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The Willimantic Journal Fri Aug 14 1863: History of Wiundham. Genealogy. XXXIV.

Abbreviations--b for birth, m for married, d for died, dau for daughter, chil for child or children, chh for church, W for Windham, Wil for Willimantic, Mans for Mansfield, Hamp for Hampton, Chap for Chaplin, Scot for Scotland.

BINGHAM FAMILY, (Continued.).

JABEZ BINGHAM, son of the second Thomas, and grandson of Dea. Thomas, m. Bethia Wood, Feb. 8, 1720-21, and settled first at Norwich. In 1739 he was at Lebanon, where he resided until about 1747, when he appears in Windham, where he resided a short time, and where his youngest child of which we have any record, Martha, was born. From Windham he removed to Salisbury, Ct., with a part of his family, where he d. Aug. 30, 1785, aged 84. Their chil. were:

1. Bethiah, b. March 26, 1721-2.

2. Jabez, b. April 12, 1724, went with his father to Windham, where he m. Mary Wheelock, dau. of Dea. Ralph and Mercy (Standish) Wheelock, Dec. 24, 1746. They had Jabez, b. at Windham, Feb. 13, 1748-9, after which he removed to Salisbury, where he had Ralph Wheelock, b. Feb. 17, 1750-51; Mary, b. July 3, 1752; Alvan, b. Dec. 20, 1754. This Jabez Bingham, it has been generally supposed, was the father of Jerusha, who m. Rev. Samuel Kirtland, the missionary, and was the mother of President Kirtland, of Harvard College; but such is not the fact.

3. Silas, b. April 20, 1726.

4. Daniel, b. July 24, 1728, m. Hannah Conant, youngest dau of Caleb, Jan. 13, 1744-5, and had Hannah, b. Nov. 8, 1748, recorded in Windham. This Daniel, as we have been informed (though we have no records), removed to Salisbury, and was the father of Caleb Bingham, the somewhat celebrated teacher and bookseller of Boston, and the compiler of the "Columbian Orator," a popular reading book at one time, which many of our readers will remember.

5. Benjamin, b. Oct. 1, 1730, m. Sarah Stewart, of Norwich, Oct. 15, 1754. He settled first at Windham, where he had chil.: Rial, b. June 20, 1755; Benjamin, b. June 5, 1757; Olive, b. March 8, 1759; Abner, b. Jan. 23, 1761. He them removed to Salisbury, where he had chil.: Fanny, b. Nov. 25, 1762; Sarah, b. June 9, 1765; Amy, b. Sept. 21, 1767. Sarah, the wife of Benj. Bingham, d. 1803.

6. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 30, 1732-3.

7. Zerviah, b. May 10, 1735.

8. Solomon, b. Sept. 16, 1737.

9. Benajah, b. at Lebanon, Nov. 20, 1739.

10. Jedediah, b. at L., March 9, 1741-2.

11. Mary or Marcy, b. at L., April 13, 1744.

12. Martha, b. at Windham, April 16, 1747.

NATHANIEL BINGHAM, son of the 2d Thomas of Norwich, by wife Mary had chil.:

1. Nathaniel, m. Joanna Read, April 19, 1748, and had Eliphas, b. July 3, 1749; Joanna, b. Oct. 18, 1751; Theodorus, b. Oct. 3, 1753, as appears by Norwich records.

2. Mary, b. May 16, 1725, d. before 1757.

3. John, b. April 1, 1727, m. Susannah Burnham, at Norwich, Dec. 13, 1750, and had chil. born at Norwich; Susannah, b. May 9, 1751; Ezra, b. Aug. 11, 1754, d. Sept. 12, 1775; John, b. Feb. 1756; Eunice, b. Feb. 28, 1758; Hannah, Oct. 5, 1766; Asa, b. July 23, 1769.

4. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 24, 1733.

5. Simeon, b. Sept. 28, 1735.

6. Lemuel, b. Oct. 30, 1738.

7. Sarah, b. May 16, 1741.

8. Hannah, b. Oct. 28, 1742.

This Nathaniel Bingham afterwards appears in Mansfield, where he m. 2d Hannah Walcott, Jan. 16, 1750, and by her had chil.:

9. Priscilla, b. June 30, 1753.

10. Lydia, b. at Lebanon, May 9, 1755.

He d. at Mansfield, about 1756 or 7; his wife Hannah survived him.

