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Capt Elijah Bingham
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1739
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1798
New London
New London County
Connecticut, USA

Capt Elijah was the first child of Elijah Bingham and Theody Crane, born Nov 24, 1739 in Windham, CT. He lived first at Lyme, CT. About 1790 he removed to New London, CT, and kept the Union Coffee House.
In 1757 he served 15 days in Capt. Jonathan Rudd's 1st Co. (of Windham) of 5th Regiment. Drafted Aug 9-10, 1757, for relief of Fort William Henry.
In another record is credited with 15 days in Capt. John Fitch's Co. and is one of the men "who attended to the return of the pack horses."
In 1774 Capt 5th Co. Train Band, Jan., 1774.
1776 Capt 7th Co., 4th Battalion, Col Samuel Selden's Regiment, General Wadsworth's Brigade at N.Y. and Long Island, June to Dec 25, 1776. Prisoner Sept 15, 1776, but escaped.
1798-at New London, Nov 12, 1798, was filed inventory of the estate of Capt. Elijah Bingham. Silas, his brother was one of the administrators.
In Frances Manwaring Caulkins' History of New London published 1852, page 583, says "A short account of the yellow fever, as it appeared in New London in Aug., Sept. & Oct., 1798, with a list of those who died by the disease" was published in pamphlet form by Charles Holt of the "Bee" newspaper. From that account, which was compiled with care and accuracy, the following is taken:
"The first alarm was given by the death of Capt. Elijah Bingham, keeper of the union Coffee House, after an illness of two or three days. The funeral which was on the same day (Sunday) was attended by a concourse of people and celebrated with Masonic pomp. The heat of the weather was extreme." He married widow Mary (Banning) Brockway. She also died of yellow fever.
From "The Bingham family in the United States, especially of the state of Connecticut : including notes on the Binghams of Philadelphia, compiled by Theodore A. Bingham published in 1927, pages 498, 499

Elijah Bingham of Lyme married Mary Banning Brockway of Lyme April 4, 1761, by Samuel Ely, J.P. Barbour vital records for Lyme, vol. 1 page 168
Their children according to the vital records of Lyme:
Claratha b. Nov 4, 1777 d. Aug 25, 1783
Melinda b. May 12, 1767 m. Dr. Thomas H. Rawson
Nathan b. May 5, 1780
Phebe b. Sept 1, 1782, d. Oct 6, 1783
Polly b. Aug 16, 1775 d. Sept 1, 1798 of yellow fever
Roswell b. Jan 28, 1763
Silas b. March 24, 1769 d. Dec 29, 1810 at Claremont, Sullivan Co. N.H. Never married.
Sluman b. May 31, 1772 d. Sept 2, 1798 of yellow fever
Theody (daughter) b. Sept 21, 1761 d. April 20, 1771
Walter b. Feb 15, 1765
Infant son b. June 24, 1771 d. June 28, 1771

Family links: 
  Elijah Bingham (1719 - 1798)
  Theodosay Crane Bingham (1720 - 1750)
  Mary Banning Bingham (1734 - 1798)
  Silas Bingham (1769 - 1810)*
  Sluman Bingham (1772 - 1798)*
  Polly Bingham (1775 - 1798)*
  Elijah Bingham (1739 - 1798)
  Silas Bingham (1742 - 1788)*
  Talitha Bingham Stevens (1755 - 1803)**
  James Bingham (1758 - 1826)**
  Harris Bingham (1764 - 1822)**
  Vine Bingham (1765 - 1813)**
  Lucy Bingham Brainerd (1767 - 1846)**
  Truman Bingham (1771 - 1777)**
  Lydia Bingham (1775 - 1777)**
*Calculated relationship
Died of yellow fever, age 63
Cedar Grove Cemetery
New London
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Section B
Created by: Irma
Record added: Mar 16, 2012
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Capt Elijah Bingham
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Capt Elijah Bingham
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Capt Elijah Bingham
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