Faith Bingham (Ripley) (1686 - 1720) MP

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Birthplace: Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Dominion of New England (Present Masssachusetts)
Death: Died in Windham, WIndham County, Connecticut Colony
Managed by: Edward Dame
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About Faith Bingham (Ripley)

Faith Ripley, dau. of Joshua Ripley, Esq. & Hannah Bradford, b. Sept. 20, 1686 at Hingham, Mass. She d. at Windham, Conn. Feb. 11, 1720/1, not Feb. 20, 1720 as some otherwise claim, Æ 35. The Windham town record says she died on Feb. 11, "1720/21" the day after giving birth to dau. Marah, b. of record Feb. 10, "1720/21." The more recent footstone in front of her original gravestone uses the modern Gregorian versus pre-1752 Julian calendar in stating the year of her death, and is consistent with the town record regardless of which calendar one chooses to use.

On Jan. 5, 1707/8, Faith m. as his first wife Capt. Samuel Bingham, s. of Dea. Thomas Bingham & Mary Rudd. He was b. of record Mar. 28, 1685 at Norwich, Conn. After Faith's death, Samuel m. 2) Nov. 23, 1721 at Windham, Conn., Elizabeth Manning, dau. of Samuel Manning & Deborah Spaulding, b. Nov. 21, 1701 at Cambridge, Mass. Capt. Bingham d. Mar. 1, 1760 at Windham, Conn., Æ 75, and 2nd wife Elizabeth at Windham on Mar. 27, 1780, Æ 75.

Faith Ripley and Samuel Bingham had the following five children b. of record at Windham, Conn.:

• i. Jerusha Bingham, b. Feb. 2, 1708/9, d. May 4, 1776 at either Stafford or adjoining Willington, Conn., Æ 68; m. Mar. 4, 1728/9 at Windham, Conn., Benjamin Robinson, s. of Peter Robinson & Experience Lumbert, b. Feb. 23, 1703/4 at Tisbury, Mass. He d. Apr. 12, 1772 at Stafford, Conn., Æ 69. Seven children of the family.

• ii. Abisha Bingham, b. Jan. 29, 1709/10; m. Dec. 28, 1731 as "Abithai Bingham of Windham," Mary Tubbs at Lyme, Conn. [Lyme 1st Chh. Rec.], dau. of Isaac Tubbs, b. Apr. 2, 1710 at Lyme. Seven purported children of the family at Windham, none of whose births are recorded in the Windham town records. Abisha and wife Mary's deaths are also not of record at Windham.

• iii. Lemuel Bingham, b. Sept. 20, 1713, d. at Windham Nov. 3, 1788, Æ 76; m. Apr. 28, 1737 at Windham, Hannah Perkins, who d. Oct. 21, 1793 at Windham. Seven children of the family.

• iv. Anne Bingham, b. Nov. 1716 (day missing); she is prob. the Ann Bingham who m. May 3, 1739 at Windham, Samuel Folsom, s. of Israel Folsom & Rachel Berry, b. Mar. 20, 1716 at Stafford, Conn. Eleven children of the family. The first two children are recorded at Windham, then repeated with the rest of the children at Stafford, Conn.

• v. Marah Bingham, b. Feb. 10, 1720/1 and d. as an infant Feb. 22, 1726/7.

Inscription: Per the NEHGS Register Vol. 71 (Apr. 1917), p. 180, at the Windham Center Cemetery, inventoried by Joel N. Eno, A.M., prior to 1917:

Here lies the Body of Faith Bingham who died Febry 11th, 1720 aged 34 years.

On the day Faith died she was 34 years old, and Aetatis (i.e., Æ, "Aged," in the XX year of her age, etc.) 35, not 34. [See bio note.]

source: Don Blauvelt Record added: Jan 27, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 47194937

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Faith Bingham's Timeline

1686
September 20, 1686
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Dominion of New England (Present Masssachusetts)
1708
January 5, 1708
Age 21
Windham, Windham County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
1709
February 2, 1709
Age 22
Windham, Windham, CT
1710
January 29, 1710
Age 23
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States
1713
September 20, 1713
Age 27
Windham, Hartford County (Present Windham County), Connecticut Colony
1716
November, 1716
Age 30
Windham, Windham, Conn.
1720
February 11, 1720
Age 33
Windham, WIndham County, Connecticut Colony
1976
December 14, 1976
Age 33
1977
February 4, 1977
Age 33
March 4, 1977
Age 33