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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  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 .
The name Connecticut originates from the Algonquian word 'Quinnehtukqut' (beside the long tidal river). (

Prior to 1638 - Connecticut, New England
1638 - 1662 - New Haven Colony
1662 - 1687 - Connecticut Colony
1688 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1787 - Crown Colony of Connecticut
January 5, 1788 - Connecticut becomes 5th U.S. state

Did You Know?America - Did you know? 1787: Constitutional Convention, made up of delegates from 12 of the original 13 colonies, meets in Philadelphia to draft the U.S. Constitution.


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Asa W BURNHAM - Lineage book ... 1894-1900.
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Asa W BURNHAM married flag 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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Bride's Name: Lucy Huntington
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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
Source Film Number: 4374
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Collection: Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867

 flag Eleazer BURNHAM (b.15 July 1780, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 3 May 1867, Ledyard, New York, USA )

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

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

flag Polly BURNHAM (b.2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 1842, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

flag Amy BURNHAM (b.2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 17 March 1788, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants))

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

flag Lucy BURNHAM (b.8 March 1791, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 22 December 1847, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

flag Joshua BURNHAM (b.1 January 1795, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 1795, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

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

flag 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
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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...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,...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...Read MORE...

Norwich, Connecticut
1768,Burnham,Burnham , As; a minor of Norwich aged more than 14 yrs, son of Eleazer 107 Burnham...Read MORE...

NORWICH, CT -- 1768

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...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...Read MORE...

PRESTON, CT -- 1774

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...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 ...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 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston -

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 ...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 ...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...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.

December 31, 1775

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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...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole...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...Read MORE...

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 ...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...Read MORE...

PRESTON, CT -- 1779

1779 Marriage / Partner
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 -

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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...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...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 ...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,...Read MORE...

News 1784 Flood (Norwich)
Jan. 8, 1784, was distinguished by a yet greater and more sweeping freshet, which affected both the ...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 ...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...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...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 ...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 ...Read MORE...

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

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...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....Read MORE...

Date: 1794-11-21; Vol: XII; Iss: 26; Page: [1]
"Proposals of James Lyon for Printing a...

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...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,...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...Read MORE...

News 1797 Flood (Norwich)
Jan. 29, 1797, was marked by a peculiar freshet resulting from a January thaw. The smaller rivers...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

Invention 1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
...Probably the most important developments in the science of electricity started with the...Read MORE...

Date: 1801-08-24; Vol: I; Iss: 22; Page: [2]
"For the VERMONT GAZETTE - On Monday the 17th inst?,...Read MORE...

Date: 1801-12-28; Vol: I; Iss: 40; Page: [3]
"LOST - On the 23rd of December ??? Between landlord...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...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...

(PDF File) Date: 1804-07-10; Vol: II; Iss: 15; Page: [3] "Wednesday last, being the 4th of July,...Read MORE...

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

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

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World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden;...Read MORE...

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...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...Read MORE...


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...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...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, ...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

According to Asa Burnham's Revolutionary War Pension file, "In 1820, soldier stated that his family ...Read MORE...

News 1823 Flood (Norwich)
A remarkable freshet occurred on the 6th of March, 1823, which was caused by a rain of twenty four...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.

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...Read MORE...

Invention 1825 - The locomotive is invented (George Stephenson, England)
"... in 1811 George Stephenson made an engine. 'At last something practical has been designed,'...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...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,...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...Read MORE...

1828 Death of Spouse/Partner
Lucy HUNTINGTON died 31 August 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
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...Read MORE...

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

Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of...

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...

News 1835 Flood (Norwich)
March 11, 1835, ushered in a freshet similar to that of 1823. the water rising twelve or fifteen...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...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...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...Read MORE...

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

Invention 1839 - February 24 - Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia -

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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 ...Read MORE...

USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette...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...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...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...Read MORE...

Invention 1843 - Artificial Freezer Patented
1843: Until September 9, 1843, ice cream was made by the "pot freezer method," but on this day,...Read MORE...

Wednesday, December 4, 1844 Auburn Journal, Auburn, NY
"We the undersigned Whigs of the town of...

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...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...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...Read MORE...

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

Flight From Famine
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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...Read MORE...

"Thomas, born in 1619, or, according to some authorities, 1623, came to America with his brothers,...Read MORE...

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