James Lewis Burnham Sr

25 December 1790–22 March 1843 (Age 52)
Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of James Lewis

When James Lewis Burnham Sr was born on 25 December 1790, in Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, Elijah Burnham, was 25 and his mother, Abina Bowen, was 26. He married Frances E Hibbard on 13 May 1813, in Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in McHenry, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1834 and McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1840. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 22 March 1843, in Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lewis Burnham Sr
Frances E Hibbard
Marriage: 13 May 1813
Hannah F Burnham
James Lewis Burnham
Fannie Flavilla Burnham
Luther Sylvester Burnham
Edwin Perry Burnham
Harriet Florilla Burnham
Julius Ceasar Burnham
Sarah Henrietta Burnham
Rhoda Burnham
Emily S Burnham
Alonzo Freeman Burnham

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  • Marriage
    13 May 1813Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State
    Age 1
    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
    Age 18
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    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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    Story Highlight

    from the JOURNAL OF MARY ANN BURNHAM FREEZE, Daughter of James Lewis and Mary Ann (Huntley) Burnham

    **Please see comment below for clarification of whose the conversion story put in parenthesis is ( likley James Lewis's father, also named James) and of birth dates and places** ... In 1837 they …

    Sources (52)

    • James Burnham in birth entry for James L Burnham, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
    • James Burnham, "United States Census, 1840"
    • James Burnham, Marriage "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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