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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Family Time Line

Rev William Burnham Jr
1684–1750
Hannah Wolcott
1683–1747
Capt William Burnham
1705–1748
Sybil Burnham
1720–1824
Samuel Burnham
1707–1708
Hannah Burnham
1708–1772
Lucy Burnham
1711–1797
Abigail Burnham
1713–1794
Josiah Burnham
1716–1800
Sarah Burnham
1719–1726
Mary Burnham
1721–1801
Elizabeth Burnham
1721–1801
Appleton Burnham
1724–1779
Elisha Burnham
1729–

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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