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Bingham, Hiramlocked

(30 October 1789–11 November 1869)
  • Barbara Bennett Peterson

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Bingham, Hiram (30 October 1789–11 November 1869), Protestant missionary, was born in Bennington, Vermont, the son of Calvin Bingham and Lydia Denton, farmers. His family wanted him to take over the family farm, but instead he studied for the ministry, viewing it as a means to independence. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1816 and Andover Theological Seminary in 1819. That same spring he was accepted as a missionary with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) on the condition that he be married. Bingham met his bride-to-be, Sybil Moseley ( ...

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