2A-F: Lydia Guthrie

of Litchfield and Middlesex, Connecticut

Parents: John Guthrie 1700CT – 1756CT and Abigail Coe 1702CT – 1747CT
Birth: 16 July 1746
Birth Location: Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
Marriage: 5 August 1765 at the Congregational Church in Washington (then Judea), Litchfield, CT
Ingraham Sons: Daniel (1765), Philo (1768), Eleazer (1772), John (1785)
Ingraham Daughters: Abigail (1765), Lydia (1776), Rachel (1778), Patience (1785), Lament (1785)
Death: 17 October 1831
Death Location: Clinton, New York, USA
Burial Location: Friends Burial Ground, Jerusalem, Yates County, New York, USA

Parents: Henry Ingraham and Rachel MNU
Birth: 15 Jan 1743
Birth Location: Woodbury, Connecticut
Military Service: Revolutionary War Patriot Soldier
Death: 1834
Death Location: Torrey, Yates, New York, USA
Burial Location: Friends Burial Ground, Jerusalem, Yates County, New York, USA


Lydia Guthrie was the youngest child of John & Abigail (Coe) Guthrie. She married at the age of 19 to Eleazer Ingraham at the Congressional Church in Judea. “Eleazer Ingraham was one of the early settlers of Jerusalem. He was all his life a zealous member of the Friends Society.” In a letter addressed to Friend Williamson dated 13 Jan 1794 in Jerusalem, the undersigners included Eleazer, Solomon, Daniel, Philo, and Elisha Ingraham and others. “We take this opportunity to let thee know our wishes, who are now on thy land, at The Friend’s settlement in Jerusalem, in the county of Ontario, and in the State of New York.” (Turner, 1852) Tax Records indicate they were there as early as 25 May 1792. Records show that Lydia’s death was announced among the 5 Nov 1831 Mortuary Notices in the Connecticut Mirrow in Hartford, Connecticut: “At Clinton, NY, on the 17th ult. Mrs Lydia Ingraham, 87, formerly of Norwich, Ct.” This indicates her DOD was 17 Oct 1831. She was buried at the Friends Burial Ground in Jerusalem, Yates, New York. (Yates was formed from the southern part of Ontario County on 5 Feb 1823). The grave has no marker. Her husband Eleazer survived for about 3 years afterward and is also buried there.


1765CT- 1845OH

Daniel would appear to be the eldest son and probably eldest child of Eleazer and Lydia (Guthrie) Ingraham. He was born on 13 September 1866 in Connecticut. Daniel moved with the Barnes family to the Friend’s Settlement, but never permanently resided there. Reportedly, he married twice, first to Hulday Sweatland on 25 Oct 1795 in Litchfield County, CT, with whom he had a son, Henry. She died between 1796-1802. Daniel remarried about 1802 to Esther MNU (1783CT-1863IL). They lived in Bradford County, Pennsylvania for a time before moving to Geauga County, Ohio. Esther died 19 June 1863 in Flora, Clay, Illinois and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Daniel’s DOD is unknown, but it was sometime between 1840-1850 in Hambden, Geauga County, Ohio. He is buried there in the Hambden Municipal Cemetery.
1) Henry Ingraham 1796CT-1864OH (Farmer) m.1822IL Angeline Barney +children
2) Huldah Ingraham 1799CT-1864OH – listed as ‘idiotic’ on 1850 census (DOB 1799 per death record). Unmarried.
3) John P Ingraham bet. 1802-1804PA m.1827OH Sarah Snell. No further details.
4) Caroline Ingraham 1804PA-1875OH m.1824 Daniel Sawyer div.1860-63 +children
5) Esther Ingraham 1805PA-1849OH m.1830OH Rev. Amasa Clark Manley +children
6) Lydia Ingraham abt.1808PA-18?? m.1845OH Julius Seymour +children
7) Maria Ingraham abt. 1809PA-abt1831 m.1830 William Henry Manley. No children. (Maria was 1st of 4 wives)
8) Samantha Ingraham 1811PA-1878 m/1829OH Caleb Winterstein +children.
9) Nathaniel H Ingraham 1815PA-1890WI m1.1842 Nancy M Whemple, m2.1857 Louisa A Lacy +children
10) Barton H Ingraham 1818PA-1877 m.1849OH Lucinda B Scribner +children
11) Susan Ann Ingraham 1822PA-1904OH m1.1842OH John T Carpenter, m2.1869 Joshua Arnold +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

Aft. 1765 – ????

