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  (b. July 1840 Ledyard, New York, USA   d. April 1904 Chicago, Illinois, USA )  

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James Burnham SMITH was born July 1840 in Ledyard, New York, USA . James Burnham SMITH was the child of Sherman SMITH   and   Charlotte Maria BURNHAM and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Abram (Abraham) SMITH and Elizabeth MINOT (maternal)  Asa W BURNHAM and Lucy HUNTINGTON

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

James Burnham  married  A Olivia LITTLE 18 June 1867 in Monroe, Michigan, USA .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. A Olivia LITTLE  was born June 1844 in New York, USA.  A Olivia died bef. 1930?

James Burnham SMITH died April 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

James was born in the village of Aurora.

GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF CAYUGA COUNTY, N.Y. FOR 1867-8, page 179 shows him living in Aurora as a farmer. He is also there in 1878-79 (Auburn New York 1878 - 1879 City Directory - Farmer's Register page 266)

From The New Century Atlas Of Cayuga County, New York - 1904 - Page 121
"GLENHEIM, the home of Dr. Albert Leffingwell, embraces nearly twenty acres, extending from the main street in the village of Aurora, nearly half a mile to the top of the hill. The residence, considerably improved by the presdent owner, is of brick and stone, and its broad piazzas, shaded by chestnut trees, overlooks Cayuga Lake. The house was built in 1827 by Hon. Eleazer Burnham, a distinguished early resident of Cayuga County, who was twice chosen as a Presidential elector; it was occupied by him for forty years, passing by his death to his nephew, James Burnham Smith, and becoming the residence of Dr. Leffingwell in May, 1896. Nearby is a small building, which a century ago was the law office of Judge Walter Wood, and here Millard Fillmore, afterward President of the United States, first began the study of law. On the same premises, and on the north, is one of the oldest houses of the village. It was the birthplace of Hon. Edwin B. Morgan in 1806, and the upper floor served for several years previous to 1816 as the Masonic Lodge."

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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of James Burnham SMITH


James Burnham SMITH married flag female ancestor A Olivia LITTLE-- Date: 18 June 1867 Place: Monroe, Michigan, USA (Mormon Genealogy Records)

Name: James B. Smith
Race (Original):
Age (Expanded): 26 years
Birth Year: 1841
Birthplace: A...ra, N.Y.
Spouse's Name: A. Olivia Little
Spouse's Race (Original):
Spouse's Age (Expanded): 22 years
Spouse's Birth Year: 1845
Spouse's Birthplace: New York
Event Date: 18 Jun 1867
Event Place: Monroe, Monroe, Michigan
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GS Film number: 2342448
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Digital Folder Number: 4207954
Image Number: 320
Reference ID: v 1 p 101 rn 55

"Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ N3PS-NX9 : accessed 27 Jun 2013), James B. Smith and A. Olivia Little, 18 Jun 1867.

Children of James Burnham SMITH and A Olivia LITTLE:

Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Luther Little SMITH (b.November 1869, , New York, USA  d. 12 October 1946, Wichita, Kansas, USA)
m. Reina E HAAG 10 February 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

flag female ancestor Clara D SMITH (b.May 1870, , New York, USA  d. aft. 1940?, )

flag female ancestor Olivia B. SMITH (b.abt. 1872, , New York, USA  d. bef. 1900, )

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Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
The Inn, Aurora, N.Y. Hotel since 1826
birth1840 Birth
July 1840
Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1848 Aurora, NY
1850 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
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 Reeves, age 21, b. NY. Related?

Sherman Smith 49 1800 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY
Charlotte Smith 47 1802 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY
Elizabetha Smith 19 1830 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY
James Smith 10 1839 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY
Caroline Smith 7 1842 Ledyard, Cayuga, NY
1850 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
1855 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
name: James Smith
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States
gender: Male
age: 14
relationship to head of household: Child
estimated birth year: 1841
family number: 322
line number: 21
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 ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ K67R-RZM : accessed 09 Feb 2013), James Smith in entry for Sherman Smith, 1855.
1855 New York State Census
1860 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
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 . 3,500 New York
Fitch George 6 M . . . . New York
Smith James 20 M . Farmer . . New York
Smith Caroline 17 F . Student . . New York
Tuttle Louisa 22 F . Domestic . . England

NOTE: Elizabeth Fitch is the daughter of Sherman and Charlotte. She is the widow of George W. Fitch. She later marries Amasa Towne and is widowed again.

