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America/USA  Mary  Norman

  (b. 1729Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut   d. 9 June 1811, Connecticut, USA )  

Mary Norman was born 1729 in Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut. Mary Norman was the child of James Norman and Mary Rudd and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Jonathan Rudd and Mercy Bushnell

She married  Eleazer (Eleazar) Burnham 2 November 1752 in Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Eleazer (Eleazar) Burnham  was born 12 March 1722 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA .  He died January 1766 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA .  He was the son of Eleazer Burnham and Lydia Waterman.

She married  (2) Ephraim Barker 21 December 1767 in Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Ephraim Barker  was born abt. 1741 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA . 

Mary Norman died 9 June 1811 in , Connecticut, USA.


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Mary Norman married America/USA Eleazer (Eleazar) Burnham-- Date: 2 November 1752 Place: Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut
Eleazer (Eleazar) Burnham was the son of Eleazer Burnham and Lydia Waterman


1752 NORMAN Eleazer Burnam & mary Norman both of Norwich were married together on ye Second day of Novr: 1752: Marriage

Vital Records of Norwich Connecticut, 1659-1848. (Online database. NewEnglandAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.) Originally published as: Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848. Hartford, Society of colonial wars in the state of Connecticut, 1913.
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Children:
American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA Asa W Burnham (b.28 August 1753, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 1 January 1846, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA Joshua Burnham (b.10 May 1756, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 12 January 1761, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut)

America/USA Joshua Burnham (b.9 April 1762, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. , )

America/USA Samuel Burnham (b.10 December 1764, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. , )



Mary Norman married America/USA Ephraim Barker-- Date: 21 December 1767 Place: Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut
1767 BARKER Ephraim Barker of Windham & Mary Burnam of Norwich were married together on ye 21st of December 1767 Marriage

Vital Records of Norwich Connecticut, 1659-1848. (Online database. NewEnglandAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.) Originally published as: Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848. Hartford, Society of colonial wars in the state of Connecticut, 1913.

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Children:
America/USA Calvin Barker (b.25 October 1768, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 26 March 1842, , New York, USA)

America/USA Mary Barker (b.13 October 1771, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. ,  )



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News 1730 - Norwich Rattlesnakes
1730. Voted, that whosoever shall kill a rattlesnake within this township at any time within one year ensuing, except in the three summer months, and produce one joint of the bone and its toil shall...Read MORE...


News 1737 Flood (Norwich)
A thaw and freshet of unusual power and rapidity of action occurred Jan. 16, 1737. The Shetucket above its outlet being impeded by a solid bed of ice, the rushing flood was suddenly thrown back, and...Read MORE...


News In 1751 (Norwich) the selectmen were empowered to prosecute with vigor all who should sell or convey land to strangers, and all sales of this kind were declared null and void.
Orders were given likewise that no strangers should remain in the town without the public consent, and this consent seems to have been very cautiously dispensed. Applications were frequently made for ...Read MORE...


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Old Houses of the Antient Town of Norwich [Conn.] 1660-1800
By Mary Elizabeth Perkins
Published by The Bulletin co., 1895
Original from Harvard University
Digitized Sep 6, 2006
621 pages
Page 169 - 171

"Miss Caulkins mentions a James Norman, who in 1715, was a captain of a vessel engaged...Read MORE...


1752 Marriage / Partner
Mary Norman and Eleazer (Eleazar) Burnham 2 November 1752, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...


1753 Birth of Child
Asa W Burnham was born 28 August 1753, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

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

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1756 Birth of Child
Joshua Burnham was born 10 May 1756, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1761 Death of Child
Joshua Burnham died 12 January 1761, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1762 Birth of Child
Joshua Burnham was born 9 April 1762, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

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...


1764 Birth of Child
Samuel Burnham was born 10 December 1764, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

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...


1766 Death of Spouse/Partner
Eleazer (Eleazar) Burnham died January 1766, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

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...


1767 Marriage / Partner
Mary Norman and Ephraim Barker 21 December 1767, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1768 Birth of Child
Calvin Barker was born 25 October 1768, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

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1771 Birth of Child
Mary Barker was born 13 October 1771, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

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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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

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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...


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

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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.

December 31, 1775

News 1776 - Representatives of Connecticut Colony sign the Declaration of Independence and Connecticut becomes one of the thirteen states of the United States.

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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

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

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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...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 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.


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


USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered.

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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...


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...


News In 1784, the State of Connecticut passed an act for the gradual abolition of slavery
declaring all born after that period free at twenty-five years of age, and allowing masters to emancipate all between twenty-five and forty-five.
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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...


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...


News 1788 - Federal Constitution approved; Connecticut became Nation's fifth state

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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...


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.

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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

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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...


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...


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...


World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered


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...


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...


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...


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

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News 1806 - Noah Webster published first edition of his dictionary

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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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9 June 1811
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