Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
In the registries of the counties of Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk, England, the name of Burrage occurs so frequently in the sixteenth century as to indicate that the family was a numerous one among the landholders of the middle or yeoman class. The name is spelled Burgh, Burough, Borough, Borage, Bearadge, Burrish, Beridge, Burrage, etc.
(I) The line of the New England family of this name is easily traced back to Robert Burrage (Burrishe), of Seething, a small parish near Norton Subcourse, and nine miles south of Norwich. In 1901 it had a population of two hundred and eighty-four. Robert Burrage married Rose ____, by whom he had two sons, Robert (married Amy Cooke, died Dec. 3, 1598), and Richard, and one daughter, Margery.
(II) Richard, youngest son of Robert and Rose Burrage, took up his residence in Norton Subcourse, a widely scattered village ten or twelve miles southeast of Norwich, with a population at the present time of a little more than three hundred. The village church was erected in 1387.
Richard Burrage married, but the name of his wife is not known. Nine children were born to them, seven sons and two daughters:
Henry, Richard, Thomas, Anne, Elizabeth, John, John, Owen, Anthony.
(III) Thomas, the third son of Richard Burrage, was born at Norton Subcourse, Feb. 28, 1581. Aug. 19, 1606, he was married to Frances Dey, by whom he had seven children, two sons and five daughters:
Mary, Margaret, Grace, Letitia, John, He__[illegible], and Anna.
Thomas Burrage died March 2, 1632, leaving all his property to his wife while she lived, with a provision that in case of her death the estate should go to his oldest son John, after paying certain legacies to his brother Henry and his sisters "Marie," "Margaret" and "Anne."
(IV) John, oldest son of Thomas and Frances (Dey) Burrage, was sixteen years old when his father died. It is thought that he remained at home until he attained his majority in the spring of 1637. All England at that time was bordering on revolution, and many, even more in preceding years, were seeking homes in the new world. One occasion for the unrest at this time was the ship-money tax demanded by the government from the inland as well as the maritime counties, and which John Hampden, in the intersts of the people, brought before the judges of the exchequer chamber toward the close of 1636. Their decision greatly exasperated the people, and added to the general unrest. Bromfield, in his "History of Norfolk County," says: "At this time (1634) Judge Burridge, Gent. of Norwich, for refusing to pay five pounds assessed upon him towards the ship, was committed to prison, but on payment was discharged. The ship-money was the beginning of trouble." It was evidently because of this unrest that John Burrage decided to leave Norton Subcourse, and make for himself a home in the new England across the sea. What share of his father's estate he brought with him, or in what vessel he sailed, is not known. The first new-world record concerning him is found in the town records of Charlestown, Mass., under date of 1637, as follows:
"John Burrage, hath liberty to take John Charles' house lott by goodman Blotts. Good Thos Line had yielded him the house lott before good Charles in case Elias Maverick did refuse it or leave it."
In the following year, in a record of the possessions of the inhabitants of Charlestown, occurs a record concerning the possessions of John Burrage, showing that he had not only a house and garden lot in Charlestown, but several parcels of land outside of that place. In Charlestown, or vicinity, he found his wife, Mary ____, probably about 1639. May 18, 1642, he took the freeman's oath, having qualified for this by uniting with the First Church of Charlestown, May 10, 1642. With this church his wife united a year before. There is no record of her death, but it was subsequent to 1646 and prior to 1654. In the year 1654 or early in 1655, he married Joanna Stowers, daughter of Nicholas and Amy Stowers, who were of the thirty-five persons dismissed from the church in Boston in 1632, forming the First Church in Charlestown. Nicholas Stowers died May 17, 1646, and his wife Amy died in 1667-68.
John Burrage died Oct. 19, 1685, leaving an estate valued at 246 pounds 8s. 3d. above indebtedness. His widow Joanna died Dec. 25, 1689.
By Mary, 1st wife:
Mary, born March 8, 1640, married John Marshall, of Billerica; died Nov. 20, 1680.
Hannah, born Nov. 14, 1643, married John French, of Billerica; died July 17, 1667.
Elizabeth, married (first) Thomas Doane; (second) John Poor, both of Charestown.
John, born 1646, married June 15, 1675, Susannah Cutler; died June, 1677.
By Joanna, 2d wife:
Nathaniel, born Dec., 1655, died Dec. 21, 1656.
