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Rachel Ween

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  • Name Rachel Ween  [1, 2
    Born of Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I8278  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Family Joseph Bingham,   b. 14 Apr 1738, 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, 4, 5
    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 
    • Her origins are the single puzzle that Teresa's maternal grandmother Barbara Allen Crandall most regretted never solving. The vital records of Norwich, Connecticut, recording her marriage to Joseph Bingham, clearly identify her as "Rachel Ween" and call her "of Norwich." No other individual with the surname "Ween" appears in any Connecticut vital records. This has led some to speculate that "Ween" was a typographical error for "Weed" and to identify her with the Rachel Weed who (according to the Rev. Elijah B. Huntington's Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Stamford Families) was born 31 Aug 1737, a daughter of David Weed and Mary Weed who married one another in Stamford, Connecticut on 8 Nov 1733. But although this is attractive on chronological grounds, it is difficult to understand how a woman born of a couple in far-to-the-west Stamford would be referred to as "of Norwich", a town in the nearly-easternmost part of Connecticut.

      We are in possession of a "family group record" sheet based on research performed by Lea (James) O'Neal and Elaine Smart that asserts that Rachel Weed married Joseph Bingham and that she was indeed a daughter of the aforementioned David and Mary Weed. The sources given are the aforementioned Rev. Huntington, the vital records of Norwich, and the 1917-23 Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography, none of which actually say anything about the parentage of Joseph Bingham's wife. Also cited are "Records of Frederick Weed, 374 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass."

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

    2. [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.

    3. [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.

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

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