Maria Collins Barnum

September 8, 1798–January 7, 1877

Born at Monkton, Addison County, Vermont; daughter of Sarah Smith and Daniel Collins. Died at Columbus, Platt County, Nebraska. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] Alternate given names include Maria, Marcia, Martha, and Marsha. “Marsha Barnum,” Patriarchal Blessings, 1833–2011 (closed to research), CHL. Vermont, Secretary of State, “General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870,” Daniel Collins and Sarah Smith; from the Office of the Secretary of State, Montpelier, VT; images, FHL microfilm 27515, FHL. Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 55. 1850 U.S. census, District 21, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, p. 130A, Marshy Barnham; NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 188. 1870 U.S. census, Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska, p. 74B, Martha Barman; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 832. U.S. census digital images from (, accessed July 2015). “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Feb. 2016), Marcia Collins L785-S28 . Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed July 2015), memorial no. 83449536, Marcia Barnum; burial location unknown.