Further search has been made for the ancestry of John M. Inman and his second wife, Susan Eliza (Weatherwax) Hibbard.
The following items of interest have been noted in the account books and diaries of John M. Inman, the diaries covering the years 1869 to 1899 with the year 1891 missing. (These diaries were donated by John Inman's granddaughter to The State Historical Society Of Iowa at Iowa City.) The first account book gives an account with Edward Palen from August 11, 1835 to December 30, 1856; another account with Henry W. Hayner from May 12, 1838 to September 22, 1838. He writes his name as J. M. Inman, Esq. of Brunswick. In the diary of a later date, he states he was born in 1817 in Delaware Co., N.Y., thus in 1858 he was only twenty-one years of age, so I do not believe the "Esq." means anything of value.
An account with T. W. Gwin gives a balance of $3.12 due Gwin and "Lansingburgh Oct. 31, 1840 Recd payment T. W. Gwin" is noted. The names of James Doughrey, Jr., Henry W. Hayner, and others appear as having accounts with them and their names appear in the census records of the northern part of Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
Evidently, John M. Inman went to the northern part of Rensselaer Co., N. Y. in 1835. At that time, he was only seventeen years of age. Query: Why did he go to that part of New York State? Did he have relatives living in that vicinity? From the account books and diaries, he lived there until 1841, a period of six years. One item states he worked for $110 per year; another for $14 per month and one account for $l.00 per day in haying. Quite different from the present times. It is interesting to note the itemized accounts he kept from his early manhood throughout his life.
On the last page of the first account book is written:- "John M. Inman Left Troy Sept. the 18, 1841 for the State of Illinois, arrive at Buffalo the 25, left Buffalo the 27 arrived at Chicago Oct. the 3 and arrived at Horace Barber Oct. the 6, 1841 in the State of Illinois John M. Inman Rock Run Stephenson Co., Ill." Query: Did Horace Barber live formerly in New York State and did John M. Inman know him before removing to Stephenson Co., Ill.?
The second account book gives among the items:- "Mar. 13, 1864. Mrs. Ann Weatherwax Cr.. to cash $30.00". A memorandum in this account book states that on Sept. 16, 1861 "Charles left for volunteer in the U.S. service", and Nov. 7, 1864 "Charles came home". (See later in this report an abstract of Charles Inman's Civil War pension).
His first diary begins Jan. 1, 1869. On Mar. 27, 1869 he writes:- "Henry got married this evening at 1/2 6 o'clock." Also, Apr. 7th of the same year "See Charles married this morning at 8 o'clock at Mr. Norton's by Rev. Knapp." There is record of these marriages in Benton Co., Iowa, which I have previously sent you. Also, July 22, 1869 is noted "Ed married" who was his stepson Edwin Hibbard. Aug. 17, 1869 is written "Mother is 80 years old this day", thus she (Polly Mary Sherwood Inman) was born Aug. 17, 1789.
Other items in the diaries:-
Oct. 13, 1869. "Brother Stephens came and stade all nite." I find other references to "brothers", but I believe they mean brothers in the church of the Methodist den0mination of which he must have been a member from items and accounts.
Jan. 23, 1870 Asbill (his brother) and family were visiting him and on Jan. 29, Ashbill and wife went to "Uncle Butterfield's for a visit." Query: What was the relationship to "Uncle Butterfield"?
Feb. 16, 1870 Uncle John and Aunt Lucy Markham (was she and Inman descendant?) came visiting. Query: What was the relationship between them and the Inman family? (Lucy was daughter of Isaac and Abiah. Lucy buried in Eden Cemetery.)
Sept. 11, 1870 Mrs. Inman and I took her mother and Miss Akin to George Ketchum's. Note: I find so many items mentioning the Ketchum family that I wonder if there was relationship between them. The Ketchum family was a New York State family.
Oct. 4, 1870 "Mother died this morning at 20 minutes past three in the morning in the 82d year of her age." (Polly Sherwood Inman, born 1789.)
Nov. 30, 1870 W. Markham helped fix mother's grave.
Mar. 24, 1871 Eliza and I went to see Grandmother to Parsons. I note he mentions in different places "Grandmother" and "Mother", but he means they are one and the same person. In this case, "Grandmother" was really his mother-in-law, but grandmother of his children.
May 23, 1871 Mother (mother-in-law Ann Weatherwax) applied for her pension. (See later in this report for abstract of her pension).
May 20, 1871 Ed Weatherwax came to Vinton from N. Y. State.
May 26, 1871 Eliza, Ed. Weatherwax and I went to George Ketchum's for visit. Query: Was there relationship or were George Ketchum and Ed Weatherwax friends in New York State?
June 2, 1871 Ed Weatherwax went to Ed's and Henry's and staid all night to A. Parsons. See later in this report that Ed Weatherwax and Gene, wife of Alfred Parsons, were brother and sister.
June 9, 1871 John G. Inman and family came here visiting. From other records, I infer he was a son of Ashbell.
June 29, 1871 Gene helped Lize clean house. "Gene" was the wife of Alf Parsons and a sister of Susan Eliza, wife of John M. Inman.
June 14 1871 Brother Edwin Weatherwax started for home this morning. Probably Edwin Hibbard was named for his mother's brother, Edwin Weatherwax.
Feb. 29, 1872 Cate Andrews or born Inman, dau. of Ashbell, came here. Query: Who was Cate Andrews? I find no further mention of her.
Mar. 3, 1872 Uncle Butterfield here this evening.
May 5, 1872 Eliza and I went to Alfs and brought grandmother home.
Dec. 22, 1872 Gardner Ellsworth and Georgianna Parsons married by Bro. Burnett. From the records, I infer she was a daughter of Alfred and Gene Parsons, and a niece of John M. Inman.
June 4, 1872 Order tombstone for mother paid $45.
Mar. 26, 1873 Mother, Eliza and I went to Parsons visiting. I and Wheeler Markham painted Alf's kitchen.
Dec. 15, 1873 Ed and Dolly here (Edwin and Dolly (Smith) Hibbard), his stepson here. I made arrangements to have them come here and live this winter.
Feb. 17, 1874 I got license for George to get married.
Feb. 22, 1874 George W. Inman and Sarah C. Webb was united in marriage this evening at six o'clock by Rev. W. R. S. Burnett. We all attended the wedding. Alf and Jene staid with grandmother.
Feb. 23, 1874 We got dinner for George and Cate and party consisting of Mrs. Webb, Celly Webb and wife and children, Beatty and Cal Hasser, Jno and Mary Demuth, Alf and Jene, Mont Laturette and Johnny Parsons and Ed and Beck.
Mar. 8, 1874 I am 57 years old today.
Mar. 10, 1874 I went to Vinton and brought Charley Markham's cousins down to his house. They are from Massachusetts.
Mar. 22, 1874 Edwin Hibbard and wife started to move Wright Co., Iowa, this Monday morning at 1/4 past one o'clock in the morning. Alfred Parsons and John helped him start his cattle, 5 cows and two calves.
Mar. 25, 1874 John (son, John Turner Inman) got back this evening from helping Edwin Hibbard move. He went as far as Cedar Rapids.
Mar. 26, 1874 John and I took Edwin's goods to Vinton and shipt them to him.
Apr. 16, 1874 Alf Parsons and Eliza want to Charles (son, Charles E.) Inman's at Jessup, Bucannon (Buchanan) Co.
Apr. 23, 1874 William Webb died this afternoon at about five o'clock.
Apr. 24, 1874 William Webb's funeral was held at the new M. E. Church of Eden, he being the first one that was buried in the new graveyard.
June 7, 1874 Alf and Gene here. Grandmother Bowers here this evening. Query: Who was "Grandmother Bowers"?
July 26, 1874 George Inman is 21 this day (thus born July 26, 1853).
Aug. 14, 1874 Grandmother Weatherwax is quite sick and worse this evening.
Aug. 21, 1874 Mrs. Slade here to see grandmother. She is no better.
Aug. 25, 1874 I got a dispatch from E. J. Weatherwax of Johnsonville, N.Y. Grandmother some better.
Sept. 11 1874 Grandmother worse.
Nov. 15, 1874 John Slade is here.
Nov. 17, 1874 John Slade started for home this morning.
Jan. 2, 1875 Peter Slade and wife came here to see their mother and grandmother. (1 infer from the records that Peter Slade was a son of Gideon Slade whose wife was a sister of the wife of John M. Inman, and the grandmother was the mother-in-law of John M. Inman, Mrs. Ann Weatherwax.)
