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ALEXANDER INGRAM 

PIONEER OF VIRGINIA

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Pioneer settler, Alexander Ingram first appears in America in records of 1747, east of the Blue Ridge. .."Alexander Ingram and Robert Hughes, Jr. 'enter' for 200 acres on both sides of Blackwater River at the mouth of Gill's Creek in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. "

..."On June 1, 1750, Alexander Ingram "for good causes and considerations but more especially and in consideration of the sum of 40 shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our receiver..." receives 373 acres on Goose Creek, Augusta County, from the authority of King George II of England. The stipulations were the that three of every 50 acres were to be improved, and that every year on the 'Feast of St. Michael the Archangel', one shilling per every fifty acres was to be paid to the colonial government...."

He sold the lands he purchased at a profit.  Alexander also acquired 54 acres in Botetourt County, Virginia. he then went to Lancaster and Kershaw Counties, South Carolina, where some of his family remained.  When he became ill, Alexander returned to Virginia.

Alexander Ingram recorded his will on the 5th of December, 1780, in Botetourt County, Virginia, in which he names wife Mary and children.  Alexander died in 1783 in Botetourt County, Virginia. Mary and son, John, were executors of the will. It is son John who continues my ancestral line.

Will Book A, pages 178-179, Botetourt Co VA. 

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Transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Alexander Ingram

John Ingram married Elizabeth Chiles, daughter of Paul Chiles.
Giles Martin married Nancy Ingram, daughter of John Ingram and Elizabeth Chiles.  Nancy and Giles were married in Patrick County, Virginia on the 9th of January, 1794.
 

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Sources:
Early Virginia Immigrants; 1623–1666, Ingram, John, 1656, by Herbert Smith,
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK NO. IV.

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