Erastus Bingham Sr

12 March 1798–2 May 1882 (Age 84)
Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Erastus

When Erastus Bingham Sr was born on 12 March 1798, in Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States, his father, Elisha Warner Bingham, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Perry, was 33. He married Lucinda Gates on 20 March 1820, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bingham Fort, Weber, Utah, United States in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 2 May 1882, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Bingham Sr
Lucinda Gates
Marriage: 20 March 1820
Mary Bingham
Sanford Bingham
Erastus Bingham Jr
Thomas Bingham
Lucinda Bingham
Maria Louisa Bingham
Willard Bingham
Edwin Bingham
Jacob Bingham
Brigham Heber Bingham
Sarah Mary Chestnut

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1820St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 5
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 22
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Erastus Bingham Grandfather and Pioneer

    Life History of Erastus Bingham, Sr.the son of Sarah (Sally) Perry [and Elisha Warner Bingham], who was the daughter of Capt. David Perry [and Anna Bliss] Erastus Bingham was born in Concord, …

    Sources (152)

    • Birth of Erastus Bingham, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954" with image (1793)
    • Bingham, Erastus, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Bingham, Erastus in marriage to Lucinda Gates, "Vermont, Vital Records, Marriage 1760-1954" (1820)

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