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Jeremiah Bingham

Male 1760 - 1813  (52 years)


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  • Name Jeremiah Bingham 
    Born 17 Apr 1760  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1761  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 1813  [1, 2, 5, 6
    Person ID I1293  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 28 May 2016 

    Father Joseph Bingham,   b. 14 Apr 1738, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rachel Ween,   b. of Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Jul 1759  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 7, 8
    Family ID F3113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ives,   b. 25 Apr 1766, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1845, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1786  Cornwall, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Lydia Bingham,   b. 29 Nov 1787, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1807  (Age 19 years)
     2. Laura Bingham,   b. 12 Sep 1789, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1790, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Laura Bingham,   b. 29 Apr 1791, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Calvin Bingham,   b. Abt 1793,   d. 1820  (Age ~ 27 years)
     5. Reuben Bingham,   b. Abt 1795,   d. 26 Oct 1844  (Age ~ 49 years)
     6. James P. Bingham,   b. 29 Apr 1797,   d. Mar 1829  (Age 31 years)
     7. Joseph Bingham,   b. Abt 1799,   d. 13 Dec 1862  (Age ~ 63 years)
     8. Perry Bingham,   b. Abt 1800
     9. Betsey Bingham,   b. Abt 1801
     10. Aaron Bingham,   b. 1802, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1857  (Age 55 years)
    +11. Lucius Augustus Bingham,   b. 1 Sep 1804, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1857, Little Sioux, Harrison, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     12. Jeremiah Bingham,   b. 15 Jun 1806, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1890, Payson, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F4153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From The Bingham Family in the United States, citation details below:

      Jeremiah was born in the Franklin section of Norwich, New London Co CT where his parents, Joseph and Rachel Ween Bingham, then lived. Based upon his date of entry into military service, he was probably born on 17 Apr 1760, but the Norwich records cite the name James, and not Jeremiah. [PNH: see note below.] By 1776 Jeremiah was apprenticed to Henry Baldridge in Bennington VT, but when the army recruiting sergeant came to Bennington, Jeremiah broke his apprentice agreement and joined the army. He served his first thirty-four months in Maj. Allen's company of Col. Rufus Putnam's MA regiment of the Continental Line, 20 Feb 1777 to 31 Dec 1779. He signed up for another year and a month, consequently, his final date of service was 31 Jan 1781. He would have been almost twenty-one when he was discharged. Jeremiah returned to Bennington where he stayed until about 1784 and then followed his uncle Jeremiah to Cornwall, Addison Co VT.

      Jeremiah married in Cornwall, Mary Ives, 27 Nov 1786. The next month, they purchased nearly four acres adjoining their house lot. Near the end of 1788 when Jeremiah received his back military pay, he bought twenty-five acres from Edward Harris. This deed is most intriguing as it also recorded Harris's gift of five acres to Joseph Bingham. Joseph could have been Jeremiah's father or brother.

      The births of Jeremiah and Mary's first three children were recorded in Cornwall, but not the births of the other children. The 1800 U.S. census for Cornwall credited the family with three boys under 10, one girl under 10, and one girl 10-16. The family was also enumerated in Cornwall in 1810. Several Cornwall deeds between 1789 amd 1793 indicate that Jeremiah sold portions of his twenty-five acres. In 1794, he bought thirty-four acres from Jared Ives, but sold it five months later in 1795. That deed was the last record for Jeremiah in Cornwall. His pension application file contains a statement by his uncle Jeremiah of Cornwall that he lived "here" in 1806 and his son, Aaron, stated that he died in 1813 during the late war with England.

      Mary, his wife, married second, Abner Whipple, about 1820. Jeremiah's sons Reuben, Lucius and Jeremiah lived in Ontario, Canada in the late 1820, but by 1840 they had returned to the U.S. and all three lived in Knox Co IL. Son Jeremiah moved on to IA in 1845 where his mother Mary died.

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      We are a little skeptical about Donna Bingham Munger's assertion that "[b]ased upon his date of entry into military service, he was probably born on 17 Apr 1760", since, as Munger observes, "the Norwich records [for a Bingham birth on that date] cite the name James, and not Jeremiah." It seems clear from records cited by Munger herself that James Bingham was a separate individual. We find it entirely plausible that Jeremiah was born in 1761, was an apprentice at fifteen, and ran away to join the army at approximately sixteen.

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      Some online sites state that this Jeremiah Bingham fought in the War of 1812 as well as in the Revolution. We believe this is based on a misreading of son Aaron's 1849 statement, referred to in our entry for Jeremiah Bingham's wife Mary Ives, that Jeremiah "died during the late war with England in 1813." It seems clear that Aaron was merely noting the period of history during which his father died, not claiming that he father actually fought in that war. Most notably, after their mother's death, Aaron Bingham and his brothers Jeremiah, Joseph, and Lucius Augustus Bingham put a great deal of energy into proving their father's Revolutionary War service in order to obtain their portions of their mother's pension. If their father had also fought in the second war with England, this surely would have been mentioned in their various statements about his military history.

      Jeremiah may, however, have been a recruiter during the war of 1812. Via Barbara Nielsen, we have a photocopy of a federal Bureau of Pensions form, undated but clearly produced between 1900 and 1909, since the pre-printed date line on top of the document reads "Washington, D.C., 190__". The top of the document is a form letter aimed at persons who have written to the Bureau in search of information about an ancestor's service in the Revolution or the War of 1812, and it requests that the correspondent please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and return it. The form at the bottom has been filled out by one Perry P. Young, requesting information about the service of this Jeremiah Bingham, and in the "additional information" space, Young writes that "family tradition" says that Jeremiah Bingham was a recruiter for the war of 1812. Young also states as a matter of fact that three of Jeremiah's sons, Calvin, Perry, and Joseph, fought in that war.

  • Sources 
    1. [S163] Genealogy of the Bingham Family in the United States, Especially of the State of Connecticut, by Theodore Alfred Bingham. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1898.

    2. [S181] Ancestors of the Bingham Family of Utah, by Lester S. Scoville and Vance M. Holland. Salt Lake City, 1963.

    3. [S1297] The Bingham Family in the United States: The Descendants of Thomas Bingham of Connecticut by Donna Bingham Munger. New York: The Bingham Association, 1996.

    4. [S1297] The Bingham Family in the United States: The Descendants of Thomas Bingham of Connecticut by Donna Bingham Munger. New York: The Bingham Association, 1996., see "Notes" for our argument with this source.

    5. [S1297] The Bingham Family in the United States: The Descendants of Thomas Bingham of Connecticut by Donna Bingham Munger. New York: The Bingham Association, 1996., year only.

    6. [S1245] Aaron Bingham, sworn statement in open court, Oswego County, New York, 15 Oct 1849. Photocopy owned by P & T Nielsen Hayden., year only.

    7. [S166] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, database at AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    8. [S1289] Early Vermont Settlers to 1784 by Scott Andrew Bartlet, lead genealogist. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

    9. [S167] Vermont Births, Marriages and Deaths to 2008, database from microfilmed records at AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013.

    10. [S1299] Certified statement by Marcus O. Porter, town clerk of Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, dated 15 Feb 1850. Photocopy held by P & T Nielsen Hayden.