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Deacon Joseph Bingham

Male 1709 - 1787  (78 years)


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  • Name Deacon Joseph Bingham  [1
    Born 4 Jun 1709  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Nov 1787  Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7
    Person ID I903  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 

    Father Sgt. Thomas Bingham,   b. 11 Dec 1667, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1710, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Hannah Backus,   b. Abt 1675, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1752, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1692  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F4270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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, 5, 10, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. Ruth Bingham,   b. 19 Oct 1732, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Bingham,   b. 6 Oct 1734
     3. Eunice Bingham,   b. 11 May 1736
    +4. Joseph Bingham,   b. 14 Apr 1738, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Stephen Bingham,   b. Nov 1739, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1740, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Esther Bingham,   b. 14 Sep 1741, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lois Bingham,   b. 30 May 1744, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Lucretia Bingham,   b. 17 Apr 1746, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Jeremiah Bingham,   b. 26 Jun 1748, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1841, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     10. Calvin Bingham,   b. 8 Oct 1750, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F2497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

      Joseph was only ten months old when his father, Thomas, died in 1710. His uncle Jonathan was appointed his guardian in 1713 when Joseph's father's will was probated. But his mother, Hannah, had married, second, Daniel Tracy, who became the only father Joseph would have known.

      At age twenty-two, Joseph married Ruth Post. They were admitted to the Second Church in Norwich, also called the Franklin Church, 4 Jan 1736. Their children Mary, Eunice, Joseph, Stephen, and Esther were also baptized in the Franklin Church. The family lived in the Franklin section of Norwich for over twenty years.

      Joseph fought in the French and Indian War in 1758 as a 2nd Lt, 8th company, 2nd regiment under Capt. John Durkee and Col. Nathan Whiting and in 1759 as 1st Lieutenant, 3rd company, 4th regiment under Major John Durkee.

      When Joseph left military service, he moved his family to Charlemont, then Hampshire Co MA, with the first party of settlers. This may have been as early as 1760 or as late as 1764. Children Lucretia, Jeremiah, and Calvin moved to Charlemont, with their parents. Esther and husband, and Lois and husband either went with Joseph and Ruth or joined them later.

      About 1773, the two youngest sons, Jeremiah and Calvin, went to Bennington VT where they purchased a partially cleared farm which had an unfinished house. They soon brought their parents to live with them. Joseph and Jeremiah joined the First Church in Bennington 3 May 1776. Jeremiah and Calvin were voted freeman 10 Sep 1778 and as of 21 Jan 1779 Joseph was a freeman in Bennington. At the annual town meeting 31 March 1779, the freemen voted to pay Joseph Wilkins £4.04 for keeping Joseph Bingham's wife in 1770 (sic?).

      When Joseph was a young man he was described as being six feet two inches tall, not fleshy, with a keen penetrating eye, an indomitable will, and uncommon muscular strength. He was a church member and deacon for many years, his conversation abounded in moral and religious instruction and he was a man of prayer. Thus it was that recovering from a broken hip at age sixty-eight, Joseph had his son Calvin carry him to town and from there called the older men, women, and children to the church and led them in prayer during the Battle of Bennington, Saturday 16 Aug 1777. Joseph's hip healed and he lived for ten more years.

      From Early Vermont Settlers to 1784, citation details below:

      Joseph enlisted as a private in Maj. William White's Company of Norwich on 12 September 1755, promoted to sergeant on 22 October, and discharged on 13 December 1755. Sgt. Joseph served now Lt. Col. William White from 5 April to 3 December 1756, and at one point was listed as sick at Fort Edward. Lt. Joseph next served "on command" [i.e. not on active duty at that date] Capt. John Durkee of Norwich in the 9th Company dated at Fort Edward on 19 October 1758 and again dated Norwich on 23 April 1759.

      Joseph Bingham (1709-1787) = Ruth Post (1711-1796)
      Jeremiah Bingham (1748-~1841) = Abigail (d. 1817)
      Sylvia Bingham (1778-1812) = Aaron DeLong
      Abigail DeLong (1799-1862) = Luman Field (1794-1846)
      Lucinda Field (1819-1899) = William Heath (1815-1882)
      James W. Heath (b. ~1847) = Alma Miranda Rhodes (1845-1904)
      Charles R. Heath (1872-1933) = Alice Adaline Maria Oriel (1874-1902)
      Charles F. Heath (1901-1980) = Nellie Marie Brandt (1900-1988)
      Charles Richard Heath (1938- ) = Sarah Sheeran (1940- )
      Sarah Louise Heath Palin (1964- )

  • 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. [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.

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

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

    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.

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

    7. [S1244] Findagrave.com page for Ruth Post Bingham.

    8. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952.

    9. [S1288] Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography, Genealogical - Memorial. Volume 2. New York: The American Historical Society, 1917.

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

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

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