I post here after I e-mail you directly and you don't reply.However, this will be my last reply because it seems to be a waste of time trying to get you to provide any evidence that "Bramletts are Barnums for real!!"
As I mentioned above, I have been to http://www.barnum.orghttp://www.barnum.org and see no mention of any variation of the Bramblett/Bramlett surname or even anything close.
I will leave with the questions I have asked a couple of times that you haven't answered:
Where is the connection between Bramlett and Barnum?? Are you saying that your ancestor Bethuel Barnum/Bramlett/Bramel was a Bramlett who changed his name to Barnum?? Or are you saying that Bramletts changed their name from Barnum "way back"??
How are Barnum's connected to William Bramlett/Bramlitt who was in Essex County, VA by 1716??
As I have said, if you are afraid that someone may pick up some secret and write a book about it if you post it here, just send it to me privately and I will not post it anywhere.I am simply trying to find out if there is any real connection between our families.