Thomas BINGHAM

Thomas BINGHAM

Male 1824 - 1889  (65 years)

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  • Name Thomas BINGHAM  [2
    • Thomas was born in Littleton, New Hampshire on July 19, 1824. His family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (also known as the Mormon church) in 1833. Thomas was in the Mormon Battalion, and was sent with the sick detachment to Fort Pueblo, Colorado. There he met Carron Happuch Holladay. Caron and her family were traveling with the Mississippi Saints, and also wintered in Fort Pueblo. Caron and Thomas were married on September 6, 1849 by President Brigham Young. Thomas and his brothers Erastus and Sanford tended livestock at the mouth of Bingham canyon (the canyon is located in the Oquirrh Mountains approximately 25 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. It was named after the Bingham brothers who were the first settlers there). In 1850 Thomas and Caron moved to Ogden. In March 1851, they were called to go with a company of Saints to help establish the settlement of San Bernardino, California where they remained until the spring of 1855, returning to their former home in Ogden. In the spring of 1856 Thomas was called on a mission to the Salmon River Indians where he served two years and during this time Caron was left with the responsibility of caring for their three children. Their family was with those who went south during the Johnston army episode. In the spring of 1862 the Bingham family helped to establish Huntsville in Ogden Canyon and, in the fall of 1877, moved to Ashley Valley, locating first on the Green River; then, in the spring of 1878, they moved to Dry Fork (Mountain Dell), north of Vernal, where they resided for several years. In the fall of 1884 they moved to Mill Ward now Maeser Ward. Thomas died December 31, 1889.

      Children
      Thomas Bingham Jr. B. 8/12/1850 D. 1/23/1945
      Mary Bingham B. 9/18/1852 D. 6/20/1936
      Lucinda Catherine Bingham B. 11/3/1854 D. 1/12/1918
      David Holladay Bingham B. 8/19/1857 D.8/1/1952
      Charles Colton Rich Bingham B. 6/12/1860 D. 2/5/1942
      Phoebe Caron Bingham B. 6/4/1862 D. 2/9/1929
      Elzada Bingham B. 4/21/1864 D. 3/26/1867
      Martha Bingham B. 10/1/1866 D. 11/21/1949
      Clara Bingham B. 10/25/1868 D. 11/3/1869
      Tracy Tyler Bingham B. 10/24/1871 D. 3/27/1872

      Obituary from the archives of the Ogden Standard
      Thomas Bingham Senior
      A brief sketch of the life and synopsis of the funeral of Elder Thomas Bingham Sen., who died at 20 minutes to 2 o'clock on the morning of Dec. 31, 1889.
      Brother Bingham was born July 19, 1821, In Littleton, Grafton Co, New Hampshire and was the son of Erastus and Lucinda Gates Bingham. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1837 and shared with his father's family the persecutions of the Saints. He received his endowments in the Nauvoo Temple, enlisted in the Mormon Battalion July 16, 1846, and traveled with the Battalion some distance beyond Santa Fe, where he was sent back with the second sick detachment to winter at Pueblo. He came to Salt Lake July 29, 1847. He was married September 6, 1849, to Caron H. Holliday, and moved to Ogden in 1850. In 1851 he was called to go to California, with C.C. Rich and Amasa Lyman. Returning to Ogden in 1855, he was called in 1856 on a mission to Salmon River, where he labored among the Lamanites until the Saints were called home on account of hostile Indians. He reached home the time of the "move," and moved his family south to Payson, and then returned to Ogden to guard the property of the Saints. In 1862 he moved to Huntsville, Weber County, where he lived several years. While there he was first counselor to President Jefferson Hunt, and after his removal was appointed counselor to Bishop F. A. Hammond.
      In 1877 he moved with his family to Ashley, Uintah County. With the sanction and approval of President Taylor and the Twelve Apostles, he established a branch of the Church at that place, and was chosen by the people to preside over it. He was the first Presiding Elder of this place, also the first ordained Bishop. He was appointed selectman by the Legislature, and was the first Probate Judge of the county. He served two terms, and was nominated for the third, but declined on account of ill health. He was a member of the High Council at the time of his death.
      The funeral of Brother Bingham was held in the Uintah Stake House, Sunday Jan. 5th, 1890. The house was suitably draped for the occasion. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends, and the occasion, though sad, was an impressive one. Among the speakers were Brothers Samuel Campbell, Matthew Caldwell, Harley Morley, James H. Glines, Dannie Winn and Samuel Thompson, members of the Mormon Battalion, and while they sought to convey consolation to the bereaved, and spoke in terms enlogistic of the departed, their emotions were so strong as to almost overcome them, and every heart in the congregation was touched. Counselor R. S. Collett addressed the congregation for a short time. He said that it was characteristic of the deceased, that he was strong in his convictions and ever on the side of right. His remarks were full of comfort and hope and calculated to inspire his hearers with a desire for eternal life. President Bennion endorsed all that had been said, and truly did he say that a good man had left us, nor was there any one present who had known him but would have added their testimony that all that had been said that day in praise of Brother Bingham was the truth.
      So was he spoken of while he lived. So has he left his record behind him. Brother Bingham leaves behind a wife and seven children, all of whom were present at his funeral with the exception of his son David, who is at present on a mission to the Southern States.
      Ashley, Uintah County, Jan 10, ?90 [1]
    Born 19 Jul 1824  Littleton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Dec 1889  [3
    Buried Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I97000  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 

    Father Erastus BINGHAM, Sr.,   b. 12 Mar 1798, Concord, Essex Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1882, Lynn, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Mar 1819  St. Johnsbury, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F36003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carron Happuch HOLLADAY,   b. 1830,   d. 1915  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1849  [3
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F37083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Thomas Bingham, Sr.
    Thomas Bingham, Sr.
    Thomas is the son of Erastus Bingham and Lucinda Gates.

    Photo added by: Schott Family

  • Sources 
    1. [S11058] Find A Grave: Bio of Thomas Bingham, Sr.

    2. [S11056] Ancestry.com: LDS Biographical Encyclopedia.

    3. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

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