52 Ancestors: #10 Irvin Lewis INGRAM 1846-1910

“The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor.”

This is my 10th entry in Amy Johnson Crow’s Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.

#10 Irvin Lewis INGRAM 1846-1910

Irvin Lewis INGRAM, my 2nd great-grandfather, died in 1910. I don’t have access to West Virginia newspapers for that period and do not even know if an obituary was printed for him. I’ve used the information in my genealogy database to write this impromptu obituary in honor of him.

Obituary of Irvin L. Ingram
Irvin Lewis Ingram, 64, passed away at his home in Turkey Creek near Ansted, Thursday, March 4, 1910, as a result of kidney trouble.
He was a blacksmith and a member of the Loop Creek Baptist Church in the early days of its formation.
Irvin was born about 1846 to Robert Ingram and Huldah Johnson on land patented by his father Robert and uncle Matthew in 1843 on Ingram Branch of Loup Creek (also seen as Loop Creek) in Fayette County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Mary M. Dempsey Ingram; daughter Harriet F. Ingram; granddaughters, Lillie Dempsey (1908), Cora Dempsey (1887), Victoria Dempsey (1896), Viola Dempsey (1887), and Pearl Dempsey (1898); great-granddaughter Olive Dempsey (12 Jan 1910); sister Amy Ingram Payne and brother Vincent Ingram.
Survivors include three daughters Octavia Dell (Elijah L.) Dempsey of Turkey Creek, Laura Belle (Fred R.) Dempsey of Victor, and Ocie Ola (Michael C.) Watts of South Caperton; 18 grandchildren Edward Dempsey, Hallie Dempsey, Walt Dempsey, Ada Dempsey, Clara Dempsey, Bert Dempsey, Henrietta Dempsey, Carl Dempsey, Willie Dempsey, Ernest Dempsey, Oscar Dempsey, Roy Dempsey, Fred Dempsey, Clyde Dempsey, Hester Dempsey, Homer Watts, Arizona Watts, and Myrtle Watts; two sisters, Maggie Bowling and Mary E. Blake; two brothers, William P. Ingram and Richard E. Ingram; an aunt, Cynthia Ingram Tincher; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was also survived by his former wife Octava Susan “Susie” Aliff Walk and her children Thomas Holstein, Julian Lee Walk, Mary Ann Walk, and Joseph Walk.
His 24th grandchild is expected in November.
Funeral arrangements are unknown. Burial may have been in Hendrick’s Cemetery, Turkey Creek.

The Details of Irvin’s Life

Irvin Lewis INGRAM was the second son of Huldah JOHNSON (1818-aft.1880) and Robert INGRAM (1819-1902). The family of five was seen on the 1850 census in Fayette County, Virginia. Vincent was born abt. 1841, Irvin abt. 1846 and William in 1848.1

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1850 U.S. Federal Census > WV > Fayette > Sheet 365B
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1850 U.S. Federal Census > WV > Fayette > Sheet 366A

1850 U.S. Federal Census
Fayette County, (West) Virginia
Enumerated on 27 August 1850
HH #461-461
Robert Ingram 31 M W Farmer $100 VA
Huldah Ingram 32 F W Virginia
Vincent Ingram 9 M W Virginia
Irvin L. Ingram 4 M W Virginia
Wm. P. Ingram 2 M W Virginia

The next-door household was that of Irvin’s grandmother Margaret INGRAM, née KINCAID. Her three youngest children were living at home.

During the 1850s the family grew with the births of Irvin’s three sisters: Amy, Nancy Margaret “Maggie”, and Mary Elizabeth INGRAM.

