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The Burnap Family
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Ancestors and Descendants

Note:  This is not a complete record of all the descen­dants of the Burnap families of early Reading, Massa­chu­setts; it is mostly my direct line of 10 gen­er­ations, over 250 names, including names of spouses, which I have linked with hyperlinks. You may use the search or find feature on your browser to look for a specific name.  In the book, Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts..., a question was raised about the familial relationship between Robert Burnap, Sr. and "Master" Thomas Burnap of Reading as to whether they were father and son, brothers, or perhaps uncle and nephew, and judging from the little information I have on the earliest known generations of the family from an ahnen­tafel chart supplied by David L. Hintz and an email from Marilyn Labbe, they were uncle and nephew. My most recent ancestor on the Burnap line is in the 10th gen­er­ation, Polly (Burnap) Cole, wife of Webster Cole, my third great grandparents on my mother's side of the family.  See the Sources below for books and records that I used to compile this record.  You can also see the COLE LINE in the online edition of Bunce Genealogy and History along with the online supplements to follow the Cole line further.  Except for the email messages referenced, all the other sources are books or census records that I have personally seen and for which I have photocopies of the pertinent pages.  See also the Sutton, Mass. Cemeteries section.

Clarification.  In the New England Historical and Genea­logical Register, Vol. 155, October, 2001 publication on pp. 353-56 is an article entitled "Thomas Burnap, Husband of Mary Pearson" by George H. Perbix, which clarifies the relationship of the two men named Thomas Burnap, who both lived in Reading. According to Mr. Perbix's findings, Henry Wyckoff Belknap in his book, Burnap-Burnett Genealogy confused two men named Thomas Burnap, who both died in 1691 a few months apart. Mr. Perbix demonstrates in the article that Robert Burnap, supposed brother of Rev. John Burnap of Aston, England, also had a son named Thomas, who was born about 1625, and it was this son, not "Master" Thomas Burnap, who was the spouse of Mary Pearson. This evi­dence changed the information provided in the following paragraphs. According to Mr. Perbix the man known in the Reading, Massachusetts records as "Master" Thomas Burnap probably never married, and therefore my ancestor would have been the son of Robert Burnap.

Last revision:  7 May 2005


  1. Thomas Burnap born England, married Johanna Nobbys, who died before Apr., 1532. Thomas died England. Their known child:

    1. 2.  Thomas Burnap born before 1533.

Second Generation

  1. Thomas Burnap born before 1533, England, married be­fore 1564, in England, Alice Cramphorne, died after 1600, England. Thomas died ca. Mar 1596/15, England. Their child:

    1. 3.  Thomas Burnap.

Third Generation

  1. Thomas Burnap married Unknown. Thomas died after 1630, England. Their children:

    1. 4.  Rev. John Burnap born before Oct., 1590.
    2. Dorothy Burnap married in 1610 in England.
    3. 5.  Robert Burnap, Sr. born ca. 1595.

Fourth Generation

  1. Rev. John Burnap, born between Easter and Oct., 1590, England, became a minister, and married 27 Oct 1617, in Walton, Hertshire, England, Ellen Young/Yonge, of Ben­ning­ton, Herts, England, who was buried 8 Nov 1652, Aston, Hertshire, England. Rev. John Burnap was buried on 13 Apr 1653, at Aston, Herts, England. Some of their children:

    1. John Burnap born England.
    2. Thomas ("Master") Burnap born 30 Jun 1630; d. 26 Mar 1691 at Reading, Massachachusetts, unmarried.

  2. Robert Burnap, Sr., born ca. 1595, Hoddesdon, England, married 1625, in Stanstead, Hertshire, England, Ann Miller, born 3 May 1600, Stortford, Hertshire, England, died 27 Apr 1681, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts US. Robert died 27 Sep 1689, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Their children:

    1. Isaac Burnap married Hannah Antrim of Salem, and owned half a farm in Salem. Isaac died 1667, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
    2. 6. Thomas Burnap b. ca. 1625.
    3. 7.  Robert Burnap, Jr.
    4. Ann Burnap.
    5. Sarah Burnap.