William, born June 10, 1657, married Sarah ____; died 1720.
Sarah, born Nov. 24, 1658, married William Johnson.
Bethiah, born May 23, 1661.
Thomas, born May 26, 1663.
Ruth, born Feb. 28, 1664, married Ignatius White.
Joanna died June 16, 1668.
Of John Burrage's two surviving sons, William for a while followed the seas, but in 1714 he was described as "William Burridge, of Newton, Husbandman." He died in 1720. His children were: Elizabeth, born June 10, 1691 (in Boston), m. Oct. 22, 117, John Cheney. John, b. Feb. 11, 1693 (in Boston) married (first) Oct. 9, 1718, Lydia Ward, (second) Jan. 17, 1725, Sarah Smith; died Jan. 24, 1765. Sarah, b. Sept. 21, 1695 (in Boston), m. Benjamin Adams, of Newton. Lydia, m. April 24, 1729, John Cheney. Abigail, m. June 2, 1729, Edward Prentice. Ruth, m. Oct., 1731, Ebenezer Segur.
(V) Thomas (2), second surviving son of John and Joanna (Stowers) Burrage, born May 26, 1663, administered his father's estate. He learned the carpenter's trade at Lynn, and there also he married, Nov. 20, 1687, Elizabeth Breed, by whom he had two sons and five daughters.
Joanna, born Aug. 20, 1688, married Daniel Mansfield; died June 8, 1733.
Elizabeth, born Nov. 20, 1691.
John, born Jan. 26, 1694, married Jan. 1, 1718, Mehitable Largin; died May 15, 1761.
Thomas, born Sept. 19, 1697.
Mary, born March 3, 1699.
Bethiah, born May 12, 1704.
Ruth, born Feb. 1, 1707.
Thomas Burrage's first wife died June 16, 1709, and in 1710 or 1711 he married Elizabeth Davis, widow of Robert Davis. In 1712 he was made a deacon of the church in Lynn and later a selectman. To the latter office he was re-elected several times. In other important positions he served the town.
He died March 11, 1717.
The inventory of his estate amounted to 552 pounds 14s. His sons, John and Thomas, were executors of his will. John became a deacon of the church in Lynn. He married Jan. 1, 1718, Mehitable Largin, by whom he had children: Elizabeth, b. Oct. 30, 1721, d. Sept. 7, 1793. Lydia, b. Nov. 25, 1723, m. (first) April 19, 1750, Zaccheus Norwood, (second) May 20, 1763, Josiah Martin. Mehitable, b. March 12, 1725, d. Oct. 12, 1759. Bethiah, b. 1728, d. May 14, 1728. John, b. May 23, 1730, did not marry, d. Jan. 20, 1780. Mary, b. 1733, d. Sept. 22, 1751. Joanna, b. 1735, d. Dec. 16, 1751. Abigail, b. 1737, d. Oct. 17, 1740.
(VI) Thomas (3), the younger son of Deacon Thomas (2) and Elizabeth (Breed) Burrage, born in Lynn, Sept. 19, 1697; married Jan. 30, 1722, Sarah Newhall, of Lynn.
Desiah, born Jan. 18, 1723, married May 14, 1743, Edmund Whittimore.
Thomas, born Jan. 1, 1725, died March 8, 1751.
Abijah, born Oct. 27, 1729, died in infancy.
William, born Dec. 9, 1731, married May 20, 1760, Phebe Barrett, of Malden; died Sept. 23, 1820.
Sarah, born Dec. 8, 1733, died Sept. 16, 1752.
Josiah, born April 30, 1736, married Susannah Ramsdell; died 1776.
Susannah, born Aug. 30, 1740, married Feb., 1775, Stephen Wait, of Malden.
Ruth, born May 13, 1744, died Sept. 4, 1745.
Abijah, born July 8, 1745, died 1780.
Ruth, born Oct. 16, 1746, died Jan. 9, 1748.
Another child, born Jan. 7, 1748, died Jan. 9, 1748.
Sarah (Newhall) Burrage died May 14, 1749, and Nov. 15, 1750, Thomas Burrage married Anne Wayte, of Malden. A carpenter by trade, he lived a useful, industrious life, and at his death in 1759 he left an estate amounting to 724 pounds 3s. 10d.
