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Henry Verveelen Barnum
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Birth: May 2, 1812
Ontario, Canada
Death: Aug. 27, 1863
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA

Henry V. Barnum

Henry V. BARNUM. Enlisted in Company D, 27th Michigan on 31 Dec 1862;
On 8 Oct 1828, Henry purchased land at Charlotte Township from his father. On 12 Jul 1833, he petitioned as the son of a United Empire Loyalist. He sold his land at Charlotteville Township in 1835 and 1836. He then moved to Michigan and, in the Popular Rebellion of 1837-38, supported the revolt of William Lyon McKenzie, joining an ill-fated expedition to conquer part of Canada. Henry was captured on 28 Dec 1838, convicted of treason, and sentenced to life at hard labor in the penal colony of Van Diemens Land (Tasmania), Australia.

He arrived at Tasmania aboard HMS Buffalo on 12 Feb 1840, along with others convicted in the rebellion. Henry received a pardon dated 2 Dec 1844 and returned home only to find that his wife Adeliza Lauretta, thinking that he would never return, had remarried and born a child with her second husband.

The couple decided that she should stay with her child and second husband. She subsequently joined the Mormon Church and moved to Utah. Henry settled at Ypsilanti, Michigan and married Esther Saterlee.

When the Civil War began, Henry was too old to enlist. However, he gave a false age and entered Wormer's Company, Stanton Guards, Michigan Infantry at Ypsilanti on 9 May 1862. He enlisted in Company D of the 27th Regiment, Michigan Infantry on 31 Dec of that same year, and died while in service.

Henry's obituary, which restates some of the information given above, reads as follows:

BARNUM, Henry Verveelen, (1812-1865)
b. 2 Mar 1812 in Charlotteville, Norfolk Co, Ontario Canada d. 18 Jul 1865

Death: Killed in the service of the United States in the Civil War at Covington, Ky. After the marriage of Henry Verveelen Barnum and Adeliza Lauretta Truman (whose brother & sister, resectively, were also married) the family lived in Michigan.

In 1838 he participated in the so-called Patriot War and joined an ill-fated expedition to conquer part of Canada. There he was captured by British soldiers, tried before a British court martial and sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labour in the British penal colony in Van Dieman's land now Tasmania, in the Pacific Ocean. After a little less than ten years, however, he was pardoned by Queen Victoria and returned to Michigan. There he found that his wife, with whom he had been unable to communicate with during this period, had given him up for dead and had just remarried.

Notwithstanding their continued affection for each other, they decided Adeliza's newly born baby by her second marriage needed her care more than their own two children, who were now fourteen and eleven, respectively. So Adeliza Lauretta went to Utah with the LDS Church and Henry settled in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Spouse. Truman, Adeliza Lauretta, (1814-1890)
md. 22 Mar 1831

--Info by Patrick Barnum (used by permission)

Renae Burgess Linn says:
This is my ancestor Henry Verveleen Barnum, B-2 May 1812 in Upper Canada, He died 27 Aug 1863 in Covington, KY. He md Laura Adeliza "Eliza" Truman in 1831. 3 children, John Wheeler, Lois Marie and Rhoda Priscilla Barnum. He was in the patriot War with Canada trying to be free from British Rule.

In 1838 he was captured and convicted of treason and was senticed to life of hard labor and sent to Austrailia. In 1844 he was pardoned and returned to USA to find his wife had remarried believing he would never return, and had a newborn.

They decided she should stay with her 2nd husband. 2nd md Esther Saterlee 18 Aug 1948 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. they had 3 children: Martha, Florence L and Thomas H Barnum. As he was too old he lied about his age and enlisted in Company D, Michigan 27th Infantry Regiment on 24 Feb 1863. Mustered out on 18 Jul 1863 at Covington, KY. and died of disease.

- Renae Burgess Linn

Children with Adeliza not listed below: John Wheeler and Lois Marie 
Family links: 
  Adeliza Lauretta Truman Palmer (1814 - 1890)*
  Rhoda Priscilla Barnum Henry Huffaker (1834 - 1866)*
  Lois Maria Barnum Reed (1837 - 1857)*
*Calculated relationship

Camp Nelson National Cemetery
Jessamine County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: G, 0, 2029
Maintained by: Rhonda
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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Henry was my Great Great Grandfather, my grandmother, nee Fannie Barnum, whom I never met, she passed away before I was born.
- Deanne Combs-Mikols
 Added: May. 5, 2016
Thank~you for your service. Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Nov. 6, 2014

- John G. Hall
 Added: Apr. 7, 2014
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