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We are indebted to Arlene INGALLS SCHRADER for being our connection to the descendents of Jonathan INGALLS, only a small portion of which are listed here. END
We are indebted to Arlene INGALLS SCHRADER for being our connection to the descendents of Jonathan INGALLS, only a small portion of which are listed here. END
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Captain Charles Wesley Ingalls
Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Born: 21 Apr 1812 Bristol, New Hampshire
Died: 9 Feb 1889 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Jonathan Ingalls
Mother: Abigail Cleveland
Siblings: Betsy Ingalls
Hannah Ingalls
Dorothy Ingalls
Patty Ingalls
Sally Ingalls
Jacob Ingalls
Polly Ingalls
John C. Ingalls
Irena Ingalls
Martha Ingalls
Susanna Ingalls
Jonathan Ingalls
Sherburn Ingalls
Keziah Ingalls
Charles Wesley Ingalls
Spouse: Catherine D. Hamm
Married: bef 1832 of Canada
Children: Maranda Ingalls
Charles Manley Ingalls
Hall Jackson Ingalls
George Augustus Ingalls
Cleveland Alphonso Ingalls
Edward August Ingalls
Frances Augusta Ingalls
Sylvester William Ingalls
Spouse: Laura E. Cook
Married: 6 May 1883 Emmet Co., Michigan


  • 1850 Federal Census, Sebewa, Ionia, Michigan
Ingalls, Charles W., male, 36, New Hampshire
, Catharine, female, 37, New Hampshire
, Manley, male, 14, Massachusetts
, Hale, male, 13, New Hampshire
, George, male, 11, Michigan
, Alfonzo, male, 8, Michigan
, Edward, male, 6, Michigan
, Francis, female, 4, Michigan
, Sylvester, male, 1, Michigan
, Maranda, female, 18, Canada
  • 1860 Federal Census, Ionia Co., Michigan, Family # 426
Ingalls, Charles, W., male, 47, New Hampshire
, Catherine, female, 47, New Hampshire
, Alphonso, male, 18, Michigan
, Edward, male, 17, Michigan
, Frances, female, 14, Michigan
, Sylvester, male, 11, Michigan
  • 1870 Federal Census, Danby, Ionia, Michigan
Ingalls, Charles, male, white, 27, b. Michigan
, Catharine, female, white, 59, b. New Hampshire
, Alphonso, male, white, 27, b. Michigan
, Sylvester, male, white, 21, b. Michigan
Ham, Doratha, female, white, 90, b. New Hampshire
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995
Groom's Name: Charles W. Ingalls
Groom's Birth Date: 1812
Groom's Age: 71
Bride's Name: Laura E. Cook Or Ransom
Bride's Birth Date: 1827
Bride's Age: 56
Marriage Date: 06 May 1883
Marriage Place: Emmet,Michigan
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51838-2
System Origin: Michigan-ODM
Ingalls, Charles N.
Age: 76
Born: 4/12/1812
Died: 2/13/1889
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Military: Civil War Capt., Co. K. 2nd Mich Inf.
Ingalls, Charles W.
Age: 67
Born: 0/0/0000
Died: 2/13/1889
Burial: 2/13/1889
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs

From: "Bruce Ingalls" <bhingalls @ prodigy . net>

Subject: Re: [INGALLS]
Re: Kitty ingalls autograph book
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003

References: <20030225.204229.-195497.5.noles2go@juno.com>
Thanks for this information. I have Charles Wesley Ingalls b. 04-21-1812 in Bristol, Grafton Co, NH. He was the son of Jonathan Ingalls (Burleigh #1584) and Abigail Cleveland. This means that Kitty's line ties into Laura Ingalls Wilder's line as Jonathan was the brother of Samuel Ingalls (Burleigh #1576 Laura's g-grandfather) who married Margaret Delano.
13.Charles Wesley b 21 Apr 1812 m Catherine Hamm, NH d 1889 Harbor Springs, MI
Jonathon Ingalls came to MI in 1837 with his son, Charles W. and wife, Catherine and their sons, C. Manley and Hall J. They stopped in Novi and later came to Sebewa, Ionia Co, MI. Hall Ingalls as a boy grew up with the Indians at Shim-ne-con. At the placing of a marker by the DAR in memory of Chief Okemos, Hall related the story of the chief's illness and his return to the summer camp Shim-ne-con and his death and burial 12 May 1858. The Indians later removed to the reservation at Mt. Pleasant, MI. Charles W. bought the land known as Shim-ne-con in 1861.
Early in 1874, Charles W. Ingalls arrived and engaged in the real estate business, the firm at that time being C. W. Ingalls & Son (EMMET CO, MI). He had been engaged in business for many years carrying on farming, mill business and general merchandising.
In December 1863 he enlisted in Company I, 21 Regiment Michigan Infantry. Afterward promoted to captain of the second regiment. He was disabled in 1864 and resigned. In the spring of 1874 he came to EMMET CO MI and was actively engaged in locating soldiers upon homesteads after the lands of the county came into market and has continued to carry on real estate business to present time (1884).

