Biography of Parley V. Ingalsbe

Ingalsbe, Parley V., p. o Oakfleld. N. Y.- Ebenezer Ingaisbe was a captain in the English army; desiring to visit America, he gave up his commission and sailed for this country. Upon his arrival he settled in Massachusetts, where he remaiued until his death. His son Ebenezer was born in Massachusetts, February 25, 1752. He removed to Scipio, Cayuga county, N. Y., where he died in the seventieth year of his age; he married Phebe Easterbrooks, and their children were Elijah. born in Massachusetts, September 12, 1780; Ebenezer, born December 23, 1781; Phebe, born March 28, 1784; Azil, born February 14, 1786; Hulda, born January 4, 1789; Sally, born August 20, 1790; Adna, born January 11, 1793; Samuel, born August 17, 1796; and Emory, born October 24, 1798. Elijah Ingalsbe was a farmer; he moved with his father from Massachusetts to Scipio, Cayuga county; from Scipio to Wayne county, and from there to Byron, Genesee county, in 1826, and from there to Alabama in 1831, where he lived the remainder of his life, his death occurring July 19, 1872; his first wife was Polly Mitchell, daughter of Urial Mitchell, born February 11, 1784; she died April 22. 1813; their children were born as follows: Elijah B., May 3, 1805, died February 5, 1887; Rial E., September 24, 1806, died December 29, 1898; Hulda P., September 2, 1808, died May 11, 1841; Parley V., May 29, 1810; Sally L., April 11, 1812, married John M. Warren and moved to Michigan, where the died October 30, 1884. The second wife of Elijah Ingaisbe was Nancy Mitchell, sister of his first wife. born May 8. 1797; their children were Philinda, born August 29, 1815, died April 5, 1816; Phebe, born October 1, 1816; Adna, born September 15, 1818, died December 27, 1841; Anda, born October 9, 1821, died in 1896; Levi, born November 24, 1824. Parley V. Iugalsbe was born in Wayne county and came with his father to Byron, Genesee county, in the spring of 1826, and to Alabama in 1831; he married Sarah A., daughter of William and Harriet (Cutler) Macomber of Alabama; their children were William W., born January 26, 1847, died January 9, 1887; Edwin J., born October 12, 1852; Judson L. born February 4, 1855, died in 1858; Seward A., born June 9, 1857; Frances H., born March 11, 1860, died in 1863. Edwin J. married Mary V., daughter of Weden T. and Jane (Calkins) Bliss; their children are Frank R., born August 23, 1878; George W., born October 23, 1879; Edith H., born September 13, 1883; Ralph, born April 26, 1887. Seward A. married Ella Bliss, sister of the wife of his brother Edwin; their children are Florence H., born December 16, 1879; Low W.. born August 2, 1882; Myrta R., born January 18. 1884; Clarence, born March 17, 1887; Morris, born November 3, 1894. Parley V. Ingaisbe was educated in the common schools and has always made farming his life's work. He was elected commissioner of common schools in 1840 in the town of Alabama; was elected justice of the peace in 1841, and re-elected in 1845. In 1856 he moved to the town of Oakfield, where he was elected justice of the peace in 1857, and re-elected twice after that. In 1863 he was elected supervisor of Oakfield, and re-elected in 1864 and 1865. He served two years as assessor and several terms as excise commissioner. He was United States census enumerator for Oakfield and Elba in 1870.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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