Robert Secor INGERSOLL

Male 1793 - 1864  (71 years)


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  • Name Robert Secor INGERSOLL  [1
    • "Robert Secor Ingersoll owned in Evans township over three hundred acres of land and was held in high esteem for his benevolence and other estimable qualities. He was a soldier in the American Army in the War of 1812, belonging to it when Buffalo was burned. While walking on the banks of Lake Erie in the woods, he saw a boat load of Englishmen coming across the water. At the same time he had just met a neighbor, Mr. Sallsburg. One of them had balls and no powder and the other had powder, but not balls. While they were talking a redcoat came up the bank. Mr. Sallsburg fired. the fellow ran back and it was supposed told that the woods were full of men for they fled leaving a number of guns on the beach." (Eric Co. History)

      (Buffalo Com. Adv. Aug. 15, 1864) "Died inEvans, Aug. 11, 1864, Robert S. Ingersoll, ae. 71 yrs. Mr. Ingersoll was among the pioneers of this section, having settled at Eighteen Mile Creek with his father in the spring of 1810. He served his country in the War of 1812; was at home on a furlough at the time Buffalo was burned, and during the war his father's house and premises were plundered by the British of nearly all their movable possessions. Shortly after the close of the war he commenced for himself by obtaining an article of 30 acres of land in the wilderness near his father's. The trees were felled and a block house was built, which became the nucleus of his afterwards extended possessions and on which he lived for nearly 40 years. He was a devoted husband, an affectionate father, and a worthy citizen, wise in counsel and generous in heart." [1]
    Born 11 Feb 1793  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Aug 1864  Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I71355  Main Tree
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2022 

    Father Ebenezer INGERSOLL,   b. 25 Oct 1768, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1840, Evans, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anne SECOR,   b. Abt 1769,   d. 21 Oct 1825  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F28975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Weathea MORGAN,   b. 7 Sep 1802, Brookfield, Madison County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1829, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1823  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Marion Wealthy INGERSOLL,   b. 21 Oct 1824, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Museatine, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [Birth]
     2. Melissa Maria INGERSOLL,   b. 30 Jun 1826, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Wilber Morgan INGERSOLL,   b. 7 Mar 1828, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F28880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elmira IRWIN,   b. 1 Apr 1803,   d. 2 May 1888  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1832  [1
    Children 
     1. Lavina Matilda INGERSOLL,   b. 17 Jun 1833, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Mary Louisa INGERSOLL,   b. 30 Jan 1835, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1840, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  [Birth]
     3. George Secor INGERSOLL,   b. 12 Oct 1836, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Robert DeWitt INGERSOLL,   b. 16 Sep 1838, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1920, Angola, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     5. Edward Augustus INGERSOLL,   b. 17 Aug 1840, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1896, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Birth]
     6. Mary Emily INGERSOLL,   b. 15 Jul 1842, Evans, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1883, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F28881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1793 - Cayuga County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jun 1823 - Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04335] A Genealogy of The Ingersoll Family in America 1629-1925 by Lillian Drake Avery.