Adoniram Judson Bingham

Male5 April 1820–3 August 1868

Brief Life History 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 Wheatland Baptist Cemetery, 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

Sources (15)

  • Adoniran Bingham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Adanirum Judson Bingham - birth-name: Adanirum Judson Bingham
  • Adoniram Judson Bingham, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1848Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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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

    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Monroe, New York, United States


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1834: Illinois, United States 1836: Winnebago, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (Dorset) and Irish (County Mayo): habitational name from Bingham (Nottinghamshire). The placename is probably from an Old English folk-name Bynningas (‘the people associated with a man named Bynna’), or possibly from an unattested Old English word bing ‘a kettle-shaped hollow’, + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

    Irish (Ulster, of Scottish origin): altered form of Bigham .

    American shortened and altered form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames such as Bingenheimer .

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

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