Sarah Burnham

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Burnham was born on 28 May 1719, in Kensington, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Rev William Burnham Jr, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Wolcott, was 36. She died on 23 November 1726, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 7, and was buried in Christian Lane Cemetery, Kensington, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Rev William Burnham Jr
Hannah Wolcott
Capt William Burnham
Sybil Burnham
Samuel Burnham
Hannah Burnham
Lucy Burnham
Abigail Burnham
Josiah Burnham
Sarah Burnham
Mary Burnham
Elizabeth Burnham
Appleton Burnham
Elisha Burnham

Sources (9)

  • Sarah Burnham, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Sarah Burnham, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Sarah Burnham, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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’.

History: In 1635 Robert Burnham and his two brothers came from England to Ipswich, MA, after their ship was wrecked on the coast of Maine. In the mid 18th century John Burnham and his son, also called John, were among the early settlers in what became the state of VT. In 1785, the younger John Burnham established himself at Middletown, CT.

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

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