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flag  Charlotte Maria  BURNHAM

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

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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Did You Know? America - Did you know? March 3, 1820 - Missouri Compromise: In an effort to maintain the balance between free and slave states, Maine (formerly part of Massachusetts) is admitted as a free state so that Missouri can be admitted as a slave state; except for Missouri, slavery is prohibited in the Louisiana Purchase lands north of latitude 36°30".
1800s Recipe 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Egg Plant - elect the large purple kind and one which feels firm; cut it crosswise into rather thick slices, pare the skin off and place them to soak for half an hour in strong salt and water; wipe each slice dry, then dip it in well beaten egg and cracker rolled fine. Fry in hot lard until of a nice crisp brown.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 12, 1881
1800s Etiquette 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

An Afternoon Tea - A card should be left for or sent to each lady receiving. No after call is necessary, as one"s appearance at the tea is a call. IF there is quite a crowd it is perfectly proper to depart without saying good-by to the hostess or the leadies receiving at any formal function. It is not customary to annouce guests at an afternoon tea. The ladies receiving shake hands with each guest.

The Ladies" Home Journal, May 1898
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Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - Old Mill at Shaftsbury, Vermont (1910)
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
Old Mill at Shaftsbury, Vermont (1910)
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - Iron Kettle Motel
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
Iron Kettle Motel
Auburn, New York, USA - William H. Seward house - Auburn, New York
Auburn, New York, USA
William H. Seward house - Auburn, New York
Auburn, New York, USA - Harriet Tubman house - Auburn, New York
Auburn, New York, USA
Harriet Tubman house - Auburn, New York
Auburn, New York, USA - Harriet Tubman marker - Auburn, New York
Auburn, New York, USA
Harriet Tubman marker - Auburn, New York
Auburn, New York, USA - Engine and Hose Co. No. 5, Truck A, Fire Department, Auburn, N.Y.
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First Baptist Church, Auburn, N. Y.
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Auburn, New York, USA
Post Office, Auburn, N. Y.
Auburn, New York, USA - North Street, Auburn, N. Y.
Auburn, New York, USA
North Street, Auburn, N. Y.

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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)

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)

 flag Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH (b.3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 15 February 1927, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

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Charlotte Maria BURNHAM - Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM
Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM - 1865 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
Charlotte M Smith, 62, f, b. VT, mother of 6 children, married 1 tim
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM
1865 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
Charlotte M...
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM - Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. T
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM
Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - ... Read MORE...
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM - Wednesday, February 1, 1882 - obituary
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM
Wednesday, February 1, 1882 - obituary
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM - Recent photo of 143 Van Anden St., Auburn, NY - George W. Salisbury and family lived there in 1882.
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM
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9 June 1803
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

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

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite Pillar Rock, between Brookfield and Dahlia, Washington, west of Jim Crow Point. "Great joy in camp we are in view of the Ocian this great Pacific Ocean which we been so ...Read MORE...

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 1810 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,973

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -


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.

News 1814 - Steel carpenter's square was invented by Silas Hawes of Shaftsbury in 1814. resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html -

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...

News 1820 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,022

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

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

1825 Marriage / Partner
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM and Sherman SMITH 22 December 1825, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie enters the Grand Canal and proceeded to the city of New York; a distance of 500 miles. - All doubts, ...Read MORE...

Argus, January 10, 1826
"Married - Burnham - Smith at Aurora, Cayuga Co. on the 22nd ? By Rev. M. Buffett, Miss Charlotte...Read MORE...

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)
News 1830 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,143

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

Ledyard New York, page 19 of 28, Sherman Smith, head of household - difficult to read -- looks like ...Read MORE...

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

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)
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...

News 1836 - October 6 - A second early season snowstorm produced 26 inches at Auburn, NY -

News 1836 - Deacon George Galusha
Deacon George Galusha, says a letter from Shaftsbury, Vermont, dated Nov. 21st, 'in a state of ill...Read MORE...

USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession...Read MORE...

The wife of Mr. Phleman Bates was inhumanly murdered at Shaftsbury, Vermont, on the 2d inst., by...Read MORE...

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

News 1840 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,835

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

Ledyard New York, page 13 of 28, Sherman Smith, head of household

3 males living there - one...

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 Birth of Child
James Burnham SMITH was born July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
News 1841 - Supposed Murder
The body of a young woman, named Mary Austin, was found in the woods in Shaftsbury, Vermont, a week ...Read MORE...

1843 Birth of Child
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH was born 3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
"The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of...Read MORE...

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S. - February 2, 1848

Smith, Sherman, State: New York Year: 1850, County: Cayuga Roll: , Township: Ledyard Page: ...Read MORE...

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...

USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was a World's Fair held in 1853 in what is now Bryant...Read MORE...

USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...

News 1854 - Convicts and Religion
Examinations made at Auburn, New York, showed that out of nine hundred convicts, only forty-seven...Read MORE...

1855 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
name: Charlotte Smith
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, ...

CENSUS YR: 1860 STATE or TERRITORY: NY COUNTY: Cayuga DIVISION: Ledyard REEL NO: M653-729 ...Read MORE...

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. education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

News 1860 - December 28 - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad -

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...

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

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...

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. - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...

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). - July 3, 1863

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.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known ...Read MORE...

1864 Death of Spouse/Partner
Sherman SMITH died 29 February 1864, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
News 1864 - Seven deaths from diptheria occurred in 16 days in one house, occupied by two families, in the town of Shaftsbury, Vermont. - Lowell Daily Citizen and News - Lowell, Massachusetts - August 31, 1864

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, ...

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west,...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at...Read MORE...

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was...Read MORE...

News 1869 - Seward Trip
Hon. William H. Seward, accompanied by Hon. Frederick W. Seward and lady, and Abijah Fitch, Esq.,...Read MORE...

News 1869 - Emma A. Ridley, of Auburn, N. Y., was struck by lightning and instantly killed,
the other day, while standing at a table ironing. No injury was done to the house.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - July 3, 1869

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

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News 1870 - Planing Mill Fire
AUBURN, N. Y., Aug. 19. - At 12 o'clock last night a fire broke out in the sash and blind factory...Read MORE...

News 1870 - Boiler Explosion at Auburn - A Building Demolished and One Man Killed
AUBURN, N. Y., Sept. 20. - The steam boiler in T. R. STALKER's planing-mill exploded at 6 o'clock...Read MORE...

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis &...Read MORE...

News 1873 - Another deposit of brown hematite iron ore has been found in South Shaftsbury, Vermont, near an iron furnace.

The Indiana Progress - Indiana, Pennsylvania - May 15, 1873

News 1873 - Championship of Fat People
Shaftsbury, Vermont, can put forward a claim for the championship of the State on fat people....Read MORE...

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped ...Read MORE...

News 1877 - Printers are upstanding citizens?
There are only three printers confined in Auburn, New York, prison. Among the convicts can be found ...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

News 1880 - Strange Series of Misfortunes
Daniel Cornwall, of Auburn, New York, was the victim within the twenty-four hours ending at noon...Read MORE...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...

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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