Thomas Bingham, born about 1555 in
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; buried in Sheffield, 25 October 1597. He
married Marie Longley in Sheffield, 26 January 1578. She was born there
about 1557, and died there, 1 August 1593.
Thomas Bingham, christened in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 4 August 1588, son of Thomas and Mary (Longley) Bingham, died in Sheffield in 1649; buried in Sheffield, 12 February 1649. He married (1) Elizabeth Woodhouse in Sheffield, 6 May 1618, and (2) Anne (Mary) Fenton, also in Sheffield, 6 July 1631. By Elizabeth, Thomas sired one son, Thomas, born 22 September 1619, who died in infancy (2 September 1621). Elizabeth died 28 April 1631. Anne Fenton was born in Sheffield, 5 February 1615, daughter of Robert and Alice (Hancock) Fenton; she died in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, May 1670. At some point after the death of Thomas, Anne married William Backus, one of the founding fathers of Norwich, Connecticut.
Thomas, a master cutler, was reputed to have been a supporter of Cromwell. According to genealogy published by Theodore A. Bingham (The Bingham Family of Connecticut), Thomas fled England with his family at the time of the Restoration, but died on the voyage over in 1659. This often-repeated family tradition is apparently erroneous. The recent Bingham genealogy, compiled by Donna Bingham Munger and published in 1996 by the Bingham Asssociation, notes, with ample proof, that Thomas died in 1649, not in 1659. Moreover, it is not at all certain, according to Munger, that Anne and Thomas Jr. emigrated as late as 1659: it could have been any time after 1651. It is also possible that Anne married William Backus before she emigrated. Backus was also a cutler of Sheffield, and his first wife, Elizabeth, died and was buried in Sheffield on 19 February 1644.
There is some difference of opinion as to the date of Anne's birth, whether it be 1615 or 1616 (this difference probably the result of confusion relating to the "Old Style" calendar), or earlier. As named in her mother's will (1643), Anne was the oldest of four children, and might well have been born, therefore, in 1606. Since there is no record of her birth in Sheffield, it might be assumed that her mother transported herself to the home of her parents for the delivery of her first-born.
William Backus is said to have been in New England as early as 1637, but no record of him has been found before 1659. Donald Lines Jacobus (Hale, House, and Related Families, p. 452) says: "He was early of Saybrook, but appears little of record, and in 1660 settled in Norwich with his second wife and family, proprietary rights being taken for his son Stephen (b. 3 January 1641) and his stepson Thomas Bingham." William Backus died in Norwich before 7 June 1664.
Thomas Bingham (1642 - 1729) & Mary Rudd (1648 - 1726)
Thomas Bingham, christened in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 5 June 1642, son of Thomas and Ann (Fenton) Bingham, died in Windham, Windham, Connecticut , 16 January 1730; married in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, 12 December 1666, Mary (Mabel) Rudd, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (---) Rudd, born in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut in 1649; died in Windham, 5 August 1726. Thomas is said to have emigrated with his mother to America about 1659, landing in Saybrook and settling in Norwich, of which he was one of the founders. The General Court of Connecticut sanctioned the application for permission to settle Norwich, 20 May 1659. The Uncas monument in Norwich lists thirty-five original settlers, including Thomas, in addition to Lt. Thomas Leffingwell, Thomas Bliss, and William and Stephen Backus. Thomas had a lot of four acres, running from the street to the Jantic River. He was of record in Norwich as late as 1693, at which time he apparently removed to Windham. His tombstone in Windham reads:
"Here lies ye body of that Holy Man of God Deacon Thomas Bingham ... He was ye son of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Mary Bingham living in Sheffield in York Shier in England: he dyed Janr ye 16, 1729/30 in ye 88 year of his Age." The tombstone of his wife Mary, also in Windham Center cemetery, reads: "Mrs. Mary ye late wife of Mr. Thomas Bingham who died August ye 5 1726 & in ye 78 year of her age."
Thomas and Mary were the parents of 12 children.
Background on Thomas and Mary's life (Added
by Lumimom on 27 Jan 2008 )
Joseph Bingham (1688 - 1765) & Abigail Scott (1689 - 1741)
Joseph was born at Norwich, Connecticut. He died at Windham, Connecticut. He
took care of his father and mother in their old age and inherited their
homestead. Abigail Scott was born in Hatfield, Massachusetts, the daughter
of William Scott & Hannah Allis.
