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Did You Know?America - Did you know? December 15, 1791 - First ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, are ratified.

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Charlotte Maria Burnham - Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
Charlotte Maria Burnham

Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
The Auburn Argus, Auburn, NY 


Charlotte Maria Burnham - Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. T
Charlotte Maria Burnham

Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. Town



Charlotte Maria Burnham - Wednesday, February 1, 1882 - obituary
Charlotte Maria Burnham

Wednesday, February 1, 1882 - obituary
The Auburn News and Bulletin, Auburn, NY 


Charlotte Maria Burnham - Recent photo of 143 Van Anden St., Auburn, NY - George W. Salisbury and family lived there in 1882.
Charlotte Maria Burnham

Recent photo of 143 Van Anden St., Auburn, NY - George W. Salisbury and family lived there in 1882. Hattie Salisbury and her grandmother, Charlotte Maria Burnham Smith died there. According to Auburn, NY assessor's records, the house was built in 1900, so not positive this is the same house they lived in. Deed Book: 911 Deed Page: 133 Tax Map ID: 115.42-1-26
Cayuga County, New York Office Of Real Property Services http://co.cayuga.ny.us/realproperty/ 


Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA -
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Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - Old Mill at Shaftsbury, Vermont (1910)
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
Old Mill at Shaftsbury, Vermont (1910)
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Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - Iron Kettle Motel
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
Iron Kettle Motel
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Auburn, New York, USA - Engine and Hose Co. No. 5, Truck A, Fire Department, Auburn, N.Y.
Auburn, New York, USA
Engine and Hose Co. No. 5, Truck A, Fire Department, Auburn, N.Y.
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America/USA  Charlotte Maria  Burnham

  (b. 9 June 1803Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA   d. 31 January 1882Auburn, New York, USA )  
Age: 79
Cause of Death: Apoplexy

Charlotte Maria Burnham was born 9 June 1803 in Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA. Charlotte Maria Burnham was the child of Asa W Burnham and Lucy Huntington and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Eleazer (Eleazar) Burnham and Mary Norman (maternal)  Nathan Huntington and Amie Brown (Browne)

She married  Sherman Smith 22 December 1825 in Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Sherman Smith  was born 24 November 1800 in Hamden, Connecticut, USA .  He died 29 February 1864 in Ledyard, New York, USA .  He was the son of Abram (Abraham) Smith and Elizabeth Minot.

Charlotte Maria Burnham died 31 January 1882 in Auburn, New York, USA.


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Charlotte Maria Burnham married America/USA Sherman Smith-- Date: 22 December 1825 Place: Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
Sherman Smith was the son of Abram (Abraham) Smith and Elizabeth Minot


Married in the village of Aurora.
Updated: 6/4/2014 8:59:33 AM


Children:
America/USA Elizabeth Smith (b.6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 8 August 1827, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA Asa B Smith (b.17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 14 November 1834, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA Elizabeth B Smith (b.30 May 1831, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 18 November 1890, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

America/USA Sophia Smith (b.9 January 1835, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 29 June 1836, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA James Burnham Smith (b.July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. April 1904, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

 America/USA Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith (b.3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 15 February 1927, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)



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USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

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World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire


USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

Smithsonian Channel (www.youtube.com)

Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States
In 1809, Madison succeeded Jefferson as president, defeating Charles C. Pinckney. His wife, Dolley Payne Todd, whom he married in 1794, brought a new social sparkle to the executive mansion. In the...Read MORE...


News 1810 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,973

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

AURORA (LEDYARD) CAYUGA, NY -- 1810

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World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.


News 1814 - Steel carpenter's square was invented by Silas Hawes of Shaftsbury in 1814.

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World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.


World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.


USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding summers were so cold as to suggest a possible future famine. This tendency to frigidity reached its...Read MORE...


