Mack David Bingham

Mack and Belle Bingham

Mack David Bingham was born August 18, 1861 in Milam County, Texas. He was the sixth child and fourth son born to James S. Bingham and Lavica Ann Dyches Bingham. He married Benson Bellzora (Belle) Wilson March 18, 1886 in Williamson County, TX at the age of 24. She was the second child born to Nathaniel H. Wilson and Elizabeth Sweazea. She was born September 20, 1871 in Shelby County, TX. Mack passed away January 26, 1942 at the age of 79 and was buried in Calf Creek Cemetery in Calf Creek, McCulloch County, TX. Belle lived until August 11, 1960 and was also buried in Calf Creek at the age of 91.

A story told by Mack’s grandson, Robert Owen Bingham, relates that at a family gathering, several family members were knocked down by the force of a bolt of lightning. Mack Bingham was knocked unconscious. It was said that his hair turned white after that incident; and that he would only eat with wooden utensils from then on.

Mack and Belle had 12 children – six boys and six girls:

Lavica Ann Dyches Bingham, Belle, (On Belle’s
lap are Ollie and James Neff), Archie and
Tempie Sitting in tree is Henderson Wilson,
Belle’s brother. Standing next to him is
Mack David Bingham. Top row left to right are
Cafford, Tom and Zed Bingham. the two girls
standing in fromt of them are Millie and Stella

Thomas Jefferson Bingham b. 1880; d. 1882. Burial: Bingham Cemetery, Milam County, Texas
Zed Armer BINGHAM (born August 20, 1890 in Milam County, TX, and died March 05, 1974 in DeSoto, TX
Cafford Owen Bingham b. September 16, 1892, Harper, Gillespie County, TX; d. September 13, 1980, Brady, McCulloch County, TX.
MILLIE M. BINGHAM b. July 1895 in Milam County, TX. She married JAMES NEELY
STELLA O. BINGHAM b. October 1897 in Milam County, TX. She married EDD NEELY. He was born February 01, 1892, and died January 20, 1966.
TEMPIE L. BINGHAM b. April 06, 1900 in Milam County, TX; d. May 26, 1989.
ARCHIE RAY BINGHAM b. December 25, 1901 in Milam County, TX; d. December 25, 1901 in Hamilton, Hamilton County, TX.
ETHEL L. BINGHAM b. January 07, 1904 in Milam County, TX; d. January 07, 1904 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX.
JAMES NEFF BINGHAM b. January 07, 1904 in Milam County, TX; d. January 07, 1904 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX.
OLLIE VELMA BINGHAM b. May 26, 1908; d. June 13, 1985 in McCulloch County, TX.
J.D. BINGHAM b. August 22, 1910 in Milam County, TX; d. January 08, 1981 in Hamilton, Hamilton County, TX.
JUANITA ELIZABETH BINGHAM b. Abt. 1912. in Milam County, TX;

Genealogical Sources

1897 Land Grant, Kimble County

County: Kimble
Abstract Number: 1238
District/Class: Bexar Preemption
File Number: 8085
Original Grantee: Mack Bingham
Patentee: A. J. Thurman
Title Date:
Patent Date: 01 Nov 1897
Patent No: 515
Patent Vol: 29
>Certificate:
Part Section:
Survey/Blk/Tsp: 612 1/2
Adj County:
Acres: 160.00
Adj Acres:
Remarks:

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