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Theodore A. Bingham genealogical papers

Identifier: RG074_033

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.


  • 1899-1932

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

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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.


2 cubic feet


Includes the manuscript of The Bingham family in the United States and other material related to the Bingham Family of Andover, Conn.

Related Material

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

RG 074:033, Theodore A. Bingham Genealogical Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository