ^ d. 

James W.,bap. Mar. 27, 1782, imuiarried, d. Feb. 4, 17S4. 

Capt. Ashbel Burnham, Vestryman of Christ Church (now 
Trinity) at Middletown 1777, also Collector ; "Warden 1705. ^Nlrs. 
Burnham was daughter of Ebenezcr Sage, and sister of Gen' 
Comfort Sage ; she died in Middlebury, Vt. Their son Michael 
died at sea unmarried. Their son Richard married and left one 
son. Rev. Richard, who died in San Francisco, Cah, unmarried, 
and the male branch nf " this much respected family " terminates 
with him. Jnhn Leveret, Esq., husband of Lois, was t'rom Bos- 
ton, :i <j;''son of (biv. Leveret of .Mass., and descended from Sir 
John Leveret. See chart, vol. 12, ji. 28'.>, A'. E. Ili^t. and Gene. 
Ri'jister. Joshua Ilenshaw, E-^ip, husband of Esther, was ;i gen- 
tleman of wealth (Rt. Rev. John P. K. Ilenshaw, Bishop of Rhode 
Island was his nephew). The children of Joshua and Esther (Burn- 
ham) Ilenshasv were Joseph, who married Grace Sands, a sister 
(jf Admiral Sands; Charles, no children ; George, who marrird 
Maria Holt of Montreal, Canada ; .lolin, who married Anna 
Corey; Ashbel Buridiam, who married JLirgaret 11. j\[ai-sli, and 


had one child, Jolm Marsh*; Fredei'ick died young; Maria mar- 
ried Blair, no children ; Caroline married, tirst, Samuel Cox, 

and second, George Holt ; Esther married Chas. Gates Holt ; 
Charlotte died young ; Sarah died young. 

Lois Burnham was christened July 22, 1764: — sponsors, the 
parents and Mrs. Shalor. Esther, June 5, 1768 — sponsors, Rich- 
ard Alsop, Widow Shalor, and the wife of Richard Nichols. 
Sarah, Sept. 30, 1770 — sponsors, the father and Widow Ahigail 
Shalor, and wife of Peleg Sanford. Ashbel, June 28, 1772 — 
sponsors, Philip Mortimer, Richard Alsop, and "Widow Abigail 
Shalor. James, June 19, 177-i — sponsors, Philip Mortimer, 
Richard Alsop, and his wife. Richard, Dec. 1, 1776 — sponsors, 
the lather, Abr" Jarvis, AVidow Abigail Shalor. James Ward — 
sponsors, the father, Abr" Jarvis, and Widow Lois Xichols. 
Michael Burnham, Lif ' son of Robert and Hannah Latimer. 
bap. Jan. 11, 1791. Eliza Sinclair, Lif dau. of Robert and 
Hannah Latimer, bap. Nov. 8, 1798. Lois Bumham, Inf ' dau. 
of John and Lois Leverett, bap. Jan. 11, 1791. Samuel Wil- 
liams, Inf son of Sam' and Sarah Clarke, bap. Nov. 8, 1798. 

" Oct. 23, 1777, Kitt, negro Servant of Capt. Ashbel Burnham, 
married Dutchess, negro servant maid of Gen. Sam. H. Parsons." 


4-7. Reuben Bcrxiiaie, (soyi of Thomas''\ g''son of Thomas', fg'^son 
of Thomas\ g'g'cfson of Tliomas') <ji ^YqH Hartland, 

born June 22, 1742 ; died Dec. 22, 1812 ; 
married Aug. 20, 1765 Chloe Fitch ; 
born May 28, 174-5 ; died Nov. 27, 1814. 


Luther, b. July 10, 17CG, unmarried, lost at sea. 

Chloe, b. 6, 1768, m. Oct. 23, 1785 Timothy Ensign, d. Sept. 28, ISll. 

Miriam, b. Jan. 5, 1770, m. Jan. 10, 1797 Nathan, d. Dec. 2 1850. 

• John XFarsh Henshaw (son of Ashbel Bumham and Margaret H. Henshaw), of New- 
Iberia, Louisiana, married Emelie Chouteau of St. Louis; they have three sons, Charles 
Chouteau, Ashbel Bumham, and Neville Gratiot. Sir. Henshaw in his possession 
the portraits of his g'g'g'father, Capt. .Michael Bumham (No. 21), and of his g'mother, 
Mrs. Esther (Burnham) Henshaw, daughter of No. 46. 


81 Tliomns, b. Oct. 12, 1771, m. June 10, 17'jl I'lR-be Fuirchili, d. Dec. 12? 1S54. 
Eeubon, b. Nov. 3, 1773, unm.irried, d. Apr. 20, 17b8. 

82 t':i!viu, b. Mar. 9, 1776, m. Jluy 5, 1S03 Clari-saXortlirnp, d. Oct. 11, 1840. 
Anna, b. Sept. 30, 1776, m. Jau. 1, 1846 Keaben Belden, d. Aug. 18, 1647. 
Phineas, b. Sept. 30, 1782, unmarried, d. Mar. 2t), 1802. 
Shaylor F., b. May 9, 1787, m. Oct. 2.5, 1809 Betsey Goodyear, d. May 7,1813. 

Mrs. Chloe (P'itch) Burnliam \va~ daugliter of Josepli Fitch, 
and sister of the John Fitch who first apjilied steam to the pro- 
])elling of boats. 

Sliaylor Fitcli and Betsey (Gondycar) lUirrihaTii left no chil- 
dren. After Mr. Buriiharn's death Mrs. Shaylor F. IJnrnham mar- 
ried Nov. 13, 1S1.5, Sam' Edwards "Woodliridge, and died Dec. 
It;, IS 19. 

Nathan and ]\Iiriam Eurnham will be found at No. tiO. 


48. Eleazek BrK.viiAM, {son of Eleazer", g^ion of Charks% g'g''son 

of Thomas'', g''</g''suii of Thomas^) of East Hartford, Conn.; 
baptized Jan. 10, 17SU ; died May 12, ISlfi, .E. 30 yrs.; 
married Apr. 14, 1 709? Sarah ilorton ; 
btijitized :\Iar. 2.j, 17S1 ; died Jan. 24, 1S41, .E. 5S yrs. 


Ralph, b. Mar. 4, 1600, unmarried, lost at sea. 

Maria, b. Nov. 4, 1601, unmarried, • d. Au_'. 17, 1862. 

Trypheni.a, b. Jan. 10, 1804, m. June 3, 1823 .John \Vri;:Iit, d. 

83 Ele.azer, b. Mar. 24, 1807, m. Oct. 6, 1S33 Jane .\nn Halo, d. 

84 Abner M., b. Apr. 30, 1809, m. Oct. 15, 1834 Clarissa Marble, d. Mar. 18, 1805. 

85 Edward T., b. Mar. 6, 1813, m. Apr. 17, 1639 Louisa D. Breaux, d. 

Huldah, b. Mar. 23, 1815, unmarried, d. July 8, 1833. 

^Irs. Sarah Burnham was daughter tif Al)ner ^Forton. Court 
grants May 28, 1S16, lettei's of administration on estate of Elea- 
zer Burnham unto Sarah Burnham. July 15, 1810, Sarah Burn- 
liam, adinx., having given notice according to law, Court 
appoints commissioners. 


49. Phixeas Bukniiam, {son of Eleazer", g''son of Charles', 

g'g''soa of Thomas'', g'g'g'^smi of Tliomas^) of East Hart- 
ford, Conn.; 

born June 24, 1783; died Feb. 1, lS3u, .E. 47 yrs.; 
married Jan. 1, 1803 Abigail Huntley; 
born Apr. 1, 1783; died Sept. 12, 1841. 



Philo Harris, b. Oct. 30, 1S04, m. Apr. 12, 1S.30? Eliza Williams, d. 

riiineas, b. Sept. 23, 1807, unmarried, d. Dec. 12, 18i0. 

86 Erastus \V., b. Apr. 15, 1810, m. July 8,1833 Emeline Parsons, d.Oct.20, 1854. 
Caroline M., b. Dec. 1, 1813, m. Nov. 7, 1833 James KanJall, d. 

James, b. Oct. 10, 1816?, m. Frost?, d. 

87 Theroii H., b. Nov. 23, 1819, m. Oct. 23, 1S43 Mary Trinct, d.July 4, 1071. 

88 Gilbert \V., b. June 26, 1S24, m. May 5,1841 Malvina M. Roberts,d.Jun.30, 1865. 

Philo Harris's child died Apr. 9, 1834, aged 2 years. 


50. Jesse Burnham, {son of Eleazer", g'^son of Charles", g''g''son of 

Thomas'', g'g'g''son of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born May 29, 1785 ; died Jan. IS, 1854, ^E. GS yr3.; 
married Kov. 10, 1810 Anna Abby ; 
born Aug. IS, 17S1 ; died Apr. 2, ISTG. 


M.abel Abby, b. Sept. 11, 1811, unmarried, d. Oct. 13,1825. 

Levi, b. July 6, 1813, m. Apr. 25, 1841 Fanny Culver?, d. June 24, 1859. 

89 Martin, b. July 4, 1815, ni. Oct. 23, 1836 Fidelia E. Coop, d. Aug. 2,1661. 

90 John Abby, b. July 29, 1SI7, m. Feb. IS, 1841 Mary Gardner Child.d. 

91 Jesse, b. May 31, 1820, m. Jan. 1, 1857 Roda Jane Signor, d. Feb. 12, 1676. 

Mrs. Anna Burnham was daughter of Xeliemiah Abby. 


51. Charles Bcrniiam, {son of George'", g''so)i of Charles', g'g''son 

of Thomas'', g'g'g''son of Thomas') of East Hartford, 


born Sept. 11, 1775 ; died Aug. 2(3, 1S28, xE. 53 yrs.; 

married May 10, ]797 Mary Gillett ; 

born Nov. 6, 1774 ; died May 10, 1847. 


92 Charles, b. Nov. 27, 1797, m. June 2, 1822 Emily Smith, d. Apr. 25, 187G. 
Mary, b. Dec. 1, 1799, unmarried, d. Sept. 10, 1803. 

93 Austin, b. Oct. 4, 1801, m. Nov. 10, 1831 Sophia Cowles, d. Apr. 25, 1876. 
j Ashbel, b. Apr. 20, 1804, unmarried, d. Oct. 4, 1849. 
( Anna, b. Apr. 20, 1804, m. Er.astus Foster, d. 

94 Benjamin G., b. Feb. 20, 1807, m. Oct. 8, 1829 Eliza. Woodworth, d. Feb. 28, 1665. 
Elizabeth, b. Mar. 1, 1609, m. Sept. 28, 1631 James M. Gates, d. 

Edwin, b. July 15, 1811, unmarried, d. Mar. 2,1812. 

Jane .M., b. Aug. 14, 1813, m. Oct. 4, 1843 Sam' N. Peabody, d. July 24, 1856. 

Harriet E., b. Aug. 9, 1817, unmarried, d. Nov. 26, 1824. 

Mrs. Mary Burnhani was daughter of Benj. Gillett. 


vivrn genp:i;atk)n'. 
52. Eli liriiXiiAii, (w« of George'", g''soii of Charls', g^ifs<<n of 
Tliomas^, g^g''g''sim of Thomas') of South Windsor, Conn.; 
born Sept.17, 1777; died Oct. 23, 1859, yE. S2 yrs. 
married Aug. 10, ISOO Jerusha Wood ; 
horn ]\[aT 19, 1783 ; died Feb. 28, 18f4, Jv 81 yr^. 


9a Lucius, li. 25, lSO-2, m. Feb. 15, 1S25 P.irmela C. Goodrich, d. 

96 Alfred, b. Dec. 20, lf04, m. Apr. 1, 1832 Eliza Dart, d. Nov. ir.,183G. 

Julin, .J., b. Oct. 27, 1806, m. Mar. 22, 1830 Orrin Bragg, d. 

George, b. Jan. 14, 1809, m. Sept. 1", 1829 Maria Sedgwick, d. Aug. 12,1^74. 

RoxyL., b. Sept. 6, 1814, m. Jan. 14, 1836 John Cranmcr, d. 

Louisa B., b. July 20, 181S, ni. Oct. 13, 1840 Lorenzo D. Richardson, d. 

Eli A., b. Dec. 6, 1821, m. Apr. 10, 1645 Elizabeth Larahee, d. May 9,1640. 

Maria S., wife of George, died March 20, 1845, aged 33 years. 
He again married, Sept. 17, 1815, Lucina J. Coop; she was Ijorn 
Mar. 25, 1S25; died Sept. 6, 1881; no cliildren. Eli A. and 
Elizabeth L. Burnliam were childless. 


53. Zenas BrENHAM, (son of Silas'"', g^son of John'", g^g^son <f 
JiiJin^, g'g^g''siiii of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Jan. 2:;», 17tiL'; died Apr. 25, 1822, ^E. (lO yrs.; 
married Nov. 27^ 17^2 Thankful Ihirnham ; 
bap. Dec. 11, 17t;ti; died Sept. 16, ISll), ..E. 51 yrs. 


97 Zenas, b. iMar. 19, 1764, m. Jan. 1, 1811? Sarah Elmore, d. Oct. 6,1819. 

98 John, b. Jan. 2, 1786, m. Feb. 3, 1610? Mary Edwards, d. June 30,1820. 
Olive, b. Mar. 1, 1788, m. Dec. 25, 1817 Roswell Rockwell, d. J.ln. 16,1860. 
Silas, b. Aug. 15, 17'J0, unmarried, lost at sea, Aug. 1815. 
Jemima, b. Oct. 28, 1792, unmarried, d. Mar. 20,1873. 

99 Chester, b. Aug. 2, 1796, m. Feb. 23, 1825 Elizabeth Phillips, d. Aug. 21,1832. 
Clarissa, b. Oct. 23, 1798, m. Apr. 19, 1830 Harvey Elmore, d. Jan. 5,1871. 
M.ary, b. May 2, 1801, m. May 7, 1829 James Burns, d. Mar. 23,1830. 

100 Thomas, b. May 22, 1803, m. May 6, 1829 Mehetahle Alexander, d. 

101 Dennis, b. Feb. 20, 1606, m. Dec. 19, 1831 Harriet Sloan, d. May 31,1839. 
H.annah, b. Jan. 24, 1808, m. Sept. 29, 1856 Lucius Stowel, d. Nov. 3,1667. 

102 Jason, b. Mar. 25, 1810, m. Apr. 19,1840 Amanda Lndd, d. May 11,1633. 

Zenas Burnham inherited lands which had been in the posses- 
sion of his ancestors since Thomas, Senr., purchased them from 
tlie Indian chiefs. May 23, 1822. Lettei-s of Adm. on Estate of 
Zenas Burnham granted unto Chester Burnham and Lemuel 
White. Nov. 25, Court appoints Ashbel Gilman, Benj. Gillette, 
L^' Solomon Olmsted to make distribution. Apr. 23, 1S23, Dis- 


tribution of estate mentions oldest sou Chester, also Thomas, 
Dennis, Jason, Olive Rockwell, Jem'ima, Clarissa, Mar}-, and 
Hannah Burnham. Mary E., wife of Jolm, died Nov. 6, 1S35, 
^. U yrs. 

Mrs. TJiankful Burnhaiu was daughter of No. 3(». 


54. Stei'iien Burxiiam, (so« of Daniel'", g''son o/Ji)hii'\ g'g'^son 

of John ^, g^g''g''son of Thomas^) of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Dec. 14, 1755 ; died Apr. 6, 1S06 ; 
married Oct. 17, 1792 Mrs. Joanna (Hills) Alvord ; 
born Mar. 9, 1763; died Apr. 21, 1831. 


Wells, b. Aug. 17, 1793, went to sea and never heard from. 

Theodore, b. July 13, 1796, unmarried. d. Aug. 25, 1S49. 

Anna, b. Mar. 28, 1798, m. May 6, 1828 Horace Hubbard, d. 

Ruth, b. May 5, 1803, m. Dec. 7, 1831 Lewis Rowell, d. Dec. 2o, 1857. 

Mrs. Joanna Burnham was daughter of Samuel Hills of East 
Hampton, Conn.; on a tombstone is inscribed, " Widow Burn- 
ham died Apr. 21, 1831, ^E. 68 years." 

June 13, 1806, Letters of Adm. on estate of Stephen Burn- 
ham, late of East Hartford, dec*, granted unto Kussell Burnham 
of s"* East Hartford. Inventory exhibited to same Court, to be 
published in one Newspaper published in Hartford, and posted 
on sign-post in the first society of s** town of East Hartford. 
June 3, 1806, Inventory taken of estate of Stephen Burnham, 
late of " Wethersfield?," by Jonathan and David Bidwell. Sept. 
3, 1816, On motion of Joanna Burnham, widow of Stephen Burn- 
ham, late of East Hartford, dec"*. Court appoints Shubael Gris- 
wold, W" Olmsted, and John Pitkin to make distribution. Sept. 
10, in the distribution, there is mentioned the widow, son Tiieo- 
dore, and gives him his proportion, but does not then divide that 
coming to Wells, Anna, and Ruth. Aug. 25, 1819, Distribution 
e.xhibited by Joanna Burnham, widow. Arc. 


55. Russell Burnham, (son of Daniel"", g''son of John", g''g''son 

of John'', g^g'g^son of Thomas^) of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Sept. 17, 1761 ; died May 29, 1816; 
married Oct. 7, 1793 Anna Burr ; 
born Jan. 1, 1771 ; died Jan. 4, 1837. 



103 Leonarii, h. Sept. 17, 1794, m. Dec. 31, 1819 Mary A. Tanner, d. June 22, lf7?. 

Fidelia, b. Aug. 13, 175';, unmarried, d. Oct. 21, 181.5. 

10-1 Elisha B., b. Sept. 28, 1800, m. May 19, 1829 Mary Willingli.ani, d. 

105 D.-iniel, b. Nov. 4, 1802, ra. Nov. 17, 1831 Laura Patterson, d. 

106 Arvin, b. Mar. 13, 1805, m. Sept. 10, 1640 Harriet Patterson, d. 

107 Wareham, h. Aug. 7, 1808, m. Pec. 23, 1834 Elsie P. Wood, d. 

Emma Ann, b. Oct. 11, 1613, unmarried, d. Feb. 12, 1839. 

Fidelia, b. July 1, 1815, m. May 21, 1837 George Baldwin, d. 

iMrs. Annti Burnliaiu was daughter of Jonathan Burr. 

June, ISIO, prubahly, but \^'\t\\ no date attached, the inventory 
of the esttite of Kussell Burnliarn, late of East Hartford, was 
taken by Samuel Buriiham and Ashbel Gilinan. July 5, isltl, 
Ciuirt grants letters of Adni. unto Leonanl Burnliain, who gave 


5G. Setii BuRNiiAii, (son of DanieV\ ^son of John'\ g'f/son of 
John^, g'g'g^son of Thomas^) of East Hartford, Conn.; 
baptized June 10, ITTti : died Aug. S, 1812, .E. 41 yrs.; 
married Jan. lo, ISt'l ]Mary Williams ; 
baptized Oct. S, 1775; died Jidy 24, lSti7. 


Inl'ant, b. Aug. 28, ISOl, d. Aug. 

Sophia, b. Mar. 11, 1803, d. July 

108 Patrick W., b. Apr. 17, 1805, m. Sept. 10, 1844 Maria II. Moore, d. 
Albert C, b. May 19, 1809, unmarried, ' d. M.iy 

( Hannah, b. Mar. 17, 1812, d. JIar. 

I M.ary, b. Mar. 17, 1S12, d. JIar. 

Mrs. ]\rary Burnliain was ilaughter of Jacob AVilliams. On 
tombstone of " Infant of Seth and Mary Biirnham " is inscribed : 

" One still bom one 4 mos: " — 
" 'Tis God who gives and takes away, 
In both his kindness is the same ; 
Let mourners with submission say, 
Forever blessed is his name." 

On tombstone of Albert Church, who died Jfay It, 182."., is 
inscribed : 

" So fades the lovely, blooming flower, 
Frail, smiling solace of an hour." 

Firrir genki;.vtk)N. 
57. Cornelius Bfrxhaxi, {son of Daniel", g''son of Jolni", 
g''g''son of John', fg'g'^son of Thomas') of East Hartford, 

born Aug. 13, 1774; died Dec. 0, 1645, ^E. 7ryrs.; 
married Kov. ',•, 1 Si i2 ^lary Anderson ; 
baptized Oct. 21, 17S1 ; died Jan. !•;, l8.".!.t, .K. So yrs. 














Eliza, b. July 12, 1805, unrnnrried, d. in infancy. 

Louisa, b. Aug. 6, ISOS, unmarried, d. in infancy. 

Susan, b. Feb. 15, IflO, unmarried, d. Nov. 7, 1828. 

Cornelia L., b. Mar 15, 1819, m. Feb. 26, 1640 Aaron G. Williams, d. Oct. 21, 1861. 

ilrs. Mary Biirnliam was daiigliter of John Anderson, and 
born ITTit. 


5S. Oliver Bi-pniiam, {son o/Davsd''^, g'^son of DavkV\ g'g''^on of 
Samuel % g'g'g'^son of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
baptized Jan. 16, 1757 ; died Mar. 29, 1S0.5 ; 
married Jan. 2, 1779 ALarj "Wood ; 

born Jan. 2,1757; died May 2c 


Abel Loomis, 




1760, m. 



17S2, m. 



1784, m. 



1786, m. 



1788, m. 



1790, m. 



1792, m. 



1794, m. 

Maria Ai 


Apr. 28, 1S5 

Clark, d, 

Abigail, b. Mar. 26, 1796, m. Nov. IS, 1S20, Reuben Loomis, d 

The sons, Lj-man and Oliver, with their families, lived at 
Grand Eiver, Upper Canada. April -i, 1805, letters of adminis- 
tration granted on estate of Oliver Burnham, lilte of East Hart- 
ford, unto Levi Goodwin, who pronounced the estate insolvent. 
June 9, 1SU7, Eeport of Coumiissioners, and Court orders right 
of dower to be set out to the widow, Mar}- Burnham, in one-third 
of buildings and lands for her imj.irovement during life. 


59. David Burnham, {son of David", g''son of David'\ g'g''son 
of Samuel \ g'g''g''son of Thomas') of East "Windsor, Conn.; 
baptized Aug. 27, 1769; died Mar. 3, 1S35, ^. 66 yrs.; 
married May 2, ISOOf Hannah Craig ; 
born May 21, 1770?; died Jan. 25, ISll. 

109 John Craig, b. Feb. 11, 1802, m. Nov. 6, 1831 Catharine Van Brakle, d. 

William, b. 1804, unmarried, killed Dec. 27,1824. 

David, b. 1806, unm-arried, d. voun". 

Penelope, b. 1807, m. Ashbel B. Williams, d. Apr. 22,1847. 

Sophia, b. m. Mar. 2, 18-37 Joseph Fish, d. 

Marv", b. m. Underbill, d. 

Samuel, b. d. 

Uuuuah, b. d. 



C''\ Xatiian Bni.vuAM {son of DavkV\ g''son of D'tvid", g'g'son 
of &miuel\ g'g^g^son of Thomas') of C;\bot, Vt.; 
born Aug. Ifi, 1772; died June 19, 1S42 ; 
married Jan. 10, 1707 Miriam Burnluun ; 
born Jan. 5, 177n, died Dee. 2, 1S.")U. 


Miriam, b. Feb. 7, 1802, unmarried, d. noc. 3, 1S44. 

110 Xatluiii, h. Mar. 17, 1S12, m. Apr. 14, 1S37 Ma'.inda Fletcher, d. Apr. 16, 1«45. 

Mrs. ]\Iiriani lUirnliani was daugliter of No. 47. 


61. EiiASTus V>\:Rsii\-si,(.ion of David''' ,g''son of David'\ g'g'ion 
of Samuel', g'g'g'^son of Tfiomas') of Cabot, Yt.; 
born Jan. !•. 1776 ; died Dec. 1, 1S12 ; 
married Mar. I. IS' il Violet Roberts ; 
baptized Sept.'JS, 1777; died June 2S, 1S59. 


Julia, b. -Mar. 27, ISO-i, unmarried, d. .Tune 27,1602. 

Emily, b. Nov. 8, 1606, unmarried, d. May l-,l-75. 

Maria, b. Mar. 29, ISCO, m. Mar. 4, ISSO Julin Clark, d. 

Orpha, b. May 27, 1811, unmarried, d. 

Amanda, b. Apr. 11, 1813, unmarried, d. May 7,1SI4. 

111 Chandler, b. Nov. 10, 1815, m. July 20, lSo7 Aujufta Hitchcock, d. 
AmandaC, b. July 6, 1S17, m. Apr. 5, 1837 Elij.ih Osgood, d. 
Edwin, b. Apr. 10, 1821, d. 

Mrs. Violet Burnhani was daughter of Timothy Roberts. 
John Clark, husband of Maria, was born Dec. 1, 1S07, died Aug. 
1801; their children, Julia, b. June 22, 1S32; Isaiah, b. Dee. 1, 
1S31; Augusta, b. Apr. 10, 1S37, died in infancy ; Electa A., b. 
Sept. 22, fsSO ; Sarah S., b. Feb. 12, 1811 ; Josephine S., b. May 
211, 1842 ; Victoria J., b. Jan. 13, 1S47. 


r.2. Timothy BrRNHAii, {son of Timothy^", g''son of Timotliy"', 
g'g''son of Samuel \ g'g'g'' son of TItomas') of East Hart- 
ford, Conn.; 

born Apr. 11, 1773; died Feb. H, 181.5, .E. 43 yrs.; 
marrird b^Oii Lydia Tucker : 

born ; <lied 


Otis, b. M.ay 2, 1802, d. 


Timothy Burnbam, jr., makes his will Sept. G, 1S13, gives bis 
wife Lydia all bis movable, and the use of one-third of his real 
estate, Alva Gilroy and Jesse Burnham Adms. Mar. 2, 1S15, 
Court grants letters of adm., with the will annexed, unto Lydia 
Burnham. Dec. 21, 1S15, return of distribution, and setting 
out of dower in the real estate was exhibited. 

Mrs. Lydia Burnham again married, Aug. 7, ISKS, Justus 
Eeed of East Windsor or Torrington. 


C3. Selah 'Bv'R's 11 Ayi, {son of Elijah", g''son of Timotldj'", g'f'son 
of Samuel\ fg'g'^son of Thomas^) of East Hartford, Cimti.; 
born Feb. 6, 1774 ; died Jan. 2, 1824 ; 
married June 9, 1798 Eunice iVnderson ; 
born Aug. 9, 1774; died May 12, 18u7 ; 
married Feb. 2, 1809 Lueinda Anderson ; 
born Mar. 14, 1782 ; died Apr. 2, 1846. 


112 WiUard, b. July 27, 1799, m. Nov. 1, 1S29 Matilda W. Wheelock, d. Nov. 13, 1852. 
Loring, b. June 16, 1801, m. Oct. 9, 1S42 Elizabeth Burbeck, d. Apr. 19, 1872. 
Norman, b. June 5, 1805, m. Nov. 16, 1826 Larena Warren, d. Dec. 6,1867. 
Emily, b. May 7, 1807, onmarried, d. 


Eunice, b. Dec. 20, 1S09, m. Jan. 10, 1837 Samuel T. Steele, d. 

Jeremiah, b. Feb. 19, 1812, unmarried, d. JIar. 8, 183.3. 

113 Spencer, b. Jan. 8, 1817, m. Oct. 2, 1842 Mrs. Mary W. Jones, d. Mar. 30, 1869. 

Mrs. Eunice Burnham was dau. of John Anderson, and Mrs. 
Lucina of Timothy Anderson. 

On the headstone of Mrs. Eunice Burnham's grave in East 
Hartford churchyard, is this somewhat peculiar epitaph: 

" Now is she dead .and cannot stir. 
Her cheek is like the fading rose ; 
Which of us next will follow her 
The Lord Almighty only knows." 


64. Er.T.T.vH Btrnham, {son of Elijah", g''son of Timothy", g'g^son 
of Samuel', g'g''g''son of Thomas ') of South Windsor, Conn.; 
born May 14, 1780; died July 9, 1849, jE. 69 yrs.; 
married Apr. 10, 1804 Lucina Austin ; 
born Feb. 17, 1784 ; died June 28, 18.53, .E. 69 yrs, 



114 Horace, b. Oct. 2, ISOi, m. May 31, 1835 Elgiva Elmore. fl. Apr. 2b, 1847. 
M.iry, b. Sept. 10, 1S06, m. Mar. 12, 1832 Y. Willi.ams, d. M;iy 20, 167S. 

115 Henry, b. Jan. 22, 1808, m. Mar. 8, 1835 Mary M. Richards, d. Nov. 19, 1875. 

116 Julius, b. Sept. 13, 1810, m. Dec. 15. 1841 I.aura Hills, d. 

Edwin, b. Jan. 25, 1812, d. Mar. 18, 1812. 

Lucy, b. Mar. 3, 1814, m. Apr. 2^3, 1843 Henry Cfnver^e, d. 

Susan, b. May 7, ISIG. m. Mar. 4, 1838 Eeaben W. Parker, d. 

Infant, b. Apr. 8, 1818, d. Apr. 18, 1818. 

117 Austin, b. Feb. 22, 1S20, m. Nov. 23, 1844 Mary F. Olmstcad, d. 

Infant, b. Feb. rt, 1824, d. Apr. I'J, 1S24. 

Lucv Coiiverso ami Siistui Ptirker, with their liiishaiKU. re- 
moved to Wisconsin. 


05. Joshua Poktek CrKxn.xM, [sonof Si.mueV\ ifson of Timot]nj'\ 
g'^g'^son of iSamuel', g'^g'^g''>on of Tli'inias-) of Eti^t irtii'tt'oi'd, 
Conn.; " 

born Mar. l", ITT.". ; difd Mar. 2'.t, ]S4'.t, .E. Ti yr.-A.; 
married Jnno 1 1, 17',>8 iSarali AVilliain.s ; 
haptizi'd An--. V.K ITSl ; died Sept. 2;;, is-jy ; 
iiitirried Se}it. '2."i, 18'23 Emily Johnson; 
born Nov. 28, 17l.»e. ; died Feb. 2M, IMl. 


Henry, b. Uro. 26, 1798, unmarried, d. Au<:. 26,1800. 

\Villiam, b. Nov. 7, 1799, unmarried, • d. Mar. 17,1800. 

Henry, b. Dec. 10, 1800, unmarried, d. Mar. 7, 1801. 

Sam' Porter, b. Feb. 6, 1803, unmarried, d. May 26,1804. 

Samuel P., b. Aug. 20, 1807, unmarried, drowned Sept. 27, 1817. 

Child, b. July 12, 1612, unmarried, d. Jlay 10, 1813. 

Joshua G., b. Sept. 15, 1815, unmarrie.l, d. 

Sarah A., b Aug. 2, 1818, unmarried, d. 

118 Sam' Porter, b. Aug. 12, 1820, m. Feb. 17, 1SC3 Ann A. Goodwin, d. 

Mrs. Stiruh iJuridnun was daughter of Elislia Williams. 
In the Chnruhytird of the Centre Church, Hartford, are tlirce 
headstones, bearing these inscriptions : 

In Memory of H.arry, son of .Mr. Joshua P. and Mrs. Sally Burnham, who died Aug. 
20, A.D. 1800. 

In Meraorvof William, son of .Mr. Joshua P. and Mrs. Sally Burnham, who died .Mar. 
17, A.D. 1800. 

In .Memory of Samuel P., son of Mr. .loshua P. and .Mrs. Sally Uurnham, who died 
May 26, 1804. 


(iti. I-h.isHA r.i KNHAM, (.5"/( of C'l/'t. W'HU'im ", g^gon nf Rev. Wif 
Hum "', g'lj'son of Willidiri \ g''/'j'^on of Tltoma^ ') of ](en- 
sington, Conn.; 

7, 172? 


'.; died 



.1. vouiii;. 

. Oct. 15, 

1772 Sohil 



d. Jime 30, 181 





d. Mnr. 3, 176 


1)01-11 Feb. 12, 1730; died ; 

inarried Sept. 7, 17i'.> Jenislia Lee ; 
born -^fii-y 

WiUi^im, b. O.t. 14. 17.'.0, m 

.Teniiha, b. May 27, 1752, ni, 

Ko.x.ilindu, b. .May 1, 1754, 

Abig.iil, b. Juno 7, 175il, 

Chine, b. Do.-. 2S, 1757, 

Sylvia, b. .Jan. 7, 1700, lui 

William, b. Dec. 25, 1764, ,1. 

luith, b. Dec. 5, 1766, d. 

.Mr. liuniliaiii iiilierited all bis tatlier's binded estate and one- 
balf tlie per^uiial estate of i;s,'24ti lOg. l\d. 


• 'i7. Cai'T. Ib-RNiiAM, (so?i of Jonah^\ g''so!i of Iiev. U'iY- 
liam'% g'g'^son q/' William'', g'g''(j''ion of Thoiiim') oi V>\\i-\- 
iugtoii, Vt.; 

bom Jan. 2.-.. 17:.t;; died Feb. 11, 1S15 ; 
married .Mar. 1."), 1780 Siisaiinab Hierliliv ; 
bom Sept. l.'l, 175S; died ]Mar. Itl, Isim. 


1, 17S1, Til. .Tail. 6, 1815 Rebecca CI. ..-son, d. .July 5,1831. 

13, 1783, d. 

16, 1784, 111. Kel.. 20, 1821 JIan- Hyde, d. Oct. 10, 1804. 

9, 1786, 111. Aiij. 29, 1821 Abigail P. Buel, d. Jlay 29, 1829. 

1.5, 1788, 111. Olive Seeley, .1. 

3, 1791, 111. May 19, 1616 Mehitable Hull, d. .May 8, 1876. 

7, 1793, unmarried, d. Dee. 12, 1795. 

15, 1706, ni. N.jv. 5, 1815 Tliir/,a C1.js*.id, d. Sept. 29, 1855. 

1, 1798, m. Dec. 8, 1822 Min. Chitten.len, d. Sept. 19, 1852. 

Sui.tnn.ih, b. Mar. 14, 1800, unmarried, d. Mar. 14, 1800. 

Mr.-. Susannah Eurnliam was daughter of Col. Tiuiothv Hier- 
liliv, of the British ariiiv, and Elizabetli "Wetniore, his wife, of 
Middletown, Conn. Capt. Caleb Wetmore, Capt. Mortimer, and 
Mrs. Jeremiah Wetniore were sponsors to their son James. Theii- 
^'daughter, Cornelia, was baptized by Parson Jarvis, Capt. Caleb 
Wetmore, Mrs. Ichabod Wetniore, and Susannah Hierlihy, 
sp>>nsors, at ]\Ii<ldlctown, Conn. 

119 William, 

b. .Jan 


b. .Jan 

12.1 Tim.jthv, 

b. Nov 

121 Georire W., 

b. Aug 

122 .James, 

b. Apr 

123 Ouv Carlton 

b. Nov 

Elizabeth H. 

b. Oct. 

124 Charles, 

b. Sept 

125 Hiram, 

b. Jiin 



tj.>. Hdx. (Ji.ivEi; J'>ri;NHA>i', (son of Appleion'\ g'' sun of Ber. Wil- 
liam", fff/son of William'', g'lfi/sonof Tliovms') of Corn- 
wall, Conn.; 

l)(.ni Nov. 11. ITCH; (lied Apr. oil, 1S4(>; 
married Oct. 17, 17'^7 Sarah Ivop;er.s ; 
horn .Tuno li», I'mS : died Aui;-. 12. 1S45. 


ClarissM, b. .Iiiti- :, irss, m. .May 1, 1M4 Alvin Xurtli, Fsq., .1. Mar. 31, ISTI. 

Rlioiia, l>. o,t. 30, 1783, m. Sept. IS, 1S22 \ict"r Clark, F,s,|., <\. S.-pt. is, lS4fi. 

Nuali i;., h. Nuv. 1, 17'jO, unmarried, .1. Oct. 24, 17'.'4. 

Benjamin F., h. Feb. 5, 1792, unmarried, .1. Au-. 14, 1818. 

Harriet, b. D.-e. 3. 17y4, m. Apr. V,, ISIS IJev li.L.lin.u nell, .1. May 3, 1831. 

Sarati, 1'. .May 28, 17r'G, unmarried, .1. Der. 30, ISO!. 

Abigail, b. .Iiine IS, 1798, unmarried, d. .\n<:. 3,1803. 

126 Oliver l;., Ij. .lune 14, 1800, m. Sept. 4, 1827 .lulia A. l'.(.iiiL'er-. d. Aul-. 14, ISrtfi. 

Sarah .\nn, h. Mar. 3, 1802, unmarried, .1. (_)et. 14, 1S04. 

Mary A., b. May 12, 1804, m. Dec. 3, 1S20 liev. Alb'i .Iiidsun. d. .\pr. 2-5, 1822. 

Knii'ly L, b. kyr. 7, 1800, m. June 11, 1^34 liev, J,Clarl; Hart, d. .Inly 19, 1843. 

.Aliliy L., I'. Dee. JO, 1S08, uumarried, d. in infancy. 

William W., b. .lune 4, 1S14, unnuirried, killed Feb. 14, ls25. 

[Compiled from Hi-tory of Cornwall. Conn.] 

'' Few, if tinv, of the distinguished men who have borne an ac- 
tive jitirf in tlie transactions of Cornwtdl since its first settlement, 
woidd r;ini^ iiefore the Hon. r)li\er Itiiriditim, for iliany years the 
most prominent num in the atl'airs of the town and society. His 
t'ather (No. o('i) the time of iiis death wtis a resident of Cream 
Hill; lie (Olivei-) was horn in the parish of Kensington, in l!er- 
Hn, Conn., where his g''tather (No. Iti) was an eminent clergv- 
man. He came to Corinvtdl ahont 17'.>o, and atapiireil an exten- 
sive and commanding inflnence. For forty years he Avas a 
magistrate of the town, a jiuige of the Comity Court, and lor 
more than thirty sessions a member of the Legislature, eitlier 
House or Senate. He was distinguished by the beauty of his 
personal appearance; his manly form, regular features, whicli 
were usually enlivened by a smile, and a strong intellectual 
e.xpression, whenever addressing another, was in no oivlintiry 
degree interesting and agreeable. A mind natui-ally vigorous 
had been much improved by liis long course of public life, and 
his varied stores of knowledge, tluis acrpiired, enriched liis con- 
versational powers, which gave a ch.irm to his society possesseil 
by very few men of the age in which he lived. While very 


young (15 years) lie was a soldier in the army of the Kevolution. 
He was in the desperate and disastrous battle of Flatbusli, and as 
one of Knowlton's Connecticut Kangers, was constantly on the 
neutral ground between the two armies. lie was in all the bat- 
tles near New York and on Long Island, which resulted in the 
capture of that city in 1770. He was one of the forlorn hope 
who defended Fort Washington, the last foothold of the Ameri- 
cans on Long Islaiul, to the last extremity, and was one of the 
2,000 ju-isoncrs who there surrendered to the British. Foi- ti'u 
days they were confined in the Old Dutch Church, then trans- 
ferred to the ]Jalton, a large East India ship, where they died in 
vast numbers, and were carried ofl'by the boat-load. He escaped 
through the connivance of the British officers, on account of his 
extreme youth, as he believed, and again joined his compan}- and 
served through two campaigns, in the last of which he received 
a wound, and at the age of 18 retired from the army." 

[From Another Sjurce.| 

" He was a man of rare character. Belonging to what we 
know as the 'old school,' his tall and venerable form, his dignified 
urbanity and his deliberation of thought, speech, and action, com- 
manded involuntary respect. Always kind and gracious, he was 
sufficiently reserved as not to encourage undue fiyuiliarity. His 
judgment in public and pirivate matters was great, and it is said 
of him in his judicial capacity that his decisions were rarely if 
ever reversed by Courts of Appeal.'' 

Politically in his earlier life he was an ardent Federalist, and 
was a member of the old Whig party during his later years. 

He was a communicant in the Protestant Episcopal Church, 
and a strong advocate of its doctrine, discipline, and ritual. 

In an obituary notice the Hartford Courant said of him : " The 
deceased belonged to a race of which we have few living exam- 
ples, our grandfathers of the Revolution, — stern patriots, sincere 
and rigid in opinion and character, they seem to have been spe- 
cially designed by an All-wise Providence to raise that resistance to 
oppression which was the germ from which has sprung our heaven- 
watered and wide-spreading tree of civil and religious freedom." 

Judge Burnhani's wife, Sarah Rogers, was the eldest daughter 
of Noah Rogers, and the lineal descendant in the fifth generation 
of Dean John Rogers, who was burned at the stake in Sniithfield 
by Queen Mary, of bloody memory. Her g'g'g''father was Thomas 



lioyers, wlio came to New Kiiglaml in the Mtiyjhwer, in lili'n. 
Her luotlier was IMukIv Lecte of (riiiifurd. ('(^iin., the g'g'g'ihiu. 
ofWiliiam Leete, the sueeessur of John AVinthrop. and tlie 
sei'ond Culoiiial (ioNernor of Connei-tieut. 

A nmntnnent, erected liy the'n in the ohl North Corn- 
wall Chin-ehvard, bears these insrriiitions : 

Facing the east and the road is iijseril)ed : 

"|.I\ KK r'.ll:NHA>T, 

Died April 30, 1S4C, 

Aged SO ye;ir<. 

He sevveii his country 

diirii\^ thi> Kevolution 

and contrlbutetl largely 

in iimintninin^r 

it* institution' during 

n lung lite. 

On the South side : 

Sarah I'.ritNMAM, 

lii.'d Ami:. VI. 184.5, 

Aged 77 X oar-. 

(ifi! M(irui:i: 

.\ we live ;i, tliou ll:l-t. 

Tli.'-n fl-eji a- tli..u d...-t 

in .I.-u*. 

I:h..i,a 1!. Clauk, 

Uied .S.-pt. 1.^, l-<lt;. 

Aged 57 year*. 

Lost to siglit 

liut IipM de:ir to memory. 

i;r i;xii am . 


(')!'. 'Woi.roTT BiiiNiiAM, [son of Apple/on "', g'^son of Rev. William '", 
i/i/'son of WiUiam.', ij^'ifi/son of T/iom<is') of Lincoln, \'t.; 
horn " Apr. 10. 1702; died Jan. 2t. 184'.> ; 
married Jan. 22, 1784- Hannah S. Stnrde\ant; 
horn Jiik 2."i, 17t]."'); died duncS, 1S2S. 

tlilLIUtl .N. 

Khoda, b. .Ian. :i, 17f.'., ni. .Moses I'uriiiton, d. 

Philomela, b. Sept. 2, 1780, m. Dee. 3, ISOG A*aidi Craves, d. .tun. Is.lSlVJ. 

Hannah, b. June lu, 17.S3, m. Apr. 13, 180S Asa Kldredge, d. det. l-2,li-G.-.. 

Olivias., b. Feb. 9, 17l'->, m. Feb. 2, 1S15 Elani Thoma,-, d. Sep. K^.IS.SO. 

127 Oliver W., b. Aug. 9, 17l'4, ni. Oet. IV, 1S17 Trypliena JleCumber, d. .lau. 21,1SG|]. 

123 .\lmon S., b. Sept. 18, 17;"3, m. Sept. 30, 1819 Mehetable M. Steam-, d. 

Laura, b. Mar. 16, 17a'.', m. Samnel Bostwick, d. 

12'J Orrin. b. .'^iig. 7, I'Ml, ni. June C. 1822 Sidiiah Wright, d. Jan. ls,lS5U. 

On the north 

On the west : 


I'oliy, h. .l:in. 0, 1S05, in. ruiil d. 

E-thcr, I.. Mmi. 11, ISiiT, m. A. liii Newton, d. 

jNIr. liui'iiliani wa:^ a snlilior of tlie TIiMrilnticiii, 


70. Aener TfURNH am, {son of Appleton"", g''so)i of Rev. Wiliicnu'". 

ff'soii of William''', g'fg''son of T/iomaa') of Sliaroii, ( 'oiin.; 

born Jan. 11, 1771; died Fob. 13, ISIS; 

married Oct. 21, 1792 Sarali AVilHaiiis ; 

born Apr. 1, 1773; died Jan. 24, ISIO; 

married Dee. 2, ISln Jaue Kowley ; 

born Jan. 12, 17S.'> ; died Oct. ir>, ISoC 

<hii.i>i:kx of kiksi wiii:. 

130 .JiuUon \V., b. Nov. 8, 1793, ni. Jun. 8, lsl7 Mmiv P.lni^^ d. Nov. 14, 18.">:. 
Edimmd B., b. Feb. 5, 180O, iinm.irried, d. Mar. r,, 1S23. 

131 William li., b. Apr. 6, 1802, m. Mar. 1, 1S21 Eliza H. Duland, d. Feb. IG, ISCS. 
Sarah M., b. Oct. 31, 1S03, ni. Frederick Walker, d. Nov. 10, lS3u. 
Oliver \V., b. Aug. 16, 1SU7, ni. Fob. 22, lS4;i .Mary K. Streiglioff, d. Dec. 28, 1801. 

<ii!LDi:i-:x 01' sr:i'oNi> \viii-;. 
■Mary A., b. .Tan. 17, 1S12, ni. Feb. 10, 1832 R..lla I. Sndtli, d .Ian. 3, 1873. 

Harriot, b May 21, 1813, m. Mar. IS, 1838 William 1'. Eluyn. d. 
Caroline, b. July 1, 1815, m. Jlay 5, 1833 Charles Cole, d. Apr. 2.j, 1.S03. 

132 Abner, b. .May 30, 1817, m. Dec. 8, 1841 Elizabeth L. Whitakor, d. Dec. 22, ISGS. 


71. C'ait. -John BrRNHAii, (son of Cajit. Peter'\ g''son of Katlia7i- 

iel'\ g''g''son of William", rfg''q''son of T/iomas') oi' Auvora, 

N. Y.; 

born Oct. 15, 17.")S; died Oct. 7, 1S37; 

married Oct. 15. 179S Barbara G. IMcCartv ; 

born Oct. 4, 1773 ; died Mar. 5, Lsl.")" 


Caroline DntV, b. .Tuly 29, 179'.t, m. .Inly 8, 1821 C. E. F.a-d, M.D., d. .Inno S, 1SC5. 
.Tamos DnlV, b. ,Tan. 1, 1801, unmarried, d. .Mar. 6, 1S2.'<. 

