To help solve some of the mystery in Jacob RUPE’s history I turned to MDLandRec, a digital image retrieval system for land records and indices for Maryland counties. The service is currently being provided at no charge to individuals who apply for a user name and password.
Our kids always make fun of us for reading the directions before we set up any kind of electronics in our home. I admit I didn’t do this for the Maryland Land Records site. I stumbled a bit before I found my way around. I should have taken some time to look at their Help guides.
My advice is to take a look at the guides, don’t do what I did. It would have saved me some time as I was under the false impression, after my first login, that the land record instruments were only available and/or searchable for 1964-2016. I was going to give up on the site however all searches for information on earlier land records in Maryland pointed to the site. Also, the Wiki on FamilySearch Maryland Land and Property was very helpful in confirming the older records are on the site.
Getting back to the MDLandRec site, for early records you need to click on Active Indices (see p. 24 of 38 in the other MD counties guide). There are likely many different scenarios for searching for specific land records due to what is available for each county. I’d like to give an example using my Jacob RUPE and one of his land records I was searching for.
For this time period and county, MDLandRec has a Grantee Index 1653-1849, Grantor Index 1655-1849, and an Index for 1659-1800. There is also a Tract Index 1798-1851.
Since I knew the names of both the grantor and grantee as well as the tract name I could use any of the first three indices. The Tract Index begins in 1798, too late for the 1770 deed I was searching for. The Tract Index would prove helpful in tracking future owners of Rhineharts Folly but first things first. To use the grantee and grantor indices you need to know the meaning of the two.
Since my 6th great-grandfather Jacob RUPE was the grantee or buyer I checked the Grantee Index:
With the information found on the index (No., Folio, and letters AL at the top of the column) I went back to the search page and entered Book B and Page 265. The search turned up two results – one description being AL B.
This took me directly to the land deed.
The deed continues on pages 266 through 268. Instead of saving each page separately I entered the page range into the bottom box on right. This allows the display of up to 10 pages. This is such a great feature! It allowed me to download the entire document in one file eliminating the necessity of merging the pages into one document.
I took a screenshot with the page range (4 images) to help with my source citation. The land record and source citation “reminder” were saved to Jacob RUPE’s media file with the file names (MRIN Filing System):
MRIN00554 1770 Frederick Rinehart to Jacob Rupe land deed.pdf
MRIN00554 1770 Frederick Rinehart to Jacob Rupe land deed source.png
This done I was able to move on to the next search until I found ALL the land records I was looking for plus a few bonus ones:
1770 Frederick RINEHART to Jacob RUPE
1778 Christopher SHROD to George WEAVER
1785 George WEAVER sold land to Peter ZEP
1787 Jacob RUB to Johannes SHOWER
1787 Martin RUB to Peter TRUSHAL
1788 Jacob RUB to Henry RUB
1793 Henry RUB to Jacob BOBLITS
1798 Henry ROOP to Jacob BOBLITS
The files have been attached to each individual in my database. Next, I will write the source citations and transcribe the documents. I’ve already read through them and found several clues that confirm known facts and others which may disprove some assumptions. And the story continues…..
In a recent post, I wrote about leaving my comfort zone as Maryland research is new to me and researching Rhineharts Folly, the land owned in Baltimore County, Maryland, by my 6th great-grandfather Johann Jacob RUPP (1723-aft.1792), known as Jacob RUPE in America.
I don’t have the following deeds however I know they exist (spelling of the surnames may be variants):
the 1770 sale of 115 acres by Frederick RINEHART to Jacob RUPE
the 1787 sale of 15 acres by Jacob RUPE to Johannes SCHAUER
the 1788 sale of 100 acres by Jacob RUPE to Heinrich RUPE
the 1793 sale of 100 acres by Heinrich RUPE to Jacob BOBLITZ.
Without these records I cannot be certain Rheinharts Folly was owned by Jacob RUPE and later his son Henry. (MDLANDREC, a digital image retrieval system for land records and indices for Baltimore County, is on my to-do list – learn how to use it for retrieving the land records).
The next step in the process of proving my ancestor owned this particular piece of land was interrupted when I discovered the 1783 Supply Tax assessments for Baltimore County, Maryland. The name of the land owned by the taxpayer was included on this tax list. Would it prove the land owned by my Jacob RUPE was the land seen in the plat above?
