INGERSOLL Medifer[1]

Male 1729 - 1759  (29 years)


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  • Name INGERSOLL Medifer 
    Born 3 Aug 1729  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 27E10D38EB9ED5118A064445535400007C99 
    Died Apr 1759  [1
    • (Died "on board a French guard ship" according to a record in the family.
    Notes 
    • A family tradition says that he was a sergeant in the army at the time of the capture of Louisburg in the year 1758, and that he died at sea of a fever on the voyage home, when within one day's sail of port. Louisburg surrendered July 26, 1758, but the tradition is probably not in all parts reliable; a fair inference from the record quoted above being that he died a prisoner of war on board a French ship. (Joseph Foster, Pay Director, Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy; Retired, Portsmouth, N. H.)

      Extract from a letter written by Mrs. L. F. Merrill (born Foster), the granddaughter of Medifer Ingersoll from Gloucester, July 3, 1852 in which she says: "My grandfather, Medifer, was a mechanic, enlisted in the army in the war with the French. My mother was a posthumous child. The next year the death of the mother left four destitute orphan children. Nathaniel went to New Gloucester with a Mr. Haskell to whom he was apprenticed and whose daughter he married. Dolly was adopted by her Aunt Ward. Zebulon lived with Mr. Moody of Newberry and I believe married his daughter. My poor dear Mother who was but nine months old, was taken by her grandmother Tyler; after her death by her Aunt Tarr. The issue of her marriage was sixteen children, eight of whom have lived to marry. This line has diverged extensively, there are thirty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
    Person ID I34950  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2005 

    Father INGERSOLL David,   b. 1 Sep 1695,   d. 1730  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother SARGENT Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Dec 1718  [2
    Family ID F13695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LOWE Dorothy,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Mar 1752  [1
    • (Married by Rev. Richard Jaques.)
    Children 
     1. INGERSOLL Dorothy "Dolly",   b. 1 Jan 1755, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1816, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Col. INGERSOLL Zebulon,   b. Sep 1757, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1826, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F13693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S989] Book-A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family in Americ, R929.2 I47.1., p.25.

    2. [S989] Book-A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family in Americ, R929.2 I47.1., p.15.