In 1998, Sandy and I decided to drive up through Stokes County to find Granddaddy Tom's father and mother. We had the obituary for Great Granddaddy James and we wanted to try and meet Granddaddy's sister, Idell. Here is the obituary:
JAMES W. INGRAM
DANBURY, Dec. 30 — James Ingram, 97, of Route 2, Walnut Cove, died today at a Winston-Salem hospital. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. W. L. Bowman, Mrs. J. T. Bowman and Miss Laura Ingram of Walnut Cove, Miss Mencye Ingram, Mrs. J. P. Gilbert, Mrs. Pearl Foster, all of Pittsburgh, PA and Mrs. J. A. Dalton of Greensboro; four sons, Tom Ingram of Laurinburg, James Ingram of Winston-Salem, Raymond Ingram of Pittsburgh, and Will Ingram of Walnut Cove; one sister, Mrs. Emma Koger of Bassett, Va.; 35 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pine Ridge Primitive Baptist Church by Elder V. V. Willard. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
My father told me that James ran a sawmill in Walnut Cove. We found the land deed for his property as we did our research on this trip.
We also got to meet Idell and that is a wonderful story. I'll talk about that on my next post.