(VII) William, the oldest of the surviving sons of Thomas (3) and Sarah (Newhall) Burrage, born in Lynn, Dec. 9, 1731, married Phebe Barrett, of Malden May 20, 1760. In 1767 he took up his residence in Leominster, where in the easterly part of the town he purchased a farm of about sixty acres overlooking the valley of the Nashua river.
Sarah, born Dec. 31, 1760, died Dec. 3, 1776.
Thomas, b. Dec. 4, 1763, married Aug. 21, 1791, Abigail Fairbanks of Templeton; died Oct. 10, 1828.
Phebe, born Feb. 1, 1766, died June 17, 1809.
William, born Sept. 2, 1768, married (first) Feb. 2, 1792, Mary Joslin, of Leominster; (second) June 21, 1821, Roxanna Sanderson, of Lancaster.
Josiah, born Aug. 16, 1770, married March 7, 1800, Ruth Kilburn, of Lunenburg; died Nov. 4, 1856.
Abijah, born April 24, 1773, died Sept. 10, 1787.
John, born March 10, 1775, died Aug. 15, 1779.
Anna, born Feb. 4, 1778, married May 5, 1810, Benjamin Carter, of Leominster; no children; died March 12, 1851.
Of these eight children only four survived their father, viz: Thomas, William, Josiah and Anna.
A good father and neighbor and a respected citizen, he lived to the ripe old age of eighty-nine years, dying Sept. 23, 1820. His wife died May 22, 1822, aged eighty-two years. Although forty-four years of age at the time of the Lexington alarm, at the outbreak of the revolution, he served as a private in Captain Nathaniel Carter's company, Colonel Abijah Stearn's regiment, and later, in Aug., 1777, he marched with his company from Leominster at the Bennington alarm.
(VIII) Thomas (4), eldest son of William (1) and Phebe (Barrett) Burrage, was born in Lynn, Dec. 4, 1763. With the settlement of the country father inland, he bought a tract of wild land in Templeton, Mass. He married Aug. 21, 1791, Abigial Fairbanks, daughter of Joseph and Asenath (Osgood) Fairbanks, of Templeton, formerly of Harvard. Abigail Fairbanks was born Oct. 28, 1772, and through her father and mother was related to the Prescotts, Houghtons, Wilders and other prominent Lancaster families. Her father was one of the minute-men who answered the Lexington alarm in 1775, and the Bennington alarm in 1777. Her grandfather, Captain Joseph Fairbanks, of Harvard, commanded the company from that town at the time of the Lexington alarm. He was a member of the committee of correspondence and safety, and also served as town treasurer and selectman. He married Mary Willard, a descendant of Major Simon Willard, the founder of Concord, and for many years the chief military officer of the colony.
Thomas and Abigail (Fairbanks) Burrage had twelve children, all born in Templeton.
Sena, born May 19, 1792, married John Burrage; died March 11, 1824.
John, born March 15, 1794, died Sept. 25, 1800.
Abigail, born March 12, 1796, married Oct. 1, 1818, Horace Newton, of Templeton; died Sept. 28, 1850.
Harriet, born March 12, 1798, married Nov. 26, 1829, Leonard Battis; died March 5, 1884.
Thomas, born June 6, 1800, died July 29, 1826.
Mary, born Feb. 14, 1802, married May 26, 1825, Emory Burrage; died March 26, 1883.
Sarah, born March 26, 1804, died Aug. 26, 1804.
Jonathan, born March 18, 1805, married (first) June 19, 1826, Sarah Downe, of Fitchburg; (second) April 30, 1833, Mary T. Upton, of Fitchburg; (third) Dec. 14, 1841, Sarah T. Farnum; died July 5, 1854.
Adeline, born June 10, 1808, married Dec. 30, 1830, David Child, of Templeton; died Dec. 2, 1841.
Joan, born Jan. 14, 1810, married June 29, 1842, David Child; died July 15, 1843.
Sophronia, born April 20, 1815, married Nov. 2, 1835, James Cutter; died March 7, 1841.
An infant son, born Oct. 19, 1817, died Oct. 19, 1817.
In 1820 Thomas Burrage removed from Templeton to Leominster, and on his father's farm took upon himself the care of his father and mother. There he resided until his death Oct. 10, 1828. Only one of his sons, Jonathan, survived him. His widow died Feb. 19, 1862, in the Burrage homestead, having spent the years of her widowhood with her daughter Mary and son-in-law Emory Burrage.