Invention 1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports. Among its many drawbacks was that it was impossible...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1817 - March 4 - James Monroe (1758-1831) becomes 5th President of the United States
Elected president in 1816 over the Federalist Rufus King, and reelected without opposition in 1820, Monroe, the last of the Virginia dynasty, pursued the course of systematic tranquilization that won ...Read MORE...


USA 1819 - The Panic of 1819 - A combination of bad banking practices; too much land speculation and competition from Europe caused the United States to enter its first economic depression.
In 1819 a financial panic swept across the country. The growth in trade that followed the War of 1812 came to an abrupt halt. Unemployment mounted, banks failed, mortgages were foreclosed, and...Read MORE...


News 1820 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,022

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

1820
According to Asa Burnham's Revolutionary War Pension file, "In 1820, soldier stated that his family then residing with him consisted of his wife, Lucy, aged about sixty-four years, and his daughter, Charlotte, aged about seventeen years…"
Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files
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Invention 1824 - Portland cement is invented (Joseph Aspdin, England)
One of the greatest commodities in the United States today is a greyish powder commonly sold in 50-pound bags for about 10 cents a pound.

Modern Portland cement has a rather short but fabulous...Read MORE...


1825 Marriage / Partner
Charlotte Maria Burnham and Sherman Smith 22 December 1825, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Invention 1825 - The locomotive is invented (George Stephenson, England)
"... in 1811 George Stephenson made an engine. 'At last something practical has been designed,' thought many. George improved his design, and by 1825 his locomotion was on the rails. This was the...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1825 - March 4 - John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) becomes 6th President of the United States
When no presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes in 1824, Adams, with the support of Henry Clay, was elected by the House in 1825 over Andrew Jackson, who had the original...Read MORE...


USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed

The Erie Canal (www.youtube.com)

The work completed. - This is the day,...Read MORE...


Argus, January 10, 1826
"Married - Burnham - Smith at Aurora, Cayuga Co. on the 22nd ? By Rev. M. Buffett, Miss Charlotte M. Burhnam, sister of Eleazer Burnham of Aurora to Mr. Sherman Smith formerly of New Haven"
Marriage and Deaths 1784-1829 Upstate NY
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Invention 1826 - The gas stove is invented (James Sharp, UK)
...John Baptist von Helmont, born at Brussels in 1677, while engaged in chemical research, discovered gas and named it. An English rector, Rev. Dr. John Clayton, discovered coal gas in 1792, thereby...Read MORE...


USA 1826 - July 4 – Former US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.
On July 4, 1826, at the age of 90, Adams lay on his deathbed while the country celebrated Independence Day. His last words were Thomas Jefferson still survives. He was mistaken: Jefferson had died...Read MORE...


1826 Birth of Child
Elizabeth Smith was born 6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA

Invention 1827 - Matches are invented (John Walker, England)
In 1827 the first friction match was invented in England by John Walker. Walker's matches were sticks tipped with a mixture of chemicals that burst into flame when scratched against a rough...Read MORE...


USA 1827 - February 28 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
On February 28, 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first U.S. railway chartered for commercial transport of passengers and freight. There were skeptics who doubted that a steam engine...Read MORE...


1828 Birth of Child
Asa B Smith was born 17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA

Invention 1829 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)
MONUMENT FOR SUPPOSED SEWING MACHINE INVENTOR

Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of Associated Press) - A monument is to be erected here soon in honor of Bartholomew Thimonnier, whom the...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1829 - March 4 - Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) becomes 7th President of the United States.
As president, Jackson greatly expanded the power and prestige of the presidential office and carried through an unprecedented program of domestic reform, vetoing the bill to extend the United States...Read MORE...


News 1830 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,143

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

1830
Ledyard New York, page 19 of 28, Sherman Smith, head of household - difficult to read -- looks like 3 males age 26-30 (Sherman and ?), 1 male age 70-80 (probably Asa Burnham), 2 females age 20-30 (Charlotte and ?)
1830 U.S. Census
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USA 1830 - May 28 – The Indian Removal Act marks the beginning of the forced relocation of five tribes of native Americans, known as Trail of Tears
The Indian Removal Act was a law passed by Congress on May 28, 1830, during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. It authorized the president to negotiate with Indian tribes in the Southern United States ...Read MORE...


USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

1831 Birth of Child
Elizabeth B Smith was born 30 May 1831, Ledyard, New York, USA

1834 Death of Child
Asa B Smith died 14 November 1834, Ledyard, New York, USA

1835 Birth of Child
Sophia Smith was born 9 January 1835, Ledyard, New York, USA

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as the Alamo. Texans fighting for independence from Mexico had seized the structure and sent Mexican...Read MORE...


News 1836 - October 6 - A second early season snowstorm produced 26 inches at Auburn, NY

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News 1836 - Deacon George Galusha
Deacon George Galusha, says a letter from Shaftsbury, Vermont, dated Nov. 21st, 'in a state of ill health and mental derangement, destroyed himself by hanging.' Mr Galusha was formerly Governor of...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1837 - March 4 - Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) becomes 8th President of the United States
In 1832, Van Buren became vice president; in 1836, president. The Panic of 1837 overshadowed his term. He attributed it to the overexpansion of the credit and favored the establishment of an...Read MORE...


USA 1873 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s. Profits, prices and wages went down while unemployment went up....Read MORE...


News 1838 - INHUMAN MURDER.
The wife of Mr. Phleman Bates was inhumanly murdered at Shaftsbury, Vermont, on the 2d inst., by the discharge of a rifle, supposed to have been in the hands of Mr. Bates' brother. He was arrested.
The Sun - Baltimore, Maryland - October 11, 1838

World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

www.wikipedia.org - January 2, 1839

News 1840 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,835

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

1840
Ledyard New York, page 13 of 28, Sherman Smith, head of household

3 males living there - one under 5 (James B.), one between 30 and 40 (Sherman), one between 80 and 90 (probably Asa Burnham)

3 females living there - one between 5 and 9 (Caroline), one between 15 and 19 (Elizabeth B.?), one...Read MORE...


USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly to the New England states, made their choice to seek a better life. These were predominantly young...Read MORE...


USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley. It was not a road in any modern sense, only parallel ruts leading across endless prairie,...Read MORE...


1840 Birth of Child
James Burnham Smith was born July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA

U.S. Presidents 1841 - April 4 - John Tyler (1790-1862) becomes 10th President of the United States.
Elected vice president on the Whig ticket in 1840, Tyler succeeded to the presidency on Harrison's death. His strict-constructionist views soon caused a split with the Henry Clay wing of the Whig...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1841 - March 4 - William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) becomes 9th President of the United States - dies one month after assuming the office.
Nominated for president in 1835 as a military hero whom the conservative politicians hoped to be able to control, he ran surprisingly well against Van Buren in 1836. Four years later, he defeated Van ...Read MORE...


News 1841 - Supposed Murder
The body of a young woman, named Mary Austin, was found in the woods in Shaftsbury, Vermont, a week or two since, and suspicions having since arisen that she was murdered, four individuals have been...Read MORE...


USA 1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
Webster–Ashburton Treaty, (1842), treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain establishing the northeastern boundary of the U.S. and providing for Anglo–U.S. cooperation in the suppression of the...Read MORE...


Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)
"The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a civil servant (Government worker) who had helped set-up the new 'Public Record Office' (now called the ...Read MORE...


1843 Birth of Child
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith was born 3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA

USA 1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would...Read MORE...


Invention 1845 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)
"John Gorrie was born in 1803 and spent most of his childhood in South Carolina. After receiving a degree in medicine, he moved to Apalachicola, Florida, a port city on the Gulf of Mexico. In...Read MORE...


