Thomas Earl Barnum

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About Thomas Earl Barnum

Arrived in America in 1640. -------------------- 15- THOMAS BARNUM or BARNHAM, born 1625 of Hollingbourne, Kent, England. He married (1) Hannah HURD. He married (2) Sarah THOMPSON. 15th Son of Sir Francis Barnum -------------------- See: http://www.barnum.org/nti00001.htm

  • *progenitor of all Barnum lines of descent so far documented in the Americas.

While the connection between Thomas and the English line of Barnham is probable, that connection should be considered "probable but not certain," because of a lack of reliable documentary evidence to absolutely confirm it.

The Barnum Family, 1517-1904 states (without providing documentation) that Thomas Barnam was the 15th child of Sir Francis Barnham and his wife Lady Elizabeth Lennard (or Leonard), Baroness Dacre, and that Thomas left England in 1640 to come to the American Colonies, where he first settled in what is now Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Tradition, however, says that Thomas Barnum came first to New York and afterwards to Norwalk. Thomas is the immigrant ancestor of the Barnum family and the progenitor of all Barnum lines of descent so far documented in the Americas. -------------------- Birth 1625 Hollingbourne, Kent, England 1 Source

Arrival 1655 Age: 30 Fairfield, Connecticut

Marriage to Hannah Hurd 1660 Age: 35 Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Death 1695 26 Dec Age: 70 Danb

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Thomas Earl Barnum's Timeline

1624
1624
Hollingbourne, Kent, England, (Present UK)
1646
1646
Age 22
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, USA
1660
1660
Age 36
1660
Age 36
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA
1662
May 10, 1662
Age 38
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, USA
1663
July 9, 1663
Age 39
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT
1664
1664
Age 40
1665
1665
Age 41
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, USA
1667
1667
Age 43
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, USA
1669
1669
Age 45