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Ebenezer Burnham

Posted: 3 May 1999 11:29PM GMT
Edited: 29 Oct 2006 11:33PM GMT
Son of Ophni (Orin) Burnham and Margaret Boardman. I am looking for who he was married to and their children and info please email me at lsteele1@bristolbay.com.

Ebenezer Burnham b. 1691

Iris Temple (View posts)
Posted: 5 Mar 2000 2:09PM GMT
This is terribly long, but it's everything I have on my BURNHAM family. I hope it helps someone out there.

Iris Temple

Descendants of Robert Burnham


Generation No. 1

1. ROBERT1 BURNHAM was born in Norfolk Co., England. He married MARY ANDREWS.

Notes for ROBERT BURNHAM:
Note: I Thomas Burnham Sr. of Hartford was a brother of Robert Burnham of Norwich, England and a Uncle to II John, III Thomas, and IV Robert Burnham.

I Thomas Burnham Sr. of Hartford and Podunk, Connecticut, was born in 1617; died June 24, 1688, married Ann Burnham. In 1635 he sailed from Gravesend, England, for the Barbadoes, and soon came to Connecticut. Apparently with the sole purpose of improving his fortunes. He would appear, from the records, to have been shrewd criminal lawyer. He found little favor with his neighbors and was for the defence of Abigail Betts, accused of Blasphemy - "save her neck" and prohibited from, he was, further practice in the Courts. He then erected his Garrison House and settled on his own lands at Podunk.

II John III Thomas IV Robert Burnham

From the best information obtained at the present day, it would appear that the three brothers, John, Thomas and Robert, sons of Robert and Mary Andrews Burnham, of Norwick, Norfolk Co., England, came to America early in 1635; that they came in the ship "Angel Gabriel", in charge of their maternal Uncle Captain Andrews, master of said ship; that they were wrecked on the coast of Maine; that with the freight thrown overboard to relieve the vessel at the time of the disaster was a chest, containing valuables, belonging to the three boys; that the boys came to Chebacco, in the colony of Massachusetts Bay, with their Uncle Captain Andrews, who having lost his ship settled there, the boys remaining with him. John and Thomas served ( boys as they were ) in the Pequot Expedition. When grown to manhood, John and Thomas remained in Chebacco and became free men there. Robert removed to Boston and became a free man there. Robert while in Boston, bacame one of a company who purchased the town of Dover, N.H. place he moved erected his "Garrison House" at which was at Oyster River, and became an inhabitant. His desendants are still there. John was appointed deacon of the church at Chebacco. He became the owner of a large tract of land, lying on the east side of what is known as Haskell's Creek. Many of his descendants removed from Chebacco, and Windham Co., Conn. and himself became the ancestor of a numberous progeny. Others removed to New Hampshire and Maine. Thomas was commissioned as Lieut. was Deputy to the General Court was Selectman, and on town committees. He owned much land both in Chebacco and Ipswich; and a sawmill on the Chebacco River.

The Burnham Family or Genealogical Records of the Descendants of the Four Emigrants of the name:

I Thomas of Hartford, Connecticut, II John of Ipswich, Massachusetts, III Robert of Dover, New Hampshire, IV Thomas of Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Who were among the early settlers of America. The following extracts and data are taken from the Burnham Genealogy, compiled by Roderick H. Burnham, Longmeadow, Massachusetts and published in 1869.

In this work, designed for those of the Burnham name and their connections who take an interest in the history of their ancestors and who wish to place in the hands of their descendants a record more enduring than tradition, the compiler - at first - proposed to confine himself to giving the genealogy ( as far as he was able ) of the Burnham family in America who are descended from the first of the name Thomas, who settled in Connecticut, at Hartford and Podunk. But becoming interested in the work it has grown under his hand, and he now purposed to give: the origin of the name in England' a sketch of the Saxion Villages of Burnham; an account of some of the manors owned by the first Burnham and his descendants; with a genealogy etc.

ORIGIN OF THE NAME IN ENGLAND

Walter le Veutre came to England at the conquest, 1066 with William of Normandy in the train of his cousin german Earl Warren: and at the survey, 1080, was made lord of the Saxion villages of Burnham, County of Norfolk, and of many other manors; from this manor he took his surname of De Burnham, and became the ancestor of the numerous family of that name. The name is often called and spelled Bernham, Burnam, and perhaps Barnham. In the old Anglo-Sazion it is Beornhom, Beorn and Burn, ( a bear ), mean according to Ferguson in his "English Surnames", "chief, hero, man"; others give it's meaning as a "Knight, a Noble"; it also means "a brook, a small river". "Ham signifies, a town, a village, a rich level meadow." The name when applied to a person signifies the lord of a town or a village; when applied to a place it signified a town or village by a river; but it was probably never used as a surname until after the Conquest, when Walter added De Burnham to his name. We find the name very early in old Sazion history. In the genealogy of the Kings of Bernicia, appears Boernhom, (sometimes Byrnham), son of Bofa, great grandson of Alric, descended from Woden, King Alfred the great in his will, made before 900, mentions Burnhamme, County of Somerset, and Burnham, County of Sussex. To the Normans belongs the credit of first regularly instituted and employed surnames-- in the present acceptation of the word; and they may be said to have been formally introduced into England at the Conquest.

SAXION VILLAGES OF BURNHAM

Burnham, a parish in the union of Eaton, hundred of Burnham, county of Buckingham, Comprising the liberties of upper Bouveney, Britwell, East Burnham, Cippenham, and town with wood, and the Chapelry of Lower Boveney. This place which gives name to the hundred, is of very remote antiquity, and was the residence of the Sazion King of Mercia among them "Roderick Burhred, called Rotri Maur," (Roderick the Great) whose marriage with Aethelswyth was solemnized here, at the royal villa of Chippenham, 851 in a great festival. " The moated site of the palace of the Kings of Mercia is still traceable of here." It was also the residence of their successor of the Norman line, after the Conquest, from which is dated the charter granted to Richard Earl of Cornwall, who is 1165 founded an abby here for nuns of the order of St. Augustine, the only remains of which are some ruinous walls, converted into a barn; part of the Abbot's dwelling-house; and the fish pond now attached to the Vicarge garden-- There are also the remains of an ancient encampment in the woodland called Burnham Beeches. The parish is bounded on the west by the river Thames, and the village is pleasantly situated on rising found about two miles east of the river.

ADDITIONAL VILLAGES OF BURNHAM

Burnham - East, a liberty, in the parish and hundred of Burnham.

Burnham - A parish in the union of Maldon hundred of Dengie.

Burnham- A hamlet, in the parish of Thornton Curtis, union of Glandford-Brigg.

Burnham* - St. Andrew, a parish in the union of Axbridge hundred of Bempstone.

The following eight villages in the County of Norfolk - composed the manor - which gave the name of De Burnham to Walter.

Burnham - Deepdale, a parish in the union of Docking, hundred of Brothercross.

Burnham- Westgate, a parish, 2 1/2 miles from Burnhame - Deepdale, and 3 miles from the sea.

Burnham - Nortou, a parish, 1 1.4 miles north - from Burnham - Westgate.

Burnham - Overy, a parish, 1 1/2 miles N.E. from Burnham - Westgate situated on the coast

Burnham - Sutton, a parish, adjoining Burnham - Westgate.

Burnham - Thorpe, a parish, 1 1/2 miles S.E from Burnham - Westgate.

Burnham - Ulph, a parish, adjoining Burnham - Westgate.

Burnham - Broom: This town was 3/4 of a mile long and 1/2 mile broad. It is distinguished from
Bernham in Suffolk by the name of Bernham Ryskys, hamlet and church.

