A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Newell Willard BARNUM
Pennsylvania 1910 Miracode Index about Newell W Barnum. Name: Newell W Barnum; Birthplace: Pennsylvania; State: PA; Age: 73; Color: W; Enumeration District: 0057; Visit: 0078; County: Susquehanna; Relation: Father; Other Residents: Head of Household, Guy Barnum.
1910 United States Federal Census about Newell W Barnum. Name: Newell W Barnum; Age in 1910: 73; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837; Birthplace: Pennsylvania; Relation to Head of House: Father; Father's Birth Place: Connecticut; Mother's Birth Place: Vermont; Home in 1910: Apolacon, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania; Marital Status: Widowed; Race: White; Gender: Male; Household Members: Guy Barnum, 26; May J Barnum, 25; Milfred M Barnum, 2; Nellie M Barnum, 6/12; Newell W Barnum, 73; Alice C Penny, 65; Hugh E Regan, 29.
BARNUM, Newell W., 23 Apr 1837-01 Feb 1915 served in the Civil War as Pvt, Co G, 5th Regt, NY Cavalry. He was buried in Neath Cemetery, Pike Twp, Bradford, PA.
J.H. Beers & Co. Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania Including the Counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe. Chicago: J.H. Beers, 1898: Newell W. Barnum. As color-bearer to Gen. Sheridan the subject of this sketch, a prominent farmer of Apolacon township, Susquehanna county, closed a war history that may probably be called brilliant. He was a member of the gallant 5th New York Cavalry, which saw very active Service. He was wounded, taken prisoner and re-enlisted, serving for over four years, to the close of the war. He is a descendant of the Barnum family of Connecticut, of which the famous showman, P. T. Barnum was a representative.
David Barnum, the grandfather of our subject, was of English extraction, and resided in Litchfield County, Conn. There John Barnum, the father of our subject, was born in 1809. When a young man he migrated to Warren, Bradford, Co., Penn., where he married Jane Wilson, a native of Saint Lawrence, Québec, daughter of Samuel and Jane (Butler) Wilson, who were natives of Vermont. A few years later, in 1842, he settled in Middletown township, Susquehanna county, purchasing land and clearing up a farm, which he occupied until his death in 1857. John Barnum was an Old-line Whig and a Republican, and held many offices during his residence at Middletown. He and his wife were consistent members of the Baptist Church. In later life he married Mrs. Hannah M. (Wilson) Dimon, a sister of his first wife by, by which union there were no children. By his By his first wife, he had seven children, as follows: (1) Melissa, born in Bradford county, married Hial Heath, who enlisted in Company "H", 143rd P. V. I., and was killed at the battle of the Wilderness, leaving three children-Chloe, wife of Frank Tinglepaugh, of Olean, N. Y.; William, of Pulteney, N. Y.; and Jennie, wife of Peter Turboss, of Hallstead, Penn. Mrs. Heath later married Elias Wilbur of Binghamton, Broome Co., N. Y, by whom she has four children-Scott, Leroy, (who was a soldier in the war with Spain in 1899 as a member of the 1st New York Regiment), Alden, and Amy. (2) Newell W. is our subject. (3) Margaret, born in Middletown in 1839, died on the homestead when a Young Woman. (4) Ransom J., born in 1841, married Miss Lodema Diamond, and now resides on the old homestead. Of his four children, Frank, the second child, died when a boy; Etta is the wife of Egbert Green, of Binghamton; N. Y.; Lydia married Ira Terboss, of Lestershire, Broome Co., N. Y. and Nettie is a resident of that village. (5) Henry, born in 1843, enlisted in Company "H", 143rd P. V I. and was fatally wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, dying July 13, 1863. (6) Amelia, born in Middletown in 1846, married Lucius Dimond, and resides in Jefferson, Greene Co. Iowa. He has two children, Luella (wife of Fred Anderson) and John, both residents of Jefferson, Iowa. (7) Alice, born in 1848, married Chester Wilson, a merchant of Midland, Mich., and has three children, Maggie (wife of James Abbott, of Midland, Mich.); and May and Scott, who, live with their parents.
