A Genealogy of the Barnum, Barnam and Barnham Family

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A One-Name Study for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname

Notes for Richard BARNUM

Richard Barnum was the fourth deacon of the church at Danbury, and a member of the Colonial Legislature. His will, dated January 14, 1739, mentions five sons and a grandson (the son of his son Joseph, deceased).
The Barnum Family gives his birth year as 1687.
His will is dated 14 January 1739 and proved on 20 March 1744 in Danbury. He mentions his wife Marcy, his sons, Nathaniel, Abner, Bethuel, Benjamin, and John, and his grandson, Joseph Barnum (son of Joseph Barnum, decd).

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