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1860 U.S. Federal Census > WV > Fayette > Page 45 > Sheet 355

1860 U.S. Federal Census
Fayette County, (West) Virginia
District No. 1, Page No. 25, Sheet No. 335
Enumerated the 20th day of June 1860,
P. Morton, Ass’t Marshall
Gauley Bridge Post Office
HH # 183-161
Robert Ingram 41 M W Farmer $1000 $200 Virginia
Huldah Ingram 42 F W Virginia
Vincent Ingram 19 M W Farm Laborer Virginia
Ervin L. Ingram 14 M W Virginia
William P. Ingram 12 M W Virginia
Amy Ingram 8 F W Virginia
Nancy M. Ingram 7 F W Virginia
Mary E. Ingram 3 F W Virginia
Amanda Blake 20 F W day laborer Virginia
John A. Blake 1 M W illegitimate Virginia2

It is believed that Irvin’s oldest brother Vincent INGRAM died during the 1860s as no further records are found for him following this census. Did he serve in the Union or Confederate army during the Civil War (1861-1865)? Did he have a middle name that he was known by after the 1860 census?

UPDATE (17 April 2014): Vincent INGRAM gave evidence on 28 May 1862 about an event that took place in the fall of 1861.

In 1862 the family was complete with the birth of Irvin’s youngest brother Richard Edward INGRAM.

Irvin was a Baptist

The Loop Creek Baptist Church of Christ was constituted in August 1865 by a presbytery appointed by the Hopewell Baptist Church. The church was organized with a membership of 19. Religious services were held in the homes of the faithful until a church could be built. The Methodists also allowed the Baptists to use their Lincoln Chapel, a small log building constructed about the time the Civil War ended. The first house of worship owned by Loop Creek Baptist Church built in 1874 was used only a brief time before it was destroyed by fire. Once again Lincoln Chapel was used until 1892.

Irvin and Mary Ingram as well as Mary’s parents, Seaton and Clementine Dempsey, were on the church rolls of Loop Creek Baptist Church in 1875. The church was located in the Wriston community area on the south bank of Loop Creek at the mouth of Carter’s Branch.  M. BIBB, W. P. WALKER, Eli WOOD, and Washington McGRAW were the brethren of the fourth oldest Baptist church in Fayette County when it was formed.3

Irvin was the first of the Ingram children to marry. On 23 May 1867 Eli WOOD, Minister of the Gospel, performed the marriage ceremony for Irvin L. INGRAM and his bride Mary M. DEMPSEY, daughter of Seaton Y. DEMPSEY and Clementine GOWING.4

Irvin marries and becomes a father (maybe not in that order)

Irvin and Mary’s first daughter Octavia Dell INGRAM was born in March 1866 per the 1900 census.5 The age calculation is consistent in census listings. However, this was over a year before the marriage. Their second daughter Laura Belle INGRAM was born on 24 April 1868 at Ingram Branch per her death record.6 I had hopes of clearing up the confusion with the 1870 census but the small family of four appears to have been missed.

Irvin’s parents and four youngest siblings were found in HH #13-13 in the Falls of Kanawha Township (Fayette County) followed several households later, in HH #16-16, by his brother William Preston, his wife Minerva LIGHT (1849-1920) whom he married 8 April 1869, and their son.7,8

Could Irvin’s absence in the 1870 census mean that he was not in Fayette County? Was his brother Vincent with him and his family? By 1871 we see Irvin and Mary living in Loup Creek at the time of the birth of their third daughter Harriet F. INGRAM (1871-bef. 1900) born 10 March 1871.9

Irvin’s younger siblings began to marry in the 1870s: Nancy Margaret “Maggie” INGRAM married 2 February 1872 Marion L. BOWLING (1836-1900) and Mary Elizabeth INGRAM married 22 October 1874 Martin Van Buren BLAKE (1846-1900).10, 11

In 1880 we see Irvin and Mary with their three daughters. No other children are known to have been born to this couple.12

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1880 U.S. Federal Census > WV > Fayette > ED #27 Sheet #17A

1880 U.S. Federal Census
Fayette County, West Virginia
Fayetteville District
ED No. 27, Sheet No. 17A
Enumerated the 8th day of June 1880, John T. Smith, enumerator
HH #53
Ingram, Irvin W M 35 married Blacksmith WV WV WV
Ingram, Mary M. W F 31 Wife married Keeping house VA VA VA
Ingram, Octavi D. W F 14 Dau single At home attended school WV WV WV
Ingram, Laura B. W F 12 Dau single At home attended school WV WV WV
Ingram, Harriet F. W F 9 Dau single attended school WV WV WV
Note: The mother of the three children was born in VA, not WV as seen in their enumeration.