The DAR and SAR accept this supply tax as evidence taxpayers performed Patriotic Service. Taxpayers were persons listed with property or men who were taxed 15 shillings. Only the persons listed as paupers were not taxpayers.
The Act to Raise Supplies for the Year 1783 was passed by the general assembly in the November 1782 session.
CHAP. VI An ACT to raise the supplies for the year seventeen hundred and eighty-three.
A tax of 25f is imposed on every £. 100’s worth of property; one half thereof shall be collected by distress and sale, after the 20th of May next, in specie, unless 10f thereof be paid by the 1st of March, in fresh pork, at 27f6; barrelled pork, at £. 4 10 0 for each barrel containing 220lb; wheat, at 5f3; new crop tobacco, at 10f, and an allowance of four per cent. for cask; or fine barrelled flour, at 15f the short hundred, and an allowance of 3f for the barrel. In case of thus discharging 10f, the party so doing is then chargeable with only 2f6 more in specie, for the first payment. In like manner, the other half of the tax shall be levied after the 15th of September, unless, before that day, 10f of it be paid in specifics, as aforesaid, in which case only 2f6 will be due in specie. One fifth of the specie received under this act is appropriated to the use of congress; the residue is first appropriated to the support of the civil list; and the money arising from the sale of the specifics shall, in the first place, be applied to the discharge of a year’s interest on specie certificates.
CHAP. XXIV A Supplement to the act to raise the supplies for the year seventeen hundred and eighty-three. In this act, each collector is required, by the 10th day of every month (beginning with June next) until all the taxes due in his county be collected, to make out an alphabetical list of those who shall have paid their tax, before the 1st day of the month. One copy of such list he is to lodge with his county clerk, and another copy he shall send, by the first opportunity, to the intendant. This provision was calculated to stigmatize all such as, at that critical time, should neglect so important a duty as that of punctually paying their taxes.
The 1783 Supply Tax assessments for Baltimore County have been transcribed and are available here. The images of the tax lists are also online.
Jacob RUPE was on the 1783 Supply Tax list, his surname was spelled ROOP. The items included on the list were the owners names: Jacob ROOP and lands names: Tetrix Folly.
Why Tetrix Folly and not Rhineharts Folly? The next person entered on the list was Tetrick RINEHART who did not own land but paid taxes on other property. This appears to be a variation of the name of the previous owner of Rhineharts Folly seen on the land records as Derick RHEINHART and Frederick RINEHART. Jacob ROOP’s land called Tetrix Folly had 115 acres, the same amount as Rhineharts Folly. Rinehart’s first name on the tax list in the possessive form would be Tetrick’s and likely pronounced as spelled – Tetrix.
The value of Jacob ROOP’s land was 30 and improvements were valued at 20. He had no slaves, 3 horses, and 7 black cattle. His horses and cattle were valued at 41 and other property at 12 giving a total of 103 for all property. The assessment totaled 1£5f9d. There was 1 free male and 3 white inhabitants in the household.
It was 1783, Jacob and Barbara’s older children were married and no longer living at home. Their youngest son Heinrich or Henry was close to 18 years old and not yet married. Note: all households in the Pipe Creek Hundred had only 1 free male listed in the household which appears to be the head of household and all other person were included in the total inhabitants in the household. Did the free male in the household have to be 18 or 21 years of age to be included in the count?
As an aside the following persons were also found on the 1783 tax list:
Michael ROOF, on the same page as Jacob, may be his son Michael b. 1749
George WEAVER, husband of Barbara RUPE, daughter of Jacob
John SHOWERS, husband of Anna Maria RUPE, daughter of Jacob
Martin ROOP was in BA North Hundred, may be Jacob’s son b. 1751
What began as a search to prove Rhineharts Folly belonged to my 6th great-grandfather Jacob RUPE turned into the discovery of his being on a supply tax list. Is this tax list proof enough for patriotic service during the Revolutionary War? Both the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) an the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) consider the payment of such “supply” taxes enacted by special state laws as patriotic service. (see further reading below Genealogy Sketch box)
The next step would be to locate the land deeds proving Jacob RUPE owned Rhineharts Folly and was a resident of Baltimore County at the time the supply tax was paid. If I find only records for Rhineharts Folly, will his land being named Tetrix Folly on the tax list still allow acceptance of his patriotic service during the Revolutionary War? Or am I only seeing more complications?
