Isaac Inman, a representative of one of the early pioneer families of Blackford County, was born in Licking Township, the date of his birth being April 24, 1844. His father, Samuel Inman, was born in South Carolina, in 1802, of German ancestry. In 1807 he was taken by his parents to Miami County, Ohio, where he was reared, and was there married to Miss Abigail Dixon, who was of Irish ancestry. They lived in Miami County until 1838, when they came to Blackford County, Indiana, when they settled on the land now occupied by the subject of this sketch. It was then covered with heavy timber, except one acre partly cleared. Here the father hewed out a good farm from the forest, where he lived until his death, which occurred in February, 1879. The mother had died in 1859. They left a family of eight children whose names are as follows - Elizabeth, John, Mary, Sarah, Eli, Isaac, Selina Jane and Andrew D. Isaac Inman, whose name heads this sketch, was reared to manhood on the home farm to the vocation of a farmer. He received his education in the district schools and at Ridgeville College, and subsequently engaged in teaching school which he followed about seven terms. He was married April 2, 1870 to Miss Urana Boyles who was born in Blackford County in 1847, a daughter of Cyrenus and Viletta Sprague Boyles. Her father died in 1854 and her mother is still living in Washington Township, at the advanced age of eighty-one years. Mr. and Mrs. Inman are the parents of four children - Ira Newton, Francesco Dora Clement, Reva Anice and Luther Cleveland. After his marriage Mr. Inman lived in Washington Township eight years, when he returned to his father's old homestead in Licking Township which he now owns. His farm contains 112 acres of well improved land, his residence is comfortable and commodious, and his barn and other farm buildings are in good condition, the entire surroundings of the place showing the owner to be a man of thrift and good management. In politics Mr. Inman is a Democrat, and he has served efficiently as township trustee. He is a worthy member of the United Brethren church, and a respected citizen of Licking Township.


From: History of Blackford County, page 774