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A One-Name Study for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname

Notes for Joseph Rockwell BARNUM

In the 1855 State Census for New York, New York, the family of Joseph R. Barnum was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling # 137; Brick Construction; Value $7,000; Family #436
Joseph R. Barnum, 63, Male, b. Connecticut, Married, Resident of this town for 27 years, Book agent, Native born voter
Nancy Barnum, 60, Female, Wife, b. Connecticut, Resident of this town for 27 years
William R. Barnum, 24, Male, Son, Clerk, Native born voter
Joseph B. Barnum, 18, Male, Son, Clerk
Catherine Loomis, 21, Female, Servant, b. Germany, Resident of this town for 3 years, Alien born
Founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries, the Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the fashionable place to be buried. By 1860, Green-Wood was attracting 500,000 visitors a year, rivaling Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked to Green-Wood to enjoy family outings, carriage rides and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.




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