Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Ingram Family:

An Inventory of Papers at the Texas State Archives, 1854-1963



Overview

Creator: Ingram family.
Title: Papers
Dates: 1854-1963
Abstract: Papers consist primarily of personal letters, along with printed material, financial documents, legal documents, a diary, poetry, and photographs, dating from 1854 to 1963. Papers were created or gathered by the Ingram family, particularly Samuel, his wife Jane, and their son Mitchell. Farmers' Alliance material among Mitchell Ingram's papers is noteworthy, especially the printed matter, although there is little correspondence to support the Alliance printed matter.
Quantity: 0.47 cubic ft.
Language English.

Biographical Sketch

Samuel Ingram and his wife, Jane, settled in Bastrop County in 1858. They moved there from Webberville, in Travis County, where Samuel had farmed since the mid-1850s. Prior to 1855, little is known about the couple, except that they married in Pike County, Illinois in 1852. Both of them had family in Illinois, and Jane Ingram had lived there all her life. Both Samuel and Jane had children from previous marriages; Samuel had three sons and a daughter and Jane had four sons and a daughter. Correspondence between these family members make up a major part of this collection.

Jane Ingram was born in 1810. She was 42 years old when she married Samuel, and a year later she had their first child, Mitchell Ingram. In 1858 she had a second son, Henry C. Ingram.

Mitchell Ingram figures prominently in these papers. His files contain the bulk of the material, and with their addition, the collection was renamed the Ingram Family papers. He lived in Garfield, Texas for most of his life. His principal interests, the Farmers State Alliance and the Garfield School System are reflected in the material in the collection. The files shed little light on the details of his life, but he is known to have been a farmer by profession, and he trained as a schoolteacher. He died in 1943.


Scope and Contents of the Papers

Papers consist primarily of personal letters, along with printed material, financial documents, legal documents, a diary, poetry, and photographs, dating from 1854 to 1963. Papers were created or gathered by the Ingram family, particularly Samuel, his wife Jane, and their son Mitchell. Farmers' Alliance material among Mitchell Ingram's papers is noteworthy, especially the printed matter, although there is little correspondence to support the Alliance printed matter.

In addition to the Ingram Family materials, Mrs. Hetzel has included some of her maternal family documents.


 

Organization of the Papers

The papers are organized into three groups and 18 series:
Papers of Samuel and Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram, 1854-1879, fractional
  • Correspondence, 1856-1879, fractional
  • Financial documents, 1854-1871, fractional
  • Legal documents, 1858-1878, fractional
  • Miscellaneous, undated, fractional
Papers of Mitchell Ingram, 1872-1921, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Correspondence, 1876-1921, fractional
  • Financial documents, 1887-1911, fractional
  • Legal documents, 1874-1888, fractional
  • Farmers' Alliance material, 1885-1891, fractional
  • Garfield School Board material, 1889-1905, fractional
  • Miscellaneous, 1872, 1876, fractional
Papers of the Ingram Family, general, 1862-1963, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Diary of William Houston Ingram, 1862, fractional
  • Printed material, 1899-1904, fractional
  • Poetry, 1864-1870, fractional
  • Correspondence, 1881, fractional
  • Financial documents, 1865, 1910, fractional
  • Miscellaneous, 1880, 1907, undated, fractional
  • Family history notes by Mrs. George D. Hetzel, undated, fractional
  • Photographs, [18--]-1963, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Ingram, Samuel, d. 1883.
Ingram, Jane Mitchell Purcell, 1810-1891.
Ingram, Mitchell, 1853-1943.
Ingram, William Houston, 1843-
Purcell, John.
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Purcell family.
Corporate Names:
National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union.
Subjects:
Farmers--Texas--Political activity.
School board members--Texas--Garfield.
Places:
Bastrop County (Tex.)
Travis County (Tex.)
Garfield (Tex.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Ingram family--1856-1921.
Diaries--United States--Civil War--1862.
Notes--Texas--Ingram family--[19--].
Financial records--Texas--Ingram family--1854-1911.
Photographs--Texas--Ingram family--[18--]-1963.
Poetry--United States--Civil War--1864-1870.
Publications--Texas--Ingram family--1872-1904.
Legal documents--Texas--Ingram family--1858-1888.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
There are a number of holdings indexed under Civil War diary in the Manuscripts Card File in the Archives search room.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1960/020, 1962/188, 1963/273, 1964/297

