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Calvin Bingham

Calvin Bingham

Male 1827 - 1883  (55 years)

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  • Name Calvin Bingham  [1, 2, 3
    Born 7 Sep 1827  Fowler, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 27 Sep 1827  Fowler, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 27 May 1883  St. David, Cochise, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Alternate death 29 May 1883  St. David, Cochise, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I9917  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah Stone,   b. 1804, Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1826  Fowler, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6
    Family ID F4808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Lucretia Thorne,   b. 25 Mar 1832, Moravia, Cayuga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1903, Vernal, Uintah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1848  Big Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Children 
     1. Sarah Clarinda Bingham,   b. 6 Sep 1850, Big Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1927, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Calvin Perry Bingham,   b. 28 Jan 1852
    +3. Mary Elizabeth Bingham,   b. 25 Dec 1853, East Weber, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1933, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Lucy Melissa Bingham,   b. 19 May 1856, Farmington, Davis, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Barbara Ann Bingham,   b. 26 Aug 1858, Perry, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Anna Mariah Bingham,   b. 28 Jun 1860, Hyrum, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ashel Bingham,   b. 20 Nov 1863, Hyrum, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1883  (Age 19 years)
     8. William Augustus Bingham,   b. 16 Aug 1867, Hyrum, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Lydia Emeline Bingham,   b. 25 Feb 1870, Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Orissa Vilate Bingham,   b. 29 Sep 1873, Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1874, Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Alice Bingham,   b. 20 Nov 1875, Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 23:35:13 
    Family ID F644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Calvin Bingham

  • Notes 
    • A memoir of his daughter Mary Elizabeth Bingham, by her daughter Barbara Ann Phelps, calls him "Calvin Perry Bingham."

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

      Calvin and his family were with the earliest Mormon groups to move across America. The oldest child of Lucius Augustus, Calvin was born in NY, lived in Upper Canada as a child, and by 1840 when he was thirteen, lived with the Mormon group in Henderson, Knox Co IL. About 1848, probably in IA after the Mormons moved to Pottawattamie Co, Calvin married Elizabeth Lucretia Thorn. He, his wife and her entire family, mother and siblings lived in one household in 1850.

      Between 1853 and 1867, Calvin and his family lived in several different UT settlements. They then lived for about ten years in Montpelier, Bear Lake Co ID before returning to Box Elder Co UT by 1880. After Calvin died in AZ in 1883, wife Elizabeth moved to Vernal, Uintah Co UT where she lived with grown children William and Alice in 1900.

      Posted to Ancestry.com by user NORDSEEKER, with the remark: "This account was written by their great grandson, Wes Martin. I don't know where he got all the information, but I found it typed on the back of a family group sheet in his genealogy book."

      "Calvin Bingham was the son of Lucius and Sarah Stone Bingham. He was born Sept. 7, 1827 in Fowler, St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the oldest of eight children: four brothers--Benjamin, Augustus, Perry, and Prosper-- and three sisters: Emeline, Lucy, and MaryJane.

      "His mother died about 1849. His father remarried but never came west to Utah. Calvin was baptized into the Mormon church at the age of seventeen in Bannock County, Illinois in 1844.

      "Elizabeth Lucretia Thorn was the daughter of Ashael and Sarah Lester Thorn, born in Monrovia, Cayuga county, New York on March 25, 1832. She was the second child in a family of ten: three boys--William L., Richard, and Isaac, and seven girls--Maryann, Sarah, Nancy, Lydia, Abigale, Barbara Ann, and Elizabeth Lucretia. Her mother died about 1852 and her father re-married Elizabeth Lusk, a widow. They came west with his family.

      "Calvin and Elizabeth were married December 18, 1848 in Pottawatamie, Iowa. Sarah and Calvin were born to them here. In 1853 they and several other members of the Thorn family moved west to Utah settleing in the West Weber area (now known as Uintah). Their third child, Mary Elizabeth, was born here. While living in Uintah, Calvin was called to serve in Col. Johnson's army. They were among the saints that made the move south--leaving their homes to be burned if necessary. On returning they settled in Farmington, Utah, where Lucy Melissa, their fourth child, was born. Later they moved to Three Mile Creek which is now known as Perry, Utah. In about 1857, the Ashael Thorn family moved here too and they built their homes near each other. Barbara Ann, their fifth child was born here. Three years later in 1860 they moved to Hyrum, Utah.

