and Hulda Whitaker
Choctaw Ingram b 18 Feb 1873 Letcher Co KY d 4 Aug 1959; buried Ingram Cemetery, Linefork, Letcher Co KY; s/o Hiram Ingram and Levicy Fields. Choctaw Ingram m. Hulda Whitaker b 1872 d 1947; d/o Isaac Whitaker and Frankie Ann Ison. Children of Choctaw Ingram and Hulda Whitaker;
Mattie Ingram b 1915 d 1988; m. Male Jones.
David Gambrel Wrote Wednesday
18 July 2018 10:43 A.M.
on Facebook the following
A funny story I have heard my Aunt Iva Wells Cheatham, great Aunt Mallie Cornett Eldridge and my Mom tell many times over the years. In the 1940s my Mom’s family moved from Letcher County to the Parlor Grove section of Waynesburg in Lincoln County. My great grandfather Luther Cornett apparently delighted in doing anything he could to scare his daughter and granddaughter. This was not too hard because they were both afraid of “haints.”
The house in Parlor Grove they moved in had been previously occupied by Miles “Bone” Newton Ingram, who had killed himself in 1943. My aunt and great aunt would not go in the room where he had shot himself. My great grandfather was constantly spooking them and saying, “old man Ingram’s ghost is gonna get you.”
One foggy morning his friend Choctaw had come for a visit and stepped up out of the fog. My aunt and great aunt were mixing biscuits as they watched him walk up to the door. “Ingram’s my name,” Choctaw said as he approached the threshold. The biscuits went in the air and my aunts went out the back door convinced that “old man Ingram’s ghost” had come to see them