In a 1850 Federal Census of Buncombe Co., NC, we find Samuel Ingle to be 26 years old. Elizabeth Ingle 31 years old and John H. Ingle 2 years old (Source Film No. 18108 Digital GS No. 4189785, Image No. 00106, Line No. 13) The family is living near Andrew Ingle and his wife Jane. In a 1860 Census, we find Samuel Ingle to be 36 years of age, year of birth 1824. Elizabeth is listed as 9, John H. (12), Laura P. (7), Polly L. (6), Nathan N. (5), Mary P. (3) and Edward R. (3). Pollie Penix is 7 and was born in VA. The real estate worth is $300, personal is $400. Pollie Penix cannot read or write. Samuel enlisted in the 25th NC Infantry on May 1, 1863. He was wounded at Petersburg, VA. Nov. 1, 1864. He was captured at Petersburg, VA, Apr, 1865, and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. He was released June 14, 1865, after taking the oath of allegiance In a 1870 Census, Samuel is listed as 47, Elizabeth (52), Tamer (Laura) (19), Olive (18), Nathaniel (15), Polly (14), Aaron (9) and Rebeca Wallin (63). Samuel’s real estate is worth $400, property $315. He is a farmer. All were born in NC except Rebeca Wallin who was born in SC. Aaron can read and write. Daughter Polly cannot do either. All the rest can read, but not write. In a 1880 Census, the Ingles are living in Middle Fork of Ivy, Madison Co., NC. Samuel was 55 and Elizabeth was 61. mary Polly is 22 and at home. In a 1900 Census, the Ingles are listed as married for 53 years, estimated marriage year 1847. They reside in Middle Fork of Ivy Township (east part), Madison, NC. His birthplace is listed as NC. His wife is listed at Betty and her birthplace is also NC. Her father was born in VA and her mother in NC. He is 76 and Betsy is 82. His father and mother’s birthplace was also NC. Their child, Polly, 38, is living with them. So is an Anne Mcdonald. She is a boarder and a teacher. Anne is from Scotland. Sam is a farmer. They live near quite a number of Ray families. Also nearby is a Rober Gillis, son-in-law to a Gartner. He is 19 and his wife is Minnie. She is 20. Willie, their son, is one year old (Gillis will eventually marry into the Ingle family. The Ray family will also eventually marry into the Ingle family.) They also live near James Ingle, who may be a nephew, great nephew or grandson. He is 30 years old. His wife, Nervy, is 29. In a 1910 Census, Samuel is living in his son-in-law and daughter’s home in Upper Laurel, Madison Co., NC. Samuel is listed as 85 years old. Juliens L. English is 64, Olive L. is 58. Juliens mother, Clercie S. English (73) is also living with the family.
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