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John Ingersoll, Sr.

Birthplace: Edworth, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Ingersoll and Margery Ingersoll
Husband of Dorothy Ingersoll; Abigail Ingersoll and Mary Ingersoll
Father of Hannah Kelsey; Dorothy Phelps (Ingersoll); Margery Buck; Hester Jones; Abiah Wills and 11 others
Brother of Richard Ingersoll

Occupation: of Westfield
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About John Ingersoll Sr.

Birth: Oct. 1, 1626 Derby Derbyshire, England (or? Edworth, Bedfordshire, England)

Death: Sep. 3, 1684 Westfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA

John was the second born of seven children born to Thomas and Margery (Easton) Ingersoll. John was born in England and immigrated to America (Salem, Mass.), at the age of 14, with his older brother, Richard, in 1629. He later moved to Hartford, Conn. He was married to: (1) Dorothy (Lord) in 1651 and they had three daughters: Hannah, Dorothy and Margery 'Mary'. He next married (2) Abigail (Bascom) in 1657 and they had five children: Abigail, Sarah, Abijah, Hester and Thomas. Later he married (3) Mary (Hunt) in 1668 and they had seven children: John, Abel, Ebenezer, Joseph, Mary, Benjamin and Jonathan.

Family links:

 Abigail Bascom Ingersoll (1636 - 1668)*
 Mary Hunt Ingersoll (1640 - 1690)*

 Thomas Ingersoll (1668 - 1732)*
 Ebenezer Ingersoll (1673 - 1682)*
 Jospeh Ingersoll (1675 - 1704)*
 Mary Ingersoll (1677 - 1690)*
 Benjamin Ingersoll (1679 - 1704)*
 Jonathan Ingersoll (1681 - 1760)*
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Burial: Old Burying Ground Westfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA

Created by: J. Bean Record added: Jul 09, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 11317291 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

John was the brother of Richard Ingersoll, in the year 1629 they came from Bedfordshire, England and settled in Salem, Massachusetts.

John lived for awhile with Richard and his wife Ann, after his brothers death he settled in Hartford, Connecticut.

He married 1st Dorothy Lord and had 2 dau. born in Hartford,

  • Hannah 1652 and
  • Dorothy 1654, Dorothy died In 1657

in 1655 the family relocated to Northampton, Massachusetts in Jan. 1656

  • Margery was born .in 1656

John married 2nd Abigail Bascom (dau. of Thomas Bascom), they had four daughters:

  • Abigail January 11, 1658,
  • Sarah October 30, 1660,
  • Abiah August 24, 1663 and
  • Hester September 09, 1665.

In 1666 the family relocated to 'Woronoco' (Indian name as then known for Westfield, Massachusetts) April of the same year his wife Abigail Bascom died.

In 1667 he married 3rd Mary Hunt (dau. of John Hunt & Mary Webster), they had 7 sons and 1 dau. born in Westfield, 
  • Thomas March 28, 1668,
  • John October 20, 1669,
  • Abel November 11, 1671,
  • Ebenezer October 15, 1673,
  • Joseph October 16, 1675,
  • Mary November 17, 1677,
  • Benjamin November 15, 1679,
  • Jonathan May 10, 1681.

Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 4 By William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams PG.2631-2633

On 28 November 1654, he was fined 10 sh. by the Connecticut Particular Court for breach of the law against lying.

In 1679 he wrote a "relation" or confession, considered "extraordinary" by Greene. Its contents suggest he suffered from clinical depression.

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John Ingersoll Sr.'s Timeline

October 1, 1615
Edworth, Bedfordshire, England


October 1, 1615
Edworth, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
May 11, 1620
Age 4
Sutton, Bedford, England
May 11, 1620
Age 4
Sutton, Bedford, England
May 11, 1620
Age 4
Sutton, Benford, ENGL
May 11, 1620
Age 4
Sutton, Benford, ENGL
May 11, 1620
Age 4
Sutton, Benford, ENGL
September 1626
Age 10
St. Werburgh's Church, Derby, Derbyshire, England
September 1626
Age 10
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom