Andrew Barnum

Brief Life History of Andrew

When Andrew Barnum was born in 1741, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Eliphalet Barnum Sr, was 12 and his mother, Elizabeth Brooks Benedict, was 13.

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Eliphalet Barnum Sr
Elizabeth Brooks Benedict
Jerusha Barnum
Ephraim Barnum
Micajah Barnum
Mary Barnum
Lazerus Barnum
Andrew Barnum
Lewis Barnum
Thaddeus Barnum
Elijah "Eli" Barnum
Eliphalet Barnum Jr
Elizabeth Barnum
Caleb Barnum

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    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""


    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Monroe, New York, United States

    Name Meaning

    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’.

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

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