ABT 1677 - ABT 1741
Father: John DODGE
- BIRTH: ABT 1677, Beverly, Essex, MA
- DEATH: ABT 1741, Salem, Essex, MA
Mother: Sarah PROCTOR
: Richard INGERSOLL
- MARRIAGE: 28 Apr 1698, Beverly, Essex, MA
- Ruth INGERSOLL
- Sarah INGERSOLL
- John INGERSOLL
- +Richard INGERSOLL
_John DODGE _
_William DODGE _|
| |_Margery ____
_John DODGE ____|
| | _____________
| |_Elizabeth _____|
| _John PROCTOR __|
| | |_____________
|_Sarah PROCTOR _|
|_Martha HARPER _|
Note: This Ruth Dodge is frequently mistaken for another Ruth Dodge, daughter of Edward
and Mary (Haskell) Dodge, who married Israel Balch. Janna Bennington Larson, cited below,
makes a convincing case for the parentage presented here.
"The Probable Identity of Ruth Dodge, Wife of Richard Ingersoll of Essex County, Massachusetts"
Janna Bennington Larson
The American Genealogist, v79, p278 (Oct 2004)
"RUTH DODGE (John?, William) was born say 1677 and died after 17 May 1735 when widow Ruth
Ingersoll and her children, John Ingersoll and Richard Ingersoll, sold to Benjamin Gerrish a house
and lot in Salem, formerly Richard Ingersoll's. She may have lived to 1741... Ruth "of Beverly married
at Salem on 28 April 1698 RICHARD INGERSOLL. He was bom say 1672, son of John Ingersoll (Richard)
and Sarah (Buckley). Richard, "late of Salem," died before 1 July 1708, when letters of administration
were granted to his relict, Ruth Ingersoll. He was a mariner."
"Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family in America"
Lillian Drake Avery
Frederick H. Hitchcock, Grafton Press, New York, 1926
p. 16: "Richard Ingersoll (Richard, John, Richard), m. April 28,1699, Ruth Dodge of
Beverly. He died before July 1, 1708, when administration upon his estate was
granted to his widow, Ruth Ingersoll. The last mention of her in the records is a deed
given May 17, 1735, when "Ruth Ingersoll, widow, John Ingersoll, and Richard Ingersoll,
cordwainers, all of Salem, and Sarah, wife of John, sell to Benjamin Gerrish, house and
lot m Salem, formerly Richard Ingersoll's." (Essex Deeds, 84:122.)"
Salem, MA Vital Records (Marriage) to 1850
The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1916
Transcribed by Patsy McKenzie Mundale
"Richard, and Ruth Dodge, of Beverly, Apr. 28, 1698. CT. R."
"Vital Records of Beverely, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849"
Vital Records of Massachusetts Towns to 1850
New England Historic Genealogy Society
"1698; DODGE, Ruth, and Richard Ingersoll of Salem, at Salem, Apr. 28, 1698; Marriage; Beverly"
"New England Marriages Prior to 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
INGERSOLL, Richard (-1708) & Ruth DODGE; 28 Apr 1698; Beverly/Salem
Ancestral File (R)