Fifth Generation

  1. Thomas Burnap born ca. 1625, Aston, Hertfordshire, England, Great Britain, married 3 Dec 1663, in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts USA, Mary Pearson, born 20 Jun 1643, Groton, Suffolk, England, died 15 Jan 1691, at Reading. Thomas died 1691, also at Reading, Massachu­setts. Much of the information on the family of this Thomas Burnap comes from the book, Genealogical History of The Town of Reading, Massachu­setts, Including the Present Towns of Wakefield, Reading, and North Reading with Chronological and Historical Sketches from 1639 to 1874, by Hon. Lilley Eaton, pp. 57-58; however, the children were attributed to "Master" Thomas Burnap, who, according to the article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 155, October, 2001, probably never married, nor had children, and was most likely NOT the spouse of Mary Pearson, but it was his first cousin, another Thomas Burnap, who was the spouse of Mary Pearson. Their children were:

    1. 8.  Thomas Burnap III, born 17 Jan 1664.
    2. Ebenezer Burnap born 5 Sep 1666, Reading, died 2 Dec 1698, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    3. Mary Burnap born 7 Mar 1668, Reading, died 11 Jul 1717, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
    4. Bethiah Burnap born 23 Mar 1670, Reading, died 4 Nov 1673, Reading.
    5. Sarah Burnap born 4 Apr 1672, Reading, died 23 Dec 1736, Reading.
    6. Annah Burnap born 29 Aug 1674, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    7. 9.  Bethiah Burnap born 9 Jan 1677.
    8. Esther Burnap born 7 Feb 1680, Reading, died after 1727.

  2. Robert Burnap, Jr. married (1) Ann _____, died 1661, Reading, Massa­chusetts, married (2) 1662, in Reading, Sarah Broune, died 1695, at Reading. Robert died 1695, Reading. Robert Burnap, Jr. was a selectman of Reading for 19 years.

      Children by Ann _____:

    1. Sarah Burnap born 1653, Reading, Massachusetts.
    2. 10.  John Burnap, born 1655.
    3. Robert Burnap, III born 1657, Reading, died 1674, Reading.
    4. Mary Burnap, born 1661, Reading, Massachusetts.
    5. 11.  Capt. Joseph Burnap.

      Children by Sarah Broune:

    6. Elizabeth Burnap, born 1664, Reading, married 1683, in Reading, Jonathan Eaton.
    7. Lydia Burnap born 1667, Reading, Massachusetts.
    8. Samuel Burnap born 1675, Reading, died 1676, Reading, Massachusetts.
    9. Benjamin Burnap born 1677, Reading, married 1700, Elizabeth Newhall, of Malden, Massachusetts.
    10. Dorcas Burnap, born 1679, Reading, married 1700, William Sawyer.
    11. Mary Burnap, born 1681, Reading, Massachusetts.

Sixth Generation

  1. Thomas Burnap, III born 17 Jan 1664, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, married 28 May 1688, in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, Sarah Walton. Thomas died 24 Aug 1726, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Thomas Burnap IV born 1689.
    2. Sarah Burnap born 1690, Reading, Massachusetts.
    3. Mary Burnap born 1692, Reading.
    4. Ebenezer Burnap born 1693, Reading, Massachusetts, died 1693, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    5. Elizabeth Burnap born 1694, Reading, married 1724, Benjamin Smith.
    6. Rebecca Burnap born 1695, Reading, married 1726, Ephraim Weston.
    7. Martha Burnap born 1697, Reading, married Ebenezer Stearns, of Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
    8. 12.  Ebenezer Burnap born 1 Mar 1698.
    9. Abigail Burnap born 8 Feb 1700, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, married 7 Mar 1722/172, in Reading, John Lilley, who was born 1 Sep 1697, Reading. Abigail died 12 Apr 1739, Dudley, Massachusetts.
    10. Hepzibeth Burnap born 1701, Reading, married John Woodward.
    11. Timothy Burnap born 1706, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    12. Bethiah Burnap born 1707, Reading.
    13. Ruth Burnap born 1707, Reading, married John Smith.
    14. Anna Burnap born 1713, Reading, married 1737, Jeremiah Brown. Anna died early in life.

  2. Bethiah Burnap born 9 Jan 1677, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, married 24 May 1696, in Reading, Thomas Grover, born Mar 1668/1669. Bethiah died Feb 1784, Natick, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Ebenezer Grover born 20 Jan 1667, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    2. Mary Grover born 19 Feb 1699/00, Reading.
    3. Bethiah Grover born 27 May 1711, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    4. Abigail Grover.
    5. Sarah Grover born 21 Oct 1716, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  3. John Burnap born 1655, Reading, married 1684, Mary Rice. Their children were:

    1. Dorcas Burnap born 1685, Reading, Massachusetts.
    2. Mary Burnap born 1687, Reading.
    3. John Burnap, Jr., born 1689, Reading.
    4. Elizabeth Burnap born 1691, Reading.
    5. Isaac Burnap born 1694, Reading.
    6. Abraham Burnap born 1696, Reading.

