Saturday, June 18, 2011

Jonathan Bingham Jr. Biography

Jonathan Bingham, born in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, 20 February 1735, son of Jonathan and Mary (Abbe) Bingham; died in Cornish, New Hampshire, 9 March 1812. He married, first, Rachel Mudge, on 16 October 1760. Of this union, twins were born, Frederick and Rachel, on 17 November 1762. Their mother Rachel died shortly after, probably from complications of childbirth. On 12 April 1764, Jonathan married Elizabeth Warner, born in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, 17 April 1738; died in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, before 1774, daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth (Babcock) Warner. In 1774, Jonathan married his third wife, an Ames (probably another Elizabeth), by whom he apparently had at least two additional children, Frederick and Amy. He Resided in Mansfield, Connecticut, until 1767 and Lebanon, New Hampshire, until 1788, at which time he removed to Cornish. He was active in the civic affairs of Cornish, serving as surveyor of highways, fence viewer, and tithingman. On 21 November 1798, he signed a petition for establishing a Congregational Church in Cornish, of which he became Deacon in 1804. He is mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Ebenezer Abbe, as the only surviving son and heir of his daughter, Mary, deceased. "He appeared on the US census for the last time in 1810," says Munger, "as he died in that year age 75." However, from a record of deaths kept by William Ripley, we read the following: "1812 -- 9 March, Mr. Jonathan Bingham, a member of this church, aged 77," and, in the same year, "18 June, Mrs. Bingham, relict to Mr. Jonathan Bingham, a member of this church."

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