Living Next Door:
Burnham Eleazer 79 M . Gentleman 15,000 25,000 Vermont
Burnham Urania 72 F . Lady . . Conneticut

Eleazer is Charlotte’s older brother. Urania was his second wife. His first wife was C. Matilda Wood (b. 7/ 31/ 1789 d. 6/ 27/ 1832 Oak Glen Cemetery, Aurora, NY).
1860 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
August 1864
Possibly hired John Madden to substitute for him in the Civil War. ~springport/ pictures101/ ledyard_civil_war_web/ index.htm Hollcroft, Temple, Ledyard in the Civil War - Bill Hecht's website
James Burnham SMITH - 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
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
marriage1867 Marriage / Partner
James Burnham SMITH and A Olivia LITTLE 18 June 1867, Monroe, Michigan, USA
James B. Smith, Aurora, farmer, 60 acres
Cayuga County, New York Directory, 1867-68 (GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF CAYUGA COUNTY, N.Y. FOR 1867-8)

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1869 Birth of Child
Luther Little SMITH was born November 1869, , New York, USA
1870 Deed
1870 Deed - Effingham Brown and wife to James B Smith and George W Salisbury

1870 George W Salisbury, Effingham Brown, 127 117
New York, Land Records, 1630-1975
Cayuga Deeds 1870 vol 127 image 103 of 456 (Mormon Genealogy Records)
Living in Ledyard, NY at the age of 30. He is a farmer, born in NY. Living with him are: wife Olivia age 26, son Luther age 1, daughter Clara age 4 mos. All are born in NY.
1870 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
James Burnham SMITH - 1870 Deed - Effingham Brown and wife to James B Smith and George W Salisbury
1870 Deed - Effingham Brown and wife to James B Smith and George W Salisbury (Mormon Genealogy Records)
1870 Birth of Child
Clara D SMITH was born May 1870, , New York, USA
1872 - Land Grant
Grantee's Name James B Smith
Grantor's Name George W Salisbury
Event Date 1872
Event Place Cayuga, New York, United States
Event Type Land Assessment
Entry Number 131
Page Number 383

New York Land Records, 1630-1975 (Mormon Genealogy Records)
James B. Smith from Ledyard is on a panel of jurors 'drawn at County Clerk's office yesterday, to serve at Circuit Court and Court of Oyer and Terminer, to be held at the Court House, in this city, on the first Monday of May 1877...'

Auburn Morning News
Auburn, New York
April 13, 1877
Living in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan at the age of 40. He is a book keeper, born in NY, father born in CT, mother born in VT. Living with him are: A. Olipia Smith listed as his sister age 36 (is this really his wife?), Luther L. Smith son age 11, Clara D. Smith daughter age 10, Olipia B. Smith daughter age 8. All were born in NY.
1880 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
Living on Groveland Avenue in Chicago, Cook, Illinios - James B. Smith, b. July 1840, age 59, married 33 years, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. NY; Olivia, wife, b. June 1844, age 55, married 33 years, had 3 children, 2 are still living, b. NY, parents b. NY; Luther L., son, b. Nov 1869, single, age 30, b. NY, parents b. NY
1900 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
1904 - Death
Died in Chicago - AUBURN, April 23 - Notice was received here late this afternoon of the death at Chicago ?nday of James B. Smith. Mr. Smith formerly resided in Aurora, and besides his wife, one son, and one daughter, all of whom reside in Chicago, the deceased is survived by a sister, Mrs. George W. Salisbury of Auburn.

The Post Standard
Syracuse, New York
Sunday, April 24, 1904

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