Jan. 13, 1875 Grandmother (Ann Weatherwax, the mother of John Inman's 2nd wife) died this evening at 10 o'clock in the 83d year of her age. (Geo. L. Freeman was a witness of John M.'s marriage to Malvina Lawrence in N.Y.)
Jan. 14, 1875 Alf and I went to Vinton and got the coffin for grandmother of George L. Freeman. John went to George Ketchum's to notify them of the funeral. Wheeler Markham and Elias Hall dug the grave.
Jan. 15, 1875 Grandmother Weatherwax buried today. A large attendance at the church. Mrs. Slade still here from Pocohantas Co. and all the relatives.
Jan. 17, l875 Catherine Slade went to George Ketchum's to make them a visit.
Feb. 26, 1875 Have made up my mind to go to California this day.
[The next three entries written by someone else]
Mar. 9, 1875 John took J. M. I., George W. Inman and Alfred Parsons to take the train for Cedar Rapids on their way to California, took the 6 o'clock, those retired gentlemen are off for California. Note: This item is in a different handwriting. Evidently, some member of his fami1y kept the diary while he was away.
Apr. 3, 1875 Mr. J. M. Inman, A. Parsons, and Dr. Griffith returned from California.
Apr. 14, 1875 He made another trip to California and returned May 14th.
[Back to original hand-writing.]
May 22, 1875 Deeded my farm to Stephen Seeley. On Apr. 12th he and Seeley had come to a trade and Seeley was to deed him 134-1/2 acres "on. the other side of the river". Seeley allowed him $10,300 for his farm and was to take a lot of stock, grain, tools, etc.
May 25, 1875 Contracted with Mr. Conner for a house and lot belonging to Mrs. Thompson.
June 3, 1875 Wheeler Markham helped me take up and move my mother to the graveyard in the M. E. church of Eden the 2d.
June 4, 1875 John took Eliza and I to Vinton. We took the cars at 3 P.M. for Plimouth and Edwin Hibbard's. He met us at Plimouth at 8.40 P.M. and got to Ed's at mdnt. Got lost on the prairie for about 1/2 hour. Note: Plymouth, Iowa, is just across the county line in Cerro Gordo Co. from Worth County. In the item of Mar. 22, 1874 it very clearly reads "Wright Co.", but I believe this is an error and it was Worth Co. where Edwin Hibbard moved.
June 5, 1875 Ed. and I looked at some wild land that was for sale, thinks it worth $8.00 per acre.
June 11, 1875 Ed and Dolly brought us to Mason City (Cerro Gordo Co.), left for Algona (Kossuth Co., Iowa), staid at the Clift House, hired Mr. Lamb to bring us to Slades.
June 13, 1875 Gideon Slade and wife and Eliza and I went to Rolf to see the city but couldn't find the town.
June 17 Frank and Gideon Slade and I went to see John Hamstead's claim.
June 18, 1875 Mr. and Mrs. Slade took us to Ft. Dodge called at George Ketchum's, he was gone from home.
July 1, 1875 Mrs. I and self went to Cedar Rapids. We staid to Charles in Kingston or West Cedar Rapids. They had arrived home from Ft. Dodge on June19th.
June 21, 1875 Got a deed of Mrs. Thompson for the house and put it on record.
July 12, 1875 Alf Parsons took the 3 o'clock train for Plimouth. Staid all night at Plimouth.
July 13, 1875 Alf Parsons and self went to Ed. Hibbard's. Alf and Ed looked at some land.
July 15, 1875 Went to Northwood (county seat of Worth Co., Iowa), to see several land agents about buying land.
July 19, 1875 I contracted for 400 acres in Worth Co., Parsons for 80, and Triggs for 160 acres.
July 28, 1875 G. W. Inman's first boy was born this morning at 9.15 A.M.
July 31, 1875 George came home from Ackley to see his boy.
Aug. 24, 1875 We moved to Vinton today.
Sept. 14, 1875 Went to Eden to set grandmother's tombstone.
Nov. 19, 1875 Helped Henry Inman (son) load his farming machinery on a car to ship to Floyd Co., Iowa.
Sept. 1, 1875 A. Pars6ns and self started this morning at 1.30 A.M. for Plimouth and Ed Hibbard's.
Sept. 3, 1875 Alf and Edwin and I went to Northwood I got my deeds for the land. (He gives a description of the sections, etc. on which they were located). Sold the w 1/2 of sec 36 to Ed Hibbard for $720 payable $100 per year.
Nov. 24, 1875 Henry L. Inman started to move to Floyd Co., Iowa.
Mar. 11, 1876 George went to Orville Inman's for straw.
June 22, 1876 Uncle John Irvin came and put a box on my west stand of bees. Query: Was there any relationship to "Uncle John Irvin"?
July 5, 1876 John T. Inman is 21 today. (b. 1855)
Sept. 15, 1876 Got a letter from Henry that he is going to move to Kansas this fall.
April 16, 1877 Mailed a letter to H. L. Inman, Wellington, Kansas.
June 20, 1877 Mrs. Inman and self started this morning at 2 o'clock for Worth Co. Note: They stayed there building a house and returned to Vinton on Nov. 14th.
Dec. 24, 1877 John came home from Demuth's this evening. Has made arrangements to be married at my house on the evening of Dec. 26, 1877.
Dec. 26, 1877 John was married this evening to Miss Mary Elizabeth Demuth at 9.00 o'clock in P.M. Mr. and Mrs. Demuth and Carl Corbet was here. Married by Rev. Dr. Golden.
Dec. 27, 1877. John and Mary started this morning at 1.45 for Worth Co. their home. Mr. and Mrs. Demuth went home.
Mar. 7, 1878 Mrs. Inman's 63d birthday. (No, she was born 3-14-1814 from obituary)
Mar. 8, 1878 This is my 61st birthday. J. M. Inman. (No, he was b. Jan. 24, 1817, see Jan. 24, 1898 death record.)
Dec. 11, 1878 John and Mate (John Towner Inman and Mary DeMuth) had a daughter (Blanche) born at 5.00 P.M.
Jan. 13, 1879 I made a box to move Charles E. first wife's corpse from the old graveyard to the church yard at the First M. E. Church of Eden for burial. The old yard is abandoned.
Jan. 19, 1879 Mrs. Inman wrote her brother Ed Weatherwax.
Feb. 11, 1879 Harmon Wilcox closed our trade today. He deeded me 160 acres of land in Hancock Co. and I deeded him my house and lot in Vinton.
Feb. 12,, 1879 I sent my deed to Concord, Hancock Co. to be recorded.
Feb. 17, 1879 Got a letter from Mrs. Elsie Shane and her daughter of Nineva, N. Y. Query: Was there relationship between these families? A map in Rand-McNally Atlas shows that Nineveh, N.Y. is situated on the line between Broome and Chenango Counties.
Feb. 18, 1879 Made a deed to J. B. Benjegerdes of Clayton Co. for 160 acres in Worth Co.
Feb. 24, 1879 Dock Wallace and Miss Stukesbury is helping Mrs. Inman pack our goods for moving to Manly Junction.
Feb. 25, 1879 Mrs. Inman and I went to Dock Wallace and staid until time to take the cars in the morning 2.50 A.M.
Feb. 26, 1879 Got to Manley Junction at 8.50 o'clock A.M. and met Edwin there 28 below zero. We met John at Manly on his way to move to Benton County.
Feb. 27, 1879 Geo., Ed and John Parsons each halled one load of goods from depot for me. My car got here last night.
Feb. 28, 1879 Geo. Inman and Ed Hibbard halled two loads each from Manly for me, that finished halling all my goods and grain.
Mar. 1, 1879. All hands spent the day in setting things to rights and putting up furniture and stoves, etc.
Mar. 7, 1879 Eliza's birthday 64 years old.
Mar. 8, 1879 My birthday 62 years old. George and I settled up today. I bought out his interest in house and improvements and gave him $1,000 for them and rented him my whole place for one year, each having one-half the crop this year.
Mar. 26, 1879 Geo and Kate Inman had a boy born this morning at four o'clock.
Apr. 17, 1879 We heard Mr. Butterfield died today.
Oct. 10, 1879 I met Edwin Weatherwax at the Rapids on his way to Cal.
Oct. 12, 1879 A. Parsons and wife and Ed Hibbard and wife came here to see Ed Weatherwax and Gideon Slade and wife from Pocahantas Co. came here this P.M. to see her brother Edwin Weatherwax from York State. Note: This item shows that the wife of Gideon Slade was a sister of Susan Eliza, the wife of John M. Inman.