The first accession of the Ingram Family papers was donated to the Texas State Archives by Mrs. George D. Hetzel on August 17, 1961 and were named the Samuel Ingram papers. Mrs. Hetzel's father, Henry C. Ingram, was the second son of Samuel and Jane Mitchell Purcell Ingram. This accession was scant - it was made up primarily of the papers of Samuel and Jane Ingram and represents only a small portion of the total collection. On June 5, 1963 Mrs. Hetzel supplemented the collection with another donation and on July 27, 1964, she gave the State Archives the bulk of the material that now constitutes the Ingram Family papers, that is, the papers of Mitchell Ingram, her uncle. In addition, she donated some photographs, which were assigned the accession numbers 1962/188 and 1964/297.

Processing Information

Mary Hooper Bell, May 1981


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Papers of Samuel and Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram, 1854-1879,
0.27 cubic ft.

Biographical Sketch
Samuel Ingram and Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell were married in 1852 in Pike County, Illinois, They moved to Texas (c. 1854) where Samuel farmed near Webberville, in Travis County. In 1858, the Ingrams moved to Bastrop County, where Samuel leased forty acres to farm corn. In 1853 their first son, Mitchell, was born and in 1858 they had their second son, Henry C. Ingram. Henry was the father of the donor of this collection, Mrs. George D. Hetzel.
Both Samuel and Jane had been married previously. Samuel married Amelia Tucker on August 15, 1833. Six children were born to the couple: George W. (1834 - 1893), Amanda Jane (1836-?), Rufus (1839), Harvey (1842-?), William Houston (1843-?), and Wilson A. Ingram (1849). Amelia Tucker Ingram also died in 1849.
There is no record in this collection of the birth date of Samuel Ingram or his first wife, Amelia. However, it is stated that Samuel's second wife, Jane Graham Mitchell, was born in the year 1810. She married Daniel Purcell (1807-1842) on September 7, 1829, and they also had six children: Charles M. (1830-1892), Susan (1832-?), Samuel (1834-1835), Sampson (1836-1871), George (1841-192?), and John (?-1881).
Samuel Ingram died in 1883 and was buried in Garfield, Texas, in Bastrop County. His wife, Jane, was buried next to him when she died eight years later, in 1891.
Papers are correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, and survey field notes, dating from 1854 to 1879. The bulk of the material is letters to Samuel and Jane Ingram from their children.
Organization
These papers are organized into four series:
  • Correspondence, 1856-1879, fractional
  • Financial documents, 1854-1871, fractional
  • Legal records, 1858-1874, fractional
  • Miscellaneous, [18--], fractional
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Samuel, d. 1883.
Ingram, Jane Mitchell Purcell, 1810-1891.
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Purcell family.
Places:
Bastrop County (Tex.)
Travis County (Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Ingram family--1856-1963.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Papers of Samuel and Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
Correspondence, 1856-1879,
fractional
Correspondence, dating from 1856 to 1879, is chiefly letters to Samuel and Jane Ingram from their children.
Organization
These papers are organized into three subseries:
From Sampson Purcell and Cynthia A. Purcell, 1866-1872, fractional
From John and Vera Purcell, 1866-1878, fractional
Correspondence to Samuel and Jane Ingram, general, 1856-1879, fractional
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Samuel, d. 1883.
Ingram, Jane Mitchell Purcell, 1810-1891.
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Purcell family.
Places:
Bastrop County (Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Ingram family--1856-1879.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Correspondence, Papers of Samuel and Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
From Sampson Purcell and Cynthia A. Purcell, 1866-1872,
fractional
Sampson Purcell was born October 29, 1836, in Illinois. He was the son of Daniel and Jane Mitchell Purcell. During the Civil War he served as a First Lieutenant of Company H, 73rd Illinois Infantry of the Union Army. Three of his brothers, John, Charles, and George, served as Confederate soldiers. The letters written by Sampson Purcell in this collection are addressed to his mother, Jane Ingram, and his stepfather, Samuel Ingram. They span a period of four years, from 1866 to 1870. One of the letters is a negative photostat. In the letters Purcell tells his parents of his marriage and the birth of his only child, Eva, of his many jobs, and of the trials and tribulations he encounters trying to farm. He also quotes crop yield prices and describes the weather. After a bout with pneumonia in 1870 Purcell moved to Texas, hoping the warm weather would improve his health. His wife and daughter stayed behind in Illinois. He died just a few months after he arrived in Bastrop County, however, and he was the first Ingram to be buried in the family plot in Garfield, Texas.