Burnham* - A hamlet, in the parish of Haxey, union of Gainsborough.

Some of the manors owned by the First Burnham.

The following extracts are principally taken from historys of Norfolk County, England.

"BURNHAM - THORPE. There are several towns here adjoining of the name of Burnham, so called from a neighboring stream of brook. Toke, a great Saxion thane, was lord of it in the reign of the Confessor and was at Conquest deprived of it and many more considerable lordships, when this was granted to William Earol Warren, and is placed in Domes day book, under hundred of Gallow, and not in Brothercross; Walter was then offered of it by the afores aid Earl. Walter who held it at the survery - under the Earl - seems to be the ancestor of the family of De Burnham; he left the estate to his sons, William de Burnham, who was succeeded by his son Mathew. Phillip de Burnham, who was lord in the reign of King Stephen, had two sons, William and Reginald; William had a son, Philip who lord in the 30th of Henry II, and one of the same name of Richard I; but William de Burnham dying without issue, in the reign of Henry III, this lordship came to Sir William De Calthorp, by his marriage with the sister and heir, Cecilia, as may be seen in Harpley."

"BURNHAM - WESTGATE. The Earl Warren's manor of Burnham Thorp extended into this town, and was held of the Burnhams, lords of that town; Ralph, son of John de Burnhan, released by dead to the monks of Castleacre, a capital message which he had of them, with the homages, rents, services, etc. in Burnham. This descended to the Calthorps by marriage of Sir William de Calthorp, with Cecilia, sister and heir of William de Burnham."

"SOTHERTOW, MONUMENT. In a low niche in the north wall of nave lives a knight in mail, and over it a surcoat; on his head a skull - cap of mail; his shield of arms is bent around his arm, and turned toward the wall, and bears, as far as can be made out, Sa. three or six lions rampant gu. These are the arms of Burnham, and it is very probable, that the person commemorated was Walter de Burnham, who was lord of Sothertou in 5, 9 and 14 Edward I. The figure is seven feet long, is of stone, and was originally painted - "Nichols Topographer and Genealogist."

"HAUTEYN'S MANOR. (Sotherton) The church is a small pile, consisting of a body, or nave, and a chancel, and a north aisle that runs the length of the body, all covered with lead; and has an octangular tower, and one bell with a cap or cupola of wood, covered with lead."

"HAUTEYN'S Now called HAWKINS MANOR. This manor was in two parts; they weresoon joined and came to the sir-named De Burnham, and was always held of the Earl of Gloucester and Hereford. William de Burnham had it about Richard the First's time, and after him, Walter de Burnham.

"HARPLAY. The Conqueror granted this town to William - Earl Warren, and it was held of at the survey by Walter de Burnham.

"CALTHORP'S MANOR. Walter de Burnham, who was effeoffed herein, and held it under Earl Warren at the survey seems to be the ancestor of Philip de Burnham. (see Burnham Thorp) It remained in the family of Calthorp, till Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Philip, brought it by marriage to Sir Henry Parker."

"WINDHAM PRIORY MANOR - BURNHAM OVEREY. William le Veutre, lord of Burnham, granted to this monastery 6 acres of land and a half for the souls health of King Henry I, and of William, his butler, and of William Earl of Arundel, his lord, with the homages of his men; and Mathew, son of William de Burnham, gave them lands, and a protion of the; the church of St. Clement's belonged to them, valued in 1428 at 9 marks per annum."

"BERNHAM MANOR. William de Burnham was lord of this town, Oxnead, Bernham and in the reign of Richard I, and when Walter de Burnham held the same in the 20th of Henry III of the honour of Clare, and William de Burnham had a charter, and in 1246, Walter de Burnham presented to this church in 1309 and in the 8th of Edward II, Thomas de Docking, and Maud his wife, and in the 16th of that King it was settled on the said Walter and Maud for life. (Thomas de Docking and his wife Maud - settled this lordship on Walter de Burnham. )
The Manor of Tolleshunt Davey with Verli. Robert de Valoenes, who dyed in 1282, held this manor. Eve was wife of this Robert de Valoenes, relict of Nicolas Tregoz, and dyed about 1293. Upon the death of this Eve, there were different claims for the inhertance of Tregoz, which were brought to Parlimanet in 1293. Nicholas being dead without issue. He had four sisters married, whose sons put in their pleas; John de Bois, son of Lucy; James de Burnham son of Alice; John de Ludham son of Joane; John de Gernon son of Hawise. Hugh de Crippinges claimed the estate, as having been already put in possession of it. But it was decided in favor of the four co-owners. James de Burnham who dyed in 1295, held his proportion of the above of the Kings in ca. one part by the services of 3 quarters and an eight part of a knights fee, another part at 7s rent, another part at 3s.4d. ob. Hubert was his son, (S.) - Thomas de Burnham, at the time of his decease, in 1303, held lands in Tolleshune Tregoz, of the King in ca. by the service of two knights, fees. Of the same family was Geffrey de Burnham, who presented to this living in 1321."

"STURMERE - HINCHFORD HUNDRED, ESSEX. William de Goldington, who dyed in 1318, held in Strumere, of John de Burnham, lands by the service of half a knight fee. John his son, held of John de Burnham, the manor of Sturmere, with the advowson of the church, by the service of a pair of gift spurs - Thomas de Burnham had part of this estate in 32 Edward III."

"MANOR OF BABLOWES, BERMPSTED, HELVIN. Thomas Golding, by lincence dated 12 February 1564, alienated this manor to Francis Burnham; who a few days after conveyed the same to Sir William Cordell."

"GOURNEY'S MANOR. William de Burnham eldest son of Philip de Burnham, by his grant of the moiety of Calthorps Manor to his brother Reginald, gave rise to this lordship; This Reginald is said to have had only one daughter and heir Rose, who was given in marriage by Hameline Plantgenet Earl Warren, and of Surrey, capital lord of the fee, to Matthew de Gurney, who was lord in her right, about the 30th of Henry II. This moiety was to be held by Reginald de Burnham, of his brother, William, by half a fee, as appears by the deed of William. These grants though same date, see to be about the end of King Stephen's or the beginning of Henry the Second's reign. In the 30th of Henry II disputes arose about tenure of this lordship, between Philip de Burnham, son of William, who granted it, and Matthew de Gourney and Rose, his wife; a fine was then levied in the Kings court at Westminster, befor John Bishop of Norwick, Adam de Glanville, the Kings justices' Richard the Kings treasurer; William Mald, William Bassett, on Wednesday next before the feast of St. Luke, the Evangelist, when it was ceded to Matthew de Gourney and his heirs, to be held by a half fee, he paying to Philip de Burnham 10 marks per ann."

"HAYLESDON, soon after the Conquest, was divided into two lordships, one held by the family of de Burnham, the other by that of Hauteyn, coming to those Earls, from the Fiffards, Earl of Bucks."

"KEVINGS MANOR, was held by William de Burnham, lord of Burnham Brome, in Norfolk. In the reign of King Richard I it was held by Richard de Burnham, lord of Burnham Brome; and in 1263, King Henry III granted charter of free warren to Walter de Burnham, then lord of it. In 1270 it was held of the Burnhams, by the family of Hauteyn."

"TITREY - TANRIDGE HUNDRED - SURREY. In the 8th of Edward II, John De Overdale made a foeffment to Thomas de Ellingham and Richard de Burnham, of 640 acres of land, and a moiety of 37 acres of meadow, 120 acres of pasture, 77 acres of wood, 4 V. rent, and two parts of two messafes in Tichesey. Branstede, Crowhurst, Camerwell, and Peekham, and the advowson of the church of Tichesye."

