A Genealogy of the Barnum, Barnam and Barnham Family

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Notes for Richard BARNUM


Richard enlisted August 20, 1862 for service in Company "K", 13th New York Volunteer Infantry. Veterans Administration pension records show that he was also a private in 22 Co. 2 Batt. V.R.C. His widow received a pension as an Army Widow.

According to information provided by Diane Ham (Historian of the Town of Mendon, NY) and Lynne Menz (Historian of the Town of Honeoye Falls, NY), Richard was a son of Richard and Mariah Barnum. No other record has been found to show Mariah as a wife of Richard, father of this Richard.

In the 1880 US Census for Rochester, Monroe County, New York the family of Richard Barnum was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling 299; Family 313 (18 Champion Street)
Barnum, Richard; White; Male; 38; Married; Teamster; b. New York
Barnum, Emily; White; Female; 36; Wife; Married; Keeping house; b. New York; Both parents b. New York
Greene, Florence; White; Female; 25; Daughter; Widowed; School teacher; b. New York; Both parents b. New York
Greene, Inez; White; Female; 5; Granddaughter; Single; Cannot read or write; b. Minnesota; Both parents b. New York
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