(VIII) William (2), second son of William (1) and Phebe (Barrett) Burrage, born in Leominster, Sept. 2, 1768, engaged in the tanning and currying business in Leominster, and by industry, energy and frugality prospered in his business enterprises. In 1814 he was made a deacon in the First Congregational Church in Leominster, and filled other positons of responsibility and trust in the community.
There were six children by his first wife and eight by his second wife.
Children by 1st wife:
Mary William, born Nov. 30, 1792, died Feb. 27, 1795.
Polly, born Dec. 19, 1794, died Dec. 10, 1817.
Leonard, born March 14, 1797, married April 15, 1819, Mira Allen of Leominster.
Thirsa, born June 16, 1799, married June 12, 1817, Thomas Stearns; died May 24, 1819.
William, born May 4, 1802, married June 1, 1824, Mary Ann Richardson of Leominster; died Jan. 19, 1825.
Caroline, born Sept. 10, 1805, died Oct. 22, 1826.
Children by 2d wife, Roxanna:
George Sanderson, born May 15, 1823, married (first) April 2, 1844, Martha C. Phelps; (second) Jan. 1, 1851, Aurelia Chamberlin; died May 16, 1876.
William F., born April 5, 1826, married July 25, 1849, Eveline Lawrence; died Nov. 11, 1873.
Mary Jane, born Jan. 12, 1829, died Aug. 22, 1851.
Charles W., born Aug. 25, 1830, married Nov. 30, 1854, Sarah J. Hills, of Leominster.
Henry Augustus, born March 29, 1833, died April 10, 1838.
Martha Ann, born March 17, 1835, married Feb. 16, 1859, Porter M. Kimball; died Nov. 3, 1863.
Henry Waldo, born March 31, 1840, died March 19, 1841.
Dana Barrett, born Sept. 16, 1842, died April 28, 1843.
William Burrage died in 1844.
(VIII) Josiah, third son of William (1) and Phebe (Barrett) Burrage, was born in Leominster Aug. 16, 1770. Married, March 7, 1800, Ruth Kilburn, daughter of William Kilburn, of Lunenburg, and in the year following his marriage purchased a farm in Leominster adjoining the farm of his father. Other acres from time to time were added to the original purchase. Here they lived for forty-five years, and here their thirteen children were born and reared.
John, born Oct. 30, 1800, married (first) 1820, Sena Burrage, (second) Sept. 17, 1835, Mary Watson; died Aug. 26, 1843.
Emory, born Sept. 18, 1802, married May 26, 1825, Mary Burrage; died Sept. 3, 1878.
Josiah, born July 24, 1804, married May 15, 1833, Abigail Studley of Leicester; died July 28, 1880.
George Sumner, born Aug. 10, 1806, married (first) May 15, 1831, Catherine R. Smith of Dover, (second) Sept. 15, 1840, Martha Ann Minot, of Westminster; died Feb. 25, 1877.
William, born May 14, 1808, married (first) May 14, 1835, Mary Ann Jackson, of Roxbury, (second) March 31, 1841, Mary G. French, of Boston; died Nov. 30, 1859.
Amira, born Feb. 16, 1810, married Nov. 25, 1847, James H. Marshall, of Leominster; died Nov. 10, 1872.
Sarah Ann, born Nov. 9, 1811, married May 15, 1834, David McClure, of Cambridgeport; died Dec. 14, 1850.
Joseph, born Nov. 16, 1813, married (first) Jan. 20, 1841, Frances S. Perrin, of Montpelier, Vermont, (second) June 6, 1861, Mary E. Closson, of Thetford, Vermont; died Aug. 30, 1873.
Johnson Carter, born Jan. 20, 1816, married Nov. 29, 1838, Emeline Brigham, of Croton.
Martha, born Feb. 3, 1818, married Dec. 6, 1836, John Dallinger Jr., of Cambridgeport; died May 5, 1845.
Elizabeth Smith, born May 2, 1820, married Nov. 26, 1830, Peter Farwell, of Fitchburg.
Alvah Augusta, born May 30, 1823, married May 17, 1849, Elizabeth Amelia Smith, of Groton; died Nov. 6, 1893.
Charles Henry, born June 22, 1825, married (first) Oct. 11, 1853, Mary Greene Hunt, of Boston, (second) Oct. 5, 1864, Lydia Love, of Philadelphia.
