Asahel James Barnum

Male8 January 1861–23 May 1937

Brief Life History of Asahel James

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.

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Family Time Line

Asahel James Barnum
Martha Ann Pulsipher
Marriage: 24 April 1878
Lillie Mae Barnum
Asahel James Barnum Jr.
Annie Maria "Annie List" Barnum
John Henry Barnum
Mary Esther Barnum
Charles Andrew Barnum
Zera Eugene Barnum
Martha Barnum
Carmelia Barnum
Robert Barnum

Sources (55)

  • Ashel J Barnum in entry for Calvin Dudley Barnum, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Ashel James Barnum, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Asahel J Barnum in entry for Reinhold Miller and Virginia Barnum, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 April 1878St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 2

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1877 · Bunkerville, Nevada - History

    Age 16

    Bunkerville was settled in 1877.


    Age 30

    Historical Boundaries: 1891: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, 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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