Burnhams of Windsor, CT

*Note: 5 Mar 2013 – For the time being I’ve left off Herefordshire as location in England where Thomas Burnham came from. There are differing opinions and I am sorting them out. The original location of Hereforshire came from Roderick Burnham’s book on the Burnhams.

*Note: 10 Mar 2013- Updated full report
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Descendents of Thomas Burnham of Windsor,CT

Generation One

1. Thomas1 Burnham, b. 1617 in England, , , d. 28 Jun 1688 in Windsor, Hartford, CT,2,3 resided Podunk in Windsor, Hartford, CT,3 occupation Lawyer.3 Marriage date estimate based on eldest child’s birth.

Thomas appears at Hartford about 1647/8. In 1649 bondsman for his servant Rushmore ; Sworn in as Constable for Hartford, 1656 ;
Purchased land from Tantonimo of the Podunks Indians in 1659/60. That land now encompasses the towns of South Windsor and East Hartford; Attorney for Abigail Betts, 1662 ;

According to Stiles: Burnham was an educated man and lawyer. “a man of determined character and energetic in business and public matters”.

Thomas was a large landowner, living in one of five homes on the east side of the Connecticut River. This area was “fortified and garrisoned” during the Indian War of 1675.

Page 87-8 Name: Thomas Burnham Location: Hartford
Died 24 June, 1688. Invt. ?69-06-06. Taken 11 October, 1688, by Nathaniel Stanly & George Grave. Will Nuncupative.
Testimony of Caleb Stanly, that Mr. Thomas Burnham a short time before he died sent for Col. John Allyn and himself and asked John Allyn to write his Will, which he did write according to his desire, which he gave to his wife Ann Burnham to keep. He gave to his daughter Rebeckah Burnham his House & Home lott, & His wife Ann Burnham to be Executrix. He gave to his three sons, Thomas, John and Samuel, his plowing Land in Podunk Meadow, to be equally divided among them. He gave a parcell of Land Eastward of Edward Kings Land neer Podunck Brook unto William Morton his Wife. Also he gave Land in possession of Samuel Gains that he bought of Richard Risley unto the wife of Samuel Gains during her life, and afterward to one of her sons. He gave to Thomas Gains, his grand son, all his right in the Land he had in Partnership wth Mr. Lord at the saw Mill. He gave his daughter Morton ?10, and to his daughter Moorcocke ?10, and some small Legacies to his sons Richard & William Burnham.
In Court, 26 January, 1690: Rebeckah now the wife of William Man.
Court Record, Page 15–26 June, 1690: Upon complaint of Wm Man that his wive’s father Thomas Burnham’s Will and Testament was neglected to be Exhibited in Court & the Inventory of his Estate, and that thereby he the sayd Man was like to be dispossessed of what his Father gave to his Wife, the Governor and Assistants appointed the Court this day to meet and settle it. Result: the Will could not be found, and the Inventory that was taken after the decease of sd. Thomas Burnham, with the Testimony of Caleb Stanly to the General provisions of the Will, were accepted by the Court.
John Allyn, Assistant (upon his office oath), John Allyn, Secretary.
To the Honourd Court of Assistants now sitting In Hartford: Whereas the Last will & Testament of Mr Thomas Burnham Deceased Is by som (as is supposed suriptissous ( ) or means Taken or Removed out of ye Custody of ye Relict & Executrix of said Will, by which Removal or Concealment of said Will ye Just & Legall Settlement of ye Estate of ye Deceased According to his said Will hath been obstructed, therefore that Justice & Right may bee Done And ye said Will proved According to Law, I Humbly crave yt ye several psons be sumoned to Appear att This Court to be Examined Concerning said Will uppon there Oath.
To the Marshall, to serve upon Mrs Burnam:
Mrs. Ann Burnam, these are to acquaint you that Mr. Wm Man Makes Complaint that to his great damage you doe neglect the duty of your place, as you are made executrix by the Last will & Testament of your late deceased Husband, in not Exhibiting his sayd will Into the court & proveing the same together with the Inventory of his Estate; & it being known that your deceased husband did make, declare, signe & seale his Last will & Testament, & Left it in your keeping, the Assistants of this county have ordered that Thursday, the 26th of this Moneth, there shall be a speciall county court held at Hartford to prove the sayd will of Thomas Burnam Deceased, & the Inventory of his estate to be Exhibited, where you are to appear to make oath that you have made a True presentment of the Estate of the deceased to the apprizers If you are capable; If not, Mr Wm pitkin is desired to repyayre to you to give you your oath, & you are therefore required in their Maties Name to deliver your sayd husbands will to the Marshall to bring it to me that it may by me be preserved & presented to the court afoarsayd to be proved, or your selfe appear & present it to the court the 26th of this month as above, & of soe doeing you may not fayle. Dated in Hartford, June 19, 1690.
P. John Allyn, Assist.
24 June 1690.
Honred Sor, Mr Ayllin: Thes ffew Lines are to Lett you understand my Ssorrowffull Condishon. I have bene weke and Lame a long time, and Now did begin to be som what beter be ffor my son Will man did make so much trobell by ye athority in Sending up ye marshall, and by Souerving Warnts on all my Children, by which mens greved me very much, as I have declared to ye marshall when he was at my house. Thear ffor my earnest desir is that you would Not Let any thing goe fforward in a way off Setling my estate whillst I Can Spak with you my Sellffe, and then I hop I shall do it to all my Childrens’ Satisffaxshon. Ye writin which my son Will man took, I know not what was in it, for I never heard it read. My son Will man asked me to se ye writing. I told him he mit. So when he had it he took it and put it in his pocit with out my Leveffe.
off an X Burnham.
A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
1687 to 1695.

He married Anna Wright, married 1639?, b. 1620 in England (daughter of Richard (Capt.) Wright [1598 – 1678] and Wife (1) Wright), d. 5 Aug 1703 in Windsor, Hartford, CT,2 resided Windsor(Podunk).

Children:
2. i. Elizabeth2 Burnham b. 1640.
3. ii. Mary Burnham b. 1642.
4. iii. Anna (Hannah) Burnham b. c.1646.
5. iv. Thomas Burnham Jr. b. 1646.
6. v. John Burnham b. 1648.
7. vi. Samuel (Ensign) Burnham b. 1650.
8. vii. William Burnham b. 1652.
9. viii. Richard Burnham b. 1654.
ix. Rebecca Burnham, b. 1656. Rebecca’s spouse mentioned in father’s will.

She married William Mann, married pre 1688.
Generation Two

2. Elizabeth2 Burnham (Thomas1), b. 1640, d. 2 Dec 1720 in Connecticut.

She married Nicholas (Morecock) Moricock, b. c. 1621 in Smarden, Kent, England. , Nicholas: Moorcock, or Morecock, Nicholas, Wethersfield, prob. came 1635, in the Elizabeth and Ann, from London to Boston, aged 14, with Bennett, 16, and Mary, 10, who may have been brother and sister certif. by the min. of Beninden, in Co. Kent. One of this nam m. a d. of Thomas Burnham of Windsor. ~ Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers

There is a baptism for Nicholas Morecock 22 Apr 1621 Smarden, Kent, England residence: Smarden, Kent, England parents:Henrie Moorcoke
Bennett Morecock 23 Aug 1618 Smarden, Kent, England residence: Smarden, Kent, England parents:Henry Moorecock
and Mary (Marie) Morecock 02 Sep 1623 Smarden, Kent, England residence: Smarden, Kent, England parents:Henry Morcoke

other sibling: Katherine bp 1615, died 1615.

Children:
i. John3 Moricock. In August 12, 1727, John Moricock “only surviving son of Nicholas Morecock, late of Boston…” deeded land to Rechard Burnham. “One ninth part of a certain piece or parcel of Land on east side the Great River, &c.&c. that sometimes did belong to Thomas Burnham, Dec. father of the said Richard Burnham and of the mother of the said John Morecock, &c.&c.”

3. Mary2 Burnham (Thomas1), b. 1642, d. 25 Jan 1720 in Windsor, Hartford, CT. Page 356 Name: Mary Morton Location: Windsor
Invt. ?52-06-00. Taken 30 January, 1719-20, by William Williams and Gabriel Williams. Will dated 18 January, 1719-20.
I, Mary Morton of Windsor, widow, do make this my last will and testament: I devise and give unto my two sons, John Morton and Samuel Morton, all my lands which do or ought of right belong unto me as my part or share of the lands belonging to my honoured father, Thomas Burnham deceased. Also, I give unto my sd. sons John and Samuel my plow irons, one timber chain, draft chain, all the irons belonging unto my cart, two stubbing hoes, one spade, one cart rope, one hamer, two collers, one hatchet, one wheat ridle, two sickles; all these to be equally divided between my sons as their own. I give to my sd. son John one paire of money scales and one pewter tankard. I give unto my son Samuel one paire of cobb irons, one paire of tongs, one tramel, one paire of brass scales with the weights belonging to them, one great Bible, one pewter platter called Old East or Old One, one frying pann, warming pann, one old chest wherein I keep my linen, one bedd with all the furniture belonging thereunto, one table, 1-2 of my earthern were and 1-2 of my wooden ware, one hogshead, one meal trough, one looking-glass, four glass bottles, two bags, one brass skillett, one table cloth. I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Esther Coult one bed, which I usually lye on, with all the furniture belonging thereunto, one trunk, 11 napkins, one Holland shift, all my wearing apparrell and other clothes, two boxes, one pewter basin and three of my biggest pewter platters and one table cloth, two little wheels, one great wheel; all these I bequeath to my sd. granddaughter to be her own. I give to my granddaughter Hannah Morton, the daughter of my son Thomas Morton, 1s; to each of the children of my daughter Ann Drake, 1s. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Loomis one new bed ticking and one bolster, one powdering tub, one blankett, all which particulars my sd. daughter hath already in her hands. All my other moveable estate of what kind soever I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Coult. I appoint my son John Morton executor.
Witness: William Williams, Gabriel Williams, William Williams, Jr.
Mary X Morton, ls.
Court Record, Page 122–1st March, 1720: Will proven.
A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
1715 to 1723.

She married William Morton, married 21 Mar 1670 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,6 d. 1712.

Children:
i. John3 Morton.
ii. Samuel Morton.
10. iii. Thomas Morton.
iv. Sarah Morton.

She married Mr. Loomis.

v. Ann Morton.

She married Mr. Drake.

4. Anna (Hannah)2 Burnham (Thomas1), b. c.1646, d. 29 Nov 1722. She was Samuel Gaines 2nd wife.

She married Samuel Gaines, married 1 May 1668.7 Samuel: Son of Henry. Married his “step niece” as second wife. Hannah Burnham was daughter of the half sister of his first wife.

Gaines was in Glastonbury, Conn, before 25 Dec 1695 when he, Samuel Hale, Samuel and Joseph Smith, John Hubbard, and Walter Harris jointly bought land on which to build a corn mill “for the benefit of the town” (Glastonbury LR 2:3). The inventory of the estate of Samuel Gains of Glastonbury, totaling only £6 75, was taken on 5 June 1700 and exhibited before the court on the following 7 Sept, by the relict, Hannah Gains.

Children:
i. Thomas3 Gaines b. 1668 in Hartford,CT.
ii. Samuel Gaines II b. 1670 in Hartford,CT.
iii. Anna Gaines b. 1672 in Hartford,CT.
iv. John Gaines b. 1675 in Hartford,CT.
v. Daniel Gaines b. 1678 in Hartford,CT. In 1723, Daniel deeded land at Podunk to John Burnham, “which his mother, Anna Gaines, inherited from her father, Thomas Burnham, Senior.”
vi. Sarah Gaines b. 1680 in Hartford,CT.

She married Richard Skinner, b. 1679 (son of Deacon Joseph Skinner and Unknown).

vii. Nathan Gaines baptized 26 Sep 1686 in Hartford,CT.
viii. Henry Gaines baptized 24 Oct 1686 in Hartford,CT.
ix. Rebecca Gaines b. 1688 in Hartford,CT, d. after 9/9/1752.

She married Samuel Risley, married 1 Aug 1704 (son of Richard Risley and Rebecca Adams). Samuel: They had 9 children.

5. Thomas2 Burnham Jr. (Thomas1), b. 1646 in Windsor,CT, d. 19 Mar 1726 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, resided in Windsor, Ct. Owned home south of Ferry Road, originally owned by Ebenezer Dibble. It is not certain if Thomas ever lived there, but he resided in Windsor when he purchased and later sold the property.

Recorded in Vol. XII, Page 2-3. Invt. on Pages 228-9 Name: Thomas Burnham, Sen. Location: Hartford
Died 9 November, 1726. Inventory taken 31 March, 1726, by Samuel Burnham and John Wood. Will dated 15 March, 1726.
I, Thomas Burnham, Sen., of the Town of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England, doe make this my last will and testament: Imprimis: I give to my wife Naomy Burnham my red cow and also ye 1-2 of all my moveable estate that is not hereafter given to my children. Item. I give to my son Thomas Burnham the sum of 5 shillings. Item. I give to my two other sons, John and Josiah Burnham, the sum of 5 shillings apiece. Item. I give to my son Charles Burnham all my shop tools and also all my carts, plows, and all other team tackling, and a certain parcell of shingles, and also all my horse kind, and my black cowe, and a 2-yearsold heifer. Item. I give to my three daughters, Elizabeth Gilman, Sarey Molford and Naomey Gailer, ye sum of 5 shillings apiece. I give to my daughter Mary Anderson a red heifer of two years old. Item. I give to my daughter Abigail Williams my pide heifer about 3 years old, and also ye sum of 50 shillings as money. I also give to my son Charles ye 1-2 of all the rest of all my moveable estate, to be equally divided between him and my wife as above mentioned. I appoint my son Charles Burnham executor.
Witness: Ozias Pitkin, Samuel Burnham, John Morton.
Thomas Burnham, Sen., ls.
Court Record, Page 125–5 April, 1726: Will proven.
Page 136–1st November, 1726: Before this Court the last will of Thomas Burnham, late of Hartford decd., was allowed to stand good, the widow being present and not objecting against it.
A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
1723 to 1729.

He married Naomi Hull, married 4 Jan 1676 in Killingworth,CT, b. 17 Feb 1657 in Windsor,CT (daughter of Josiah Hull and Elizabeth Loomis), d. 15 Mar 1727, resided Killingworth in Connecticut.

Children:
11. i. Thomas3 Burnham III b. 16 Apr 1678.
ii. John Burnham b. 22 May 1681 in Windsor, Hartford, CT.9,
iii. Elizabeth Burnham b. 1684, baptized 4 Jun 1684.

She married Richard Gilman, married 4 Mar 1702 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.8

iv. Sarah Burnham b. 7 Mar 1686.
12. v. Naomi Burnham b. c. 1688.
vi. Charles Burnham b. 1690, baptized 16 May 1690.3

He married Lydia Williams.

vii. Mary Burnham b. 1692, baptized 12 Jul 1692.3

She married John (Lt.) Anderson.

viii. Abigail Burnham b. 1694, baptized 25 Mar 1694.3

She married Jonah Williams, married 12 Apr 1712.

13. ix. Josiah Burnham b. 1696.

6. John2 Burnham (Thomas1), b. 1648 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 20 Apr 1721 in Podunk, So. Windsor, Hartford, CT.2 New England Marriages prior to 1700 lists the wife of John Burnham as Mary Olcott.

John owned covenant with First Church 26 Oct 1686. John was a large landholder. There is a deed from Thomas Burnham Sr., to his son John of lands at Podunk. There is also a deed from Popo, an indian, to John Burnham of lands on the Connecticut River.

Page 80-1-4 Name: John Burnham Location: Hartford
Invt. ?487-18-07. Taken 15 May, 1721, by Samuel Burnham and Jabez Colt. Will dated 12th April, 1721.
I, John Burnham, do make and ordain this my last will and testament: I give to my loving wife 1-3 part of all my houseing and land; also 1-3 part of all personal estate to be at her own dispose. I give my son John Burnham 10 acres of meadow land, being part of my lower lott, he to have it on the south side of sd. lott as is abutted southerly on land of Samuel Burnham and Richard Gilman, the east end to be at the upland, the west end at Podunk River, the north side to be a straight line from the upland to Podunk River. Also, I give to my son John 17 acres of upland on the east side of the country road which lies westward of sd. son’s now dwelling house. I give unto my three sons, Jonathan Burnham, Jabez Burnham and Caleb Burnham, all the rest of my meadow land and swamp land in Podunk Meadow (not given to my son John) to be equally divided between them. As to the number of acres, my sons Jonathan and Jabez to have my upper lott, my son Caleb to have his part next to and abutting upon the 10 acres of meadow given my son John. The remainder of my lower lott to be equally divided between my sd. sons Jonathan and Jabez. Also, I give to son Jonathan 1-2 of my piece of land lying westward of the lane or way that runs westward of my dwelling house to John Morton’s house, my sd. son to have the north half of sd. piece of land; and also I give sd. Jonathan 1-4 part of all my land which lyeth eastward of the 17 acres of upland given to my son John. Also, I give to my son Jabez 1-2 of my dwelling house. I give unto my son Caleb 1-2 of my piece of land lying westward of the beforementioned lane or way to John Morton’s house; also the easterly part of my orchard. Also I give my son Caleb the other half of my dwelling house and the land it standeth on, for and during the term of 10 years after he come to the age of 21 years, and at the end of that time the sd. half of my house to belong to my son Jabez. I give unto my daughter Mary Webster ?10. I give unto my 4 daughters, Rachell, Amy, Sarah and Elizabeth, all the rest of my moveables or personal estate not before in this my will disposed of, to be equally divided between them. But my will is that if the sd. estate given to my 4 daughters shall or do not amount to the value of ?35 as money at the inventory price for each of my sd. 4 daughters, that then my 4 sons, John, Jonathan, Jabez and Caleb, shall pay unto each of my sd. 4 daughters so much as will make up each of their portions to the sum of ?35 as money, to be recovered of them or either of them my sd. sons as shall neglect or refuse to pay his part of the same to my sd. daughters or either of them within one year after their portions become due to them. I make my wife Mary executrix, and my son John Burnham executor.
Witness: William Pitkin, Samuel Burnham, John Morton.
John Burnham, ls.
Court Record, Page 150–2 May, 1721: Will proven.
A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
1715 to 1723.

He married (1) Mary Catlin, married pre 1672, b. c. 1649, baptized 7 May 1649 in First Church, Hartford, Hartford, CT,11 d. pre 1684. Mary: Mary “wife of John Burnham” admitted full communicant First Church May 1672. This means that Mary and John were married prior to 1672.
New England Marriages prior to 1700 lists John’s wife that he married in 1684 as “Mary Olcott”.

There are some Catlin researchers that say that John and Mary Catlin Burnham had a child, Mary, who is mentioned in Mary Catlin’s father’s will as “grand daughter, Mary Burnham” . Mary wife of John Burnham is not mentioned in her father’s will, leading to the supposition that Mary Catlin Burnham died prior to that. John then married Mary Olcott. However, John has a daughter, Mary, who was born in 1690. So that would mean that the daughter Mary born prior to 1684 would have died young as well. I do not know the date of Thomas Catlin’s will. That would make a huge difference if it’s after 1690.

