HON. BENJAMIN INMAN.
This gentleman was a native of Burlington, New Jersey; born June 28, 1817. His parents were natives of the same State, and his mothers maiden name was Sarah Frazier.
In the spring of 1832 he emigrated to Ohio, and settled at Lower Sandusky (now Fremont), and two years later came to Scott Township, which is his present address.
On the 2d of April, 1850, he started for California, where he arrived on the 2d of the following September. During this trip he walked one thousand miles, and slept on the ground every night after passing Salt Lake City. From this point, till they reached the Pacific coast, the company had neither tents nor wagons.
Mr. Inman has held various County and township offices. In the autumn of 1860 he was elected County Commissioner, which position he occupied twelve consecutive years. During his administration in this capacity there were dug considerably over one hundred public ditches in the County, for drainage. He also served for awhile as contractor on the Wabash and Erie Canal.
In the fall of 1873 Mr. Inman was elected to the House of Representatives, in the General Assembly of Ohio, on the Democratic ticket.