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Eleazer Burnham (1780-1867)

Eleazer Burnham (1780-1867)
Title
Eleazer Burnham (1780-1867)
Date 
1826
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 24 in. ( 76.2 x 61 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1955.31
Marks 
inscription: on back:"Eleazar (sic) Burnham/of Aurora/Ezra Ames of Albany/Painter. 1826"
Gallery Label 
Eleazer Burnham was the son of Asa Burnham and Lucy (Huntington) Burnham of Bennington, Vermont. About 1798 he moved to Aurora, the first settlement in Cayuga County, New York. Burnham was county surrogate from 1811 to 1813 and from 1815 to 1820, deputy postmaster from 1798 and postmaster from 1811 until about 1822, collector of revenue at Aurora during the War of 1812, and county representive in the assembly in 1826.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group