I also found a baptism for a Mary “Catteling” bp 29 Nov 1646, First Church, Hartford.
Mary bp 7 May 1649, was listed as “Mary Catling”, daughter of Thomas “Catteling” . Two different spellings in same record!

There is also the question of their being two Mary Catlins..one born in 1846 and one in 1666. The Catlin researchers list many reasons why it must have been the Mary born in 1649 that married John Burnham.

Children:
i. Mary3 Burnham. Mentioned in grandfather’s will.
Probably died young, as John named another daughter Mary in 1690.

He married (2) Mary Olcott, married 12 Nov 1684 in Windsor, Hartford, CT, b. 1 May 1658,2 d. 13 Dec 1730 in Windsor, Hartford, CT. Mary: New England Marriages prior to 1700, lists John Burnham’s wife as Mary Olcott.
See notes under first wife, Mary Catlin, that suggests John really did have two wives, both named Mary.

Children:
ii. Thomas Burnham b. 1686, baptized 26 Dec 1686 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 1705.12
14. iii. Caleb Burnham b. c. 1688.
15. iv. John Burnham b. 24 Oct 1689.
v. Mary Burnham b. 1690, baptized 19 Dec 1690.12,

She married (1) Stephen Webster, married 6 Jun 1717 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,8 d. 1724.13
She married (2) Eben Merrill, married 9 Apr 1730.13

vi. Rachel Burnham b. 1692, baptized 30 Mar 1692.12
vii. Amy Burnham b. 1693, baptized 30 Jul 1693 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.2
viii. Sarah Burnham b. 1695, baptized 15 Sep 1695 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 11 May 1767.12

She married Elisha Pratt, married 7 Dec 1726 in Hartford, Hartford, CT. ,8

ix. Elizabeth Burnham b. 1696/7, baptized 28 Feb 1696/7 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.2
x. Jonathan Burnham b. 1696/97, baptized 26 Feb 1696/97,12 d. 17 Feb 1787 in Buckland, CT. Buckland is a part of Manchester, CT.

He married Hannah Bidwell, married 12 Nov 1727.

xi. Jabez Burnham b. 1699, baptized 14 May 1699 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 27 Jul 1758.12

He married Martha Williams, married 12 Jul 1725.12

7. Samuel (Ensign)2 Burnham (Thomas1), b. 1650,3, d. 12 Apr 1728 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT,2,3,15 resided in East Windsor, Hartford, CT.3,15 According to Stiles: “A man of property, he gave each of his sons a home and a farm.”

According to the “Genealogy of the Crane Family, Vol 2″; John Crane, supposed to be this ancestor of the Mansfield
Cranes, purchased land of Samuel Burnham, of Windsor Conn in 1708.

Recorded in Vol. XII, Page 139 Name: Samuel Burnham, Sen. Location: Hartford
Died 19 April, 1728. Invt. ?735-04-11. Taken 6 May, 1728, by Gabriel Williams and John Wood. Will dated 20 November, 1727.
I give to my wife Mary Burnham all the household stuff, goods and estate whatsoever yt she brought with her at the time of her marriage with me, and also one pide cow, to be at her own dispose forever. I give to my son Samuel Burnham the house in which he dwells and the land on which it stands, bounded west on a highway, south on land of John Burnham, north on land of John Wood’s, the bredth of my lott (excepting two rods on the north side extending eastward within 8 rods of the house, hereafter given to my son Joseph Burnham). I give to my son Joseph Burnham his house and 14 acres of land. I give to my son William Burnham the house in which he dwells, with land bounded west on land of heirs of Thomas Burnham, Jr., decd., south on Jonah Williams, north on Charles Burnham. I give to my sons Daniel and Timothy Burnham, equally to be divided between them, my dwelling house, barn and homelott. I give to my daughter Hannah Drake, to my daughter Ann Trumble, and to her eldest son — Trumble, to my daughter Mary Church, and to my daughter Rebeckah Burnham. I appoint my sons Samuel Burnham and Joseph Burnham to be executors.
Witness: Jonathan Burnham, Jabez Burnham, William Pitkin.
Samuel Burnham, ls.
Court Record, Page 193–May, 1728: Will proven.
A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
1723 to 1729.

He married Mary Fitch, married 8 Oct 1684,2,3,15,7 b. Dec 1657 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,7, d. 19 Apr 1738.2 Mary: Burnham genealogy had wife of Samuel as Mary Cadwell, however future researchers proved wife to actually be Mary Fitch.
She was daughter of Joseph and Mary (Stone) Fitch.

On 14 March 1695/6, Joseph Fitch Sr., ‘in consideration of ye love and goodwill [for] my son in Law Samuel Burnham of Podunk,’ gave Burnham 12 acres…”

Children:
16. i. Hannah3 Burnham b. 1686.
ii. Rebecca Burnham b. 1688, baptized 5 Dec 1688, d. post 1728. Never married.
iii. Anna Burnham b. 1690, baptized 10 Oct 1690, d. 10 Aug 1753. Married Ammis Trumbull on May 8,1711.

She married Anmi Trumbull.

iv. Mary Burnham b. 1692,2 baptized 13 Mar 1692,2 d. 10 Mar 1767. Married John Church on Dec. 4,1722.

She married John Church, married 4 Dec 1722 in Bolton, Tolland, Connecticut.2 John: Marriage record says “of Bolton”.

17. v. Samuel Burnham b. 1694.
18. vi. Joseph Burnham b. 1696.
19. vii. William Burnham b. 20 Jul 1698.
20. viii. David (LT.) Burnham b. 12 Oct 1698.
21. ix. Timothy Burnham b. 1705.

8. William2 Burnham (Thomas1), b. 1652, d. 12 Dec 1730,17 resided in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.17,

He married (1) Elizabeth Loomis, married 28 Jun 1671,17 b. 7 Aug 1655 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT (daughter of Nathaniel Loomis and Elizabeth Moore [ – 1728]), d. 19 Nov 1717 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18

Children:
22. i. Elizabeth3 Burnham b. 20 May 1682.
23. ii. Rev. William Burnham b. 17 Jul 1684.
iii. Joseph Burnham b. 7 Aug 1687, d. 20 Apr 1760. probably unmarried.
iv. David Burnham b. 12 Oct 1689 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 d. 10 Sep 1741. probably unmarried.
24. v. Nathaniel Burnham b. 3 Jan 1690.
25. vi. Jonathan Burnham b. 21 Mar 1692.
vii. Mary Burnham b. 2 Sep 1694 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18,10 d. 17 Apr 1715 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18 unmarried.
viii. Abigail Burnham b. 16 Dec 1696 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18,10 d. 2 Jan 1724.

She married Nathaniel Phelps, married 1 Jan 1716.
He married (2) Martha (Thompson) Gaylord, d. 1733. Martha: Widow of Eleazur Gaylord.

9. Richard2 Burnham (Thomas1), b. 1654, d. 28 Apr 1731, occupation Blacksmith. Stiles “History of Ancient Windsor” says that all but Esther of Richard’s children died young. However, “The Colonial History of Hartford” mentions Michael and Charles,sons of Richard. Stiles implies that there was a Richard Windsor and a Richard of Hartford.(?)

Richard Burnham served in the Narragansett Expedition, 1675.

He married Sarah (Humphries) Humfrey, married 11 Jun 1680 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,19,8 b. 6 Mar 1659 (daughter of Michael Humphrey [ – 1696] and Pricilla Grant), d. 28 Nov 1726.

Children:
i. Hannah3 Burnham b. 1683.
ii. Sarah Burnham b. 11 Jul 1683 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.10, ,8
26. iii. Rebecca Burnham b. 20 Sep 1685.
iv. Mercy Burnham b. 14 Apr 1688 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,20,8 baptized 18 May 1690 in First Church, Hartford, Hartford, CT.10,11 Connecticut Births and Christenings have a Mercy with same birthdate as Mary, 14 Apr 1688. Barbour has note “twin of Mary”.
v. Mary Burnham b. 14 Apr 1688 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,10 baptized 22 Apr 1688 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.10 Different sources give different info for Mercy and Mary:
Mercy was born Aprill 14, 1688.
Mary was born [no date].
Barbour has both with 14 April birthday and says “twin of Mercy”.
27. vi. Richard Burnham b. 6 Jul 1692.
vii. Martha Burnham b. 1694 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, baptized 28 Oct 1694 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.2 Barbour has no date listed for Martha.

She married John Tyler, married 13 July 1741 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.2

28. viii. Esther Burnham b. 22 Mar 1697.
ix. Charles Burnham b. 23 Jul 1699 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,20,8 baptized 30 Jul 1699. Stiles has note on Stephen Burnham “prob. of East Hartford” (Chas,Rich,Thos1) Stephen married Elizabeth Cole and had child bp. 2/24/1782. This would contradict Stiles statement that all but one (Esther) of Richard’s children died young.
Families of Early Hartford, lists a “Jupiter Burnham” as son of Richard, but notes that as birth date is the same, it “could be Charles”. It could be a twin?
Barbour lists child as “Peter? __ Ju_?”

July 19, 1726. Deed from Richard Burnham to his son, Charles Burnham (No. 20), of a new house and eight acres of land on Wethersfield road.
x. Susanna Burnham b. 30 May 1705 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.2 Twin of Michael.
Barbour only says “born in Feb.”

She married (1) Joseph Easton Jr..
She married (2) Eliphat Dickinson.

29. xi. Michael Burnham b. 30 May 1705.

 

Generation Three

10. Thomas3 Morton (Mary2, Thomas1).

He married Mrs. Thomas Morton.

Children:
i. Hannah4 Morton.

11. Thomas3 Burnham III (Thomas2, Thomas1), b. 16 Apr 1678 in Windsor, Hartford, CT.9,10 Recorded in Vol. XII, Page 37 Name: Thomas Burnham, Jr. Location: Hartford
Invt. ?324-15-00. Taken 20 May, 1726, by Matthew Grant and David Bissell. Will dated 11 February, 1725-6.
I, Thomas Burnham, Jr., of the Town of Hartford in the Colony of Connecticut, do ordain this my last will and testament: Item. I give to my son Thomas Burnham my dwelling house and barn and homelott on which they stand, lying and being within the Township of Hartford, as it butts on the east on land of Thomas and Samuel Burnham, south on land of Jonah Williams, west on land of Thomas Burnham, and north on the highway yt leads into the meadow and in part on lands of Thomas Burnham; and one piece of meadow land lying and being in the Township of Windsor, as it abutts west on land of Jno. Burnham and Jno. Anderson, south on land of Samuel Burnham, and north on Thomas Burnham his land; and also all my woodland or other lands whatsoever or wheresoever. Item. I give to my two daughters, Elizabeth and Esther Burnham, ?25 apiece, and they to have all my moveable estate toward the payment of the same at inventory price after just debts are paid, the moveables to be equally divided between them; and my will is that what my moveable estate fall short of the sd. sum of ?25 apiece my son Thomas Burnham shall pay to them in or as money when they attain to the age of 20 years. And I appoint my hond. father-in-law, Mr. Jno. Strong, of the Town of Windsor, to be my executor.
Witness: Ozias Pitkin, Samuel Burnham, Charles Burnham.
Thomas Burnham, ls.
A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
1723 to 1729.

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He married Elizabeth Strong, married 9 Nov 1711, b. 20 Feb 1671 (daughter of Return Strong [1641 – 1726] and Sarah Warham [1642 – 1678]), d. 18 Apr 1720. Elizabeth: Widow of Nathaniel Boardman. Stiles lists her parents as John and Elizabeth Warriner Strong.

Children:
30. i. Thomas4 Burnham IV b. 24 Jul 1712.
ii. Elizabeth Burnham.
iii. Esther Burnham.

12. Naomi3 Burnham (Thomas2, Thomas1), baptized 3 Jun 1688 in First Church, Hartford, Hartford, CT,11 b. c. 1688.

She married Josiah Gaylord, married 7 May 1713.

Children:
i. James4 Gaylord b. 24 May 1714, d. 22 Jun 1714.
ii. Naomi Gaylord b. 3 Nov 1715.
iii. Sabra Gaylord b. 11 Dec 1717.
31. iv. Josiah Gaylord II b. 7 Mar 1719.
32. v. Nehemiah Gaylord b. 15 Jun 1722.
33. vi. Elijah Gaylord b. 12 Sep 1725.
vii. Giles Gaylord b. 19 Dec 1728.

13. Josiah3 Burnham (Thomas2, Thomas1), b. 1696, baptized 6 Sep 1696.3

He married unknown.

Children:
i. Hannah4 Burnham. Married Daniel Hunt.
ii. Irene Burnham b. 5 Jun 1726 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Married Obadiah Chapman, Jr.

14. Caleb3 Burnham (John2, Thomas1), b. c. 1688, baptized 17 Oct 1688, d. 3 Apr 1750.

He married Sarah Gaylord, married 20 Mar 1736.

Children:
i. Isaac4 Burnham b. c. 1741.2
ii. Sarah Burnham b. c. 1743.2 Married ___ Woodworth, possibly Caleb.
iii. Levi Burnham b. c. 1745,2 d. 20 Jun 1751.2
iv. Anne Burnham b. c. 1748. Married William Selby.
v. Jemima Burnham b. c. 1750.2

15. John3 Burnham (John2, Thomas1), b. 24 Oct 1689,12 d. 18 Apr 1776.12

He married (1) Sarah Spencer, married 17 Oct 1720,12 b. 15 May 1697,12 d. 31 May 1734.12

Children:
34. i. Silas4 Burnham b. 27 Nov 1721.
ii. Mary Burnham b. 30 Dec 1722 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.8
iii. Stephen Burnham b. 19 Jul 1727.12
iv. Sarah Burnham b. 19 Jul 1727.12
v. Daniel Burnham b. 4 Nov 1730 in East Hartford, CT,8 d. 22 Mar 1801 in East Hartford, CT.12

He married Susannah Burnham, married 16 Nov 1753.12

vi. Mabel Burnham b. 7 May 1734 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,12 d. 27 Mar 1814.8

She married Epaphras Wolcott, married 14 Jun 1762.12
He married (2) Esther Williams, married 27 May 1738.12

16. Hannah3 Burnham (Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 1686,2 baptized 2 Jan 1686,2 d. 10 Oct 1764. Married Jeremiah Drake on 10/17/1717.

She married Jeremiah Drake, married 9 Oct 1717, b. 11 Sep 1684 in Windsor, Hartford, CT,22 d. 28 Nov 1746,22 buried in Old South Windsor Cem, Windsor, Hartford, CT.22

Children:
i. Hannah4 Drake b. 20 Apr 1718. Married Ebenezer Bissell of E. Windsor.
ii. Jonathan Drake b. 28 Sep 1719. Married Irena Kingsbury of Enfield, Child Eli 4/10/1786,age 16, chose John Prior as guardian. He married Zeruiah Gaylord and moved first to fredonia,NY and then Mich. Had one son, Gaylord Drake.
iii. Elizabeth Drake b. 4 May 1721.
iv. Ann Drake b. 2 Sep 1722. Married John Prior.
v. Nancy Drake b. 22 Sep 1724.
35. vi. Job Drake b. 1 Feb 1725.
vii. Marcus Drake b. 13 Jan 1727.
viii. Gideon Drake b. 31 Aug 1729, d. 20 Aug 1771. Married Abigail Rockwell, 5 children.

17. Samuel3 Burnham (Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 1694 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT,2 baptized 11 Feb 1694 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT,2 d. 7 Jan 1788 in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, , buried in Grassy Hill Cem, Falls Village, Litchfield, Connecticut.23 In 1728, Samuel along with brother was executor of his father’s will.
In his father’s will Samuel was left “the house in which he dwells and the land on which it stands, bounded west on a highway, south on land of John Burnham, north on land of John Wood’s, the bredth of my lott (excepting two rods on the north side extending eastward within 8 rods of the house, hereafter given to my son Joseph Burnham). ”

From Findagrave.com:
Birth: 1694
Death: Jan. 7, 1788
Age 94.
Burial: Grassy Hill Cemetery, Falls Village, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA.

He married Johanna ?? Burnham, b. 1700, d. 20 Sep 1792, d. Grassy Hill Cem in Falls Village, Litchfield, CT.25 Johanna: Johannie Burnham
Birth Date: abt 1700
Age at Death: 92
Death Date: 20 Sep 1792
Death Place: Connecticut
Burial Place: Canaan, Connecticut
Cemetery: Grassy Hill Cemetery
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Samuel Burnham.

Children:
i. Justus4 Burnham b. c. 1720 in Windsor, Hartford, CT. Waiting for sources.
36. ii. Jemima “Jenny” Burnham b. c. 1723.
37. iii. Lucy Burnham b. c. 1734.

18. Joseph3 Burnham (Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 1696, baptized 19 Feb 1696. Commissioned Cornet of troop of horse, 5th reg.,Oct. 1764.

He married (1) Hannah Williams, married 18 Oct 1728,2 b. 17 Feb 1695, d. 18 Feb 1766.

Children:
i. Hannah4 Burnham b. 17 May 1731. Married William Buckland.
ii. Joseph Burnham d. unmarried.
iii. Gabriel Burnham resided East Hartford. Married.

He married (2) Eunice (Mrs.) Shaylor, resided Bolton, in CT.

19. William3 Burnham (Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 20 Jul 1698, baptized 20 Jul 1698, d. 1749.

He married Jerusha Clark, married 18 Apl 1734 in Bolton, Tolland, CT,2 b. 28 Dec 1718 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.

Children:
i. Elizabeth4 Burnham b. 15 Oct 1735 in East Hartford, CT, d. 29 Aug 1801 in Eastbury, CT, buried Eastbury Cemetary in Eastbury, Hartford, CT. Headstone: “Ye living man as ye pass by
as you are now so once was I as
I am now so you must bee
prepare for death and follow me.”
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She married Thomas Risley, married 15 Jul 1749 in Glastonbury, Hartford, CT,26, ,15 b. 1725 in Glastonbury, CT.

ii. Ann Burnham b. 1736.26
iii. William Burnham b. 30 Oct 1737, d. 6 Apr 1798 in Thetford, VT.

He married Jerusha Trill.

iv. Irene Burnham b. 1740.
v. Frederick Burnham b. 1742.
vi. Martha Burnham b. 1744.

She married Eliphat Young, married 9 Apr 1765,26 b. 1744, d. 1785.

vii. Gideon Burnham b. 1747 in North Bolton, Tolland, CT. Married unknown on 3 Oct 1769 in Bolton, CT.
viii. Jerusha Burnham b. 1750.
ix. James Burnham b. 1753, d. 1817.

He married Martha Sanburne, married 29 Jan 1778.26

20. David (LT.)3 Burnham (Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 12 Oct 1698, baptized 20 Mar 1699, d. 17 Feb 1774, resided in Hartford, Hartford, CT. Father’s will says “Daniel” not David.

