TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Bingham genealogy 1899-1932

Bingham homestead 1905-1910, undated

Bingham families in Andover and Lebanon 1911, undated

Newspaper clippings 1905-1932

Miscellaneous 1899-1920

Printed material 1909-1920, undated


RG 074:033, Theodore A. Bingham Genealogical Papers

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2009 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Bingham, Theo. A. (Theodore Alfred), 1858-1934
Title: Theodore A. Bingham genealogical papers
Dates: 1899-1932
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Abstract: Includes the manuscript of The Bingham family in the United States and other material related to the Bingham Family of Andover, Conn.
Identification: RG074_033
Accession: T003243
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Theodore A. Bingham was born at Andover, Conn. on May 14, 1858 to Joel Foote Bingham, a clergyman, and Susan G. Bingham. He married Lucile Rutherford of St. Louis, who died in 1920. In 1926 he was married in London to Addison Mitchell of New York. She died a year later. Bingham died at his summer home in Chester, Nova Scotia, on September 7, 1934, aged 76. He was buried in Chester according to his wishes.

Bingham graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1879, receiving a commission as second lieutenant. Between 1879 and 1890 he served in various capacities as an engineering officer and as a military attaché in Berlin and Rome. He served as superintendent of the public buildings and grounds at Washington from 1897 to 901 with the rank of colonel. He was transferred to Buffalo on an engineering assignment where he suffered an accident which caused the loss of a leg, forcing his retirement from active service in the Army in 1904 at the rank of brigadier general. He served as police commissioner of New York City from January 1, 1905 to July 1, 1909. In 1911 he served for a few months as chief engineer of the Department of Highways and from 1911 to 1915 was a consulting engineer with the Department of Bridges. In 1917 he was recalled to active service in the Army, in command of the Second Engineering District, New York City. He was discharged from active service and returned to retirement on June 10, 1919

Source: "Gen. Bingham Conn. Native, Dies Aged 76" Hartford Courant, 1934 September 7, 4.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Content

Includes the manuscript version of The Bingham Family in the United States : Especially of the State of Connecticut ; Including Notes on the Binghams of Philadelphia and of Irish Descent, Medieval Records, Armorial Bearings, Etc., with the prospectus and correspondence concerning its publication, as well as correspondence of genealogy data sent to Theodore A. Bingham. Also included is material on the Bingham homestead in Andover, Conn. and manuscript notes on the Bingham family in Andover and Lebanon, Conn.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

Return to the Table of Contents


Related Material

Bingham family : History and Genealogy Unit Special Genealogical File, 1712-1927 [CSL call number StLib History Reference Spec.Gen.File Bingham]

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

Persons:

Bingham, Theo. A. (Theodore Alfred), 1858-1934

Family Names:

Bingham family

Places:

Connecticut -- Genealogy

Subjects:

Bingham, Thomas, 1642-1730 -- Family

Document Types:

Correspondence
Genealogies
News clippings

Return to the Table of Contents


Container List

Bingham genealogy, 1899-1932
Box Folder
The Bingham family in the United States : especially of the state of Connecticut ; including notes on the Binghams of Philadelphia and of Irish descent, medieval records, armorial bearings, etc., 1925 January 1, manuscript
The published version is available at [CSL call number StLib Stacks CS71.B624 1927].
Volume 1 1 1-2
Volume 2 3-4
Volume 3 5-6
Volume 4 7-8
Volume 5 9-10
Volume 6 11-12
Volume 7 13-14
Volume 8 15-16
Volume 9 17-18
Volume 10 19-20
Index 21
Publication material
Prospectus, 1899, 1925 22
Correspondence, 1928-1932, undated 23
Mailing list, undated 24
Bingham genealogy pamphlets, undated 25
Correspondence
1924-1928 26
1929-1932 27
English medieval Binghams, 1899 28
Bingham homestead, 1905-1910, undated
Andover Conn., Bingham homestead, the house, undated 2 1
Andover Conn., Bingham farm, undated 1
Report on Phelp-Bingham farm, undated 1
Property maps, 1905, 1910, undated 2
Architectural plans and photograph, 1908, undated 3
Bingham families in Andover and Lebanon, 1911, undated
Brief history of Andover entitled, "Andover, Tolland Co., Conn.", undated 2 4
Genealogical records of Andover Binghams entitled, "Andover, Tolland Co., Conn.", undated 4
Property records of Binghams in Andover and Lebanon, undated 5-6
Old cemetery at Andover Center, Tolland Co., Conn., undated 7
Inscriptions in Townsend Cemetery , Andover, Tolland Co., Conn., 1911 7
Genealogical record of Theodore Bingham, undated 8
Family history of Stephen Bingham, undated 8
Newspaper clippings, 1905-1932
Miscellaneous, 1899-1920
1659 Norwich Town, Conn. Some proprietors' original home lots / compiled by Theodore A. Bingham with Charles E. Chandler and Edna E. Rogers, 1920, typescript, 2 copies, 1 missing a map 2 9
Coat of arms, undated 11
Gravestones of Thomas and Mary Bingham, undated, glass negatives 12
Hebron map and pictures, 1908, undated 13
Coventry, Hebron and Lebanon: Corner where these towns come together located in Andover, 1899 13
Genealogy charts of Elizabeth and Dorothy Pugsley, undated 14
Descendents of Ralph Bugg of Nott, undated 14
Printed material, 1909-1920, undated
Map of Yorkshire / John Bartholomew, undated 3
Memoirs of the Binghams / Rose E. McCalmont, 1915
Inscription on verso of front endsheet: "Gen. Theo. A. Bingham / U S Army / N.Y. - Feb. 11/18 / see p. 169 which is the Conn. family".
The Old Lee house / Celeste E. Bush, 1917
Pocket map of Sheffield / printed by Pawson & Brailsford, undated
Records and record searching: a guide to the genealogist and topographer / Walter Rye, 1888
Story of Bride Brook
Inscription on recto of front cover: "Compliments of Bride Brook Farm folks Mr. & Mrs. Harry Bennitt Hunt 1924".
The story of the English towns: Nottingham / E. L. Guilford, 1920
The story of the English towns: Sheffield / J.S. Fletcher, 1919
Visitation of England and Wales, volume 16/ edited by Frederick Arthur Crisp, 1909
Inscriptions on verso of front endsheet: "Gen. Theo. A. Bingham / WSA" and "T.A.B. / Nov. 19 '31 / London / p.30".