Erastus BINGHAM, Sr.

Erastus BINGHAM, Sr.

Male 1798 - 1882  (84 years)

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  • Name Erastus BINGHAM  [2
    • Erastus married Lucinda Gates in St. Johnsbury, Vermont on March 20, 1818. When he married Lucinda, he had a farm in Concord, where he and his bride resided and where the first four of his children were born. About 1825, the family removed to Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Lucinda and Louisa Maria were born there in 1826 and 1828, after which the family returned to the farm in Concord.

      In the spring of 1836 Erastus sold his farm, and the following June he traveled with his family to Kirtland, Ohio. The family stayed there until September 1836, then continued the journey to Far West, Missouri, arriving on November 4, 1836. Erastus rented a farm on Shoal Creek, about 2 1/2 miles from Far West, and built a log house, into which he moved his family. Governor Boggs issued an exterminating order for LDS Saints to leave. Church leaders called Erastus a member of the commitee to orchestrate the exodus.
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      At 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, May 3d, a large congregation of friends assembled in the meeting house at Lynne, to pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Bishop Erastus Bingham.

      The assembly was called to order by Bishop D. F. Thomas; the choir sang: "Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb; Take this new teasure to thy trust."

      Elder Joseph Hall then offered a very impressive prayer, after which the choir sang: "He has finished his work and his journey is over, The war is accomplished, the triumph's begun."

      Then the congregation was addressed by Presidents, D. H. Peery and Lester J. Herrick, Elders Lorin Farr and R. J. Taylor and Bishop Thomas, all of whom spoke of the history of the departed veteran, his early connections with the Church, his toils, trials, sufferings and persecutions for the truth's sake, his integrity and unswerving fidelity to the principles of the Gospel, which he maintained to the latest hour of his earthly existence. At the close of the addresses the choir sang--

      "Mourn not the dead who peaceful lay. Their wearied bodies down."

      and Elder Warren G. Child delivered the benediction.

      The funeral cortege, which was half a mile long, was then formed and took up its march to the Ogden Cemetery where the tenantless tabernacle of our aged father in Israil was deposited in its last earthly resting place.

      The deceased, Erastus Bingham, was born at Concord, Essex County, Vernont, March 12th, 1798. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, November 11th, 1833. He was intimately acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith, was a member of Zion's Camp and participated with the Saints in nearly all the persecutions, mobbings, drivings and privations which they endured for the testimony of Jesus, in the early history of the Church. He also shared with them in the exodus from Nauvoo.

      He came to Salt Lake City in 1847 and to Ogden in 1850.

      Erastus Bingham, Sr., was Bishop at Bingham's Fort (now called Lynne), and at Ogden City, from 1850 to 1862, during which time, by his faithful solicitude for the welfare of his people, his wise counsels, and strict integrity to truth and duty, he made hundreds of friends in whose afflictions his name and memory will be embalmed as long as they live.

      As before published, he died May 2nd, 1882 and was 84 years, 1 month and 20 days old when he died. He had ten children, nine of whom are still living. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren are numerous--in fact his descendants now number about three hundred and forty or three hundred and fifty.

      -Ogden Standard Examiner, May 4, 1882, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

      Son of Elisha Warner Bingham and Sally Perry

      Married Lucinda Gates, 20 Mar 1819, St. Johnsbury, Cldn, Vermont

      Married Patience Perkins, 4 Apr 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

      Married Sally Maria Barber, 7 Apr 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

      Married Katherine Mehitable Sawyer, 11 Sep 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

      Married Emma Nye Wilson, 13 Dec 1862, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah


      Bio by: Rhonda

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    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 12 Mar 1798  Concord, Essex Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living in Weber Co., Utah Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Living in Ogden City, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  Living in Ogden City, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1880  Living in Ogden City, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Fact Son of Elisha Warner Bingham and Sally Perry Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 2 May 1882  Lynn, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I96992  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 

    Father Elisha Warner BINGHAM,   b. 1765,   d. 1802  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah PERRY,   b. 1767,   d. 1844  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F37585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucinda GATES,   b. 19 Sep 1797, Acworth, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1874, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1819  St. Johnsbury, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann BINGHAM,   b. 1 Apr 1820, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1893, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     2. Sanford BINGHAM,   b. 3 May 1821, Concord, Essex Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1910, Riverdale, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Birth]
     3. Erastus BINGHAM, Jr.,   b. 30 Sep 1822, Concord, Essex Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1906, Mesa, Maricopa Co., Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     4. Thomas BINGHAM,   b. 19 Jul 1824, Littleton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1889  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     5. Lucinda BINGHAM,   b. 15 Apr 1826,   d. 30 Mar 1894  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     6. Maria Louisa BINGHAM,   b. 23 Jun 1828, Littleton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1893, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     7. Willard BINGHAM,   b. 19 Feb 1830, Concord, Essex Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1913, Smithfield, Cache Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     8. Dr. Edwin BINGHAM,   b. 5 May 1832, Concord, Essex Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1903, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
     9. Brigham Heber BINGHAM,   b. 15 Dec 1841, La harpe, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1935, Glendale, Maricona Co., Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Patience PERKINS,   b. 1784, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1852  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sally Maria BARBER,   b. 1811, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Katherine Mehitable SAWYER,   b. 1806, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1857  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Emma NYE,   b. 1837, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Dec 1862  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Children 
     1. Warner BINGHAM,   b. 12 Sep 1863, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1918, Declo, Cassia Co., Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Erastus Bingham and Lucinda Gates
    Erastus Bingham and Lucinda Gates
    Erastus Bingham and his first wife, Lucinda Gates. Lucinda is the daughter of Thomas Gates and Patty Plumly.

    Photo added on Find A Grave by Nola

  • Sources 
    1. [S11055] Find A Grave: Bio of Erastus Bingham.

    2. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    3. [S11062] 1850 Census Weber County, Utah Territory.

    4. [S11063] 1860 Census Ogden City, Weber County, Utah.

    5. [S11064] 1870 Census Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

    6. [S11065] 1880 Census Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

    7. [S04348] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).