Andrew Jackson Ingle

From The History of the Clear Creek Baptist Association by Jerry Burns

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Andrew Jackson Ingle was not a preacher but for his service to the cause of Christ and as a benefactor to his county and generation we feel he deserves a place in these sketches. He was born 1820 in Georgia. He was the son of Peter Ingle, who was buried between Lynn and Nauvoo in the Ingle or Baughn grave yard.

A.J. or "Uncle Andy" as he was called came with his father to Winston (then part of Walker County) early in life. He lived most of his life in the south western part of the county.

He was a progressive and energetic man, a prominent Fourth Day of July speaker. He was postmaster of Larissa, west of Lynn 1859. In 1882, he was elected Representative of Winston County on the platform to move the county seat from Houston to Double Springs, being near the center of the county. He is truly called the father of Double Springs. He moved to Double Springs about 1883-84. He contracted the building of the old part of the rock court house in Double Springs about 1892.

He was Federal Census Supervisor in 1890. He was a member of the Baptist church in Double Springs and was strongly opposed to the use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage and was a great advocate of education even for the preachers.

He made the report on education at the Association in 1892, he was a messenger again in 1893, and he was appointed one of the reading clerks. He was kind to the needy, honest and strict in his dealings. It is said he was the wealthiest man in the county. He died September 1896 and was buried in Fairview Cemetery.