Oct. 14, 1879 Ed Weatherwax and I expect to start for California tomorrow. (The diary continues intermittently in a different hand writing for the remainder of the year.)
Jan. 3, 1880 Edwin Weatherwax and I arrived at Cedar Rapids this morning at 5.45 A.M. and went to Charles Inman's. I met Mrs. Inman there to see her brother on his way home from California.
In one of the diaries for the year 1875, he gives a diary of his trips to California in 1875, and 1879. On the trip in 1879, he writes of George Weatherwax in San Francisco. Edwin Weatherwax was with him on these trips. The address of George Weatherwax was George E. Weatherwax, 221 Ellis St., San Francisco, Cal.
In the back of the diary for the year 1880 is the following:- "Jacil Lawrence One of the heirs of the Lawrence estate Address Rome, Oneida Co., N.Y.
"There are 17 heirs to the Estate one is dead without heirs Twelve are proven and four are not known whether dead or alive.
"Jacil Lawrence has gone to England with his attorney with Power of Attorney to act for the other 11.
"The estate is said to be worth in l865 147 million pounds sterling, it is in the Bank of England."
Feb. 24, 1880 I wrote a letter to Aunt Sally Ingram. Query: Who was Aunt Sally Ingram?
July 26, 1880 George 27 years old today.
Dec. 22, 1880 Ed and Dolly, George and Kate and Norm (Norman, son, b. 1875) started this morning for Pocohantas, Co. to visit Gideon Slade's.
July 9, 1881 I got a letter from Henry L. Inman of Olimpa, Washington Ter., dated June 26.
Aug. 12, 1881 Sold my place at Britt (Hancock Co.) to George Fillenworth.
Sept. 3, 1881 Got a letter from H. L. (Henry) Inman in Washington Territory giving an account of the Death of their youngest girl, Molly Inman (Sarah Malvina, b. 1876) five years old last Mar.
Nov. 27, 1881 Gideon Slade Died this morning about nine o'clock A.M. Aged about 70 years.
In the back of this diary are the following addresses: Henry L. Inman, Olympia, Thurston Co., Washington Territory; Geo. E. Weather wax, 81 Hoff Av., off 16 street, San Francisco, Cal. and G. Slade, Whitamore, Iowa.
Feb. 10, 1882 Mrs. Inman and I went to Davis (Ill.) to see my brother.
Feb. 24, 1882 Ashbill and I went to Freeport (Ill.). and got our pictures taken together.
Mar. 1, 1882 Ashbill and wife and Mrs. Inman and I went from Ashbill's to John G. Inman's near Lena, Ill (His son John Wm. Inman died 9-23-19?? mar. Lena ?. They had w sons, Irvin, b. 1899 and Vernon, b. 1909. They lived at Lena, Ill.)
Mar. 10, 1882 Mrs. Inman and I went to Vinton.
Mar. 16, 1882 Mr. Ellsworth took us to Uncle David Davises.
Mar. 18, 1882 Wheeler Markham took us to Orvil1es (Inman).
Mar. 25, 1882 Left Vinton for home in Worth Co.
May 7, 1882 Uncle John Markham of Vinton died Monday the 8th inst.
May 8, 1882 I wrote a letter to Edwin D. Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas.
Addresses in the back of the 1882 diary: Jasiel Lawrence, Henderson, Jefferson Co., N.Y. and Edwin D. Lawrence, 122 Madison St., Topeka, Kansas.
Feb. 22, 1883 Mrs. Inman and I went to Edwin's to take him some pension papers from Washington.
Mar. 23, 1883 Mrs. Inman and I went to Edwin's this evening for the last visit before they move near Mason City.
Apr. 3, 1883 George helped Ed and Dolly move today to Cerro Gordo Co.
June 18, 1883 Ed and Dolly and Mrs. Inman and I went to Mason City and to depot and got Mrs. Slade and then to Ed's to dinner and home this P.M. and stopped to Parsons for tea.
June 28, 1883 Got a letter from J. T. Inman and they have another girl baby (Grace).
July 2, 1883 Mrs. Slade went to Edwin's today and is to start for York State tomorrow.
Aug. 9, 1883 Got a letter from Kate Slade from Johnsonville, N.Y.
Sept. 29, 1883 Got a letter from John G. Inman of Ill. (Note: David Davis & wife Hannah buried in Eden Cemetery.)
The front page of the 1884 diary reads: "J. M. Inman, Manly Junction, Worth Co., Iowa, 1884."
Jan. 13, 1884. Wrote a letter to Henry L. Inman, Esq., Los Gatos, Santa Clara (Co.), Calif.
Feb. 3, 1884 Wrote a letter to John at Alta, Iowa, and Henry at Los Gatos, Cal.
June 8, 1884 Henry Inman started this evening for W(ashington) T(erritory) from Los Gatos, Calif.
Aug. 11, 1884 Henry L. Inman had a son born in California today. (died infancy)
Sept. 13, 1884 I went to Mason City. Got Jake Weatherwax and son and Mrs. C. Slade, they came from Algona today. Orville Inman and wife came from Vinton on a visit. (Jacob, Susan Eliza's father)
Sept. 14, 1884 Jake Weatherwax and Cate Slade and Eliza and I went to Plimouth to visit Rev. Earl. Query: Did Rev. Earl formerly live in New York State?
Oct. 3, 1884 Jake and Ensign and Mrs. Slade, Eliza and I went to Mason City today to attend M. E. Conference. Note: From this item I would infer all of them were of the Methodist faith.
Oct. 12, 1884 Jake Weatherwax and son and Mrs. Inman and self started this evening a 8 o'clock for Cedar Rapids.
Oct. 14, 1884 Jake Weatherwax and son left this eve for Chicago.
Oct. 22, 1884 Mrs. Inman and I went to Vinton today.
Oct. 23, 1884 Mrs. Inman and I had our pictures taken today and went to Dock Wallace's and staid there all nite.
Nov. 1, 1884 Mrs. Inman and I took the train for Manly and got to Manly at 1.05 this P.M. Geo. met us and took us home.
Nov. 10, 1884 I wrote a letter to Ensign Weatherwax, Allensborough, Washington Co., N.Y.
Dec. 8, 1884 Got a card from John T. Inman, he says he has bought a 120 acre farm.
Dec. 9, 1884 Ed moved today on a place where Loue Larson lived this summer.
Dec. 10, 1884 Alf and John Parsons started to move to Eagle Grove this morning and Mrs. Parsons took the Central train this P.M. to go to Algona today and intends to go to Eagle Grove tomorrow.
Jan. 27, 1885 Dr. Sanders came to see Mrs. Inman.
Feb. 25, 1885 Mrs. Inman went downstairs for the first time since she was sick nearly five weeks or since the 25 of January.
Feb. 25, 1885 I sent two of Mrs. Inman's photographs to N.Y. State to her two brothers.
Mar. 7, 1885 This is Mrs. Inman's birthday. She is 70 years old today.
Mar. 8, 1885 This is my birthday. I am 68 years old today. Weight this day is 184 lbs.
Mar. 29, 1885 Ella Weatherwax Wife of George Weatherwax of Johnsonville, N.Y. died this morning.
June 4, 1885 Eliza is sick in bed today.
June 26, 1885 I got a letter from Weatherwax.
July 1, 1885 Mrs. Inman's health improving nicely. The Dr. is not coming again unless he is called.
Aug. 10, 1885 Mrs. Inman taken worse again today another light shock of paralisis.
Oct. 15, 1885 Got an invitation card from O. (Orville) Inman and wife to attend the wedding of their daughter Mattie (Martha) Inman to Orson Bogle on the 21 of this month.
Oct. 20, 1885 Mrs. Inman and I were married 54 years ago this day at Newburg, Illinois, at the home of Gideon Slade at 8 o'clock in the evening Oct. 30th 1851.
Dec. 51, 1885 I got a letter from Miss Rena Weatherwax, Johnsonville, N.Y.
Among the addresses in the back of this 1885 diary are:- Romain Hall, Buskirks Bridge, Washington Co., N.Y., Ensign J., J. F. Weatherwax, all of Allensborough, Washington Co., N.Y. and Edwin J. Weatherwax of Johnsonville, Rensselaer Co., N.Y.
Oct. 2, 1886 Mrs. Eliza Inman had another lite shock of her head this morning.
Oct. 6, 1886 Jake Weatherwax and Mr. Hall from Y(ork) State and Mrs. Slade from Algona came. Query: What was the relationship between Jake Weatherwax and Mrs. Inman?
Nov. 8, 1886 Jake and Mr. Hall left for the east and home.
Mar. 4, 1887 Mrs. Slade came here from Algona today to see her sister Mrs. I. Note: This shows that Mrs. Inman and Kate Slade were sisters.
June 15, 1887 Ed went to Mason to be examined by doctors for a pension.
June 22, 1887 Mrs. Sally Butterfield came from Benton Co. today.
July 4, 1887 Mrs. Jene Parsons came here this P.M. to see Mrs. Inman her sister. Note: This also shows that Gene Parsons was a sister of Susan Eliza Inman, wife of John M. Inman.
July 11, 1887 Eliza went downstairs today, the first since last Nov.
Aug. 11, 1887 Ed got word today that his pension was granted. He gets $6.00 per month and back pay (for about 4 1/2 years).
Apr. 4, 1888 Frank Demuth is to be married today at Storm Lake.
Sept. 19, 1888 My John T. Inman and his wife and children came here.
Sept. 1888 Mrs. Inman went downstairs to her dinner for the first time for over one year with assistance.
Oct. 1, 1888 I went to Mason City and took John and family to train to go home on the Fort Dodge road.
Oct. 11, 1888 Geo. Ed and Jno Parsons started this morning to go west to Ed farm in Emmet Co. at Swan Lake. Norm went with them.
July 14, 1889 Ed and Dolly and Uncle Hiram Smith Dolly's father came here with them.
Mar. 16, 1890 George went to Mason City on train and expects to go with Ed to Estherville and help him move his goods to Swan Lake.
Mar. 20, 1890 George still at Swan Lake helping Edwin Hibbard move.
June 13, 1890 The census taker came. Staid all night. Mr. Miller.
Sept. 1, 1890 Ashbell's birthday today he is 79 years old. (Born Sept. 1, 1811).
Sept. 2, 1890. Geo and I and Georgia started this morning to go to Edwin's in Emmet Co.
Sept. 4, 1890 Ed has a nice piece of land 3-1/2 miles from Swan Lake, Estherville 9 miles west.
Jan. 16, 1891 Mrs. Inman taken with a poor spell so I had to send for our folks and the Dr.
Feb. 23, 1891 Mrs. Slade got a dispatch from Eagle Grove and started for home. Geo took her to Manly.
Feb. 27, 1891 Geo got a letter from Dolly Hibbard. Ed is very sick he is being paralized nearly all over. Also got a letter from Mrs. C. C. Slade she found John Slade's wife dead on her arrival at Eagle Grove. Aunt Cate Slade had come on Jan. 27th.
Mar. 11, 1891 Geo started to go to see Ed. Hibbard today.
Mar. 23, 1891 Lowry Loflin here to see about Ed's place.
Mar. 25, 1891 Ed's auction sa1e today.
Mar. 28, 1891 Geo came home from Swan Lake and Edwin and Dolly Hibbard came with him. Also Frank L. Inman came with them they met him on the road he is a traveling salesman for Cedar Rapids.
Mar. 28, 1891 Ed and Dolly here to stay a spell perhaps all summer or longer.
Mar. 30, 1891 Dr. Sanders came out here this evening to see Ed Hibbard.
Apr. 24, 1891 Rev. Clinefelter here to see Ed about getting his pension raised.
July 31, 1891 Kate and Dolly went to Manly this afternoon to see about Edwin's pension papers.
Aug. 26, 1891 Geo and Kate and Ed and Dolly went to Mason City this P.M. to make a deed of land in Emmet Co. to Dolly Hibbard.
Aug. 29, 1891 Ed and Dolly Hibbard started this morning for their farm in Emmet Co.
Nov. 27, 1891 Ed made out his papers to get his pension increased.
Dec. 2, 1891 Eliza worse tonight.
Dec. 3, 1891 Eliza no better today. I wrote to the boys.
The last item in the diary for 1891 was Dec. 10th. She died Dec. 13th.(1891)
Jan. 22, 1892 Wrote to Ed and Jake Weatherwax and sent them a memorial card.
Feb. 14, 1892 Geo and I prepared memorial cards to send away.
Feb. 15, 1892 Geo went to Manly and got a letter from Charles stating the monument was O.K.
Mar. 21, 1892 I gave Geo W. Inman my East 80 of land today for a home and present to make him a home of his own.
Apr. 24, 1892 Ed and Dolly started for Emmet Co. to put out a grove on their farm.
June 2, 1892 Geo and I measured off 80 acres on the east side of my farm that I gave him.
June 5, 1892 Ed had another shock today.
June 18, 1892 I went to Manly this P.M., found Ed and Dolly at Manly they came up from Mason today on the train. Ed is so we have to lift him, can't help himself a bit.
July 30, 1892 I received a cabinet photo of Mrs. Sarah Ingram.
Oct. 1, 1892 Dolly and Earl started this morning for Swan Lake, Emmet Co., Ia.
Oct. 15, 1892 Dolly and Earl got home from Swan Lake.
Oct. 20, 1892 Geo went to Manly for Dr. for Ed this morning. Ed had another shock this one of paralisis today, he is in bed. Dr. Sanders here this P.M.
Dec. 13, 1892 One year today since my wife Mrs. Susan Eliza Inman Died Dec.13, 1892. "1892" is an error as she died 1891.
In the back of the diary for 1892 is a list of letters John M. Inman wrote and received. Mrs. Sarah Ingram was of Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb. 13, 1893 Ed had two fits or spasms this P.M. about three hours apart. We had the doctor.
Apr. 12, 1893 Lydia Inman, John G. Inman's wife died today in Ills.
Aug. 11, 1893 Ed heard from his pension, he got a raise of $2.00 per month. I got a letter from John his two youngest children is very sick he thinks the baby will die.
Aug. 17, 1893 John's baby died this morning at 12.15 near Storm Lake, a daughter about 18 months old.
Aug. 21, 1895 Ed heard today his increase of pension was rejected.
Dec. 15, 1893. Eliza Inman Died Dec. 13, '91. Mrs. S. E. Inman has been dead two years today.
A paper in the handwriting of John M. Inman in this 1893 diary reads: "Susan E. Inman, Born March 7, 1814, Died December 13, 1891, married J. M. Inman October 20th 1851."
June 22, 1894 Went to Storm Lake and went home with John and found all well.
June 26, 1894 Mr. and Mrs. Demuth here to visit John.
June 28, 1894 John and I went to Alta this morning. John took Blanche to help decorate the church for a wedding this P.M. John and Mate went to the wedding.
June 29, 1894 John went to Alta this evening for Blanche.
July 4, 1894 John, Mate and the children all went to -arls for the fourth. Mr. and Mrs. Demuth there and Mrs. Will Demuth and her 3 children.
July 5, 1894 John's birthday, is 39 years.
July 18, 1894 Got home today.
Dec. 1, 1894 I heard of the death of my brother Ashbill today at 1.30. He died at 9.00 o'clock at Davis, Ill.
Dec. 2, 1894 Orville and I got to Freeport, Ill. at 1.00 A.M. this morning. I hired a livery for Davis and got there at noon. Mr. Mack and family got there at 2 P.M.
Dec. 3, 1894 Funeral tomorrow. Horace Inman came today.
Dec. 6, 1894 Orville and I went to John's today.
Dec. 15, 1894 Arrived at Manley. Geo met me.
Addresses in the back of the 1894 diary:- Mrs. J. G. Inman, Waddams Grove, Ill.; H. L. Inman, Arcadia, Mason Co., Wash.; Mrs. A. L. Weatherwax, South Bainbridge, Washington Co., N. Y.; John Stoner, Prescott, Adams Co., Iowa.
Feb. 21, 1895 Got an invitation from Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hite to attend her Daughter's and Ashley Inman's wedding Feb. 28.
Feb. 28, 1895 Ashley Inman and Flora Hite married in Canton Twp. (Ashley is a brother of Charlie Inman and Mattie Inman Bogle of Vinton, Iowa; the there were children of Orville and Henrietta (McCormick) Inman. Orville was the son of Ashbell and Polly Sherwood Inman.)
July 4, 1895 Uncle Hiram Smith died today at Swan Lake aged 72.
July 5, 1895 Geo got a dispatch for Dolly that her father was dead and took Dolly to Manly this P.M. to take the train to Vinton to attend the funeral at Vinton tomorrow.
Nov. 18, 1895 I sold my farm today to D. A. Mitchell of Manley, Ia. and Geo also sold his 80 acres to same party.
Jan. 29, 1896 Dr. Lee United States examining physician of Mason City was here today to examine Ed for an increase of pension.
Feb. 29, 1896 Geo went to Mason City to order cars to move to Emmet Co.
Mar. 7, 1896 Geo left Manly today with his three cars for Estherville with his stock and goods.
Mar. 23, 1896 Charles E. Inman removed his first wife to the first Eden church cemetery today after being buried 29 years.
Apr. 4, 1896 Took the train at Mason City at 7.25 A.M. for Emmetsburg and Estherville. Got to Estherville at 5.00 P.M. Geo., Kate and Dolly met me and conducted me to my new home.
Apr. 5, 1896 With Dolly and Ed at my new home at Estervill.
July 28, 1896 Norman B. Inman is 21 years old today.
Dec. 1, 1896 I was married to Malvina Lawrence 57 years ago today Dec. 1, 1839.
Dec. 31, 1896 Edwin Inman and wife of Spencer came here today and gave us a surprise. We did not know of their coming or marriage, they were married 24th of June. (This must be Ashbell's son by Mrs. Jane Stegner - he would be 25 years old.)
May 29, 1897 Mrs. Catharine C. Slade died this morning at 4.25 at Eagle Grove. To be buried at Algona on Monday the 31 May 1897.
Jan. 24 1898 (No such entry on this date in diary.) I am 81 years old today.
March 8, 1898 i am 81 years old. This is my birthday.
Oct. 25, 1898 I sent O. Inman a draft for $8.00 to fence the graveyard at Eden church.
Dec. 24, 1898. Henry L. Inman came to my house this morning from Arcadia, Wash. Charles Inman and wife, Orville Inman and wife came this evening from Cedar Rapids to meet Henry. Geo Inman came in this P.M. to meet them.
Jan. 21, 1899 Mrs. Jane Inman widow of Asbill Inman of Davis, Ill. died this morning at 9.30 o'clock of LaGrip, sick only two days.
Feb. 24, 1899 We paid house rent today $7.00.
Mar 26, 1899 Several of the old soldiers called on Ed.
June 28, 1899 Char1es' wife and daughter Carrie and Frank Inman's wife were thrown from a carriage this evening and the two Mrs. Inmans were badly hurt. Carrie was not hurt very much.
July 2, 1899 Frank Inman's wife died this evening at 9 o'clock.
Dec. 13, 1899 Eliza died 8 years ago today.
A newspaper clipping in the pocket of the 1892 diary reads: Weatherwax near Vinton, Iowa, Jan. 14, Mrs. A Weatherwax
(mother-in-law of John M. Inman). She
was born Nov. 23, 1792 in N.Y.; lived in Iowa 11 years; was a useful
and consistent member of the M. E. Church for more than 50 years. In her life and death her faith was strong. She lived a widow almost 30 years, was
mother of two daughters and three sons who still live.
(signed) W. S. Burnett
The diary states she died Jan. 15, 1875.
The following is noted in the back of the diary for 1875.
J. M. Inman was born in Delaware Co., N.Y. in the year 1817. Was married to Malvina Lawrence in 1839. Cast first vote for Pre. Harrison in 1840. Emigrated to Illinois in the fall of 1841, lived in Illinois thirteen years and moved to Iowa in the spring of 1854. Entered land on 7 March 1854 in what is, now the I own of Eden 400 acres. At that time but two settlers in the township, P. N. Chenowith and V. Bogle, first stopped in Canton Township, the nearest house to be got and moved on my farm in Eden in September of the same year. I organized the township of' Eden in the spring of 1856 under a commission of Judge Douglas. Was elected Supervisor in the fall of '59 and served the first four years of the old board during the war of the rebellion and re-elected in the fall of '66 and served two years more making six years. Sold my farm in Eden in the spring of 1875. Went to California and purchased a tract of 437-1/2 acres. Returned to Benton Co., moved to Vinton and have purchased 480 acres of land in Worth Co., Iowa. Also have a tract of land of 120 acres in Benton Twp., this county. Have four children, all sons and three are married.
From these diaries, we have learned the following: Ashbill Inman, brother of John M. Inman, was born September 1, 1811 and died December 1,
1894 at Davis, (Stephenson ,Co.,) Illinois. John M. Inman, was born March
8, 1817 in Delaware Co., N.Y.; married (1) Dec. 1, 1839 Malvina Lawrence;
(2) October 20, 1851, at the home of Gideon Slade in Newburg,
Illinois, 'Susan Eliza (Weatherwax) Hibbard. She died December 13, 1891. Also, his mother, Polly Inman died October 4, 1870 in her 82nd year of' age, thus born before 1790. His mother-in-law, Ann Weatherwax, applied for a War of 1812 widow's pension as well as his stepson, Edwin Hibbard, for a Civil War pension. His son, Charles Inman, also served in the, Civil War. His second wife, Susan Eliza, had brothers, George and Edwin Weatherwax, the latter resided in Johnsonville, Rensselaer, Co., New York, and two sisters, Gene, wife of Alfred Parsons, and Catharine, wife of Gideon Slade, who resided in Iowa.
I found no clues in the diaries regarding the Inman family of Delaware Co. New York. There must have been relationships between the Markham and Butterfield families, but the diaries do not reveal if it was through the Inman or Weatherwax fami1ies. However, please note later in this report in the census records the Christian name of Orville in a Butterfield family.
Charles E. Inman, Henry L. Inman, sons of John M. Inman, Edwin Hubbard, his stepson, and Orville Inman, son of Ashbill Inman, were all granted pensions for service in the Civil War. Mrs. Ann Weatherwax, mother of Susan Eliza (Weatherwax) (Hibbard) Inman, applied for a War of 1812 widow's pension which was rejected on account of insufficient length of service of her husband, Jacob P. Weatherwax.
While the abstracts of these Civil War pensions do not give the ancestry of John M. Inman, nevertheless, I am including them as they may be of interest to you.
Charles E. Inman, Martha A. Inman, File No. 662,930 of Civil War Pensions, filed in the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 4 December 1872 Charles E. Inman swears he enlisted at Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa, on 23 September 1861 as a private in Company D in the 8th Iowa Infantry of Volunteers and was honorably discharged 30 October 1864. Age 32 years. Was wounded at the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi; on 4 October 1864 by a musket ball in the left leg and was treated in the General Hospital at Mound City, Illinois. His present physical condition renders him unfit for manual labor. Since leaving the service he has resided at Vinton, Iowa. He was granted a pension of $2.00 per month.
26 April 1880 he applied for an increase to $8.00 per month. His address, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa.
15 January 1898 he states that his former wife was Jennie Branna, Pecatonaka (Stephenson Co.), Illinois, now dead. His children living at that time were Frank L., Dud M., Nellie May, Clyde C., and Carrie M. Inman.
15 May 1906 he applied for an increase of pension; has cancer of the lip, lumbago, ~n shot wound in the left leg and disease of the kidneys. Witnesses: W. E. Wilson and Mark Myers, residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Charles E. Inman lives.
18 February 1907 he applied to be placed on the pension roll under the Act of February 6, 1907; swears he was discharged at Albany, New York, on 23 October 1864. His post office address, 418 First Ave., West Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Occupation, a farmer. Was born February 20, 1841 at Lansingburgh, New York, and has lived in Iowa since the war. Attest: William Blessing and Ed. L. Swem, both residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 15 May 1907 he was granted an increase to $12.00 per month commencing February 20, 1907.
15 September 1908 Martha A. Inman aged 58 years, a resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, applied for a pension as the widow of Charles E. Inman. Her name before her marriage was Martha A. Norton and she married the said Charles E. Inman on7 April 1869 by a M. E. minister. She states the soldier had previously married Jennie Martin who died within a year. The marriage and death occurred in Illinois. (Note that this name differs from the name Charles E. Inman gave as his first wife). Charles E. Inman died, September 12, 1908, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She was granted a pension of $12.00 per month and was paid to January 4, 1909. She died March 1, 1910.
Henry L. Inman, Civil War Pension, File No. C2, 513,193.