Roderick Burnham’s genealogy states that the son of Samuel Burnham, Lt. David Burnham, married Mary Roberts. But there are documents, a church record and a land petition, that state that David Burnham’s wife is Damaris Spencer. Mary Roberts married another man and did not survive him so she could not even have been his second wife.

He married Damaris Spencer, married 8 Jul 1731 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Damaris: daughter of Disborough Spencer and Abigail Elmer

The article “The Four Spencer Brothers” by Donald Lines Jacobus and printed in the “The American Genealogist” Vol. 28 (1952) lists Damaris as the daughter of Disborough Spencer and Abigail Elmer, and married to David Burnham. In a 1774 petition against the will of Jedidiah Spencer, Damaris’s brother, these people are mentioned — “David Burnham, Eliphalet Burnham, Augustus Burnham, and Jerusha wife of Job Alford, children and heirs of Damaris dec’d wife of David Burnham.”

Children:
i. Jerusha Mary4 Burnham. In her father’s will she is called Mary Alvord. She is mentioned with brothers Eliphalet Burnham and Augustus Burnham and David Burnham. The will is dated 18 March, 1772.

She married (1) Job Alvord, married 7 Mar 1764 in Litchfield, CT, b. 3 Jul 1736 in Windsor, Hartford, CT.
She married (2) Jabez Gilbert Jr., married 1816.

21. Timothy3 Burnham (Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 1705, baptized 1 Jul 1705, resided East Hartford in Connecticut.

He married Naomi Gilman.

Children:
38. i. Elijah4 Burnham b. 23 Jan 1737.
39. ii. Ashbel Burnham b. 2 May 1740.

22. Elizabeth3 Burnham (William2, Thomas1), b. 20 May 1682 in Windsor,CT, d. 9 Sep 1741.

She married Michael Griswold, married 12 May 1699, b. 1666 (son of Michael Griswold [ – 1684] and Anne ???), d. 24 Jul 1742 in Wethersfield, resided Wethersfield, occupation collector,chimney viewer. Michael: His will dated 1741.Also kn own as Ensign Michael.

Children:
i. David4 Griswold b. March 25,1693.
ii. Jonathan Griswold b. Oct. 6,1695.
iii. Joseph Griswold b. Dec.28,1697.
iv. Stephen Griswold b. 14 Aug 1700, baptized 19 Aug 1700.
v. Elizabeth Griswold b. 21 Apr 1703, baptized 25 Apr 1703. She married ______Bunce.
vi. Caleb Griswold b. May 8,1706, d. 1754.

He married Abigail Bunce.

vii. Elisha Griswold b. 6 Feb 1708, baptized 25 Feb 1708.

He married Abigail Dix.

viii. Nathaniel Griswold b. 1711-12.
ix. Anna Griswold baptized 2 Jan 1714. Bapt might be 1/9.

23. Rev. William3 Burnham (William2, Thomas1), b. 17 Jul 1684 in Windsor, Hartford, CT, d. 25 Sep 1750,25 buried in Christian Lane Cemetary, Berlin, Hartford, CT,25 resided Kensington in CT, occupation minister. William was age 65 yrs at time of death.
William was the first minister in the newly created Kensington Parish, he was ordained in 1712. Kensington consisted of fourteen families. In all, about one hundred individuals, including children and infants. Before the settlement of Mr. Burnham, these people were obliged to go ten miles or more to the church in Farmington.

He married Hannah Wolcott, married 18 May 1704, b. 19 Mar 1684,25 (daughter of Samuel Wolcott [1656 – 1695] and Judith Appleton [ – 1741]), d. 16 Mar 1748 in Kensington,CT,25 buried in Christian Lane Cemetary, Kensington.25

Children:
40. i. William (Capt.)4 Burnham III b. 5 Apr 1705.
ii. Samuel Burnham b. 28 May 1707 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 resided Kensington in CT.
iii. Hannah Burnham baptized 2 Jan 1708, resided Kensington in CT.
41. iv. Josiah Burnham b. 28 Sep 1710.
42. v. Lucy Burnham b. 12 Mar 1712.
43. vi. Abigal Burnham II b. 1713.
vii. Sarah Burnham b. 1719,25 d. 23 Nov 1726 in Kensington,CT,25 buried in Christian Lane Cemetary, Kensington,25 resided Kensington. Age 7 yrs at time of death.
viii. Mary Burnham II resided Kensington.
ix. Appleton Burnham resided Kensington. Grandmother’s maiden name was Appleton.(hist. of Ancient Wethersfield).

24. Nathaniel3 Burnham (William2, Thomas1), b. 3 Jan 1690, d. 16 Dec 1754 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 buried in Christian Lane Cemetary, Kensington.

He married Mehitable Chester, married 5/1 or 5/1714 in Wethersfield, b. 29 Jan 1688 (daughter of John (Maj.) Chester [1656 – ] and Hannah Talcott), d. 18 Mar 1773 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18

Children:
i. Nathaniel4 Burnham Jr. b. 16 Jan 1719 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 d. 17 Jun 1776 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18
44. ii. Mehitable Burnham b. 15 Dec 1720.
45. iii. Peter “Capt” Burnham b. 22 Mar 1723.
iv. Jeremiah Burnham b. 24 Jul 1725 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 d. 1 Sep 1741 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT. Jeremiah was age 16 yrs, 1 month and 8 days at time of death.
v. John Burnham b. 21 Oct 1717 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18

25. Jonathan3 Burnham (William2, Thomas1), b. 21 Mar 1692 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18

He married Mary Chester, married 1 Jan 1718, d. 19 Apr 1766 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18

Children:
i. Jonathan4 Burnham b. 7 Nov 1718 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 baptized in Wethersfield, d. 15 Mar 1740 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18
ii. Elizur Burnham b. 21 Mar 1721 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 d. 25 Dec 1724 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.
iii. Abigail Burnham b. 17 Aug 1727 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18
iv. Prudence Burnham b. 1 Dec 1729 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 baptized 7 Dec 1729, d. 27 Jun 1730 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18
v. Elizur (again) b. 24 Jun 1733 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 baptized 1 Jul 1733.
vi. Mary Burnham b. 9 Aug 1735 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 d. 25 Aug 1735 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18

26. Rebecca3 Burnham (Richard2, Thomas1), b. 20 Sep 1685 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.2,10,20,8.

She married William Ward Jr., married 28 Aug 1707 in Middletown, CT,2 (son of William (Warde) Ward Sr. and Unknown). William: Page 79 Name: Thomas Ward Location: Middletown
Invt. ?1389-17-08. Taken 5 October, 1730, by William Whitmore, Daniel Hall and James Ward. Will dated 6 July, 1729.
I, Thomas Ward of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife all that she brought with her that is in being, and one-third part of the rest of my moveable estate besides what I have already given to my two daughters, Rebeckah and Sarah, only the team and tackling I give to my son Thomas and my wife to improve together so long as she remains my widow. I also give to my wife half the homelott and house and barn and 1-2 of all my land to improve with my sons, Thomas, Tappin and Fenner, so long as she remains my widow and no longer. I also give to my wife and my son Thomas 1-2 of my part of the incomes of the land and stock which I have leased out for the term of 7 years, and the other half I reserve to pay my just debts. I give to my son Thomas my wearing apparrel and that Bible which was my honoured father’s. I give to my son Tappin the remainder of my Hill lott and 1-3 part of my land at West Swamp, and 2 acres of meadow, and one equal half of that farm which was my honoured father’s, to be equally divided between him and his brother Thomas, and 1-3 part of common and undivided land, when divided. I give to my son Fenner 1-3 part of my land at West Swamp, and all my land lying west of that, after my wife’s decease or marriage, and 3 acres of meadow and 1-3 part of my undivided land or common, when divided. I do call all that land West Swamp which lyeth on the homeward side of West Swamp Brook and eastward with Brother William’s land. I give to my daughter Rebeckah I equal third part of my moveables which I have not disposed of before. I give to my daughter Sarah also one equal third part. And further, it is my will that whatsoever estate of my first wife’s heirs doth fall to them, that it be equally divided between my two daughters, Rebeckah and Sarah, from their grandfather Burnham’s estate. And I do constitute my wife and my son Thomas Ward sole executors, and do put Brother William Ward and Brother James Ward to be overseers, and Brother Daniel Hall and Brother Richard Burnham to be guardians for my first wife’s children, and Brother Hugh White for my son Fenner.
Witness: John Elton, Nathaniel Bacon, Jr., Daniel Hall.
Thomas Ward, ls.
Court Record, Page 30–3 November, 1730: Will exhibited by Deborah and Thomas Ward. This Court appoint Daniel Hall of Middletown guardian to Thomas Ward, age 15 years, and Tappan Ward, Rebeckah Ward and Sarah Ward, minor children of Thomas Ward decd. Recog., ?200. This Court appoint Hugh White guardian to Fenner Ward, age 5 years. Recog., ?50.
A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
1729 to 1732.

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Children:
i. Rebecca4 Ward.
ii. Sarah Ward.

27. Richard3 Burnham (Richard2, Thomas1), b. 6 Jul 1692 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2,25,10,20,8 baptized 6 Jul 1692 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 11 Feb 1754 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.25

He married (1) Abigail Easton, married 5 May 1715 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, b. 16 Mar 1687 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 baptized 20 Mar 1687 in Hartford, Hartford, CT. Abigail: Daughter of John & Elizabeth Easton.

Children:
46. i. Elisha4 Burnham b. 22 Jun 1717.
47. ii. Ezra Burnham b. 1721.
iii. Abigail Burnham b. 3 Jun 1725.

She married Henry Arnold.

48. iv. Moses Burnham b. 20 Aug 1723.

He married (2) Hannah Phelps Loomis, married 1732 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 b. 1694, baptized 10 Sep 1694, d. 28 Mar 1784. Hannah: Widow of Timothy Loomis. Daughter of Timothy Phelps and Sarah Pratt.

Children:
49. v. Aaron Burnham b. 1731.

28. Esther3 Burnham (Richard2, Thomas1), b. 22 Mar 1697 in Hartford,CT, baptized 28 Mar 1697 in Hartford,CT, d. 16 Nov 1784 in East Hartford,CT, buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, CT. Connecticut Births and Christenings lists a male born on Esther’s birthdate.
Headstone buried before 1934.

She married (1) Matthew Cadwell, married 31 Aug 1721 in Hartford, Hartford, CT. ,20

Children:
i. Esther4 Cadwell. Esther married a Mr. Wetmore.
ii. Martha Cadwell. Martha married a Mr. Hull.

She married (2) Ozias (Capt.) Pitkin, b. 1679,32 (son of William Pitkin [1635 – 1694] and Hannah Goodwin [1637 – 1724]), d. 29 Jan 1747 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,32, buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Ozias: Ozias Pitkin was appointed by the General Assembly, 1714, Captain of the militia company, Hartford, east side. He was repeatedly elected to the Colonial Assembly, and in 1725 was appointed Associate Judge of the Supreme Court. In 1727 he was chosen a member of the Colonial Council; he held this office till his death in 1746, a period of nineteen years. He was chosen Commissioner of War in Defense of New London in 1740, and again Commissioner of War in defense of frontier towns in 1743. He “owned his covenant’ with the “First Church of Hartford” April 6, 1704, and his oldest child, George, was baptized that day. He joined with his wife in “full communion” in 1704.

General Assembly 1714, Assoc. Judge, Hartford 1725-35, Chief Justice 1735, Colonial Council 1727-46, Commissioner of War 1740 & 43.

Children:
iii. Issac Pitkin b. 1730.

He married Abigal Torrey.

iv. Ruth Pitkin b. 1733.

She married Timothy Williams.

50. v. Daniel (Ensign) Pitkin b. 17 Oct 1735.
vi. James Pitkin b. 17 Dec 1738, baptized 17 Dec 1738 in First Chur.,East Hartford, d. 1760. Unmarried.

29. Michael3 Burnham (Richard2, Thomas1), b. 30 May 1705 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,20,8 baptized 3 Jun 1705 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 30 Nov 1758, buried in Dutch colonial cem of Nieuw Oranjetuin, Paramaribo, Suriname. “T.Burnham and His Descendents” lists Hannah Sage as wife of Ashbel. “Families of Early Hartford” lists Hannah Coleman Sage as 2nd wife of Michael.

From the Hartford Courant 2 Jan 2012:

The Republic of Suriname, a former Dutch sugar colony on the northern coast of South America, is not often a topic of conversation around here. But a team of researchers may make the tiny state of interest to Connecticut residents, thanks to their discovery of the graves of two 18th-century sea captains.

One headstone, bearing the date of 1758, is that of Capt. Michael Burnham of Middletown, a swashbuckling adventurer who made a fortune as a privateer and most likely trafficked in slaves. Another, made of Portland brownstone, marks the grave of New London Capt. William Barbut. Nearby are the graves of Rhode Island merchants Capt. Nathaniel Angel and Capt. William Gardner Wanton.

the headstones of the Yankee sea captains, lying flat in the sandy ground, are plain. The four men were buried between 1758 and 1765. The inscriptions offer no clue as to how they died. What is known is that commerce – based on the ubiquitous slave-worked plantations of the sugar islands – drew these canny New Englanders to the area.

Capt. Burnham, as commander in chief in the Provincial Navy, was tasked with protecting this commerce during the French and Indian War – 1754 to 1763 – when American and ritish shipping in the Caribbean was being harassed by French corsairs. Burnham was sent to the West Indies in the winter of 1757 with orders “to distress his Majesties’ enemies…” The 52-year-old commander was put in charge of the 24-gun brigantine Tartar with a crew of 100. Capt. Burnham carried Letters of Marque from the British crown, allowing him to seize French prizes.

Whether the Middletown captain was also running slaves – a common practice then – is not known, but Suriname at this time was a principal destination for Rhode Island slavers, who exchanged horses, lumber, rum and African slaves for sugar, coffee and cocoa – the infamous Triangular Trade.

Indeed, Capt. William Gardner Wanton, who is buried next to Burnham in Paramaribo, belonged to an illustrious clan of Newport merchants notorious for slaving, which included R.I. Gov. Joseph Wanton, one-time privateer and slaver who is pictured in a famous painting of the era by John Greenwood, entitled “Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam.” Capt. Joseph Wanton, during and French and Indian War, was master of the privateer, King of Prussia, which was seized by the French in 1758 off the Bahamas with a cargo of gold dust, rum and 54 slaves.

That same year Capt. Burnham died at the age of 54 and was buried in Paramaribo amid the coconut palms and orange groves just up from the river. The inventory of his estate, compiled in five 15-inch columns of “closely written text,” includes powdered wigs, crimson waistcoats, silk cravats, gold sleeve buttons and a silver-hilted sword, along with prodigious qualities of Madeira and Jamaican rum.

Also listed in his estate are three human beings, Africans, a woman named Sue, a young boy named Julius, and a young man called Cape Coast, whose value is given as 58 pounds.

He married (1) Lois Wise, b. 12 Jul 1703, d. 5 Mar 1749.

Children:
i. Lois4 Burnham b. 23 Feb 1728 in East Hartford,CT, d. pre 1759 in East Windsor,CT.36
ii. Elizabeth Burnham b. 1730, baptized 28 Feb 1730 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. pre 1759.
iii. James Burnham b. 1733, baptized 1 Jul 1733 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 1 Jun 1759 in New London, New London, CT.31 “Capt. James, son of Capt Michael Burnham, died at New London, Conn., of small-pox, June 1, 1759, at 26 years. He mentions in his verbal will of May 30, 1759, his two brothers as being able to take care of themselves, but to his ONLY sister, being fatherless and motherless, he made a “Device” in the following words, viz: “That after all my just debts be paid out of my estate I give to my sister, Lois Burnham, and that s estate be put into the hands of Mr. Philip Mortimer of Mdidletown, for her education and benefit”, etc.
iv. Michael Burnham b. 1736, baptized 20 Jun 1736 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. pre 1759.
51. v. Ashbel (Capt) Burnham b. 1738.
vi. Elisha Burnham b. 1740,31 baptized 8 Jun 1740 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 17 Aug 1785 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.31 Elisha was age 44 years at time of death.
vii. Lois Burnham b. 1742, baptized 22 Aug 1742 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.2

She married Richard Nichols.
He married (2) Hannah Hubbard Sage, married 31 Jan 1750, b. 25 Sep 1704. Hannah: Families of Early Hartford lists her maiden name as Coleman. It also lists the above birthdate as “possible”. She was the widow of Ebenezer Sage who died 15 Mar 1762. She was the daughter of John Coleman and Hannah Wright.
Generation Four

30. Thomas4 Burnham IV (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. 24 Jul 1712, ,3 d. 5 Jun 1802,37 resided in Simsbury, Hartford, CT.37 There is an epitaph in Center Burying Ground in East Hartford for Phenehas, son of Thomas and Mary Burnham. He died 22 Dec 1776 at age 23. This is probably a son of this family (History of East Hartford).

He married Mary Barber, married 20 Apr 1737,3 b. 24 Mar 1714 in Windsor,CT. Mary: Daughter of Joseph and Mary Loomis Barber of Windsor.

Children:
i. Mary5 Burnham b. 7 May 1740.37 She married Capt. Zebulon Bidwell.

She married Zebulon (Capt.) Bidwell.

ii. Reuben Burnham b. 22 Jun 1742,37 d. 22 Dec 1812, resided in West Hartland, CT.

He married Chloe Fitch, married 20 Aug 1765,37 b. 28 May 1745,37 d. 27 Nov 1814. Chloe: Daughter of Joseph Fitch and sister of John the steamboat inventor.

iii. Phineas Burnham b. 8 Apr 1753. Phineas was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He survived the war, but died of “camp fever” upon arriving home.

31. Josiah4 Gaylord II (Naomi3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. 7 Mar 1719.

He married Sarah Barnard, married 14 Feb 1744.

Children:
i. Hezekiah5 Gaylord b. 15 Nov 1745, baptized 17 Nov 1745.
ii. Josiah Gaylord III b. 6 Mar 1747, d. 15 Aug 1750.
iii. Sarah Gaylord b. 15 Aug 1751, baptized 17 Aug 1751.
iv. Josiah Gaylord IV b. 13 May 1756, baptized 16 May 1756, d. 16 May 1756. Twin w/Thomas.
v. Thomas Gaylord b. 13 May 1756, baptized 16 May 1756, d. 16 May 1756.

32. Nehemiah4 Gaylord (Naomi3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. 15 Jun 1722, d. 1801, resided Torringford, occupation Farmer.

He married Lucy Loomis, married 10 Nov 1748, b. c.1726, d. 2 Sep 1800. Lucy: “A very pious woman”.

Children:
i. Joseph5 Gaylord b. 15 Feb 1762.
ii. Nehemiah Gaylord II resided Torringford. Married Esther Stephens (b.1754) in 1779. 5 Children.
iii. Naomi Gaylord. Married Asabel Kellogg, 3 children.
iv. Lucy Gaylord. Married Zachariah Mather.

