William Oliver Inman, Jr. Jekyll Island, GA
This is part of a series of background notes on the Inman Family provided by Buis T. Inman and his family. The following are additional notes to the Buis T. Inman history of the Inman family. I reproduce these notes to offer you more insight into our family's heritage. They are reproduced as closely to the originals as possible. I hope they will be of use to you in your research.
I offer my thanks to Buis T. and William O. Inman for producing these documents so that we might all share in the Inman's great heritage.
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Table of Contents
Some notes on the Inman Family
Will of Abednego Inman
Children born to Abednego and Mary Ritchie Inman
Inman Genealogy Notes
Our Inman Line
Some notes on the Inman Familyby W. O. Inman
Based upon a variety of sources these notes have been written beginning with three brothers who came to America from England and among whose descendants the are so many given names which have been common to succeeding generations up to the present including our family that it is felt that they were in our ancestral line.
The parents of these brothers were John and Hannah Hardin Inman, natives of England. (Some sources give Ezekial and Henrietta Harden Inman as the parents).
It seems that there were at least four children of John and Hannah; namely Meshack, Shadrack, Abednego and Susan. The three brothers, according to some sources, came to Limestone, Virginia about 1765 - 67 and had left home because of trouble with their step-mother. Limestone was located in Rockbridge County, VA.
In some ways Abednego was the most famous of these three brothers and we have his record, documented from many sources, probably all of which are from some common source.
Abednego was born in York County England on July 1, 17521. He died at Dandridge, Tennessee on February 2, 1831 at the age of 79 years. He is buried in the Revolutionary Graveyard at the site of the original Hopewell Presbyterian Church in the center of Dandridge, Tennessee (Revolutionary War Monument). He was the son of John and Henrietta (Hannah) Hardin Inman. He married Mary Ritchie in Virginia and the family Bible of Abednego states that they were married in 17752. She was born in Prince Edward County, VA on Nov. 16, 17573. She died in Dandridge, Tenn. on June 23, 1836 at the age of 79 years and is buried beside her husband. She was the daughter of John and Jane (Davis) Ritchie, later of Botetourt County, Virginia. Abednego came to America (ca 1765 - 67) when he was about 15 years of age. He was the youngest of the three brothers. Shadrack (1747 - 1830), Meshack (about 1748 - 1768) and Abednego (1752 - 1831).
Numerous descendants of Abednego Inman have based their claims for membership in the D.A.R. upon his Revolutionary War record.
This service seems to have been established in the severe contests waged in North Carolina and in Georgia by the Patriot forces against Loyalist forces. He was one of the soldiers from the Wautauga and Holston Settlements who went to the assistance of Col. Clark in the "Hornet's Nest" when Georgia was over run by the Tories and the British. He was also in the Battle of King's Mountain according to reliable sources. Acceptance of his service record by the Daughters of the American Revolution is found under national D.A.R. numbers 144440, 13957, 16654, 16656 and 24409 and possibly others.
It is my belief that Abednego was with the soldiers and citizens that were forced to file across the mountains into Tennessee and became identified as "Refugee Soldiers."
In 1786 Abednego took out land grants in Greene County, later to become Jefferson County and he lived in the little town of Dandridge where he became a prominent citizen holding numerous offices in the county. The first grand jury held in Jefferson County in July 1793 lists Abednego Inman as foreman of the jury. After Governor Sevier established the State Government in 1796 he appointed Abednego as a justice of the peace at the first court held in Dandridge. In the Greene County and Jefferson County records the name of Abednego Inman is found in very many instances in the minutes of the Court of Please and Quarter Sessions, in the Chancery and the Circuit Court for the years 1790 - 1831.
The Inman family were members of the original Hopewell Presbyterian Church founded in 1785, eight years before the town of Dandridge was located. It is the oldest church in Jefferson County. Abednego Inman is listed among the trustees and elders of this church.
Abednego Inman married Mary Ritchie in Virginia, but no county record has been found for that marriage. However, the family Bible record of Abednego Inman states that they were married in 17754. She was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia on Nov. 16, 1757. She was the daughter of John and Jane Davis Ritchie in the area that became Botetourt County. Some records say that Mary Ritchie was the daughter of Alexander Ritchie and was born in Wales on Nov. 16, 1752. This conflict needs clarification.
One of the earliest references we have to Abednego is found in the Missouri Historical Review Magazine (Vol. 6, pages 138 -140, 1912). After many years of research this account was compiled by Mrs. May Inman Gray and Augusta Bradford.
