Henry Ingle (1764-1822) was a carpenter, cabinetmaker, and hardware merchant who was born in Germantown, PA. He was apprenticed to a Philadelphia cabinetmaker at the age of nine, then moved to central Virginia (1784-1793), then Philadelphia again, and then to Washington, D.C. in 1796, where he and his brother Joseph established their businesses. He was well known and respected in the District of Columbia, was deeply involved in the new city’s government, and helped to found both the District’s Christ Church (Protestant Episcopal) and the church’s “burying ground,” which has come to be known as Congressional Cemetery. He was a personal friend of George Washington, and he and his brother built the coffin in which Washington was buried. In addition to these various claims to fame, we should also note that at least four, and possibly five, of his grandsons attended the University of Virginia over its first fifty years.
Henry Ingle married Mary Bright Pechin (1766-1844), and the couple had several children, among them John Pechin Ingle (1791-1863) who married, first, Susan Hawkins Baker (d. 1843), and second, Mildred H. Baker (ca. 1806-1850); Joseph Ingle (1796-1863) who married Susan K. Childs (1816-1855); and Edward Ingle (1799-1839) who married Julia Pechin (1801-1838); William Ingle; and Christiana Ingle.
The first Ingle to study at the University of Virginia was Christopher Ingle (24 Sept. 1829-30 Dec. 1910). In the U.Va. Matriculation Books, Ingle gave the birthdate above, and in the column for “parent/guardian” wrote “self” — so we cannot guess who his father was from that information. In session 28 (1851-1852) he studied Law. According to the U.S. censuses, Christopher Ingle maintained a law practice in Washington, D.C. for many years. On 10 Feb. 1862, Ingle married Ellen S. Hutton (1830-1912) in the District of Columbia. The couple had five children, but only Annie J. Ingle lived to adulthood. Christopher is buried in the Ingle family plot in Congressional Cemetery; Ellen is also buried in Congressional Cemetery, but not in the same plot.
Osborne Ingle (12 Oct. 1837-20 Sep. 1909) was the son of John Pechin Ingle, and his first wife, Susan Hawkins Baker. Osborne was educated in private schools, at the Rittenhouse Academy in Washington, D.C., and at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA, before he attended the University of Virginia in sessions 33-36 (1856-1860). At U.Va. he joined Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He attended the Theological Seminary of Virginia in Alexandria from 1860 to 1861, then because of the outbreak of the Civil War, moved to Philadelphia Divinity School, from which he graduated in 1863. He served in a congregation in Baltimore, MD, for two years, then in 1866, accepted the rectorship of All Saints’ Protestant Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD, where he served for 44 years.
The Rev. Ingle married Mary Mills Addison (1839-1883) on 11 Oct. 1864, and the couple had the following children: Maria Ingle, later Mrs. Randall Webb; the Rev. John Addison Ingle, the Missionary Bishop of Hankow, China (d. 1903), who also attended U.Va.; Mary Addison Ingle; Elizabeth Dulaney Ingle (d. 1881); Susan Baker Ingle (d. 1882); Antoinette Addison Ingle (d. 1882); Gertrude Murray Ingle (d. 1882); Caroline Ingle (d. 1882); and Osborne Ingle (d. 1882). Sadly, Mrs. Ingle and six of their children died of diptheria between 1881 and 1883. Osborne Ingle died in 1909, and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick County, MD.
Edward Henry Ingle (9 Sep. 1839-20 Nov. 1920) was the son of Joseph Ingle (1796-1863) and Susan K. Childs. As did his cousin Osborne, he attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA, then attended the University of Virginia in sessions 34-37 (1857-1861). He chose the Protestant Episcopal ministry as his profession, and served churches in Roanoke, VA and Athens, GA before he became rector of St. Bartholomew’s Church, in Baltimore, MD in 1885. About 1881, Edward married Imogen Tayloe Thornton (1847-1917). The couple had no children. Husband and wife are buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Julian Edward Ingle (2 Aug. 1838-4 Nov. 1929) was the son of Edward Ingle and his wife Julia Pechin. He studied at Episcopal High School, and attended the University of Virginia in sessions 34-37 (1857-1861). He too chose the Protestant Episcopal ministry, and served churches in North Carolina. He married, about 1892, Amanda Pamela Dunlap (1853-1938); the marriage produced no children. Husband and wife are buried in Congessional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Joseph Lowrie Ingle (16 Aug. 1846-20 Mar. 1914) was the son of Joseph Ingle (1796-1863) of Washington, D.C. and his wife, Susan K. Childs (1816-1855), and brother of Edward Henry Ingle above. He attended Rittenhouse Academy in Washington and Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He is listed in the University Catalogue as “John Lowrie Ingle,” and in the U.Va. Matriculation Books as “J. L. Ingle.” Joseph attended U.Va. in sessions 43 & 46 (Academic Dept: 1866-1867 & Medical Dept.: 1869-1870), then the Medical Department of the University of New York, 1870-1871. He had a private practice in Baltimore, MD. During his career, he was physician-in-charge of Sydenham Hospital in Baltimore, a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, and a member of the Maryland Medical and Surgical Faculty and the Baltimore Medical Association. On 22 Oct. 1878, Joseph Lowrie married Rebecca Covington Addison (1850-1925). Their children were Joseph Lowrie Ingle, Jr. and Mary Pechin Ingle. He died in Maryland, at his home, and he and his wife were buried in Loudoun Park Cemetery, in Baltimore, MD.
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