Patrick Warren Barnum

Patrick Barnum

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Patrick W. Barnum aka Barnum Pruitt
Born 1940s.
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Patrick Barnum, son of Lee James Barnum and Thelma Irma Pruitt, was educated in the public schools of Lake Oswego, Oregon, studied Civil Engineering at Oregon State University and received a BS degree in Engineering Geology from Portland State University and a BA degree in International Relations with a minor in Latin American History (cum laude) from the Universidad de las Américas in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.

After five years as an analytical chemist and ten years as a municipal planner in his native state of Oregon, he worked for several years as an engineering management consultant in various Latin American countries, living and working in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. He speaks English, Spanish and Japanese.

Beginning in 1985 he was employed by the Treasury Department, US Customs Service. While with that agency, he was stationed in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, Washington, DC and Laredo, Texas.

He also served 3 years active duty with the US Navy and 34 years with the Army Reserve (Military Intelligence). During his years of public service Patrick took advantage of liberal government educational support to complete an MA in International Relations and a PhD in Public Policy and Management.

Patrick ended his government career with the Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, serving as the Assistant Director of Field Operations for South Texas where he aided in the management of 10 ports of entry and 2,200 employees.

He retired from government service in 2003 and moved to Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, where he constructed his retirement home. He obtained dual citizenship through naturalization as a Mexican citizen in 2008. He lives in Zapopan with his wife, Gloria Elena Gollás Romero. One daughter, two sons, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren live in the United States, while an adopted daughter and three grandchildren live in Mexico.

Patrick is the webmaster of the website "Barnum Family Genealogy" [1] and the compiler and editor of Barnum Genealogy: 650 Years of Family History (Boston: Higginson Book Company, 2006) [now out of print] and Barnum Genealogy, 2nd Edition (Boston: Higginson Book Company, 2011) [2].


  • First-hand information. Entered by Patrick Barnum at registration.
  • Barnum Family genealogy, Patrick W. Barnum online [3], accessed 05/08/1998
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  • Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. Patrick Warren Barnum and Dick H. Barnum (eighth cousins once removed) match on 64 out of 67 markers (see YSearch IDs 5ENCV and SHC29) thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA Thomas Barnum (1625-1695). Thomas is the immigrant ancestor of the Barnum family in North America.

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This is one of three alternate spellings encountered for the surname "Barnham", which originated in England. It's an uncommon spelling of the surname and is rarely seen.
This surname originated in England prior to 1350, probably with Sir Walter Barnham, who lived in the village of Barnham in County Suffolk and was Chancellor of the Exchequer during the reign of Richard II. While "Barnham" is still the most common spelling of the surname in England, it appears as "Barnum" in Canada, the United States and numerous other countries.
This is one of three alternate spellings encountered for the surname "Barnham", which originated in England. It is by far the most common spelling now encountered in Canada and the United States and also appears in Mexico, Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales, Ireland and Germany.
I'm the originator and leader of the Chilean Roots sub-project. We hope to add more members and generate sufficient activity to convert it into a full project.
I'm the originator and project leader of the Latin American Roots project, which is open to anyone who manages profiles associated with any of the 20 Latin American nations or who has an interest in the history or genealogy of Latin America. Three of the 20 Latin American Nations, Chile, Mexico and Puerto Rico, have their own projects. There are nearly 400 profiles associated with Latin American Roots.
The surname "McAbee" originated in the Kingdom of France in the 17th century or earlier; the original spelling was "Machabée". The surname was brought to "New France" by a French soldier, Pierre-François Macchabée, during the French and Indian War. Descendants of his 24 children helped to populate Canada and the eastern United States.
I'm the originator and leader of the Mexican Roots project. There are 56 sub-categories and 13 profile pages associated with the Mexico project.
A terrific way to stay up to date on what's new and interesting on WikiTree each month.
I'm the originator and leader of the Barnum/Barnham/Barnam Name Study. There are slightly more than 27,000 profiles in my Barnum family tree but only a small portion of them have so far been added to the name study.
My line of the surname "Pruitt" (also Prewit or Prewett) ends at a brick wall with Robert Prewit, born between 1801 and 1810 and found in Roane County, Tennessee in the US Census of 1830.
I'm the originator and a co-leader of the Puerto Rican Roots project, ably supported by co-Leader Karen Tobo who has been largely responsible for its significant growth.
My line of the surname "Queal" (also Quail or Quale) originated in Ireland. I've had a major brick wall with this surname for many years in trying to find the parents of George S. Queal of Ireland, who married Jane Balb of England, had two sons and arrived in New York prior to 1810.