The mystery years between 1880-1910 (due to missing census)

The absence of the 1890 census makes it difficult to determine when Irvin’s mother Huldah JOHNSON died. No death record was recorded in West Virginia. By 1900 her husband Robert was seen as widowed, therefore she died between 1880-1900.13

Irvin’s oldest daughter Octavia Dell INGRAM married Elijah Lewis DEMPSEY (1862-1943) on 19 October 1882.14 Nearly two years later his daughter Laura Belle INGRAM married William Henderson DEMPSEY (1860-1941), the brother of Elijah, on 1 October 1884.15 Both marriages took place in Fayette County, West Virginia.

Irvin remarries after his wife’s death

Irvin’s wife Mary M. died after the 1880 census and before 1888. We see Irvin, a widower, marrying Octava Susan “Susie” ALIFF (1865-1932), a widow, on 11 February 1888 in Fayetteville.16 They were married by Irvin’s double second cousin Rev. Henry LIGHT.  On the marriage certificate, Susie was listed as Mrs. HOLSTEIN and more research was done to determine her maiden name.

Susie brought a son, Thomas HOLSTEIN, from her first marriage into the union. Irvin and Susie had a daughter Ocie Ola INGRAM (1889-1949) born 8 July 1889 in Fayette County, West Virginia.17

His second union is a troubled marriage….

I suspect that Irvin and his second wife Susie were living a troubled marriage long before they were divorced in 1904. In 1897 the birth of a son was recorded twice with similar information. Julian Lee INGRAM (1897-1960) born 9 July 1897 in Star, Fayette County, West Virginia, was the third child of the mother Susie.18, 19 The age of the mother is seen as 23 but should be 32. In both records, Irvin age 52 is listed as the father. However, the child is seen as Julian Lee WALK in 1910 to 1940 census records and his 1960 death record. Julian is listed as a half-brother in the obituary of Ocie Ola INGRAM.20 This would suggest that Julian’s father was not Irvin INGRAM. Samuel Russell WALK, whose obituary listed Julian as his son, gave him his surname and raised him. Note that Thomas Holstein, Susie’s son from her first marriage, is also listed as a son of Mr. Walk in the obituary. Susie INGRAM had two children with Samuel Russell WALK before they were married in 1905.

The 1900 census might have shed more light on the number of children that Irvin and his second wife Susie had. Unfortunately, several families in my family tree were missed in Fayette County enumeration including Irvin and his second family (Susie INGRAM, Thomas HOLSTEIN, Ocie Ola INGRAM, and Julian Lee INGRAM aka Julian Lee WALK) as well as his brother William P. INGRAM and his family. I did locate Samuel Russell WALK, single, with his mother, stepfather, and half-siblings.

….ends in divorce….

The divorce of Irvin Lewis INGRAM and Octava Susan ALIFF was recorded at Fayette County courthouse on 15 December 1904. [Note: copy of this record needs to be obtained; would cause for divorce be included in the entry?]

UPDATE (10 February 2022): More about the record from 15 December 1904 in a new post: Susie Ingram vs I. L. Ingram – 1904 Divorce

Susan INGRAM did not wait long to remarry. She married Samuel Russell WALK on 23 April 1905 in Fayette County.21 As it turns out, Sam Walk was the father of three of the children Susie gave birth to while married to Irvin. I have always suspected this and finally found the records to prove it.

