Henry Burnham, farmer, P.O. Rosedale. The subject of this sketch was born August 1, 1823, in Madison County, Ohio. His parents were Darius, a native of Connecticut, and Lucretia (Hunt) Burnham, who emigrated to Madison County about the year 1820 or 1821. Mr. Burnham was raised on a farm, and received but a common school education. On January 1, 1852, he married Miss Eveline Williams, daughter of Ralston and Martha Williams. To them have been born five children — Lewis W., born December 12, 1852; Martha L., born May 17, 1854; Amy, born April 13, 1856; Walter D., born December 1, 1859, and Cora M., born October 29, 1863. In April, 1860, Mr. Burnham settled in the northern portion of Monroe Township, where he now resides. For six years he served as Justice of the Peace in Pike Township, and he has also served as Clerk. He has served as Trustee and Treasurer of Monroe Township, and for one term he served as County Commissioner. He is the owner of 685 acres of land in Pike and Monroe Townships.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]