The 1765 date found in online trees appears to be an estimate as Abigail’s parents were married in the Fall of 1765. She is found listed as the fifth of nine children attributed to her parents in the Allied Families section on The Ingrahams in ‘American Guthrie and Allied Families’, p.543. Whether this signifies birth order or simply that she was the eldest daughter, as all of the sons are listed first, is unverified. Some online trees list a marriage to a Richard Godfrey from Massachusetts, but I’m not certain that is accurate if you look at the other records for that man and his family. Comments about Abigail Ingraham in the meeting notes of The Friends Society suggest that she grew to adulthood. (Source: Aldrich. ‘History of Yates County New York’)
Children: Unknown

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

1768 CT – 1842 IL

Philo Ingraham was born on 28 Jun 1768 in Connecticut. (Find-a-Grave lists his birth location as Allegheny, Cattaraugus, NY, a town that was first settled in 1820 and officially formed by the county in 1831, so either way it does not sound like the appropriate location for Philo Ingraham’s birth.) Philo signed the 1793 letter addressed to Friend Wilkinson along with many others who had gone to the Friends Settlement in Jerusalem, Ontario (now Yates), New York. At the time he was most likely a single man. About 1800, Philo married Arvilla Barney (born 12 Sep 1782 – died 19 Sep 1854), the daughter of William and Jerusha Barney. Prior to 1820, William Barney’s three sons-in-law, Philo Ingraham, Ransom Higgins, and Wilbour Aldridge moved to a settlement close to Friendsville, Illinois. “Philo Ingraham on his arrival had two sons, William and Daniel. He settled on the NE quarter of section 20, near Mr Barney, where he lived until 1840, when he moved to Clay County, Illinois. He was a plain, industrious farmer and good citizen.” The 1820 census lists the Philo Ingraham household in Edwards, Illinois. The 1830 census lists him in Wabash, Illinois, and by the 1840 census he was living in Clay County, Illinois. The records of the General Land Office show that Philo Ingraham was issued on 10 Nov 1840 a lot of land containing 80 acres in township 5-N, Range 8-E, Section 29 from the land office in Vandalia. According to the ‘Biographical and Reminiscent History of Richland, Clay, and Marion Counties, Illinois‘, Philo and Avarilla (Barney) Ingraham have the distinction of being the first white people buried in Clay County. They are buried at Ingraham Cemetery in Ingraham, Clay County, Illinois.
1) William Ingraham 1801NY-1881IL (Farmer / Church Elder) m1.1826 Mary White, m2.1861 Mary Utterback +children
2) Daniel Ingraham 1804NY-1866IL (Farmer) m1.1825 Rebecca White, m2.1851 Nancy Kenley
3) Amanda Ingraham 1806NY-1844IL m.1827 Asa Pixley (Farmer) +children (Asa remarried to Sarah Miller)
4) John Ingraham 1808IL-1879IL (Farmer) m. bef.1833IL Eliza Besley +children
5) Harrison Ingraham 1812IL-1876IL (Farmer) m.1838IL Elizabeth Ann Turner +children
6) Eliza Ingraham 1815IL-1866IL m.1836IL Wesley Wood (Farmer) +children
[10-Yr Gap]
7) George W Ingraham 1825IL-1848IL (Presumably a Farmer) m.1847IL Lydia A McKnight +children (Lydia remarried to Daniel Dillman, later separated and filed for divorce, but apparently reconciled.)

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

1772 CT – 1858 NY

Born in Connecticut in 1772, Eleazer Ingraham Jr had already grown to manhood by the time his parents moved to the Friends Settlement in Jerusalem, Ontario (now Yates) County, New York by 1792. He would then have been about 20 years old. His marriage to Dorcas Gardner (1799-1860) presumably took place during the late 1790s as their eldest son John was born in 1800. The couple moved from Jerusalem, where they were noted living in 1810, to Pulteney, Steuben, New York by 1820 where they settled permanently. Eleazer died on 11 June 1858 and Dorcas only two years later on 15 Jun 1860. They are buried at the Old Presbyterian Cemetery in Pulteney.
1) John R Ingraham 1800NY-1854NY (Farmer) m. bef.1830NY Annis Brewster +children
2) Mary Ann ‘Polly’ Ingraham 1801NY-1896NY m.1821 Rowland G Champlin Jr (Farmer) +children
3) Abigail Ingraham 1802NY-1875NY m. Alfred Pelton (Shoemaker) +children
[8-Yr Gap]
4) Rhoda Ingraham 1810NY-1879NY m.abt1832 Otis Harris (Farmer) +children
5) George Ingraham ??? – Possibly Identity Error. A George Ingraham is named among the children in AGAF, p.543. The 1820 census shows a 2nd son born 1805-1810. Not there in 1830.
6) Sementha Ingraham 1812NY-18??. Not named among children in AGAF, p543. No further details.
7) Rachel Ingraham 1812NY-1875NY, Unmarried. Not named among children in AGAF, p543.
[10-Year Gap]
8) Nancy Ingraham 1822NY-1894NY m.1838 Collins Pelton (Farmer) -No Children.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

1776 CT – 1850 NY

The only information found on Lydia Ingraham is her dates of birth and death, and her burial location. She was born in 1776 in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut. Find-a-Grave lists Windsor, Windham, Connecticut, but has no photo of the grave marker for verification. The name on her tombstone is Lydia Ingraham, which would seem to indicate that she remained single. She died on 18 November 1850 and is buried at the Friends Burying Ground in Jerusalem, Yates, New York. The marker indicates that she was 70 years and 22 days old. I did not find Lydia listed in the 1850 census.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

