Jane Burnham

13 October 1803–24 April 1882 (Age 78)
Williamstown, Vermont

The Life of Jane

When Jane Burnham was born on 13 October 1803, her father, Enoch Burnham, was 27 and her mother, Eunice Martin, was 29. She married Hiram Stafford on 28 October 1823. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States in 1880. She died on 24 April 1882, in Vermont, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States.

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Hiram Stafford
Jane Burnham
Marriage: 28 October 1823
Mary Jane Stafford

Spouse and Children

    Hiram Stafford



28 October 1823


    Mary Jane Stafford


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1804 · The Twelfth Amendment

Age 1

With not having a very clear statement in the Constitution about Presidents and Vice Presidents, the Twelfth Amendment was Born. Before the Electoral College could cast two votes for those that they saw fit for President. This was changed to just one electoral vote for President and one electoral vote for Vice President. With the amount of people even allowed to vote, there was no way for there to be a tie during the elections.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 22

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Jane Stanford in household of Lymon Drury, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jane Burnham Staff* in entry for Mary Stafford Drury, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • June Burnam, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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