Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ingram Genealogy, Part III

Please read first:

Ingram Genealogy, Part I
Ingram Genealogy, Part II

Charlton Ingram had 3 Kentucky Land Grants:

Ancestry, Kentucky Land Grants

Grantee Acres Book Survey Date County WaterCourse
Ingram, Chalton 400 11 23 Mar 1805 Livingston Cumberland R
Ingram, Chalton 150 18 9 Jul 1805 Livingston Cumberland R
Ingram, Charlton 11 xxx 7 30 Nov 1838 Trigg Little R

As discussed in an earlier post, I believe Charlton's mother was named Susannah (1790 Caswell tax list, also Charlton's brother John had a daughter named Susannah Ingram). Charlton Ingram married Lucy Womack and his first cousin, Benjamin Ingram, married Lucy's sister, Ann "Nancy" Womack.

Benjamin Ingram and wife Nancy Womack lived in Pendleton Co, SC from about 1792 to about 1802, then they moved to Livingston Co, KY (the part which became Caldwell in 1809). They must have returned to Caswell Co, NC before going to KY, since Benjamin Ingram was there 1 Sep 1803 when he recieved his share of Abraham Womack's estate. From deed records of Pendleton Co, SC, and from tax records of Caldwell Co, KY, I guessed that Benjamin's parents were James Ingram and Catherine LNU.

Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories, By Junie Estelle Stewart King

Livingston Co, KY, Book A, 1799-1818
INGRAM, JAMES. Oct 4 1806. April 1807. Wife: Caty. Children mentioned but not named. Ex: Benjamin Ingram (son), Samuel Burton (son-in-law). Wit: Moses Ingram, Falton East.

Note the witness Moses Ingram, who was son of Charlton Ingram.

This will abstract verified my theory. Benjamin wrote his own will a couple years later, and it mentions his father's estate, and that his mother was still living.

I suspected that Benjamin's father James was brother to Charlton's father Benjamin. So, I looked for a James married to a Catherine, with brother Benjamin married to Susannah. See

Here, we have Benjamin Ingram married to Susannah Coin (I think she was actually Susannah Quine), and James Ingram married to Catherine Young. I am sure these are the correct Ingrams, and that they came from Baltimore Co, MD (the part which became modern Harford Co, MD) to Orange Co, NC (the part which became modern Caswell Co, NC) between 1770 and 1772. They were part of a larger migration of people from Maryland to North Carolina, including the families of Miles, Slade, Wright, Poteat (Poteet), and Richardson. Benjamin Ingram and James Ingram were the sons of John Ingram and Mary Peasley. See "Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759" (which is available on for more info on this Ingram family in Maryland. The will of John Ingram is in Maryland Calendar of Wills: 1732-1738 By Jane Baldwin Cotton.

In Maryland, deeds could be registred with the county or the colony government.

Compare these two deeds:

Baltimore County, Maryland Deed Records, Vol 4, 1767-1775, by John Davis

19 Nov 1770, Isaac & Mary Wright, William & Sarah Wright, Abraham & Averilla Wright (sons and heirs of William Wright), planters, of Baltimore Co, MD to Corbin Lee, 166 pounds, 500 acres patented 12 Aug 1696, by Edward Felk, who devised to his cousin Edward Pigg, who sold to Samuel Maxwell, who sold to William Wright Sr. Signed Isaac (x) Wright, William (x) Wright and Abraham Wright. Wit: J Beale Howard and James Gittings.

Provincial Court Land Records, 1770-1774 (Maryland State Archives Website)

21 Nov 1770, Benjamin Ingram of Baltimore Co, planter to Corbin Lee of Baltimore Co and Robert Alexander, Esq of Baltimore Co, 138 pounds, land called Michael's Chance, 100 acres. Signed Benjamin (B) Ingram, Corbin Lee, Robt Alexander. Wit: J Beale Howard and Jas Gittings. 21 Nov 1770, Benjamin Ingram acknowledged deed, wife Susannah relinquished dower. Recorded 27 Apr 1771.

So, we have two deeds of land bought by Corbin Lee, with same witnesses, two days apart. The first deed was recorded in Baltimore County, MD, and the second with the Province (or colony) of Maryland.

According to Baltimore County Families 1659-1759 by R.W. Barnes, the three Wright brothers above had a fourth brother, Jacob Wright. I found this marriage record:

Ancestry, Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777

Wright, Jacob to Priscilla Ingram, 4 Aug 1765, 2 BA 228
meaning Baltimore County - 2 BA - St. John's and St' George's Parish; copy made by Harrison at MHS [Maryland Historical Society]. (Despite the title of the manuscript, the records are chiefly those of St. John's Parish.)

Note that in Caswell Co, NC, James Ingram (son of Benjamin/Susannah) had a daughter named Priscilla Ingram (married Moses Allen). James also had a son named Benjamin Ingram who married Priscilla Wright.

Ingram men were the bondsmen for four Wright marriages in Caswell before 1850, indicating a strong connection between these families. There were also lots of deed records in Caswell talking about Ingram and Wright together.