133 John Owon, b. .Inno IS, 1S03, m. Nov. 1, 1830 Caro. Townsend, d. Doc. 5,1631. 
.Mary K , b. Mar. 15, 1805, unmarried, d. Oct 2ii, ISSI. 
A. Jennette, b. Apr. 2'.i, 1807, m. July 28, 1833 Sam' A. .hoKon, d. 

Peter J., b. Mar. 3, 1809, umnarrio.l, d. Mar. 25, 1809. 

Celia M., b. .Inne 20, 1811, m. Dec. 1, 1S3.1 E. I'.. Seymour, d. Aug. 31, 1834. 

Abby S., b. Sept. 23, 1814, ra. Feb. 3, 1835 Samuel Danolds, d. Aug. 14, 1843. 

Capt. .loliu Burnham, on the 15tli of May, 1777, enlisted in tlie 9lli Conu. 
Reg. of the Continental Army. Within the year lie was taken prisoner, and 
consigned to the "Sugar House" on Liberty street, New York. Witli others 
who survived the hardships endured in this place, he was transferred to the 
prison ship Ooad Intent, to be sent to London, but was exchanged before 


sailing. Oil recovuriiiLr his strcugtli. lii^ rejoined his regiment. Subseiiueiitly, 
Le volunteered on board a privateer commanded by Capt. Buckley, makiiiL' 
five years active service given to his country during her struggle for inde- 
pendence. After jieace was established he took a berth on board a vessel 
bound for the West Indies, which vessel was wrecked near one of the Bahama 
Islands. .'Securing a barrel of beef, sonie sails and spars, all on board took to 
the boats and leaihrd a barren island utterly destitute of vegetatiou. AVith 
their liaiiel of hicf .ind shell fish, they sustained life until rescued by a vessel 
bound for New Bedford, which fortunately discovered their signal of distress. 
After studying navigation and serving one voyage as 2d mate, and one as 1st 
mate, he was given llie command of the ship CamiHa. which office he retained 
for .several years. In ITO'J. he took command of tlie ship Hofw. and sailed from 
City Point, bound for Kotterdam, where he arrived in August; from there to 
Malaga, and thence sailing for Ostend, he proceeded on his coifrse till near tin.- 
Straits of Gibraltar, where, on the 6th of Oct. 17!)3, he was pursued by an 
Algerine corsair (page y2), mounting 42 guns, and with a cn-w of .514 men. 
was captured, stripjied of everything, and with his crew of 11 men became the 
slaves of the Dey of Algiers. When his friends in England and America 
learned of liis fate, tln-y wrote to assure him of their sympathy, and deter- 
mined ellorts in his behalf. On Dec. 13. IT'J:!, .lames Duff, Esq., British con- 
sul at Cadiz, wrote: "1 have made arrangements (and .send you this under 
cover to my friend Mr. Logie), for the amount required for your ransom, four 
thou.saiid dollars. The Swedish consul. Tholdebrandt, advises you to be 
governed by him, hoping your release may be immediate. You will execute a 
bond payable to the house of Henry Thompson. Loudon, for the amount of 
money delivered, with addition of 10 per cent, for duty, freight, and insur- 
ance." After his release, in walking about the City of Algiers, he discovered 
in a tailor's shop his watch paper, valuable as a keepsake, whrch he recovered. 
He was fortunate ahso in re-purchasing his watch, which he accideutally saw in 
posse.ssiou of a young man on the street, and a part of his library, which he 
found iu a book store. He .sailed under convoy to Spain, where he reported 
to Col. David Humphrey, American minister. After a month spent with Col. 
Humphrey and Jlr. Buckley, an opportunity offered for a safe return to 
America, and furnished with everything to make his voyage pleasant by these 
kind friends, he arrived safely, and was grecteil on landing by hundreds who 
sympathized with the relea.sed captive, and was presented by a few friends 
with a purse of $oU0, which, however, he decliued with thanks. 

Capt. Burnham hastened to lay the sad condition of the American captives 
in Algiers before Congress, then convened iu I'hiladelphia, urging the ueccs 
sity of an appropriation of $2,000 each to secure their release. An act was 
passed to that effect, as shown by a letter dated Dec. 2G, 171)4, at Philadelphia, 
from Edw. Kandolph to Col. Humphrey, Minister Resident at the Court of 
Spain: " Sir: I am instructed by the President of the United States to inform 
you that he deems it equit:ible to allow to Capt. John Burnham the same _ 
measure of pecuniary relief as is extended to the rest of our tuifortunate 
fellow-citizens in Algiers. You will therefore be pleased to consider him as 
having the same pretensions as tho' he w:is yet in captivity, and make such 
arrangements for the reimbursing of the money which he has paid for his own 

Vf/J j-/lja''<.'Ji^^^u 


rrom a Pbrtrait h-'j GUhert Stuart. 


ransom as may be necessary and proper in pursuance of llic foregoing idea, 
upon which the President proceeds. 

"I have the honor to be sir, with great and constant esteem and respect, 
" Yr. mo. ol). servt., Edward Randolph. 

" C'ol. Humphrey, Jliuister to Spain, etc." 

C'apt. Burnham instructed Col. Humplu'cy to remit the amount still owing, 
to .Tames Duff, Esq., to make up the residue of the sum (four thousand dol- 
lars), that he had advanced for his ransom. President Washington assured 
Capt. Burnham, "That the whole amount of his losses should, and uo doubt 
would, be made up to him at some future time, but the government was then 
too poor." His loss amounted to something over $10,000. After spending a 
year with relatives alternately in Hartford and Wethersfield, he accepted from 
Charles Carroll of Baltimore the commission to superintend the building of a 
ship at Chatham, on the Connecticut river. The work was satisfactorily 
accomplished, and Capt. Burnham appointed commander of the Carrol/on of 
Baltimore, three hundred and nine tons burden, twenty guns. The ship pro- 
ceeded to Baltimore, and Jan. 24. 17Si6, sailed for Liverpool, from which Capt. 
Burnham wrote: "I reached here in 23 days, a remarkably short passage 
although the weather has been the most severe I ever met. My ship for seven 
days in succession was like a solid lump of ice, the men nearly perished, and 
m}'self overcome with fatigue from anxiety to preserve the ship. The number 
of wrecks on the coast of Great Britain this winter exceeds that of any previous 
year within the remembrance of the merchants of Liverpool." On the 16th 
of July, 1790. he sailed for Bremen, and reached there Oct. 6th. On his 
return, he wrote from Norfolk, Va., Feb. 7, 1797; " I am at last safely landed 
in this port after having been delayed on the coast seven weeks by the severest 
gales of wind I have ever encountered, and four weeks in Norfolk my ship 
fast in the ice two miles below town, to which I immediately return." The 
ne.xt heard of Capt. Burnham was by letter to his brother-in-law. Dr. Asa 
Hopkins of Hartford, dated Baltimore, JIarch 14, 1797; 

" Dear Sir : Capt. Burnham has been suffering with severe headache ever 
since he arrived here, and last evening was stricken with paralysis. I assure 
you skillful physicians are in attendance, and we hope for his recovery. 

" Kespectfully, etc., Asiibel Wells." 

He continued unconscious two weeks, but gradually recovering, he was 
enabled to return to his friends, and remained in care of Dr. Hopkins until 
fully restored. He now married Miss Barbara Green McCarty. at Colchester, 
Conn., and settled down in the old homestead at Wethersfield, Conn., where 
two of his children were born. In 1802, he removed to Aurora, Cayuga Co., 
New York, purchased lands, and built a residence on the borders of the beau- 
tiful Cayuga Lake. In 1802 he removed with his family to Auburn. In 
1829-30 Congress caused the remaining $2,000 of the amount paid by Capt. 
Burnham for his ransom from captivity to be paid to him, but did not see fit 
to make good the greater loss caused by the capture of his vessel. His deatli 
occurred in BufTalo while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Saml. A. Judson. 

"The patriotic soldier, the upright, noble man, the devoted husband, and 
revered father, rests from his labors." 

Mrs. Burnham's death occurred at the house of her daughter, Jlrs. E. B. 
Seymour, in Batavia. Mrs. Seymour inherited the old oil painting of the 


riurnlKiin coat ol'-ariin (Xo. 2), so long in tlie possession of tlio fainilv. A 
y.Milhfiil frii'iiil wi-.iU' the fnlhuving liiR-s : 


II, iw calm an. I r.ucct ill.- mniM.ry lliat's cn>hrilio.l 

Witliia I. Ill- lu'ait, 1.1' tlRM;! Til.. SiTin- liatli come — 

Thi' S|irin,!,' of juyaiice liriglit witli iiicloily, 

r.iit gives tlioe not to our ro,;,'rPtfiil eyes. 

The Spi-in- .sliall |ki>s — not so tla" lioly th..u.Lrlits 

or all lliy worth, au.l Christian faith, and hope, — 

Tlie>e are enilialnie.l, heyoml tlie power of change, 

'MM the heart's hallowcl liva-iircs, there to live 

■rill lim.. .hall I,.. 11.. m..iv, aii.l with the l.l.-t 

(iiir lot l.eea~t, if, liaply, I'ailh he given 

T.i tolh.w ill th.'ir path." Aii.l oh! our(l...l — 

•|hy cluMnai M.— Th.v lor tli.- faithful olios — 

Til,. >tai-, of lil,., that -hill.' upon .air way, 

Aii,l .1, -part,'. I in T'liy faith ami fear, 

\\li,.. tin',.' til,' I'viT-varying chance aii.l change 

(If a l..|i-I.ilL'riliiag,., ne'er yiehle.l 11,1 

■\\, III.. IVII might of e\il — n.'M'r lai,l 

(111 th.. w,.i-l,r> shrin.., th ferim; ..f tie- p.iweiv 

Thy haml ha.l freely given. all Thy mereies, thanks 
(111, FathiT, lail of earthly gift,- 
\\',. I.le-- Th.-e 111..-! lor tli,->.-. A. v.. (;. 

In IS-.M, tli.-ir (ihicst son. .lames Dntf liiiriiliani, was a|ipoiiited a eadel at 
Wisi Point. On gia.iualing. lie received his cotiiinission its Lieut., 3d Kegt.. 
r. S ArtiHery, and wa-; slati.iiied at Washington, D. C, in the Marine Corps; 
atli rw.irds slaliniied al Fortress Jlonroe. Ya., and died there ou the 6th of 
.Mareli, l.'^.'s, in llie 'Jstli \'ear of Ids age. llis remains were interred in the 
eeiuelerv "f SI .li.liii'.s Cliiireli at llanipton. eiglit miles from the Fort. The 
otticers of arlilhiy idaced a monninent over his grave " lu token of tlieir 
iifl'ection for llie man, and resi.eet for lln'ollieer." 

C'has. E., and Caroline DulV Ford's youngest daughter, Certnide, nnirried 
Pay Inspector Thos. T. Caswell, U. S. Navy, in whose possession are the por- 
traits, by Oilhert Stuail, of ('apt. .lolin ami Jlrs. Barbara liiirnliiun. The 
engravings, taken from the [mi traits, were furnished for this work by Mr. Cas- 

Ci.liy (if lottff tVoiii (.'ill. Kii>fis, ."nl Artillorv, tn -Idliit O. 
liiirnliaiii, I''-si)., ;ttmuiiiii.-iiio; tlio di'tith of J-iciit. J!iini!i;tiii. 

■■Sir: 1 have l.i pel form the very painful duty of informing you of the 
death of your brother, Lieut. James I). Burnham. He expired this morning 
about one o'clock, after a severe illness of live weeks, llis disease appeared 
to have been jaundice, terminating in ty pints fever. I will mil atfrout you 
with condolence on this melancholy occasion, but I can assure yon all that 
was in the power of medicine or friendship was done to save the life of this 
amialile young man. 1 pray you to conuiiunicate the sad event to your mother 
and lainily, and accept the assurance of my sincere sympathy and respect. 

■' Your obt. servant, 
(Signed) " Auit. Eusxis." 

f^ «^.>^>^^ 


Frum a Portrait lij Gilh-rt Stnart. 



7:2. iSamuel Wakd IirRNiiAM, {so7i of Peter", g''son of Kalhaniel" , 
ifi/son of William \ fg''g''so7i of Thomas ') of Iloriiellsville, N. Y.; 
horn Sept. 13, 17S3; died Jan. 10, 1S73 ; 
iiKU-ried Mar. 5, 1S06 Elizahetli Iiislee ; 
born Mar. 4, 1775 ; died Feb. 25, isOl. 


134 (ipor>ri> \V., b. Nov. 25, 1S07, m. Feb. 1, l.s:i.j Caroline Sil-bfe, d. Apr. 7, 1851. 

13.5 .losepli I., b. Feb. 7, ISU, mi. Oct. 20, 185G Sarah .1. Caple, d. Feb. C, 1878. 


73. JiiNATiiAX BuKN'iiAM, {soii of III Uzw " , g''son of Jonulhjm", 

g'^f'son of William ', g^g^g^son of Thomas ') of Peru, ]\Iajs.; 
born Dee. 13, 1775 ; died Sept. 22, 1S51 ; 
married Mar. 31, ISIS Chloe Babcock ; 
burn Jan. 12, 179C ; died July 12, 1828. 

Samuel, b. Apr. 2.5, 1819, unmarried, lo5t at sea 1843. 

136 Hiram, b. Aug. 27, 1820, m. Aug. 29, 1854 Clara Brown, il. 

.luliaA., b. .Inly 5, 1821, unmarried, d. Mar. 3, 1S41. 

137 Edwin H., b. Nov. 25, 1823, m. Nov. 28, 1849 Ann Eliza Dowd, d. 
Emeline, b. Nov. 15, 1825, m. Dexter Maynard, d. 

Jonathan Burnhain was a man of large frame and iron consti- 
tution, notwitlistanding -wbicli he was early stricken with a ncrv- 
uiis derangement by which he was completely ]>rostrated. Tlie 
youngest daughter, Emeline, w^as adopted by Mr. Simeon Leon- 
ard, who changed her name to Cordelia. Mrs. Chloe Burnhaiu 
was daughter of Daniel and Jerusha Babcock of Middletield, 


74. George Hvrhham, {son of Eli'^ha'\ g''sonof Lieut. Richard", 

g''g''son of Richard", g''g^g''son of Thomas ') of Hartford, Conn.; 
born Aug. 13, 1753 ; died Mar. 10, 1830, yE. 77 yrs.; 
married Xov. 16, 1775 Nancy Bigelow ; 
born Nov. IS, 1751; died Jan. IC, ISoO, ^£. 15 yrs. 


George, b. June 21, 1776, unm.irried, d. May 16, 1812. 

Nancy, b. .Ian. 4, 1778, ni. I-aac Thomp'i.m, d. .Tuly 9, 1839. 

138 William, b. Aug.24, 1779, m. Apr. 22, 1801 Eliza Beck, d. JIar. 3, 1850. 
Henry, b. Dec. 10, 1780, unmarried, d. Nov. 5, 1781. 
James, b. Feb. 8, 1782, unmarried, d. Aug. 3, 1796. 

139 Richard, b. May 17, 1783, m. Elizabeth Young, d. 



Iloiiry, b. Nov. 16, 17S4, unmarried, d. Oi-t. 30,1786. 

140 CImri.'s b. June IS, 1TS6, m. Deo. 13, 1S03 Hannali White, d. Muy 2:i, 1S52. 
Abi;jail, b. J:in. 8. 178S, in. Apr. 1, 1-<14 Rev. Arnold SelifilelieM, d. Dee.2ii, ISOS. 

141 Jolin, b. Nov. 17, 1791, ra. June 1, 1S15 Rachel Rossiter, d. Nov. 0, lS3o. 
Sarah, h. Apr. 80, 1793, m. Aug. 26, 1S46 Eli Wood, .1. Aiir.l2, ISso. 
Elizabeth, b. Apr. 7, 179C, m. Dec. 11, 1619 David Stanford, d. July 30, 1870. 

Mrs. Sarah Wooil "died at tlie lioiise of ^[i.<s ^rari;:ivet (T<ii)d- 
wiu, at tlie old Goodwiu house, Windsor road. 


75. Abxf.r Burxham, {son of Elislia'^, (fson of Lt. UichnnV. 
g'g'^son of RiclKird", g''g'g''son of Thomas ') of Mathxui, X. Y.: 
l.oni Aug. !.">. 175.5 ; died May 27, ls4;:'.. A-.. Ss yrs.; 
married Sc]it. II. 1779 Elizabeth Eoekwell : 
horn :\rar. 175(; : died July 21, 1S:;'.7. .E. SI yiv. 


142 Eli^lia, b. Auu'. 17, KSO, in. Nov. 3, 1S13 Emily Burt, d. Seiit. 14, 1S32. 

143 Samuel, b. Jan. 27, 17^2, in. Aug. S, 183,S Urra Bartholomeiv, .1. F.-b. 1, ISi.J. 
I'.el.^ey, b. X.iv. 21, 17j:j, ni. Apr. 30, ISuH Adin Hon ard, .1. Mar. S, 1n21. 
Frederick, b. Feb. lo, 17S6, unmarried, d. U.'e. lo, 17.m;. 

144 Frederick, b. Nov. m, 1787, m. Oct. 2, 1821 Harriet Wooldridge, d. Jan. 1."., ls2'J. 
Edwar.l, b. Sej.t. 27, 1769, unmarried, .1. July 10, lM.;o. 

14J Matthew K., b. July 11, 1791, m. Sept. 6, 1-24 Rl.oda W arren, 1. .luly 12, 1880. 

14''. Fli/ur, b. June 20, 1793, m. Jan. 19, ls2s Sophia Blair, d. .lau. 2.'., 187.'.. 

Fiuily, b. O.-t. 13, 179:., 111. Jan. 6, 1>31 Isaac Allen, d. May 2o, 1^79. 

Abner, b. Jan. 17, 1797, unmarried, .1. 2o, 1797. 

147 William, b. Aiiu'. 29, 1799, m. .lune 3, 1828 I.oui-a White, • .1. Mav 27, 1878. 

Abiier r>uruh:iiu served ;is a scililicr in tlie Ri.'V(.iliition. He 
resided in Madi.81911 \\\H<n a large firm, imw in |ius~e>8i(iii of his 
grandchildren. In all tin- d(imi'.-tic aiiil siieial a lm>- 
band, father, friend, and neighbor, he was amiable aii.l bidoved. 
J[rs. Elizabeth Burnhaiu was daughter of IIov. Mattln'w ami 
Jemima (Cook) Rockwell. Rev. Matthew gradiiateil at "^'ab' 
1728i, was the first minister who preaclied in Wapping. and often 
tilled the pulpit of the Rev. Mr. Edwards in East Windsur, in the 
latter years of his (Jslr. Edwards') life, lie was also a ]ihysii-ian ; 
g''danghter of Dea. Samuel and Elizabeth (Gaylord) Rockwell ; 
g'-g'i(l;inghter of Stimuel and ^[ary (Xortc m) Rockwell : g''g^g''daiigh- 
ter of Dea. AVilliam ami Susanna (OhapiiO Rockwell. Dea. AVil- 
liam Ro(-kwell came to America in the Mary and John, admitted 
freeman May IS, ItioU, signed the tirst land grants in the planta- 
tinii, was tirst Deacon (with ^Ir. Gaylord) of the Doi-chester 
Church, removed to Wind-or in its second year. The Rockwell 
family traces its origin to Sir Ralph de Rockville, a jS'orman 
kiULjht, who accomjianied the Empress Maude into England, 


when she hiid claim to the throne of that reahii. He ultimately 
joined King Henrv II, and had a grant of three knights of land 
in the County of York, uj)on which estate the Rockwells have 
continued to the present day. James Eockwell, Esq., of Rock- 
well Hall, near Borough Bridge, County York, is tlie present, or 
late, representative of the family in England. 


T6. Aarox Burxhaji, {son of Aaron "\ g'^son of Lt. Richard'^, 
g''g''son of Richard^, g'g'g''son of Tliomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born May 23, 1756 ; died Sept. 1.5, 1S32, ^. 77 yrs.; 

married Mar. G, 1773 Mabel Brown ; 

born Oct. 11, 17.52 ; died Dec. 11, 1795, .E. 43 yrs.; 

married Mar. 16, 1707 Lucy Williams ; 

l:ia]>tized June 3, 1770; died .luly IS. 1S40. Ai. 7(> yrs. 


Miriam, bap. Aug. 21, 1774, d. 

( Aaron, bap. July 7, 1776, unmnrried, d. Apr. 15, 17D6. 

I Mabel, bap. July 7, 1776, m. Zadoc Coleman, d. 

14S George, b.ap. Sept. 13, 1770, m. Fel.. 26, 1S07 Al.igail Hills, d. Feb. 28, 1859. 

Folly, bap. Sept. 2, 1781, ni. Daniel Sloane, d. 

Michael, bap. Jan. 25, 1784, m. Sept. 21, 1S19 Hepzibah Hurlburt, d. 

( Elislin, bap. Xov. 12, 1786, m. -Marcia White, d. July 2S, 1S41. 

( Anne, bap. Nov. IT!, 1786, m. Zadoc Coleman, d. 

Xaouii, bap. Sept. 27, 1789, * d. 

Lucy, bap. June 3, 1792, unniarriod, d. July 21, 1S2S. 


R.iiann:ih, bap. June 25, 1798, m. James Ferry, d. 

Himnah, bap. July 20, 1.800, ni. May 30. 1822 Jlarcu.s Marble, d. 

Aaron Burnhain marched with the Hartford Companv to the 
relief of Boston in the Lexington alarm Apr., 1775. Mrs. Mabel 
Burnham was dan. of Abram Brown. Mrs. Lucy of Joshua "Wil- 


77. Simeon Bfrxham, {son of Aaron'", g'^son of Lt. Richard", 
;r/son of Richard', g^'g'g^son of Thomas^) of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born Aug. 1, 1757; died Oct. 13, 17SS, JE. 31 yrs.; 

married Apr. 12, 1779 Jerusha Rockwell ; 

baptized June 26, 1763 ; died 


Jemslia, bap. Dec. 3, 1760, m. John M.arkham, d. 

Sally, bap. Feb. 9, 1783, m. Elijah Fox, d. 

Clarissa, bap. Apr. 3, 1785, d. 

Joseph, bap. Feb. 18, 1787, d. 

Sophia, bap. Nov. 23, 17S8, m. Jan. 14, lEOS Pardon Peck, d. Mar. 31, 1823. 





78. Naiiianiel UfKNiiAM, (son of Afotses'', ij'.son of Lt. liicJuird". 
[l'<j''<'in of h'icJiard', 'f'f'fson of T/ioma< ' ) ut' East Ilart- 
fin'd, Coi\ii.; 

horn 0(.'t. I'll, 174.". ; died June 7, lSli> ; 

iiiarriod St'iit. i:!, 177n^ J[aryAbby; 
lia})tiy.ed Ajir. 8, Wi^>: died 


149 Nathaniel, ba|i. Sc-|.t. 17, 177S, m. Ih-c. 10, 180S) .Jemima Caciwell, d. Aug. 19, 1811. 
l.iO Hezekiah, ha|.. .Inly 2, 17So, m. Dre. 10, 1809 S,arah B. Jliller, d. Oct. 17, 1S2S. 


7\). RciiiERicK BrKN'iiA^r, (son of Mosts", g''son of Lt. Richard' 
g'l/son of Iiichiird\ 'ff'fson of Tltoma--;') of East Harttbrd, Conn 
horu AuiT. ;in, 17:c' ; died ; 

nuu'rieil .Ian. 
haptized Anir. 










l.a|,. Apr 27, 1777, i 
t.:i|i. I>rr. 26, 17S3, 
bap. Mar. 2", 1785, l 



■^n. ]\[i(iiAKi, Ittu.MiAM, (s(j;i of Frechian", ij'son of Charh 

rf</,->on of Ri<:li(ird\ fff'-'^'JH <'/ Thomits') of New Yoriv City ; 

Oct. II, 177."i; died Jan. ll>, 183t'., ^E. til yr^.: 
()<t. :.'•_', isiil Elizalictli Seymour; 

June liL', 177'.i; died Nov. 22, lS.->4, Al. 7."> yi^. 


li. May 23, 1803, unuiarriiHl, il.Per. 31,1627. 

I.. Aug. 3, 1805, uniuarried, (l.Feli. l.".,1830. 

I). Sept. 14, 1807, unmarrieil, d.Feh. 23,1843. 
I.. Oct. 14, 1800, ni. Oct. 3, IJ.'JO .lano CarterSignuruey, d.Au. 18,1858. 

h. X..V. 28, 1811, m. .June 20, 183S .lohn Cockle, d. 

li. .Mar. 4, 1814, m. .June 22, 18;« John I). Russ, d..Iui\e 2,1870. 

1). Sept. 17, ISIO, in. Sept IS, 1845 .luHa .Melirath, d.Au. 31,1M0. 

li. Sept. 2, 1810, ni. Sept. 29, 1S42 Coruelius Savage, il.N..v.21,ls70. 

U. Feb. 12, 1821, unmarried, d.Au. 21,1841. 

b. \>rr. 28, 1822, m. Sept. 20, 1843 Henry Slicrman, d. 


Warren S. 



151 .Michael, 

152 .James M., 

Mr. Dnrnliani went to New York in 1801, and estaldi.slied tli 


Frvw Purlrait. 

utoBljiih-W. P. AiLtN. Cnrln.T. Ma 


Evening Post (William Coleman*, Editor). Upon the death of 
"William Coleman and his son Henry, who was assistant editor, 
AV'illiam C. iJryant and Willia'm Leggctt became editors, to whom 
Miehael Eurnham sold his interest in the paper, and retired from 
the proprietorship, about 1830. There is a set of the early tiles 
of this paper, belonging to the family, deposited in the Library 
of the Ilistiirical Society, Hartford. Mrs. Elizabeth Buridiam 
was daughter of James Seymour and his wife, Lucy Wan-en of 
Hartford, aiul descended from Eichard Seymour, who came to 
Hartford, Conn., according to Hall, in 1630 ; according to Hiii- 
man, in ltl4t'i. 

It is in til is family that the "pink letter" from John Burnhaui 
to Hon. C)livcr iJurnham, referring to the Hurnham estate in 
England, is preserved. 

.Mus. Harbif.t Ei'ss. 

"Died, nt Hertford, Cunn., the 2d of .Iiine, >[r=. 1Iai;i;iet lliss, d;iU5liter of tlie late 
llioli.'iel Burnlmm of New York, and widow of the hite I'r. John I). Euss of Hartford. 

"Just a week ago we were standing near an open grave; tlir dtar remains of one as 
lovely as the sweet summer scenery around us had l^een gently lowered into their last 
resting-place, while upon the coffin fresh tiowers were thrown, covering it from our eves 
— triljutes of the love we liore her, and emblems of that resurrection when the seed sown 
in weakness shall be raiseil in power; when the terrestrial body shall be transformed into 
the celestial. Upon the flowers some loving hand had ilroppcd palms, tokens of the vic- 
tory which now, through faith in the mighty Coni|ueror of death, our beloved friend, 
His child and follower, had won. How we lingered there after pntyers and blessinf and 
hymning voices had seemed to breathe consolation and peace to the weeping familv,who 
seemed to ask of all who witnessed their grief. What shame or what bounds can there be 
to our lamentations for one so dear? Ves. ' so dear.' The rcmembrMUces of a long 
life, where gentleness and charity had won the love, the living love, of all who came 
within their influence; where its sorrows had been so submissively borne; where the 
word of comfort to the weary and the deed of charity to the poor and needy were never 
wanting, must engrave themselve^ forever upon our hearts. ' She must ami ever will i.e 
so ilear.' 

" And beside-j, as we recall her grace and beauty, her noble, cpn'cnly pre-ence, and that 
greatest charm of all — her perfect freedom from all pretension — what sorrow comes over 
us that we must hereafter miss her from our side as we go on to the close of our pilgrim- 
age! The world seems lonely to us as we dwell upon our loss. We nmst look away and 
I'eyoiid, trusting to meet her in that world where ' they shall hunger no more, neither 
thirst any more, neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which 
is in the midst of the throne shall lead them and bring them to living fountains of waters; 
ami < >liall wipe away all tears from their eyes.'" 

llARrr..i:i., Conn., dune 11, 1S79. 

• In ISOi Coleman had a quarrel with .Lames Cheotham, Editor of the Amerlcnn C'di- 
zrn, and sent him a challenge, which Cheetham declined. Capt. Thompson then took 
up the nuarrel. They met in Love Lane (now Twenty-second Street) and Capt. Thomp- 
son fell. 




SI. TlhiMA,-; J!rj;NiiAM, [sou of Renheu", ij'mu of Thomof;''", 
i/iiUon of Thomas', '/'/'J'soii of Tiionias', (f(fg'g''soH of 
TItomos') lit" I^ast nurtlanil, Conn.; 
bom Oct. 1-2, 1771 ; died Dec. Vl, IS.^i ; 
married diuic l."i, I7'.'4 I'hebe rairchild ; 
born Fell. It;, I77i''; died Nov. 15, 1S.")7. 


Chl.i.', 1.. Mill-. 12. 17'.i.'.. 111. May s. iv-ii Luthroii Ilfo.l, .1. 

I.iitli.r, I.. .Inly 21-., 1797, Til. .Iiil.v U, 1S2S Miiriii Kni/.icr, .1. .Mjr. In, 1S70. 

I'hfl.,', I.. .-Vu^. 29, U'.'U, III. .M:ir. 1'., 1>24 Himiel SiiiiloiM, .1. 

lo3 Hiram, li. .\l:iy SO, ISi'i. in. Xyr. 2, 1S2S Irene Snntonl, .1. Apr. 29, 1S73. 

154 An^Mii, li. All?;. 2\ ltii4, in. .Ian. 14, 1S2S Kiinny Cue, ,1. 

.Mi-li-~:i, 1.. .Iiinr 12, 1MI7, 111. Xmv. lo, 1S29 Laimcelol ('. Ennili-y, d. June 13, ls79. 

1.-..J Nel-..ii T , h. |i,-r. 21'., IMl, 111. .May 2-5, 1S42 Kniily Clark, .1. 

Liiiira, I.. Mar. 14, 1S1.-|, in. Feli. 9, 1S41 Dwislit SteMiili*, .1. Sept. 30, 1863. 

April 1l', ISOl. •■ 'J'liis dav Mr. Tiioinas linrnliaiii declared 
biiii.-elf a Parijliioncr of Cliri>t Cliureli " (Middletown, Conn.) 
'■ and desired to be entered on the llecoi-d.s as sncli." 

On :\Iiddlese.x Land llccord., ]!n,,k :;i, i> recorded a deed of 
land in Middletown, dated April 'IZ, Isn:;, fi-om Tlionia.^ and 
I'iielie IJiu'uhani to Eli-lia Fairchild. 


S2. Cai-vin BrRXMAAr, [son of Rmlai ", ij'son of Tliomas ■•', fij'son 
of TliomiK \ g'fff<0)> of Thomas -, j'ff'fson of Thomtis ') 
of llloonitield, Conn.; 

born :\rar. '.", 177tj; died Oct. II, ls4t;; 

iiiarrii'd ^\\\y I-".. 1 So:', Clarissa Nortlirop ; 
liorn May IC, 17^;_;; died Dec. lo. ISnr. ; 

married Feb. ■_'7, 1812 Mary Ford ; 
born .Inne 1, 17S7; died Sept. 1.".. ls7s. 

( 1111,11 "[■ n}:>r wifk. 
Orrilla C, Ij. Nnv. 1>;. lMi|, in. .N..v. IS, lS2i; .Joseph H. CIl.Ti, .1. 

(HlLlir.K.V OF >KC<i.NI) WIFF. 

l.V, Sliayli.r K., I.. .luly 1, 1S13, in. .Inne 1, 1S37 Kli/a T., .1. 

KliiH i:., h. .Mar. 23, 1^22, uniiKirrieJ, il. Jan. 13, 1731. 

Mrs. ( 'lariisa r.uriiliam was daughter of Elijah is'orthrop, Mrs. 
Mary lUirnham of James Ford. 



So. Elkazer BrRNHAM, {son of Eleazer", rj'son of Ekazer"\ 
g'rf'son of GIiarles\ g''(fg''son of Thomas", g"rfg^g''son of 
'[homas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born ^[ar. "24, ISOT ; died Apr. 22, ISSi, .E. 77 yrs.; 
married Oct. (3, 183S Jane Ann Hale ; 
born Jan. 22, 1S17; died Mar. 14, ls7!». 

Emmn J., b. Jl.iy 17, 1S39, in. Dei-. 9, 1874 WilHam Roberts '•• Apr. 2.3, 1S82. 

Mrs. William Eoberts has child, Grace Delpiiine, born Oct. 25, 


S4. AuNER Morton Burn ham, (son of Eleazer", g'son of Eleazer"'', 
g^/'son of Charles % g''g'g''son of Thomas", g"g"g'g''sori of 
Thomas') of Hartford, Conn.: 
born Apr. 30, 1800 ; died Mar. IS, 1S65 ; 
married Oct. 15, 1S34 Clari.'^sa Marble ; 
l)orn Jnlv 15, 1S30 ; died 


Rulph Jlortnn, b. Aug. U, 1835, iii. J. Dec. 24. 1840. 

John Wright, b. Sejl 11, 1837, in. d. Apr. 20, 1838. 

Edward Abner.b. Feb. 20, 1842, m. J. M.-ir. 18, 1848. 


S5. Cart. Edward Truman Burnham, {son of Ekazer", g''son of 
Eleazer"", g''g''so7i of Charles', g^g'^'son of Thomas", gg^fg''- 
son of Thomas') oi Thibodeaux, on Bayou Lafourche, Par- 
ish of Terre Bonne, Louisiana ; 
born Mar. G, 1S13 ; died Aug. 16, 1S7S ; 
married A])r. 17, 1S39 Louisa Delphine Breaux ; 
born Dee. 13, 1S15; died Seiit. 22, 1859. 


l.J7 Edward Ralpli, b. Jan. 17, lb40, m. Sept. 19, 1871 -Maggie A. Turner, d. 

Sarali Felicia, b. Oct. 14, 1S42, ni. d. 

Julia Fr.ances, b. Fell. 4, 1S4.J, ni. Dec. 11, ISGO W.ayne Tanner, d. 

Thos. JelVersou, b. Oct. 11, 1830, m. d. 

Kate Collins, b. Nov. 20, 1653, m. Nov. 23, 1881 Milton W. Stebbins, d. 

EUen .Maria, b. June 20, 1856, ni. Dec. 5, 1877 George T. Biddle, d. 

Louisa Delphine, b. May 26, 1859, ni. d. 

C'apt. Edward Trumau Burnham, — in politics a Democrat, — in ISGl took a 
vcrj- active part in the effort to elect Stephen A. Douglas President of the 
United States. Though living in the center of Louisiana, he was strongly and 


iiiichangeably opposed to secession. Ilis son, Edward U. KurnlKini, also 
devoted to tlie Union, could not remain at his home without joining the Kebels. 
lie was indueed by his father to leave the country, and make his way to the 
rteel that was blockading the mouth of the Mississippi Kiver, in the Gidf of 
Mexico. Four weeks afterwards tlie gun-boats lay off New Orleans. Ou Gen. 
Butler's arrival in New Orleans, he called upon all citizens to take the oath of 
allegiance to support the. Constitution and laws of the United States. lie (the 
father) went to New Orleans and was sworn, and subscribed to the oath of 
allegiance. Si.x days afterwards, returning home to the parish of Terre Ronne, 
he fouml the rebel guerillas were raiding through the countrv, and arresting 
all Uidon men, and he being warned that his name was at the of the list 
of one himdred and fifty of the proscribed, and being without protection, 
advised his friends to provide themselves with arms for defense. Learning 
that the rebels were about to surround their houses, he and twenty-one others 
armed themselves, and lay in wait all night, e.vpecting a call from the one 
hundred rebel cavalr}-. But at daylight, hearing nothing from them, they dis- 
persed to their several homes for breakfast, intending immediately to reuinte, 
and collecting all their friends, to form some effectual plan of defense. But 
just at sunrise the rebels showed themselves, and commenced making arrests; 
he being on the look-out, on discovering their approach, went into his field, 
and from there into the woods, but coming suddenly on a party of twenty of 
them, close at hand, he conceals himself in the briers, and crawls into the 
swamp, with the intention of making his way into the Union lines at New 
Orleans, one hundred and twenty miles distant. lie workeii his way for two 
days and nights through the swamps, and the third day, about eleven o'clock 
A. M., he reached the Jlississippi river, fifty-eight miles above New Orleans. 
Seeing a man in a skiff making his way to the city, he secured a passage, and 
in seven hours afterwards landed in New Orleans, and rejiorted himself to (len. 
Butler, saj'ing to him tliat he was loyal, and for that reason was driven froni 
his home and family, and could only return at the risk of bis life; that he 
was well acquainted with the State, and that any service he could render was 
at his disposal. Col. Stephen Thomas, of the 8th Vermont Volunteers, 
recpiested his assistance as guide to his regiment, holding the Opelousas Rail- 
road. He remained in this capacity for live months, then was guide to (Jen. 
"Weil/.el's brigade, in the Lafourche expedition. The Rebel army being over- 
p(jwrred anil retreating, he was enabled to reach his family. He found that 
thiy liarl been scandalously persecuted, and robbed of nearly every thing they 
pos.-icssed, and his determination was strengthened to do all in his power to 
help wipe out the Rebellion. He continued acting as guide to Gen. Weitzid's 
troops. Afterwards, — their home continuing to be imcomfortable to his. 
f.iMiily. — at the kind solicitation of his brother, A. M. Burnham of Hartford, 
Conn , who urged their coming to him, and offering the benefits of good 
schools, he concluded to commit them to his care until the cloud of war which 
overshadowed his State should passawa}', and his home be safe again for those 
who loved the Union. 

In the month of Slay. ISfiS, six of his children arrived in Harlfonl, and 
rereivi'd the kind care of his family and friends. 

Ilr remained in New Orleans, and on the arrival of Gen. Banks, was offered 
a captaincy in the 4th regiment Engineers (colored) Volunteers, which he 



accepted, receiving a commission from Gen. Banks, and remained in service 
until the end of the war. Its close left the country in a very unsettled state, 
and not until the spring of 1868, did he think it advi.sablc for his family to 
return to their home in Louisiana. 

During their residence at the north, his children had become much attached 
to New England ways and customs, and were not anxious to return to their 
home in the still disorganized South. 


SG. Eea,stus Williams Burnham, (son of Phineas", cf'son of 
Eleazer''^, g''g''son of Charles', g'rf^^son of Tliomas'', g'^g'^g'^g'^ 
son of Thomas') of South "Windsor, Conn.; 
born Apr. 15, 1810; died Oct. 20, 185-1; 
married July 8, 1S33 Emeline Parsons; 
born Feb. 12, 1813; died 

15.S Erastus W. 
Harriet E., 
Edwanl S., 
Walter W., 
Gilbert L., 


b. Apr. 26, 1834, m. May 15, \ihb Mary Devine, 
b. Aug. 15, 1835, m. May 21, 1654 George Hays, 
b. Jan. 29, 1837, m. Feb. 4, 1S51 Henry Hays, 
b. Sept. 20, 1838, m. May 10, 1854 Horace R. Starks, 
b. Jan. 10, 1841, m. Jan. 10, 1860 George Sheppy, 

b. May 30, 1843, m. Dec. 
b. Mar. 30, 1845, m. Feb. 
b. Jan. 26, 1847, m. 
b. Jan. 24, 1849, ra. Jan. 
b. Nov. 30, 1851, m. July 
b. Sept. 30, 1853, m. July 


6, 1860 John White, 
8, 1865 George Webb, 
Jeiieva Denny, 

4, 1870 Emmet Simpson, 

5, 1872 Angle Elsworth' 
2, 1672 Agnes McLauglilin, d. 

Tlie second son, Edward S., served three years in tlie war of 
the Rebellion, in tlie Sixteenth Regt. Conn. Infantry. 


87. TiiERON H. BuRNHAii, {son of Phineas'", g''son of Eleazer", 
g''g''son of Charles', g''g''g''son of Thomas'^, g'g''g^g''son of 
Thomas ' ) of Albany, N. Y.; 
born Nov. 23, 1819 ; died July 1, ISTl ; 
married Oct. 23, 1813 Mary Trinet, of Rochester, N. Y.; 
born Mar. 17,1828; died 


Heury T., b. Nov. 23, 1844, unmarried, d. N..v. 23, 1S44. 

Caroline, b. Sept. 12, 1846, m. May 4, 1876 Henry Orlenn, d. 

Henry and Caroline Orl^na of Albany, X. Y., have child 
Florence, born Mar. 15, 1877. 




SS. Gii.DKKT Wateuman IUkniiam, (sort of I'/iiiieas", g''son of 
■ Eleazer"', g'g^son of CJtaiie.^\ ff'J^'>on of Thomas'', 
g^g'g'f/s'in <f lliomas ') of Albany, N. Y.; 
born June 2, 1S24 ; died June 30, ISO.') ; 
married May 5, 1841 Malvina jNIercy Roberts ; 
born Sept. 2^, 1817 ; died Aug. 1, 1831. 


Rosella, b. Feb. 12, 1S42, unmarried, .1. Oct. 10, 1642. 

Carrie L., b. Mar. 20, 1643, m. Aug. 17, 1862 Luther GerliarJ, ,1. 

.To-sephine, b. Feb. 17, 1S4-5, m. Jan. 3, 167i! Win. Arriugton Unbert-s A. 

.Marcella, b. .June 26, 1648, m. .Tune 2, 16S1 John Gieriet, d. 

Eo.iella, b. Aug. 12, 1652, m. Mar. 27, 1679 Benjamin Meachani, il. • 

Gilbert W. llurnbani was in JSTew Orleans at the breaking out 
of the Rebellion. He escaped North and joined the Third Regt. 
New York Volunteers. Afterwards joined the One Hundred 
and Forty-ninth N. Y. Vols., with which regiment he remained 
till the close of the war. June 23, 1SC5, and was mustered out at 
S^'racuse, N. Y. He at once started for Norwich, N. Y., where 
two of his childi'en were living. He was found nearly uncon- 
scious liy the roadside, having been robbed of a considerable sura 
of money, besides other valuables, he was known to have had with 
him. He was removed to the house of his friend, Dr. Bailey, 
where he soon after died, and was buried, with Masonic honors, 
in the old burying-ground of his wife's family at King's Settle- 
ment, near Norwich. Tliough in many battles, and on the 
"March to the Sea." the (Jiiiy wound he received was at Chatta- 
nooga. His daughter, Mrs. Gerhard, jdaced a monument over 
his grave bearing this inscription : 

OiijuuT W. I'll i:.\iT.\>[, 

I'.ciM June 2, l'-24, 

Died June 30, 1S6.5. 

.Member Co. K, 149tb Regt. N. Y. Vols. 

" He served hi- Country faithfully." 

]\Irs. Burnham was the daughter of Anthony Bolierts, Esq.. 
of South Xew Berlin, Chenango Co., N. Y., a man of some note 
in his day. 

<i\Tn generation. 

S',t. Makl'In liuKNUAM, (■<on of Jesse'''', g''son of Eleiizer'", 
g'g-'so,, ,>f C/ou-le~^\ ffg'sm, ,f Thnmas\ g'g^g''fson of 
Thomas') of South Windsor, Conu.; 


born July 4, 1S15 ; died Aug. 2, I'^f.l ; 
married Oct. '2o. lS3f> Fidelia E. Coop, of Eastbur' 
born Jan. 1, 1S16 ; died 



1.. .luly 21, 1837, in. 

150 Ransom M., b. Jan. 11, 18:39, m. Mar. 31, Is 

ette B!; 

Frank, h. Feb. 2, ISil, nnman-ie.l, '1- Mar. 'J, 1N41. 

Abby F., b. Apr. 23, 1842, m. 'I- 

Hiram B., b. Mar- 22, lS4o, uninarried, ki::-".! in battle, May 3, 1S62. 

Frederic J., b. Dec. S, 1647, unmarried, d. .June e, 1878. 

Nelson H., b. Oct. 5, 1850, m. d. 

David C, 1>. Apr. 3, 18.V2, m. d. 

Hiram Brooks, fourth son of Martin Burnliam. enlisted in Co. I, 

Twentieth Eegt. Conn. Vols., and was killed at the battle of 

Chancellorsvilfe, May 3, 1SC3, aged IS years. 


iU\. John Ai;nv Buknh.vm, (>o/i of Jesse"", c/son of Eleazer-\ g'g'^son 
of Chnrles', g^gYson of T}iomas'\ g'g'g'g'ion of Thomas') of 
East flartford, Coim.; 
born July 29, 1S17 : died : 

married Feb. IS, ls41 Mary Gardner Cliild ; 
born Sept. 24, 1S22; died 


160 Tliom.a; W., b. Mar. 14, 1840, m. Dec. IS, 1871 Lizzie Kello.-j, d. 

161 .Tolm n., b. Feb. 14, 1851, in. Aug. 23, 1873 Minuie H F. r'..-, d. 

Anna S, h. Oct. 11, 1855, unmarried, d. -Mar. 13, 1856- 

The Burnhani garrison-house stood upon tlii; farm ; removed 
about twenty years since. 


91. Jesse BuKNHAJM, (son of Jesse'', g''son of Eleazer-\g"g''son of 
Charles', g''g"g''soii of Thomas \ g'g'g'g'son or Thomas') of 
East Hartford, Conn.; 

born May 31, 1S20; died Feb. 12, l->7tj; 
married Jan. 1, 18.57 Ehoda Jane Signor ; 
born Feb. 13, 183.5 ; died 


1G2 Je.«se E., b. Sept. 14, 1857, m. Dec. 24, 1679 Alice S. Wulcott, 
I.eander T., b. Oct. 24, 1658, m. Apr. 11, 1883 Mary B. Bid-.iell, 
Estella J., b. Aug. 30, 1860, m. 
William B., b. July 16, 1862, ni. 
Arthur J., b. Nov. 21, 1664, unmarried, ■ d. Oct. 29, 1871. 

188 SIX T H . G E N E R A T I N . 

Alice, C, b. Apr. 16, 1!>07, ni. (i. 

ll.jivard E., b. S,>pt. 4, 1660, nnuian-icd, d. Oct. 4, 1871. 

Edith, b. Oct. 3, 1571, unmarried, ' d. Eeb. 4, UT6. 

Archie, b. Feb. 3, 1S74, iii. d 

Un M:iy. b. Apr. 6, 1^76. m. d. 

