BINNINGS, C. P., Jr., Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
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C. P. BINNINGS, JR., BALDWIN.--C. P. Binnings, Jr., was born in Thibodeaux,
Louisiana, 1856.  He is the son of C. P. and S. A. (Lawless) Binnings.  C. P.
Binnings, Sr., was a native of London and his wife of Kentucky.  He was a
painter, and died in 1872; his widow is living and resides in Thibodeaux.

C. P. Binnings, Jr., received a common school education when quiet young, and
at the age of thirteen years he entered business on his own account by
learning sugar refining, and continued in this until 1878, when he engaged in
planting in Iberville parish, where he remained for about four years.  He then
took charge of Capt. Nolan's plantation on Bayou Lafourche, where he remained
for about a year and a half.  Afterward he engaged in steamboating, and gave
his attention to this in the summer and during the winter months boiled sugar.
In September, 1886, be took charge of the Des Lignes and Saule plantations,
where he now resides.  That year they made four hundred and fifty-one thousand
pounds of sugar, and in 1890, on the same property, made three million seven
hundred and fifty thousand pounds of sugar.  Mr. Binnings was married, April,
1890, to Mrs. Lily B. Hampton (nee Sharp), a native of Ascension parish.

Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, Biographical Section, p. 363.
Edited by William Henry Perrin.  Published in 1891, by The Gulf Publishing
Company.

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