Barnum, Nelson a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Shoreham, Vt., Jan. 12, 1811. In 1844 he entered the Michigan Conference, and in 1846 was appointed to the Indian mission work about Lake Superior, where he spent the remainder of his life among that benighted people. He died Aug. 5, 1854. Mr. Barnum was an amiable companion, an affectionate parent, an exemplary Christian, and a zealous minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1854, p. 440.