Nelson Inman, carpenter and painter, Fallston, was born in Chippewa township. His parents, Abraham and Elizabeth (Thacker) Inman, were natives of Beaver county and of English and German origin. The father and grandfather were farmers, the latter a soldier in the war of 1812 in Captain Henry's Company. The family were among the earliest settlers of Beaver county, and were here when the Indians were numerous in the vicinity. Our subject's uncle was killed by the Indians in that township. Nelson, who is the sixth in a family of eight children, was reared in Chippewa township, and early in life learned the carpenter's trade, afterward taking up painting. He now works at both trades and resides in the borough of Fallston, where he has a neat and substantial residence. In 1861 he enlisted in the 134th Regiment P. V., in company I. He was in several battles, among them being Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Antietam, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. Returning home he went to the oil regions of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and engaged in drilling wells for six years. For five years he was at Burning Springs, W. Va. Returning to Beaver county he followed farming for a time, and since 1872 has worked at his trade. He was married, in 1867, to Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Ayers) Small. Mr. Inman is a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and encampment.
From "History of Beaver County (PA), 1888"
Submitted by Carol Strong