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Re: Micajah Binford
Posted by: Katrina Cooper (ID *****2110) Date: October 28, 2003 at 19:54:08
In Reply to: Micajah Binford by Richard Brunt of 294

I have Anna born 9-17-1816, d. 9-9-1863, mar. 3-23-1833 to Henry Winslow. Father: Micajah b. 3-14-1783, c/ 3-25-1865. buried Walnut Ridge Friends Cemetery, Rush County, IN. Married Sarah Patterson, d. 4-1819/ Mar. 1804 Rich Square MM Northampton, NC. Children: William Binford, b11-17-1804, Micajah Crew Binford, b 7-14-1812, Rebecca b. 12-25-1814, Anna b. 9-17-1816, Michal, James, Elizabeth. Parents of Micajah were James Binford and Hannah Crew. Good resource for Binford line is Binford Family Genealogy by Mary L. Bruner. She goes back to Anthony Binford who was granted 320 acres of land in Lower Norfolf Co, VA by Sir Wm. Berkeley on Nov. 5, 1665. I got a Reprint of the book form Higginson Book Company - www.higginsonbooks.com

Here is some info from other sources:
Micajah Binford was born in Northampton County, North Carolina. March 14, 1783. He was the son of James and Hannah (Crew) Binford. In North Carolina he married Sarah Patterson in 1804. He attended the very common schools in North Carolina. The children of this union were: William, Micajah C., Rebecca, married Thomas Jessup; Anna married Henry Winslow. His wife having died, he in 1820 married Miss Morris. The children of this marriage were: Sarah, married Joseph Young, Marion, married Joseph Butler, Martha, married Oliver Andrews; Margaret, married Joseph Butler, Mirian, married Jesse M. Pitts. In 1826, in the spring, he left North Carolina with his family, tarried three months in Belmont County, Ohio, and the same year he arrived in Ripley Township, and moved into the land he had just entered from the government. His family lived in a tent until he had his cabin ready for occupancy. He had a section of land to open and develop. He assisted in building the first meetinghouse at Walnut Ridge, and the first schoolhouse. He was a farmer and a respected citizen. March 25, 1865, he died after a very brief illness. He was a member of the Friend's Church, and a Republican. Micajah Binford, son of Micajah and Sarah (Patterson) Binford, was born July 14, 1812, in Northampton County, North Carolina. At the age of 14 he came with his father's family to Indiana, attended school at Walnut Ridge in Ripley Township, and passed his boyhood in assisting his father in opening up the farm. On the 22nd day of September, 1836, Micajah married Susannah Bundy, daughter of Josiah and Mary (Morris) Bundy. Her parents came from North Carolina and settled in Wayne County, Indiana. Susannah was born there and removed with her parents to Ripley Township where her parents resided until they died. The place is now owned by Sarah Jane Bundy, and her children. Micajah and Susannah began housekeeping on the farm where both now reside, and have continuously for fifty-one years. The old cabin in which they first lived is still in existence. They are the parents of: Ruth, William P., Josiah, Levi, and Micajah M. Mr. Binford is a farmer and has made a success of it. He has settled up numerous estates to the satisfaction of all concerned; was Clerk of the Friends' monthly meeting at Walnut Ridge for twenty-one years; is a member of the Society of Friend's and in politics is a third party Prohibitionist.
from History of Rush County Indiana 1888
Brant & Fuller Chicago

From Josiah Parker Papers of Earlham Libraries:
Micajah Binford (1783-1865) was born in North Carolina in 1783. He was a son of James and Hannah (Crew) Binford. He married Sarah Patterson in 1804 at Jack Swamp Meeting House. After Sarahís death he married Miriam Morris in 1820 under the care of Symons Creek Monthly Meeting. She was born in 1792 in Pasquotank County and was a daughter of Nathan and Mary (Bell) Morris. In 1826 they removed to Rush County, Indiana, where they were members of Walnut Ridge Meeting. Miriam died in 1841. Micajah married Charlotte A. Butler after Miriamís death. She was born in 1792 and died in 1865. Micajah died in 1865. He and his last two wives are buried in Walnut Ridge Burying Ground. The children of Micajah and Sarah were William, Micajah C., Rebecca, and Anna. The children of Micajah and Miriam were Sarah, Kathy, Margaret, Martha, Miriam, and Mary.



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