"WELBORNE. In 1390, John de Burnham, or Barnham, and his perceners, were lords, and held it at a quarter of a fee of the Earl of Arundel."


Children of ROBERT BURNHAM and MARY ANDREWS are:
2. i. DEACON JOHN2 BURNHAM, b. in England, The Emigrant; d. November 5, 1694.
ii. THOMAS BURNHAM.
iii. ROBERT BURNHAM II.


Generation No. 2

2. DEACON JOHN2 BURNHAM (ROBERT1) was born in in England, The Emigrant, and died November 5, 1694. He married MARY TOLLAND WFT Est. 1637-1678.

Notes for DEACON JOHN BURNHAM:
*Note: Deacon John Burnham one of the three brothers, came in 1635 to Chebacco, (Ispwich), Mass. and settled there. He joined the Pequot Expedition in 1637, and in 1639, Ispwich granted him land for his services in the expedition as a soldier. He was Deacon of the church in Chebacco. He became owner of a large tract of land lying on the east side of what is now known as Haskell's Creek. He died upon this farm November 5, 1694. This was the first generation.

Children of JOHN BURNHAM and MARY TOLLAND are:
3. i. JOSIAH3 BURNHAM, b. May 9, 1662, Ipswich, Mass; d. October 25, 1692.
ii. JOHN BURNHAM II, d. WFT Est. 1642-1731.
iii. SARAH BURNHAM, d. 1716.
iv. ELIZABETH BURNHAM, d. WFT Est. 1659-1735; m. THOMAS KINSMAN, WFT Est. 1659-1713; b. WFT Est. 1634-1679; d. WFT Est. 1659-1724.


Generation No. 3

3. JOSIAH3 BURNHAM (JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born May 9, 1662 in Ipswich, Mass, and died October 25, 1692. He married ABIGAIL VARNEY July 12, 1687. She died October 31, 1692.

Children of JOSIAH BURNHAM and ABIGAIL VARNEY are:
4. i. EBENEZER4 BURNHAM, b. December 23, 1691, Ipswich, Mass; d. March 10, 1746.
ii. JOSIAH BURNHAM II, b. April 16, 1688; d. January 27, 1777, age 89; m. ELIZABETH BUTLER, WFT Est. 1704-1712; b. WFT Est. 1684-1702; d. December 3, 1713.
iii. JACOB BURNHAM, b. June 7, 1690; d. WFT Est. 1691-1780.


Generation No. 4

4. EBENEZER4 BURNHAM (JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born December 23, 1691 in Ipswich, Mass, and died March 10, 1746. He married DOROTHY ANDREWS. She was born 1697, and died June 26, 1760 in Hampton, CT.

Children of EBENEZER BURNHAM and DOROTHY ANDREWS are:
i. JOSHUA5 BURNHAM, b. 1720; d. WFT Est. 1746-1811; m. ABIGAIL MAYNARD, April 19, 1740; b. WFT Est. 1703-1727; d. WFT Est. 1744-1798.
5. ii. EBENEZER BURNHAM II, b. 1722; d. November 1, 1788.
iii. JOSEPH BURNHAM, b. 1723; d. November 5, 1792, age 79; m. LUCY BENNET, December 11, 1758; b. WFT Est. 1717-1741; d. WFT Est. 1762-1812.
iv. ANDREW BURNHAM, b. May 28, 1726; d. 1787; m. JANE BENNET, May 11, 1757; b. WFT Est. 1718-1740; d. WFT Est. 1761-1813.
v. ISACC BURNHAM, b. 1730; d. October 14, 1807; m. EUNICE HOLT.
vi. DOROTHY BURNHAM, b. 1732; m. CAPTAIN WILLIAM HEBBARD, October 16, 1750.


Generation No. 5

5. EBENEZER5 BURNHAM II (EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 1722, and died November 1, 1788. He married (1) ELIZABETH WFT Est. 1737-1770. She was born WFT Est. 1709-1735, and died WFT Est. 1765-1804. He married (2) MARTHA HEBBARD January 1, 1745. She was born 1721, and died April 10, 1783.

Notes for ELIZABETH:
Ebenezer Burnham and 2nd wife Elizabeth had no children

Children of EBENEZER BURNHAM and MARTHA HEBBARD are:
i. HANNA6 BURNHAM, b. November 27, 1746; d. WFT Est. 1760-1840; m. NATHANIEL COLBURN, WFT Est. 1760-1793; b. WFT Est. 1729-1749; d. WFT Est. 1761-1820.
ii. EBENEZER BURNHAM III, b. February 17, 1748; d. 1785, age 37; m. SIBBIL GREENSLIT, January 29, 1771.
iii. JOHN BURNHAM, b. December 20, 1749; d. January 8, 1833, age 84; m. TRYPHENA ROBINSON, October 23, 1777; b. WFT Est. 1739-1760; d. WFT Est. 1781-1834.
6. iv. JOSIAH BURNHAM, b. March 21, 1751; d. July 5, 1838, age 87 - Hamptom, Connecticut.
v. DANIEL BURNHAM, b. March 21, 1753; d. August 16, 1823, age 70; m. MARTHA SMITH, April 20, 1780; b. WFT Est. 1742-1764; d. WFT Est. 1784-1837.
vi. MARY BURNHAM, b. September 14, 1755; d. WFT Est. 1769-1849; m. ELIJAH GREENSLIT, WFT Est. 1769-1802; b. WFT Est. 1738-1758; d. WFT Est. 1770-1829.
vii. ELEAZER BURNHAM, b. August 2, 1757; d. May 12, 1780, age 22.
viii. JAMES BURNHAM, b. August 2, 1759; d. May 5, 1836; m. TAMMA HOLT, November 24, 1784; b. WFT Est. 1746-1768; d. WFT Est. 1788-1841.
ix. JEDEDIAH BURNHAM, b. December 12, 1761; d. June 4, 1828; m. PHEBE MARTIN, October 12, 1786; b. WFT Est. 1748-1770; d. WFT Est. 1790-1843.
7. x. ELIPHAZ BURNHAM, b. March 17, 1764, Connecticut - moved to Union Co., OH in 1819; d. October 1, 1821.


Generation No. 6

6. JOSIAH6 BURNHAM (EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born March 21, 1751, and died July 5, 1838 in age 87 - Hamptom, Connecticut. He married (1) ROXANA ELDERKIN WFT Est. 1772-1802. She was born 1759, and died September 11, 1843. He married (2) SALLEY HOVEY December 5, 1782. She was born WFT Est. 1746-1771, and died July 2, 1803.

Children of JOSIAH BURNHAM and SALLEY HOVEY are:
i. SALLY7 BURNHAM, b. WFT Est. 1771-1785; d. October 15, 1786; m. ABEL ROBINSON, WFT Est. 1762-1785; b. WFT Est. 1757-1775; d. WFT Est. 1762-1847.
ii. DORCAS BURNHAM, b. October 22, 1783; d. April 16, 1790.
iii. JOSIAH BURNHAM II, b. August 10, 1788; d. December 10, 1821; m. POLLY JEWETT, WFT Est. 1805-1819; b. WFT Est. 1784-1801; d. WFT Est. 1805-1878.
8. iv. DARIUS BURNHAM, b. May 10, 1791, Connecticut; d. August 10, 1846.
v. SIMEON BURNHAM, b. March 5, 1793; d. January 1819, South Carolin age 25; unmarried.
vi. ACHSAH BURNHAM, b. October 19, 1795; d. WFT Est. 1809-1889; m. (1) LUTHER ASHLEY, WFT Est. 1809-1842; b. WFT Est. 1778-1798; d. WFT Est. 1810-1869; m. (2) HARVEY SMITH, WFT Est. 1809-1842; b. WFT Est. 1778-1798; d. WFT Est. 1810-1869.
vii. EBENEZER BURNHAM, b. June 28, 1797; d. WFT Est. 1814-1887; m. (1) SALLY CHEENEY, WFT Est. 1814-1847; b. WFT Est. 1793-1813; d. WFT Est. 1814-1887; m. (2) SOPHRONIA COLLUM, WFT Est. 1814-1847; b. WFT Est. 1793-1813; d. WFT Est. 1814-1887.
viii. SOPHIA BURNHAM, b. March 13, 1799; d. WFT Est. 1834-1894; m. (1) FARMERY HEMENWAY, WFT Est. 1813-1846; b. WFT Est. 1782-1802; d. WFT Est. 1814-1873; m. (2) ELISHA REYNOLDS, February 3, 1829; b. WFT Est. 1780-1809; d. WFT Est. 1832-1872.