DEA. JOSEPH BINGHAM, of Norwich, youngest son of the 2d Thomas, m. Ruth Post of Norwich, Nov. 25, 1731, and had chil.:

1. Ruth, b. Oct. 6, 1734.

2. Eunice, b. May 11, 1736.

3. Joseph, b. April 14, 1738, m. and settled in Cornwall, had two chil.: Joseph and Ruth.

4. Stephen, b. Nov. 1739, d. May 5, 1740.

5. Esther, b. Sept. 14, 1741.

6. Lois, b. May 30, 1744.

7. Lucretia, b. April 17, 1746.

8. Jeremiah, b. June 26, 1748, settled in Cornwall and had a family. The Rev. Joel T. Bingham, the popular preacher at Westfield, Mass., is, we believe, a grandson of this Jeremiah.

9. Calvin, b. 1750, settled in Bennington, Vt., m. Lydia Denton, from Amenia, N.Y., and had the following chil.: Asa, living in Camillus, N.Y., 1860; Amos, Philadelphia; Eunice, (Mrs. Martin,) East Bennington, Vt.; Calvin, Marcellus, N.Y.; Lydia, decd.; Luther, E. Pembroke, N.Y.; Rev. Hiram, New Haven, Ct., the distinguished missionary to the Sandwich Islands; Stephen, E. Bennington, Vt.; Persis, d. in infancy; David, Grass lake, Mich.; Betsey (Mrs. Watson,) E. Bennington, Vt.; Laura, decd.; Fanny, East Bennington, Vt. Of the above family of Calvin Bingham, the venerable missionary, the Rev. Hiram Bingham, in a letter to us May 23, 1860, says: "Of the family of thirteen children, ten are still living, all members of orthodox churches, of whom there are seven sons, the youngest being 65 years of age; and of these there are two ministers, two doctors, and two deacons."

From one branch of the above Dea. Joseph Bingham's family, descended the late Hon. Kingsley Bingham, who was Governor of Michigan and U.S. Senator.

JOHN BINGHAM, eldest son of Dea. Abel, m. Mary Moulton, dau. of John, of Wenham, Dec. 6 1721. He removed from Windham, is called of Norwich 1736, and perhaps settled in Ellington, but we have not as yet been able to obtain the particulars of this branch. They had the following chil., recorded in Windham:

1. Mary, b. Aug. 28, 1723, d. Sept. 13, 1723.

2. Ithamer, b. Sept. 7, 1724. An Ithamer Bingham (probably this one), of Ellington, was Commissary, March, 1756, of the expedition of Loudon and Abercrombie.

3. Mary, 2d, b. Sept. 28, 1726.

4. Lucy, b. Nov. 23, 1728.

5. Josiah, b. May 25, 1731, d. at Norwich, Dec. 11, 1736.

6. Jerusha, b. Aug. 22, 1733.

7. John, b. at Norwich, Dec. 11, 1737.

ABEL BINGHAM, JR., son of Dea. Abel, m. 1st Abigail Moulton, probably dau. of John, of Wenham, March 1, 1725-6; she d. Sept. 17, 1750; m. 2d wid. Betty Phelps, Oct. 13, 1752. He d. July, 1768; she d. May 7, 1771. His last wife was dau. of Ephraim Sprague, and was b. at Lebanon, Oct. 28, 1714. She was sister of Irena wife of Nathaniel Wright, of Coventry, father of Asher and Mercy. The latter m. Capt. Malatiah Bingham, of Windham. Chil. all by 1st wife:

1. Abigail, b. Jan 15, 1726-7, d. Sept. 23, 1747.

2. Elizabeth, b. March 27, 1729, d. Sept. 23, 1747.

3. Sybil, b. Sept. 20, 1730.

4. Sarah, b. Sept. 16, 1732.

5. Hannah, b. Dec. 27, 1734.

6. Jerusha, b. April 24, 1737, d. 1744.

7. Delight, b. Aug. 4, 1739, d.April 17, 1762.

8. Abel, b. May 24, 1741. He settled in Haddam and m. Jemima Ely, removed to East Haddam,where he d. April 17, 1820, aged 79. He was a soldier of the Revolution. They had four children, one of whom, Abel, is now living in East Haddam.

