Richard Barnum

Birth: ?
Death: ?
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1828
    Notes: MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Catalogue of the Alumni of the School of Medicine Baltimore: Printed by Sherwood & Co.: 3
  • Dates: 1828
    Notes: M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Historical Sketch of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (1807-1890), with an Introductory Chapter, Notices of the Schools of Law, Arts and Sciences, and Theology, and the Department of Dentistry, and a General Catalog of Medical Alumni Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 163
  • Dates: 1856/01/21

    Determined Attempt to Murder.
    From the Baltimore Patriot, Jan. 19.

    Yesterday a presentment was found against Dr. RICHARD BARNUM, by the Grand Jury of Baltimore County Circuit Court, for assulting with intent to kill ELISHA WOOD. As far as we could learn, the facts are these: On Tuesday Dr. BARNUM went to the house of Mr. WOOD and commenced abusing his family, whereupon Mr. WOOD told him he would suffer no man to abuse either him or his family, and more particularly in his own house, and ordered him to leave the premises, remarking at the time that he would be even with him yet. The next morning Dr. B. secreted himself behind a hedge not far from the residence of Mr. WOOD, armed with a double-barreled gun. He had not been in that position long before Mr. WOOD emerged from his dwelling, but had not walked far before he discerned the Dr. with a bouble-barreled [sic] gun pointed towards him, and the next instant the gun was discharged, the contents lodging in his right arm. Mr. WOOD turned and fled towards the house, remarking that he was shot but not killed, when the foul villain discharged the other barrel, the load penetrating his back; but finding that he was still foiled in his murderous attempt, he dropped his gun and started in pursuit, with a revolver in one hand and a bowie knife in the other; luckily Mr. WOOD succeeded in reaching his dwelling before the assassin caught up with him.

    SOURCE: New York Times Jan. 21, 1856