7. ELIPHAZ6 BURNHAM (EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born March 17, 1764 in Connecticut - moved to Union Co., OH in 1819, and died October 1, 1821. He married LYDIA SMITH December 25, 1792. She was born July 18, 1772 in of Canterbury, Conn., and died June 11, 1822.

Children of ELIPHAZ BURNHAM and LYDIA SMITH are:
i. JACOB7 BURNHAM II, b. October 27, 1794; d. April 23, 1866; m. ELIZA MEACHAM, March 20, 1823; b. May 30, 1802; d. 1872.
9. ii. ZELENDA BURNHAM, b. August 29, 1797, Hampton, CT; d. September 30, 1877, Union Co., Ohio.
iii. ELIPHAZ BURNHAM II, b. February 9, 1799; d. WFT Est. 1826-1890; m. LYDIA MEACHAM, July 3, 1820; b. June 14, 1796; d. April 8, 1867.
iv. LORENDA BURNHAM, b. March 22, 1803; d. September 14, 1839; m. ELBA BURNHAM, December 7, 1820; b. WFT Est. 1775-1803; d. WFT Est. 1824-1867.
v. AURELIA BURNHAM, b. July 7, 1805; d. November 2, 1851; m. SUMNER PAYNE, February 3, 1825; b. WFT Est. 1780-1806; d. WFT Est. 1829-1872.
vi. JULIETTA BURNHAM, b. December 16, 1807; d. July 19, 1834; m. JOHN REED, May 10, 1827; b. WFT Est. 1782-1808; d. WFT Est. 1831-1874.
vii. LYDIA ANN BURNHAM, b. February 16, 1812; d. July 3, 1855; m. (1) SAMUEL WOODS, WFT Est. 1826-1849; b. WFT Est. 1795-1815; d. WFT Est. 1827-1886; m. (2) ELIAS HATHAWAY, April 3, 1832; b. WFT Est. 1787-1813; d. WFT Est. 1836-1879.
viii. NANCY M. BURNHAM, b. August 15, 1813; d. December 27, 1860.

Notes for NANCY M. BURNHAM:
Unmarried


Generation No. 7

8. DARIUS7 BURNHAM (JOSIAH6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born May 10, 1791 in Connecticut, and died August 10, 1846. He married LUCRETIA HUNT September 12, 1819, daughter of JOHN HUNT. She was born February 18, 1798, and died WFT Est. 1853-1893.

Notes for DARIUS BURNHAM:
Darius and Lucretia moved west from Hampton CT to pioneer in northern Madison County OH. Darius was a successful farmer and held many offices in his home township, including Justice of the Peace. In 1836 he platted the village of Liverpool ( later Rosedale). He had eight children.

Children of DARIUS BURNHAM and LUCRETIA HUNT are:
10. i. EMELINE S.8 BURNHAM, b. February 26, 1828, Madison Co., Ohio; d. May 26, 1901, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Champaign Co..
ii. JOHN H. BURNHAM, b. July 9, 1820; d. WFT Est. 1849-1911; m. SELINA FULLINGTON, January 1, 1843; b. May 1, 1825; d. WFT Est. 1849-1919.
11. iii. HENRY BURNHAM, b. August 1, 1823; d. WFT Est. 1862-1914.
iv. ANNA L. BURNHAM, b. April 4, 1826; d. WFT Est. 1855-1920; m. (1) GEORGE WARD, January 1, 1845; b. WFT Est. 1800-1826; d. WFT Est. 1849-1892; m. (2) JUSTUS C. STEVENS, October 20, 1850; b. WFT Est. 1803-1830; d. WFT Est. 1853-1895.
v. DARIUS DWIGHT BURNHAM, b. July 5, 1831; d. WFT Est. 1859-1922; m. SYLVIA MANN, November 1, 1853; b. September 13, 1834; d. WFT Est. 1859-1928.
vi. ACHSAH M. BURNHAM, b. May 6, 1833; d. WFT Est. 1861-1927; m. MONROE WILSON BURNHAM, October 18, 1855; b. WFT Est. 1809-1835; d. WFT Est. 1859-1901.
12. vii. LUCIUS A. BURNHAM, b. August 16, 1839; d. WFT Est. 1869-1930.
viii. FLORA E. BURNHAM, b. June 12, 1841; d. WFT Est. 1864-1935; m. ANDREW CAREY, October 7, 1858; b. WFT Est. 1813-1841; d. WFT Est. 1862-1905.

9. ZELENDA7 BURNHAM (ELIPHAZ6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born August 29, 1797 in Hampton, CT, and died September 30, 1877 in Union Co., Ohio. She married JAMES CULVER MILLER May 31, 1821, son of JOSEPH MILLER and RUTH COLVER. He was born December 14, 1797 in New York, and died April 8, 1891 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

Notes for ZELENDA BURNHAM:
James Zelenda buried at Woodstock, OH

*Note: This generation is rather long due to the fact that the daughter of Darius Burnham II ( b. 05-10-1791 ) Zelenda Burnham married James Miller (b.12-14-1797 ) who was her 3rd cousin. Darius and Zelenda Burnham, who was later Mrs. James Miller Sr., were 1st cousins.

Notes for JAMES CULVER MILLER:
James Zelenda buried at Woodstock OH.

James Miller died at the age of 93 and 2 days before his great grandson's ( James Culver Miller III ) 5th birthday. He died in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Married May 31, 1821 in Union County, Ohio. James Culver Miller was the builder of the old desk that now is located at the home of his great great grandson James Culver Miller IV in Springfield, Oregon. The top part of this desk is now in the hands of Mrs. Frank Miller Sr. also another similar desk.