9. Joseph, b. Sept. 22, 1743, d. Dec. 5, 1746.

JONATHAN BINGHAM, son of Dea. Abel, was early adopted by his uncle Jonathan, with whom he lived until he attained his majority. His uncle gave him land, and in his will, it appears, gave him his homestead. He m. 1st Mary Abbe, dau. of Ebenezer, May 9, 1734; she d. March 4, 1734-5. He m. 2d Sarah (Upton) Vinton, wid. of Malatiah of Stoneham, Mass, Jan. 7, 1735-6. [Malatiah Vinton was the son of John v., Esq., of Stoneham, was b. in S., Oct. 29, 1711, and m. Sarah Upton, Dec. 14, 1732. They had one dau., Sarah V., b. Dec. 8, 1733, who came to Windham with her mother, lived to a considerable age, and d. unm.--says family tradition.]

Jonathan Bingham d. Feb. 16, 1800, aged 87. Sarah his wid. d. March 5, 1803, aged 93. By 1st wife he had:

1. Jonathan, b. Feb. 20, 1734-5, m. Elizabeth Warner, dau. of Elisha, of Mansfield, where he had chil.: Elisha Warner, b. March 23, 1765; Erastus, b. April 17, 1776. He removed from Mansfield and settled in Cornish, Cheshire Co., N.H., and had another son, Frederick, and a dau. named Amy. His descendants are said to be somewhat numerous in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Chil. by 2d wife:

2. Mary, b. Nov. 14, 1736, m. _______ Cotton, and settled in Hartland, Windsor Co., Vt.
3. Malatiah, b. May 2, 1738.

4. Elisha, b. July 18, 1740. [His descendants will follow in order.]

5. Phebe, b. April 20, 1742. She was, it is said, a school teacher for many years, and d. at Gain's Mills, Orleans Co., N.Y., aged 84, unm.

DAVID BINGHAM, of Norwich, probably yountest son, of Dea. Abel Bingham, m. Hannah Bingham, perhaps dau. of Thomas 3d, Sept. 7, 1742, and had the following chil., recorded in Norwich:

1. Adonijah, b. June 16, 1743.

2. Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1745.

3. Hannah, b. May 29, 1748.

4. Nathan, b. March 24, 1752.

5. Ezra, b. June 17, 1754.

6. Martha, b. Aug. 14, 1756.

ISAAC BINGHAM, son of Dea. Nathaniel, of Scotland So., m. Sarah Backus, July 6, 1732. He d. Jan 6, 1798, aged 88. She d. Nov. 22, 1790, aged 81. Chil.:

1. Nathaniel, b. May 12, 1733, m. (probably). Martha Baker, Jan. 2, 1757, and had Alexander, b. June 11, 1757, when the record in Windham disappears.

2. Eunice, b. May 25, 1735, d. Jan. 5, 1816, aged 81, unm.

3. Adonijah, b. Aug. 23, 1737, d. Oct. 29, 1745.

4. Gamaliel, b. Sept. 7, 1739, d. Dec. 4, 1745.

5. Sylvanus, b. May 18, 1743, d. Nov. 1745.

7. Temperance, b. Jan. 26, 1745, d. Oct. 22, 1828, aged 83, unm.

8. Elizabeth 2d, b. Dec. 5, 1748, m. Ephraim Smith.

9. Naomi, b. Aug. 16, 1751.

10. Ruth, twin of Naomi, b. Aug. 16, 1751.

JEREMIAH BINGHAM, son of Dea. Nathaniel, of Scotland m. 1st Mary Lillie, Sept. 25, 1740. She d. Aug. 9, 1768, aged 55. He m. 2d, Mehitable Craft, Oct. 12, 1769. He d. Sept. 4, 1784, aged 86. She d. June 10, 1790, aged 61.

Chil., all by 1st wife:

1. Sarah, b. June 29, 1741, m. Aaron Reed, settled in Scodac, N.Y.

2. Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1743, m. Asa White, d. March 25, 1804, aged 60.

3. Lydia, b. Dec. 10, 1745, m. probably Joshua Lasell.

4. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 24, 1748.

5. Uriah, b. Nov. 10, 1751.

6. Huldah, b. March 27, 1757, d. Jan . 1843, aged 86, unm.

The Willimantic Journal Fri Aug 21 1863: History of Windham. Genealogy. XXXV.

Abbreviations--b for birth, m for married, d for died, dau for daughter, chil for child or children, chh for church, W for Windham, Wil for Willimantic, Mans for Mansfield, Hamp for Hampton, Chap for Chaplin, Scot for Scotland.

BINGHAM Family, (Continued.)

