Thanks for the reply and the information about John Ingles.Again, I'm still trying to find out whether or not my Ingles connect with the ones that you and others have mentioned in this message string.
I descend from a Henry Ingle/Engle/Ingles (some call him "Henry George Ingle/Engle/Ingles") of Botetourt County, Virginia.He was born in the mid-1700's.From Botetourt, he moved to Russell County in Southwestern Virginia, where he lived for several years.Many of his elder children were born there.After many years, he moved further westward to the Perry County of Southeastern Kentucky.There he had several more children.Many of his children--elder and younger--continued moving westward.However, in the twilight years of his life, Henry returned to Russell County, Virginia--where assumedly he died.I descend from one of his younger children, a Henry Jr., who was the only one of his children to remain in Southeastern Kentucky.
Henry supposedly married a Sarah Henson/Hanson, daughter of a David Hanson who died in Botetourt County in 1799-1800.Augusta County, Virgina records identify David as living in Dunmore (Shenandoah) County during the mid-part of the 1700's.
Henry (Sr.), on the other hand, was supposedly the son of a William Ingle/Engle (some identify him as a "William Daniel Ingle/Engle").Some genealogists claim that this William was a son of Melchoir/Melchor Engle who migrated to Pennsylvania from Germany during the early 1700's and whose children seem to have settled in northcentral Virginia (Frederick, Hampshire Counties).Other sources contest this claim (quite convincingly) indicating that the William who was the son of Melchor is known not to have married and to have died during the Revolution.
It seems that my William is indeed not the son of Melchor, but the fact remains that my Ingles/Engles seem to originate in northcentral Virginia.Unfortunately, however, I can't seem to figure out HOW my William might relate to the Ingles that others locate there around the time of the early 1700's.My William supposedly married a Mary Hancock; however, very little information is given about her.On a hunch, I had wondered whether some had gotten the surname wrong and that my Mary might have come from a different family--e.g., Draper--for sometimes, genealogical "facts" get twisted through the long years, retelling after retelling.I don't know--I've pretty much hit a brick wall.
If anyone can help, then I'd greatly appreciate it!