According to Theron A. Rupe who wrote “From Oberhoffen to America” our 1752 immigrant Johann Jacob RUPP bought a 115 acres tract of land called Rhineharts Folly in Baltimore County in 1770 with Pennsylvania money. In 1788 he sold 15 acres of the property to Johann Shaur. The new owner of this small part was very likely his son-in-law Johannes SCHAUER who married his oldest daughter Anna Maria RUPE in 1771. The remaining 100 acres were sold to his youngest son Heinrich RUPE for a fraction of what he paid for it in 1770. Johann Jacob and his wife Maria Barbara were still alive in 1792 a year before Heinrich sold Rhineharts Folly to Jacob BOBLITZ in 1793. The 1770, 1788, and 1793 land records have not been found but…
I knew the land owned by Jacob RUPE, as Johann Jacob RUPP was known in America, was named Rhineharts Folly making it easy to locate these three cards in the Tracey collection.1
In 1755 12 acres of land were granted to FreDerick Rinehart on the north branch of the great Pipe Creek. In 1761 it was increased to 115 acres. Other information on the cards led to this map.
I was able to pinpoint Rhineharts Folly in quadrant G81 per the index cards. At the time the land was in Baltimore County, not Carroll County as seen here. Carroll was created in 1837 from parts of Baltimore and Frederick counties.
And The Search Continues
As I am once again working on this immigrant’s story and family I went in search of anything more I could find on Rhineharts Folly.
I left my comfort zone (Maryland research is new to me) and began searching for land deeds for Rhineharts Folly. On the Maryland State Archives site, I found these index cards. (Index to the database here)
Notice on these index cards the location is seen as Now Carroll County.
I have to admit I was bewildered by the Maryland State Archives (MSA) site and was blindly clicking here and there in search of anything I could find about the piece of land bought by Jacob RUPE. When I slowed down I found MSA Baltimore County Land Survey, Subdivision, and Condominium Plats, used the advanced search for Rheinhart or Rinehart, and found these:
By virtue of a Common Warrant granted out of his Lordships Land Office on the 25th day of August 1755 to Lay out for Derick Rheinhart of Baltimore County twelve Acres of Land
I Nicholas Ruxton Gay Deputy Surveyor of said County have Surveyed and Laid out for and in the name of him the said Derick Rheinhart a tract or parcel of Land lying & being in the County aforesaid. Begining at a bounded white Oak Standing on the North side of a branch descending into Great Pipe Creek, and runing thence West fourteen perches; South thirty five deg. West Seventy five perches; North eighty two deg. East fifty Six perches; and then with a Straight line to the begining containing and laid out for twelve Acres more or Less to be held of the Manor of Baltimore by the name of Rheinharts folly. December 20th 1755
Ruxton Gay DSBC
Platted perch a Scale of 100 perches in an Inch [Transcribed by Cathy Meder-Dempsey 27 February 2016]
By virtue of a a Special Warrant Granted ou of his Lordships Land Office bearing date the ninth day of June Anno Domini 1761 to Lay out and resurvey for Federick Rineheart of Baltimore County a tract or Parcell of Land Called Rinehearts folly Lying and being on the County Afforesaid Originally on the 20th day of December Anno Dom. 1755 Granted unto him the Said Frederick Rineheart for Twelve acres under new Rent nevertheless Correcting & amending any Errors in the Originall Survey and by my out Landes (sic, lines?) add any Vacant Land thereto Contiguous be the Same Cultivated or Otherwise.
I William Smith Deputy Surveyer of Baltimore County have Carefully Re-Surveyd and Laid out the afforesaid Tract of Land According to its Antunts (sic) metes & Bounds Containing and now Laid out for Twelve acres more or Less & I have by Virtue of the afforesaid warrant added to the out Bounds thereof the Quantity of one Hundred and Three Acres of Vacant Land Beginning for the Said Vacancy at the Begining of the Originall Survey as Marked on the Platt with the Letter A and have ?ausde the whole into one Intire tract Vizt. Lying in Baltimore County Begining at a Bounded White oak Standing on the North Side of a Branch descending into Pipe Creek and running thence North Twenty two degrees East forty Perches North Twenty Eight degrees East Sixty Perches North East Seventy two Perches North Thirteen degrees East
Twenty Eight Perches North Seventy Three degrees East Twenty two Perches South five degrees West Sixty Perches South Twelve degrees East one Hundrd Perches South Eighty degrees West one hundred Seventy three Perches onto the third Line of the Originall Survey then Bounding on the Originall Survey to the Begining Vvy. South Eighty two degrees West fifty two Perches North thirty five degrees East seventy five Perches & then with a straigt Line to the Begining Containing and Laid out for one Hundred & fifteen Acres more or Less to be held of the manor of Baltimore by the name of Rignhearts folley Resurvey. December the 4th 1761
Wm Smith DSBC
Platted perch a scale of 100 perches in an Inch [Transcribed by Cathy Meder-Dempsey 27 February 2016]
What did all this searching get me? A plat of the land called Rhineharts Folly – the first plat I have ever found for one of my ancestors! Or is it?
All I need is the 1770 sale to Jacob RUPE, the 1788 sales of the same land to Johannes SCHAUER and Heinrich RUPE and the 1793 sale of land to Jacob BOBLITZ. But isn’t there another way to prove the land owned by my Jacob RUPE was the land seen in the plat above?
Why was it important to learn Derick RHEINHART and Frederick RINEHART were the same man? Stay tuned for a new discovery in my search.
Update (5 December 2021): Eileen A. Souza of Old Bones Genealogy passed away on 25 May 2019. Her blog is no longer online. I was able to find both articles referred to in this post on The Wayback Machine on the Internet Archive. Links have been updated.
Dr. Arthur G. Tracey patent/tract index and map locations for Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties, an ebook edition of the original microfilm prepared by Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Sarah Patterson, Maryland State Archives, October 2009. (http://mdhistory.net/msaref07/tracey_fr_wa_cr/html/index.html : accessed 21 December 2015) ↩
My 3rd great-grandfather Robert INGRAM was born about 1819 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia. He was the son of James INGRAM and Margaret “Peggy” KINCAID. He had two older brothers, James Jr. born about 1811 and Joshua born about 1813. He may have had an older sister, as seen in the 1820 census, but no further information has been found for her.
1820 U.S. Federal Census1
Greenbrier County, Virginia
Name: James Ingram
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3 (James Jr., Joshua, Robert)
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (James)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1 (unknown daughter)
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1 (Margaret, age should be ca. 26)
Free White Persons – Under 16: 4 (James Jr., Joshua, Robert, and unknown female)
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2 (James and Margaret)
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6
Robert’s parents continued to have children in the 1820s: John was born about 1820, Matthew on 9 January 1824,2 and Cynthia on 25 March 1828.3 The female in the under 10 years age group in 1820 was not with the family in 1830. She may have died or was old enough to marry by 1830.
1830 U.S. Federal Census4
Kanawha County, (West) Virginia
Name: James Ingram
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1 (Matthew)
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1 (John)
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 2 (Joshua & Robert)
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1 (James Jr.)
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1 (James)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1 (Cynthia)
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1 (Margaret)
Free White Persons – Under 20: 6
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
Note: Fayette County was not formed until 1831 and included parts of Kanawha, Nicholas, Greenbrier, & Logan
In an election held on 1 April 1835 in Fayette County to determine the location of the new Court House and County Seat, “James Ingrahm” and “Joshua Ingraham” voted for Kanawha Falls. James’ oldest son James Jr. is not mentioned and it is assumed that he died before this date. Robert INGRAM was not old enough to vote.5
1840 U.S. Federal Census6
Fayette County, (West) Virginia
Name: James Ingram
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 2 (John, Matthew)
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1 (Robert)
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1 (James)
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1 (Ruth)
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1 (Cynthia)
Free White Persons – Females – 50 thru 59: 1 (Margaret)
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2 (James and Robert)
Free White Persons – Under 20: 5 (Robert, John, Matthew, Cynthia, Ruth)
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7
Robert married about 1840
No marriage record has been found for Robert INGRAM. He was most likely with his father in the 1840 census as he is not seen with his own household. I assume that he married Huldah JOHNSON after the enumeration and before the birth of their son Vincent about 1841. Geraldine Dempsey Workman, who did much of the early work on our families, wrote, “Robert and Hulda’s (sic) marriage record cannot be found since pages are missing from the Marriage book at the courthouse.” Death records of their children Mary Elizabeth (Ingram) BLAKE7 and Richard Edward INGRAM8 list the mother as Hulda (sic, Huldah) JOHNSON.
