The Bingham family members were outstanding educators in North Carolina from the 1790s to the 1920s. Lawrence provides an interesting sketch concerning their activities. Founder of the Bingham dynasty was Rev. William Bingham, who came from Ireland and later founded the Bingham School in 1793. His son William J. succeeded him in 1825, and later by his grandsons William and Robert in 1857. Lawrence's article focuses on Robert who conducted the school alone after 1873.