Jared Ingersoll Jr.

Jared Ingersoll Jr. (1749 - 1822)

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Jared Ingersoll Jr.
Born in New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAmap
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Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jul 2014
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Categories: American Founding Fathers | Signers of the United States Constitution | American Revolution.

Jared Ingersoll Jr. served during the American Revolution
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Jared Ingersoll, son of Mr. Jared Ingersoll and Mrs. Hannah (Whiting) Ingersoll, was born Oct. 27, 1749, in New Haven, Connecticut, (p295)[1] and baptized Oct 29, 1749, at the First Congregational Church of New Haven[2]. His tombstone says he was born Nov. 7, 1749.

See his wife's profile for information about the date of his death in reference to that listed on his tombstone.

He was a graduate of Yale College in 1766 at age 18, and became a lawyer in Philadelphia[3], and on Oct 26, of the same year he was admitted to communion at the First Church of New Haven[2]

He led a most interesting life that can be read about in the sources below or many other places. A brief summary is given in the newspaper eulogy attached.

Jared married Elizabeth Pettit, the daughter of Colonel Charles Pettit, on Dec 6, 1781[4]

They had four children

  1. Charles Jared Ingersoll, statesman, born in Philadelphia, 3 Oct., 1782; died there, 14 May, 1862[5].
  2. Harry Ingersoll died before 1822, when his father died.[4]
  3. Joseph Reed, lawyer, born in Philadelphia, 14 June, 1786; died there, 20 Feb., 1868.[5]
  4. Edward Ingersoll[4].

The Hon. Jared Ingersoll, Esq. died on Oct 31, 1822, according to his tombstone[6]. The following short obituary was in newspapers around the country, stating that he died on the 30th.
"In the city of Philadelphia, on the 30th ult. the Hon. Jared Ingersoll, President Judge of the District Court for the City and County of Philadelphia."

Jared was buried at the Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photos at Find a Grave

His grandson William Meigs said,
"He was most courteous and considerate, and full of the air of good breeding and manners, but rather reserved, not very fond of the world of society, and with but few intimates. Of fair height and very straignt, with the dignified manners of an age that was nearly spent, he left on many the impression of an early military education, while some thought him cold and rather proud."[4]


  1. Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850 Part I. Hartford: The Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917
  2. 2.0 2.1 Connecticut Church Records Index: New Haven First Congregational Church 1639-1937. Vol. A-I. Hartford: Connecticut State Library, 1947.
  3. Wikipedia Article
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Meigs, William Montgomery, 1852-1929. The life of Charles Jared Ingersoll. By his grandson, William M. Meigs. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1897.
  5. 5.0 5.1 [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Appletons%27_Cyclop%C3%A6dia_of_American_Biography/Ingersoll,_Jared Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. "Ingersoll, Jared"
  6. [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=4719&PIpi=21495379 Tombstone

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Jared Ingersoll (1749-1822)
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On 8 Jul 2017 at 13:45 GMT James Carr wrote:

Please remove the reference to USA in the birth location error 603

On 22 May 2015 at 20:15 GMT Kate Hunter wrote:

Ingersoll-481 and Ingersoll-411 appear to represent the same person because: Vital details appear to match.

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