Joseph Burrage spent the closing years of his long and useful life at North Leominster, where he erected a house near that of his son George, and where he died, honored by all his fellow townsmen, Nov. 5, 1856.
(IX) Jonathan, only surviving son of Thomas (4) and Abigail (Fairbanks) Burrage, was born in Templeton, Mass., March 18, 1805. He learned the trade of a house painter in early life; later, in Fitchburg, he directed his attention to the painting and decoration of bellows; and later still he became a manufacturer of varnish. As his business increased he removed to Cambridgeport, where he manufacutured varnish for wholesale dealers in Boston. After a few years of business sucess, he purchased in Leominster the homestead of his uncle, William Burrage, and removed his family there, while continuing his business as a manufacturer of varnish in Brighton. His business interests compelled him at length to give up the homestead property, and he made his residence in Roxbury, thenceforward, continuing the manufacutre of varish there until his death, July 5, 1854, at the age of forty-nine years.
Indistrious, energetic, kindhearted, he possessed the genial, sanguine temperament of his father; and though diligent in business he took an active interest in the religious and political movements of the day. In the list of members of the Fitchburg Philosophical Society in 1830, his name is found among the names of the prominent men in the town at that time.
By 1st wife, Sarah (Downe) Burrage:
Leonard Downe, born June 26, 1832.
By 2d wife Mary Thurston (Upton) Burrage, dau. of Jospeh Upton, of Fitchburg:
Thomas Fairbanks, born July 4, 1834.
Henry Sweetser, born Jan. 7, 1837.
William Upton, born Dec. 22, 1838, died Aug. 12, 1839.
Edwin Augustus, born Nov. 21, 1840, died Sept. 15, 1841.
By 3d wife, Sarah T. (Farnum) Burrage:
Mary Abigail, born Nov. 10, 1842.
Sarah Elizabeth Tilton, born Nov. 2, 1844.
Martha Sophronia, born Dec. 22, 1846.
Harriet Adeline, born March 2, 1851.
(X) Leonard Downe, only son of Jonathan and Sarah (Downe) Burrage, born in Fitchburg, June 26, 1832, attended the schools in Fitchburg and Cambridge, and then engaged in business, being associated with his father in the manufacture and sale of varnish. When about twenty-one years of age, while on a business trip to New York, he stopped in Springfield, Mass., made sales, and was not again heard from. No further trace of him could be found, though diligent search was made. He was a young man of the most exemplary habits, of great promise, and nothing in connection with his mysterious disapperance has ever been revealed.
(X) Thomas Fairbanks, oldest son of Jonathan and Mary T. (Upton) Burrage, born in Fitchburg, Mass. July 4, 1834, succeeded in 1854 to his father's business as a manufacturer of varnish, and was happily settled in Roxbury, Mass., when the civil war opened. His family and business relations alone restrained him from entering the military service at the beginning of the conflict. But as the call for more men became urgent, he at length found himself unable to turn a deaf ear to what he believed to be the call of duty, and July 29, 1862, he wrote:
"The time has come when I can no longer enjoy the peace and comfort of my pleasant home without a sense of shame and dishonor. My country calls for my aid and I cannot withhold it."
He accordingly enlisted as a private in Company C, Forty-first Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and soon was appointed sergeant. The regiment when organized and equipped was ordered to the Department of the Gulf, and landed at Baton Rouge, Louisiana Dec. 17, 1862. While in camp there he was taken ill and removed to the hospital. Not long after a forward movement was thought to be impending, and without having fully recovered he returned to his regiment. Again he was ordered to the hospital, and again impatient to be with the regiment, he asked the privilege of returning. This was unwisely granted. The disease had fastened itself so strongly upon him that further medical aid was unavailing, and he died in the hospital at Baton Rouge April 29, 1863. The officers of his regiment bore beautiful testimony to his worth as a man and a soldier, as also did his fellow citizens at home. In the following winter the remains were brought to Roxbury, and after fitting funeral services, were laid to rest in Forest Hills cemetery.
Henry Thompson, born Oct. 27, 1857.
William Edwin, born July 15, 1859.
Charles Albert, born Sept. 20, 1860, died Sept. 25, 1860.
Henry Thompson Burrage is an engineer connected with the office of city engineer of Cambridge, Mass. William Edwin Burrage is secretary and treasurer of the Cambridge Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Cambridge, Mass.