***See Ruth Culver for more information ****

James Culver Miller, son of Joseph and Ruth Colver Miller, was born 14 December 1797 in New York state. He and his cousin Standish Colver came from New York to Ohio in 1814. They went through New York to Olean, southward to Pennsylvania to the headwaters of the Ohio River, and down the Ohio to one of the landing places in the southern part of the state. They then worked their way up into Union County to the log house of their uncle and aunt, Samuel and Rachel Colver, who owned a farm near Irwin. When James felt sure he wanted to live in Ohio, he went back to New York and brought his mother and stepfather, their children, and probably his sister Philomela, to Ohio with him.
James learned the carpenter trade and the cabinet-making business. During his apprenticeship, at about the age of twenty, he went to Kentucky for about eighteen months, then returned to Union Township and continued his trade. He married Zelenda Burnham in 1821; they had seven children: Harriet, Eliphaz, James, Zelenda, Lydia, Rebecca, and William Henry Harrison. They lived at Homer, where James made furniture, working in fine woods. Homer was a village of craftsman and artisans that flourished in the first half of the 19th Century, on land now part of the Wible farm. After the railway, which passed through Irwin, was built, Homer faded away. Nothing is left of it today.
It has been said that James built the first house in Irwin, and he built "The Old House" for his Uncle Samuel, entirely of black walnut. That house stood on Route 161 near Treacle Creek, on the old Colver-Miller farm. At that time there were Indians living in the woods north of the farm. Rachel Colver used to give them doughnuts and cider to keep them friendly. The house was once a station on the Underground Railway. Eventually it was moved to the other side of the creek and used as a granary until it was taken down. There was a fireplace in each room, a small winding stairway inside for the convenience of the family in bad weather and a substantial one outside leading to an upstairs porch. There was a small additional room at each end of the porch. Some of Samuel's children lived in the upstairs room after they were married, and the small rooms were fitted up with bins and shelves for pantries.
After Ruth and Henry Smith died, their daughter Charity went to live with her half-brother James Miller. She remained there until she married James Russell. The Russells moved to Illinois and lived there until James Russell died, in 1843. James Miller then built a house on his farm for Charity, went to Illinois with a team and wagon and brought Charity, her two small daughters and their household goods, back to Ohio. He settled them in their house, gave them firewood already prepared, meat and provisions from his farm, and chickens. He gave them garden space, dug a well and a cistern. They spun and wove and Charity, they said, was an excellent nurse.
The following story came from Mrs. Gillespie of Irwin, by way of Annette Miller. James was helping Mrs. Gillespie's father, Dr. Hathaway, with some carpenter work. A stranger who had stopped to watch went to Dr. Hathaway and asked who the man was, saying that he reminded him very much of a man he knew back east. On being told that his name was James Miller, the stranger went to the young man and asked him if had any relatives in the east. James replied that he had been told that his father was there but that he had never seen him. When the stranger told him that his father was still living and not in very prosperous circumstances, James sent word to him by the stranger that if he would come to Ohio he could have a home with his son for the rest of his life.
James built a little house on his property in Homer for Joseph, and Joseph made chairs there. When Mrs. Gillespie married, her father gave her a dozen chairs made by Joseph. When she was a very old lady she gave one of those chairs to Cousin May ( Annette ) and it is now in the possesion of the Tway family in Indiana, always referred to as "Joseph's chair."
In 1849 Samuel Colver decided to sell his farm to his nephew James Miller; James and his family then moved into The Old House. James cleared out the room at the north end of the porch and put a bed and a chair in there, for use by transients. James, it was said, never turned anyone away, but he sometimes locked the door after the transient had turned in for the night.
In 1860 James sold his farm to his son James and built himself a house in Irwin. This may have been on Route 161 across from the Irwin school house, later owned by George Caldwell. My mother told me that the present house there incorporates a log house, which can be seen from the cellar, and which is said to have been built by James Miller.
In 1865 James and Zelenda went to Missouri with some of their married children. They settled on land that turned out to be extremely poor and he lost most of his property in the venture. In 1869 they returned to Ohio. James then took up his old trade and made desks for his grandchildren Frank, Nettie and John. James Culver Miller V now has Frank's, Frank Calhoun Miller IV has Nettie's (given to my father in the 30's by Roy Hopkins), and the Tways have John's. Cousin May wrote that these desks were made one summer after Zelenda's death in 1877, when James was living with her family in The Old House, and that he was in his nineties at the time. If this is so, it would place them in the late 1880s. Another desk, made by James and owned by Eva Gillespie Lyons of Milford Center for many years, eventually ended up in an antique shop in Columbus. My brother Bob heard of it, went to Columbus, bought it, and it was in the home of his daughter Mary until her death. It is now owned by my Anne.
When he was no longer able to work at his trade, James's sons and sons-in-law rented a house for him in Mechanicsburg and installed his daughter Rebecca as housekeeper. That was his home until his death.
James Miller shared in the official honors of the twonship and served the people as Trustee and Justice of the Peace. He was a Colonel in the militia in the old days of the State Militia, was a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Universalist Church. When the writer of the biographical sketch in the Union County History called to see him, "he was at his bench, shoving the plane, and he remarked that he enjoyed as good health as he ever had in his life." He was then 85 years of age; he was to die 8 April 1891 at age 93.

***For more information see James Culver Miller II ****

Children of ZELENDA BURNHAM and JAMES MILLER are:
13. i. JAMES CULVER8 MILLER II, b. March 22, 1826, Homer, Ohio; d. August 18, 1902, Champaign County, Ohio; age 76.
14. ii. HARRIET MILLER, b. March 8, 1822; d. WFT Est. 1844-1916.
15. iii. ELIPHAS B. MILLER, b. October 5, 1823; d. February 21, 1882.
16. iv. ZELENDA MILLER, b. March 21, 1828; d. WFT Est. 1859-1922.
17. v. LYDIA ANN MILLER, b. September 5, 1830; d. December 27, 1895.
18. vi. REBECCA G. MILLER, b. June 5, 1838; d. 1929.
19. vii. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON MILLER, b. August 12, 1840; d. October 29, 1916.


Generation No. 8

10. EMELINE S.8 BURNHAM (DARIUS7, JOSIAH6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born February 26, 1828 in Madison Co., Ohio, and died May 26, 1901 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Champaign Co.. She married JAMES CULVER MILLER II February 26, 1847 in Madison Co., Ohio, son of JAMES MILLER and ZELENDA BURNHAM. He was born March 22, 1826 in Homer, Ohio, and died August 18, 1902 in Champaign County, Ohio; age 76.

Notes for JAMES CULVER MILLER II:
James Culver Miller lived at the home of his daughter Nellie in Champaign Co., Ohio, near Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

**Note: James Culver Miller and his wife Emeline Burnham Miller were 3rd cousins. Darius Burnham and Zelenda Burnham Miller were 1st cousins.

***For more information see James Culver Miller ***

The second James Culver Miller, born at Homer 22 March 1826, married Emeline Burnham 26 December 1847. They had five children: Nettie, John, Frank, Emma, and Clara. They began their married life at Rosedale, in Madison County OH, where James was a blacksmith. He then bought a farm in the area and lived there until the spring of 1861, when he moved to the farm near Irwin. During the war the farm doubled in value and was increased in acreage. After a residence of nearly twenty years, James left it in the care of his sons Frank and John. He and Emeline then moved to a place two miles northwest of Mechanicsburg, where they lived until her death 26 May 1901. James then made his home with his daughter Nettie Hopkins at the nearby Darbyland Farm. He died 18 August 1902.
The obituary of Emeline Burnham Miller reads in part: "...She was the daughter of Darius and Lucretia Burnham, who came to this country from Hartford, Conn. more than eighty years ago, and were among the first settlers of Darby Plains... Of (her) five children, two died in their youth; Emma in 1856, a child of two years and Clara in 1860 at the age of seven. (Clara drowned in Treacle Creek near her home.)... The subject of our sketch was a woman of more than average intelligence. Being a great reader she was well informed both of the events of the past and present. She was always religiously inclined and for the past six years was a faithful member of the M.E. Church of Mechanicsburg, which she joined under the pastorate of Rev. Murray. Mrs. Miller will be remembered by her friends and relatives as a kind and loving mother, a devoted wife, a most indulgent grandmother, and a true and loyal friend. As such we, today, say our last goodbye to her, feeling that another links which binds us to the past has been broken."
The following is taken from the obituary of James Culver Miller, Jr.: "... Thinking of the life which has just gone out, it seems to have been one much above the average, both in success and happiness, for Mr. Miller was without doubt a clear-headed, fore-sighted business man, and possessing a happy disposition he looked on the bright side and made the more of life. While he was a man of limited education, of the times in which he grew up, still he was well informed both of the events of the past and present, and well posted on all questions of public interest, from the fact that he was all his life a great reader. He belongs to a generation that is fast passing away. A generation that has had much to do with building up our country and making it what it is today. While Mr. Miller was not a member of any church he was certainly a man of strong religious tendencies, and all his life had an unbounded faith and hope for the future."


