Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Ingham Line

In my genealogical research, I'm happy to report that I've succeeded in uncovering some data about Albert Ingham, my great-great-great grandfather.  Just in case anyone's interested in it, I'll post this data here.

Albert Ingham was the son of William Ingham and his third wife, Abby Dodge. William was the son of Erastus Ingham and Elizabeth Hutchinson. William was born in Connecticut, but moved with his parents to Massachusetts sometime after the Revolution.

William first married Betsey Smith on March 3, 1806 in Middlefield, Massachusetts. They moved away from Massachusetts sometime around 1815 with their two children, Betsy Maria and William Smith Ingham, and eventually settled in Cato, New York, where they both spent the rest of their lives.  They had at least 1 more daughter born in the early 1820, and several children who died very young.  They also had a son named Albert Hoyt Ingham (born in 1824), who died at approximately 3 years of age.  This Albert must not be confused with my ancestor, who was born after the fact and was obviously named after his dead brother.

Betsey died in 1826, after which William married Myrilla Phelps, who then died in 1827. Shortly thereafter, William married Abby Dodge, who gave birth to Albert Ingham on December 8, 1828.

William Ingham died in 1832. His widow, Abby, lived until 1883.

Albert's wife was Cynthia Van Wie. I had previously suspected this may be her last name, because one of her grandsons was Albert Van Wie Ingham. He was apparently named in honor of his grandparents.  Cynthia's parents may have been Abraham Van Wie and Lorinda Beebe, though I have yet to find conclusive evidence to that effect.  Records for upstate New York in the early 1800's can be hard to find.

The graves of Albert, Cynthia, William, Betsey, Abby, Myrilla, and William Smith Ingham can all be found in the Meridian Cemetary on the outskirts of Cato, New York.
Identifying William as Albert's father has opened up a larger family line, leading all the way back to Joseph Ingham who arrived in Saybrook, Connecticut sometime in the mid 1600's.  There is a lot of information to pick through, and I'm going to get back to it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that goes a long way back.

    Fascinating. :-)