Caroline Ingersoll

about 1813–23 September 1884 (Age 71)
Sherman, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Ingersoll was born about 1813, in Sherman, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel D Ingersoll, was 26 and her mother, Eunice Burton, was 23. She married Henry Damon Sperry on 22 January 1835. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Maryland, Otsego, New York, United States for about 5 years and Taylor, Taylor, Cortland, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 23 September 1884, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Henry Damon Sperry
Caroline Ingersoll
Marriage: 22 January 1835
Amanda Demmice Sperry
Miles Henry Sperry
Datus Egbert Sperry
Mary Ann Sperry
Emily June Sperry
Frances Caroline Sperry
Charles Burton Sperry

Spouse and Children

22 January 1835


    Amanda Demmice Sperry


    Miles Henry Sperry


    Datus Egbert Sperry


    Mary Ann Sperry


    Emily June Sperry


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel D Ingersoll


    Eunice Burton




    Franklin Ingersoll


    Almira Ingersoll


    Amanda Ingersoll



    Stephen Miles Ingersoll


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 16

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Inkersall in Derbyshire, recorded in the 13th century as Hinkershil(l) and Hinkreshill. The final element is Old English hyll ‘hill’. The first may be the Old Norse personal name Ingvarr or an Old English byname Hynkere meaning ‘limper’. Ekwall suggests that it may represent a contracted version of Old English hīgna æcer ‘monks’ field’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Caroline Sperry in household of Henry D Sperry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Caroline Sperry in household of Henry D Sperry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Carolin Sperry in household of Henry D Sperry, "New York State Census, 1855"

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