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HELP! Ancestor is complete! flag female ancestor  Charlotte Maria  BURNHAM

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

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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)

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Charlotte Maria  married  Sherman SMITH 22 December 1825 in Ledyard, New York, USA .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Sherman SMITH  was born 24 November 1800 in Hamden, Connecticut, USA (Centerville) (Mount Carmel).  Sherman died 29 February 1864 in Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora).  Sherman was the child of Abram (Abraham) SMITH and Elizabeth MINOT.

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

Burnham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches) Norfolk (various villages) and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset however the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’ while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’ originally used after a preposition i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Burcham, Turnham, Burham, Dunham, Farnham, Barham, Braham, Branham


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Charlotte Maria Burnham was born in Shaftsbury, VT in 1803. She was the daughter of Asa W. Burnham, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and his wife, Lucy Huntington. Around 1824, the family moved to Aurora, Cayuga, NY. Two years later, Charlotte married Sherman Smith. Sherman was originally from the New Haven, Connecticut area. His father, Abram, had also fought in the Revolutionary War....Read MORE...

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Charlotte Maria BURNHAM

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Charlotte Maria BURNHAM married Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag male ancestor Sherman SMITH-- Date: 22 December 1825 Place: Ledyard, New York, USA
Sherman SMITH was the child of Abram (Abraham) SMITH and Elizabeth MINOT


Married in the village of Aurora.

Children of Sherman SMITH and Charlotte Maria BURNHAM:

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag baby girl ancestor Elizabeth SMITH (b.6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 8 August 1827, Ledyard, New York, USA )

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag boy ancestor Asa B SMITH (b.17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 14 November 1834, Ledyard, New York, USA )

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag female ancestor Elizabeth B SMITH (b.30 May 1831, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 18 November 1890, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
m. George W FITCH  in , New York, USA
m. Amasa TOWNE 13 November 1861 in Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag baby girl ancestor Sophia SMITH (b.9 January 1835, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 29 June 1836, Ledyard, New York, USA )

Ancestor is complete!flag male ancestor James Burnham SMITH (b.July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. April 1904, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
m. A Olivia LITTLE 18 June 1867 in Monroe, Michigan, USA

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag photo of Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH  Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH (b.3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 15 February 1927, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
m. George Washington SALISBURY 20 August 1862 in Auburn, New York, USA


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birth1803 Birth
9 June 1803
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
AURORA (LEDYARD) CAYUGA, NY -- 1810

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…'
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marriage1825 Marriage / Partner
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM and Sherman SMITH 22 December 1825, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
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'
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Charlotte Maria BURNHAM - Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
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Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
The Auburn Argus, Auburn, NY
1826 Birth of Child
Elizabeth SMITH was born 6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1828 Birth of Child
Asa B SMITH was born 17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
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 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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1831 Birth of Child
Elizabeth B SMITH was born 30 May 1831, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1834 Death of Child
Asa B SMITH died 14 November 1834, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1835 Birth of Child
Sophia SMITH was born 9 January 1835, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
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 between 30 and 39 (Charlotte)
1840 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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1840 Birth of Child
James Burnham SMITH was born July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1843 Birth of Child
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH was born 3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
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 number: 005207172
image number: 00689
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Sherman Smith M 54
wife Charlotte Smith F 51
child Elizabeth Fitch F 23
child James Smith M 14
child Caroline Smith F 12
other Mary Craig F 18
grandchild George Fitch M 1

'New York, State Census, 1855,' index and images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org/ pal:/ MM9.1.1/ K67R-RCB : accessed 09 Feb 2013), Charlotte Smith in entry for Sherman Smith, 1855.
1855 New York State Census
1864 Death of Spouse/Partner
Sherman SMITH died 29 February 1864, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
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 married
George W Saulsbury, 27, m, married 1 time, now married
1865 New York State Census
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM - 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,
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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 married
George W Saulsbury, 27, m, married 1 time, now married
1865 New York State Census
1870
Charlotte is widowed, living with George and Caroline Salisbury in Ledyard, NY.
1870 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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Charlotte Maria BURNHAM - Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. Town
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Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. Town

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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 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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Obituary
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....Read MORE...


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Friday, June 16, 1882

Land in East Aurora, Charlotte M. Smith to C. I. Hamlin.

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June 16, 1882


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