John Ingersoll

Maleabout 1742–28 January 1812

Brief Life History of John

When John Ingersoll was born about 1742, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Ingersoll, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Bray, was 33. He married Lydia Cressey on 26 April 1764, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 28 January 1812, in Windham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 71.

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John Ingersoll
Lydia Cressey
Marriage: 26 April 1764
Nathaniel Ingersoll
Betsey Ingersoll
Peter Ingersoll
Lydia Ingersoll
Priscilla Ingersoll
Daniel Bray Ingersoll

Sources (11)

  • Legacy NFS Source: John Ingersoll - Company record: birth: 1742; Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • John Ingleson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"
  • John Ingleson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 April 1764Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (7)


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries: 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States


    Age 34

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · Fort Lee Built

    Age 34

    Fort Lee was built in 1776. It is historic to the American Revolution but was also used during the War of 1812 and American Civil War. It is a unique design called earthwork meaning the fort is basically built out of a mound of dirt.

    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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