      "Being among the first settlers in Hyrum, they took an active part in civic and church activities. Calvin became the first Bishop of Hyrum and was loved and remembered by people for a great many years. Two more children were born to them here, Anna Marie and Ashael.

      "In 1865 they were called to settle the Bear Lake, Idaho area. They settled in Montpelier where due to very harsh winters, they lost their crops. Very discouraged, they returned to Hyrum, Utah. Their son, William Augustus, was born here in Montpelier.

      "About 1868 they returned to Montpelier. Elizabeth taught the first school in town--teaching out of their small log home. Another daughter, Lydia Emeline, was born to them here. Later, they built a large home on the banks of the creek that ran through town. Their last two children were born here--Orissa Vilate and Alice. Orissa Vilate died at nine months old. Also at this residence, their daughter, Lucy Melissa Bigham Williams, died after giving birth to a baby girl. She was only eighteen years old. This two week old baby girl was raised by her grandparents, Calvin and Elizabeth.

      "In 1878, the Binghams, their married son and daughters, and a large group of other people left Montpelier intending to go to Arizona and settle an area there. But upon reaching Salem, Utah, they decided to stop there for a year or so. The Perry Bingham family and the Robert H. Williams family were among those that settled in Salem for that short time. In 1880, with several other families including the Alonzo Bingham family, Calvin and Elizabeth headed for Arizona again. They stopped in St. Johns, Arizona where their daughter, Anna Marie and husband William were living. They stayed there until 1891 when they moved to St. David, Arizona. Arriving on Christmas Day, they joined others of the original group who had settled that area and started up a freighting business. This business engaged in the freight business between Benson, Tombstone and Bisbee. Although Calvin was a blacksmith by trade, he found freighting more profitable. So he bought a team of large horses to go with the team he already had, and followed this occupation for a little more than a year.

      "Calvin Bingham left his home with a wagon loaded with freight for Bisbee, about 56 miles from St. David. On the following day, May 27,1883, while going down a steep grade, his freight wagon upset pinning him under the wagon and causing his death.

      "His body was brought home by three men from his ward. Funeral services were held in the ward at St. David May 29, 1883. Speakers were Patriarch P.C. Merrill, President David P. Kimball, J.H. Martineau, Bishop Henry Horn, and S.B. Merrill, who all spoke highly of the integrity, faithfullness and honesty of Calvin. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth Lucretia Bingham, with her family consisting of the younger children Ashael, William, Emeline, Lucy Jane, a grand-daughter, and Alice moved to Mesa, Arizona where her three oldest children, Clarinda, Mary Elizabeth Phelps, and Calvin Perry Bingham lived. She had only been there a short time when another sorrow came into her life. Ashael, then 23 years old, had an appendicitis attack and died just four months after his father's death.

      "The family spent three years in Mesa and then returned to their former home in Montpelier, Idaho. Then in 1888 they moved to Vernal, Utah where Lucretia spent the remainder of her life. She was a faithful LDS woman and worked in the Relief Society organization. While in Montpelier she had been called to work among the sick and dying. She helped make burial clothes and to dress and lay out the dead. She underwent many hardships of the early pioneers. She learned to be thrifty and to economize so she could feed and clothe her family. It is said that when she bought a piece of calico, she would tear a quilt block from it for the quilt she was making. She made very nice quilts that were the envy of her friends and neighbors. Thread was expensive, so she would ravel out cloth to sew her blocks together with. She taught her 11 children to be thrifty and industrious too. She passed away at her home in Vernal Nov. 28, 1903 as a result of a heart attack."

  • Sources 
    1. [S113] Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Annotated Record of US Census, 1850, on Ancestry.com.

    2. [S111] Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848, compiled by Susan Easton Black. Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989.

    3. [S123] Barbara Ann Phelps Allen, "Mary Elizabeth Bingham Phelps.".

    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. [S168] Early Latter-day Saints.

    6. [S41] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, on Ancestry.com.

    7. [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.