Biography of Charles Bingham
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





CHARLES BINGHAM, born in Holland, came to America before the revolution and made his home in the Wyoming valley, from which his family fled at the time of the massacre, returning however again when peace was made. In the early years after the United States became a nation Mr. Bingham made a new home near Spainish Hill, in Athens, Pa., but as Indians were numerous and troublesome he moved back to the Wyoming valley. He did not stay there long, however, for before 1800 he was living on a lot of land he had taken up on Shepard creek. Here he built a pioneer log cabin for the first home of his family, cleared the land, made sugar from the numerous maple trees, and diligently and rapidly developed a fine farm. He died in 1812, leaving sons and daughters. Charles Bingham, Jr., son of the above mentioned Charles, was born in Barton on April 9, 1803. Brought up a lumberman and farmer, he married Anna M. Davis, daughter of David, and settled at the place that is now Lockwood. Here he built one of the first sawmills of the section and did extensive lumbering as well as farming. He was an old time whig and later a republican, and both he and his wife were prominent members of the Methodist church. Their children were Mary J. (Mrs. Bernard Campbell), of Roberts, Wis., Jefferson, Ann E. (Mrs. Rev. Lafayette Ketchum), George W., and Edmund J. Bingham.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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