America - Did you know?1850 - The continuing debate whether territory gained in the Mexican War should be open to slavery is decided in the Compromise of 1850: California is admitted as a free state, Utah and New Mexico territories are left to be decided by popular sovereignty, and the slave trade in Washington, DC, is prohibited. It also establishes a much stricter fugitive slave law, than the original, passed in 1793.
Asa W Burnham
Lineage book ... 1894-1900. Corporate Author: Daughters of the American Revolution. Language(s): English Published: Indianapolis, 1900. Page 13
Asa W Burnham
New London Gazette, New London, CT
Asa W Burnham
Lineage Book of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 7, Page 143 Source: www.worldvitalrecords.com
Asa W Burnham
Fire Cake and Water. Joseph Lee Boyle. (1999). Six-month encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge in 1777-1778 Source: www.worldvitalrecords.com
He married Lucy Huntington
16 August 1779
in Preston, Connecticut, USA
The couple had (at least) 10 children.
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 (Aurora).
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. NewEnglandAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.) Originally published as: Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848....Read MORE...
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.
(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
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. World History, Part Two, Arco Publishing, Inc., New York, 1980 -
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 Added: - Beckie Updated: 2/18/2009 - Beckie
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...
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.
December 31, 1775
U.S. Revolutionary War Service: CONNECTICUT Rank: SERGEANT Birth: 5-28-1753 NORWICH CONNECTICUT Death: 1-1-1849 AURORA NEW YORK Service Description: 1) ALSO PVT Daughters of the American Revolution (services.dar.org) Added: 3/10/2015 12:13:00 PM - Beckie Updated: 3/10/2015 4:06:03 PM - Beckie
1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out! Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.
1776 - May 2: The American revolution gains support from King Louis XVI of France
February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.
1779 EARLY PRESTON, CT (Griswold section) MARRIAGES 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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1779 Marriage / Partner Asa W Burnham and Lucy Huntington 16 August 1779, Preston, Connecticut, USA
June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.
1780 Birth of Child Eleazer Burnham was born 15 July 1780, Preston, Connecticut, USA
1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered.
1781 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
Burnham, Asa Constable of Shaftsbury. Receipt...Read MORE...
1782 Birth of Child Rebecca Burnham was born 5 February 1782, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
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...
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...
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...
Article Date: 1794-11-21; Vol: XII; Iss: 26; Page:  "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...
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
1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered
1800 Asa Burnham is found living in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont. 1800 U.S. Census Added: - Beckie Updated: -
Article Date: 1801-08-24; Vol: I; Iss: 22; Page:  "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...
Article Date: 1801-12-28; Vol: I; Iss: 40; Page:  "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...
1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
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...
Article (PDF File) Date: 1804-07-10; Vol: II; Iss: 15; Page:  "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...
1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
1824 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. Added: - Beckie Updated: -
1830 Death of Child Asa Norman Burnham died 5 June 1830, Springport (Union Springs), New York, 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
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 ...Read MORE...
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...
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...
1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.
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)
1844 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...
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
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...
1886 "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...
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