Mrs. PJurnliain again married Dee. 25, iSTtl, Cliarles P. Fair- 


'.>l'. riiAULFN Brr.NFiAM, (.<'">n of Charles'", g''son of Gcorije"\ g'rj^son 
of C/ictrk---', g'g'g'son of TTiomas", g'g^g'g''.^on of Thovvis^) of 
East Ilarttbrd, Conn.; 

born Xov. 27, 1707; died Apr. 25, ls7(;; 
married .June 2, 1S22 Emily Smith ; 
born < )et. 4, 1799 ; died Oct. 16, 1S3S, ^E. 39 yrs.; 
married May 12, 1S39 Mrs. Lncy S. (Wilson) Johnson; 
bum Oct. 21), 1S02; died 

I llII.I>l:i:.\ OF 1 IKsT WIFE. 

Ininces A., b. Aug. 21, 1824, iii. Aiil'. 12, 1844 Daniel Mntht, d. Eeb. 2S, ISoS 

Clmrles W., b. Mar. 3 J, 1827, ni. Fanny I'r.iy, d. 

j Henry N., b. .Ian. 12, 1832, nnmaiTied, d. Sept. 16, 

' Harriet N., b. .Ian. 12, 1832, unni.arried, d. July 31, 1*33. 

.Jane A., b. July 10, 1835, m. Feb. 7, 1S5S Thos. H. Squire-, d. 


103 Cliristopher C, b. fee. 28, 1840, in. Oct. 10, 1S71 Marie H. I.ull.nv, d. 
Mary E., b. .\pr. 9, 1846, m. Oct. 4, 1871 George Earr, • d. 


93. ArsTi.v BuENHAM, {son of Charles", g''son of Geutye'' , 
g'g'^soii of Charles \ g''g''ff'son of Thomas -, g'g''g''g''sou of 
Thomas') of iSnffield, Conn.; 

born Oct. 1, ISOl ; died Apr. 2."'>, ls7t;. ,E. 71 yrs.; 
married Xov. 10, 1831 Sophia Cowles ; 
born June 4, 1S12; died Aug. 1<1, ISOG, .E. 51 yrs. 


Mary J., b. Sept. 2, 1833, m. Aug. 7, 1861 T. C. Fitch, .M.D., d. 
Anna Maria, b. Sept. 10, 1837, tn. d. 

Howard M., b. Apr. 19, 1840, unraaiTied, d. Sop. 30,1841. 

Francis E., b. Mar. 5, 1843, unmarried, d. May 18,1843. 

164 Timothy D., b. Dec. 12, 1844, m. Nov. 27, 1867 Mary L. \Vo.,.d«ortli, d. 

^[rs. Burnham was dauij;hter of Geortre Cowles. 



94. Cen.iamin Gillett Burnham, {son of Charles "', g'^son of George "', 
g'g''son of Charles', g'g'g'son of T/iomas\ g"g'g''g''son of 
Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Feb. 20, 1S07; died Feb. 2S, 1S6.5, ^E. 58 yrs.; 
married Oct. 8, 1829 Elizabeth Woodworth ; 
boni Oct. 17, ISOS ; died Jan i, ISll, jE. 33 yrs. 


Wm. Henry, b. Nov. 18, 1S30, unniarried, J. Sept. U, 1632. 

.Jiine E., " b. Mar. 14, 1833, m. 28, 1852 Henry W.Avery, d. 

E-ther A., b. July 6, 1835, m. Dec. 22, 1858 Daniel C. Moffit, d. 

Albert A., b. .June 5, 1837, unmarried, d. Dec. 13, 1839. 

Mary, b. Dec. 15, 1839, m. d. 


9.1. Lucir.s Burnham, {son of Mi'-, g''son of Geonje"', g'g''son of 
Charles', g'g^'g'^son of Thomas"-, g^ g'' g' f son of Thomas') oi 
South AViiidsor, Conn.: 
born Jan. 25, 1802 ; died ; 

married Feb. 15, 1825 Pamela C. Goodrich ; 
born Dec. 1, 180« ; died Dec. 2, 1882. 


Julia A., b. July 9, 1820, m. June 26, 1850 Phinley V. Bacon, d. 

Harriet A., b. Nov 27, 182S, m. Jlay 16, 1853 Sam' M. Bron'on, d. 

Charlotte S , b. May 12, 1831, unmarried, d. Feb- 19, 18-16. 

John Wood, b. Mar. 4, 1833, m. Martha Kuliinson, d. 

Adeline, b. Jan. 4, 1836, unmarried, d. Sep. 15, 1836. 

165 Edward L., b. Jan. 15, 1842, m. Nov 19, 1861 Anne E. Siiiip-un, d. 

Mrs. Burnham was from Middlebiiry, Vt. 

Phinley Y. and Julia A. Bacon are living at La Prairie, Wis. 
Samuel M. and Harriet A. Bronson at Woodbury, Conn. John 
W. and Martha Burnham live in Iowa. 


96. Alfred Burnham, {son of Eli'''', g''son of George^', g'g''son 
of Charles ', g'g''g''son of Thomas ', g^g'g^g''soa of Thomas ') of 
South Windsor, Conn.; 

born Dec. 20, 1S04 ; died Nov. 15, 1836 ; 
married April 17, 1832 Eliza Dart ; 
born Dec. 29, 1810 ; died Aug. 24, 1S57. 



Mnry J., b. .Ian. 10, 1833, in. Oct. 17, 1S60 XMnimii L. Aiiilerson, .1. 
Martha E., I.. .)uly 12, 1S3."., ininiarrie^l, J. Sept. 26, IK.\ 

IW AllVe.l L, b. Apr. 1.5, 1W7, in. Xnv. 20, 1S.VJ Mai-yett Ha-ntt, •!. 

Mrs. Eliza Ilurnliam wa.s d;iu. of Dea. Levi Dart of Vernon, 


ftl. Zkna.s BriiNHAM, (sc-n of Zenn-^", g''son of Silas'', g'g''son of 
John '°, 1 1' 1 1'' if' son of Jo]in\ ffi/if'&on of Thomas') of East 
Hartford, Conn.; 

born Mar. 10, ll^i ; died Oct. fi, isll.t; 
married Jan. il4, ISll Sarah, dau. of Samuel Elmore: 
born Xuv. i'3, ITSU ; died July 27, 1S71. 


Sarah L.. b. S,-pt. l^, IMl, ni. Apr. 7, 1--31 Aliraliam Willianl^,.'. Dec. 3.', li!73. 
167 Tim. Elmore, b Nuv. 10, ItlO, in. Oct. 13, 1846 It. Eveline Gillett, .1. 


'._)S. John Bl'k.n'ham {son of Zenas", g'^son of Silas'', g^g^son of 
John '", g'f'j'son of John ', g" if if if son of 'Thomas ' i, of Etist 
Hartford, Conn.; 

born Jan. 2, 17St3 ; died June 3n, lS2n: 
married Feb. 3, ISIO Mary Edwards ; 
born Mar. 4, 1791 ; died Nov. C, 1S35. • 

SIXTH (;enei;atI(.in. 
99. Chestek Buknham, so?! of Zenas'", i/'son of Silas"", g'g' son of 
John", g'lff'son of John^, ifi/'g^if'son of Thomas') of East 
Hartford, Conn.; 

born Aui;. 2, 179G ; died Aui;-. 21, 1S32; 

married Fei). 23, 182.5 Elizabeth A. Phillips : 
born Nov. 19, 180s ; died June In, 1852. 


Harriet, b. N.>v. 9, 1825, unmarried, d. Nuv. 10, 1S20. 

Charlotte, b. Oct. 14, 1826, unmaiTied, d. Dec. G, 1^20. 

Frances A., b. Dec. 16, 1827, m. Nov. 11, 1845 Sidney Bragg, d. 

Mary A., b. July 4, 1830, m. June 25, 1.848 Albert F. Tryon, d. Jnue 2, 1850. 

Frances A. married, Aug. .5, 1859, George W. (4o\vdy, her 
second husband. 

On tombstone of Chester Burnham is inscribed : 

" Partner and friend?, a,* you draw near, 
Think of the duit that slumbers here." 



li.Hi. Thomas BcRNiiAii, (soti of Zenas", cf'son of Silas -\ </'/ son 
of John^\ fgWfson of John^, fg'fifson of Thomas') of 
East Hartford, Conn.; 

born May 22, 18U3 ; died ; 

married May 6, 1829 Mehetable, dau. of Robt Alexander; 
born May 25, 18o2 ; died Sept. 5, 1881. 


.Mnry Aurelia, b. Mar. 21, 1830, unmarried, d Jn. 19,1840. 

Maria Mehetable, b. Oct. 26, 1832, m. Dec. 13, 1S60 G. I. Olmsted, d. 

168 John Thomas, b. JIar. 21, l.?35, m. Jlav 9, 1870 Mariet.Crosson. d. 
Edgar Albert, b. Nov. 20, 1837, m. d. 

169 Zenas Arthur, b. June 28, 1840, m. Apr. 20, 1871 Jane A.Elmore, d. 
Mary Aurelia, b. Sept. 8, 1S42, m. Nov. 4, 1S68 E. A. Williams, d. 
Leonard Alexander, b Apr. 23, 1845, unmarried, d.Se. 19,1864. 

Thomas Burnham's farm descended to him from Thomas the 
emigrant. He has been engaged in settling many estates ; has 
been appraiser, distributor, and administrator; has been a number 
of times appointed as Justice of Peace, but never took the oath, 
or acted as justice ; was representative to the State Legislature in 

Goli>p;n WEr>i>iN<; and Birthday Celkuratiox. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burnhara of East Hartford celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of 

their wedding in a very quiet way on Tuesday, May 6, 1879; also their birthdays, which 

occur on the 22d and 25th of the month, when their ages will b*e respectively 76 and 77 

years. The occasion would have called together all the relatives, which number about 

100, and many other friends, but for the delicate health of Mrs. Burnham. Their chil- 
dren, three sons and two daughters, with their families, seven grandchildren, were pres- 
ent. The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jleredith added much to the enjovment of the 
occasion. The home where so many years of prosperity have been spent by the venera- 
ble couple has been for several generations in the s.ame branch of the Burnham family 
to which they belong, and its hospitable doOrs are always open to receive their numerous 


101. Dennis Burnham, (son of Zenas^% g'son of Silas '\ (/ij'^son 

of John", (fifif'son of John ^, !nf'f!/son of Thomas') of 

Hartford, Conn.; 

born Feb. 20, 18Q6; died May 31, 1859 ; 

married Dec. 19, 1831 Harriet, dau. of Daniel Sloan ; 

burn Oct. 3, 1809; died 


Caroline Louisa, b. Sept. 30, 1632. m. Aug. 22, 1853 Chas. H. Seymour, d. 
H.arriet Adelaide, b. Mar. 12, 1835, m. Dec. 29, 1858 Thos. 0. Enders, d. 
Mary Amelia, b. Dec. 21, 1837, m. Nov. 1, 1864 Samuel E. Elmore, d. May 26, 1878. 



1<>:^. Jasox IUtixham, (sow of Zeiias'^, '/'son of Sila.s~\ '/i/'son of 
John'\ (/(fr/'^son of John'' ,<ij(ffrfson of Thomas') of liiist 
Hartford, Conn.; 

born Mar. 2."), ISHi; died May 11, 1855 ; 
married Apr. 19, 1S40 Amanda Ladd ; 
born Feb. 27, 1815; died 


Emily Olive, b. Mar. 5, 1841, m. Oct. 25, 1671 \V. SanfonI, .1. 

S.arali P., b. May 17, 1843, m. ,i. 

Amamla C, b. M,-iy 17, 1849, unmarried, li. .Tu!y 20, lS:.r. 

Lt. Oscar AV. Sanford, 25th Conn. Vols., saw service in Rebellion. 


l<t.3. Leoxakd Burnham, (^o/! of Russell ^\ <j'son of Daniel'\ ifrf'son 
of John", ri'(f(j*son of John", fif'/f'son of Thomas') of 
lludson City, X. J.; ' 

born Sept. IT, 17'.>-t; died June 22, ISTS ; 
married Dec. 31, 1S27 Mary Ann Tanner ; 
born Mar. l(i, 1812 ; died 


170 Russell T., h. Jan. 1, 1S29, m. Feb. 2, 1849 Mary .M. Oreeu, d. .Ian. 1, 18G.J. 
Abbey Ann, b. Feb. 1, 1831, m. Epenetus I'latt, * d. 

171 Uenjamin B., b. Sept. 29, 1833, m. Nov. 7, 1839 Martha L. .Meail. d. 
Theodora, b. Mar. 27, 1846, m. Apr. 8, 1862 John Severe, d. 


104. P^LisHA IlruR I'iriixiiAM, {son RusseU''\ g''son of Daniel'"', 
g'g''--^on of John ", g''g''g''soii of John \ g^'f^f/fsnn of Thomas ') 

of Atlanta, (ia.; 
born Sept. 28, 18t»0 ; died ; 

married May 19, 1829 Mary Willinuham ; 
born ^[ay 29, 1808; died 


172 Wareham, b. .May 9, 1630, m. Feb. 5, I860 Mary Eliz. Hendon,d. 

173 Needham t'., b. Sept. 30, 1831, m. Dec 24, 1857 Jane Southard, il. June 18, ISSS. 

174 Julius W., b. May 9, 1833, m^ De<-. -5, 18-58 Elizabeth Webb, d. Mar- 7, 1S03. 

175 K., b. Feb. 9, 1635. m Fel>. 2, 1656 R.aohel C. \Vamack,d. 
Emma Ann, b. Oct. 31, 1637, m. d. 
.•\ndre\v, b. Jan. 7, 1839, m. .1. 
Martha, I.. .Mar. 25, 1841, m. d. 

Leonard, b. Aj.r. 7, 1843, m. .1. May 12, 1844. 


Rachel, b. July 22, 18-15, m. d. 

Elislia, li. Juiie 19, 1847, in. ' il. 

M:iry, 11. Aug. 12, 1849, m. d. Sept. 10, 1849. 

Daniel, b. Sept. 27, 1851, m. d. 

Andrew Burnliam enlisted in Cunfederate service, May, ISGl, 
corporal in Co. B, Seventh Georgia regiment. Col. Gartnell, took 
part in first battle Manassas, and received a flesh wonnd in the 
knee, afterwards taken sick and in liospital awhile, took part in 
the battle of Sharpsburg, and in a battle in ^Maryland, Sept. 17, 
1862; also at the first battle of Fredericks! lurgh ; then to James 
Island, South Carolina ; thence to Lookout Mountain ; to Knox- 
ville, Tenn.; to New Market and Strawberry Plains ; was also 
engaged in the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and other battles about 
Petersburg and Kichmond ; was in the battle at Darbytown 
Road, near Richmond, Oct. Y, ISOl, where he received a severe 
wound in the right hip, while acting as color-guard, disabling him 
from farther service for thirteen months. 


105. D.v^'iEL BrRxnAM, {son of Biisseir\ g^son of Daniel"', 
g''g''son ofJohn^', g'g'g''soa of Jolm', <f<fg''ii'soii of Tliomas') 
of New Preston, Litchfield Co., Conn.; 
born Nov. 1, 1S02 ; died • ; 

married Nov. IT, 1831 Laura Patterson ; 
born Mar. 15, ISll ; died July 5, 1873. 


176 Walter, b. Ang. 19, 1832, m. Jan. 6, 1858, Edoa Smith, 

Harriet P., b. Aug. 27, 1837, unmarried, d. Jan, 14, 1884- 

Dayton, b. Nov. 24, 1841. m. 

Daniel Burnham, in 1819, was a member, from "Washington, 
Conn., of the Connecticut House of Representatives. 


liHj. Arvin Burnham, (50» of Russell ''\ g'' son of Daniel", g''g''son 
of John", g'g'g^son of John', y''g''ifg''son of IViomas') of 
Sextonville, Richland Co., Wis.; 
born Mar. 13, 1805 ; died ; 

married Sept. 10, 1810 Harriet Patterson ; 
born' June 11, 1806 ; died 


Nehemiah, b. July 12, 1841, m. d. 

Emma Fidelia, b. Mar 19, 1844, m. d. 


Arviii Burnliaiii, iu 1S51, rejireseiited the town of Washington 
hi the Connecticut Legishiture. 


10". Wakeh.v^m Burnham, (son of Biissell''''', g''son of DanieV, 
g'g''son of John '°, g'g''g''son of John '', g' if if g'' son of Thomas ') 
of Se.xtonvillo, Richland Co., Wis.; 
born Aug. T, ISOS; died ; 

married Dec. 23, 1S3-1 Elsie P. Wood ; 
born Aug. 30, ISll ; died Dee. 23, 1844- ; 
married Sept. S, 1847 Luciiida Bristol ; 
born Dee. 12, 1813 ; died 


E.hvin W., li. Oct. 12, 1835, m. (in tlie arnjy) d. May 31, lSd3. 

177 Eli>;lm M., l>. June 23, 1837, ni. Dec. 2.j, 1SC5 Ellia Kenyon, >1. 

Elsie Ann, b. July 16, 1840, ni. Sept. 13, 1801 Henry Murdiu, d. 

Mariu F., b. Sept. 19, 1843, ni. d. 


Leavitt, ■ b. June 18, 1851, m. d. Sept. 3, 1852. 

Newell J., b. Jlay 22, 1856, m. d. 

Edwin W. Burnham (seventh generation) enlisteil Aug. 14, 
18(12, in the Twenty-third Ivegt. Wis. Yols.; he died during the 
siege of Vicksburg, after serving in the army nine months. 

SIXTH generation. 
ins. Patrick Wii.i.iams Burn ham, (son ofSelh", g''son of Daniel", 
g'g'',<on of JoJin '", g'g''g''son of Joltn^, fff'j'^'-''^ of Thomas^) 
of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born Apr. IT, 1S<I5 ; died ; 

married Sept. 10, 1S44 ilaria H. Aloore ; 
born Dec. 4, 1823 ; d. Mar. 24, 1807. 


Mary, b. June 14, 1845, ra. Oct. 30, 1867 Andrew J. Morton, ; d. 


111','. John CKAiti Ik'RNHAM, {son of David'''', g''son of David", 
g'ifson of David", g'g'g''soii of jSainuel', (fi/ifif'son of 
Thomas ') of New Jersey ; 

born Feb. 11, 1802 ; died ; 

married Nov. 0, 1831 Catharine Van Brakle ; 
born Oct. 19, 1810; died 



Amanda Jl., h. Dec. 12, 18.32, m. d. 

Mary E., b. Sept. 29, 18.34, m. d. 

John W., h. AuR. 26, 1836, m. d. 

William R., h. July 16, 1838, m. d. 

John C'raig Burnliam early in life was a resident of Grand 
River, Upper Canada. 


11(1. Nathan Burnham, {son of Xathau'", g'^son of DiiricV\ 
g''g''son of David", g^g'g'^son of SamueV, ifg'rfifson of 
77(onias') of Plainfield, Vt.; 

born Mar. 17, 1812; died Apr. 16, 1845, ^. 33 yrs.; 
married Apr. 14, 1S37 ^Malinda Fletcher ; 
born July 11, 1S17 ; died July 3, 1S70, /E. 53 yrs. 


Ly.lia, b. Feb. 11, 1838, luimairiod, d. Nov. 13, 18.52- 

Laura, b. Nov. 23, 1S40, ni. Aug. 21, 1850 C. E. McCrillis, d. 

Ch.irles, b. Apr. 7, 1842, unmarried, d. Apr. 12, 1845. 

Louisa, b. Jlay 31, 1844, ni. .Inly 4, 1860 Georpe Nye, d. 

The name is not perpetuated in this line. 


111. Chandler Burnham, {son of Erastus", g''.son of David", 

g'g''son of David", fifg''soii of Samuel', ifg'g'g''son of 

Thomas') of Cabot, Vt.; 

born j^ov. 16, 1815 ; died ; 

married July 20, 1857 Augusta Hitchcock ; 

born Jan. 10, 1841 ; died Sept. 24, 1867. 


Herbert H., b. Mar. 6, 18.58, d. 

Albert L., b. Apr. 2, 1860, d. 

Fred. C, b. Dec. 12, 1862, d. 

Chandler Burnham married a second time, Feb. 14, 1871, 
Millie P. Davison, who was born in 1857. 


112. WiLLARi) Burnham, {son of Selah", g'^son of Elijah^', ■g^g''son 

of Timothy ", g'g'g''son of Samuel', g'g'g'g''son of Thomas ') 

of Cleveland, O.; 

born July 27, 1709 ; died Nov. 13, 1852 ; 

married Nov. 1, 1820 Matilda Wheelock; 

born Nov. 6, 180S ; died 



Emily M., b. Oct. 3, 18.30, iii. May 22, 1S48 P. A. Everett, d. Oct. 20, ISijl. 

E\hn E., h. ,Iuly 20, IbS'l, iii. .I:in. 3, ISoa Ch;irl.?5 Dickinson, d. 

Caroline F., b. .luly 26, 1537, m. J.'in. 10, 16.56 AltVo.l Ely, d. 

G. C, b. Oct. 9, 1830, m. d. 

Abbie L., b. Mar. 9, 1843, m. Oct. 27, 1S64 C. B. Tettinpill, J. 

Hattie A., b. May 7, 1S4.5, ni. d. 

]\[rs. Matilda Biiriiham wa^^ daii^liter of Epliraiiii Wbeelock of 
Southl)ridHV. Mass. 


118. Si'ENCEi: IjVRSHAM, (son of &Iah", ij''son of Elijah^', g^g'^son 
of 7'imotliy", g'g'(/son ifSamud\g^g''g'<j'son of Thomas') 
of East Hartford, Conn.; 

l)orn Jan. 8, 1817; died Mar. 3o, IStiO, .K. .i'2 yrs.; 
married Oct. 2, 1842 Mrs. Mary W. (Helton) Jones ; 
horn Jan. U, 1817; died July 2r., 1883, .E. Od yrs. 


178 Spencer Hultun, b. April 28, 1843, n). .Ian. 11, 1881 Mary C.Anderson,d. 
Alphonso, b. Jan. 19, 1845, unmarried. d. Oct. 12, 1860. 
JIary Ellen, b. May 23, 1850, m. Sept. 16, 1868 Giles II. Putnam, d. 

179 Sclah Ander-nn, b. Sept. 12, 1852. m. Oct. 15, 1874 Emma Antrim, d. 
William W., b. Feb. 26, 1858, m. d. 


114. H(ii;.\CE BrExiiA.M, (son of Elijah", g^srmof EUf'h". g'g''son 

of Timothy"', g''g''g''son of S<imuel\ 'f'fifij'son or' Thomas ') 

of South Windsor, Conn.; 

born Oct. 2, 18o4 ; died Apr. 2.-., l'^47; 

married May 31, 18,3,") Elgiva, dau. of Jloses Elmore; 

biirn Nov. 13, 18(i8; died 


Horace E., b. .lune 24, 183S, m. Sept. 20, 1875 Nellie Cro-hy, d. 

Edmund P., b. Apr. 28, 1841, m. d. 

Elgiva A., b. Nov. 14, 1843, m. d. 

^Irs. Elgiva Burnliam married for second Imshand Jeremiah 


115. Henkv Buknham, {son of Elijah" , g''son of Elijah'", g''g''son of 

Timolhij"", g'g''g''son of SamueV.ififi/g''son of Thomas') of 

South Windsor, Conn.; 

horn Jan. 22, 1808; died Nov. I'.i, 1S7:. : 

married Mar. 8, 1835 Mary M. Tlichards ; 

horn Sept. 18, ISO'.); died 



180 WiUard Oilman, h. Apr. 6, 1636, m. Apr. 14, 186.3 Sarah J. Williams, d. 

181 Henry Richards, h. Jlar. 4, 1842, m. Apr. 15, 1880 Mrs. Sarah E. Hollis, d. 
Roland Franklin, b. Oct. 13, 1846, m. Feb. 20, 1872 Amanda A. Stark, d. 

Henry Biirnliam resides on the farm that has descended to him 
in a direct line from Thomas, Sen. 


116. JuLirs Hvny II Asi, {so7i of Elijah", g''sou of Elijah", g'g^son 

of Timolhy'', g^g''g''sori of SamueV, tfg'if<j''son of Tliomas') 

of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born Sept. 13, 1810; died . ; 

married Dec. la, 1S41 Laura, dan. of WiUiam Hills ; 

born Aug. "28, 1S18 ; died 


Ralph Henry, b. .Tan. 20, 184.3, unmarried, d. Aiii;. 1, 1S73. 

Albert William, b. Nov. 10, 1845, unmarried, d. June 27, 1850. 

Ellen Elizabeth, b. Atig. 11, 1847, m. Oct. 7, 1S6S JIartin Roberts, d. 

182 Frank Julius, b. Aug. 20, 1852, m. Oct. 28, 1873 Jennie Gorman, d. 


117. Au.vriN BuENHAii, {son of Elijah", g''son of Elijali". g'g^'son 

of Timolhy"', g'g^'g'^son of Snmuel*, g'if<fij'son of T7iomas') 

of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born Feb. 22, 1820 ; died ' ; 

married Nov. 23, ISi-tMarv F., dau.of Persius Ohnstead ; 

born Auo;. 7,1819; died 


Adeline F., b. Nov. 2, 1845, m. June 11, 1872 Geo. Gilman, d. 

183 Ransom M., b. Aus. 24, 164<t, m. Apr. 8, 1874 Millie M. Prior, d. 
164 Clarence P., b. Nov. 14, 1853, m. Oct. 23, 1878 Emily Clark, d. 

Emma 0., b. Nov. 20, 1856, m. d. 


118. Sami'el Porter Burnham, (so« of Joshua Porter"', g^son of 

Sarnuer^, g''g''son of Timothy", g''g''g^soii of Samuel*, 
g^g'/ff'son of Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Aug. 12, 1820 ; died ; 

married Feb. 17, 1863 Ann Amelia Goodwin ; 
born May 5, 1834 ; died 


j Wilbur Samuel, b. May 3, 1864, m. d. 

I Willie Porter, b. May 3, 1864, m. d. May 8, 1865. 

Mary Sedgwick, b. Apr. 12, 1866, m. d. 


iSarnuel V. B\iriiliain resides on the farm descended to liini in a 
direct lino from Thomas, Sen., in tlie oldest ]>uridiani house now 
standing ; built in Colonial times. 

SIXTU i;KNEliATI(),\. 

ll'.K Wir.i.iAM lirKNHAM, {fS'oi of Cupt. Amos'\ rj''so)i 0/ Jo.-:iah'\ 
g'g'^son of Rev. William^'', ij(f(fson of William''^ ij'^i/''(/''r/'.so)i 
of Thomaf! ') of Burlington, Yt.; 

born Jan. 1, ITM ; died July 5, 1831, ^-E. .">0 yrs.: 
married Jan. H, 1 SI.") Rebecca Closson ; 
born July IT, 1 T'.»."> ; died Jan. 1, 1832, yE. 37 yrs. 

I mi.DKES. 

Eliza .\nn, b. Mar. 23, IMS, m., d. 

Win. Kufuf, b. Jan. 6, 1818, m. .1. 

.lames, h. Dec. 5, 1820, in. it. .Inly 25, 1830. 

Hannah, b. Mar. 28, 1822, m. _ A. 

Olive, b. .Tilly 6, 1826, ni. d. 

Mr. Eurnhani married for his first wife Eunice, daughter of 
Rufus Grossman, Esq.; she left no children. His son James was 
drowned near the foot of the Winooski Falls, aged In. years. 


12t>. Timothy Bukmiam, {son of Capl. Amos"'', g''t<on of Jiisi((h'\ 
g'g''soii of Rev. William", g^g''g''son of WiUiam\ i/'g'</''i/'son 
of Tiiomus') of Macomb, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.; 
born Nov. IS, 17S4; died Oct. lo, 1864; 
marrie<l Feb. 2«, 1S21 llary Hyde ; 
born June 28, 1797; died Aug. 2, 1805. 


185 Hiram, b. Nov. 4, 1821, m. .luly 17, 1863 Marparet Fawcoll, d. 

M.ary Ann, b. Feb. 7, lS2t;, m. d. Mar. 30,1S2«. 

Minerva Eniijy, b. .\ug. 12, 1827, ra. 24, 1840 Franklin Hyde, d. Dec. 12,1840. 

Timothy Bnrnham was a hard-working farmer. 


121. Capt. Georue Washinoton Burnham, {son of Capt. Amos'', 
g''son of Josiah ", g'^g'^son of Rev. \Yilli(tm ", g''g'g''son of 
\Villii'nn\ g'g'g'^f'son of T/iomas') of Burlington, \t.; 
born Ang. 9, 1780 ; died May 21), I82lt, .E. 42 yrs.; 
married Aug. 2'.i, 1821 Abigail Porter Buell ; 
born Mar. 31, 171*1); died June 28, 1829, A\. 20 yrs. 



Catharine A., b. Jan. 13, 1S22, m. May 16, 1839 Marcus Stevens, d. Mar. 27, 1853. 

Thos. HibbarJ, b. Mar. U, 1S24, m. J- Dec. 2a, 1849. 

Geo. Hierlihy, b. Nov. 29, 1S25, m. d. Apr. 25, 1826. 

186 Geo. Porter, b. July 1, 1827, m. Feb. 3, 1853 Abigail Pierce, d. June 13; 1873. 

Capt. George W. Bnrnliani was for thirteen years in the reve- 
nue service, after which (in lS'2i) he was commander of steam- 
boat P/icein'x. His son, Thomas II., died at New Orleans, on his 
return from the Mexican war. 


122. James Buenham, {son of Capt. Amos", g''son of Josiah^", 

g'g'^son of Rev. William", g''g''g''so)i of William \ if if (J if son 

of Thomas ') of Fond du Lac, Wis.; 

born Apr. 15, 17SS ; died ; 

married Olive Seeley ; 

born ; died 


Amos, b. m. d. 

Charlotte, b. m. d. 

Nancy, b. m. d. 

George, b. m. d. 


123. Grv Caeleton Bcrxham, {son of Capt. Amos", g''son of 

Josiah'\ g'g''son of Rev. William", g'g'g''son of Willium\ 

g' if if if son of Thomas') of Albany, N. Y.; 

born Nov. 3, 1T91 ; died May 8, 1S7G ; 

married May 19, ISIO Mehitable, dau. of Samnel Hull ; 

born Mar. 25. 179G ; died Apr. 25, 183G ; 

married Sept. 13, 1837 Betsey Averill ; 

born Nov. 29, 1805 ; died 


Caroline C, b. July 2, 1817, m. Dec. 13, 1836 Elisha C. Porter, 

} Benjamin F., b. June 7, 1S19. unmarried, 
Thomas J., b. June 7, 1819, unmarried, 
Harriet M., b. Sept. 26, 1821, unmarried, 
Susannah H , b. Oct. 20, 1823, unmarried, 

Elizabeth H., b. Jan. 16, 1826, m. .^pr. 25, 1855 James Norton, 
Corrisan A , b. Feb. 28, 1828, m. July 7, 1852 D. D. Phillips, 
Louise M., b. Aug. 20, 1830, m. Sept. 14, 1859 Thomas Bowden, 
Susannah I., b. May 14, 1832, unmarried, 
Maria A., b. May 25, 1835, m. June 27, 1860 John Robinson, 


d. June 7 


d. June 7, 


d. Apr. 10, 


d. June 19, 





d. Aug. 21 





<'IHLI->I;KN c>f sk<_oni» wuk. ! 

Sarah Oliviri, b. An?. 26, 1S38, in. .luno B, 1871 Georfje Forward, d. • 

Arabella I.., b. .Tune Is, 1:^40, ni. Mar. 29, 186.3 William Forward, d. ; 

187 Guy Carleton.l). Feb. 8, 1842, m. Jnne «, 1863 An-eline riiillips d. Ang. 19, 1S04. i 

Sopliia I., b. Aug. 6, 1847, m. d. 


In October, 1809, Guy C. Burnham went to Upper Canada, as a clerk with ' 

an enterprising company, doing not only a heavy business in the sale of raer- 
cliandize, but who were also proprietors of a flouring and custom mill, saw- 
mill, and carding and clothing works. They also owned an ashery, in which 
were made a great amount of potashes, which, together with Hour and lum- 
ber, they sent annually to Montreal and Quebec markets. 

In the fall of ISll it was quite evident that there would be war between the 
Vnited States and Great Britain, and young Burnham was very desirous to 
return to the States, but his employers would not hear of his leaving. In ISll 
llr. Israel Jones, the active partner in this firm, went to Quebec to attend to 
the delivery of a large raft of lumber. He was there taken sick, and died on 
his journey home. Tlie whole business then devolved upon young Burnham, 
who, the 6th of July, LSIO, left Young's Mills with a large raft (sixteen cribs) 
of lumber, with one hundred and fifty barrels of flour, and ten tons of pot- 
ashes on board. When passing Ogdensburgh, he learned that a guard of forty 
men, with a field piece and small arms was stationed at Massona Point, at the 
foot of the Long Sue, forty miles below. The Sue is a rapid of nine miles; 
this rapid is run with only two cribs of lumber (called a drane) at one time; 
each draue must have a pilot; the nine miles are run in forty-five minutes. 
On learning of the danger that threatened him, Burnham determined to lay by 
a .short distance above the head of the Sue, and remain there till he coulii run 
the rapids and pass the guard about twilight, or just before dark. lie also 
resolved to run the whole si.xteen cribs together. While lying'by, he directed 
his men to form a breastwork with the potash barrels, as a protection from the 
bullets of the soldiers. He had si.xteen men on board, and when again under 
way, and soon after entering the rapids, four armed men came on board from 
the American side, and with fixed bayonets, ordered the raft rowed ashore. 
He told them it would be impossible to do so, but that he expected to lay by 
over night at the foot of the Sue, not letting them suspect that he knew of the 
guard. After finding that they could not get the raft ashore, two of them 
betook themselves to their boat, ami ran the rapids in advance of the raft, to 
notify the guard below, and when the raft was nearly opposite the camp, a 
boat came out and took off the two men; a heavy fire was then opened from 
both the guard and boat; many of their balls harmlessly striking the raft. 
Eight of the men becoming frightened by the firing, cut loose the boat belong 
ing to the raft, with the intention of giving themselves up as prisoners, but 
owing to the strength of the current they were carried so far from the guard 
that they steered for Cornwall, on the Canada side. The raft bad only 
doubled the Point, about half a mile below, when it ran aground and remained 
til! about daylight the next morning. It was then started by the help of fif- 
teen Indians, for whom Burnham sent to St. Regis, about seven miles below, i 
and then floated down to an island near St. Regis, where they laid by during ! 
the day, (it being the Sabbath,) during which time the eight men returned with I 
the bout, and pleaded with Burnham to let them remain. This he refused to | 
do, and discharged and sent them home; filled their places wiUi Indians, and j 


wont on the next day. When he arrived al Montreal, he delivered the tiour 
and potashes to the consignees, and proceeded to Quebec, where he remained 
delivering lumber till into the month of September. 

After his return to the Upper Province he was appointed special deputy 
sheriff, and had the settlement and collection of the debts due the firm; also 
the collection of debts for Mr. Charles Jones, who was e.\tensively engaged in 
the mercantile business at Brockville, ten miles below. 

In the winter of 1813, his brother George came from Burlington, Vt., to 
Morristown, N. Y., opposite Brockville, from whence he sent a flag of truce, 
asking the commanding officer at Brockville to allow his brother to meet him 
on business matters relating to their home iu Vermont. This request was 
readily granted, and two young gentlemen, friends of his, were invited to 
accompany him. One of these was a son of old Major Carley, a tory of the 
Revolution. The St. Lawrence at this place is about two miles wide; they all 
walked over on the ice, and had a pleasant visit, and returned to Brockville 
before sunset the same afternoon. • 

The next day what does the old ilajor do but go down sixteen miles to 
Prescott, and report young Buruham to the commanding general of that dis- 
trict, stating that he had a communication with a brother of his on the Ameri- 
can side, conveying the idea that he was giving information to the enemy. 

The General dispatched a tile of men to arrest young Burnham and bring 
him before him at Prescott. He was apprised of the affair in season to avoid 
the arrest. Although wholly free from any wrong act in the matter, he did 
not like to be arrested, not knowing what might be sworn to in such a caje. 
It now became necessary for him to choose between two alternatives, viz. ; 
either to leave the country or remain and suffer himself to be arrested by the 
military. He chose to leave; he remained, however, long enough to collect 
between five and six hundred dollars. He was afraid to oti^r his crops lest he 
should be suspected of leaving the country. Merely the hay he left was sold 
by the government for over §8U0, besides oats and other crops, to the amount 
of several hundred dollars. He left also, over thirty sheep, and eight swine. 
The sheep and swine he was partially paid for, after the close of the war. 

At the time he left he had a valuable horse, saddle, and bridle, and a new- 
silver plated harness, two trunks of clothing, and one with valuable books. 
He left his horse with a friend, who kept him secreted three weeks in the 
woods. He had another good friend, who brought him and his trunks acro.<s 
the river, and then down along the American shore twelve miles, to Morris- 
town, in a bark canoe. About a week after this, he made arrangements to get 
his horse across the river, twelve miles above Morristown. He took three men 
with him in a small boat, crossed over in the night; had to steer by the moon; 
the river at that point is over three miles wide; they crossed in safety; went to 
the house of his friend between midnight and morning; were careful in keep- 
ing a close lookout for scouting parties, orothers who might be in the vicinity. 
The party were all well armed and prepared for whatever might occur. They 
called up his friend, got the horse on to a flat-boat, ready for crossing, ju.^t as 
the day began to dawn. At this time a heavy fog commenced, and all that 
could be seen to steer by was the swell on the water, which had to be crossed 
on an angle of about forty-five degrees, and the same angle across and against 
the current of the river. After a hard pull of about two hours, they reached 


the American shore, where it is all wild and tovcrt-d with heavy timber. 
About half an hour after landing the foL' cleared away, and to the great sur- 
prise of the whole party, they beheld nearly opposite their landing, and about 
the middle of the river, a brigade of boats, loaded with British troops, on 
their waj' up the river. This was a narrow escape; had they been half an hour 
later the whole party would have fallen into the hamls of tlie enemy. 

Not long after this he returned to Burlingion, where he remained till tlie 
close of the war. 

In 1816, he purchased of the agent of Governeur Jlorris two hundred acres 
of heavy timber land, cleared olf forty-five acres, ami put it into \sheat, snd 
the same season built a house and large barn, and married his wife, Miss 
Mehitabel Hull, from Meriden, Conn. Here he lived about three years. 

Agaiu, in 1820. he engaged in agriculture, at Uighgate, kept over 100 head 
of young cattle, a dairy of twenty-two cows, about 300 merino sheep, cut over 
100 tons of hay, besides the cultivation of wheat, rye, cojn, and oats. 

In 1854 he received the appointment of financial clerk in the department of 
Public Instruction, at Albany, N. Y., in which position he continued until 
May 4, 18G0, when he resigned on account of impaired health. 


124. Charles Bukmiiam, (^jo?! or' Cupt. Amos''', r/^oii ot' Jo^iuJi''\ 

g'g'^son of Rev. ^Yillia1n^'\ (fififson of Willarm'', if'j'',f'j''-'^oii 

of Thomas') of Detroit, ilirli.: 

bom Sept. 13, Iti'.H;; (11^.1 Sept. -J',!, 1n.j:>, A-'.. 51i yrs.; 

married Xov. 5, 1S1."> Tliirza Clii,~.-iiii ; 

bom Aug. 11, iSHd; ,lieil . . 


Sarah Ann, h. Nov. 2, 1817, in. Ct. 1, liZo Luke Ho^.-luad, .1. 

Mary, b. 0<t. 25, 1S19, m. Jaa. 1, ls5b Augustus Bentley, .1. Ap. 23, IS.^iS. 

183 Hiram, b. Aug. 12, 1821, m. Si-pt. 2C', 1^11 ibinuah E. Browu, d. 

Charles W., b. Feb. 25, 1S23, unmiuTicd, d. July 4, 1836. 

JaneE., b. Nov. 9, 1824, in. Oct. 14, 1S4.5 Gilbert F. E..n,l, d. 

189 Albert, b. Sept. 24, 1826, m. Auj. 7, IHS Catliarin.- A. Ku!'.. r, d. 

Margaret, b. Feb. 13, 1828, m. Feb. 1, 1846 Welcome W. Hart, d. 

Martha, b. liar. 3, 1831, unm.irried, d. Apr. 7, 184(1. 

Eliza F., b. June 25, 1837, uumarricd, d. F.d).28, 1840. 

Edwin, b. Aug. 29, 1839, unmarried, d. Au. 20, 1857. 

Charles was a woolen mamitUfturer. Ilis sun, 
Cliarlcri W., was drowned at Detroit, July 4, ISoCk .K. 13 years. 


125. Hii;-v:« Bi-rnham, {son ofCapf. Amos "'. g'^Mii o/Jositih,'' if (/son 

of Rev. William", (/(fi/son of William'', f'/f'j'son of 
Thomas') of Detroit, :Micli.: 
liorn Jniie 1, 17".»S; died Se[)t. I'J, 1S52; 
married Dee. S, 1822 Minerva Chittenden ; 
' bora Jan. 21, ISOl ; died Sept. lU, 1^48. 



.Mnrii-tf.- (\, b, M;iy 2, 1724, m. Oct. 18, 1842 Henry J. Cuslimnn, d. 

190 Dorr l'.r;i.II''y, li. D.'c. 14, 1S2.J, m. Jan. 30, 1S51 Harriet McCamly, d. 

191 Giles C, li. Aug. 7, 1830, m. June 8, IS64 Mary Hellen Horton, d. 

Hiram liiiriiliain was chief surveyor of tlie northeast boundary 
(if tlic rnitei.l States under tlie treaty of Ghent. He was after 
tins a surveyor in jMiehigan for many years. He died at Sacra- 
mento, Cah, of cholera. His wife Minerva was daughter of Col. 
Giles Chittenden, and granddaughter of Thomas Chittenden, first 
Governor of Vermont. Tlieir remains lie side by side in the 
beautiful grounds in the cemetery at Battle Creek, Mich., laid 
out, ami encliiscd with an ii'on railing, and beautified by their 
loving children. 


li'ti. Oi.ivEi: Rdfiivus lirKXFiAM, [son of Hon. Oliver''''. g''son of 
Appleton "\ f if Sill, of Rev. William ", g''g'g''son of William", 
f/fff/'son of Thomas') of New York City ; 
born June 14, 18(10; died Aug. 14, 186C; 
mari-icd Sept. 4, 1S2T Julia A. Bourgers ; 
born < )i-t. i:;, isn'.t ; died Mar. 4, 1850 ; 


192 William \V., 1.. Ai.r. 14, 1828, ni. July, 30, 1866 Sarah J. Sterritt, d. June 25, 1881. 
Sarah L., 1.. Apr. 20, 1S32, ra. Jan. 15, 1851 Charles H. Wells, d. 

Emily v., h. Aujr. 19, 1836, m. May 10, 1S56 Emile J. Lagr'ave, d. 

193 Frederick S., b. Aj.r. 23, 1843, m. Feb. 1, 1872 Hannah D. Smith, d. 
Mary L-ene, b. .Inly 22, 1848, m. M.ay 19, 1869 Rev. 0. A. Lyman, d. 

Oliver R. liurnham cultivated his inventive faculties, much of 
the latter portinn of his life being devoted to the improvement of 
gunnery.. He spent a year in Russia introducing his inventions 
to the notice of that government. 


I'll Or.TVEi; Wauii Bri:NHA:«, (son of WolcoU", (/.son of Appleton"' , 
(f if' son of Rev. William "\ if f if son of Williom", ififffson 
- of Thomas ') of Lincoln, Vt.; 

born Aug. !), 1794; died Jan. 21, 1S60 ; 

married (_)ct. 10, 1817 Tryphena McCumber ; 
born Nov. 10, isol ; died Mar. 24, 1874. 


194 Wnlcott H., b. Nov. 6, 1819, m. Dec. 22, 1841 Lydia B. Johnson, d. 

195 Anson G., b. Apr. 3, 1821, m. Dec. 19, 1844 Romelia M. Johnson, d. Dec. 12, 1874. 

196 George W., b. Nov. 27, 1824, m. July 23, 1850 Orressa S. Bush, d. 
Harriett S., b. Oct. 22, 1830, m. Apr. 29, 1855 William B. Johnson, d. 


197 FiaukHn J., b. Feb. 22, 1834, m. Apr. 21, 1854 M-li^sa All.-n, d. 

Mnry M., b. Jan. 5, 1837, m. Nov. 29, 1860 Danirl 11. Eurnluiin, il. 
IV.arllie B., b. liny S, 1S41, m. Nov. 29, 1600 Alfred H. Tnicy, d. 

Daiiiol H. P.uniliain is ?"ii nf No. 12'.t. 

Sl.Xlll (.KXKlIATKiN'. 

1'2S. Ai.MiiN S. llrKNiiAM, (••-■(m of WolcoU''', if'son of Appleton"'', 
ifif'son of Uev. Wllllam'\ 'f '/if'son of Wilh'am\;f;f if if'son 
of Thomas') of Lincoln, Vt.; 
born Sept. 18, 1T0<-!; died ; 

married Sept. 3U, 1S19 Melietable M. Stearns ; 
born .Tunc 10, ISUO; died June 2, 1S33 ; 
married Aug. t;, 1833 Aiigeline Cowles ; 
born Sept. 2, 1810; died 

CHU,I>l;t:-N' OF HKbT WIFE. 

AHVimI W., b. ,\iiL'. 15, 1822, nimr.m-ied, d. .Inly 19, 1.S2.J. 

J„lin S., 1'. .Inuf 2',i, 1^2o, unmnmftl, d. .Mar. 19, 1840. 

Lnc.-tta 1'., b. X"v. 10, 1829, unmarried, d. Nov. 5, 1So2. 

Ibdif-table C, b. .\l:iy i:, 18.33, unmarried, d. May 24, 1848. 


Ucorgf \V., b. Au.s. 4, 1834, m. d. 

E-ther A., b. Au.2. 23, 1836, m. Jan. 21. 1864 Goorg.- W. .larves d. Aug. 24, 1860. 

Alfred .'*.. b. .July 29, 1841, m. Nov. 7, 1«;4 Dotha Foot.?, d. 

j .Juliu^i .1., b. Mar. 30, 1645, m. • d. 

1 .Julia .1. b. Mar. 30, 1840, m. Feb. 22, 186.5 Franklin 1. I'.urnham, d. 


12'j. Ork'IN BcRNii.VM, {ion of WolcoU"^, r/'son of Apphton'",(fij''son 
of Rev. William", if rf if son of William'%'.fij'son of 
Thomas') fit' Lincoln, Vt.; 
JHirn Alio-. 7, ISitl ; died Jan. 18, I8.">i> ; 

married June <!, ls22Sidnah Wrio'lit ; 
born \\\'i,. 24, 18((2; died Nov. 20, ls02. 


