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Notes for David Munson BARNUM


According to the Pioneer History of Clarksfield, David M. Barnum was a son of Eli Barnum, one of the pioneers of that township. He arrived there in 1841 and lived a few years. He was a clerk in Cobb’s store part of the time and also taught school. He was a tailor by trade. In 1848 he was elected county recorder and moved to Norwalk, where he held the office for ten years. He was a hunchback.

In the 1850 US Census for Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio The family of David M. Barnum was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #13; Family #13
David M. Barnum, 31, M, County recorder, Real property $400, b. Connecticut
Virginia C. Barnum, 34, F, b. New York
Muhlon Sembert, 11, M, b. Virginia, Attended school within the year
Lucretia M. Sturgess, 13, F, b. Ohio, Attended school within the year
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