Newell W. Barnum was born in Warren, Bradford county, April 23, 1837, and was educated in the district schools of Middletown. In September, 1861, he enlisted in Company "G", 5th New York Cavalry, under Capt. A. H. Krom and Col. O. E. De Forest. The regiment was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and served under Gens. Custer, Kilpatrick and Phil Sheridan. Their first engagement was at Strasburg and Cedar Creek, in 1862. Our subject's subsequent service was as follows. At Front Royal, May 23, 1862; Newtown. May 24; Winchester, May 25; Orange Court House, August 2; Cedar Mountain, August 9y; went to hospital August 11; was taken prisoner on the 17th sent to Libby, paroled and sent to Fort Delaware, exchanged, and joined his regiment February 12, 1863. He took part in the engagement at Hanover, June 30, 1863, was wounded in the neck by a gunshot and sent to Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia. The regiment was at the battle of Gettysburg July 3; Smithburg, July 5; Hagerstown, July 6; Boonsboro, July 8; Culpeper, September 13; James City, October 10; Brandy Station, October 11; Buckland Mills, October 19; Raccoon's Ford, November 26; defenses of Richmond, March 1864; Wilderness, May 6: Millford, May 21; Ashland, June 1; Salem Church, June 3; White Oak Swamp, June 15; Ottoway, June 25; Stone's Farm, 1864; Ream's Station June 29; Snicker's Ferry, July 18; Kernstown, July 24; Kearneysville, August 25; Winchester, September 19; Cedar Creek, October 19; Dinwiddie, March 31, 1865; Five Forks, April; Harper's Farm, April 6; Appomattox, April 8 and 9; Waynesboro, 1865.
As, above noted, our subject was taken prisoner by the Confederates at Culpeper, Va., August 17, 1862, and from August 11 to August 20 lay at Culpeper, suffering from typhoid fever. He was removed to Libby prison, and after being confined for about three months was paroled, after exchange rejoining his regiment at Fairfax. He was wounded in the neck at Hanover, Penn., June 30, 1863, and for three months was confined in the hospital at Philadelphia. In March, 1863, he was promoted to corporal and to sergeant in 1864. In January, 1864, he re-enlisted, and after the capture of Earley's command in that year he became Gen. Sheridan's colorbearer, continuing in that capacity to the close of the war. He was discharged July 19, 1865.
Mr. Barnum had owned some real estate in Middletown prior to the Civil war. Returning, to his old home he was married March 13, 1866 to Miss Elvira Galutia, who was born in Middletown in 1843, daughter of Corentine and Nancy (Camp) Galutia. Her father was born in Litchfield county, Conn., in 1807, and when a young man moved to Middletown township, where he married Nancy Camp, who was born in Middletown township in 1809, daughter of Albert Camp, one of the earliest settlers in that township. Corentine GaIutia settled on a tract of land in Middletown which he cleared. To himself and wife were born five children, namely: Esther, who married John Buxton, of Middletown; Edwin, who married Matilda Diamond, and resides in Middletown; Elvira, wife of our subject; Edith, wife of Andrew Wood, of Towanda, Penn., and Nancy, who died in early womanhood. The mother died in 1851, and for his second wife Corentine Galutia married Lucinda Whitaker, of Bradford county, by whom he had three children: Edgar, a resident of Bradford county; Frank, of Springville, Susquehanna county; and Effie, wife of George Baxter, of Springville. Mr. Galutia was an active Republican in politics. He died in 1884.
After marriage our subject settled on his farm in Middletown township, where he remained until 1877, in that year purchasing wild land in Apolacon township, near the Middletown line, where he cleared up a farm, erected good buildings and made many notable improvements. His place is one of the well-cultivated farms of Apolacon township. He erected a sawmill on his farm, and for a number of years engaged in the manufacture of lumber. To himseIf and wife were born seven children, of whom six survive. They are as follows: Nancy, born in August, 1868, married George Philips, a farmer of Middletown, and has two children, Clifford and Nina; Jesse, born in April 1870, resides on the old home farm; Lucy, born in July, 1872, married William Boutell, a machinist of Rochester, N. Y.; John, born in June, 18,74, died in July, 1875; Carrie, born in August, 1878, married Claude Wilmot, now of Rome, Bradford county; Sylvester, born in June, 1881, resides at home; Guy, born in November, 1883, is a student, at home.
Politically our subject is a Republican, and has served his township for a number of years as school director. In religious faith he is a Protestant, and is a liberal supporter of Church work. He is a member of Spaulding Post no. 33, G A. R., of Bradford. For his gallant service in the army he has the high respect of all, but he has; perhaps no less won the regard of his many friends by the sterling traits of industry, thrift and public spirit which have marked his almost life-long residence in Susquehanna county.
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