  4. Capt. Joseph Burnap born Reading, married 1690, Tabitha _____. Joseph died 1744. Their children:

    1. Tabitha Burnap born 1692, Reading, Massachusetts, married Ebenzer Flint.
    2. Elizabeth Burnap died young, Reading.
    3. Sarah Burnap born 1694, Reading, married Jeremiah Swain.
    4. Abigail Burnap born 1699, Reading, married James Smith.
    5. Joseph Burnap born 1701, Reading.
    6. Samuel Burnap born 1703, Reading.
    7. Lydia Burnap born 1706, Reading, married 1727, William Upton, of Salem, Massachusetts.
    8. John Burnap born 1708, Reading, married 1732, Ruth Smith.
    9. Martha Burnap born 1710, Reading, married John Walton.
    10. Isaac Burnap born 1713, Reading, married Susanna Emerson.
    11. Hepzibeth Burnap born Reading, married 1725, Nathaniel Emerson.

Seventh Generation

  1. Ebenezer Burnap born 1 Mar 1698, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, married 24 Dec 1719, in Reading, Hannah Lillie, born 5 May 1700, Reading, died 24 Aug 1726, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts?. Ebenezer died 30 Jul 1723, Reading, Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Hannah Burnap born 17 Jun 1721, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married Jonathan Sibley. Hannah died 19 Oct 1816, Sutton, Massachusetts.
    2. 13.  Ebenezer Burnap born 10 Jun 1723.

Eighth Generation

  1. Ebenezer Burnap born 10 Jun 1723, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, married 28 Sep 1749, in Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, Mary Wyman, who was born 13 Jul 1724, Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, (daughter of William Wyman and Prudence Putnam, website on this line can be found at Francis Wyman House) and died 25 Oct 1793, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Ebenezer died 12 Apr 1804, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Ebenezer and Mary (Wyman) Burnap came to Sutton, Massachusetts about the year 1750, as a record of the birth of their eldest child, Mary, had a statement she was born in "Hollis, New Hampshire," which is prob­ably where they were living shortly before settling in Sutton. Their children were:

    1. 14.  Mary Burnap born 6 Aug 1750.

    2. 15.  Sarah Burnap born 3 Oct 1751.

    3. Anna Burnap born 19 Sep 1752, Sutton, Massachusetts, married 15 Mar 1773, Benjamin Batchelor. Anna died 11 Jun 1813.

    4. 16.  Timothy Burnap born 25 Dec 1753.

    5. Ebenezer Burnap, Jr. born 13 Oct 1756, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. In the book, Centennial History of Millbury, Massachusetts, Including Vital Statistics, 1850-99, published in 1815, the name of Ebenezer Burnap appears on a list dated 1813 of the first taxpayers in Millbury.  The town was incorporated in 1815, set off from Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

    6. Thomas Burnap born 19 Jan 1758, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

    7. 17.  Abijah Burnap born 11 Apr 1760.

    8. John Burnap born 23 Apr 1762, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, probably died in Vermont. According to p. 614 of book, History of the Town of Sutton, Mass. from 1704 to 1876..., by Rev. Wm. A. Benedict and H.A. Tracy, pub. 1878, John Burnap went to Vermont.
      Additionally, from Vermont Historical Gazet­teer, published 1891, which has a section on the Burnap Family of Windham, Vermont:

      "In 1788 or 9 John and Uriah (Uzziah) Burnap, natives of Sutton, Mass., purchased a farm in the corner of Jamaica that joins Windham, and built a log-house upon it.  In 1790, John married Candace Bliss of Royal­ston, Mass. and in 1792, moved upon a farm which is now about two miles south of the Centre of Windham, and was the first one buried in the burying ground near the Centre of Town.  Of the 12 children of John Burnap, eight lived to mature years."

      Courtesy of Brian Stephens — Thanks for sharing, Brian!