Abraham Wright and Jacob Wright were in Caswell Co, NC in the 1777 tax list near the Ingrams. Isaac Wright died in 1774 in Orange Co, NC before Caswell was formed in 1777 (see below). So far, I have found no record that brother William Wright came to Orange/Caswell.

Ancestry, Abstracts of wills recorded in Orange County, North Carolina, 1752-1800

A-174 Will of ISAAC WRITE of St. Mathew's Parish.
Dated 26 May 1772, proved Aug 1774. Wife: Mary
sons: Zacharias and Isaac, both under age.
"Rest of my estate to be equally divided amongst all my children: Providence, Zacharias, Mary and Isaac Write."
Executrix: wife Mary.
Witnesses: Bridger Haynie, Benjamin Ingram, Abraham Miles.

This is the first record of Benjamin Ingram in North Carolina. Here, he witnesses the will of Isaac Wright, the same Isaac Wright with wife Mary who sold sold their land to Corbin Lee in Baltimore Co, MD two days before Benjamin Ingram with wife Susannah sold their land to Corbin Lee in Baltimore Co, MD. Note that one of the other witnesses, Abraham Miles, was the son of Thomas Miles, and this family has been proved to come from Baltimore Co, MD to Caswell Co, NC (see the book Marylanders to Carolina).

Issac Wright married Mary Richardson in Baltimore Co, MD on 19 May 1761. Early Caswell tax lists show Lawrence Richardson and James Richardson living near Ingram and Miles families in Caswell; both Lawrence Richardson and James Richardson have records in Baltimore Co, MD. Isaac Wright's son Zacharias or Zachariah was born about 1762 in Maryland; he married Polly Hayes 24 Dec 1793 in Caswell, and according to researchers of this family, moved to Grayson Co, VA (the part which became Carroll Co, VA). He was alive for the 1850 Census, listed as 88 years old, born in Maryland. Issac Wright's daughter Providence Wright married Richard Haddock on 29 Jul 1796 in Caswell with bondsman Lawrence Richardson.

There was another Isaac Wright near the Ingrams in Caswell: A Caswell deed record gives his mother as Mary, and his sister's names. At first, I thought this was the son of Isaac Wright and Mary Richardson, but there seems to be too many discrepancies - the names of this Isaac's sisters do not match the daughters of the Isaac who made his will in 1772. This Isaac was probably the son of Abraham Wright, brother of Isaac who made his will in 1772. If so, Abraham Wright married a second time to Mary LNU, because his first wife was Avarilla Harryman (the marriage record in Baltimore Co, MD says Abraham Wright, 20 Feb 1759, to Avarilla Harryman, 2 BA 218).

I have not seen the Ingrams in the 1777 tax list of Caswell, but according to ancestry, there was Benjamin Ingram, John Ingram, and two James Ingrams. I think this was Benjamin Ingram (wife Susannah Quine), his sons John and James, and his brother James Ingram (wife Catherine Young). Benjamin's son Charlton was born 30 Jul 1757, thus not quite 21 in 1777, and probably still living with his father.

A 1783 Caswell deed mentions land of James Ingram, Jr. Benjamin Ingram had a son James Ingram, and one grandson I know of named James Ingram, John's son, who was either a child or not born yet in 1783. Remember that the terms Sr and Jr did not imply a father/son relationship back then, just that two people had the same name and one was older or younger. I think the James Ingram Jr in the 1783 deed was Benjamin's son James, and that he was called Junior to distinguish from his uncle, James Ingram (wife Catherine Young).

From Pendleton Co, SC deeds, and South Carolina land records, James Ingram was in Pendleton by maybe as early as 1785, certainly by 1790 when he was on the census there (also in 1800). James's sons Benjamin and William were also there in census records (Benjamin in 1800, William in 1790 and 1800). James's son-in-law, Samuel O Burton, was also in Pendleton, and Benjamiin Ingram witnessed a deed for Samuel Burton there. I will come back to Pendleton records.

Back to old Maryland records.

Ancestry, Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777

Ingram, Benjamin, 5 Jan 1743, Susannah Coin, 2 BA 189
Ingram, James, 25 Aug 1752, Catherine Young, 2 BA 206
[Baltimore County, MD, St. John's Parish]

Susannah Coin is the only Coin in early Maryland marriage records, so at first I thought the name was Cain, but now I am sure it was Quine.

See the will of Walter James, written 2 Apr 1751 in Baltimore Co, MD in Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 10: 1748-1753 By F. Edward Wright. Note that Walter James was one of the bondsmen on the administration of the estate of Mary Peasley Ingram (Benjamin's mother).

Note that the will mentions Susannah Ingram, to whom Walter James left cattle and slaves, which was quite a large inheritance, since slaves were very valuable. I believe Susannah Quine Ingram was the step-daughter of Walter James.

