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Joseph Bingham

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  • Name Joseph Bingham  [1
    Born 14 Apr 1738  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 16 Apr 1738  Franklin, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I6762  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Father Deacon Joseph Bingham,   b. 4 Jun 1709, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1787, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Ruth Post,   b. 15 Oct 1711, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1796, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1731  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F2497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [2, 3, 4, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. James Bingham,   b. 17 Apr 1760, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1827  (Age 66 years)
    +2. Jeremiah Bingham,   b. 17 Apr 1760, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813  (Age 52 years)
     3. Joseph Bingham,   b. Abt 1762, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1830  (Age ~ 68 years)
     4. Ruth Bingham,   b. Abt 1764, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 
    Family ID F3113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

      Joseph's birth on 14 Apr 1738 was recorded in the Norwich records, but he was baptized on 16 Apr in the Franklin church. He grew up in the Franklin section of Norwich and may have served in the militia in the French and Indian War. When he was twenty-one he married Rachel Ween 5 Jul 1759. In 1760, their first child was born and the birth recorded in the Norwich records under the name James. Joseph's other children's births are not recorded in Norwich and other records have not been found to document Joseph's life after 1760. Neither are there records for James. However, it is known that Joseph's parents moved to Charlemont MA in 1760 and to Bennington VT between 1773 and 1779 and that Joseph's son, Jeremiah 2nd, was an apprentice in Bennington in 1777.

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      A document at familysearch.org claims that "Joseph served in the French and Indian war as a Quartermaster of a troop of horses, fifth regiment in May 1757. He was Cornet in Oct 1761, and Lieutenant in Oct 1764."

      "The town of Bennington voted each year from 1768 to 1771 to aid Joseph who has been under confinement. This Joseph, wife Rachel, and their named children were warned out of Bennington in 1768. The town discussed moving Joseph back to Norwich and to try to recover costs from Norwich in 1770. The town, again, voted assistance for the doctoring, nursing, and board for Joseph in 1771." [Early Vermont Settlers to 1784, citation details below.]

      The town records of Charlemont, Massachusetts show payments in Dec 1773 to "Joseph Bingham, for work at the Road 6/ [shillings/pence], Calvin Bingham, for work at the Road 13/6, Daniel Kinsley, for work at the Road 30/6." If these Binghams are ours, this would be more likely to be this Joseph, as his father Joseph was 64 in 1773.

  • Sources 
    1. [S505] A Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family in This Country, by E. B. Huntington. Ridgefield, CT: J. M. Huntington, 1884.

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

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

    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.

    5. [S1054] Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920, on Ancestry.com.

    6. [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.

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

    8. [S505] A Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family in This Country, by E. B. Huntington. Ridgefield, CT: J. M. Huntington, 1884., date only.

    9. [S1514] Ancestry of Sarah Palin, compiled by Robert Battle and Michael Hurdle., date only.