Landsford and Laura Ingalls

Landsford and Laura Ingalls are the paternal grandparents of Laura Ingalls Wilder. They are characters in Laura's first book Little House in the Big Woods and are mentioned in several others.

Landsford Whiting Ingalls was born in 1812 in Canada. Laura Colby was born in 1810 in Vermont. Landsford and Laura were married in 1832, and had ten children, Peter, a stillborn son, Charles, Lydia, Polly, Landsford "James", Laura Ladocia (Docia), Hiram, George, and Ruby.

Grandma and Grandpa lived about 13 miles north of Laura's family in the Big Woods. Laura wrote of attending a sugaring-off dance at their home.

After leaving the Big Woods in 1874, Laura probably never saw her grandparents again. Grandma died in 1883, and Grandpa in 1896.

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frontier Girl

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