    9. Uzziah Burnap born 20 Jun 1764, Sutton, Massachusetts.

    10. Asa Wyman Burnap born 2 Jun 1768, Sutton, Massachusetts.

    11. Hannah Burnap born 9 Dec 1771, Sutton, Massachusetts.  According to p. 614 of the book, History of the Town of Sutton, Mass. from 1704 to 1876... by Rev. Wm. A. Benedict and H. A. Tracy, pub. 1878, "Hannah m. an Eddy and went to Maine."  Children, if any, unknown.

Ninth Generation

  1. Mary Burnap born 6 Aug 1750, Hollis, Hillsboro Co., New Hampshire, married 19 Sep 1776, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Joshua Waite, born 30 Dec 1749, Sutton, Massachusetts, who died 29 Aug 1827, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, was buried in the Providence St. Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. The children of this union were:

    1. Sally Waite born 3 Aug 1777, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
    2. John Waite born 23 Jul 1778, Sutton.
    3. Polly Waite born 5 Feb 1780, Sutton.
    4. Joshua Waite, Jr. born 26 Aug 1781, Sutton, died 24 Apr 1800, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
    5. Amos Waite born 4 Feb 1783, Sutton, died 13 May 1813, Sutton.
    6. David Waite (twin) born 20 Aug 1784, Sutton.
    7. Jonathan Waite (twin) born 20 Aug 1784, Sutton, died 19 Mar 1785, Sutton.
    8. Josiah Waite born 18 Jun 1786, Sutton, Massachusetts, died 19 Sep 1808, Sutton.
    9. 18.  Rufus Waite born 19 Apr 1788.
    10. Clarissa Waite born 3 May 1792, Sutton, Massachusetts, died young.
    11. Lucina Waite born 21 May 1794, Sutton, Massachusetts.

  2. Sarah Burnap born 3 Oct 1751, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married (1) Jotham Merriam, of Oxford, Massachusetts, died 22 Aug 1798, married (2) Feb., 1809, Col. Samuel Denny, of Leicester, Massachusetts.

      Children by Jotham Merriam:

    1. Sarah Merriam born 16 Jun 1778.
    2. Ephraim Merriam born 12 May 1780.
    3. Anna Merriam born 23 Jan 1782.
    4. Jotham Merriam, Jr. born 9 Apr 1784.
    5. Reuben Merriam born 31 Dec 1785.
    6. Lucy Merriam born 15 Jan 1788.
    7. Abijah Merriam born 25 May 1790.
    8. Silas Merriam born 5 Feb 1792.

  3. Timothy Burnap born 25 Dec 1753, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 19 Dec 1780, Bethiah Wait(e), in Sutton, Massachusetts, who was born 10 Feb 1759, also at Sutton, a daughter of William and Ruth (Lovell) Waite, died 13 Feb 1849, Sutton, and her remains were interred in the Providence Street Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. Timothy died 4 Oct 1828, in Sutton, and his remains were also buried in the Providence Street Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. According to an entry on pg. 63 of the book Centennial History of the Town of Millbury, Mass., Timothy Burnap was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, serving varying lengths of time totaling about one year, from April 21, 1775, when he marched in response to the alarm on April 19, 1775 (Minuteman), to his last enlistment on July 30, 1780, after which he was discharged after 13-1/2 days service on August 8, 1780. Their children were:

    1. 19.  Mehitteble Burnap born 8 Oct 1781.
    2. 20.  Polly Burnap born 6 Nov 1783.
    3. Timothy Burnap, Jr., born 10 Jun 1786, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 14 Apr 1815, in Sutton, Massachusetts, Dolly Harbach, born ca. 1787, died 28 Jun 1874, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, buried in the Providence St. Ceme­tery, Millbury, Mass. Timothy died 17 Apr 1858, Millbury, Massachusetts, buried in the Providence St. Cemetery, Millbury, Massachusetts.
    4. 21.  John Burnap born 30 Jun 1788.
    5. Bethiah Burnap born 18 May 1790, Sutton, Massachusetts, died 28 May 1864.
    6. 22.  Cyrus Burnap born 27 Jan 1792.
    7. 23.  Abijah Burnap born 23 Apr 1794.
    8. Lucy Burnap born 27 Apr 1796, died 31 May 1796.
    9. James Burnap born 26 Apr 1797, Sutton, Massachusetts, married 24 May 1831, Ruth Powers, born 17 Jan 1802, Croyden [possibly Croydon, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire]. James died 10 May 1869.
    10. Lewis Burnap born 15 Jul 1799, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 23 Jul 1840, in Sutton, Massachusetts, Matilda Conant, born 22 Jun 1801, Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, who died 5 Dec 1875. Lewis died 7 Apr 1859, Millbury, Massachusetts, and was buried in the Providence St. Cemetery, Millbury, Massachusetts.
    11. Thomas Burnap died Vermont.
    12. 24.  Elijah Burnap born 26 Jul 1801.

