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Biographical Sketch of W. Harrison Bingham

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Bingham, W. Harrison, Cornwall, was born in Cornwall, Vt., on January 9, 1843. He was a son of Harris and Lucy Ann (Warner) Bingham. Harris Bingham was born in Cornwall, Vt., on April 18, 1806. He was a son of Ira Bingham. He settled on a portion of his present place, which was originally settled by his grandfather, Jeremiah T. Bingham. He built his present farm residence in 1849, and had a family of four children born to him, two of whom are now living, Lucien W. (now a resident of Cleveland, Ohio) and W. Harrison. Harris B. held many of the town offices, being town treasurer, justice of the peace, selectman, and also held numerous other minor offices of the town. He is still living and is vigorous in his mind and body, although in his eighty-first year. W. Harrison Bingham received his education in the common and select schools. He enlisted on August 30, 1862, in Company D, Fourteenth Vermont Volunteers, and participated in the battle of Gettysburgh. His term of enlistment expired on July 21, and he was mustered out on July 30, 1863, at Brattleboro, Vt., after which he returned to civil life and resumed his farm work on his former place. He was married on June 16, 1868, to Mary L. Cook, a daughter of Major G. V. Cook, of New Haven, Vt. They have had two children born to them — Anna M. and Eugene C. Mr. Bingham’s farm now consists of 335 acres, and is stocked with registered Merino sheep. He has been justice of the peace, selectman, treasurer, represented his town in 1880, and is now town treasurer and justice of the peace.


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