Solomon Winslow Ingham

Solomon Winslow Ingham (1812 1901) S. W. Ingham was born on February 9, 1812 in Cayuga County, NY.  On his sixth birthday, in 1818 his family moved from New York to Fayette County, Indiana.  His father died in 1820.  He married Lydia Ann Gadd of Shelby County, Indiana in 1836.  Solomon and Lydia had two sons and five daughters.  He entered the ministry with the Methodist Episcopal Church two years after he married, about 1838.  In 1841 he came to Iowa as a circuit rider preacher.  He was one of the organizing members of the First Iowa Conference of the M. E. Church.  His circuit covered a distance of over four hundred miles.  He started Methodist Episcopal Church Societies at Quasqueton, Waterloo, Ankeny, Bradford, Traer, Cedar Rapids and many other locations.  His wife, Lydia, died in 1847.  In 1848 he married Rebecca Husband, who became the mother of three children, all died in infancy.  Rebecca died shortly after the birth of her third child.  In 1854 Solomon married Cynthia Taylor and had four additional children.  Cynthia died in 1893.  S. W. Ingham died on February 16, 1901.[1]


[1] Most of the information is from a brief autobiographical account written by S. W. Ingham when he was eighty-six.

Read S. W. Ingham's brief autobiographical account

Read part of  S. W. Ingham's diary as a Methodist Circuit Rider Preacher

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Father*                     Solomon Ingham

Mother*                    Debora West

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Birth*                  09 Feb 1812            Cayuga County, NY.

Marriage*           __ ___ 1836            Lydia Ann Gadd (         , d. 07 Nov 1847)

Son:                    27 Sep 1837            Septimus Watson Ingham (b. 22 Sep 1837,          ); Shelby County, IN. married Anna Householder (b.            , d. 28 Feb 1884)

Daughter:             21 Jul 1839            Cellina Patience Ingham (b. 21 Jul 1839, d. 12 Jul 1851)

Daughter:           03 Mar 1841            Cyrena Candice Ingham (b. 03 Mar 1841, d. 24 Apr 1901); married Edward Bielby

Daughter:           22 Aug 1843            Sylvia Mellona Ingham (b. 22 Aug 1843, d. 18 Dec 1923); Humboldt County, IA.; married Charles Sherman

Son:                    28 May 1847            Mellvile Constant Ingham (b. 28 May 1847, d. 09 Mar 1897); married Callista Desire Adams

Marriage*           22 Nov 1848            Rebecca Husband

Son:                    19 Sep 1849            Infant Ingham (b. 19 Sep 1849, d. 19 Sep 1849)

Son:                    20 Aug 1851            Seymore Ingham (b. 20 Aug 1851, d. 28 Nov 1851)

Son:                    29 Aug 1852            Solomon Winslow Ingham (b. 29 Aug 1852, d. 09 Sep 1852)

Marriage*           28 Jan 1854            Cynthia Taylor (b. 18 Sep 1825, d. 07 Jun 1893)

Son:                    17 Nov 1854            Erwin J. Ingham (b. 17 Nov 1854, d. 22 Nov 1895); married Mary Kerns (b. 6 Sep 1850, d. 31 Jul 1923)

Daughter:           13 Aug 1856            Eva May Ingham (b. 13 Aug 1856, d. 09 Jun 1869)

Daughter:           31 May 1859            Carrie Adelle Ingham (b. 31 May 1859,          ); married Willis E. Johnson

Son:                     06 Jan 1869            Clarence W. Ingham (b. 06 Jan 1869, d. 20 Jan 1870); married Blanche McCrosky (b. 7 Jan 1870), d. 3 Dec 1941)

Death*                 16 Feb 1901            IA.

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