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History of Burnham (1837-1850) as printed in the 1964 town report
Posted by: Yo-Jean Benson (ID *****6269) Date: July 02, 2005 at 05:46:05
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1964 ANNUAL REPORT page 10
History of the Town of Burnham

SOME ORDERS DRAWN:
A.D. 1837, — No. 1 — Alex Grey for supporting child of
Abner Dodge one year from first of April 1837, $17.00.

       No. 7 — In favor of Walter Edmonds for money hired to settle execution against the Town, $32.08.

       No. 12 & 13 — Sums of $17.33 plus .93c in full payment to Jno Baxter for building County Road.

       No. 22 — In favor of D. L. Milliken & Co. for building boom and pier at the Sebasticook Bridge, part payment $80.00.

       No. 35 — Removal of orders due from Town $1,200.00
No. 36 Interest of $82.13

       No. 163, 164 & 165 Total of $12.00 paid to Jno. Dodge for burying ground.

       No. 205 — Order in favor of Eben Berry for labor in securing the Sebasticook bridge $3.95.

       No. 210 & 211 — Orders paid $621.00 and $270.93 included interest 12%.

       1841— No. 335 — Joseph Carr and No.336 Daniel Jacobs each $1.00 for one days work on Sebasticook Bridge.

TOWN OF BURNHAM Page 11
       
(photo)
(Clinton Avenue) 1898
Looking from Clinton, this “Hart” hotel on the left and homes on the right at
Burnham, with the State road of today.

(photo)
Central Square 1890, shows the Town Hall, at the left the Old Blacksmith Shop, McAllister Store and another Blacksmith Shop later which was a store

Page 12 ANNUAL REPORT

1842 — No. 17 — In favor of J. B. Merrick for fees arresting and committing Braley by orders of overseers of Poor, $7.00

1843 — No. 11 — William Newcomb, digging grave $1.00.

No. 48 - Order in favor of H. Jones, Jr. for making Caleb Reynolds coffin, $4.00.

No. 58 — In favor of William W. Hardin $2.50 for making Nancy Reynolds coffin.

No. 66 — An order in favor of Elisha Dodge for abatement that he was overtaxed in 1943, $1.30.

No. 74 — An order in favor of William Newcomb for digging Caleb Reynolds grave, .50c.

1844 — No. 2 — Order in favor of Joel Learned for his services as a committee in building the Sebasticook Bridge near Burnham Village, $6.00.

No. 8 — In favor of Lewis Chandler part payment for fencing grave yard on their farm, $9.

1845 — No. 51 — In favor of William Myrick for .60c for his fees attending court at Unity as a Amos T. Edmonds vs. Inhabitants.

1849 — No. 19 — In favor of E. Braley in full for damage and cost sustained against town from being thrown
from his wagon, $10.12.

1852 — No. 27 — In favor of Joseph Whitaker fro $23.71
it being compensation for land and right of way for a graveyard.

No. 32 — An order in favor of D. L. Milliken for money paid Shaw & Billings for damage sustained by upsetting state coach in fall of 1851, $10.60.

TOWN OF BURNHAM Page 13
(photo)
Iron bridge at Village built in 1892, replaced in the 50’s

(photo)
In the 1890’s
Part of Central Square with the Stream Wooden Dam in the foreground. Also the Town Hall, McAllister Store at the left, Blacksmith Shop and at the right three homes then belonging o A. S. Watson, John F. Dyer, and Jothan Jacobs,

Page 14 ANNUAL REPORT

1853---No. 58 & 59 — @ $19.80 each in favor of Sears Frost, is being part pay for building Ridge Road by himself and James Braley.

No. 60 — In favor of Horatio Huff for $50.00, it being for building road known as the Huff Road.

1855--- No. 18 — In favor of Wm. B. Davis in full for damage on the road between said Davis and Horatio Huff’s dwelling house.

No. 41 — An order in favor of Elisha Dodge for his services on Mannin property and labor in harvesting, $7.00.

1855 — Agreement signed whereby T. Whitaker and Almira Sayward will take Vina Dodge 8th of April for one year for $78.00 and pay funeral charges if any should happen.

1856 — No. 24 In favor of Eliza Boothby for money to pay damages against the town, $900.00.

1856 — No. 52 — An order in favor of Mrs. Ham for weaving cloth for Joseph Bickford, $1.33.

No. 47 — In favor of Hiram Hutchinson for writing deed for Manrin Farm and bushel of meal for Stephen Reynolds, $2.25.

1858 — Supplies furnished one pauper from March 24th to April 3rd and cost of each item: 19 lbs. flour 50c; ½ lb. tea 24c; 2plugs tobacco 6c; Soap 16c; 5 lbs. Salt 7c; Ό gallon molasses 8c; 1½ lbs. butter 30c; 3 Ό lbs. pork 40c; Received in full from Town of China on January 22, 1859.

1854 — Oct. 31st — One thousand dollars was hired of Ebna Boothby and William H. Dodge : pay for Mannin Farm.

1855 — Herekiah Reynolds became chargable to the Town of Burnham on January 1st as follows: January 1 house rent one month $1.25; January 16, 3yds. Satinet at 50c yd., $1.50; one vest $1.50; one pair suspenders $.25c; Ύ yds. cloth $.09c; and February 5th, rent $1.25 total of $5.84.

TOWN OF BURNHAM Page 15
1838 — School Report, number of scholars in school in
Burnham:

No. 1 — 62 No. 2 — 48 No. 3 — 89

No. 4 — 7 No. 5 — 50 No. 6 — 14

Amount of money raised by Town $250.00. Received from
State $76.74 making $326.74 which equaled $1.21 per head.

1849 --- 8 districts, total scholars 347; raised $300.00
State $35.74 equaled 96c and four mills to a scholar.

1850 — D. L. Milliken, Town Treasurer, paid $4.00
bounty for two bears heads.

—Written by John Sanborn




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