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Lt. David Burnham

Lt. David Burnham

Male 1698 - 1774  (75 years)

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  • Name David Burnham 
    Prefix Lt. 
    Born 12 Oct 1698  Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 20 Mar 1699/00 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth Bef 26 Mar 1700 
    Died 17 Feb 1774 
    Notes 
    • David Burnham was established and confirmed by the Assembly Oct. 1747 to be Lieutenant of the 1st Company in Woodbury. David makes his will 18 Mar 1772, mentions son David, daughter Mary Alvord, sons Eliphalet and Augustus. Appoints his brother, Timothy Burnham, executor. The will was exhibited 3 Mar 1774, and the executor therein named refused the trust; and desired that Timothy Burnham, Jr., might be appointed, who gave bonds with Augustus Burnham. On 11 Oct 1774, Court allows Timothy Burnham, Adm., to make sale of real estate. 9 July 1776, an account of sale is rendered including land at Burnham swamp.

      On 28 Feb 1777 the Court grants administration on the estate of Eliphalet Burnham, unto John Kentfield, who gave bonds with Capt. Eliphalet Roberts.
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      The identity of David's wife/wives is not clear and Data is quite conflicting. I feel that there is a confusion between at least 2 David Burnhams and 2 Mary Roberts. For Mary Roberts to be the mother of Augustus Burnham could not also be the d/o William Roberts and Dorothy Forbes, as she would be too old. On the other hand, if he was married to both Damaris Spencer d/o Disborough Spencer and Abigail Elmer, she would be too old to be Augustus's mother and her "known" death date would require a divorce which is most unlikely. There is evidence that Mary Roberts, d/o William, married a John Thrall II who died about 1748. There is no evidence that she married second to David Burnham. The will above suggests that whomever he was married to had died before 1772. Both the Damaris Spencer and the Mary Roberts who were old enough to be Augustus's mother were reputed to have died after 1800.
    Person ID I14937  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2009 

    Father Samuel Burnham,   b. 1650, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1727/28, ____, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Step 
    Mother Mary Fitch,   b. Abt Nov 1657,   d. Abt 1700  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1684 
    Family ID F6126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Damaris Spencer,   b. Bef 22 Sep 1706, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763, East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1731  East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage 1 Jun 1736 
    Children 
     1. David Burnham,   b. 3 May 1737,   d. Sep 1810  (Age 73 years)
     2. Mary Burnham,   b. 7 Jan 1740/41,   d. Unknown
     3. Eliphalet Burnham,   b. 5 Aug 1745,   d. 18 Feb 1777  (Age 31 years)
     4. Ruth Burnham,   b. 1749,   d. 8 Feb 1749/50  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F5036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Roberts,   b. 3 Oct 1716,   d. 20 May 1815  (Age 98 years) 
    Alt. Marriage 1 Jun 1736  East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1751 
    Children 
     1. Augustus Burnham,   b. 4 Aug 1751, East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1823, Laona - Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Ruth Burnham,   b. 1758,   d. 12 May 1760  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F12135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1698 - Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1731 - East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Marriage - 1 Jun 1736 - East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Link to Google Earth
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