When Asahel James Barnum was born on 8 January 1861, in Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States, his father, John Bunnell Barnum, was 25 and his mother, Esther Minerva Murray, was 25. He married Martha Ann Pulsipher on 24 April 1878, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hebron, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880 and Enterprise, Washington, Utah, United States in 1920. In 1930, at the age of 69, his occupation is listed as gardner, landscaping in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. He died on 23 May 1937, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mesquite City Cemetery, Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, 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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