198 William S., b. D.-o. 6, 1823, m. dunt- 1, 1653 H. Ann Rowley, d. 

Harriet, b. Aug. 31, 1825, unmarried, d. Dee. 24, 1827. 

199 Horace L., b. July 12. 1827, m. Nov. 25, 1850 Su.-an C. Lowell, d. 
John W., b. July 14, 1830, unmarrie.l, d. 

200 Alfred, b. June 20, 1832, m. Dec. 27, 1854 M. I.. JleUjidi.T, d. 
Mary I., b. May 22, 1834, m. Dec. 27, 1863 JaTries Caldwell, d. 
D.aniel H., b. Jan. 22, 1837, m. Nov. 29, 1860 Mary M. Buruham, d. 
Laura R., b. July 6, 1839, d. 
Fidelia L., b. Nov. 2, 1845, m. Apr. 10, 1667 Orrin K. R.alph, d. 


line h\ one the links whioli oonuect the Ciirboudnle of to-day with its early history is being severed, ■ 
and the ninks of the old residents depleted. Mrs. Judson W. Bnrnham was one of the few who saw 
this phieo fifty years ago and npwards, and whose residenee was continuous np to the day of her 
death on the third instant. The number of those w:ho are yet spared to our community can almost be 
counted on the fingers of one hiind, and in the course of niitiire they all will soon pass away to the 
spirit land. While it is a sad reflection, yet wliy should wc mourn the departure of those whose lives 
have been rounded up to a good old age, and who leave behind them siieh precious memories. It is 
said that " the good die young," and it m.iy be a happy expression poetically, but it seems to us that 
it is more an evidence of goodness when aged pilgrims who have battled long years with tlic rough 
experiences of life, overcoming the trials and temptations which beset their p;ith, pass away in the 
triumphs of faith to the reward in the " great beyond.'' 

The subject of this sketch was born in Salisbury, Connecticut, on the IPtH of A\igust, 1796. Her 
maiden name was Mary Blois. She was married to .Judson W. Burnham on the 8th of .January, 1316. 
In ISifi they removed to Dundaff, from whence they came to Carbondale three years later. Mr. 
Burnham died in November, 18.i7, and she has resided here ever since. Five cliildren blessed their 
union, the eldest of whom, a daughter, died at the age of six years. The rest survive, as follows i 
Edmund B., now a prominent railroad man in Auburn, N. Y. ; Horace B., Deputy Judge Advocate- 
General in the army ; Margaret, wife of William P. E. Morss ; and David R., a Captain in the army. 

Mrs. Biinih:iiii war. nluays, until w ii thei\t'ruiu bv age and intirinitv, proiiiintnt in church anc? 
society circles. She was a woman of j/rcat strungtli of mind, and was by nature and culture fitted t^ 
adorn hij,'h station. While she had a stately bearing and dignified manners, she was considerate and' 
benevolent, and she was beloved by all who enjoyed her intimate acquaintance. Slie was an excellent 
conversationalist, and a short interview with her convinced one of her superior intelligence. She was 
unambitious and of essentially domestic habits, moved in a comparatively small circle, and especially' 
in later years owing to advancing age, she has withdrawn almost entirely from society, but those who! 
have visited her have not been less charmed by her engaging manners, and the richness of her con- 
versational powers. Even her great age has not abated the force of her character, or sensibly 
diminished the brilliant qualities of her mind. 

For about fifty-two years the deceased had been eonnceted with the Presbyterian church in tliis city, 
and her life had been consistent with her profession. She has lel't to her descendants the rich legacy 
of a long life devoted to the cause of her Ma>ter, sometliing more to be prized tlian all tlie wealth and 
honors which the world could bestow. 

- 'I'he funeral serviees uill be conducted at tlie late residence of tlie deceased on Cluireh street, this 
afternoon at three o'eloek.-r/<t CrbomJ,,!,; C„rl,.,„duh', j;„n., Tms,!,,,/. 0,i. 7, 18>t. 



13(1. JrnsDX Wh.lia-M Ijiunham, {son of Aimer'", rf'son of Apjilc- 
lon "', ;fi/'.fnn of Rev. Williahi ", <j''[f'f'son of Williain ', 
[f'f'J'.f'^'^^ o/' Tfioiiuis ') of Carboiidale, Fenn.; 
liurii Nov. S, 1T03; died Nov. 14, 1S.")7 : 
married Jan. S, 1817 ^laiy I'lois; 
lioni /Villi-. 1'-', IT'.H'i; died 

I lllI.lPKl-.N. 

y™, b. .Ian. 8, ISls, d. J.1I1. 8, ISIS. 

Eliza A., h. Oct. 30, ISl'.i, d. Ja„. s, 1S25. 

201 Edmund B., b. Aug. 2, 1S22, m. Apr. 3, 1S46 Matilda H. P.artou, d. 

202 Horace B., b. Sept. 10, 1824, m. Feb. 22, 1S4G Kuth A. ,I.acl<50n, d. 
Margaret E., b. Sept. 11, 1827, ni. Sept. 6, 1S49 Wui. P. E. .Morjo, d. 

203 David K-, b. Nov. 20, lf3.i, in. F-b. 10, 1858 Olive E. Pouers d. 


l;:»l. \Vii,i,ia:m GiLLETf BuiLNiiAM, {^011 of Ah)ier''\ ff'son of Apple- 
ton'"', ifif'son of Rev. William"', ifififion of Willio7n\ 
g<f(/if'son of Thomas ') of New York City ; 
born Aiir. 6, 1S02 ; died Feb. HI, 1S6S ; 
married ]\[ar. 1, 1821 Eb'za Haniiali Boland ; 
born Mar. 20, 1801; died 


Harriet M., b. May 19, 1822, m. .laii. 11, 1848 Wm. -M. Moore, d. 

204 Theodore A., b. Nov. 25, 1823, m. Sept. 6, 1854 Emily JI. Cady, d. Jul. 23,I8Do. 

Therese A., b. Dec. 28, 182.5, m. Au^. 24, 1869 Cha;. B. Bunnell, d. 

200 Egbert R., b. Jan. 24, 1829, m. Aug. 4, 1850 JIary L. Sandl'orJ, d. Feb. 183.?. 

Frederick M., b. Jan. 1832, m. d. 

206 Frederick F., b. Jan. 8, 1834, m. Oct. 18, 1857 Maria Tlien--a Curie, d. 

207 Frank E., b. May 4, 1836, m. Apr. 6, 1861 Elvira Conn, d. 
Abbie C, b. Nov. 30, 1837, ro. Dec. 31, 1836 Jared Derby, d. 

Sarah E., b. Nov. 11, 1839, m. Xov. 1, 1859 Geo. A. Parkington, d. Dec.22,184D. 
Edff. Smith, b. Feb. 15, 1843, m. d. 

William D., h. Apr. 22, 1847, m. Matilda Bunting, d. 


132. Abner Burniiam, {son of Ahnei-'", ij'son of Appleton"" , fif'son 
of Rev. Williani'\iffi:/'son of William", r/[fijifson of 
lliomos^) of New York City ; 
born May 30, 1817; died Dee. 22,1868; 
married Dec. 8. 1.81:1 Elizabetli Linn Whitaker ; 
born Aug. 26, 1815; died July 4, 1877. 



.\I.iri:i E., h. Sopt. 9, 1542, in. Di-c. 21, 1S6S Rev. P. Z. i:,a?t..n, <!. 
20S Theodore P., li. .\u,'. 31, ls«, m. .May 12, 1874 Kannie C., ,!. 

Kmraa Jane, b. June 2s, 1S4S, m. June 16, 1676 frank Car.lner, d. 

Jud^son W., b. May 4, 1S50, unmarried, d. S-p. IG, ISol. 

20'J Charles W., b. .\pr. 9, 1852, m. June 23, ISSO .Minnie Walsh, d. 

Abnei- Biiriiliani — an exenijilary Christian — caiiglit tlie cold, 
while engarred in the duties of the Sabbath-sehciol on Sunday, 
Dee. 13th, which, taking the form of ci'nge.stion of the lungs, 
terminated, so suddenly, his useful life. At his death he was 
engaged ii]>on a metrical version of the Psalms of David, and 
lived to complete "idy the 3tith. Some of these, and oecasional 
hymns and [U'ose compositions, have been published. His eldest 
daughter has now (ISSl) been a missionary in Persia for about 
nine years, having married Rev. Peter Z. Easton on the afternoon 
jireeeding the night on which ^Ir. Burnhani was suddenly culled 
to the other life. He was taken to Sharon, Conn., and was buried 
among his kindred. 


13;:!. John Owen BrKNnA3i, (.so/; of Capt. Jolin''\ g''son of Copt. 
Peter"', ifrf'sonof NathanieV\ f/ff/soa of William °, fiff'f- 
xon of Thomas^) of New York City ; 
born June 19, 1S03 ; died Dec. 5, 1831 ; 
married NdV. 1, 1830 Caroline Townsend ; 
born Oct. 2."., ISOT died Dec. 12, 1880. 


I':ir..lii,e iHitV, b. X..\ . 22, 1S31, ra. Sept. 14, lSo2 Jame? P. Carey, d. 

Jlr. r.urnhain, after serving as second mate on beard the JAm- 
haltan, was appointed in 1S2S Secretary of the Merchants' E.\- 
change, New York, contiMuing in the jiosition until his death. 
His body was deposited in a vault in St. Mark's Church. .Mrs. 
Caroline Burnhani was daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Town- 
send of Isew York. Mrs. Caroline Duft" Carey was divorced 
fnmi her husband in 1S5'.>, and by permission of the Court 
resumed her m:iidcn name df Burnhani. Her son, Reginald Heber 
Carey, born June ."i, ls."i3, also assumed the name of Burnhani, 
in accordance with the wislies of the fiimily, as he was the only 
male descendant of his g'father, John Owen Burnliam. He, 
Reginald, is now (July, 187.3) Fleet Pay Clerk on the U. S. 
Flagship Pe?!sacoZa, cruising in the South Pacific Ocean. In 1S7."> 
his jietition asking that his name might he changed to Burnhani 


was granted by the Court, and he became legally Keginakl llelier 
Carey Burnham. 

[Extract from Letter from John O. Burnham to his Sister, Miss Anne Jenuette 

Kew Youk, April 11, ISaO. 
Dear Sister : 

1 have one word of further news conccrniug tlie bill before Congress, or rather 
that which inaa before Congress. On the 7th inst. a message was received 
in the House from the President of the United States, informing the House 
that he (the President) had approved and signed sundry bills, among which was 
"An act for the relief of Captain John Burnham" (No. 71). The day the 
papers arrived bringing the news that the bill had passed I wrote to our parents, 
which letter, I presume, they will receive to-day or to-morrow. Let nie know 
whether my letter gave you the first information of the fact, for, as I have 
already said in my letter to father and mother, as I was the first to urge, three 
years ago, this last application to the government, so I wi^hcd to be the first to 
inform my parents of its success. I have an invitation to dine out today and 
am not yet dressed. So no more at present. 

From your affectionate brother, 

To Miss Anne J. Burnham. 

SIXTH genp:kation. 

13i. George Waed Burnhajm, {son of Sorn' Ward'\ if son of 
Peter^\ g^'r/sonof NaihanieV\rj^rfrf&on of W iUiani ",;/'</', j'',j''- 
son of Thomas') of Avoca, N. Y.; 
born Kov. 25, 1S07; died Apr. 7, 1851 ; 
married Feb. 1, 1S35 Caroline Silsbec ; 
born Sept. 9, 1919 ; died 


James Ward, b. Aug. 15, 18a6, 'i. 

Joseph 1., b. S.:-pt. 15, 1S38, immarrieJ, ' d. Oct. 4, 1852. 

.Mary E., b. Aug. 23, 1840, d. 

Robert Jay, b. 26, 1842, unmarried, d. Apr. 6, 1878. 

Sarah E., b. Feb. 6, 1847, m. Feb. 20, 1872 l>r. A. C. Jack,.,n, d. 

George Anderson, b. Jan. 21,1849, >i. 

Dr. A. C. and Sarah Eiiretta Jackson have children : Katie L., 
b. Dec. 4, 1872 ; Ward Burnham, b. Mar. 19, 1874 ; John, b. 
Aug. 9, 1876. 


135. Joseph Bi-rnham, {son of Sam^ Ward'\ (fson of 
Peter ", y'cfson of Nathaniel ", ri''g''f/son of William ", 'j'''j'''/'j''- 
son of Thovias') of Hornellsville, N. Y.; 
born Feb. 7, 1811 ; died Feb. 6, 1S7S ; 


married Oct. I'o, I S.^tl Sarali J. ('aplf ; 

linni Keh. '2.">, lb30; died Fel). IS, ]sr,ii; 

iiiarrifd (Jet. 4, lst>0 Clara C'aple ; 

born June 14, 1S37 ; died 


Jn-f|)h W., b. .Sept. \ly, 1S.>7, imniarried, d. Ort. 10, 1857. 


Carrie S., b. Oc(. 5, 16G1, d. 

JLVni oKNKitATItiN. 

130. IIiKAM i!ri;.NiiAM, {son of Jonathan ", f/'son of' E!i~nr'\;/'''j''son 
of Jowahan '', </i/'''/'son of William'. :/";/';/' ;/'.<oii of Thomas ') 
of Windsor, Mass.; 

born .VuLT. 7. IS^O ; died ; 

married Aw^. 'l'.\ lS."i4 Clara I>rii\vn : 
born Mar. I'S, iM's ; died Feb. It!, ISSl. 


Eizada, b. July 2.0, 1?55, d. 

Darwin, b. Jan. 10, IfcoT, d. 

Hiram Buriiliam hai.l au unu.-iiallv [lowerful frame. Dii'eetlv 
after tbe disastrous defeat of our arms at roint-of-PioLd<i be 
joined tbe Fifteentb Massacbusetts Rei;-t., wbieli bad been de- 
pleted in tbat enu'ayement. At tbe battle of Fair Oaks bis re_L,M- 
ment supjiorteii KiekettV liattery, wbicli <lid sueb remarkable 
e.xeeution in tbat terrible ti^-bt. During tbe enpiu-ement tbe 
wbecls of two u'uns of tbe battery were so sunken in tbe eartli 
tbat it became i'mpossible to depress tbe guns sutbciently. Iliram 
rolled out tbe wbeels of one witliout assistance, wdiile tliree nnjii 
used tbeir utnuist etibi-ts in extricating tbe otber. After tbe bat- 
tle tbis feat was tbe subject of mucb comment. 


137. Edwix H. r>n:MiAM, (.so;; of Jonathan '\ ij'sou of Eli::nr''\ 
ij''ij'soii of Jonathan", if if 'f son of Williavi'', fij'fij'son of 
Thomas') of East Berlin, Conn.; 
born Nov. 2o, 1S23; died ; 

married Nov. 28, 1849 Ann Eliza Dowd ; 
born Feb. 11. 1832; died 


Adelaide E., b. Sept. 9, ISuO, ni. Apr. 24, 1S70 Henry Uidwell, d. 

Ellen v., b. Jan. 28, 1852, m. Nov. 2S, 1874 Frank E. Parsons d. 

Emily L., b. Ang. 22, 1S53, m. Nov. 27, 1878 Chas. A. Knight, d. 


Mary W., b. Apr. 28, 1855, m. Jan. U, 1874 NL-wtonC. Gr.ives, 

Laura J]., b. July 20, 1857, 

Edward S., b. July 28, 1860, 

Harriet A., b. Jan. 22, 1S64, d. 

Julia S., b. Aug. 4, 1866, d. 

Alice C, b. May 13, 1869, W.,b. Feb. 3,1878, 

Edwin H. Burnham enlisted in the Fourtli Regt. Conn. Yol. 
Infantry. After serving in the field abont seven months, the 
regiment was ordered to garrison a fort at Arlington HeigIits,Va., 
where it was changed to the First Conn. Heavy Artillery. They 
were at the siege of Yorktown, manning the heaviest batteries 
that were ever planted on this continent. At Malvern Hill they 
had fifteen guns planted upon a commanding position, that did 
good service. At the end of three years he reenlisted and re- 
mained in the service till the 22d of August, 1S6.5, in all four 
years and three months. 


13S. William Bhrnhasi, (son of George^\ g'^son of Elisha^', g^'cf- 
son of Lt. Richard", g''g''g'*son of Richard', g''g''g''g''son of 
Thomas ') of New York City ; 
born Aug. 2-1, 1779; died Mar. 3, 18.50; 
married Apr. 22, ISOl Eliza Beck ; 
born Apr. 20, 1784 ; died Aug. 21, 1850. 


Ann Eliza, b. Feb. 17, 1802, m. Dec. 28, 1.S24 Lawrence Van Buskirk, d. July 16,1831. 

George, b. Sept. 25, 1805, unmarried, d.Sept. 12, 1860. 

William H., b. Oct. 28, 1807, unmarried, d.Sept. 7,1843. 

Andrew, b. Mar. 7, 1809, unmarried, d. Aug. 21, 1609. 

Cornelia M., b. Jan. 22, 1812, unmarried, d. Aug. 10, 1830. 

James C, b. May 15, 1814, unmarried, d.Sept. 2,1866. 

Mary Louisa.b. Jan. 5, 1817, unmarried, d.Sept. 2,1841. 

Julia Maria, b. Apr. 1, 1819, unmarried, d. May 19, 1842. 

Charles, b. May 20, 1821, unmarried, d. Dec. 4, 1823. 

Harriet N., b. Nov. 15, 1824, m. Apr. 30, 1842 F. L. Talcott, d. 

Cordelia M., b. July 26, 1829, m. Nov. 17, 1857 A. J. Mullany, d. .\ug. 15, 1866. 

James C. Burnham, seventh generation, colonel of the First 
N. Y. Vols., served with distinction through the Me.xican war. 
We subjoin two notices of his death taken from New York papers : 
[From the New York Evening Express, Sept. 3, 1S66.] 
Col. James C. Burnhiira, who led the volunteer force that took C'erro Gordo 
in the Mexican war, and who is honorably mentioned in Gen. Scott's report to 


the War Department, and who for his ijalhiiit coniluet cm tliat oreasion was 
promoted from a majority to a colonelcy in tlie First X. Y. Volunteers, we 
regret to learn, died Seiiteinber lid, at tlie residence of his brother-in-law, F. 
. L. T;dcott, Esij. , lit Tubb}- Hook. He serveil all throti^h the war with honor 
and distinction, and dies leaving: niiuiy friends, but no family of his own. and 
only one survivimj member of a family of fourteen— his sister, Mrs. Talcott. 

[From Another Pal'cr.] 
De.vth of Col. Buiinham. Died at Inwood, neiir Fort Washinirton, on 
Sunday evening. September 'Jd. at the residence of F. L. Tidcott, Ksq., Col. 
Burnliam, in the .l-^th year of his age. The deceased was well known in Xew 
Y'ork, having formerly cornmande<l the First Xew York Volunteers, which 
regiment was distingui-sbed for its Liiill.iulry and iliscipline in the camp.iiL'n of 
1849, against the City of Me.\ico. Col. Hurnli.un was complimented by Gen. 
Scott in person for his bravery on the battle field of Chernbusco before tlie City 
of Mexico. He was for a number of years Cily >[;irshul under M.ayor \Vood, 
and had won the esteem of all acqtuiinted with him as an accomplished gentle- 
man and brave soldier. 

[From Ganlner's Dictionary of the Army of tin- United Slates] 
James C. Burnham ( -\ Y), Major of liurndCs Ite-l. X. V. VoN . :id Dec. 
'40 ; commanded his rciiiiueni after tin' fall of lla.xter in storming Chaiiulte 
pec, and distinguisheii in aita< k on DeHclcn (Jale, promot.d to I,iiut.-Col. 
2Tth Sept., '47. 

SIXTH <;E.\E[i.vriiiN'. 
13'.». EtrnAi;ii ]>ii;M[A>r, C^on of G€"iye'\ ;/'soii of Elisha'\iff/'.<on 
of Lt. RirJianV. if if '('soil of liic/uin/^, i/'ffi/'aon of 
Tliomas') uf Alliatiy, N. Y.: 

I ; 

..'til ^ oiiiio- ; 

beim ]\[;iv 1" 

. ITSM; die.l 

niarrit'il Xiiv. 



; .licl 


James Young, b. 

m. Mar. 20, !■= 

Jacob, b. 

Charks, h. 

Marg.aret, b. 

Catharine, b. 

l.=41 Harriet Haskiii-, d. 


SLXTH (;exei:atio.v. 
140. CiiAPj.Ks, (.■■•071 nf Geoiy:'', ifson of hlis/ia". ifif'son 
of Li. Uiclinrd '"', if fifsonof Rkhai-il'\ififij'i('.<on of Thomas ') 
of Spi'ingfielil, Mass.: 

])iiril .liiiic is, ITsfi; (lied '\\:iy '-"••, is.'ii?, .K. tic, yrs.; 

iinirrieil Dec. 1:5, l^n'.i Haiinali AVliite ; 
Ix.fii Feb. -211, ITS);; ,!ie.l Oct. D.;, isl-j, .K. I'ti yrs.; 

niarried ]\ray i;.''i, ITIM rcfsi.s "Wiiite ; 
b.irii Apr. 30, lT'.»-_' ; died 



211 ClKirles b. Mir. 20, ISll, ii). Sopt. 19, 1S3S Olivia S. Bliss d. 
Huiinali Wiiito, b, Miiy 23, 1815, m. Apr. 15, 1S37 EFzorL. Hatcli, d. 

212 George, b. M;ir. 11, 1S17, m. Feb. 13, 1843 Anna Hemple, d. 
Nancy, b. .Tan. 5, ISIO, ni. .1. 

James Henry, b. Jlar. 10, 1821, m. Jlaria DeWitt, d. )Iar. 14, 1843. 

213 Franlvlin wiiite, b. July 2, 1S23, m. May 11, 1S.J3 Mar. K. Kimball, d. 

Wm. Stanford, b. Aug. 8, 182.5, m. d. Dec. 11, 1845. 

214 Edw'd GooiKvin, b. .Iiiiic 2, 1827, m. Sejit. 12, 1853 Mary Ferree, d. 
216 Simon Coltoii, b. .lunc 13, 1S35, m. .May 2, 1859 Harriet Skinner, d. 

Hannah and Persis. wives of Charles Burnliam, were daughters 
of Preserved White of Springfield, JVIass., g''danghters of Preserved 
of Spriugiield, g'g'Maughters of Daniel of West Springfield, 
■ g''g''g''daiighters of Dea. Nathaniel of 1 1 adley, jMass., g^g^g'^dangh- 
ters of Capt. Nathaniel of iliddletown. Conn., and g^g^g^g^gii- 
daiighters of Elder John White, who came tn this country in the 
ship Li/oii. Capt. Peirce, which sailed from L<indon, Eng., June 
2L'd, and arrived at Boston, Sept. IG, ir.32. He was one of the 
first settlers of Cambridge, Mass., of Hartford, Conn., and of Had- 
ley in Massachusetts, and held oflices of trust in all. '"Gore Hall," 
the beautiful library building of Harvard University, now stands 
in what was the cow-yard attached to his home-lot in Cambridge. 
His home in Hartford was near the Charter Oak, and felt its shade 
in the late afternoon. Dea. Nathaniel lived upon the farm in 
Pladlev origiiiallv owned by his g''father. Elder .lolin White. 


1-1-1. Jiiux BuRNHAJM, {son of George''\ g''son of Elisha", g^f'son of 
Ll. Richard '\ g''g''g''son of Richard', g''g''g''g''-'^on of Tliomas ') 
of Litchfield, Conn.; 

born Nov. IT, 17'.)1 ; died ilay 3, ISTo ; 
married June 1, 1S15 Pachel Rossiter ; 
born May 5, ITi'l ; died Apr. 19, 18f.2. 


2iii John, b. Mar. 10, 1816, m. D.o. 14, 1846 Delia A. Damon, .1. 

21" Henry, b. Jan. 1, ISIS, m. Apr. 3. 1850 Caroline S. Perkins, d. 

Amanda, b. Dec. 6, 1821, m. Feb. 2S, 1850 Lewis B. Atwater, d. 

Amelia S., b. Dec. 5. 1823, m. d. 

Mary, b. Dec. 2n, 1S215, m. d. Jnly 11, 1828. 

Marg.aret, b. Sept. IS, 1828, m. d. 

218 Theodore, b. Jan. 1, 1831, m. Feb. 2o, 18i;2 Jane Peabody. d. 

019 Edward, b. Sept. 1, 1835, ni. May 8, 1807 Mary Cornelia Page, d. 



14:2. Ei.isH.v Bl'rnh.vm, (so/i of Abnei-'\ (/'.son of Elisha", if if son 
of Lt. Richiird", ifififson of Richard', ,'/7/7/7/'-^'^" '^J 
Thomas') of Boston and Longmeadow, Mass.; 
burn Ang. 17, 17S0 ; died Sept. 14, 1832, .K. .">2 yrs.; 
married Nov. 3, 1813 Emily Burt ; 
born Sept. 2t!, ITlM.) ; died Mar. 4, 1ST2, A\. SI yr.s. 


Infant daii., b. Nov. 2S, 1S41, d. N..v. 28, 1814. 

220 Roderick H., b. Feb. 27, ISlo, m. May 19, 1S41 Katharine L. Mather, d. 

Mr. Burnliam studied when a boy with Eev. Dr. MeClure of 
East "Windsor, Conn. He represented the town of Longmeadow 
in the Legishiture, 1S30-31. Mrs. Bnrnham was the daugliterof 
Capt. Calvin* and Experience (Saxton) Burtf of Longmeadow, 
ilass ; g-^daughter of Capt. David+ and Mary (Colton) h3urt ; 
g'g^daughter of David;: and Jerusha (Colton) Burt; grg'g''daugh- 
ter of Jonathan and Lydia (Diinibletonj Burt ; g^g^g^g'^langhter 
of Dea. Jonathan and Elizabeth (Lobdel) Burt, who left the only 

* The History of LonijmeaJvtr says: " Capt. Calvin Burt, well remembered as stal- 
wart, upright, ardeut, and outspoken, fond of leadership, and intense in his likes and 
dislikes, entered the Revolutionary array at the age of 14, was an officer under Gen. 
Shepard in suppressing Sh.iy's rebellion, and the g^g^father of Lt. Howard Burnhara, 
slain in the recent war. Of the same lineage was Lient. Nathaniel Burt, killed Ln the 
battle at Lake George, Sept. 8, 17o-5; Col. Gideon Burt, who commanded the government 
troops in Shay's rebellion during the temporary absence of Geu. Shepard; Maj. William 
Burt; Gen. William Burt, in the Rebellion, and Maj. Edmund Burt of the cavalry, in the 
Rebellion. The Burts were .all along conspicuous for military titles and service 
in the successive wars.'' 

t Mrs. Burt's g''father, Joseph Saston, represented the town of Somers, Conn., in the 
Legislature for thirty years consecutively, i 

% Capt David Burt led the Longmeadow minute men in the Lexington alarm, .A.pril, 
1775. "This morning at 4 o'clwk another message. A engagement at Concord 
between the regulars and our people, many killed. 'Tis said houses burnt, women and 
children killed, more men are going forth. I prayed with a company. David Burt was 
captain, John Hale lieutenant; seargents, Ebenezer Colton, Samuel Keep; corporals, Na- 
th.aniel Ely, Josiah Cooley, and for privates more Burts, Bliss, Coltons, Stebbin-es, David 
White, John Ackley, and the rest — on the quickstep — ofl" to assist our brethren at Lex- 
ington, and, as their colors, 'We met,' says Rev. Stephen Williams, 'in the 
meeting-house fur pr.ayers.' '* 

It is recorded in the newspapers of the time of an old horse owned by Capt. Burt that 
one Sunday, when his master was serionsh" ill and the family engaged in attendance on 
him, the horse, through force of habit, at the ringing of the second bell, took his place 
at the house-porch without chaise or harness; after waiting the usual time, trotted off" to 
the meeting-house, paused at the door; tiien took his accustomed place under the shed; 
after service drew up again at the meeting-house door, and then trotted soberly home. 

§ David Burt served against the French and Indians 1722. 


rortrait hij CoU. 


record of the burnino; of Springfield by the Indians^;, g''g''g''g'g''- 
daughter of Henry and Ulalia Bnrt, wlio emigrated from Engbind 
before 163>!. Henry Burt was clerk of the writs, and eliosen in 
successive years by the inhabitants of Springfield, either to " lay 
out the lands of the Plantation to the inhabitants," or as one of 
the five men chosen yearly " for the ordering of the prudential 
affairs of the Plantation," or '• in the Lord's work on the Salj- 
bath," when Siiringtield was witiiout a uiini.-,tt'r. " Evidently a 
man of atlaii's and well educated." 

•[Insoi-iljed t" Mrs. Emily (Kurnliam) Uruce of Longniea.low, ou lier SOtli Birthday.] 

Accept these birthday rhymes, my fri'Mid 

From infancy till now, 
Though but a wreath of leaves I send, 

Culleii iVom an autumn bough. 

And can it be that you now bear 

The weight of eighty ye.ars, 
With form erect and brow so fair, 

That little trace of age appeal's ? 

Why, many younger dames to-day 

Do bow 'neath half your load. 
And strive in vain to brush away 

The frost that time has strewed. 

Nay, misses figure in the scene, 

Under the fashion's rule. 
Who bend beneath their " sweet sixteen." 

E'en on the way to school. 

In prospect dist.ant far did gleam 

The milestone you now pass, 
But, looking back, all seems a dream. 

As dew upon the grass. 

Yet very long must stretch the way 

Which you, my friend, h.ave trod, 
While counting all your mates, to-day. 

Who rest beneath the sod. 

II " On the 5th day of October, in the yeare 1670, a day to be kept in memory by pos- 
terity, when the Barborus heathen made an assalt on this poore towne, killed two men 
and a woman, and wounded severall, one of which dyed some time after. Burned downe 
29 dwelling houses and Bams, with much corn and have, but god did wonderfully pre- 
serve us or we had been a prey to their teeth, god in his good providence so ordered it 
that an Indian gave Intelypance of the enemies desygns to fall on this town, whereby we 
scaped with our lives for which we should give god the glory. Jonathan Burt being an 
eye witness of the same."— Ji^xtraetfd from the old Records. 

* ilrs. Bumham married a second husb:ind, the Hon. Thomas K. Brace of H.artford. 


'llie oM cliurcli stands where yni did meet 

Witli them ill Suljliaflis gmio; 
Tlieelins still guard the village street, 
And maples shade the lawn. 

And here and there remains a humo, 

As in the by-gone days, 
From out whose door you ^,'irls did romu 

Along the dear old way.-. 

I'.ut well nigh all who with you slirired 

Those joys, when life was yoiiug, 
Anil on the food of angels fared, 

Have had their death-knell rung. 

Ami now the mlling tide of years 

Has borne you .almost there, 
Where fall n.. bitter farewell tears, 

And joy is everywhere. 

The city where they've gone bef<.re 

Is neariug to your view, 
And dimly now you see the shore 

Down \vhere they wait for you. 

But st.ay with us this side the river. 

Dear friend of eighty years, 
To keep our hearts with joy a-tjuiver, 

And ehnrm away our fears. 

O, tarry, till like fniits that strew 

The orchards where we roam, 
Nothing remains for you to do, 

But wait the "harvest home." 

■W. E. 11. 

I.ONGME.\po\v, Sept. 26, ISTO. 


At Lonsmeinlow. on tlie 4tli of March, Mrs. Emily Brace dt'iiaitt'd this 
life, in her S2tl year. She wa.s the daughter of the Lite Capt. Calvin Burt, a 
prominent citizen of Lonjjmeailow. She was first married to Eli.slia Burnliam 
of Boston. She resided there until failing- health caused her husband to retire 
to Longmeadow. where, in the year 1832. she became a widow. Some years 
after, she was married to Hon. Thomas K. Brace of Hartford, where she re- 
sided until his decease, about twelve years siiiee. wlien she returned uL^.-iiii to 
her native town. 

Beautiful in person as she was lovel}- in all that c.valls social life, her society 
and correspondence were sought by the good in the highest walks of life; and 
though always living in affluence, she spent no idle lime, but was always busy 
in doing something useful, and mostly for the good of otlnrs. She knew not 
what it was to be selfish. In the words of her pastor, Hcv. Mr. Harding, at 
her funeral, " She was ready to depart, for she had always loved the Saviour; 
and it might be said of her that she lived for others." 



143. Saml'el Blrnham, {son of Abner'% //son of Elisha'% iff 'son, 
of Lt. Richard ", (fifif>>on of Richard ', ifif<fif'son of Tliomas ') 
of Madison, N. Y.; 

bom Aug. 27, 1782; died Feb. 1, 1SG5 ; 
married Aug. G, ISoS Orra Bartholomew ; 
1m, ni July 20, 171).5 ; died 



l-ti. ],)r. Fkei)E);ick r.i knham, (son of Abner''\ fscn of Elisha''\ 
ff'son of Lt. Ju'c/tard", fiff'son of Richard '\ ffff'son of 
Tlionias') of CaiTolton, Ky.: 
born Xov. I'l, 1787; died Jan. 15, 182'J ; 
married ( )et. 2, 1821 Harriet "Woolridge ; 
burn Apr. 14, 1794 ; died Apr. 23, 1830. 


Mary E., b. Sept. 22, lb23, m. d. July 7, 1624. 

221 Edwin Ot\v:iy, b. Sept. 27, 1S2-1, m. July 3, 1S60 Rebecca E. Russel, d. .Aug. 1, 1S73. 
M:iry E., " b. Jan. IS, 1S26, m. d. 1831. 
Harriet A., b. Nov. 27, 1827, m. d. July 11, 1861. 
Caroline E., b. Jan. 29, 1S29, m. July 2S, 1851 Geo. H. Kiuiu-y, d. 

Dr. Bnrnliam prepared for the practice uf his profession at 
Fairtield, N. Y., and graduated in 1808. Mrs. Biirnham was 
daughter of Thomas Woolridge of Eichmond, Va.; 


14.5. Mathew Hockwem. Bcrnhaji, {son of Aimer'"' ^ fson of FAi- 
sha", rff'son of Lt Richard'\[f ff'son of RicJiard\ f:f'.l''.l'- 
son of Thomas') of Madison, X. Y.; 

born July 1 1, 17'.'! ; died July 12, 188n, .E. 89 yrs.; 
married Sept. <!, I>i24 Rhoda Warren of Augusta, Nr Y.; 
born Aug. 7, 17'.Mi ; died Aug. 13, 186S, .E. 72 yrs. 


222 William Rockwell, b. Juno 1, 1825, m. Dec. 22, 1852 Maria Coe, d. 
Jcnnette France.-, b. Sept. 9, 1826, unmarried, d. Ma. 10,1854. 
Eliza'th Rockwell, b.Fcli. 22, 1S28, m. Feb. 22, 1853 F. B. Ames, d. Fcb.12,1858 

223 Albion Warren, b. Apr. 13, 1829, fn. May 28, 1863 J. Henderson, d. 
Mary Antoinette, b. Nov. 1, 1632, m. Feb. 22, 1853 S. H. Taft, d. 
Em'iine Sophronia, b. Apr. 15, 1834, m. Feb. 14, 1861 B. W. Spencer, d. 
Sarah Eliza, b. Jan. 14, 1837, m. Sept. 8, 1865 C. T. Hockridge, d. 

This obituary notice of Mr. Burnham is copied from newspa- 
pers of July 22, 1880: 


■■()n Monday. July I'Jlh, O^'a. Matthew H. Burnham iliiil at his home on 
Water Street, where he had lived since his cofning to Madison in 1^*04. He 
was ever conscientious in bis dealings with his fellow-men; tirin in his convic- 
tions, lie had the courage to defend the right, and did it in such a. manner as 
not to incur the displeasure of others. Gifted with cftraordiuaiy good sense, 
he was an authority as well as an example in his community. He was strong 
in every direction, a staunch defender and advocate of temperance and the 
abolition of American slavery when it was unpopular in the extreme; a devoted 
religionist, full of good deeds, he won and held the profound respect of all 
with whom he became acquainted. A great and constant reader, his mind 
active to the la^t, was a storehouse of information." 

Pie iiuu-ried liliO(l;i, (latio-liter of Beiijaiiiiii Warren nf Aumir-tiii 
N. Y. 


14(1. Ei.i7.fK BcKNHAM, (60tt of Ahner''^ ^ if'son of Elisha''', g^j'son 
of Lt. Richard" . (I'^fff son of Riclwrd' , 'j''',r(j''f'son of Thomas ') 
of :\Ia(iisoii,N.'Y';: 

Imrii Jmie 2u, 17'.'^! ; died Jan. 25, 1ST5 ; 
iiiarried .luii. I'J, 1S2S Sophia Blair : 
born Jan. 30, ITUS ; died Mar. 2n, lsS2. 


Corur-lia \V., liorn Apr. 1, 1837, m. Jlay 16, ISOl Samuul P. Spencer, d. 


147. William Buknham, (son of Abner''\ f'son of Flisha'\ f'fson 
of Lt. Richard '", (ffrf'soii. of Richard', '/''f/''r/''if'son of Thomas ') 
of < )i.'coijiian, \a,.; 

iinrn Ano-. 2S, IT'.''."; died May 27, 187s ; 
inarrird June 3, ISi'"^ Lovisa White of Madison, N. Y.; 
hiu-n Jnly od. LSO.s ; died June 11, ls;!2; 
married Sept. 2'.*, 1834 Sarah F. Wortli of Canaan, N. H.; 
horn Nov. 21, 1812; died Nov. 2l», iscl'.i. 

cni[.l'I:KN OK F!R>T WIKK. 

Frederick, h. Oct. 1, 1S3U, m. d. Feb. 8, 1.-37. 

L.>visa \V.,b. i\hiy 4, 18.32, m. Nov. 28, 1854 Ainbrnse Coan, d. 


Catluirinc L., b. Mar. 1:1, 1S37, ra. Jan. 24, 18.56 John Carlton, .1. 

Eucie A., b. Aug. 7, 1838, unmarried, d. Feb. 27, IS.iii. 

LydiaJ., b. Sept. 9, 1839, m. Feb. 27, 18S8 I.ever'tt I!. Orocne, d. 

224 Theodore Hook, h. July 1, 1641, m. Jan. 26, 1871 Elizabeth McGuire,d. 

Sarah W,, b. Sept. 10, 1843, m. d. Jun. 26, 184.5. 

Charles William, b. June 25, 1845, ni. d. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bnrnhain were living upiui tlieir plantation at 
Occoqiian, Prince William Co., Va., before the breaking out of 



the Rebellion ; they had, however, shortly before the commeiice- 
nient of hostilities, removed to Long Island. Their two sons 
saw severe service throughout the war. 

Charles W. enlisted in the First Tvew Jersey Cavalry, Dec 31, 
1SC3, in Jersey City ; joined the regiment at Wari-enton, Ya.; 
remained there through the winter. He was with Sheridan in 
his skirmishes and raids until the 2Sth May, when he was shot 
through the riglit breast, in the battle of Haws' Church, and sent 
to Washington by transport; he was a few days in Emery Hos- 
pital ; from there was sent to Newark, N. J., via David Island, 
Willet's Point. Left hospital Nov. 29th ; rejoined his regiment 
at Petersburg ; participated in all Sheridan's lights and raids in 
the spring of 18G.5, till the death-blow was struck at the Eebel- 
lion, when, the last of July, he was honorably discharged the 


14S. CtEorce EniNHAn, (so/! 0/ Aaron''", g''son of Aaron", g''g''son 
of Lt. Richard '% (/''g''</'son or'JRicJ/ard \ g''g''g'(j''.son of Tltoraas ') 
of Hartford, Conn.; 

born Sept. 1.'3, 177'.>; died Pel). Ss, 1850; 
married Feb. i'fi, ISoT Abigail, dau. of William Hills; 
born Jan. 2G, 1 7S(i ; died Feb. 5, is.-,,^. 

< HH.I>KEN. 

225 Henry L., b. Fi-b. 10, 180s, m. .Mar. 3, ls3l .Sanih JudJ, d. 

Antiiia, b. Apr. 2.3, 1810, unmarrii-d, d. Seiit. 15, 1810. 

J:iine>, b. Miir. 19, 1812, ni. 15, 1841 Cath. V. Jud^ou, d. 

226 Le.inder C, b. July 14, 1814, m. Sept. 6. 1839 Hannah Clapp, d. June 8, 1848. 

227 George, b. Jan. 17, 1817, m. Mar. 24, 1841 Harriet Britt, d. 
Julia^ b. Sept. 20, 1819, ni. Oct. 5, 1842 Geo. W. Kinir, d. 

228 Anthony, b. Oet. 9, 1823, m. June 28, 184S A. M. JagL;er, d. 


ll'.>. Nathaniel PrRXHAjt, (^''-» o/' NttlhanieV , g'' son of Moses", 
g'g''ion of Lt. Richard'', g''g^g''son of Richard", g'g'g''g'son of 
Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Sept. 17, 177S; died Aug. l'.>, 1811, at sea; 
married ]\[ay 7, 1 SOU Jemima Cadwell ; 
born Mar. !•, 1 7S7 ; died Aug. 23, iSGi;. 

I HII.I). 

Amanda, b. Aug. 4, 1310, lu. Apr. IC, 1840 John C. Brewer, d. Oct. 16, 1879. 

Mrs. Burnhani married for second husband Daniel Abel ; for 
third Timothy Roberts. 


sixiii (.;KNKU-vrii;>N. 

15(1. Hkzeki.vh BiKNiiAM, (son of XalhaiticV\ (f'son of Moses'-, 
f/r/'son of Lt. I'.ic!irird"\ <i''<i''<j'son of h'ichard', 'j'tf'/'j''"^" ¥ 
Thomas') of East Hartford, Conn.; 

born June 2S, 17S0 ; died Oct. 17, ISi's, .K. 4^ ,vr>.; 
married Dec. 10, 1809 Sarah B., dau. of Amariah Miller ; 
born Nov. l.'i, 1 Tsl ; died Nov. 10, lsr,3, J-:. T'.i vrs.;.\. 

Sarah H., b. Sept. 28, 1810, m. June 25, 1S49 Ralph H. Pratt, .1. Oct, 1,1872. 

Emeline R., b. Jl.ay 12, 1813, m. Se]>t. 30, 1S41 Andrew H. Wing, d. Sop. 7, 18i;4. 

Hezekiah M., \<. N.iv. IC, 1815, in. Sfi)t. 22, 1S4.5 Eleanor R. Upson, d. 

Harriette R., b. Mar. It;, 1M8, ni. .luly 1, 1847 George S. Phelps, d. 
EIvir.a.M., b. July 1, 1820. in. F.-b. 22, 1865 Capt.'.s Ridley, d. D.'.-, 4, 187.i, 

Julia S., li. Feb. U, 1823, m. Oct. 12, 1S42 Nathan C. (n-er, d. .S>'p. 22, ISUO. 

22'.i Eilwin F., b. Hay 17, 1825, m. Dec. 10, 1865 Jane Fowler, d. 


l.M. Michael Bukmia:^, (.son of }[ichaer\ f/soi\ of Frennan". 
g'g''son of C/iarks", if (f if son of Ric]iirnl\ fiff'j'soi, uj 
Thomns ' ) of New York ; 

born e)et. 14, iso'.t; died xViig. IS, ISo.S ; 

married An^. ."!, 18,311 Jane Carter Si^ourney ; 
born Ajii-. '.), 181:.; died Mar. Hi. 1878. 

Elizabeths., b. Aug. y, 18lu, in, Sept. 2.j, 1862 [).-\Vitt Clint.. n, ,1. 
Cliarle?, b. Get. 21, 1.942, m. d. 

Anna Carter, b. Nov. 20, 1844, unmarrie.l, d. Sept. 13. 1840. 

Anna Carter, b. Feb. 18, 1848, ni. d. 

230 SigoumeyM.,b. Aug. '.), 18.^0, in. Jlay 27, 1878 Mi-«. Ella C. Keene, .1. 

ilrs. Biirnliam was daugliter of Charles Sigoiirney, E-ij., of 


I."i2. James ilATTHEWs BuKNiiAM, {son of Micliael"", f'son of Fm- 
miin ", if if son of Charles'\ (ffg'^son of RicJuird", g'g'iff'son 
of Tlioiiias') of New York; 
born Sept. 17, b^lG; died Alio-. :U. I84'.i ; 
married Sept. IS, 1.845 J ulia MeCiratli of New York ; 
born June 8, 1824^; died 


231 .biine-, b. June 15, 1840, ni. Sept. 24, 1605 Mary Gile^, d- 
Tb..inas, b. O.-t. 17, 1848, in. d. 



!")?>. HiUAM P>i-KXHAM, (son of 'rhoiiias'\ g''son of Reuben", 
fj''i]''.son of Thoirms", g'g'g''son of Tlwmns'', g'g'^g'^g'^son of 
Thomas'', g''g''g''/g''son of Thomas ') of Winstecl, Conn.; 
l)orn May 28, 1S02 ; died Apr. 29, IS73 ; 
married Apr. 2, 1S2S Irene Saiiford ; 
horn Dec. 23, 1^02 ; died 


232 George S., tj. Jan. 4. 1S30, ni. D.;c. 31, 186.3 Mary Crampton, d. 

MarrJ., b. Apr. 6, 1S34, imm.arried, d. JIar. 31, 1S40. 

Laura, li. Mar. li, 1S40, in. .May 24, 1660 John Woodford, d. 

Hiram Ilurnliam. in Is-tt"., %va,s a ineiuber from Barkhamsted, 
of the Connecticut floiise of Eepresentatives. 


iri4. Anson BuRNnAM, U'.-zi of Thomas", f'son of Reuben", g'g''- 
son or' Tliomas "", g^g^f'son of Thomas ', g'g'g''g''son of 
Thomas -, (j''o''(l''()''f'soii of Thomas ') of Dixon, Illinois; 
born Aug. 28, 1804 ; died 
married Jan. 14, ls28 Fanny Coe ; 
born June 17, lSo8 ; died 


Duight. b Sept. 27, 1S25. d. 

C'liarle?, b. June 11, 1S36, nnraarried, d, Jan. 2S, 1666 

Mary J., b. Sept. 16, 1640, unmarried, d. Auf;. 14, 1S43. 