  4. Abijah Burnap born 11 Apr 1760, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 31 Mar 1783, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Hannah Towne. Abijah was buried in the West Millbury Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. Their children:

    1. Betsey Burnap born 5 Nov 1783, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, died ca. 1802.
    2. Nancy F. Burnap born 17 Apr 1786, Sutton, Massachusetts, married G. F. Wheeler. Nancy died 1870.
    3. 25.  Abijah Leonard Burnap born 10 Nov 1795.

Tenth Generation

  1. Rufus Waite born 19 Apr 1788, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 11 Oct 1819, in Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Rebecca White, born Grafton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, died 2 Oct 1823, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Henry F. Waitt born ca. 1836, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, died 1 Nov 1838, Millbury.
    2. Jonah Wait born 12 Jul 1820, Millbury, Massachusetts.

  2. Mehitteble Burnap born 8 Oct 1781, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 12 Nov 1808, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Mark Batchelor, who died 4 Dec 1847. Mehitteble died 5 Jun 1865. Their children were:

    1. Almira Wyman Batchelor born 9 Aug 1809, married 27 Nov 1834, Lewis K. Bacon.
    2. Lucinda Batchelor born 24 Nov 1810, married 12 Nov 1834, Lebeus Fay.
    3. Lucy Batchelor born 8 Jun 1812, married 21 Sep 1837, Austin Chase.
    4. Cyrus Batchelor born 29 Dec 1813, married 13 Apr 1856, Harriet A. Smith.
    5. Salmon Batchelor born 20 Sep 1815.
    6. Mehetable Waite Batchelor born 24 Jul 1817, married 3 May 1843, George Tucker.
    7. Horace Batchelor born 8 Jul 1819, married 6 Oct 1846, Sophronia H. Hall.
    8. Mary Burnap Batchelor born 17 Sep 1821, married 23 Feb 1848, Alexander Edwards.
    9. Mark Judson Batchelor born 29 Aug 1825, married 18 Apr 1850, Sarah H. King. Mark died 4 Dec 1847.

  3. Polly Burnap was born 6 Nov 1783, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 7 Dec 1805, in Sutton, to Webster Cole, who was born about 1786, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, eldest son of Barnet and Susannah (Walkup) Cole, who died about 1820, probably at Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Polly died 1 Jun 1874, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. According to the book, History of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876, including Grafton until 1735; Millbury until 1813; and parts of Northbridge, Upton and Auburn, pp. 614, in the section on Burnap family contributed by William E. Cole, the six children of Webster and Polly (Burnap) Cole were:

    1. Mary Burnap Cole born 31 Aug 1806, Alstead, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
    2. 26.  Albert B. Cole born 27 May 1808.
    3. Laura Cole born 19 Nov 1810, Fitchburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
    4. 27.  Leonard B. Cole born 19 Sep 1812.
    5. 28.  Nancy Towne Cole born 5 Dec 1814.
    6. 29.  William Eddy Cole born 27 May 1817.

  4. John Burnap born 30 Jun 1788, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married Abigail Smith, died 17 Mar 1859. John died 2 Feb 1864. Their children were:

    1. 30.  John Smith Burnap born 3 Jun 1824.
    2. Eliza Jane Burnap.
    3. Mary Fidelia Burnap.

  5. Cyrus Burnap born 27 Jan 1792, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married (1) Elizabeth Benner, who died 1 Sep 1872, married (2) Eunice Harris. Cyrus died 4 Mar 1876. On p. 83 of the book, Centennial History of Millbury, Massachusetts, Including Vital Statistics 1850-1899, there is a record that the name of Cyrus Burnap appeared on a list of the first taxpayers in Millbury in 1813.

      Children by Eunice Harris:

    1. Mary Burnap born 7 Oct 1821, died 25 May 1842.

  6. Abijah Burnap born 23 Apr 1794, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married (1) Aurelia Childs, married (2) Caroline Goddard, married (3) Rachel Howe.