"About the year 1767, a party of explorers left their homes in North Carolina to visit the vast and almost wholly unknown region lying west of the Cumberland Mountains. This party was led by Daniel Boone, who, at that early period had established a well deserved reputation for daring and a consummate knowledge of woodcraft. In this company there were three brothers who bore the scriptural names of Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego Inman, the first of whom was the great grandfather of the writer hereof (Gray and Bradford). In due season they crossed the mountain range lying in the path of travel and winter soon swept down upon them. For days they pushed forward through deep snows. They had little or no food during this time for that which they had brought with them had been exhausted. They were, therefore, compelled to depend upon such game for their subsistence as they could bring down with their rifles, and killing game at that time of the year was not always easily accomplished. When they arrived near the central part of the State of Tennessee (??) and were encamped near a cave, probably the famous Nick-a-Jack Cave (???). They were surprised and attacked one night by Indians. Being asleep at the time of the attack, and not having taken the precaution to post sentinels, nearly all the little band of adventurers were either killed or wounded. Among the slain was Meshack Inman. Among the wounded were Shadrack and his brother Abednego. The former received a wound in the side from a spear, which weapon is still in existence and in the possession of one of his descendants. Abednego received a wound in the forehead from an Indian Tomahawk, leaving a scar which he carried for the remainder of his life. Surviving his wound he placed himself in hiding in a large hollow tree, where he remained for nine days without food and with but a little water, at the end of which period he was so far recovered as to be able to leave his strange habitation and eventually with extreme difficulty he made his way back to his home in North Carolina. At this time Abednego could not have been over 16 years of age.
"The company was thus broken up and dispersed and the expedition abandoned. Among the number of those who escaped were Boone and Shadrack Inman. Boone on account of his superior skill and woodcraft and knowledge of the Indian wiles escaped unharmed and returned home. The Indians pursued him keenly through the dense forest but like a fleeting shadow he eluded them and led the few survivors of his little company safely back to their home.
"Notwithstanding these misfortunes, our brave adventurers were not to be diverted from their purpose of exploring and taking possession of the soil of Tennessee for some of them returned to the locality at a later date and established themselves in the wilds of Boonesborough and Bryant's Station."
With slight variations this story has been located in several sources. However plausible (and there are no portions not plausible) it needs checking in many different portions. In the first place, the date given for this Boone expedition is the same as that for the arrival in America of the three brothers (1767). In the second place there is no record of an Indian massacre of any Boone exploratory expedition in Middle Tennessee although Bakeless in "Daniel Boone", page 66, states that on one of his expeditions Boone went as far as the French Lick on the Cumberland. Nick-a-Jack Cave is on the Tennessee River below Chattanooga and there is no record that Boone was ever in that area. He did use a cave in Kentucky according to the records.
It is my belief that this story is confused with one about an Indian attack against Boone when he was cutting the Wilderness Road in Kentucky and reference to this episode will be made later in these notes.
On March 4, 1777 Abednego and Shadrack were living in Rowan County, N. Car. following a trial in which they were accused of disloyal statements and took an oath of allegiance to North Carolina. This trial seems to have been before the Governor of N. Car. and his council at Edenton. It should be noted that only two of the brothers took the oath giving some credence to the story that Meshack had been killed. Since this date, March 4, 1777, is only two years after the date of Abednego's marriage, it is possible that he was married in Rowan Co., North Carolina.
Will of Abednego Inman (Exact wording)
In the presence of thes witnes present I Acknolog this my last Will and Testament. This lan I now live on I give to my three susn Shedrack Inman, Benjamin Inman and John Inman at my wife decease. I will my two oldest slaives Edekiakiah (?) and Winne to go free and think myself in duty to do so. My three dayters Annes Cowan, Polly Bair and Peggy Harriet Wood the remaind of my estat after my lawful dets is payd. I do not alow eny thing to be desttrubuted on during my wife netuel lifetime but what will pay my gest dets. Benjamin Inman and Shadrak Inman I leeve sold executors of this my last will and desire it to be receve the sem I do not alou and land to be sold, or devded into ay smaluler parcels but the executors to do what tha think is rite and gersth the entry include as land.
Witness by hand this twelfth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty.
