Sally Belknap

6 September 1793–28 February 1873 (Age 79)
Windsor, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sally

When Sally Belknap was born on 6 September 1793, in Windsor, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Belknap, was 35 and her mother, Chloe Lumbard, was 25. She married Amos Burlingame in 1808, in Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 28 February 1873, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Amos Burlingame
Sally Belknap
Marriage: 1808
George M. Burlingame Sr
Eliza Burlingame
Leland John Burlingham
Jarvis Willard Burlingham

Spouse and Children

Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 7

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 26

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, the second element of which is most likely Middle English knappe ‘hilltop’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sally in entry for Leland Burlingame, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Sally in entry for Eliza Burlingame, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Sarah Burlingham in entry for Leland J. Burlingham, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"

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