      Child by Aurelia Childs:

    1. Julia Childs Burnap.

      Children by Caroline Goddard:

    2. Amy Davenport Burnap.
    3. Caroline Goddard Burnap.

      Children by Rachel Howe:

    4. Selinda Warren Burnap.
    5. Willard Abijah Burnap.

  7. Elijah Burnap born 26 Jul 1801, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 21 May 1834, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Dency Waite, born 21 Dec 1798, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, died 17 May 1871. The children of this marriage were:

    1. Lucy Maria Burnap born 10 Mar 1835, Sutton, Massachusetts, died 9 Jun 1871.
    2. Eliza Ann Burnap born 29 Aug 1836, Sutton, Massachusetts, married Moses Dwinnell Garfield.
    3. Mary Elizabeth Burnap born 26 Jan 1839, Sutton, Massachusetts, died 6 Feb 1849, Sutton.

  8. Abijah Leonard Burnap born 10 Nov 1795, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 21 Mar 1829, in Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Sally Hobart. Their children were:

    1. Jerome Jackson Burnap born 2 Jan 1830, Millbury, Massachusetts.
    2. Mary Wyman Burnap born 4 Dec 1830, Millbury, Massachusetts, married Benjamin Humes.
    3. Sarah Elizabeth Burnap born 6 Nov 1834, Millbury, Massachusetts.

Eleventh Generation

  1. Albert B. Cole born 27 May 1808, Fitchburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, worked as a stone mason, married 19 Mar 1835, in Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Sophia Barnes, born ca. 1806, Hardwick, Massachusetts?, died 23 Dec 1886, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Albert died 6 Aug 1884, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Mary (or Maria) Louisa Cole was born 12 Feb 1836, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married on 12 Nov 1856 to Nathan White at Millbury.

    2. Francis Cole was born ca. 1838, Millbury, died 4 Sep 1838, Millbury.

    3. Sophia Jane Cole was born 19 Mar 1841, Millbury.

    4. Mary F. Cole was born 21 Dec 1845, Millbury, married 21 Dec 1865, in Millbury, Roland E. Bowen.

    5. Elvira E. Cole was born 20 Aug 1850, Millbury.

  2. Leonard B. Cole was born 19 Sep 1812, N. Leominster, Worcester Co., Mass., worked as a teamster and farmer, and married (1) 12 Sep 1836, in Lunenburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Mary Harris, who was born 29 Feb 1815 (even though that was not a leap year), Lunenburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, (daughter of Daniel Harris and Nancy Elder) who died before May, 1866, Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; married (2) 8 May 1866, in Leominster, Maria R. Hawley of Pennsylvania, who was born about 1841, and died after 1885. Leonard died 11 Aug 1885, Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

      Children by Mary Harris:

    1. Mary Ann Cole was born 13 Aug 1844, Leominster, died 2 Sep 1845, at Leominster, was buried in the Leominster Cemetery, Leominster, Massachusetts.

    2. Charles Leonard Cole was born 26 Jul 1846, married Ida Richardson Kennedy about 1880, probably in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; parents of eight children.

    3. Elvira Lawrence Cole was born 5 May 1849. Elvira Lawrence Bell was residing in Leominster, Worcester Co., Mass. at the time of her father's death in 1885. She was listed as an heir and daughter of Leonard B. Cole in the probate record. She apparently had mar­ried by 1885 as her name appears as "Elvira Bell" in the probate record, Case No. 4675 of the Worcester County Probate Court. She was said to have been the mother of three children.

    4. Carrie L. Cole was born after 1850, Leominster, Mass., married (1) 23 Apr 1889 in Leominster, J. E. Bowen of Lansingburg, Rensselaer Co., New York, married (2) Charles L. Cloughtman. Carrie L. Cole is shown to have been a resident of Leominster, Massachusetts in the probate record for her father dated August, 1885; she was unmarried at that time, since her surname appeared as "Cole" in the record. Per Charles Charron Cole, her nephew, Carrie L. Cole married a man named "Elvin Brown" and married a second husband, "Mr. Cloughtman," date unknown. A record of the burials in a Leominster cemetery shows that Charles L. Cloughtman is buried in the Cole family plot, so it appears he was the first husband of Carrie Cole, not her second. Source for marriages:  Bunce Genealogy and History by L.R. Bunce and V.E. Bunce, p. 84.