Sampson's wife Cynthia A. Purcell begins her correspondence with Jane Ingram a few weeks before Sampson's death, when she wrote to inquire after his health. After her husband died, she wrote several times about funeral arrangements. Her letters span a year, from 1871 to 1872.
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1963/273-1 1. From Sampson Purcell and Cynthia A. Purcell, 1866-1872
From John and Vera Purcell, 1866-1878,
fractional
John Purcell was born in Illinois (c. 1832-1840), the son of Daniel and Jane Mitchell Purcell. During the Civil War he fought for the Confederacy and after the war (c. 1866) he went into the saddle business in Bastrop County. He married Vera Purcell between 1867 and 1872. Their letters date from 1866 to 1878, and she is the author of two of the letters found in this file. After 1872, however, Vera's name is no longer mentioned in any of the correspondence. Around 1870 John Purcell became a Texas Ranger, serving in Fort Griffin in Shackelford County under a Major Jones. John was the most prolific writer in the Ingram family, and his letters to his parents, and later to his brother, Mitchell, relate some of the hardships a Texas lawman had to face in the post-Civil War era. On one of the letters written by Vera Purcell, John wrote a note to his brother William Houston Ingram, who was evidently living with his parents at the time. John also wrote several poems, which can be found in the Poetry file in Ingram family papers, general. He died in 1881 in McDade, where he was buried.
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1963/273-1 2. From John and Vera Purcell, 1866-1878
Correspondence to Samuel and Jane Ingram, general, 1856-1879,
fractional
These are personal letters to Samuel and Jane Ingram from various family members and friends, dating 1856 to 1879.
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1963/273-1 3. Correspondence to Samuel and Jane Ingram, general, 1856-1879
Financial documents, 1854-1871,
fractional
The financial documents, dating from 1854 to 1871, are tax receipts and other receipts Samuel Ingram paid in Travis and Bastrop counties. One of the receipts, dated 1863, is for a livestock tax levied by the Confederate States.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Samuel, d. 1883.
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Places:
Bastrop County (Tex.)
Travis County (Tex.)
Document Types:
Financial records--Texas--Ingram family--1854-1871.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Financial documents, Papers of Samuel and Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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1963/273-1 4. Financial documents, 1854-1871
Legal documents, 1858-1874,
fractional
Papers are legal documents dating from 1858 to 1874. Included are Samuel Ingram's 1867 voter registration certificate for Bastrop County and the oath of amnesty he was required to sign after the Civil War. There is also the handwritten contract that served as Ingram's lease to the land he farmed near Garfield.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Samuel, d. 1883.
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Places:
Bastrop County (Tex.)
Document Types:
Legal documents--Texas--Ingram family--1858-1874.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legal documents, Papers of Samuel and Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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1963/273-1 5. Legal documents, 1858-1874
Miscellaneous, [18--],
fractional
Papers are survey field notes and computations by J. W. Craft for a five acre tract of land owned by Samuel Ingram, dating from the 1800s.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Samuel, d. 1883.
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Places:
Bastrop County (Tex.)
Document Types:
Field notes--Texas--Ingram family--[18--].
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Miscellaneous, Papers of Samuel and Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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1963/273-1 6. Miscellaneous, [18--]



 

Papers of Mitchell Ingram, 1876-1921,
0.1 cubic ft.

Biographical Sketch
Mitchell Ingram, the first son of Samuel and Jane Ingram, was born November 21, 1853. He spent most of his life in Bastrop County, where his family moved in 1858. In 1876 he attended Parson's Seminary in Kentucky, but little else is known of any other formal schooling he may have received. He was qualified to teach, but farming was his chosen profession. Mitchell married Martha Ingram sometime in the 1880s, and she is mentioned in several of the letters in these files. But there are no specific facts recorded in this collection about Martha Ingram, although we know she and Mitchell did have children.
Mitchell Ingram's two principal interests, the Farmers' Alliance and the Garfield School System, are reflected in the material in these files. He served as president of his local chapter of Farmers' Alliance (IUK Alliance No. 2533) and there is correspondence and printed material about the Alliance among his papers. He also served as trustee to the Garfield School Board and was instrumental in the building of the Haynie Chapel School in Garfield. Mitchell Ingram was the uncle of the donor of this collection, Mrs. George D. Hetzel. Her father, Henry Ingram, was Mitchell's younger brother. Mitchell wrote frequently to many of his stepbrothers and stepsisters. There are letters in this collection from John and George Purcell and Susan Purcell Freeman and from George W. Ingram.
Mitchell Ingram died in Bastrop County in 1943, and he is buried in the Haynie Chapel Cemetery in Garfield.
Papers consist of correspondence, printed material, financial documents, legal documents, and clippings, dating from 1876 to 1921. Personal correspondence makes up the bulk of Mitchell Ingram's papers. Mitchell wrote frequently to many of his stepbrothers and stepsisters. There are letters among his papers from John and George Purcell, Susan Purcell Freeman, and George W. Ingram. Ingram's interest in the Farmers' Alliance and Garfield School System are represented in his papers by correspondence and printed material.
Organization
This group is organized into six series:
  • Correspondence, 1876-1921, fractional
  • Financial documents, 1887-1911, fractional
  • Legal documents, 1874-1888, fractional
  • Farmers' Alliance material, 1885-1891, fractional
  • Garfield School Board material, 1889-1905, fractional
  • Miscellaneous, 1872, 1876, fractional
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Mitchell, 1853-1943.
Corporate Names:
National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union.
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Purcell family.
Farmers--Texas--Political activity.
School board members--Texas--Garfield.
Places:
Bastrop County (Tex.)
Garfield (Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Ingram family--1876-1921.
Publications--Texas--Ingram family--1876-1921.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Papers of Mitchell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
Correspondence, 1876-1921,
fractional
Papers are correspondence primarily between Mitchell Ingram and his stepsisters and stepbrothers dating from 1876 to 1921. Correspondents include John Purcell, George B. Purcell, George W. Ingram, Susan Purcell Freeman, along with other family and friends.
Organization
This series is organized into six subseries:
  • From John Purcell, 1878-1879, fractional
  • From George B. Purcell, 1902-1921, fractional
  • From George W. Ingram, 1882, fractional
  • From Susan Purcell Freeman, [18--?], fractional
  • From Mitchell Ingram, 1880-1915, fractional
  • Miscellaneous, 1876-1915, fractional
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Mitchell, 1853-1943.
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Purcell family.
Places:
Bastrop County (Tex.)
Garfield (Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Ingram family--1876-1921.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Correspondence, Papers of Mitchell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
From John Purcell, 1878-1879,
fractional
