William Marshall Inge

Granville County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1846 (aged 43–44)
Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama, USA
Burial Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 7420291 View Source
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US Congressman. He was born one of three children (Richard Inge was born in 1790, and Francis Inge was born in 1798, but he also had five half-siblings, Martha, Robert, Zebulon, Evelina, and Emily), in Granville County, North Carolina, to the Revolutionary War soldier and Member of the Alabama State House of Representatives Richard R. Inge Sr. and his wife, Sarah "Sally" Johnson Inge. He was educated in local schools of the State of North Carolina but later moved to the State of Tennessee where he furthered his education in school studies. He then studied law, and was admitted to the bar and commenced to practicing. He then continued with his work as a lawyer, but he also became a Superior Court Judge and was a local State Politician in offices in both the State of Alabama and the State of Tennessee. In 1821 or 1827, he married Susan P. Marr of Fayetteville, Tennessee, and the couple would have eight children together (Sarah Johnson Inge was born in 1827, John M. Inge was born in 1828, Mary Turner Inge was born in 1831, Eliza Jane Inge was born in 1833, Susan Perkins "Sue" Inge was born in 1835, Rebecca Brownlow Inge was born 1837, William Marshall Inge Jr. was born in 1842, and Amanda Inge was born in 1845). He was elected as a Member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives and served in that position from 1828 to 1833. He then decided to run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected to represent the Twenty-Third Congress. A Member of the Jacksonian Party, he then served Tennessee's 10th District (Twenty-Third Congress) in the United States House of Representatives from 1833 to 1835. After his term in the United States Congress expired on March 3, 1835, he was succeeded in office by United States Representative Ebenezer J. Shields. Following his term in the United States Congress, he relocated to Livingston, Alabama, where he continued with his law practice. He lastly served as a Member of the Alabama House of Representatives in 1840, 1844, and again in 1845. While serving in the Alabama House of Representatives he argued against the death penalty. He passed away in Livingston, Alabama, from heart disease at about the age of 44, and he was buried in the Livingston Cemetery in that city. His wife Susan passed away in 1879. He was the uncle of United States Representative Samuel Williams Inge, and his daughter Mary married John T. Loudon who served with an Arkansas Union Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War.

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