ABISHA BINGHAM, son of Samuel, m. Mary Tubbs, of Lyme, Dec. 21, 1731, and had a family but the records we have not been able to obtain. He had:

1. Abisha--but the date of birth not ascertained.
LEMUEL BINGHAM, son of Samuel, lived in Scotland. He m. Hannah Perkins, April 28, 1737, and d. Nov. 3, 1788, aged 75; she d. Oct. 21, 1795, aged 75. Chil.:

1. Hannah, b. April 26, 1738. M. Joshua Lasell.

2. Zerviah, b. March 5, 1740, m. Oliver Smith, and went to Vermont.

3. Lucy, b. Sept. 14, 1742, d. Feb. 7, 1777, aged 34, unm.

4. Faith, b. about 1744 or 5, m. Jesse Tracy, of Lisbon.

5. Jedediah, b. March 3, 1747-8.

6. Anne, b. Sept. 12, 1750, m. Andrew Tracy, of Lisbon.

7. Elias, b. Sept. 28, 1753.

8. Jerusha, b. July 3, 1756.

CAPT. SAMUEL BINGHAM, JR., son of Samuel also lived in Scotland. He m. 1st Lydia Mudge, dau. of Charles, Nov. 10, 1748. She d. Jan. 15, 1768, aged 39. He m. 2d Ann Ripley, March 17, 1769. She d. Sept. 6, 1792, aged 65. He d.July 25, 105, aged 81. Chil. all by 1st wife:

1. Lydia, b. Sept. 3, 1749, d. July 5, 1787, aged 38, unm.

2. Martha, b. Sept. 7, 1751, d. March 4, 1752.

3. Samuel, b. March 24, 1753, m. Alathea Hebard, dau. of Nathan, Jan. 1, 1778, and had the following children recorded in Windham. Many years ago he removed to Clinton, N.Y.: Mason, b. Feb. 14, 1779, d. in New York State, unm.; Harry, b. Oct. 18, 1782, m. Zipporah Tracy, of Norwich; Clarissa, b. Nov. 18, 1785, m. _____ Benedict; Lucius, b. April 22, 1794, d. unm.

4. Martha 2d, b. June 9, 1755, m. Nathaniel Rudd.

THOMAS BINGHAM, of Scotland, son of Samuel, m. Amy Smith, dau of Josiah, Feb. 13, 1766. He d. Feb. 9, 1807, aged 80. She d. Jan. 29, 1826, aged 88. Chil.:

1. Mary, b. Feb. 20, 1767, d. Sept. 11, 1849, unm.

2. Calvin, b. March 16, 1770, d. Sept. 8, 1802, aged 32.

3. James, b. Oct. 28, 1772, m. Alathea Parish, dau. of Archippus, of Mansfield, settled in Wallkill, Orange Co., N.Y.
4. Roswell, b. Jan. 22, 1775.

5. William, b. June 18, 1777, d. aged about 70 unm.

6. Thomas, b. April 1, 1782.

GIDEON BINGHAM, son of Joseph, m. 1st, Mary Cary, dau. of Dea. Eleazer, June 13, 1734. She d. in Canterbury, Dec. 22, 1758. He m. 2d Abigail Baker, Nov. 12, 1761. He settled first in Windham; removed to Canterbury, where it seems he was in 1746; returned to Windham, where he remained until after 1755, when he removed to Canterbury, where he was in 1758, and where he died. Chil. by 1st wife:

1. Gideon, b. Dec. 2, 1735.

2. William, b. March 6, 1737-8, m. wid. ____ Nevins, and settled in Canterbury, where he d. in middle life, and left at least 3 chil.: Luther, who was major of a troop of horse artillery, and removed to Whitestown, N.Y.; Gurdon, who was a merchant in Canterbury, and DeLucina, who settled in Boston.

3. Eliphalet, b. May 4, 1740.

4. Thomas, b. July 3, 1742, settled in Royalton, Vt., left a large family; some of the sons have been extensively engaged in the importation of fine sheep and cattle, wool growing, &c.

5. Elias, b. May 14, 1744, m. Alice Broughton, March 15, 1781, and had Levi, b. Jan. 8, 1782, though the above may not be the one.