In these letters, dated 1878 to 1879, John Purcell tells his younger half-brother about the life of a Texas Ranger. The letters are addressed from Fort Griffin, Shackelford County, and Henrietta, Clay County. They span a year's time period, and relate many details about the country and events John saw during his scouting expeditions, as well as some of his personal views on the Rangers. In one letter he writes, "I think this Ranger business is an imposition to the State...we don't average 10 arrests per company a month and we never see an Indian, except the friendly ones here at the fort. (last week) a trip to Fort Eliot cost $800.00 for a man who stole a cow."
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1963/273-1 7. From John Purcell, 1878-1879
From George B. Purcell, 1902-1921,
fractional
George B. Purcell was born in Illinois in 1841, the son of Jane and Daniel Purcell. During the Civil War he fought for the Confederacy. After the war he married Mary Purcell and he became a preacher in a Campbellite church near Comanche, Texas. These letters, dating 1902 to 1921, were written from his home in Lamkin, Texas, where he lived until he died (c. 1922-1930).
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1963/273-1 8. From George B. Purcell, 1902-1921
From George W. Ingram, 1882,
fractional
George W. Ingram was born in Illinois on August 26, 1834. He was the first son of Samuel and Amelia Tucker Ingram. During the Civil War he was a First Lieutenant in Company A, 12th Texas Calvary in the Confederate Army. The records show George Ingram farmed in Bastrop County before the Civil War. (There is a Bastrop County Tax Receipt he payed in 1857 affixed to that of Samuel Ingram in the Series I, Financial Documents file.) After the war, (c. 1875) he moved to Gonzales County to farm, and in 1882 he was farming in Lampasas County near Lampasas. These letters span a three month period in 1882 when his parents, Samuel and Jane, had come to visit him and had taken ill. In 1893 George Ingram died. He is buried in the family cemetery in Garfield, Texas.
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1963/273-1 9. From George W. Ingram, 1882
From Susan Purcell Freeman, [18--?],
fractional
Susan Purcell was the only daughter of Daniel and Jane Purcell. She was born in Illinois in 1832. She married Mr. Freeman and they had a daughter, Amanda Jane Freeman, whom she refers to in her letters. These letters are not dated, but one was written sometime between the deaths of her parents (c. 1883 - 1891) and the other was written sometime after her mother's death in 1891.
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1963/273-1 10. From Susan Purcell Freeman, [18--?]
From Mitchell Ingram, 1880-1915,
fractional
Letters from Mitchell Ingram to his family and friends dating 1880-1915.
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1963/273-1 11. From Mitchell Ingram, 1880-1915
Miscellaneous, 1876-1915,
fractional
Various letters to Mitchell Ingram dating 1876-1915. Of special interest is the letter from his friend A. Richardson (dated 1879) who was a principal at Bear Creek in Parker County. He describes the people of the Garfield community and relates how the public school system was suffering during this time.
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1963/273-1 12. Miscellaneous, 1876-1915
Financial documents, 1887-1911,
fractional
Papers are receipts, invoices, and checks belonging to Mitchell Ingram, dating from 1887 to 1911, and accrued from various Austin companies and Travis County agencies.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Mitchell, 1853-1943.
Places:
Travis County (Tex.)
Document Types:
Financial records--Texas--Ingram family--1887-1911.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Financial documents, Papers of Mitchell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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1963/273-1 13. Financial documents, 1887-1911
Legal documents, 1874-1888,
fractional
Papers are legal documents of Mitchell Ingram, dating from 1874 to 1888. They include three certificates of appointment for Mitchell Ingram as overseer of road precincts in the Garfield area .
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Mitchell, 1853-1943.
Places:
Garfield (Tex.)
Document Types:
Legal documents--Texas--Ingram family--1874-1888.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legal documents, Papers of Mitchell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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1963/273-1 14. Legal documents, 1874-1888
Farmers' Alliance material, 1885-1891,
fractional
This subseries contains correspondence, printed material, and miscellaneous items that document Mitchell Ingram's involvement in the Farmers' Alliance from 1885 to 1891. Of special import are the Farmers' Alliance pamphlets from various local chapters. Mitchell Ingram was active in the State Farmers' Alliance and the local Garfield Farmers' Alliance, serving as that organization's president in 1888.
Arrangement
These papers are arranged by type of material, then chronologically.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Mitchell, 1853-1943.
Corporate Names:
National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union.
Subjects:
Farmers--Texas--Political activity.
Places:
Garfield (Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Farmers--1887-1888.
Manuals--Texas--Farmers--1885.
Constitutions--Texas--Farmers--1886-1891.
Minutes--Travis County (Tex.)----Farmers--1889.
Clippings--Texas--Farmers--1888.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Farmers' Alliance material, Papers of Mitchell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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1963/273-1 15. Correspondence, 1887-1888
Of note are the letters from John C. White, County Business Agent from Del Valle, who acted as unofficial liaison to the Alliance.
16. Farmers' Alliance ritual manuals, 1885
These are proceeding rules for Alliance meetings.
17. Farmers' Alliance chapter by-laws and constitutions, 1886-1891
Regional and city Alliance constitutions for Waco, Cleburne, and Dallas. The Dallas constitutions are for state-wide proceedings. This folder also includes a pamphlet of the minutes of the Travis County Farmers' Alliance meeting, October 11, 1889.
18. Clippings, 1888
Clippings from the Farmers' Alliance Exchange Circular Letter.
19. Miscellaneous, 1887, undated
Includes an anonymous handwritten "Obligations to the Farmers' Alliance" and financial documents.
Garfield School Board material, 1889-1905,
fractional
Papers are printed material, legal documents, and a note, dating from 1889 to 1905 and relating to Mitchell Ingram's involvement in the Garfield School System. He served as a trustee on the school board and was on the executive book committee to examine school books for use in the classroom.
Arrangement
These papers are arranged by type of material, then chronologically.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Mitchell, 1853-1943.
Subjects:
School board members--Texas--Garfield.
Places:
Garfield (Tex.)
Document Types:
Legal documents--Texas--Schools--1900-1905.
Notes--Texas--Schools--1901.
Bulletins--Texas--Schools--1892.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Garfield School Board material, Papers of Mitchell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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1963/273-1 20. Printed material, 1889-1899
Two state-published School Laws of Texas and a bulletin announcing the 5th Congressional District Summer Normal School, 1892.
21. Legal documents, 1900-1905
Papers as trustee of the school board.
22. Miscellaneous, 1891, 1901, undated
Includes a note from Will P. Brady, County Superintendent, regarding the racial distribution of the district discussed at a school board meeting, September 9, 1901.
Miscellaneous, 1872, 1876,
fractional
Papers are a spelling book belonging to Mitchell Ingram, dated 1872, and a certificate, dated 1876, from Parson's Seminary stating Mitchell Ingram was qualified to teach.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, Mitchell, 1853-1943.
Document Types:
Certificates--Texas--Teachers--1876.
Primer (book)--1872.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Miscellaneous, Papers of Mitchell Ingram, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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1963/273-1 23. Miscellaneous, 1872, 1876



