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Giving the descendants of Edmund Ingalls who
settled at Lynn, Mass. in 1629.








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I/ist of Illustrations 5

Preface and Introduction 7

The Ingalls Family in England 11

Heraldry 13

Errors and Additions 15

Explanation of Arrangement. 16

First Generation 17

Second Generation. 18

Third Generation 23

Fourth Generation 28

Fifth Generation 40

Sixth Generation 67

Seventh Generation 131

Eighth Generation 202

Ninth Generation 233

Out of regular order 238

Unconnected Families 240

Marriages unplaced 252

Persons not placed 254

Ingell Family 256

New Hampshire Revolutionary Roll 258

Massachusetts Revolutionary Roll 260

Connecticut Revolutionary Roll 278

Index of Persons by name of Ingalls 279

Index of all other Persons 296

Index of places mentioned 319

Xi0t of Iflluetratlone.


Coat of Arms Frontispiece

Dr. Charles Burleigh, Maiden, Mass 7

Ingalls Memorial Library, Rindge, N. H 127

Joshua King Ingalls, Glenora, N. Y 149

Reuben Ingalls, Auburn, Me 173

Dr. Phineas H. Ingalls, Hartford, Conn 181

Gen. Rufus Ingalls, New York City 185

George Addison Ingalls, Kewanee, 111 196

Col. Joseph Augustus Ingalls, Swampscott, Mass 202

Hon. Thomas Ingalls, Marblehead, Mass 204

Lt. Col. James Munroe Ingalls, Annapolis, Md 320

Daniel Tompkins Ingalls, Manchester, Conn 223

Hon. John James Ingalls, Atchinson, Ks. 228

John Beal Ingalls, Marblehead, Mass.. 223

Harvey Harlow Gross Ingalls, Castleton, N. Y 236

Edmund Hatvey Ingalls, Castleton, N. Y 236

Hon. Melville K. Ingalls, Cincinnati, 237


Ipreface an^ llntrobuction.

Herein is recorded all that I have been able to learn about
the Ingalls family, the results of patient and almost persistent
labor for twelve years. There are many good things that
might have been said about the individual members, which
would have been desirable and interesting to our descendants.
A natural modesty, however, precludes the living from speaking
of themselves, and the strenuous life of today leaves but little
time to pause and think of the past. The compiler would have
been pleased to suppl}^ these interesting details if they had been
furnished, or if, by a personal acquaintance, a knowledge of the
facts had come under his observation.

The book is far from the compiler's ideal, but there comes a
satisfaction in the belief that it is the best that could be pro-
duced at this time. There have been many discouragements
and a lack of interest by some who might have made the burden
lighter. Although the compiler has had twenty-five years ex-
perience in this kind of work, he was not enthusiastic in taking
up a burden of this kind, but always willing to assist others in
the laudable desire to know their ancestry.

Many persons have endeavored to collect the Ingalls geneal-
ogy and have succeeded only in a fragmentary way, one after
another turning their material over to me, and it became a duty
to complete the work. Only those who have undertaken works
of this kind have any idea of the labor, patience, and sacrifices

In the preparation of this work six thousand circulars and
three thousand letters have been sent out. All of the deeds and
probate records of six counties, the births, marriages, and
deaths of ten towns read and abstracts taken, — this has been
done personally, or others employed to do it. This, with the
payment to town clerks for certified copies of records, make the
cost of collecting the material very expensive. The amount of
labor required will be appreciated when it is stated that prepar-
ing the index alone consumed one hundred hours. The ma-
terial herein contained would easily make a book of six hundred


pages, but on account of the small subscription list I have
been compelled to rewrite and arrange it, abbreviating every
possible place to get the material into as few pages as possible,
often doing so at the expense of a strict grammatical construc-

The Ingalls family was one of the earliest in the country,
coming only eight years after the landing of the Pilgrims at
Plymouth, and have, as a whole, maintained an honorable
place in the history of the country. The largest majority have
been tillers of the soil, industrious, caring little for public office,
but always willing to assume such duties when called upon by
their fellow citizens. If there is one characteristic that is evi-
dent above another, it is the weak ties of relationship, and no
doubt this has been fostered in a large extent by the conditions
existing at this period and the necessity of the younger genera-
tions pushing out into the wilderness from the over-crowded
coast towns. Travelling was hazardous on account of the
Indians as well as the tractless forests, so that communication
was very difficult. When the children went out to found a
home for themselves it was often never to return.