    5. Elizabeth L. ("Lizzie") Cole was born after 1850, Leominster, Worcester Co., Mass., married Mr. Clay. Elizabeth L. Cole was shown as residing in Leominster, Worcester Co., Mass. in the 1885 probate record for her father, Leonard Cole; she apparently was unmarried at that time, as her surname was shown as "Cole." Charles Charron Cole stated his aunt Elizabeth L. Cole had 4 or 5 children, but apparently didn't recall their names. Source for information on "Lizzie Cole":  Bunce Genealogy and History by L.R. Bunce and V.E. Bunce, ©1977, pg. 84.

    6. Mary Ellen ("Nellie") Cole was born 23 Oct 1853, married Isaac Charron, in Leominster, on 31 Dec 1877, and was said to have been the mother of two sons.

    7. E.S. (Albert?) Cole was born Jan 1860, Leominster, Massachusetts, and died young. According to conversations with Charles C. Cole, in July 1949, Charles Cole told Leslie R. Bunce about his family. Among other things, he stated his grandfather, Leonard Cole, had had a son named Albert, who died young. The City Clerk for Leominster has no record of a son named Albert being born to Leonard and Mary Cole; however, E.S. Cole, male, age 6 months, is on the 1860 Leominster, Mass. census in what is supposed is their household, but since the census taker only used the first initials of all persons in Leominster in 1860, it was a little difficult to determine which family/household was that of Leonard Cole.

  3. Nancy Towne Cole was born 5 Dec 1814, Millbury, Massachusetts, and married Lucius Barns there on 22 May 1838. The family of Lucius Barns appears on the 1850 census of Hardwick, Worcester Co., Massachusetts on pg. 346, 174/195, and reads as follows:

    Lucius Barnes, age 37, M, farmer, value of real estate $900, born in Massachusetts
    Nancy Barnes, age 35, female, born in Massachusetts
    Lucius E. Barnes, age 8, M, born in Massachusetts
    Luther E. Barnes age 6, M, born in Massachusetts
    Elizabeth Newton, age 62, F, born in Massachusetts [unknown what her relationship was to the family]

    Additionally, the following is from History of Hardwick, Massachusetts With Genealogical Register by Lucius R. Paige, published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1883, p. 332:

    "11. Lucius [Barnes, also Barns] married Nancy Cole of Millbury, published May 6, 1838 [date of intent], and had Elmer L., born about 1841 married Huldah H. Sturtevant 8 Jan 1864; Luther Emerson, born 19 Nov 1843, a lawyer, married Maria L. Sheldon of Leominster 8 Ap. 1874; and perhaps others."

  4. William Eddy Cole was born 27 May 1817, Sutton, Massachusetts, married 24 Nov 1842, in Sutton, Susan Henry, who was was born 16 Feb 1821 and died 4 Feb 1876. William E. Cole died 13 Jun 1899 and was buried in Leominster, Massachusetts. William Eddy Cole contributed a section on the Burnap family to a book entitled, History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876.... The book, Vital Records of Sutton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, states on p. 234 that Susan Henry, wife of William Eddy Cole, was "of Fitchburg," so it is possible she was also was born there. The dates of her birth, marriage, death and names of their children are from History of the Town of Sutton, Mass. from 1704-1876, pp. 614-615, as well as the Centennial History of Millbury, Massachusetts, Including Vital Statistics, 1850-1899. Their children were:

    1. Susan Henry Cole was born 10 Mar 1844, married Christopher C. Hall, 1 Sep 1868, had two sons.
    2. Mary Louisa Cole was born 3 Nov 1846, Sutton, Massachusetts, died 20 Sep 1847.
    3. Frederick William Cole was born 12 Sep 1851, died 4 May 1853.
    4. Clarence Augustus (twin) Cole was born 14 Mar 1854, died 24 Feb 1854?? [sic]
    5. Clara Augusta (twin) Cole was born 14 Mar 1854, died 20 Dec 1854.

  5. John Smith Burnap born 3 Jun 1824, married 24 Nov 1853, Minerva Hall, born 5 Apr 1829, Uxbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. The children of this marriage were:

    1. Jennie Abby Burnap born 4 Dec 1857.
    2. George Eaton Burnap born 24 Jun 1859, died 22 Jan 1864.
    3. John Andrew Burnap born 28 Jan 1863, died 5 Feb 1864.
    4. Sarah Elizabeth Burnap born 1 Jan 1865.
    5. Addie Minerva Burnap born 4 Feb 1868.
    6. Willard Edgar Burnap born 26 Nov 1869.


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