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Ancestor is complete! Grave has been located American Revolutionary War Soldier flag male ancestor  Asa W  BURNHAM

  (b. 28 August 1753 Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut   d. 1 January 1846 Ledyard, New York, USA )  

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BURNHAM Genealogy

Asa W BURNHAM was born 28 August 1753 in Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut. Asa W BURNHAM was the child of Eleazer (Eleazar) BURNHAM   and   Mary NORMAN and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Eleazer BURNHAM and Lydia WATERMAN (maternal)  James NORMAN and Mary RUDD

Asa W was a soldier in the U.S. Revolutionary War.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Lucy HUNTINGTON 16 August 1779 in Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Lucy HUNTINGTON  was born 26 February 1756 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA.  She died 31 August 1828 in Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora).  She was the daughter of Nathan HUNTINGTON and Amie BROWN (BROWNE).

Asa W BURNHAM died 1 January 1846 in Ledyard, New York, USA .
Details of the family tree of Asa appear below.
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Prior to 1638 - Connecticut, New England
1638 - 1662 - New Haven Colony
1662 - 1687 - Connecticut Colony
1688 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1787 - Crown Colony of Connecticut
January 5, 1788 - Connecticut becomes 5th U.S. state

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Asa W BURNHAM married Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag female ancestor Lucy HUNTINGTON-- Date: 16 August 1779 Place: Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut

Lucy HUNTINGTON was the daughter of Nathan HUNTINGTON and Amie BROWN (BROWNE)

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Bride's Name: Lucy Huntington
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Marriage Date: 16 Aug 1779
Marriage Place: Griswold, New London, Connecticut
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M53431-1
Syst Origin: Connecticut-EASy
Source Film Number: 4374
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Collection: Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867


Grave has been locatedflag photo of ancestor  Eleazer BURNHAM (b.15 July 1780, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 3 May 1867, Ledyard, New York, USA )
m. Caroline Matilda WOOD 1807
m. Urania SMITH 23 February 1843

Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Rebecca BURNHAM (b.5 February 1782, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 12 July 1862, Hanover, Shelby, Indiana, USA)
m. Abel COLE 6 October 1803

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag female ancestor Julia Ann BURNHAM (b.20 March 1784, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 31 May 1863, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Charles MATTOON 10 November 1805

Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Polly BURNHAM (b.2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. abt. 1842, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)
m. Allen DRAPER abt 1806

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag baby girl ancestor Amy BURNHAM (b.2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 17 March 1788, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants))

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag male ancestor Asa Norman BURNHAM (b.9 January 1787, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 5 June 1830, Springport, New York, USA )
m. Martha Slocum HAMMOND 20 October 1818

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag female ancestor Lucy BURNHAM (b.8 March 1791, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 22 December 1847, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)
m. George GALUSHA 18 November 1810

flag baby boy ancestor Joshua BURNHAM (b.1 January 1795, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. abt. 1795, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag female ancestor Sophia Adeline BURNHAM (b.15 April 1797, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 6 January 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA )
m. Seneca WOOD 1816

Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Charlotte Maria BURNHAM (b.9 June 1803, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 31 January 1882, Auburn, New York, USA)
m. Sherman SMITH 22 December 1825

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Lineage book ... 1894-1900. Corporate Author: Daughters of the American Revolution. Language(s): English Published: Indianapolis, 1900. Page 13

1774 ad
(CT) - New London Gazette, New London, CT

Lineage Book of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 7, Page 143 Source:

Fire Cake and Water. Joseph Lee Boyle. (1999). Six-month encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge in 1777-1778 Source:








Asa Burnham's Revolutionary War Pension Information
Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files

Asa Burnham's Obituary 1846-02-05 Location: Massachusetts Paper: Sun

Grave of Asa Burnham, Oak Glen Cemetery, Aurora, NY
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Closeup of marker indicating that Major Asa Burnham was a soldier in the American Revolution – Oak Glen Cemetery, Aurora, NY
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28 August 1753
Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1753 - Norwich, Connecticut

1753 BURNAM Asa: ye Son of Eleazer Burnam and of mary his wife was born Augt: 28th: 1753 Birth

Vital Records of Norwich Connecticut, 1659-1848. (Online db. 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.