My own immediate family was not free from this character-
istic, as my grandfather while living within thirty miles of
his brother did not see him for twenty years, and he scarcely
knew his own uncles and aunts except by name.

The histories of the early settlement of the country fully
describe the hardships experienced by the settlers, and our
family partook of these that we might enjoy the fruits of their
labors. The history of the Ingalls family is particularly marked
by periodical migrations, Robert the eldest son of Edmund,
remained at Lynn, and nearly all of his descendants have made
that place their home, being interested largely in the shoe indus-
try, for which that city is famous. John, the second son, went
to Bristol, R. I., subsequently to Rehoboth, Mass., and at the
time of the revolution there were nearly one hundred of his de-
scendants residing there. Those who served in the war brought
home glowing reports of the great fertility of the soil of New York
state, so that about 1782 there was a general exodus to that
state. The name of Ingalls is rare in or about Rehoboth today.
Henry, the third son, settled Andover, Mass., famous for being
the mother of many towns. About 1700 seven of the name with


a large number of other families from Andover, settled Abing-
ton parish in the town of Pomfret, Conn., but eventually the
most of these families went to New York state. Chester and
Rindge, N. H., as well asBridgton, Me., received a large repre-
sentation of this family. Those in the New Hampshire towns
pushing into Vermont, northern New York, and Canada.

A large number of the family served in the revolutionary war
as the rolls published will show, these are not absolutelj^ perfect
but represent at least most of the regular enlisted men, but does
not show the full ser\nce in ever>' case. Many, who remained
at home, responded to alarms ser\'ing a few daj^s at a time and it
is said that ver)^ few between the ages of fifteen and sixtj^ failed
to respond to the alarm of April 19, 1775.

It is to be regretted that the roll is not complete, but time may
bring to light many more records largely through efforts of those
seeking membership in the several revolutionary societies now
being organized. These societies will help perpetuate the mem-
ory of those who made so many sacrifices for home and libert)^
and left to us the heritage of a free country and all the blessings
we now enjoy. Our homes are palaces beside the cheerless log-
cabins and to him who takes no interest in his ancestry, I feel
like quoting Webster, who in speaking of the " lyOg Cabin,"
said: " If I am ashamed of it, or if I ever fail in affectionate
veneration for him who reared it, and defended it against savage
violence and destruction, cherished all the domestic virtues
beneath its roof, and, through the fire and blood of a seven j-ears
revolutionary war, shrunk from no danger, no toil, no sacrifice
to ser\'e his countrj^, and to raise his children to a condition
better than his own, may my name and the name of my posterity
be blotted forever from the memor}' of mankind."

Genealogy is at least an incentive to virtue, and a pride in
family leads the individual to be careful that the name does not
meet with dishonor. If one of the name becomes great in state
or nation we feel a just pride, and in this free country there need
be no limit to our aspirations. The great are not always de-
scended from the great, but we may transmit to our children
these qualities that will lead to greatness, and above and bej-ond
all, a heritage of character and honesty. I entreat a stud}' of
the virtues of our ancestors that we may emulate their example.

No doubt that with all the care that has been taken errors will



appear, this is unavoidable for many reasons ; I have endeavored
to get the information from as many sources as possible so as to
verify all statements, but often these have been conflicting.

It is to be regretted that the record of every descendant of
.Edmund Ingalls could not be obtained, and as you study the
book you will notice where many additions can be made. If
these are sent me I will keep a careful record so that if at some
time in the future another edition is deemed advisable it will be
much easier to get the material together.

