Definition of Phineas taylor barnum
1. Noun. United States showman who popularized the circus (1810-1891).
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1. Things I Have Seen and People I Have Known by George Augustus Sala (1894)
"... Ago—A Confession of Prejudice—American Abuse—phineas taylor barnum—Democratic Leaders—" The Young Napoleon "-—John Van Buren— William Cullen Bryant—Dr. ..."
2. Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum by Joel Benton (1891)
"He was named phineas taylor barnum, after his maternal grandfather; and the latter, in return for the compliment, bestowed upon his first grandchild at his ..."
3. A National Register of the Society, Sons of the American Revolution by Sons of the American Revolution (1902)
"•phineas taylor barnum, died April 7, 1891 (549). Son of Philo and Irene (Taylor) Barnum; grandson of Phineas Taylor, private Conn. Militia, pensioned. ..."
4. Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum by Joel Benton (1891)
"Philo Barnum and his wife, Irena Taylor, lived at Bethel, Connecticut, and there, on July 5,, their first child was born. He was named phineas taylor barnum ..."
5. The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly by William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell, H. Phelps Arms, Frances Trevelyan Miller (1896)
"1759, m., 1783, Phineas Taylor,, and thus became the grandmother of Phineas Taylor Barnum, the great showman. ..."
6. A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut by Samuel Orcutt (1886)
"phineas taylor barnum Thompson, b. 1853; m- Wm' B- Leigh. Apr. 19, 1865; d. Feb. 27, 1868. 70. Helen M., daughter of Phineas T. and Charity (Hullett) ..."