Patience Ingram: Birth: ABT 1771.
Parnal\Purnell Ingram: Birth: ABT 1772.
Elizabeth Ingram: Birth: ABT 1778.
Note: Ingram. I believe that Ester Ingram (also seen as Esther and Easter) may have been his mother. She is the first Ingram to be seen in Greenbrier County Personal Property Tax Lists in 1792 (suggesting that she was a widow by this time) and had at least two daughters who married in that county. In 1799 James and John Ingram were found in the Greenbrier County Personal Property Tax Lists; Esther/Easter was not listed although she is seen selling 95 acres in 1800. Further information on John Ingram has not been found. Ingram marriages in Greenbrier County have been analyzed (see below). Patience and Elizabeth Ingram are two brides whose mother was listed as Esther/Easter Ingram. Parnal Ingram may have been a son of this woman but no further information have been found. Was Ester Ingram the mother of our James Ingram? Were Patience, Elizabeth, Parnal, and John siblings of our James Ingram? Where did this family live before Ester Ingram was seen in Greenbrier County in 1792? Who was the husband of Ester Ingram? [Cathy Meder-Dempsey]
In October 1997 James Simon Ingram wrote:
Records show that the old English name was spelled "Ingraham"; later Americanized to spell "Ingram". This is the way most spell and pronounce the name. The father of James Ingram, Sr. was born in England on or about 1748. His father and four of his father's brothers, came to America near the end of the Revolutionary War. No other information is available on the James Ingram family prior to this time. The Ingrams settled on the eastern coast of Virginia, later moving to what is now Franklin County, Virginia. Subsequently, part of this family came to Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia. [Source: James S. Ingram, History of the Ingram Family (as compiled from several sources, by James Simon Ingram - October 1997)]
In Geraldine Dempsey Workman's papers [sent to me by her cousin (my aunt) Lois Dempsey Lee] she commented that Alexander may be the name of James' father but "this we're not sure but we have a will with James listed." There was an Alexander Ingram married to Mary who died in 1783 in Botetourt County, Virginia. He had four sons and a daughter. One of his sons was a James but not our James. Is it possible that the father of our James may have been a brother of Alexander Ingram who died in 1783? [Cathy Meder-Dempsey]
Gedcom files with Alexander Ingram d. 1783 indicate that he was born in America and therefore could not have come to America near the end of the Revolutionary War.
Who came to America? James Ingram (b. 1771-1780 d. 1865) or his father (b. ca. 1748) or could the immigrant be from an even earlier generation?
The stories of James Ingram and/or his father (b. ca. 1748) coming to America with four brothers about the end of the Revolutionary War need to be researched.
Richard M. Ingram, a great-grandson of James Ingram, told the tale that it was Bob's father - Bob being James' son Robert - who came to America. While James S. Ingram, a great-great-grandson of James Ingram, wrote that it was James' father.
If James came with four brothers after the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) he would have been between 9-12 years old and most likely the youngest. It is more probable that it was his father who came over with four brothers. All of James' children who were living at the time that the 1880 and later census were taken list their father as being born in Virginia or (West) Virginia. Even the 1850 and 1860 census show James Ingram born in Virginia.
1782/1783 Personal Property Tax List Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia no Ingram listed [Source: Greenbrier County (West) Virginia Records transcribed by Larry G. Shuck, volume 2: Greenbrier County (West) Virginia personal property tax lists: 1782/3, 1786/8, 1792, 1796, 1799, 1805 & 1815; Iberian Publishing Company, Athens, Georgia]
1786/1788 Personal Property Tax List Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia no Ingram listed [Source: Greenbrier County (West) Virginia Records transcribed by Larry G. Shuck, volume 2: Greenbrier County (West) Virginia personal property tax lists: 1782/3, 1786/8, 1792, 1796, 1799, 1805 & 1815; Iberian Publishing Company, Athens, Georgia]
Note: I have copies of the pages for 1805 & 1815 (from the above source) but not for the years 1782/3, 1786/8, 1792, 1796 and 1799.
1790 Easter Ingram gave permission for her daughter Patience Ingram to marry David Shay on 19 May 1790 in Greenbrier County.
1792 Personal Property Tax Lists Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Ester Ingram (no date on original list) [Source: Greenbrier County (West) Virginia Records transcribed by Larry G. Shuck, volume 2: Greenbrier County (West) Virginia personal property tax lists: 1782/3, 1786/8, 1792, 1796, 1799, 1805 & 1815; Iberian Publishing Company, Athens, Georgia]
Note: Esther Ingram gave permission for her daughter Elizabeth Ingram to marry Francis Story on 20 December 1798 in Greenbrier County. I am assuming that Easter/Ester/Esther Ingram was widowed before May 1790.
***** misc. Ingram info:
Botetourt County, VA " At a court held for Botetourt Co. 15th of May 1771.....Isaac SKAGGS jurer in the case of Roger TOPP (Pltff) & Samuel INGRAM (Deft) 15th of May, 1771
Nov 26 1787 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia: Nancy Ingram md. William Slaven [Source: Ingram in Virginia Marriage Index to 1800, http://homepage.interaccess.com/~nealu/ingdat05.htm] http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=10975985&Type=Marriage
Note: Nancy Ingram and her husband William Slaven can be found in this database. Nancy has not been attached to this [--?--] Ingram and his wife Ester as other parents have been seen for her.
Note: Further research is needed to determine the parentage of our James
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