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Wayne County West Virginia Biography of John Ernest Monterville BING

         John Ernest Monterville BING was born in Meigs county, Ohio, December 27, 1846. Samaria Elizabeth Skinner, born in that State and county, January 5, 1849, and he were united in marriage there on the 5th day of January, 1868. In 1874 they made their home in Wayne county, West Virginia, and with them are the seven children of their union: Sarah Gertrude, born in Ohio, November 11, 1863; George Minter, born in Missouri, July 13, 1870; Alfred Ernest, born in Missouri, July 31, 1872; Bertha Phebe, born in Ohio, October 19, 1874, and three younger, born since their sett1ement here: James L. T., March 26, 1876; Clara Sophie, October11, 1878; and John David, February 4, 1882.

         The wife of Mr. Bing was a daughter of David Skinner, and he was a son of John and Sarah (Entsminger) Bing. His parents were Virginians by birth, his father born in Augusta county, November 2, 1799, and his mother born in Botetourt county, March 23, 1796. John Bing died in Delaware county, Iowa, July 17, 1869, and his wife died in Meigs county, Ohio, May 1, 1868. David Skinner, father of Mrs. Bing, was born in Ohio, April 23, 1816, and died in December 1869; Elizabeth (Burwell) Skinner, her mother, was born in Ohio, May 18, 1821, and died April 1, 1858.

         John E.M. Bing was a member of Company E, 56th Ohio Infantry, in the war between the States. He enlisted October 15, 1861, at the age of 15 years, was four feet five inches in height, and weighed 69 pounds. He was a soldier for the entire war, mustering out April 23, 1866, and participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Purdy, Charnplins Hills, Port Gibson, Alexandria, Kane River, Sabine Cross Road, and Monettis Ferry, and in the sieges of Corinth, Vicksburg and Jackson. Alfred Bing, his brother, was first lieutenant in Company C, 2d Iowa Infantry and was killed in the battle of Corinth, October 2, 1862. John E.M. Bing was justice of the peace for four years during his residence in Warren county, Missouri, and since settling in Wayne county, has given his attention entirely to teaching. His address is Whites Creek, Butler District, Wayne county, West Virginia.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, Wayne County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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