Mary Brag X her mark
Archibald T. McSpadden State of Tennessee, Jefferson County. March sessions 1831
The last will and testament of Abednego Inman deceased was presented in open court for probate and thereupon came Nicholas Bragg and Mary Bragg two of the subscribing witnesses to the same (the other being dead) who being duly sworn deposeth and saith they saw Abednego Inman sign said instrument of writing and acknowledged the same to be his act and last will and testament for the purpose therein expressed and at his request and in his presence signed our names as witnesses to said Will whereupon it was ordered by the court that said Will be admitted to record, and thereupon came Benjamin Inman and Shadrick Inman, the executors, names in said Will entered into bond, was qualified and took themselves the execution of said Will. I, Joseph Hamilton clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the county aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing is a true copy taken from the records of my office. Given under my hand at this office this the 15th day March, 18315.
It is noted that in the above will only six of Abednego's children are mentioned - three sons, Shadrack, Benjamin and John; three daughters - Annis Cowan, Polly Baer and Peggy Harriet Wood. Jean "Fanny" Taylor had died in 1807. Ezekial had died in 1825. It is assumed that Hannah, Susannah and Margaret (Peggy) were also dead although I do not have the dates for the deaths of these.
Abednego died on February 2, 1831 and his wife, Mary, died on June 23, 1836 and their graves are in the old original cemetery of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church back of the courthouse in Dandridge, Tennessee.
The Following Children Were Born to Abednego and Mary Ritchie Inman
1. William Hardin Inman
He was born on September 28, 1779 and he died on January 18, 1817. On July 17, 1798 he married Elinor Wilson in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Hardin was the maiden name of Abednego's mother and there is a story that she requested that her name be preserved through the names of her descendants.
2. Hannah Ritchie Inman
She was born on May 2, 1782. She is believed to have died before 1830. She married:
(1) Daniel Wilson 2/13/1800
(2) Jacob Seahorn
3. Jean "Fannie" Ritchie Inman
She was born on April 5, 1784 and died March 4, 1807. She married Leroy Taylor. Jean is the name of Mary's ? grandmother, Jean (Caldwell) Ritchie. Mary was the mother of Jean.
4. Ezekial Inman
He was born May 19, 1786 and died May 27, 1825. He married Matilda Taylor on Dec. 28, 1805.
5. John Ritchie Inman
He was born on July 5, 1788 and died on March 5, 1837 in Madison County, Alabama. He married Jane Patterson Walker on July 22, 1807. She was born on March 17, 1791 in Greene County, Tennessee and died in Madison County, Alabama in 1832.
6. Benjamin B. (Hardin) Inman
Born in Washington County, Tennessee on August 25, 1790. Died in 1837. Married Dorcas Doherty on July 23, 1813. Some reports by mistake say that he married Jane Alexander. This is definitely wrong.
7. Shadrack Inman
Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee on February 16, 1793 and died August 31, 1852. He married Sarah Keys Henderson in 1819 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. She was born May 29, 1798 and died March 14, 1841. They are buried in the Inman lot of the Revolutionary War Cemetery in the center of the town of Dandridge, Tennessee.
8. Mary "Polly" Inman
Born on February 16, 1795 in Jefferson County, Tennessee and died on January 26, 1872. She married John Baer.
9. Annis Inman
Born August 7, 1797 in Jefferson County, Tennessee and died in 1880. In 1794 she married Joel Cowan in Jefferson County. Joel Cowan was the son of Andrew Cowan and his wife Jane (Thompson) (Walker) Cowan. She was the first wife of James Walker who was a half-brother to Jane Patterson Walker who married John Ritchie Inman.
10. Susannah Inman
Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee on July 13, 1800. She married Lazarus Inman who according to some records was a first cousin. A son of Susannah and Lazarus married Hannah Inman a daughter of John Ritchie Inman. His name was Isaac. This Hannah would have been a first cousin of Isaac.
11. Margaret "Peggy" Harriet Inman
Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee on March 9, 1805. She married Jonathan Woods at Dandridge, Tennessee on January 23, 1827.
