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Asa W Burnham - Lineage book ... 1894-1900.
Corporate Author:	Daughters of the American Revolution.
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Lineage book ... 1894-1900.
Corporate Author: Daughters of the American Revolution.
Language(s): English
Published: Indianapolis, 1900.
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Asa W Burnham - Lineage Book of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 7, Page 143
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Lineage Book of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 7, Page 143

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American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA  Asa W  Burnham

  (b. 28 August 1753Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut   d. 1 January 1846Ledyard, New York, USA )  

Asa W Burnham was born 28 August 1753 in Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut. Asa W Burnham was the child of Eleazer (Eleazar) Burnham and Mary Norman and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Eleazer Burnham and Lydia Waterman (maternal)  James Norman and Mary Rudd

He married  Lucy Huntington 16 August 1779 in Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Lucy Huntington  was born 26 February 1756 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA .  She died 31 August 1828 in Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) .  She was the daughter of Nathan Huntington and Amie Brown (Browne).

Asa W Burnham died 1 January 1846 in Ledyard, New York, USA .

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Asa W Burnham married America/USA Lucy Huntington-- Date: 16 August 1779 Place: Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut 

Lucy Huntington was the daughter of Nathan Huntington and Amie Brown (Browne)

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Marriage Date: 16 Aug 1779
Marriage Place: Griswold, New London, Connecticut
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M53431-1
Syst Origin: Connecticut-EASy
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Collection: Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867
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 America/USA Eleazer Burnham (b.15 July 1780, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 3 May 1867, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA Rebecca Burnham (b.5 February 1782, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 12 July 1862, Hanover, Shelby, Indiana, USA)

America/USA Julia Ann Burnham (b.20 March 1784, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 31 May 1863, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA Polly Burnham (b.2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 1842, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

America/USA Amy Burnham (b.2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 17 March 1788, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants))

America/USA Asa Norman Burnham (b.9 January 1787, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 5 June 1830, Springport, New York, USA )

America/USA Lucy Burnham (b.8 March 1791, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 22 December 1847, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

America/USA Joshua Burnham (b.1 January 1795, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 1795, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

America/USA Sophia Adeline Burnham (b.15 April 1797, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 6 January 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA Charlotte Maria Burnham (b.9 June 1803, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 31 January 1882, Auburn, New York, USA)

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1753 - Norwich, Connecticut
1753 BURNAM Asa: ye Son of Eleazer Burnam and of mary his wife was born Augt: 28th: 1753 Birth

Vital Records of Norwich Connecticut, 1659-1848. (Online db. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.) Originally published as: Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848....Read MORE...

World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
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News 1764 - Leffingwell's Bridge completed (Norwich)
June 20, 1764. " Leffingwell's Bridge over Shetacket river at Norwich Landing it completed. It is 124 feet in length, and 28 feet above the water. Nothing is placed between the abutments, but the...Read MORE...

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of ...Read MORE...

News 1767 - 240 Acadians leave Norwich for Quebec
Norwich, as well as other towns in Connecticut, was taxed with the support of a certain number of the French Neutrals, a harmless and much-abused people, who in the year 1755 were driven from their...Read MORE...

Norwich, Connecticut
1768,Burnham,Burnham , As; a minor of Norwich aged more than 14 yrs, son of Eleazer 107 Burnham late of Norwich made choice 4 Oct . 1768 of Mr, Ephraim
Barker of Norwich as guardian, approved.,Appraised,Vol 3

NOTE: Ephraim Barker appears to be Asa's step-father
Probate Records of Norwich, Connecticut, Vols. 1-3
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NORWICH, CT -- 1768

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USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

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News In 1773, the first Newspaper was established in Norwich.
The proprietors and printers were Alexander Robertson, James Robertson, and John Trumbull, under the firm of Robertsons & Trumbull. It had a flourishing head-piece inclosing the rude cut of a ship...Read MORE...

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

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Classified Ad 1774-11-25
Asa Burnham, Hereby informs the Public, that he carries on The Saddler's Bufinefs in all it's Branches, at the House of Capt. William Belcher, in the upper Part of Preston; where he makes all Sorts of Men's and Women's Saddles in the newest and best fashion and in the newest Manner. Gentlemen and...Read MORE...

PRESTON, CT -- 1774

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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts...Read MORE...

USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in...Read MORE...

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USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

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USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.

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USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion of his militia across the half-mile width of Lake Champlain to the base of the fort. As the sun...Read MORE...

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening of the First Continental Congress. Many of the same 56 delegates who attended the first meeting...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

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USA 1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.

USA 1776 - May 2: The American revolution gains support from King Louis XVI of France

USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence

America the Story of Us: Declaration of Independence
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USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole army crossed the Delaware River, which was frozen in places, on Christmas night, 1776, from...Read MORE...

USA 1777 - July 5 - St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British

USA 1777 - September 26 - British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution -

USA 1777 - October 17 - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY -

USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

Still at war with Great Britain, the...

USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The winter was particularly harsh, and the army was short on food, clothing, and supplies. But they...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

These records were taken from the books at Congregational Church Parishes throughout the state of Connecticut, from the years 1630 to 1800. Compiled by, Frederic W. Bailey "Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records prior to 1800". ...Read MORE...

PRESTON, CT -- 1779

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Asa W Burnham and Lucy Huntington 16 August 1779, Preston, Connecticut, USA

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

1780 Birth of Child
Eleazer Burnham was born 15 July 1780, Preston, Connecticut, USA

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm -

Burnham, Asa
Constable of Shaftsbury. Named in account of Jonas Galusha, Sheriff, in regard to taking British prisoners to Castleton -- seven days, eighty-seven miles.
Date 1781-0719
Card ID: 10972 Record Series: SE-118 Volume: 9 Page: 95

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USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the British. That day came on October 19, 1781, when the British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered...Read MORE...

1782 Birth of Child
Rebecca Burnham was born 5 February 1782, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

News 1784 - Norwich Incorporated as a City
This was part of the area known as Mohegin. Several men from Saybrook began a settlement in 1659 and obtained a deed from Uncas, Sachem of the Mohegans. For several years the settlement was known as...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...

News 1784 Flood (Norwich)
Jan. 8, 1784, was distinguished by a yet greater and more sweeping freshet, which affected both the Yantic and the Shetucket. Several mills and bridges on the upper courses were swept away, and large ...Read MORE...

USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
On September 3, 1783, more than a year after the last shots were fired, a peace treaty was drawn up in Paris. Under the terms of the treaty, the United States was granted territory as far west as the ...Read MORE...

1784 Birth of Child
Julia Ann Burnham was born 20 March 1784, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

1786 Birth of Child
Amy Burnham was born 2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

1786 Birth of Child
Polly Burnham was born 2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

1787 Birth of Child
Asa Norman Burnham was born 9 January 1787, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation. The United ...Read MORE...

1788 Death of Child
Amy Burnham died 17 March 1788, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

U.S. Presidents 1789 - April 30 - George Washington (1732–1799) became 1st President of the United States
On April 30, 1789, in a deep, low voice, George Washington gave his first speech as president of the United States. This speech is now known as the first presidential inaugural address. He spoke to a ...Read MORE...

News 1789 Flood (Norwich)
The year 1789 was marked by a June freshet. For two days, the 10th and 11th of the month, the rains were continuous and flood-like, causing a rapid rise in all the streams that feed the Thames. The...Read MORE...

USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important topic the first representatives and senators needed to address was establishing the U.S. military....Read MORE...

Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont

1. Free white males of 16 years upward, including heads of families

2. Free white males under 16 years of age

3. Free white females including heads of house

4. Total All other free persons [number of black males over 16, number of black males under ...Read MORE...

USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States.

President George Washington commissioned French engineer...

1791 Birth of Child
Lucy Burnham was born 8 March 1791, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect

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News 1792 - First turnpike road company, New London to Norwich, incorporated.
After the American Revolution, Connecticut granted franchises for the building of ‘toll’ roads or turnpikes, and in 1792 the first turnpike in Connecticut and in New England (the second in the...Read MORE...

USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

Invention 1793 - The cotton gin is invented (Eli Whitney, United States)
"In 1793, Eli Whitney invented a simple machine that influenced the history of the United States. He invented a cotton gin that was popular in the South. The South became the cotton producing part...Read MORE...

Date: 1794-11-21; Vol: XII; Iss: 26; Page: [1]
"Proposals of James Lyon for Printing a Volume of Laws" -- looks to be a book about laws pertaining to the U.S. and, in particular, the state of Vermont -- sold for 2 dollars in "blue board" and two dollars and a half "completely bound, gilt and ...Read MORE...

News 1795 - First insurance company incorporated as the Mutual Assurance Company of the City of Norwich.
...This great fire of 1793 quickened public opinion in regard to the benefits to be derived from insurance. Within twenty days after the catastrophe, the inhabitants were invited by a committee,...Read MORE...

1795 Birth of Child
Joshua Burnham was born 1 January 1795, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

News 1796 - The Norwich Courier was founded by Thomas Hubbard, November 30, 1796
The original Norwich Courier was 18 x 11 inches in size, with four pages. February 12, 1817, Theophilus R. Martin joined with Mr. Hubbard in printing the paper and continued in it for two years. In...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1797 - March 4 - John Adams (1735-1826) becomes 2nd President of the United States
The presidential election was the first contested election in the United States. When the final tabulation of votes arrived at the senate, ironically it was Adams who opened the envelope as he was...Read MORE...

News 1797 Flood (Norwich)
Jan. 29, 1797, was marked by a peculiar freshet resulting from a January thaw. The smaller rivers were broken up, and heavy blocks of ice sweeping downwards committed great havoc in their course. The ...Read MORE...

1797 Birth of Child
Sophia Adeline Burnham was born 15 April 1797, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

Asa Burnham is found living in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont.
1800 U.S. Census
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Invention 1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
...Probably the most important developments in the science of electricity started with the invention of the first battery in 1800 by Alessandro Volta. This battery gave the world its first...Read MORE...