Name: Asa Burnam
Gender: Male
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Name: Asa Burnam
Gender: Male
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Birth Date: 28 Aug 1753
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Name Note:
Father's Name: Eleazer Burnam
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Mother's Name: Mary
Mother's Birthplace:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450312
System Origin: Connecticut-ODM
GS Film number: unknown
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"Connecticut Births...

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

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.

Norwich, Connecticut

1768,Burnham,Burnham , As; a minor of Norwich aged more than 14 yrs, son of Eleazer 107 Burnham late of Norwich made choice 4 Oct . 1768 of Mr, Ephraim
Barker of Norwich as guardian, approved.,Appraised,Vol 3

NOTE: Ephraim Barker appears to be Asa's step-father
(CT) - Probate Records of Norwich, Connecticut, Vols. 1-3

NORWICH, CT -- 1768

Classified Ad 1774-11-25

Asa Burnham, Hereby informs the Public, that he carries on The Saddler's Bufinefs in all it's Branches, at the House of Capt. William Belcher, in the upper Part of Preston; where he makes all Sorts of Men's and Women's Saddles in the newest and best fashion and in the newest Manner. Gentlemen and Ladies who please to employ him, may depend upon having their work done Well.
New London Gazette
New London, Connecticut

PRESTON, CT -- 1774

Revolutionary War

REVOLUTIONARY WAR -- 1775 - 1778

John Young Chapter, NSDAR

Charleston, West Virginia

Daughters of the American Revolution

http:/ JohnYoung/ patriotb.htm

Burnham, Asa (CT) Lucy Huntington

Asa Burnham from Preston,CT is mentioned in "Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War" at the outbreak of the war. He is a private in the 8th company.

NOTE: See images on left for Asa Burnham's Revolutionary War information --...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.

USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston

USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill

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.

U.S. Revolutionary War

Death: 1-1-1849 AURORA NEW YORK
Service Description: 1) ALSO PVT
Daughters of the American Revolution (

1779 Marriage / Partner
Asa W BURNHAM and Lucy HUNTINGTON 16 August 1779, Preston, Connecticut, USA


These records were taken from the books at Congregational Church Parishes throughout the state of Connecticut, from the years 1630 to 1800. Compiled by, Frederic W. Bailey "Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records prior to 1800". 1896-1906.

The town of Griswold was incorporated October, 1815, from land that was taken from Preston. The Congregational Church in Griswold was...Read MORE...

PRESTON, CT -- 1779

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.

1780 Birth of Child
Eleazer BURNHAM was born 15 July 1780, Preston, Connecticut, USA


Burnham, Asa
Constable of Shaftsbury. Named in account of Jonas Galusha, Sheriff, in regard to taking British prisoners to Castleton -- seven days, eighty-seven miles.
Date 1781-0719
Card ID: 10972 Record Series: SE-118 Volume: 9 Page: 95

Burnham, Asa
Constable of Shaftsbury. Receipt of, for payment for collecting the eight-penny, seven-penny, six-penny and land taxes in Shaftsbury.
Date 1783-07-19
Card ID: 10975 Record...


1782 Birth of Child
Rebecca BURNHAM was born 5 February 1782, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
1784 Birth of Child
Julia Ann BURNHAM was born 20 March 1784, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
1786 Birth of Child
Amy BURNHAM was born 2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
1786 Birth of Child
Polly BURNHAM was born 2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
1787 Birth of Child
Asa Norman BURNHAM was born 9 January 1787, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
1788 Death of Child
Amy BURNHAM died 17 March 1788, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA


Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont

1. Free white males of 16 years upward, including heads of families

2. Free white males under 16 years of age

3. Free white females including heads of house

4. Total All other free persons [number of black males over 16, number of black males under 16, number of black females when reported in this manner]

5. Page number within parenthesis (p. ? )

• Asa BURNHAM : 2 * 2 * 6 * 0 * (p....Read MORE...

1791 Birth of Child
Lucy BURNHAM was born 8 March 1791, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA


Date: 1794-11-21; Vol: XII; Iss: 26; Page: [1]
"Proposals of James Lyon for Printing a Volume of Laws" -- looks to be a book about laws pertaining to the U.S. and, in particular, the state of Vermont -- sold for 2 dollars in "blue board" and two dollars and a half "completely bound, gilt and lettered" -- shows Major Asa Burnham of Shaftsbury as one of those who has pre-ordered this publication."