When Mr. Ingalls settled in Harbor Springs, there were but two stores in the place and less than a half dozen white people.

Story of three brothers arriving in Sebewa, Ionia Co MI
The first attempt at a permanent settlement and the one from which the history of the town properly dates, concerns the coming in 1838 of John F. Terrill, Charles W. Ingalls, and John Brown.

Terrill located in Sec. 25 and Brown and Ingalls on Sec. 36 not far away.

All three were pushing VT Yankees and laid hold with a will to the heavy task before them. They had come to stay and when they came they knew what they were coming to, so there was neither faint heart nor failing energy among them. Slowly but surely the forest-wild gave way before the sturdy blows of their ringing axes, and where erstwhile stretched a wilderness soon spread a pleasing prospect of comfortable, if not elegant homes and fruitful farms...

John B. Terrill m 10 Oct 1812 at Bridgewater NH

Polly Ingalls dau of Jonathan and Abigail Ingalls. Polly was b 6 Oct 1796 Bristol NH and d 21 Nov 1883, Portland, MI. Polly's grave is marked as a Original Daughter of the Revolution. Her father Jonathan Revolutionary war soldier is buried in Sebewa township on the old Terrill farm (see photo elsewhere). This is reported to be the first burial in Sebewa before there was a cemetery.

John Brown m Sarah Ingalls, dau of Jonathan and Abigail.

Charles W. Ingalls m Catherine Hamm in 1834, MA.

  • Ionia County Sebewa Recollector Items
With information provided by Arlene INGALLS SCHRADER of DeWitt, MI.

Jonathan INGALLS was born May 4, 1762, at Exeter, Grafton County, New Hampshire, son of Hannah LOCKE & Jonathan INGALLS, Sr.

He served in the Revolutionary War and was married March 8, 1785, to Abigail CLEVELAND, who was born in Connecticut, May 18, 1766, and died in Massachusetts, January 10, 1833.

Jonathan came to Ionia County, Michigan, with his grown children and grandchildren, who in 1838 became the first permanent settlers in Sebewa Township.

These were the families of Charles W. INGALLS, John F. TERRILL – husband of Polly INGALLS, and John BROWN – husband of Sarah (Sally) INGALLS.

Other members of Jonathan’s family followed later, some never came.

Jonathan died in Sebewa, October 2, 1843, and his monument is by the side of KEEFER Hwy. near the land which belonged to his son-in-law, John TERRILL.

Two of John TERRILL’S sons-in-law, thereby grandsons-in-law of Jonathan, Anson W. HALBERT & William HOGLE, were also in that first settlement.

HALBERT ran the first general store.

The TERRILL land was that portion of N ½ NE ¼ Sec 25 Sebewa which became the John FRIEND-Lawrence KNAPP-James STANK farm and that portion of Sebewa town which John FRIEND platted from it.

TERRILL & HALBERT also built the first sawmill on Sebewa Creek on that farm.

Jonathan & Abigail INGALLS’ children, all born in Bristol, NH, were:

1. Elizabeth (Betsey) INGALLS born October 12, 1785; married Aaron NELSON

2. Hannah INGALLS born April 3, 1787, died January 3, 1877; married Ezekiel SMITH

3. Dorothy (Dolly) INGALLS

4. Martha (Patty) INGALLS

5. Sarah (Sally) INGALLS born July 17, 1793, died June 14, 1867; married John BROWN

6. Polly INGALLS born October 6, 1795, died November 21, 1882; married John F. TERRILL

7. John C. INGALLS born March 21, 1797, died April 1, 1869; married Laura V. ALLEN

8. Irene (Irena) INGALLS

9. Susan INGALLS born May 19, 1802, died April 6, 1864; married John FOWLER

10. Jonathan INGALLS born June 23, 1804; married Eliza HARRINGTON

11. Sherburn (Sandburn) INGALLS born June 2, 1807, died June 3, 1879; married Mary Jane SCHOFF

12. Keziah INGALLS born 1810, died 1882; married Milton SAWYER

13. Charles Wesley INGALLS born April 21, 1812, died at Harbor Springs, February 9, 1889; married Catherine D. HAMM

Charles Wesley INGALLS, thirteenth child of Jonathan & Abigail, was the first settler and forefather of the Sebewa & Danby lines of INGALLS.

