Biography of Noah G. Barnum
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Barnum, Noah G., was born August 25, 1825, in Yates, and received his education from the Yates common school, and spent his boyhood days on the farm. He afterward improved on his limited education by extensive reading and taught school three winters. He gave up teaching about 1860, and later in life worked at the carpenter's trade for several years and then bought out Richmond Hurd and carried on the wagon business in Yates, manufacturing principally lumber and democrat wagons. This business he followed for twelve years. and then traded his property in Yates for a farm in Murray where he remained two years. He next traded the farm for a store, house and lot in Waterport and moved there March 7, 1881, where he has since resided. March 28, 1849, he married Marie Antoinette Gaskill of Honeoye Falls. ,She was born at Victor January 20, 1829, and her father, Joseph Gaskill, was born at Little Egg Harbor, N. J., May 9, 1800, and died about 1871 in Barry county, Mich., and her mother, Wealthy Fox, was born in Westmoreland in 1803, and died in Barry county, Mich., in 1864. The children of Joseph and Wealthy Gaskill were: Franklin, who died at the age of two years; Mary Stainton of Rochester; Sarah Jane Warren (deceased); Marie Antoinette, wife of subject; Lydia Ann of Barry county, Mich.; Leavitt (deceased); George W., died at two years of age; Charles Henry, of Barry county, Mich.; Benjamin F. of Barry county, Mich.; Martha E. Garrison (deceased); Eugene of Florida, Hayden of Michigan. Lydia Ann Gaskill was thrice married, first to Clifton Barnum, who died April 18, 1863, in the hospital at Fairfax, Va., and was a member of the 6th Regiment Michigan Cavalry. Her second husband was Charles Dugar of Yates, who died in 1880, and the third was Dewitt Kenyon, whose parents built the Kenyonville mills. The children of Noah G. and Marie Antoinette Barnum were: Ella, born January 7, 1851, and married John J. Tyler, and they had one child, John B., born May 17, 1874, who died March 20, 1879, and Mrs. Ella Tyler March 1, 1877; Eugene E., the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Barnum, was born March 9, 1854, and is a physician. He received his early education in the Yates Academy, and subsequently graduated at Williams college, Massachusetts, in 1878. He then, studied medicine with Dr. Garlock of the town of Yates. then attended lectures in the University of Pennsylvania and in the University of Buffalo, and was in the Rochester City Hospital fourteen months. In 1881 he located at Waterport and practiced his profession eight years, when his health failed and he moved to Lancaster Court House, Va., where he regained his health and is widely known as a physician. He holds the degrees A. B., A. M. and M. D. He married Effie G. Hutchinson of Gaines, born May 15, 1860, and they have had three children: Eugene E., born April 24, 1885; Dora E., born June 29, 1887, died May 19, 1890; Mildred E., born December 13, 1891. The third child of Mr. and Mrs. Barnum, Willard W., born November 18, 1857, died September 24. 1882. He married Addie E. Johnson, born December 9, 1856, and had two children, Willis Eugene and Willard Ward. Willard Ward died June 4, 1882.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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