Jesse Duncan Barnum

10 August 1835–19 April 1897 (Age 61)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jesse Duncan

When Jesse Duncan Barnum was born on 10 August 1835, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Benedict Barnum, was 48 and his mother, Rosanna Minesinger, was 48. He married Emeline Gray in 1853, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Nicholson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 19 April 1897, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Duncan Barnum
Elizabeth Ann Biles
Marriage: 1860
Samuel L Barnum
Add J. Barnum
Alvin P. Barnum
Francis Barnum
Harvey Hampton Barnum

Spouse and Children

Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


    Samuel L Barnum


    Add J. Barnum


    Alvin P. Barnum


    Francis Barnum


    Harvey Hampton Barnum


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Benedict Barnum


    Rosanna Minesinger




    Maria Barnum


    Joseph Barnum


    Samuel Barnum


    Jacob Barnum


    Ruth Barnum


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 13

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Barnham, for example in Norfolk, Suffolk, and West Sussex. They are probably all named with the Old English byname Beorn(a) ( see Barnes 2) or Old English beorn ‘warrior’ + hām ‘homestead’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jesse Barnum, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jepe Barnum in household of Samuel Barnem, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J D Barnum, "United States Census, 1880"

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