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Thomas Barnum[1]

Male 1735 - 1755  (20 years)


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  • Name Thomas Barnum  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1735  [5
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jun 1755  Fort-Saint-Frédéric, Crown Point, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I24266  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2020 

    Father Thomas Barnum,   b. 1696,   d. 1762  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Deborah Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F9330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      He was killed in battle at Crown Point, June 23, 1755.

      Crown Point, located on Lake Champlain in northeastern New York, just north of Fort Ticonderoga, has an interesting history of its own. In 1731 the French constructed a stone fort (Fort-Saint-Frédéric) on the peninsula, which they called Point à la Couronne (Crown Point). Despite English-Colonial expeditions sent against it, Crown Point remained in French hands until 1759. It must have been on one of those unsuccessful expeditions that Thomas met his death. In 1759 the fort was occupied by forces commanded by Sir Jeffrey (later Lord) AMHERST, who began the construction near old Fort-Saint-Frédéric of a larger fort, which was garrisoned but never completed. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War the fort was captured by Colonel Seth WARNER and a force of Green Mountain Boys. It remained in American hands except for a brief period in 1777, when it was occupied by a detachment of General John BURGOYNE's invading British Army.

      In place of the descendants shown here, 'The Barnum Family' shows (apparently in error) sons Thomas, Stephen, Jabez, Zacheus, Solomon and Saul, and their descendants. The 'Genealogical Record of the Barnum Family' and this site place that line under Jabez Barnum (m. 1728), son of Thomas Barnum (b. 14 Jan 1716).

  • Sources 
    1. [S540] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S1462] Genealogical Record of the Barnum Family, Presenting a Conspectus ofthe Male Descendants of Thomas Barnum 1625-1695, Barnum, Eben Lewis and Fr. Francis Barnum, SJ, (Gardner, MA: Meals Printing Co., 1912 ABBR Genealogical Record of the Barnum Family).

    3. [S3078] The Barnum Family, 1350-1907, Barnum, Noah G., (Albion, NY: Privately Printed, 1907 ABBR The Barnum Family, 1350-1907).

    4. [S1466] The Barnum Family, 1517-1904, Barnum, Noah G., (Albion, NY: Privately Printed, 1904 ABBR The Barnum Family, 1517-1904).

    5. [S3077] sacket.ged.