News The annual Thanksgiving was a day of great hilarity, although its time- honored essential characteristic was a sermon. A peculiar adjunct of this festival in Norwich was a barrel bonfire.
A lofty pole was erected, around which a pyramid of old barrels was arranged, — large at the platform, but a single barrel well tarred forming the apex. The burning of this pile constituted the...Read MORE...

Date: 1801-08-24; Vol: I; Iss: 22; Page: [2]
"For the VERMONT GAZETTE - On Monday the 17th inst?, a very large and respectable number of inhabitants of Shaftsbury, and towns adjoining met at Major Asa Burnham's in said Shaftsbury for the purpose of celebrating that auspicious anniversary, which...Read MORE...

Date: 1801-12-28; Vol: I; Iss: 40; Page: [3]
"LOST - On the 23rd of December ??? Between landlord Asa Burnham's in Shaftsbury and the Court House in Bennington, ??? Two dollars, two half dollars, eight quarters, and one nine penny piece. Whoever has found the same and will return it to the...Read MORE...

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

U.S. Presidents 1801 - March 4 - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) becomes 3rd President of the United States
On February 17, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected president of the United States, but there was more to it than beating his opponent. When Thomas Jefferson ran for president, he beat his opponent,...Read MORE...

1803 Birth of Child
Charlotte Maria Burnham was born 9 June 1803, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and homesteaders eagerly moved west to start a new life in the plains, hills and mountains west of the...Read MORE...

(PDF File) Date: 1804-07-10; Vol: II; Iss: 15; Page: [3] "Wednesday last, being the 4th of July, the citizens of Shaftsbury, Bennington and Pownal, and a number of gentlemen from neighboring towns, agreeably to previous arrangement, convened at Major Burnham's in Shaftsbury, for the purpose of...Read MORE...

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

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

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

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News 1807 Flood and Fire (Norwich)
After the present century came in, the first great flood was in 1807. The rivers began to break up on Saturday night, Feb. 7th. The cracking of the vast blocks of ice was like the crash of thunder....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...


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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.

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...

1820 Cayuga County, New York
Asa Burnham is from Scipio, Cayuga, NY and Asa N. Burnham (his son) from Aurelius, Cayuga, NY
1820 U.S. Census
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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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News 1823 Flood (Norwich)
A remarkable freshet occurred on the 6th of March, 1823, which was caused by a rain of twenty four hours continuance falling upon a deep snow. Six bridges over the Yantic were carried away, viz,...Read MORE...

Asa W. Burnham from Springport is listed as a Supervisor of the County of Cayuga in 1824.
History of Cayuga County, New York : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers Syracuse: D. Mason, 1879, Storke, Elliot G., 650 pgs.
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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...

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

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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...

News 1826 - A man named James Bonton, while crossing a bridge in the town of Ledyard, N. Y. a few days since, was instantly killed by being thrown from his horse which had become frightened.

American Advocate - Maine - October 14, 1826

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 Death of Spouse/Partner
Lucy Huntington died 31 August 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Invention 1829 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)

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...

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...

1830 Death of Child
Asa Norman Burnham died 5 June 1830, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

Military Pension
Asa Burnham
Rank: Sergeant
County: Cayuga Co.
Annual Allowance:96 00
Sums received:1191 46
Description of service:Connecticut continental
When placed on the pension roll:August 6, 1818
Commencement of pension:April 7, 1818
Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced OR Remarks:
March ...

News 1835 Flood (Norwich)
March 11, 1835, ushered in a freshet similar to that of 1823. the water rising twelve or fifteen feet. The walls, sheds, and small buildings along the banks of the Shetucket were swept away like...Read MORE...

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...

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...

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

1840 usa/ topic/ colonial/ census/ 1840/ 1840ny_b.html

shows Asa Burnham at age 87 living in the household of Sherman Smith in Ledyard, NY on June 1, 1840
Census of Pensioners for Military Services 1841
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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 Death of Child
Sophia Adeline Burnham died 6 January 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

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...

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...

Wednesday, December 4, 1844 Auburn Journal, Auburn, NY
"We the undersigned Whigs of the town of Ledyard, deeply regretting that… Statesman, Henry Clay, has been defeated in the recent election for the Presidency, feel the duty on them now more incumbent than ever before, to declare themselves in...Read MORE...

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 ( - September 9, 1845

Saturday, April 22, 1876 - Aurora Centennial Festival A Brilliant Affair - Large Attendance and Complete Success
The good citizens of the quite village of Aurora have been for some weeks preparing for a Centennial Festival in aid of the State fund, and to assist in repairing the Washington Homestead at Mount Vernon… On either side of the long rooms were arranged refreshment tables, one for each of the old...Read MORE...

"Thomas, born in 1619, or, according to some authorities, 1623, came to America with his brothers, John and Robert in 1635, in the ship Angel Gabriel, of which their maternal uncle, Captain Andrews, was master; and, after suffering shipwreck on the coast of Maine, settled in Chebacco (Ipswich), in...Read MORE...

Died in the village of Aurora.

Buried at:
Oak Glen Cemetery

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) ~nycayuga/ cem/ cem98.htm

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