Name: Benjamin Ingalls. 
Born 28 Feb 1804. Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine, United States. 
Buried 27 Apr 1887. Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.
Note: Benjamin fell on hard times, as we see in 1853 that he couldn't pay off money he had borrowed. In March, 1853, Richard Gage, then a deputy Sheriff, reports that on the 21 of Sept 1852, "Samuel Andrews Second" filed suit to recover $48.10 in debt and $19.35 in costs. On 26 Mar 1853 there was an auction and Sewall E. Strout bought Benjamin's f arm for $80., as recorded in Bk150, p.41, Cumberland Co, Me. There is a stipulation that if the debt is paid, the property remains Benjamin's. At this time Benjamin is "of Lynn."[Bk243,p.215]. In the mean time, brother Reuben[#1832] filed a suit against Benjamin on 10 Jan 1853, for "$345.31 debt and $18.57 cost of the same suit." It reports that "William Hayden, a coroner, duly and legally appointed...", reports he was a deputy sheriff under Wendell P. Smith, when he attached the property of Benjamin in Bridgton. This was property he purchased from Jonathan Whitney by deed - Bk150, p .41, Cumberland Co., Me.- being the southerly half of lot # 3 in the third range of lots in said Bridgton containing fifty acres more or less, also the fourth part of lot #3 in the fourth range. This was sold at public auction and bought by Ebenezer Ingalls, who was the highest bidder at $385 . This was most probably Benjamin's brother(Ingalls #1833 , p.174). This deed was dated 24 Dec1853. [Bk, 250, p.145, Cumberland Co.,Me.] At the same time, he had incurred a debt to one Luther Billings for $80.04. In an identical suit brought at the same time, Luther sued Benjamin for this and $21.57 for costs. Following the public auction, where we see that Luthor paid $118.53 for it, the same property is deeded to him by the coroner as was deeded to Ebenezer. We find no connection between Luthor Billings and our Ingalls, and have no idea how they solved the ownership issue. There are Billings' married into the family, though, in Vt. and NY, so there might be a distant connection. [Bk250,p.147]. Frank Ingalls made a copy of records found in the cover of an old family Bible owned by John Alley, husband of Mary Ingalls. In it was written "Benj. Ingalls died Feb 26 - 1887 - age 83, 1 day - died Sat. morning at 4:30. We find a note in the Daily Evening Argus, Portland, Me., 1 Mar 1887, that "in Dayton, 26th inst., Mr. Benjamin Ingalls, aged 83 years." In wife Mary's obituary, Daily Evening Item, Lynn, Mass., 17 Aug 1897, we see she "buried in Nashua, NH, where the husband is buried.".
Marriage 19 Nov 1829. Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine, United States. Note: Married by Elder William Wiman.
Census: Roll 251, p. 300, fam #392/388. 1850 Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine, United States. Note: Ingalls, Benj, 46, farmer, $2000RE, b Me. Mary, 42, b Mass. Caroline A., 20, b Me. Lyman, 18, b Me. Mary E., 16, b Me. Rebecca T., 14, b Me. Samuel, 12, b Me. Benjamin F., 5, b Me. Sarah M., 3, b Me. Massachusetts State Census - #146. 1855 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Note: Ingalls, Benj, 51, farmer. Mary, 49. Caroline, 25. Lyman, 23. Mary E. Rebecca T., 19. Sam'l, 17. Benj, 11. Roscoe, 4. Sarah M., 8. Lewis, Daniel, 60. Ward 5, p. 763, fam #1987/2688. 1860 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Note: Ingalls, Benjamin, 55, teamster, $0RE/$100 pers prop, b Me. Mary, 52, b Mass. Caroline, 30, dress maker, b Me. Benjamin F., 17, salesman, b Me. Sarah M., 12, b Me. Roscoe H., 9. Reel 564, p. 238, fam #21/21. 7 Jul 1870. Dayton, York, Maine, USA. Note: Huston, Charles, 42, farmer, $2500 RE/$400 personal prop. , b Me. Rebecca, 34, b Me. James M., 8, b Me. Mary F., 6, b Me. Charles B., 3, b Me. Ingalls, Benjamin, 60, b Me. Mary, 56, b Me. 1880 Dayton, York, Maine, USA. Note: p. 245A, fam 379/420. Huston, Charles, head, 52, farmer, b Me. Rebecca, wife, 44, b. Me. James M., son, 18. Mary F., dau, 16. Charles B., son, 13. Frank, son, 9. Lousie J., dau, 7,. Ingalls, Benjamin, 74, father in law. Mary, 72, mother in law.
Deed 8 Mar 1853. Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine, United States. Note: Benjamin lost the farm to Sewell C. Strout for eighty-two dollars. (Cumb Co Deed bk 243, p. 215.) Apparently Benjamin moved to Lynn as on 24 Dec 1853, there is a deed saying that Ebenezer Ingalls and Reuben Ingalls buy Benjamin's equity in the property (Bk 250, p 745).
Death Record 1 Mar 1887. Dayton, York, Maine, USA. Note: "In Dayton, 26th Inst.,Mr. Benjamin Ingalls, aged 83 yrs." In Vol 2 of Deaths, Dayton VR, p. 11, "Mr. Benjamin Ingalls, died February 26, 1887, 83yrs, 1 day.". We find in the John Alley transcription that "Benj. Ingalls died Feb.26, 1887 - age 83, 1day - died Sat. morning at 4:30." Next entry is "Benj Ingalls born Feb 25, 1804 - Bridgton.".
Cemetery 27 Apr 1887. Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. Note: We find in the records of Woodlawn Cemetery, 101 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH, that Benjamin and Mary Ingalls are among several who are buried in lot 8, sec 22. The stone, which doesn't appear to be old enough to be the original, bears the names "FAIRBANKS" and "INGALLS" on its face. The back has the names of Leon and Mary Fairbanks, Mary E. Fairbanks, Benjamin and Mary Ingalls, Lyman, Mary E. and Ella J . Ingalls - all with birth and death years listed. From Nashua "City Annual Reports" Vol I, 1887-1903, located in the Nashua Library, we see under the heading of "persons died out of town and brought back to Nashua for burial, 1887, Feb 26, Dayton, Me, Benjamin Ingalls." (p. 7). Volume 1 of the Index of Burials at the cemetery reports that Benjamin's "remains deposited in the City Tomb" on 2 Mar 1887. He was buried "in yard on Hollis St." 27 Apr 1887. Under the year 1897, we find that Aug 17, Lynn, Mass, Mary Ingalls, 89 yr, 1mo, 2days died of Old Age." (p.50).
Genealogy 1903 Note: He #1835. The Ingalls Genealogy tells us that Benjamin, #1835, married his cousin, Mary Homan (connection through his mother, the Wormstead line.] We are told here that he went from Bridgton to Lynn, and then he was a farmer in Dayton, Me.
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