Harriet Ruhamah Kimball

25 January 1818–24 July 1885 (Age 67)
Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Ruhamah

When Harriet Ruhamah Kimball was born on 25 January 1818, in Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, James Shepard Kimball, was 32 and her mother, Ruth Burnham, was 26. She married Andrew Burnham on 30 August 1837, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 July 1885, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 August 1837Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 15
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 18
    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 Great and Little Kimble (Buckinghamshire). The placename probably derives from Old English cyne ‘royal’ + belle ‘(bell-shaped) hill’.variant of Kimble .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    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 (20)

    • Harriet Ruhamah Kimball, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Harriet Burnham, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Harriet R. Kimball, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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