INMAN, HENRY---Section 5, P. O. Deep River. His grandfather (Ezekiel) settled, early in life, in Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, and owned in partnership with a brother, a large tract of land where Pittsburgh now stands. This brother was killed by the Indians, and some other brothers originated the Atlantic line of steamers, known for many years as the Inman Line. Ezekiel married a Scotch-Irish lady, was a farmer, and died about 1815. Henry's father was born in Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, June, 1798; married Elizabeth Miller; farmed all his life, and died in June, 1854. Henry was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, February 25, 1830. When about ten years old his parents removed into Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, where he was raised and educated, and worked for his father until he was twenty-two years of age. In the spring of 1855 he emigrated to Mahaska county, Iowa, where he bought a farm. At the expiration of six years he sold his farm and rented for five years in Jackson township, this county. He bought 80 acres of his present place, and moved to it March 8 1866. He married October 19, 1852, Harriet Reed, who was born in Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1832. Children; William J. (born July 27 1853--further mention below), Harriet J. (born January 2, 1855, married September 16, 1873 to H. C. Magarrell), Lavina E. (born February 1, 1857), Henry Reed (born March 10, 1859, married May 30, 1880, Sarah Malone), Amanda E. (born February 11, 1861), Lillie O. (born February 6, 1863), U.S. Grant (born December 16, 1864, Sherman (born October 4, 1866), Bennie (born November 22, 1867, died August 24, 1868), Archie (born June 24, 1869), Benjamin F. and Amelia Almetta (twins, born March 16, 1871), Everly Everett (born April 4, 1872, died September 9, 1873 and Evarts (born July 9, 1875. Mr. I. owns 250 acres of land, including 10 acres of timber. His farm is in excellent condition and well stocked. His oldest son, William J., is deserving of special mention. He received his primary education in this county, and taught school when eighteen years of age. He attended the Oskaloosa College during 1873, after which he recommenced teaching, and at which profession he is still engaged. He married, January 7, 1877 Mary Roland, of Lincoln township, who was born in Carroll county, Illinois, November 28, 1860. Two children are the fruits of their union: Serena Blanche (born October 13, 1877) And Herbert Le Roy (born September 7, 1879). By his intelligence, thrift and enterprise, William has secured to himself a comfortable home, free from embarrassment, consisting of a well stocked farm of 80 acres excellent land, which he bought and settled upon in March 1880.
History Book of Poweshiek Co. Iowa. Deep River Township Biographical. Pg 733
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