When Proteus Barnum was born on 30 April 1823, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Cyrus Barnum, was 34 and his mother, Betsey Miller, was 30. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Eliza J Rouse. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Reading, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 8 April 1888, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bloomingdale, DuPage, Illinois, United States.
Altered form of English Barnham: habitational name from any of the places called Barnham in Suffolk and West Sussex, or Barnham Broom in Norfolk, all of which were named with the male personal name Beorn or Beorna + Old English hām ‘homestead’.
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