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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1427-1429 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Randolph, son of Ingel'ram or Ing'ram, was the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby in the reign of Henry II, 1133-89. He had two sons, Robert and William.

Robert Ingram, knight, son of Randolph, was of such importance in the reign of Henry III that the Prior and Convent of Lenton granted to him a yearly rent out of their lands in Sheynton and Nottingham, in recognition of his military service in their defense. His arms are painted in Temple Newsham, or Newsam, England, which is an immense estate, six miles long and four wide, about four and a half miles east of Leeds. It is now called the Ingram Estate, and at first it was a settlement of Knights Templar in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. After their dispersion, it was granted by Edward III to Sir John Darcy, and descended to Sir Thomas Darcy, who was beheaded by Henry VIII, and the estate was forfeited to the crown. In 1554 it was again granted by Henry VIII to Mathew, Earl of Lennox, and here was born his son, Henry Darnley, who later married Mary, Queen of Scots. The estate descended to their son, James I, of England, and from him to his kinsman, Esme Stuart, Duke of Lennox, from whom it passed to Sir Arthur Ingram, the first of the Lords Viscount Irwin, one of the conditions being that the room in which Lord Darnley was born in should remain unaltered, and this room is still called the "King's Chamber."

Sir Arthur Ingram, who is supposed to have been born about 1570, was celebrated for his valor as a cavalier. He was a near relative of Wentworth, the celebrated Earl of Stafford. He was twice married; first to Eleanor, daughter of Sir Henry Slingsby, of the "Red House," and second to Lady Katherine, daughter of Thomas, Lord Viscount Fairfax of Gilling. Sir Arthur died in 1655. His portrait in cavalier costume, that of the First Viscount Irwin in full armor, and of Henry, the second Viscount Irwin in half armor, all nearly full length, were in the collection of the Bishop of California, William Ingraham Kip, D. D., LL. D., who died in 1894. His children were Henry and Arthur.

Henry, son of Sir Arthur Ingram, was born between 1595 and 1600. At the time of the restoration, six years after the death of his father, he was created a peer of Scotland by Charles II, with the title of Viscount Irwin, by letters patent, dated May 23, 1661, as a recompense to the family for their loyalty. He married Anne, daughter of Montacute, Earl of Manchester, a leader in parliament. The male branch in England, as descended from Sir Henry, the second Viscount Irwin, became extinct with Charles Ingram, ninth Viscount Irwin, who died in 1778. His daughter, the Marchioness of Hertford, and Lady William Gordon, successively inherited Temple Newsam, and from them it passed to their sister, Mrs. Hugo Maynell, whose son took the name of Ingram, and his descendants are the present owners of the family estate.

Arthur, of Barrowby, son of Sir Arthur Ingram, and brother to Henry Ingram, was born between 1595 and 1600. He married a daughter of Sir John Mallory about 1615, and genealogists agree that it was from him that the Ingram family in America is descended.

(I) Richard, doubtless son of Arthur Ingram, came to America between 1638 and 1642. He settled in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where he was a proprietor in 1645. Some years later he moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, where in 1668, late in life, he married, probably his second marriage, Joan Rockwell Baker, daughter of William Rockwell and widow of Jeffrey Baker, of Windsor, Connecticut. He contributed a sum at the time of the general subscription for the support for Harvard college in 1672-73. He died in August, 1683, and his widow died September 16, 1683, both at Northampton. He is thought to have been a brother of Jared and Edward Ingram, as they all lived near together at times, and the name is the same. Edward came to America in 1635, and Richard between 1638 and 1642, and Jared in 1635. There is also a John Ingram, who settled at Boston and Hadley, who is thought to have been Richard's son.

(II) John, very likely son of Richard Ingram, was born in England about 1642. He came to New England when a young man, and settled first at Boston, Massachusetts. He removed to Hadley, Massachusetts, with two others in 1661, and was admitted a freeman in 1663. He was a member of Joseph Kellogg's company of Hadley, under Captain William Turner, and was engaged in the fight at Turner's Falls, during King Philip's war, May 19, 1676. He died June 22, 1722. He married, 1664, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Gardner, of Hadley, and she died November 29, 1684. Children:

  1. John, born June 29, 1665;
  2. Jadiah, August 16, 1668;
  3. Samuel, October 8, 1670;
  4. Ebenezer, February 3, 1673;
  5. Nathaniel, October 8, 1674, mentioned below;
  6. Jonathan, 1676;
  7. Elizabeth, May 1, 1679;
  8. Abigail, January 12, 1683.

(III) Nathaniel, son of John Ingram, was born at Hadley, October 8, 1674. He married, October 20, 1696, Esther, born March 31, 1674, daughter of Chileab and Hannah (Hitchcock) Smith, of Hadley. He and his son Nathaniel had a grant of land at South Hadley, which the Ingram family retained and occupied one hundred and seventy-five years. It was sold in the spring of 1904. Children:

  1. Esther, born July 23, 1697;
  2. Elizabeth, April 6, 1699;
  3. Abigail, August 24, 1700;
  4. Mercy, April 15, 1702;
  5. Ebenezer, November 18, 1703;
  6. Nathaniel, May 18, 1708;
  7. Hannah, April 14, 1711;
  8. Jonathan, June 5, 1713, mentioned below;
  9. Sarah, October 2, 1717.

(IV) Jonathan, son of Nathaniel Ingram, was born June 5, 1713, died November 12 or 14, 1748. He married, May 18, 1743, Mary, daughter of John Montague, Jr. Children:

  1. Jonathan, born January 5, 1745, mentioned below;
  2. John, August 9, 1746;
  3. Mary, November 21, 1748.

(V) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (1) Ingram, was born January 5, 1745. Children:

  1. Jonathan, mentioned below;
  2. Samuel, March, 1781;
  3. son, April 20, 1783;
  4. Joanna, baptized April 17, 1785;
  5. Ira, baptized December 31, 1786;
  6. Elisha, baptized April 17, 1789.

(VI) Jonathan (3), son of Jonathan (2) Ingram, was born at Hadley, May 2, 1779, died at Marlborough, Vermont, August 11, 1855. He was a farmer. He moved to Marlborough among the early settlers. He was a deacon of the Congregational church there. He married, August 25, 1802, Polly, daughter of Jonathan Underwood. Children: Henry, William, Jonathan, Porter, Harriet, Polly, Joanna, Lucy, Ira.

(VII) Henry (2), son of Jonathan (3) Ingram, was born at Marlborough, Vermont, December 7, 1803, died at Troy, New York, August 10, 1890. He was educated in the Marlborough public schools, and worked during his youth on the homestead. He went to Northfield, Massachusetts, when he came of age, and in 1830 removed to Troy, New York, where he embarked in the grocery business. Subsequently he was engaged in manufacturing and in the wholesale liquor trade in the firm of H. Ingram & Company, in which his brother William was his partner. He was one of the organizers of the National State Bank and vice-president and president for many years. He retired a few years before he died. In politics he was a Democrat, and greatly interested in public affairs, but never sought office for himself. He was a member of the Universalist church, and was one of the first of the family to leave the Presbyterian church and join the liberal denomination. He married, October 12, 1836, at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Martha, daughter of Simeon and Lucy (Deming) Butler. Children:

  1. James Henry, born at Troy, February 13, 1838, died at Brooklyn, New York, February 27, 1900; enlisted in the civil war in the Sixth New York Independent Battalion and served three years; promoted to rank of sergeant; was in the mounted artillery in the Army of the Potomac and took part in nineteen important battles; was for a time under General John A. Logan; captured and confined in Libby prison and paroled. Soon after he engaged in business with his father and continued until the eighties, when his father retired, and he went into business in Brooklyn; was chief of the fire department for years and captain of Read Steamer Company; was sheriff of the county; was a Democrat; married, but left no children.
  2. Jonathan E., born July 15, 1839, died April 1, 1844.
  3. Charles, December 7, 1841, died October 21, 1842.
  4. Francenah J., July 10, 1843, died April 8, 1844.
  5. Martha A., April 18, 1846.
  6. Emma, June 1, 1848.
  7. George, October 17, 1851, died November 18, 1851.

(VIII) Martha Ann, daughter of Henry (2) Ingram, was born at Troy, New York, April 18, 1846. She married S. Augustus Silliman (see Silliman VII). She was educated in the public schools and private schools, graduating from the Troy high school in 1863 and from the Troy Female Seminary in 1865. She is a member of the Alumni Associations of the Troy high school and of the Troy Female Seminary, now Emma Willard school, and has been president of the Troy Chapter of the Emma Willard Alumnae Association for ten years. She has been president of the Young Women's Association for the past nine years, and on the board of management for nearly twenty years. She was a charter member of the Samaritan Hospital and its treasurer for several years; is vice-president of the board of women managers. She is regent of Philip Schuyler Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and had been vice-regent for several years previously. She is a director of the State Board of New York, of the Federation of Women's Clubs, and is vice-president of the Stephen Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the Empire State. In religion she is a Universalist, and she is the active president of the Mission Circle of the church. She was formerly vice-president of the New York State Universalist Missionary Society. She is one of the managers of the Women's League of the Universalist church. She is the trustee of the William Ingram estate. During Troy Home Week Celebration, in 1908, Mrs. Silliman was chairman of the Women's Day celebration, and in 1909 she was appointed general chairman by Mayor Mann, of Troy, of the women's committee of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, held at Music Hall, October 8, 1909.

[Editorial note: More Ingram genealogy may be found at Douglas Ingram's site.]

(The Kellogg Line)

(III) Nathaniel Kellogg, son of Lieutenant Joseph Kellogg (q. v.), was born October 8, 1669, in Hadley, died October 30, 1750, aged eighty-one. About 1739 he removed to Amherst. He married, June 28, 1692, Sarah, daughter of Samuel Boltwood. She was living January 26, 1761. Children:

  1. Nathaniel, born September 22, 1693;
  2. Ebenezer, May 31, 1695;
  3. Ezekiel, April 15, 1697;
  4. Samuel, April 4, 1699, mentioned below;
  5. Sarah, March 12, 1701;
  6. Abigail, March 19, 1703;
  7. Mary, March 9, 1706;
  8. Ephraim, August 2, 1709;
  9. Experience, married October 15, 1736.

(IV) Samuel, son of Nathaniel Kellogg, was born April 4, 1699, died in South Hadley, about May, 1741. He married, May 22, 1724, Sarah, daughter of Deacon John Smith. She married (second) January, 1749, William Montague. Children:

  1. Samuel, born March 17, 1725;
  2. Joanna, married Jonathan Ingram;
  3. Gad;
  4. Dan;
  5. Huldah, died October 3, 1756;
  6. Mary;
  7. Lucy;
  8. Sarah, died June 12, 1747.

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