John Charles Wesley Ingram

b. 29 April 1829, d. 1 October 1902
  • John Charles Wesley Ingram was born on 29 April 1829 in Illinois.
  • He married Mandana Artemisia Musick, daughter of Mary (?), on 28 August 1858 in Napa County, California.
  • John Charles Wesley Ingram and Mandana Artemisia Musick, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Lake County, California. Other members of the household included Mary (?). Also in the household were children Lula C. (age 10), William R. (8), John L. (7), Mary R. (3) and Sarah A. (1).
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
  • John Charles Wesley Ingram and Mandana Artemisia Musick appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Big Valley Township, Lake County, California. Other members of the household included Ruth Ingram. Also in the household were children John L. (age 17), Mary R. (14), Sarah A. (11) and Maud (6), as well as widowed daughter-in-law Laura A. Lillie (age 24) and her son Arthur (4), and granddaughter Ethel Ingram (11 months).
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
  • The following appeared in The History of Napa and Lake Counties, California (1881):
         INGRAM, J. C. W. Is a native of Gallatin County, Illinois, and was born April 4, 1829. Here he received his education, and resided on a farm until 1844, when he went to Missouri, where he spent about two years. The next two years were spent in Iowa and Wisconsin; after which he returned to Missouri, and in the spring of 1849 he turned his face towards Oregon, where he arrived, after a six months’ journey with ox teams, the last of October. Here he followed lumbering until the spring of 1851, when he came to California and followed mining at different places until September, 1857, when he came to Lake County and located in Big Valley, where he followed farming and stock raising until 1867, when he settled on his present place, consisting of two hundred acres, located in Scotts Valley, where he is engaged in farming and stock raising. Mr. Ingram, during the years 1858-9, held the office of Constable, and in the fall of 1873 was elected Sheriff of Lake County, which office he held four years. He married, August 28, 1858, Miss Mandana A. Musick, a native of Missouri They have six children: Luella C., John L, Mary R., Sarah A., Ruth and Maud. Have lost two: William R. and Preston.
  • On 2 July 1883, John Charles Wesley Ingram Ingram purchased for the sum of sixty dollars from piioneer settler Abner McWhorter Morris and his wife Annie six acres in Kerr County on the north bank of the Guadalupe River at the confluence of Johnson and Indian CreeK, opened a store and post office, and gave the town its name.
    Ingram, Kerr County, Texas
  • For additional information about Ingram, Texas, see The Handbook of Texas Online.
  • John Charles Wesley Ingram became a widower at the 20 January 1889 death of his wife Mandana Artemisia Musick.
  • He married Sarah Alice Nichols on 25 January 1890 in Kerr County, Texas.
  • John Charles Wesley Ingram and Sarah Alice Nichols appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Kimble County, Texas. Also in the household were children Charles F. (age 8), Gracie (7), B. G. (5) and Emma L. (1).
  • He was a grocer, according to the 1900 census.
  • John Charles Wesley Ingram died on 1 October 1902 at age 73.
  • Sarah Alice Nichols became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Nichols Cemetery, Ingram, Kerr County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 14 Mar 2017

Family 1: Mandana Artemisia Musick b. 1833, d. 20 January 1889

  • Ruth Ingram+ b. 20 September 1871, d. 12 October 1964

Family 2: Sarah Alice Nichols b. 19 July 1861, d. 11 December 1942