Aunt Sal

Sherman S. Leavenworth talks about Aunt Sal in his Civil War Letters home. Whether she is an aunt, I do not know. She had a number of daughters and there is a Sarah (nickname is Sally) in the 1850 Lumberland and 1860 Highland Census.

In 1850, Abraham and Sarah Ingersol had four daughters. One daughter had died in 1849. Another daughter died in 1854.

In 1860, Abraham and Sarah Ingersol have seven daughters and a son. In The Mill on Halfway Brook, I had written up the names as 2 sons, but I have recent information that says there was only one son.

For history trivia folks, I will include some more information about the possible Aunt Sal forwarded to me by my cousin Cynthia.

In 1870, the Ingersol family was in LaSalle, Illinois. One daughter, a son, and possibly a nephew lived with Abraham and Sarah.

In 1880 Abraham was a widower and lived with his daughter Emma’s family in Pleasant Ridge, Livingston, Illinois. Sarah had died in 1873.

Sarah (Sally Ann) Ingersol’s maiden name was Swartout. She was the daughter of Geradus Swartout and Matilda Whitehead.

Abraham Ingersoll was the son of Alpheus Ingersol and Sibel Adams.

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