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Martha Bingham Bement
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1747
Windham
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1790
Salisbury
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

Martha Bingham, was born 14 April 1743 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut and died 14 Jan 1790 at Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. She was the daughter of Jabez and Bertha (Wood) Bingham was one of twelve children. The eldest son, Jabez Bingham, Jr., married Mary Wheelock, the only child of Deacon Ralph Wheelock, by his second marriage, and half-sister of Reverend Eleazer Wheelock (1711-1779), the first president of Dartmouth College (1770-1779).

The second son, Silas Bingham, also settled at Salisbury, Connecticut, where he married Anna Orton 28 Feb 1773 and had issue. His Christian name is widely preserved among the descendants of his sister, Martha Bingham Bement. The third son, Daniel Bingham, also settled in Salisbury in 1750 and married Esther Willard 12 Jan 1775. They were the parents of Caleb Bingham, born 14 Mar 1794 and once the owner of a large farm between the Twin Lakes at Salisbury, later the well known preacher and bookseller of Boston, and the compiler of the "Columbian Orator", and the famous old school-reader "The National Preceptor." In 1803, Caleb Bingham presented to his native town one hundred and fifty books, which formed the Bingham Library for Youth. It is believed that was the first library devoted to the interests of the young in this country, and some of the well-chosen books were still in existence in the 1920's. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 111-113; Bement Chronicles Supplement, Spencer BeMent, 1996, p. 111b) 
 
Note: Wife of Samuel Bement
 
Burial:
Chapinville Cemetery
Salisbury
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: M.J. Beard
Record added: Jan 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13104097
Martha <i>Bingham</i> Bement
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