Adoniram Judson Bingham

5 April 1820–3 August 1868 (Age 48)
Wheatland, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Adoniram Judson

When Adoniram Judson Bingham was born on 5 April 1820, in Wheatland, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Reverend Abel Bingham, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Olmstead Brown, was 25. He married Emily Knapp on 26 October 1848, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Cohoes, Albany, New York, United States in 1865. He died on 3 August 1868, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Belcoda, Wheatland, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Adoniram Judson Bingham
Emily Knapp
Marriage: 26 October 1848
William Glenn Bingham
Emily Judson Bingham
Grace H Bingham
Mary Angeline Bingham

Spouse and Children

26 October 1848
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


    William Glenn Bingham


    Emily Judson Bingham



    Mary Angeline Bingham


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 1

Monroe County was formed from parts of Genesee and Ontario counties in 1821.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire called Bingham, from an unattested Old English clan name, Binningas, or an Old English word bing ‘(a) hollow’ + Old English hām ‘homestead’. The name is also established in Ireland.2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding habitational names such as Bingenheimer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Adoniran Bingham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • A J Bingham, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • A. Jackson Bingham in entry for William Glen Bingham, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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