(X) Henry Sweetser, second son of Jonathan and Mary T. (Upton) Burrage, born in Fitchburg, Jan. 7, 1837, after his father's removed to Roxbury attended the Chauncey Hall School in Boston. Later he fitted for college at Pierce Academy at Middleboro, Mass., and entered Brown University in the autumn of 1857. He was graduated in 1861 with Phi Beta Kappa rank, and was the first of his class. In the fall of 1861 he entered Newton Theological Institution at Newton Center, Mass., with the Christian ministry in view; but he had completed only one year of his course when the urgent call of President Lincoln for more men, which had stirred so deeply the heart of his brother Thomas, stirred his heart, and he asked and obtained from the Theological Institution a leave of absence in order to enter the military service. Aug. 1, 1862, while visiting relatives in Fitchburg, he enlisted as a private in Company A, Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. In a few days he was made sergeant, and before the regiment left the state he received an appointment as sergeant-major. The regiment left for the seat of war Sept. 2, and on its arrival in Washington was assigned to the Ninth Corps, then with the Army of the Potomac. After service in that army the corps was transferred to the west and was with Grant at Vicksburg, afterward with Sherman in the Jackson campaign, later in East Tennessee and at the siege of Knoxville. Returning with the corps again to Virginia in the spring of 1864, Sergeant-Major Burrage, who meanwhile had been commissoned second lieutenant and first lieutenant, was wounded in the right shoulder at Cold Harbor, June 3, and while he was at home on account of his wound he was commissioned captain. Returning to his regiment in Sept., he was captured at Petersburg, Nov. 1, and was a prisoner at Richmond and Danville until Feb. 22, 1865. His last service was as acting adjutant general on the staff of General John I. Curtin, commanding the First Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Army Corps. After the great review in Washington, he returned to Mass. with his regiment, and was mustered out of the service June 8, 1865. March 13, 1865, he was brevetted major of the U. S. Volunteers "for gallant and meritorious services in the campaign from the Rapidan to the James."
In the autumn of 1865 he resumed his studies at Newton, and was graduated with the class of 1867. While at Newton he prepared and published "Brown University in the Civil War." He then went to Germany for the purpose of continuing his theological studies at the University at Halle. Returning to this country in 1869, he accepted a call to the pastorate of the Baptist church in Waterville, Maine, where he remained until Oct., 1873, when he returned to Portland and became editor and proprietor of Zion's Advocate. While engaged in editorial work, he published in 1879 "The Act of Baptism in the History of the Christian Church," in 1882, "A History of the Anabaptists of Switzerland," in 1887, "Rosier's Relation of Waymouth's Voyage to the Coast of Maine in 1605," with introductions and notes; in 1888, "Baptist Hymn Writers and Their Hymns"; in 1894, "A History of the Baptists in New England"; in 1904, "History of the Baptists in Maine."
He was also the author of many historical papers contributed to magazines and reviews, etc. For more than a quarter of a century he was the recording secretary of the American Baptist Missionary Union, and for about the same length of time he was recording secretary of the Maine Baptist Missionary Convention. He was for many years the secretary of the Maine Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was also the first secretary of the Society of Colonial Wars in the state of Maine. Since 1889 he has been the recorder of the Maine Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; and since 1901 he has been the chaplian-in-chief of the order. Jan. 1, 1905, he became chaplain of the Eastern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. In 1906 he published through George P. Putnam's Sons his "Gettysburg and Lincoln," and through Charles Scribner's Sons his "Early English and French Voyages." In 1907 he received from Governor Cobb, of Maine, an appointment as State Historian.
He is a member of the Maine Historical Society, the American Historical Association, National Geographical Society, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Sons of the American Revolution and the Lincoln Fellowship. He is also a trustee of the Newton Theological Institution and a member of the Board of Fellows of Brown University. In 1883 Brown Univ. conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.
By 1st wife, Caroline (Champlin) Burrage, whom he married May 19, 1873:
Champlin, Thomas, Jayne.
By 2d wife, Ernestine Maie (Giddings) Burrage, whom he married Nov. 8, 1881:
Margaret Ernestine, b. May 22, 1883, d. Oct. 20, 1888.
Mildred Giddings, b. May 18, 1890.
Madeline, b. Dec. 19, 1891.
