Biography of Nehemiah Ingraham
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Ingraham, Nehemiah, born in Pittston, February 26, 1801, was a son of Henry and Mary (Denton) Ingraham, both natives of Pittstown. The grandfather of Nehemiah, Humphrey Ingraham, was a pioneer of Pittstown and cleared the forest from the farm now owned by C. C. Cottrell. The grandfather of Mrs. Ingraham on the mother's side was also a pioneer of Pittstown and settled on the farm now occupied by Norman Carpenter near Newcomb's Pond. Such was the fear of the Indians at that time the families covered up their property first with dirt and then with leaves and fled for their lives to a place of safety. April 16, 1835, Nehemiah married Phebe, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah Purdy. To Mr. and Mrs. Ingraham were born six children, to wit: Jonathan, Caroline, Hannah Jane, Calista Ann, George W. and Alice, all born in the residence where she now resides. Jonathan was born in 1836, always lived with his mother, was a bachelor, and died in 1882. Caroline was born in 1838, married in 1864 to Potter J. Prior, a farmer of Saratoga county ; they have two daughters, May and Gertrude. Hannah Jane was born in 1841 and married James Haviland in 1862; they had two children, Merritt and Minnie ; their mother died in 1868 and the children were brought up by their grandmother; Merritt married Minnie Rose, has two children and resides in the town; Minnie married Milton Johnson has one child, and resides in a Western State. Calista Ann was born in 1845, became Mrs. Cubertson and died in 1893. George W. was born in 1848, married Fanny Shell in 1874 and have one living child, Walter G. George W. died in 1880 in his twenty second year. Alice was born in 1851, was married to Charles M. Holmes in 1873, and has two children, Kittie and Neddy; Mr. Holmes is a farmer in Colorado. Nehemiah Ingraham died in 1858; then Jonathan managed the farm till 1882, when he died, since which Mrs. Ingraham has carried on the farm successfully. She is now in her ninetieth year.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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