Caron Happoch Holladay Bingham
BIRTHDATE: 4 May 1830
Mosco, Marion Co., Alabama
DEATH: 18 Jan 1915
Maeser, Uintah Co., Utah
PARENTS: John Holladay
Catherine Beasley Higgins
PIONEER: 29 July 1847
Mississippi Saints Wagon Train
SPOUSE: Thomas Bingham
MARRIED: 6 Sep 1849
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
DEATH SP: 31 Dec 1889
Maeser Uintah Co., Utah
Thomas Jr., 12 Aug 1850
Mary (Hall), 18 Sep 185'
Lucinda Catherine (Nye). 3 Nov 1854
David Holladay, 19 Aug 1857
Charles Colson Rich. 12 Jun 1860
Phoebe Caron (Hislop). 4 Jun 1862
Elzada Bingham. 21 Apr 1864
Martha Alice (Perry), 1 Oct 1866
Clara 25 Oct 1868. (died in infancy)
Tracy Tyler, 24 Oct 187Mdied in infancy)
Caron was the sixth child in a family of ten children. She was born on a large plantation in Alabama. After embracing the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1844, her father sold the plantation, freed his slaves and joined the company known as the Mississippi Saints. They were advised to turn to Pueblo Colorado. where they spent the winter. The Mormon Battalion had sent the women and the sick there also. In the spring, they left for Zion together, arriving July 29, 1847.
Two years later, Caron married Thomas Bingham in Salt Lake City, and in the fall they moved to Ogden where their first child, Thomas, was born in March, 1851. Thomas and Caron were called to go on a mission to San Bernadino, California. They traveled with the Amasa M. Lyman and Charles C.Rich Company. Here they had two daughters Mary and Lucinda. Because of crop failure twenty-seven families retumed to Utah. Thomas and Caron purchased a farm at Fort Brigham (afterward called Lynn).
She moved to Payson field to escape Johnstons Army and returned to her home in Lynn. In the fall of 1859, Thomas took his family to Santaquin to visit Caron's folks and to receive payment from the sale of property in San Bernadino.
In 1877, they moved to Ashley Valley, camping the first winter in Jensen, then in the April, 1878, they moved to Mountain Dell (now Dry Fork). In the Spring of 1884, they moved to Mill Ward (now Maeser), where Thomas died December, 1889.
Caron died January 18, 1915, at the home of her daughter Nelli Allen.