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  (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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BURNHAM Genealogy

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)

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She 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.  He died 29 February 1864 in Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora).  He was the son of Abram (Abraham) SMITH and Elizabeth MINOT.

Charlotte Maria BURNHAM died 31 January 1882 in Auburn, New York, USA.
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Grandmother and Grandchild Die Together

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...

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Charlotte Maria BURNHAM married flag  Sherman SMITH-- Date: 22 December 1825 Place: Ledyard, New York, USA
Sherman SMITH was the son of Abram (Abraham) SMITH and Elizabeth MINOT

Married in the village of Aurora.


flag  Elizabeth SMITH (b.6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 8 August 1827, Ledyard, New York, USA )

flag  Asa B SMITH (b.17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 14 November 1834, Ledyard, New York, USA )

flag  Elizabeth B SMITH (b.30 May 1831, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 18 November 1890, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
m. George W FITCH 
m. Amasa TOWNE 13 November 1861

flag  Sophia SMITH (b.9 January 1835, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 29 June 1836, Ledyard, New York, USA )

flag  James Burnham SMITH (b.July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. April 1904, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
m. A Olivia LITTLE 18 June 1867

flag   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

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Charlotte Maria BURNHAM
Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
(NY) - The Auburn Argus, Auburn, NY

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, single, farmer
Carrie Sa...

(NY) 1865 New York State Census

Charlotte Maria BURNHAM
Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. Town

Charlotte Maria BURNHAM
Wednesday, February 1, 1882 - obituary
(NY) - The Auburn News and Bulletin, Auburn, NY

Charlotte Maria BURNHAM
Recent photo of 143 Van Anden St., Auburn, NY - George W. Salisbury and family lived there in 1882. Hattie Salisbury and her grandmother, Charlotte Maria Burnham Smith died th... Read MORE...

Cayuga County, New York Office Of Real Property Services
9 June 1803
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA


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

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.


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

1825 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"
(NY) - Marriage and Deaths 1784-1829 Upstate 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)


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 U.S. Census

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)


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 U.S. Census

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)


Smith, Sherman, State: New York Year: 1850, County: Cayuga Roll: , Township: Ledyard Page: 250, Roll: M432_483

Sherman is age 47 or 49, born 1800, Canada. He is a carriage maker. He is living with Charlotte, age 47, born in Vermont. Caroline is also living with them. She is 7 years old, b. NY. James is 10 years old, b. NY. Elizabeth is 19, b. NY. Also living with them are: Rev. H. Baker, age 27, N.S.P. Minister, b. NY; Lucinda...Read MORE...

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
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...



REFERENCE: 13th June, 1860 by Oliver Wood, Handwritten Pg 10

Smith Sherman 60 M . Carriage Mk'r 2,000 . Conneticut.

Smith Charlotte 57 F . Lady . . Conneticut

Fitch Elizabeth 29 F . Lady ...

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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
(NY) 1865 New York State Census


Charlotte is widowed, living with George and Caroline Salisbury in Ledyard, NY.
1870 U.S. Census

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USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875

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USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.

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 U.S. Census

Sold after her death?

Friday, June 16, 1882

Land in East Aurora, Charlotte M. Smith to C. I. Hamlin.
Buffalo Express
Buffalo, New York
June 16, 1882

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. Smith, of whom three survive, Mrs. Towne, Mrs. Salisbury and James B. Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich.

NOTE: 1 day later, her granddaughter, Harriet E. Salisbury, died at the same location.

Union Springs Advertiser

Thursday, Feb. 9, 1882
DIED - SMITH - At the residence of her son-in-law, George W. Salisbury, 143 Van Anden st., Auburn, Thursday, January 31, 1882, Mrs. Charlotte M. Smith, aged 78 years. SALISBURY - On Friday, February 3, 1882, Hattie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Salisbury, aged 3 years and 3 months."

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