To those who have cheerfully furnished me with the nec-
essary information my hearty thanks are due, and I am grateful
to those w^ho have reluctlantly acceeded to my persistent in-
quiries. I regret that some have refused by neglect to give me
their records. Should the book fall into their hands they can
reflect and remember that the fault was not mine. Some one
else might have produced a better book. It is the best I could
do, and I trust it will meet with your commendation.

Chari^es BuRIvKIGH.
MaIvDUn, Mass., July i, 1903.

^be UnQalls jfainil^ in JEnglanb

The name is supposed to be of Scandinavian origin and de-
rived from Ingialld. During the ninth century the Scandinavian
pirates often descended on the east coast of Great Britain, and
in after years many of this nationality made settlements here,
especially in Lincolnshire. These people were a hardy sea-
faring race owing to the nature of their country, but under
changed conditions of environment settled down to tilling the
soil. The earliest record found is that of the will of Henry
Ingalls, grandfather of Edmund, and made in 1555, he probably
having been born about 1480. The next record is that of
Robert the father and made in 16 17. An abstract of both wills
are given. The name of Ingalls is still common in England.
The etymology of the name is "By the power of Thor." The
Doomsday book records a Baron Ingald, a tenant of the King
William at Rersbi and Elvestone, Leicestershire, A. D. 1080,
who came from Normand5\

Will of Henry Ingalls of Skirbeck found in the Probate Court at-
tached to Lincoln Cathedral, June i, 1555 : Gives to his wife Johan : He
wdlls that his youngest children shall have every one /"lo which was left
to them. If any should die before coming of lawful age that share to be
divided amomgst the rest ; Gives to the maintainence of the high alter
1 2d The balance of his effects to be divided amongst his 6 children Joan
wife Executrix : names a sonne James and broinlaw Thos. Wytton.

Will of Robert Ingalls of Skirbeck Jidy 12, 1617, " In ye name of God
Amen. Robert Ingalls of Skirbeck quarter of Skirbeck in the Co. of
Lincoln, yeoman, being sick in body but of good & perfect memorie Slc
I give Elizabeth my wife during her natural life. After her decease to
Edmund my eldest Sonne who was lawfully begotten and for want of
issue after Edmunds death to ffrancis my youngest Sonne and failing
issiie to the natural heirs of me Robert Ingalls forever ; Gives Robert
Ingalls ^"20 Gives ffrancis ^30 both one year after his decease, Gives
his maid servant Anne Cleasbie 75 & and to all of Henry Cleasbies chil-
dren one ewe lamb, Every one of covisin Henrys children one ewe lamb.
Gives his brother Henry a black fleeced cow, Gives to the poor of Skir-
beck los 1/2 at once. Wife and Edmund Executors, Wm Shinfold &
Robert Harrison supervisors of the will, Gives them 2s 6d for their
pains. The will is signed with his Mark.

There is also Will of Henry Ingols of Skirbeck of 1614 and one of
Richard Ingall of Appley 1639.



It is quite sure that there was no Ingalls Coat-of-Arms, as our
ancestors were not of the Nobility but plain, honest farmers.
There is much misconception as to the use of Coats-of-Arms and
I quote from my Guild Genealogy. These were not granted to
families but to individuals, and unless one could prove direct
descent from this person they would have no right to their use.
Wherever a Coat-of-Arms has been used, there is no objection in
this country of appropriating it, and I publish one said to have
been granted to a person of this naK.e and if the family in
America choose to adopt and use it as an evidence of member-
ship in this family just as various emblems designate one a
member of some secret order, there will be no objection. It is to
say the least quite pretty. It will be well to call attention to the
many spurious Coats-of-Arms possessed by families in New
England. They are blazoned on a sheet of paper about fourteen
inches by ten inches. The shield is always surmounted by an
esquire's helment of steel and gold. They are decorated on
either side by branches of palm and laurel, and underneath is
a scroll, where, instead of a motto, generally has " By the Name

of " or "He beareth the Name of " etc. Often the

American flag is used as a crest. These were painted by John
Cole, John Cole, Jr., and George Searles, who traveled through
the country soliciting orders and selecting from a lot of ready
made designs one which they thought would meet the fancy
of their patron.

