INGHAM, Hezekiah B.
Urich, Bogard Township, Henry County
born: Sep 22 1842, Chillicothe, OH
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:643
H. B. Ingham, a Union veteran of the Civil War and an interesting pioneer of Henry County, is a native of Ohio. He was born at Chillicothe, Ohio, September 22, 1842, the son of Jonathan and Mary (Miskimims) Ingham, both natives of Ohio. The Ingham family moved to Indiana about 1848 and in 1868 came to Missouri, locating in Henry County in White Oak township. They were the parents of the following children: Mrs. Nancy J. McClure, died in Topeka, Kansas, in 1915; H. B., the subject of this sketch; William, deceased; Oliver Perry, deceased; Rachel M., now living in Urich, Missouri; Mary C., Urich, Missouri; Clara, married Doctor Hodsell, Clinton, Missouri; and J. C., Urich, Missouri. H. B. Ingham received his early education in the public schools of Indiana, and about the time he reached maturity the great Civil War broke out, and he enlisted in September, 1861, with the warring legions of the North, serving in all four years, lacking two months, in Company B, 46th Indiana Infantry Regiment. His regiment was attached to the army of the Cumberland and he participated in many important engagements, including Island No.10, Fort Pillow and Memphis. He was in the campaign against Vicksburg, Mississippi; Lexington, and numerous other engagements and skirmishes. He was at the battle of Champion Hills. Mr. Ingham was wounded in the left leg by a rifle bullet and lay in the camp hospital for a week, and thence to hospital at Millikin's bend, a few miles north of Vicksburg, recuperating there until Vicksburg surrendered. At the close of the war he was mustered out of service and honorably discharged at Indianapolis, Indiana, in July, 1865. He then went to Ohio, where he remained about two years and in 1868 came to Henry County, Missouri. He settled on a farm in White Oak township and for over a half century this was his home. In 1914 he removed to Urich and since that time has acted in the capacity of superintendent of the City Park. However, he retains his farm and is interested in farming and stock raising. Mr. Ingham takes a special pride in keeping the standard of the Urich Park up, which has a far-famed reputation for the excellency of the landscape and its general beauty. This park has a special historic interest in Henry County from the fact that the annual reunion of the "Blue and the Gray" is held here, and here once a year is recounted from the lips of those who know the various trials incident to laying the foundation of Henry County - the banner county of Missouri. In this park have met in friendly reunion the old soldiers on the third Tuesday in August each year for the past twenty years. Those who wore the blue and those who wore the gray - no braver men on either side ever fought for a principle or principles which they believed to be right than these battle-scarred veterans of a great national misunderstanding. No doubt it was all worth while. Many of these things are beyond our understanding, and no doubt was beyond theirs. At any rate these brave men of the sixties did their duty as they saw it, and today it would be difficult to find an instance in which they did not commend each other for their valor. Mr. Ingham is unmarried and his sister, Mary C. Ingham, and he reside together in Urich. Mr. Ingham is one of the substantial citizens of Henry County. He was one of the instigators and promoters of the "Blue and the Gray" reunions, and for several years served as the adjutant. For the past eight years he has been commander of the association.
INGRUM, Samuel G.
Shawnee Township, Henry County
born: Dec 28 1841, Washington Co, VA
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:668
Samuel G. Ingrum, contractor and builder at Huntingdale, is the son of Hugh Ingrum, a native of North Carolina, whose father was Walter Ingrum. The mother of Samuel, previous to her marriage, was Malinda Kennady, a Virginian by birth. Samuel was born in Washington County, Virginia, December 28, 1841. he was there reared on a farm and educated, and June 21, 1861, enlisted in Company I, Forty-eighth Virginia Infantry, serving under Stonewall Jackson. He participated in many important battles, and surrendered in March, 1864, at Cumberland Gap. In the same year he went to Lexington, Kentucky, where he was engaged in contracting and building, till 1879, when he moved to Henry County, Missouri. Here he has since resided. January 13, 1866, Mr. Ingrum was married to Miss Bettie Collins, a native of Washington County, Virginia, born August 10, 1840. They have five children living: Samuel L., James L., Charles, Hester A. and Katie, and have lost one, Nannie D. Mr. and Mrs. Ingrum are members of the M. E. Church, and he belongs to the I. O. O. F., in which lodge he is deputy grand master.