A Genealogy of the Barnum, Barnam and Barnham Family

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A One-Name Study for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname

Notes for Joseph BARNUM

Joseph Barnum enlisted in Danbury, Connecticut, and served with the 4th Brigade, 16th Regiment of Connecticut Militia (Colonel Nehemiah Beardsley), Captain Daniel Hickok's Company [1776-1779]. Note: The Sixteenth Regiment Connecticut Militia, raised in 1771, was formed of companies from Danbury (formerly of the 4th Connecticut Regiment), Ridgefield (formerly of the 9th Connecticut Regiment), Newtown (formerly of the 4th Connecticut Regiment) and New Fairfield (formerly of the 13th Connecticut Regiment). The Fourth Brigade of Connecticut Militia, in turn, was formed of the Fourth, Ninth, Thirteenth and Sixteenth Regiments.

The Barnum Family, 1517-1904 mistakenly shows him as the son of his grandfather.

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) about Joseph Barnum Jr. Name: Joseph Barnum Jr.; Birth Date: 3 Dec 1751; Birth Location: Danbury; Marriage Date: 16 Apr 1772; Marriage Location: Danbury; Spouse: Temperance Nichols.

Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83 about Joseph Barnum. Name: Joseph Barnum; Page #: 86; Brigade: 4th; Regiment: 16th.

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Joseph Barnum. Name: Joseph Barnum; Birth Date: 1750; Birthplace: Connecticut; Volume: 09; Page Number: 505; Reference: Heads of Families at the first US census. Ct. By US Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (227p.):11, 12 Johnston, Henry P., ed.. The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution 1775-1783. Vol. I-III. Hartford, CT, USA: 1889.

In the 1790 US Census for Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut there is enumerated a Joseph Barnum who may be this person, as follows:
Joseph Barnum, Jr., 1 male over 16 years, 2 males under 16 years, 1 female.


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