***See Frank Calhoun Miller for more information***



Children of EMELINE BURNHAM and JAMES MILLER are:
i. EMMA9 MILLER, b. 1854; d. 1856.
ii. NETTIE MILLER, b. December 18, 1848, Madison Co., Ohio; d. February 6, 1937, Champaign County, Ohio; buried in Mechanicsburg, Ohio; m. ASA G. HOPKINS, January 1, 1875, "The Old House"; b. January 22, 1846; d. August 27, 1934, Champaign County, Ohio; buried in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
iii. JOHN BURNHAM MILLER, b. July 20, 1850; d. December 22, 1922, buried at Milford Center Ohio; m. (1) MARY E HOPKINS, October 3, 1871; b. June 9, 1851; d. April 8, 1883, buried at Milford Center Ohio; m. (2) ANNA CONNOR, 1884; b. May 28, 1860; d. May 24, 1910, buried at Milford Center Ohio.

Notes for MARY E HOPKINS:
Mary is the sister to Asa G. Hopkins who married John Burnham Miller's sister Nettie.

iv. FRANK CALHOUN MILLER, b. August 14, 1852, Madison Co., Ohio; d. October 24, 1924, Union Co.,Mechanicsburg, Ohio; m. KATHARINE DAVIS, November 7, 1872, Madison Co., Ohio; b. May 25, 1852; d. July 20, 1928, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

Notes for FRANK CALHOUN MILLER:
*We are distantly related to John C. Calhoun who was a Senator and Sec. of War under President James Monroe.

***See James Culver Miller II for more information***

Frank Calhoun Miller, son of James C. and Emeline Burnham Miller, was born 14 August 1852 in Madison County OH, married Katharine Davis 7 November 1872; she was born 25 May 1852, a daughter of Nathan and Mary Richardson Davis. Frank and Kate were the parents of six children: Clara, Nelle, May Agnes, Martha, Frank and James. From the age of about nine years Grandpa Frank lived on the farm that belonged in succession to his great-uncle Samuel Colver, his grandfather, and his father. It was a beautiful place when he left it at his death. He had planted new trees every year; Grandma loved blooming things. Of the things I remember when my family moved there after her death were lilac, spirea, syringa, hydrangea, Japonica, forsythia, pussy williows. There were roses of different varieties (my favorite was a profusion of a wonderfully fragrant old-fashioned yellow), columbine, violets, peonies, poppies, hollyhocks, lilies of the valley, wisteria and trumpet vines. There was an orchard containing several varieties of apples, peaches, and pears. There were cherries and plums. Shade trees were primarily maples, but there was a black walnut and a Rose of Sharon that I remember. There were willows along the stream that ran back of the house, buckeyes, and what we called mock orange trees in the pasture. These produced orange sixed knobby green balls, good for throwing but as far as I know, for nothing else. Along the fence of the pasture, a short distance from the house, was a Seckel pear tree. I will always remember the feel and taste of those delicious, juicy, warm little fruits when my brothers and I walked down to gather them on summer afternoons.
Grandma Kate was a Universalist. Before her marriage she taught in a one-room school on Route 36 near Woodstock. She was quite young; some of her boy students were older than she was. She is remembered as having once said that one need not be concerned about the hereafter, that there is heaven and hell enough in this world. Grandpa died 24 October 1924; Grandma, on 20 July 1928. They are buried in the Mechanicsburg cemetery next to the Hopkins family, James and Emeline, and Aunt Becky Irwin and her son Fred.
The family farm was sold after my father's death and was operated for years by Farm Management, Inc. for non-resident owners. To drive by it today, you would not dream what it once looked like. The fence, out buildings, barn, cribs, chicken house, smoke house, tenant hous, orchard, shrubs, flowers and practically all of the trees are gone.

**All of the information preceeding was taken from "The Colver/Culver-Miller Family" by Loretta M. Davidson, Charlottesville, Virginia 1993.***

v. CLARA MILLER, b. 1859; d. 1866, *drowned in creek near famil home at age of 7.

11. HENRY8 BURNHAM (DARIUS7, JOSIAH6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born August 1, 1823, and died WFT Est. 1862-1914. He married EVELINE WILLIAMS January 1, 1852. She was born May 29, 1832, and died WFT Est. 1862-1926.

Children of HENRY BURNHAM and EVELINE WILLIAMS are:
i. LEWIS9 BURNHAM, b. WFT Est. 1846-1873; d. WFT Est. 1847-1936.
ii. MARTHA BURNHAM, b. WFT Est. 1846-1873; d. WFT Est. 1847-1940.
iii. AMIA BURNHAM, b. WFT Est. 1846-1873; d. WFT Est. 1847-1940.
iv. WALTER BURNHAM, b. 1859; d. WFT Est. 1880-1949; m. JOSEPHINE ROBBINS, WFT Est. 1876-1909; b. WFT Est. 1855-1875; d. WFT Est. 1880-1949.

12. LUCIUS A.8 BURNHAM (DARIUS7, JOSIAH6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born August 16, 1839, and died WFT Est. 1869-1930. He married (1) ANNA WFT Est. 1856-1889. She was born WFT Est. 1835-1855, and died WFT Est. 1856-1929. He married (2) LOUISE M. CONVERSE February 14, 1860. She was born March 11, 1840, and died December 18, 1862. He married (3) ADRIANA F. FENNER July 23, 1863. She was born WFT Est. 1825-1848, and died WFT Est. 1867-1920.

Child of LUCIUS BURNHAM and LOUISE CONVERSE is:
i. ELLEN A.9 BURNHAM, b. November 19, 1860; d. WFT Est. 1874-1954; m. GEORGE CRANDELL, WFT Est. 1874-1907; b. WFT Est. 1843-1863; d. WFT Est. 1875-1934.

Notes for ELLEN A. BURNHAM:
Ellen grew up in the home of her Aunt Emeline and Uncle James Miller

13. JAMES CULVER8 MILLER II (ZELENDA7 BURNHAM, ELIPHAZ6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born March 22, 1826 in Homer, Ohio, and died August 18, 1902 in Champaign County, Ohio; age 76. He married EMELINE S. BURNHAM February 26, 1847 in Madison Co., Ohio, daughter of DARIUS BURNHAM and LUCRETIA HUNT. She was born February 26, 1828 in Madison Co., Ohio, and died May 26, 1901 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Champaign Co..

Notes for JAMES CULVER MILLER II:
James Culver Miller lived at the home of his daughter Nellie in Champaign Co., Ohio, near Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

**Note: James Culver Miller and his wife Emeline Burnham Miller were 3rd cousins. Darius Burnham and Zelenda Burnham Miller were 1st cousins.