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Patrick Barnum's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Patrick or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Patrick Barnum: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 36000 markers, haplogroup R-BY12211, Ysearch 5ENCV, FTDNA kit #63407 + Y-Chromosome Test 100572 markers, haplogroup R-FGC57007, Ysearch 5ENCV
  • Dick Barnum : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-M269, Ysearch SHC29, FTDNA kit #118801 + Y-Chromosome Test 100 markers, haplogroup R-FGC57007, Ysearch SHC29
  • Albert Burnham : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 36000 markers, haplogroup R-BY12211, FTDNA kit #286626 + Y-Chromosome Test 100 markers, haplogroup R-FGC57007
  • William Barnum : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #148467 + Y-Chromosome Test 100 markers, haplogroup R-FGC57007
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Patrick Barnum: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1e1a, Mitosearch 5ENCV, FTDNA kit #63407
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On 2 Sep 2017 at 15:07 GMT Bob Jewett wrote:

Thanks for helping in getting Elizabeth's profile opened up. I think I undid a couple edits you made as I had her profile opened up while I changed some of her supposed children to be Polly's. Nothing drastic.

I can't find her or her dad (Samuel) in any references ... I'd bet I'm related to her but can't find anything ... ah, well.

On 31 Aug 2017 at 18:10 GMT Bob Jewett wrote:

Boy, you were right on top of that Merritt merge!!! Thanks ... somehow, his wife Elizabeth's profile got marked as not 'open' and it is orphaned ... she's marked as the mother of his first children and it should be Polly ... but, can't change that until her profile is open ... I'll get on G2G and ask for help. Or, I see you're a 'Leader', so can you do that change of privacy?

On 28 Aug 2017 at 20:57 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Best Wishes to you Patrick. Emma :-)

On 19 Jun 2017 at 22:42 GMT Ada Nelson wrote:

Hi Patrick - I learned of your Latin America Project today and would like to join. I have roots from Panama, I'm an experienced genealogist, and I'm also an administrator for the Panama DNA project in FTDNA.

On 17 Jun 2017 at 21:01 GMT Amy (Wood) Kelly wrote:

Hello Patrick - Earlier today, I posted this question in G2G regarding a Hispanic or Latino American tag or category, and I would greatly appreciate your input. Thank you! - Amy

On 26 Apr 2017 at 10:26 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi Patrick, this is just a heads-up for the Latin America project: I was asked to find sources for Mariano Balcarce and his wife Mercedes de San Martin, who lived in France for a long time. I have sourced the profiles to the best of my ability and found that the family tree is full of Latin American notables, including Mexican ones in the family (not entered) of their daughter Josefa Balcarce's husband. Perhaps someone of the project would like to take charge of this. Some are really "big" notables and I can't speak Spanish. I'll also post on the Notables monthly thread. I owe this to the wonderful Paula Dea, who unearthed these unidentified profiles during the Clean-A-Thon. Thanks!

On 25 Apr 2017 at 22:36 GMT Germán Cancela López wrote:

Hola Patrick, me gustaría unirme al proyecto "Latin American Roots" y quizás ver cómo se podría hacer para intentar conectar los árboles españoles y latinoamericanos ("Spanish Roots?")

Un saludo y gracias!

On 17 Apr 2017 at 16:16 GMT Melissa Arjona wrote:

Hi Patrick. I'd like to join the Mexican Roots Project; pretty much all of my family is from Mexico.

On 23 Jan 2017 at 01:53 GMT Janet Dusten wrote:

Thank you for your insight into Lily Abbaduska Barnum's middle initial. It was also M in the 1880 census. It did not change to A until after her marriage, most likely referring to her maiden name like you pointed out. Thanks again. Janet

On 4 Dec 2016 at 17:52 GMT Elizabeth Winter wrote:

Thank you for your assistance with Mexican records for Carter Barker. He crossed borders a lot, so his story requires additional expertise. Thanks for sharing yours!

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