The name appears in England as Ingall, Engle, Ingolds, and
Ingles, and the following coats of arms are recorded :
Ingles. Gules, three bars gemelle or, on a canton argent five

billets en salire sable. Crest, a lily springing from a crown.

Motto : Humilis ex corona.
Ingle. Ar, two chevrons sable, on the chief of the second a

lion pass, of the first. Crest, a hand erect issuing out of a

cloud, holding a sword, blade waved perpendicular.

)6rror0 an^ H^Mtione.

Before reading the book correct these with a pen.

Page 27 5th line, read Ammiruamah for Annie Ruamah.

Page 38 for (343) Abner,'' read (343A) Abner^.

Page 41 she d. 1862. Ch : {i) Eliza, m. Oliver Cutis; (2) Mary, m.
Joseph Seaward ; (3) Israel Onie, d. y.; {^) Benjamin, d. y.;
(5) Hannah, m. Samviel Luut ; (6) Lydia, m. James Hoyt
and had CI) ISRAEL S., d. 1895; (II) CoRRiNE, m. Valentine
M. Coleman, res. Newington, N. H.; (Ill) JamES A., n. m.;
(IV) Joseph S. d.; (V) FixirEnce, n. m.; (VI) Benjamin S.
m. Edith Googins ; (VII) Mary H., d. y.; (VIII) Wii^wam
A.,d. 1875. 23d line add (1 ) to Mary Ann Taylor.

Page 50 36th line, Jonathan,'' m. Martha J. Locke instead of Mary J.

Page 64 (862) Mary B.J instead of Mary B 8.

Page 66 add + before (604).

Page 67 No. 408, will made 1806 ; No. 953, d. n. m. " non Compos."
No. 952 m. Morse. No. 954 m. Badger.

Page 70 17th line read (1002A) Joseph Augustus instead of (1002).

Page 72 nth line, William S. served in the 14 N. H. Battery. Francis
S. served three years in Company A, 38th Mass. Infantry,
Grovers Div. Emery, 19th corps ; read substinence instead of
sustenance ; Sheridan instead of Sherman. 26th line, Annie
Davenport, b. 1875 instead of 1874. 28th line, Horace B. d.
Jan. 4, 1899. 29th line, Louise S. b. Jan. 19th instead of Oct.
8. 30th line, Winslow Lewis instead of Winslow Davis, b.
Oct. 8 instead of Jan. 15.

Page 76 Clarissa 1152 instead of 1155.

Page 77 Lillian J. (1161A) instead of (1162).

Page 87 Peter B. (1411), d. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1888, was a merchant at
Doxboro and Ann Arbor. Charles (1412), b. July 3, 1868; d.
Nov. 24, 1879. (i4i3)m. Apr. 2, 1894, Leah CorineSt. Peters,
is a dentist at Chicago. (1416) res. Evanston, 111.

Page 96 loth line, Martha T. Walker b. 1849 instead of 1549. 41st line,
(III) W11.1.IAM instead -of (III) William.

Page 135 8th line, read Ebenezer Herrick Dyer for Ephraim Herrick

Page 144 44th line, William (Goff) b. 1854 instead of 1852.

Page 162 Add to No. 2898 Hannah E.,» b. Warren, N. H., May 17, 1850;
m. July 4, 1870, John Heath. He is a farmer at East
Hereford, P. Q.

