Mary Burnham

1790–from about 1802 to 1905 (Age 12)
Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Burnham was born in 1790, in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States as the daughter of Moses Collins Burnham and Hannah Foss. She died from about 1802 to 1905, at the age of 115.

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Family Time Line

Moses Collins Burnham
1775–1848
Hannah Foss
–1851
Mary Burnham
1790–1905
Anne Burnham
1792–1905
Hannah Burnham
1794–1905
William Foss Burnham
1796–1861
David Burnham
1799–1870
Susanna Burnham
1802–1896
Samuel Burnham
1804–1853
Aaron Burnham
1806–1851
Jane Burnham
1809–1873
Lucy Burnham
1811–1849
Royal Burnham
1814–1850
Olive Burnham
1815–1894
Henry C. Burnham
1821–1876
Priscilla Burnham
1825–
Collins Burnham
1826–
Hannah Burnham
1827–1898
Joel Burnham
1827–

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World Events (3)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 1

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 14

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches), Norfolk (various villages), and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, however, the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum, dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’, originally used after a preposition, i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

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

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