Caroline Ingersoll

Female1815–23 September 1864

Brief Life History of Caroline

When Caroline Ingersoll was born in 1815, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel D Ingersoll, was 28 and her mother, Eunice Burton, was 25. 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 1864, in Taylor, Cortland, New York, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Taylor, Cortland, New York, United States.

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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

Sources (7)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1835
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    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. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 12

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 14

    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.

    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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