 

Ingram family papers, general, 1862-1963, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.

Papers of the Ingram family include a Civil War diary (photocopied) of William Houston Ingram, poetry written by family members, and photographs, notes, printed material, correspondence, and financial material, dating from 1862 to 1963. Notes were written by the donor, Mrs. George D. Hetzel, about the family.
Organization
This group is organized into eight series:
  • Diary of William Houston Ingram, 1862, fractional
  • Printed material, 1899-1904, fractional
  • Poetry, 1864-1870, fractional
  • Correspondence, 1881, fractional
  • Financial documents, 1865, 1910, fractional
  • Miscellaneous, 1880, 1907, undated, fractional
  • Family history notes by Mrs. George D. Hetzel, [19--?], fractional
  • Photographs, [18--]-1963, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, William Houston, 1843-
Purcell, John.
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Purcell family.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Ingram family--1856-1921.
Diaries--United States--Civil War--1862.
Notes--Texas--Ingram family--[19--].
Financial records--Texas--Ingram family--1854-1911.
Photographs--Texas--Ingram family--[18--]-1963.
Poetry--United States--Civil War--1864-1870.
Publications--Texas--Ingram family--1899-1904.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Ingram family papers, general, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
Diary of William Houston Ingram, 1862,
fractional
Biographical Sketch
William Houston Ingram was born April 19, 1843, the son of Samuel and Amelia Tucker Ingram. He kept a diary during 1862 when he was serving as a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. The narrative begins in camp near Cairo, Georgia where Ingram was an infantryman. The battery he served in was under the command of Captain Brink, who was later replaced by a Captain Harris. Ingram carried mail and messages between battalions, and he also seems to have done some of the cooking for the camp. By the end of 1862 he had been promoted to sergeant and was in command of a caisson. Ingram was in one of the five batteries which made up the battalion led by General Brigg. Some of the soldiers serving with him that he mentions are: privates Cooper, Wood, Aisley, Pitts, and Green. He also speaks of Captain Benttheim and Sergeant Crabtree (who was later reduced to the rank of corporal because of charges of intoxication), and General Smith, the commander of another battalion. Dr. Boice, the field doctor, was mentioned often -- Ingram spent a great deal of time in the infirmary.
Papers are a diary (photocopy) from 1862 kept by William Houston Ingram, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. In the beginning of the diary, Ingram takes furlough leave and travels by train to Illinois to visit family and friends in Chicago. The diary also traces his battery's march through Georgia to Kentucky. The diary ends with a description of the battles occurring in the Manchester and Glascow areas in Kentucky. Much of the diary is illegible, and some of the earlier passages are missing. Fragments of the original, dated January 13 through January 24, can be found along with the photocopied pages. There are also photocopies of the lunar charts and a calendar for 1862 that were located in the front of the original. The original diary is in the possession of Mrs. George D. Hetzel, the donor of the collection.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Ingram, William Houston, 1843-
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Diaries--United States--Civil War--1862.
Related Material
There are a number of holdings indexed under Civil War diary in the Manuscripts Card File in the Archives search room.
Preferred Citation
Diary of William Houston Ingram, Ingram family papers, general, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
box folder
1963/273-1 24. Diary of William Houston Ingram, 1862
Printed material, 1899-1904,
fractional
Papers are pamphlets, bulletins, by-laws, and an annual, dating from 1899 to 1904. Printed material includes a U. S. Department of Agriculture Farmer's Bulletin on "Alfalfa, or Lucerne" and two pamphlets on the Terrell election laws. There is also a copy of the by-laws of the Marble Falls Manufacturing Alliance and a Travis County Annual for 1904.
Index Terms
Places:
Travis County (Tex.)
Document Types:
Bylaws--Texas--1899-1904.
Bulletins--Texas--1899-1904.
Annual reports--Texas--1904.
Pamphlets--Texas--Elections--1899-1904.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Printed material, Ingram family papers, general, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
box folder
1963/273-1 25. Printed material, 1899-1904
Poetry, 1864-1870,
fractional