He located on S ½ SE ¼ Sec. 13 Sebewa, on the land surrounding the WEIPPERT Mill Pond. This land was later owned for many years by his son Hall Jackson INGALLS.

Charles W. then purchased the SHIMNECON land from the Indians when they moved to Mt. Pleasant, and Arlene SCHRADER has a copy of a deed signed by Myron J. KING, an Indian Affairs Administrator, and Charles W. INGALLS on August 6, 1861, and witnessed by Allen B. MORSE, Notary Public at Ionia.

(Editor’s NOTE: After service in the Civil War, A. B. MORSE eventually became Chief Justice of Michigan Supreme Court.)

This 1861 deed shows 109 acres. However the 1875 plat shows 35 acres for Charles W. INGALLS, 42.62 acres for his son Charles Manley INGALLS, 34 acres for another son George Augustus INGALLS, and 24 acres for another son Cleveland A. INGALLS.

This adds up to 135.62 acres, and adding in the Samuel WAINRIGHT 39.10 acres located in the midst of it, brings the total of Indian land to 174.72 acres, which is very close to the 180 acres they once controlled. The 109 acres is, however, the same amount to which Manasseh HICKEY acquired a clear title for the Indians about 1846.

Charles W. INGALLS was serving in the State Legislature from Ionia County by 1853, and by 1873 he had platted INGALLS Addition to the village of Ionia when it became a city. This addition was bounded by Front (now ADAMS), Depot (now HUDSON), Railroad, and Second (now DEPOT) Streets. Once occupied by two hotels and several private homes & businesses, this land is now covered by O’Mara’s store and several parking lots.

They retired to Harbor Springs, where Catherine died in 1882 and Charles W. died in 1889, and they are buried there.

Charles Wesley INGALLS & Catherine D. HAMM’S children were:

1. Charles Manley INGALLS born July 22, 1835, in Boston, MA, died in Danby, February 11, 1903; married Lucinda CLARK

2. Hall Jackson INGALLS born March 11, 1837, in Boston, MA, died in Sebewa January 25, 1927; married Helen BEDEN

3. George Augustus INGALLS born March 19, 1839 in Sebewa, died May 1, 1868; married Addie FORMAN

4. Cleveland Alphonso INGALLS born August 22, 1841, died June 2, 1900; married Mary Jane COLBURN

Edward Augusta INGALLS born December 16, 1842; married Sarah DIXON

6. Frances Augusta INGALLS born September 30, 1845, died 1927; married Dwight SPALDING

Sylvester William INGALLS born October 9, 1848; married Sarah.

Charles Manley INGALLS farmed the SHIMNECON land in Danby all his life, died there in 1903, as did his wife Lucinda in 1922, and they are buried in Danby Cemetery. He was called Boug’edi by Indians.

Charles Manley INGALLS & Lucinda CLARK’S children were:

1. Charles Watters INGALLS born 1857, died April 28, 1914; married Phila SOWLES

Katherine INGALLS born July 9, 1864, died September 2, 1907

Charles Watters INGALLS farmed at Charlotte and in SHIMNECON and died there in 1914 and was buried at Danby Cemetery, as was his wife Phila, who died in Portland June 7, 1954, at age 93.

Their children were:
1. Arthur (Stub) INGALLS born 1882, died November 9, 1902
2. Nellie E. INGALLS born 1886, died September 17, 1906

Clarence M. Ingalls born 1888, died March 19, 1936; married Florence FANCHER

4. Lucinda (Lula, Babe) INGALLS born 1891; married Harry KELLEY, buried in Danby.

5. Marian INGALLS born May 3, 1897, died November 26, 1981, married Guy W. STIFFLER, buried in Danby

Clarence M. INGALLS was also a farmer, near Wacousta in Clinton County and died in 1936 as the result of a corn-picker accident.

He is buried in Danby, as is his wife, Florence, who died in 1967. Clarence M. INGALLS & Florence FANCHER’S children were:
1. Charles Hall INGALLS
2. Louis C. INGALLS born 1924, died August 9, 1986.

John C. INGALLS, seventh child of Jonathan & Abigail, married Laura V. Allen and their children were:
1. Lindel INGALLS
2. Mary Jane INGALLS
3. Timothy INGALLS
4. John D. INGALLS

We are indebted to Arlene INGALLS SCHRADER for being our connection to the descendents of Jonathan INGALLS, only a small portion of which are listed here. END