33. Elijah4 Gaylord (Naomi3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. 12 Sep 1725, d. 27 May 1797.

He married (1) Margaret Taylor.
He married (2) Margaret Bissell.

Children:
i. Margaret T.5 Gaylord. Married T. Griswold.
ii. Giles A. Gaylord. Married Esther Austin in 1823, 3 Children.
iii. Elijah B. Gaylord.

34. Silas4 Burnham (John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 27 Nov 1721 in East Hartford, CT,8 d. 23 Mar 1788 in East Hartford, CT.

He married Hannah Morton, married 3 Sep 1746,12 b. 25 Dec 1726,12 d. 25 Sep 1794 in East Hartford, CT.12

Children:
i. Asenath5 Burnham b. 10 Apr 1748 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 27 Dec 1819.

She married Daniel Bidwell, married 02 May 1770.12

ii. Huldah Burnham b. 30 Apr 1752 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 18 May 1809.12

She married Samuel Terry, married 02 Apr 1771.12

iii. John Burnham b. 10 Apr 1757 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. Jun 1782 in On board prison ship in New York Harbor.12 Unmarried.
52. iv. Zenas Burnham b. 29 Jan 1762.

35. Job4 Drake (Hannah3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 1 Feb 1725.

He married Hannah Goodrich, married 27 Apr 1749, b. 31 Aug 1719 (daughter of Jacob Goodrich [1693 – 1745] and Benedicta Goodwin [1693 – 1746]). Hannah: Married Job (son of Jeremiah and Hannah Burnham) Drake 4/27/1749.

Children:
i. Job5 Drake II b. 15 Oct 1750. Married Hepzibah Willis 2/7/1774.
ii. John Drake b. 20 Oct 1751.
iii. Hannah Drake b. 4 Jul 1753.

36. Jemima “Jenny”4 Burnham (Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. c. 1723 in Windsor, Hartford, CT, d. 12 Dec 1802 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.

She married (1) Solomon Forbes, married 1743, b. 1713 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. 1750. Solomon: Son of Daniel Forbes and Sarah Treat.
At the death of his father May, 1730: Solomon Forbes, age 16 years and 4 months, chose his brother David Forbes to be his guardian.

Children:
i. Solomon5 Forbes Jr.
ii. Jemima Forbes b. 1747.
iii. Asahel Forbes b. 1748.
iv. Lucy Forbes b. 1751.

She married (2) Benjamin Keeney, married 1753, b. 1723, d. Aug 1812 in Connecticut,25 resided in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Benjamin: Son of John Keeney and 2nd wife Marcy Smith.
In 1755, Benjamin was listed as a “Private” in First Regiment, led by Col & Capt John Pitkin.
Then in the records for: CT Soldiers in the French and Indian War:
In 1758, Benjamin Keeney is listed as Corp, in First Regiment, led by Col & Capt Phineas Lyman.

Children:
v. Benjamin Keeney Jr d. 1818.
vi. Ashbel Keeney b. 1755, d. 1787.
vii. Ruth Keeney b. 1757, d. 1798.

37. Lucy4 Burnham (Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. c. 1734 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT,25 d. 1811 in Falls Village, Litchfield, Connecticut,25 buried in Grassy Hill Cem, Falls Village, Litchfield, CT. Marriage was performed by Roger Wolcott Jr. (Barbour)
Lucy is supposedly buried in parent’s plot at Grassy Hill Cemetery in Falls Village.

She married Jeremiah (Hosford) Horsford, married 26 May 1757 in Windsor, Hartford, CT,8 b. 14 Sep 1736 in Hebron, Tolland, CT,8 d. 1820. Jeremiah: Older records seem to use “Horsford” spelling, newer records seem to use “Hosford” spelling.
Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Stannard Horsford.
Listed on 1778 Roll for Capt John Ensign’s Co Connecticut Militia : Corporal Jeremiah Horsford.

Children:
i. Lucy (Hosford)5 Horsford b. 27 Aug 1758 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8
53. ii. Jeremiah (Hosford) Horsford Jr b. 12 Sep 1760.
54. iii. Samuel (Hosford) Horsford b. 29 Oct 1762.
iv. Susanna (Hosford) Horsford b. 4 Apr 1765 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8
v. Selah (Hosford) Horsford b. 4 May 1767 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,8 resided in Saratoga, New York. Selah and brother, Ashbel, moved to Saratoga Springs, NY
Listed on military rolls in Saratoga County. Histories of the county mention connection with Canaan, Litchfield, CT.

He married Polly ?? Horsford.

55. vi. Ashbel Ashel (Hosford) Horsford b. 7 Mar 1769.
vii. Cate (Hosford) Horsford b. 10 Jan 1771. Barbour has “1711 * (1771?) “.
56. viii. Solomon (Hosford) Horsford b. 21 Mar 1773.

38. Elijah4 Burnham (Timothy3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 23 Jan 1737, d. 12 Aug 1780, resided East Windsor.

He married Hannah Bidwell, married 3 Mar 1770, b. 31 Mar 1750, d. 17 May 1826.

Children:
i. Naomi5 Burnham b. 1773, baptized 13 Jun 1773, d. 30 Apr 1825. Married Zebulon Morton on Sept. 13,1797.
ii. Selah Burnham b. 1774, baptized 7 Feb 1774, d. 2 Jan 1824. Married Eunice Anderson on June 9,1798.
57. iii. Elijah Burnham b. 1780.

39. Ashbel4 Burnham (Timothy3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 2 May 1740, d. 10 Jan 1781, resided East Windsor in Connecticut.

He married Sarah Bissell, married 5 Apr 1768. Sarah: She was dau. of Nath’l and Azubah Ellsworth Bissell, grand dau. of Ens. Nath’l and Sarah Gaylord Bissell, Gr.grand dau. of Nath’l and Mindwell Moore Bissell and GR.Gr. Grand dau. John Bissell of Windsor.

Children:
i. Clarissa5 Burnham b. 30 Jan 1774, d. 5 Feb 1848. Married Ashbel Williams on May 17,1792.

40. William (Capt.)4 Burnham III (Rev.3, William2, Thomas1), b. 5 Apr 1705 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 d. 12 Mar 1748, buried in Christian Lane Cemetary,Kensington, resided Kensington in CT. Will dated 17 Jan 1748-49. Listed as “Capt. William Burnham” of Farmington in his will.

He married Ruth Norton, b. 13 Mar 1711 in Farmington, Hartford, CT, d. post 1749.

Children:
58. i. Elisha5 Burnham b. c. 1729.
ii. Sarah Burnham b. c. 1733. Sarah was listed as father’s “oldest daughter” and age 15 at the time of his death in 1748.
iii. Ruth Burnham.

41. Josiah4 Burnham (Rev.3, William2, Thomas1), b. 28 Sep 1710 in Kensington,CT, d. in Kensington,CT, buried in Christian Lane Cemetary, Kensington.

He married (1) Mary Hill Smith.

Children:
i. Esther5 Burnham d. 6 Jan 1840.

She married William Benjamin Sumner, married 20 Mar 1782.

He married (2) Ruth Horton, married 20 Feb 1740, b. 16 Apr 1724, d. 28 Jun 1762, buried in Christian Lane Cemetary,Kensington.

Children:
ii. Ruth Burnham b. 24 Jan 1741.

She married Dr. Samuel Thatcher, married 14 Aug 1760.

iii. Josiah Burnham b. 12 Aug 1743.
iv. William Burnham baptized 16 Dec 1750. Unmarried.
v. Hannah Burnham.
vi. Amos Burnham baptized 25 Jan 1756, d. 11 Feb 1815.
vii. Lucy Burnham. Found marriage in Early Conn. Marriages.

She married James Porter, married 1770/-1.

42. Lucy4 Burnham (Rev.3, William2, Thomas1), b. 12 Mar 1712, d. 31 Jan 1797, resided Hebron in CT.

She married (1) John Talcott, married 1731, b. 17 Dec 1704,2 (son of Benjamin (Deacon) Talcott and Sarah Hollister [1676 – 1715]), d. 28 Aug 1745 in Provincetown,Mass,2 resided Hebron in CT. John: His gravestone in Ptown,Ma says “Here lies the remains of Capt. John Talcott of Glastonbury,son to Deacon Benjamin Talcott who died here on his return after the victory of Cape Breton A.D 1745 in the 41st yr of his age. He was Captain of the transport “Gull” which carried troops in the campaign against Cape Breton in 1745.

Children:
i. John5 Talcott b. 23 Sep 1732,2 d. 15 Jul 1760,2 resided Hebron. Had 6 Children.

He married Abiah Phelps, married 22 Dec 1752, b. 1737, d. 23 Jun 1804 in Gilead,CT (Hebron).2 Abiah: She married Simeon Dunham of Gilead on 17 Apl 1764. She was daughter of Ichabod & Martha Phelps.

ii. Sarah Talcott b. 3 Mar 1735.2 She married Obadiah Wilcox on 26 Feb 1749/50.
iii. Lucy Talcott b. 3 Nov 1736,2 d. bef. 8 Jun 1756.2 Unmarried.
iv. Daniel Talcott. No other info listed in Barbour.

She married (2) Jacob Root, married 14 Oct 1746.

43. Abigal4 Burnham II (Rev.3, William2, Thomas1), b. 1713 in Kensington, d. 9 Oct 1794, resided Newington. She was cousin of Capt. Robert.

She married Capt. Robert Welles Jr., married 17 Nov 1735, b. 1710, d. 3 Feb 1786, resided Newington in CT. Capt.: Spelling was Wells then. “Ten-Rod Wells Family” for road they lived on.

Children:
i. Abigal5 Welles b. 16 Jun 1736.
ii. Sarah Welles b. 22 Jan 1738.
iii. Robert Welles III b. 17 Feb 1740.
iv. Hannah Welles b. 22 Apr 1742, d. 2 Apr 1810.
v. Asa Welles b. 27 Nov 1744, resided New Hartford in CT.
vi. Chloe Welles b. 31 May 1746.
vii. Abigail b. 6 Apr 1749, baptized 9 Apr 1749.
viii. Appleton Welles b. 16 Jun 1753, baptized 17 Jun 1743, d. 26 Jul 1785.
ix. Rhoda Welles b. 29 Jul 1756, d. 1827.

44. Mehitable4 Burnham (Nathaniel3, William2, Thomas1), b. 15 Dec 1720 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 d. 8 Aug 1809.

She married Elisha (Deac.,Capt.) Williams, married 24 Aug 1749 in Wethersfield,CT.42 Elisha: He was Mehitable Burnham’s second cousin.

Children:
i. Anne5 Williams baptized 1 Apr 1750.
ii. Samuel Williams baptized 20 Jun 1750. The year is the same as Anne????
iii. Samuel William Williams b. 29 Jan 1752.
iv. Eunice Williams b. 28 Jul 1754.
v. Elizabeth Williams b. 8 Oct 1756.
vi. Elisha Williams b. 6 May 1759, baptized 13 May 1759.
vii. Mehitable Williams b. 11 Aug 1761, baptized 16 Aug 1761.
viii. Martha Williams b. 7 Feb 1765, d. 24 Sep 1835.

45. Peter “Capt”4 Burnham (Nathaniel3, William2, Thomas1), b. 22 Mar 1723 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18 d. 11 Jan 1790 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18, Newspaper announcement in Feb 1790 gave creditors 9 mos to submit claims against estate of Capt. Peter Burnham, deceased, late of Wethersfield”.

He married (1) Hannah Deming, married 16 Nov 1757 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18,43 b. c. 1728,29 d. 26 Jun 1776 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18,29,43 Hannah: Hannah was 48 yrs old at time of her death.

Children:
59. i. John “Capt”5 Burnham b. 15 Oct 1758.
ii. Hannah Burnham b. 16 Dec 1761 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18,43
iii. Jeremiah Burnham b. 22 Jun 1763 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18,43 d. Feb 1827 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.29,43
iv. Abigail Burnham b. 19 Jun 1767 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18,43

She married Asa Hopkins, married 16 Oct 1793 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.8

He married (2) Elizabeth Ward, married 13 Mar 1677 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.18,43

Children:
v. George Ward Burnham b. 2 Jan 1778 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18,43 d. 11 Apr 1778 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.29,43 died in infancy. Age 3 months & 9 days.
vi. Elizabeth Burnham b. 17 May 1779 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18,43 d. 12 Mar 1780 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.29,43 Age 10 months 6 days at time of death.
vii. Samuel Burnham b. 29 Sep 1780 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18,43 d. 14 Jul 1781 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.29,43 Died in infancy. 10 months 15 days at time of death.
viii. Samuel Ward Burnham b. 13 Sep 1783 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18,43 baptized 21 Sep 1783 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.43

46. Elisha4 Burnham (Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 22 Jun 1717 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 18 Jul 1770 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, ,2 buried in Center Church, East Hartford, Hartford, CT.2 Four of Elisha and Sarah’s children died between July and August 1770. They are all buried in Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford, CT.

He married Sarah Olmstead, married 5 Feb 1742,2 b. 10 Nov 1716, d. 3 Sep 1810. Sarah: Daughter of Joseph Olmstead and Hannah Marsh.

Children:
i. Elisha5 Burnham b. 5 Dec 1743 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 18 Jul 1770 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, CT.45 Elisha and 3 siblings died in Jul and Aug 1770.
Barbour in Families of East Hartford has this Elisha marrying Martha Hinsale and dying in 1785, however he is listed as son of Elisha and Sarah
and siblings names on headstones match.
ii. Sarah Burnham b. 27 Sep 1745 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. 2 Aug 1770 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,45 buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, CT.45 Sarah and 3 siblings died in Jul and Aug 1770.
iii. Richard Burnham b. 5 Mar 1748 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. Jun 1766 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,25 buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, CT.45 Epitaph reads ” In memory of Mr. Richard Bernham, killed By ye Bloing up of ye schoolhouse; Jun 1766 aged 18 years & 3 months. Son to Mr. Elisha and Mrs. Sarah Burnham”. This accident happened during a celebration of the repeal of the Stamp Act.
iv. Ephraim Burnham b. 21 May 1751 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 20 Aug 1770 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,45,31 buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, CT.45 Ephraim and 3 siblings died in Jul and Aug 1770.

Obituary reads “Last Monday departed this life, Ephraim Burnham, a fourth member of the distressed Family of Burnham mentioned in this paper”.
60. v. George Burnham b. 13 Aug 1753.
61. vi. Abner Burnham b. 15 Aug 1755.
vii. Abigail Burnham b. 25 Oct 1757 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 4 Aug 1770 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,45 buried in Ancient Burying Ground,Hartford, Hartford, CT.45 Abigail and 3 siblings died in Jul and Aug 1770.
Barbour has birth year as 1759, but that doesn’t match with age at death. (13).
viii. Child Burnham b. 1759 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 1759 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.30
ix. Mary Ann Burnham b. 12 Jun 1761 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 22 Oct 1828 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.30

47. Ezra4 Burnham (Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 1721 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.

He married (1) Mindwell Spencer.

Children:
i. James5 Burnham b. c. 1761 in East Hartford, CT, ,36 d. 15 Jul 1835 in Granby, MA.47,36 Revolutionary War vet.

He married Eunice Allen, b. 18 Mar 1758,47,36 d. 9 Jan 1839.47 Eunice: Married James (s. of Ezra) Burnham of East Hartford. 6 children.
He married (2) Elizabeth Bidwell Belden.

48. Moses4 Burnham (Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 20 Aug 1723 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 29 Dec 1798 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.25,2

He married Naomi Anderson, married 15 Aug 1744,2 b. 15 Sep 1723,2 d. 7 Jan 1800 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.2

Children:
i. Gurdin “Gordon?”5 Burnham b. 13 Feb 1756 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.
ii. Nathaniel Burnham b. 1745 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 baptized 20 Oct 1745 in First Church, East Hartford, Hartford, CT.2

He married Mary Abbey.

iii. Naomi Burnham b. 1748 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 baptized 10 Jul 1748 in First Church, East Hartford, Hartford, CT.2

She married Recompense Sherill, married 25 Sep 1768 in First Church, East Hartford, Hartford, CT.2

iv. Moses Burnham Jr b. 1750 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 baptized 18 Feb 1750 in First Church, East Hartford, Hartford, CT.2
v. Roderick Burnham b. 1752 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 baptized 30 Aug 1752 in First Church, East Hartford, Hartford, CT.2
vi. Hezekiah Burnham b. 1755 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 baptized 9 Feb 1755 in First Church, East Hartford, Hartford, CT.2
vii. Theodore Burnham.
viii. Mary Anderson Burnham.

She married Mr. Baker.

ix. Ward Burnham.
x. Ward Burnham.
xi. Betsey Burnham.

She married Mr. Hedges.

49. Aaron4 Burnham (Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 1731 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 1809.

He married Hannah Pitkin, married 12 Nov 1748 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.30

Children:
i. Hannah5 Burnham b. 1750, baptized 11 mar 1750.
ii. Aaron Burnham Jr. b. 1756 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, baptized 23 May 1756 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 1797 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.25
62. iii. Simeon Burnham b. 1 Aug 1757.

50. Daniel (Ensign)4 Pitkin (Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 17 Oct 1735, d. 19 Sep 1815,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, resided in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, occupation Ran hotel on CT river. Selectman 1783-1796. He kept a hotel a few rods from the river, at the ferry landing north of the present bridge, where his grand-daughter, Mrs. Chauncey Treat, afterwards lived. This was long before the bridge was built in 1808 or before the the second ferry opened below the bridge in 1804/5.(Pit.Fam.in Am.)

He married Susannah Stanley, married 20 Oct 1763, b. 2 Jul 1742 (daughter of Jonathan Stanley [1709 – 1788] and Mabel Olmstead), d. 4 Jan 1815,32 buried Center Cemetary in Hartford, Hartford, CT.

Children:
63. i. James5 Pitkin b. 18 Sep 1765.
64. ii. Daniel Pitkin Jr. b. 24 May 1769.
iii. Susannah Pitkin b. 21 Oct 1774.

She married William Flagg.

iv. Ozias Pitkin II b. 6 Jul 1778, d. 17 Jan 1849,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. May have had daughter Abigail b. 1793 in Essex,CT (Gen. of CT Fam.) Buried North End of row.

He married Hannah Olmstead, b. c. 1780,32 d. 21 Nov 1864,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.

51. Ashbel (Capt)4 Burnham (Michael3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 1738,31 baptized 23 Apr 1738 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 resided in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, d. 17 Jul 1800 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT,31 buried 18 Jul 1800 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.31 In Feb 1788 Capt. Ashbel Burnham traveled home as a “passenger” from South Carolina on the Sloop “Sukey”. Arrived in New London.

Obituary read : Died yesterday after a long and distressing illness, Capt. Ashbel Burnham of this city (Middletown) – aged 62 years – His funeral will be this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

He married Hannah Sage.

Children:
i. Michael5 Burnham b. c. 1766,31 d. 29 Jul 1788 in Cayenne, French Guiana.31 Obituary reads: “Died at Cayenne, on the 29th of July, Mr. Michael Burnham, son of Capt. Ashbel Burnham, of this city, aged 22 years. He was a young gentleman universally esteemed and whose death is sincerely regretted by his acquaintance.

