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Lt. Joseph Bingham, Sr. was born 4 June 1709 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut to Thomas Bingham (1667-1720) and Hannah Backus (1676-1752) and died 4 November 1787 in Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, United States of unspecified causes. He married Ruth Post (1711-1796) 25 November 1731 in Connecticut. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Biography

Joseph Bingham the youngest son of Sergeant Thomas Bingham was born at Norwich on June 4, 1709. He married Ruth Post on November 25, 1731. He was First Lieutenant, Third Company, Fourth Regiment under Major John Durkee in 1759. He lived at Norwick until the end of the Indian wars, when he went to Bennington, Vermont to spend his last days with his sons Jeremiah and Calvin.

He served in the French & Indian war under Capt William Whiting with the Third Company under Regt commander Col Elihu Chauncey. He served under Maj John Durkee in 1758 with Ninth Company under Regt commander Col Fitch & Capt Eleazer.

Deacon Joseph was possessed of uncommon muscular strength and very quick. He was 6 feet 2 inches tall, and had an indomitable will, great piety and benevolence. His sons' farm was two miles from Bennington, and he fought in the battle of Bennington on Saturday, August 16, 1777.

He died at Bennington, November 4, 1787.



Children


Offspring of Lt. Joseph Bingham, Sr. and Ruth Post (1711-1796)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ruth Bingham (1732-1756)
Mary Bingham (1734-1821)
Eunice Bingham (1736-1798)
Joseph Bingham (1738-1787) 11 April 1738 Norwich, New London County, Connecticut 4 November 1787 Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, United States Rachael Weed (1737-1800)

Stephen Bingham (1739-1740)
Esther Bingham (1741-1826)
Lois Bingham (1744-1791)
Lucretia Bingham (1746-1842)
Jeremiah Bingham (1748-1842)
Denison Bingham (1750-1831)

Siblings


Offspring of Thomas Bingham V and Hannah Backus (1676-1752)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Bingham (1692-1771)
Abel Bingham (1694-)
Jeremiah Bingham (1694-1714)
Hannah Bingham (1696-1788)
Mary Bingham (1698-1724)
Dorothy Bingham (1699-1753)
Jabez Bingham (1701-1785)
Elizabeth Bingham (1703-1741)
Nathaniel Bingham (1704-1756)
Martha Bingham (1708-)
Joseph Bingham (1709-1787) 4 June 1709 Norwich, New London County, Connecticut 4 November 1787 Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, United States Ruth Post (1711-1796)

Vital Records

Bennington Gravestone

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