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Notes for David Lloyd BARNUM

He was proprietor of the foundry at Wilson, New York, where he manufactured the Barnum Patented Plough.

From Biographical & Portrait Cyclopedia of Niagara County (New York) pub. 1892, p. 457-458: David L. Barnum, proprietor of the foundry at Wilson, and a man who has had a somewhat varied and extensive experience in life, is the son of Richard and Electa (Lloyd) Barnum, and was born July 30, 1825, in the town of Brighton, Monroe County, New York...Richard Barnum (father) born in Danbury, Connecticut, about 1789, and removed to Monroe County, New York in 1812, where he resided until his death in 1863 at the advanced age of seventy-four years. He learned the trade of cooper, but was principally engaged in farming...He was one of the early settlers of Monroe County, and a member of the Congregational Church. In politics he was a staunch Democrat and took a strong interest in school matters. He married Electa Lloyd, by whom he had five children. Mrs. Barnum (mother) was born in Massachusetts in 1800, and died at her home in Monroe County in March 1862, aged sixty-two years. Her father, David Lloyd, removed from Massachusetts to the village of Charlotte, Monroe County.
David. L. Barnum was reared in Monroe County and received his education in the public schools of that county. He learned the trade of cooper when a boy, and after leaving school conducted his fatherís cooper shop for some time, and in 1845 removed to Wisconsin and located at Racine. Here he remained for six years, engaged in running a cooper shop, in which occupation he was very successful, and in 1851, returned to Monroe County and resumed the coopering business. He also purchased a farm, and continued to reside there until 1857, when he went to Oil Springs, Canada, where he became an oil producer and remained six years. In 1863, he removed to Wilson, this county where he has resided ever since. After coming here he purchased a farm in the town of Wilson and operated it for two years, when he removed to the village and opened a foundry. Three years ago he added evaporating apparatus and is now conducting the combined business.
June 16, 1851, Mr. Barnum was wedded to Elizabeth Dygert and to their union was born a family of three sons: David C. who studied law and is now in successful practice in Rochester, Charles O. now the bookkeeper of the Buffalo Carriage Company, and John E., ticket agent of the Rome and Ogdensburg Railroad. Mrs. Barnum was born in the town of Frankfort, Herkimer County.
He is Find A Grave memorial #149573292.

From the Wyoming County Times, Warsaw, NY, February 8, 1894: The many warm friends of Mrs. Adele Barnum will be interested in the following notice of the death of David L. Barnum, the father of her husband, the late Hon. D. Clinton Barnum of Rochester. The item is taken from the Wilson (Niagara County) Star: Died at his home in this village Tuesday afternoon, January 30, 1894, David L. Barnum, aged 69 years. Again we are called upon to chronicle the death of one of our most prominent citizens, and the loss sustained by the taking away of Mr. Barnum will be felt by the majority of the community. Mr. Barnum, who was a relative of the veteran showman, P. T. Barnum (N.B., fourth cousin once removed), was born at Brighton, near Rochester, in 1825, and came to Wilson in 1863. Here he opened a foundry, and of late years has also run an evaporator, giving employment to a large number of hands. He was foremost in any enterprise that was for the good of the town, and was respected as a man of broad views and sound judgment. He leaves a wife and two sons, Charles O. and John, who are employed in Buffalo.


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