WILLIAM INMAN was born Feb. 7, 1832, in Clarke county, Ohio. His parents, John
and Hannah Inman, were natives of England, and came to this country about the year 1815,
settling in Ohio. His educational advantages were limited to the common schools of the
country; in 1838 he came with his parents to this county when all was wild and unbroken,
almost equal to his native palce. His father purchased 235 acres of land at the Government
price ($1.25 per acre); they then moved on theland and began improving it. Our subject was
married Jan. 3, 1848, to Miss Adelia Whitman, daughter of Joel and Artemesia (Hewitt)
Whitman, and their 8 children are: William C., Alma V., Ann M., Frances E., John A.,
George M., Martha M., and Artemesia. Mr. I owns 158 acres of land, worth $45 per acre, and
is a Republican.
From "History of St. Joseph County" by Charles C. Chopman & Co., 1880.