14 March 1895 Henry L. Inman, aged 47 years, a resident of Arcadia, Mason Co., Washington, swears he enrolled 2 February 1864 as a private in Company B, 46th Regiment of Illinois Infantry of Volunteers and was honorably discharged at Baton Rouge, La., on January 20, 1866. Is wholly unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of lung and kidney disease which he contracted on or about February 1, 1865 at or near Dolphine Island, Alabama, when exposed to storms and laid out of doors and caught a severe cold. Was put in such condition for a two days' forced march. John Aldredge swears as to acquaintance with said Henry L. Inman for five years and Grover Clifford for two years, both residents of Olympia, Washington.
June 6, l904, He married Harriet L. Hartgrove, March 27, 1869, at
Vinton, Iowa, by Prof. Knapp. Children:-
Austin James, b. Jan. 1870.
Henry Lawrence, b. Aug. 31, 1873.
Sarah Malvina, b. March 9, 1876, not living.
Hattie Leonice, b. Dec. 11, 1879, " "
Baby (boy) b, Aug. 11, 1884, " "
March 11, 1907 he applied for an increase of pension. His address, Shelton, Washington. Since leaving the service has lived in Vinton, Iowa, from 1866 to about 1874; Wellington, Kansas from 1874 to 1880; Olympia, Washington, from 1881 to 1885 or 1886; Los Gatos, California, from 1886 to 1888; Shelton, Washington, from 1888 to 1907 where he lived on March 11, 1907.
March 29, 1915 he stated that he was born at Rock River, now Rock City, Stephenson Co., Illinois, and his wife's maiden name was Harriet Leach Hartgrove whom he married at Vinton, Iowa, March 28, 1869, by Rev. S. A. Knapp. His wife living on March 29, 1915. The last payment of his pension of $50.00 per month was paid February 4, 1925. Dropped from the pension rolls because of his death on March 1, 1925.
The copy of Benton Co., Iowa, Marriage Records in the D.A.R. library gives the date of their marriage as March 27, 1869.
Orville and Henrietta Inman, Civil War Pension, File No. 747, 141.
January 31, 1890 Orville Inman, aged 55 years, a resident of Benton Co., Iowa, applies for an invalid pension; served in Company A, 28 Iowa Infantry Volunteers, commanded by Captain Gaston; while in Coldwater, Arkansas, on or about April 6, 1863, he contracted hernia while unloading a boat; has been treated for it by Dr. C. C. Griffin of Benton Co., Iowa. Witnesses to his declaration were John K. Miller and Myra Gaasch.
April 2, 1890 W. O. Ellsworth of Vinton, Iowa, aged 69 years, swears he has known the said Orville Inman since 1853.
July 2, 1898 Orville Inman states he was married, November 8, 1865,
in Livingston Co., Illinois, by John Clary. Children living:
Mattie, b. Oct. 7, 1866.
Ashby, b., Oct. 9, 1869.
Charles, b. Apr. 30, 1876.
A certified copy of the marriage record from Livingston Co., Illinois, states Orville Inman and Henrietta McCormick were married, November 21, 1865, by John B. McCleery.
March 8, 1907 he applied for an increase of pension; swears he was honorably discharged at Savannah, Georgia, on July 31, 1865; occupation a farmer; residence since discharged at Benton Co., Iowa. Is a pensioner at $12.00 per month. P.O. address: R.F.D. 4, Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa.
November 22, 1907 Adam A. Krafe, a notary public of Stephenson Co., Illinois, certifies that Mr. John Inman of Lena, Illinois, on this day brought to me the old Family Bible and I find the record of births therein, to wit: Orville Inman was born April, 24, 1836.
April 26, 1911 he applied for an increase of pension from $15.00 to $20.00 per month as he is 75 years of age; is a resident of Eden Twp., Benton Co., Iowa. The increase was granted.
June 29, 1912 Henrietta Inman, widow of Orville Inman, applies for a widow's pension. She swears that the said Orville Inman died June 15, 1912; married the said Orville on November 21, 1865 at Pontiac, Illinois, and her name before marriage was Henrietta McCormick. Her residence is Eden Twp., Benton Co., Iowa.
June 29, 1912 Nancy Lee, aged 52 years, a resident of Beatrice,
Gage Co., Nebraska, and Margaret Brown, aged 64 years, a resident of
St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri, swear they have known the said
Henrietta Inman since she was a child. They knew the said Orville
Inman before he married in 1865.
July 2, 1912 John H. Boyden, aged 75 years, a resident of Vinton, Iowa, swears he knew said Orville Inman before 1861 and they served in the same regiment. He was present when he died.
Henrietta Inman last paid July 4, 1914, dropped from the roll November 5, 1914. She died August 12, 1914. Her pension was $12.00 per month.
Edward Hibbard and Dolly Neff, Civil War Pension File No. 973,778. His name also is given as Edwin.
January 27, 1883 He applied for an invalid pension; age 39 years,; was discharged from service, July 31, 1365, at Savannah, Georgia; served in Captain McGuier's company; since leaving service has lived in Benton and Worth Cos., Iowa.
March 14, 1883 Orville Inman of Benton Co., Iowa, aged 48 years, swears that Edwin Hibbard on or about, July 3, 1863 at or near Vicksburg, Mississippi, contracted chronic diarrhea; was sent home on a furlough about the last of July 1863 and was so bad he had to be carried and could not walk. Witnesses to this affidavit: John W. Boyden and George R. Knapp. John H. Boyden, aged 47 years of Vinton, Iowa, also swears as to the physical condition of the said Edwin Hibbard.
February 22, 1886 C. H. Smith, M.D. of Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, swears as to said Hibbard's condition.
January 26, 1887 John M. Inman, aged 69 years, of Manly, Worth Co., Iowa, swears as to acquaintance and physical condition of the said Edwin Hibbard. Said Hibbard has no land of his own and is a poor man and is obliged to work whenever he can to support his family. He could not drive his team from home for fear of having one of bad spells; said Inman has gone with him when Hibbard's wife could not go. He works on rented land. No mention is made of any relationship to Edwin Hibbard in this affidavit.
January 26, 1887 Solomon G. Ellsworth, aged 58 years, and Alfred Parsons, aged 62 years, both residents of Manly, Worth Co., Iowa, swear as to acquaintance.
August 1, 1891 G. W. Inman, aged 38 years, a resident of Manly, Worth Co., Iowa, swears as to the physical condition of Edwin Hibbard. He sees him every day and he has had a stroke of paralysis.
August 26, 1891 Dolly Hibbard and Susan E. Inman, P.O. Manly, Worth Co., Iowa, swear as to the physical condition of said Hibbard.
November 27, 1891 Application was made for an increase in pension. Paralysis of the right side, right arm and leg and badly affecting his mind. Attest: W. V. Andrews of Northwood, Iowa, and G. W. Inman of Manly, Iowa.
May 8, 1895 he applied for an increase of invalid pension, age 52 years and a resident of Manly, Worth Co., Iowa.
May 24, 1897 Edwin Hibbard, aged 54 years, a resident of the City of Estherville, Emmett Co., Iowa, applies for an increase of pension, receives $12.00 per month. Has been entirely helpless since 1892. Attest: P. L. Christensen and J. M. Inman, both residents of Estherville.
Certified copy of the marriage of Edwin Hibbard and Dolly Ann Smith, July 22, 1869, at Vinton by S. C. Freer, Minister, Benton Co., Iowa.
Edwin Hibbard died March 29, 1900. His widow, Dolly A. Hibbard, applied for a pension. On April 21, 1900, George W. Inman, aged 46 years, and Sarah C. Inman, aged 46 years, residents of Estherville, Emmet Co., Iowa, swear that they have been well acquainted with Dolly A. Hibbard, formerly Dolly A. Smith, and Edwin Hibbard, her late husband, for the past 34 or 35 years and knew them well before they were married which occurred on July 22, 1869.
Dolly A. Hibbard the widow of Edwin Hibbard, married March 9, 1902 John C. Neff, aged 45 years, of Emmet Co., Iowa. Said Dolly A. aged 50 years. They were married by F. W. Ginn, Minister.
October 1928 E. C. Smith, a resident ,of Armstrong, Emmet Co., Iowa, swears as to acquaintance of Edwin Hibbard and wife Dolly. The said Edwin Hibbard died in March 1900 and the said Dolly married John C. Neff on March 9, 1902. They moved to Oregon where John C. Neff died May 25, 1928. Corresponded with the Neffs after they moved from Iowa to Oregon.
A certified copy of the death record of John C. Neff, husband of Dolly A. Neff, states: John C. Neff, b. Mar 27, 1858; d. May 23, 1928 at McMinnville, Yamhill Co., Oregon, aged 70 years, 2 mos, 24 das; buried Evergreen Memorial Park, May 25, 1928. He was born in Indiana Co., Pa.; name of his parents and place of their birth unknown. Undertaker, W. T. Macy & Son, McMinnville, Ore.
In a letter, dated April 1935, from O. N. Refsel1, Lawyer, Estherville, Iowa, to the Pension Bureau states that Mrs. Neff, widow of Edwin Hibbard died March 30, 1935. Certified copy of her death record states Dolly A. Neff, aged 86 yrs., 9 mos., 30 das., died March 30, 1935, widow. Born Ellisburg, N.Y.; d. Armstrong, Iowa; buried Armstrong, Iowa; cause of death cerebral hemorrhage. She received a pension of $38.00 per month and the accrued pension to be paid to E. C. Smith, Armstrong, Iowa.
The diary of John M. Inman states that he married his second wife, Susan Eliza (Weatherwax) Hibbard, October 20, 1851, at the home of Gideon Slade in Newburg, Illinois. Lippincott's Gazeteer lists two places of the name of Newburg in the State of Illinois; one in Boone County, the other in Pike County. I fail to find such a place at the present time in that state. There is a Newburg at the present time in Jasper Co., Iowa. I do not find Gideon Slade listed in the 1850 Census of Boone Co., Illinois, and have not searched the 1850 Census of Pike Co., Illinois, which is a heavy return. The diaries show that Gideon Slade resided in or near Algona, Kossuth Co., Pocahontas Co., Iowa, and Catherine, the widow of Gideon Slade, died in Eagle Grove, Wright Co., Iowa. Probably John M. Inman knew his second wife in Rensselaer Co., New York.
The War of 1812 pension application of Ann Weatherwax, File No. W. O. 3,818, gives:-
May 23, 1871 Ann Weatherwax, a resident of near Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa, aged 78 years, widow of Jacob P. Weatherwax who was a private in the company commanded by Captain George R. Davis and who was a soldier in the War of 1812.
She married the said Jacob P. Weatherwax, November 20, 1811, by Mynard Grosbeck in the town of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., New York, It was customary in the said state of New York at the time she was married for the parties to appear before a Justice of the Peace, clergyman, or other persons authorized by law to solemnize marriages without previously obtaining any licenses or having their intentions published in any other manner. That after such marriage took place no record was made of it, the official who joined the parties in marriage not being required to record the same, nor report such marriage to any officer required by law to keep a record of marriages. That notwithstanding, she has made every effort to procure record evidence of her marriage by addressing letters to the Probate Judge, Clerk of the Court, and County Recorder of the County and the Township Clerk of the Township in which such marriage took place, and from the replies so far received she has every reason to believe that there is no record of her marriage in existence except her own family record which was consumed by fire along with the house in which we were living some 28 years ago.
The said Jacob P. Weatherwax has been dead for some years and the eye witnesses to the said marriage are all reported to be dead.
(signed) Ann WeatherwaxOn the same day Edwin J. Weatherwax and Susan E. Inman swear as to acquaintance with the said Ann Weatherwax.
Ann Weatherwax further swears that the said Jacob P. Weatherwax was drafted in Captain George R. Davis' Company, Colonel Carr's Regiment, Hoosack Brigade, at Schaghticoke, N.Y. on October 15, 1812 and was honorably discharged near Whitehall, New York on September 10, 1814. He was under General Eddy. She got a land warrant for 160 acres in the fall of 1856. The above are the facts as near as I can give them. My memory is so defective that I may have made mistakes.
I was married under the name of Ann Burk to the said Jacob P.
Weatherwax on November 20, 1811 by Mynard Groesbeck, J.P. at Schaghticoke, N.Y. My said husband died at Pittstown, (Rensselaer Co.) New
York, on February 25, 1845. Her domicile is five miles from Vinton,
(signs) Ann Weatherwax
Her claim for a pension was rejected on account of insufficient service which was only 13 days.
No proof of the marriage except statement of Silas W. Milk and William Redner who knew Jacob P. Weatherwax and his said widow in 1814.
The bounty land record cannot be examined on account of the papers having been disarranged by the W.P.A. and on account of war work, nothing further has been done with them.
Austin Inman, son of Asbill Inman, also served in the Civil War and was killed at Kenesaw on June 27, 1864. He enlisted, August 15, 1862 in Company I, 74th Regiment Illinois Infantry. (History of Stephenson Co., Ill., published 1880, pp. 334 and 354).
The Christian name of Austin is noted in the family of Ashbill Inman and also in the family of Henry L. Inman, a son of John M. Inman. In my previous report, I included a census record of one Austin Inman who is listed in the 1830 Census of Roxbury, Delaware Co., New York. This name suggested relationship to Asbill and John M. Inman. Since I failed to find Austin Inman listed in later census records of the said Roxbury, I inferred he must have moved elsewhere. He was of an age to have served in the War of 1812, and I find that he, and his brother, Alvah Inman, were granted bounty land for such service and Austin's wife applied for a pension. I find no record of Alvah Inman in the census recods of Delaware Co., New York.
The records regarding Austin and Alvah Inman are as follows:
Austin and Eliza Inman, War of 1812 Pension, File W.O. 6,402 and W.C. 2,587.
January 18, 1851 Austin Inman, aged 57 years, a resident of Venango Twp., Erie Co., Pa., swears he was a private in the company commanded by Captain Moffitt and was afterwards transferred to Captain Alexander McPherson's company and Moffitt was sent home and that he was in the regiment of militia commanded by Putnam Farrington in the War of 1812. He was drafted at Roxbury, Delaware Co., N.Y. on or about the 2d September 1814 for three months and continued in service for the three months and was honorably discharged at Camp Greenwich in New York City on December 2, 1814 as will appear by the Muster Rolls of said company. He had a discharge but it was destroyed some thirty years ago by his daughter, Sally, while she was a babe.
(signed) Austin InmanSamuel Holloway swears that he knew the said Austin Inman at the time he served in the Army of the U.S. Sworn to before Wareham Warner, J.P.
Austin Inman states that his town is Venango, but Wattsburg is nearer and wishes his warrant sent by mail to Wattsburg, Erie Co., Pa.
He made further application for bounty land, but his claim was suspended as there was no evidence of rolls of Captain Moffatt of the New York Militia. His case was re-examined, January 24, 1856, and the name of Austin Inman appears in Captain David Penfield's Company in Lieut. Colonel Putnam Farrington's Regiment of New York Militia. He was granted a bounty land warrant, No. 15, 729, for 160 acres.
August 28, 1871, Eliza Inman, age 77 years, a resident of Venango Twp., Erie Co., Pa., swears she is the widow of Austin Inman who served the full period of sixty days in the War of 1812.
She married the said Austin Inman under the name of Eliza Patchin in
Roxbury, Delaware Co., N.Y., on February 16, 1812 by John E. Burhans
and her said husband died at Venango Twp., Erie Co., Pa., on October
18, 1865. Her post office is Lowville, Erie Co., Pa. Her abode is
Venango Twp. Signs with mark "X". Attest: M. V. Blore and Charles A. Eaton, both residents of Venango Twp.
April 16, 1872 William Blore and Alexander Smiley swear they reside in Venango Township and are 72 and 59 years, respectively. They are well acquainted with Mrs. Eliza Inman of said township. Her late husband, Austin Inman, died in said township, October 18, 1865, and they were present at his funeral and from 1847 to said deponents knowledge the said Austin and Eliza Inman lived together as man and wife.
April 16, 1872 Solomon Jenkins of Venango Twp., Erie Co., Pa., and Sylvester Inman (b. 1806, son of Isaac and Abiah, probably) of Amity Twp., Erie Co., Pa., aged 82 and 66 years, respectively, swear that they have been acquainted with the said Austin and Eliza since 1812. (Note: Probably Sylvester Inman was her son.) There is no church or public record of the marriage of Austin Inman and Eliza Patchin nor witnesses to the said marriage now living.
Alvah Inman, Bounty Land Claim No. 100,657, rejected under the Act of 1850.
February 24, 1851 Alvah (b. 1796, son of Isaac & Abiah), aged 55 years, a resident of Venango Twp., Erie Co.; Pa., swears he was private in the company commanded by Captain Moffitt and was afterwards transferred to Captain Alexander McPherson's Company and Moffitt was sent home and he was in the regiment of militia commanded by Putnam Farrington in the War of 1812. He was drafted at Roxbury, Delaware Co., N.Y. on or about September 2, 1814 for the term of three months and continued in actual service for the said three months and was honorably discharged at Camp Greenwich, New York City on December 2, 1814. Had a discharge but it is lost. Makes this declaration to obtain bounty land under the Act of September 28, 1850. Said warrant to be sent to Wattsburg, Erie Co., Pa.
