Simon INGERSOLL

Male Abt 1818 -


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  • Name Simon INGERSOLL  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1818  [2
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • " A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family" - Simon Ingersoll was a noted inventor. His son Samuel C. writes: "I helped him build the first automobile ever made. It was in 1857 or 1858. We ran it by steam. We rode into Stamford with it one day and the Warden looked it over and said, "It is very dangerous and you must get it away at once. The boiler will burst or you will run over somebody, sure, yes, sure."
      "Gentlemen, I am going to stay just long enough to say, some of you standing here will see the day they will be just as common as horses and wagons are."
      "The Steam Rock Drill, of course, is known the world over, capitalized for ten millions many years ago, but he was robbed out of everything and July, 1894 was penniless. Had he lived two or three months longer he would have had the first flying. He ad an anti-friction arrangement and the steamer "City of Chicago" was to be laid on dock to have it applied just a short time before he died. In fact he got his death cold by being in the water to apply it to a little boat. It would have saved from $300 to $500 a trip across the lake and back."
    Person ID I31789  Main Tree

    Father Alexander S. INGERSOLL,   b. 19 Mar 1791,   d. 25 Jan 1857  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Caroline CARL 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F26032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ellen Frances HOYT,   b. 18 Jul 1841, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah B. SMITH,   b. 27 Feb 1820,   d. 02 Mar 1859  (Age 39 years) 
    Family ID F26031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S00001] "A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families", David W. Hoyt, (Name: Name: Providence: Printed for the Author by the Providence Press Co. Boston: Henry Hoyt - 1871;;).

    2. [S04335] A Genealogy of The Ingersoll Family in America 1629-1925 by Lillian Drake Avery.
      Comprising Descendants of Richard Ingersoll of Salem, Mass, John Ingersoll of Westfield, Mass., and John Ingersoll of Huntington, Long Island.