A Genealogy of the Barnum, Barnam and Barnham Family

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Notes for Milo Seeley BARNUM

Some sources show his middle name as Seely. The 1870 and 1880 US Census for Harrison County, Iowa show him living there. Information from Geri Goodan says Milo died Jan 4, 1895. Milo S. Barnum is listed in the 1870 census records for Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa as a farmer. Real Estate Value $1000, personal property $300. In the 1880 Harrison County, Iowa census he is listed as living with his daughter Mary E. Lyman and her husband Albert F. In the Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 1889 and 1890 Business directory he is listed as a Farmer, Location North of Vernon Heights Addition, Omaha, Nebraska. If he died in 1895 then he probably died in the Omaha, Douglas County Nebraska area. In the 1870 census for Harrison County, IA a child Edith G., age 10, is listed living with Milo. No last name is given so it's assumed that it was Barnum. It's not known whose child she was. In the 1870 and 1880 census for Harrison County, IA., Milo states that he was born in Vermont. Milo's children Jehiel Richard, Horace W., Althea and Mary Emma (Lyman) Barnum state on all known census records that their father was born in Canada. Some unverified sources say that he was born in Shipton Township, Danville, Québec.
Another source says that he was born in Danbury, Connecticut.
The Genealogical Record of the Barnum Family gives his death date as 4 Jan 1865.

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