Augustus Bingham

Brief Life History of Augustus

When Augustus Bingham was born on 27 October 1831, in Johnstown, Edwardsburgh Cardinal, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, Lucius Augustus Bingham, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Stone, was 26. He married Mary Ann Thorn on 14 January 1856, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 20 May 1908, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Augustus Bingham
Mary Ann Thorn
Marriage: 14 January 1856
Lucius Augustus Bingham
Sarah Elizabeth Bingham
Mary Lucretia Bingham
Nancy Emeline Bingham
Lydia Alzina Bingham
Barbara Ann Bingham
Lucy Jane Bingham
Rebecca Adeline Bingham
William Lester Bingham
Estella Bingham

Sources (34)

  • Augustus Binham in household of Lucious Binham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Augustus Bingham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


Historical Boundaries 1863: Idaho, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Idaho Territory, United States 1863: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho, Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, 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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Brief Life Story of Augustus Bingham by Dan T. Holmes

Augustus Bingham, my paternal grandfather, was born Thursday 27 October 1831 at Johnstown, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. His parents were Lucius Augustus Bingham age 26, and Sarah Stone, age 25. He was …

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