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Frances Chamberlin Barnum was born in the United States in February 1885, the daughter of George Sherman Barnum (1849-1901) and Sophie Elizabeth Begler. George S. was born in Frelighsburg, the son of Sherman Painter Barnum (1803-1857) and Sarah Chamberlin (1816-1892). Sarah Chamberlin was the daughter Dr. Brown Chamberlin (1785-1829) and Diantha Knap (1791-1852).
Following George S. Barnum’s death in the U.S. in 1901, George’s second wife, Frances C. Baylor, brought Frances C. Barnum back to Canada around 1904 to her paternal grandmother’s family, and was adopted by Sarah Chamberlin, who was the daughter of Dr. Joshua Chamberlin (1799-1883) and Jane Westover (1813-1895). Joshua Chamberlin was the brother of Dr. Brown Chamberlin. During her time in Frelighsburg, Frances was a teacher. She died the 21 August 1925 in Canada.
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