I've been checking out various Burnham and Story genealogies lately. None get the parentage of my ancestress Mary (Burnham) Story correct. She was the daughter of Thomas2-1 and Lydia (Pengry) Burnham. [START GRANDPA MODE] Back in the day, one used a unique genealogical tool called AGBI (American Genealogical & Biographical Index). It is an immense set (hundreds of volumes) that indexed an amazing set of documents including the 1790 census, vital records, revolutionary war service papers, etc. One thing they also indexed was the genealogical column in The Boston Evening Transcript. In the December 12, 1927 issue, item #6418, it reads:
"What became of the Mary (3) Burnham, daughter of Lt. Thomas (2) [Thomas (1)] Burnham? It would seem that she must be the Mary published Ipswich, 1710 to Samuel Story and later removed to Norwich, Conn. Three of the sons of Lt. Thomas (2) Burnham settled or lived in Norwich at various times."