….and three children born during his 2nd marriage were another man’s

A new search on WVCulture turned up a delayed birth certificate (1952) for Julian Lee WALK naming Samuel WALK and Susie ALIFF as his parents.22 Further, a delayed birth certificate (1958) was found for Joseph WALK who was born 22 October 1904, several weeks before Susie’s marriage to Irvin was dissolved.23 The third child that Susie gave birth to while she was still the wife of Irvin INGRAM was Mary Ann WALK who killed herself in 1918 at the age of nearly 17 years. Her certificate of death shows that Samuel Russell WALK was her father.24

While Irvin was having difficulties with his second wife, his siblings continued to marry. His youngest brother Richard Edward INGRAM married Lucy F. HAMILTON (1856-1884) on 21 March 1883.25 Lucy died in February 1884 two weeks after the birth of their child from a deep cold.26 The child died about the same time at age 2 weeks.27 Richard then married Rebecca Wilmuth RINEHART (1856-1909) on 27 May 1888.28 Irvin and Richard’s “old maid” sister Amy INGRAM married James B. PAYNE (1846-1916) on 23 October 1895 and both died between 1900-1910.29

Irvin’s father Robert INGRAM died about 1902 at the home of his cousin Preston KINCAID.30

Irvin’s daughter Ocie Ola INGRAM married Clay DAVIS (1883-1906) on 2 February 1906 at Coal Run in Fayette County.31 The marriage lasted less than three weeks as the young groom was killed in a mine accident on 21 February 1906.32 Ocie Ola then married Michael Curtis WATTS (1879-1948) on 5 June 1906 at Coal Run.33

Irvin Lewis INGRAM died 4 March 1910 at Turkey Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia. His daughter Octava DEMPSEY was the informant on his death record where his marital status is listed as single.34

Addendum: Irvin died 104 years ago. It is not likely that his obituary would have been written the way I wrote it. I wanted it to show all of the people who were in his life: parents, siblings, spouses, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, and, yes, even the children he did not father but were born to his second wife while they were still legally married.

If anyone reading this has more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

This Post Was Updated on 6 March 2022: Missing source citations were added, images were watermarked, and some corrections were made to the text and format.

© 2014-2022, copyright Cathy Meder-Dempsey. All rights reserved.