6. Mary, b. at Canterbury Sept. 24, 1746, m. Phineas Abbe.

7. James, b. June 1, 1749, d. 1753.

8. Anna, b. ______ 1751, d. May 1752.

9. Anna 2d, b. April 1, 1753, d. Dec. 1, 1844, aged 91, unm.

10. John, b. Nov. 26, 1755.

Chil. by 2d wife:

11. Samuel, b. Sept. 11, 1762.

12. Johnson, b. March 22, 1765, settled in Vermont.

13. Alice, b. July 22, 1767.

14. Joseph, b. Nov. 1, 1771.

15. Elisha, b. Jan. 31, 1778, m. Triphena Olney Nov. 9, 1806, and had Joseph, b. July 4, 1807, Louisa, b. Feb. 26, 1812, and then settled in Vermont.

16. Cary, settled in Vermont.

17. Waldo, settled in Vermont.

DEA. ELIJAH BINGHAM, son of Joseph, was one of the deacons of the First Church in Windham, in 1765. The following particulars and incidents respecting him were communicated by Col. Elijah A. Bingham, of East Haddam:

Deacon Elijah Bingham removed to Lempster, N.H. His family then consisted of his wife and six or seven children, among whom were three boys, the oldest 15 and the other two, younger. The Deacon was a house carpenter and joiner, and his business called him abroad to labor at his trade. One day as he was going away to be gone through the day, he gave his boys a stent, and told them they could do what they pleased after finishing it. The place was new and game was plenty, and the boys took it into their heads so go hunting; so they went at their stent, and with a will finished it. They then took their father's gun and narrow ax, and went into the woods. After wandering off a mile or more, they came upon a cub, or young bear, and shot it, but not so dead but what it cried. The dam, or old bear, hearing the cry of her young, soon came rushing to its relief, giving the boys only time to climb a tree. The old bear was in a great rage, and tried to climb the gree, but the tree was so small she could not climb it, and could only growl and gnaw the tree. When the Deacon came home, it was in the evening and dark, and the boys had not returned. That was a sleepless night for those parents. Bears and wolves were plenty there then, and as soon as it was light enough to see, the next morning, the Deacon took his broad axe, the only weapon he had, and proceeded into the woods, shouting for his boys. It was not long before the anxious father heard an answer to his call, but what was his surprise, when near enough, to see his three darling boys on a tree, with a huge bear at the foot of it? He did not stop to consider, but rushed on and met bruin, who raised herself upon her hind legs for a hug, with open mouth, when the father with his broad axe laid her head open with one blow and brought her down to his feet; to the great joy of his boys, who were nearly exhausted by clinging to the tree for 15 hours.

He m. 1st Theoda Crane, dau. of Jonathan, Jr., of Lebanon, March 2, 1738-9. She d. April 6, 1751. He m. 2d Sarah Jackson, July 19, 1752. He d. 1798, aged 79. Chil. by 1st wife:

1. Elijah, b. Nov. 24, 1739.

2. Silas, b. Dec. 3, 1742, m. ____ Hibbard, Dec. 10, 1765, and had: Parthena, b. Oct. 1, 1766, d. March 28, 1767; Lora, b. Feb. 20, 1768; Eunice, b. March 6, 1769, d. same day; Hoel, b. Aug. 17, 1770, d. Dec. 3, 1771; Silas, b. Sept. 18, 1771, d. Dec. 1771; Asa, b. Aug. 22, 1772.

3. Abigail, b. Oct. 20, 1746.

Chil. by 2d wife:

4. Roswell, b. April 27, 1754, d. 6, 1754.

5. Talithy, b. June 24, 1755.

6. Eunice, b. June 18, 1756.

7. James, b. April 23, 1758.

8. Nathan, b. Jan. 4, 1750, d. July 8, 1760.

9. Nathan 2d, b. April 4, 1771.

10. Calvin, b. July 30, 1762.

11. Harris, b. Nov. 17, 1763.

12. Vine, b. May 27, 1765.

13. Lucy, b. Feb. 27, 1767.

14. Daniel, b. April 10, 1769.

15. Truman, b. Feb. 11, 1771.

JOSEPH BINGHAM, JR., youngest son of Joseph, sen., was a farmer, and probably lived "down town," at Windham Center. He m. Sarah Wheelock, dau. of Dea Ralph, Dec. 1, 1742. She was sister to Rev. Dr. Eleazer Wheelock, founder and first President of Dartmouth College. He d. 1792, aged 71. Chil.:

1. Jerusha,* b. Oct. 15, 1743, m. Rev. Samuel Kirtland, the celebrated missionary to the Oneida Indians, at Windham, Sept. 20, 1769. Their chil. were: John Thornton and George Whitfield, twins, b. at Canajoharry, N.Y., Aug. 17, 1770. John Thornton was President of Harvard College. Jerusha, m. John H. Lothrop, Esq., and was the mother of Rev. Samuel K. Lothrop, D.D., of Boston. She but recently deceased. Sarah, m. Francis Amory, Esq.; Samuel, a graduate of Harvard College, 1803, and Eliza, who was the 1st wife of Prof. Edward Robinson, of New York, lately deceased. Dr. Sprague, in his Annals of the American Pulpit, Vol. I., in his life of Rev. Samuel Kirtland, thus speaks of Jerusha Bingham: She was "a niece of Dr. Wheelock, and the daughter of a respectable farmer of Windham. She had been educated in Dr. Wheelock's family, was a lady of high intellectual, moral, and Christian qualities, and was eminently qualified to share with her husband the labors and sacrifices incident to a mission among the Indians. She proved a most efficient auxiliary to him in his work." She left friends and home and the abodes of civilization immediately after her marriage, and accompanied her husband to the wilderness, the abode of savage men. To be the wife of a missionary to the Indians at that day, required as much Christian heroism and as many sacrifices as in later times to go in a similar capaity to Asia or Africa. Owen Jones, in his "Annals of Oneida County," says that early in the summer of 1770 Mrs. Kirtland left her mission home and started on horseback for the residence of her mother in Connecticut (Windham), but was unable to proceed further than Gen. Herkimer's, at the foot of Fall Hill, on the Mohawk. Here she remained several weeks, and on the 17th of August, gave birth to twin sons, named by their father after his esteemed friends George Whitfield and John Thornton. That "as soon as her strength permitted she returned to Oneida to the great joy of the Indians, who immediately adopted the boys into the tribe, naming George Whitfield La-go-ne-ost and John Thornton Ah-Gan-owiski or Fair-Face." This noble and devoted woman died Jan. 22, 1788, to the great grief of her husband and friends. Mr. Kirtland in 1796 m. Mary Donally, who d. Aug. 1839. He d. March 26, 1800, aged 66.

2. Tryphena, b. Sept. 15, 1745.

*The impression seems to be very general among the biographers and connections of the Rev. Samuel and President Kirtland, that Jerusha Bingham was the daughter of Jabez Bingham, of Salisbury, and Mary Wheelock, only child of Dea. Wheelock by Mary Standish. He adds that this statement may be relied upon. President Allen, in his notice of Dr. Wheelock, in Sprague's Annals says: "His half sister, Mary, whose mother was Mercy Standish, of Preston, married Jabez Bingham of Salisbury, and was the grand mother of the Rev. Mr. Kirtland, late president of Harvard University. In the Genealogy of the Kirtland family, published in the Genealogical Register for July, 1860, the same statement is repeated, and several communications received by the writer from descendants and connections of the Kirtland and Standish families are to the same effect. Rev. Dr. Samuel K. Lothrop, of Boston, says that his mother, Jerusha, dau. of Rev. Samuel and Jerusha Kirtland, believed that her mother was the dau. of Jabez Bingham. But from the records of the two families it is evident that Jerusha Bingham, who married the Rev. Samuel Kirtland, the missionary, was not, and could not have been the daughter of Jabez Bingham, of Salisbury but was, as we have it, the daughter of Joseph Bingham of Windham.

3. Sarah, b. June 14, 1747, d. same day.

4. Chester, b. Sept. 7, 1748, was at Lebanon 1769.

5. Ozias, b. June 12, 1750.

6. Ralph, b. Oct. 12, 1755, m. Hannah Shattuck, probably dau. of Nathaniel, June 26, 1776, and had Sophia, b. May 29, 1777, d. March 21, 1778; a dau. b. Aug. 10, 1778, d. same day; Thomas Hulsford, b. Sept. 29, 1779; Mary, b. Oct. 14, 1783. The family probably removed soon after.

7. Saloma, b. April 11, 1760.

8. Celinda, b. Feb. 23, 1762.

9. Augustus, b. Feb. 13, 1764.

Of the above chil. of Joseph Bingham, except Jerusha, we have but little information. They probably all left Windham at an early day. A descendant of Jerusha says that one of the sons was at the battle of Bunker Hill, and was a cripple for 20 years; another, he thinks, went to Binghampton, and founded that place. But such was not the case, as Binghampton has its name from one of the Philadelphia Binghams. One of the daughters m. a Gregory, who lived at Owego, N.Y., and d. a few years ago, aged nearly 100.