The book St. John's and St. George's Parish Registers, 1696-1851 By Henry C. Peden mentions Jane Quine, daugter of William and Elizabeth born 20 June 1713 in Baltimore Co, MD. Later, it mentions Jane Quine marrying William Detter on 6 Oct 1736. William Detter was actually William Ditto, who was from a French Huguenot family which originally spelled the name Ditteau. I believe that William Quine died, and his widow Elizabeth married Walter James.

Walter James's will does not mention a wife, so Elizabeth must have died before 2 Apr 1751. The book "Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759" (which is available on mentions that Walter James and wife Elizabeth bought land in 1740 from Samuel Maxwell (see above, he sold land to William Wright, Sr). So, Walter James's wife was named Elizabeth. Note the sentence in Walter James's will: "only one bag of feathers JANE ditto". This was Jane Quine Ditto, wife of William Ditto!!! The person who transcibed the will must have thought it was "ditto" meaning "repeat", often abbreviated in old documents as "do" or with a quote mark.

By the way, the Ditto family must be hard to research, since it is such a common word. It reminds me of when I was researching the File family. Try doing a google search for File!!!

Back to Walter James's will - he calls Walter James [Jr] his son, and Priscilla James (another Priscilla!) his daughter. It seems he calls Henry Quine his son, and the will's language is a little confusing about this; certainly Henry Quine sometimes went by Henry James in Baltimore records. I think that Susannah Ingram, Jane Ditto, William Ingram, and Elizabeth Denton were the step-children of Walter James Sr by his marriage to the widow Elizabeth LNU Quine, widow of William Quine.

Priscilla James, daughter of Walter James Sr, married Salathiel Galloway on 28 Sep 1753, and he died in 1756, with widow Priscilla administering the estate with bond from Benjamin Ingram and Henry James (aka Henry Quine).

In 1750, Benjamin Ingram and William Grover were bond on the administation of the estate of Oliver Harriott. No idea how or if Harriott is related to Ingram or Quine. However, William Grover may be related. See Baltimore County, Maryland Deed Records: 1727-1757 By John David Davis. William Quine and wife Martha of Baltimore Co in 1748 to William Grover for love and affection 8 acres. This must be William Quine Jr, brother of Benjamin Ingram's wife, Susannah Quine. Also, Martha, wife of William Quine Jr, may have been Martha Ingram, because John Ingram (Benjamin's brother) mentioned in his 1738 will brothers-in-law William Quine and Humphrey Tudor, and brothers Benjamin Ingram and James Ingram, with William Wright (possibly the William Wright Sr above?) one of the witnesses.

The 1786 tax list of Caswell Co, NC show three Quines in Caswell District of Caswell County: William Quine (right after John Ingram), Mary Quine (2 after James Ingram), and Benjamin Quine (right before Abram Miles). Quine is a very rare name. It would be extemely coincidental for these Quines in Caswell Co, NC not to be the same Quines in Baltimore Co, MD. Several other Caswell records show Quine and Ingram together. For example, John Ingram and Charlton Ingram were buyers at the estate sale of William Quine in 1800. See Lumbee Indians and Goins Family, William Quine witnessed deeds for both James Ingram and Charlton Ingram in Caswell.

I mentioned above that John Ingram Jr (Benjamin's brother) named Humphrey Tudor as a brother-in-law; he was married to Dorcas Ingram, Benjamin's sister. After Humphrey died, Dorcas married an Abraham Wright, and church records show they had a son Solomon. This Abraham Wright must have been somehow related to the William Wright Sr, father of the four Wright brothers, three of whom came to Caswell (and one of them, Jacob Wright, married Priscilla Ingram).

Enough for tonight, I will post more on Ingrams later.


Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

Regarding the will of James Ingram, dated 4 Oct 1806 & proven April term 1807, the will also mentions a son John Ingram.

kay sloan said...

I descend from Chalton Ingram thru his son Marmaduke. Thank you for sharing all this information. I will gladly share information on the descendants of Marmaduke.
Kay Sloan
Holly Lake Ranch, TX

jronaldroy said...

Robert, Thanks for posting your analysis of Walter James' will. Your analysis is well thought and seems to be right on track.

I am relatively certain that I am a descendant of William Ditto, husband of Jane Quine. I believe my ancestor Richard West married Susannah Ditto, an unnamed daughter of William Ditto and Jane Quine, in about 1771. Susanna is not mentioned in Robert Shaun Riley's book History of The Ditto Families, 1700-1996. In his book he stated that Jane died in 1747 about 4 years after the birth of their last child, James Ditto (b. abt 1743). However, your analysis shows that Jane Ditto was still alive in 1751, and also had a sister named Susannah. This greatly increases the chances that Jane Quine Ditto had other children and shows the likelihood that she might have named a child Susanna(h).

One of the reasons that we believe that Susanna, wife of Richard West, was a Ditto is that Richard West's family had a parallel migration path with William Ditto from 1755 possibly through 1790. Also, several of his descendants had the unusual middle name of Quine.

I hope you don't mind my using your blog site as a source.

Ronny Roy
St. Joseph, LA