A Genealogy of the Barnum, Barnam and Barnham Family

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A One-Name Study for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname

Notes for Philo Fairchild BARNUM

In the 1850 US Census for Bridgeport Ward 1, Fairfield County, Connecticut the family of Philo F. Barnum was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #268; Family #338
Philo F. Barnum, 44, M, White, Real property $4,000, b. Connecticut
Sally Barnum, 43, F, White, b. Connecticut
Minerva Barnum, 16, White, F, b. Connecicut
Augusta Barnum, 13, F, White, b, Connecticut, Attended school within the year
Howard Barnum, 12, M, White, b, Connecticut, Attended school within the year
Fairchild Barnum, 10, M, White, b, Connecticut, Attended school within the year
Gilbert B. Brooks, 24, M, White, Post Office Clerk, b. Connecticut
Harriet S. Brooks, 30, Black, b. New Jersey, Cannot read or write
Beers Smith, 24, M, Black, Coachman, b. Connecticut
John Keough, 16, M, White, Ostler, b. Ireland

Early Marriages, Justices and Ministers in Bradford County (extracted from Clement F. Heverly, Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Vol. 1, Bradford Star Print, 1913) shows: December 5, 1836 in Auburn, N.Y., by Rev. Mr. Lucas, Philo B. Barnum of Auburn and Miss Mary McKee of Orwell, Bradford county, PA. This entry is probably for a different Philo Barnum.
Cutter says 1807; 'The Barnum Family, 1350-1907' says 11 Aug 1806.
Some sources say 1878, others say 1870.


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