(signs) Alvah Inman
Austin Inman swears as to acquaintance and service of Alvah Inman.
No rolls found of Captain Moffit in New York Militia.
March 23, 1855 Alvah Inman, aged 60 years, a resident of Erie Co., Pa. swears he was a private in the company commanded by Captain Moffat for three or four weeks and afterwards in Captain McPherson's New York Militia commanded by Colonel Farrington in the War of 1812. He was transferred from Captain Moffatt's company and placed in Captain McPherson's company on account of said company being disbanded and that several of said company being placed in other companies. The reason he sends the affidavit herewith annexed for term of service is that his brother, Austin Inman, has applied for a warrant and it was suspended and sent back for further proof, his name not being found on McPherson's roll and that he performed service for the same time and in the same mess with his brother.
October 21, 1856 Austin Inman, a resident of Erie Co., Pa., swears as to the service of Alvah Inman.
October 21, 1856 Samuel Holloway, aged 70 years, swears in Erie Co., Pa., that he well recollects that said Alvah Inman got his hands burned and went to the hospital for a few days and remembers hearing his name called when he received his pay.
The records show that Alvah Inman served in Captain Penfield's Company of New York Militia from October 1814 to December 9, 1814 including 181 miles travel. He was granted a land warrant for 160 acres, Warrant No. 49,419, Act of 1855.
These records of Austin and Alvah Inman show that they were in Roxbury, Delaware Co., New York, in the year 1812, and the diary of John M. Inman
states' that Ashbill Inman, his brother, was born September 1, 1811, but we do know from the 1810 Census Records of Delaware Co., New York, that Eseck Inman, 16-26
years of age. and his wife of the same age were living
The 1880 Census Records (See later in this report) show that the parents of Ashbill and
John M. Inman were born in the State of New York. Since
Polly Inman, mother of John M. Inman, was in her 82d year of age when she died in 1870, probably her husband who is known to have been Eseck was also probably born before 1790, thus would be listed in an Inman family in the State of New York in the 1790 Census with males under 16 years of age. The following Inman
families are noted:
1790 New York - Inman
|Abraham||p. 25||Easton||Albany Co.||1 male||over 16 years||4 females|
|2 males||under 16 years|
|Ezekiel||p. 25||Easton||Albany Co.||2 males||over 16 years||4 females|
|3 males||under 16 years|
|Michael||p. 40||Saratoga||Albany Co.||2 males||over 16 years||8 females|
|2 males||under 16 years|
|Nathan||p. 50||Stephentown||Albany Co.||2 males||over 16 years||8 females|
|2 males||under 16 years|
|Israel||p. 186||Woodstock||Ulster||2 males||over 16 years||4 females|
If the census records are correct, Israel Inman would be eliminated as the father of Eseck Inman (Isaac and Israel were brothers, sons of Edward; both b. Somerfield, Conn.). Since Eseck Inman is listed in the 1810 Census of Roxbury, Delaware Co., New York, as Eseck, Jr., one would assume he was a son of Eseck, Sr., but sometimes the "Junior" is only given to differentiate from an older man and may not be a son. I believe that Eseck and Ezekiel may be one and the same.
I have examined the General Index of War of 1812 Soldiers and find the following Inman names as having served from the State of New York, viz, Alpheus, Alvah, Austin, Ceba, Daniel, Elias, Henry, Isaiah, John, Peleg and Royal Inman. The name of Ezekiel or Eseck Inman does not appear in this index.
I have also examined all the revolutionary War pensions of Inman (Inmon)
soldiers who served from New York and New England, but failed to find any clues. The name
of Ezikiel (Eseck) Inman is not among them. However, there is Revo1utionary War
service given for the following men bearing the names of Burk, Inman and Weatherwax in the state
of New York:
Burk: Aroner, Edmund, George Henry, John, Jonathan, Patrick and Thomas.
Inman: Abraham, Benjamin, Ely, Ezekiel and Michael.
Weatherwax: Alexander, David, Martin, Peter, Andries, William, Johannes and Michael.
I note in the list of the church records of Delaware Co., New York, which Mrs. Storck sent me, no mention is made of the Reformed Church Records of Roxbury, Delaware Co., N.Y. These records have never been copied but date back to an early date.
The D.A.R. Library has "Abstracts of Delaware Co., N.Y., Wills". I stated in my previous report that the Inman name was not listed. I have found an index "buried" in the middle of one of the books which refers to Volume A of the wills and the name of Polly Inman is listed. Her name appears in the following will:
Will of John Keator of Roxbury, Delaware Co., N.Y., dated July 5, 1824, probated May 11, 1826, mentions:. Wife Eunice; sons Cornelius and Gideon; Daughters Polly, Susannah and Jane; grandson Moses Sherwood; granddaughter Polly Inman. Executors: Cornelius Keator and Philip Walker. Witnesses: Abel Watkins, Abiah Watkins and Philip Walker. Book A, p.70. (Abstracts of Delaware Co., N.Y., Wills, September 1796-December 1833, p. 21, typewritten copy in D.A.R. Library). This will show that Polly Inman was a descendant of the Keator family of Delaware Co., N.Y. There are many, many references to this family in Delaware and Ulster Cos., N.Y., in the D.A.R Library. This will does not show if Polly Inman was a daughter of one of the sons of John Keator or one of the daughters. In the front of the 1870 diary is written:- "Polly Inman or Mary Sherwood's death", but I do not believe this item is in the handwriting of John M. Inman. I found no reference to the Sherwood name in the diaries, but that does not mean she was not Polly Sherwood.
The 1840 Census of Lansingburgh, Rensselaer Co., New York lists:-
John Inman, p. 332
1 male 20-30 yrs. 1 female 20-30 yrs.
The following census record leads me to believe that Sarah Eliza Hibbard did not marry until after 1840:-
1840 Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., N.Y. Jacob Weatherwax, p. 309
1 male 15-20 yrs. 1 female 10-15 yrs.
1 male 20-30 yrs. 1 female 20-30 yrs.
1 male 40-50 yrs. 1 female 40-50 yrs.
Probably the female 20-30 years was Susan Eliza who later married John M. Inman.
Listed in the same neighborhood is the family of Gideon Slade as follows:
Gideon Slade, p. 309
1 male 20-30 yrs. 2 females under 5 yrs.
1 male 20-30 yrs.
The 1850 Census of Erie Co., Pennsylvania, lists Austin Inman as follows:
Sept. 20, Venango Twp., Erie Co., Pa. Dwelling No. 28, Family No. 30, p. 128.
Austin Inman, 55 yrs., carpenter, b. N.Y.
Eliza Inman 53 yrs. b. N.Y.
Charles Inman 17 yrs. laborer b. N.Y.
Henry Inman 15 yrs. laborer b. N.Y.
Lyman Inman 10 yrs.
Ann Weatherwax, probably the widow of Jacob P. Weatherwax, is listed in the 1860 Census of Rensselaer Co., New York, as follows:
July 17, 1860. Pittstown, Rensse1aer Co., N.Y. Dwelling No. 574, Family No. 615, p. 668.
Jacob F. Weatherwax, 53 yrs., ax maker, real estate $1,000; personal estate $200; b. N.Y.
Sarah E. Weatherwax, 24 yrs. b. N.Y.
Mary F. Weatherwax, 5 yrs. b. N.Y.
Ann Weatherwax, 68 yrs. b. N.Y.
Query: Might Jacob F. Weatherwax be the Jake Weatherwax mentioned in the diary of John M. Inman?
Listed next to Jacob F. Weatherwax:
Dwelling No. 573, Family No. 614, p. 668.
George J. Weatherwax, 40 yrs., foreman in factory, real estate $l,000; personal estate $1,500; b. N.Y.
Maria Weatherwax, 14 yrs. b. N.Y.
Mary Y. A. Weatherwax, 14 yrs.
George E. Weatherwax, 10 yrs.
Mary Miller Weatherwax, 65 yrs.
There is noted in the above-mentioned census record of Austin Inman that he had two sons, Charles and Henry Inman. John M. Inman also named his two oldest sons, Charles and Henry.
Submitted by Richard Inman.