1842 Land Patent
In 1842 Robert patented 120 acres at Ingram Branch (as it was later known) of Loop Creek with his brother Matthew.9
In margin: Robert & Mathew Ingram 120 acres Fayette County Delivered to Col. Tyree ?th February 1844
Document: James M. Dowell, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: To all to whom these Presents shall come-Greeting: KNOW YE, That in conformity with a Survey, made on the 21st day of October, one thousand eight hundred and forty two By virtue of Land Office Treasury warrant N. 14756
there is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto Robert and Mathew Ingram
a certain Tract of Land, containing one hundred and twenty acres: lying and being in Fayette County on Loop creek and bounded as follow, towit Beginning at a white oak and gum corner to John Kincaid, on the Left hand side of the creek & with crossing the same S6W54 poles to a sugar tree & beech corner to same and leaving S67W60 poles to two chestnut oaks on a point S88W106 poles to a white oak North 48 poles to a white oak on a ridge N19W66 poles to a maple and hickory N48 W24 poles to a maple and beech N8W (crossing the creek) 34 poles to two chestnuts on a South hillside S69E230 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances.
To have and to hold the Tract or Parcel of Land, with its appurtenances, to the said Robert and Mathew Ingram and their heirs forever.
In witness whereof, the said James M. Dowell Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his Hand, and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed, at Richmond, on the thirty first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three and of the Commonwealth the sixty eighth.
Jas. M. Dowell
The children of Robert Ingram
Following the birth of Vincent about 1841, Robert and Huldah had two more sons before the 1850 census. Irvin Lewis was born about 1846 and William Preston was born about 1847 on the Ingram Branch of Loop Creek. Robert and Huldah are seen with these sons in the 1850 census.10
1850 U.S. Federal Census
Fayette County, Virginia
Enumerated on 27 August 1850
Sheet No. 365B, Lines 41-42
Robert Ingram 31 M Farmer $100 Virginia
Huldah Ingram 32 F Virginia
Sheet 366A, Lines 1-3
HH #461-461 (cont…)
Vincent Ingram 9 M Virginia
Irvin L. Ingram 4 M Virginia
Wm. P. Ingram 2 M Virginia
Three of Robert’s siblings married in the first three months of 1851 in Fayette County. Ruth married John Johnson DARLINGTON (1826-1900) on 9 January 1851,11 John married Lucy Jane SKAGGS (1824-1853) on 13 February 1851,12 and Cynthia married John B. “Johnny” TINCHER (1815-1890) on 23 March 1851.13
Robert INGRAM was one of the appraisers of his uncle James G. KINCAID’s estate in August 1852.14 He bought a McComic (sic, McCormick) plow for 3 dollars 12 1/2 cents at the estate sale. In the 1800s, farming was largely done by hand, with animals assisting in plowing, breaking up the soil, and transporting crops.
Robert’s brother Matthew who had patented land with him in 1842 married on 20 August 1854 in Meigs County, Ohio, to Sarah Frances MARTIN (1834-1906).15
Three daughters were born in the 1850s to Robert and Huldah: Amy about 1851, Nancy Margaret about 1853, and Mary Elizabeth on 26 October 1856.16
1860 U.S. Federal Census
Fayette County, Virginia
District No. 1
Enumerated the 20th day of June 1860, P. Morton, Ass’t Marshall
Gauley Bridge Post Office
Page No. 25, Sheet No. 335, lines 12-21, HH # 183-161
Robert Ingrum 41 M Farmer $1000 $200 Virginia
Huldah Ingrum 42 F Virginia
Vincent Ingrum 19 M Farm Laborer Virginia
Ervin L. Ingrum 14 M Virginia
William P. Ingrum 12 M Virginia
Amy Ingrum 8 F Virginia
Nancy M. Ingrum 7 F Virginia
Mary E. Ingrum 3 F Virginia
Amanda Blake 20 F day laborer Virginia
John A. Blake 1 M illegitimate Virginia
Note: Amanda Blake seen with the Ingram family was the daughter of John BLAKE and Malinda JOHNSON. Malinda has been seen as the daughter of Israel JOHNSON, however, I believe that this may not be the case. Israel JOHNSON’s last will and testament written 24 October 1850, proven March 1852, does not mention Malinda.17 Further research to determine the relationship between Amanda BLAKE and the INGRAM family is planned.