I'lielie A., b. Get. 16, 1844, jn. Jan. 16, 1873 0. H. ijuinby, d. 


l.i."). XelS(.>i\ Th<jmas Burnham, (sou of Thomas*' , g'' son of Reu- 
ben", g'g'soii of Thomas'", g'g^g'son of Thomas', g'g''g'g''son 
of Tlwmas', g'g''g''g'g''son of Thomas') of Medina, Ohio; 
born Dee. 2*1, 1811 ; died ; 

married May 20, 1842 Emily Clark ; 
born May 17. 1817 ; died ; 


Eleanor .M., t>. June S, IMS, ra. Apr. IS, 1S67 \V.\V. Hendrickson, d. 

Arthur N., b. June 13, 1845, unmarried, d. .\ng. 7,1847. 

.Mary E., b. Apr. 28, 1846, m. June 22, 1871 Alfred S. Pack.ard, d. 

233 Franklin T., b. Aug. 21, 1647, m. Aug. 4, 1868 Emm,a-Povver>, d. 

Frederick N., b. SepL 2, 1649, unmarried, d. Dec. 19, 1869. 

Josephine E., b. Apr. 30, 1851, unmarried, d. Mar. 30, 1877. 

234 Edward S., b. May 4, 1854, m. Apr. 26, 1877 Mary N. Loomis, d. 

235 Andrew L., b. Nov. 19, 1855, m. Apr. 15, 1878 Effie P. Loomis, d. 



l.")(i. SiiAVLiii: FiTcii I)^■l;^■^A^r. (son uf Culrin'', g''so/i of Reuben". 
g'g''son of Thoniit^", i.frfg''son of Tliomas\ g'^'ffg'son of 
Thomas". g''g''g'(fg''son if '/'/(omas') of Hartford and Bloom- 
field, Conn.; 

born July 1, Islo; died ; 

in;irrii'd .lune ]. 1 >;:>T I'di/ahrtli T., dan. of I.eiii. Kolirrt? ; 
li.irn Ort. L'ti, fSll ; ,li,'d Mar. I'l', 1^.".S; 

married j\Iay 1.5, ISGT Mrs. Fanny (Geer) Tca-e* ; 
born Aug. i^3, 1S2S ; died Nov. 2, 1SS2 ; 


Geor£;e F.ird, h. Sepf. art. Is39, iii. (i. Oot. 3, 1561. 

Frank Eohert-, t.. Oct. Irt, 1S42, ni. d. 

OnrrrAUY. — Mrs. Sliailor F. BurDhaiii. wim lucil bipii ill for some time with 
enlargement of the heart, died la.'-t evening at the re>idenc-e of her <laughter, 
Mrs. Hall, on Forest Street. Mrs. Burnham was a kindly, Christian lady, of a 
noticeable Sne presence, and warmly beloved by a very large circle of friends. 
She was dairghter of Edmund (Jeer. 

At an extra meeting of the E.xeculive Committee of the Women's Aid Soci- 
ety, held November 4th, the following resolutions were adopted: 
Whereas. It has pleased the Lord of life and of death to remove from our 
circle Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Burnham, therefore, 

ResoUed, That we desire to give expression to our deep sorrow at our loss 
and to record in our minutes our high appreciation of her devotion and good 
judgment, always so kindly offered in behalf of the unfortunate with whom 
we have to deal. 

Eeaolced, That the members of the Society attend tlie funeral services on 

Besohed, That a copy of resolutions be sent to tlic family f>f the de- 
ceased and to a city paper. 


l.'iT. EnwAKii Kai.I'H liiKNnAM, (.sc;; ty' Capt. E'hrard T.'\ g'son 
if Ele'i-i'r'\ g'g'soTL if Elmz':r"\ g'g'g'siiii of Charles'^ 
g'g'g'g'son of Thoiiia.s'\ g'g''i/'g''ij'siin of T/ioma^:') of liarrv, 
Illinois; ■ • ■- ' 

born dan. 17, 1S40 ; died ; 

married Sept. 1\\ 1S71 Ma^nae ^V. Tiirnei'; 
horn Fell. 17, lS-f.'> ; died 

■ cnil.UKE.N. 

Dniighter, 1.. Dec. U, 1873, rt. l),-c. 14, 1873. 

Clarissii H., b. Jan. 6, 1S74, " d. 

Edna Louisa, b. Jan. 22, 1876, d. 

Ralph M., b. J;m. 16, 1681, d. Jan. 30, ISSl. 

* Mrs. Frances Elizabelli (Geer) Pc 




ir)S. Erastis Williams Etrnham, [son of Eraslus W.'\ g''son of 
Pkineas", fg''son of J{!leazer", g''g''g''son of G harks', g''g''g''<l''- 
son of Thomas" , g'(fg''g''g'' son of Thomas^) of South Wind- 
sor, Coiin.; 

born Apr. 'JS, 1S34 ; died ; 

married May 1.5, ] 855 Marv Devine ; 
iMirn Jan. I'S, 18o2 ; died 


Willinni, lj. A|ir. .3, lSo6, 

Owen \V., b. .lune 11, 1157, 

Chas. Lee, b. Dec. 20, 1856, 

Eraeline M., b. Nov. 29, 1860, 

Agnes C, b. Oct. 10, 1862, 

Henry E., b. Mav 22, 1864, 
Frederick A., b. Sept. 5, 1S66, 

Robert L., b, .Mar. 22, 1868, 

Erastus D., b. Apr. 28, 1871, 

Erastus W. Burnhani serveil in tlie Fii's 
Heavy Artillery, in the Rebel Hun. 


d. Dec. 1.3, 18.i6. 





d. Nov. 3, 1864. 

d. .Julv 13, 1868. 


t Tier 

t. ( 'onneetient 


!.")'..•. Ransdm Martin BriiNiiAJi, (w« ry' J/ar//n"', g''son of Jes 

g'g''son of Eleazcr'", g^g''g''soii of Charles^, g'g''g''f/''son of 
Thomas', g''g''g''g''g'''^on of IViomas') uf S<jiith A\'ind.-^or; 
born . Jan. 11, 1S39 ; died ; 

married Mar. :!1, ISSO Mrs. Lncette (Ston<;-ht()n) Elair ; 
born Feb. 1-J, 1S4S ; died 



lt)(i. Thomas Warren Btrniiam, (■••■'m of Jolni Abbey'"', g''-':on of 
Jesse'"", g'g''son of Eleazer'\ g'g''g''son of Cliarles", g''g''g''g''son 
of Thomas'', g'g''g''g''g''son of Thomas') of East Hartford ; 
born Mar. 14, 1846; died ; 

married Dec. 18, 1871 Lizzie Kellogg; 
born Aug. r.t, 1853 ; died 


Lulu Clare, b. Oct. 31, 1876, d. 

Edward J., b. Mar. 3, 1878, ' d. 

222 P K V E N T H G E N F. R A T I N . 

sicvKN'i a (n:\Ei;Ai ii in. 

l<il. Jdfix TIi:.Ni;v r>ri:xiiAM, (soti of John Al:bc>j"\ g'^son of 
Jesse '\ rff^son of Eleazer'^^, g''/g''son of Charles ', <j'g'''j''cf'son 
of Tliomas', g'ff'f^'^'-'n- of Tliomas') of East Hartford; 
l),,rii Fel.. 14, 1851 ; dicl ; 

married Aug. L'3, 187:^ Minnie II. Forbus ; 
Ixirn .Timo 18, 1S.".2: died 

( HU.DUhN. 
.\mi.- May, 1.. .IiuiL> 21, 1ST5, d. 

KI"iH,i,v (;., b. .Inn. 7, 1.^78, ri. 


162. Jesse Eilene, (.son of Jesse", g'son of Jesse'"', 
f'fson of El'", g'gYson of Charles', g'g'g'g'so,/ >f 
Thomas\'fg'g'ifg''snn of Thomas') of East Hartford. Conn.; 
horn Sept. 14. 1s."m ; died ; 

married Dee. i'4, 1^7'.) Alice S. AV..leott : 
horn Sept. -Jf', Is.'m: died 

* iin.e. 
Lc.iiis, b. Oct. 7, If-NO, d. 


lt!3. ClllMSTOl'llER C. EuRNH AM, (soii of Charles '-■, g'^.son of Chu/rles ". 
g'g'^son of George '', fg'g'^son of Cliarle.^', ■g'g''g''g'son of 
Thomii^'\ fg''g''g''g''siin of Thomas') of Iiosewood, Fla.; 
horn Dee. L^8, 1 840; died ; 

married May 14, 18fl<i Ellen A. Unit; 
horn A]ir. 8, l.s4r); died (),;f. FJ, 186i!; 
married dan. 4, 18tls .lane <<. ( 'ene ; 
horn .Iniu' C. 1S4.". ; died Sejit. <',, lS7ti;; 

married (>et. ll>, 1S71 .Marie II. Ludliiw ; 
horn Jan. 27. 1s4l'; died 

<Hr[.0 i»K StCl'ND \\'IKE. 

Charles C, I.. Oct. 10, 18tiS, ■!. July H, 1869. 


N.-llie H., ,1.. Sept. 20, 1874, 'I. 

Wnltt-r 1.-, h. Xni. 27, 1^7(5, '1. 

Mr. r.nrnhatn lives on liis orange plantatinu in Florida, (.'oiii- 
missioneil .lustice of Peace 1877. 



1(;4. TiMdiiiv DwiGiiT BuRNHAM, {soii of Audiii", g''soii of 
Charles ", g'g''son of George ", g''g''g''son of Charles ', glg^'/'/son 
of Thomas-, f/''g'g''(/''g'son of Thomas ') of Suttield, Conn.; 
born Dec. 12,1844; died ; 

married Xov. 27, 1SG7 ^larv Louisa Woodwortli; 
born June 5, 1S44 ; died 


E.lwarcl A., b. A|ir. 27, 18C9, m. d- 

Jliiry L., b. July 20, 1S73, m. d. ,:- 

Juliette M., b. June 2S, 1875, in. d. 

Howat-d D., b. May 6, 1S79, m. d. 

SEVENTH (feneration. 

105. Edward L. BcRNirA.M, {sou of Lucius", g''son of EH'-, g'f'son 
of Georfje-\ g^g'g'hon of Charles', g''g''g''(fson of Thomas'', 
g^g'g''q'g''son of Thoums') of South "Windsor, Conn.; 
born Jan. 15, 1842 ; died ; 

•married Nov. l'.>, 1S60 Anne Elizabetli Simpson; 
born. xing. 15, 1840 ; died 


Eli I,., b. .\pr. 11, 1862, m. d. 

E.lward, b. Nov. 9, 1S65, ni. d. 

Robert W., b. May 18, 1869, m. . '^' 

William S., b. Feb. 13, 1871, m. ' d. 

Gertrude E., b. Feb. 3, 1873, m. d. 

George A., b. June lo, 1873, m. d- 

Ella T., b. July 12, 1S79, ni. d. 


ICO. Alfred Leajnder Bxz^isnx^i, {son of Alfred"', g^son of Eli'-, 
g'g'^son of George'^^ g''f'f'son of Charles', gYg'ffson of 
Thomas \ <rg'''l''l''<f'son of Thomas ') of East Hartford, (Jonn.; 
born Apr. 15,1837; died June 17, 1877 ; 
married Nov. 20. 1859 Maryett Orentt ; 
born June 14. 1843 ; died 


I.ulu, b. Feb. 1, IbSS, m. d. Aug. 23, 1868. 


107. Timothy Elmore Birnhajm, (sonof Zenas"', g'son ofZenas'"'', 
g'g''son of Silas'", g^if^'son of John'", g'g'g'f'son of John', 
g'c)'g'g'g''son of Thonu(s') of Soutli Windsor, Conn.; 


burn Ni>v. li», 1S16; died ; 

nian-ied Oct. 18, 1S4G R. Eveline Gillett ; 
boni Feb. Ki, 1820; died 


.Sarali A., b. N..v. 14, 1S47, m. li, IsciO John L. H:iyr,, 

Sn-:iii A., b. l).r. 2'.i, lf49, iimniin-ieii, 

Si.j.'iu E , b. S.-|it. 12, 18.52, in. Apr. 4, 1877 Cli;i^. E L:ithio|., 

23i; .S:nnuflT., b. Aiii;. 15, 1550, ni. .Fuiie 9, ISSO Mary E. Loonii-, 

Aliens.. n E., b. n,;. 6. 1S«2. ni. 

.1. May 1, 1S5I. 


lIlS. .InllX Tll.iMA- lU'RNllAM (.'O/i of TllOlims "'\ r/solL of Zeiicis'''' , 

g' if sun of Sil<is-\ ii'ii''i'son (/ John "\ r/'i/'i/'i/'son of Jolm^, 
,'/'.'/'^ ''/.'/'•■""" oi' Tlioinas'), of K;ist Hartt'or<l, Cunii.; 
l>orn .Mar. iM, Is;;,".; died ; 

married Mar. '.•, 187ti Marietta Crussoii ; 
b,,rn All--. 18. ls:>2; died 

Burt I.., b. .Ian. >\, 1>71, unn 

Dwi-ht I.ce, b. .Inly IS, 1S72, m. 



d. .Jan. 14, 1873. 


109. Zenas ARTiirR Bl'kxham, (-son of 7'/ioma-s'°\ g''son of Zen as'', 
ifi/'son of Silas '\ r/ffi/'son of John "\ ififrfrfson ofJohn^, 
'j'g''gffO''-^Oii of Thomas') (if East Ilartturi], Conn.; 
born June is, l!S4<i; died : 

married .Vj.r. I'n, 1871. Jane Ann Elmore; 
burn dune 1 , \<>\ \ died 

23, 1S74, 
3, 1^7'.l, 


ITii. l{r>sKi.i. T. r>i K.NiiAM, (no(( of Leoriunl'"', ;/''soii of Russell '''% 
iff/'soii of JhiniiV', 'j''j'ij'son of JnJ,n '", fijifif'son of 
Jolnf, g''j''/''g'9''''on of Thomas') of Jlinlson City, N. J.; 
born Jan. 1, ls2'.t ; died Jan. 1 1, Ibtij ; 

married Feb. H, ls4'.t ilar\' M. Green; 
burn Dec. I'll, is;;*,:! ; died Apr. 5, 1S,")(). 


Lanra M., b. .Mar. 31. ls.30. ni. .1. 

Mr. Burnliam married a second \vife, Caroline Lyons. lie 
died in China. 



171. Benjamin B. BcRNnAii, {son of Leonard"", g''son of RusselP', 

g''g''son of DanieV, g'g'g^son of John '", ifrfrfg'^son of John \ 
g''g''g''g''f/son of Thomas ') of Hiulsoii City, New Jersey ; 
born Sept. 29, 18.33 ; died ; 

married Nov. 7, 1859 Martha L. Mead ; 
born Apr. 8, 1S40 ; died 


Leonora, b. Sejit. 29, 1860, m. d. 

L.'vura M.iy, b. May 1800, m. d. 


172. Waeeham Bcrnhaai, (son of Elisha Bu/r'", rfson of Rus- 
sdV\ iff' son of Daniel ''', rfrfifson of John^"^ (/(frfrfson of 
John^ , g^g'g'ff rfson of Thomas') of Atlanta, Georgia; 
born May 9, 183o ; died ; 

married Feb. 5, 1S6.5 Mary Elizabeth Hendon ; 
born Mar. 4, 1817 ; died 

f hii.iiI:ex. 
Iluiiah Kahan, b. Mar. I'J, lSt;«, m. A. 

Aimuidali Me.lnrat-h, h. Nov. 12, 1867, ni. ■ d. 


173. Xeedham Palmer Bukniiam, {-son of Elisha Burr"", fson of 

Russell^'% g''g''son of Daniel'", g^g^g'son of John '°, fg'g^f'son 
of John^, g''fg''g'g''son of Thomas') of Atlanta, Georgia; 
born Sept. 30, 1831 ; died June IS, 18(53 ; 
married Dec. 24, 1857 Jane Southard ; 
born Jan. 11, 1839; died 


.James Woodson, b. Mar. 25, 1660, m. d. 

Andrew Ncedham, b. June 25, 1862, m. d. 

Needham P. Burnliam, in the spring of 1802. joined the Fifty- 
sixth Georgia Eegt., Confederate army. Col. "Watkins, and died 
(from ill health) the 18th June, 1863, at the siege of Vicksburg, 
Miss., without having participated in any battle. 

seventh generation. 

1 74. Julius Woodson Burniiam, (sew of Elisha Burr '", ^''50?! of 
Russell"", g'g^son of DanieV, g''g''g''son of John", g'g'g'g''- 
son of John', g'''fg''g'g''son of Thomas') of Atlanta, Ga.; 


born May H, ]nC3 ; died Mar. 7, 18G3 ; 
married Dec. .j, IS.TS Elizabetli "Webb ; 
born Feb. i, 1S39 ; died 


r;..l..-rt \V..n.l-on, b. Dec. 17, ISGO, r.i. d. 

.Tulius "WoDd^oii Tiurnhiun vcilunteered in the Confederate army 
14tli May, IStU, joined the Seventli Georgia regiment, Coh Gart- 
\vell, and took jiai-t in the t'oUowing battles: ^[anassas, 21st 
July, 1861 ; skirmish of" liunker Hill, Yorktown, eighteen days' 
skirmishing; "Williamsburg, 1862 ; seven days' battle near liich- 
mond, 1S62 ; Malvern Plill ; Seven Pines; Eappahannock ; 
Tlioronghf\ire (rap ; second Manassas ; Gettysburg ; Fairfax Court 
House ; Wilderness ; Harper's Ferry ; was attacked witli tlie 
pleurisy, taken to the hospital, 1st January, 1863, and died 7th 
March following. 


17"i. AVii.r.iA.M Kyle Buuxham, {son of FU-^lia IJnrr"", g''son 
of Ru.<sdr''.^g'rfsoii of Danid"', ifi/g'son ofJolm "\ fr/fj'- 
son of John \ ij''ii'g^'j''g'^son of lliomas') of Atlanta, Ga.; 
born Feb. '.», 1S35; died ; 

married Feb. 2, 1858 Eachel C. Wamaek ; 
born Feb. 7, 1839? ; died 


Fi.lcliii Jane, h. N.jv. 8, 1859, m. d. 

Mary, li. May 19, 186-2, in. d. 

William Walter, b. Sept. 2, 1864, m. d. 

Thomas Burr, b, Apr. 4, 1867, m. d. 


176. Ma.i. Waltei: Bukniiam, {son of Daniel""' , g''son of Russell'", 
g'g'^son of Danid'', g'g'^g''son of John"'. g''g^g''g''son of John.', 
g'g'g'g'g'^^on of Thomas^) of Xew Preston, Conn.; 
born Aug. 19, 1832; died : 

married Jan. 6, 1858 Edna Smith ; 
born Oct. 20, 1832 ; died 


AValter Purnham enlisted as a private in Co. II, Nineteenth 
Regt. Conn. Vol. Infantry, Aug. 9, l>!62; was promoted to a 
second lieutenancy Aug. 26tli of the same year. This regiment 
did garrison duty at the forts on the line of the defenses of Wash- 
ington and Alexandria, till the spring or summer of 1864, having 


in the meantime been . transferred to a heavy artillery regiment,- 
and the numerical designation changed to the Second Connecti- 
cut Heavy Artillery. Dec. 16, 1S62, Second Lieut. Walter re- 
ceived his commission as First Lieutenant ; April 21, 1804, he 
received his commission as Captain. May 15, 1S6-1:, his regiment 
joined the army of the Potomac, under Gen. Grant, at Spottsyl- 
vania, Va.; was assigned to the Sixth Corps, under Gen. "Wright ; 
was in the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 1864 ; in an 
engagement before Petersburg, June 23 ; and in one on the Wel- 
don road July 1st ; July 9th ordered to Washington, D. C; from 
there down the Shenandoah Valley, under Gen. Philip Sheridan ; 
was in the battle of Occoquan Creek ; Winchester ; Fisher's 
Hill ; and Cedar Creek ; at the latter place was severely wounded 
in right hip by piece of shell. Received commission as Major 
by brevet, Jan. 23, 186.5, on account of gallant and meritorious 
conduct ; was discharged for disability, Feb. 7, 1865. 


177. Elisha M. BuEXH.^r, (son of Wareham"", g'^son of Russell"', 
g'g'^son of Daniel'" , g^'f^son of John"', g'g''g''g''son of JoJm^, 
g^g^iffjg'^son of Thomas ') of Buckeye, Freeborn Co., Minn.; 
born June 23, 1837 ; died * ; 

married Dec. 25, 1866 Ellia Kenyon; 
born Mar. 23, 1843; died 


Adelbert R., b. Nov. 20, 1867, m. d. 

ElishaM. Burnham enlisted in the Sixth Wisconsin Battery, Oct. 
1, 1861 ; served three years ; was at the taking of Island No. 10, 
under Gen. Pope; from there to Corinth, Miss., under Gen. Hal- 
leck ; was at the evacuation of the latter place by the rebels, and 
at the battle of Corinth (when attacked by Gens. Price and Van 
Dorn, Oct. 3d and -Ith), under Gen. Eosecrans ; thence to Vicks- 
burg under Gen. Grant ; was at the taking of Jackson, Miss.; 
the siege of Vicksburg ; from thence to Chattanooga ; was at the 
battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25, 1863 ; was under Gen. 
Sherman in his march to Atlanta, Ga. The battery was often 
employed in skirmishing. 



ITS. Si-KxcEii HoLToN BuRNHAM, {s07i of Spencer "\ g^son of 
iSelaii ", g'g^son of Elijah ''\ i/ififson of Timotliy ", <,f<f[ff'son 
of &muel\ 'f'fg'g'g'^'^on of Thomas') of East Hartford: 
born Ajn-. 2^, 1S43 ; died ; 

married Jan. 11, ISSI Mary C. Anderson; 
born Mar. 28, IS.'i.s : died 


Spencer II. Buridiani enlisted at Hartford, Conn., Aui;. 25, 
ISGl, in Seventh Regt., Co. A, Capt. Hawley, Conn. Vols.; was 
mustered in at jSTew Haven, Sept. 5,1801, mider Col. Terry. The 
regiment was ordered to Washington, and went in Gen. Sher- 
man's expedition to South Carohua; this regiment was tlie tirst 
to land at Port Eoyal, Dec. 17, 1S61 ; went to Island, an<l 
was there four months ; helped take Fort Pulaski : was the tir.-t 
regiment in the fort, and garrisoned it three months ; was in the 
battle of James Island ; was in the fight at Pocotaligo Bridge ; 
went to Florida and captured a tVirt of nine guns on St. John's 
River ; to Charleston and led tlie charge on Fort "Wagner, 
and was repulsed ; again to Florida, and was hi the engage- 
ment at Olustee ; directly after was ordered to Yorktown, Ya.; 
was in the advance under Gen. Butler, before Petersburg, and 
was wounded in the shoulder ; May 10, ISOl, was in the engage- 
ment at Drury's Blufl"; was shot in the liip and through the left 
arm ; sent to Fortress Monroe Hospital ; then transferred to New- 
ark, N. J.; then to Knight's Hospital, New Haven, Coiitu, and 
remained until discharged ; served three years, ileniber, ISsO, 
from East Ilartfortl of the Connecticut House of Pepresentatives. 


179. Sel.vh Anderson Burnua>[, {^on of Spencer'", g''son of 
Selah", g'g^sou of Elijafi", g''g''g''son of Timothi/"', g''g''g'g''- 
son of Samuel*, g^g^g^g't/son of Thomas ') of East Hart- 
ford, Conn.; 

born Scjit. 12, 1S.">2; died ; 

married Oct. 15, 1S7-1 Emma Antrim ; 
born Mar. 25, 185-1 ; died Feb. 8, 1879. 



ISO. AViLi.AKD GiLMAN BuKNHAM, {sou of Neitry "\ g''.'!on of Eli- 
jah"*, g'^ff'son of Elijah ^\ g^'g^'g'^ son of TimotIiy''% g''g''g''g''.son 
of Samuel', g' g^ g" g'' g' son of Thomas^) of Soiitli Windsor; 
born Apr. 6,183(1; died ; 

married Apr. 1-i, 1863 Sarah J. Williams; 
born- Feb. U, 183S ; died 


Nellie C, b. Apr. 28, 1869, m. d. 

Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1871, unm. .!. .Inly 4, 1872. 

Leo, b. Jan^ 8, 1875, m. d. 

The old burjing-ground of the Podunk Indians is on the farm 
of Willard G. Burnham. This farm is crossed by the Indian 
trail, used by tlie Podunk tribe, in passing between their summer 
and their winter village. 


181. Henry Richards Burnham, {son of Henry"'", g'^son of 
Elijah", g^g^son of Elijah ", g^g'g^son of Timothy'", g'fg'g''- 
son of Sumuel', g''g'g^g''g''son of Thomas') of South Wind- 
sor, Conn.; 

born Mar. i, 1842 ; died ; 

married Apr. 1.5, 1880 Mrs. Sarah E. Mollis ; 
born Aug. 21, 1855; died 


SEVENTH generation. 

182. Frank Ji'Lirs Burnham, (son o/" t/w/ius '", ^son of ElijnJi''', 

g'g'son of Elijah^', g'g'f'son of Timothy'", g^g''g''g''son of 
SamueV, g' f g' g'' g'hon of Thomas') of 'East Hartford, Ccmn.; 
born Aug. 29, 1852 ; died ; 

married Oct. 28, 1873 Jenny Gorman ; 
born Feb. 8, 185-± ; died 


Albert F., b. Oct. 8, 1874, d. 


183. Ransom Miller Burnh^vm, {son of Austin '", g^soji of Eli- 

jah", gY son of Elijah", gYg^ son of Timothy"", g'g'g'g'^son 
of SamueV, g'^g'^g'g'^g'^son of Thomas') of East Hartford ; 


born Aug. 24, 1849; died : 

inarried Apr. 8, 1874 Millie M. Pi-ior ; 
born Mar. IT), 1854; died. 

Leiifi Graci^ h. July 13, 1S75, ni. J. 


184. Clakence Persius Buenham, {son of Aumn"', rf'mn of 

Elijah'\ rfcf'son of Elijah", g'^if if' s<'n of Timothy'', 'f'l^'f'l'- 

son of SamueV, f'j'g'g'f'son of Thomas') of East Ilart- 

ford, Conn.; 

l)urn Nov. 14, 1853 ; died ; 

married Oct. 23, 1878 Emily Clark ; 

born Mar. 24, 1853; died 


Fnnnie S., h. Aug. 4, KTS, .1. .Tuly IS, 18S0. 


185. I-IIKA^[ BuE^'lIA^[, {son of Timothi/''", (/son of Cupt. Amos°\ 

(f)fson of Josiah '", g'ifg''son of Rev. William '". ififfg'^son 
of William'', g'g^f iff son of Tltomas') of ]\Iaconib, N. \ .\ 
born Nov. 4, 1821 ; died ; 

married July 17, 1853 Margaret Fawcutt ; 
born Oct. 15, 1831 ; died t 


}Iiram W., Ij. Mar. 1, 1S55, m. d. 

Mary Ann J., b. Feb. 14, 1S57, ra. d. 

Guy C.arleton, b. Sept. 26, 1859, m. d. 

Emily E., b. July 24, 18i;4, m. d. 

Goorge, b. Aug. 27, 18GS, ni. d. 

Hiram Burnliam is a fanner; his wife, ^largarct Eawcett 
Bnrnhain, was liorn in the County of Durham, England. 


ISO. GEoE(iK INiKiER BuKNHAM, {son of Capt. John''', (/''son of 
Orpt. Amos", (fg'^son of Josiah"', fifrj'^son of Rev. Wil- 
liam "'; f if if if son of William'', g^'iffifg^son uf Tliomas') of 
Huntington, Vt.; 

born July 1, 1827; died June 13, 1873; 
married Feb. 3, 1853 Abigail Pierce ; 
born Sept. 3, 1820; died 


237 George Marcus, 1>. N'ov. 2, 1S56, m. Nov. 17, 1S77 Ida Pery, d. 

Mary I'eraolia, b. Feb. 16, ISBO, unmarried, d. May 5, 1871. 



187. Serijt. Guy Carlton Burnham, {sou. of Guy (7.'", <fsonofCupt. 

Amos", g^'/son of Josiah'", fcfg'^son of Rev. William", 

g'g^g'g'^son of \Villiam\g'"g'g%fg'-son of Thomas ') of Albany, 

Xew York ; 

born Feb. 8, lS-t2 ; died Aug. 19, 1864; 

married June 6, 1863 Angeline Pliillips, of Angelica, 

born May 10, 1S4-1-? ; died . [X.Y.; 


Sergt. Guy Carlton joined tlie Twenty-seventh JS'ew York 
State A'ols. in April, 1861. He commenced his services in 
the first battle of Bull Run ; from this time he was constantly 
on duty, and passed through all the battles in which his 
regiment was engaged during the Peninsula campaign under Mc- 
Clellan. He was, after the return from the Peninsula, engaged 
in the battle at Antietam. Soon after this his regiment having 
served their time were mustered out. He then joined the 109tli 
New York regiment as a veteran volunteer. After having passed 
tlirough eighteen hard-fought battles during his first term, he was 
engaged under Gen. Grant in the battles of the Wilderness, the 
investment of Petersburg, and the taking of the Welland Rail- 
road, on the 19th August, 1861:, in which last battle he was killed 
by a ball through the heart. He was first sergeant. 


188. HmAM BtTRNHAM, {son of Charles^", (if son of Capt. Amos" 

g''g''son of Josiah'''\ g'lfifson of Rev. William'^, gg^g'^g'^soa 
of 'William^, .'7Vi/V.7''*°'* of Thomas') of Saline, ]\Iich.; 
born Aug. 12, 1821 ; died ; 

married Sept. 29, 1814 Hannali E. Brown ; 
born Apr. 23, 182.5 ; died 


Charti Clawjon, I.. Nov. 26, 1847, m. ,1. Apr. 2, 1851. 

Giles C, lj. Feb. 25, 1652, m. d. 

George W., b. 25, 1S5S, m. d. 


189. Albert Buunham, {son of Charles'''', g"^ son of Capt. Amos", 

g'g''soii of Josiah'\ g'g''g''son of Rev. William", g'g'^g'g'^son of 
William '", g'g'g^g^g'^son of Thomas ') of Battle Creek, Mich.; 


bom Sej.t. 24, 1820 ; died ; 

uiai'i'icd Au^. 7, 184S Katliarine Ann Fuller : 
bom ]May 2*;, 1829 ; died 


Kr:.iik Albert, h. Oct. 22, 1849, m. d. 

Ch;irlf> Arthur, \: Au-. 24, 1855, ni. .1. 


1!V >[l:^. KATh A. I'.Uli.MIAM. 

He c;ime — our Kntlicr'^ bruthur — 

A stranger to our home, — 
And yet he seems some dear one, 

Whom we have loved and known. 

His every look reminds lis 

Ol' loved ones gone before; 
His voice, so like our Father's, — 

That smile, the same he wore. 

His earnest, friendly greeting. 

And hearty, soul-full clasp, — 
So like his younger brothers, 

lu the love-lighted past. 

Now sundered far, they are sleeping. 

Life's varied warfare o'er, — 
One near his dear ones resting, 

One on the golden shore. 

Cut with our Tncle near us, 

We half forget 'tis so, — ' 

And almost think we live .again, 
The hours so long ago. 

Our hearts go forth unhidden, 

III earne-t hive to him. 
Who, in their boyhood rambles, 

Has friend and pl.ayraate been. 

Another link is .added. 

Bringing the dead more near, — 
And making dear ones dearer, 

Who still are with us here. 
Batti.k Ckkkk, May 20, is;>8. 


I'JO. Dork BK.iDLEY Buknham, {son of Hiram''"', i/son of Capt. 
Amos ", 'f(/son of Josvdt "", g'(f</son of Reo. William '", 
fffifson of William'', g'g''g''g''(/''son of Thomas') of ]!attle 
Creek, ^Mich. ; 

born Dec. 14, 1825 ; died ; 

married Jan. 30, 1851 Harriet McCainly ; 
born Jan. 30, 1830 ; died ; 



Annie H., li. Aug. 25, 1855, m. d. Sept. 26, 1S55. 

Hiram Guy. b. An-. 16. 1S5S, m. d. 

Mark H., " 1.. M;ir. 2S, 1861, m. d. 

George, li. .Inly 10, 1864. m. d. 


101. Giles CiiirrENDEX Bcrnham, {son of Uiram''"', g'^son of 
Capt. Amos " , g''g''so)i ofJosi'ah''', g''g''g''son of Rev. William"', 
g''g''g''g''son of Willican'', g^g'ifif(fson of Tlwmas') of Kala- 
mazoo, Michigan; 

born Alio-. 7, 1S30, died ; 

married June 8, ISOi Mary Helen Ilorton ; 
born Feb. 3, 1S40 ; died ; 



11)2. William Wallace Burnham, (son of Oliver R. '", g'son of 
Hon. Oliver- "\ <fg''son of Appleton ^\ (f(f(fson of Rev. Wil- 
liam '", g'' (f g'' if son of William ", g'g''g''g''g''son of Thomas ') 
of New York City ; 

born Apr. 14, 1828 ; died June 25, 1S81 ; 
married July 30, 1866 Sarali Jane Sterrrtt ; 
born Dec. 25, 1839 ; died 


Oliver K., b. .May 30, 1867, m. ,1. Jlay 30, 1S67. 

William R., b. Aug. 22, 1869, ni. .1. .Inly 23, 1870. 

Sarah E., b. Mar. 2, 1871, m. rl. M:u-. 2,1871. 

William W., b. Feb. 25, 1872, m. d. 

Cornelia S., b. Sept. 17, 1875, m. d. 

seventh GENERATIUN. 

193. Frederick Sheldon BcRNiiAii, {son of Oliver R. '", g''son of 
Hon. Oliver", g'f'son of Appleton^'', g'g'g'son of Rev. Wil- 
liam", g^fyf^son of William'', g'g'g'g' g''son of Thomas') 
of Painesville, Ohio : 

born Apr. 23, 1843 ; died ; ' 

married Feb. 1, 1872 Hannah Dodworth Smith; 
born Feb. 13, 1840; died 


Florence L., b. Nov. 6, 1872, m. d. 

Herbert, b. May 30, 1674, m. d. 



194. "WoLcorr 11. 1!i"i;niiam, (soil vf OUuer W. '"', ij'sun of Wol- 
cctl''', ij'ifson of Apijhton"^^ (ffij^son of Rev. William''.! 
(J ff if son of William'', ffffrfson of Thomas') of liiv- 
ersidc, San Eernardino Co., California ; 
born Xov. G, 1S19; died ; 

married Dec. 21, 1S41 Lydia B. Juliiison ; 
born May 13, 1S22 ; died 


23S Oliver J., b. Oct. 20, 1842, m. S.-pt. 20, 1S70 JIary .\. Siricklriii,!, .1. 

239 William -A.., b. Feb. 11, 1847, in. Dec. 23, 1869 Mary Wullace, d. 

lola M., b. Aiir. 28, 1S.54, id. J. 

Pearllie R., b. Feb. 6, 18.58, unmarried, d. May 9, 1S63. 


l'J5. Anson G. I'lilnh.ui, [son of Oliver W.''\ f'son of Wolcoft'". 
fij'son of Applehn ", fffson of Rev. William ", ffff^- 
son of William \ 'j'fffifsoii of T/ioma.s') oi' 'Lone Rock, 
Wisconsin ; 

born Apr. 3, 1S21 ; died Dee. 12, 1S74 ; 
married Dec. 1'.), 1S44 Romelia il. Jolinson of Lincoln, 
born May 5, 1820; died .. [Vt.; 


Hattie S., h. All!;. 6, 1840, ni. Dee. 11, 1871 Slielloii A. Ku.jie, d. 

Edward H., b. Sept. 7, 1859, in. d. 

Emily J., b. .June 1, 1861, ra. d. Mnr. 31, 1^62. 

George A., b. .Tan. 13, 1863, m. d. 


19(j. Geohge W. BrnNH^Aii, {so7i of Oliver W.''\ '/'sou of Wol- 
cott"^, 'f'f'son of Appleton"", fffson of Rev. Williant", 
ffffson of Winifti)i\ ffff'fson of Tlioinas') (if Lin- 
coln, Vermont ; 

bom Nov. 27, 1S24 ; died ; 

married July 23, 1S5U Orrissa S. Bush ; 
born Oct. 2ti, 1.S29 ; died 


210 Walter S., h. .Mar. 2, 18.>2, m. Apr. 24, 1877 Emma Hall, d. 

Helen R., b. Oct. 12, 18.53, m. Oct. 14, 1873 Win. H. Sargent, d. 



197. Franklin J. BuKNHAii, {sou of Oliver W."\ g''son of Wol- 

C(itt'\ g'g'srm of Appleton^', g'g'^rfson of Rev. William", 

f/ifg^'ifsoM of William'', g'g''g''g''g^son of Thomas') of Lone 

Rock, Wisconsin ; 

born Feb. 22, 1834 ; died ; 

married Apr. 21, 185-i Melissa Allen ; 

born Nov. 27, 1833 ; died Nov. 22, lsr,3 ; 

married Jan. 12, 186.5 Julia Jane Bnrnhani ; 

born Mar. 3"), 1845 ; died 


Chas. Lesley, b. May 20, 1856, m. d. 

Carrie Allies, b. July 29, 1858, m. Oct. 10, 1875 Walter J. Davis, >\. July 21, 167C. 


198. William S. Burnham, M.D., {son of Orrin "\ f'son of Wol- 

cott ", g''g''son of Appleton '", g^g'^g'hon of Rev. William '", 

g^g^g'rfson of William ", g''g''g''(fg''son of Tliomas ') of Ilicli- 

land Center, Wisconsin ; 

born Dec. 6, 1823 ; died ; 

married June 1, 1853 H. Ann Rowley ; 

born July 7, 1829 ; died • . 


Ida Jane, b. May 21, 1855, ni. June 16, 1875 0. P. Black, d. 

Edwin Hiiod, b. May 22, 1857, ni. d. 

William R., b. Sept. 10, 1S64, m. d. 

Dr. Burnham is physician and surgeon. Mrs. Burnham was 
born in Mansfield, Penn. 

[From " The Republican and Observer."] 

Celebr.\tion of the 2.5th Anniversary of the Marriage of Dr. and 

Mrs. W. S. Bcrnh.wi. 

Saturday last, June 1, 1878, was the 25th anniversary of the above-mentioned 
event, which was made the occasion for a silver-wedding reception at the resi- 
dence of Dr. and Mrs. Burnham in this village. A large number of guests 
were present to extend their congratulations to the worthy pair who have trav- 
eled the journey of life together for a quarter of a century. Their residence 
was beautifully and tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens. The 
word "Welcome" in evergreen letters was hung over the doors, and on the 
wall the legend "June 1, 18.5.3 — 25 years — June 1, 1878," woven in a garland 
of evergreens, adorned the walls. There was a large number of elegant and 
appropriate presents m.ade, including silver cake-basket, caster, pickle-casters, 
c.ird-receivcr, flower-vases, solid silver spoons, silver coins, etc. 


The guests were bountiful!}- supplied with the choicest of refreshments, and 
at a late hour the reception broke up and the g;uest3 took their departure wish- 
ing Mr. and Mrs. Burnham many happy returns of their wedding anniversary. 


191). Horace L. Burnham, (son of Orrin''', g'^son of Wolcott", 
g^'g'^son of Appleton", g'g'^son of Rev. William", i/g''g''ffson 
of William ^, g''g'g'Yg''son of Thomas ') of Jiear Valley, Wis.: 
Lorn July 12, 1S27; (lied ; 

married Xov. 25, 1S50 Susan C. Lowell ; 
born Feb. 13, 1830; died 


Alice, h. .Inn. 2.5, 1852, m. d. 

Frank W., b June 2.j, 18o3, in. d. 

John W., b. Nov. 7, 1857, m. d. 

Herbert F., b. .\pr. 28, 1659, m. d. 

[From '• The Republican and Observer." Richland Center.Wis., of Jan. G, 1881.] 
" In the Treasurer's office there will be missed the pleasant countenance of 
the social gentleman, Horace L. Burnham, who has guarded the people's treas- 
ures for four years past, and it may not be taken as disparaging to any of his 
predecessors when we say that we voice the sentiment of the whole people in 
pronouncing Mr. Burnham one of the most worthy and competent gentlemen 
who have ever occupied the position. Mr. and Mrs. Burnham will be greatly 
missed from our social circles, of which they were prominent and useful 
members. They retire to their estate in Bear Valley. 


20n. Alfred Burnham, (son of Orrin"', g^ son of Wolcott", g'g'^- 
son of Appletoa ", g'g^g'^son of Rev. William '", g'^g'^g^ifaon 
of William", g''g'g'g'(fson of Thomas') of Springfield, Kan.; 
burn June 22, 1S32 ; died ; 

iiiarrit.-d Dec. 27, 18."i4- Malona S. MeUmber; 
b(irn Feb. 2", 1S32: died 


2-11 .Milton II., b. Sept. 28, 185.5, m. June 2S,1S75 Sarah Alice Giuin, d. 

Allan H., b. May 2-3, 1657, m. d. 

Winfield S., b. June 29, 1861, in. d. 

Frederick S., b. Apr. 24, 1S65, d. Feb. i, 1S70. 

Charlulte L., h. Jan. 24, 1871. ni. d. 


201. Edmund Bennett Br RNHAM, (son q/"t/wrfso/i W."\</son of Al>- 
ner'", n'l/'son of Applelon", g'g''ifson of Rev. William", 
'l^if'f'<l'soii of William ", g^g'<fg'if'son of Thomas ') of Troy, 


born Aug. 2, 1S22 ; died ; . 

married Apr. 3, 184-6 Matilda H. Barton ; 
born Apr. 13, 1825^ ; died 


JuiUon W., b. Jan. 3, 18i7, m. '1. 

Frederick E., 1.. June 19, 1849, m. d. 

Emm.i, b. Aug. 1, 1854, m. d. 

Charles B., b. June 18, 1859, m. ' ' ; . d. 


202. Col. Horace Blois Bcrnham, U. S. A., {son of Juchon 
TF.'", r/son of Abner'", ^(/smiof-Appleton'", g'^rfrf'son of 
Rev. William ", rf(fg''f/son qf William ", gYfffff''^"'^'^ °/ 
Tkovias') of Aspen Shade, near Richmond, Va.; 
bom Sept. 10, 1824; died ■ ; 

married Feb. 22, 1846 Ruth Ann Jackson ; 
born Jan. -4, 1828 ; died 


Infant son, b. July 12, 1847, .- . ■ ■'. 'd. Auj;. 4,1847. 

242 Nathan J., b. June 8, 1848, m. Oct. 5, 1875.JIary C." Morgan, d. 

Infant son, b. Sept. 25, 1850, , d. ^ept. 28, 1850. 

Mary, b. May 30, 1852, m. July 3, 1873 John S. Collins, • d. 

Anna, b. June 17, 1864, m. Aug. 7, 1376 Lt. Lewis Merriara; d. 

Fannie, _ b. Mar. 2, 1858, unmarried, ' d. May 15, 1859. 

Col. H. B. Burnham, U. S. A., entered the military service as 
lieutenant-colonel in August, 1861, and was engaged in organiz- 
ing, equipping, instructing, and disciplining his regiment, (the 
Sixtv-seventh Penu. Vols.), during the winter of that year; on 
the 3d of April, 1862, marched to Baltimore, Md., and from 
thence to Annapolis, Md., where he remained on duty with the 
regiment, engaged in guarding the post, railroads, etc., connected 
therewith, until Feb., 1863, when he moved with his regiment to 
Harper's Ferry, Va., and from that time was engaged with the 
forces in the valley of Virginia, taking part in the marches and 
battles at Berryville, Opequan, and Winchester, up to the 1.5th 
of June, 1863, soon after which time he assisted in dismantling 
the fortifications, and the removal of ordnance, etc., from Mary- 
land Heights, Md., to "Washington, D. C; his regiment lost very 
heavily in the three days fighting at "Winchester (13th, 14th, and 
1.5th June, 1863), but were at once ordered to join the Third 
corps, Army of the Potomac (then in Pennsylvania, near Gettj's- 
buro-) ; they did not reach there until after the battle, but 


tlien joined in tlie pursuit of Gen. Lee, and were again eii- 
c^aged with tlie enemy at Williamsport, Md., wlien, Lee liaviiig 
escaped, they continued tlie pursuit of his army to the Rapidau 
River, Va., which was rea(;lied in September. The only other 
military operation of that year in which he took part was at Mine 
Run, Va., in Kovember, after which they went into winter quar- 
ters. In Jan., ISG-t, his health having been broken by exposure 
and fatigue, he was sent to Washington for medical treatment, 
and as soon as able to attend to any duty was apjiointed Judge 
Advocate of the U. S. Army, with the rank of major in the reg- 
ular army, and ordered upon court-martial at Washington, where 
he remained until April, ISGT. 

"At that time he w-as ordered to duty as Chief Judge Advo- 
cate of the First Military District, with headquarters at Rich- 
mond, Ya. In September, ISGT, he was assigned to duty as 
Judge of the Hustings Court of that city, and held its (^almost 
continuous) sessions until May, ISG'J, when he was released from 
such duty and appointed one of the judges of the Supreme Court 
of Appeals of Virginia ; was elected its jiresident and hehl the 
same until May, 1S70, as provided by act of Congress. During 
all these periods he aho performed his official duty as chief judge 
advocate. At last-mentioned date he was ordered to Atlanta, 
Ga., in the same capacity, and was subsequently transfei-red, witli 
headquarters of the Department of the South, to Louisville, Ky. 
In ilay, 1872, lie was assigned to duty as Judge Advocate of the 
Department of Texas, at San Antonio, Tex., and in the Novem- 
ber following was relieved from those departments and assigned 
to same duty in the Military Department of the Platte, embrac- 
ing the States of Iowa and Nebraska, and the Territories of 
Wyoming, Idaho, and L^tah, with headquarters at Omaha, Neb. 
He was brevetted lieutenant-colonel, and colonel, by the Presi- 
dent in March, 1SG5, 'for gallant and meritorious services during 
the war.' '' 

The President sent to the Senate, July, 1SS4, the nomination 
of Maj. Horace B. Burnham to be deputy judge advocate gen- 
eral, with the full rank of lieutenant-colonel. Confirmed July 5th. 

Mrs. Burnliam was the daughter of Nathan Jackson, M.D. 

Mrs. John S. Collins has two children : Horace Burnham, burn 
1874 ; IVEary Ruth, born Aug., 1877. 

Anna, who married Lt. Lewis ilori'iam, Fourth Inf. U. S. A., 


has two cliiklren : Kuth Man', born Aug., 1S77 ; a boy, born 
Dec, 1S7!'. 

