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GEORGE BINGAMAN

George Bingaman and his wife, Margaret Sarber Bingaman, were both born in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, the former November 13, 1803, and the latter January 29, 1803. They were married in 1825. In the fall of 1841 they came west and settled at Chambers Grove where Mr. Bingaman bought 700 acres of land. On October 19, 1847, while driving along the road in the timber in Whiteside county. Mr. Bingaman was accidentally shot by a man who was shooting at quail in the brush. He lived but a few hours. Thus Mrs. Bingaman was left a widow with a large family, the youngest but an infant. But with the heroic courage of the piooeer mother she kept her family together and lived to see them all grown and settled in life. Her last years were spent in Polo where she died July 11, 1894. The eldest son, John, 19, shared the care of the farm with his mother, sisters and brothers and afterwards became a leading and succcssful farmer in the community

Source: A Goodly Heritage

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