Patrick Barnum
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Patrick Barnum

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Patrick W. Barnum
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
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Patrick Barnum is a member of the Barnum Name Study Project.
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Patrick Barnum has English ancestors.
Patrick Barnum is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Henry Samson.
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Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.
This user is a native speaker of English.
El nivel de este usuario corresponde al de un 'hablante casi nativo del 'español.
Patrick Barnum was born on 6 June 1941 in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, one of two children and the only son of Lee and Thelma Pruitt Barnum.

Patrick 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 is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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

He also served 3 years of 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 Ph.D. in Government (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 at the South Texas Customs Management Center, where he aided in the management of 10 ports of entry, two airports, 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. 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
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificates (2)
  • Final decree of divorce
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. Patrick Warren Barnum and Dick H. Barnum (eighth cousins once removed) match on 64 of 67 markers (see YSearch IDs 5ENCV and SHC29) thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) Thomas Barnum (1625-1695). Thomas is the immigrant ancestor of the Barnum family in North America.

Sources for Other Profiles

  • Barnum, Eben Lewis & Barnum, Francis, S.J. Genealogical Record of the Barnum Family Presenting a Conspectus of the Male Descendants of Thomas Barnum, 1625-1695 (Meals Printing Co., Gardner, Mass., 1912)
  • Barnum, Noah G, The Barnum Family, 1517-1904 (Albion, NY: Privately Printed, 1904)
  • Barnum, Noah G, The Barnum Family, 1350-1907 (Albion, NY: Privately Printed, 1907)

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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, FTDNA kit #63407, MitoYDNA ID T10988 [compare] + Y-Chromosome Test 100572 markers, haplogroup R-FGC57007
  • Dick Barnum Find Relationship : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #118801 + Y-Chromosome Test 100 markers, haplogroup R-FGC57007
  • Albert Burnham Find Relationship : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 36000 markers, haplogroup R-BY12211, FTDNA kit #286626 + 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, FTDNA kit #63407, MitoYDNA ID T11011 [compare]
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Why did you delete the source information for the census record for John Rodger Barnum? Sources are essential for Wikitree. With all the badges you've received and signing the honor code, you should know that without me telling you. Please explain your removal of the source.


posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Comment read and noted. A private reply has been sent.
posted by Patrick Barnum
Hi Patrick! I'm very new at this & saw your messages. I'm so worried I'm going to mess something up! I am going to check on your requests & attempt to fix things. I joined this site in hopes of figuring out my relationship title to PT Barnum. I believe I'm a 2nd cousin, 7 times removed...?

Thank you!

Hey Patrick!

Thank you for the badge! :)

Is there anyone working in the project specifically doing Cuba or Guatemala? I'd love to see who else there is and work with them.


posted by Sarah Callis
Oops. Mary Barnum was my second great-grandmother, not third.
posted by Ann Lansing
Hi Patrick. My third great-grandmother was Mary Barnum and I have been researching her 15th child, who in the past has been listed as Ethel A which I think may be incorrect. I have changed the name of this child to Unknown Teare until further information becomes available. Please see my research notes about this change. I'd be happy to have further input and sources on this child from anyone who can help! Thanks!
posted by Ann Lansing
Hello, I wonder if you can help me with a brick wall I just discovered might have a Barnum connection. I am a descendant of Edwin Porter, the brother-in-law of Cornelia (Willis) Barnum. Do you have information about the relationship between Cornelia and Mary (Willis) Porter, and have you learned anything about their origins? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
posted by E. Compton
Looking for ancestors in Latin America especially Mexico

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posted by Guy Constantineau
Thanks for the badges/links to the projects on Puerto Rico and LatAm. I'm a newbie here, so figuring out things. It looks like the right place for genealogy.
posted by V Ramos

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