Hon. Joseph Reed INGERSOLL

Male 1786 - 1868  (81 years)


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  • Name Joseph Reed INGERSOLL  [1
    Title Hon. 
    Born 14 Jun 1786  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 1868  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • "A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family" - Joseph reed Ingersoll was graduated at Princeton in 1804; studied law with his father and practiced extensively in Philadelphia. In 1835 he was elected to congress as a Whig and served till 1837 and again from 1843 till 1849. For a time he was chairman of the judiciary committee. He was an advocate for protection and a firm supporter of Henry Clay. One of his best efforts in the House was defense of Mr. Clay's tariff of 1842. In 1852 he was appointed by President Fillmire, minister to England, as successor to Abbott Lawrence, and held the office about one year wen he was succeeded by James Buchanan. He then retired to private life devoting himself to literary pursuits. The degree of L.D. was conferred on him by Lafayette and Bowdoin in 1836 and that of D.C.L. by Oxford in 1845.
      He was a warm adherent of the Union and at the time of the Civil War prepared an able essay entitled "Succession, a Folly and a Crime."
      He published a translation fro the Latin of Roccus's tracts, "DeNavibus et Naulo," and "De Assecuratins" (Phila., 1809) and was the author of a "Memoir of Samuel Breck" (1863).
      He also prepared many gentlemen for the bar, having been preceptor to over fifty and these he aided, on numerous instances, by every means in his power, both during their tutelage and after their admission to the bar, and always manifested a deep interest in their success.
      Personally and socially he was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. His manners were elegant and refined: his conversation easy ad interesting. His home was the seat of liberal hospitality; his board the constant scene of intellectual enjoyment.
      His clarity was munificent and unbounded; he considered it a duty and a privilege to give. Unfortunate in the loss of his wife and children, the greater part of his later years was passed in childless widowhood. He was long a communicant member of the Episcopal Church and for many years a warden of St. Peter's Church.
      No surviving issue - all buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Philadelphia.
    Person ID I64514  Main Tree

    Father Jared INGERSOLL,   b. 24 Oct 1749, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1822, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth PELLET 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 06 Dec 1781  [1
    Family ID F26020  Group Sheet

    Family Ann WILCOCKS,   b. 13 Nov 1781,   d. 28 May 1831, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1813  [1
    Family ID F26022  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [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.