There is a newspaper list of ship arrivals that states: “September 1788, Tuesday, 16th, Arrived at Cayenne, from the coast of Africa, the Polly, Joseph Smith, master, belonging to Middletown – his mate Mr. Burnham, died the next day after arrival”. Dates don’t match with obituary.
65. ii. Esther Burnham b. 25 Jul 1768.
iii. James Burnham b. c. 1774, d. Aug. 3, 1775, buried McDonough Cemetery in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.
iv. Ashbel Burnham Jr. d. 28 Mar 1795 in West Indies.31 Not sure if March 28 is date of death or just date published in newspaper. He may have died months earlier.
Generation Five

52. Zenas5 Burnham (Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 29 Jan 1762, d. 25 Apr 1822. Zenas inherited lands which had been in the possession of ancestors since Thomas Sr., purchased them from Indian chiefs. May 23, 1822, Letters of Adm. on Estate of Zenas granted unto Chester Burnham and Lemuel White. Nov. 25 court appoints Ashbell Gilman, Benj. Gillette & Solomon Olmsted to make distribution. Apr. 23, 1823, Distribution of estate mentions oldest son Chester, also Thomas, Dennis, Jason, Olive Rockwell, Jemima, Clarissa, Mary and Hannah Burnham.

He married Thankful Burnham, married 27 Nov 1782,12 b. 1766 (daughter of Timothy Burnham and Thankful ?? Burnham), baptized 11 Dec 1766.12

Children:
66. i. Zenas6 Burnham b. 19 Mar 1784.
ii. John Burnham b. 02 Jan 1786 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 30 Jun 1820 in East Hartford, CT.12

He married Mary Edwards, married 03 Feb 1810,12 b. c. 1791, d. 6 Nov 1835.12

iii. Olive Burnham b. 01 Mar 1788 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 16 Jan 1866.12

She married Roswell Rockwell, married 25 Dec 1817.12

iv. Silas Burnham b. 15 Aug 1790 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. Aug 1815 in Lost at sea.12
v. Jemima Burnham b. 28 Oct 1792 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 20 Mar 1873.12
67. vi. Chester Burnham b. 2 Aug 1796.
vii. Clarissa Burnham b. 23 Oct 1798 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 05 Jan 1871.12

She married Harvey Elmore, married 19 Apr 1830.12 Harvey: Brother of Sarah who married Clarissa’s brother, Zenas?

viii. Mary Burnham b. 02 May 1801 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 23 Mar 1830.12

She married James Burns, married 07 May 1829.12

68. ix. Thomas Burnham b. 22 May 1803.
69. x. Dennis Burnham b. 20 Feb 1806.
xi. Hannah Burnham b. 24 Jan 1808,12 d. 03 Nov 1867.12

She married Lucius Stowel, married 29 Sep 1856.12

70. xii. Jason Burnham b. 25 Mar 1810.

53. Jeremiah (Hosford)5 Horsford Jr (Lucy4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 12 Sep 1760 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,8,25 d. 9 Feb 1832 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,24,25 buried in Grassy Hill Cem, Canaan, Litchfield, CT.24 Jeremiah Horsford, Jr., private. Colonel Moseley’s Conn. Regt. Revolutionary War
In 1830, Jeremiah lived in Canaan, Litchfield, CT. Looks like Hannah and 2 daughters and 1 son lived with them.

There is a Lucy Hosford, b. 1760, d. 11 Feb 1790, buried Grassy Hill Cem, listed as “wife of Jeremiah”. Is this second wife after Hannah?

He married Hannah Dean, married 1 Jan 1784 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8

Children:
71. i. Chauncey (Hosford)6 Horsford b. 19 Sep 1784.
ii. Eunice (Hosford) Horsford b. 17 May 1786 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8
iii. Hannah Hunt (Hosford) Horsford b. 24 May 1788 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,8,25 d. 14 Aug 1829 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,23,25 buried in Grassy Hill Cem; Canaan, Litchfield, CT.23 Never married.
iv. Lucy (Hosford) Horsford b. Jan 1791 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,23 d. 14 Aug 1791 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,23 buried in Grassy Hill Cem, Canaan, Litchfield, CT.23

54. Samuel (Hosford)5 Horsford (Lucy4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 29 Oct 1762 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8

He married Anne Densmore, married 22 Jun 1783 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8

Children:
i. Luther6 Horsford b. 16 Jan 1784 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8
ii. Female (Hosford) Horsford b. 1787 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,25 d. 20 Apr 1787 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.25

55. Ashbel Ashel (Hosford)5 Horsford (Lucy4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 7 Mar 1769 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8 Ashbel and brother, Selah, moved to Saratoga Springs, NY.

He married Minerva Cleveland, b. 1773.

Children:
i. Ashbel6 Horsford b. 1798.
ii. Lucy Horsford b. 1799.
iii. Luther C. Hosford b. 1801, d. 1872.
iv. Parmelia Hosford b. 1803.
v. Ambrose Horsford b. 1805.
vi. Susannah Horsford b. 1807, d. 1814.
vii. Burnham Horsford b. 1810, d. 1812.
viii. Eliza Horsford b. 1812, d. 1814.
ix. Hiram Horsford b. 1813, d. 1897.
x. Morton Horsford b. 1816, d. 1897.
xi. Caroline Horsford b. 1818, d. 1887.

56. Solomon (Hosford)5 Horsford (Lucy4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 21 Mar 1773 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8 One researcher has Solomon dying in 1822 in Johnston, Ohio. No source for that record.

He married Sarah ?? Horsford.

Children:
i. Sarah Ann6 Horsford b. 16 Apr 1811 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8
ii. John Laman Horsford b. 27 Feb 1805 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8
iii. Daniel Solomon Horsford b. 25 Sep 1806 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8
iv. Catherine Horsford b. 17 Sep 1801 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.8
v. Luther (Hosford) Horsford b. 1804 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,23 d. 31 Jan 1814 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,23 buried in Grassy Hill Cem; Canaan, Litchfield, CT.23

57. Elijah5 Burnham (Elijah4, Timothy3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 1780, baptized 14 May 1780, d. 9 Jul 1849, resided East Windsor in Connecticut. Married Lucia Austin on April 10,1804.

He married Lucina Austin, married 10 Apr 1804, b. 17 Feb 1784, d. 6or1/28/1853, resided Harwinton in Connecticut.

Children:
i. Horace6 Burnham b. 2 Oct 1804.
ii. Mary Burnham b. 10 Sep 1806, d. 25 May 1878.
iii. Henry Burnham b. 22 Jan 1808.
iv. Julius Burnham b. 13 Sep 1810.
v. Edwin Burnham b. 25 Jan 1812.
vi. Lucy Burnham b. 3 Mar 1814. Married Henry Converse of VT. on 4/23/1843. Removed to Wisconsin.
vii. Susan Burnham b. 7 May 1816.
viii. Infant Burnham b. 8 Apr 1818, d. 8 Apr 1818.
ix. Austin Burnham b. 22 Feb 1820.
x. Infant Burnham b. 6 Feb 1824, d. 16 Apr 1824.

58. Elisha5 Burnham (William4, Rev.3, William2, Thomas1), b. c. 1729.41 Elisha is listed as “only son” and age 19 at time of his father’s death in 1748.

He married Jerusa Lee.

Children:
i. Ruth6 Burnham b. c. 1776, d. 1846.

She married Hezekiah Newcomb.

59. John “Capt”5 Burnham (Peter4, Nathaniel3, William2, Thomas1), b. 15 Oct 1758 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,18,43,31 d. 14 Oct 1837 in Buffalo, Erie, NY.31,25 Obituary: Capt John Burnham, a native of Wethersfield and a patriot of the Revolution. Age 79 yrs.

Capt. John Burnham, on the 15th of May, 1777, enlisted in the 9lh Conn. Reg. of the Continental Army. Within the year he was taken prisoner, and
consigned to the “Sugar House” on Liberty street. New York. With others who survived the hardships endured in this place, he was transferred to the
prison ship Good Intent, .to be sent to London, but was exchanged before sailing. On recovering his strength, he rejoined his regiment. Subsequently,
he volunteered on board a privateer commanded by Capt. Buckley, making five years active service given to his country during her struggle for inde-
pendence. After peace was established he took a berth on board a vessel bound for the West Indies, which vessel was wrecked near one of the Bahama
Islands. Securing a barrel of beef, some sails and spars, all on board took to the boats and reached a barren island utterly destitute of vegetation. With
their barrel of beef and shellfish, they sustained life until rescued by a vessel bound for New Bedford, which fortunately discovered their signal of distress.
After studying navigation and servjpg one voyage as 2d mate” and one as 1st mate, he was given the command of the ship Camilla, which office he retained
for several years. In 1793, he took command of the ship Hope, and sailed from City Point, bound for Rotterdam, where he arrived in August; from there to
Malaga, and thence sailing for Ostend, he proceeded on his course till near the Straits of Gibraltar, where, on the 6th of Oct. 1793, he was pursued by an
Algerine corsair (page 82), mounting 42 guns, and with a crew of 514 men, was captured, stripped of everything, and with his crew of 11 men became the
slaves of the Dey of Algiers. When his friends in England and America learned of his fate, they wrote to assure him of their sympathy, and deter-
mined efforts in his behalf. On Dec. 13, 1793, James Duff, Esq., British con- sul at Cadiz, wrote: “I have made arrangements (and send you this under
cover to my friend Mr. Logie), for the amount required -for your ransom, four thousand dollars. The Swedish consul. Tholdebrandt, advises you to be
governed by him, hoping your release may be immediate. You will execute a bond payable to the house of Henry Thompson, London, for the amount of
money delivered, with addition of 10 per cent, for duty, freight, and insur- ance.” After his release, in walking about the City of Algiers, he discovered
in a tailor’s shop his watch paper, valuable as a keepsake, which he recovered. He was fortunate also in re-purchasing his watch, which he accidentally saw in
possession of a young man on the street, and a part of his library, which he found in a book store. He sailed under convoy to Spain, where he reported
to Col. David Humphrey, American minister. After a month spent with Col. Humphrey and Mr. Buckley, an opportunity offered for a safe return to
America, and furnished with everything to make his voyage pleasant by these kind friends, he arrived safely, and was greeted on landing by hundreds who sympathized with the released captive, and was presented by a few friends with a purse of $500, which, however, he declined with thanks

Capt. Burnham hastened to lay the sad condition of the American captives in Algiers before Congress, then convened in Philadelphia, urging the neces-
sity o an appropriation of $2,000 each to secure their release. An act was passed to that effect, as shown by a letter dated Dec. 26 1794 at Philidelnhia
from Edw. Randolph to Col Humphrey, Minister Resident’ S 2 Cot r f Spain: Sir: I am instructed by the President of the United States to inforn
you that he deems it equitable to allow to Capt. John Burnham the sam measure of pecuniary relief as is extended to the rest of our unfortunat^
fellow-citizens in Algiers. You will therefore be pleased to consider him a having the same pretensions as tho’ he was yet in captivity, and make si l”
arrangements for the reimbursing of the money which he has paid for his ransom as may be necessary and proper in pursuance of the foregoing idea,
upon which the President proceeds.

“I have the honor to be sir, with great and constant esteem and respect,
“Yr. mo. ob. servt., Edward Randolph.

” Col. Humphrey, Minister to Spain, etc.”

Capt. Burnham instructed Col. Humphrey to remit the amount still owing, to James Duff, Esq., to make up the residue of the sum (four thousand dol-
lars), that he had advanced for his ransom. President Washington assured Capt. Burnham, “That the whole a”mount of his losses should, and no doubt
would, be made up to him at some future*time, but the government was then too poor.” His loss amounted to something over $10,000. After spending a
year with relatives alternately in Hartford and Wethersfield, he accepted from Charles Carroll of Baltimore the commission to superintend the building of a
ship at Chatham, on the Connecticut river. The work was satisfactorily accomplished, and Capt. Burnham appointed commander of the Carrollon of
Baltimore, three hundred and nine tons burden, twenty guns. The ship pro- ceeded to Baltimore, and Jan. 24, 1796, sailed for Liverpool, from which Capt.
Burnham wrote: “I reached here in 23 days, a remarkably short passage although the weather has been the most severe I ever met. My ship for seven
days in succession was like a solid lump of ice, the men nearly perished, and myself overcome with fatigue from anxiety to preserve the ship. The number
of wrecks on the coast of Great Britain this winter exceeds that of any previous year within the remembrance of the merchants of Liverpool.” On the 16th
of July, 1796, he sailed for Bremen, and reached there Oct. 6th. On his return, he wrote from Norfolk, Va., Feb. 7, 1797: ” I am at last safely landed
in this port after having been delayed on the coast seven weeks by the severest gales of wind I have ever encountered, and four weeks in Norfolk my ship
fast in the ice two miles below town, to which I immediately return.” The next heard of Capt. Burnham was by letter to his brother-in-law, Dr. Asa
Hopkins of Hartford, dated Baltimore, March 14, 1797:

” Dear Sir : Capt. Burnham has been suffering with severe headache ever since he arrived here, and last evening was stricken with paralysis. I assure
you skillful physicians are in attendance, and we hope for his recovery.
“Respectfully, etc., Ashbel Wells.”

He continued unconscious two weeks, but gradually recovering, he was enabled to return to his friends, and remained in care of Dr. Hopkins until
fully restored. He now married Miss Barbara Green McCarty. at Colchester, Conn., and settled down in the old homestead at Wethersfield, Conn., where
two of his children were born. In 1802, he removed to Aurora, Cayuga Co. , New York, purchased lands, and built a residence on the borders of the beau-
tiful Cayuga Lake. In 1803 he removed with his family to Auburn. In 1829-30 Congress caused the remaining $2,000 of the amount paid by Capt.
Burnham for his ransom from captivity to be paid to him, but did not see fit to make good the greater loss caused by the capture of his vessel. His death
occurred in Buffalo while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Saml. A. Judson.

” The patriotic soldier, the upright, noble man, the devoted husband, and
revered father, rests from his labors.”

He married Barbara Green McCarty, married 15 Oct 1798 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, b. 4 Oct 1773, d. 5 Mar 1845 in Batavia, NY. Barbara: Mrs. Burnham’s death occurred at the house of her daughter, Mrs. E. B.
Seymour, in Batavia.

Children:
i. Caroline Duff6 Burnham b. 29 Jul 1799, d. 8 Jun 1865.

She married C. E. “Dr” Ford.

ii. James Duff (Lt.) Burnham b. 1 Jan 1801, d. 6 Mar 1828 in Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia.50 Graduated from West Point.
Member 3d U. S. Artillery.
iii. John Owen Burnham b. 19 Jun 1803, d. 5 Dec 1831.

He married Caroline Townsend, married 1 Nov 1830.

iv. Mary K. Burnham b. 15 Mar 1805, d. 20 Oct 1881. Never Married.
v. Ann Jeannette Burnham b. 29 Apr 1807, d. 9 Feb 1884 in Chicago, Cook, IL, US.

She married Samuel A. Judson, married 28 Jul 1833.

vi. Peter J. Burnham b. 3 Mar 1809, d. 25 Mar 1809. Never Married.
vii. Celia M. Burnham b. 20 Jun 1811, d. 31 Aug 1854.

She married E. B. Seymour, married 1 Dec 1834.

viii. Abby S. Burnham b. 23 Sep 1814, d. 14 Aug 1843.

She married Samuel Danolds, married 3 Feb 1835.

60. George5 Burnham (Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 13 Aug 1753 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,2, d. 10 Mar 1830 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.51

He married Nancy Bigelow, married 16 Nov 1775 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,51 b. 18 Nov 1754 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,44,51 baptized 24 Nov 1754 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,14,51 d. 17 Jan 1800 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,44,51,31 buried Center Church in Hartford, Hartford, CT. Nancy: Daughter of Daniel and Abigail Bigelow.

Children:
i. George6 Burnham b. 21 Jan 1776 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,51 d. 16 May 1812.51
ii. Nancy Burnham b. 4 Jan 1778 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,51 d. 9 Jul 1839.51

She married Isaac DeForest Thompson, b. 1777 in Ripton Parish(Huntington), CT, d. 1844 in Brattleboro, VT, occupation Silversmith. Isaac: Originally a silversmith in Litchfield, CT. Moved to VT circa 1813.

iii. William Burnham b. 24 Aug 1779 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. 3 Mar 1850 in New York City, New York.

He married Eliza Beck, married 22 Apr 1801.

iv. Henry Burnham b. 10 Dec 1780 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,51 d. 5 Nov 1781 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,51,44 buried Center Church in Hartford, Hartford, CT.44
v. James Burnham b. 8 Feb 1782 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,52 d. 3 Aug 1798 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.
vi. Richard Burnham b. 17 May 1783 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.2

He married Elizabeth Young.

vii. Henry “Harry” Burnham b. 18 Nov 1784 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 30 Oct 1786 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, buried Center Church in Hartford, Hartford, CT.
viii. Charles Burnham b. 18 Jun 1786 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 29 May 1852.
ix. Abigail Burnham b. 8 Jan 1788 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2,44 d. 20 Dec 1868.51

She married Arnold (Rev.) Scholefield, married 1 Apr 1814.51

x. John Burnham b. 17 Nov 1791 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2 d. 1871 in Jacksonville, FL, occupation Silversmith.

He married Rachel Rossiter, b. 1792, d. 1862 in Brattleboro, VT.

xi. Sarah Burnham b. 30 apr 1793 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.2,51

She married Eli Wood, married 26 Aug 1846.51

xii. Elizabeth Burnham b. 7 Apr 1796 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,2,51 d. 30 Jul 1875.51

She married David Stanford, married 11 Dec 1819.51

61. Abner5 Burnham (Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 15 Aug 1755 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,51 d. 27 May 1843 in Madison, Madison, NY,24,51 resided in Madison, Madison, NY. Abner was one of the early settlers of Madison, NY, probably moving there around 1800.
In 1835, Abner is listed on list of New York Pensioners. He was listed as having been a Private in the Connecticut Militia.
Date of commencement of pension was 4 mar 1831, Placed on pension roll 6 May 1833.

He married Elizabeth Rockwell, married 11 Sep 1779,51 b. 26 Mar 1756, ,51 d. 21 Jul 1837 in Madison, Madison, NY.53,51 Elizabeth: Daughter of Rev. Matthew and Jemimah Cook Rockwell.

Children:
72. i. Elisha6 Burnham b. 17 Aug 1780.
ii. Samuel Burnham b. 27 Jan 1782 in Connecticut,51, , d. 1 Feb 1865.51 In 1850, Samuel and Orra were living in Madison, NY.

