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David Barnum & David Barnum Jr., 1800 census, Kent, CT
Posted by: Judi Watson (ID *****9994) Date: June 13, 2010 at 04:47:44
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Hello,

I'm looking for information about David Barnum who appeared in the 1800 census in Kent, Litchfield County, CT in the 1800 census (one male over 45, and one female over 45).

His name was listed immediately above the name of David Barnum Jr. (one male under 10, one male 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 26-45).

The David Barnum who was over 45 was almost certainly the same David Barnum of Kent to whom Ebenezer Barnum of Kent deeded property in Kent in 1743, referring to David as "My well beloved Sun [sic]." (Kent Land Records 1:68-69). Ebenezer also deeded land to his sons Jehial Barnum, Gideon Barnum, Ebenezer Barnum Jr., Richard Barnum, and Amos Barnum.

This may be the same David Barnum who married Charity Lake in Kent in 1747 (Kent Land Records 1:5).

David Barnum Jr. is the son of David Barnum; the latter gifted land to the former on 10 December 1794, calling him his son (Kent Land Records 9:503).

I can't find any record of the death of David Barnum (Senior); there is no CT probate or tombstone inscription in Hale for Kent. Since he owned land in 1743, he must have been 21 at that time, which means he was born in 1722 or earlier.

Can anyone tell me when and where David Barnum (Senior) died? It was after the 1800 census, at which time he would have been 78 or older.

When and where did Charity (Lake) Barnum die? It would have been after 1794, because David Barnum Jr. referred to "both my honored parents" in a deed to his father of 10 December 1794 (Kent Land Records 9:504).

Thanks,
Judi


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