Monday, September 19, 2022

Bigham of Bell Buckle Tennessee

Periodically I search for surnames or locations at the Hathitrust site just to see what is out there or has been added since my last search. A search on my paternal grandmother's place of birth(Bell Buckle, TN) pulled up a number of the American Jack Stock Stud Books.  There was a gentleman who lived in Bell Buckle who owned some of the livestock that was listed. His name was Robert Lingo Bigham(sometimes spelled Bingham). I wonder if my Grandmother or her parents knew him.  It seems likely as her family had raised horses and other livestock in Bell Buckle around the same time period that he and his family lived there.  He is listed as a Trader in Livestock for the 1910 and the 1920 Census.  He passed in April 1st 1925 at the age of 56 and is buried in the Hazel Cemetery in Bedford Co TN.

If you are lucky enough to have your family listed as an owner or breeder that gives you additional details about their life.  

  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 June 2017), Tennessee > Bedford > Civil District 4 > ED 5 > image 3 of 30; citing NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: NARA, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 February 2021), Robert L Bingham, 1920.
  • American jack stock stud book; Vol. 8, 1909. Nashville: American breeders Association of Jacks and Jennets. digitized by Google
  • "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 March 2021), R. L. Bingham in entry for Irene Bingham, 6 Apr 1920; Death, Bell Buckle, Bedford, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 18 September 2022), memorial page for Robert Lingo Bingham (14 Feb 1869–1 Apr 1925), Find a Grave Memorial ID 113380480, citing Hazel Cemetery, Bell Buckle, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; Maintained by Sleepy Hill (contributor 47177870).

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