Joseph BINGHAM

Male 1709 - 1787  (78 years)


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  • Name Joseph BINGHAM  [1, 2
    • "The Bingham Family": He and his wife, Ruth, were admitted to the 2nd Church at Norwich-West Farms or Franklin, "by profession," Jan. 4, 1736.

      He was 2nd Lieut. 8th Co., 2nd Regt, in the French War, 1758, under Capt. John
      Durkee and Col. Nathan Whiting. Also 1st Lieut., 3rd Co., 4th reg't, under major John Durkee, 1759.


      They lived at Norwich, where all his children were born, until shortly after the close of the French War, when they removed with their family to Charlemont, Mass., a mountainous town among the spurs of the Green Mts., some 30 miles south-east of Bennington, Vermont.

      About 1773 his youngest sons, Jeremiah and Calvin, went to Bennington and purchased a farm, partly cleared, on which the frame of a house had been erected and partly finished, and they, soon after, with their aged parents, removed thither.
      Deacon Joseph, when a young man, was possessed of uncommon muscular strength and was exceedingly quick in his movements. He was full six feet two inches tall, not fleshy, had a keen, penetrating eye and an indomitable will. He was an officer in the "old French War" and commanded a company at Ticonderoga.
      He was of eminent piety and great benevolence - a member of the church and deacon for many years. Social and affectionate in disposition, his conversation abounded in moral and religious instruction; and was eminently scriptural and spiritual. He was a man of prayer and had great trust in its efficacy.
      He lived within two miles of the ground where the battle of Bennington was fought, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 1777, and was prevented from being there by a broken hip . His son, Jeremiah, was in the battle; but Calvin, that morning, removed his aged and infirm parents to the center of the town, where were collected most of the aged men with the women and children. During the day Deacon Joseph called the people to the church and prayed fervently.

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    Born 4 Jun 1709  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Nov 1787  Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I69672  Main Tree
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2012 

    Father 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. 1676, Norwich, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1691/2 
    Family ID F28505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth POST,   b. 15 Oct 1711, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1796, Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1731  [1, 2
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F28098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S5171] "The Bingham Family in the United States Especially of the Sate of Connecticut", Theodore A. Bingham, M.A. - Brig. General, U.S. Army, (Bingham Association, Easton Pa.).

    2. [S5004] "Hyde Genealogy, or, The Descendants, in the Female as well as in the Male Lines, From William Hyde, of Norwich" Vols. I & II, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Albany: J. Munsell, 78 State Street - 1864).