The possibly best information which we have concerning Meshack is that he was one the three brothers - Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego - who came to America to the State of Virginia (Limestone, VA) about 1765 - 1767. This information would have us believe that he was born in England about the year 1748. Fairly accurate records state that Shadrack was born in 1747 and that Meshack was the second son of John and Henrietta Inman. A date for Meshack can be assumed as being in 1748 or 1749. Numerous records, based probably on a common source, state that the three brothers went on a hunting or exploring trip with Daniel Boone and were attacked by Indians somewhere in the Cumberland Mountains, possibly in Tennessee. In this attack both Shadrack and Abednego were wounded and Meshack was killed. Some records would have us believe that the attack was made by Indians near Nick-A-Jack Cave (near the GA - AL - TN borders). Such accurate information as we have of Boone makes suspect that he ever was near Nick-A-Jack Cave, although it is fairly certain that he at one time did enter the Cumberland Mountain area near Middle Tennessee6.
A letter written on May 21, 1897 by William Graham Inman, who, I believe was a minister, to a Miss Augusta F. Bradford contains some very important information as follows:
"Meshack Inman was his great grand father. He was killed by the Indians in the territory west of the mountains. He left a wife and two small children, boys, one two years old and the other just an infant. This infant took place about 1769 - the time of the beginning of the Watauga River settlement in East Tenn. The great grand mother remained in North Carolina and reared these two sons to manhood. The elder was named Lazarus and the younger Samuel. Samuel was the grand father of William Graham Inman. He grew to manhood and married a Miss Graham in North Carolina. In 1801 he and his brother moved to Tennessee and settled near Nashville but soon moved to Williamson County. They bought land and raised their families. The father of William Graham Inman was John Inman and he was two years old when his father and Lazarus moved to Tennessee, in 1801. (This makes the birth date of John in 1799, the same year in which our great grandfather Benjamin was born). (Some sources state that the widow of Meshack moved to Tennessee and settled possibly in Rutherford County when the sons were small). Samuel Inman, son of Meshack, had five sons - John, Samuel, Lazarus, Ezekial, Lewis D. and a daughter who married a Mr. Benton. John Inman married (1) Permilla Alexander of Lincoln County, Tenn by whom he had daughters Catherine Diadama (or Catherine and Diadama) who married Dr. W. D. Robb, Jenny M. who married Mr. M. L. S. Robb, and a son, Alexander T. who was killed in the Mexican War. John married (2) Evelina Turpin of Sumner County, Tennessee. Children by this marriage were the above William Graham, Patrick Henry, and a daughter Permilia Ann who married Reuben Maddeux.
"Williamson County was formed in 1799 from Davidson County, and my father said that his father came to Marshall County, Kentucky from the area of the Big Harpeth River near the borders of Williamson and Davidson Counties. There is some slight suggestion that our family may be descended from this Lazarus, son of Meshack.
"Due to the similarity of family given names it has been assumed that our ancestor in America was one of the three brothers. From available data that are fairly well documented this ancestor has to be Meshack. The above information is such that if he is our ancestor our line would have to be through Lazarus, his older son."
A Mrs. Loretta Hale without giving her authority wrote from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1973 to Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff of Kansas City stating definitely that the father of the Benjamin Inman who married Jane Alexander was Lazarus Inman. Mrs. Hale seemed to be quite knowledgeable about the Inman family.
In the 1830 Federal Census for Davidson County, Tennessee there is a family listed under the name Lazarus Inman. There were two males in the age range 15 - 20, and one male in the range 70 - 80. There was one female in the age range 15 - 20 and one female inthe range 70 - 80. This Lazarus Inman could possibly have been our ancestor, although according to the census record he would have been born in the 1750 - 60 decade and also he would have been together with the wife rather old to be parents of Benjamin who was born in 1799. Certainly this would have been true of the wife who was born in the 1750 - 60 decade also.
However, for some time I have been suspect of the dates we have on these brothers as to their accuracy, and further research needs to be done on all these dates. In the Federal census for 1830 there was Benjamin Inman living in Davidson County. There was one male under five years of age and one in the age range 30 - 40. There was one female under five years of age and one female in the age range 20 - 30. According to records which we have Benjamin would have been 31 years of age on September 22, 1830 and Jane would have been 21 years old on February 13, 1830. The ages of the two children also fit the dates of birth of their older children. We can, I think, safely assume that this is our Benjamin, for everything fits exactly. I do not believe that any other Lazarus Inman for whom we have records could have been the father of Benjamin except the one in Davidson County in 1830 and he is extremely doubtful.
Perhaps a record should be made at this point that Mariah, daughter of Benjamin and Jane, was born August 7, 1826 and would have been four years of age in 1830. Thomas A. was born on January 15, 1829 and would have been one year old in 1830. Their next child was not born until John L. on Jan. 12, 1831. This further justifies our belief that Benjamin and Jane were living in Davidson County in 1830.