[From "The Richmond (Va.) Dispatch," of July 22, 1^.] 
Fire at Col. Burnham';-. 
The fiirmhouse, corn-house, tool-house, and granary, at Aspen Shade, east 
of the city, property of Col. Burnbam, was burned about 13 o'clock Sunday 
noon. The srranary was tilled with his wheat crop, oats, and rye; the tool- 
house with farm machinery and tools, etc. The buildings and grain crops are 
a total, and machinery and tools a partial loss. No insurance. The mansion- 
house was twice on tire, but it and his extensive dairy, barn, and stables, with 
contents, were saved. No casualty to person or animal. Cause of fire and 
amount of loss unknown. 


203. FiR.ST Lieut. David R. Burniiam, {son of Judson W.""',g'son 
of Abner'\ r/''</son of AppIetoii'\ ffi/ij'son of Rev. Wil- 
liam, '% i/g'^'fo'^son of William^, g''g''g''g'g'^son of Thomas') of 
tlie Fifteenth Inf U. S. Army ; 
born Nov. 20, 1S35 ; died ; 

married Feb. 10, 185S Olive E. Powers ; 
bora Feb. 10, 1837 ; died 


Willhlm I'., b. ,I:m. 10, 16.50, m. d. 

Ralph, !>., b. Sept. 30, 1S76, m. . d. 

First Lieut. D. E. Burnham, 15th U. S. Inf, entered tlie mil- 
itary service Aug. 28, 1861, as First Lieut. Sixty-seventh Penn. 
Vols.; was promoted captain Jan. 7, 1864 ; was ordnance officer 
of Third Div., Third Corps, from June, 1863, to March, 186-1, 
and of Third Div., Sixth Corps, from that time until mustered 
out by expiration of term of service, Sept. IStli, of that year. 
He participated in all the battles in the valley of Virginia, from 
June, 1863, to July, 1861, taking part in the battles of Berryville, 
Opequan, and Winchester. His regiment was engaged in dis- 
mantling the defenses, and the removal of stores, etc., from Mary- 
land Heights to Washington, D. C. Engaged in all the battles 
of the Army of the Potomac, at the "Wilderness, Spottsylvauia, 
South Anna River, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Cedar Creek, 
Va., and Monocacy, Md., under Gen. Sheridan, where he was 
wounded. He received his appointment in the regular army as 
Second Lieut. Thirty-fifth Inf June 18, 1867, and was trans- 
ferred to the Fifteenth Inf Aug. 12, 1869; promoted First Lietit. 


Jan. 1, 1875 ; stationed until Aug., 1.S69, at dift'erent fruntier 
posts in Texas, since tlien in New Mexico. 

Mrs. Olive E. Burnham was from Milford, Pike Co., Penn. 

Tlieir son, William P., was born at Scranton, Penn.; appointed 
cadet at the ililitary Academy, West Point, June, 1877 ; com- 
missioned Second Lieut. Co. D, Si.xth Inf., U. S. Army, July, 
1883, stationed at Fort Douglas, Utah. Their second son, Ralph, 
was born at Fort Bayard, New Mexico. 


20-1:. Theodore Augustus Burnh.\m, {son of Williavi G."\ g''son 
of Ahner", r/''g^son of Appleton", (fi/i/son of Rev. Wil- 
liam '", ffrftfifson of William \ g'g''g''g^g''son of Thomas ') 
of East Hampton, Mass.; 

born Nov. 25, 1823 ; died July 23, 1855 ; 
married Sept. C, 185-1 Emma ilaria Gady ; 
born Apr. 2G, 1831 ; died 


Frank Theodore, Ij. Sept. 16, 16.5',, m. Xov. 27, 1879 llattie E. Se.Ktnii, ,1. 

205. Eguert Reuben BuRNH.i:M, {son of Willium 0.'", r/'son of 

Abner'", g''fhon of Appleton'\ g'g'f'son of Rev. William'\ 
fg'fif'-son of William \ g''g'g''g'g''son oi Thomas^) oi Syra- 
cuse, N. Y.; 

born Jan. 21, ls2y ; died ; 

married Aug. 4-, 1860 ilary Lucinda Sandford ; 
born June 8, 1831 ; died July 19, 1851 ; 
married Jan. 7, 1857 Eliza Sophia Cutter; 
born July 8, 1831 ; died Mar. 21, 1858 ; 


Alice Kli/,:i, b. An;;. 27, 1S.51, m. Nov. 9, 1880 WaltPr Moore, <\. 

Elleu Amelia, b. Jun. 21, IS53. m. Apr. 5, 1877 Frank E. Eaton, .1. 


206. Frederick Foster Burnha3,i, {son of William G.'", g''son of 

AbTier ", g'^g^son of Apphton ", g''g''g''son of Rev. William '", 
y'g^g''g'^s(m, of William ', g''g''g''g''g''son of TJiomas ') of Jack- 
son, Michigan ; 
born Jan. 8, 1831; died ; 


inarriLM] Oct. IS, 1857 Mari;i Theresa Currier ; 
bom ; (lied 


Inez, b. III. d. 


2n7. Frank Ecoene Bukniiaji, {sou of Willium G."\ (f'son of 
AJiner'"', ;/'';f'so>t of Appleion^', ;/''i/''if'soii of' I't-r. Willidin"'', 
'/'■'/' '/''/''^o?! of William ', g'';/g'</'g''son of Thomas ') of Dan- 
burv, Cuiin.; 

b(_irii May 4, 1S36; died ; 

married A]ir. <1, 1S<;1 Elvira Ccum ; 
born ; died 


Frank Wulker, b. .Ian. 29, 18C7, in. d. 


208. Eev. Theodore Fricliniuiuysen BrRxiiA.M, {son of Abner''-, 
ij'sOH of Alnier'\ ij''i f'son of Appleloii"'^ (fif'i'son of Rev. Wil- 
lium''', ifif(i'ij'son of William \ ;/ff''(/';j':/''son of Thomas') of 
South Anienia, X. Y.; 

born 'Aug. 31, 1845; died ; 

married May 12, 1874 Fannie (JoiTjelia Sjvintoii; 
born July 12, 1S51 ; died 


Theo. E^'bert, b. Feb. 22, IST'J, in. .1. Aiil'. 25, 1879. 

Rev. Ml'. IJundiani graduateil at the University of the City of 
Xew York in 1871, and Union Theological kSeminary in 1874. 
After remaining five years as pastor of the Pi'esbyterian Church 
of Freeport, L. 1., he was called to the church of South Amenia, 
K. Y. 

seventh generation. 

20'.l. Charles AViiittakek Bfunham, {son of Abner'^', if son of 
Abner'"', if if son of Ap})hton'',rj''ifij''-son of Bee. Willium'", 
iffifij'son of Willium ', i/''g''g'g''g''son of Thomas ') of West 
Hobokeii, New Jersey ; 

born Apr. 9, 1852 ; died ; 

married June 23, 1880 Minnie Walsh ; 
born May 25, 1853 ; died 




2in. James YoiN(. Ei k.miam, (-o/i of /u'cliurd"', 'f'sou o/' Geori/e'\ 
ifij'soiL of ElisJia"', rf'/if^on of Lt. fiicJi'inl", '/':/' :/';f''.son of 
Richard", g''<j''g'g'fl''son of Thomas'') of New York ; 
Inirii ; died ; 

marriud Mar. 20, 1S41 Harriet Ilaskins; 
liorii ; died 

seventh ( ;enei:atic in. 

211. OriAiu-Ei r.n;NiiA>r, (son of Charhs"'\ ,f'son of Ge<irijtj'", 

ij'if'son of Elislia'', 'f'if]/''son uf Lt. Iiichiird''', ifi/''^fi/'sou uf 
Ricliard'\ 'f'l'J'J'j's''"' '-'t Tlioiiiii.i') of Pliiladelpliia, Pa.; 
l.orii Mar. 2ii, ISU ; died ; 

iiiarrieil Sej.t. I'.l, 1S3S Olivia S. lUi.-^s ; 
l.orn All--. 22, ISIO ; died 


Mury Eli/:il.utli, b. .July 0, 183;i, uiiiiuuTicJ. M. Apl^ U, 1>47. 

ia t'li:irl.-> .\, h. S.-i.t. M, 1S41, ni. X\,\-. 2.>, l*-')'; .M.ny Foot r.urt, .1. .luly 4, 1S43. 

Mary Ktt:i, b. Apr. 0, Mil, m. -1. 

GeorgiaiiiKi, b. 0.t. 2!', IsJl, n;. '1. 

Mrs. Burnliain was dangliter uf Julm iJliss, Es(|., of Tolland. 


212. Ge<ii:(;e I!ruNiiA>r, (s"?* o/' C//a/7'> "". ij'soit of Geonje'", <j'if'- 

son of Klisha "', ;f';/''(/'son of Lt. Richard ", .'/'','/'.'/".'/'■'■'"" '.'/ /'"'c//- 
'^'''^''i 'f'J'J 'J 9^^"'^ of Thomas') oi' Pliiladelpliia, Pa.; 
born Mar. 11, 1S17; died ; 

married Fell. 13, 1843 Anna lleiniile ; 
born Jan. 21, 1S22; died 


Cath:niii.- n , b. II.-. . :il, Ibi-'., m. ' •\. .luii- l-j, \bVJ. 

Williain, b. Mur. 2U, 1S40, ill. .1. 

Gcirjif, b. Nov. 21), 1S4M, in. il. 

Mary Arthur, b. May 30, 1S52, in. d. 

Aiiui.', b. Mar. 21, ISofi, m. d. 

Emma, b. June is, UGl, m. d. 


2i:'i.' White Pi knham, (.swi of C/tarlus "", ^/'sou of 
Geon/e'', ;f;/'-<on of Elisha", (j'u'i/''^^"- '-'/ -^'' RiclMrd''\ 
'/(/ij'ij'son of Richard", '[fij'f'fson of Tliomas') uf Pridge- 
port. Conn.; 



born July 2, l'^23 ; died : 

married May 11, 1853 Martlia PL Kiinl)all ; 
born Mar. 3, 1S36; died 

Frnnk Arthur, b. Fob. 21, 1856, m. (i. 

Mrs. M. E. Ihirnliain was from Brandon, \'t., and daugbter' 
Josepli Kimball. 


214. Edward Goodwin Bcrniiam, {soil of C/iarhs"", r/'son of 

Geonje", ifrfson of El!.sha^\ O'fu'^'^^^ *?/ -^^- J^icJtard", 

'l''j'if'f''-'on of Richard', f'J^'ff^'J^^'^^'^ of lliomns^) of Bridge- 

jjijrt, Conn.; 

born June 2, 1S27 ; died : 

married Sept. 12, 1853 Mary Ferree ; 

born July 5, 1S26 ; died 


Willinm, 1.. N.iV. 25, 185", m. (1- 

Jliiry, b. Mar. IS, 1859, ra. d. 

Carrie Belle, b. N..v. 22, 1866, m. d. 


215. Simon Colton BrRNnAii, {son of Charles"". g''son of George'", 

g''g''son of Elisha^\ g^g^g''fon of Lt. Richard''', g''g''g'^^'son 

of Richard', g''/g"g'g''so)i of Thomas') 'of Springfield, 


born June 13, 1835 ; died ; 

married May 2, 1850 Harriet B. Skinner ; 

born July 22, 1835 ; died 


Mrs. II. B. Burnliam was daughter of Augustus Skinner. 


216. JdiiN BuRNHAM, {son of John '", g''son of George'", g'g'^son of 

Elisha'\ g''g'g''son of Lt. Richard", g^g'g'ff'son of Richard'', 
g'ifg^g''fson of Thomas') of Batavia, Illinois; 
born Mar. 16, 1816 ; died ; 

married Dec. 14, 1S46 Delia Augusta Damon ; 
born July 19, 1826 ; died 


Julia Rossifer, b. July ISSO.m. d. 

William Henry, b. Dec. 21, 1S51, m. d. 

Mrs. D. A. Burnham was from West Camliridge, Mass. 



217. llr.sny r>i i:siiAM, {son of John'", g''soii of George'', g'g''tou 
of EU-sIm", g''g''g''son of Lt. Richard", g'g''g''g'son of Rich- 
ard'', g''l'g'g'<f'^on of Thomas') of lirattleboro', VeriiKint ; 
lioni Jan. 1, ISIS; died 
married A]ir. 3, lS.">ii C.iroline Susan Perkins ; 
l,,,rn .Ian. ^, 1S30 ; died 


I.i/.zv Mari.-i, b. Juno 4, 1S53, unmarrie'l, (I. M:ir. 4, 1^-54. 

Einm:\ Perkins, b. An,?. 22, 1856, unin-iiricd, '1. X"V. 31, 1m\4. 

Mary Hamraon.l, b. Nov. 26, 1859, m. d. 

H.aiTV Perkins, b. Nov. 3, 1864. m. il. 

Mrs. C. S. Burnliam was from Ci»leraine. Mass. 


2]^. TiiKnivun: Ijin.viiAM, {<'/n of John'", g''s<m of George", g''g''- 
,S"/i of ElisJdt", g'g'g'hon of Lf. Ric/ion/". g''g''g''g''-<on of 
Richard'. g''fg'g''j'son of Tiuimas') of Pliihulelpliia, i'a.; 
li(irn Jan. 1, I'^ol ; died : 

married i'"eli. "_''•, 1>^''>- Jeimie real)ody ; 
iH.rn July -I'.K l^^^o; died 


Ch.irlos Knssifr, b. Nov. 25, 1803, m. .1. 

^[rs. i)Uridiam was from Coliunhus, (ia. 

SE\ i;x Til (;enei;atI( in. 
210. EiiwAim ]!ii;niiam, {son of JiHin '".g'son of George'", g^g'^^im 
■ of Eli^-ha", g'g^f'son of Lt. Ricliard", g''g''g''g''son of Eic/i- 
ard'' , g''g'g'g'g''siin of Thomas') of San Francisco, Califoi'uia ; 
lx)rn Sejit. 1, lb35; died ; 

married May s, ISfiT iLary Cornelia Pay-e ; 
burn June 15, ISSt'; died 


Carrie Louise, 1). N'lv. 2tt, 1868, m. d. 

Edith Worcester, b. .luly 13, 1S71, m. d. 

Alice Cornelia, b^ Feb. 1, 1881, ni. d. 

"Sly. Purnliam is the pioneer and only successful white-lead 
manufacturer west of Omaha. He has built in San Francisco 
and su])erintends one of the largest and finest white lead corrod- 
ing and jiaint manufacturing establishments in the United States, 
called the " Pioneer Wiiite Lead and Color Works," employing 
about liHt men, and using the lead from their own coast mines. 
Mrs. Burnham was from Bedford, Mass. 



22ti. luiDEUii K IIexey IUknham, {sun of Eliiha "'', [f'son of Ah- 
ner''\ g'ifson of Elisha"', g'lfcf'son of JA. Bichard", g''g''f ';/''- 
son of Richard'\ g'''.rg'^g''g''son of Tliomax^) of Hartlbi'Ll, 
Conn., and Lonn-nicadow, Mass.; 

born Fell. 

27, ISlfi ; died ; 

married Mav 

r.t. 1S41 Iviitliariiic Livinij;5ton Mather ; 

liorn Mav 

s, 1S22; died 


\I:ithor, b. M;ir. 17 

, 15i2, killfil at tlie b.-ittle of Chickam:iugii, Gn., Sep. 19, '63 

-ingston, b. M.iy 17 

ISii', unman-ieil, d. Nov. 10, 1S71 

The Biogvapbical Records of Amherst College mention Roderick H. Ijiirii- 
ham, under the head of non-graduates, as a "Member of the ilassacliusclts 
Legislature, 'G1-'G'3," representing the towns of Longmcadow, East Long- ' 
meadow, North and South Wilbraham. ".Justice of tlic Peace manj- 3-ears.* 
Compiler of the Burnham genealogy f and Burt genealogy." A member of 
the Connecticut Historical Society. 

Katharine Livingston Burnham, was the daughter of Samuel and Katharine 
(Livingston) Jlather; goddaughter of Samuel and Lois (Griswold |) JIather; 
g'g'daughter of Richard and Deborah (Ely) ]\Iather; g'g'g'^daughter of Samuel 
and Deborah (Champion) Mather; g'g'g'g'daughter of Richard and Katharine 
(V.'ise) JIather; g'g'g'g'g'daughter of Timothy and Katharine (Atherton) 
JIather, dau. of Gen. Atherton §; g'g'g'g'g'g'^daughter of Rev. Richard and 
Katharine (Holt) Mather, the Emigrants. Rev. Richard 1 (son of Thomas, 
go'son of .John,) whose house is still standing at Lowton, Lxmcashire, Eug. The 
initials " R. JL" in brick work of front gable, was of Brazen Nose College, 
0.i;ford; ordained in 1618 by Dr. Morton, Bishop of Chester; Rector of a 
church at Toxteth, Eng. ; suspended in 1G33 from the ministry for non-con- 
formity. Fleeing in disguise from his persecutors, who were in close pursuit, 
• he arrived at Boston in America Aug. 17, 1635, where he was constituted 
pastor of the Church at Dorchester, Mass. !Mrs. Richard Mather was daugh- 
ter of Edmund Holt, Esq., of Bury, Lancashire, England, ilrs. Burnham's 
mother, Katharine (Livingston) Mather, was daughter of Capt. Abraliam and 
Maria (Peebles) Livingston; Capt. Living.ston served in the army that invaded 
Canada, and in the attack on Quebec; was also in the battles of Stillwater 
and Monmouth in the Revolution; g^daughter of John and Katharine (Ten 
Broeck) Livingston, daughter of Gen. Ten Broeck; g'g'^daughter of Robert 
and Jtargaret (Schuyler) Livingston, daughter of Col. Pieter Schuyler. This 
Robert (emigrant ancestor of this branch of the Livingston family in America, 
who accompanied his uncle Robert, first proprietor of Livingston JIanor, on 
his return from Engliuid, Sept.. 1676) was son of William; g'son of Rev. John 

•Appointed, but only once t:iking the oath of otHee. 
t Refers to the Ist Edition. 

I Of the Gov. Grisivold family. 
§ Appendix, Note B. 

II Appendix. Note C. 


(called Mess John in the ballads of the time) and JIary (Fleming) Livingston, 
dnughlcr of Bartholomew Fleming of Edinburgh, Scotland; g'g-'son of Uev. 
William and Agnes (Livingston) Livingston, dau. of Alexander I-ivingston of 
Falkirk; g'g''g<'son of Rev. Alexander and Barbara (Livingston) Livingston; 
^'^rr^rgigy,, jjf Ko^ert Livingston, who was killed at the battle of Pinkiefield, 
1547; g'g'g'g'g'^son of Alexander, fifth Lord Livingston, Earl of Linlithgow. 
[From "Boston Evening Gazette," and Memorial Services.] 

■' Lieut. Howard JL Burnham, who was killed at the battle of Chickamauga, 
on the 19th of September, was the son of K. II. Burnham, Esq.. of Long- 
meadow, and Mrs. Katharine L. Burnham. daughter of the late Samuel Mather 
of Conneeticut, a descendant of Rev. Richard Mather of Dorchester, >Lass." 

"Ontlie long and luminous roll of patriots, which our country will ever 
hold among her most prtcions treasures, there stands the name which we have 
placed at the head of this article. 

"Lieut. Howard Mather Burnham was born March 17, 1842, and died Sept. 
19, 1.SG3, on the battle-field of .Chickamauga,* at the early age of twenty-one 
years. An only son, reared in affluence, with the tenderest care and every 
social advantage, he was tlic pride and joy of one of the loveliest homes that 
adorn the Connecticut valley. Manly beyond his years, he only waited for 
the consent of his parcnts.'and on April 19, 1861,_the memorable d.ay when our 
Miissachusetts soldiers >«:re affflcked in Balt^njOTc, he joined the ' City Guards ' 
at Springfield. About a fortnight af tejt .wttt a prospect of speedier service in 
active warfare, he united with the Tenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 
then forming on Hampden Park, in which he was chosen first lieutenant. A 
few weeks thereafter,- received a commission aa second lieutenant, Fifth Artil- 
lery, in the regular army. After several months' service as recruiting officer, 
and at Fort Hamilton, he was promoted to a first lieutenancy and ordered to 
join Battery H, Army of the Cumberland, under Gen. Rosecrans. 

"As chief of artillery, and on the staff of Gen. Baird, he had been assisting 
in the dilficvdt tast of conducting the artillery over Looko\it Mountain when 
he fell. As was remarked at his funeral, — 

" He died at his post, serving his gims, surrounded by his brave men, in the 
very heat and ardor of the battle, shot through the breast. There for us, and 
for'his country, he poured out his noble blood. It was a willing sacrifice. 
He had counted well the cost. In all that beautiful glow and ardor of enthu- 
siasm, there was no levity, or recklessness, or inconsideration. There was a 
manly thoughtfulness even in the boy, and how suddenly, when the trumpet 
of war sounded, did the boy leap into the man! lie had all along forecast the 
war, through the winter previous to the attack on Sumter, prophesying that 
it wouldcome, .and that he should go, even then preparing himself for the 
anticipated hardships of the camp, developing his strength by outdoor exer- 
cise, and coursing our streets on his swift horse. What pleasant memories 
have we all of that manly, open, handsome face, that laughing eye that 
beamed so keen with honor and with friendship! AVe knew him as the obedi- 
ent son and the loving brother, as one who scorned from bis deepest soul all 
meanness and untruth and deceit. We think of him as the type of gentle- 
manly bearing, and the model of courtesy. 

• "The River of Doatli " Note 1). 





"He all along was unconsciously tilting himself for the career that was to 
distinguish his opening manhood. Full six feet high and linely proportioned, 
he heeame a proficient in uianU' sports and feats of streiigth: was a great 
walker, and felt perfectly at home in the saddle. He had grown rapidly; but 
the ability to 'endure hardness ' seemed to grow with his growth and strength- 
en with his strength. 

"In his last letter, written amiilst tlie haste and dilticulty of getting the 
artillery through the mountain pass, he e.\elainis, in all the overllow of his 
splendid health and spirits, ' Oh this is a glorious life! How I should like to 
see you all, but not now. I cannot leave my post in a time like this.' He had 
pined and longed in all the restlessness of his ardent soul for active service, 
and now it was his, and he snuffed the battle from afar like the wardiorse. 
And yet he had forecast the risks of battle; he had often thought of the 
])Ositive nearness of death to the soldier. When sometimes reminded by his 
friends of the serious aspects of the future, he would cheerfully reply, ' All 
right— if I fall 'twill be all right. My life is no better than the life of others.' 

"To one of the Sixteenth Regulars, who hurried to him as he fell, with the 
question. 'Lieutenant, are you hurt?' his answer was, 'Not much; but Sitce 
the guns.' ' One of his lieutenants was soon after at his side, and said, ' Burn- 
ham, do you know me?' Opening his eyes faintly, he murmured, ' On with 
till' Eirjht(c nth ! ' and never spoke again." 

C'.vMP AT Stevenson, Ala., Sept. 3, 1S63. 

My Dear F.vtiiek: — I have now two letters of yours, one dated August 
17th, that reached me at our last camp, and one dated August 2Gth, that I 
received this morning. We are now lying close to the village of Stevenson 
All the army are across the river with the exception of pur brigade, who are 
doing guard duty in the town. We have a new Division Commander, Gen. 
Baird, a major in the regular army. My last letter told you that I took com- 
mand of this Battery last Tuesday. I have since then been appointed Chief of 
Artillery for the First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps; as Chief of Artillery 
I am one of his staff, though I live with the battery. Stevenson is at present the 
great depot of this army, and as we hear constantly the whistle of the engines, 
it seems a little more like civilized life. Yesterday 1 rode down to the river with 
our surgeon, and saw a brigade of cavalry cross on the pontoon bridge. The 
water looked so inviting that the doctor and I stripped and took a glorious 
swim, leaving my orderly with our horses. Our brigade will probably follow 
tlie army as soon as the reserve corps comes up, which will be in about a week. 
There has been no rain here for nearly a week, and I never saw such dust. . . . 

I have beeu so far in fine health and like this out-door life 

Give my love to mother, Ellie, and grandmother. 

Your affectionate son, 


BiaDfJEi'OKT, Ai.A., Septembers, 1863. 
JIv Dear Motuki;: — I received yesterday your letter of August 30th. Four 
days ago 1 took four guns, and marched from Stevenson to this place, and am 
now encamped in a rebel work built to defend the railroad bridge. On the 


advance of our foices IIil- rubels es'acuatial lliu works and Ijurnt the bridge, 
but there is now a pontoon laid and troops and teams are continually crossing. 
My fent is pitched in a small carth-worlv on tO]) of a hill, one gun is mounted 
and Others are lying along side. From my tent a most beautiful view is had. 
Lookout Mountain, twenty miles from here, is in sight. It is four miles from 
Chattaniioga. and lias twenty-four guns mounted upon it. 1 liear rebel guns. 

Part of this brigaile is at Stevenson, part here, and some of it is scattered 
alnns the railroail We expect to be relieved soon, by the reserve corps 

I am sorry to hear that Ellie cannot go to school at Farniiugton this fall. 
Don't keep her at home any longer 

I nmst close this letter as the orderly is just starting for Stevenson. 

Give my love to father, Ellie, and all my friends. 

Your alTectiou.ate son. 


" From a graphic description of the fatal battle, by the Xiir York Ihrnkl'.^ 
correspondent, we extract the following account of the Battery in command <jf 
which yoimg Biirnham fell:" 

" Among other batteries lost like Loomis' was the famous Battery ' II ' of 
the Fifth Artillery. At Shiloh it figured as ■ Terrill's,' that ollicer then com- 
inauding, christening it on that memorable day when it and others saved the 
day. At Stone River it was destined to again come to tlie re.>cue. this time 
of McCook; and under Lieut. Guenther it was now baptized with his name 
A short time ago Guenther went to the Potomac, and Lieut. Howard JI. Burn- 
ham came into command; and again for a third time, under a third gallant 
commander. Battery H came to the rescue. I knew Burnham and Fesseuden 
and Ludlow well. Their quarters lay on my road to heachpiarters. and I 
never passed them without a pleasant greeting and a cheerful word. They 
were each men of unusual worth. Burnham is killed and other.^ wounded and 
captured. All have fallen nobly, and though the Battery ceases to e.xist. tlie 
story of their worth and heroism will not perish. ' Though the field be lost, 
all is not lost,' when the smoke of battle dissolves to reveal the tableau of these 

young men perishing over tlieir guns At one time the regulars, liard 

pressed, had the misfortune to lie separ.atcd. A battalion of the Sixteenth 
Infantry was cut off and nearly all captured. Major Coolidge was killed, 
Dawson and Miller, Clark, Mills, Crofton, Adair, and Meredith wounded; 
Burnham dead, and the men and horses of his Battery lying in heaps around 
him, with his lieutenants too badly wounded to command,. the brigade broken, 
badly re|)ulsed, leaving the now immovable Battery in the hands of the rebels. 

"From the same correspondence we also extract the following glowinL' 
sketch of the famous 'charge': 

"The ch;irge of that corps should go down to jiosterity in language that 
would insure the immortality of the story. Jloving with admirable precision, 
yet with great rapidity, the line never wavered, as the enemy, attempting to 
ni:ike a stand, would for a moment halt. ;ind turn upon the terrible line of 
leaping tiame which pursued him. The incidents of that charge cannot be 
told. A thousand are crowding the notebook of my memor\-; but I d;ire not 
stop now to tell how noble Burnh;im and Ludlow and Fesseuden, with thirty 
men anti fifty horses killed, fell over their captured guns, nor how their 


Battery was retaken, nor how the Sixteeuth Infautry threw itself away against 
tlie wall of flame that licked it up till only one wounded captain and twenty 
men remained. I had seen two batteries fall into our bauds, and turned upon 
those who abandoned them, helping to strew the plain with their bodies. I 
cannot now detail how voluuteers and regulars vied with each other for the 
honor of the day. God knows they won glory enough to cover all." 

"I have been at Ihe Ilerald office to-day, to have the name corrected, and 
bad the luck to be introduced to the correspondent himself, who witnessed the 
whole of it. He told me be knew Howard well; saw him often; that his 
Battery was surrounded; that he refused to surrender, and all three were shot 
down over their guns; Ludlow and Fes.senden wounded; the former taken 
prisoner; Howard killed; alas, be feared his body would not be recovered; if 
this should prove correct, how his broken-hearted father ■will suffer. . . . 

" Howard has many friends here, and so far as sympathy goes to reconcile 
me to so great a loss, there has been sufficient from many quarters. . . . 

"Your brother HOWARD." 

"Lieut. Burnham was but twenty-one years of age. He was singularly 
pure-minded, and leaves behind him a character unstained; his loss is deeply 
mourned by his townsmen and all who knew him. Lieut. Fessenden thus 
concludes a letter from the battle-tield to his parents, who have lost their ten- 
derly-reared and only sou ": 

"He was a fine officer, always looking out for his men, and much esteemed 
by them,— a brave and gallant soldier, he fell at the post of duty, gallantly 
lighting his Battery against overwhelming numbers of the eiiemv. Forty-one 
men were killed and wounded, and more than one-third of tlie horses were 
shot. This will attest the severity of the fire we were under. Your son died 
the most glorious of deaths, for he fell fighting his couiit»-y's battles, his face 
to the foe. By his death our regiment loses one of its superior officers, the 
country a brave and good man." 

"We had noticed your son's rapid advancement, and within a week had 
remarked to each other that he was in just the post for which he was fitted and 
destined. The loss to our country of her sons like him, at such a juncture, is 
another mystery which the Lord will solve in His own good time. Among 
the inscriptions in your r_iuiet church-yard which linger in my memory, is that 
of a Lieutenant (of your own lineage, or related to it), who fell in the service 
of his country more than a century since; and his honored grave has from 
that day to this rehearsed to the living its lesson of patriotic devotion. From 
the tomb which receives the mortal form of your beloved and lamented 
Howard, will come forth a voice of deeper pathos and wider power, and the 
brave and noble youth has neither lived nor died in vain. Mrs. W. joins me in 
affectionate condolence." .... 

" As ever, yours most truly, Samuel Wolcott." 

The Springfield RepuUkaii of Wednesday morning, February 3d, contained 
the following announcement: 

"The body of Lieut. Howard Burnham of Longmeadow, the estimable young 
soldier who was killed at Chickamauga, Ga. , in September last, arrived in this 
city yesterday, and was conveyed in a hearse beautifully draped in flags to 


LougniL-iidow, wlieru the fuuL-riil will take plate this afteriiouu at two o'clock. 
Capt. Tift, and many members of the Forty-sixth regiment, as 4vell as some of 
the Twenty-seventh will attend." 

From the Springtieki RcpuUimn of the next morning, we quote the follow- 
ing brief notice of the funeral : 

"Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at his father's house in 
Longmeadow, over the remains of Lieut. Howard Sf. Buruhani, who fell on 
the field of Chickaiuauga last September. The services where highly interest- 
ing and the attendance large. Appropriate remarks were made by Rev. Jlr. 
Harding of Longmeadow, bestowing worthy testimony to the noble character 
of young Burnham. The prayer W;is made b}- Rev. Jlr. Buckingham of this 
city, after which a beautiful dirge was sung. The casket containing the body 
was swathed in the national colors, ami beautiful wreaths of flowers were 
placed upon it, while about the house were several relics of the young soldier's 
career, not the least touching of which was the head-board of his grave on the 
bloody field, with its ruile and simple inscription. A large number of persons 
from this city were present." 

At Longme.iilow, lOtli, of diphtheria, K.milv LiviNc..-.r.jNE, 22, only dai!.;liter and 
surviving child of Roderick H. ami K.ith;irine h. nurnh;mi. 
Fuiier.ll at tlte hou^e Monday at 2 o'clock. 

"The family of Roderick II. Burnharu of LoiiL'meadow is in gnat attlictiou 
by the death of their only child. Knuly L., a lnvrly daughter ii years old. 
Miss Burnham was well known in the city, and was a great favorite with all 
her associates. She had been sick hut a few days, being able to ride to the 
city last week. The only son of the family, Lieut. Burnham, was killed in 
the army just before the war closed, and this household of promi.--e is now 
desolate. Verily, 'in the midst of life we are in death.'" 

E. L. i;. 

As I cnnnut think of thee, 

Hut ouly dec[ily slecpinL', 
While an.^eU by "thy side slmll be, 

Tlieir vigils ever liCcpinu. 
Nor cared I for one look where deatli 

Had set liis seal of victory, 
liut only for the flowei-s whose lireatli 

Was fragrant with thy nieiiiory. 

•I >tood and watclieil thy funeral scene, 

The pastor's tribute feeling, 
The dirge and hymn of faith serene, 

Tlic tears such love revealing. 
And then I saw thee borne away 

liy reverent hands so gently, 
To rest near whore thy brother lay, 

A soldier fallen valiantlv. 


Died at Hartford, Coucecticiit, on Monday niLrbt, July 13tli, Katharine 
Livingstone Bcuniiam, wife of Roderick 11. Burnliaiii, foniicrly of Loug- 
meadow, Massachusetts. 

Words are powerless to convey any adeciuate idea of the true import of 
such a brief item as this one death contains. But memories dating back a 
quarter of a ccutury come to us so vividly, that we cannot let such a friend pass 
away and make no sign. In May of 1841, Mr. Burnham brought to his beauti- 
ful home in Longmeadow, his young and lovely bride, the pride and crown- 
ing joy of his manhood. Mrs. Burnham was a descendant of ancient and 
aristocratic families, and most worthily represented them. To our youthful 
minds, they seemed together the representatives of all that we had read of 
titled nobility. In the spring of 1843, a son was born to them. Howard Mather, 
and in 1849, a daughter, Kmily Livingstone. The home circle seemed now 

;\Irs. Burnham was a most affectionate and devoted wife and mother. 
Both children were tenderly watched over, and their every wish gratified if 
possible; they themselves were as bright and lovel}" as could be. It was a 
home where all the family friends loved to gather, for Mrs. Burnham had all 
those qualities which mark a perfect hostess. A woman of keen and quick per- 
ceptions, great culture and refinement, a rarel}" .gifted conversationalist, so that 
to be her guest was of itself an honor and exquisite pleasure. She was a 
woman of strong opinions; her friends felt, however, that she was true to 
them, as they were to her; alwa3's kind-hearted and benevolent, many will 
miss the frieudl}- aid she quietly bestowed. 

Mrs. Burnham was a Christian woman. As we write, the scene comes 
before us of the day when she publicly professed her faith in Christ — the 
village church, the communion table, the baptismal font, appear. After 
taking the vows of the church, she turned to meet her husband leading the 
two dear ones to be consecrated in baptism. And when later on Mr. Burnham 
took the same vows, wc well remember her solemn joy. 

It did not seem as if in this home where wealth, culture, and beauty 
reigned, sorrow could have a place. Already it was on its vray. At the call 
of his country, Howard Mather Burnham at once responded, and his parents 
bade him God speed, but their anxious watchings none but God ever knew. 
Rapidly he earned promotion and when, at the battle of Chickamauga. he fell, 
it was in command of his battery, 5th U. S. A. < 

The severity of the blow to the mother's heart, who so proudly had watched 
the career of her only son, was known only to those who witnessed it. It 
was a first but a life-long sorrow. 

When at the age of twenty -two, the dear daughter was taken from this home 
it seemed for a time as if the mother would be deprived of reason. Never had 

tliis beloved (buii^'Iitur bnni left uiiiirotected. No matter how lute the hour of 
lior retiini from the ■sorial ciroles where she was so great a favorite, hi r 
mother was always rea<l3' to meet her, and "could it be that Ellie could be laid 
awoy alone '; " 

Those were days we never shall for^xet, but we knew that this dear mother 
had given herself and dear ones to the Lord, and by and by He would appear 
and show her the way by which He was leading her. And so it came to jiass 
that after a time much peace came to till the unsubmissive heart. 

Soon after the death of their daughter, Jlr. and Jlrs. Burnham made Hart- 
ford, Conn., their residence, though Longmeadow was ever their home, for 
here rested the remains of their beloved ones. Often each year, have they 
brought flowers for these graves, and always endeavored to be present at the 
Decorative Soldiers' Day service. 

Withiu the last two year's j\lrs. Burnbani became aware that her usually firm 
health was slowly, failiug, but with rare courage and fortitude she quietly 
endured the fear rather than share its dread with those near and dear, who 
would have suffered for her. During this time there has been a growing 
development of a Christian life as shown in her letters, and her intercourse 
wilh friiTids. 

Mrs. liurnham never severed her coimection with the church at Longmeadow, 
but of late she has been an attendant at St. John's Church in Il.irtford, ami Ijy 
its rector. Rev. Mr. Bradin. the burial service of the church was read in the 
parlors of Hotel Capitol, Thursday noon the I'ith. 

The tender re,gard felt for Mrs. Burnham was feelingly shown by the attend- 
ance at her funeral service, and the floral offerings of. her many Hartford 
frieuils, who with her relatives came with the body to Longmeadow, where 
a number of Iter old friends and neighbors were assembled at the burial lot. 
A brief service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Harding, her former pastor, to 
whom she was much attached. 

Side b}' side wilh her two children we laid away our bi-loved friend, feeling 
that she had already joined them in the better world. 

Two loving sisters, a brother, nephews and nieces, ami many friends stood 
by her open grave. But aluiie stands the bereaved husband. We are told that 
no sorrow enters Heaven; could it be so, we know that she nuist be very piti- 
ful for him who has for so many years been her companion and her care as 
well. We are confident that it will be given to her in an especial manner to 
be his ■' ministering Angel " in the remaining years of his stay on earth. 

God grant that t(5 him and to us all may be given that overcoming faith 
whiidi will enable our friends to say of us "Entered into Paradise" and "the 
joy of our Lord " as has our friend Katharine Livingstone Mather Burnham. 

LoNoMic.Mxnv. .]ulv i:i, INS"). E. li. II. 


Vet will 1 not believe tlicc ilead, 

X'lr care long to remember 
How farewell tears for tbee were shed, 

That sad day in November. 
Nor buried they in yonder jrrave 

The lie-t of thee I treasure; 
The heart, the look, and smile that <ravc 

A charm no words can measure. 

Thou .art not, no more than die ^ 

With summer all the roses; 
No more than star^; go from the skv 

When midnight o'er it closes; 
No more than wlien the bright leaves fade. 

And fall in autumn weather, 
The trees themselves in dust are laid. 

And pcrii-hed altogether. 

In hearts that keep thy memory 

There thou art living ever; 
In kindly words that never die, 

Thy breathing ceaseth never. 
Not vacant is thy fireside chair. 

Nor lone thy pleasant dwelling. 
While thou in si)irit still art there 

A daughter's mission filling. 
Li)N(.mi;.mm.)w, November Utli. ,v. e. n 

.SEVE.N'Tn nEXEi;ATI( iX. 

221. Eev. Edwix Otway r>ui;xnA>r, (son of Br. Frederick '", ff''so)i 
of Aimer '% '/(/son of Elisha'\ /if /son of Lt. Richard", 
U'9U'f''^°" 0/ Richard', /////son of Thomas ') of Wil- 
ton, AVaseca Co., Minnesota ; 
born Sept. 27, 1824 ; died An^;. 1, 1S73 ; 
m.'\rried July 3, lS<iO Rebecca Elizabeth Russell ; 
born July 12, 1842; died 


Frederick R., b. May 11, 1861, m. d. 

Edward R., b. Nov. 29, 1803, m. d. Sept. 4, 18G6. 

Mary M., b. Nov. 7, 18G7, m. d. .Inly 14^ 1S68. 

JI. How.ard, b. May 27, 1870, m. d. 

Rev. Mr. Burnhani was a graduate of Hamilton College, N. Y., 
1852; of Union Theological Seminary, Xew York City, 1S55 ; 
Principal of Pennington Academy, New Jersey. Preached in 
Columbus City, la., and in Minnesota ; was settled in Wilton as 
jjastor of the Congregational Church there. After three years 
he was called to Tivoli, Blue Earth Co., where he preached two 
years, and then returned to Wilton for five vears. He died at 


Lo3 Angeles, Cal. Mrs. Burnhaih was daiigliter of William lius- 
sell, wlio was born at Coventry, Eng., in lSn4, and ot' liebecea 
(Fleming) Kussell, born in London, Eng., ISOo. 
["Daily Ilenild," Clintou, Li.] 
At the residence of Mr. .7. B. Frizzelle, on Ninth Avenue last evening, a 
very plea.'Jant surprise party was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Russell 
and tlicir dairgliter, Jlrs. R. E. Buruham. There were about fifty friends 
present. ».\. most bountiful supper was served on the lawn, and with music 
and conversation a very plea.sant evening was passeil. Mr. and Jlrs. Russell 
will leave soon to reside in Paveuport. Mrs. Burnhaui returns to Chicago for 
a few months, and will then join her parents in Davenport. 

.S EV EXTH I ilCXEi: ATIi )X. 

222. "WiLF.i.vM KncKWELL I'riiMfAM, (-so;; of Matthew Rockwell'*'", 
ffson of Ahner '''' . g''fson of Elishu '\ g'';/''g''son of Lt. Rich- 
ard", 'Sg'g^f/'""! of RirjLard\(/if'f'i''ifson of Tho)),>i.s') of 
Madison, N. Y.; 

born June 1, 1S2.") ; died ; 

married Feb. 22, l'^y^ Mai'ia Goe ; 
born Jnly 1, ISi'ii ; died 


William H., 1.. .lune 21, 1-.5T, m. d. 

Marietta, I.. May •2S, ISoU, in. d. Herbert, \>. June 1, ISfil, in. d. 

Flora Eliza, b. Dec. 29, 16'3.5, in. • d. 


22o. Ai.iaux "W.vuuEN Briixii.vM, {sonof Mdliheio Rockwell"', >/''soii 
of Abner'''', g if son of Ellslta^', g'ffson of Lt. Richard'", 
9'/^^"^ "f Richrrd\g'g'g"g'^'son of Thomas') of ]\Iadi- 
son, N. Y.; 

born Apr. l:!, 1^21* ; died ; 

marrieil M.-iy 2s, ISr.:! Jaiiette Henderson of Aiio-nsta; 
born July 2:j, Is.'jtl ; died 

I nii.ii. 
Clara Belle, b. Nov. 8, 1S71, in. ,1, 

Albion W. lUirnliani lives on the farm inherited, through his 
uncle, Samuel Burnham, from his grandfather, Abner Burnham. 


22+. Theodoiie Hook Bfi;xu.\M, {son of William'" , g*son of Ab- 
ner''\ g'g^son of Eli.sha '", g''g'(f'son of Lt. Richard'", g'g^g^g'- 


■ son of Richard', g'g'g'g'g^'ion of Thomas') of Willington, 
Tuscola Co., Michigan ; 
born July 1, 1641 ; died ; 

married Jan. 2G, ISTl E!izal)etli McGuire; 
born May 31, 18.51 ; died 


Sarah Belle, b. Dec. 3, 1671, m. <1- 

Harriett Eliz., h. Jan. 9, 1675, m. <l 

Win. Leverett, b. June 7, 1879, m. il- 

Tlieodore H. Burnliain enlisted in New York City, Aug. 3, 
1S61, as private in Co. G, Si.xty -fifth N. Y. Vols. During the 
winter and spring was with his regiment about Washington City 
and Fairfax Co., Ya.; then with the Fourth Army Corps was 
transported to Fortress Monroe ; moved on Yorktown ; was then 
attacked with typhoid fever, sent into hospital at Fortress Mon- 
roe and was very near death ; did not return to duty till the latter 
part of July, after the seven days' battle before Richmond, in 
which his regiment participated. When the army was reorgan- 
ized, he became connected with the Sixth Army Corps, in which 
he remained till the close of the war. He fought in the battles 
of Antietam and "Williarasport, Md.; the first and second battles 
of Fredericksburg ; participated in the storming of the city and 
heights of Fredericksburg, and the battle two miles south on the 
plank road ; was also in the battle of Gettysburg ; at the New- 
York riots was detailed for special duty in and about the city ; 
did guard duty on Riker's Island, and on government transports 
from New York to New Orleans and back ; also to Alexandria, 
Ya., and back. 

Jan. 5, 1S6-1, reeidisted as a veteran volunteer in same com- 
pany and regiment ; was detailed for recruiting service in New 
York City, where he remained till the following April, when he 
joined his regiment at Brandy Station, Va.; on the 6th of May 
fought all day in the battle of the Wilderness ; was taken prisoner 
at nio-ht ; arrived at Andersonville prison the 2J:th of May ; re- 
mained there until the 12th of September, then was taken to 
Florence, S. C, from there he escaped, and with three comrades 
undertook to reach the Federal lines via East Tennessee, but being 
barefooted, was obliged, on the fifth night to take to the road, and 
was captured by two " broadbrims " at Society Hill, in the dis- 
trict of Darlington, S. C; was returned to Florence, and remained 
there until the 16th February, 1S65, when all the prisoners were 


reiiKiVed to AVilniinirtuii, N. C, by railroail, ami tlieiice on to 
Goldiboruugli, wln.i-e he was paroled, and sent iiitu dur lines at 
Wilmington, Feb. 27tli, the place being jnst oecnpied by our 
troops ; reached Annapolis, Md., March lOth ; was furloiighed 
home a niontli ; in that time he partially recovered liis liealth and 
strength, but was very feeble from the etfects of fever, from whirh 
he was just recovering wlien he left Florence; returned to ('amp 
Parole; did duty there till the 2Sth June, lSt>5, when he was 
honorably discharged from the service. 


'22'i. IIenIvV L. r>ri;NnAM, {so)i of George '*', rfson of Aaron '", fpf'- 
wn of Aaron ^\ fifrfson of Li. RicJiard", [ff'fg'^son of 
Richard'', (jg'ff'fson of Thomas') of Hartford, Conn.; 
born Feb. 10, ISUS ; died ; 

married JIar. 3, 1S34 Sarah Judd ; 
born Dec. 12, 1812; died 


Henry Leainlor, b. June 12, lf35, m. ■!. Pi'f. 27, l>3,i. 

Alfred Van, b. Jliir. 13, 1>37, in. Oct. 4, l^Cf) Floroii.-e I. Nixon, 1. 

Ellen Olivia, b. Feb. 10, IJS'J, m. d. 

Sarah Franco?, b. Apr. 10, 1S4I, m. d. 

George Martin, b. Oct. 30, 1S43, m. d. 

Henry Lullier, b. Dec. 31, 154-5, ni. • d. An.-. 20, 1^49. 

