Margaret Melvina Bingham

Brief Life History of Margaret Melvina

When Margaret Melvina Bingham was born on 7 November 1840, in Henderson Grove, Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, Jeremiah Bingham III, was 34 and her mother, Abigail Harrington, was 28. She married Isaac Adams Hancock on 12 March 1860, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States for about 30 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 8 April 1926, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Adams Hancock
Margaret Melvina Bingham
Marriage: 12 March 1860
Clarinda Melvina Hancock
Abigail Lucinda Hancock
Isaac Alfred Hancock
Lola Ellen Hancock
Jeremiah Alonzo Hancock
Phoebe Lorraine Hancock
Solomon Edward Hancock
Annie Laurie Hancock

Sources (67)

  • Margaret Hancock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margaret Melvina Hancock, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Margaret Hancock, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1846: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1856: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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