William L. Ingram. oldest son of Elkanah T. and Matilda. A. Ingram. was born May 16, 1844, and departed this life August, 1, 1912.
He was twice married, first. to Miss
Sarah R.Turner. This union was blessed with one son, who
died in infancy, and one daughter, Mrs. Nora Kelly, of Floyd Co.,
His second marriage was to Miss Emeline Robertson, and of this union one son was born, but †he died several years ago.
He was a loyal Confederate soldier in Co. F of the 14th
Virginia Calvery under Captain Wm. Smith, from
By hard work and saving he had plenty about him and was very hospital toward the public generally.
Though, not a member, he was a firm believer in the
Primitive Baptist doctrine, and went to hear them preach as long as he was
able, and often seemed revived, His intention was to follow in the old
"Landmarks which the fathers hath set." He grieved much because of the
departure of some, who followed after the things that caused strife and confusion.
He was first cousin to my mother; I was at Payneís
His last illness was of several mouths, during which time he was well cared for by his devoted companion and daughter, and other relatives, whom, with several grand children, four sisters and four brothers, he left behind to mourn. But we say, to all: Weep not, for your loss is internal gain. No doubt, when the breath left the mortal body, his spirit took, itís flight to immortal glory and bliss; and there, in the image of, Jesus, he is singing praises to Christ who is our song, and will ever be in the presence of the Lord.
May each of us, who are left behind, be given sustaining grace to look unto the same God: and in the end, to sing:
"Jesus; can make the dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are,
While on his breast we lean our head
And breathe our life out sweetly there.