Ida Alice, b. All-. 1. 1-49, m. d. May 27, 1S.J7. 

Charle- James, b. Anir. 24, l>-)6, ni. d. 

Henrietta Julia, b. Dec. 13, 1>:5S, ni. d. 

22'^ r.EANDEi; CoI.EMAN lll'UNHAM, [SOU of (lPOri/e"\ f^/'son of 

Aaro7T'\ f'f-^on of Aaron^\ (fffson of Lt. Rkhirrd'\ 

ffffson of Richard', 'fffg'^'.fson of Tliomas') of ILut- 

tunl. Conn.; 

born July 14, IsU; did June S, 1S48 ; 

married Sept. tl, 1S3',> H:\nnah ('lapp ; 

born Feb. .">, ISld; died 

Le.aiirler Strnns- b. Mar. 15, 1«42, m. d. 

Eilward .Michael, b, O.t. II, 1?44, unmarried, d. X..v. 4, 1?60. 

Capt. Edward M. J'.iirnham, second son of T.cander C. Enrn- 
ham, served through the Rebellion as Cajit. U. S. C. I.; at the 
close of tlie war he volnnteered as an officer in the Mexican Re- 


publican anny, wbieli was then attempting the overtlirow of the 
Enijicror Maximilian, and the expulsion of the French troops 
from their coimtry. Here he was twice wounded, the last time 
so severely as to compel his resignation, and, as soon as able to 
be removed, his return to his friends. 


•2"27. Georce Burnha>[, {son of Geonje'", g'^son of Auron'"', g^'g'^.-ion 
of Aaron*'', g'g^g'^son of Lt. Richard", 'f'f'f'j'^"^'- ^f ■^''"^^'" 
ard'\ g''g''g''g''(fson of Thomas') of Hartford, Conn.; 
born Jan. 2S, 1S17 ; died ; 

married Mar. 21, 1S41 Harriet Britt ; 
born Mar. 23, ISIS; died 


George Dwi-Iit, b. Juno 23, 1S42, m. d. Feb. 10, 1844. 

Esbeibert Dcwitt, b. April 8, 1S45, m. (I. July 19, 184G. 

Abbie Georgette, b. Oct. 23, 1S40, in. d. 

Willi.tra George, b. Feb. 1, lSo5, ui. (1. 


•22s. Anthony BiRNiiAii, (son of George'", f 'son of Aaron ''\ g''g''- 
son of Aaron '", g''g''<Jhon of Li. Richard " , if g' g'' g'hon of 
Richard % g''g^g''g''g'^'>on of Thomas ') of East Hartford, Conn.; 
born Oct. 9, 1823 ; died ; 

married June 2S, 1848 Ann Maria Jagger ; 
born Mar. 2, 1S2G ; died 


244 Georj;c Dwight, b. .-Xjir. 2, lS4ii, lu. .M;iy U, l.'>74 Gniee J. liiibcock, J. 

Juue Kate, b. Aug. 14, 1S52, m. .1. 

James Huwanl, b. Juue 7, 1^54, m. d. Apr. 3, 1N.50. 

Nellie Arrabel, b. July 8, 185G, m. d. June 1, 1857. 

Nellie Arrabel, b. Juue 16, 185S, m. d. 

Anna Maria, b. Mar. 14, 1861, m. d. 


22y. Edwin F. Bcrnham, {son of Hezckiah ''"', g'^son of NathanieV, 
g^g^son of Moses", g^g'g'son of Lt. Richard''', fg'g'g'son of 
Richard", if g''g''g''(f son of Tltomas') of Burnside, Conn.; 
born May 11, 182.5 ; died ; 

married Dec. 10, IStiO Jane A. Fowler; 
born Mar. 30, 1831; died 


Son, h. Srpl. 1, 1N6S, in. d. Sept. 1, ItCS. 

Kruiik I-:., b. Au„'. U, IsTO, m. d. 


•2?>n. Si(ioi-K.VEY Michael Biunham, {son o/' Michael'", g''60n of 
Michael"', rfg''sim of Freeman", 'fifg'-'On of Charles''", 
g'g'g''g''so7i of Jiichard'. g''g''g''g'g''tion of 7'/ioma^') of Saii- 
gatiick, Conn.; 

boni Auir. '•>, l''^."'"; ilicd ; 

ni.-irricd ]May 21, \>-l^ ^\vs. Ella Caroline (Faitunte) 
born Ort. U, ls47;die(l . [Keene; 


Mr. Burnliairi, on liis estate at Sauijatuck, lias a very \ahialilr 
herd of Jersey cows. At auction sales of Jerseys in New 'i'ork 
City, on May 10, ISSl!, a heifer from his .jilace, Xaiicy J,ee II, 
brought §1,550; on the next day, the loth, he 6>.'ld the o-year old 
heifer Princess II for Sl,SOn ; Oct. llHli. :\Iabel Labey brought 
82,<i00; Queen of the Farm, r, years ohl ('.t.oC'.t), sI,:KiO ; the bulls 
Lome $1,400, Buzzy $800. May 2.">. ISS:.!, Mr. Burnham pur- 
chased Pilot Piose for S2,4IHI. '-Sir ({eorge, who brought the 
highest price ever paid for a -lersey, is the sire of ^Ir. I'.uridiam's 
tanious bull King Koti'co.'' The alxive few notices of sales from 
this herd are taken from the iS'ew York Times. 


231. James Buknoam, (son of James Matthews"'', g''son of Michael"', 
g'^g''soii. of Frceinari", g''g''g''son of Charles'", g'g'^g'^'j'son of 
Richard', ififg'if g''son of Thomas ') of Brooklyn, L. I.; 
horn June 15, isltl; died ; 

married .Sept. 21, 1805 Mary Elizabeth Giles: 
born June 27, 1815 ; died 


Artlmr C, 1.. Ort. 22, ISeti, m. (1. Nuv. 3, l.sOtf. 

Lucy S., b. Nov. 22, ISU", m. il. 

Thoiii;wi, b. l-'i-b. 3, 1S70, in. .1. 

Ann K., b. Jmiu 2';, 1N74, ni. d. 



2.S2. George Stanley BuRNiiAir, {son of Ilimm '", (/son of 
Thomas''\ rfrfson of Eeuhen*\ g''<f<j''son of Thomas", 
9''/9'9''son of Thomas', gYgY'/son of Thomas', f gYf </[/"■ 
son of Tliomas ') of Barkhanisted, Conn.; 
born Jan. 4, 1830 ; died ; 

married Dec. 31, 18G3 Mary Cranipton ; 
burn Feb. 17, 1S41 ; died 


Alice Sanford, b. Nov. 12, 1S66, m. d. 

Isiibclla Grace, b. May 16, ISGS, in. d. 

George Nelson, b. July 17, 1871, m. d. 


233. Franklin T. Etrnham, {son of Kelson T. '", ^^son of 

Thomas^', g''g''son of Reuben*', g^'g'g'^son of Thomas"'', 

g'g'g'g'son of Thomns ', g' g" f g' ^hon of Thomas ^ g^g'g'g'^'fg''- 

son of Thomas ') of Medina, Ohio ; 

born Aug. 21, 1847 ; died ; 

married Aug. 4, 1S08 Emma Powers ; 

born Dec. 28, 1845 ; died 


Lucius C., b. June S, 1S09, m. J. 

Arthur R., b. Mar. 30, 1S7S, ni. d. 

Mary E., b. Oct. 9, 1676, m. d. 


234. Edwaki) S. Burnham, {son of Nelson T. '", g''son of Thomas", 

g'g''soii of Reuben " , ff g''son of Thomas '", g'g'g'g''sQn of 

Thomas', g''g''g'</g^son <f Thomas'" , g''g''g''g'g'g''sonof Tliomas') 

of Medina, Oliio ; 

born May 4, 18.54 ; died ; 

married Apr. 2C, IS 77 Mary N. Loom is ; 

born Nov. 27, 1857 ; died 


Nellie, b. Apr. 4, 1S78, m. d. 


235. Andrew L. Burnh^v^i, {son of Nelson T'.'", g'hon of TJiomas", 
gY'son of Reuben", g''g'g''son of Thomns''', fg^'f'fson of 


258 E I G H T n G E N E R A T I N . 

7'honuv \ g''(/g'(/g''son of Thomas ', 'f'/'.f'f'/'f^on of 

Thomas ') fif ^Ictlina, Ohio ; 

born Nov. 19, 1855 ; died ; 

inan-icd Apr. 15, ISTS Effie P. Looinis ; 

born July 2-2, ISCl ; died 


Samiei. T. ]5l'i:niiam, {smi of Timothy E."\ g''son of Zeniis'\ 
g'g''son of Zenas", g'l/g'son of Silas '', ;fg^g''g'son of John '", 
[/V9V9''''(>'^ of John \ g'''fg<fg'''fson of 77ioma.s') of South 
Windsor, Conn.; 

horn Aug. 15, 1S5G; died ; 

UKU'ried June 9, 1880 Mary Elizalieth Loomis ; 
born Nov. 0, 1S57; died 



Geok(;e jMakois 1ji:i;xiiaai, (sunof (leorge P.''°, g''-son of Capt. 
h'eorge''", g^g'^son of Capt. Ainos", g'g''g'son of Josiah'", 
g'g'y''g'son of Rev. WiHiain "\ g''g'i/g'g''son vf William ^, 
y"^ 9' if 9^0^'/^'^^^ of Thomas') of Huntington, \'t.; 
born Nov. 2, 185t; ; died : 

niarrie<l Nov. 17, 1ST7 Ida Perry; 
burn Aug. 15, ISOD; died 


, b. A[.r. 26, 1879, m. d. 

Kion rn genekatiox. 

238. Oi.ivEii .1. I!ri;NHAM, {son of Wolcoit //.'", g'son of Oliver 
W.'", g''g''soii of ]Vnlcott'% g''g'g''son of Aj>jilelon"'\ g'yg'g''- 
soii of Btv. William "', g'g''g''ii''g''son of William ', f f g' g" g' (/ ■ 
son of TJiomas ') of Kicldand Center, Wisconsin ; 
b.irn Oct. 20, 1842; died ; 

married Se]it. 2o, lS7o Mary A. Strickland ; 
born Aug. 12, 1848; died 



O. J. Biirnliam enlisted Sept. 20, 1S61, in Sixth Wis. Battery 
Liglit Artillery. Served in the armies of Mississippi and Ten- 
nessee. "Was discharj^ed Oct. 10, 1SC4-. 


230. Wiij.iAM A. BuRxirAiF, {son of Wolcntt II."\ g'^son of Oliver 
ir.'"', fifson of WolcoU'% g'g''(/son of Appleton '", g^if(fifson 
of Rev. William ", (/g''(/g''ifson of William ', g''g''g''g''g'g''son 
of Thomas ') of Ivicliland Center, Wisconsin ; 
born Feb. 11, 1S47; died ; 

married Dec. 2.'>, 1809 Mary Wallace ; 
boi'n Ani^. 7, lS.5-1; died 


Harrv W., 

h. Oct. 9, 1870, 

Pearllie V. 

h. Jan. 19, 1872, 

Etliel J., 

h. Apr. 9, 1S80, 




W. A. Burnham enlisted the fall of ISr.S in Sixth Wis. Bat- 
tery Light Artillery, and served till close of the war. 


240. Walter S. Bce-VHAM, {son of George W."', g'^son of Oliver 
W.''\ g^'g'^son of Wolcott", g'^g^g'^son of Appleton'", 'f'fo'u''' 
sou of Rev. Williuin '", g^g^g^g'^fson of Wiltium ', g'g'''f'fg''g''- 
son of Thoiiias ') of Lincoln, Vermont : 
born Mar. 2, 1S52; died ; 

married Apr. 24, 1S77 Emma Hall ; 
born Dec. 2'.), 1S.55 ; died 



241. Milton H. Blk.miasi, (son of Al/'red'°\ g''son of Orrin''", 
g'g'^son of Wolcott'"''.^ g''g''g''son of Appleton '', g''g^g''g''son of 
Rev. William ", g'g'g'g'g''son of William \ <,fg'''/g''g''g''son of 
Thomas^) of Sycamore, Illinois; 
born Sept. 28, 185."); died ; 

married June 28, 1875 Sarah Alice Gnnn ; 
born Sept. 14, 18.">4; died 


William Roy, b. Mar. 8, 1876, m. d. 

Edith M.ay, h. June 14, 1877, m. d. 


KK.inii i;em:kati(in. 

242. Nathan Jack^^hn IUumiam, (son of Col. Jforace IJ.'"', <j'son 
of Judsoii"", g'g'son of Ahner'", g'(j''g''.'<on of 4-J'pi'^ton'", 
g'g'g'g'son of Bea. William '", g'g''g''g'g''soii of WiUium \ 
g'g'ifg'^'f'f'son of Thomas^') of Oiuiiliu, Xebra<k;i ; 
born June S, IS-iS ; died ; 

iiiarriecl Oct. 5, lS7r> ]\raiy Clarke Morgan ; 
b(irn JniK' •2:1, ]>;.". 1 : died 


Helen JIop.'mu, I.. Do..-. .">, ISTri, ni. d. 

Horace lUui*, li. Oct. 2.-., 1S77, ni. <i. 

Infant son, li. Oct. 1'., IsTS, ni. .i. .Ian. 3, lS7;i. 

N. J. Uuruliam, Es(|., -was a nun-roinniissiniu'd utHi.'or in the 
I'.iTtli liegt. Penn. V(.ils., entering the t^ervire betbre he was 1(> 
years of age. He is now attornev-atdaw in Omaha. 

Er(MI lit (.KNER.VriilN. 

2i?>. Aiii;oi' I'.l'knuam, {son of Charles'" , g''^on of Charlts "", 
g^g'soii of George", g'g'g'son. of Eli</ia'% g'g'g'g'son of 
Li. Ridiard", g''g''g'"g''g''so?i of IiicJi<inl\ g'g'g'ifg'g'^son of 
Thomas ^j of Norvvicli, Conn.; 
born Sept. lo, 1>^41 ; (bed .July 4, iSSo ; 

married itay 1, 187"' Catherine Cook ],ainiian ; 
born Dec. It), 1S47 ; died 


Mabel Laniiiau, \: Nov. 8, 1*76, m. d. 

Katharine Cook, b. Sept. 2, 1S7!S, in. d. 

Charles !'■ Mar. 14, I^m), i,i. d. 

Mr. I!iini]i;im married Ajiril '_'.">, istlt;. ]\Iary Fuot, daughter of 

^[r. Itoileriek Burt of Springtield, Mass. She was born Jan. C\ 

lS4t'>, and died Sept. 'Jo, ls7 1, leaving nu cliildrcn. Mrs. Catlicrinc 

Cook Ibirubam is thedtmghter of Mr. Peter Lannian of Norwich 

Town, Conn.; 

[From " The IS'orwich Bulletin."] 

With pain and surprise tlie comrauiiitj' learucd Wcdnesilay that before day 
break tbat moruiiig Mr. Cbarle.s A. Buruharu bad died at bis residence on 
Lincoln Avenue. Mr. Burnbtim bad been ill witb malarial fever for three 
weeks, but no particular anxiety was felt, even two hours before bis death. 
Mr. Burnbam's parents, at his birth, were residents of the Sandwich Islands. 
He was a gentleman of much culture, delightful conversational powers, and 
noticeably winning ways; and all who knew him well will recall many in- 
stances of his singularly delicate consideration for others. Uis death brings a 
real loss to society, as well as to bis family, and he will be deeply and sincerely 
mourned. For fifteen years he was a member of the Broadway Church. 


The Late Cuakles A. Buunham. 

Mr. Eilitor : Allow me to add a word to the brief but beautiful tribute to 
tbe memory of one who is not, because God has taken him, which appears in 
this morning's Bulletin from the pen of your Colchester correspondent. I feel 
personally attlicted in the death of Mr. Burnham. I have sometimes engaged 
in conversation with him, and have always been impressed with his modesty, 
intelligence, and witlial Christian spirit. It would have been a melancholy 
pleasure to be present at his burial, and I should have been had it taken place 
at an earlier hour. Absent in body, I present in spirit, and felt then as I 
certainly do now — tliat in the death of Cliarles A. Burnham Norwich has lost 
a citizen whose place will not be easily filled. The sympathy with the be- 
reaved famih" expressed bv your Colchester correspondent is largely shared by 

.Iewett Citt. July 10, ls83. T. L. s. 

[From "Hartford Courant " of .July Gtli.] 

Charles A. Burnham, a well known and much respected citizen of Norwich, 

died suddenly Wednesday morning. He had been ill with malarial fever for 

some weeks, but no apprehension was felt until within two or three hours of 

his death. 


244. Geoki;e Dwight Bukmiam, {son of Antliony"-', g'son. of 
Geor'je''\ if<j''soii of Aaron '", iffij'son of Aaron '", f </>/(('- 
son of Lt. Richard''', 'ffg^f'fson of Ricliard^, 'f'f'J9'f'f' 
son of Thomas') of East Hartford, Coini.; 
born Apr. 2, 1S40 ; died ; 

married May (l, 1874 Grace Jane Balieock ; 
born Oct. 4, ISol ; died 


Howard B., b. Oct. 12, ISTs, ni. d. 

Gmce, b. Dec. 28, 1S7.8, m. d. 

The Burnham, whose written family record is to follow on the page, if 
he has a number, as a son, in the body of the work, that j\'o. should precede 
his name; his name, followed by the name and number of his father, in paren- 
thesis, then his place of residence. 

In the case of a son without a number, his father's name and number should 
follow as above. 

If a daughter, her father's name and number, one or both, should follow 
her name at marriage, on the line between the dates of her husband's birth 
and death and the dates of her own. 

If written compactly, the same form can be used in the written family 
records as in the printed. 






"As the long traia 
Of ages glides avray, sire and son 
Shall one by one be gathered to thy side. 
By those, who in their turn shall follow them." 

— BllYANU 

' Sire, son, and grandson: so the centuries glide; 
These lives, these strides, these footprints in the sand ; 
Silent as midnight's falling meteors slide 
Into the stillness of the far-off land; 
IIow dim the space these little arcs have spanned! 

' Child of our children's children yet unborn, 
When on this yellow page you turn your eyes, 
Where the brief record of each fleeting form 
In phrase antique and faded letters lies. 
How vague, how pale our flitting ghosts will rise! " 

— Hoi,MES. 

" There's not one atom of this earth 
But once was living man; 
Kor the minutest drop of rain, 
That hangcth in its thinnest cloud, 
But tlowed in human veins." 

— Shelley. 

" Life is a book whose lines are flitting fast; 
Each word a moment, every year a page, 
Till, leaf by leaf, we quickly turn the last; 

' To eager chddhood, as it turns the leaf, 

IIow long and bright the unread page appears! 
But to the aged, looking back, how brief, — 
How brief the tale of half a hundred years!" 

"All biographies begin by genealogies; and with reason, for many of the 
influences which sway the destiny that ends not with the grave are already 
formed before the mortal utters his first wail in the cradle." 




For.EiGX lMrr,E>sioN; of I,o^-^,^tEADO^v. 
[From SiiiinirflclJ RopubliciD.] 
Professor J. L. PortiT, in liis " ImprL-ssions of C'liri.^tian Life and Work in 
America," s:iys: " 1 never shall forget Lonijmcailow, I bad often heard of an 
earthly paradise, but I never saw a spot which seemed to me so very nearly 
to realize all my ideas of an earthly paradise as Longmeadow. It was one of 
the earliest settlements of tlie Pilgrim Fathers; and its old homesteads are 
still occupied by their lineal descendants. They retain, as a community, that 
simplicity- of life and manners, and that high-toned moral purity which char- 
acterized the very best Puritan age. To these they have added the culture of 
this nineteenth century. The library of my friend, Mr. Medlicott. would of 
itself give celebrity even to a seat of learning. It was with no little surprise 
that I found there, in a retired New England village, one of the choicest 
private collections extant of early English and Anglo-Sa.von literature. The 
village of Longmeadow occupies a terrace in the richest (jart of the Connecti- 
cut valley, overlooking a long tract of meadow land (hence its name) which 
skirts the left bank of the river. In the center of the village stands the 
church, the most conspicuous edifice, alike the emblem and the center of 
unity, light, and life. The street is shaded with rows of magnificent elms; 
and, with the exception of an avenue on each side, is covered with grass, and 
kept with the neatness of an English lawn. Many of the houses are ornate 
villas, with rustic porches and shady verandas; while the grounds and tlower- 
plots around them are laid out with exquisite taste. The repose is something 
wonderful, especially in the evening, when the hum of the children's games 
is at an end, and the stars peep through the foliage of the great elms, and 
the firc-tlies dance round their stems." The Englishman upon whom Long- 
meadow made such a favorable impression is a Belfast professor, and better 
known as the oriental traveler who wrote " Five Tears in Damascus," "The 
Giant Cities of Bashan," etc. 


General Atherton came from Preston. Lancashire. Eng. , was in Dorchester, 
JIass., 1636 Captain of Artillery Company, 16.50. In 16.j0 Capt. Atherton 
was sent with twenty Massachusetts men to Pessacus. Chief of the Narragan- 
setts, to demand 2,000 fathoms of good white wampum, which was due from 
the Indians, but had remained unpaid for two years, and upon refusal or 
delay, to lake the same, or the value thereof, or, "with as little hurt as might 

278 A r PEN HI X. 

bf," to seize ami briug away eillifr Pessacus or liis children. Atherton sought 
tlie sachem in his wigwam, and the demonstration was decisive. The wam- 
pum was paid. Ho was often selectman, deputy nine years, assistant from 
IGoi to his death, and in HJotJ, succeeded Sedgwick as Major-General. 

XOTK (;. 

The church in wliicli Hichard Matlier, grandfather of the celebrated Cotton 
Mather, began his ministry, is said to be still in use at Foxteth Park, near 
Liverpool. It was built in the reign of James I., in what was then a heavy 
forest, to which a band of Puritans had tied after the martyrdom of John 
Bradford at SinithtirM. It is a small structure of dark stone, completely over- 
grown witli ivy. In its y.iril are the graves of the early inhabitants of Liver- 
pool, and on its walls are the mural tablets to commemorate the virtues of 
various people. It is without steeple or tower. Since ^Mather settled in the 
Xew World and laid the foundations of a famous line of Puritan preachers, 
the church has passed through the hands of the Catholics, the Church of Eng- 
land, the Presbyterians, the Congregationalists, and is now occupied by the 

'■ It is understood that the Rev. \V. A. Delirisay of New Canaan, Counecti- 
ciit, has in his possession a Bible ''On years old. It contains the Old Testa- 
ment in Hebrew, interlined with Latin, the Apocrypha and the New Testament 
in Greek, both also with Latin interlineations. It has double marginal notes 
throughout. It was publi.-hed at the celel)rated office of Christopher Plantin 
in 1584, and brought to Boston from Antwerp, and was in the library of Ilev. 
Dr. liichard Mather of Dorchester, .Mass. , in lOol). It was owned by Increase 
Mather, D. D., in Boston, in ICOt). lie used it as a te.\t-book when he was 
the first President of Harvard College; his initials, I. M., are stamped on the 
cover. It was owned by Cotton Jlatlier of Boston in IIJSO; by the Rev. Dr. 
ilather Byles, of Christ Church, Boston, in IT'JS. From him it descended to 
his great grandson the present owner. In the front of the Bililo is an engrav- 
ing of Richard Mather, engraved in Boston in 16o9; an engraving of Increase 
Mather, and under it ' Cre.-centius JIalhews, ^Etatis Sua 80, 1704,' and an 
engraving of the Rev. Dr. Mather Byles. A. M. el V. D. JI. and under it, 
■ Ecclesia apud Bostonum Nov. Auglorum Pastor. P. Pelham ad virum prin.^ 
and fecit.' These portraits represent them in tlieir gowns, round caps, 
coats, bauds, and perukes. The Rev. Richard Mather was buried in tlic ceme- 
tery at Dorchester, Increase, Cotton, and Samuel in Copps Hill, in thi.' vault 
of the Mather Tomb." — Bodoii Post, January 12, 1ST4. 


The family Bible of the Rev. Increase blather was presented to the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society at its late meeting. It is a copy of the Geneva 
Bible, sometimes known as the "Breeches" Bible, printed in 1599, and was 
given by the Rev. John Cotton to his daughter. Mrs. ilather, and contains, 
besides other memoranda in the band of Increase Mather, his record of his 
marriage and of the births and baptisms of his children, at the head of which 
stands the following: 'Myson Cotton was born at Boston, N. E., yo 12th 
day of ye 12 moneth, a quarter of an hour past 10, before noon, being yc fifth 
d.iv of ve week Hid 2-:!. He was bapti-sed at ve old CImrch in Boston bv Mr. 


Wilson 15 (lay of ye same mnneth." The Bible afterward dcsceuded to the 
first and second Dr. Mather Byles, whose descendant, Miss Surah Louisa Byles. 
presented it to the society. The thanks of the society were voted to Miss 
Byles for her very valuable and acceptable gift. 

General Tno^t.vs asd the Battle of CnicKAMAUOA. 

-Although his great victory at Nashville is now best remembered, of all the 
battles in which Gen. Thoma.s was a prominent actor. Chickamanga w;is the 
one in which he rendered the greatest services. He commanded the left wing 
of the army, .and during the first day's fighting the rebels attacked his corps 
very fiercclv and in great force. At a council of war held during the subse- 
quent night. Thomas sat vrith Rosecrans, Crittenden. MeCook, and some of 
the subordinate generals, round a table in a -wretched hovel which served as 
the general headquarters. His physical fatigue was so great that he could only 
keep himself awake when required to speak, and as soon as he had delivered 
his opinion he would fall asleep again. That opinion was invariably the same. 
In response to every question put to him by Gen. Rosecrans, Thomas would 
arouse himself sufficiently to say, "In my judgment, the left wing should be 
strengthened," and in a moment he would be dozing again. The soundness of 
this opinion was verified in the next day's battle. The mass of the rebel army 
was hurled against Thomas during the whole forenoon. Though his lines 
nowhere gave way. he became anxious, and repeatedly sent to the command- 
ing general for reinforcements. Rosecrans attempted to furnish them, but 
through a blunder, a gap was caused in our lines. Here Longstreet's corps at 
once came through, cutting off and routing our right winj?, and sending it in 
hopeless confusion from the field. The thousands who were involved in that 
pell-mell flight toward Cha'.t .nooga at first suppo.sed that the whole army had 
dissolved in the same manner; but the cannon of Thomas, .sounding through 
the whole afternoon, reassured them. He maintained the fight until nightfall, 
repelling the charges of the whole rebel army now concentrated against him, 
and driving back with dreadful .slaughter the onset of their most determined 
troops. Throuihout that day Thomas stood calmly in the midst of the leaden 
tempest, dving his orders, providing against every emergency, strengthening 
every weak point, and fighting until darkness and the exhaustion of his ammun- 
ition compelled him to cease. He held the field at the termination of battle; 
and it is not too much to say that had his supply of cartridges been more 
ample, he miirht have finally routed the rebels. On the evening of this terri- 
ble dav Gen. Thomas took his coffee at the campfire of one of his division 
commanders, who had been wounded in the fight, and during the chat of half 
an hour on commonplace topics never once alluded to the b;ittle which had 
been raging, in which only his own pluck and firmness had saved the army 
from destruction, or to the fact that his host was injured and bleeding. Such 
command of nerve is in great measure a matter of temperament; but it is also 
the result of training, a glimpse of which Gen. Thomas himself once gave, in 
a moment of unwonted confidence, when a friend complained of a serious 
wrong which had been done him. "Colonel," said the commander slowly, 
" I have taken a great deal of pains to educate myself not to feel." 

280 A D D I T I N 8 . 


From the Goveknment's ITistory of the Rebellion. 
" Headquarters Califorxh Regi.ment, 

"C.wrp Advance, Va., Sept. 29, 18G1. 
'■ My instructions fi-oni fJcncTal Smith wore to proceed without advance 
guard or llanlccrs until I should pass Colonel (afterward General) Burnham, 
who with his regiment was near the cross-roads, and after passing him, he 
being the most advanced of our forces, to throw out three companies deployed 
as skirmishers across the road, etc.. etc. 

" OiinmniiiHiui CiiUfornia Rigimr.nt." 

'■ Johnson's New Universal Cyclopedia" makes this mention of General 
II. Burnham: 

" Burnham. an American general of volunteers, entered the army as Colonel 
Sixth Jlaine Volunteers, leading his regiment with daring and ability through 
the Peninsula campaign, at Antietam, Fredericksbura;. and Gettysburg. 
Appointed Brigadier-General of Volunteers in 1864, and in the memorable 
'Wilderness' campaign of that year he took a prominent pint. His entire 
military career was conspicuous for gallantry and coolness; at the battle of 
Chapin's Farm, Sept. 20, 18f!4, be fell in the noble performance of his duty." 

From "Abbott's History of tlie Civil War in America :" 

"Our troops formed in the woods, dashcil out over the plain, and, in the 
facc,of an appalling fire, leaped the intrenchmcnts, and with loud cheers car- 
ried the whole works. The rebels tied in confusion to the rear, where there 
were other works to receive them. Our victory was complete, but it cost a 
heavy price. The reckless assailants, as they crossed the plain, were swept by 
a murderous fire from tlie rifle-pits, the forts on both sides of the river, and 
from two ironcl.-ids in the stream. Not less than eight hundred men were 
killed or wounded. (Jeneriil Burnham was killed; General Ord. Colonel 
Stevens, and many other staff officers were wounded. But we had captured 
Fort llorris. and the long line of intrenchmcnts, with sixteen pieces of artiller)', 
several of them heavy siege-guns, and about three hundred prisoners." 

"Brigadier-General Burnham was struck as his command was about entering 
the rebel fort, and lived but a short time." 

"The body of General Burnham of Maine, the gallant dead, is being em- 
balmed at Bernmda Hundred. It is only three days since the General left the 
Astor House on his return to the front from a thirty days' leave of absence." 


".lohn O'Douohoe, Q. C, Toronto, — Summoned to the Senate; the under- 
mentioned judges in Ontario to be Local .ludges of the High Court." Among 
them "Judge Zachcus Burnham." 


"Statement of votes polled at the general election for House of Commons, 
2()th June, 1882: Peterborough, East — *' John Burnham, b;irrister, Ashburn- 
ham, Ontario," received " 1417" votes, and was elected. 

* Conservative. 



"Votes pollod at the general election for the Legislature Assenibl)- of Jlani- 
toba, 23d January, 1883. — Enierson." 

"f Frederick Ernest Burnham, barrister (Emerson)," received "178 votes," 
and was elected. 

" A few weeks ago a correspondent of the Boston Irardkr related the find- 
ing of a wedding-ring in the stomach of a codfish caught with the hook in 
Trinity Bay. Tlie description of the ring led to its identification, and the 
lucky finder has been rewarded by a gift of ^'3.50. It was on the finger of a 
Pauline Burnham, when the Anglo-Saxon was wrecked about ICO miles south 
of Trinity Bay. IIow strange that such a relic should be brought up from the 
depths of the ocean ten years after the accident by which it was lost. And 
how curious that a codfish should swallow it, and carry it about for years, 
perhaps, and escaping all the dangers to which a fish is exposed, should swim 
into Trinity Baj-, and the strangest coincidence of all, should take the hook of 
a fi.slierman. Among the millions of codfish spawned within ten years, what 
was the probability that this one should escape all other dangers, should swallow 
that ring, and bite at that hook? " 

"The two Hamlets, at Booth's and the Grand Opera House, Monday night, 
do not seem to have materially differed in merit. Barry Sullivan's had the dis- 
advantage, to a sensitive person, of being preluded by a noisy reception from 
his Irish compatriots and a brass-band — a neat way to introduce the reflective 
Hamlet. As Winter's verbiage runs quite away with him, we sh.all not quote 
the Tribuiu's opinion. The World says: - * * * 'As a pendant to this 
criticism, take this bit of Mrs. M. H. Burnliam's version of the soliloquy, as 
she imagines Sullivan reciting it: 

" ' Tohv or not toby — f'liat a ijuestiun! 

Whether 'tis betther in the mnind to sulTer 

Thim slings and .'irr.ihs (of outrageou.5 fortune), 

Or take up arms forninst a say of thrubbles, 

And by opposition put an iud to 'em. 

Be dad if tliis all, if to shiape 

Wasn't to dhrame, tbin it was ;i moighty 

Foine thing. But in that shiape 

F'hat dhrames may come! Bettlier 

A great soight sbtick to the riiws 

We have, than tiy to shindigs 

That we know n<itiung about." 

Boston, jNIass., December 20, 1883. ■ 
■ At first the Parker house had only one front on School street, opposite the 
City Hall. Mr. Parker's ambition has been to extend it so as to occupy the 
whole corner of School and Tremont streets. Several years ago he obtained 
the lot between the rear portion of his house and Tremont street, and built an 
extension which afforded him an entrance there. But the corner itself he could 
not obtain. He offered enormous prices for it. This estate was in the Burn- 

t Liber,al. 


liam fiimil}'. One of its meintiers — a siiijck- lady will ailvaiiccd in a^rc' — lived 
in the chambers lierc, and inimcy could unt induce her (o leave them. Her 
brother owned llic propiTty wilh her. Mr. I'arker, who has never taken his 
eyes from this estate, has at last succeeded in making the purchase from this 
brother. He has secured the title to the pioperly, paying, as the deed goes on 
record, $loO,000 for it, and has already begun to build the extension of his 
house, which will make it one of the most elegant marble buildings in the 
country. The prire is a heavy one, but it enables Sir. Parker to leave his 
monument behind him; and it is hoped hi' will live several years tfi enjoy it 
before he departs from us. 

PoKTSMOCTir, N. H., Jidy 31, 1ST:1 
Tliree youn^ ladies wire druwned at New Market j-esterday. Their names 
were Millie Mimllon. Abbie Garland, and .Tennie Burnham. Twenty-two 
persons belonging to a picnic party were in the boat when it capsized. 

"A Philadelphia lady. Miss Carrie H P.urnliani, h.aving been denied the 
right to vote, sued the election officirs, and .•irgued lier own case in court on 
Tuesday, December fl, 1871." 

"There was yesterday exhibited a haniNnrne stripoil bass weighing thirty-five 
pounds, captured at Windsor Locks. It was taken by Mr, Ilurnham." 1881. 

"Burnham, the umpire, on the :'Otli of AuLiust, iss\i, swam twenty-two 
miles in eight hours and twenty-two minutes, receiving a gold inedul from thr 
citizens of Detroit." 





40 Aaron. 141, 153. 

76 Aaron. 155, 17!t. 

"0 Abner, 152. 173. 

75 Abntr, Vii, 178. 
i:K Abner, 173, ai5. 

M Abner M.. 160. 18.3. 
l.KO Albert. 203, 231. 
i-Si .Mbion W.. 215.232. 

96 Alfred. 162. 18(1. 
200 Alfred, 204. 236. 
166 Alfred L, 1!IU. 223. 
lis AlmonS..172.204. 

67 Amos. 152, 16'.l. 
2:15 Andrew L., 21!l, 257. 
1.54 Anson, 182,219, 
195 Anson G., 203, 2.34. 
22^ Anthony. 217, 2.55. 

36 Appleton. 1.34. 152. 
106 Arvin. 161. lOf, 

32 Ashbel, 133. 1.50. 

46 Ashbel. 143. 1.58. 

29 Augustus, 13:). 148. 

93 Austin, 161. 188. 

117 Austin, 168, 197. 

171 Benjamin B.. 192. 223 
04 Benjamin G., 161, 1»-'J. 


9 Caleb, 135. 120 

82 Calvin. 160. 1S2. 

Ill Chandler. 166. 195. 

8 Charles, 124, 128. 

20 Charles, 127, 142. 

43 Charles, 142. 156 

51 Charles, 146, 161. 

92 Charles', 161,188. 
124 Charles, 169,202. 
140 Charles, 178, 210. 
211 Charles, 210, 242, 
213 Charles A.", 2)3. 260. 
209 Charles W .206.241. 

99 Chester. 162. 190. 
163 Christopher C, 188. 22 
1S4 Clarenie P.. 197. 230. 

67 Cornelius, 147. IM. 


26 Daniel, 130. 147. 
105 Daniel. 164, 193. 

14 David, 12.5. 1.33. 

2.8 David, 13.3. 148 

.59 David, 148, 165. 
203 David K., 205, 239. 


i No. Page 

j 101 Dennis, 162, 191. 
190 Dorr B., 203, 232. 

I ^ 

201 Edmund B . 2(i5. -r/l 
' 219 Edward, 211. 244. 

214 Edward G , 211. 243. 

165 Edward L., IS^'.t. 22:!. 
' 157 Edward K., )S1. 22i.i. 
; 231 Edward S., 219,237. 
I 85 Edward T.. HXI. Is-'J. 

32!l Edwin F.. 218.253. 
il37 Edwin H., 177. 2tt^ 

221 Edwin O, 213. 251. 
, 205 E-btTt R.. 205. 240. 

•a Eleazur, 128.145. 
; +< Elea/.iir, 143, IW. 
i S3 Eleaziir, 160, I-.3. 
I 52 Eli. 146. 162. 
I 31 Eliiah, i:B, l.-Ji. 
64 Elijah. 1.50. 167. 
39 Elisha, 141, IM. 
j 66 Elisha. 151,168. 
1 142 Elisha, 178, 212- 

104 Elisha B., 164. 192. 

177 Elisha M.. 194.227. 
:>i Elizur. 139, 15.3. 

U6 Eliziir, 178. 216. 
61 Erastus. 148, 166. 
, n; Erastus W., 161. 185. 

158 Erastus W.. 1S5. 221. 
41 Ezra. 141. 135. 

1 207 Franlt E., 205, 241. 
: 1,82 Frank.!. ,197. 229. 
i 197 Franklin .J., 201, 2-3.5. 
I 3.3:1 Franklin T., 219.2.37. 

213 Franklin W.. 211. 212. 
i 144 Frederick, 178, 215. 

2i>; Frederick F., 203, 240. 

193 Frederick S.,2n:i.2:i.3. 
44 Freeman. 143, 137. 

I 27 Gabriel. l:)2, 147. 

: 24 George. 128, 146. 

71 Georee, 1.53. 177. 

14S George, 179, 217. 

212 George, 211.212. 

227 George. 217. 253. 
■244 George n.. 25.5. 261. 

2:17 George M., 2.30. 258. 

186 George P.. 199. 2:«. 

3S2 George S., 219. 257. 
, 121 George \V., 169, 19S. 

KJ4 George W., 177, 2<r7. 

I No. Page. 

106 George W., 203, 2:34. 
.KS Gilbert W.,161. 186. 
191 Giles C. 203. 2:j.3. 
123 Guy Carleton. 169. 199. 
187 Guy Carleton, 2;,0, 2:51. 


113 Henry, 168, 196. 
217 Henry, 211. 244. 
225 Henrv L., 217, 2.54. 
181 Henrv K.. 107,229. 
150 Ileze'kiah, 181.1,218. 
125 Hiram, 169. 2f.l2. 
l:i6 Hiram, 177. 208. 
133 llir.m. isj, -JIO. 
1-5 lliruiii, l'.ls,2:!0. 
l>^s Hinini. 202. 231. 

114 Horace. 168. 196. 
202 Horace B., 205, 2-37. 
109 Horace L.,S04, 236. 

::i .la 


l.Vj .1 , - M . ISO, 218. 

■Jin .li -1 . 210.242. 

lo-J .l.i-Mn, li;-;. IM. 

50 .Jesse. 145.161. 

91 .lesse, 161,187. 

163 .Jesse E., 187.222. 

3 .lohn, 121, 125. 

10 .lolin, 12.5, i:!0. 
71 .loliM. 1,52,173, 
9S .Iulin,16^J,192. 

Ill John, 17,s,211. 
216 John, 211.243 
!K1 John Abby, 161,187. 
109 John rraig, 1(», 194. 
161 John H.. 187. 222. 
133 John Owen. 173,206, 
168 John T.,191,22^. 

11 Jonathan, 125, l:il, 
!8 Jonathan, 126, 139. 
73 Jonathan. 153. 177. 
13 Joseph, 125, 1.32. 

i:i5 Joseph I.. 177,207. 

;)5 Josiah. 1.34. 161. 
i:iO Juilson vv., 173,205. 
116 .lulius, l(i5, 197. 
174 Julius W., 19->, 225. 

B5 Joshua P., 151, 168. 

22r, I.eanderC, 217.254. 
'• 1113 Leonard. 164. 192. 
I 95 Lucius , 162. ISO, 





■iO Miirtili. ini. !*)■,. 
1-lJ Matthe\v R., ITS. 'iir,. 

21 Michael. liT. U'J. 

80 Michael, 157, ISO. 
151 Michail, LSI, jls 
'241 Miltou II., -iai, 25',l. 

42 Moses, 141, 156. 


60 Nathan, 143, 166. 

no Nathan, liW. i;i5 

242 Nathan .).. 2:17. ^60. 
17 Naihauiel, 126, i:i7, 
7S Nathaiiii'l, 156. isij. 

149 Nathaniel, isll, 217. 

173 Neertbani P.. I'.l2. 22.'i 

155 Ni-lS' 

T., 1S2, 21'.! 


5S Oliver, lt,<, MC. 

68 Oliver. l.V.', 1711. 

2,'iS Oliver J., 2;>1, 2.V^. 

126 Oliver K , 1711, 21«. 

127 Oliver W,, 172, 20.i. 
1211 orriu. 172.2I.M. 


ck \V., 164, 11)4. 
r, 137, 132. 
eas, U5, 160, 

10s Patr 
,37 Pete 
40 Phil 




uben. 145, Va. 


chard. 121. 126. 


■har.l, 127. 141. 

■h.'inl 177. 210 

^!. nrk, l.-)6. I.SO. 

.! II. ', 11 . 212,245. 


..-.IIT., 1'.I2, 22). 


T1M1-1 121, 125. 

s 1 

1 l:t;, 150. 

^ 1 

iii-'i ns 215 

S 1 

iiii'l r,. I6S, 107. 


LIN. 1 T ,224, 25,s. 


1111. 1 W ., l!-,.-!, 177. 


:ili. l.-.O. 167. 


ah .\ , 106. 22.S, 


ii, 1 17, 164 


|., I..I F,. Is2, 220, 

Si 1 M., 21.3,256 

Thomas, 12,S, 145. 
Thomas, 160, l&i. 
Thomas, 162, 101 
Thomut W., 1S7, 221. 
TiiMuthy, 12 


, US, 

uothy, 140 
nothv, 160, lOS. 
uothy D., ISS, 22.3. 
Dothy E.. 100,22;). 



, 126. VU 


. 134. 151 


. 11.0, los 

.S Spenee 

■ 11.. 106 


5 Stephe 

1, 142. 1.- 


4 sr..-,,h.. 

, 117, 11 


s Theoil. 

re. 21!, 


4 Theodi 

l-e A., 2 


s Tiieodi 

re F., 2 

6, 2 1 1 

4 Theodore II , 2 

6, 2.".2. 

7 Theroi 

11., 161 


1 Thom.i 

s, 121, 

2 Thoma 

s, 121, 1 


7 Thoma 

N 124, 1 



1 ''-,', 


Williiuii .S .-Jll." 
\Mlliaiii W., 2li; 
Wolcott, 152, 17 
Wolcott H., 2U3, 234, 

53 Zeuas, 117. 162. 
OT Zenas, 162. 100. 
160 .\.. 101,224. 



I No. Page. j No. Pase. 

t» Breaiix. Louise Delphiae, ! 154 Coe, Fanny, 210. 

No. Pa-e. 


Bristol. Lucinda, 194. (183. 


Cot'. JIai-ia. 2-.2. 

.50 AM.., \iii I I'-.l 


Brllt. Harriet, 255. 


Cole. Klizalielh. 1.57. , 

70 .Ml' . ... V :■ isii. 




Cone, .lane C, 222. 

7S Al.i., , M'lr, l-ii 


llri.uii, Iluiiiali K.,231. 


Conn. Elvira, 241 ' 

100 Al. ..a.i i' r. M 1;. lalile, 101, 


IllLVMl, Mllll.l. 170, 


Coi.p. Fi.l. 11,1 E . Is7. 

107 Ail.u, M. li-- I, •:■:': 


i;.i.r \'. 1 : i'..ii..r,ios. 


Ciml. -, .\iij iMie. ■Jill. 

63 Aniler:..Hi, Kiiinee. 167. 


r.iii .1 ,1 1, ', , . ,1 235. 


Ci.ul.-. s,,|,|,,,., Ks, 

57 An.ler-.iii, Marv. 161. 


111.: .. M ,166. 

59 Crai. Ilhinili, Uu", 

17S A.i.l T-oii. Marv C, 22S 


Ht: . - . 11,1, ah, 117, 


(■rami Mmv -2.57. 

42 Aii.lerMin, Na.Mui, 156. 


Hun :,i 1 : i, i.HlUllS. 


Crosson. Maneiia. 224. 

170 Aiilrim, Kinnia, 228. 


r.iiii. 1 . r.i.,' ml, li;2. 



64 Austin. I.u.;;n,i. 107. 

Uii: >,. 


Cutter, Eliza Sophia, 240. 

123 Averill, lli-t.-ey, lofl. 


r.iir 111. . .']• 



liii-li, lPri--a s., 2:11. 



73 Babcork.Chli.e. 177, 



Daniiin, Delia ,^u^Mista,243. 
Dart I'...itli-li.-l.a 116. 

244 llali.ji.ik. Gr-Ji-.I ,261. 


( ',1.1 ,\ .■" ,1. ...... 1 217. 


22 liarli.r, Marv, 1 15, 
143 Il,irlhul.Mii..w,<OTa. 215 


i:,..,.. i . 1 1 1 \l ,n,i'. 240. 


Drm'ili.-.Vl .1111.1., 152. 
D. ^ 111... M .... , J.'l, 
I)..,«il, .\nli i;ii.-:i, 20s. 

201 Han. .11. il , 2.37 
13.H 1'.. . k 1 ;, ■ . .'■•' 


!■ i '■ '■■• il'i ,1 "-JOS. 


11 11. .1... 11 II 11. 1, I'l. 131, 


itj, 1 . \! 11 1 ;.,l 

31 r.i ;,v.' i:,ll 
7t l-'.i . ...v N 1 ■ 177. 


n.. . ., M. . iM,-, 137. 
fi., ^ M : , ...i.liier, 1.S7. 



< 111 Ml .i-va, 202. 


Elstnian, Eli/,al)etli, 156. 

lit', I;: , r s...,. , 1 .|r, 


I 1,1;. 1 1 11, 1 \','il. 


