Maria Burnham

10 January 1841–27 November 1927 (Age 86)
South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Burnham was born on 10 January 1841, in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Erastus William Burnham Sr., was 30 and her mother, Emeline Parsons, was 28. She married George W. Shippey on 10 January 1860, in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Detroit Ward 14, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Shubuta, Clarke, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 November 1927, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

George W. Shippey
Maria Burnham
Marriage: 10 January 1860
Laura Lenita Shippey
George Edward Shippey
Herbert A. Shippey
John M. Shippey

Spouse and Children

    George W. Shippey



10 January 1860
East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Laura Lenita Shippey


    George Edward Shippey


    Herbert A. Shippey


    John M. Shippey


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · State Capital Moves to Lansing

Age 7

Detroit fought to maintain the Capitol within its jurisdiction, but communities in the growing western part of the state had reasons for wanting a move inland. This move would make the Capitol more easily defensible in case of another war between the British and the U.S. like that of the War of 1812. Proponents of moving the capitol also sought to make the government more accessible to the people throughout the state. Construction began in 1847 on a temporary state capitol building in Lansing. It was a simple two-story wood frame structure, painted white with green wooden shutters and topped by a tin cupola. The building was sold when the permanent capitol building opened in 1879 and, like the first capitol, it was later destroyed by a fire in 1882.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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Sources (3)

  • Maria Shippy in household of George Shippy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mariah B Shippey in household of John L Brownlee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marie B Shippey in household of John N Brownlee, "United States Census, 1920"

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