Caroline Ingersoll

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

The Life Summary 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, in Taylor, Cortland, New York, United States, 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

  • Marriage
    22 January 1835
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    +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 Staveley (Derbyshire). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Hynkere (genitive Hynkeres) ‘limper’ + Old English hyll ‘hill’. Compare Ingerson 2.History: The Ingersoll name in America dates back to John Ingersoll, who emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629. His descendants include lawyers, public officials, and politicians in CT and PA.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Caroline Ingersoll in entry for Emily J Babcock, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Caroline Sperry in household of Henry D Sperry, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Caroline Sperry in household of Henry D Sperry, "United States Census, 1850"

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