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Richard Barnum

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Deacon Richard Barnum
Born in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colonymap
Husband of [private wife (1910's - unknown)]
Husband of — married in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Died after in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Colonymap
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Richard Barnum, born April 15, 1675 Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony[1][2], was the sixth child (third son) of Thomas Barnum, Sr. He was the fourth deacon of the church at Danbury and represented that town as 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 erroneously as 1687.


  • Barnum, Eben Lewis and Fr. Francis Barnum, SJ, Genealogical Record of the Barnum Family, Presenting a Conspectus of the Male Descendants of Thomas Barnum 1625-1695 (Gardner, MA: Meals Printing Co., 1912)
  • Savage, Mary Tisdale, Savage, Tisdale and Allied Families, Genealogical and Biographical (New York, NY: American Historical Society, 1926)
  • Hughes, Thomas P. and Frank Munsell, American Ancestry: Giving Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence, A.D. 1776, 12 volumes. (Albany, NY: Munsell, 1887-89)
  • Cutter, William Richard, ed., Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley; a Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913), p. 506
  • Savage, James A., A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register, 4 volumes (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc., 1890-1892)
  • Barnum, Noah G, The Barnum Family, 1350-1907 (Albion, NY: Privately Printed, 1907)
  • Cutter, William Richard, ed., New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial; a Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, 4 volumes. (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1911)
  • Information provided by Duane E. Howard, RD1, Box 60, Markleton, PA 15551; 1994
  • Information provided by Dayonne Beisel Barnum,
  • Information provided by Hal Bradley,
  • S327 American_Genealogical-Biographical_Index, Volume: 09 Page Number: 509, Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941: Oct 9, 1933, 7237, Birth Date: 1675, Birthplace: Connecticut
  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Barnum, Richard (?1675-1739?) & Mary [Hurd] (?1673-); b1701; Danbury, CT, Name: Richard Barnum, Gender: Male, Birth Year: About 1675, Marriage Date: About 1701, Death Year: About 1739, Marriage Place: New England, United States, Spouse's Name: Mary Hurd


  1. #S-2028016143: Birth date: 1675 Birth place: Connecticut
  2. #S-2028016127: Birth date: 1675 Birth place: Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, USA


  • WikiTree profile Barnum-130 created through the import of WikiTree input from Ancestry.ged on Jun 23, 2011 by Cynthia Nicholson.
  • WikiTree profile Barnum-178 created through the import of ELA.ged on Mar 23, 2013.
  • Edited and expanded on 5 November 2014 by Patrick Barnum

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