1781 CT – 1873 NY

Using an age calculation tool based on her age of 91 years, 8 months, and 2 days at her death on 16 Jan 1873, it reports that Rachel Ingraham was born on 14 May 1781. Her birthplace was likely Woodbury, Litchfield, CT. It appears that Rachel remained unmarried throughout her life. She is buried at the Friends Burying Ground in Jerusalem, Yates, New York.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

1785 NY – 1850 NY

Patience Ingraham was born about 1785, probably in Connecticut. She married Asa Brown, a son of Micajah Brown, and grandson of Benjamin Brown Sr of the Friends Society prior to 1805. She died on 21 March 1850 at the age of 65. Asa outlived her by nearly 3 decades. He died in 1877.
1) Abigail Brown 1806NY-aft. 1880 m. John B Harris +children
2) Robert W Brown 1805NY-1844MI m. Jemima Maiden +children
3) Rachel Brown 1808NY-18?? No further details.
4) Alfred G Brown 1810NY-1904PA m. Jane Harris +children
5) Chester S Brown 1810NY-???? m. Julia Ann Sage – Unknown if they had children
6) Rebeca Brown 1814NY-aft.1880 – Unmarried

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

1785 NY – 1854NY

John Ingraham was born about 1785, probably in Connecticut. He married Anne ‘Nancy’ Updergrove / Updegraff. American Guthrie and Allied Families lists this couple with 6 children: Elisha, Mary, Anna, Samantha, Rachel, and Eleanor, but that is not reflected in the family enumerated in the 1810, 1820, and 1830 census records. Additionally, the 1850 census record for son Elisha’s family lists daughters with all of those names, so it may be that they were erroneously listed. It appears that Elisha may have been the only child. John died on 13 Feb 1849 and is buried at the Ingraham Family Cemetery in Jerusalem. His wife Nancy survived him. She was 81 during the 1850 census and living in Jerusalem with her son Elisha’s family.
1) Elisha Ingraham abt1823NY-aft1850NY m. Esther MNU +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

1785NY – 1862NY

Lament or Lamenta ‘Menty’ Ingraham was born on 27 May 1785 in Connecticut. She married Samuel Davis before 1800. They lived in Branchport, Jerusalem, Yates, New York. She died 31 Dec 1862 and Samuel in 1879.
1) George Washington Davis 1800NY-1895NY m. Loretta Rose +children
2) Rachel Davis 1806NY-1901MI m. Samuel Wheeler Shattuck +children
3) Lydia Ann Davis 1807NY-1885NY m. Samuel Cornelius Striker +children
4) Rebecca Davis 1808NY-1897NY m. Elias Chase +children
5) Joseph N Davis 1809NY-1890NY m. Rachel Corwin +children
6) Eliza Davis 1816NY-1869NY m. Henry Lewis +children
7) Jesse H Davis 1816NY-1903NY m. Polly Maria Corwin +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No


BOOK: American Guthrie and Allied Families (See Allied Family: The Ingrahams, pp.542-543)

BOOK: History of Jerusalem (See: Eleazer Ingraham, p.21)

BOOK: History and Directory of Yates County: containing a sketch of its original settlement by the Public Universal Friends, the else company and others, with an account of individual pioneers and their families; also of leading citizens; including church, school and civil history, and a narrative of the Universal Friend, her society and doctrine, by Cleveland, Stafford Canning, 1822-1885,; Bootes, Fenton E., Mrs., 1873, (Repository: Internet Archive) – (See: The Ingrahams, p.136)

BOOK: The Quakers in Great Britain and America: the religious and political history of the Society of Friends from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, by Holder, Charles Frederick, 1851-1915, New York, 1913.

BOOK: History of Yates County, New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of the Prominent Men and Pioneers, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich, Syracuse, NY, D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1892. (Repository: Internet Archive)

ONLINE: Jerusalem and the Society of Universal Friends. (Repository: Upstate Historical.Org)

BOOK: Jerusalem the Golden: An Historical Novel of the Finger Lake County of New York, by Robert Porter St John, New York, 1926. (See: Eleazer Ingraham mentioned, p207) (Repository: Google Books)

Meanwhile, back in Connecticut…

ONLINE ARTICLE: Lying Deep Underneath Connecticut’s Largest Lake is an Entire Village (Jerusalem, CT)

WEBSITE: Candlewood Lake Authority. History of the Lake.

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSION: Daniel Ingraham CT-OH, Reply by Beverly Golden, 2005. Genealogy.com

MORTUARY NOTICE FOR MRS LYDIA INGRAHAM: The Connecticut Mirror, Saturday, 5 Nov 1831, Hartford, CT, Vol: XXII, Issue: 1166, Page: 3, Repository: Genealogy Bank. “At Clinton, N.Y., on the 17th ult. Mrs. Lydia Ingraham, 87, formerly of Norwich, Ct.”

BOOK: Combined history of Edwards, Lawrence and Wabash counties, Illinois. With illustrations … and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers, 1883. (Repository: Internet Archive).