John W. Inman, merchant, Cannelton, was born in this county in 1840. His grandfather, Henry Inman, came from east of the Alleghany mountains, and was one of the first to settle west of the Ohio river. He died at the age of ninety years. He had three sons and two daughters. The eldest son, Abraham, married Elizabeth Thatcher, and by her had seven children, of whom John W. is the eldest son. Abraham was reared to agricultural pursuits, was a cabinet maker by trade, and afterward a farmer. He died on his farm of 175 acres near the headwaters of Brady's run, aged seventy-six years. John W. was reared on the home farm, and remained there until twenty-two years of age. He was married in 1862 to Hannah Y., daughter of William Edwards, and they have seven children: William G., Elizabeth, Clyde Maud, William Henry, Harrie, Raymond and Leland. Mr. Inman learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for thirty-two years. Since 1883 he has been a merchant at Cannelton, where he is also postmaster. He is a member of the Baptist church; politically a Democrat.
From "History of Beaver County (PA), 1888"
Submitted by Carol Strong