Any one having information in regard to any of the descendants of this family will confer a favor by communicating the same to the Editor of the Journal.

The Willimantic Journal Fri Aug 28 1863: History of Windham. Genealogy. XXXVI.
Abbreviations--b for birth, m for married, d for died, dau for daughter, chil for child or children, chh for church, W for Windham, Wil for Willimantic, Mans for Mansfield, Hamp for Hampton, Chap for Chaplin, Scot for Scotland.

BINGHAM Family, (Continued.)

ELEAZER BINGHAM son of Stephen settled in Lebanon or his family record is found there. His father Stephen, (youngest son of Dea. Thomas) according to a family account settled in Hebron, and d. in his 80th year, at Andover, Ct. Eleazer Bingham probably removed from Lebanon to Andover where he died.

He m. Miriam Phelps, July 13, 1738, and d. March 27, 1783, aged 64. They had chil.:

1. Stephen, b. Nov. 30, 1740, m. Sarah Long, youngest dau. of Silas Long, Esq., of Coventry and had ten children. She d. April 29, 1799, aged 56. He d. Feb. 19, 1835, aged 94. He was deacon of the church and an excellent man. Their chil. were: Talitha, b. Jan. 29, 1763, lived in Westmoreland, N.Y.; Silas Long, b. Jan. 27, 1765, lied in Rutland and New Haven, Vt.; Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1767, settled in Royalton, Fair-field co. Ohio; Stephen, b. April 8, 1776, settled in Paris, Portage co, Ohio; Ezra, b. Sept. 12, 1772, lived in Hebron, Ct.; Josiah, b. 1775, lived in Hartford, Ct.; Hannah, b. Sept. 1, 1778, was the mother of Mrs. George Williams, of Columbia; Flavel, b. March 14, 1781, settled in Utica, N.Y.; Harvey, b. Feb. 17, 1784, lived in Hebron, Ct.; Cyrus, b. July 12, 1769, also lived in Hebron. Most of the above m. and had families, but the notes on this family got mislaid and we are not able to give fuller particulars. All of them are now deceased.

2. Rebecca, b. Jan. 10, 1742-3.

3. Eleazer, b. July 7, 1745.

4. Miriam, b. April 6, 1749.

5. Sarah, b. July, 1, 1751.

6. Esther, b. Sept. 21, 1752.

7. Mary, b. ____1756.

8. Aaron, b. May 12, 1758

EBENEZER BINGHAM, son of Jabez, settled in Windham, and m. Amy Wood. He d. Jan. 31, 1811, aged 78. She d. March 3, 1822, aged 82. Chil.:

1. Alfred, b. Aug. 9, 1762, m. Zerviah Young, Nov. 24, 1787 and had Jabez b. Aug. 17, 1788, d. June 3, 1793; Charlotte Young, b. Oct. 11, 1793, m. John Palmer, of Scotland, and now lives in Hartford, Ct. Alfred Bingham, d. Aug. 17, 1807; Zerviah, his wife, d. May 27, 1796.

2. Jabez, b. June 25, 1765, d. in the Jersey prison ship during the war of the Revolution, aged about 71.

3. Thomas, b. Jan. 20, 1768.

4. Amy or Amelia, b. March 17, 1770, d. Sept. 28, 1775.

5. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 12, 1776, m. ____ and settled in Wethersfield.

6. Ruth, b. March 1773, m. Bildad Curtis, his 2d wife, and d. March 7, 1854, aged 80. She was an excellent woman.

7. Benajah, b. Nov. 3, 1779, d. Aug. 28, 1857, unm.

8. Amy, b. ____ m. Socrates Balcam, of Windham, and resides in Norwich with her daughter, Mrs. Chas. A. Converse. She is the last survivor of the family and is over 80 years of age.

CAPT. MALATIAH BINGHAM, son of Jonathan, of Windham, was a soldier of the Revolution, served nearly through the war and drew a pension. In the Lexington alarm in April 1775, he marched a company of 22 men, (one of the four that went from Windham to the relief of Boston) as Lieutenant commanding. He was subsequently promoted to a captaincy.