Robert’s brother Joshua died bet. 1860-1862. The death record has not been found however his widow was seen remarrying on 23 August 1862 in Meigs County, Ohio, to Isaac E. Lewis, a veteran of the Mexican War.18
Robert’s brother John who had been widowed in the 1850s married Delilah CRAIG (1826-1869) on 12 July 1860 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia.19
Richard Edward, the youngest child of Robert and Huldah, was born during the Civil War on 16 March 1862 at Ingram Branch.20
Robert’s oldest son Vincent gave evidence on 28 May 1862 about an event that took place in the fall of 1861.21 This is the last mention of this child and it is believed that he died between 1862 and 1870.
Robert’s parents die in the 1860s
Robert’s mother Margaret “Peggy” KINCAID died about 1865 at the home of her nephew James Gillespie KINCAID Jr. and his father James INGRAM died between September and December 1865 in Sissonville in Kanawha County while living with his son Matthew.22
Two of Robert’s children married in the late 1860s in Fayette County. Irvin Lewis INGRAM married Mary M. DEMPSEY (1845-1888) on 23 May 1867.23 William Preston married Minerva LIGHT (1849-1920) on 8 April 1869.24
Robert’s brother John married a third time to Mary F. LEGG (1843-1870) on 1 December 1869 in Kanawha County.25 He was seen with her in the 1870 census and both may have died before 1880.
1870 U.S. Federal Census26
Fayette County, West Virginia
Falls of Kanawha Township, Page No. 2, Sheet 95B
Enumerated the 12th day of August 1870. Martin Hill, Ass’t Marshall
Gauley Bridge Post Office
Ingram, R. 51 M W Farmer $300 $325 Virginia male US citizen over 21
Ingram, Huldah 52 F W Housekeeper Virginia
Ingram, Amy 19 F W Housekeeper Virginia cannot read or write
Ingram, Mary A. 12 F W Housekeeper Virginia
Ingram, Nancy A. 15 F W Housekeeper Virginia
Ingram, Richard 8 M W Virginia
Two of Robert’s daughters married in Fayette County in the 1870s. Nancy Margaret “Maggie” married Marion L. BOWLING (1836-1900) on 2 February 187227 and Mary Elizabeth married Martin Van Buren BLAKE (1846-aft. 1900) on 22 Oct 1874.28
1880 U.S. Federal Census29
Fayette County, West Virginia
Kanawha District, Sheet 59D
Enumeration District No. 28
Enumerated the 14th day of June 1880, W. Wirt King, enumerator
Ingram, Robert W M 61 married Farmer WV WV WV
Ingram, Huldah W F 63 wife married Keeping house WV WV WV
Ingram, Annie W F 23 dau single At home cannot read & write WV WV WV (should be Amy age 28; she married in 1895)
Ingram, Richard W M 18 son single At home WV WV WV
Robert is widowed between 1880 and 1900
Robert’s wife Huldah JOHNSON and his sister Ruth INGRAM died between 1880 and 1900. This twenty-year gap in the census is a hurdle all genealogists have to take. Hopefully, documents will come to light and help close this gap. Several of Robert’s children married in Fayette County during this time as seen in marriage records:
Richard Edward married Lucy F. HAMILTON (1856-1884) on 21 March 1883.30 Following her death, he married Rebecca Wilmuth RINEHART (1856-1909) on 27 May 1888.31 Irvin Lewis married Octava Susan “Susie” ALIFF (1865-1932) on 11 February 1888.32 Finally “old maid” Amy married James B. PAYNE (1846-1916) on 23 October 1895 at the age of 43.33
In 1900 Robert is seen for the last time in the census. He is living with the family of William Edward HAMILTON and is listed as a boarder. There is no known relationship to the HAMILTON family who took in two other boarders. His surname is seen as INGHRAM, a spelling that he did not use. He was widowed and did not work. He was incorrectly listed as being 89 years old, born in May 1811.34 He may have been born in May but in all previous census listings, he was seen with an age that calculated to his being born about 1819.
Robert’s brother Matthew died on 12 July 1900 in Sissonville in Kanawha County and was buried in Pauley Cemetery on Little Sandy in Elk District.35
Robert INGRAM died abt. 1902 at the home of his cousin Preston KINCAID. He had one surviving sibling, Cynthia TINCHER who died in 1910.36
This Post Was Updated on 1 May 2022: Missing source citations were added and some corrections were made to the text and format.