Easloii, Al.iirail, III. 

211 r.! - 1 . I ~ ji-'. 


( ■] ,1 ,1 . "1 


Eilwarils, Marv, 100. 

Kill H1..1-, M ir. . J1I-. 


(.'link' iMiiiii, V ,11 


Elm. lie. El.-iva, I'.nl, 

131 Kliza 11 , 205. 


flossun, Kelieeca, los. 


Elmore, , lane A.. 224. 

126 Bour-ers, Julia A., 203. 


Closson, Thirza, 202. 


Elmore, Sarah, l'.«l. 





Fsirchild. Ph^be, IS: 
I Failoiite.EIUiCaroMi 
' Fawcett, Mar<;aret, -2'.^). 

Ferret, Mary. -M:i. 
■ Fitch, Cbloe. 1511. 
I Fletcher. Malinda, 1!)5. 

Forbei., Minnie H., Hi. 
: Ford, Mary, Mi. 
i Foster, Anne. 137. 
I Fowler, June A., 255. 
I Fuller, Katharine A., 2:!2, 


I Gaylord, Sarah, 12fl. 
; Geer. Fanny E.. 22(1. 

fiile.s, Marv E., 2.->t;. 

Gillett. Mary. Ifil. 

i;.lle(t, K Eveline. 224. 
. liiliii.iii. Na.mii. i:a. 
. Goodrich, P:i[ncl.i C, IS'.I, 
; Goodwin, .\niiii A., V.r,. 
) Goodwill, ILiiiiiali, Ul. 
! Gorman, deimy. 22'.l. 
I Greene, Mary M., 22). 
. Guun, Sarah Alice, 2.T.t. 


! Hale, Jane A., 18;1. 

I Hall, Emma, 2,W. 

I Haskins, Harriet, 212. 

! H.Miipl' . -NTin; 


II' 1 


lli.-iiiin Ml-, 11,11 ih, it;:i. 

Hill-, .Uiiil:,iiI. 21; 
lliil-, .l..liiiiina, ItW. 
Hill-. I,aura, 197. 
Hiti hi", k, AuuUMla, lllj.- 
Holli-, Mrs. Sarah E , 22'J. 
H.ilton, Marv W.. lllti. 
Hurton, MarV Helen. 2:j:l 
Holr. Ell.n .\-. 222. 

Hiinllcv. Alii;;iiil, !•,» 
Hyde, Mary. 19b. 

72 Inslee, Elizabeth, 177. 

a02 Jack.son, Ruth Ann, 237. 
22.S Jagi^er. Ann Maria, 255. 
65 Johnson. Emily, liiti. 

194 Johnson, Lydia B.. 2.'!4. 

195 Johnson. Roinelia M-, 2:34. 
225 Judd, Sarah, 254. 

2n Keeiiey. Dorothy, 142. 
IBU Kellogg, Lizzie. 221. 
117 Kcnyou, Ellia, 227. 
213 Kimball. Martha E., 24.'i. 

2.3 King. Tryphenia, 145. 

102 Ladd. Amanda, 192. 
343 Lanman, Catharine C.,260. 
66 Lee. Jerusha, 169. 
2:J5 Loom Is, Effie P., 258. 

, Elizabeth, 156. 

Marble, Claris; 
JMather, Hatha 
I McCamlev, Ha 

82 Northrop., 
?A Nort.>n, Kuth, 151. 
35 Norton, Kilth, 151. 

Olcott, Mary, 12.5. 
Olmste.ld, Mary F.. 197 
Olmstead, .Sarah, 153. 
Orcutt. Waryett, 223. 


■ JI., 196. 

. Hl.lM 

. Kli/.ibeth T.. 220. 

. MalvinaM., 1S6, 
Holi.rts. \laiT. 1:13 
liolierts, Violet, H;6. 
liunkwell, Eli/.ali.-th. 1T8. 
Hookuell. .1, 

ah. 17 
. 1,)3. 


46 Sage. Hannah. ir,A. 
2tl5 Sandfonl, Mary Lucinda, 
153 Sanford, Irene, 219. [210. 
122 Seeley, Olive, l«:i. 

SO Seymour, Elizabeth, ISO. 

liber., 2113. 

>. Page. 

: Sbaylor, Sarah, 147. 

Signor, Rhoda Jane, 1S7. 

Sigourney, Jane Carter 

I SilBbee,Ca 
) Simjison, A 


.'. (218. 



i Skinner, Harriet B. 
1 Sloan, Harriet, 191.' 
; Smith, Edi:a, 226. 
! Smith, Emily, IK'S. 
1 Smith, Hannah Dodvvorth. 
i Southard, Jane, 225. 1233. 
I Spencer, Mindwell, 155. 
I Spencer. Sarah. 130. 
< Strarii-.M.-lietableM .204. 

I.Sarah J,.2.-a. 
lion. I.ucette, 221. 
land, Mary A.. 2,58. 
, Elizabeth. 128 
in.B'annie Cornelia, 

103 Tanner, Mary Ann, 192. 
5 Thompson. Martha, 126. 

133 Townsend, Caroline, 200. 
87 Trinet, Marv, 1.S5, 
62 Tucker, Lytlia, 166, 

157 Turner, Maggie A., 220. 


109 Vau Brakle,ratharine,194, 


239 Wallace. Mary, 259. 
209 Walsh, Minnie, 241. 
175 Wamack. Kachel C . 220. 

.■!7 Ward, Elizabeth, 152. 
145 Warren, Rhoda, 215. 

41 W'arren, Sybil, 157. 
174 Webb, Elizabeth. 226. 
112 Wbeelock, Matilda. 195 
132 Whilaker. Elizabeth Linr 
140 White, Hanniih, 210. [20E 
117 White, Lovisa, 216. 


ih. 132 

Wdliam-s, Lydia. 12S. 

Williams, Martha, 131, 

Williams, Mary, 164. 

Williams, Sarah, lti8. 

Williams, Sarah, 173. 

Williams, Sarah J., 229. 

Willingham, Mary. 192. 

Wilson. Lncy S.. 188. 

Wise. I.ois. 142. 

Wolcott. Alice S., 222. 

Wolcott. Hannah. 134. 

Wolcott. Mary, 152. 

Wood. Elsie P., 194. 

Wood, Jerusha. 162. 

Wood. Mary, 165. 


Woodvvorth, Mary Louisa, 

Woolridge. Harriet, 215. 
' Worth, Sarah F., 216. 

Wright (»), Anna. 121. 
I Wright, Sidnah, 201. 

1.39 Young, Elizabeth, 210. 


hp:.vos of f. 




No. i'a-e. 
Hiram (125). :«. 


No Pa-e, 

llir!Hn(l:)i;i. :J4. 

No. Page. 

Aaron iTSi. Si. 

lllram B. (S!)). 31. 

Patrick W. (lOSi, 106. 

Ahiier u.".!, :)-J. 

Ilorac- B. (io-Ji. 33, 100. 

Peter (37) 32. 

Aino^ ii;7i s-j, 81. 

AiHlrew (lljl), 34, 




.\mi (liii. 70. 

Richard (C), 31, 44, 43, 40, t>3 

A-hI.el Ml-.i. :iS, oi, 81. 

I>aac lO), 3-J, SI. 

[ti4, 74 

Aii,'ii-liis C'li. :ii. 

Ricliard(19i, 31,44. 6ii, 60. 

Au>liu (117). lot). 


Kouvr(3U). 32. 

HuSsell (551, 52. 


Jabez (12), 51. 

Culeli C.l). 61. 8(1. 
Charles ^■M). "11. 
Cliarks i4:ii,:«. 

James C. (IW), 33, lOO, 
.If^?e (Oil. lOf). 
.Tolin (31, 11, 43^8, 51,i;3. 71. 
JollM (11)1. 11. 3!l. 4S-.V>, 77, 7^, 
John (711, 32. 81, .82. S5 [7!) 

Samuel (.■«(, 32. .50, 
Samuel i4), 47, 03. 71. 

(.■oriiclids ^57l, ll,.Ji.l 

Samuel P. (llsi. KKi 

Si-.mriiev .M, (23ill, 31, 113, 


John A ((III), loii. 

Spencer li.(17.Ni, .34. 
Stephen (4."0, .52, 

Daniel {ir,). 5J. 

John T. llosi, lOli. 
Jonathan (lli. .10, 40. 50, .11 
.lonarhin ilsi, 31. 51, (jC-liO 7(1 

David (14), 3--'. 51. 7(l 


D.ivid R. ('.'(.i:;!, :):;, mi 

Durotby vM). "0. 

jiiiiu- ik; ■ \,«. 

Theodore H. (224), 33. 
Tholna- (1), Nearly everv paL:i. 


I ."i ,- 'j ' ' ' ■ , 

[from 7 to 110 

.Po-lali <■-'' ,o, ^l , ^.1. .(J. . .J. 

Thomas (21,44.47,03.74. 

Edward M. r;;i;i. :«, Kli 

Th,.^(a^(22l. 80, 

Kdward t>. (sti). :'A. 


Thonia- (1(1111. 11. loij. 

Edward T (,s.t.. :«, ]()■,> 

Thomas H, (121). ,33. 

Edwin h.(i;;T). :j4. 

Marv(->2), 80. 

Timothv (1.-,), 51. 

Edwin \V. (107). 34. 

Micfiafl (211, 32, 51, 70-71. 7.8, 

Timothv Id-,'). 52 


Motes (42). 32. CiO. |-0- 


\V:dt( r(17ili. ,33, 101 



Geor/e (14S1. lOB. 

Willard i;, (IS(l). ,37. IOC. 
William (51. 45. 6i, 

Georiic S, (HM. 3.'!, 101. 

Nathan J (242). 33. 

OfOrL'i- W. (lil). 33. 

Nnlhani.d (17i, 31. .".'.1. 40. ,5o. 

William (Itil, 31, t;5, 75. 70. 88 

Gdl)ert W (SK), :J4. 

Nci'dliam I' (173i. :14 l(i4-i;!i 

|S0,9;i. 01 

Gord')n (4i). 3'J. 

William (34), 31, 110, 70, 70, 

William A. (2.301,31, 

'■"^ '^■' "■" 

Wolcott (tOl, 32. 


()liver(6Si, 32, 87, !15. 


Ilann.ih (il>,7i) 


Ilcory (11)1, lort. 

OliverR, iliC), 52. 

Zenas A (liiOi, lOL. 





Aaron. 170. 

A. Jennetre, I 

Abliev A. 102. 

Albert A., 18!) 

Ahhie (.'.,205, 

Alberto., 101 

AhhieG , 255. 

Albert F., 220. 

Ahhie 1. , VM\. 

Albert L., 105 

Alihv F , 187 

Albert W., Itr 

Alihy 1.,, 170. 

Alfred S , 2lH 

Al.hy S., 173. 

Alfred V.,!".! 

Ahl-ail. 121, 12ti, I.-!4. 

.a 141, 

Allied U'.,2(l. 

152. 1.5.1, 105, 100, 170 

178, 18V. 

AIne. 2:ii; 

Ahijah. 131. 

Ali. e V . 1.88, • 

Ahncr, 1.52, 17.H. 

Alice E,. 2411. 

Adelaide E., 208. 

Alice S.. 257 

Adeline, 180. 

Allan U,, 230. 

Ad.'line F.. 107. 

Allell^on E ,221 
Alph.Jll.-o. lot). 
Amanda. 211, 217. 

Antlrew, 102,209 
Andrew N.,225. 
Anna, 121. 125. 120, 142. 100, 
(101. lO:;, 170, IHI, l,s7. 2.37 
AnnaC. 218. 
Anna M . 1.^8, 222, 32.5. 
Annie. 242. 
Ann E, 209, 2.50. 


Antina, 217. 
Arabella L.,2IX)- 
Archie. ISS. 
Arthur C..«J,'»;. 
Artlinr.I., 1ST. 

Arthur N., ai'.l. \ 

Arthur K., 2J7. 
Asahel. 14->. 14S. 
A?enath. 147. 
Ashhel, l.W, 161. 
Avery, l&. 
Azariah, 149. 

' B 

Barbara G . I'D. 
Benjamin F., 170. 199. 
Betsey, 156. 157, 173. 
Buuah K., 2"i5. 
Burt L., 2-24. 


Caroline, 17.!, 1S5. 
Caroline C, 199, ai."). 
Caroline D., 173. -JUii. 
Caroline F..19K. 
Caroline L., 191. 
Caroline M., Ibl. 
Carrie A , 2;V>. 
Carrie B.. 243. 
Carrie L., 1.S6, 214. 
Carrie S.,2US. 
Catharine, 510. 
Catharine A., 199. 
Catharine H,,at2. 
Catharine L., S16. 
Celia M., 173. 

Charles, 157, ISO, 195, 209, 219, 
[218, 219, 2611. 
Charles A., 2.32. 
Charles B.. 2.37 
Charles C, 222. 2:il. 
Charles J., 234. 
Charles L., 221, 2.35. 
Charles W., 33, 1.S8, 202. 216. 
Charlotte, 190, 199. 
Charlotte L., 2.%. 
Charlotte S.. 189. 
Chauncey, 165. 
Clara B., 252. 

Clarissa, 1.5T, 162. 170, 179. 
Clarissa H , 220. 
Cbloe, 159, 16.->, 169, 1*2. 
Cordelia M., 209. 
Cornelia L., 165. 
Cornelia M., 209. 
Cornelia S., 2.3.3. 
Cornelia W.. 216 
Cornelius, 132, 147. 
Corrisan A.. 199. 


Daniel, 157. 193. 
Daniel H., 204. 
Darwin, 208. 
David. 126, 165. 
David C, 1S7. 
Dayton, 193. 
Dorcas, 132. 


Edgar A., 191. 
Edna L.,a20. 
Edith, ISS. 
Edith Jlay, 259. 

Edith W.. 244. 
Edmund B., 173. 

fard.nS, 22;!. 
Edward A., 1S3, 223. 
Edward H., 234. 
Edward J., 221. 
Edward M.,2.54. 
Edward R., 251. 
Edward S., 1S5. 205, 209. 
Edwin. 161. 166, 168, 1S7, 202, 

vin U., 2:S5. 

vin \V., 194. 
Eleanor, l:i3. 
Eleanor M., 219. 
El-iva A., 196. 
Eli A., li;2. 
Eli L., 223. 
"""isE., 182. 
Eliphalet, 133, 14s, 


, 16.5 

Eliza A., 19S, 205. 
" iE.,19«. 
Elizabeth, 121, 124. 125, 126, 

12.S, 1.3.3, 143, 149, 153. 161. 

17.\ ISO, 185. 
Elizabeth H.,169, 199. 
Elizabeth R.. 215. 
Elizabeth S,, 218. 


, 139. 

, l.KO, 


Ellen A., 210, 
E., 197. 
Ellen P., 20S. 
Ellen M., 18:J. 
Ellen 0. 254. 
Elsie Ann, 191. 
Elvira M.. 218. 
Elzada, 208. 
Emeline, 177. 
Emeline M., 221. 
Emeline R., 218. 
Emeline S., 215. 
Etnilv. 166. 167. 

nily E., 2.30. 
Emily J., 170, 178. 
Emily L., 2a8, 245. 
Emily M., 196. 
~ ilyO.,192. 

ilv v., 203. 

m'a, 2.37, 242. 

ma A.,1M,192. 

ma F., 193. 

ma J., lS:i, 206. 

ma O., 197. 
Emma P.. 221. 
Ep.aphras. 132. 
Ephraim. 153. 

. D.. 221. 
Eshelbert J) . 225. 
Esther, 127. 128, 147, 152, 1.-.8, 
Esther A., 189, 201. [173. 

Ethel J.. 259. 
Eunice, 148. 167, Iffl, 

inie, 2.37. 
Fannie S., 2.30. 
Fanny, 148. 
Fidelia, 164. 
Fidelia L.. 204. 
Flora E., »2. 
Florence G., 222. 
Florence L., 2:Si. 

Frances A., 18S, 190. 
Francis E., 188. 
Frank, 187. 
Frank A.. 2;)2, 243. 
Frank R., 220. 
Frank T., 240. 
Frank \V.. 2:56, 241. 
Fred C, 195. 
Frederick. 178. 216. 
Frederick A., 221. 
Frederick E., 2:J7. 
Frederick J.. 1,S7,'iirk M , -jm,-, 
Frr.lrrr k N , -'r' 
Kr.i!. :.<!, l; -j-l. 

George, 146, 162, 177, 199. 209, 
[2;)0, 2*3, 242. 
George A., 207, 223, 2:J4. 
George D.,255. 
George F., 220. 
George H., 199. 
George M., 254. 
George N., 257. 
George W., 15-3. 204, 2.31. 
Georgianna, 242, 
Gertrude E.. 223, 
Gilbert L., 185. 
Giles, 151. 
Giles C, 231. 
Gordon, 156. 
Grace, 261. 
Grace E., 224. 
Guy C 2.30. 
G C.,196. 


Hannah W., 211. 
Harriet, 170, 173. ISO. 190, 204. 
Harriet A., 189, 191, 209, 215. 
Harriet E., 161, 1^5. 253. 
Harriet M., 199,205. 
Harriet N., 1st.. 
Harriet P., 193. 
Harriet R., 213. 
Harriet S.. 203. 
Harry W.. 259. 
Hattie A.. 196. 
Hattie S., 2:M. 
Helen M.. 260. 
Helen R.. 2:34. 

Henry. 16S, 177, 178, ISO, 258. 
Henry E., 221. 
Henry L., 254. 
Henry N., ISS. 
Henry T., 1&5. 
Henrietta J.. 2-M. 
Herbert, 2.3.3. 
Herbert F., 2.36. 
Herbert H , 195. 
Hezekiah, 166. 
Hezekiah M., 218. 
Hiram B., 187. 
Hiram G.. 2.3.3. 
Hiram W., 230. 
Horace B., 2ljO. 
Horace E., 196. 
Howard B., 261. 
Howard D., 223. 
Howard E.. 188. 


Hnw;ir(l II , 188, 'J-ir, 

iiui.iah.nT, nai. 

Ma A,,»l 
Ma .1 . ■,•!.'■. 
Idu May, llS. 

Jami-'f, 1«, 158, If.I, 17 
James Dufr, 3.3, (tti, !is, !ii) 
James H., -JlK-r.S. 
Jame:' W., 158, aiiT. 
Jaue A., 1S.8. 
Jane K., Ixll, aw. 
Jane K., aSa. 
Jan.- .v., 161 

, nil, IIW. 



Jeremiah, W.l. 137, 1.5-,>, 
Jenisha, ir.'.l, 170, 
John, IJl, 137, 117, -Jll. 
Jiilin S.,'JIU. 
Juliu \V., ISI. I8!P. Kl.-i, ■ 
J.iiiatlmn. 131, 139 
Juse|.ll. r.'i;, 13-J. IIS, 17 
Josepli I , ■JI7. 
Jofepll W,,SIIS. 
Josepliine, 1S«. 
Jo-eplun- E.,2II1. 
Jo^lllla 0., IIW. 
Jo.-iah. I'il, 15i. 
Jud-oii \V., 2l»i. 337. 
Julia, 16fi, JI7. 

A., 177, ISfl. 


, 1S3. 

Julia J , Ihi, aOl, 
Julia II , 21,3. 
Julia S ,2fl!l, 218. 
Juliet, IS.-). 
Juliu? J., 2(«. 
Justus II'.). 


I-auru, 172, 1S2. lil.j, 21il 
I.uiira M , 2011. 221. 223, 
l.aura K.. 2tH. 
I.iau.l.TT., 1S7. 
l.eavitl, r.ll, 
Lena Grace. 2,30. 
Leo. 42'.). 
Leonanl, 1!12. 
Leonard A . i;H. 
Leonora, 225. 
Levi, 161. 
Lizzy M.,214 
Lois, 143, 1.>S. 
Louisa, 147, 1B5, 1S5, VX,. 
Louisa B., 11)2. 
Loui.saD , I,'*:!. 
Louisa M., VM. 
Louis, 222. 



. IH7. 

Lovisa W.,21f., 
Lu'-.lla P.. 201 
Luiie A.. 2111. 
Luciii.' C, 257. 
Lucy, 131. 152, IliS, 17 
Lulu, 2-2:!, 
I.ulii C, 221. 
L)ieher. 1.59. I.'.;2. 
I.yclia, US), 1S5. 
Lyiiulu, 165, 


Mahd. 17». VV\ 
.Mabel A., liil. 
Mabel L., 2H)i. 
Marcella. isi; 
Manrar,'!, 2tJ2, 211 
Mar.-arHt E.. 2i'.V 
.Maria, ]m. IM. l,-v"i 
Maria A, l!!-) 
Maria E.. ■:)h; 
Maria F..1W. 
■Maria M., I'.il. 
Marlelle C, 203. i'li 
Mart U., 2.-!:!. 
Martha, 127. I4S. 103, ■ 
Manlia K.. 100 
Marlin, 140, llli. 
Miirv. 121. 121. 125. 

i::;. y-u. Kiti, 112. 
110, iM, ii;i. 1(12. 

ilii, I«l, 103, 202 

2 a, 2:17. 
Mary A.. 101,215. 211. 
Mary Aun, 15:1. 1.5) 
MarvAunJ ,2:si 
MarV E , 105, loii. 2(1 
Mary II . 214, 
Marv I. .203. 2iH. 
Mary.)., ISM, VM. 21 
.Mary K., 173. 
.Mary L , 22.3 
Mary M , 2iM, 251, 
Marv P. . 2:10 
Mari",';.. 107. 
Mary W .. 200. 
Slehetahil, 137. 
Meheeabel C. 201 
Melissa. 1S2. 
Mercv, lar, 
M. Huaard, 251. 
Michael. :«, 143, 155, 
Minerva E . lOS. 
Miriini, IS!. 150, Ifii: 
MusCT. 15ii, 


Nancy, IfiO, 177, 1,S0, 100, 211 

Naomi, 124, 1*!, 15(1, 15(1, 17'.), 

Nathaniel. i:!7. 

Nehemiah, 103. 

Nellie, 2.57. 

Nellie A., 2,55. 

Nellie C, 229 

Nellie H, 222 

Nelso)) n., 1ST 

Newell J.. 1»1, 

Noah, 131. 

N.dh It., 17(1. 

Nomiaji, 1(,7. 



, 215. 

Pearliu' I!,, 201 
Pearllie It, 231 
Pearlie V., 250, 
Peneh)pe, 1(15. 
Peter, 133, 
Peter J, 173. 


, 1S2. 

PhiloII., liil. 
Philomela, 1.52, 172, 
Phiuea^. .32. SO. 115, Ifiil, Kil. 
Polly, 15S, 173, 170, 



Raihel. 125. 142, 103. 
1,'alpli. 11111,230. 
i;jilph 11.. 107. 
Kalph M., 1S3, 220. 
IJehecia, 121. 125, 12i;. 
Reuh. .1, 100. 
Uh'.'la, 152, 170,172. 
Itiihanl, 1.53, 158, 180, 
K'.bert J., 207. 
It'diert I. , 221. 
Holi.u I W., 223. 
Ho'leri' k. ISO. 
K..-.r, 140, 
lioland K . 107, 
Iloswell, lis, 
Rovaluiila. ICiO, 
Row L,, 14(1, 102, 
Rusiell, ISO. 
Ruth, 133, 151, 1,52, 1,5,^, 

Sally, I.5.S. 170. 
Samuel. 125, 131, 1,53, 
Saniiii-1 P., lOS. 
Sarah, 121, 125, 150, 1 
|HS, 151, 1.53, 1.5.1, 
Sarah A , Ids. 170, 202, 
.Sarah li , 2,53, 
Sarah E ,205,2(17,215. 
Sarah P., 1S3, 254. 
Sarah H , 2ls 
Sarah I.,, I'.K), ■.>03. 
Sarah M,, 173, 
Sarah ll,,200. 
Sarah P,, 102. 
.Sarah W „ 21(i, 
Shavlor F., IGo. 
la's. Iii2, 


. HO 

Sophia, 1(k5, 170, 
Sophia J.. 200, 
Stepheu. 1.30. 
Susan, llo. Ids. 
Susan E .221.,127, 1.33,142, 
Susannah 1!., I'M. 
Sybil. 148. 
Sylvia, Kill. 

Thnukfiir lis. U9. 
Theodore, 147. l.Vi, llSS, 19'2. 
Theodore E,. i!41. 
Therese A . «6. 
Thomn?, lio. ISO, aiS, 2515. 
Thomas H., lO'J. 
Thomas J., is:i, 191). 
Timoth.v. 149. 
Tryphenia, IC). 

Walter. 14S. 165, 
Walter L,, 2*'. 
Walter W., Ito. 
Ward, 156. 
Warren S., ISO. 
Wells, 16-3. 
Wilbur S., 197. 
William, 12 

[169, 221, •24-3, 24.3. 

William B., 187. 
William D., 2(K. 
Willi,im G.,a3.'). 
William H., 189, 209, 243, 252. 
William L., 233. 
William P., .34,239. 
William R., 195, 19.s, 235, 259. 
William S., 211. 223. 
William W , 170, 196, 209, 2.33. 
Willie P., 197. 
Winfleld S., 236. 


Abbv, Nehemiah, 161. 
Abei, Daniel, 217. 
Adair. Capt., 1(1.3. 243. 
Adanie, Jerem.v, 53. 
Allen, Isaac, 17S. 
Allen, Capt. .John, 151. 
Allyn. .John. 40. 41. 62, 
AJMip. Marv. 52. 
Alsop, Richard, 1.59. 
Alvord, Marv, 133, 

Alvord, ^. 133, 

Anus, F. B., 215, 
Anderson. John. 124, 165, 167 
^nd^r'on, Xorman L., 190. 


II. Ell 



Coleman, Henrv, ISl. 

gi-a,.,. ^u'liev I'lO 

Coleman, William, 181. 

Brewer, .John C. 217. 

Coleman, Zaduck, 179. 

Bron,on, s^araiiel M., 1-0. 

Collatt, Thomas, 49. 

Brown. Ahram, 179. 

Collins, John S., 237. 

Brownell, Rev. G. L.. 170. 

Colton, Jerusha, 212. 

Colton, Joseph H., 182. 

Brvanf. Wm. C. Ifl. 

Colton, Marv, 212. 

BnckuiL'ham. Anne. 137. 

Cone, Abigail, 134. 

Biickin-ham. Joseph. 137. 

Converse, "Henry, 168, 

B\ifki:iiul. William. 132. 

Cook. Jemima. 17h. 

Bi]|l'..,- ( 1,4111 <-..v .5-2 

C'oolidge. Major. 103, 248 

l;!ii ■- ■ '■ : 1- r. . i05. 

Corey. Anna, 1,58. 

I'.i.i ■ ' M ■ '. i,-;m5. 

Corbee, William, 154. 

r,i;:: ;, i . ,-,. ■!., 167. 

Cowles, George, ISS. 

Cox, Samnei, 1.59. 

Burr, Daniel, 13u. 

Cranmer, John, 162. 

Applet. m. JinUlli, 136. 
Arnold, Henrv, 1(1. 
Athertou, Genl , 245. 
Atherton, Katharine. 245. 
Atwater. Lewi- B., 211. 
Averv. H-nrv W.. 189. 
Averv, Maria. 165. 

Babcock, Daniel, 177. 
Bacon, Phinley V., 189. 
Baird, General, 245. 

Baker, , 156. 

Baldwin, George. 164. 
Barber. Joseph, 145. 
Barnard, Bartholomew, 41, 58, 
Bartlett, A^eiiiith. 153. [59,60. 
Beach, Col. Miles, 134. 
Beldeii, Reuben. 160. 
Benjamin. Bemmi, 133. 
Bennett, John. 53. 
Bentley, Allgn-tns, 202, 
Bermingham. Ann, 79. 
Belts. Abigail, .54, 56, 53. 
Belts. John, 51. 
Biddle, George T , 183. 
Bidwell, Daniel, 147, 159. 
Bidwell, Henry, 208. 
Bidwell, .Mary B., 187. 
Bidwell, William, 156, 
Bidwell, Capt. Zebulon, 145. 
Bissell. John, 150. 
Bissell. Nathaniel, 150. 
Black, 0. F.,2.35. 
Bliss, John. 243. 
Boardman, Nathaniel, 128. 
Boies, W. E.. 104. 105. 
Bostwick, Samuel, 172. 
Bowden, Thomas, 199. 
Brace, Hon. T. K., 213. 
Bradley, Launcelot C, 182. 

Burr. Jonathan, 164, 
Bnrt, Capt, Calvin. 212. 
Burt. Capt. David, 212. 
Burt. Henrv. 213. 
Burt. J.mathan, 212. 
Burt, stodard. Hi. 
Burt, rialia, 213. 

Cadwell, Mathew, 127. 
Caldwell. Jarae-, 2iU. 
Carey, James P.,2(i6. 
Carev, Reginald H.. 2<J6. 
Carley, Major, 201, 
Car, ton, John, 2l'l. , 

Carroll. C harles, 173. 
Caswell, Th"S. T.. 176. 
Champion, Deborah. 245. 
Chapin. Selah. 169. 
Chiipiii, Susanna. 173. 
Cheetliam. James, ISl. 
Chester. .Major John, 1,39. 
Chester, Capt. John, 139. 
Chester, Leonard. 1.39. 
Chittenden, Col. Giles, 203. 
Chittenden. Gov. Thomas, 203. 
Chouteau. Emelie. 139. 
Church. John. 123. 
Church. Joseph Jr., 154, 
Clapp, Nathan, 14S. 
Clark, Capt.. 103, 243. 
Clark, Jerusha. 125. 
Clark, Rev. J, Hart, 170. 
Clark, John, 166. 
Clark, Samnel, 138. 
Clark. Victor. 170. 
Cleveland, Rufus, 157. 
Clinton, DeWitt, 218 
Coan. Ambrose, 216. 
■ Cockle. John. 180. 
Cole, Charles, 173. 

Crosby, Nellie, 196. 

Culver, Fanny, 161. 
! Curtis, Rev. J., 134. 
i Cushman, Henry J.. 203, 


Danolds, Samuel, 173. 
Dart. Levi, 190. 
Davis, Thomas, 52. 
Davis. Walter J., 2.33. 
Dawson, Capt., 103, 248, 
Deming, Jonathan, 57. 
Dennv, Jenevra. 185. 
Derby, Jared, 205. 
DeWitt, Maria, 211 
Dickinson, Charle: 
Dickinson. Daniel, 127. 
Diggins. Jerusha, 156 
Diggins, Joseph, 156. 
Dod, John, 40. 
Douglas, James M., 152. 
Douglas. Stephen .\., ' 
Drake, Jeremiah, 125. 
Drake, Lemuel, 147. 
Drake, Shubel, 148. 
Duff, James, 174. 
Dumbleton, Lydia, 212, 




Eastman, Timothy, 157. 
East<m, John, 49. 
Easton, Rev. Peter Z., 20 
Eaton, Frank E,, 240. 
Edwards, Richard, 43. 
Edwards, Rev. Mr, 178. 
Elderkin, John, 58. 
Eldrldge, Asa, 172. 
Ellsworth, Azubah. 150. 
1 Elmer, Joseph, 130. 



Elmore, Harvey, IDS- 
Elmore. Mosef. US 
Elmore, Saml. E., 191. 
Elmoi^. S.irali, 131. 
Elmore. Mepli.'u. Ut). 
Elsworth, Ali-ie. 1«. 
Elwin, William P., 17:) 
E!v. A>f'.'.!. V"i 
V '■ !' • ■ ' ,, ■;l^ 

Eur-,.--, I ..; Ai.r,, ITi 
Eva-u.-, Btuoiii, 14S, 
Evans, Ezekiol. Ud. 
Everett. D. A., iriii 

Fairbanl;-, ChaI■lL■^ P., 1^^. 
Ffllow-, Kich..rd.54 
F.-f!L-nilen. Lieut., 10-i, 21S 
Fi-li. .J.j-epti, 111.) 
Fitcli, John, Hill 
Fitcti, .lofepli. llii. 
Fitch, T. C, M.D., l.SS. 
Flemmin;. Rebecca. So-l 
Foote. Sheldon A.. 231. 
Ford, Caroline D.. 00 
Ford. Chailc* E . M.D.. IT: 
Ford, Jumi-r, l^i. 
Foster. Erasm-, IHI. 
Foster. liev. I-;iac, 137. 
Fort..-r, Tliomas, i:i(). 
Fos, Elijah, 17 



, ISi. 

Fi-iEzelle. J. B , ii-i. 

Gaines, Anna, 4S, 
Gaines, Daniel. i:;i1 
Gaine-. Samuel, 121. 
Gardner, Frank, •iW>. 
Gates, -James M , im. 
Gavlord, Eleaziir, liil 
Gavlord,Elizabeili. 17S. 
Gavlord. Josiah, 131. 
Gel-r. Nathan i ., 31.S. 
Gerhard, r.iitli.-r,;. 
Gibbon, William. 41). 
Gieriet, .John, ISK. 
Gilbtrt, Jonathan, •iO, M. 
Gillett, Beniamin, liil, 
Gilman, Asahel, 146, 
Gilmnii. A-hbel, 117, llii, 

Oi,;:,.:; ;^' lil7. 

f:..- %:• , Mir. .r-t, 17->. 
Goodwin, «o^.:-, 153, 
Goodvear, Betsev, 160. 
G.jud'v. George \\'.. 100. 
Grant: Matthew. 137. 
Grant, Michael. Ii7 
Graves, .\?ai)h, 173. 

I r., 20!). 

in. I.. 

Hale, William, 

Hall. , 15: 

Hall, Milo. 157, 


Hardin". Rev. J. W., 104, 214, 
Hart, Elias. 153. 
Hart. Welcome W.. 202. 
Haskell, Wealthv. 124. 
Hatch, Elizer L.', 211, 
Hathanav, S.. ln.5 
•den, .T H ,131 
d.-n. \fit!-,o,d. 121. 

llr - '. 

11 .■ li ■, 

H... -, ,l..:i, I , -Jl. 

Hail,.-. J"l-i- li, 

Havue,. .^ar.ih. 1>. 

Hi-ath. Chaiincev. 14'J. 

Hed-.-s. . ]",>;. 

Ddnckson. W. W.. 21'J. 
Hen-hau. John Marsh, 150. 

i-^, Joshua. 15S. 

rlihv. Col Timothy, 160. 

Is .sanniel. 163. 
Hin-rtale. Martb.a. I.i3. 
Hoa^land. Luke, 202, 
Hockridge. C, T.. 21.5. 
Holleway, .John, 51. 
Hooker. "John. 65 
Hopkins. Asa. 1.53. 
Holt. Chas, Gate-. 1.59. 
H..|. r;»o.,.p 1-0 

HilM.ard. 11, .ran-, 163, 
Hull. Jo-iah, 124, 
Humphr.v. Col, David, 171. 
Humphrie'. Pris. ilia, 127. 
HunlinLTton. Col . SI. 
Hurlhuft. Hepzibah, 179. 
Hyde, Franklin. 19s. 

Jack-on, Dr. A C. 207. 
Jarvi-. Alir'ra , 150. 
John-nn. Wm. B . 2C:i. 
Judd, Lieut. John. 131. 137. 
Judson. Albert. 62 
Judson. Rev. Albert. 170. 
Jiidson. Catharine P., 217. 
Judson, Saml. A., 173. 

enev, Jo!^eph. 4s, 4:i, 143 
Kellsv. Will., .53, 

atti.ld. John, 1.?), 
Kilboni-n, John. 143 



Kimball. .Joseph, 243, 
liing. Belli , 51. 
Kin;'. Georse W . 217. 
Kinhev. Gebr-e H.. 213 
Kirbv.'Jolm. 32. 
Knisht. Chu-. A.. 2o,s. 
Knox. Amariah, 157. 

Lalayette. Gen"l., 07. 
Lagrave, Emile J.,203, 
Larahee, Elizabeth. 162. 
Lathrop. Chas. £.,224, 
Larimer. liobert. 15S. 
Lee, Gen'l.,3.3S. 
Leete, Gov. William. 96, 17 
Leete. Rhoda. 06, 173. 
Leggett. Wra., 1,«I. 
Leonard, Simeon, 177. 

I Page. 

j Leveret. Gov., 15*. 

Living-Ion, Capt. Abraham 

Livingston. J<din. 245. [345. 

LivinL^ton. Kaiharine, 245. 
I Li\in'>ston. Robert. 245. 

Lob.iel. Elizabeth, 212. 

Lo^ne. Mr., 174. 

Loomi*, Abel, 165. 
, Loo.mis. .Joseph. 154. 
! Loomis Marv. 145. 
I Lord. Richard. 43. . 

Lndlow, Lieut . 103, 24,s. 
, Lynmn, Rev. C>. A., 203. 

' Mann. William, 61. 121. 

Marble. Marcii-. 179 
; Mardin, Henrv. 101 

Markham. John, 170. 

Manh, Chester. 153 
I Marsh. Hannah, 131. 
' Marsh, John, 154. 

Marsh. JIargaret H., 15S. 

Mather. Rev. Richard, 24S. 

JLather. Samuel, 245. 
I Mather. Timothv. 245. 

Mavnard. Dexter. 177. 

Mci lure. Rev. Dr. 212. • 

McCrillis C. £.. 193. 

McLauchlin. Agnes, 1S3. 

Mc-Lane. Capt. John, ,S2. 

Meaeham, Benjamin. 1S6. 

Meredith, Capt., 103, 243. 

Merriam. St. Louis, 2.37. 
1 .Miller, Capt.. Iii3. 213. 
; Mills, Cant.. 103, 2I<. 

MilL-. Pelnr, 51. 

Mil.s Trvphiua. .52. 

Moffit. Daniel, Isj, 139. 

Moore. John. 44. 

Muor.-. Walter. 210. 

Moore. Wra JI , 205. 

.Morecock. John, 49. 

Mo-e. o. k.*Xicholas. 40, 121 

Mor-e. Wra P. E., 2115. 

.M..r:.;;:er. Capt., 160. 

Mor::nier. Philip. 144, 150. 
j .Morton. Abner. 16ii. 
I Monon, Andrew J., 104. 

Morton. John. 117. 

Morton, William. 121. 

Morton, Zebulon. 150. 

Mulford. , 124 

Mullanv. .\. J., 200, 

Mvtratt", Jacob. .3^. 



enj.. 46. 
" 173, 

XichoL-. Richard. 143, 1.59. 
Nixon. Florence J. 254. 
North. Ah in. 53. 170. 
Northrop. Elijah. 182. 
Norton, James, 199. 
Norton, John, 1,53. 
Norton. Mary. 173. 
Nye. George, 195. 

Olcott, Eli, 150. 
Olcott, SamoeL 143. 
Olcott. Thomas, 43. 
Olmstead, Chas. IL, 11 
Olmsted. G J., 191. 
Olmsted. James. 151. 


Wolcott, Epaphra;. 13"ii. 
Wokott, Hou. Henry. 136. 
Wolcott, John, 1.3i). 
Wolcott, Luke, Id'!. 
Wolcott, Mabel, 131. 
Wolcott, Roger. U. 141, 150. 
Wolcott, Kev. Siimud. 149. 
Woloot', Capt. Samuel, 136. 
Wo'.c.jf. William, 151. 
Wni'l, Eli, ITS. 


M.1, I iliadiah, 110. 
idliriil -e. Sam'l £ 
i.lfi.rd, John, Jl'.i. 
.■Inirr, Koswell, 5- 
)!ri.l_-e, Thomas, 

Wrigli!, Rebecca. 134. 
WriL'ht, Samuel, 53. 
Wvllvs Elizalietli, 40. 
Wyllys, Uez., 44. 

1 I.VDI.^N'S. 

! Alyes, 40. 

I Arraniameut, 33, 40. 12 
' .Vttawanhood, 38. 
; Foseus,3S,40. 

Mamowa;i''e, 40. 

Mamaiicheeskna, 44. 
1 Maria. 130. 

Mesequae, 40. 

Xoame?. 43. 


Philip, King, 37. 
. Popo. 43. 

t Quanampewetb, 40. 
1 Qnannuppent. 44. 
I Seaqaa-*in. 35. 
1 Sentawbpisk. 44. 
1 Shebo~man, 43. 

Sougon:k. 2^. 

^tindi;h Su5curaa,61. 
; Tantonimo, 3S, 40, Hi. 

Taqtlif. S3, 40, 152. 
. Unca^, .3S, 41, 47, 4s. 

L'ncas, Joseph, 41, Hi. 

Weaseapano, 35. 

WnDueeneimman, 44. 

.■^88 9 


Os-ooil, Elija'li, W'>. 

Packard. Alfred S.. 210. 
ParkrT. Reuben W.. 168. 
Parkiiigton. George A., 305. 
Par?..n», Frank E.. 20S. 
Pardon.-. Gen SamM II., 139. 
P.abodv, Snm'l N., 101. 


I'eui^TL'u, Kev. .Mr.. 11, 117. 
Pcttingill. C. B., 196. 
Plielp?, George S., aiS. 
Phelps, Nathaniel, lifi. 
Phillips Ti D.. IMi 
Phillip-,. Tn-epli. U<:>. 
Philhp-. Thonip-"n,3-;. 
Piikiii, .\-hhel, 5-J. 
Pitkin, Caleb, b'.i 
Pilkin,.To^e|ih. 48. 
Pitkin. O.nas, l.-,s. 
Pitkin. i:o-er. i:«. 
Pitkin. Sophi.i. 5-.' 
Pitkin, William. 4.i, 53, 59, 60. 
Piatt, Epenetn-. 193. 
Portie. Hezekiiih, 4S. 

Porter, . 1.V3. 

Porter. Eli^ha C . IMl. 
Pratt. Elish.i, lii. 
Pratt, lialph II . ilS 
Prav, Fannv, li.S. 
Pui'iuton. Muses V.i. 
Putnam, Gile- II.. 196. 


yuimby. O. U.. il:i, 


Kaiiilall, J.lines ini. 
Randolph, Edwanl. 174, 1T5. 
Ralph. Orrin K.. -2114. 
Ranney, Stephen. 134. 
Ro.-d, Justus. liiT. 
Re.-d. Lothr.ip. 1S3. 
Uichnrd'on, L. D., 1(W- 
Rihv, John. Jr , 157. 
Ri?b''\-. CiUit Fniieis, SH. 
Ri-|,.\- .i,,|,,i, 1 I-; 

I!'-'. ■ i ■ 

, 180. 

Robinson, John. 199. 
Robinson. Martha. 189. 
R...kwell, Rev Matthe 
R,,ri<,v»ii If,, -well, log. 

Rood, Gilbeit F., aiW, 
Root. Jacob. 134. 137. 

nell, Lewi-, ir.3. 
Rowlandjon, Wilson, 50. 

Rushinore, , 53. 

Russ, John D., ISu. 
Eu6:.ell, William, 250. 


.Saben, Benjamin, 157, 
Sage, Gen. Comfort. 143, 15 
Sage, Ebenezer. 51, 143, 15s 
Sage. Hannah, 51. 
Satidford, Zachary. 40. 
Sand". Giaee. 15s. 
1 SanP.rd. D .ni"! WS. 

'>.:■- : r i:,i' 

^1 ; ■ W ' ■■. IP, 2.34. 


, 240. 

I Schuyler, Margaret, 245. 
I Schuvler, Col. Pieter, 245. 
1 Sedgwick. Maria. 103. 
I Se\ ere. John, 193 

Sevmoiir. Chas. H.. 191. 

Scytnour, E. B., 173. 

Seymour. Janie-^, ISl. 

Sevinour, Richard. Isl, 
I Shalor. Mi?- .Abigail. 159. 
1 sherill. Recompence. 1.56. 
I Sheldon, R..deriek. 154, 

S.iM.t..-.. in..- H,. iss. 
.Stanford, Da- id, 17S. 
Stanley, Caleb, 62, 1.55. 
Stanley, Hannah. 155. 
Stanley. Jonathan, 142 
Stark, '.Amanda A.. 197 
Stark. Horace R., 1S5. 
Starr, Elihu, .53. 
Stebbin?, Dwi£ht. 182, 
Stebbiiis, Milton W,. 1 
Steele. Samuel T.. 107. 
Steven?. Marcn-, 199, 
Stoii_'hton. Capt,. 111. 
stowel, Lucius, 102, 
StndghotT, ilarv K 
Strong. Jno . 12S 
Strong. MirLtaft. 1 
Sumner, Col, Wm 1 

[ Taft.S. H., 215 

Talcott, F. L,, 209 

Takott. Hannah, 1.39. 

Talcott, Capt. John, 1.37, 

Talcott, Jolm, 43. 
1 Talcott. Joseph, 43. 


Tamer, Wavne. 1>3. 
Tavlor. Paul, 173, 
Tei] Brock. Gen , 215, 
Ten Brieck. Kath.-rine, 2i; 
Terrills. Lieut , 102. 
Terrv. Samuel. 117, 
Thacher, Pr. Samuel. 130. . 174. 

Thomas. Elani. 172, 
Thomas, Lieut,, 99 
Thouip-on. Anna. 1.32 
Thomi.-on, H.nrv, 174. 
Thompson, l-aac; 177. 
Townsrnd, Samuel, 200. 
Trace, Alfred II ,2ol. 
Trvoii, Albert F., 190. 

Trvon, , 14^, 

Tvler, John. 127 

Underhill, . 165, 

Upson, Eleanor E,, 21-i 

Van Bu-kirk, Lawrence, 209. 

Wade. Mary. 139, 
Walker, Frederick. 173. 
Ward. Thomas. 100. 
\A'arreii, Benjamin, 210. 
Warren. Laieua. li;7. 

, P-l 



, Wrfle 

:e,, 1 J. din, 154. 

s.'.Ashb.d'. 172,' ' 

-. I has. A,. 203. 

-*, Lieut, Robert. 134. 

s, Robert, 137. 

s. Sarah. 1.39, 

-. Hon Thomas. 139, 

:■■-, ,>..i ' 1; . 11. 165. 

;, ;..- ,\1 im. 1911, 

li.iui- .A-lib.7 P,.. 105. 
li<uu=, Elisha, 137, 16S. 
Ham-, Eliza. 101. 
Mams. E, A,, 191. 
Hams, Jacob. 104 
lianis. Jonah. 104. 
liams, Jonas, j-iri, 
iiam-, Joshti 

, 134. 

■ , 134. 

- \^ 1:,, i;ii 51, 1;m. 

:,. ,- \\ ,..,im F., 108. 
,.: An,lrev> U . 318. 
ilhrop. John, 96. 172. 
e. Katharine, 215. 


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