Jane Barnum

17 October 1771–12 March 1843 (Age 71)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Barnum was born on 17 October 1771, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Matthew Barnum, was 35 and her mother, Jane Dibble, was 31. She married Mathew Taylor on 14 October 1792, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She died on 12 March 1843, in her hometown, at the age of 71, and was buried in Bethel, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Mathew Taylor
Jane Barnum
Marriage: 14 October 1792

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    Mathew Taylor



14 October 1792
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 10

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Age 20

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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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  • Jane Barnum, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jane Taylor, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Jane Taylor, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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