Page 162 Add to No. 3000 Lucy Aun,'-* b. Sept. 15, 1851 ; m. Canaan, Vt.,
Dec. 8, 1872, Richard Hazen, son of Samuel and Adaline
(Ouimby) Meecham, b. Pittsburg, N. H., Aug. 28, 1838; he
is a retired farmer at Newport Centre, Vt. Ch : {\) Roy
Hazen, b. Sept. 13, 1873 ; m. Dec. 15, 1894, Jennie E. Erwin ;
He is a farmer. Ch : (I) Mildred Lucy, b. Jan. 24, 1896;
(II) Vera Belle, b. Mar. 24, 1899; (III) Ivan Leroy, b.
May 29, 1901. (2) Mary L7icy,h. Oct. 12, 1874; m. May 9,
1894, David W. Wright, a blacksmith at Newport Centre. Ch:
(I) Raymond David, b. Mar. 1, 1895; d. Sept. 14, 1895 ; (II)


Lucy Agnes, b. June 20, 1896; (III) Mary Evelyn, b. May
30, 1899. (3) Mattie Olive, b. Oct. 24, 1876; m. Oct. 2, 1895,
George L. Beadle, farmer at Newport Centre. Ch : (I)
Merle Thomas, b. Feb. 20, 1897; d. Mar. 14, 1897; (II)
Velma Orlena, b. Oct. 13, 1898; (III) Arland George, b.
Mar. 17, ,1903. (^^) Myrtle Adeline, b. Oct. 22, 1878; m. May
I, 1900, Andrew H. Wright, a blacksmith at Newport Centre.
Ch : (I) MyrTie Irene, b. Oct. 24, 1901 ; (II) Daughter, b.
Apr. 25, 1903.

Page 169 No. 3131. Read Burton instead of Brooton.

Page 177 George J. Ingalls, b. Mar. 6, 1829; m. Oct. 28, 1849 Jane Small.
Ch. Mary Elizabeth,^ b. July 27, 1850; Augustus Herbert, ^ b.
May 26, 1852; Ezra Jackson,^ b. Sept. 25, 1854, m. Oct. 29,
1878, Almeda Inez Larrabee of Machiasport, res. Marshficld,
Me.; ch. Austin George, i*^ b. Jan. 31, 1879, m. Nov. 30, 1902,
Mattie Edna Clark of Machiasport ; Frank Lester, i" b. Oct.
14, 1880, d. Jan. 6, 1S88; Clara Jane, i'' b. Dec. 2, 1882, m. Jan.
12, 1903, Lester Armstrong of Marshfield ; Lula Eleanor, i" b.
Apr. 6 1887; Amy Lillian, ^'^ b. June 15, 1893.

Page 229 All of the sons of Hon. John J. Ingalls are lawyers at Atchin-
son, Kan. Ralph served as captain in the Spanish and
Philippine wars. Sheffield, m. Jan. 9, 1901, Lucy Cornell
Van Hocsen and has child Robert Chesebrough Ingalls,
b. Nov. 19, 1901. Ethel m. Dr. E. G. Blair of Kansas City, Mo.

Mrs. Sarah Ingalls, of Winthrop Mass., widow of Capt. Joseph
Ingalls of Salem, celebrated her loist birthday June 26, 1903.

Edwin A. Ingalls resides at Machias, Me.

Flavia E- Ingalls resides at Harrington, Me.

July 5, 1845, Antonio Purnice to Eliza Ingalls, both of Charlestown,
by Rev. S. Aiken.

Bxplanatlon of Brranaement an& Bbbrepiations.

Every person in the male lines has a consecutive number which can
be easily found in the index. Where a cross + appears before that
number it shows that the full record is carried and the number will be
found in large figures in the center of a page. In the female lines the
children are numbered with figures in parenthesis, viz.: (i) (2) (3)
etc., in italics; the grandchildren with numerals, viz.: (I) (II) (III) and
in small capitals; great grandchildren, viz.: (A) (B) (C) etc. The ab-
breviations mean as follows : abt. about, b. born, bapt. baptized, d. died,
d. y. died young, m. married, n. m. never married.




iflrst (Beneratton.

