Many thanks to Esther Rancier
for sharing her information on the Burlingham family. Esther is researching
in Richland and Mexico the Soul/Soule, Brace and Daniel
P. Smith families, and would appreciate hearing from anyone researching
these surnames. Esther Rancier at: firstname.lastname@example.org
of Russell Burlingham
RI <Schuyler, NY>Mexico, NY
Roger Burlingame1, born 24 January 1630 in Coventry, England, came to America.
He married Mary Elizabeth Barlingstone on 19 November 1688 at Warwick,
RI. Their son John2, born 1 August 1664, married Mary Knowles Lippitt.
They had nine children.
John and Mary’s son Roger3, born 1693, married in 1712 Sarah Baker.
They had five children. One of these children was Jonathan4, born
1715 in Cranston, RI, married in 1732 to Phebe Hopkins. This couple
had nine children. Their son Christopher5, born 1746, married Anne
Potter. Christopher and Anne removed to Easton, NY. Their son
Russell6 was born at Cranston in 1771.
About this point the family was split about the spelling of the family
name. Some went into court and officially became Burlingham while
others chose Burlingame. The Mexico branch always used Burlingham
In the 1880 Herkimer County, NY census Russell resided at Herkimer.
His household had 1 male 25-45; 1 male under 10; 1 female 26-45 and 1 female
under 10. The male child under 10 was Christopher7, born 1790 and
who died ca. 1830.
On 4 January 1835 Russell Burlingham
of Schuyler, NY purchased from Weston and Caroline Ackley and Hiriam and
Sophronia Norcutt land at Mexico, NY. By the 1840 Mexico census Russell
and his wife Fanny W. were living in Mexico with 1 daughter, not identified
and 5 young males. Two older males between 20-30 were Isaac G.7,
born 1816 and Russell7, born 1812. The boy between 10-15 was Philo7
who died in 1894, aged 68. Wife Fanny would have already been 55
years old, not likely to be the mother of a son under 10. The remaining
young boys 5-10 and 15-20 may not have been sons at all.
Son Philo remains shrouded in mystery. The only place where he was
mentioned was in the Mexico Village Cemetery where his tombstone gave his
death date as 1894, age 68 years. Those persons doing the cemetery survey
in 1984 added the notation that he was the son of Russell and Fanny.
He cannot be found by name in any census, or church or marriage record.
The lack of further findings suggest he was known by another name during
In the 1850 Mexico census Russell and Fanny’s older sons were both enumerated:
*Sarah Ann Vaughn, daughter of William
Marks and Elizabeth (Whitman) Vaughn, was born East Greenwich, RI
15 December 1812. She died in 1906 and was buried in the Mexico
Burlingham, Russell7 37
b.NY Farmer net worth $1500
* Sarah Ann 37
Sybel Vaughn 21
*Maria L. Howard who died in 1907 and
was buried in Mexico Village Cemetery.
Burlingham, Isaac7 26 b.NY
Farmer net worth $1500
Russell died in 1850 and was
buried in the Mexico Village Cemetery.
Changes in the 1860 Mexico
census were few:
Russell, husband of Sarah, died in 1895. He was buried in the Mexico
46 b.NY Farmer net worth $450
26 NY Farm laborer
43 b.NY Farmer net worth $3575
Geo. Leroy8 11
**Lydia Ann Burlingham, born 17
August 1847, married 29 December 1864 William J. Miller, son of Loren H.
Miller. The Millers had three children: Loren J. Miller b. 24 May
1866; Clayton I. Miller b. 16 June 1868; and Molly Blanche Miller b. 8
September 1883 . Clayton I. Miller later became a Superior Court
*Albert Burlingham and family were also enumerated in the 1870 Palermo
36 b.NY Farmer net worth $3,000
Isaac died in 1897 and was buried in the Mexico Village Cemetery.
From the 1870 Mexico census:
53 b.NY Farmer net worth $4900
?hace Ruth8 16 “
*Alfred Burlingham married Mary
Simmons. They were the parents of Gertrude Simmons Burlingham born
21 April 1872. Gertrude never married and died in 1952. She
was buried in the Mexico Village Cemetery along with her parents, Alfred
who died in 1904 and Mary in 1897. After the death of Mary, Alfred
married widow Lulu (Davis) Litzendorf who died 14 April 1934 in Syracuse,
but was buried also in the Mexico Village Cemetery. She had lived
in Mexico for many years on Wayne Street.
***** Special thanks go to
family researcher Karen Buckley for her excellent research which she shared
Ancestry World Tree Project.
Available [online] http://awt.ancestry.com
[20 May 2003]
Burlingame, Melvin R. Burlingame
– Typewritten, 1973. (LDS microfilm #0924414).
Burlingame Family Genealogy
Forum. Available [online] http://genforum.genealogy.com/burlingame/
[20 May 2003]
Burlingham, Lulu obituary.
Mexico Independent, April 14, 1934.
Cemetery Census of the Town
of Mexico, Oswego County, New York. Mexico: Mexico Historical
Family Group Record.
Available [online] http://familysearch.org
[20 May 2003]
N.Y. Oswego Co. Wills,
Bk. 14, p. 529.
Pelletreau, William S.
Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History
of New York, v. 1. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1998.
U.S. Census Herkimer, Herkimer
Co., NY 1800.
U.S. Census Schuyler,
Herkimer Co., NY 1830.
U.S. Census Mexico,
Oswego Co., NY 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880.
U.S. Census Palermo,
Oswego Co., NY 1870.
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