He married Orra Bartholomew, married 8 Aug 1838,51 b. 20 Jul 1795 in New York.51,54,55 Orra: Daughter of Charles and Belinda (Orvis) Bartholomew.

iii. Elizabeth Burnham b. 21 Nov 1783,51 d. 8 Mar 1821.51

She married Adin Howard, married 30 Apr 1809,51 b. 11 mar 1780,51 d. 5 Sep 1821.51 Adin: “of Madison, NY”
Son of Ebenezer and Silence (Snell) Howard.

iv. Frederick Burnham b. 10 Feb 1786,51 d. 19 Dec 1786.51
v. Frederick (Dr) Burnham b. 16 Nov 1787,51 d. 15 Jan 1829.51

He married Harriet Woolridge, married 2 Oct 1821,51 b. 14 Apr 1794,51 d. 23 Apr 1830.51

vi. Edward Burnham b. 27 Sep 1789 in Connecticut,51,55 d. 19 Jul 1860,51 occupation Teacher.55 In 1860, Edward, age 70, was living with brother, William Burnham, in Prince William, VA.
73. vii. Matthew Rockwell Burnham b. 11 Jul 1791.
74. viii. Elizur Burnham b. 20 Jun 1793.
ix. Emily Burnham b. 13 Oct 1795.51

She married Isaac Allen, married 1831.51

x. Abner Burnham Jr b. 17 Jan 1797,51 d. 20 Jan 1797.51
75. xi. William Burnham b. 29 Aug 1799.

62. Simeon5 Burnham (Aaron4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 1 Aug 1757 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 baptized 25 Sep 1757 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 13 Oct 1788.

He married Jerusha Rockwell, married 12 Apr 1779 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 b. pre 26 Jun 1763 in Nova Scotia, d. 1 Oct 1839 in Lewis Co., NY. Jerusha: She married a Mr. Brown second. Possibly a widower whose wife and child died in a fire. She and Simeon Burnham had 5 children.

Children:
i. Clarissa6 Burnham.
ii. Jerusha Burnham b. c. 1780. Married John Martham.
iii. Sally Burnham b. c. 1783. Married Elijah Fox.
iv. Joseph Burham.
v. Sophia Burnham b. c. 1788, d. 1825. m. Pardon Peck.

63. James5 Pitkin (Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 18 Sep 1765, baptized 22 Sep 1765 in First Chur.,East Hartford, d. 6 Dec 1825, occupation Sea Captain. Rep. in 1820. Sailed first steamboat up the Connecticut River.

He married (1) Rosannah Montgomery Knox, married 25 Apr 1790, b. 1766 (daughter of William (Lieut.) Knox [ – 1787] and Jennet Morrison [1740 – 1790]), baptized 7 Sep 1766, d. 23 Apr 1806,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford,Hartford, CT. Rosannah: According to obituary, Rosannah was age 40 at time of death.

Children:
i. Harriet6 Pitkin b. 6 Jul 1792.

She married Chauncey (Capt.) Treat, married 12 Nov 1817 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.49

ii. Almeria Pitkin b. 1 Jul 1794 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 10 Dec 1839 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,32 buried Center Cemetary in Hartford, Hartford, CT. Unmarried.
iii. James Pitkin b. 1 Jul 1796, baptized 3 Jul 1809 in First Churc.,East Hartford, d. 13 Aug 1853,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Unmarried.
iv. Albert Pitkin b. 1 Jul 1798, d. 1850.

He married Clarissa Pratt, b. 1801 (daughter of Samuel Pratt and Unknown), d. 1875.

v. Jeanette Morrison Pitkin b. 30 Aug 1804, d. 18 Jul 1817,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.

He married (2) Clarissa Pratt, married 17 May 1807, b. 9 Jan 1780 in prob. Glastonbury,CT,32, (daughter of Stephen Pratt [1750 – ] and Anna Marsh), d. 2 Apr 1863, buried Center Cemetary in Hartford, Hartford, CT.32 Clarissa: In 1860, Clarissa, age 80, lived with son, Leonard, and his family in East Hartford, CT.

Children:
76. vi. Leonard Pitkin b. 2 Oct 1810.
vii. Rosannah Montgomery Pitkin b. 16 Jun 1812, d. 27 Mar 1857.

She married William Reynolds, married 22 Oct 1840, b. 1813 (son of George Reynolds and Mrs. Reynolds), d. 21 Apl 1867.

64. Daniel5 Pitkin Jr. (Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 24 May 1769, baptized 28 May 1769 in First Chur.,East Hartford,CT, d. 1 Sep 1851,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, resided in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, occupation Hotel-Keeper,Selectman; Grocer.58 Daniel was a Selectman in 1810 and a Rep. in 1819. He was a popular hotel- keeper like his father. His hotel was south of the present bridge at the second ferry landing. After the building of the bridge, he built a hotel on that road, and later, a second one on the same site. All three of his hotels were destroyed by fire.(Pitkin Fam. in Amer).

He married Chloe B. Norton, b. c. 1771,32, d. 7 Nov 1837 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,32,59 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Chloe: Said to be sister of Selah Norton.

Children:
i. Leonard6 Pitkin b. 15 Sep 1788, d. 20 Aug 1809 in Pt. Peter, Guadaloupe,32, buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.
ii. Chloe B. Pitkin b. 8 Apl 1791, d. 6 Mar 1807,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Headstone reads”O let us fly to Jesus fly Whose powerful arm can save Thus shall our hopes ascend on high.”
iii. Delia Pitkin b. 12 Oct 1795, d. 4 Apl 1851.

She married Aaron F. Olmstead.

77. iv. Ralph Pitkin b. 22 Sep 1797.
v. Daniel Pitkin III b. 17 Nov 1800, d. 5 May 1872,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. In 1870, Daniel age 68 and retired, was living with his sister, Chloe.

He married Eliza Pitkin, b. c. 1801,32 d. 26 Oct 1868,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.

vi. Chloe B. Pitkin b. 9 Jun 1808, d. 10 Dec 1887, d. Greenwood Cemetary in Orlando, Orange Co., Florida. In 1870, Chloe, age 62, was living with her brother, Daniel. She never married. Moved to Orlando Florida where she died.

65. Esther5 Burnham (Ashbel4, Michael3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 25 Jul 1768, d. 13 May 1853.

She married Joshua Henshaw, married 21 Oct 1787 in Middletown,CT. Joshua: “A gentleman of wealth.” The Right Rev. John P.K. Henshaw,Bishop of R.I. was his nephew.

Children:
i. Joseph6 Henshaw.

He married Grace Sands.

ii. Charles Henshaw. no children.
iii. George Henshaw.

He married Maria Holt, b. in Montreal,Canada.

iv. John Henshaw.

He married Anna Corey.

78. v. Ashbel Burnham Henshaw.
vi. Frederick Henshaw. Died young.
vii. Maria Henshaw. no children.

She married ??? Blair.

viii. Caroline Henshaw.

She married (1) Samuel Cox.
She married (2) George Holt.

ix. Esther Henshaw.

She married Charles Gates Holt.

x. Charlotte Henshaw. Died young.
xi. Sarah Henshaw. Died young.
Generation Six

66. Zenas6 Burnham (Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 19 Mar 1784 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 06 oct 1819.12

He married Sarah Elmore, b. c. 1790 in South Windsor, CT.55, Sarah: Note in History of Windsor states: Sarah, widow, had bp. Sarah Lucinda, Zenas and Timothy Elmore; all baptised 26 Aug 1811. This would be evidence of third child, Zenas, however, it’s also prior to Timothy’s birth.
In 1850 and 1860, Sarah, age 70, was widowed and livng in South Windsor. A Harvey Elmore, age 60, and his family was next door. Probably her brother. Further down the street ws Sarah’s son, Timothy. In 1850, she lived with Timothy.

Children:
i. Sarah Lucinda7 Burnham b. 18 Sep 1811 in East Hartford, CT,12 baptized 26 Aug 1821 in Windsor, Ct,3 d. 30 Dec 1873.

She married Abraham Williams, married 07 Apr 1831.12

79. ii. Timothy Elmore Burnham b. 10 Nov 1816.
iii. Zenas Burnham.

67. Chester6 Burnham (Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 2 Aug 1796 in East Hartford, CT, d. 21 Aug 1832, resided East Hartford.

He married Elizabeth A. Phillips, married 23 Feb 1825.12

Children:
i. Harriet7 Burnham b. 09 Nov 1825 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 10 Nov 1825.12
ii. Charlotte Burnham b. 14 Oct 1826 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 06 Dec 1826 in East Hartford, CT.12
80. iii. Frances Ann Burnham b. 16 Dec 1827.
iv. Mary A. Burnham b. 04 Jul 1830 in East Hartford, CT,12 d. 02 Jun 1850.12

She married Albert F. Tryon, married 25 Jun 1848.12

68. Thomas6 Burnham (Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 22 May 1803.12 Thomas’s farm descended to him from Thomas the emigrant. He was engaged in settling many estates; was an appraiser, distributor, and administrator; was appointed a number of times as Justice of the Peace, but never took the oath or acted as justice. He was a representative to the State Legislature in 1852. (Burnham book by Roderick H. Burnham).

He married Mehetable Alexander, married 06 May 1829.12

Children:
i. Mary Aurelia7 Burnham b. 21 Mar 1830 in East Hartford, CT, d. 19 Jan 1840 in East Hartford, CT.
ii. Maria Mehetable Burnham b. 26 Oct 1832.12 Married G. I. Olmstead.
81. iii. John Thomas Burnham b. 21 Mar 1835.
iv. Edgar Albert Burnham b. 20 Nov 1837.
82. v. Zenas Arthur Burnham b. 28 Jun 1840.
vi. Mary Aurelia Burnham b. 08 Sep 1842. Married E.A. Williams on 04 Nov 1868.
vii. Leonard Alexander Burnham b. 23 Apr 1845, d. 19 Sep 1864. Unmarried.

69. Dennis6 Burnham (Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 20 Feb 1806,12 d. 31 May 1859,12 resided in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.8 Marriage record listed Dennis as “of East Hartford”.

He married Harriet Sloan, married 19 Dec 1831 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.8 Harriet: Daughter of Daniel Sloan.

Children:
i. Caroline Louisa7 Burnham b. 30 Sep 1832. Married Charles H. Seymour 22 Aug 1853.
ii. Harriet Adelaide Burnham b. 12 Mar 1835. Married Thomas O. Enders, 29 Dec 1858.
iii. Mary Amelia Burnham b. 21 Dec 1837, d. 26 May 1878.

She married Samuel E. Elmore, married 01 Nov 1864.12

70. Jason6 Burnham (Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 25 Mar 1810,12 d. 11 May 1855.12

He married Amanda Ladd, married 19 Apr 1840.12

Children:
i. Emily Olive7 Burnham b. 05 Mar 1841.

She married Oscar W. Sanford, married 25 Oct 1871. Oscar: Lt. Oscar W. Sanford, 25th Conn. Vols. Saw service in Rebellion.

ii. Sarah P. Burnham b. 17 May 1843.
iii. Amanda C. Burnham b. 17 May 1849, d. 20 Jul 1857.

71. Chauncey (Hosford)6 Horsford (Jeremiah5, Lucy4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1), b. 19 Sep 1784 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,8,23,54 d. 1855,23 buried in Grassy Hill Cem, Canaan, Litchfield, CT,23 resided in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.54

He married Mary Curtis, b. 1787,23 d. 1868 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,23 buried in Grassy Hill Cem; Canaan, Litchfield, CT.23

Children:
i. Hiram (Hosford)7 Horsford b. c. 1809 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT,25 d. 24 Feb 1812 in Canaan, Litchfield, CT.25

72. Elisha6 Burnham (Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 17 Aug 1780 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT,51, ,23 d. 14 Sep 1832 in Longmeadow, Hampden, MA,51,62,23, buried in Longmeadow Cem, Longmeadow, Hampden, MA,23 resided in Boston and Longmeadow, MA.62 There are two records for marriage. One for 1 Oct 1813 in Longmeadow, MA and one for 22 Oct 1813 in Boston, MA.
In 1820, Elisha lived in Boston, MA.

He married Emily Burt, married 1 Oct 1813 in Longmeadow, Hampden, MA,51,63 b. 26 Sep 1796,23 d. 4 Mar 1872,23 buried in Longmeadow Cem, Longmeadow, Hampden, MA.23

Children:
83. i. Roderick F.7 Burnham b. 27 Feb 1816.

73. Matthew Rockwell6 Burnham (Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 11 Jul 1791 in Connecticut,51,55, , d. 12 Jul 1880 in Madison, Madison, NY,51,23,31 resided Water St. in Madison, Madison, NY,54,64,31 occupation Farmer,64 buried in Madison Village Cem, Madison, Madison, NY.23 In 1870, Matthew was living alone in Madison, NY.
In 1880, Matthew, listed as “Rockwell”, lived with daughter, Eliza and her family in Madison. He was listed as being paralized.

Obituary:
July 22, 1880

On Monday, July 12th, Dea. Matthew R. Burnham died at his home on Water Street, where he had lived since his coming to Madison in 1804. He was over conscientious in his dealings with his fellow men; firm in his convictions, he had the courage to defend the right, and did it in such a manner as not to incur the displeasure of others. Gifted with extraordinary good sense, he was an authority as well as an example in him community. He was strong in every direction, a staunch defender and advocate of temperance and the abolition of American slavery when it was unpopular in the extreme; a devoted religionist, full of good deed, he won and held the profound respect of all with whom he became acquainted. A great and constant reader, his mind active to the last, was a storehouse of information.

He married Rhoda Warren, b. 7 Aug 1790 in New York,51,54,55,23 d. 13 Aug 1868 in Madison, Madison, NY,51,23 buried in Madison Village Cem, Madison, Madison, NY.23

Children:
84. i. William7 Burnham b. c. 1824.
ii. Jannette Burnham b. c. 1827,54,23 d. 1854 in Madison, Madison, NY,23 buried in Madison Village Cem, Madison, Madison, NY.23
iii. Elizabeth Burnham b. c. 1828.54
85. iv. Albion Burnham b. Apr 1829.
v. Mary Burnham b. c. 1832.54
vi. Emily Burnham b. c. 1834 in New York.54,55
86. vii. Eliza Burnham b. c. 1837.

74. Elizur6 Burnham (Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 20 Jun 1793 in Connecticut,51,54,55,64 d. 25 Jan 1875.51 In 1870, Elizur and Sophia lived in Madison, NY.
Daughter Cornelia and her family lived with them.

He married Sophia Blair, married 19 Jan 1828,51 b. 30 Jan 1798 in New York,51,54,55,64,65. Sophia: In 1880, Sophia was widowed and living with dau Cornelia and her family in Madison, NY.

Children:
87. i. Cornelia7 Burnham b. c. 1837.
ii. Caroline Burnham b. c. 1829 in New York.54

75. William6 Burnham (Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 29 Aug 1799 in Connecticut, , d. 17 May 1878 in Millington, Tuscola, Michigan,66 occupation Farmer.66,55,67 In 1860, William, Sarah and children lived in Prince William, VA.
In 1870, William and two sons lived in Millington, Tuscola, Michigan.

He married (1) Louisa White, married 3 Jun 1828,51 d. 11 Jun 1832.51

Children:
i. Frederick7 Burnham b. c. 1831,53 d. 7 Feb 1837, buried in Indian Opening Cem, Madison, Madison, NY.53

He married (2) Sarah F. Worth, married 29 Sep 1834,51 b. c. 1812 in New Hampshire.55

Children:
ii. Sarah Burnham. Buried in Madison, Madison, NY. “stone too deep to read dates”.
iii. Theodore H. Burnham b. c. 1842 in New York.55,67 In 1870, Theodore was age 28 and living with his father.
iv. Charles W. Burnham b. c. 1847 in New York.55,67 In 1870, Charles was age 23 and living with father in Millington, Tuscola, Michigan.

76. Leonard6 Pitkin (James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 2 Oct 1810 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, , ,57, d. 2 Feb 1880 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,31,68 resided in Montgomery, AL, occupation Merchant-Clothing Business; Farmer.31,68 Family lived in Cross Keys, Macon, AL and Montgomer, Montgomery, AL in 1840 and 1850. In 1860, at the beginning of the “War of the Rebellion”, they moved back to Connecticut from Montgomery,Ala. (Pitk.Fam.in Amer.) Family lived in Florida for a short time also.
While in Alabama, Leonard owned at least one slave. In 1859 here is a record for a black woman’s death, she was owned by Mr. Pitkin.
Leonard was active in the Democratic party in Montgomery.

In 1860 the family was living in East Hartford, CT. Leonard’s mother, Clarissa, age 80, lived with them.
In 1870, the family lived in Portland, Middlesex, CT
In 1880, following Leonard’s death, the family was living in Portland, CT.

Leonard died at age 70 due to “Softening of the Brain”.

He married (1) Eliza Ann Hobbie, married 11 Nov 1834 in Montgomery, Montgomery,Alabama, , b. 6 Mar 1820 in North Carolina,69 (daughter of William Hobbs [ – 1835] and Mary Ann Hobbs [1792 – ]), d. 8 Apr 1855 in Montgomery, AL.71 Eliza: In 1850 in Montgomery, Alabama, Eliza’s mother, Mary A. Hobbie (Hobby), 58, b. NC lived with the family.

Children:
i. John R.7 Pitkin b. 4 Sep 1835, baptized 4 Sep 1835 in First Chur.,East Hartford,CT, d. 13 Jun 1836.
88. ii. Mary Ann M. Pitkin b. 10 Jun 1837.
iii. William J. Pitkin b. 31 Aug 1839 in Montgomery, AL,69 d. 14 Jan 1858.
iv. Clara R. Pitkin b. 5 Dec 1841 in Montgomery, AL,69 d. 7 May 1857.
89. v. Texas A. Pitkin b. 17 Jun 1844.
90. vi. Thomas B. Pitkin b. 12 Mar 1847.
91. vii. Eliza M. Pitkin b. 25 Jun 1852.

He married (2) Eliza Fox, married 22 Jul 1856 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,49 b. 29 Aug 1831 in East Hartford, CT,70 (daughter of Leonard Fox [1792 – ] and Hannah Nicholson [1795 – 1880]), d. Post 1900, resided 6 Avon in Hartford, Hartford, CT. Eliza: In 1880, Eliza is widowed and living in Portland, CT with 7 of her children.
In 1900, Eliza was living with daughter Almeria and her husband in Hartford.

Children:
92. viii. Leonard F. Pitkin, Dr. b. 23 Aug 1857.
ix. Clara R. Pitkin b. 23 Feb 1860 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, ,57,70 d. post 1930 in Connecticut. , In 1880, Clara was living in Portland with her widowed mother and some siblings.
In 1900, thier niece, Milly Pitkin, was visiting with them.
In 1910, Clara was widowed and living with brother Thomas in Glastonbury.
In 1920 and 1930, she lived with sister Almeria and husband, George Clapp in Hartford and West Hartford.

She married Charles Grinnell Crittenden, married 1 Sep 1881 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,75, b. c. 1859 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,70,68 (son of Daniel Crittenden [1817 – 1880] and Jane Grinnell [1827 – ]), resided in Portland, Middlesex, CT, d. 8 Mr 1909 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,68 occupation Farmer.68 Charles: Family had one servant in 1900.
Charles died at age 50 yrs, 6 mos and 2 days from Pneumonia.

