NameGideon BINGHAM
Birth3 Jul 1714, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
Moveabt 1746, Canterbury, Windham, CT
Moveabt 1776, Wyoming Valley, PA
Census1790, Canterbury, Windham Co, CT
Will18 Oct 1790, Canterbury, Windham, CT [620]
Deathbef 10 Feb 1796, (will prv) Canterbury, Windham, CT [620]
FatherJoseph BINGHAM (1688-1765)
MotherAbigail SCOTT (1689-1741)
Other spousesMary Cary
Marriage12 Nov 1761, Canterbury, Windham, CT [75]
SpouseAbigail BAKER
Birth26 Nov 1735, Canterbury, Windham, CT [75]
Christen4 Apr 1736, Canterbury, Windham, CT
Deathbef 5 Mar 1821, (will prv) Canterbury, Windham, CT
Will29 Dec 1814, Canterbury, Windham, CT
FatherTryal BAKER (~1690-1776)
MotherElizabeth TIBBETTS (~1697->1777)
Birth11 Sep 1762, Canterbury, Windham Co, CT [75]
Deathabt Jun 1802, Grafton Co, NH [622]
Death MemoAdm appointed 12 Jul 1802
2 MJohnson Bingham
Birth22 Mar 1765, Canterbury, Windham, CT [75]
DeathJun 8 1843 or 4, Solon, Cortland, NY
Death MemoCemetary online at Rootsweb
BurialSolon Baptist Cem, Cortland, NY
3 FAlice Bingham
Birth22 Jul 1767, Canterbury, Windham, CT [75]
4 MJoseph Bingham
Birth1 Nov 1771, Canterbury, Windham, CT [75]
Death31 May 1860, Morrow Co, OH [1003]
BurialBingham Family Cem, Mt. Gilead, Morrow, OH
SpouseSarah Hagar
Birth31 Jan 1778, Canterbury, Windham, CT [75]
Christen23 Nov 1782, Cong. Church, Windham, CT [62]
Death5 Apr 1854, McGrawville, Cortland, NY [620, Will No. 9106]
BurialBaptist Church Cemetery, McGraw, Cortland, NY [672,]
Marriage9 Nov 1806, Canterbury, Windham, CT [75]
Notes for Gideon BINGHAM
Lived 1st at Windham where he was admitted as a member of 1st church 14 May 1738, served as a fence viewer and surveyor in 1739, and as constable in 1743. He was briefly in Plainfield, and in Canterbury in 1746. Returned to Windham til 1755, returned to Canterbury 1758. The Bingham Genealogy characterizes him as a “schemer and unfortunate speculator.” He also became a separatist, a founder of the Scotland Separate Church - which would have alienated him from his family and may account for small inheritance.

On 11 Jul 1754 he was one of the 300+ members of Susquehanna Company that purchased 4.5 mill acres in northeast PA from 16 Iroquois chiefs and others. The area included Wyoming Valley, Scranton and Wilkes Barre, extending over 120 miles east to west and covering 15% of present-day PA. CT claimed this area as part of its charter, PA disagreed and won the dispute in 1782. Gideon was living in Wyoming Valley in 1778 when the Wyoming Valley Massacre occurred on July 4. He survived, though several of his livestock were killed. He later returned to Canterbury.

Canterbury land records show Gideon as a grantee in 1747, 1764, 1770 and 1782 and a grantor in 1749, 1751, 1764, 1770 (to his sons), 1773,1775 and 1788 (to son Gideon).

He had 12 kids with first wife Mary Cary, 5 more w/ Abigail. 12 - 9 males - lived to adulthood and left descendents. Youngest child, Elisha, was born when Gideon was 64. His 1790 will names all five children by the second wife as living. [619], [620]
Census notes for Gideon BINGHAM
1790: Canterbury CT: with 1 male under 16, 2 females (Elisha, Alice, w. Abigail)
Notes for Abigail BAKER
Lived her entire life in Canterbury. Was an administrator of her father’s will in 1776.
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