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Source:
Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, Union and Morrow, Ohio -
Publ. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co.
1895

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JOSEPH B. INGALLS - see Pearl Parker Ingalls biography herein.

JOSEPH B. INGALLS, one of the leading citizens of Delaware county, Ohio, is a native of the Buckeye State, having been born in Franklin county, on the 21st of February, 1815.  His father, Thomas Ingalls, was a native of Vermont, and his grandfather and several of his great-uncles were soldiers in the Revolutionary war.  Thomas Ingalls married Sarah Bigelow, also a native of the Green Mountain State, and they emigrated from New England to Franklin county, Ohio, in 1814, locating where Westerville now stands.  He afterward sold his property at that place and purchased land near the county line.  His death occurred at the age of seventy-seven years and his wife died at the age of fifty-five years.  They were the parents of four children, namely: Joseph B., Mrs. Lucretia Arnold, Pearl Parker, and Mrs. Martha Massman.
     Joseph B. Ingalls followed the trade of a chair-maker for a time in his early life, then engaged in wagon-making for many years, doing a good business along that line.  In 1835, at the age of twenty years, he came to his present farm in Genoa township, Delaware county, and located amid the dense woods, but though he has since made his home here, he does not now reside in the midst of the forest, having cleared and improved his land, transforming it into a valuable farm.
     On attaining his majority Mr. Ingalls was married to Miss Ann Maria Westervelt, a native of Duchess county, New York, and a daughter of Peter Westervelt.  They had two children, Rosalie, wife of Russell Spurgeon, of Onarga, Illinois; and Belinda, deceased.  The mother of this family died in 1845, and, in 1847, Mr. Ingalls was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Bishop, a native of Franklin county, Ohio, and a daughter of John Bishop.  By their union have been born two children, Pearl Parker and Percy B.
     Joseph B. Ingalls, whose name heads this record, joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of eighteen years, and has lived a consistent Christian life.  In early days he was a strong opponent of the institution of slavery, and when the Republican party was formed, to prevent its further extension, he joined the ranks of that party, and has since fought under its banner.  He was for many years a Justice of the Peace, proving a capable and efficient officer, and in early days took a deep and active interest in public schools.
Source: Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, Union and Morrow, Ohio; Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1895, p. 324
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P. P. INGALLS, son of Joseph B. Ingalls, was born in 1848, and was reared on the old home farm, receiving his primary education in the district schools of the neighborhood.  When a youth of fifteen years he ran away from home and enlisted for service in the late war, joining Company A, Sixtieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He took part in ten battles of that ever memorable struggle and his regiment was the second to enter the city of Petersburg during the engagement at that place.  After the close of the war he returned to his home and entered Otterbein University, at Westerville, Ohio, completing his education in that institution.
     Mr. Ingalls is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with which he united in 1874.  He is an active and zealous worker in the Republican party, and in civic societies he takes quite a prominent part.  He is a charter member and Past Commander of James Price Post, No. 50, Department of Ohio, Grand Army of the Republic; is a charter member and Senior Past Chancellor Commander of Westerville Lodge, No. 273, Knights of Pythias; is a Past Noble Grand of Rainbow Lodge, No. 327, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Past Master of Blendon Grange, No. 708; an active Royal Arch Mason and Worthy Patron of Mizpah Chapter, No. 38, Order of the Eastern Star.
     Mr. Ingalls was married at the age of twenty-six years to Emma Crayton, a daughter of Rev. J. A. Crayton, a minister of the United Brethren Church.  They have one daughter, Laura, a junior in Otterbein University.
     Mr. Ingalls is a well-to-do farmer, and a highly respected man who faithfully performs his duties of citizenship in the same loyal manner that characterized his career as a soldier, when he followed the old flag on Southern battle-fields.  He is serving a second term as Justice of the Peace of his township.
     The Ingalls family are descendants of three brothers who came to America in the early days of the Puritans.  They were of Welsh and English descent and emigrated to this country from Wales.
Source: Memorial Record of the Counties of Delaware, Union and Morrow, Ohio; Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1895, pp. 324-325
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