I am the g-g-g-g-grandaughter of Jane Graham, Mitchell, Purcell, Ingram; wife of Samuel Ingram; mother to John Purcell, my g-g-g-grandfather on my fathers' side. Jane was born 1810 and died 1891. Samuel Ingram died in 1883. The INGRAM CEMETARY is located in Travis County, Texas. Buried there is Samuel Ingram who died 1883; Jane Mitchell Purcell Ingram (1810-1891); Sampson Purcell (born October 29, 1836 and died March 6, 1871); George W. Ingram (born August 26, 1834 and died June 28, 1893); and two infant graves. This cemetary is located Southeast of Austin, Texas, almost on the Bastrop County line.
In two Travis County directories (1894-95 and 1898-99), I found listings for "M. Ingram" and "Mitchell Ingram" at Garfield, a small community southeast of Austin, and not far from the location of the cemetary. The directories list Ingram as having 205 acres of land.
I began my search of Jane Ingram when I found a paper among my father's belongings which had a photocopy picture of an elderly woman. Along the side of the picture was handwritten "photo copy 25c - Austin Library Archives dept." Underneath the photo in my great-uncles handwriting, addressed to my father, Ronald Lee Wilson, it reads:
"Jane Graham Mitchell Purcell Ingram
This is the mother of our John I Purcell,
Ron, I thought this picture might be of
interest to you! This is your great,
great, great grandmother on your grandma
Wilson's side of the family.
She is the one that there is quite a
story about, she stood behind the door
of their cabin and killed three Commanche
indians with a hatchet axe as they would
open the door and stick their head in to
see what was in the cabin.
And the old chief being superstitious as
indians are inclined to be called the
rest of them back and all of them rode
I have written to the Austin Library Archives requesting any information regarding the original photograph and/or any newspaper article, etc. but have had no luck.
I would love to hear of any information you have regarding Jane Ingram, Samual Ingram, when they were married, names of their children. etc. It is possible and probable that the "George W. Ingram" buried with them is a son because of the birth and death dates indicated. Consider me very interested... Leslie