American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Asa W  BURNHAM

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

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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 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.

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 .
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Asa W BURNHAM married flag  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


flag   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

flag  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

flag  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

flag  Polly BURNHAM (b.2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. abt. 1842, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)
m. Allen DRAPER abt 1806

flag  Amy BURNHAM (b.2 June 1786, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants)  d. 17 March 1788, Shaftsbury, Vermont Republic (New Hampshire Grants))

flag  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

flag  Lucy BURNHAM (b.8 March 1791, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 22 December 1847, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)
m. George GALUSHA 18 November 1810

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

flag  Sophia Adeline BURNHAM (b.15 April 1797, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 6 January 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA )
m. Seneca WOOD 1816

flag  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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28 August 1753
Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1753 - Norwich, Connecticut

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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 webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
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USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper,...Read MORE...

Norwich, Connecticut

1768,Burnham,Burnham , As; a minor of Norwich aged more than 14 yrs, son of Eleazer 107 Burnham...Read MORE...

NORWICH, CT -- 1768

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre
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USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party
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Classified Ad 1774-11-25

Asa Burnham, Hereby informs the Public, that he carries on The Saddler's Bufinefs in all it's...Read MORE...

PRESTON, CT -- 1774

USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the...Read MORE...

USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
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USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride
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USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston - April 20, 1775

USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion ...Read MORE...

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening ...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at...Read MORE...

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.

December 31, 1775

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USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence
TRENTON, July 8.

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USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
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USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole...Read MORE...

USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and...Read MORE...

USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The ...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778

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


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PRESTON, CT -- 1779

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

June 1, 1779

1780 Birth of Child
Eleazer BURNHAM was born 15 July 1780, Preston, Connecticut, USA
USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm - September 25, 1780


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USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
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1782 Birth of Child
Rebecca BURNHAM was born 5 February 1782, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
On September 3, 1783, more than a year after the last shots were fired, a peace treaty was drawn up ...Read MORE...

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
USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the...Read MORE...

1788 Death of Child
Amy BURNHAM died 17 March 1788, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important ...Read MORE...


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USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the...Read MORE...

1791 Birth of Child
Lucy BURNHAM was born 8 March 1791, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect
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USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -


Date: 1794-11-21; Vol: XII; Iss: 26; Page: [1]
"Proposals of James Lyon for Printing a...

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

1797 Birth of Child
Sophia Adeline BURNHAM was born 15 April 1797, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered


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


Date: 1801-08-24; Vol: I; Iss: 22; Page: [2]
"For the VERMONT GAZETTE - On Monday the 17th inst?,...Read MORE...


Date: 1801-12-28; Vol: I; Iss: 40; Page: [3]
"LOST - On the 23rd of December ??? Between landlord...Read MORE...

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

1803 Birth of Child
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM was born 9 June 1803, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

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(PDF File) Date: 1804-07-10; Vol: II; Iss: 15; Page: [3] "Wednesday last, being the 4th of July,...Read MORE...

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...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...


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
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding...Read MORE...

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 ...Read MORE...


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 Syracuse: D. Mason, 1879, Storke, Elliot G., 650 pgs.

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...Read MORE...

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)
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

Military Pension

Asa Burnham
Rank: Sergeant
County: Cayuga Co.
Annual Allowance:96 00
Sums received:1191 46...

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
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USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
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World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre. - January 2, 1839

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USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
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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 Death of Child
Sophia Adeline BURNHAM died 6 January 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)


Wednesday, December 4, 1844 Auburn Journal, Auburn, NY
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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...Read MORE...


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Died in the village of Aurora.

Asa is buried at: Oak Glen Cemetery

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

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