Information concerning the coming of Shadrack Inman to Limestone, Virginia with his brothers, Abednego and Meshack about 1765 -67 is the same as that given for Abednego. The same is true for his injury inflicted by Indians while on a hunting expedition with Daniel Boone. The story of his taking an oath of allegiance to the patriot cause at Edenton, North Carolina is the same as that for Abednego. The date was March 4, 17777. Shadrack was born in England, the son of John and Henrietta Harden Inman, on Jan. 25, 1747. He died at Dandridge, Tennessee on October 7, 1831.
In 1767 he married Mary Jane McPheeters. She was born on January 9, 1749 and died June 11, 1830. Some records seem to show that he served as a commissioned officer in the services of the King of England.
The following is a list of the children of Shadrack. Reference should be made to the copy of his will located among miscellaneous Inman records. When a name of a child is underscored in the copy below that child was named in the will.
1. Shadrack - According to the belief of some this is the "Young Shadrack Inman" that was killed at Musgrove' Mill in South Carolina in the skirmishing just prior to the Battle of King's Mountain. This cannot be true if Shadrack married in 1767 for the Battle of Musgrove's Mill was fought in 1780 at which time the Shadrack who was killed was a Captain in the Patriot services.
2. Daniel - Died in 1837. In 1815 he married Ava Allen who died in 1837. (Possibly buried Midville.)
4. Charles - 1810 - 1897?
6. John - He was born in 1770 and died in June 22, 1838. He married Ann Chilton who was born in 1777 and died in 1842. He lived at one time in Cocke County, Tennessee and had sons Charles, Shadrack, John and Thomas.
8. Hannah - She was the wife of James Campbell and had a son, Andrew Campbell.
10. Susanna (Sithe) - She married Thomas Chilton.
11. Rachel - Born in 1797 and died in 1861. She married a Robinson ?. She had a son, Shadrack. He was under 21 at the time the will was written.
14. Margaret - She married a West.
15. Elizabeth - Married a Walker. Buis thinks she married J. H. Welcker.
16. ??? - Was there a son, Ezekial, who joined the King's Army? In his will Shadrach mentions a grand daughter Lucy Maze, wife of Lemuel Maze. He also mentions a grand daughter Scythe, wife of Shadrack Goens.
INMAN GENEALOGY NOTES 12/18/93
(1) We believe we are descendants of the Inman family who settled in western North Carolina before the Revolutionary war --having come there from Virginia via the "Wilderness Road." their POE into the colonies probably was Philadelphia from England. Exactly when, where and for how long they were in Virginia is uncertain. They may have made another settlement in NC before finally reaching Burke County, although>
AY have settled in the southeastern part of NC with "Charlestown", SC as their POE. Many of existent records state S/M/A Inmans came from England to Limestone, VA -- either alone or with parents named John and Hannah Hardin Inman -- then into western Rowan (included present Burke Co. before Revolutionary War) Co., NC. That would have been a lot of migration for even young Inmans in those days, and I personally feel that the data below may be closer to the truth.
(2) Ezekial Inman settled in western Burke Co. near/on the Linville River. He had 3 sons: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Meshach, who was killed by Indians about 1767 left a young wife and 2 sons (Lazarus and Samuel). She later moved to Middle Tennessee near Nashville. We do know the family wound up in Williamson County, not far from Franklin, and about 25 - 30 miles south of Nashville. All this activity must have taken place before, during, or just after 1800. We do not have the name of Meshach's widow -- or whether she remarried (which seems likely). Too, Samuel may have remained in NC on the family property although he is believed to have been the younger of the 2 boys. Lazarus apparently went to Tennessee with their mother.
(3)We do know that Shadrach and Abednego -- along with their neighbors from Burke Co. - took an oath of allegiance to STATE of North Carolina on March 4, 1777. In Rowan County Court -- Salisbury District8, and were "discharged." No mention of Meshach, and we can bet he would have been in that crowd had he been alive.
(4)We believe -- but do NOT know -- and have never been able to firmly establish -- that THIS Lazarus (and there were several) was the father of Benjamin my great great grandfather. Benjamin was born in Williamson Co. and his son John Lewis (Louis ?) was born in "Tennessee" in 1831.
(5)Census of 1820 listed 10 Inman families in Tennessee, census of 1830 listed 38 families, and census of 1840 listed 44 families.
