Jeremiah Ingalls

INGALLS, Jeremiah. b. Andover, Massachusetts, 1 March 1764; d. Hancock, Vermont, 6 April 1838.  Ingalls is known primarily for The Christian Harmony; or, Songster’s Companion (Exeter, New Hampshire, 1805). ( Before marrying Mary Bigelow in 1781, Ingalls had moved to Newbury, Vermont, where he made a living as a cooper and farmer.  In 1794, he became a choir leader at the Newbury Congregational Church, and two years later, his tune NEW JERUSALEM was published in The Village Harmony, Second Edition (Exeter, New Hampshire: Henry Ranlet, 1796). In 1800, he built, and thereafter operated for several years, a tavern. He became a deacon in the...

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