  1. 1850 U.S. Federal Census (index and images), Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8054/), citing Seventh Census of the United States, 1850 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication M432, 1009 rolls, Roll: M432_943, Virginia, Fayette County, District 14, sheet 365B lines 41-42 and sheet 366A lines 1-3, household 461-461, Robert Ingram household (accessed 11 June 2018). 
  2. 1860 U.S. Federal Census (index and images), Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7667/), citing Eighth Census of the United States, 1860 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls, Roll: M653_1344; FHL Film: 805344; Virginia, Fayette County, District 1, page 25, sheet 335, lines 12-21, household 183-161, Robert Ingrum household (accessed 13 June 2018). 
  3. Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley, West Virginia), database created from microfilm copies of the Beckley, West Virginia, newspaper, Ancestry Historical Newspapers Collection, Wednesday Morning, 31 March 1965, page 4, Yesterday and Today, column by Shirley Donnelly, “Loop Creek Church Dates From Civil War”, (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/51098/images/News-WE-BE_PO.1965_03_31-0004 : accessed 5 Feb 2021). This article gives the history of Loop Creek Church and includes the names of Seaton and Clementine Dempsey and Irvin and Mary Ingram. 
  4. West Virginia Vital Research Records Project (database and images), West Virginia Division of Culture and History citing county records in county courthouses, West Virginia (A collaborative venture between the West Virginia State Archives and the Genealogical Society of Utah to place vital records online via the West Virginia Archives and History Web site accessible at https://archive.wvculture.org/vrr), West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764/, image 244, Fayette County, West Virginia, Register of Marriage 1867, page 6, line 14, Irvin Ingram and Mary M. Dempsey, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00244.jpg : accessed 22 January 2022). 
  5. 1900 U.S. Federal Census (index and images), Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/), citing Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication T623, 1854 rolls, FHL microfilm: 1241758; West Virginia, Fayette County, Mountain Cove, enumeration district17, sheet 21B, lines 54-60, household 361-372, Elijah Dempsey (accessed 25 January 2022). 
  6. WVCulture.org, West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, FHL microfilm 1983556, Fayette, West Virginia, Certificate of Death, Registered No. 12945, Laura Ingram Dempsey, 08 Oct 1940, citing Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://archive.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1063678&Type=Death : accessed 8 January 2022). Her age at the time of death (72 yrs 5 months 14 days) and birthdate (24 April 1868) calculate correctly for her date of death. 
  7. 1870 U.S. Federal Census (index and images), Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7163/), citing Ninth Census of the United States, 1870 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls, Roll: M593_1686, West Virginia, Fayette County, Falls of Kanawha, sheet 95B, lines 31-36, household 13-13, R. Ingram (accessed 21 July 2018). 
  8. Ibid., West Virginia, Fayette County, Falls of Kanawha, sheet 96A, lines 9-11, household 16-16, Wm Ingram (accessed 9 February 2022). 
  9. WVculture.org, West Virginia Births, 1853-1930, FHL microfilm 584755, image 32, Fayette, West Virginia, Register of Births 1871, line 83, March 1871, Harriet Ingram, citing Loop Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584755/00032.jpg : accessed 25 January 2022). 
  10. Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764, image 258, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Marriages, page 18, entry 8, 2 Feb 1872, Marion L. Bowling and Nancy M. Ingram, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00258.jpg : accessed 15 February 2022). 
  11. Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764, image 262, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Marriages, page 22, entry 40 of 45, 22 Oct 1874, Martin Van B. Blake and Mary E. Ingram, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00262.jpg : accessed 15 February 2022). 
  12. 1880 U.S. Federal Census (index and images), Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6742/), citing Tenth Census of the United States, 1880 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls, Roll: 1402, West Virginia, Fayette County, Kanawha, enumeration district 28, sheet 59D, lines 30-33, household 329-330, Robert Ingram (accessed 10 May 2014). 
  13. 1900 U.S. Federal Census (index and images), Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/), citing Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication T623, 1854 rolls, FHL microfilm: 1241758, West Virginia, Fayette County, Kanawha, enumeration district 16, sheet 11A, lines 21-32, household 190-190, William Hamilton (accessed 9 February 2022). 
  14. WVCulture.org, West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764, Fayette, West Virginia, Register of Marriage 1882, image 284, page 45, line 29, E L Dempsey and Octavia D. Inghram, 19 Oct 1882, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00286.jpg : accessed 21 January 2022). 
  15. Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764, Fayette, West Virginia, Register of Marriage 1884, image 293, page 52, line 40, W H Dempsey and Laura B. Ingram, 1 Oct 1884, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00293.jpg : accessed 21 January 2022). 
  16. Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584765, image 166, Fayette County, West Virginia, Clerk’s Certificate and Marriage License, page 288 (stamped), Irvin Lewis Ingram and Susan Octava Holstin, citing Fayetteville, Fayette County, WV. (http://images.wvculture.org/584765/00166.jpg : accessed 22 January 2022). 
  17. Ibid., West Virginia Births, 1853-1930, FHL microfilm 584755, image 223, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Births, page 208-209 (stamped), line 185, 8 Feb 1889, Ociola Ingram, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584755/00223.jpg : accessed 5 February 2022). 