(6)The "Jackson Purchase" area of West Kentucky (included most if not all the land between the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers south of the Ohio River and north of the Tennessee line) was obtained from the Indians 1818 - 1820 and opened up for settlement.
(7)William Alexander Inman (son of John Lewis), my grandfather, said John Lewis came to Kentucky when very young and that the family came from Williamson Co., TN and from land near the "big bend of the Harpeth River." Current maps of Williamson Co. show there is an "Inman Hill" between Leiper's Fork and Fernvale. Also there is an "Inman Branch" off the South Harpeth River in this same area. The "big bend" land I believe is northeast of these "Inmans" and on the Williamson --Davidson County line. This would easily explain how Lazarus and Ben were listed in census records as living in Davidson Co. and how they also are shown in some Williamson Co. records. Too, there were in all probability two or more Inman families, one of which lived around Fernvale.
(8)There are discrepancies in names, dates, geographic locations in nearly all available research material we have seen, however there seems to be a definite trail of historic fact underneath which we hope to be able to continue to follow.
OUR INMAN LINE AS IT IS CURRENTLY BELIEVED
Robert -- B England ???, D ?, M ? Henrietta Hardin
Ezekial -- B 1730 ? - D ?
Born in what became Burke Co., NC. (Before the Revolutionary War Rowan Co. included Burke Co.) Officer in the British Regulars 1754 - 63. Married X 2.
#1 = Hannah Hardee date ?.
#2 = Fanny Wakefield Blount Co., TN date ?.
Children we list were Susannah, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego by #1 -- William, Lazarus and Sarah by #2.
Meshach -- B 1750 ? - D 1767 ? Born in Burke Co., NC, M ?
Killed by Indians. Left 2 very small boys - Lazarus and Samuel - and his young widow. Did she remarry and later move to TN ??
Lazarus -- B 1765 - D after 1850.
Married ?? Stoval (in NC) 2 sons - (1) Ezekial born in Burke Co., NC 1796 -died ? Married Lillis Edgar (B 1798 Burke Co., NC) in 1816 in Williamson Co., TN (2) Benjamin (below) -- born in TN 1799 (Williamson Co.,??)
Benjamin -- B 1799 - D 1878 Born in TN - 1825 M: Jane Alexander (B 1809).
Moved from the Harpeth River area in Williamson Co., TN to the "Purchase" area (Marshall Co.) in west KY soon after 1831. Ben was said to have been in an altercation and to have bitten off a man's ear (labeling him as a horse thief -- not true in this case) leaving TN in interest of domestic tranquility (???).
John Lewis (Louis?) -- B 1831 - D ? Born in TN.
M (#1) 1850 Elizabeth Anderson
M (#2) 1866 Frances Nelson
William -- B 1855 - D 1939.
M: Mary Alice Henderson (B 1862 - D 1946)
W. A. and M. A. Alexander born in Marshall Co., KY and lived there all their lives. They were married in Paris, TN in 1878. W. A.'s step-mother was "mean" to him and at age 12 he left home to live elsewhere - in Marshall Co.
William Oliver, Sr. -- B 1895 - D 1989, M 1921 Elizabeth Griffey (B 1899 - D 1987)
Born in Marshall Co., KY. Born in Hickman Co., KY.
"Ollie" or "W. O." was the patriarch of this family!!!
William Oliver, Jr. -- B 1924 - M: Mary June (Bebee) Payne 1945
Born in Lincoln Co., TN Born in Dacatur, GA 1926
William Oliver, III -- B 1949 - M: Carrie Lynn White 1973
William Oliver, IV -- B 1982 Born Jacksonville, FL
W. O. INMAN, Jr., M.D.
JEKYLL ISLAND, GA 31527
1"American Compendium of Genealogy", Vol 3,
page 668. DAR Record #144446.
2 Location of the Bible not certain.
3 Vital Records - Prince Edward County.
4 DAR Record #144440.
5 Book 3, page 132.
6 A personal note form W. O. I. - In Lincoln County, Tennessee some twelve miles west of Fayetteville there is a village by the name of Boonhill and local tradition is that the name was derived from some association with Daniel Boone, but I never could trace the tradition to a satisfactory source. However, it should be noted that Boonhill is probably within forty to fifty miles of Nick-A-Jack Cave.
7 North Carolina Colonial and State Records.
8 North Carolina Colnial Records - Vol. 22, page 503.