Invention 1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, England)
"THE FIRST elastic bands, made from vulcanised rubber, were patented on March 17, 1845, by Stephen Perry of Messrs Perry & Co, rubber manufacturers of London. Production of rubber bands 'for papers,...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1845 - March 4 - James K. Polk (1795-1849) becomes 11th President of the United States
When James K. Polk accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency, he was not very well known. The Whig opposition party played on his obscurity, sniping, "Who is James K. Polk?" An...Read MORE...


World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

Flight From Famine
Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com)
www.wikipedia.org - September 9, 1845

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim), resulted in the...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, who saw something shiny in Sutter Creek near Coloma, California. He had discovered gold...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848

Invention 1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)
THE SAFETY PIN.
Interesting Story of Its Inventor, Walter Hunt.

Buffalo Commercial.
John R. Chapin, now of Buffalo, gives some interesting reminiscences of Walter Hunt, who, in the opinion of...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1849 - March 4 - Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) becomes 12th President of the United States. He dies in office after 16 months.
During the revival of the slavery controversy, which was to result in the Compromise of 1850, Taylor began to take an increasingly firm stand against appeasing the South; but he died in Washington on ...Read MORE...


USA 1849 - May 17 – The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.
From the St. Louis Union.
TREMENDOUS CONFLAGRATION!
23 Steamboats Burned!
SEVERAL SQUARES IN ASHES.
LOSS OF LIFE!!
Five Millions of Property Destroyed!!!

About ten o'clock last night, the...Read MORE...


1850
Smith, Sherman, State: New York Year: 1850, County: Cayuga Roll: , Township: Ledyard Page: 250, Roll: M432_483

Sherman is age 47 or 49, born 1800, Canada. He is a carriage maker. He is living with Charlotte, age 47, born in Vermont. Caroline is also living with them. She is 7 years old, ...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1850 - July 9 - Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) becomes 13th President of the United States
As president, Fillmore associated himself with the pro-Southern Whigs, supporting the Compromise of 1850. Defeated for the Whig nomination in 1852, he ran for president in 1856 as candidate of the...Read MORE...


USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet Beecher Stowe's story first appeared on June 5, 1851, in serial form, a chapter at a time, in a weekly ...Read MORE...


Invention 1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary or the potato chip and a resident of Saratoga Springs advises The New Yorker that many of the older neighbors are all excited. It seems that the chip was...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1853 - March 4 - Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) becomes 14th President of the United States
As president, Pierce followed a course of appeasing the South at home and of playing with schemes of territorial expansion abroad. The failure of his foreign and domestic policies prevented his...Read MORE...


USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight the expansion of slavery, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom ...Read MORE...


News 1854 - Convicts and Religion
Examinations made at Auburn, New York, showed that out of nine hundred convicts, only forty-seven had ever been in a Sabbath School, and that of these only seventeen had been regular scholars.
Daily Free Democrat - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - November 11, 1854

1855 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
name: Charlotte Smith
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States
gender: Female
age: 51
relationship to head of household: Wife
estimated birth year: 1804
family number: 322
line number: 19
page:
film number: 1435218
digital folder...Read MORE...


Invention 1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)
Really a Capital Production!
The celebrity of Gayett's Medicated Paper for the water-closet is rapidly being extended throughout the United States. It is one of the best articles ever put before the ...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1857 - March 4 - James Buchanan (1791-1868) becomes 15th President of the United States - the only bachelor to be President.
He was elected president in 1856, defeating John C. Frémont, the Republican candidate, and former President Millard Fillmore of the American Party. The growing crisis over slavery presented Buchanan...Read MORE...


USA 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and...Read MORE...


1860
CENSUS YR: 1860 STATE or TERRITORY: NY COUNTY: Cayuga DIVISION: Ledyard REEL NO: M653-729 PAGE NO: 272

REFERENCE: 13th June, 1860 by Oliver Wood, Handwritten Pg 10



Smith Sherman 60 M . Carriage Mk'r 2,000 . Conneticut.

Smith ...Read MORE...


USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html -

News 1860 - December 28 - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad

historyorb.com -

U.S. Presidents 1861 - March 4 - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) becomes 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln's inaugural address was stirring. He appealed for the preservation of the Union. To retain his support in the North without further alienating the South, he called for compromise. He promised ...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded ...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

www.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

www.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express Company at this place to stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as the California line is...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING
By the President of the United States,
A PROCLAMATION.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields ...Read MORE...



Invention 1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)
Perfect Pasteurization Means Perfect Protection

Pasturization is simply heating milk - not boiling it.

By raising the temperature of the milk to 145 degrees Fahrenheit and keeping it at that...Read MORE...


1864 Death of Spouse/Partner
Sherman Smith died 29 February 1864, Ledyard, New York, USA

USA 1864 - May 18 - The Civil War Gold Hoax was an 1864 hoax perpetrated by two US journalists to exploit the financial situation during the American Civil War.
On May 18, 1864, two New York City newspapers, the New York World and the New York Journal of Commerce, published a story that President Abraham Lincoln had issued a proclamation of conscription of...Read MORE...


News 1864 - Seven deaths from diptheria occurred in 16 days in one house, occupied by two families, in the town of Shaftsbury, Vermont.


genealogybank.com - Lowell Daily Citizen and News - Lowell, Massachusetts - August 31, 1864

1865 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York


Charlotte M Smith, 62, f, b. VT, mother of 6 children, married 1 time, widow
James B Smith, 24, m, child, b. Cayuga, single, farmer
Carrie Saulsbury, 22, f, child, b. Cayuga, married 1 time, now...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1865 - April 15 – Inauguration of Andrew Johnson: President Lincoln dies early this morning from his gunshot wound and Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the United States.
Johnson became Abraham Lincoln's running mate, despite the fact that he was a Democrat and Lincoln was a Republican. After Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, Johnson went from vice president to...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April 8. Heading for the South Side Railroad at...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped...Read MORE...


USA 1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

www.wikipedia.org - January 1, 1867


Invention 1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)
... In 1867 Mr. C. Latham Sholes, a printer and editor; Mr. Samuel W. Soule, a printer, and Mr. Carlos Glidden, a retired merchant, all residents of Milwaukee, inspired by an article of the London...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1869 - March 4 - Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) becomes 18th President of the United States
In 1868, as Republican candidate for president, Grant was elected over the Democrat, Horatio Seymour. From the start, Grant showed his unfitness for the office. His cabinet was weak, his domestic...Read MORE...


USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

Official Announcement ...Read MORE...


News 1869 - Seward Trip
Hon. William H. Seward, accompanied by Hon. Frederick W. Seward and lady, and Abijah Fitch, Esq., of Auburn, N.Y., have started out on a tour of some six months in duration, comprising a trip to...Read MORE...


News 1869 - Emma A. Ridley, of Auburn, N. Y., was struck by lightning and instantly killed,
the other day, while standing at a table ironing. No injury was done to the house.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - July 3, 1869

1870
Charlotte is widowed, living with George and Caroline Salisbury in Ledyard, NY.
1870 U.S. Census
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World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown


World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News 1870 - Planing Mill Fire
AUBURN, N. Y., Aug. 19. - At 12 o'clock last night a fire broke out in the sash and blind factory and planing-mill of EVARTS BROS. The building, which was of wood, and the valuable machinery...Read MORE...


News 1870 - Boiler Explosion at Auburn - A Building Demolished and One Man Killed
AUBURN, N. Y., Sept. 20. - The steam boiler in T. R. STALKER's planing-mill exploded at 6 o'clock this morning completely demolishing the large brick building in which it was located, and badly...Read MORE...


World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire


USA 1871 - October 8-10 - Fire Destroys 18,000 Buildings in Chicago

The Chicago Fire - "YOU ARE THERE"
ChicagoFD1 (www.youtube.com)

Chicago ...Read MORE...


USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park.

rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872

News 1873 - Another deposit of brown hematite iron ore has been found in South Shaftsbury, Vermont, near an iron furnace.


The Indiana Progress - Indiana, Pennsylvania - May 15, 1873

News 1873 - Championship of Fat People
Shaftsbury, Vermont, can put forward a claim for the championship of the State on fat people. Living in that town, which has a population of only 2,000, are five persons (four of them in one...Read MORE...


USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...


Invention 1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.
www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876

Invention 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most wonderful invention of the day - Edison's Phonograph. The Sun says that nothing could be more...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1877 - March 4 - Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) becomes 19th President of the United States
On the night of the 1876 presidential election, Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes went to bed early. He assumed that he had lost the election to his opponent, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden. Tilden ...Read MORE...


News 1877 - Printers are upstanding citizens?
There are only three printers confined in Auburn, New York, prison. Among the convicts can be found twenty-seven clergymen, forty-two lawyers and thirteen doctors.
The Independent Record - Helena, Montana - September 9, 1877

Invention 1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater,...Read MORE...


USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.
www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html


...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters...Read MORE...


1880 Aurora, Cayuga, New York
E. B. TOWNE Self W Female W 49 NY Keeping House CT VT
William S. TOWNE Son S Male W 11 NY At School MA NY
Walter I. TOWNE Son S Male W 9 NY MA NY
Charlotte M. SMITH Mother W Female W 77 VT CT CT

1880 U.S. Census
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News 1880 - Strange Series of Misfortunes
Daniel Cornwall, of Auburn, New York, was the victim within the twenty-four hours ending at noon yesterday, of a singular series of misfortunes. On Wednesday evening he was severely injured by the...Read MORE...


USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1881 - March 4 - James A. Garfield (1831–1881) becomes President of the United States
In 1880, Garfield was elected to the Senate, but instead became the presidential candidate on the 36th ballot as a result of a deadlock in the Republican convention. In the election, he defeated Gen. ...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1881 - September 19 - Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) becomes President of the United States
In 1880 Arthur was nominated for vice president in the hope of conciliating the followers of Grant and the powerful New York machine. As president upon Garfield's death, Arthur, stepping out of his...Read MORE...


Sold after her death?
Friday, June 16, 1882

Land in East Aurora, Charlotte M. Smith to C. I. Hamlin.
Buffalo Express
Buffalo, New York
June 16, 1882
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Auburn News and Bulletin

Wed. Feb. 1, 1882

A Sudden Death

Mrs. Charlotte M. Smith Died of Apoplexy



“Mrs. Charlotte M. Smith, an estimable lady 78 years of age, who had been shopping at 148? Van Anden Street with her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Salisbury and Mrs. E. B. Towne, was stricken with an apoplectic fit yesterday morning. Mrs. Smith had been enjoying her customary health and had appeared at the breakfast table as usual, making a hearty meal. On rising, she was taken with dizziness and sinking into her chair, lapsed into unconsciousness from which she did not recover. She was attacked at 8:30 AM and died at 9 PM, lingering a little over twelve hours. Mrs. Smith was an old resident of this county having removed here with her father, Maj. Asa Burnham from Vermont in 1810, she being then 7 years old. She resided in Aurora 71 years. She was a sister of the late Eleazer Burnham and in 1825, was married to Sherman Smith of Aurora, since deceased. Six children came to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, of whom three survive, Mrs. Towne, Mrs. Salisbury and James B. Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich.

NOTE: 1 day later, her granddaughter, Harriet E. Salisbury, died at the same location.

Union Springs Advertiser

Thursday, Feb. 9, 1882
DIED - SMITH - At the residence of her son-in-law, George W. Salisbury, 143 Van Anden st., Auburn, Thursday, January 31, 1882, Mrs. Charlotte M. Smith, aged 78 years. SALISBURY - On Friday, February 3, 1882, Hattie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Salisbury, aged 3 years and 3 months."


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