Source: The Vermont Gazette, Bennington, ...

1795 Birth of Child
Joshua BURNHAM was born 1 January 1795, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

1797 Birth of Child
Sophia Adeline BURNHAM was born 15 April 1797, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA


Asa Burnham is found living in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont.
1800 U.S. Census

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.


Date: 1801-08-24; Vol: I; Iss: 22; Page: [2]
"For the VERMONT GAZETTE - On Monday the 17th inst?, a very large and respectable number of inhabitants of Shaftsbury, and towns adjoining met at Major Asa Burnham's in said Shaftsbury for the purpose of celebrating that auspicious anniversary, which gave the first fatal check to the British savages, in the northern parts of the United States of America"

"At half past one o'clock the company...


Date: 1801-12-28; Vol: I; Iss: 40; Page: [3]
"LOST - On the 23rd of December ??? Between landlord Asa Burnham's in Shaftsbury and the Court House in Bennington, ??? Two dollars, two half dollars, eight quarters, and one nine penny piece. Whoever has found the same and will return it to the subscriber living in Dorset, to the printer hereof, or to Landlord Burnham, shall receive one dollar reward by Dorset, Dec. 21. IRA SEARS"
Source: The...

1803 Birth of Child
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM was born 9 June 1803, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA


(PDF File) Date: 1804-07-10; Vol: II; Iss: 15; Page: [3] "Wednesday last, being the 4th of July, the citizens of Shaftsbury, Bennington and Pownal, and a number of gentlemen from neighboring towns, agreeably to previous arrangement, convened at Major Burnham's in Shaftsbury, for the purpose of celebrating the birth day of American Independence…"
Source: The Vermont Gazette, Bennington, VT


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.

1820 Cayuga County, New York

Asa Burnham is from Scipio, Cayuga, NY and Asa N. Burnham (his son) from Aurelius, Cayuga, NY
1820 U.S. Census


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


Asa W. Burnham from Springport is listed as a Supervisor of the County of Cayuga in 1824.
History of Cayuga County, New York : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers

1828 Death of Spouse/Partner
Lucy HUNTINGTON died 31 August 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1830 Death of Child
Asa Norman BURNHAM died 5 June 1830, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

Military Pension

Asa Burnham
Rank: Sergeant
County: Cayuga Co.
Annual Allowance:96 00
Sums received:1191 46
Description of service:Connecticut continental
When placed on the pension roll:August 6, 1818
Commencement of pension:April 7, 1818
Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced OR Remarks:
March 18, 1818. Relinquished for benefit act June 7, 1832.

Name: Asa Burnham
Rank: Sergeant
County: Cayuga Co.
Annual Allowance:110 00
Sums...

1840 usa/ topic/ colonial/ census/ 1840/ 1840ny_b.html

shows Asa Burnham at age 87 living in the household of Sherman Smith in Ledyard, NY on June 1, 1840
Census of Pensioners for Military Services 1841

1840 Death of Child
Sophia Adeline BURNHAM died 6 January 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)


Wednesday, December 4, 1844 Auburn Journal, Auburn, NY
"We the undersigned Whigs of the town of Ledyard, deeply regretting that… Statesman, Henry Clay, has been defeated in the recent election for the Presidency, feel the duty on them now more incumbent than ever before, to declare themselves in favor of
The Tariff of 1842 as it is
Distribution of the Proceeds of the Public Lands
and in opposition to
Slavery and the Annexation of...

Saturday, April 22, 1876 - Aurora Centennial Festival A Brilliant Affair - Large Attendance and Complete Success

The good citizens of the quite village of Aurora have been for some weeks preparing for a Centennial Festival in aid of the State fund, and to assist in repairing the Washington Homestead at Mount Ver
Auburn Daily Bulletin
Auburn, New York
April 22, 1876


"Thomas, born in 1619, or, according to some authorities, 1623, came to America with his brothers, John and Robert in 1635, in the ship Angel Gabriel, of which their maternal uncle, Captain Andrews, was master; and, after suffering shipwreck on the coast of Maine, settled in Chebacco (Ipswich), in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, in 1636.

He served in the Pequot War in 1636 or 1637, and afterwards in King Philip's War in 1675. In 1664 he was...Read MORE...

Died in the village of Aurora.

Asa is buried at: Oak Glen Cemetery

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 6/4/2014 9:02:28 AM

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