Here lies the body of the dearly beloved & godly man,
Gideon Bingham (1714 - 1796) & Abigail Baker (1716 - )
Gideon Bingham was born 03 Jul 1714 in Windham, CT. In 1761 he married Abigail Baker, born 02 Nov 1716, also in Windham. She was the daughter of John and Anna Baker. Gideon and Abigail are believed to be the parents of 7 children.
Gideon was known as a schemer and
unfortunate speculator. In 1754 he purchased 4,500,000 acres of land in
Potter & McKean Counties of Pennsylvania from 16 Iroquois Chiefs and others.
The following remarks are by his grandson, Joseph:
To this I add from Wikipedia ...
The Wyoming Monument marks the gravesite of victims of the July 1778 Battle of Wyoming. The battle was named for the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, of which the current borough of Wyoming is a part. A force of British and Tories led by John Butler, with the assistance of about 700 Native Americans, attacked the outnumbered Wyoming Valley settlers on 3 July 1778, north of Wyoming in what is now Exeter. The exact fatality count is not known, but it is estimated between 200 and 300 settlers were killed in the battle.
An annual observance, sponsored by the Wyoming Commemorative Association, takes place at the obelisk grounds to honor the fallen heroes of this Revolutionary War battle. The monument has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wyoming Valley was made famous by the 1809 poem "Gertrude of Wyoming" by Thomas Campbell. The state of Wyoming was named after the valley, owing to the popularity of the poem.
Gideon's grandson had the date wrong or maybe his was an isolated incident which may be the case because they allowed Gideon to escape.
Gideon died in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1796 following Abigail who died in 1768. Gideon may have married a second time.
Also see Pedigree Abigail Baker. This line of ancestors came to America from England where John Baker was born in 1510. However his father was born in 1478 in Germany. His father and grandfather spent some time in Russia but his grandfather, my 15th great grandfather, Simon was German. The trail disappears with my 19 great grandfather, John Becker, born in Germany in 1398.
The Baker Pedigree chart also connects with the Allen chart. The spelling quickly changes to Allyn, Alleyne, Arundal Fitzalen, etc.. The line is resplendent with several Earls and knights. See Allen Pedigree Chart.the principal residence of the Earls of Arundel My 24th great grandfather, Alan Lochabar Sheriff Shropshire FitzFlaald, had been born in France at Dol, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne in 1078 but died at Mileham, Norfolk, England in 1114 where his descendants remained. After recording my 28th great grandfather, Hamon DeDinan (1005-1030) I found Alain De Bretagne. He is listed as the father of Hamon but this is doubtful since his birth is listed at 900AD. He would have been 105 years old when Hamon was born. I ended the quest at that point. Also see Arundel Castle,
Joseph Bingham (1771 - 1860)
Joseph was born at Canterbury, Connecticut on 01 Nov 1771. He lived in Greensborough, Vermont. He married Sarah (Sally) Stevens who on 29 Jun 1786 had been born to Asa Stevens and Olive Mallory. He moved to Cortland County, New York where he cleared a farm. In 1837 he moved to Ohio (Mt. Gilead?) where he cleared another farm. Joseph and Sally were married by Caleb Blood, Minister. They are believed to have had 4 children between 1806 and 1815. Sally Stevens was only about 28 when she died. He remarried to Sarah Sager and had 4 additional children. Joseph died 31 May 1860 at Gilead, Morrow, Ohio. Sarah died 17 Jun 1870.
Dewitt Clinton Bingham (1828 - 1915) & Harriet E. Carpenter (1832 - )
Dewitt, son of Joseph and Sarah, was born in Cortland County, New York on 15 Feb 1828. He moved with his family to Mt. Gilead (Morrow County), Ohio in 1837. On 02 Feb 1853 he married Harriet E Carpenter. Harriet was born in Norwalk, Ohio. The couple had 7 children. His occupation was Farmer. According to his death certificate, Dewitt is buried in Bingham Cemetery (probably no headstone); Harriet is probably buried in Bingham Cemetery also with no headstone.
Alice Harriet Bingham
was born 06 Jun 1854. On 05 Nov 1874 she
married James Harvey Copeland.
They were my great grandparents. For the continuation of this story see
7th Generation: James
Harvey Copeland 1835 - 1928
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