Poems, dating from 1864 to 1870, are by John Purcell and Henry Ingram. John Purcell's poem "More Truth than Poetry" criticizes the officers of the Confederacy. His other poem (untitled) bewails the fact that he must fight against his brother, Sampson Purcell who fought for the Union during the Civil War. On the back of this poem are notes written by the donor on the family vital statistics.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Purcell, John.
Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Poetry--United States--Civil War--1864-1870.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Poetry, Ingram family papers, general, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
box folder
1963/273-1 26. Poetry, 1864-1870
Correspondence, 1881,
fractional
Papers are two letters dating from 1881. One letter is from James Mitchell, brother of Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram, to his nephew, Charles M. Purcell. It relates family history and was written from Iowa, where much of the Mitchell family seems to have migrated to after the Civil War. The other letter is to John Purcell from George and Mary Purcell. A note about this letter is included in the last file of this series, which contains Mrs. Hetzel's handwritten notes on the Ingram family.
Index Terms
Family Names:
Purcell family.
Ingram family.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Ingram family--1881.
Correspondence--Texas--Purcell family--1881.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Ingram family papers, general, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
box folder
1963/273-1 27. Correspondence, 1881
Financial material, 1865, 1910,
fractional
Papers are financial material, dating from 1865 and 1910, from the Ingram family. Included are two receipts of Enfield rifles, received in 1865 by the army from William H. Ingram and Harvey Ingram. Other financial material dates from 1910.
Index Terms
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Financial records--Texas--Ingram family--1865, 1910.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Financial material, Ingram family papers, general, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
box folder
1963/273-1 28. Financial material, 1865, 1910
Miscellaneous, 1880, 1907, undated,
fractional
Papers are various correspondence and other material, mostly anonymous, dating 1880, 1907, and undated.
Index Terms
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Ingram family--1880, 1907, undated.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Miscellaneous, Ingram family papers, general, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
box folder
1963/273-1 29. Miscellaneous, 1880, 1907, undated
Family history notes by Mrs. George D. Hetzel, undated,
fractional
Papers are undated miscellaneous notes on Ingram family history and the contents of the collection. Included are a photostat copy of the family vital statistics as recorded in the family Bible. Mrs. Hetzel donated the Ingram family papers to the State Archives.
Index Terms
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Document Types:
Notes--Texas--Ingram family--[19--].
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Family history notes by Mrs. George D. Hetzel, Ingram family papers, general, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
box folder
1963/273-1 30. Family History Notes, undated
Photographs, [18--]-1963, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.
Papers are photographs, dating from the 1800s to 1963, of gravestones of Ingram family members, portrait of Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram, other family members, and unidentified images.
Index Terms
Family Names:
Ingram family.
Document Types:
Photographs--Texas--Ingram family--[18--]-1963.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Photographs, Ingram family papers, general, Ingram Family Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Division.
othertype
1962/188-1 Snapshot of inscription of tombstone which reads, "George W. Ingram - Illinois - 1st Lt. Co. A, 12 Texas Cav., Confederate States Army - Aug. 26, 1834 - June 28, 1893," 1963
[3 1/2 × 5]
othertype
1962/188-2 Snapshot of inscription of tombstone which reads, "Sampson Purcell - Illinois - 1st Lt. Co. H 73 Ill. Inf. Civil War - Oct. 29, 1836 - Mar. 6, 1871," 1963
[3 1/2 × 5]
othertype
1962/188-3 Double marker inscribed, "Ingram - Samuel - Died 1883 - Jane Mitchell Purcell - 1810 - 1891," 1963
[3 1/2 × 5]
othertype
1962/188-4 Snapshot of an unidentified tombstone located beneath a tree with a chain link fence around the cemetery, 1963
[3 1/2 × 5]
othertype
1963/273-1 Mims and Judd Family Graveyard, 1940
[3 1/2 × 5 1/2]
othertype
1963/273-2 Miss Junie Judd, 1939
[3 1/2 × 5 1/2]
othertype
1964/297-1 Andrew T. Davidson. Portrait
[3 × 2 1/2; tintype]
othertype
1964/297-2 Jane Graham Mitchell Ingram. Portrait
[4 1/2 × 3 1/2; color added and glass front]
(missing, May, 1981)
othertype
1964/297-3 Unidentified man.
[4 1/2 × 3]
othertype
1964/297-4 Margaret Mims Judd standing by dog.
[5 × 7]
othertype
1964/297-5 Cabin of unidentified owner at unknown location.
[3 1/2 × 6]