1820 U.S. Federal Census (index and images), Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7734/), citing Fourth Census of the United States, 1820 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls, NARA Roll: M33_132, image 154, Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg, page 176 (crossed out, should be 178), line 14, James Ingram (accessed 22 August 2014) ↩
James Simon Ingram, compiler, History of the Ingram Family, includes family groups sheets and census information sent per email by the compiler to Cathy Meder-Dempsey in May 2001 (prepared in October 1997). ↩
Betty LeMasters, Samuel Carter Cemetery, Dempsey, Fayette County, West Virginia, [on Dempsey Branch (Laurel Creek) behind Doggett Chapel], listing posted to Fayette County (WV) Footprints (obsolete website) 13 May 2005. Tincher, Cynthia; Mar. 25, 1828 – May 3, 1910; w/o John. ↩
1830 U.S. Federal Census (index and images), Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8058/), citing Fifth Census of the United States, 1830 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls, Nara Roll M19_191, FHL Film: 0029670, Virginia, Kanawha, page 197 (double-page spread), line 17, James Ingram (accessed 22 August 2014). ↩
History of Fayette County, West Virginia 1993; Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 310 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901, 1993; pg. 21. ↩
1840 U.S. Federal Census (index and images), Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8057/), citing Sixth Census of the United States, 1840 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls, NARA Roll: M704_555, FHL Film: 0029685, Virginia, Fayette County, page 3 (double-page spread), line 17, James Ingram (accessed 22 August 2014). ↩
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), Certificate of Death No. 15521, Mary Elizabeth Blake, died 26 Dec 1928, Oak Hill. (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=1953469&ImageNumber=545 : accessed 16 January 2007). ↩
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; image 336 and 337; Virginia, Fayette, District 14, image 72 and 73 of 91, Sheet 365B lines 41-42 and Sheet 366A lines 1-3, household 461-461, Robert Ingram household (accessed 11 June 2018). ↩
WVCulture.org, West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764, image 218, Fayette County Marriages, page 56, entry 9, 9 Jan 1851, John Johnson Darlington and Ruth Ingram, married by John Johnson. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00218.jpg : accessed 24 April 2022). ↩
Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764, image 218, Fayette County Marriages, page 57, entry 7, 13 Feb 1851, John Ingram and Lucy Jane Skaggs, married by Allen Wood. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00218.jpg : accessed 24 April 2022). ↩
Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764, image 219, Fayette County Marriages, page 59, entry 2, 23 Mar 1851, John Tincher and Cinthy Ingram, married by John Johnson. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00219.jpg : accessed 24 April 2022). ↩
“Vital statistics, 1853-1860 of West Virginia,” (browse-only images), FamilySearch, citing microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, Calhoun – Hampshire counties, Film 34485, DGS 7499353, Fayette County Register of Births, image 118 of 554, no page number (double-page spread), line 45, 26 Oct 1856, no name for child, parents Robert Ingram and Huldah Ingram. (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Z5-FZRR?i=117&cat=308753 : accessed 9 February 2022). ↩
WVCulture.org, West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 521720, image 27, Register of Marriages, Kanawha County, page 21 (double-page spread), line 86, 12 July 1860, John Ingraham and Delilah Smith, citing near Sissonville. (http://images.wvculture.org/521720/00027.jpg : accessed 24 April 2022). ↩
WVCulture.org, 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). ↩
Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 584764, image 249, Fayette County Register of Marriage for 1868-1869, page 10 (double-page spread), line 44, 8 Apr 1869, Wm P Ingram and Manerva Light, married by Wm Johnson. (http://images.wvculture.org/584764/00249.jpg : accessed 24 April 2022). ↩
Ibid., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, FHL microfilm 521720, image 73, Register of Marriages, page 67, line 184, 1 Dec 1869, John Ingram and Mary E. Adkins. (http://images.wvculture.org/521720/00073.jpg : accessed 24 April 2022). ↩
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). ↩
WVCulture.org, 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). ↩
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). ↩
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). ↩
WVCulture.org, 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). ↩
Ibid., 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). ↩
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). ↩
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). ↩
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, Roll: T623_1758, FHL microfilm: 1241758, West Virginia, Fayette County, Kanawha, enumeration district 16, sheet 11A, household 190-190, line 32, Robt. Inghram in William Hamilton household (accessed 9 February 2022). ↩