Andrew Burnham

19 May 1808–30 December 1867 (Age 59)
Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Andrew

When Andrew Burnham was born on 19 May 1808, in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John Burnham Jr, was 31 and his mother, Sarah, was 30. He married Harriet Ruhamah Kimball on 30 August 1837, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 30 December 1867, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Andrew Burnham
Harriet Ruhamah Kimball
Marriage: 30 August 1837
Charles Carroll Burnham Sr
Emily Frances Burnham
John Kimball Burnham
Mary Kimball Burnham
Jeanette Kimball Burnham
Harriet Ruth Burnham
Andrew James Burnham
Kimball Burnham
William Hazen Burnham

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World Events (7)

Age 4
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812
Age 4
Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 17
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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Andrew Burnham (1808-1867)

Andrew Burnham, was born 19 of May 1808, at Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. The son of John Burnham (born 1776) and Sarah, whose surname we do not know. The only identification of them is c …

Sources (14)

  • Andrew Burnham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Andrew Burnham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jas. A. Burnham in entry for Emily Francis Crapo, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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