James Ingersoll

22 February 1822–29 January 1898 (Age 75)
Austerlitz, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of James

When James Ingersoll was born on 22 February 1822, in Austerlitz, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, John Calvin Ingersoll, was 41 and his mother, Sally Squire, was 40. He married Emeline Thorpe on 23 February 1846, in Canaan, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States for about 38 years. He died on 29 January 1898, at the age of 75, and was buried in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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James Ingersoll
Emeline Thorpe
Marriage: 23 February 1846
Frances Ingersoll
Moses D. Ingersoll
William David Ingersoll
George H. Ingersoll

Spouse and Children


    Emeline Thorpe


23 February 1846
Canaan, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States


    Frances Ingersoll


    Moses D. Ingersoll



    George H. Ingersoll




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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

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.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • James Ingersoll, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Ingersol, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Ingersoll, "United States Census, 1870"

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