Erastus Bingham

Erastus Bingham

Concord, Essex County, Vermont, USA
Death 2 May 1882 (aged 84)
Lynn, Weber County, Utah, USA
Burial Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
Plot A-6-11-3W
Memorial ID 8873391 · View Source
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Erastus married Lucinda Gates in St. Johnsbury, Vermont on March 20, 1818. When he married Lucinda, he had a farm in Concord, where he and his bride resided and where the first four of his children were born. About 1825, the family removed to Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Lucinda and Louisa Maria were born there in 1826 and 1828, after which the family returned to the farm in Concord.

In the spring of 1836 Erastus sold his farm, and the following June he traveled with his family to Kirtland, Ohio. The family stayed there until September 1836, then continued the journey to Far West, Missouri, arriving on November 4, 1836. Erastus rented a farm on Shoal Creek, about 2 1/2 miles from Far West, and built a log house, into which he moved his family. Governor Boggs issued an exterminating order for LDS Saints to leave. Church leaders called Erastus a member of the commitee to orchestrate the exodus.
At 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, May 3d, a large congregation of friends assembled in the meeting house at Lynne, to pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Bishop Erastus Bingham.

The assembly was called to order by Bishop D. F. Thomas; the choir sang: "Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb; Take this new teasure to thy trust."

Elder Joseph Hall then offered a very impressive prayer, after which the choir sang: "He has finished his work and his journey is over, The war is accomplished, the triumph's begun."

Then the congregation was addressed by Presidents, D. H. Peery and Lester J. Herrick, Elders Lorin Farr and R. J. Taylor and Bishop Thomas, all of whom spoke of the history of the departed veteran, his early connections with the Church, his toils, trials, sufferings and persecutions for the truth's sake, his integrity and unswerving fidelity to the principles of the Gospel, which he maintained to the latest hour of his earthly existence. At the close of the addresses the choir sang--

"Mourn not the dead who peaceful lay. Their wearied bodies down."

and Elder Warren G. Child delivered the benediction.

The funeral cortege, which was half a mile long, was then formed and took up its march to the Ogden Cemetery where the tenantless tabernacle of our aged father in Israil was deposited in its last earthly resting place.

The deceased, Erastus Bingham, was born at Concord, Essex County, Vernont, March 12th, 1798. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, November 11th, 1833. He was intimately acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith, was a member of Zion's Camp and participated with the Saints in nearly all the persecutions, mobbings, drivings and privations which they endured for the testimony of Jesus, in the early history of the Church. He also shared with them in the exodus from Nauvoo.

He came to Salt Lake City in 1847 and to Ogden in 1850.

Erastus Bingham, Sr., was Bishop at Bingham's Fort (now called Lynne), and at Ogden City, from 1850 to 1862, during which time, by his faithful solicitude for the welfare of his people, his wise counsels, and strict integrity to truth and duty, he made hundreds of friends in whose afflictions his name and memory will be embalmed as long as they live.

As before published, he died May 2nd, 1882 and was 84 years, 1 month and 20 days old when he died. He had ten children, nine of whom are still living. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren are numerous--in fact his descendants now number about three hundred and forty or three hundred and fifty.

-Ogden Standard Examiner, May 4, 1882, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

Son of Elisha Warner Bingham and Sally Perry

Married Lucinda Gates, 20 Mar 1819, St. Johnsbury, Cldn, Vermont

Married Patience Perkins, 4 Apr 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Sally Maria Barber, 7 Apr 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Katherine Mehitable Sawyer, 11 Sep 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Emma Nye Wilson, 13 Dec 1862, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Bio by: Rhonda

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