Melissa Burden

about 1850–before 1860 (Age 10)
Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States

The Life of Melissa

When Melissa Burden was born about 1850, her father, Amos Burden, was 35 and her mother, Mary W Cathon, was 29. She died before 1860, at the age of 9.

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Amos Burden
Mary W Cathon
Horace Fillmore Burden
Melissa Burden
Louisa Jane Burden
Mary Elizabeth Burden
William Henry Burden

Parents and Siblings

    Amos Burden


    Mary W Cathon




Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country):1. (of Norman origin) from the Old French personal name Burdo (oblique case Burdon), probably of Germanic origin, but uncertain meaning. 2. nickname for a pilgrim or one who carried a pilgrim's staff, Middle English, Old French bourdon. 3. habitational name from any of various places called Burdon or Burden. Burden in West Yorkshire and Great Burdon in County Durham are named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified place’ + dūn ‘hill’; Burdon in Tyne and Wear is named with Old English bȳre ‘byre’ + denu ‘valley’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Melissa Pamden in household of Amos, "United States Census, 1850"

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