Sarah Ingersoll (Newton) (1686 - 1748) MP

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Birthplace: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Managed by: Ivy Jo Smith
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About Sarah Ingersoll (Newton)

Sarah Newton - Born in Church 1686 , Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA It is a well-recorded fact that Sarah Newton, who was the daughter of Samuel Newton, and great grand child of Hartford's founder and premiere clergyman, Rev. Thomas Hooker, Jr., was actually and physically born in church. Sarah was born in the First United Church of Christ, Milford, Connecticut in 1686. That church was their hospital, town hall, school and police station all rolled into one. Exerpts from the Town of Milford's historical information site tells us the following:

A History of First United Church of Christ, Milford, Connecticut

The First Meeting House Desiring a church and a colony of their own, they purchased land for this purpose on February 12, 1639, but they made no attempt to settle the land that winter. Their church was organized before moving to Wepawaug, which is now Milford. Originally, the government of the town was a Theocracy - a small republic independent of all outside authority. God was their only King and the Bible their only law book. Only Church members were permitted the right to vote and hold office. When Milford, as part of the New Haven Colony, merged with Connecticut Colony in 1665, the law was changed and ownership of property became the basis of citizenship in place of church membership. The early pastors of the Milford Church were well educated, numbering among them graduates of Cambridge, England; Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Amherst, Dartmouth, and Oberlin.

On August 22, 1639, The First Church of Christ in Milford, now the First United Church of Christ (Congregational) was organized in New Haven by The Reverend Peter Prudden and a company of fifteen families. They arrived in Boston on July 31, 1637, from England. A year later they sailed to what is now New Haven and held their first religious service under an oak tree on Sunday, April 25, 1638, with the founding settlers of that community.

-------------------- This wonderful old tombstone is inscribed (under a scull with wings):

Here lyes Buried ye

Body of Mrs. SARAH

INGERSOLL wife to Mr

JONATHAN INGERSOLL

Who Departed this life

April 22 AD 1748 in ye

62nd Year of Her Age.

(Note: On her husband's matching tombstone, Ingersol is spelled with one L)

The daughter of Captain Samuel & Sarah (Welch) Newton and granddaughter of Rev. Roger & Mary (Hooker) Newton, she married first Daniel Miles, son of my ancestor, CAPT. JOHN MILES, and she married second, Jonathan Ingersoll.


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Spouses:
 Jonathan Ingersoll (1681 - 1760)*
 Daniel Miles (1683 - 1711)*

Children:
 David Ingersoll (1720 - 1742)*
 Jared Ingersoll (1722 - 1781)*
 Sarah Ingersoll Whiting (1726 - 1769)*
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Inscription: Inscriptions on tombstones in Milford, Conn., erected prior to 1800, p. 35: Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Sarah Ingersoll wife to Mr Jonathan Ingersoll who departed this Life April 22 AD 1748 in ye 62d year of her age.


Burial: Milford Cemetery Milford New Haven County Connecticut, USA


Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Sep 13, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 2978109

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Sarah Ingersoll's Timeline

1686
September 26, 1686
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1700
1700
Age 13
1708
1708
Age 21
1709
1709
Age 22
1712
1712
Age 25
New Haven, CT, USA
1714
August 10, 1714
Age 27
Derby, New Haven, CT
1720
September 4, 1720
Age 33
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
1722
June 3, 1722
Age 35
Milford, CT, USA
1726
October 22, 1726
Age 40
Milford, Connecticut, USA
1748
February 14, 1748
Age 61
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA