Searching for info Florence Robinson Ingram b. 1847

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I am searching for information on Florence nee Robinson Ingram. Some census have her listed as Emily Florence. She married Lafayette (Lafe) Ingram in November, 1866. She was born in May, 1847 in Virginia, possible Lee County but lived all her adult life in (around) Menifee/Mt. Sterling area of Kentucky. She had 5 Children, Josie (my husband's grandmother), Arther, Corbett, Sterling & Lillie (Lillian). She died in1966. Trying desperately to find any information on her but particularly her parents. I do know from the census that she was not able to read or write. Thank you in advance for anyone who might be able to provide any information or direction for my search.
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Thank you both so very much! That is indeed the right marriage and death certificate! I appreciate your help!



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This is one of the most interesting and evocative surnames of the British Isles, whilst being recorded throughout the English speaking world. It is a medieval patronymic from the given name Robin, itself a diminutive of the popular Anglo-Saxon pre 7th century personal name Robert. This was originally a compound name with the elements "hrothi", and "berhta", meaning "fame-bright". As such it is first recorded in England in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. It is said that the name was originally made popular by Robin Goodfellow, whose mischievous tricks were later described in Shakespeare's, "Midsummer Night's Dream", and perhaps even more so by Robin of Locksley, otherwise known as Robin Hood, who it is said (without too much evidence) stole from the rich to give to the poor.The surname was first recorded in the latter half of the 13th Century (see below), and one Margaret Robines appeared in the Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire, dated 1279. In the modern idiom, the surname can be found recorded as Robyns, Robins, Robens, Robbings, Robinson and Robens. Recordings from early surviving London church registers include: the marriage of Helen Robinson and Thomas Grene on October 1st 1548, at St. Leonard's, Eastcheap, and the marriage of Christopher Robinson and Jone Millman on November 4th 1565, at St. Mary Abchurch, London. An early settler in the New World Colonies was John Robinson, aged 26, who sailed from London on the ship "Peter Bonaventure", bound for the 'Barbadoes' in April 1635. The Coat of Arms most associated with the name is a green shield charged with a gold chevron between three gold bucks standing at gaze. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Dera Robins, which was dated 1273, in the Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Thank you Frank!

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This looks like the right couple, but the marriage year is shown as 1886 instead of 1866. This is a little puzzling. Parents names not shown. 

Florence Robinson

mentioned in the record of Layfaette Ingram and Florence Robinson

Name Layfaette Ingram
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 03 Nov 1886
Event Place , Montgomery, Kentucky, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Florence Robinson
Spouse's Gender Female


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Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954

Reference ID p. 282
GS Film Number 000252359
Digital Folder Number 004261054
Image Number 00182

Citing this Record

"Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 11 February 2018), Layfaette Ingram and Florence Robinson, 03 Nov 1886; citing , Montgomery, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 252,359.

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Thank you SO much!!! It IS the right one!

That's good to hear!


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Recorded as Ingram, Ingeram, Ingelham andthe very rare dialectal Ingyon, this is in every respect a true English surname of pre medieval origins. Recorded in most parts of England but particularly associated with the county of Yorkshire, it has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon personal name Engel. This was a tribal name meaning The Angles, the people of Englanda, in Northern Germany, who invaded Eastern and Northern Britain in the 5th Century a.d. and subsequently gave their name to England. To this was added the suffix 'hrafn', meaning raven, a bird renowned for its ferocity and wisdom to give a literal meaning of English-raven.
There is also the possibility that the suffix may be a development of 'ramm', which does literally mean 'The ram', an animal renowned for its fecundity! Early recordings of the surname include John Ingeram also recorded as John Ingelram, of Whitby in Yorkshire in 1138, and Richard Ingram of Calverly, Yorkshire in 1250. An extraordinary dialectal recording is that of Jane Ingyon. She married John Harris at Potton in Bedfordshire on July 12th 1782, whilst on October 15th 1806 Sarah Ingon married Daniel Abbot at Blunham in the same county. Edward Ingram was one of the earliest settlers in America, being listed as resident in Virginea, New England, in 1635. The coat of arms most associated with the name being an ermine shield charged with three gold escallops on a red fesse. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Engelram. This was dated 1132, in the charters of the Abbey of Rievaulx, Yorkshire, during the reign of King Henry 1st, known as "The Lion of Justice", 1100 - 1135.

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Mrs. Florence Robison Ingram

Kentucky Death Records

Name Mrs. Florence Robison Ingram
Event Type Death
Event Date 1943
Event Place Mount Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States
Event Place (Original) Mount Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky
Gender Female
Father's Name Sam Tolley
Mother's Name Jane O'Brian
Spouse's Name Laefe Ingram
Spouse's Gender Male


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Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963

Reference ID 12085
GS Film Number 1913445
Digital Folder Number 004179871
Image Number 2134

Citing this Record

"Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963," database, FamilySearch( : 20 October 2016), Mrs. Florence Robison Ingram, 1943; citing Mount Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,913,445.

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