93. x. William S. Pitkin b. 22 May 1861.
94. xi. Jenette Pitkin b. 29 Dec 1863.
xii. James A. Pitkin b. 10 Jul 1865 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,70,73, , , ,68 d. Post 1892, resided 6 Avon in Hartford, Hartford, CT,74 occupation Salesman- Rubber Goods, Insurance Clerk.79,80 In 1880, James was living with his widowed mother in Portland, CT.
Was living with his mother in from 1889-1892. Worked at 28 Asylum St., Hartford, CT.
In 1900, James and Valeria lived on Capital Ave in Hartford. James was working as a Rubber Goods Merchant.
In 1910, they lived on Main St in Portland, Middlesex, CT. They were down the street from sister Clara.
In 1920, they lived at 164 1/2 Main St and in 1930 at 370 Main St. in Wethersfield, CT. James was working as a clerk in an Insurance Office.

He married Valeria L. Clark, married 30 Jun 1892 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,79,68 b. Jul 1865 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT.73,79,68

95. xiii. Joseph P. Pitkin b. 19 Jun 1868.
xiv. Almeria Harriet Pitkin b. 23 Sep 1869 in Portland, Middlesex, CT, ,70, ,73, , ,77,68 d. Post 1930 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.85,77 Listed as “female” Pitkin in Vital Records.
In 1880, Almeria, age 10, was living with her widowed mother in Portland, CT.

She married George Increase Clapp, married 23 Sep 1891 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,73 b. 13 Jul 1857 in Connecticut,73,84,85,77 d. Post 1930 in West Hartford, Hartford, CT,77 resided 147 Fern St. in Hartford, Hartford, CT,73,84 occupation Hardware Merchant.73,84 George: In 1900 through 1920 the family lived in Hartford. In 1930 they lived on Vardon St, West Hartford, CT.

xv. Chester “Charles” Pitkin b. 26 Jan 1872 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,68 d. Post 1892, resided 6 Avon in Hartford, Hartford, CT,74 occupation Clerk. In 1880, he is listed as Charles, age 7, living with his widowed mother in Portland, CT. Shows up in directories at age 18 living with mother from 1891-92.

77. Ralph6 Pitkin (Daniel5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 22 Sep 1797, d. 15 Aug 1874,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, occupation Grocer.58 In 1830 the company of “Daniel Pitkin & Sons” was dissolved and it was noted that “Ralph Pitkin will continue business at the old stand and offers for sale a good assortment of groceries”.

He married Mary Treat, married 11 Sep 1822,30 b. c. 1799,32 d. 9 Sep 1848,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.

Children:
i. Adna T.7 Pitkin b. c. 1824,32 d. 12 Aug 1825,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.
96. ii. Leonard T. Pitkin b. 31 Jul 1826.
iii. Mary Emma Pitkin b. c. 1834,32 d. 1 Sep 1835,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.
97. iv. Ralph Pitkin b. 8 Oct 1842.

78. Ashbel Burnham6 Henshaw (Esther5, Ashbel4, Michael3, Richard2, Thomas1).

He married Margaret H. Marsh.

Children:
i. John Marsh7 Henshaw resided New Iberia in Louisiana.

 

Generation Seven

79. Timothy Elmore7 Burnham (Zenas6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 10 Nov 1816 in East Hartford, CT,3 baptized 26 Aug 1821 in Windsor, Ct,3 resided in South Windsor, CT,65 occupation Farmer.55 In 1850, Timothy’s widowed mother was living with the family.

He married Roxy Eveline Gillett, married 13 Oct 1847,3 b. 16 Feb 1829, d. post 1920. Roxy: Daughter of Benjamin and Alice Sutcliffe Gillett.
In 1880, the family lived in South Windsor.
In 1920, Eveline, age 91, lived with son Alanson.

Children:
i. Timothy E.8 Burnham. Timothy is listed as first child of Timothy Elmore and Roxy Burnham in Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor.
ii. Sarah A. Burnham b. 14 Nov 1847.55,61 In 1860, Sarah was age 13 and living home.

She married John Hayes, married 15 Mar 1866.

iii. Susan Ansonetta Burnham b. 29 Dec 1849,3,61 d. 1 May 1851.3
iv. Susan Eveline Burnham b. 12 Sep 1852.3,55 In 1860, Susan was age 8 and living home. Married Charles Lathrop 4 Apl 1877.
98. v. Samuel Timothy Burnham b. 15 Aug 1856.
vi. Alanson Elmore Burnham b. 6 Oct 1862,3,65 resided Long Hill Road in South Windsor, Hartford, CT, , occupation Farmer.87 In 1880, he was age 17, living home with his parents.
In 1920, Alanson’s mother, Eveline, age 91 was living with them.

He married Lena G. Minor, married 9 Apr 1885, b. Nov 1863 in Connecticut.86 Lena: In 1920, Lena’s father, Edward Minor, age 93, lived with Alanson and Lena.

80. Frances Ann7 Burnham (Chester6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 16 Dec 1827 in East Hartford, CT.

She married (1) Sidney Bragg, married 11 Nov 1845.
She married (2) George W. Gowdy, married 05 Aug 1859.

Children:
i. Sam8 Gowdy.
ii. Charley Gowdy occupation Printer. Learned trade of printing as an apprentice at an early age. Member of Governor’s Foot Guard.
iii. Frances Gowdy. Married a Kilburn.
iv. Harriet Gowdy. Married a Forbes.
99. v. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Gowdy.
100. vi. Jeanette Dorothy Gowdy b. 1867.

81. John Thomas7 Burnham (Thomas6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 21 Mar 1835.

He married Marietta Crosson, married 09 Mar 1870.

Children:
i. Burt L.8 Burnham b. 06 Jan 1871 in East Hartford, CT, d. 14 Jan 1873 in East Hartford, CT.
ii. Dwight Lee Burnham b. 18 Jul 1872.

82. Zenas Arthur7 Burnham (Thomas6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 28 Jun 1840 in East Hartford, CT.12

He married Jane Ann Elmore, married 20 Apr 1871.

Children:
i. Arthur C.8 Burnham b. 23 Mar 1874.
ii. Grace E. Burnham b. 03 Feb 1879.

83. Roderick F.7 Burnham (Elisha6, Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 27 Feb 1816 in Boston, Suffolk, MA,62, ,54,55, , ,23 d. 1 Apr 1893 in Longmeadow, Hampden, MA,23 buried in Longmeadow Cem, Longmeadow, Hampden, MA,23 resided in Longmeadow, Hampden, MA,62,54,89 occupation Farmer; Merchant.55,89 Member of Mass Legislature in 1861-2, Compiler of Burnham Genealogy pub 1884, member of Conn Historical Society.
In 1840, Roderick lived alone in Longmeadow, MA.
In 1850, 1860 and 1870, Roderick and Katherine and children lived in Longmeadow, MA
In 1850 it looked as if occupation was “none”, In 1860 he was listed as “farmer” and in 1870 as “Retired Merchant”.
In 1870, daughter Emily lived with parents. Son, Howard, had died in Civil War.
in 1880, Roderick and Katherine were living in a hotel at 113 Main St in Hartford, CT. That would have been at the corner of Main & Park, near Wethersfield Ave.

He married Katharine Livingston Mather, married 19 May 1841 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT,8 b. c. 1822.55,89,90 Katharine: Daughter of Samuel and Katharine ( Livingston) Mather.

Children:
i. Howard (Lt.)8 Burnham b. 17 Mar 1842 in Massachusetts,54,55,23 d. 19 Sep 1863 in Chicamauga, GA,23 buried in Longmeadow Cem, Longmeadow, Hampden, MA.23 Lieutenant Burnham “placed his battery in position for his first and last fight, serving his guns; and, exposing himself to the murderous fire of bullets, he fell, mortally wounded by a shot through the right breast, about noon, Sept. 19.” MASSACHUSETTS IN THE REBELLION by P.C. Headley (Boston: Walker, Fuller & Co., 1866).
ii. Emily Burt Burnham b. 17 May 1849 in Massachusetts,54,55,89,63.

84. William7 Burnham (Matthew6, Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. c. 1824 in New York,55,64,65 d. pre 1900,86 resided in Madison, Madison, NY,64 occupation Farmer.64 In 1870, William, Sarah and children lived in Madison, NY.

He married Sarah Maria Coe, b. Jul 1826 in New York,55,64,65,86,23 d. 1902 in Madison, Madison, NY,23 buried in Madison Village Cem, Madison, Madison, NY.23 Sarah: In 1900, listed as “S. Maria”, she was widowed and living in Madison son, daughter and daughter’s family.

Children:
i. William H.8 Burnham b. c. 1857 in New York.64,55
ii. Mary Etta Burnham b. c. 1859 in New York.55,64,65
iii. Herbert Isaac Burnham b. c. 1861 in New York,64,65,86 d. 1905 in Madison, Madison, NY,23 buried in Madison Village Cem, Madison, Madison, NY.23 In 1900 Herbert, age 38, lived with his widowed mother.
101. iv. Flora Burnham b. c. 1866.

85. Albion7 Burnham (Matthew6, Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. Apr 1829 in New York,54,64,65,86 resided in Madison, Madison, NY,64,65,86 occupation Farmer.64,65 In 1860, Albion, listed as “Alvin”, was age 30, single and living with his parents.
In 1900, grand daughter Madge Roberts b. Sep 1893, lived with Albion and Jeannette.

He married Jeannette Henderson, married c. 1863,86 b. Jul 1836 in New York.64,65,86 Jeannette: 1900 Census says that Jeannette only gave birth to one child with one living. Not sure if that is correct.

Children:
i. Howard Collins8 Burnham b. c. 1868 in New York.64
ii. Nellie Burnham b. c. 1868 in New York.65
iii. Clara Burnham b. c. 1872 in Madison, Madison, NY.65

86. Eliza7 Burnham (Matthew6, Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. c. 1837 in New York.54,65,86 In 1900, Eliza was widowed and living in Madison with daughter, Grace.

She married Charles Hockridge, b. c. 1830.

Children:
i. Erwin8 Hockridge b. c. 1865 in Madison, Madison, NY.65
ii. Elmer E. Hockridge b. c. 1870 in Madison, Madison, NY.65
iii. M. Grace Hockridge b. c. 1872 in Madison, Madison, NY.65,86

87. Cornelia7 Burnham (Elizur6, Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. c. 1837 in New York,54,55,64,65. In 1850, Cornelia was 13 and living with parents in Madison, NY.

She married Samuel Spence, b. c. 1837 in New York.64,65

Children:
i. Flora8 Spence b. c. 1858 in New York.64,65
ii. Clayton Spence b. c. 1867 in New York.64,65
iii. Sym B. Spence b. c. 1870 in New York.64,65
iv. Infant Burnham b. Oct 1879 in Madison, Madison, NY.65

88. Mary Ann M.7 Pitkin (Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 10 Jun 1837 in Cross keys, Macon, AL,69, , d. 1 Nov 1880, resided in Cross keys, Macon, AL.

She married Eldred S. McWhorter, married 8 Apr 1857 in Montgomery, Alabama,93, b. 4 Jun 1836 in Alabama,93,91,92 (son of Alexander Burnett McWhorter [1791 – ] and Eleanor Youngblood), d. 1897,93 resided in Cross keys, Macon, AL,93 occupation Farmer.92,91 Eldred: 1860 Slave Schedule lists Eldred and his mother as owning a lot of slaves.
In 1860 Census, there seems to be either sister in laws or sisters and nieces and nephews along with Eldred’s mother all living together.
In 1870, there is a black McWhorter family listed as Abi and wife, Judy and children l next door to Eldred and Mary. Abi is listed as farm hand, his wife as cook, and the children all as servants.

Children:
102. i. Eldred Eliphlet “E.E.”8 McWhorter b. Jun 1859.
ii. Bolier “B.B.” McWhorter b. c. 1861 in Cross Keys, Macon, Alabama.91,92
iii. George Cooper McWhorter b. c. 1864 in Cross Keys, Macon, Alabama,91,92 d. 16 Oct 1946 in Thomasville, Clarke, Alabama.

He married Rebecca Ellen ?? Mcwhorter.

iv. Mary Eliza McWhorter b. c. 1867 in Cross keys, Macon, AL,91,92 d. 16 May 1945 in Alabama.96 Never Married.
v. Clara B. McWhorter b. c. 1870 in Cross keys, Macon, AL.92
vi. Abbie McWhorter b. c. 1874 in Cross keys, Macon, AL.92

89. Texas A.7 Pitkin (Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 17 Jun 1844 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL,69,57 d. post 1900. In 1860, Texas was living in East Hartford, CT with her parents. She must have gone back to Alabama after the war to get married.
In 1898 and 1900, Texas was a widow living at 10 Baylan St, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.

She married Abram M. Lappington, married 7 Apr 1865 in Montgomery, Montgomery,AL,30 b. c. 1840 in Alabama, d. pre 1900,97 occupation Clerk,98 resided in Montgomery, Montgomery, AL.98 Abram: In 1885 the family lived in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.

Children:
103. i. Pearl “Perley” Pitkin8 Lappington b. 1865.
104. ii. George Lamar Lappington b. 22 Mar 1877.
105. iii. Alvah Milton Lappington b. 14 Jan 1882.
iv. Leonard Lamar Lappington b. 1870 in Montgomery, Montgomery, AL.
v. Burton R Lappington b. 1879 in Pensacola, Escambria, FL.

90. Thomas B.7 Pitkin (Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 12 Mar 1847 in Alabama,69,70, ,78,76, resided Alms House in Portland, Middlesex, CT,99 resided Chesnut Hill Ave. in Glastonbury, Hartford, CT,100 occupation Overseer – Almshouse: Farmer.78,76,75 In 1860, Thomas lived in East Hartford with parents.
In 1880, Thomas worked in “Ship Yard”. Thomas took over “overseer of Alms House” duties from his brother, Edward’s, father in law, Henry Hodge.
He is listed in Portland City Directories through at least 1891.
In 1900, Thomas was the overseer of the Alms House.
In 1910, Thomas was farming in Glastonbury, CT.

He married Ruth McLeon, married c. 1874 in Connecticut,78 b. Sep 1854 in Glastonbury, Hartford, CT,78,76,100,75.

Children:
i. Edna Texas8 Pitkin b. c. 1875 in Connecticut,78 occupation school teacher. Edna’s surname was listed as Pitkin, however she was Ruth’s child from before her marriage to Thomas.
Her surname being Pitkin and her middle name being the name of Thomas’ sister, Texas, leads me to believe that Thomas is Edna’s father.

She married Herbert H. Beadle, married 18 Sep 1901 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,68 b. c. 1874 in Alexandria, VA.68 Herbert: At the time of his marriage, Herbert lived in Colchester, CT.

ii. Leonard George Pitkin b. 18 Jul 1883 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,75,78,76,100, occupation Farm Laborer.100,101 In 1910 and 1920, Leonard was a laborer on his father’s farm in Glastonbury. In 1920 he was age 35 and still unmarried.

91. Eliza M.7 Pitkin (Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 25 Jun 1852 in Alabama,69,70, ,85 d. post 1930 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan. ,66 In 1860, Eliza lived with parents in East Hartford, CT.
Gildersleeve is part of present day Portland, CT
In 1930, Eliza was widowed and living with daughter, Mabel, in Kalamazoo, MI.

She married Benjamin F. Sage, married 31 Jul 1870 in Portland, Middlesex, CT, ,68 b. Jul 1837 in Connecticut,104,102,85 d. pre 1930, occupation Clerk; Paper Maker.104,68 Benjamin: Benjamin enlisted in the Union Army on 8 Apr 1862. Rank at enlistment: Priv
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Connecticut 20th Infantry Regiment on 08 Sep 1862.
Mustered out on 13 Jun 1865 at Fort Lincoln, Washington, DC.
In 1870, Benjamin age 32 was living with his parents, David Sage age 68 and Prudence age 70 in Middletown. Benjamin worked in the paper mill.
I cannot find Benjamin or Eliza in 1880.
In 1900 the family lived in Middletown, CT.
In 1910, they lived on Burnside Ave in East Hartford, CT.
In 1920, they lived on Barker St. in Hartford, CT.

Children:
i. Mabel8 Sage b. 27 Nov 1879 in Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut,103,66 d. 18 Dec 1945 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan,66 buried 18 Dec 1945 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan.66

She married Howard E. Smith, married c. 1921,103 b. c. 1890 in Michigan,103 occupation Foreman: Road Construction.103

92. Leonard F.7 Pitkin, Dr. (Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 23 Aug 1857 in Montgomery, Montgomery, AL,57,70, occupation Doctor,105 resided Seventh Street in Manhatten, New York, New York.105 In 1885, the family lived in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota.
In 1900, the family lived in Manhatten.

Dr. Pitkin advertised that he could “train unsightly ears to your scalp while you wait”.
Cause of death was kidney disease.

He married Helen Langmore, married c. 1880 in New York,105 b. Jan 1860 in New York. ,105

Children:
i. Marguerite “Daisy”8 Pitkin b. May 1882 in New York.

93. William S.7 Pitkin (Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 22 May 1861 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,75, ,70,99 d. 14 May 1892,107 occupation Superintendent- Children’s Home. According to grandaughter, Katherine Pitkin, William worked at the Children’s Home on Gardner St. in Warehouse Point, CT.
In 1880, “Willie” was listed as a farmer, living with his parents. His brother, Thomas, worked at the Alms House, which was run by William’s future wife’s family.
“The Children’s Home”, where William worked, began as an orphanage in the 1880’s. It is now known as “The Connecticut Children’s Place”, which is the only facility of its kind in Connecticut. Established as a “country home” for the treatment of dependent and neglected children in 1883. The former name was “The Temporary Home for Neglected and Dependent Children”. Today it is the State Recieving Home. It has been at it’s present site, 36 Gardner St., East Windsor, since 1889.

He married Mary Frances Hodge, married 20 Oct 1884 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,75 b. 23 Oct 1862 in Pine Meadow,New Hartford,CT, ,75 (daughter of Henry Hodge [1834 – ] and Frances Gerald [1842 – 1930]), d. 10 Jan 1938,59 buried in Maple Cemetary,Berlin,CT. Mary: Lived at 15 Winthrop St., New Britain, CT at the time of her death. She remarried. William and Mary most certainly met while both families were living in Portland, CT c. 1880. Mary’s family was running the Alms House.

Children:
106. i. Milly E.8 Pitkin b. 20 Jun 1889.
107. ii. Edward Gardner Pitkin b. 5 Dec 1890.

94. Jenette7 Pitkin (Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 29 Dec 1863 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,68,70 d. pre 1910 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.84 In 1880, Jenette was living with her widowed mother in Portland, CT.

She married Henry Trumbull Stancliff, married c. 1888,73 b. Sep 1865 in Connecticut,73 d. pre 1910 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,84 occupation Government Clerk.86 Henry: Listed as “H. Trumbull” in some census records.
In 1900 the family is listed in both Washington DC and Hartford, CT.
They lived on South St in Washington, DC and then moved to CT and lived with Jenette’s sister, Almeria, and her husband. Mother Eliza lived there as well.
In 1910 and 1920, son Wilmer is still living with his aunt and uncle with no sign of Henry and Jeanette.

Children:
i. Wilmer Pitkin8 Stancliff b. 15 Sep 1890 in Rockville, Maryland,73,101 d. pre 1977, resided 146 Fern St. in Hartford, Hartford, CT,101 occupation Insurance Clerk.101 Wilmer probably died pre 1949 since he is not listed in CT Death Index.

He married Mabel ?? Stancliff, b. c. 1896, d. 7 Apr 1977 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.

95. Joseph P.7 Pitkin (Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 19 Jun 1868 in Portland, Middlesex, CT,70,86, , ,68 resided 22 South Main St. in West Hartford, Hartford, CT,111,77 occupation Shipping Clerk.111,77 Birth record in Portland says “Daughter Pitkin”
In 1880, Joseph was living with his widowed mother in Portland, CT.
Was living with his mother from 1889-1892.
In 1900 the family was living with Alice’s father and brother in Raynham, MA.

He married Alice E. Rogers, married c. 1892,86 b. c. 1870 in New York. Alice: In 1900, Alice, Joseph and Ruth lived with her father and brother in Raynham, Bristol, MA. Alice’s father was born in England and mother was born in France.

Children:
i. Ruth H.8 Pitkin b. c. 1893 in Massachusetts.86

She married Thomas Shaffer, b. c. 1892 in Massachusetts,111,77 occupation Mechanical Engineer-Plumbing Co.,111,77 resided South Main St. in West Hartford, Hartford, CT.77 Thomas: In 1920 and 1930, Thomas and Ruth lived with her parents.

96. Leonard T.7 Pitkin (Ralph6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 31 Jul 1826 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 19 May 1882,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT, occupation Tinner. There is a Leonard Pitkin, age 21, b. CT, living in a boarding house in Montgomery, AL in 1850 that could be this Leonard.

Leonard was the executor of his father, Ralph’s estate. He “appropreated” the funds from his father’s estate and disappeared.
When he passed away from consumption in 1882, the proprietor of Seaboard House in Portsmouth, NH contacted relatives in Hartford saying that he found Ralph Pitkin’s will amongst Leonard Pitkin’s belongings. He said that Leonard has arrived in Portsmouth in Aug 1878 and decided to stay.

Prior to his disappearence, it was discovered that while serving as Treasurer for the town of East Hartford, Leonard had stolen about $25,000 He had repaid most of that, but after he left town it was discovered that he still owed $3,800 to East Hartford.

He married Delia Smith, b. 9 Jul 1832,32 d. 17 May 1887,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.

Children:
i. Female8 Pitkin b. 29 Jun 1867 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.10

97. Ralph7 Pitkin (Ralph6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 8 Oct 1842 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT,30 d. 20 Jun 1922,32 buried Center Cemetary in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Could be Ralph who owned R. Pitkin & Co. Folding Sewing Machines. According to Hartford City Directories in1890, he lived at 575 Farmington Ave, Hartford.

He married Sarah B. Chapman.

Children:
i. Emma C.8 Pitkin b. 01 Mar 1875 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.10

 

Generation Eight

98. Samuel Timothy8 Burnham (Timothy7, Zenas6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 15 Aug 1856,3,55 d. pre 1900.86 In 1860 Samuel was age 4, living home.

He married Mary Elizabeth Loomis, married 9 Jun 1880,3 b. 9 Nov 1857.3 Mary: In 1900, Mary was widowed and living in South Windsor with children.

Children:
108. i. Samuel Gilbert9 Burnham b. 28 Jan 1883.
ii. Jennie Louise Burnham b. 8 Feb 1884.3,86
109. iii. Henry Loomis Burnham b. 10 Oct 1885.
110. iv. Timothy Elmore Burnham b. 12 Nov 1887.

99. Elizabeth “Lizzie”8 Gowdy (Frances7, Chester6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1).

She married Mr. Tryon.

Children:
i. Dorothy9 Tryon b. c. 1904.

100. Jeanette Dorothy8 Gowdy (Frances7, Chester6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 1867.

She married Lafayette Latham.

Children:
i. Olive May9 Latham.
ii. Francis Latham. Married Maude Healy.
iii. Iva Charlotte Latham b. 1887, d. 1928 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.

She married Lawrence E. Blakely, married 1905 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.

101. Flora8 Burnham (William7, Matthew6, Abner5, Elisha4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. c. 1866 in New York.64,65

She married George Olin, married c. 1895 in New York,86 b. Jan 1873 in New York.86

Children:
i. Willard B.9 Olin b. Sep 1897 in New York.86

102. Eldred Eliphlet “E.E.”8 McWhorter (Mary7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. Jun 1859 in Macon, Alabama,91,92, d. 05 Feb 1929 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Alabama,96 occupation Farmer.112 In 1870 he was listed as “E.E.”, In 1880 he was listed as Eliphlet.

He married (1) Elizabeth M. Chesson, married c. 1889,112 b. Nov 1865 in Alabama,112 d. pre 1902 in Alabama.

Children:
111. i. Clifford9 McWhorter b. Feb 1892.
112. ii. Benjamin McWhorter b. Aug 1893.
iii. John McWhorter b. Feb 1895 in Cross Keys, Macon, Alabama.112, In 1920, John, Clifford, Clement and Bernard were living in a boarding house and working at the steel mill.
iv. Bernard McWhorter b. Aug 1896 in Cross Keys, Macon, Alabama,112,113,114 occupation Steel Mill worker.114 In 1910 he was listed as “Burnett”.
113. v. Clement Bolden McWhorter b. 17 Jan 1898.

He married (2) Emma ?? McWhorter, married c. 1902,113 b. c. 1862 in Alabama,96 d. 13 Jan 1916 in Macon, Alabama.96

Children:
vi. Robert McWhorter b. c. 1904 in Alabama.113
vii. Celestia McWhorter b. c. 1906 in Alabama.113

103. Pearl “Perley” Pitkin8 Lappington (Texas7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 1865 in Montgomery, Montgomery, AL,98 d. 1893, occupation Seamstress, buried St. John’s Cemetary in Pensacola, Escambria, FL. In 1885, Perley was age 19 and living with her parents. She was working as a seamstress.

She married John M. Eagan, married 1 Oct 1885 in Pensacola, Escambria, FL, b. July 1851 in Horsehead, Chemung Co, NY, d. 30 Jan 1903, buried St. John’s Cemetary in Pensacola, Escambria, FL.

Children:
i. Patrick9 Eagan b. 2 Jul 1886 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL, resided in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.103
ii. Mary Lamar Eagan b. 13 Apr 1888 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL, d. 20 May 1962 in Daytona Beach, Volusia, FL, buried St. John’s Cemetary in Pensacola, Escambia, FL.
iii. Susan “Susa” P. Eagan b. Aug 1891 in Florida.97 In 1900, she was living with her grandmother in Pensacola.
iv. Pearl Monette Eagan b. 17 Aug 1893 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL,117 d. 22 Feb 1933 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL.117

She married William A. Bell Jr.

104. George Lamar8 Lappington (Texas7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 22 Mar 1877 in Louisiana,115,87 d. 16 Aug 1914 in Escambra, Pensacola, FL,117 occupation Chief Clerk – Cotton Co.; Manager-Naval Stores.97,87 In 1900, George, Cecelia and George Jr were living with Cecelia’s widowed father and her siblings.
In 1910 they lived at 320 West Cervantes Ave, Pensacola.

He married Cecelia Mooney, married 1898 in Escambria, FL,97 b. c. 1877 in Florida.87 Cecelia: In 1910, Cecelia’s sister, Rose, lived with the family.
In 1920, Cecelia was widowed. All three children were living with her.

Children:
114. i. George Lamar9 Lappington Jr. b. 21 Nov 1898.
ii. Irma Lydia Lappington b. 8 Jan 1901 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL,87, d. Jun 1979 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL,24,118,117.
iii. Antionette Lappington b. 19 May 1908 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL.87

105. Alvah Milton8 Lappington (Texas7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 14 Jan 1882 in Pensacola, Escambria, FL,97,101 d. 18 May 1945 in Mobile, Mobile, AL,96 resided 16 Parker St. in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, ,101 occupation Clerk in Ship Yard: Life Insurance Agent, ,119, In 1900, Alvah, age 18, was living with his widowed mother in Pensacola. He is listed as having “no occupation”.
In 1903 Alvah, age 21, was an inmate in the Federal Pen in Atanta, GA for mail embezzlement. He was proscecuted in Pensacola, FL.

He married Ethel ?? Lappington, married c. 1901, b. c. 1885 in Florida,120 d. 15 Nov 1951 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.96

Children:
i. Milton9 Lappington b. c. 1903 in Alabama.119
ii. John P. Lappington b. c. 1908 in Alabama,120,119 d. 15 Nov 1957 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.96

106. Milly E.8 Pitkin (William7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 20 Jun 1889, d. 6 Feb 1929. She must have had second marriage to a Pomeroy. re: family notes.

She married (1) Albert Clark, married 23 Jan 1911.

Children:
i. Seymour9 Clark.

He married Jennie ?? Clark.

ii. A. Leslie Clark.

She married Miriam ?? Clark.
She married (2) William Pomeroy.

107. Edward Gardner8 Pitkin (William7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 5 Dec 1890 in Warehouse Point, CT, , , d. 19 Jul 1954 in Hartford,CT, buried in Rose Hill, Rocky Hill,CT, occupation “Statistician” – Typerwriter Factory.123,124 There does not seem to be any connection with the surname Gardner in the family. The theory is that Edward’s parents took his middle name from the street that they lived on at the time of his birth: Gardner St.

Daughter Katherine Pitkin tells the story of Edward and Kit’s marriage: Kit was afraid to tell her Catholic parents that she was marrying a non-Catholic., so Edward and Kit were married secretly on Monday Feb 28, 1911 at 7:30 pm, and then went home to separate residences without telling anyone. Kit’s mother heard a rumor of the wedding and confronted the couple. She told them that if they were married then they were to come home with her and live there. And so they did.

He married Catherine (Kit) Hannon, married 28 Feb 1911 in Immaculate Conception Rectory,Hartford,CT, b. 11 Feb 1888 in Hartford,Hartford, CT,126,73,123 (daughter of Francis “Frank” J. Hannon [1855 – 1926] and Katherine “Kate” Scanlon [1855 – 1939]), d. 15 Apr 1967 in Hartford,Hartford, CT, resided 1137 Broad St. in Hartford, Hartford, CT.123,85 Catherine: In 1920, family lived next door to Kit’s brother, Patrick, and his family. In 1930, family lived at 805 Broad St, next door to Catherine’s mother and sister.

Children:
115. i. Howard F.9 Pitkin b. 13 Jan 1912.
116. ii. Mary C. (May) Pitkin b. 28 Apr 1913.
iii. Virginia A. Pitkin b. 15 Sep 1915 in Hartford,CT, occupation Secretary,Fuller Brush, resided 6 Griswold St. in Hartford, Hartford, CT, d. 7 Mar 2002 in Hartford, Hartford, CT. Virginia worked for Fuller Brush for over 25 years. She was a communicant of St. Luke’s church in Hartford, CT. Her many nieces and nephews called her “Gee Gee”.
iv. Katherine M. Pitkin b.(living) in Hartford,CT, resided 6 Griswold ST in Hartford,CT, occupation Exec.Sec. Hartford Ins.
117. v. Edward Gardner Pitkin Jr. b. 16 Oct 1920.
118. vi. William J. Pitkin Sr. b. 9 Oct 1925.

Generation Nine

108. Samuel Gilbert9 Burnham (Samuel8, Timothy7, Zenas6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 28 Jan 1883 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut,3,86 resided in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon,87, occupation Book keeper; Credit Manager.128 In Census records he is listed as “Samuel A.”.
In 1910, Samuel’s wife’s name is listed as Ophelia. In 1920 and 1930 it is listed as Maude. But both “Ophelia” and “Maud” were born same year in Connecticut. Not sure if they are the same person.
In 1910 and 1920, the family lived in Portland, Oregon. In 1930, they lived in Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon.

He married Maud ?? Burnham, married c. 1905.

Children:
i. Mary Alice10 Burnham b. 1916 in Oregon.128

109. Henry Loomis9 Burnham (Samuel8, Timothy7, Zenas6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 10 Oct 1885,3,86,87,128, occupation Carpenter; Insurance Co Engineer.87,103 In 1910, The family lived in East Hartford, CT.
In 1914-1915, two children were born in Canada.
In 1920, the family lived in Redford, Wayne Co, Michigan.
In 1930, they were back in Coventry,Tolland Co, Connecticut.
According to Henry’s draft registration, he worked for Traveler’s Insurance Co. At the time of the draft registration in 1918, the family lived in Detroit, Michigan.
Henry had blue eyes and light brown hair.

He married Florence ?? Burnham, married c. 1905 in Connecticut,87 b. c. 1886 in Connecticut.87

Children:
i. Marjorie10 Burnham b. c. 1907 in Connecticut.87
ii. Elmore Burnham b. c. 1910 in Connecticut.87
iii. Henry R. “Roy” Burnham b. c. 1914 in Canada.128
iv. Phyllis Burnham b. c. 1915 in Canada.128

110. Timothy Elmore9 Burnham (Samuel8, Timothy7, Zenas6, Zenas5, Silas4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. 12 Nov 1887 in South Windsor, CT, US,3,86,129 resided in East Hartford, Hartford,CT, US,129 d. Feb 1977 in Manchester, Hartford, CT, US,118 occupation Owned T.E. Burnham Insurance and Realty.129 According to WWI Draft Registration card, Timothy was a Sgt. in the Signal Corps for 5 yrs. He was described as short, stout, with blue eyes and brown hair.
In 1920, the family lived in East Hartford and Timothy was an underwriter for Traveler’s Insurance Co.

He married Susan G ?? Burnham, married c. 1913, b. c. 1887 in Connecticut,109 d. 13 Oct 1967 in Manchester, Hartford, CT.109

Children:
i. Elmore10 Burnham b. c. 1916 in Connecticut.
ii. Elizabeth L. Burnham b. c. 1925 in Connecticut.130

111. Clifford9 McWhorter (Eldred8, Mary7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. Feb 1892 in Cross Keys, Macon, Alabama,112,114 d. 09 Apr 1961 in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama,96 resided in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL,114, occupation Steel Mill Worker.114,132 In 1920, Clifford, Bernard, John and Clement were all living in a boarding house in Birmingham and working at the steel mill.

He married Louquida ?? McWhorter, b. c. 1899 in Alabama.132

Children:
i. Clifford10 McWhorter Jr. b. c. 1926 in Jefferson, AL.132
ii. Billie L. McWhorter b. c. 1929 in Jefferson, AL.132
iii. Robert McWhorter b. c. 1929 in Jefferson, Alabama.132

112. Benjamin9 McWhorter (Eldred8, Mary7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. Aug 1893 in Cross Keys, Macon, Alabama.112 Can’t find Benjamin in 1910 or 1920.

He married Eulalia ?? McWhorter, married c. 1916,132 b. c. 1897 in Alabama,132 occupation Clerk at Steel Plant.132

Children:
i. Lucia F.10 McWhorter b. c. 1920 in Alabama.132
ii. Lois McWhorter b. c. 1923 in Alabama.132
iii. Benjamin “Ben” M. McWhorter b. c. 1926 in Alabama.132

113. Clement Bolden9 McWhorter (Eldred8, Mary7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 17 Jan 1898 in Cross Keys, Macon, Alabama,112,113,114,101,96 d. 04 Dec 1956 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Alabama,96 occupation Steel Mill worker: Timekeeper for RR.114,101 In 1910, Clement was age 12 and living with his father and step mother.
In 1920, Clement, Bernard, John and Clifford were living in a board house in Birmingham and working in the steel mill.

He married Fannie Mae Minor.

Children:
i. Hillman Minor10 Mcwhorter b. c. 1928,96 d. 19 Apr 1974 in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.96

114. George Lamar9 Lappington Jr. (George8, Texas7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 21 Nov 1898 in Escambia, Florida,97,87,103,101 d. 2 Aug 1988 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL resided in Pensacola, Escambia, FL,103 occupation Shipping Clerk.103 In 1910, he was listed as “Lamar”.

He married Angeline “Angel” Lappington, married c. 1921 in Escambia, Florida,103 b. c. 1906 in Alabama.

Children:
i. Angle10 Lappington b. c. 1928 in Pensacola, Escambia, FL

115. Howard F.9 Pitkin (Edward8, William7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 13 Jan 1912 in Hartford,Hartford, CT, d. 8 Mar 1988 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, buried St. James Cem., resided 205 Vernon ST. in Vernon, Tolland, CT, occupation Carrier; US Postal Servic. In 1930, Howard was 18 and working as salesperson at a Soda Fountain.

He was an Army Air Corps verteran of World War II.

He married Helen Sullivan, married 6 Apr 1942,126 b. 19 Nov 1907, d. 19 Nov 1992,109 occupation Office-Sage Allen Co.

Children:
119. i. Helene10 Pitkin
120. ii. Howard F. Pitkin Jr.

116. Mary C. (May)9 Pitkin (Edward8, William7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 28 Apr 1913 in Hartford,CT, d. 18 Mar 2003 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.126

She married Robert Condron Sr., married 21 Jun 1941 in Hartford,CT, b. 3 Aug 1911, d. 23 May 1992 in Hartford, CT,126 occupation Pratt & Whitney.

Children:
i. Robert F.10 Condron
ii. Mary Louise Condron
121. iii. William Pitkin Condron b. 21 Aug 1946.

117. Edward Gardner9 Pitkin Jr. (Edward8, William7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 16 Oct 1920 in Hartford,CT, d. 6 Dec 1982 in Hartford,CT, resided 142 Freeman St. in Hartford, Hartford, CT, occupation City of Hartford Fireman.

He married Barbara Egan, married 9 Jun 1945, b. 3 Oct 1923.

Children:
i. Barbara A.10 Pitkin
ii. Edward J. Pitkin
iii. Mary Denise Pitkin
iv. David J. Pitkin
v. Matthew Pitkin
vi. Timothy P. Pitkin
vii. John Pitkin 3 occupation Hartford Fireman.
viii. Margaret Pitkin .

118. William J.9 Pitkin Sr. (Edward8, William7, Leonard6, James5, Daniel4, Esther3, Richard2, Thomas1), b. 9 Oct 1925 in Hartford,CT, d. 7 Mar 1989 in Hartford,CT, resided 28 Chesterfield in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, occupation Recreation Director,Weth.

He married Katherine Sheehan, b. 17 Apr 1926 in Hartford,CT (daughter of James P. Sheehan [1895 – 1987] and Margaret Donahue), d. 15 Sep 1981 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, resided 28 Chesterfield in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.

Children:
122. i. William J.10 Pitkin Jr. .
123. ii. Kathleen Pitkin
124. iii. Edward Gardner Pitkin III
125. iv. John James Pitkin
126. v. Mary Elizabeth Pitkin