***For more information see James Culver Miller ***

The second James Culver Miller, born at Homer 22 March 1826, married Emeline Burnham 26 December 1847. They had five children: Nettie, John, Frank, Emma, and Clara. They began their married life at Rosedale, in Madison County OH, where James was a blacksmith. He then bought a farm in the area and lived there until the spring of 1861, when he moved to the farm near Irwin. During the war the farm doubled in value and was increased in acreage. After a residence of nearly twenty years, James left it in the care of his sons Frank and John. He and Emeline then moved to a place two miles northwest of Mechanicsburg, where they lived until her death 26 May 1901. James then made his home with his daughter Nettie Hopkins at the nearby Darbyland Farm. He died 18 August 1902.
The obituary of Emeline Burnham Miller reads in part: "...She was the daughter of Darius and Lucretia Burnham, who came to this country from Hartford, Conn. more than eighty years ago, and were among the first settlers of Darby Plains... Of (her) five children, two died in their youth; Emma in 1856, a child of two years and Clara in 1860 at the age of seven. (Clara drowned in Treacle Creek near her home.)... The subject of our sketch was a woman of more than average intelligence. Being a great reader she was well informed both of the events of the past and present. She was always religiously inclined and for the past six years was a faithful member of the M.E. Church of Mechanicsburg, which she joined under the pastorate of Rev. Murray. Mrs. Miller will be remembered by her friends and relatives as a kind and loving mother, a devoted wife, a most indulgent grandmother, and a true and loyal friend. As such we, today, say our last goodbye to her, feeling that another links which binds us to the past has been broken."
The following is taken from the obituary of James Culver Miller, Jr.: "... Thinking of the life which has just gone out, it seems to have been one much above the average, both in success and happiness, for Mr. Miller was without doubt a clear-headed, fore-sighted business man, and possessing a happy disposition he looked on the bright side and made the more of life. While he was a man of limited education, of the times in which he grew up, still he was well informed both of the events of the past and present, and well posted on all questions of public interest, from the fact that he was all his life a great reader. He belongs to a generation that is fast passing away. A generation that has had much to do with building up our country and making it what it is today. While Mr. Miller was not a member of any church he was certainly a man of strong religious tendencies, and all his life had an unbounded faith and hope for the future."


***See Frank Calhoun Miller for more information***



Children are listed above under (10) Emeline S. Burnham.

14. HARRIET8 MILLER (ZELENDA7 BURNHAM, ELIPHAZ6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born March 8, 1822, and died WFT Est. 1844-1916. She married JAMES GALLOWAY September 21, 1837. He was born WFT Est. 1792-1822, and died WFT Est. 1841-1884.

Children of HARRIET MILLER and JAMES GALLOWAY are:
i. SUMNER9 GALLOWAY, b. WFT Est. 1840-1863; d. WFT Est. 1865-1930; m. JULIA SHIELDS, WFT Est. 1860-1903; b. WFT Est. 1840-1871; d. WFT Est. 1865-1934.
ii. WARREN GALLOWAY, b. WFT Est. 1840-1863; d. WFT Est. 1841-1930.
iii. HATTIE GALLOWAY, b. WFT Est. 1840-1863; d. WFT Est. 1856-1934; m. DANCER, WFT Est. 1856-1899; b. WFT Est. 1830-1862; d. WFT Est. 1856-1920.

Notes for HATTIE GALLOWAY:
*Hattie Galloway Dancer had 4 children with her husband Mr. Dancer

iv. JOHN GALLOWAY, b. WFT Est. 1840-1863; d. WFT Est. 1860-1930; m. RUTH, WFT Est. 1860-1903; b. WFT Est. 1840-1871; d. WFT Est. 1860-1934.

Notes for JOHN GALLOWAY:
* John had 5 children with Ruth, 3 died young

v. HYLAS GALLOWAY, b. WFT Est. 1840-1863; d. WFT Est. 1841-1930.

15. ELIPHAS B.8 MILLER (ZELENDA7 BURNHAM, ELIPHAZ6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born October 5, 1823, and died February 21, 1882. He married ELLEN VANNESS April 4, 1850 in Madison Co., Ohio. She was born WFT Est. 1812-1834, and died WFT Est. 1854-1907.

Children of ELIPHAS MILLER and ELLEN VANNESS are:
i. HARRIET9 MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1844-1872; d. WFT Est. 1866-1938; m. WILLARD SMITH, WFT Est. 1860-1905; b. WFT Est. 1834-1870; d. WFT Est. 1866-1924.
ii. GEORGE MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1844-1872; d. WFT Est. 1864-1934; m. MC ADAMS, WFT Est. 1864-1909; b. WFT Est. 1843-1878; d. WFT Est. 1864-1937.
iii. AURA MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1844-1872; d. WFT Est. 1860-1938; m. JONES, WFT Est. 1860-1905; b. WFT Est. 1834-1870; d. WFT Est. 1860-1924.
iv. DORA MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1844-1871; d. March 3, 1880, Woodstock OH Cemetary.
v. TRELL MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1844-1872; d. WFT Est. 1845-1934.

Notes for TRELL MILLER:
* Trell went west and married there.

16. ZELENDA8 MILLER (ZELENDA7 BURNHAM, ELIPHAZ6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born March 21, 1828, and died WFT Est. 1859-1922. She married LEMUEL MAGREW February 28, 1854 in Westerville, OH. He was born WFT Est. 1807-1834, and died WFT Est. 1857-1899.

Children of ZELENDA MILLER and LEMUEL MAGREW are:
i. ARCHIBALD9 MAGREW, b. WFT Est. 1846-1869; d. WFT Est. 1871-1936; m. EVA PENCE, WFT Est. 1866-1909; b. WFT Est. 1846-1877; d. WFT Est. 1871-1940.
ii. L. WORDEN MAGREW, b. WFT Est. 1846-1869; d. WFT Est. 1871-1936; m. MARY HARWOOD, WFT Est. 1866-1909; b. WFT Est. 1846-1877; d. WFT Est. 1871-1940.
iii. MARY MAGREW, b. WFT Est. 1846-1869; d. WFT Est. 1868-1940; m. ODA BLOSE, WFT Est. 1862-1905; b. WFT Est. 1836-1868; d. WFT Est. 1868-1926.
iv. MINNIE MAGREW, b. WFT Est. 1846-1869; d. WFT Est. 1862-1940; m. HARRY DAVIS, WFT Est. 1862-1905; b. WFT Est. 1836-1868; d. WFT Est. 1862-1926.
v. CLARA MAGREW, b. WFT Est. 1846-1869; d. WFT Est. 1847-1940.

17. LYDIA ANN8 MILLER (ZELENDA7 BURNHAM, ELIPHAZ6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born September 5, 1830, and died December 27, 1895. She married DAVID CLEMENTS March 30, 1853 in Marysville, Ohio. He was born WFT Est. 1807-1833, and died WFT Est. 1857-1899.

Child of LYDIA MILLER and DAVID CLEMENTS is:
i. STELLA9 CLEMENTS, b. WFT Est. 1848-1871; d. WFT Est. 1870-1942; m. HENRY BENNETT, WFT Est. 1864-1906; b. WFT Est. 1838-1870; d. WFT Est. 1870-1928.

18. REBECCA G.8 MILLER (ZELENDA7 BURNHAM, ELIPHAZ6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born June 5, 1838, and died 1929. She married JAMES GWYNNE IRWIN March 25, 1858. He was born WFT Est. 1813-1839, and died WFT Est. 1862-1905.

Notes for REBECCA G. MILLER:
*Aunt Rebecca Irwin wrote also of the family and the old home.

Children of REBECCA MILLER and JAMES IRWIN are:
i. EMMA9 IRWIN, b. WFT Est. 1856-1879; d. WFT Est. 1878-1950; m. WILLIAM LITTLEJOHN, WFT Est. 1872-1915; b. WFT Est. 1846-1878; d. WFT Est. 1878-1936.
ii. HELEN IRWIN, b. WFT Est. 1856-1879; d. WFT Est. 1872-1950; m. JOHN BETZER, WFT Est. 1872-1915; b. WFT Est. 1846-1878; d. WFT Est. 1872-1936.
iii. LOU IRWIN, b. WFT Est. 1856-1879; d. WFT Est. 1876-1946; m. NAMIE, WFT Est. 1876-1919; b. WFT Est. 1856-1887; d. WFT Est. 1876-1950.
iv. CLARA IRWIN, b. WFT Est. 1856-1879; d. WFT Est. 1857-1950.
v. FRED IRWIN, b. WFT Est. 1856-1879; d. WFT Est. 1857-1946.

19. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON8 MILLER (ZELENDA7 BURNHAM, ELIPHAZ6, EBENEZER5, EBENEZER4, JOSIAH3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born August 12, 1840, and died October 29, 1916. He married (1) SARAH SMITH WFT Est. 1857-1890. She was born WFT Est. 1836-1856, and died WFT Est. 1861-1930. He married (2) SARAH E. VANNESS September 19, 1860. She was born September 14, 1840, and died January 5, 1863.

Children of WILLIAM MILLER and SARAH SMITH are:
i. LENNA9 MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1861-1890; d. WFT Est. 1883-1955; m. ROLLA WHITEHEAD, WFT Est. 1877-1923; b. WFT Est. 1851-1888; d. WFT Est. 1883-1941.
ii. JAMES MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1861-1890; d. WFT Est. 1862-1951.
iii. LYDIA MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1861-1890; d. WFT Est. 1883-1955; m. LEONARD HANAR, WFT Est. 1877-1923; b. WFT Est. 1851-1888; d. WFT Est. 1883-1941.
iv. WALTER MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1861-1890; d. WFT Est. 1881-1951; m. ELLA, WFT Est. 1881-1927; b. WFT Est. 1860-1896; d. WFT Est. 1881-1954.
v. MINNIE MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1861-1890; d. WFT Est. 1883-1955; m. GEORGE DECKLEMAN, WFT Est. 1877-1923; b. WFT Est. 1851-1888; d. WFT Est. 1883-1941.

Notes for MINNIE MILLER:
Minnie and George had 5 children. Besides Helen, John, Virginia, and George, they had another boy.

Children of WILLIAM MILLER and SARAH VANNESS are:
vi. HARRY9 MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1857-1863; d. WFT Est. 1858-1947.

Notes for HARRY MILLER:
Harry is said to have died very young

vii. ETTA MILLER, b. WFT Est. 1857-1863; d. WFT Est. 1858-1951.

Notes for ETTA MILLER:
Etta is said to have died very young

Re: Thomas Burnham 1617 the emigrant

Posted: 29 Aug 2002 12:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Dec 2002 12:47AM GMT
Surnames: Burnham
This is the first I have ever heard that Thomas Burnham is the brother of Robert Burnham the father of the 3 Burnhams how came to Amercia. What is your source? How do you account for the differents in Thomas and Roberts birth dates? And the differents in where they were born? I hope you are correct, for long I have been searching for Thoma's parents and siblings.
Can't wait to hear back from you.
Carol Burnham Miskin

Re: Thomas Burnham 1617 the emigrant

Bob Smith (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2002 5:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
My Burnham connection is my great grandmother, Josephine Burnham, who married Walter Smith. From a small family book: From the Pen of Smith Burnham, edited by Margaret Burnham Macmillan, which was passed along to me, the following may be of interest, taken from her book.

The Burnhams came from East Anglia, which are now the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. Three brothers, John, Thomas and Robert, sons of Robert Burnham of Norwich, came to Massachusetts in the ship "Angel Gabriel" which landed in 1635. John & Thomas settled in Ipswich. In their early years, both fought in the Pequot war. Later, Thomas was a member of the General Court of the colony. Robert, the third brother, after living for a time in Ipswich and Boston, settled in the town of Dover, New Hampshire. Also in 1635 another Thomas Burnham sailed from England to the Barbados but soon thereafter came to Connecticut where he settled at Hartford. It's probable that all the Burnhams in America are descended from these four emigrants.

The geneological line is incomplete, but it is very probable that our family is descended from Thomas Burnham of Hartford. Jacob Orsemus Burnham and his wife, Lucy Bigelow, daughter of Elisha Bigelow, migrated from Connecticut to Otsego County, NY, after the Revolution. Here, my gg grandfather, Hiram Orsemus Burnham, was born 28 Feb 1801/2. In 1826 he married Caroline Robinson (b.1808), duughter of Richard Robinson of Durham, CT. They migrated to Pendleton township, Niagara county, NY. Then in 1841 migrated to a quarter section of wild land in Charleston township, Kalamazoo county, MI. Hiram and Caroline had 9 children, the last of which was my gg grandmother, Josephine., b. 23 Jun 1848

Can anyone add to this?

Re: Thomas Burnham 1617 the emigrant

Doug Burnham (View posts)
Posted: 18 Dec 2002 4:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thomas Burnham of Ipswich 1619
2 John 1648
26 Jacob 1682
263 Solomon 1709
263b Jacob 1752
263b2 Jacob Orsemus 1772
263b22 Hiram Orsemus 1802
1.lucy1827 2.Jacob Orsemus1829 3.Lavoria1832 4.George R. 1834 5.Nancy1836 6.Homer Adelbert 1838 7.Mary E.1840 8.Francis Newton1843 9.Josephine L.1846

Re: Thomas Burnham 1617 the emigrant

Posted: 18 Dec 2002 10:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Mar 2003 11:07PM GMT
Thanks Doug, I didn't have this family in my database. Can you tell me where Hiram Orsemus was b. in 1832? I don't find him in Essex or Ipswich? What was his mother's name? and did he have any siblings? Thanks, Caroline CRBCC@aol.com

Re: Thomas Burnham 1617 the emigrant

Doug Burnham (View posts)
Posted: 19 Dec 2002 3:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
1979 Vol. 13 pg 35 WJB Lineage Charts
Jacob Orsemus Burnham May5,1772 d.Dec 10,1845
Lucy Bigelow Aug 30.1779 d. ,1874
1. Elvira Sep 17,1800 d. ,1869 m. 1823 Richard Ely
2. Hiram Orsemus Feb 28,1802 d. ,1882 m 1826 C.Robinson
3.Sally Jan 22,1804 d.Aug ,1869
4 Polly Nov 7,1805
5 Sophronia Aug 19,1808 d.Mar 1872 m.Gilbert Smith
6 George Aug 11,1810 d.Aug 29,1886 m.Ellen Parsons
7 Richard Orlando Jun 19,1812 d. Jul 25,1877
8 William L. Aug 10,1818 d. Sep 17,1903 m C.A.Cooley

Re: Thomas Burnham 1617 the emigrant

Bob Smith (View posts)
Posted: 20 Dec 2002 4:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Doug. I'm curious about which line is yours? Hiram Orsemus is my gg grandfather. Apparently his son Jacob Orsemus dropped the name Jacob, because his son Smith Burnham refers to his father simply as Orsemus. Smith and his brothers were my grandfather Fred Smith's 1st cousins. Hiram's daughter Josephine is my great grandmother, Fred's mother.

Re: Thomas Burnham 1617 the emigrant

Posted: 20 Dec 2002 8:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Mar 2003 11:07PM GMT
Jacob Orsemus Burnham was b in Ipswich, MA....can you tell me where his children were born???? Thanks

Re: Thomas Burnham 1617 the emigrant

bob smith (View posts)
Posted: 21 Dec 2002 5:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
I only know Hiram Orsemus Burnham was born in Otsego county, NY, and his son's writings indicate it was 1801, not 1802. It's probably that some, if not all of the rest of the children were born there, but I have no documentation of that.
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