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John Boyd Barnum (1797 - 1865)

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John Boyd Barnum
Born in Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Amenia, Dutchess, New Yorkmap
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Byron, Shiawassee, Michigan, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Oct 2014
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This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1]


Date: 28 MAR 1797
Place: Amenia, Dutchess, New York
Note: The Genealogical Record of the Barnum Family states that he was born in Lockport, New York.[2][3]


Date: 5 FEB 1865
Place: Byron, Shiawassee, Michigan[4][5]

In the 1850 US Census for Burns, Shiawassee County, Michigan the family of John B. Barnum was emumerated as follows:

Dwelling #69; Family #69
John Barnum, 54, M, Farmer, Real property $1,500, b. New York
Martha Barnum, 50, F, b. New Jersey [second wife]
Isaac Barnum, 23, M, Farmer, Real property $100, b. New York
Jane Barnum, 25, F, b. New York
Amos S. Barnum, 50, M, Farmer, b. New York [Amos has not been identified, although he was probably a brother or cousin of John]
The family of John's son Abijah was living next door.

From Pages 198/199 History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, MI, 1880, pp 198/199: John B. Barnum, who, on June 22, 1836, settled on the northwest quarter of section 28, was probably the next settler in Burns. He built a log house on this farm, and after the expiration of a year and a half he traded it to William Baulch for part of the southeast quarter of section 26. The farm first entered by Mr. Barnum is now owned by S. S. Wiltsie, who purchased it in 1843. Mr. Barnum built on his new farm a house and barn, which are still standing. His family at the time of settlement consisted of a wife and four children, and a half-brother, familiarly known in the early days as Uncle Tommy. John B. Barnum died Feb. 5, 1865. His first wife, Urena, had died May 24, 1848 and his second wife died in February 1880. His son, Isaac S. Barnum, married Amelia, the daughter of Robert Crawford. They live on section 26, near the site of the old homestead.

[1]Genesee County, Michigan Deed# 1-44 John and Cynthia Hill of Washtenaw, Territory of Michigan To John B. Barnum of Wayne County, New York Land in Shiawassee County W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 28 Twp 5 North of Range 4 East 80 Acres


Husband: John Boyd Barnum
Wife: Urania Sutherland
Child: Abijah Payne Barnum
Child: Mary Barnum
Child: Jane Barnum
Child: Isaac S. Barnum
Date: 26 OCT 1818
Place: Amenia, Dutchess, New York[6]
Husband: John Boyd Barnum
Wife: Martha Hull
Date: BET 1848 AND 1850
SDATE 1 JUL 1848[7]

Imported only 1848 from Marriage Date and marked as uncertain.

Husband: Caleb Barnum
Wife: Mary W. Boyd
Child: @I3998@
Child: Betsy Barnum
Child: Eli Barnum
Child: Minerva Barnum
Child: Micajah Barnum
Child: John Boyd Barnum
Date: 2 FEB 1786
Place: Rochester, Monroe, New York[8]


  • Source: S181 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)
  • Source: S33 Barnum, Noah G, The Barnum Family, 1350-1907 (Albion, NY: Privately Printed, 1907)
  • Source: S368 Information provided by Brian C. Smith <>
  • Source: S377 History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Michigan, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Their Prominent Men and Pioneers. A Reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc. (1975) (Philadelphia: D.W. Ensign & Co. (Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co.), Philadelphia, 1880)
  • Source: S786 Information provided by Paula O'Dell Bedell <>
  • Source: S839 Gravestone in Byron Cemetery, Byron, Shiawassee, Michigan
  • Source: S87 Barnum, Noah G, The Barnum Family, 1517-1904 (Albion, NY: Privately Printed, 1904)
  1. Barnum-3500 was created by Patrick Barnum through the import of EliphaletSr.ged on Oct 8, 2014.
  2. Source: #S368
  3. Source: #S839
  4. Source: #S377
  5. Source: #S839
  6. Source: #S368
  7. Source: #S295
  8. Source: #S368

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  • Patrick Barnum Find Relationship : 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
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On 12 Oct 2014 at 15:57 GMT Patrick Barnum wrote:

Hi! Bob, Thanks for noticing the problem with his birth date and bringing it to my attention. Reference to my master file shows that 1797 was the correct year and 1798 was an apparent typographical error. I've made the correction on his WikiTree profile. His mother survived his birth by only two months, his father remarried nine months after her death and John had a half brother by his new stepmother in December 1798. Kind regards, Patrick

On 12 Oct 2014 at 13:55 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

his mother died in 1797; he was born in 1798?

Rejected matches › John Barnum (abt.1797-)

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