(XI) Champlin, elder son of Henry S. and Caroline (Champlin) Burrage, was born in Portland, Maine, April 14, 1874. His mother was the only daughter of the Rev. James Tift and Mary Ann (Pierce) Champlin, of Waterville, Maine. Dr. Champlin was for many years president of Colby University (now Colby College), and a well-known author of college textbooks. Through his grandfather and grandmother, Champlin Burrage is connected with many Rhode Island families. He prepared for college at the Portland high school, and at graduation received one of the Brown medals. He next entered Brown University, and was graduated with the class of 1896. During his university course he was for two years an editor of the Brunonian, was elected a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (first division), and at his graduation received the medal of the Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for the best essay of the "Principles of the American Revolution." He then studied at the Newton Theological Institution at Newton Center, Mass. until the summer of 1899, when he went abroad to continue work along historical lines. After an absence of two years, chiefly spent in the universities of Marburg and Berlin, and the last part of which was spent in Italy, Greece and England, he returned to this country and prepared for publication of a work entitled "The Origin and Development of the Church Covenant Idea." This was published in 1904. Meanwhile he returned to England for other research work in various libraries of Cambridge, Oxford, London, etc., and for three successive years he held the foreign research fellowship of Newton Theological Institution. In the course of his investigations he discovered three original manuscripts of Robert Brown, the father of Congregationalism. In 1904 he published in London, through the Congregational Historical Society of England, "A New Years Guift, and hiterto Lost Treatise by Robert Browne." In 1906, at the Oxford University Press, he published "The True Story of Robert Browne," and in 1907, also at the same Press, he published "The 'Retraction' of Robert Browne." The new material contained in these publications has compelled the almost entire rewriting of Brown's life.
Mr. Burrage married at Oxford, England, Sept. 3, 1907, Florence Dwight Dale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dana Dale, of Montclair, New Jersey, formerly of Marietta, Ohio, and at present is continuing advanced research work under the supervision of Prof. C. H. Firth, M.A., of Oxford University.
(XI) Thomas Jayne, second son of Henry S. and Caroline (Champlin) Burrage, was born in Portland, Maine, Nov. 15, 1875. He was prepared for college at the Portland high school, and at his graduation was a recipient of one of the Brown medals. He entered Brown University in 1894, and was graduated A. B., with Phi Beta Kappa rank, in 1898. After graduation he pursued graduate studies at Brown one year, receiving the degree of A. M., and then entered the Harvard Medical School. In 1903 he received the degree of M.D. from Harvard Univ. A year and a half he spent as an interne at the Mass. General Hospital. In 1904 he entered upon the practice of his profession in Portland. He is a member of the American Academy of Medicine, the American Medical Association, the Maine Medical Association, an instructor in histology in the Medical School of Maine, physician to the Female Orphan Asylum, Portland, pathologist to the Maine General Hospital, physician to the Portland Tuberculosis Class, physician to the Portland Charitable Dispensary, etc. He has prepared several papers for medical journals.
June 12, 1906, he married Harriet Greene Dyer, daughter of Mr. William and Lilian (Greene) Dyer, of Providence, Rhode Island.
(X) Mary Abigail, eldest daughter of Jonathan and Sarah T. (Farnum) Burrage, was born in Fitchburg, Mass., Nov. 10, 1842. She married Nov., 8, 1871, Oscar H. Evans, of South Royalston, Mass. A lover of good literature and fond of children, she was a frequent contributor to the Youth's Companion. She died at South Royalston Jan. 13, 1873.
(X) Sarah Elizabeth Tilton, second daughter of Jonathan and Sarah T. (Farnum) Burrage, was born in Cambridge, Mass. Nov. 2, 1844. March 15, 1856 she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Palmer, of Roxbury, Mass., and her name was changed to Sarah Burrage Palmer. Her home for many years was in Roxbury. She is now (1908) a resident of Worcester, Mass.
(X) Martha Sophronia, third daughter of Jonathan and Sarah T. (Farnum) Burrage, was born in Cambridge, mass. Dec. 22, 1846. She died in Roxbury, Mass. Nov. 13, 1861.
(X) Harriet Adeline, youngest daughter of Jonathan and Sarah T. (Farnum) Burrage, was born in West Boylston, Mass. March 2, 1851. May 12, 1881, she was married in Cambridge, Mass. to Robert F. Johnson, of Saginaw, Michigan. In that city the remainder of her life was spent. She was the mother of three children, all of whom died young. Mrs. Johnson died in Saginaw Feb. 25, 1900.