Ingram Family History & Genealogy
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- James 3.2%
- William 3.2%
- John 3.2%
- Robert 2.0%
- Mary 1.8%
- Charles 1.5%
- George 1.4%
- Thomas 1.1%
- Willie 0.7%
- Henry 0.6%
Ingram Last Name History & Origin
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Grandma was a mother of invention and to me she could do anything. Once, she made me a stove and refrigerator out of huge cardboard boxes. I thought she had the gift of magic when my four-year-old eyes saw her creations. It left such a memory with me that I duplicated the act with my own grandchildren.
Grandma could sew anything from anything, as many women could back then. She once made a cuit and cap for my little two-year-old brother out of a pair of my father's trousers. She could cut patterns from newspaper. Until a footlocker full of my baby clothes were stolen, I had a collection of her hand-smocked silk baby dress which she had made for me, as well as gowns and baby quilts. She could salvage a thrown away chair and re-upholster it, using odds and ends as padding. As I grew older, I begged my mother not to let Grandma make my dresses because Grandma had a fondness for huge, outrageous flowers, which I found distasteful. As Grandma grew older, her taste toned down some.
Besides sewing, Grandma could cook and would always make a small pie just for my brother and me, whenever she was baking. But Grandma also had the ability to make me mind. She made me sit at the table one time until I ate the turnips which were on my plate. I loved her fried pork chops and fried potatoes. She would allow us a piece of raw potato as a treat while she peeled them.
Grandma had almost perfect pitch and could sing anything in tune. I hold in my heart those songs that she sang... "Fraulein", "Poor Babes in the Woods", "Froggy Went A-Courtin'" and so many more. She loved to wear the color red and to dance at the corner family tavern on Saturday nights with Grandpa.
She kept a clean home, sweeping the floors with a red-sawdust-looking compound. She wore aprons and loved to play gin-rummy. Every now and then she would play a practical joke. When I was nine years-old, I had a lose tooth which would not come out, no matter how much I jiggled it with my tongue. She approached me with her hand behind her back and told me she could get it out. She pulled out a pair of pliers and I screamed. She cackled. To her it was funny and it is to me now, but not then.
Grandma was always there for her three children whenever they needed her. She outlived all three of her children. I will remember Grandma as always being there, a stable, strong person who could do anything, even pulling stumps with a tractor at age fifty-five. I still miss her.
My GGGrandfather James Ingram, married a girl named Martha Morris in AL sometime before 1860. In 1860, they were in Walker County,AL, Western Division, and James was 20, Martha was 19. They had a child, Mary E. Ingram, who was 1.
According to the census, James was born in AL, Martha was born in GA. From what I know now, Martha was previously Martha Morris.
I can find no previous info on James, and who his parents were, or who his siblings may be.
In 1870, James and Martha (31 & 29) were in Hill, TX, Precinct 2. They had children, Mary E., 12, Martin,10, Sarah E., and George S. (who were probably twins at 5 years old), all born in AL.
In the next census, 1880, in Hill County, TX, Martha has remarried Henry Williams, a neighbor.
James has passed away sometime between 1870 & 1880.
Does anybody know of these Ingram's at all? James had a lot of Native American bloodline, but I am at a dead end in finding any parents or siblings.
Son Martin moved to OK between 1880 and 1900 and was married twice with wife Josephine first and Anna second, with 11 children altogether.
Any info would be greatly appreciated!