Luther Sylvester Burnham

13 September 1816–30 April 1890 (Age 73)
Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Luther Sylvester

When Luther Sylvester Burnham was born on 13 September 1816, in Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, James Lewis Burnham Sr, was 25 and his mother, Frances E Hibbard, was 24. He married Charlotte Joslin on 26 January 1838, in McHenry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 30 April 1890, in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Luther Sylvester Burnham
Charlotte Joslin
Marriage: 26 January 1838
Leutheria Meritta Burnham
Emily Burnham
Charlotte Adelia Burnham
Charlotte Burnham
Adelbert Lewis Burnham
Joseph Edwin Burnham
Fannie Rhoda Burnham
Arthur Ernest Burnham
James Wilbur Burnham
Harriet Elnora Burnham
Flavilla Zanette Burnham
George Riley Burnham
Luther Sylvester Burnham Jr

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  • Marriage
    26 January 1838McHenry, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    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. 
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1834: Illinois, United States 1836: Kane, Illinois, United States [Spreads across Kane, DuPage, Will, and Kendall counties]
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Luther Sylvester Burnham

    Luther Sylvester Burnham was born September 13, 1816 at Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont a son of James Burnha and Fanny Hibbard. He married Charlotte Joslin January 26, 1838 in Aurora, Kane County …

    Sources (33)

    • Luther T Burnham, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954" birth 1816
    • L S Barnham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Luther S. Burnham, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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