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HELP! Grave has been located flag female ancestor  Ruth  BURNHAM

  (b. 23 August 1658 Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony   d. 11 January 1724 Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay )  

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Ruth BURNHAM was born 23 August 1658 in Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Ruth BURNHAM was the child of Thomas BURNHAM   and   Marie LAWRENCE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Robert BURNHAM and Mary ANDREWS (maternal)  Thomas LAWRENCE and Joan ANTROBUS

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

Ruth  married  John CARTER 20 June 1678 in Woburn, Massachusetts Bay Colony .  The couple had (at least) 14 children. John CARTER  was born 6 February 1652 in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA.  John died 8 April 1727 in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA. 

Ruth BURNHAM died 11 January 1724 in Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay.

Grave inscription: Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Ruth Carter, Wife to Lieut. John Carter, who deceased January 10th, 1724; in ye 55th Year of her Age.

Details of the family tree of Ruth appear below.
Did You Know?America - Did you know? In 1620, the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts was established by Pilgrims from England. Before disembarking from their ship, the Mayflower, 41 male passengers signed the Mayflower Compact, an agreemen
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

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Ruth BURNHAM


Ruth BURNHAM married Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor John CARTER-- Date: 20 June 1678 Place: Woburn, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Children of John CARTER and Ruth BURNHAM:

flag female ancestor Elizabeth CARTER (b.18 September 1680, Woburn, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 23 June 1736, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Ruth CARTER (b.18 October 1681, Woburn, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 31 January 1774, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag female ancestor Mary CARTER (b.17 July 1683, Woburn, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 23 October 1751, Guilford, Crown Colony of Connecticut)

Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor John CARTER (b.8 August 1685, Woburn, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 2 May 1705, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Thomas CARTER (b.3 July 1687, Woburn, Massachusetts, Dominion of New England  d. 17 March 1753, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag female ancestor Abigail CARTER (b.30 March 1689, Woburn, Massachusetts, Dominion of New England  d. , )

flag female ancestor Phoebe CARTER (b.11 June 1691, Woburn, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. , )

flag male ancestor Joseph CARTER (b.16 February 1692, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. , )

flag male ancestor Samuel CARTER (b.31 October 1694, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 21 January 1787, Woburn, Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay)

flag female ancestor Esther CARTER (b.21 August 1696, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. , )

flag male ancestor Josiah CARTER (b.3 August 1698, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. , )

flag male ancestor Jabez CARTER (b.17 September 1700, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 10 July 1771, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag male ancestor Nathaniel CARTER (b.4 March 1702, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. , )

flag male ancestor Benjamin CARTER (b.4 March 1702, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 5 September 1724, Dunstable, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
The Olde Burnham House, built 1640

The Giddings-Burnham House is a historic house in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The house was probably built in the 1640s by George Giddings and was sold to his brother-in-law Thomas Burnham...

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
1658 Birth
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
name: Ruth Burnam
gender: Female
baptism/ christening date:
baptism/ christening place:
birth date: 23 Aug 1658
birthplace: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
death date:
name note:
father's name: Thomas Burnam
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name:
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C04442-7
system origin: Massachusetts-EASy
source film number: 877468
reference number: 68

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Old Historical House, built 1669
1678 Marriage / Partner
Ruth BURNHAM and John CARTER 20 June 1678, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1680 Birth of Child
Elizabeth CARTER was born 18 September 1680, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1681 Birth of Child
Ruth CARTER was born 18 October 1681, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1683 Birth of Child
Mary CARTER was born 17 July 1683, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1685 Birth of Child
John CARTER was born 8 August 1685, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1687 Birth of Child
Thomas CARTER was born 3 July 1687, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1689 Birth of Child
Abigail CARTER was born 30 March 1689, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1691 Birth of Child
Phoebe CARTER was born 11 June 1691, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1692 Birth of Child
Joseph CARTER was born 16 February 1692, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1694 Birth of Child
Samuel CARTER was born 31 October 1694, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1696 Birth of Child
Esther CARTER was born 21 August 1696, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1698 Birth of Child
Josiah CARTER was born 3 August 1698, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1700 Birth of Child
Jabez CARTER was born 17 September 1700, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1702 Birth of Child
Benjamin CARTER was born 4 March 1702, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1702 Birth of Child
Nathaniel CARTER was born 4 March 1702, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
1705 Death of Child
John CARTER died 2 May 1705, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Carter Ruth, w. Lieut., John, Jan. 11, 1724, 55 y.
Ruth BURNHAM - Grave
Old Burying Ground
1724 Death
11 January 1724
Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 1/22/2023 5:45:42 PM
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