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  (b. 5 September 1678 Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony   d. abt. 1743 Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut )  

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Eleazer BURNHAM was born 5 September 1678 in Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Eleazer BURNHAM was the child of Thomas BURNHAM   and   Lydia PENGRY (PINGREE) and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Thomas BURNHAM and Marie LAWRENCE (maternal)  Moses PENGRY and Lydia Abigail CLEMENTS

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Eleazer  married  Lydia WATERMAN 20 November 1708 in Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Lydia WATERMAN  was born 7 August 1683 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville).  Lydia died 22 December 1738 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville).  Lydia was the child of Thomas WATERMAN and Miriam TRACY.

Eleazer BURNHAM died abt. 1743 in Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut .
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Did You Know?America - Did you know? 1773: Boston Tea Party: Group of colonial patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians board three ships in Boston harbor and dump more than 300 crates of tea overboard as a protest against the British tea ta
Did You Know?The name 'Massachusetts' originates with native Americans in the Massachusetts Bay area (from the language of the Algonquian nation). The name translates roughly as 'at or about the great hill.' (

1620 - 1627 - Plymouth Colony, New England
1628 - 1686 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1689 - 1692 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
1692 - 1775 - Province of Massachusetts Bay
1776 - 1788 - Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay
February 6, 1788 - Massachusetts becomes 6th U.S. state

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Eleazer BURNHAM married Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Lydia WATERMAN-- Date: 20 November 1708 Place: Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut
Lydia WATERMAN was the child of Thomas WATERMAN and Miriam TRACY

1708 BURNAM Eleazar Burnam and Lydea Waterman ware Married the 25th Day of Novembr 1708. Marriage

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

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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Old Historical House, built 1669
1678 Birth
Birth - Eleazzer, s. Thomas, jr., Sept. 5, 1678. CTR (court record, Essex Co. Quarterly Court)

Ipswich, MA -- 'BURNAM Thomas, and Lidia Pengry, Feb. 13, 1665. CT. R.'

Title A genealogical record of the descendants of Moses Pengry, of Ipswich, Mass: so far as ascertained
Author William Morrill Pingry
Publisher Warner & Hyde, printers, 1881
Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Digitized Sep 6, 2007
Length 186 pages
Page 12
Vital Records of Ipswich, MA
Another name found in this society at an early period is that of Burnham. Eleazar Burnham was recognized as an inhabitant in 1703. He was probably the son of Thomas, and born at Ipswich in September, 1678. He married Lydia Waterman, Nov. 20, 1708, and died in 1743.

James Burnham, admitted as an inhabitant in 1710, married, in 1728, Elizabeth Hough, and died May 22, 1757.

Aaron Burnham, a seaman, first mentioned in 1718; cattle-mark enrolled in 1720 ; died Aug. 18, 1727. His will was proved at Ipswich, Oct. 9 of that year. His wife was the sole legatee.

Benjamin Burnham, adm. 1726, married April 20, 1727, Mary Kinsman, He died Oct. 15, 1737.

These four persons came from Ipswich before 1720. The Kinsmans, Palmers and Stevenses were later emigrants, probably from the same place. The Lovetts came from Beverly ; the Rathbuns from Block Island ; and Thomas Crosby from Barnstable.
History of Norwich, Connecticut: From Its Possession by the Indians to the Year 1866 Author Frances Manwaring Caulkins Publisher By H.P. Haven, 1874
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
name: Eleazzer Burnam
gender: Male
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birth date: 05 Sep 1678
birthplace: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
death date:
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father's name: Thomas Burnam
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indexing project (batch) number: C04442-7
system origin: Massachusetts-EASy
source film number: 877468
reference number: 113
'Eleazer Burnham was recognized as a resident of Norwich in 1703. In 1704, he applied for liberty to set up a fulling mill upon the stream that runs into the Shetucket River near Medical Springs. Thirty acres of ground was granted to him to encourage the undertaking, and more land promised if successful. The project failed, as competent workmen in this branch of business were scarce in the country. Before 1710 there was but one clothier in the whole colony of Connecticut.'
Author: Cole, Ernest Byron
Description: The descendants of James Cole of Plymouth 1633 : also a record of the families of Lieutenant Thomas Burnham of Ipswich, 1635, Lieutenant Edward Winship of Cambridge, 1635, and Simon Huntington of Norwich, England, 1635 : with a complete record of the Cole, Coole, and Cowle families of America in the Revolution. The Burnham, Huntington and Winship Families Family records Index Revolutionary records Other Cole Families in America First Generation Historical Contents Front matter Title page. New York: Grafton Press, 1908.
Norwich, Connecticut
Another name found in this society at an early period is that of Burn- ham. Eleazar Burnham was recognized as an inhabitant in 1703. He
was probably the son of Thomas, and born at Ipswich in September, 1678. He married Lydia Waterman, Nov. 20, 1708, and died in 1743.

The History of Norwich (1866)
Author: Caulkins, Frances Manwaring, 1795-1869
Publisher: [Hartford] The author

1708 Marriage / Partner
Eleazer BURNHAM and Lydia WATERMAN 20 November 1708, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville)
1709 Birth of Child
Lydia BURNHAM was born 1 September 1709, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville)
1711 Birth of Child
Elizabeth BURNHAM was born 19 October 1711, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville)
1714 Birth of Child
Mary BURNHAM was born 16 October 1714, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville)
1717 Birth of Child
Daniel BURNHAM was born 21 March 1717, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville)
1720 Birth of Child
Sarah BURNHAM was born 8 August 1720, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville)
1722 Birth of Child
Eleazer (Eleazar) BURNHAM was born 12 March 1722, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville)
1730 Death of Child
Elizabeth BURNHAM died 14 April 1730, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville)

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Ross Tavern, built 1734
1738 Death of Spouse/Partner
Lydia WATERMAN died 22 December 1738, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville)

Eleazer is buried at: buried in Norwich, Connecticut
Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 1/22/2023 5:30:37 PM
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