Edmund Ingalls/ son of Robert and grandson of Henry
Ingalls, was born at Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England, about
1598, came to Salem, Mass. in Governor Endicott's companj^ in
1628. With his brother Francis and four others he commenced
the settlement of Lynn in 1629. He was a man of good character
even though the following court record is found "20/4/1646,
Edmund Ingalls was fined for bringing home sticks in both his
arms on the Sabbath day from Mr. Holyokes rails, witnesses
Joseph fflood, Obadya ftlood, Jane fflood. ' ' These were probably
jealous neighbors and it goes to show the strict observance of
the Sabbath in those daj^s. His name is often found on the
town records showing him to be one of the prominent citizens.
In March, 1648, while travelling to Boston on horseback, he
was drowned in the Saugus River, owing to a defective bridge.
His heirs recovered damages from the town. His will was
probated Sept. 16, 1648 and the estate appraised at ^135.


I, Edmund Ingalls of Lynn, being of perfect memory commit my soul
unto God, my body to the grave and difpose of my earthly goods in this

Firftly, I make my wife Ann Ingalls, sole executor, leaving my houfc
and houfelot, togather with my stock of cattle and corn, to her, Like-
wife I leave Katherine Shipper with my wife.

Item, I bequeath to Robert my sonne & heir four pound to be payd in
two years time by my wife, either in cattle or corn Likewife I bequeath
to him or to his heirs, my houfe & houfelot after the deceafe of my wife.

Francis Ingalls, brother of Edmund, was the earliest tanner in Massachusetts, and
his vats could be seen at Svvampscott, as late as 1840. He moved to Boston and his will
Nov, I, 1672, mentions wife Mary, son-in-law Joseph lielkuap, balance of his property to
Elizabeth Farnum of Andover, aifter his wife's decease.


Likewife I bequeath to Elizabeth my daughter, twenty shillings to be
payd by my wife in a Heifer calf in two years time after my deceafe.

Likewife to my daughter Faith, wife to Andrew Allen, I bequeath two
yearling calves, and inform my wife to pay him forty shillings debt in a
years time after my deceafe.

Likewife to my sonne John, I bequeath the houfe ,& ground that was
Jeremy fitts, lying by the meeting houfe, only out of it the sd John is to
pay within four years, four pounds to my sonne Samuel, and the ground
to be his security, further I leave with said John, that three Acres of
land he had in England fully to pofsefs and enjoy.

Likewife, I give to Sarah, my daughter, wife of William Bitnar my
two ewes.

Likewise, to Henry my sonne, I give the Houfe that I bought of Good-
man West, and six Acres of ground, h'ing by it, and three Acres of
Marsh ground lying at Rumley Marsh, and this the sd Henry shall pof-
sefs in tv.'O years after my deceafe. Only out of this the sd Henry shall
pay to my sonne Samuel, four pounds within two years after he enters
upon it.

Likewife I bequeath to Samuel my sonne, eight pounds to be dif-
charged as above, in the premifes.

Laftly, I leave with Mary the Heifer calf that she enjoyed and leave
her to my wife for future dowry.

Finally, I appoint Francis Ingalls, my brother & Francis Dane, my
sonne in law, overfeers of my will, and order that thofe things that
have no particular exemption in the vtdll mentioned, be taken awa}- after
my deceafe and entreat my overfeers to be helpful to my wife in
ordering her matters.

Edmund X Ingali^s

Children :

-)- 2 Robert,'- b. abt. 1621 ; m. Sarah Harker.

3 Elizabeth,- b. 1622; d. June 9, 1676; ni. Rev. Francis Dane of


4 Faith, '-^ b. 1623 ; m. Andrew Allen ; moved to Andover ; for ch. see

Essex Antq. Coll., page 7, 1899.

+ 5 John,^ b. 1625; m. Elizabeth Barrett.

6 Sarah,- b. 1626; m. W^illiam Bitnar.

+ 7 Henry, ^ b. 1627 ; m. Mary Osgood, Sarah Farnum.

+ 8 Samuel,- b. 1634 ; m. Ruth Eaton.

9 Mary,- b. ; m. John Eaton.

10 Joseph,^ d. y.

Second Generation.

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