He m. Mercy Wright, dau. of Nathaniel of Coventry, Feb. 13, 1771. He d. March 4, or 10, 1814, aged 75. She d. Oct. 17, 1841, aged 96. Chil.:

1. Royal, b. March 30, 1772, d. Aug. 31, 1778.

2. James, b. Jan. 24, 1774, d. Aug. 29, 1778.

3. Belle [or Bette], b. Jan. 4, 1776, d. March 8, 1779.

4. Rene, b. Aug. 6, 1778, m. Ebenezer Stowell and had a family of 8 chil. She and all her children are deceased.

5. Betsey, b. Sept. 22, 1780, m. Lester Lincoln and had a family.

ELISHA BINGHAM, son of Jonathan was a farmer and at an early day settled in Enfield, N.H. where all his chil. except the eldest were born. He m. Hannah Slapp, dau. of Maj. John and Elizabeth (Bosworth) Slapp, of Mansfield, Ct., (she b. Oct. 27, 1748) about 1770. He d. in Wheatland, Monroe co. N.Y.

1. Alfred, b. at Lebanon, Ct., Jan. 30 or 31, 1771, m. a dau. of Elisha Ticknor, of Lebanon, N.H. by whom he had five sons and four daughter. He removed to Canada West, where he d. in Norwichville, April 12, 1862, aged 91 years, leaving a numerous posterity residing in Canada.

2. Elias, the first child, b. in the town of Enfield, N.H.

3. Bela, d. aged 13.

4. Edward, d. aged 82.

5. Phebe.

6. Hannah.

7. Ophelia.

8. John, d. aged 13.

9. Abel, b. May 9, 1786.

10. Bela, lost at sea.

11. A dau. name not given.

JEREMIAH BINGHAM, JR., of Scotland, son of Jeremiah, m. Esther Palmer, dau. of Rev. John Palmer, the Separatist minister, Jan., 1772. He d. Dec. 30, 1835, aged 87. She d. June 21, 1830, aged 78. Chil.:

1. Alice, b. Oct. 12, 1772, m. Roger Smith, of Canterbury, and was living at the age of 90, in 1862.

2. Gamaliel, b. May 17, 1775.

3. Marshall, b. Aug. 28, 1781, d. March 1, 1812, unm.
URIAH BINGHAM, son of Jeremiah, of Scotland, m. Eunice Webb, dau. of John, April 26, 1781. He d. in Canterbury, Dec. 9, 1817, aged 66. She d. March 5, 1830, aged 73. Their chil. were:

1. James, b. May 26, 1782, m. Sally Downing, dau. of Henry of Canterbury.

2. Zephaniah, b. March 24, 1784, m. widow Clarissa Woodward, 1830.

3. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 13, 1786, m. Lois Ripley, dau. of Roswell.

4. Lydia, b. Aug. 31, 1788, m. Amasa Pellet, of Canterbury.

5. Septer, b. Aug. 4, 1794, d. young.

The above family removed to Canterbury some years ago.

ABISHA BINGHAM, son of Abisha, m. Ann Sawyer, dau. of Elijah, Feb. 1755; she d. Oct. 13, 1809, aged 75. He served nearly through the war of the Revolution, was taken prisoner at one time, but escaped. Chil.:

1. Elias, b. Dec. 10, 1756, m. Alice Broughton, went to Hartford, had a family, and d. there. The record that Elias Bingham, son of Gideon, m. Alice Broughton, as stated last week, is incorrect.

2. Sarah, b. July 24, 1758, m. Adroyal Simons, emigrated to the Susquehanna country, and had a family. To show how the emigrants journeyed at that early day, it may be stated that Mr. Simons with his family left Windham for the land of promise -- then the Susquehanna country--in the month of February, the ground being covered with snow. His household goods, with his wife and three children, the youngest but six weeks old, were placed upon an ox sled, and, driving a cow before them, they made the journey of 300 or 400 miles a great part of the distance through the wilderness, it being three weeks before they arrived at their destination. They passed one night in the woods while on their journey.

3. Lucretia, b. July 3, 1760, m. Benj. Millard.

4. Levi, b. July 14, 1762, enlisted in the war of the Revolution, at the age of 15, and d. a prisoner in the Sugar House, New York.

5. Asahel, b. May 15, 1765, m. 1st Jerusha Sessions, settled in Hartford, Vt., where he m. a 2d wife and had chil.

6. Irena, b. July 29, 1767, d. aged 74, unm.

7. Lucy, b. Aug. 23, 1770, probably d. young.

8. Anne, b. O

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