  18. Ibid., West Virginia Births, 1853-1930, FHL microfilm 584761, image 504, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Births, page 406-407 (stamped), 4th entry, 9 Jul 1897, ___ Ingram (Julian Lee written in above), citing Star, Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=584761&ImageNumber=504 : accessed 10 February 2022). 
  19. Ibid., West Virginia Births, 1853-1930, FHL microfilm 584761, image 508, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Births, page 414-415 (stamped), 2nd entry, 9 Jul 1897, ___ Ingram, citing Star, Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584761/00508.jpg : accessed 10 February 2022). 
  20. Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley, West Virginia), database created from microfilm copies of the Beckley, West Virginia, newspaper, Ancestry Historical Newspapers Collection, Friday Morning, 4 November 1949, page 14, “Mrs. Ollie Watts Taken by Death” (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/51098/images/News-WE-BE_PO.1949_11_04-0014 : accessed 9 February 2022). 
  21. Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584765, image 478, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Marriages, page 178 (stamped), entry 36 of 44, 23 Apr 1905. Sam Walk and Susie Ingram, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584765/00478.jpg : accessed 15 February 2022). 
  22. Ibid., West Virginia Births, 1853-1930, FHL microfilm 4835009, image 1431, Delayed Certificate of Birth, 47395, Julian Lee Walk, 9 Jul 1898, subscribed 25 January 1952, citing Red Star, Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/4835009/01431.jpg : accessed 10 February 2022). 
  23. Ibid., West Virginia Births, 1853-1930, FHL microfilm 4017263, image 272, Delayed Certificate of Birth, 6516, Joseph Walk, 22 Oct 1904, subscribed 12 Aug 1958, citing Coal Run, Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/4017263/00272.jpg : accessed 9 February 2022). 
  24. Ibid., West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, FHL microfilm 1952762, image 175, West Virginia, Standard Certificate of Death, Registered No. 9428, 9 July 1918, Mary Ann Walk, citing Dorothy, Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/1952762/0000175.gif : accessed 9 February 2022). 
  25. Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764, image 288, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Marriages, page 47, entry 29, 21 Mar 1883, R. E. Ingram and Lucy F. Hamilton, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00288.jpg : accessed 15 February 2022). 
  26. Ibid., West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, FHL microfilm 584755, image 287, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Deaths, page 334-335 (stamped), line 25, 4 Feb 1884, Lucy Ingraham, citing Loup Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584755/00287.jpg : accessed 15 February 2022). 
  27. Luella Arlene Loving Lowther, First Tidbits of Information on Robert Ingram and Huldah Johnson (email correspondence in May 2000). 
  28. WVCulture.org, West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584765, image 188, West Virginia, Fayette County Clerk’s Certificate and Marriage License, page 331 (stamped), 26 May 1888, Richard Ingram and Rebecca Wilmuth Reece, married 27 May 1888. (http://images.wvculture.org/584765/00188.jpg : accessed 15 February 2022). 
  29. Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584765, image 355, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Marriages, line 24, 23 Oct 1895, James B. Payne and Amy Ingram, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584765/00355.jpg : accessed 15 February 2022). 
  30. Luella Lowther 
  31. WVCulture.org, West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584765, image 420, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Marriages, page 33 (stamped), line 43 of 44, 2 Feb 1906, Clay Davis and Ocie Ola Ingram, citing Coal Run. (http://images.wvculture.org/584765/00420.jpg : accessed 15 February 2022). 
  32. Ibid., West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, FHL microfilm 584754, image 83, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Deaths, page 32-32 (stamped), line 5, 2 Feb 1906, Clay Davis, citing Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584754/00083.jpg : accessed 16 February 2022). 
  33. Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584765, image 479, West Virginia, Fayette County Register of Marriages, page 179-179 (stamped), line 42 of 45, 5 Jun 1906, Curtis Watts and Ocie Davis, citing Coal Run. (http://images.wvculture.org/584765/00479.jpg : accessed 16 February 2022). 
  34. Ibid., West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, FHL microfilm 584754, image 107, Register of Deaths 1910, page 77 (stamped), line 28, 4 Mar 1910, Irvin Ingram, citing Turkey Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia. (http://images.wvculture.org/584754/00107.jpg : accessed 27 Apr 2014). 

Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

When I’m not doing genealogy and blogging, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful Luxembourg countryside.

6 thoughts on “52 Ancestors: #10 Irvin Lewis INGRAM 1846-1910”

  1. Cathy, thank you for this post. It is so interesting but raises a lot of questions. There’s definitely a back story here that we may or may not want to know. The second wife files for and is granted a divorce ( which I don’t believe is extremely common for the time period) and the step-daughter kills herself at age 17? Sad and troubling . . . .

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    1. You’re welcome, Becky. I had the hardest time sorting through his second wife’s children. As you say, there has to be a back story.
      The DNA might eventually prove Ocie Ola was a biological daughter of Irvin. I have 4 matches who share with several of us who descend from Robert Ingram and Hulda Johnson but only one is on a site with a chromosome browser. Their full trees need to be studied to be sure there is no other possible connection.

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