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Ann Ingram (Smith)

Birthdate: (92)
Birthplace: Little Wigston, Leicestershire, England, United States
Death: March 8, 1912 (92)
Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States (pulmonary hypostasis)
Place of Burial: Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Smith and Ann Smith
Wife of Edward Ingram
Mother of John Ingram; Mary Ann White; Thomas Ingram; Joseph Smith Ingram; Edward Ingram and 4 others

Occupation: Pioneer, homemaker
Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
Last Updated:

About Ann Smith Ingram

Ann Smith was born 11 October 1819, in Little Wigston, Leicestershire, England, to John Smith and Ann Cook, one of six children. She and Edward Ingram were married 12 August 1838, at the Parish Church of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. They lived in Cosford, Warwickshire, England, and became the parents of two girls and seven boys: John (b. 1838), Mary Ann (1841), Thomas (1844), Joseph (1846), Edward (1849), Elizabeth (1852), George (1854), Charles (1857), and Hyrum (1861). Ann and Edward joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and emigrated to the United States so that they could join a wagon train to Utah. Edward died in New Jersey while working to save money for the journey, however, and Ann and the rest of the family journeyed to Utah two years later. Ann Smith Ingram died on 8 March 1912, at age 92 in Nephi, Utah, of pulmonary hypostasis.

Marriage and Children

Ann Smith married Edward Ingram on 12 August 1838 at the Parish Church of Nuneaton, Warwick, England. They had nine children:

  1. John Ingram (1838) married Harriet Hall
  2. Mary Ann Ingram (1841)
  3. Thomas Ingram (1844)
  4. Joseph Ingram (1846)
  5. Edward Ingram (1849)
  6. Elizabeth Ingram (1852)
  7. George Ingram (1854 - 1933)
  8. Charles Ingram (1857)
  9. Hyrum Smith Ingram (1861 - 1939)

Biographical Summary

Ann and Edward were baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 28 May 1848 at Cosford. Deciding to emigrate to Utah, they sent several of the children first, to work and send money for the later voyage of the rest of the family. First to go were John (age 24) and his wife Harriett Hall, Mary (21), Thomas (18), Joseph (16), and George (8) on the ship John J Boyd, which left Liverpool on 23 April 1862. Four years later, Ann (48), Edward (55), Edward Jr., Charles, and Hyrum sailed on the Arkwright, which left Liverpool on 30 May 1866, and arrived in New York City on 6 July. Edward found work in Newark but died in a construction accident on 2 October 1866. Ann, Edward, Jr., Charles, and Hyrum traveled to Utah two years later in the John Gillespie Company, which left Benton, Wyoming, on 24 August 1868. Thomas had come out from Utah to meet them at the Missouri River. Thomas found work with the railroad when the Company reached Echo Canyon and Ann and the four sons lived there for a time.

Ann arrived in Nephi 1869. Later in life she lived alone in a two-room adobe house on one acre of land, up until one week of her death. A great-granddaughter wrote, "She was just a little short lady and used to climb on a chair and get candy peppermints out of the cupboard for us. I remember the beautiful braided rugs she used to make."

She died on 8 March 1912, at age 92 in Nephi, Utah, where there is a very attractive monument to her in Vine Bluff Cemetery. Her death certificate reports cause of death as pulmonary hypostasis. Her gravestone inscription reads, "Sacred to the Memory of Ann Ingram. Born in Pickelton, Leicestershire, Eng. OCT. 11, 1819 Died MAR. 8, 1912. A precious one from us has gone. She was the sunshine of our home."

Research Notes

  • Ann Smith Ingram's gravestone indicates that she was born in Peckelton; however, the Claybrook Parish records, a primary source, record her birthplace as Little Wigston.


  • 1861 England Census. Name: Edward Ingram; Age: 46; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815; Relation: Head; Spouse's Name: Ann Ingram; Gender: Male; Where born: Church Lawford, Warwickshire, England; Civil parish: Cosford; County/Island: Warwickshire; Country: England; Registration district: Rugby; Sub-registration district: Rugby; ED, institution, or vessel: 10; Household schedule number: 9; Piece: 2210; Folio: 99; Page Number: 2; Household Members: Edward Ingram 46; Ann Ingram 42; John Ingram 22; Edward Ingram 11; George Ingram 6; Charles Smith Ingram 4. Source Citation: Class: RG 9; Piece: 2210; Folio: 99; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542936. Source Information: 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from The National Archives, London, England.
  • New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; 1866 > July > 06 > Arkwright Year: 1866; Arrival: New York, United States; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 268; Line: 52; List Number: 766. Source Information: New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Supplemental Manifests of Alien Passengers and Crew Members Who Arrived on Vessels at New York, New York, Who Were Inspected for Admission, and Related Index, compiled 1887 - 1952; (National Archives Microfilm Publication A3461, 21 rolls); RG 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Ingram, Ann Smith; Birth Date: 11 Oct. 1819; Death Date: 9 Mar. 1912; Gender: Female; Age: 48; Company: John Gillespie Company (1868). Pioneer Information: widow. Sources: Gillespie, John, Account book 1868.
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 6487207
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Ann Smith Ingram's Timeline

October 11, 1819
Little Wigston, Leicestershire, England, United States
November 22, 1838
Age 19
Peckleton, Leicestershire, England
April 20, 1841
Age 21
Newbold-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
July 10, 1844
Age 24
Cosford, Warwickshire, England
August 16, 1846
Age 26
Cosford, Warwickshire, England
May 28, 1848
Age 28
Cosford, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
May 31, 1849
Age 29
Cosford, Warwickshire, England
April 11, 1852
Age 32
Cosford, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
March 1, 1854
Age 34
Cosford, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom