Barnum, Samuel Weed
Barnum, Samuel Weed a Congregational minister and author, was born at North Salem, N.Y., June 4, 1820. He graduated at Yale College in 1841, and the Theological Seminary in 1844; served as pastor at Granby, Connecticut; Feeding Hills, Chesterfield, and Phillipston, Massachusetts; Bethany, Connecticut; retired in 1863 for the purpose of devoting himself to authorship, and died November 18, 1891. He was the author of Romanism as It Is, a book which had a very large sale: — A Vocabulary of English Rhymes: — and also had charge of the pronunciation marking of Webster's International Dictionary. See (Am.) Cong, Year-book, 1892.