The Olde Town "Titicus" Cemetery in Ridgefield Connecticut holds the mortal remains of several of my ancestors, including my 6th Great Grandparents: the Reverend Jonathan Ingersoll and Dorcas (Moss) Ingersoll. Yesterday I had occasion to stop and visit their graves, which I had found several years before and relocated without much difficulty.
His older marker has endured the elements far better than her later one, on which her name is no longer legible. At one time, like many of the older stones in this burial ground, The headstone of Dorcas Moss broke in two, but unlike many others it was later repaired. You can still read many of her vital statistics under the streaked and crumbling marble, while his are finely etched in stronger stone.
Reverend Jonathan Ingersoll (1713-1778) was the son of Jonathan and Sarah Ingersoll of Milford, CT. The Ingersolls were early settlers of Hartford who later removed to Westfield, Massachusetts. A great uncle of Reverend Jonathan Ingersoll's was killed in the French and Indian raid on Deerfield in 1704.
Reverend Jonathan Ingersoll graduated from Yale in 1736. In 1740 he married Dorcas Moss (1760-1811), the daughter of Reverend Joseph Moss of Derby, CT. He came to Ridgefield as the 2nd minister in its Congregational Church in 1739 He held this post for nearly 40 years until his death in 1778 from "an apoplectic fit".
During the French and Indian War. Reverend Ingersoll served as Chaplain for Connecticut Troops operating around Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga (then called Carillon). In 1758 he was chaplain for Colonel David Wooster's 4th Regiment in Abercrombey's ill-fated expedition against the French at Carrillon. Wooster's men were caught up in the attack, and Chaplain Ingersoll wrote to a fellow church colleague that God showed "distinguishing mercy to the Connecticut Troops" who suffered few deaths in that dreadful slaughter.
During Lord Amherst's campaign the following year he was chaplain of the 3rd Regiment, again under Colonel David Wooster. They traveled from captured Fort Carillon to Oswego and then down the St. Lawrence.