Jackson County Alabama
The Cemetery is located in Jackson County, Alabama. Please ask permission to access the cemetery, as the cemetery is on private property. To reach the cemetery, park at the County Road 106 gate and then walk the County Road for 0.665 mile, you will then see two large rocks next to each on the right-side of the road, along with an uphill uneven path, hike the Bingham Cove Mountain and the cemetery will be visible, please use extreme caution. See Survey maps, Page; 7,8, & 9.
There are no gravestones from the Bingham in the cemetery, just stone markers. There are ten markers, none bare any inscription or identification of the known decease persons. A wire fence surrounds the cemetery.
The oldest burial is Elizabeth Bingham who died in January of 1860. Elizabeth is from North Carolina and she was born on 22nd of March 1795. She married Thomas Bingham at the age of 14 in 1809 while still residing in North Carolina. Thomas Bingham was born on 26th of August 1789. He was 20 years old when he married Elizabeth. Thomas Bingham died on September 2, 1890, in Paint Rock, Alabama, when he was 101 years old. When Rebecca Bingham was born in 1820 in Trenton, Alabama, her father, Thomas, was 31, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 25. She had seven brothers and four sisters. She died in 1891 in her hometown at the age of 71, and was buried in the Bingham Cemetery. Lewis Bingham was born in 1835 in Jackson County, Alabama, his father, Thomas, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 40. He married Mary Rebecca Catherine Middleton on March 7, 1861, in his hometown, Trenton. He died in 1900 in Trenton, Alabama, at the age of 65, and was also buried in the Bingham Cemetery. Mary Rebecca Catherine Middleton was born in February 1837 in Alabama. She married Lewis Bingham in 1861. Mary and Lewis Bingham had eight children in 11 years. She died in 1910 in Trenton, Alabama, at the age of 73, and was buried in the Bingham Cemetery. Mary’s burial is the most recent according to historical records. The two Infant daughters of Marion Ollie "Pete" and Grace (Jones) Bingham were born and died in Trenton, Alabama. Their mother and father are buried in Smith Cemetery (Jackson County, Alabama), both infants are buried in the Bingham Cemetery.
The condition of the cemetery is fair. The site report of the fence condition is poor as most the fence is beyond repair. The owner seems to provide historians, genealogists and cemetery enthusiast access to the cemetery. With the current condition that there has been very little or no maintenance since the publishing of Paint Rock Valley Pioneers in 1986, which is authored by Kittye Vandiver Henshaw, Evelyn Smith Rochelle.