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Henrietta Sturdevant Colburn

Henrietta Sturdevant Colburn[1]

Female 1841 - 1892  (51 years)

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  • Name Henrietta Sturdevant Colburn 
    Born 1841  Bolton, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Jun 1892  White Plains, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried White Plains Rural Cemetery/White Plains, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13898  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 

    Father Amasa Colburn,   b. ca 1813, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1894, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Charlotte E.,   b. ca 1823, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1858, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Family ID F1875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alfred Edson Puffer,   b. Aug 1839, Bennington, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1918, Fall River County, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1859  Pittsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Divorced 1861 
    Notes 
    • There is a question of whether or not Henrietta's marriage to Alfred Edson Puffer is proper. Some users have claimed that it is a different Henrietta Colburn. However it is a matter of record, taken from the Mass. Town and Vital Records for the town of Pittsfield, MA in 1859 as recorded by the Berkshire County Clerk, James Warriner, that Alfred Edson Puffer married Henrietta S. Colburn.
      The record plainly lists Henrietta's parents as Amasa Sr. and Charlotte Colburn. In my research I've been unable to locate any other Amasa/Charlotte Colburn combination in the MA/CT area. Only the 1850 Federal Census lists the complete family (at that time). The 1813 birth date listed for Amasa Colburn in that census is incorrect if the dates on his gravestone are correct.
      Amasa Jr. is listed in the 1850 census and marriage records but he is plainly the son of Amasa, Sr. and his dates do not fit.
      An Amasa Colburn married a Ledotia Belcher in Stafford, CT in 1844 (Barbour Collection) which could be the same Amasa, but Ledotia couldn't be Henrietta's mother as Henrietta as born ca 1836 (1850 Fed Census).
      More research and/or proof is needed to show this is a different Henrietta Colburn. 2/28/17 DMC
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F6553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Porter Maynard 
    Last Modified 1 May 2015 
    Family ID F16155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
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    Headstones
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] _Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, Charles Nutt, A. B.,, , (The Tuttle Company), 160.

    2. [S48] Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915.